Lost Solace Blog Tour


Lost Solace is going on a blog tour! Each day from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th September (2019) different bookbloggers will post their never-before-seen reviews of the book on their sites (and possibly elsewhere e.g. Goodreads, Amazon).

The table below shows where the tour visits each day: I'll update it with direct links to the reviews and blog posts as they go live.

Join me in visiting the sites and seeing what people think of the book. I'll be sharing links on social media, answering questions, and generally being in a party mood all week. So I hope you'll join me for at least some of the time! Read the reviews, follow the blogs or their social media accounts, share links, leave comments on the blogs, or whatever you feel like. It's even more exciting for me because I have only done one blog tour before, back in 2016, for They Move Below.

Feel free to tag things with #LostSolace, or even the hashtag I used back when Opal's story was being drafted: #GirlOnAMotherfuckingSpaceship (I think I was getting a bit tired of "Girl on/with a ..." book titles back then and wanted to add a bit of sarcasm; yes, I did even consider that as the actual title for Lost Solace for a little while after I bought this book!).


Monday 2nd September


"Clarissa the AI was my favorite. There’s just no way I couldn’t love her. I am completely hooked."

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"When I read sci-fi books I want excellent world building, interesting protagonists and a well-crafted, thought-provoking story. Lost Solace gave me all that."


Tuesday 3rd September


"The tension kept me turning the page even when I should have been eating my dinner. A tense, exciting sci-fi adventure, with interesting characters and convincing world-building. Highly recommended."

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Twitter / Facebook

"Here, Karl Drinkwater manages to remind us just how powerful this can be by crafting an atmosphere for us that is genuinely unsettling. And I love it!" 
 

Wednesday 4th September

"Non stop action, fast pace, travel in outer space, ghost ship, fights with military, new decisions, and 2 kickass heroines made this a great read."

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Twitter

"The whole concept of just one main character and an A.I was very interesting, plausible and well executed. I loved their relationship, the dialogue between them was sparky, intelligent, witty and felt very much like a real friendship." 
 

Thursday 5th September

"I loved the strong female character, intelligent and fearless (very Ripley-esq) and likeable too. I can’t wait to read the next in the series."

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Twitter

"I read the rest of the book at warp speed. So much is revealed about Opal, and what’s in the ship is the stuff of nightmares."
 

Friday 6th September


"Opal did remind me a bit of Ripley as she is hard faced, takes no shit from anyone, and will take anyone on even if it’s unknown beings or really hardcore supreme marines."

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Saturday 7th September

Twitter / Instagram / Facebook

"This book caught my attention, and left me turning page after page to unravel the mystery. If you’re a Sci-fi fan with a few good intense and spooky moments- this is definitely a book worth checking out."
 

Sunday 8th September


"Opal is the type of female heroine that was missing in my life. She doesn’t flinch, she doesn’t cower, she’s a force of nature."

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Twitter / Instagram

"So you probably know by now that I love a good AI-human in space romp, and this is one of them."
 

This tour has been organised by Anne Cater of Random Things Tours.

Where next? You might want to follow me and my work, or even buy my books. Many thanks!
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A Tip To Help Authors Make More Money


A trick for author profitability: find a Venn overlap between what sells, and what you love writing: and dive into that sweet spot. Here's a handy diagram I made earlier.

If you've already published books and they aren't doing well, the first things that spring to mind as culprits are that the cover and blurb are wrong, or the book has a problem with the style or plotting. After that, it could just be that it just isn't resonating with the readers in your target niche, or that niche isn't big enough. In that case you could try writing in another genre or sub-genre.

I write in at least three genres, and love them all, and the books all seem to be well received: but it is only in my third genre that I hit the sweet spot. I'll still write books in all three genres, but now my sci-fi work subsidises books in the other two. The good thing is that finding my sweet spot on the third attempt wasn't selling out: it was still writing something I love, but I originally just didn't think I would be any good at writing sci-fi. Readers proved me wrong and gave me the confidence to continue! Also, trying something new reinvigorated me as a writer.

Peace, love, and good luck to all my fellow authors.

Where next? You might want to follow me and my work, or even buy my books. Many thanks!
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