FIRST Blog Tour Underway! Some thoughts.

Well the FIRST Christian Blog Tour is underway and so far so good. šŸ™‚ With bloggers ranging from those who favor narrowly targeted fiction, and most of the time fiction not meeting general market standards (why would it. It’s targeted,) the results were bound to be . . . interesting. šŸ™‚

The more positive comments almost always fall under the category of “you don’t find this kind of work categorized under Christian fiction usually,” to “I couldn’t follow the disjointed nature of the story.”

To the first comment I’d like to emphasize that 99% of these bloggers are only used to seeing Christian fiction that comes from CBA affiliated publishers who claim their narrowly targeted audience doesn’t want to read about vampires and werewolves that is why you don’t see paranormal or vampire and werewolf or zombie type stories making the rounds. I’m just an author and my publisher is just a publisher who recognizes that CBA does not have a hold on the label Christian. Therefore there is a LOT of paranormal and vampire and werewolf and zombie fiction out there that is written by believers and therefore non-offensive to most Christians (I say most because you can’t please everyone.) Just not coming from CBA houses. Anything they market as horror or paranormal will follow their very narrowly targeted conventions. šŸ™‚

As far as the story being disjointed to some, this comment seems to only come from my die hard CBA market readers. No surprise to me. The writing styles between general market work and CBA Christian fiction is so dramatically different . . . I’d make some comparisons but it might offend some.

So in conclusion, I’m very, very pleased with the reviews so far especially considering most of these bloggers are not used to reading general market horror. šŸ˜‰

I’ll post links later to keep anyone from having to google them should they even be inclined. Oh, one more thing, the ending still brings readers to violent reactions but I swear, it’s not really a cliffhanger. *Sue snickers into her hand.* One reviewer who otherwise LOVED the book was quite disgruntled or rather “annoyed” because of the ending. Believe it or not–this makes me happy! All the major issues are resolved and I had to leave something to make you want to go on to read the next in the series. It has something to do with selling books and eating and surviving and this being a series . . . so yeah, I’ll probably end the next book the same way, maybe not. I’ll have to ask the characters what they think. šŸ™‚
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