Helloooo, Review Crew!
Welcome to THE BLACK FORTRESS hidden Review Crew page! We are so happy that you are here. There are around 40 of you who have volunteered to review our latest Gryphon Chronicles book. Wow! A big THANK YOU to each and every one of you! :)
We will be using this blog to enrich, converse, update, inform, hang-out, and all around have a good time as we go through the reviewing process. Since we all read at a different pace, this is intended to be a NO SPOILER forum.
Make sure you bookmark this page. There is no direct link from our website to this secret blog. One of us will send out a quick email whenever there is a new post up. We'd love it if you'd get involved, comment, ask questions, but don't feel like you have to. And kids...only with your parents' permission!
Hopefully, by now, you've successfully downloaded your Advanced Reader Copy of THE BLACK FORTRESS. If, for some reason, you did not receive the email from BookFunnel with instructions on how to claim your book, let us know, and we'll resend it right away. (But check your Spam folder first.) And, if you got the email but are just having difficulty downloading it or getting it onto your Kindle simply click the "HELP" button on the download page. The good people at BookFunnel will make sure you get your book. They have excellent staff over there who are always willing to help.
And now, for a quick review of our few and very basic Review Crew Rules:
~ In exchange for a free, hot-off-the-press eBook copy of THE BLACK FORTRESS, you agree to write an honest review and post it on Amazon by Wednesday, Oct 30th. That's 3 weeks after receiving your copy. Please note that those who accept the free book but don't follow through will not be invited back to participate in future review crews.
~ Disclaimer: DO include the following sort of disclaimer phrase in your write-up (usually placed at the end of a review): I voluntarily read an Advanced Review Copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions. This lets us keep everything honest, open, and on the up-and-up.
~ Follow-Through: If you haven't done so already, please tell us what screen name you'll be posting your review under so we can check you off the list and make sure everybody followed through. If there's an unavoidable delay in your review for whatever reason, please let us know. Life happens!
~ For Minors: If you are under the age of 18, you MUST have parental permission to download this book and participate in THE BLACK FORTRESS Review Crew.
~ One Final Tip on Writing Reviews: No Spoilers. I'm sure you already know this, but if anyone needs a reminder, please don't give any spoilers in your review that would ruin surprises in the story for other readers or give away the ending.
Allrighty then! With all the business handled, let's get to the fun part! :)
Please use the comments below to introduce yourself to the Review Crew. Although we have gotten to know many of you over the years, a few sentences about yourself and where you're from would be great. There are some of you we are meeting for the first time and we love to get to know our readers. :)
That's it! Thank you so much, again, for volunteering to review our book. Having reviews up is very important in today's publishing environment, so we really appreciate it! We look forward to chatting with you here, and hope you enjoy reading THE BLACK FORTRESS! We certainly had a great time writing it.
Eric & Gael