Category Archives: Reviews

Join the fun! DEADLY SHADOW #Audiobook Tour – Nov. 15-21 #reviews #Giveaway

The DEADLY SHADOW audiobook is on a blog tour with AudioBookWorm! Follow the tour below and don’t forget to enter in the great giveaway! Win 3 audiobooks –  Whitney Steel Trilogy (Audible US)!

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Nov. 15th:
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews (Review, Giveaway)
The Book Addict’s Reviews (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 16th:
In Patti’s Imagination (Review)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview, Giveaway)

Nov. 17th:
Bound 4 Escape (Review, Giveaway)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Nov. 18th:
Bookworms Corner Blog Spot (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, *Narrator Interview, Giveaway)
Smada’s Book Smack (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Nov. 19th:
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, *Author Interview, Giveaway)
Turning Another Page (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Nov. 20th:
Book Addict (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview, Giveaway)
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview, Giveaway)
Guilty Indulgence Bookclub (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 21st:
Lomeraniel (Review, Giveaway)
Haddie’s Haven (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
2 Girls and A Book (Review, Giveaway)

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Book #Review: RESURRECT (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book 3) #action #romantic #thrillers

I’m thrilled to have received a fantastic 4 Star review for RESURRECT (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book 3) from InD’Tale Magazine!

“Two scientists are found murdered, and their research was deadly. Investigative reporter Whitney Steel finds herself in a race against time to prevent a virus being released. With her FBI Agent husband, Blake, Whitney fights enemies they thought had been removed from their lives for good. In the process, they face startling new revelations about Whitney’s past that could change everything and threaten the newlyweds’ happiness forever…”
– Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick (reviewer, InD’Tale Magazine)

Read the full editorial review on page 96 and 97 in the February 2018 issue of InD’Tale Magazine or here.

 

Book Blast ~ Book Reviewer Yellow Pages + $100 Amazon GC or PP Cash #books #giveaway

Book Reviewer Yellow Pages Front CoverAre you trying to promote your books? Are you a writer, publisher, or agent?

Promote your book with this bestselling author’s reference, the Book Reviewer Yellow Pages. Make your book promotion easier, and get the publicity you need from book reviewers. Learn how and where to submit your book for review. There are hundreds of new book reviewers listed in this book. Each listing details the individual book reviewer’s:

  1. Contact information,
  2. Pet peeves,
  3. Preferred genres, and
  4. Submission guidelines

Reviewers are rated for quality and influence. This new edition includes several blog tour sites and their submission guidelines. Learn how to get the exposure that your book deserves! Authors and book reviewers can sign up for alerts at: http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net

*Note: This book is enrolled in the Kindle MATCHBOOK program. If you purchase the paperback from Amazon, the Kindle edition is free. The paperback has a genre index, which makes searching for accepted genres easy. The Kindle version has clickable website links (which is impossible to do in a paperback), so you can click directly to the reviewer’s site and contact page. The publisher of this book recommends purchasing the paperback and then downloading the Kindle edition for free using Amazon’s Matchbook program, and using both versions to maximize your promotion efforts.

PROMO TIP: This is a reference book with active hyperlinks in the e-book. It is easier to view and use the Kindle edition of this book on a computer using Amazon’s free Kindle app. That way, you can use the full screen to check genre preferences and submit your query right from your desktop.

 

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Book Reviewer Yellow Pages EditorInterview with Christine Pinheiro, Editor, Defiant Press

The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages is a bestselling author’s promotional reference, designed specifically for authors who need book reviewers for their books.

Where did you get the idea for the Book Reviewer Yellow Pages?

At first, I did it purely out of self-interest! I wrote a nonfiction book in 2007, and I had a very difficult time finding book reviewers. It seemed like an impossible task. All of the regular outlets were closed to me—where do you go when you can’t get a review in the New York Times? Where do the “little guys” go when they need to promote their books? So I started the Book Reviewer Yellow Pages out of my own frustration. At first, the Book Reviewer Yellow Pages was just a big list on a simple website. I added to the list when I had spare time. Book reviewers started seeking me out, and asking to be put on the list, and it just grew from there. In 2009, I published the first “Book Reviewer Yellow Pages,” and the rest is history. The list just grew organically. Now we have hundreds of book reviewers on our list, and thousands of authors subscribe to the newsletter.

How about the book reviewers themselves, what do they get out of it?

Many book reviewers just do it for fun, and they get the benefit of free books and ARCs (advance review copies). Quite a few of them also earn money, either from sidebar advertising, blog tours, or other author’s services. There are so many self-published authors out there right now, trying to promote their books without the help of a traditional publisher, so there’s a lot of little business ventures cropping up to serve them.

