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, courtesy of EverydayLifes.com:
The Anointed Prophetess
by Jorge Carreras, Jr.
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Fans of The Harem Games, the long awaited sequel has arrived. The Anointed Prophetess begins where The Harem Games ended. The action, in all senses of the word, is far more intense. Not only does Alex have to deal with the affections of more brides, but the threat against his family is far greater. Now instead of amateurs with delusions of grandeur, he must face soldiers armed with high grade military gear and tactics, high level propaganda with the media in collusion, and a reluctant army of convicted criminals on his side. Unfortunately for his enemies, threatening his family is the quickest way to earn his wrath, and as we saw in the Games, his wrath can shake the heavens, literally. This is no game, this is war! Complicated plots, shadowy conspiracies, and brutal combat all precede the truth about the outbreak that nearly brought mankind to extinction, and the response of the survivors, and their descendants.
I must admit I have been waiting for the sequel to The Harem Games. I really like the character of Alex and even though this book series has an eerie feel of another such popular book with a similar title I couldn’t help but get sucked in again. This second installment of the series did not disappoint. Filled with even more action and adventure with twists and turns.
I was really taken in by how each character had their own strength and weakness. But as a team they were a power not to be messed with. The characters are all very unique and individual. This book is a real page turner and it keeps a great flow of writing. though as I said it eerily resemble another book series it is an enjoyable read.
[ reviewed by Rebecca Bryant at EverydayLifes.com ]
Here’s what other reviewers are saying:
first of all l would like to say a big thank you to Jorge carreras Jr for sending me this book and giving me a chance to read it. l was sent this book in exchange for a honest review. l got sent this book by bostick communications who l want to say thank you to them as well. l am glad this book is on my book shelf. l would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this l normally do not read like this but l stepped outside my comfort zone with genres and authors l am so glad l did because l have read so many great books. l found this book real easy to get in to and l really enjoyed reading this book. l loved this nook and when l finished reading the story and l found out the author had kindly signed my book and l highly recommend this book to anybody and it was a really enjoyable read and book. l would to read more of this storyline and read more from this author.
– Amazon Reviewer donnabookreviews
I was a little confused at first when I started reading( as this is the sequel to The Harem Games) but I quickly caught on as the story continued foreword. I love how the Matriarchy broke their own rules, which lead to the winner fighting back. This would also be a good book to read allowed in classes to teach about the difference between script writing and paragraph writing.
– Goodreads Reviewer Ariel
* = courtesy of the book’s Amazon book page.
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