Friday, November 25, 2011

Feeling the Crunch

Working on the first set of revisions for Indulge and I am really starting to feel the pressure! 
And no, not just pressure from eating way too much on Thanksgiving. :o)

Due to some unforeseen events during Savor's tour, I am contemplating
whether or not I want to do another tour for Indulge. While I do want the reviews. Okay,
I really really want the reviews. I am hesitant to try my hand at another tour, especially during the month of December when I believe most bloggers will be incredibly busy with Xmas plans and etc.

I do have an alternative idea that I have been juggling around in my noggin. I'm not sure
I have seen anyone do anything like it before, but not quite sure if many
bloggers will be up for it.

I was thinking I wanted to do a "Review Slam"
The basic idea is that a group of reviewers will receive eCopies of Indulge prior to its release. 
Then, on the agreed upon date of "X" all the reviewers will post their reviews on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads and/or Blogs.

Each reviewer can decide when or they'd like to post that same review on their blog, 
along with an ebook giveaway.

I am hoping that this method will avoid bogging down reviewers, so that no one gets
so busy they forget their scheduled date and also so that
it doesn't interfere with anyone's Xmas holiday.

I have also thought about just putting Indulge up on B&N and Amazon and not doing any kind of tour or review slam, period. Of course, if a blogger or reviewer wants to read it I most definitely will not turn them down.

So, in a nut-shell that is my current dilemma. Wish me luck everyone. I most definitely need it.


  1. Savor is on my list of books to read, but if you need a blogger to review Indulge, I volunteer. As to which route to take, I am not sure. As a reader who follows quite a few blogs, I have to admit that it's annoying to see more than 3 reviews for the same book posted on the same day. Especially if they are all glowing reviews. But that's only with blogs simply because I get updates in my google reader. As far as posting on Amazon, B&N etc.. that could work since you sort through those vs them coming to you via reader. Again, just my opinion. As far as it being December, I know most blogs allow you to schedule posts so given enough time to read and write the review itself, posting should not be a problem. Just my thoughts.

  2. I just found your blog and I absolutely loved Savor! So excited to read Indulge! Your breaking my heart with that love triangle...I love Dmitry but Arrick seems hot too! LOL

  3. Oh thank you Jennifer! You are so very sweet! I am so happy you loved Savor. Indulge will be out on 16th so you won't have to wait to long :o) I hope you enjoy the story. Would love to hear what ya think.

  4. I loved Indulge! I think I read the whole thing the day it came out. It was pretty crazy! It has lots of action but I was sad there was so little of Dmitry. I loved him! I just can't fully convert to Team Arrick yet but you might succeed in my conversion in the next book.