To get feedback, I made the manuscript of my book available to eight members of the public.
It was done with anonymity through a third party to avoid the possibility of loyalty or bias.
Some more opinions have now been fed back via my contact and, I am relieved, nothing negative.
1)“.....thankfully not sadomasochism, and anyway puts 50 Shades in the shade.”
2)“.....what a lovely story! The author's claim is justified. I was aroused, I laughed at his subtle humour, and I wept floods. The sort of book that I will re-read to enjoy a good cry all over again.”
3)“....Adult romance would not be my normal choice of read, but I have to admit it is a real page-turner. The storyline would stand on its own two feet as a love story without the
4)“....I couldn't put it down, and what a pleasant change to read without the need of a dictionary to hand. Too many writers have an overly-intellectual or flowery approach to stories that don't need it.”
5)The one professional literary review so far comes from Editorial Stand.
Laura Donkersley comments :
“.....the storyline is a wonderful love story that inspires readers, as well as questioning society's set preconceptions. The erotica side appeals to a growing market of readers, so that should provide a larger demographic.”
YES I KNOW – It is early days to be wallowing in self-pride, BUT I THINK that I hear a message coming through that I will remember for sequels - Write for us – Not yourselves.