It's been a week since the launch of Toby Gentle and the Winter Assassin by C.G. Hickling, and I'm just starting to feel human again after our mammoth '12 Days of Publishing' project. There's still lots to be done in terms of getting the book out there, read and talked about - and that's a whole new learning curve for me, but definitely an exciting one.
Already, we've had some reviews for the book on Amazon, which is another first - hearing what readers think. Of course, some of the reviews are from people that know the author and are naturally (and rightly) glowing, but there are reviews up from people who we don't know - and I am blown away that they are 5 star reviews with lots of positive comments:
"Brilliant! Utterly spellbinding!"
"An amazing read that draws the reader into a magical winter wonderland."
"A truly exciting story that kept me entranced from start to finish ... To me it's on par with Harry Potter and is of the same outstanding quality. The finale left me wanting more ..."
Hopefully the great reviews will keep coming as I get the word out - but perhaps the best comment so far came from the mother of a child who had been at the book launch last week. She contacted me to say that her Year 6 son had told her it was the best book he had ever read. That's what means the most to me - that children are enjoying the book and are engaging with the plot and characters. Nothing can really top that!
So, if you haven't ordered a copy yet - you can download the ebook from Amazon from this link (to read on kindles, or on any device using the free kindle app):
Toby Gentle and the Winter Assassin by C.G. Hickling