I've probably been boring all my Twitter and Facebook followers these past few days so now I'm going to bore my blog readers, too. You've no need to thank me. I'm rather chuffed about the fact Nightingale Woods, my second and recently published novel, has been downloaded in excess of 7,000 times in five days, reached number 1 in Kindle Romance..., number 4 in free downloads and has received fourteen reviews so far, all of which have been constructive and appreciated. One reviewer said she wanted to slap the main character, Rachel, because of her naivety and said the book should be renamed "doormat". Oh, how that made me smile. That review is proof that I have done my job correctly as an author by causing a reaction and an emotional outburst from a total stranger. If you read a book and think nothing at the end then perhaps it wasn't a book worth reading; if you read a book and it raises your hackles, whether that be in a positive or negative way, then that book has made you think. This is exactly what I set out to do with Nightingale Woods.
I've been running a promotion since Friday of free downloads which is obviously why it has been downloaded so many times, but because of this, people have also been buying Discovery at Rosehill, my first novel. Of course, I can't say whether sales will continue once it's a 'paid' download but to have these figures in front of me and know that people have MY book on their Kindles is an incredible feeling and one I never thought I'd experience. People have told me they found the book easy to read; interesting; a fascinating and humorous story from 'the other woman's' point of view, rather than the woman scorned. I've even been asked several times if there will be a sequel and this is something I'm starting to mull over. I'm not big on sequels because I always think the pressure to improve on the first book in the series is so intense, it takes away the joy of writing. But it's worth thinking about.
If you want to download it, here's the link:- Nightingale Woods
p.s. if you've already read the book and you're leaving a comment, please don't give the plot away!