Many reviewers list their “pet peeves,” is this something that the authors really want to know?

Yes! It’s the most popular part of the questionnaire—all the reviewers have their own horror stories. Sadly, many authors have terrible etiquette when they request book reviews. Many don’t take the time to even spell-check their queries, or find out if the reviewer is a man or a woman, so they can address them correctly! I used to review books myself, and it’s amazing how many times I’ve gotten a review request with nothing but a link to the book. No signature, no salutation, nothing! Why would I review your book, when you aren’t even willing to take a few minutes to send me a proper review request? We also added an “author etiquette” section to the front of the book, and that seems to help a bit.

Do Book Reviews really help sales?

They’ve helped my own book sales tremendously, and I know hundreds of authors who would say the same. Look, everyone knows that book promotion is boring work. Contacting dozens of book reviewers is time consuming, and you have to deal with rejection, but the payoff from a positive book review is enormous. That’s been the case in my own writing career. Reviews really help sales, and it’s nice to have a public testimonial that customers can refer to when they purchase. On the flip side, many of the reviewers accept ARCs and also work as beta-readers, so if you can get a few good reviewers to read through your manuscript before publication, they might be able to give you valuable feedback. I found a big plot hole in one of my novels that way—a reviewer found the problem, and I was able to fix it before the book went to publication.

Do reviewers ever drop off the list? Can authors get updates?

Yes, on our website. Reviewers get added and removed on a regular basis—and the list goes through a complete overhaul once a year. I do a formal update every April. That’s when we put out a new edition of the book, as well as update the reviewer list on the website. The abbreviated list on the website is free, and authors and publishers can sign up for updates to the list here: http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net. The newsletter is also free.

Do you have any advice for authors?

Be polite to book reviewers, always. Not everyone is going to like your book, that’s just the nature of game. But publishing is a business, and it pays to be professional. It’s just like any other creative business. Reviewers are our critics, and they give us valuable feedback that we need to improve. One of the best reviews I ever received on the Book Reviewer Yellow Pages was mildly negative. The writer gave me tons of feedback on how to make the book better. I followed his advice, and the book has been more profitable since. Book Reviewers really want to help authors—I’ve never met a single book reviewer that was interested in just tearing an author down. We are all in this business together!

 

For more information visit:
The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages
Website * Facebook

 

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$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 5/31/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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LETHAL JOURNEY Blog Tour ~ November 16-23 + Win eBooks and Amazon GC

Lethal Journey is on tour through Book Junky Girls! Enter to win a one of 2 copies of REFLECTION (romantic thriller) & $5.00 Amazon Gift Card from Book Junky Girls Blog! (Enter below)

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Praise

“An entertaining and complex novella with some solid twists at the end.” Cheryl Kaye Tardif, international bestselling author of SUBMERGED
“High tension, high intrigue, and an angry mob boss put young Assistant DA Lauren Taylor on the defensive as she prepares for the biggest courtroom case of her life. All she has to do is stay alive long enough to put the head of one of New York’s biggest crime families behind bars, and the jury is out on whether she can pull that off. Her greatest ally is a man she knew and loved long ago, who shredded her heart as his own demons of guilt tried to drown him in an alcohol induced haze. Lethal Journey by Kim Cresswell hits the ground running and does not stop! Are people as they seem or is there more to them? As the attempts on her life escalate and people close to her go missing, Lauren doesn’t have many options on who to trust. Enter the one man who broke her heart, Eric, a homicide detective who has also felt the burn of getting too close to the mob. Can Lauren trust him? Does she have a choice? It would be so much easier if her heart would stay out of it, wouldn’t it?

Kim Cresswell’s talent shines through again! With a talent for setting the stage, bringing in the characters and cuing the action, she held me from page one. She is not afraid to write a tale that is real, where the good guys do not go unscathed and they are not perfect. There is grit in her style, and when she says you are in a warehouse with a stench, you smell it. The romantic tension runs high, and using character flashbacks to the past not only builds on the development of each character as a flesh and blood entity, but serve to eventually bring everything full circle with an ending that you will NOT see coming!”Tome Tender’s Book Blog

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Follow the Tour:

November 16 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

November 17 – A Room With Books

November 19 – The Blushing Diva Reviews

November 20 – Leona’s Chatter

November 21 – Sinful Review

Available in eBook and Paperback December 1st!
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A Must-Read Thriller! “A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting.”

