When I met Elizabeth Loraine in Lexington in 2010, she had just completed her first two books of the Royal Blood Chronicles series- Katrina and The Protectors. She has just announced that her sixth book in her Royal Blood Chronicles series has just been released- Legacy!
Legacy is out today on Kindle, Nook, and Amazon and is available for purchase and reviews.
EL as she is called by family and friends is the author of a great vampire series that equals Twilight in so many ways. Katrina, her main character is not only the vampire but a strong female lead who along with her sister is the savior of the world. Katrina is a romantic, historical adventure that young adult and adult will both love.
Elizabeth began writing this series in 201o and has had great reviews but today she spoke about a 2 star review that was really important to her:
Now you might think that that is a strange statement. That I have lost my mind, and when I saw two stars, I felt really bad. Not being as thick skinned as I should be as an author, and knowing full well that there are bound to be those that don’t like you work, my stomach sank.
So I did what I normally do and read the short review. As I read I thought, how wonderful. This person was upset, not by the writing, plot, etc. She was upset with my lead characters choice of boyfriend at the end of book five – Bloodline. The thought that a reader was so attached to one of my characters that she felt the need to voice her anger that Katrina (my heroine) would choose someone else, was, well, very exciting and gratifying. Even though she was clearly upset with me.
While there are people that seem to take great pride in tearing work of authors apart, skimming books with their red pen at the ready looking for things to make their reviews seem legit. Most, no matter what the ranking are the reader’s true thoughts. I am truly thankful that someone would take the time to read one of my works and though bad reviews are like calling your child ugly or stupid, it is something every author has to deal with. Great reviews are a wonderful thing, but once in awhile there are victories in a two star review that made my day.
So thanks to all of you that read and to those that take the time to write their feelings down. It means a lot to authors and other readers that are looking for something fun to read.
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