Sunday, November 23, 2014

My Review Policy as an Author

(Ed. note: Authorial Mom Blog has essentially gone dark. It's too hard to write as many books as I do and attempt to maintain the blog. But I'm leaving this post up as the first post because my review policy hasn't changed. If you're looking for more current information about me and my books, please sign up for my newsletter or visit my website. Thanks for reading!)

Alternatively titled, Review My Books--Please!

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So, you'd like to review my books, huh?

That's great! I love reviewers! I send them review copies and sometimes fun swag things all the time. I link back to reviews on my website, my Facebook page, and my Twitter handle (@SarahMAnderson1). I also send reviews to my agent and editor, who sometimes also repost them.

So, how do you sign up for this? Well, I have two main requirements to decide who gets a review copy of one of my books.

1. Are you an established reviewer? Do you post your reviews on your own blog or on another established blog, such as Harlequin Junkie, Night Owl Reviews or even a smaller blog, such as Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind?


2. Have you been consistent about posting your reviews? If you have a site, do you post regularly? That could be once a week, once a day, or even once a month. Has the site been maintained or is the last post dated last March?

That's it. That's all I require from reviewers and bloggers who'd like a review copy of my book. I do NOT require positive reviews, I do NOT require that you post your reviews on a specific day and I do NOT require cross-posts to Goodreads or Amazon (although such things are lovely.) I don't even require you tweet about them (I usually find out about them anyway.)

I like to see a review policy on your blog or website that states what you will or will not review because that tells me you're professional about this but again, that's not required.

But please note--I do require you post your reviews on an independent site. I do not send review copies to people who only review on Goodreads or Amazon.


Amazon | Powell’s | Indiebound B &N | other retailers

Because those reviews simply do not lead to web hits. If you have a blog and you post a review of my books--which usually includes the title and my name--your review will come in a search on my name and title. More hits means higher web rankings for me. Goodreads and Amazon reviews do not bring up a separate hit. My agent will not link back to Goodreads, but she will link back to a review site.

If you're a reader who just wants a free book, I give away a lot of books to people who comment on a guest blog I wrote. I also sometimes get in a mood and give away books on Twitter just because I can. I give away books on a Goodreads giveaway as well (like this one).

Otherwise, buy a book. Support your friendly local author. Or go to your friendly local library and check a book out. Then you're supporting both the author AND the library and everyone wins.

This is my review policy.

Now, here's a list of my 2014 releases:

Jan. 7: Mystic Cowboy (print) (Men of the White Sandy #1)

Feb. 4: What a Rancher Wants (Texas Cattleman's Club)

May 1: Nobody (Men of the White Sandy #3)

Aug. 5: Masked Cowboy (print) (Men of the White Sandy #2)

Sept. 2: Chadwick Beaumont (title TBA) 

Oct. 7: Seduced by the Cowboy (Phillip Beaumont)

Nov. 4: A Beaumont Christmas Wedding (Matthew Beaumont)

If you're interested in reviewing any (or all!) of my books and meet my requirements, please email me at message AT sarahmanderson DOT com (all run together) and I'll put you on my list!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Expecting a Bolton Baby and bonus signings!

November 2013 from Harlequin Desire
ISBN-13: 978-0373732807
Amazon | Powell’s | Indiebound 
You know what comes out on Nov. 1?

That's right--Expecting a Bolton Baby! My very first secret-pregnancy book!

I'll be doing signings for Expecting a Bolton Baby as well as Bringing Home the Bachelor:

October 19, Truman State University Bookstore, Kirksville, MO, 10 to 12: I'll be at Truman State's Homecoming for a multi-author/alumni signing. I can't wait to go back to campus!

November 9, West Co. Mall Barnes & Noble, St. Louis, MO, 1 to 3 p.m.

November 10, Reading at Chesterfield Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield MO, 4 to 5 p.m.

I hope to see you there!

If you can't make it to a signing, be sure to check out these blogs online:

Cover reveal of What a Rancher Wants at Scorching Reviews!

October 24, Guest Blog at Heroes and Heartbreakers, "Waxing Pathetic"

Here's the blurb for Expecting a Bolton Baby:

In this Bolton Brothers book, first comes the baby…and maybe then comes marriage?

He'd never expected to see Stella Caine again. After one wild night, she'd walked away—right after revealing that her father was the one man who could threaten the biggest business deal of Bobby Bolton's career. So Bobby left her alone.

Until now.

Now Stella is pregnant and staying in his condo. This is a complication that can be solved only one way: marriage. Bobby wants to do the right thing. Hell, he wants her—has never stopped wanting her. Surely he can convince her to say yes, even without those three little words….

I'm super excited about the conclusion to the Bolton Brothers series. Bobby was a tough nut to crack, but I'm really pleased with how well his story turned out.

Here's what the early reviews are saying:

4.5 Stars! The Bolton Brothers are back, and they’re hotter than ever in this latest series installment. With interesting and quirky characters, funny dialogue and a sexy romance, Anderson works magic. --RT Book Reviews 

Expecting a Bolton Baby was hard to put down in the beginning. I read the first half straight through and got really engaged with the story...Bobby was ever caring, sweet, and was always putting Stella's wishes and wants before his own. Plus, he cooks and does the dishes! Now that's the kind of hero I love.--Nina’s Literary Escape

4 stars! The weather’s changing and it’s time to cozy up with easy to read, light romance. Expecting a Bolton Baby by Sarah M. Anderson is a great choice if you like to watch the hero and the heroine tip toe around each other emotionally, while denying any feelings, even to themselves! Sarah M. Anderson writes with a light hand, adds a few colorful characters and a few little twists just to keep things lively in this nicely paced, cozy little romance!--Tome Tender Book Blog