When I first published Thicker Than Water, the first novel in my Brands Crossing mystery series, I was flying on the high of completing my novel. When I received the first of several good reviews, I was even more ecstatic. Sales were steady and my promotions went well.

Then I received a handful of 3 star reviews. The reviewers had positive things to say about interesting characters, an intriguing story-line, and potential. Yet, they also mentioned, proofing errors and undeveloped plot points.

Some of my euphoria dissipated and I felt embarrassed and disappointed in myself. Still, I believed in the book and the rest of the series I was creating.

So I went back and re-vised the book another time using the reviews as a guide. I even discovered a way to add a virtual table of contents to the book (which was a major problem with the earlier version. It is, most likely, less than perfect, but better than before.

Therefore, thanks to all the reviewers who gave good reviews (you gave me confidence), and the ones who gave honest and constructive critique (you helped me improve the book). If you have already read (and hopefully enjoyed) Thicker Than Water, you can go to your account page and click on the kindle purchases page, then, click the updated version button to obtain, at no cost, the revised version of the novel.

The revised version of Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series Book 1) is a Kindle Select free promotion from March 13-March 17 and can be ordered here on the Amazon site.amazonlinktobook


You do not need a Kindle to read the book. You can still read it for free from Any computer, smartphone or tablet using Amazon’s free software available here. I hope you all will take advantage of this promotion and read Thicker Than Water, then let me know what you think of it. I would also appreciate a review at Amazon and Goodreads. Click on the site for the ebook. Scroll down the page to reviews and click on “Write a Customer Review





About Sharon K Owen

I am a fiction writer, a university professor, a copy editor and an online writing teacher. My first Romantic Suspense: Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series) was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Whatever Goes Around, will be published in 2016. My short stories and poetry have been published in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer's Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family, a multitude of friends and the good fortune to share a cozy sanctuary in North Texas with my two cats (Matt and Cinders).

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