Candice Louisa Daquin Reviews Sarah Doughty’s Just Breathe

One of the hardest things to do when reviewing a book is to read other reviews. I typically don’t because it can be intimidating or distracting. However, I was curious to know what others had thought of this series of books and interestingly more has been written about Sarah’s Earthen Witch Novels series than mostContinue reading “Candice Louisa Daquin Reviews Sarah Doughty’s Just Breathe”

Melissa Studdard’s I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast Review w/Interview – Jasper Kerkau

  Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Literary Collective I am not a poet. Occasionally, I write poetry and find myself feeling defeated, throwing the words back into the void, resigning myself to writing short, personal narratives. I have, no doubt, come to terms with my shortcomings as a poet, which perhaps informs my deep respectContinue reading “Melissa Studdard’s I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast Review w/Interview – Jasper Kerkau”

Help Wanted: Book Reviewers for Indie Blu(e)

Six good reasons to write book reviews for Indie Blu(e): Free copies of books by great indie writers Advanced access to new releases Further development of your writing and reviewing skills Increased exposure for your writing Opportunity to network with indie writers & indie publishers Opportunity to support & promote indie writers   Intrigued? ContactContinue reading “Help Wanted: Book Reviewers for Indie Blu(e)”

Book Review: Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, by Mariah Voutilainen

Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses is a eulogy, a message of comfort and a warrior cry By:  Mariah Voutilainen Upon opening Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, I was immediately taken with the  noir-y feel of her poetry.  As Austin’s opening piece suggests, it is “eternally October” in the world that she paints with her richContinue reading “Book Review: Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, by Mariah Voutilainen”

The Value of Book Reviews

Book reviews are currency for the indie author, especially when reader feedback appears on Amazon and Goodreads. That makes sense, considering the weight of word of mouth marketing. I read an article on Impact recently that stated consumers are 4x more likely to buy goods and services when referred by a friend, and 63% ofContinue reading “The Value of Book Reviews”