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The Gift of a Review…

Reviews are the life blood of small businesses everywhere,
and invaluable to the indie author.

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825cf254ddd2955f9d152c22527eefb5We struggle to be seen and heard amongst the flood of big business, so every review we receive is valued and necessary. You’ve probably seen the meme that tells you when you buy from small business you’re helping to feed a family…it’s true and we value you.

Patronage and reviews are two of the ways you can offer huge support to your local small business or Etsy craft shop, independent author or artist, and believe me, every sale counts, and every review helps. Reviews help to improve our visibility, increase our ratings and searchability online, they spread the word about our quality, and they show us that what we’re doing is important.

We don’t just churn out our craft, we spend hours finding the right words, musing over the perfect storyline, getting that very last brush stroke just right, working out what you want and we put everything into our work.

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I write, it’s not just a hobby, or a compulsion, it’s my business – a business I love, nonetheless, but it’s a living and there’s no better way to show me how much you enjoyed or appreciated my work, my words, than leaving me a review and putting that warm fuzzy feeling in my heart!

calon interiors carmarthen, hot chocolate, the last krystallos, lisa shambrook,My eBooks will cost you the price of a cup of coffee, or almost the exact price of my most favourite hot chocolate, and I can give you just as much, if not more, satisfaction!

Reviews can be left on Amazon, Goodreads, or on your own blog or website. We don’t need lengthy essays if writing’s not your thing – just a few lines – just one line even, will do! Just take a few minutes, less than it’ll take to drink that hot chocolate…and let us know you loved what we did, and we’ll love you forever!

Go on, show an indie how much you love them…and write a review! 

 In fact, share some indie love and tell us all about the last indie book you read…and you can find some here and here!

Great Indie Books for Christmas

Books are great Christmas gifts – you know that, I know that…everyone should know that!


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So the great #DFQ has compiled a list of some of the best indie books available this Christmas…look no further for the perfect book to give the person you love.

I can atest to the brilliance of some of these books, having read many of them myself. My personal favourites include:
Orison by Daniel Swensen, Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire by Paul Ramey, Dead Sea Games by J. Whitworth Hazzard, Minstrel by Marissa Ames, Fog by Michael Wombat and I’m currently reading and loving The Complicated Geography of Alice by Jules Vilmur.
I can’t wait to bury myself within many more of the books upon this list…

And my two novels Beneath the Rainbow and Beneath the Old Oak are there accompanied by two of the anthologies I’ve also written for In Creeps the Night and Cutthroats and Curses.

So pop over to Yearning for Wonderland and feast your eyes upon The 2014 DFQ Literary Gift Guide a wondrous list of words and stories, you’ll find something to love!

DFQ Literary Indie Guide 2014

DFQ Literary Indie Guide 2014