Here's the deal:
Reply to this post telling me and the world why you want to review my book on your blog.
Maybe you get ten thousand hits a day. Maybe you like my writing. Or hate it. Maybe you've always wanted to be a reviewer. Or have a blog about nothing but books. Whatever it is, tell me. If this blog's comment box is too confining, post a link.
To the chosen reviewer, I will send a signed copy of my book and another goodie or two, to be determined by who you are and the wickedness of my terrible mind on that day. I guarantee the contents of the box I send will be fun as well as surprising. If you blog anonymously or under a pen name, I absolutely promise to keep your identity confidential.
Since I have no idea what to expect, the criteria for my choice will depend largely on the responses I receive, although being smart and funny and having a talent for writing are all paths that lead directly to my heart. Whatever the case. I will carefully read each response and visit the associated blogs before selecting my future reviewer.
I expect the chosen reviewer to read and review my book and post their resulting musings on their blog, which I will dutifully link. This invitation will end on Dec. 20, 2005 and I will announce the selected reviewer on my blog on Dec. 24, 2005. I ask the review be completed and posted by the end of January 2006.
Blurbs about the book, links to reviews, as well as excerpts, are available at my website.
Or you can visit this post to read an excerpt.
And here is my latest review.
Talk to me privately here.
All terms are negotiable and enforced by a gentleman's agreement--a good-faith Internet handshake if you will.
Feel free to cross-talk regarding one another's responses (as if my permission matters). At the time of this writing, I have never deleted a comment that was posted on my blog. I have seen at least one comment on another blog that I suspected came from a sexual predator. I would delete such a comment or any comments that I thought were dubious in a dangerous or unlawful way. Other than that, I hate censorship.
All I ask for is an honest read and review of the novel. In the event I receive (gulp) zero responses, well, I'm not sure what I'll do. Perhaps jump from a bridge, signed copy of said book in tow.
Now then, what say ye readers?