Monday, 10 August 2015

That Post Asking For Reviews!

After four years of all kinds of procrastination I am finally ready to publish what my good friend Cathy has described as my magnum opus. It’s just like me to be getting on to the dystopia bandwagon just as the wheels are falling off but I am still super excited and also super nervous.
       I’ve read many author accounts about how the writing of a novel is only half the battle and that marketing is a major hurdle. This has never been more apparent for me until now. The market is saturated with self-published novels vying for the attention of readers. Book bloggers are inundated with review requests and Amazon seems to be hyper vigilant about deleting reviews written by anyone remotely related to an author.
        Despite all these hurdles, I will push on ahead because I’ve worked too hard to give up now. To that end, I am putting out a call to all of my followers and friends to ask *cough* or beg *cough* if anyone would be interested in reading and reviewing my novel which is due to be released on Amazon and all major book retailers on 1 September 2015.
        If you’re interested please drop me a line at and let me know what format your e-reader takes. At this stage I can only offer ebooks but there may be scope for print books later on. Poison's synopsis is below:

Since the night her mother was murdered, sixteen-year-old Rory Gray has known one truth: There are no good Seeders.
       In post-apocalyptic Australia, the scientists known as Seeders have built a Citadel surrounded by food-producing regions and populated with refugees from the wars and famine. To maintain their control, the Seeders poisoned the land and outlawed the saving of seeds.
       It’s been six years since Rory graced the Seeders’ circus stage as the Wind Dancer and still the scars on her body haven’t healed. Even worse are the scars on her heart, left by a Seeder boy who promised to protect her.
      Now the Seeders are withholding supplies from Rory’s region for perceived disobedience. Utilising the Wanderer knowledge she received from her mother, Rory must journey to the Citadel through uninhabitable terrain to plead for mercy.
      However, the Citadel isn’t as Rory remembered. The chief plant geneticist is dying and rumours fly that the store of viable seed is dwindling. The Seeders are desperate to find a seed bank they believe Rory can locate, and they will stop at nothing to get it.
     To defy the Seeders means death. But Rory has been close to death before--this time she’s learned the value of poison.

Recommended for fans of The Hunger Games, strong protagonists, circuses and nature!


I've organised for a book blitz to take place from September 7th to September 11th so please check back and enter the giveaway!

Eternally grateful,



  1. There is so much to do for marketing and we never seem to do enough.
    I will do a shout-out on my blog when your book is available.

  2. Scary and exciting! I'm so hair for you, Lan. Obviously I would love to read and review your book. That is if you're not scared of my opinion. ;)

  3. *Happy* stupid auto correct.

  4. All I can say is, read her book, people! It's great and Book 2 is nearly ready to be published, also. It's even better!

    I'd leave a review if I could, but that is the very thing Amazon is trying to crack down on. Oh well. We know people review-swap all the time and they've ruined it for us. :(

  5. I'm so freakin' excited for you Lan. I finally got around to putting it on my kindle to read now. -claps hands-. I'm in love with the cover as well, and it sits so pretty in my kindle. :)

    Let me know if I can do anything else for you.

  6. I've faced those similar hurdles, so I'm more than willing to give it a shot. I'd be interested in reading/reviewing.

  7. Congrats on your achievement, greetings and best wishes!

  8. I like Dystopians and I did just finish my review list... (It was forever long.) I don't blog my reviews, but I might be willing to help out.


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