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So it’s October 1. First day of Rocktober and … I gotta let you guys down.

Susan and I have been debating telling you this earlier. But here’s the thing. If you missed it, in January, Susan had a pretty bad accident while on her bike. She told me that today, October 1, is the forty-week mark since it happened. Forty weeks. Think about that. And she’s had more than the eye to deal with, if that wasn’t enough. She got diagnosed with a concussion… at week 29. She’s still battling a pinched nerve in her arm/shoulder/hand/wrist that, while the concussion doctor has cleared her for all activity, still prevents her from doing things.

There was no way she could chase down authors for contributions to this year’s Rocktober. And me, I’m too busy. And it’s not my job, either. I’m having enough trouble reading and reviewing and coveting around here! That administrative stuff… that’s for her.

I hope you’ll miss the fun, but really. This is The Rock of Pages! It ought to be Rocktober year-round here!

Which means if you’re an author, or friends with an author, you’re welcome to drop in any single day of the year to promote your books. Yeah, I said it. Come do blatant promo. Susan and I don’t care; we’re thrilled to hear from you. We’d love to help you get the word out to a wider audience.

If you’re a reader or friends with a reader, feel free to send us your reviews! You’ve seen we’ll post ’em. You’ve seen we like to give the writer a ton of links and publicity. Why aren’t you? This is your place as much as it’s ours. Use it. We don’t care; we want you to!

The Rock of Pages. Where it’s Rocktober all year round.

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Reviewers Needed!

Posted: February 17, 2016 in Note to Readers
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Hey! Rock Fiction lovers!

Since the start of the year, I’ve been inundated with review requests. If you missed the news about me over at West of Mars, I had a pretty exciting –and very unwelcome — start to the new year. I’m in slow motion. Reading has been particularly hard, and I think I’ve read two books since the start of the year. Me, who used to read 12 a month. It’s time to publicly admit I can’t maintain that pace.

For awhile now, I’ve been meaning to put this call out. I’m going to use the accident as the kick in the pants (eye?) that I’ve been needing.

I need reviewers. People who are willing to accept review requests and read a book and post your review here (and you are free to post it elsewhere, including the social book sites, as well. In fact, I encourage it). People who have read something on their own and now want to write a review of it. People who wrote a review for some other purpose and who want it to reach a wider distribution. Reblogs are fully welcomed, and be sure to include links back to you if you’d like. I’m all about giving props where they are due.

In a nutshell: I want more reviews. MORE. Lots more. And I want as many contributors as possible. I want this site to live and breathe and help spread the gospel of Rock Fiction (such as it is) as far as we can. We love this category for a reason, right? So c’mon. Here’s your chance.

Rock Fiction Reviewers needed! (No experience necessary)