On March 19, 2018, I published A TWIST OF WYRD on Amazon. On the advice of a friend, I also submitted it to BookLife.com for a review (Thanks, Tal!). BookLife.com is the self-publishing arm of Publisher’s Weekly. Obtaining a review from them looks really good for an author.
When I sent my submission, I was hopeful but wasn’t counting on anything. According to their website, they receive over a thousand requests per MONTH for reviews. Obviously, they can’t review them all and they state on their website, “If your book is chosen, know that it truly stood out.”
Flashforward to September 3, 2018. Publisher’s Weekly (BookLife) reviewed A TWIST OF WYRD!! Click here for the full review, but below is a snippet of what they had to say.
“Romance blends with Norse mythology in this fast-paced debut. […] Readers looking for plenty of steamy love scenes and a strong heroine who refuses to be a damsel in distress will appreciate this humorous, action-filled paranormal.” – Publisher’s Weekly
I am ecstatic! And feeling very blessed right now. Thank you to everyone who leaves a review for a book. Mine and anyone else’s. We appreciate each and every one of them.
When I decided to write “a story about a Valkyrie,” I had no idea that I’d end up with a completely different heroine, plus be planning (very loosely) a 10 book paranormal romance series steeped in Norse Mythology. Needless to say, I’ve ended up doing a lot of research about Norse Polytheism and still am.
One of the sites that I stumbled upon on the WWW during my quest for knowledge was a site created by author and scholar, Dan McCoy. It’s called Norse Mythology for Smart People.
Norse Mythology for Smart People provides reliable, well-documented information on the fascinating mythology and religion of the Norse/Germanic peoples.
What I love the most about NMfSP is that the information is intelligent, well written, and referenced. Dan McCoy truly is a scholar. I consider this site a trusted, dare I say gospel, resource because it’s obvious that Mr. McCoy has done HIS research.
The information I’ve gained from Mr. McCoy’s articles has inspired so many fun little twists and turns in my story world. I can’t really share those right now, but you’ll read about them. I will give you one hint, though. One of my favorite articles is “The Parts of the Self.” *wink*
So, if you’re interested in Norse Mythology, be sure to check out Norse Mythology for Smart People. Just make sure you carve out a few hours of free time first.
Source: Norse Mythology for Smart People – The Ultimate Online Resource for Norse Mythology and Religion