Thanks again for all of the great inquiries that you have sent in. It was really thrilling to have so many people want my thoughts on their work. This past month as been all about creating a workable business model for my brand new fee-per-review service.

The turnout was amazing. So many independent authors have inquired about a review during my beta period, and I appreciate it. In the future, I want to make this site a hub for everything indie author, including running a reliable review service for not only writers but also the readers looking for new writers.

In addition to having reviews posted on my site, I will be offering additional posts of my review on other sites (if the author finds the review favorable) and simple cover art creation. Also, a quick turnaround is what I'll be shooting for, although that will obviously depend on the density of review orders.

You should really see how much other professional review services charge for reviews. Hundreds of dollars! So, I really wanted to bring an affordable, professional review service to independent authors. You know, something will not cost you your arms, legs, and first born! Basically, I based the pricing on word count and what I would be comfortable paying for a professional, honest, guaranteed review of my work.

I'll be updating the site after May starts to reflect the start of M. Harrison Reviews in May/June 2014.

I look forward to reviewing many more books.

I've received so many inquiries for the beta period of my review service. I just want to give a shout out to everyone who has inquired after a free review during this beta period! You all rock!

I'm starting to read and take notes now, so reviews will be posted in the order I requested and then received review copies. I'm going to be accepting inquiries for free reviews until the end of the month, and then I will be closing the inquiry form for a week or so while I make the changes to the site that I need to make.

After the changes have been implemented, anyone will be able to receive a review and much more to help promote their work! It's an exciting time in the world of indie authors, and I'm here for it!

To keep everyone in the loop, I'll post review announcements on my blog when there's a new review up, or you can subscribe to the review site when it's up and running. Either way, quality reviews are coming your way!

Long live M. Harrison Reviews!!!
This past week, I went up to NYC to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the annual auto show they have there. And it was pretty great! We got early access before the crowds to walk around.

I really only go every year to see the really expensive cars that I can't afford (right now, at least). I went with my husband and a friend. And it was cool. I spent most of the time wandering around the main floor, looking at the cars and taking pictures of anything that interested me. I got close to 200 pictures!

It was just a bit of fun over the weekend to break up the monotony of the week. Take a look at a few of my favorite pictures below. And I'll post the rest of them in the gallery!

I've had a couple of setbacks in getting out my latest. But it's coming, I promise. Between setting up my reviews and working on a couple more projects that will be revealed in the future, I have had Silver Bullet, my current short story (and the second in The Cafe Chronicles), on the back burner for a bit. I've just now started to irk my way through it this week. And it's coming along nicely.

The thing I like about short stores is that they force you to get to the point pretty quickly. And in my mind, they are like the separate snapshots in a photo album. Take TV, for example. You have about 100 episodes and they all might have their own plot lines, but somehow those small plot lines add up to one that is larger.

So yeah... I'm working on Silver Bullet. It'll probably be a couple more weeks but it'll get done and then I can work on getting out my first full-length novel, Reaper. It's about a death goddess living in New Jersey. And it's been done for quite awhile although I've been keeping it tight to the chest. Time to let my baby fly.

In other news...

Reviews are open! And I've actually already started receiving requests! The posts on Reddit have given me some good exposure. I can't wait to read some of this stuff and get the reviews on them out there. It's been great going through all these inquiries. I've accepted quite a few so far. I'll need to set up a site solely dedicated to the reviews, so it'll probably be a little bit before I start posting, but not too long. Promise.

Fill out the form today. It's really easy and I swear that I don't take years to respond to you, whether I want to read your book or not.
I am now doing reviews. There's a simple form to fill out with some basic info on you and your book (which you should already have on you already). Then I can get back to you and let you know if I can review your work.

I'm honest and tactful, so you will get a true-to-form review from me. And I'm not exactly being inundated by inquiries right now, so this is the best time for you to submit an inquiry. Free advertisement, people!

Simply click on the "Reviews" tab on the menu bar, or hover your cursor over it and go down to "Review Policy" to begin.
Hey Everybody,

It's been awhile! I've been working really hard to get some new writing published. But I thought I'd take a break today to check out Asbury Comic Con in Asbury Park, NJ with the hubby and a friend from Gaming and Then Some, you're source for news on practically everything entertainment. We wanted to hit up PAX this year, which is coincidentally happening right now as well, but we decided to go for next year. There just aren't enough days in the year to everything.

Anyway, it was great! I've posted some of the pictures I took. We saw a lot of amazing art (and bought a whole hell of a lot of it, but believe me when I say we barely scratched the surface). There were even some pretty cool costumes. I would've liked to stay at the beach for a little while but after a few hours, I was ready for a nap. (I think I'm getting old.)

Check out my pictures below...