Richard C Hemingway and the novel Past Twilight: Mainstream fiction stirred with Mystery,
Suspense, Thriller, Action/Adventure and more than a smidgen of Science Fiction and humor. And yes, all served up
by a hard boiled detective.
Author Book swap and Review
If you are the author of a novel please don't click off this page until you
understand what I am offering. Yes this offer requires that you read a novel and
write a review on that novel. If you do this with several authors if means you
will have to read several books. This will take time, but if you have few or
no reviews on your novel who is going to buy your novel. If a literary
agent looks at your page, will they be impressed or quickly click off your
If you aren't a author
looking for reviews why did you click on this page?
reviewers (Please read before you send me your email.)
Other Author Reviews
If you are an author of a novel but not one of the lucky few
that have a big publicity machine behind the launch of their novel, you know that getting noticed among thousands
of other authors is pretty difficult. Getting someone to write a review about your novel is just as hard. For new
authors, reviews are the combustible material needed to create a fire around their novel. I believe that if someone
lands on your website or Amazon page and notices over 50 reviews, that they will be a lot more impressed than if
they only see no or few reviews.
If you are interested, I am offering a book swap where we exchange our
books and we both write a review about the other person's book. I promise that I will be a sympathetic reader,
mostly I will be looking for the larger social issues that you explore and is there something I can learn from your
novel. I'm not going to look at your novel like a professional reviewer would look at your novel. However, if your
book is totally without merit. I will not write a review and I would expect the same. If you
write a book about hate for any particular group or individual, please don't waste your time in trying to get into
the Author book swap and review.
My book was written for adults and it
features some sex(not graphic), some violence and some nasty characters that talk pretty nasty. Whatever moral
points I try to make in my novel are viewed through the lens that is focused on the characters that the protagonist
meets and how these characters help to reshape how the protagonist looks at his world. I would suggest that you
read the reviews on my novel before you agree to a book swap with me.
I believe that a fellow author will give a thoughtful and more
detailed review than the average reader. Authors, most, know about building a theme and making the theme a part of
their plot. If you as a fellow author have developed a theme, you can be sure a fellow author will make the
importance of your theme a part of their review. Authors know that they will be judged on everything they write, so
they will take their time writing their reviews.
Of course, different authors have distinct ways of looking at your
novel. I believe that if you have several authors writing your reviews that all the good points of your novel will
be at least covered by an author, who has given his or her particular insight about your novel.
If I write a review, I will put it on my site, Amazon's, Barns &
Novel and Goodreads (If you don't know about Goodreads, I suggest you find out about Goodreads, if you are really
looking to give your book some exposure.) http://www.goodreads.com/ If you have other
places where you think a review will be beneficial, I will put a review on those sites.
If you have a designated web page, I will include a link to
your page and expect a link to my site in return. If you have tried to learn SEO than you know that in-bound links
as well as reviews are a way to get more people to look at your site. If you don't know what SEO stands for, then
you have much to learn about driving traffic to your site and you probably landed on this page by accident. Time to
While my offer is open to most authors, I am particularly looking for
first-time authors who decide to write their first novel later in life. Yes, I am looking for authors who have
experienced a lot in life and are trying to make some sense of that experience in a novel(pun intended) work of
fiction. These types of authors may write another novel, but it probably won't be as intense as their first