Book Reviews: Exciting Stuff

In the Shadow of Porter's Hollow by Yvonne SchuchartFunny, I never got excited about book reviews when I was in school. I greeted the assignment with a groan, even my desk and chair creaked in protest. At the time, writing my thoughts on what somebody else wrote didn’t seem to have any practical value. Now I am a writer, and book reviews are golden. Your words about my words motivate me.

Book reviews are valuable feedback for authors in more ways than a mere pat on the back.  They help us see where we need to make improvements, and to figure out what we’ve gotten right. They let us know somebody, is reading our work. It’s hard to explain how that makes a writer feel, but it encourages us to keep on.

So I want to say an official, and huge, THANK YOU to any and all who leave book reviews on Amazon or other social media, for myself and others; because I hear the same sentiments from other writers every day. I encourage you to keep leaving feedback for the books you read, even if it’s only a few sentences.

On that note, I have copied a few of the book reviews some of you left for me below. Hope to post more in the future.

Your words are golden!

5.0 out of 5 starsA really good read

By Mary Bolling on November 21, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

This book I found to have a really interesting plot that moved along at a good, solid pace. The characters also seemed real and believable, which can be difficult for an author to achieve in a paranormal horror story. Schuchart wrote a storyline that was unique and quite unpredictable. All in all I would definitely recommend this horror novel to anyone who is looking for something new in the paranormal horror genre.
on October 1, 2016
An eerie tale that kept my attention from start to finish. I read this book over one weekend and had to keep turning the pages to see what happened next. A great read.
on October 15, 2016
This book is AMAZING!! I find it hard to put down. I am currently half way through and the only thing stopping me is the need for sleep. LOL It is a suspenseful read with interesting charecters that really take shape in the dialogue. I really wish I bought a book instead of the email book because this would be one I would HAVE to share with my friends. Would make an AWESOME book club read. Plenty of interesting parts to discuss. 🙂 I look forward to more great stories in the future!!
on October 27, 2016
This story has enough tension to keep a reader turning the pages, but don’t start reading it late at night! A creepy tale, nicely told, with the potential for a sequel laid out before us at the end.
on September 28, 2016
Story was interesting and kept you interested from beginning to end .Will watch for the sequel.
To be come out.


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Agreed! Seeing a new book review post to Amazon or Goodreads (or even in email) is like Christmas morning. Every time!

I loved the book! When is sequel coming out? I would love to be notified when it does.
Nancy Newcomb

Well thank you! I appreciate the comments. The sequel will be out by October. Hoping sooner but I have to be realistic. I’ll let everyone know.

I truly love your writing style …the characters are vivid to me…I’m dying for the sequel! Curry is a great character. It is not lost on me that his name, ‘cur’ is an animal. Very cool evil guy, is Curry. Please let us see more transformation from man to beast, with a little back story of how he became that way. Also, the interest and attraction between Laura Allen and the Sheriff is nice to look forward to in the sequel. You have great art in weaving a story that glues me to the pages. I think Porters Hollow could make a great movie, too, jes sayin’ ? Thank you for hours of super entertainment!!!

Thank you Patricia. I appreciate your comments. Running along the same lines of thought that I am. I am so glad you like it.

I also feel that Loy is a larger character than we have seen thus far… that he is brilliant and able to control Curry with his extreme intelligence. While being a voracious reader, and having read two novels since, the story is still fresh in my mind. A tribute to a great writer with a truly beautiful gift. Looking forward to more words from your fertile imagination! 🙂 Patty

Thank you! Yes, Loy will be a much more prominent figure in the second book. You’re thoughts seem to echo my own. Cool.

I so enjoyed reading book 1 and 2 of Porter’s Hollow. I am trying to locate book 3 “The Curse of Porter’s Hollow” that was to be released in September 2018. I look forward to finding out how everything progresses in Porter’s Hollow now that the beast has taken over Loy. Your a very talented and captivating writer. Please let me know where I might could find your third book.

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