All authors welcome reviews. I am no different to any other author. I have also long gotten over feeling rotten if a bad review is posted. In fact, those have been few and far between. I am lucky.
Both of my undercover cop books are doing well. One about a real undercover cop as was (me) and the other a fictional undercover cop, Steve Regan (not me). The memoir about the real me continues to sell steadily and long may that be the case. The debut fiction is slower in sales. Maybe it is a slow burner and it is the first in a trilogy so perhaps readers are waiting for Book Two and Book Three before taking the plunge? I did read somewhere that can happen.
That is the memoir above. Go ahead, take a free preview.
The latest review of that book was along these lines:
“One of my favourite reads of 2017. Once in a while I like to surprise myself by buying a book without knowing what it is about. Undercover turned out to a complete surprise. From the briefest glance at the cover I was expecting a crime fiction. What I got was a factual account of a major news story I recall from my teenage years. This is an extremely well narrated, compelling and personal view of the events and individuals involved in Operation Julie. It exquisitely captures the very essence of mid-1970s Britain, but for me, what made this book stand out are the characters. Whichever side of the law they stood, this book is about people, just ordinary people… “ – Amazon Customer Review
I appreciated that review immensely. The reader got it. It is about people, ordinary people whether undercover detectives or drug dealers involved in the UK’s biggest ever drug bust.
The latest review on Book One Steve Regan Undercover Cop thrilled me too. Here it is:
Top customer reviews
10 January 2018
Steve Regan can’t decide if he wants to go rogue or not. He has very good reasons to flip…and NOT to flip also, namely he is a good guy, just having a very hard time for reasons I won’t explain as it would spoil this story for you. I really enjoyed the idea that this was written not from research, but from real life experience, the author was an undercover cop and also a barrister (now how many of THOSE are there…let alone those who also write about it later ?) I really felt I was getting an inside peek into a world I have not a clue about. This novella is an introduction to the character of Steve Regan, undercover cop. I’m now off to see what else there is for me to read in the series. Cheers Stephen Bentley ! Best of luck to you in your new career .
Thank you, Twig for such an encouraging review.
I can tell Twig that Book Two will not be published for a while yet but I will post the opening of it here soon. It is very much a work in progress (WIP) but I would welcome feedback on the opening chapter. I particularly want to know if it will keep you, the reader, turning the pages.
Other news? The audiobook of my memoir should be released in March 2018 so please look out for that.
And if any of you wish to chat with me at a Facebook Event then these are the details:
The graphic above represents memoir authors and their books belonging to a BooksGoSocial Facebook group called Real Lives.
There are some great writers and books within the group. The event is scheduled to take place on Facebook on Monday 22nd January 2018 between the hours of 8.00am and 11.00 pm Eastern Time. .
Here is the line-up of participants.
.Host Brenda Mohammed 8.00 am to 9.00 am
Co-Host Ann Richardson 9.00 am to 10.00 am
Co-Host Jonathan Fryer 10.00am to 11.00 am
Co-Host Brian Gordon 11 00 am to 11.30am
Co_host Jennifer Alderson 11.30am to 12.00 p.m
Co_host Lucinda E Clarke 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm
Co-Host Ann Marie Mershon 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Co-Host Evelyn Kraemer 2.00 pm. to 3.00 pm
Co-Host Billy Pope 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Co-Host Marie White 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Co-host Nicolette Johnson 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Co-Host Ingrid Rizzolo 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Co-Host Raquel Fletcher 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Co-Host Stephen Bentley 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 pm (UK time 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.)
Co-Host Kelly Wallace-Artieri 9.00 pm to 10 pm
Host Brenda Mohammed 10.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Click on this link to join in and ask questions of any of these authors:
I hope you do! I am told there will be some prizes and book giveaways so you may even win something 🙂 I may just have an audiobook gift for a fan who engages.