Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Women's Fiction Reviews

My cousin Jenna recently launched a blog devoted to reviewing women's fiction, called Women's Fiction Reviews. While there are various sites that review books, she noticed "how hard it is to find good women's fiction."

She says, "What got me going on this blog really was all the things I've read from authors' perspectives on how hard it is to get your book out there in front of readers. One day I'd like to switch seats and be the one looking for just the right place to promote my book, but for now I'll see what I can do to promote some great books and authors that are a little under the radar."

Great ideas are born from lesser things...

On her introduction page she says,
"I've spent a lot of time wishing for the perfect way to find a great read. Like any avid reader I have bookcases full of books, most of them read but just as many that I haven't gotten around to yet. I also have a "to read " list that grows all the time and between it and my bookcase I have hundreds of choices. But it doesn't stop me from browsing at the bookstore or on I never stop looking because sometimes I want just want something new and fresh, because sometimes the stuff on my list or in my bookcase looks just so-so.

There are a lot of review blogs that offer reviews on current books and/or interview authors with books coming out but I've yet to find one that lists all new releases and current titles so I have other options to look at if what is being reviewed doesn't strike me as something I want to read--this is something I plan to do with this blog."

Women's Fiction Reviews will serve several purposes: reviewing all new women's fiction titles, posting about new releases, reviewing new releases, and more. Jenna would love for Women's Fiction Reviews "to turn into a gathering place for fans of women's fiction and a "stage" for authors to showcase their books."

Good luck Jenna!


Jenna said...

Thanks for the shout-out Mel!

I've gotten a little behind with the loss we suffered in our family recently but I'll be reviewing Reunion by Therese Fowler within the week!

Thanks again Mel :).

Melanie Avila said...

Jenna, I'm happy to help.

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. :( I had a feeling you probably hadn't done much with it in the past week, but there's plenty to check out for people who haven't been there at all.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to Women's Fiction Reviews."
(aka "stormie" on AW)

Melanie Avila said...

Hi Anne! (stormie) :)

You're welcome. I think it's such a great idea and I really hope more people find out about it.

Robin said...

That sounds terrific! I'm going to check out Jenna's website, for sure! (Hi Jenna!)

Christy said...

What a great idea for a blog. Thanks for sharing!

WendyCinNYC said...

Oh, that sounds great. I'll check it out.

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks for checking it out, ladies!

Nadine said...

Sounds awesome!! I'll definitely be checking it out!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Nadine!