I did something for a year I thought I’d hate. It was free publicity so I did it anyway.I co-hosted a blog.I read three books a month and highlighted those authors for ten days. I posted questions and comments about the work and kept conversations going.I liked it, pretty much but with my own writing, home and real job, the blog took precious time.I did get an idea.If I spent so much effort working on a blog for someone else, why not start my own?But the time?How could I do a blog without using my allotted writing time?Check out Fifty Authors from Fifty Stateshttp://annettesnyder.blogspot.comI’ve lined up one writing professional from each state per week for the year.What a great way to learn about the amazing talent nestled in the interesting niches of the USA.I get to work on a blog because I enjoy it and I also get to clue visitors in about new genre’s, new writing avenues and different parts of the country.Want to visit Arizona or Florida?Check out those posts to find out what not to miss when you do!AND, if you visit weekly and comment, you could win a pretty cool surprise at the end of the year.
1 Star – We currently do not review any story with a 1 star rating. If it’s DNF or a “wall-banger” we decline to review.
2 Stars — Not wonderful, but tolerable. There may be some minor editing glitches but not enough to stop you reading. Not a wall-banger, but nothing you’d re-read. This is a book you would borrow from the library – not buy- and never check out again. You might recommend it to a friend with a mention of the glitches, knowing that something in the plot or story would still appeal to them regardless.
3 Stars — Good. Mostly enjoyable. You made it through and didn’t consider it a waste of time or money. The story was strong enough or the conflict tight enough, so even when the book faltered, it was able to draw you back in and keep you. There’s a chance you’ll recommend it to a friend, but it wouldn’t go on your keeper shelf.
4 Stars — Very Good. You’re glad you were the one who got to review the book. You would probably buy it and would definitely recommend it to your friends. You liked the characters and the plot. The writing style was good and the editing clean.
5 Stars — Great! You would definitely buy this book. You would definitely recommend it to your friends. You really loved the characters and the plot and would consider looking for this authors back list or making her an autobuy. The writing and editing were superb.
LASR Best Book – For a book or story that is truly exceptional. You think about it when you’re not reading it. You wonder what happens to the characters when you finish. You would absolutely buy everything else this author had to offer. The highest praise – and reserved for only a few.
Review Heat Level Descriptions
SWEET: no visual love scenes and no descriptive kissing;
SENSUAL: Contains a high degree of sexual tension, steamy kisses and passionate clinches, but all fully consummated love scenes will be implied, not described, and with the bedroom door firmly closed.
SPICY: Contains actual love scenes and may include detailed descriptions of foreplay and consummation.
HOT: Contains sizzling and very detailed love scenes throughout and graphic, explicit content which may be offensive to some.
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