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#36
You can send me the novella early, if you'd like, and I'll mention it as "The author sent me an ARC to review..."
Amazon will strike reviews if they think they're quid pro quo, or if they're written by friends and family.
 
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#37
You can send me the novella early, if you'd like, and I'll mention it as "The author sent me an ARC to review..."
Amazon will strike reviews if they think they're quid pro quo, or if they're written by friends and family.
Did not know that! I guess things have advanced a bit. Which is probably for the best.

I'll send it when I get home this evening. Thank you, Tin!
 
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Finished it up. I've spent more money on books that I enjoyed far less. Here's the review that I'm going to put on Amazon.

This review based on an Advanced Review Copy sent by the author.

Let me state right up front, I really enjoyed this tale. I love horror and supernatural drama when it's well written. I hate it when it's full of cliche and melodrama.

This is a brisk and tightly written story, which got under my skin right away and kept me hooked until the very end. Hailey Piper has an excellent grasp of language and metaphor, and the writing and grammar are impeccable. There was nothing to get in the way and distract me from the story itself--which was suspenseful and well-paced. While resting comfortably within the horror genre in terms of theme and subject matter, I didn't feel like any part of the story was stale or formulaic. It felt fresh and new, and like any good horror author, she kept the nature of the danger shrouded in mystery right up until the end.

I would love to see more of Hailey Piper's work, and I would definitely pick up an anthology of such stories, if she ever put one together.
 
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#39
Which, I guess will have to wait until Oct 2. to go up on the site.

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FWIW, I felt the story was totally worth the price, and even though I got the ARC for free, I went ahead and pre-ordered the book. So, when my review is written, it'll say "verified amazon purchase" on it, and I'll strike the line about reviewing from an ARC (since I paid for it, after all)
 
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Which, I guess will have to wait until Oct 2. to go up on the site.

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FWIW, I felt the story was totally worth the price, and even though I got the ARC for free, I went ahead and pre-ordered the book. So, when my review is written, it'll say "verified amazon purchase" on it, and I'll strike the line about reviewing from an ARC (since I paid for it, after all)
Wow, thank you, Tin! Not just for reading and reviewing, but I really appreciate your kind words on the ability. It means a lot. :D

Re: an anthology, I have enough stories to put an anthology together, but right now only one short has been accepted by a magazine and I'm hoping more of them will get that chance before I put them out as a collection.

Though Tin very kindly paid for his in the end, if anyone else would like to read it to review, I'm happy to send an advance review copy. :)
 
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#41
The last day before I can edit anything and I'm still conflicted about price. I originally wanted to charge 99 cents for the book because it's a 50-page novella, but now that a magazine is, divvying things up, essentially charging people $2 for a 6-page story I wrote, I feel like I should put it up to at least $2.99. Also, that way I can come down in price later, whereas if I start at 99 cents then I'm already as low as I can go without giving it away.

I think my next novella I'll try to shop around to smaller presses so I don't have to think about this stuff :p. But I couldn't find one that would look at a 15k word story. It's too long for short stories, too short for what they want in novellas (usually 17k and I couldn't justify padding it by 2k words; I didn't want to ruin the pacing).
 
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#42
Release day!

I'm really excited! I wish I could focus on it more than all this housing nonsense, but I'm making time where I can to promote here and there online.

@Tinwhistler Whenever you get a chance, I hope you'll post your review. Sorry it was such a stretch between.
 
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#43
Release day!

I'm really excited! I wish I could focus on it more than all this housing nonsense, but I'm making time where I can to promote here and there online.

@Tinwhistler Whenever you get a chance, I hope you'll post your review. Sorry it was such a stretch between.
Done :) I got the notification of the charge last night, but it wouldn't let me actually post a review then.
 
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