Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review of Kris by Sonnet O'Dell

Review of Kris by Sonnet O'Dell

Genre: Fantasy

BlurbKris Swanson calls herself a Clockwatcher. Her unusual curse to see the time that those around her have left on earth drives her to avoid the living.

When the death of a business man brings Logan Matthews into her life, with him comes a dark plot and attraction she can’t ignore.

Someone is racing reapers to the souls of the newly dead but who and why? The more Kris investigates, the more she feels that some greater purpose is about to be revealed.

My Rating: 5 stars!

My Review:
Kris Swanson spends her days working in the city morgue and living with her cantankerous cat, Hades, trying to live a normal life. Her life is far from avearge, however, as she has a special talent, or curse as she sees it. Kris is able to see exactly how long a person has left to live. Despite the burden, she tries to go through her days the best she can. That is, until one event changes everything.
After witnessing a man's death Kris is pulled into a case she can't escape. The deeper she goes into the mystery, the more she begins to uncover the sinister plot lurking beneath. With the help of Logan Matthews, who brings some sizzle into her life, Kris discovers the truth about her circumstances and herself, but will she be able to handle the revelation?
Sonnet O'Dell does a fantastic job with this fast-paced story that will keep you guessing until the end. With a supernatural CSI feel, demons, reapers, mystery, danger, and a bit of romance, Kris will be a book you won't be able to put down!

Kris can be found on Amazon!

Monday, February 6, 2017

My Book Is Not Free!

   Hello, everyone! I want to talk about something that is definitely on my mind this week. You may have heard of the upcoming event Our Books Are Not Free on Facebook from Feb 11-15. If you haven't, you should check it out! It's going to be a great event that brings up the issue of readers expecting free books and why, as authors, our hard work is worth more.
     Who out there downloads free books? *raises hand* Yep, I do, too. How many of those free books do I read? Honestly, hardly any. A few times I've read free books that I really enjoyed but most of my downloads just sit untouched on my Kindle. Most books I read are usually bought or given to me for review.
     I'll admit, I've offered my book, Souls Discovered, for free. I've done a couple of giveaways, offering my book for free for a few days each time. What did it get me? Hundreds of downloads, a brief rise in rankings, and ONE review. 
     Why is this important? First off, I hardly read any of the free books I download and I can guess that a great deal of those people who downloaded Souls Discovered probably haven't read it, either. That's the problem. Anyone can download ten, twenty, thirty free books a day but a person who actually buys a book is more likely to actually read it, and I need READERS. I would much rather have good readers than thousands of downloads for a free book that likely won't amount to anything 
     Now, my second point. I worked hard on my book! Writing Souls Discovered took late nights and early mornings. At times it was mentally and emotionally exhausting. Hours, days, and months of writing and re-writing, editing, and fine-tuning. Plus, the cost! My Book cover and editing services weren't exactly cheap. Why should all of my hard work, effort, and money count for nothing? My book and my time are worth more than free.

     If you would like to hear more about Souls Discovered be sure to stop by the Our Books Are Not Free event. I'll be on at 2pm eastern US time this Sunday. Stop by and say hi and check out the amazing line-up of authors and find some great new books.

Keep reading and writing!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


My first post! Hurray! Who else is excited? GREAT! For those of you who don't know my name is Miranda Brock and I'm a YA/fantasy author living the dream in southern Illinois. If you want to know more about who I am just hop on over to my about me section and read all that goodness there. I want to talk about what to expect from this blog! I love to read and write, A LOT, so I'll be writing about my current projects, books, and other amazing wordy things. I also really enjoy supporting my fellow authors so I'll be dedicating much of this blog to posting reviews, author interviews, spotlights, and guest posts. If you would be interested in any of that, let me know! Before you send in a review request, though, please read my review policy. I'm really looking forward to this journey, getting the word out about wonderful authors, and meeting new people!

Before you go don't forget to check out my urban fantasy novel, Souls Discovered!

Have a wonderful day!