Did I mention how much I love book bloggers?
With the decline in print media combined with a massive increase in the number of books being made available (both new and backlist, traditional and indie), it's tougher than ever for a new author to get his or her work noticed by readers. That's why book bloggers are one of the few developments of the digital revolution in publishing that's an unqualified blessing. If these guys love a book, they'll make sure readers know about it.
"Those of us who have enjoyed the previous two Carter Blake books have been waiting for the showdown with his former employers with baited breath and it certainly did not disappoint."
"This novel from the author of The Killing Season and The Samaritan takes a simple idea, pitting a resourceful fugitive against multiple opponents and overwhelming odds and pushes it to its limits. The result is a thriller with pace and action to spare and a new series character with significant potential."
"The writing was fast paced and so much so that I had to slow myself down at times as I wanted to keep up the pace of the storyline! For those who haven’t read the rest of the series there is enough information there that you are not left feeling confused; I found it easy to connect with the characters and really feel the intensity that Blake felt as he pitted himself against the bad guys!
"Heart pounding, gut wrenching, sweaty palm kind of book – what a hell of a rollercoaster!"
The advance word is amazingly good on Goodreads too - lots of reviews already and a frankly astonishing rating average of 4.84. Long may that continue!
On a less-positive technology-related note, I've had some readers telling me they've received a cancellation from Amazon on their preorder of the new book from back when it was still called Winterlong.
No need to worry, it hasn't been cancelled, it's still out on 30 June in the UK and some overseas territories, and you can preorder it right here. Would have been nice if Amazon had told people about that part, but hey ho...