I’ve learned the hard way to always read samples — especially where IR Romance is concerned. I’ve been burned one too many times by a great book description that leads to just a meh book. Samples also help get me off the fence about whether to download certain books, that I wouldn’t otherwise download. Sometimes a book has a great description but an awful cover. It’s kind of like meeting a handsome man, who dresses horribly. Is his fashion taste indicative of his general nature, or is he a sweet-but-bumbling soul in need of a makeover? Samples help me decide whether or not to judge the book by its cover.
Recently I stumbled upon another benefit of reading samples. When uploading my own book, THE OWNER OF HIS HEART, to the Kindle store, I was surprised to find that I wasn’t allowed to pick OWNER’S excerpt length. Amazon automatically clips the first 10% of your book and uses that as the sample. So what you’re reading is approximately 10% of the book minus the front matter. Now that I know that, I’m no longer wasting my money on books that turn out to be way shorter than I thought they would be judging from their price points.
So in the spirit of sampling, I’m inviting you to click on the cover below to read the first five chapters of THE OWNER OF HIS HEART.