Author: Jamie

Two Peas in a Pod (1): THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa

Two Peas in a Pod (1): THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa

Posted February 20, 2016 by Jamie in Features, Reviews, Two Peas in a Pod Review / 0 Comments

One of the features here at Books Are My Fandom is our Two Peas in a Pod Review. Two of us will read and review a book as a team. We are choosing books we each haven’t read that sound good to us. Some of these choices may come from a Convince Me To Read review! Feel free to email us at hello@booksaremyfandom.com with your suggestions for books that two of us should read plus who you want to read them. Today Iris and Jamie tackle THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa! Dani has already read the book a few […]

Author Advice: Review Requests

Author Advice: Review Requests

Posted February 19, 2016 by Jamie in Author Advice / 0 Comments

One of the best ways to promote your book is to have people read and review it. There are a lot of book bloggers out there that you can send a review request to that will help promote your novel. Most bloggers have enough of a following that, with a review posted on their blog, you could get a few more “to-read”s on Goodreads and even some sales! But the only way for this to happen is if you have a good pitch when you send a review request. I’m going to walk you through what the majority of bloggers […]

Convince Me To Read (1): Nobody’s Goddess by Amy McNulty

Convince Me To Read (1): Nobody’s Goddess by Amy McNulty

Posted January 23, 2016 by Jamie in Convince Me To Read, Features, Reviews / 1 Comment

About Convince Me To Read Reviews While we all have fairly similar tastes, sometimes we need a little push to read a certain book. The Convince Me to Read Review will be a review of the novel plus a section on why we think the others would enjoy it. It may lead to a Two Peas in a Pod Review! Jamie’s review I really enjoyed NOBODY’S GODDESS. It was something so unique and different that I found myself really enthralled with the story to the point that I almost had to blink myself out of a daze when I finished. […]

Meet Jamie!

Meet Jamie!

Posted January 10, 2016 by Jamie in About the Team / 0 Comments

A Bit About Jamie I have been reading stories for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a kid, I have always been critiquing the story, the characters, and their motives. For me, I love to read between the lines. I want to know the character’s ambitions and dreams, as well as their motives behind that. Since the majority of the books I read are Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Contemporary, I am able to see the tropes, typical plot lines, and understand the world building of these genres better than the average reader. Jamie’s Upbringing I was […]

Why You Need A Beta Reader

Posted November 12, 2015 by Jamie in Author Advice / 0 Comments

Your Story Needs A Beta Reader We’re sure you’re thinking “but my story is perfect, I don’t need someone else to read it over!” While no story is ever perfect, it is always helpful to have an unbiased, neutral third party read over your manuscript. Talking to a friend about your manuscript will not have the same impact as having a beta reader reading over your story. A loved one, or someone who cares about you, will not want to disappoint you by telling you they don’t like a certain element of your story. It is best to have a beta reader who has no […]