On behalf of all authors, I would like to take this moment to thank readers who have taken the time to post reviews for our books. Those reviews are critical, and can make or break the author’s career.
Here’s the thing. Deep in the mystery of Amazon’s algorithms, those reader reviews, even negative ones, help boost a book’s ranking on Amazon, make it more visible for readers to find. In other words, it’s quantity, not quality.
Having said that, I love, love, LOVE this Amazon review of my cozy mystery, DEADLY THANKSGIVING. Reviews like this keep me motivated and eager to write the next book in the series.
“5.0 out of 5 stars How can crime be so funny?
I loved this book. Set in Canada, Maureen Fisher’s Deadly Thanksgiving offers up both some serious moments and fast-paced action and humor. I mean, an attack cat named Snuggles? A rogue goat during a goat yoga class, a guard llama, a drunker wannabe beau who shows up in only a robe one night, power outages, raucous guests, murderous guests, and, oh, yeah, one particularly hunky retired Mountie are just part of the fun. We learn more about Carla and her sisters, however, that isn’t so much fun, including Carla’s abusive father and physically abusive former husband. Kudos to Fisher for tackling such events in an otherwise relatively hilarious book. As a result, we get to see Carla’s growth and slow acceptance of ex-Mountie Hawk’s efforts to break down the barriers she’s erected for self-protection. He has his own ghosts, of course, that color his behavior.
Yet, it’s the humor and fast paced action that dominate Deadly Thanksgiving. Guest Roland’s wannabe Lothario is an early example and things only pick up from there. Bottom line, if you love humor with a touch of seriousness, seriousness that doesn’t disrupt the good feeling, give Deadly Thanksgiving a read. It put a smile on my face.”
So in conclusion, after reading a book, please post a review. One sentence is all it takes.