Wednesday, September 6, 2017

With Love For Reviews - Mini Guest Posts by Katey Lovell & Michele Gorman


The importance of reviews
by Katey Lovell

As an avid reader myself, recommendations and reviews greatly influence the books I read. As an author, I value the reviews left by readers because they really do spread the word about a good novel. The community of readers, especially on social media, has so much power - they really can make it break a book's success! Also, I love hearing what people have thought of my books (especially if it's positive!)

 About Katey Lovell


Katey Lovell loves love and writes feel-good romance that'll make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

Following the success of her coffee break short stories 'The Meet Cute' (Harper Impulse), Katey's debut novel 'The Singalong Society for Singletons' (Harper Impulse) warmed hearts by combining musicals, friendship and love. Bestselling author Miranda Dickinson said Katey's latest release, 'The Café in Fir Tree Park' (Harper Impulse) is "warm-hearted and utterly lovely!"

Katey is also the author of the hot romance 'One Night in Los Angeles' (Tirgearr) and free novella 'Three Men and a Maybe' (Harper Impulse).

Her next full length novel, 'Joe and Clara's Christmas Countdown' (Harper Impulse), is due for release this autumn.

When Katey's not writing she'll most likely be found watching musicals, enjoying live music, or reading anything and everything she can lay her hands on.

Originally from South Wales, Katey now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and son.

Author links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kateylovell/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katey5678
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Katey-Lovell/e/B00YLIBPRE
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14046680.Katey_Lovell

The importance of reviews
by Michele Gorman (who also writes as Lilly Bartlett)

 Reviews are SO important to me. They're the reward I get for writing. It's fine looking at sales figures, but knowing how someone feels when reading one of my books is miles better! Good reviews let me know that all the time and effort I put into each book is worthwhile. And critical reviews, as long as they're constructive, are just as valuable because they show me where I can further hone my writing.

About Michele Gorman


Michele writes books packed with heart and humour, best friends and girl power. Call them beach books, summer reads or chick lit... readers and reviewers call them "feel good", "relatable" and "thought-provoking".

She is both a Sunday Times and a USA Today bestselling author, raised in the US and living in London. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films but objects to spiders and the word "portion".

Michele also writes cosy romcoms under the pen-name Lilly Bartlett. Lilly’s books are full of warmth, romance, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.

Author links

Website: http://www.michelegorman.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MicheleGormanUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MicheleGormanBooks
YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/MicheleGorman

8 comments:

  1. Lots of books to check out, nice!

    --Trix

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  2. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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  3. I've always been concerned about the value of reviews since the rise of the likes of Amazon etc. but Michele makes a excellent point that while sales are always good, she values the opinions of others and can so learn and hone her craft.

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  4. Thanks gor the recommendations. Added to my TBR

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