A Lonely Magic’s very first review
Needless to say, it made me happy.
I sent out an email to my mailing list late night inviting everyone on it to download a free copy of A Lonely Magic and giving them a link where they could do so plus a code (ARC7679, which will work for the next four days or first 500 downloads). Three people reported me for spam and one person unsubscribed, saying that she had never signed up for my mailing list. Ha. She subscribed on June 2nd. I still have the damn email I sent her. I wanted to email her again today and say “give me my story back, you liar,” but I managed to show the appropriate self-restraint to not do so. Talk about a short memory, though! And seriously, I wish I got such nice spam. Being reported for “abuse” made me feel all icky and slimy and hostile to the world, which was really sort of a sad result of a giveaway that I had been all happy about just a few hours earlier.
I’m trying to make the nice review and some lovely thank-you notes balance out the bad feelings which would probably be easier if it would just stop raining. If I could go outside and turn the butterfly lights on and maybe go for a swim, I’d feel better, I know. Pro side, though, is that Zelda is plastered against me like a fellow sardine in a can. She hates thunder. It is only bearable to her if she can have fur-to-skin contact with a human being. Doggie cuddles, always a good thing. And nice reviews, those are good, too!
I went to the link put in the code and it told me it would email me and didn’t. Did this work for anyone?
Maybe check your spam filter? I tested it before I sent it out and it worked for me, and the number link tells me that 175 people have downloaded it, so it’s worked for at least some people. (And, of course, if it’s not there or still doesn’t work, I’m happy to send you the file directly. Just send me an email to sarah at sarahwynde-dot-com.)
Ok, thanks. Plus, “haters gonna hate”. Don’t let those douchebags bother you. (Aren’t I eloquent?)
🙂 I sent you an email asking which format you needed so if you don’t get that, you definitely need to see if your spam filters are hiding stuff from you. Or set my email to be approved somehow!
Always there are those unpleasant people around. Sometimes I can ignore them, sometimes they get under my skin.
Good reviews are a good balm for almost anything, though. Glad you got one.
Gonna download but I’m gonna try to get Hungry Ghosts ready for your beta read before I read it.
Hi Sarah, I totally loved the book! now I want to read the next in the series. I read it voraciously in two sessions. It was different than I expected as it wasn’t another ghost book. I didn’t think the swearing was over the top at all.
Where would you like the review? I don’t know if you sent me an email or not, It wasn’t in my spam. Thanks for posting the download link here, but I will still have to purchase it when it comes out on amazon, unless you have another way for me to give you money 🙂 Hope your weather comes right soon!
Yay, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Carol! Yeah, it’s different from Tassamara. But fun, I think. Fen really took over my brain. As for the review–I should have figured this out sooner. If Amazon would only let me set up for pre-orders… but they won’t, drat them. Well, an Amazon review when the book comes out would be terrific!
Loved the book! Thank you so much for the freebie! Can’t wait for the next one. I also purchased and read all the Tassamara books…all in the last week. Now I don’t have anymore if your stuff to read, so can’t wait for the next book out in either series!
Thanks, Malainie! I’m glad you enjoyed them. And I’ll try to pick up the pace on the writing! 🙂
Hey, no pressure. I’m a writer, too, so know how sometimes, it just doesn’t come as easily. I’m just grateful to have found your books and will definitely be on the look out for more!
I’m in.. i loved this book, and can’t hardly wait for the next and the next and the next. keep writing them and i’ll keep reading them.
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
David Pandolfe said:
Sorry to hear about the nasty people who didn’t get it but they say it’s better when people unsubscribe so you keep your true fans close. By the way, our dog is also terrified of thunder! She goes crazy, barking and scratching at our legs. We live in VA so it happens frequently in summer. We tried putting socks on her. Yeah, that did’t work out…
We had a storm here yesterday and Zelda tried to sit on my head. I guess my lap wasn’t quite good enough!
Cate in Columbia said:
So sorry it doesn’t work still.
I think it probably doesn’t work now. The link was set to expire on July 1st. But if you send me an email to sarah at sarahwynde.com, I’ll send you a brand-new code that’ll work for a single download.
Dan J. Andrews said:
Sometimes people are such ….such….. sigh……..yeah, I’m sure you can fill in the dots yourself. Don’t let them discourage you though.
I’d say some nice things about your book but I haven’t actually read it myself…I ran across your blog while looking for something else, then found a pic of your laminate flooring torn up, and felt instant empathy—I’m at the relaying wooden flooring at home and it was supposed to take a day to day and a half at most; Today is day 11, and it is looking like another 11 days will pass before it is done, barring more unexpected surprises.
Incidentally, just based on your book title, it sounds like the type of book I would read. Feel free to put my name on your mailing list. and when you have it ready, I’ll buy your book.
Dan J. Andrews said:
Just spotted your subscribe section at the top so have signed up now.
And above should read “”re-laying wooden flooring *stage* at home…” A writer, I am not. 🙂
Oh, so sorry to hear about the flooring! In my case, I’m sort of resigned–the damage control guys are saying that all the flooring throughout the ground floor (except the bedrooms) is going to have to come up which seems like it will inevitably be a huge and nightmarish problem. Where is all the furniture supposed to go when it does? But I’m trying not to think about it this week! And so sorry for the very, very slow reply. I’m on the road and didn’t realize I wasn’t seeing blog comments.