Thursday, February 11, 2021

Attention avid readers! The Winter Games of reading & reviewing opens on Sunday!


There is a Facebook group called The Winter Games Readers ' Challenge and starting Sunday, February 14, they will be open for business.  If you're a voracious reader who's on Facebook, you might want to check it out. There are 56 authors participating, in many different genres. You can check them out from inside the group.  

To participate, you join the group (Click the Join button! ). Opening Ceremonies will happen on Feb 14 at 7 pm EST, and will last approximately 30- 45 minutes.Since there are so many authors, there are will also be "raves" every few days, through March 11, where seven or eight  authors (announced ahead of time) are online and available to chat with readers through FB comments. My rave is scheduled for February 25, at 7 pm EST (all raves will be at 7 pm EST.)

Once you find a book and/or an author who looks likely, you can then request a free copy of the book the author is offering. The author will either gift the Kindle version book via Amazon, or send you a mobi file that you can read on almost any device. Of you don't have a tablet or a phone, you could also ask for a PDF and print it or read it on your PC. Note that some books are already free if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. 

Once you get the free book, you are then obligated to read and review the book on Amazon or BookBub or  both. It doesn't have to be a long review. A few sentences is fine: no one expects an NYT or WaPo-style review. Just say what you liked about the book or even what you didn't like. As long as it's your own words and not just part of the book's blurb pasted into the review, it's okay. There are prizes for the readers who read the most books and those who post the most reviews. You can request a book from every author, if you like, but be prepared to read the books you ask for! Note that you have to alert the author if you get the book via Kindle Unlimited if you want to get credit for your review(s). 

I'm offering ALIEN BONDS, the first book in my Wakanreo series. Here's the top review for this book:

Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020

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I am very impressed with this story, not only because is very original (at least to me being fairly new to this genre) and because the love story is so intercepted by evolution, politics and the cultural differences of two humanoid and Alien species. A must read.
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Because the X-Ray feature is so useful in this particular book, I plan to gift the Kindle version via Amazon, to readers who request it. If that's not possible (say if the reader is in a foreign country) I can send the requester a file. Also note, if you happen to have read this book already, you can ask for a different one.  See the My Books tab or my Amazon author page  for a list.  Note this offer is only open to folks participating in the winter Games Readers' Challenge. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me (see Contact tab above) or post a comment! 

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