How to handle negative criticism.
There is only one way to deal with it. First, you must print out the negative reviews. A big stack of them. Because there will be many. Then, go outside, and light your barbecue. Get it good and hot. Hot enough to sizzle steak (mmmm…steak). Once its smoking, strip down. Completely naked. You have to be nude. Yeah, the neighbors might call the cops, but hey, it’s all part of the cleansing ritual. Snicker. Snort. Um no. Although, I have to say that sounds kind of fun. Here’s some better advice. Ignore it. The book is written. Finished. Published. If people hated it, there’s nothing to be done. It’s out there and people will judge it. And some people will post that judgment. It might be a really good book, but some people will still hate it. It happens. So, what should you do? Here’s the real answer. Sit down and write the next book and decide if you want to take the criticism into account when working on the next book, or, if enough people liked the premise or your style, just plain ignore it. You can’t please every reader. It’s impossible. What’s too much violence or cussing for one reader, is too tame for another. Some people will see sex scenes as porn, others might call them too vanilla. Criticism is the opinion of one person. Don’t dwell on it. And if you can’t handle it, then don’t look. Seriously. It’s that easy. Just write and let the voices lead you where they will.
by Eve Langlais
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
Can he embrace the beast within?
I’m a monster. That’s what Brandon thinks when he flees the medical institute that changed him. Living a normal life isn’t in the cards for him because, while he can hide his scaly skin, his wings are hard to miss. So he runs and lives in the shadows where monsters belong. What he didn’t expect to find were others just like him, and they call themselves dragons. Or so Aimi with the violet eyes tells him when she pins him to the ground.
Seriously, though, dragons?
He doesn’t want to believe, but the evidence is mounting. Not helping his resolve is the fact that the woman with the silver hair doesn’t fear the monster and wants to claim him.
However, before he can think of his own happiness, he has to rescue his little sister. Uncle Theo kidnapped her, and Brandon will do anything to get her back, even if he must embrace the monster within to become the dragon.
Playing hard to get. How cute. It would make her claiming all the more satisfying—after she stopped hitting him for making it so difficult. Why couldn’t he just obey?
Her biggest fear now was that one of her cousins, or even her aunts, would find him first.
He’s mine. And she wanted him bad enough that she’d give up part of her treasure to keep him.
A New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Hello, my name is Eve. I’m a stay at home mom who writes full time in between juggling my three kids, hubby, and housework, I write hot romance with a bit of a twist. I like strong alpha males, naked chests and shifters. Lots of different breeds of shifters. I am also extremely partial to aliens, you know the kind who abduct their woman and then drive them insane…with pleasure of course.I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.
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