WISHED AWAY is the 2nd book of my CR A Broken Fairy Tale series, but can also be read as a stand alone. It's a much different book from my others and is written in a much different way than any than I have written, or any I have read. It is a dual POV, but I want to leave what is so "different" about it as a surprise!
For me, writing has always been a very personal thing. While I know my books aren't for everyone, and always appreciate constructive criticism, I am grateful that I haven't been torn apart the way I see happen to so many amazing authors...yet. There are of course reviews that seem just plain mean, and that I don't understand. As an avid reader myself, even before becoming an author, I always kept in mind that people who write our their heart and souls into their work, and are taking a risk by opening themselves up to others to bash. I always hope that people who review books, whether they think it is just plain terrible or amazing, always remember that there is a way to communicate dislike politely rather than rudely. One I received for DUST TO DUST said that she just couldn't stand my H feeling sorry for herself. A part of me wanted to respond that if she read further, she would have seen my H was a victim of a violent sexual assault and trying to deal with the emotions of it, but of course I didn't because it's just not important. People who have never experienced a violent attack or have been violated in any way, probably would have a hard time understanding the reasons people close themselves off emotionally, and being a survivor myself, I found it offensive, but had to pull back and understand that not everyone sees things the same way. Each and every one of my reviews I read and take anything I can from them. Even that one, I keep in my mind when writing, trying to make sure that I am balancing things. Reviews should not only inform readers, but give feedback to writers to help them grow. I know I certainly have from the reviews I've received.
I am hoping you all see the growth in my writing of CR, and fall in love with WISHED AWAY the way I have. Be sure to add it to your TBR on Goodreads and be ready to one click on August 5th! It will be on sale for one week ONLY!