Every once in a while I take time out and use Google to search my book titles. I found a wonderful surprise by doing this! A reader from India named An Accidental Family in her list called 5 of the Best Romances on Kindle. I was flattered, to say the least! But more than that, I was awed to learn that readers from all over the world are reading my books. Be still my beating heart! I sent the woman a personal thank you.
I have told readers, over and over, that the very best advertising an author can get is word of mouth from people who have read and enjoyed an author's books. Many readers tell me they're reluctant to write reviews or post on book forums such as the Kindle forums, the NookBook forums, or Kindleboards because they fear being criticized on their reading tastes. I say hog wash! I say be bold! I say if you enjoyed a book, tell the world about it. An author will thank you!