Pitsnipes Gripes (warning: site content is sometimes NSFW) has a fascinating postcontaining GIF (i.e. animated) photographic sequences of storms. Here’s one to whet your appetite.
There are many more at the link. Recommended viewing. Click on each image for a larger view.
Also, I need to ask a favor of my readers. My “Cochrane’s Company” trilogy is now fully published, with the first book coming out in May, the second in June, and the final volume earlier this month.
As I write these words, the review count is as follows:
Volume 1, “The Stones of Silence” – 64 reader reviews
Volume 2, “An Airless Storm” – 32 reader reviews
Volume 3, “The Pride of the Damned” – 9 reader reviews
I really need to get more reviews for Volume 2 and (in particular) Volume 3, to help prospective readers decide whether or not to risk their hard-earned entertainment dollars on my books. If you’ve read either or both books, would you please help me by leaving an honest review on each one’s Web page at Amazon.com? The links are provided above for your convenience. Independent authors like myself rely on reviews as a very important marketing tool, and you’ll help me put bread and butter on the table by doing so. Thanks!
I should add a word of explanation to readers who want me to send them a free copy for review, or something like that. Amazon specifically prohibits incentives to reviewers, for obvious reasons: it wants the reviews to be fair, objective and impartial, as a legitimate indication of customer opinion. If free product or another incentive is provided, that implies that the reviews won’t be as fair, or objective, or impartial; so it’s prohibited. I agree with Amazon on this one. I’d rather have honest reviews from those who’ve bought my books, or read them via their Kindle Unlimited subscriptions – even if the reviews aren’t uniformly favorable. Honesty is a good thing here, from both the author (by not “bribing” reviewers) and the reviewer, by not looking for incentives.