Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Book Blog Check: Boom Goes the Dynamite

A lot of you have probably heard me bring up Mia Darien due to the two interviews she was kind enough to offer me at her site, From Mia's Desk aka Turns out she also has a new spot on the web in which she provides reviews for books. Careful though. She's a mage in WOW, and she's all about explosions at Boom Baby Reviews! :P

Darien is a fellow self-published author who started writing when she was fourteen. The motivation behind Boom Baby Reviews came from wanting to help out her fellow indies since there are a lot of book blogs out there that seem to be anti-indie/self published. While Boom Baby Reviews still looks quite young in its early stages, don't let the lack of content fool you! "If you build it, they will come," right? Besides, since she's an author with several novels out there already, it seems like she knows what makes a good solid story. Better yet, she isn't afraid to show it in her analysis.

Now, as I've stressed before, to me, one of the key elements that makes a good book blogger is an honest one. That's why a Boom Baby Review is worth having. Granted, one might need to have some tough skin if asking for a review. I knew I was sending Prossia into tough terrain on this one (as I usually do), and it didn't come out unscathed either. :P Still, if you're confident in your deeply engaging story, why not give it a try? 

Darien seems to be in look for that spark, that substance that makes a story stand out. She'll explain why some elements work for her, and what things didn't all the while making them her honest opinion. What's even better, however, is that she'll try very hard not to make an author cry since she's in the same trenches and can relate to all of the effort one goes into making a story. And in the end, isn't that what all of us should be looking for when seeking reviews?

Hopefully, this new spot on the web will get some more attention in the future. If Darien plays her cards right, Boom Baby Reviews can definitely be a strong affiliate of her base site at From Mia's Desk. Be sure to check out the review policies to see if its a good fit for you! 

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