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Sunday, December 21, 2014

A wonderful review of #Daughter of the Dark

It's been awhile since I posted on this blog. I'm concentrating more on my personal blog 

http://www.hergros.blogspot.com/ . To keep this blog going I need to talk about my books, new published ones, especially. I don't have anything new coming out right now. I'm at 75,000 words with the book I'm currently writing and much more to go before it is finished. These days, I'm not writing as feverishly as I did years ago, mainly because I want to do other stuff. My dream of becoming a successful writer, by that I mean someone who sells millions of books, hasn't realized, and somehow I've lost the drive to spend all of my free time writing. There are many reasons why my books don't sell, but I think the main reason is marketing. There is a ton of competition out there, thousands of book published every day. How can my books be noticed among all of those books? And I can't see myself spending thousands of dollars on advertising.

I still enjoy writing, it's in my blood, but I write other stuff now besides stories, and I'm enjoying that also.

 People who read my books, tell me they enjoy the stories and say I'm a good writer with a fertile imagination.Maybe I write the wrong stuff. I'm not into romance stories. When I write I want to enjoy it. I love Science Fiction and that's what I mostly write. I even spiced it up with plenty of Erotica and the books sold. Then people told me they would enjoy the Science Fiction stories but not the Erotica. Now I don't write Erotica anymore. My latest books have little or no Erotica in them. Do they sell any better? Hardly.

I got a big boost a few days ago when I went to the Goodreads site and read a review about the very first book I published. It is Book One of my The Xandra series, which has grown into eight books by now. The Book is 'Daughter of the Dark'. Here is the review:

Daughter of the Dark by Herbert Grosshans
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Elly Helcl's review
Sep 23, 13

5 of 5 stars
Read from September 22 to 23, 2013

Wow. Just wow. Where do I even begin?

Before I began reading this book, I expected it to be a fantasy novel of some sort. I did NOT expect it to be an erotica (not that I am complaining).

First, it was refreshing to read an erotica, written from a man's point of view, by a man. So many men try to write an erotica from a woman's point of view...and it just turns out awkward. Kudos to this author for avoiding that slippery slope.

This book was just so unexpected. From being an erotica, to being a fantasy/sci-fi novel...just all of it. But I am surprised in a good way.

So, what is this book about? Well, other than sex.

This book is literally all about a new planet that can sustain human life called, Nu Eden. On this little planet, unbeknownst to the humans, is a goddess who rules this planet. She gives everything on the planet life..so to speak.

What makes this book so interesting is the meld of sexual fantasy into something straight out of a cross between Star Trek and Pandorum.

I recommend this book to those who enjoy erotica. To be honest, you don't even have to enjoy the sci-fi or the fantasy world to enjoy this book. Heck, I really don't read sci-fi and I five starred the book!

 OMG!!! This is quite possibly one of the best erotica books I have ever read! It is a full length story (I don't know if there is a number two or not), it is full of steamy fun, and it has a very interesting story line! Sigh...WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO LATE?!?! I want to keep reading! And here I was worried by this authors lack of reviews...pfft! It's only because he hasn't been found.

Needless to say, I am wildly pleased with this review and quite excited, and my head is a little bigger today. I only wish, everyone who reads the book, or any book of mine, would write a review. It would help me tremendously. 
 I sent the reviewer a thank you note in an email, but she hasn't replied. She may have her reasons for not doing so and I respect that. I just want to say here, "Thank you, Elly. I'm glad you enjoyed the book."

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