2 Days Left Until Marjorie Diaz Book 2 + Release Event

The second book in my Marjorie Diaz series is coming out April 2, 2019! You can preorder it on Amazon now!

From the official synopsis:

“Marjorie Diaz has been marked for death.

After her relationship with Patrick Watkins ends, Marjorie discovers that everyone in her life has been lying to her. Even her best friend, Lucian Maravalle.

Now, Marjorie is being hunted by a powerful magical family who will stop at nothing to kill her.

Lucian and her family have sworn to protect Marjorie from these nightmarish beasts, but Marjorie isn’t sure she can trust them. They keep secret after secret and, even after Marjorie has begged for them to tell her everything, they continue to keep her in the dark.

Marjorie struggles with her own mortality as she embarks on a futile journey to remain alive and reason with the beings that are hunting her.

She finds out the hard way that humans don’t matter on the other side of the veil. Unless Marjorie has something of use to offer, she’s better off dead.


Book 2 in the Marjorie Diaz Series.

Cover art by Ariel LeAnn of Cat’s Paw Media

CONTENT WARNING: GORE, BODY HORROR, MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH

THIS IS AN LGBTQIA+ TITLE WITH A FULL POC CAST “

Also, if you preorder it before April 2, you’ll be entered into my $20 gift card giveaway!

I’m also doing a release party on my Twitch account in honor of Marjorie and Lucian’s favorite games. Or, well, the games they played in the first book. I’ll be playing Far Cry 5, Overwatch, Bomberman, and maybe Fortnite if I still have it installed.

I’ll also be doing giveaways, I’ll announce the winner of the $20 Amazon Gift Card, and I’ll read an excerpt from the book while I’m struggling through playing video games. It’s gonna be great.

Follow me on Twitch here.

Link to the event page to RSVP.

3 Days Left Until Marjorie Diaz Book 2 + Giveaway

The second book in my Marjorie Diaz series is coming out April 2, 2019! You can preorder it on Amazon now!

From the official synopsis:

“Marjorie Diaz has been marked for death.

After her relationship with Patrick Watkins ends, Marjorie discovers that everyone in her life has been lying to her. Even her best friend, Lucian Maravalle.

Now, Marjorie is being hunted by a powerful magical family who will stop at nothing to kill her.

Lucian and her family have sworn to protect Marjorie from these nightmarish beasts, but Marjorie isn’t sure she can trust them. They keep secret after secret and, even after Marjorie has begged for them to tell her everything, they continue to keep her in the dark.

Marjorie struggles with her own mortality as she embarks on a futile journey to remain alive and reason with the beings that are hunting her.

She finds out the hard way that humans don’t matter on the other side of the veil. Unless Marjorie has something of use to offer, she’s better off dead.


Book 2 in the Marjorie Diaz Series.

Cover art by Ariel LeAnn of Cat’s Paw Media

CONTENT WARNING: GORE, BODY HORROR, MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH

THIS IS AN LGBTQIA+ TITLE WITH A FULL POC CAST “

Also, if you preorder it before April 2, you’ll be entered into my $20 gift card giveaway!

I’m also doing a release party on my Twitch account in honor of Marjorie and Lucian’s favorite games. Or, well, the games they played in the first book. I’ll be playing Far Cry 5, Overwatch, Bomberman, and maybe Fortnite if I still have it installed.

I’ll also be doing giveaways, I’ll announce the winner of the $20 Amazon Gift Card, and I’ll read an excerpt from the book while I’m struggling through playing video games. It’s gonna be great.

Follow me on Twitch here.

Link to the event page to RSVP.

Only Four Days Left Until Marjorie Diaz Book 2!

The second book in my Marjorie Diaz series is coming out April 2, 2019! You can preorder it on Amazon now!

From the official synopsis:

“Marjorie Diaz has been marked for death.

After her relationship with Patrick Watkins ends, Marjorie discovers that everyone in her life has been lying to her. Even her best friend, Lucian Maravalle.

Now, Marjorie is being hunted by a powerful magical family who will stop at nothing to kill her.

Lucian and her family have sworn to protect Marjorie from these nightmarish beasts, but Marjorie isn’t sure she can trust them. They keep secret after secret and, even after Marjorie has begged for them to tell her everything, they continue to keep her in the dark.

Marjorie struggles with her own mortality as she embarks on a futile journey to remain alive and reason with the beings that are hunting her.

She finds out the hard way that humans don’t matter on the other side of the veil. Unless Marjorie has something of use to offer, she’s better off dead.


Book 2 in the Marjorie Diaz Series.

Cover art by Ariel LeAnn of Cat’s Paw Media

CONTENT WARNING: GORE, BODY HORROR, MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH

THIS IS AN LGBTQIA+ TITLE WITH A FULL POC CAST “

Also, if you preorder it before April 2, you’ll be entered into my $20 gift card giveaway!

s/h/a/m/e

S

I think the be/t part
i/ laying here awake
exhau/ted
body /haking
and knowing
you’re nothing
but a/hamed of me 

H

I t/ink a lot
about the symmetry
of your face
and t/e way your
/air curls just right
around your ears 

A

/nother d/y goes by
/nd /nother /nd /nother
until /ll th/t’s left is bones
ground to dust
–/nd my love for you 

M

The first day of fall
and all I want to do
is hold your hand. 

E

I had almost forgott/n
about /vrything
until my phon/ lit up
and you took th/ tim/ to
/xplain /vrything I alr/ady
kn/w. 

How to write better Amazon reviews

Hey guys! Recently I’ve run into a lot of people asking me how to write better reviews on Amazon for books they’ve read from fellow indie authors.

But the thing about reviewing books is, unless you’re running a review blog, you don’t have to do much!

My reviews are long and wordy because I’ve got a lot to say (plus I write reviews for books here on my blog as well, so I like to try and sell those books to my readers).

But if you’re not doing that, here’s my easy-peasy four-step process for writing Amazon reviews (and getting them approved by the powers that be):

1. Don’t use any profanity (Amazon won’t publish foul language)

2. Abide by that ridiculous $50 purchase rule (it sucks, I know)

3. Cross-post your reviews to Goodreads (it seriously helps!)

4. A little goes a long way! Your review doesn’t have to be a novel. A few sentences would be just fine. Leave the writing to the authors, just make sure they know how much you appreciate their hard work!

If you don’t know what to write, a simple “This was really good! I can’t wait to read more by Author name” will suffice.

Or, if you didn’t like the book, feel free to give constructive criticism. I personally read every review I get to try and improve my work. Some of them can be really harsh, so try not to outright attack the author, but be sure to point out anything problematic so they can fix it in the future.

And that’s it! That’s all it takes. Reviews aren’t rocket science and it’s something really easy and really nice you can do to help an author you admire to succeed in the market.