Monday, February 4, 2019

Kicking-off the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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There are FIVE prizes up for grabs on the Rafflecopter.
Rafflecopter has FIVE prizes for the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!
It will take all month to complete all the available options.
When you're commenting here today, why not include a mention of what prize you're hoping to win?

The list of blogs in this event:

Thanks to those bloggers for signing up!

The tour kicks off here with:

Writing Book Reviews As An Author

Author Name: J Lenni Dorner
Book publish date: MARCH 26 2019 (Available for pre-sale)
Age category: Adult
Book's genre: Reference - Craft of Writing

Book's title: Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier

A brief description of the book:

This book aims to provide inspiration to encourage people to write more book reviews. It is written for authors, though any reader can benefit.

Link to buy the book:
Link to buy the book:

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?
It's the ten year anniversary. I'm very excited to be a co-host of the A to Z Challenge. This is an incredible community.

Why did you start blogging?
This is answered in my very first blog post. "You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that too! Actually, this blog was started because I heard about the A to Z challenge from some NaNoWriMo friends."

Do you have any other books coming out soon?
This is my current new publication.

I have several stories in the works though.

What other books do you have available?
"Fractions of Existence"
Amazon An urban fantasy. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters - Amazon and Smashwords

Brief tip on writing:
Here's a motivational quote of mine about when you feel like giving up on writing.
#WriteTip motivation to not quit writing by @JLenniDorner

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?
The idea came from interviewing so many debut authors at Operation Awesome. I noticed that some authors reviewed a lot of books, and others had never written one. I set out to inspire those who didn't write reviews. It turned out to be long enough for a month of blog posts (this coming April). Then I noticed I had enough to make a reference book.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?
My biggest writing goal this year is to publish two books in 2019.


Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier by J Lenni Dorner quote excerpt

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
A recommendation from a trusted source, reading something interesting about the book, or the book being by an author I like.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?
What motivates you to write book reviews? Or, if you don't write them, what deters you?

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Twitter handle: @JLenniDorner
YouTube: youtube
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Time to HOP over to today's other stops:
That's right, it's me, JR Vincente, over at J's blog with my book, Runaway.

Be sure to tell us which prize you're hoping to win and why you do or don't write book reviews. Keep coming back to the A to Z blog every weekday this month to follow the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!


nashvillecats2 said...

A great post to read. I read this with this keen interest.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jr ... good to see you at J's blog - where you've given us lots of information. I'm glad the A-Z has reached its tenth year ... congratulations to Lee and Alex, who with others instigated it way back then. Looking forward to it - cheers Hilary

Jamie said...

I love that you two are sharing today. ๐Ÿ’ž
Love these posts. J and JR rock!

Mary B said...

Looking forward to this tour and to the blogging challenge in April!

Roland Clarke said...

I'm not sure if this is the placxe to comment that - I write book reviews because as a writer I've learnt that they can be so uplifting...maybe not when they are one star and negative. But then if I feel that I'm about to write a three stars or lower review I contact the author privately instead = no review.

J Lenni Dorner said...

I actually cover my thoughts on this in my book. Depending on why you don't like a book, it might be something that someone else does like. For example, some people enjoy heart-wrenching novels that ought to be sold with a box of tissues. Others would rather rip out their own eyes than read that. If the issue is poor editing though, then yes, contacting the author is a good idea.

C.E. Flores said...

Sounds like a good choice for me! If I won one of the prizes on the raffle, I'd like the $10 Amazon gift card so I can get some of these amazing books on the blog tour, including this one!