I awoke today to the most glorious news: The Earl of Brass was given a 4.5 star rating from The IndieReader, which means it has been given the distinction of being IndieReader Approved! You can check out the review here.
Since 8:30 this morning, I have been doing my happy dance and texting, messaging, and bugging anyone who would listen that my novel made the list of approved books. For an indie author, this is quite a big deal. The IndieReader is one of the larger, more prestigious book reviewers for Indie and self-published books, and their reviews allow readers to find the gems in indie fiction as well as give indie authors the credit they deserve. For a self-published author, marketing and getting your book recognition is an uphill battle. Often reviews like Kirkus, are rather pricy for the average indie writer, but the IndieReader offers a moderate price with a thorough, balanced review. Being IndieReader Approved is nothing to sneeze at. Plenty of books they review do not reach the 4 to 5 star level, and the reviewers aren’t afraid to say the book is in need or editing or is lacking in certain areas.
The Earl of Brass is my first literary child, and I definitely feel like a proud parent today. Here is a sniplet of the review that made me particularly happy and I think captured the spirit of the novel:
The novel proceeds in a satisfying series of complications as Lord Sorrell and Ms. Fenice work together as archaeologists. The plot takes some unexpected turns and, while not overburdened with action, the events are well-paced and follow logical choices of the characters. The depictions of everyone, from London socialite to field laborer, showed distinct personalities which made THE EARL OF BRASS a humorous and delightful book to read.
Thank you, Claire L. Deming for reviewing my book (no, I do not know any of the reviewers, but her name is listed at the bottom). I am honored and ecstatic that my debut novel is now on the IndieReader Approved list.
Once again, the rest of the review can be found here.
The Earl of Brass can be purchased here: