Reviews and a Giveaway!

BookReviewThis week, I’d like to take a minute to thank all those reviewers who have reviewed my books over the years. I’d also like to thank my readers who post reviews of my books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc. I know it takes time to put your thoughts into words and post them, and I really appreciate your efforts. It means an awful lot to an author if you post reviews–and a good review encourages new readers.  But those reviews do more than just that. Retailers, like Amazon and B&N may decide to promote the book themselves if they see a lot of reviews coming in.  And some ad agencies will only promote books that have a certain number of reviews.  So again, thank you!

Bookreview0I’ve read book reviews in newspapers, on reviewer’s blogs, and at book sellers’ websites, but are you familiar with book tubing? That’s where a book reviewer posts a book review on YouTube. Many book tubers have regular posts and their followers eagerly await their reviews. So, the other day, I thought I’d check out any book tubing reviews on my books. It was so much fun listening to what someone thought of my books instead of just reading a review. Kinda like the difference from reading an email and actually talking to someone. But a few of them told a few more details about the story than they might have in a written review.  For me, I enjoyed hearing their enthusiasm, but it got me thinking about reviews and how much is too much to tell?

What do you think? If you watched a review, or even read one, and they told a lot of the story (maybe not the ending), does it make the book less enjoyable for you? Do you watch book reviews on YouTube? How much are you influenced by reviews posted at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, etc?  Oh, and have you written a review about Divorced, Desperate and Daring or Almost Midnight?

I’ll give away one copy of Almost Midnight to someone who leaves a comment.(Sorry, but I have to limit this giveaway to US residents only. And if you’re reading this on Goodreads, you have to go to my website blog to leave a comment in order to be entered.)


And thanks to my Christie Craig Review Team members who posted reviews and tweeted about Murder, Mayhem and Mama, Divorced, Desperate and Daring and Almost Midnight. I’ll send out emails to the winners, so check your in box. Those neat prizes are being mailed out soon. Check out my Review Team and find out how you too can score free copies of my books and win whacky and fun monthly prizes.

The winner of a Born to Read t-shirt who answered my survey is Andrea Akers. Please email me with your mailing address and t-shirt size to

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iBooks is featuring Divorced, Desperate and Dead as part of their February Love Is...feature. Divorced, Desperate and Dead is currently on sale at iBooks for  $3.99!

5 thoughts on “Reviews and a Giveaway!

  1. I have never watched a review on you tube before, I do read reviews on amazon and goodreads sometimes. I do not like the reviews that give away the book, recently I read a review about the last book in a series of books and ended up reading a HUGE spoiler by accident. I would rather have a person’s feelings on the book. A lot of times I will go by the star rating rather than the actual reviews to make sure I am not getting too many spoilers.

  2. I have never seen a review on you tube before. I do read reviews but I will only read the first few sentences because most reviews include too much of the storyline and I don’t want the review to ruin the book for me. I just want to know what they think of the book not what the book is about.

  3. Giving away some hints is okay cuz then u know the book isn’t going to drag but big plot points I don’t like to know about. Also I like to know what kind of “intimacy scenes” are in the books as a warning. But What i really don’t like is when reviewers go “crazy” with how much they hated a book. Just voice ur concerns and be done, no need to completely trash an author.

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