I don't often ask for shout-outs because I generally believe that a good thing sells itself.
However, thinking about how long I work on my projects and the amount of care I took in making every book I release the best I can do at the time, I feel like it's time to ask for a little help because I feel that my work is being overlooked.
When "The Goldenlea" was released, it didn't get much fanfare. In fact not many people besides me posted anything about it in their journals, and I haven't seen a single review, so very few people to date even know it exists.
I began writing this book back in 2003. I battled severe depression, failed relationships, writer's block, and dealing with moving four times across two continents to bring it to you. It took five years to finish the first draft alone and another four years of revisions before I was satisfied enough to release it to the public. It's the book that got me discovered outside the furry fandom.
Hell, I earned the right to ask for some recognition.
That's why I'm asking you- especially you fellow writers out there- to please, tell your friends about it! And if you have a copy, read it!
I'm also willing to provide five writers with a .pdf copy of the book free of charge. HOWEVER...
It will not have any of the lovely illustrations by Kobi Lacroix. You'll have to buy the book to see those. This will be text only, and formatted like a professional manuscript the same way you'd see going over the transom to a publisher.
I want you to link me to at least one other review you've done. If you haven't done a review yet, pick a book that you've read at some point and post a review. I want to see that you're willing to do this and not just getting a free copy out of me.
I want you to be as honest in your review as possible. If you hate it, tell me why, and don't worry about promoting it; I won't ask you to promote junk. But if you like it, please recommend the book as much as you can!
I would like to see a review come up within the next month if possible. I would rather not send out a free copy that won't be read for a year or two because I've been waiting a long time for this as it is.
Comment or note me with reviews you've done elsewhere and a good e-mail address to send it to.
And even if you're not good at writing reviews, please link to this journal! Help me out. I don't have much to show for all I've done and I need my friends to help spread the word.