Every review I get is like a stimulating author-energy drink. Reviews from people who liked the stories come with an added shot of happiness I will never overdose on. Add sprinkles of honesty about what didn’t work on top, and I get all giddy. Giddy, I say.
Check out this happy-making review for Powerhouse from S. L. Perrine on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1N9CKDW41IKHD
It has 4 stars on Amazon to appease the <mumble-mumble-expletives-deleted> social-engineering review requirements. (if you’ve missed my many earlier rants, Amazon’s wording encourages people click 4 or 2 stars because their visibility weighting algorithms hate a middle vote.
If you prefer to avoid the site named for a South American river, you can see the same review on Goodreads with its 3 proud “I liked it” stars on full display: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1453402027?
FYI: that review shows Powerhouse’s first cover. Here’s the current one:
Final note: reviewers and writers both benefit from reader upvotes on reviews. Please give Ms. Perrine’s review an encouraging “yes this was useful/I liked this review” button-click if you can. The more useful a reviewer’s words are, the more their opinions will affect a book’s visibility to future readers.