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Latest Review


“High tension, high intrigue, and an angry mob boss put young Assistant DA Lauren Taylor on the defensive as she prepares for the biggest courtroom case of her life. All she has to do is stay alive long enough to put the head of one of New York’s biggest crime families behind bars, and the jury is out on whether she can pull that off. Her greatest ally is a man she knew and loved long ago, who shredded her heart as his own demons of guilt tried to drown him in an alcohol induced haze. Lethal Journey by Kim Cresswell hits the ground running and does not stop! Are people as they seem or is there more to them? As the attempts on her life escalate and people close to her go missing, Lauren doesn’t have many options on who to trust. Enter the one man who broke her heart, Eric, a homicide detective who has also felt the burn of getting too close to the mob. Can Lauren trust him? Does she have a choice? It would be so much easier if her heart would stay out of it, wouldn’t it?

Kim Cresswell’s talent shines through again! With a talent for setting the stage, bringing in the characters and cuing the action, she held me from page one. She is not afraid to write a tale that is real, where the good guys do not go unscathed and they are not perfect. There is grit in her style, and when she says you are in a warehouse with a stench, you smell it. The romantic tension runs high, and using character flashbacks to the past not only builds on the development of each character as a flesh and blood entity, but serve to eventually bring everything full circle with an ending that you will NOT see coming!”

For more reviews check out Tome Tender’s Book Blog or find us on Facebook.

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REFLECTION + Kindle Fire Giveaway or $199 Amazon GC or $199 Paypal Cash

Latest 5 Star Review for REFLECTION

“Who doesn’t like a good thriller, a cat and mouse chase to the death, a great plot and strong, vital characters? Did I mention the sick and all powerful business mogul who is dabbling in illegal human cloning? Reflection by Kim Cresswell had me from the introduction of the gutsy investigative reporter, Whitney, beautiful, damaged and determined to make it HUGE in a predominantly male world. Lunch with the ex is not always a fun thing, but when bullets start flying around Whitney and her ex-husband, a prominent politician and she receives a cryptic message from him as he lay dying, her life a she knows it is about to do a complete one-eighty as she finds herself in the middle of a story that will rock the world, providing she lives long enough to get her byline.

An undercover FBI agent, Blake has been working for the eccentric mogul Nathan Shaw as head of security, together, while still keeping his identity secret, Blake and Whitney are determined to do two things, bring Shaw down and stay alive. But is Shaw the only one after Whitney, or is he like a puppetmaster pulling enough deadly strings to get make staying alive impossible for anyone close to Whitney? Has a human been cloned? Can Shaw be taken down? Will all of the threats be neutralized?
Kim Creswell kept the tension taut, the writing fast-paced and crisp and the characters completely believable and well-fleshed out! Blake and Whitney were a perfect dynamic duo, completely likable, magnetic and just bristly enough with each other that I just KNEW the heat factor would combust!” –Dii at Tome Tender

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Now available in paperback at Amazon & Createaspace

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The September Kindle Fire Giveaway is here!

Kindle Fire September

This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT!

Kindle Fire HD 7″ Giveaway
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HD (US Only)
Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
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Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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REFLECTION ~ Editorial Reviews from InD’Tale and BTSeMag

reflection333x500A reporter’s determination to expose an illegal human cloning project places an innocent child in the crosshairs of a master criminal.

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May 2013 – The book trailer for REFLECTION was featured in Robin Covington’s, Happy Ever After, Special for USA TODAY! Check it out here! A huge thank you to Robin!

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June 2013 – REFLECTION received a 5 star review on page 71 of BTSeMag! Click here to read the magazine!

Review by Lori Zaleski (BTSeMag)

A pulse-pounding opening is just the beginning of the non-stop action in Reflection by Kim Cresswell. Whitney Steel is a headstrong investigative reporter who wants to expose the truth at all costs even while falling for Blake Neely, an undercover FBI Special Agent. As they work to take down an evil billionaire, the romantic tension builds until they give in to their desires. But, is a physical relationship enough for Whitney when she believes Blake is keeping something from her? Watching Whitney and Blake’s struggle to trust each other makes them an intriguing couple. Meanwhile, Cresswell works multiple storylines with stunning plot twists that keep the pages flying by.

Completely captivated with this romantic suspense, I could barely take a breath before reaching the high-octane climax. Cresswell masterfully ties up the major plot points while leaving the door open to revisiting these characters again. I, for one, hope she does.

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Indtale

June 2013 – REFLECTION reviewed a stellar 4 star review by InDTale Magazine!  Click here to read the full review!

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Where to Buy REFLECTION
MuseItUp Publishing | Amazon | AmazonUK | Bookstrand | Smashwords | CoffeeTime Romance | Omnilit | ARe | ibookstore | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Sony | iTunes

Available in paperback at Amazon & Createaspace