Butterfly Garden Goodreads Giveaway!

May 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm (Butterfly Garden, Giveaway, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

I told you I’d be back with more exciting news.

So, those of you familiar with Goodreads are probably aware that they have giveaways running at all times, and there is now one open for 20 print copies of THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN.

That’s right. 20 copies.

It is US only, but still. So far it’s pretty good odds. If you have a Goodreads account, or want to sign up for one (it’s free! and awesome!) you can enter to win here. The giveaway runs through the official release date of June 1st.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

(Different book; comparable body count)


The wunderbar team at Thomas & Mercer put together another video where you can watch me be all awesome self-conscious and proud of my book. This video gives you a look at all six of May’s Kindle First selections.

On a more serious note:

If you read THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN (or, really, ANY BOOK, mine or not) please take a few minutes to leave a review on some of the major sites. It could even be the exact same review copy/pasted across sites. It seems a silly thing, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t make your purchasing decisions off of what other people are saying, but it’s astonishing how much the reviews help. They don’t simply encourage (or dissuade) people who may be on the fence about reading a particular book.

The number of reviews on an item also influence the visibility of that item. The more reviews there are, the more that book, that author, gets seen.

Maybe it sounds silly, but it’s really huge, and can make a difference not just in that one book’s sales, but also in whether or not that author is able to sell more titles in the future.

The single best thing you can do if you want more books from an author is to talk about it. Leave a review. Leave reviews across multiple sites. Tell your friends, your family, your co-workers, the creepy guy at lunch who always asks you what you’re reading in a tone that says you’re supposed to be paying attention to him instead. (Hint: you’re not, but imagine the reaction if you start gushing about certain kinds of books. I’ve done this. It’s amazing.)

Also up there on the list of very helpful things are: A) buying the book, if you can, and B) borrow the book from a friend or the library if you can’t buy it, followed by C) for the love of God, do not pirate the book. I get that it’s free (but so’s the library!) and easy (so’s the library!) and don’t involve human interaction (you can download e-books from the library online!), but piracy is a career-killer. If a book is stolen more than it’s purchased, that author is going to have a very hard time getting another contract.

Plus it’s, you know, illegal.

So if you love a book, hate a book, possess ambivalent opinions of a book, think a book makes a really fantastic coaster, talk about it. Please leave reviews, not just for me, but for all the books you read, just a few lines can help so much.

Just three more weeks to general release!






  1. Susan said,

    I loved the book & will comment on Amazon.

  2. Gemma said,

    I’ve read The Butterfly Garden and I absolutely loved every single page of it, I’m usually a slow reader but I’ve done this book in a week (normally takes me about 4!)

    I think it would make an amazing movie and I really hope that it does! Absolutely fab- I’ve searched for more from you but read that your other book is not “sick and twisted” lol!

    Thank you for keeping me entertained for the last week and I cannot wait for the next book from you.

  3. Karyn said,

    I just read the Kindle version and you are truly a gifted and talented writer. I didn’t realize this was your debut adult novel and went in search for all of the other books you’ve written. I can’t wait to read your future books😃 Well done. You should be so proud of yourself

  4. masimaro said,

    I’ll be honest, your book was one of the options for my monthly free book from Amazon. I didn’t even think I’d really like it.

    I was wrong.

    I read a few pages, and then I read the rest in the span of a day and a half. Maya is an amazing character, and in his own incredibly creepy way- so is the gardener. Your book is an example of everything that can go wrong with the human psyche. From the victim’s side as well as the perpetrator’s. It’s also a pretty shiny example of what can be right. So, thank you for writing this. And where’s the rest? (Only review I’ve ever bothered leaving on Amazon. Ever. And I’ve had prime for 6 years)

  5. Leigh said,


    I just had to find your website and tell you how much I loved “The Butterfly Garden.” The plot was just so different from anything that is out there. As much as I love a good police procedural, they tend to blend together after a while.

    I started the book right before bed, thinking I’d just read for 15 minutes. Next thing I knew, I had been up all night, and I was reading the final page. Looking forward to reading more from you in the future!

  6. Joanne said,

    I was lucky enough to read the Butterfly Garden on early release because of my Prime account. It was wonderful. Incredible story, well written and I can’t thank you enough for the decent editing (my pet peeve is being completely into a book and hitting that jarring typo that leads to more typos that kill the story for me). It made me late to work today because I was not willing to stop reading until I got to the end. Thank you, I look forward to your next one.

  7. Karyn said,

    I am an avid reader, I read on average 2 books a week across various genres. The Butterfly Garden was utterly brilliant, I didn’t want it to end. The characters were so vibratant & flawed that following theirs stories was compelling. Thank you so much, because there are so many books out there that are much of a muchness and yours wasn’t. I finished it 3 days ago & im away from home (UK) in France but I can’t get into another book at the moment, really good reads leave me that way albeit not very often. I hope you keep writing… No pressure ☺️

  8. Jessica koehler said,

    Amazing book! Book 2? I’m ready for it! Lol

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