On the Progress of KILL ME (new-ish novel), Prompted by a New Review

Our newest release, Kill Me (a paranormal semi-romance) is chugging along. It’s been out for three months and has steadily gained great reviews and fans that seem to be eager for the next book to come out. So that’s good, right?

Of course, I’m not patient by any means. I want it to climb faster, to spread quicker. But I have to take the time to remind myself that this writing thing is a marathon, not a sprint. The reach will extrapolate. The reviews will continue to come in. People will read it, possibly long after the author has expired.

With that said, how about a quick recap of Kill Me’s growth?

  • Kill Me has 7 good reviews on Amazon now, giving it a solid average rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (One remarked that they would have given it 5 stars if not for the sexual content. To each his own… though I’m pretty sure that particular reader hasn’t ventured into 50 Shades of Gray, nor will they ever.)

  • Over on Goodreads, Kill Me has amassed 10 rating and has a 4.20 (out of 5 stars) rating. It is also sitting in the To-Be-Read shelves of 200+ potential readers.

  • Also on Goodreads, Kill Me has been added to over 30 of the popular Listopia compilations. For example, it’s currently #39 (out of 89) in the “Best Vampire Books from New Authors” list, #25 (out of 115) in the “Best Indie Fantasy Books Worth a Read” list, and #387 (out of 970) in the “Vampires, Werewolves and Witches, Oh My!” list.  All lists are linked to the Goodreads page, for the curious.

  • Kill me has been featured and/or reviewed on several websites (Full List can be seen here).

  • By utilizing Amazon’s Select free days, Kill Me has been downloaded for free by over 5,000 readers!

  • The Select term on Amazon expires in mid-July, at which point Kill Me will most likely be rolled out to Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple, etc.

  • And lastly, Kill Me received another great review today– see below (which is the buoying I needed to make this here post to begin with!)

Kill Me by Alex Owens – Reviewed on Bending the Bookshelf

“It’s not your traditional, action-packed vampire tale, but it is one that’s full of conflict – emotional, psychological, and (at times) extremely physical. Fast, fun, and . . . dare I say it, empowering . . . this is a wonderful story and one that will leave you anxious for more. “

Read more here...

Well, that about does it for me tonight. Hope everyone has a great rest-of-the-week!


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