Today, I looked at my book Amazon page and found two nice reviews that I did not know about. I never look. One recent, one a year old. From strangers.
Here is what they said:
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting, Good Read
By Some Chick on August 4, 2016
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an interesting book. I enjoyed the voice of the storyteller and her pragmatic way of speaking. This isn’t a naughty erotica story. It’s a novel about a 50-something woman’s awakening in her own life. It doesn’t just cover sex, which she finally learns to enjoy. This book shows the personal growth of a strong woman taking charge of her life. I especially liked the titbits taking me into thoughts and memories of communist Prague. I’m looking forward to more by this author.
the next one
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Brad Powellon September 13, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is fascinating, the writer does a great job describing this awesome stories.
I highly recommend this book, a must read.
It is so nice when readers review a book, I should do it more often. And my readers have been very kind.
It made me think about the only bad review I had. This negative review amused me, because the reviewer, a man, said:
“It’s only potential value is as a primer on how to *not* write erotic literature. “
The reason why it was funny was the fact that although my book has a lot of sex in it- so has life- it is by no means Erotica. I would be indeed more worried if it was praised as erotic literature.
I looked up Erotica definition:
Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually.
Well, my book has sex in it, lots of sex. But life often has a lot of sex in it. I really do not think my chapters about sex have the power to arouse the reader sexually.
But even if they do, they were not intended to arouse the reader sexually.
So no, IT IS NOT EROTICA! And yes, I am shouting.
I do not like books being pigeon holed into genres anyway. But “A Woman with (no) Strings Attached” is a love story. It is also about politics, dating, breaking taboos, and about self- discovery.
A reader wishing to be sexually aroused would be disappointed.
And that is a good thing!
I am thinking about editing my first book a bit, making it shorter, and then publishing both parts together, maybe even dividing it all into a trilogy.
I am parting company with Authoright, but the action from their side is painfully slow.I am getting a bit impatient. But it will happen.
I am going to Prague, my native city for two weeks, so won’t have time for writing anyway.