Because they help retailers decide to recommend and feature the book more. It takes a whopping 30 reviews for most of them to even take notice of your book. Part of the reason for that is there are over 3,000 books published every single day of the year. Because of that getting noticed is harder than it has ever been. Most books fall into obscurity and barely sell enough copies to pay for a few coffees for their authors each month. That starving author thing, sadly is not a myth.
Which leads me to: The reincarnation of Once Bitten has released! In it's new life it is titled Bitten & Beholden. It is with a new publisher now, and not only has a new cover, but new material that includes a new ending! I'm so excited about what my new publisher has done with the novel that I hope you'll check it out. I really, really hope you'll consider leaving a review at online retailers, because reviews from the old version don't carry over to the new one.
If you read and loved Once Bitten, you don't have to read Bitten & Beholden. It is the same great story, just enhanced a wee bit. The original is pictured above along with the reincarnation. Bitten & Beholden is now called book two because my new publisher has published a little novella of mine called Clawed & Cornered that they are calling book one. Book "three", the re-vamped Twice Turned will be re-releasing as well with a new name (Tempered & Turned) and new material in March of 2021, and a brand new third full length novel in the series is coming next fall!