I have been keeping track of the Amazon Kindle ranking of Blondes, Books, & Bourbon since it was released. I think if you check around, I’m not the only one to do this with their books. Out of fluke, I started watching the numbers of my debut novel Tomorrow Wendell as well, because, well … why not?
The numbers for the anthology were pretty good, then suddenly the ranking for the novel shot up. It caught me quite off guard, and most odd, is how it has sustained a better over all number. While they slowly dropped in ranking after the initial push of release, my novel actually stay just a bit ahead of the anthology in sales ranking.
Yesterday, I took a look to record the numbers, and BB&B was at 624k with TW at 437k. Usually I don’t check again for a couple days, but there had been a new review up and so I thought I’d just have a quick peek. To my surprise BB&B had rocketed up into the 255k ranking and TW had reached 160k.
Needless to say- I’m rather happy this morning. And it probably isn’t a coincidence that this happened shortly after my blog tour began.
As I mentioned, a new review came out for Blondes, Books, & Bourbon.. a couple actually. I’m going to share a few snippets with you. You can find the whole things on Amazon, or Goodreads, if you want to read all of them, I’m not going to fill your feed.
– ‘The character of Jonathan Alvey, and indeed the whole White Dragon Black series, reads as if the author mixed Harry Dresden and Phillip Marlowe in an acid bath and then etched the page in the peerless prose that resulted.’
-‘Brooding, cantankerous, and so deeply flawed he’s almost on the verge of shattering completely, Alvey is a fantastic homage to the hardboiled detective fiction of old with a fresh insertion of the mystical and arcane.’
– ‘I thought Sins of the Father was a good stand alone story, but felt that there could have been a lot more added to really make the story stand out. The dialogue felt genuine to the plot, the characters and to the setting. However, I felt that the story itself was too short.’
…. ‘Sins of the Father was the first White Dragon Black story ever written. I don’t disagree with the reviewer, but I wanted to present that original story unchanged. It even has cannon inaccuracies that I simple gave a nod of my head to due to it’s status.
Also, if you are interested, the editor-in-chief of Xchyler Publishing, wrote a blog review about my anthology… or maybe it was about me – you decide.
I expect to get my business cards delivered today. These are the cards I will be bringing to Ad Astra Con and handing out, so everyone who gets one can get a free e-copy of Blondes, Books, & Bourbon. It’s hard to host a book release party if there is just one of you in the province – but this way I can share my bourbon soaked baby to everyone everywhere in the Con. My hope for these business cards, is to draw more readers to the White Dragon Black series. If I can get more readers, more people clamouring about the series, I can be paying back Xchyler for taking that chance on me – and I can bring more eyes to a wonderful publisher.