I just got my July issue of RT Book Reviews today and found a great review for Binding Ties, a print anthology coming from Samhain in July which includes my novella, Bound by Design. 4 Stars!
The review said "Fans of BDSM will revel in these super-hot, titillating tales. Expect a lot of action tempered by love as each couple finds their HEA in these fast-paced, character-driven stories."
I know I'm not supposed to care about reviews. A review is only one person's opinion. If we can ignore the bad ones, then we can't put all that much importance on the good ones. But I can't help it. A good review means that someone got it. Someone read my story and enjoyed it enough to share their positive thoughts with others. On the days when the writing isn't going well and I think that every word I'm typing onto the screen is pure crap, a good review can remind me that once in a while I did something right.
So what about you? Do you read reviews? If you're a writer, do you pay attention to reviews? As a reader, do you put a lot of stock in reviews when you make your decisions on what books to read?
And I'm delighted to announce I just sold another story, an erotic short titled See Me, to Samhain.