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There Are Two Kinds of Book Reviews (and Not the Kinds You Think)

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Authors have a love-hate relationship with book reviews. Some reviews make you light up and glow. Others make you feel like you’re dying an agonizing death.

Reading reviews of your own books is fraught enough to make even the toughest writer quiver. But what most people don’t realize is that there are actually two distinctly different kinds of reviews. Continue reading

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Kirkus Reviews, Starburst Magazine: “a fast and fun ride”

IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY just got a mention on Kirkus Reviews, which kind of fulfills a lifelong wish.

They didn’t say much, but don’t let that fool you. When it comes to the take-no-prisoners reviews in Kirkus, the absence of anything negative is a major win!

“If you get your kicks from stories that deal with the supernatural … It Happened One Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton puts the fate of the world in the hands of an inexperienced sorcerer.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Next up: have you ever heard of Starburst Magazine (from the UK)?

According to their new review, It Happened One Doomsday is “a fast and fun ride that keeps you entertained all the way through its unyielding mayhem.”

It’s a great review, but WOW, you can so tell that my book is 100% American, and not British. It’s maybe a little higher-octane than they were expecting. :)

But hey, that’s cool! I can dig Dr. Who, too.

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