Mystery, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, horror & YA by "Cheryl Kaye Tardif" & romance by "Cherish D'Angelo". Cheryl is represented by Trident Media Group in NY.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday Salon: I received an ARC from Harlequin/MIRA

The Sunday Today's Sunday Salon post is not a book review--not yet anyway. A week ago, I was contacted by author Rick Mofina, who asked me if I'd consider reviewing his newest thriller SIX SECONDS.

I was then contacted by MIRA, a division of Harlequin, and arrangements were made for me to receive an ARC--advanced reading copy. I take this as an honor. Publishers don't like to give ARCs to just anyone.

The ARC arrived 2 days after I said yes. I can't say much about Rick's book yet--other than it is a fast-paced thriller. I'm 2/3 done, so by next Sunday you'll get to read all about it.

I've only read one other Mofina novel so far--Every Fear. You can read my review of it HERE.

Rick is a fellow Canadian author, so if you're participating in the 2nd Canadian Book Challenge, please consider any of his thrillers. You'll love them!

For more information on Rick Mofina and his novels, please visit:

~Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
Canadian suspense author


Literary Feline said...

It seems like the number of ARC's being offered to the average blogger (like me) has gone up considerably in the last few months. It's an interesting trend and I'm curious to see how it will play out in time.

I am not familiar with Rick Mofina, but I will definitely consider reading his books. I love a good thriller now and then. :-)

Cheryl Tardif said...

But I don't think you're the "average" blogger. :)

My publisher tells me that ARCs are generally given to major reviewers, prominent authors and bloggers who have a solid following and good traffic. At least that's what he and most independent publishers look for. Basically, publishers are looking for reviewers who really get the word out. Here's where being a "blabber-mouth" really pays off. ;-)

More publishers are starting to see that real reader reviews are almost better to have than the major book industry reviewers. I know for me, as much as I appreciate a good Booklist review, I truly enjoy the unanticipated reader review I stumble upon on Amazon. It's like Christmas all over again. :)


Literary Feline said...

That's interesting, Cheryl. Thank you for the information. I really don't see myself that way--and think of myself as one of the smaller fish in the big pond--but I am glad that there are those out there that think otherwise. It's a good feeling!

I know that as a reader, I value real reader reviews over book industry reviews. I am glad to see that publishers are beginning to see that too. Though, I hope that there will continue to be both types ultimately, as I think we benefit from both.