Weekly Self-Published Book Review: Bodacious Blues

Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.

When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:

Bodacious Blues

Whitney J. LeBlanc

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432773793

When life’s realities come down on you, the blues sound ever truer. “Bodacious Blues” is a novel following a Louisiana Creole family as they cope with the twists and despairs of their life. From following the wishes of their grandparents to spinning out of control in overcoming racism and the immortality of Hollywood, Whitney J. LeBlanc provides a read with plenty to consider. “Bodacious Blues” is filled with coming of age tales of facing our lives with a strong connection to the blues world.

One thought on “Weekly Self-Published Book Review: Bodacious Blues

  1. I just joined by providing my e-mail because I believe you can be of help not just to me, but to many if not all self-published authors. I had two novels self-published in 2010-11 by iUniverse entitled ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER (2nd Ed.) and THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS (Sequel). I checked Writer’s Digest Contest 2013 for self-published authors and learned my books cannot participate. I may have a true story ready for publication later this year in order to compete in 2014. THE SHADES OF ERROR (preliminary title) is about a Hispanic man who choose the south Texas Mexican Mafia instead of a promising college football career. I represented when he was charged with organized criminal activities along with other members of MM in federal court in Del Rio, Texas. But, sincerely, I need advise on how to find, engage and contract an agent to assist in selling my novels which have been well-received by those who have read them. I am a criminal defense attorney and an active member of the Knights of Columbus. I had a stinging review of my novels by Ms. JoAnn Baca in the August 2011 edition of The Federal Lawyer. My strong Roman Catholic and Hispanic background constantly makes its impact on the story as I have tried to tell a compelling story from the viewpoint I experience along south Texas’ border with Mexico. While I am not a teologian nor a philosopher, I am a practicing Catholic who knows first-hand the power of the spiritual life and the truths of my Church which I have decided to promote as a lay evangelist.
    Alberto M. Ramon

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