I may do another prize; maybe something where writing a review will get the reviewer their choice of signed copies or something of equal value. For instance, if you don't do paper books anymore, you might be happy with the Kindle version you got and read and might want something else as a prize. I can come up with a lot of ideas, for sure! I'm throwing that idea out there; depending on the feedback I get, I'll decide what/if I'll do for another promo.
I'm intermittently writing on some earlier stuff regarding Rosalie Garnier (those of you who have not yet read Brigitte's Cross won't recognize that name yet), and need to start mapping out book three. I've been in a bit of lull lately, in part because D's schedule has been so brutal and in part because I am obsessed with tracking who is buying copies of the novels and waiting for new reviews. I've had sales in Japan, and of late I seem to be getting a good number of UK sales. Neither market has reviews up yet, though.
My favorite review is a one-star review that simply reads:
IMMORAL CHARACTERS: Need I say more than I didn't like it? Pretty immoral characters made me question why I was wasting my time reading further.
I promise I did not solicit that review. :) I have long been a fan of reading one-star reviews of other folks' books, and I tend to agree with J.A. Konrath's overall view that we shouldn't really read our own reviews. But--this was a gem. I kind of doubt the writer realized that for the target audience that their review will likely compel people to buy the book.
I wonder if it was the vampire part of the lesbian protagonist or the lesbian part that made the characters immoral. My response really is just this--I should hope that they ARE immoral.