This Fantasy Romance does many things that more professionally published authors have failed to give me, and a good number of those things have to do with the protagonist, Maddie. As I said in my Goodreads review of this title, Sanatra has removed many of the elements that frustrated me with Bella Swan in TWILIGHT, or rather, the way her wants and desires were treated in the text by the author and the surrounding characters.
I recommend this to fans of high fantasy, zombie stories, and maybe even Dungeons & Dragons. In fact I purchased the audio version for my spouse on his commute. I mean, Kaia knows the #1 rule of fighting undead: Don't just set them on fire, because then you have ambulatory fire, and that is not something we can turn our noses at in this house of fantasy lovers.
I've leveled up as an author. Today I received my first bad review. It's not to be unexpected. It's part of the game. Do bad reviews hurt? Yes. Am I upset about it? Not really. That wasn't always the case.
People expect a good product for their money. We as authors expect to be compensated, we should be doing our best to make every cent spent on our work worth it. When we skimp and skip steps and put out unpolished work, it makes all of us look bad. It makes people hesitate to purchase an indie title over others, because they assume poor quality. They assume it goes straight from draft to publish, riddled with typos and excess prose. So many of us have amazing stories to tell. Why wouldn't we put the money and effort into putting it out there in the best way possible?
The Hole in the World A car accident on a snowy evening forces best friends Innes and Kahrin to reconcile their beliefs on magic, which is no easy feat when those beliefs are conflicting. Purchase yours here and I'll send you a signed copy! It's also available in ebook and paperback from Amazon and Barnes... Continue Reading →