The importance of reviews

 

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I have always been an avid reader and prior to becoming an author I would never leave a review at the completion of an e-book. I know that books are subjective so I felt it would make little difference to someone what I had to say about the book I had read.

Now that I’m a published author my perspective has changed completely. I never realised the weighting that Amazon puts on books based upon the number of reviews and their star rating. The best way you can support an author is to leave a review. It helps their ranking and affects the way Amazon lists the book and recommends it to readers.

If you appreciate the creative skill, the time and effort an author puts into writing something that has transported you into your imagination, please take a few minutes to leave a review.

If you are interested in reading my new novel ‘In Another Life’, it will be free on Amazon Kindle this weekend (Aug 6 & 7). I hope you enjoy it and please leave a review!

 

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New Release – In Another Life

In_Another_LifeI’m really excited to announce that my latest novel, ‘In Another Life‘, is now available on Amazon Kindle.

Lily hopes to find a connection with her late mother by doing a past life regression. She is taken back through her memories from childhood and then back to a previous life in the early 20th century in the country town of Bathurst in Australia. Lily is shocked to find out she was a male in her previous life and her Dad from this life was her brother. 

After the regression, Lily researches the places she saw in her memories and discovers her little sister from her past life is still alive as an elderly lady. Curiosity gets the better of Lily and she meets her sister from her past life to see whether they have a connection in the present.

As an indie author, I would really love your support in reading and sharing this new novel.

Spirits

Hot off the presses is my new short story ‘Spirits’.

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When four women travel to tropical Mexico they find themselves in heaven. Their days consist of sipping margaritas on the beach and dining in cute cantinas being serenaded by mariachi bands.

Their holiday turns into their worst nightmare when they are kidnapped and held for ransom.

This short story details how each of the women deal with this traumatic event.

 

$1 at Amazon kindle store now.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Spirits-Joanne-Nicholson-ebook/dp/B018UJDMR0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449133811&sr=1-1&keywords=spirits+joanne+nicholson

FREE ‘Horrorscopes’

I’ve been busy writing another short story so while I’m polishing that, I’ve made my short story ‘Horrorscopes’ free on Amazon on 26th and 27th July. 

When a frail old man is refused service in a cafe, as he can’t place his order electronically, he is ridiculed by the waiting patrons. In a rage he slams down a tattered old magazine on the counter before storming out of the cafe. 

As each of the waiting customers reads their horoscope in the discarded magazine they are surprised to find how accurate the prediction is, although not in the way they first thought. 

Warning: You may never look at your horoscope in the same way ever again!

http://www.amazon.com/Horrorscopes-twisted-tale-Joanne-Nicholson-ebook/dp/B00XJ27QYE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1431427013&sr=1-1&keywords=joanne+nicholson

Intuition

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I’m proud to announce the release of my latest new adult fiction book ‘Intuition’

If you could learn to read minds would you want to, or is ignorance bliss? Available for purchase now on Amazon Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-Would-choose-minds-ignorance-ebook/dp/B00ZQCQS2Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434422344&sr=1-1&keywords=intuition+joanne+nicholson

‘Horrorscopes’ a twisted tale

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My new short story is now available on kindle for 99c.

http://www.amazon.com/Horrorscopes-twisted-tale-Joanne-Nicholson-ebook/dp/B00XJ27QYE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1431427013&sr=1-1&keywords=joanne+nicholson

When a little old gentleman goes into a bustling café to place an order for coffee he is ridiculed and humiliated for not being able to place his order electronically. Upset, he slams down a tattered old magazine on the counter, telling the crowd that karma will come back to haunt them. 

As each person who picks up the discarded magazine reads their horoscope, they are surprised to find that it is accurate – but maybe not in the way they first imagined. 

After reading this short story, you may not look at your horoscope in the same way ever again! 

Check it out now – it may be short but it certainly isn’t sweet!

I’ve finally done it!

I’m so excited to announce that after years of blogging, I’ve finally bitten the bullet and have published my first book on Amazon Kindle.

Music Score is a novel aimed at teens/young adults.

Raised by musician parents, Barb always had a love of creating, playing and listening to music.

Barb is outraged when she discovers her dad is responsible for creating music with subliminal tracks used by the government as propaganda to brainwash an unsuspecting public. She covertly changes the hidden tracks only to find that within a few weeks there is social unrest, with anti-government protests and rioting. Realizing she is responsible, Barb and her dad record a song with a subliminal track to calm the demonstrators. Performing this song live in the combat zone, Barb not only calms the rioters but becomes an overnight sensation in the media.

Before she knows it, Barb is a celebrity with a recording contract and starts a new romance with Jake, who stars in her music video.

It all seems too good to be true and maybe it is!

Just as Barb is preparing to fly overseas on a promotional tour, she discovers her dad has laid down subliminal tracks in her music to make people like her. Wanting to achieve success on her own merits, Barb gets her dad to edit the songs to remove the hidden track. Will her success and new found love wither without the subliminal messages or do her fans and Jake really like her for who she is?

If you are interested in reading my book or have a teen who would enjoy it, simply click this link to go to the Amazon Store to download:

Music Score

While you’re at it, you might like to check out my new website http://www.joannenicholsonauthor.com