Goodreads Cracked: An assesment! #RileyAmosReviews

I’ve had the pleasure recently of opening a dialogue with one Alinka Rutkowska. She’s a very open woman who encourages people to contact her. So I did, and I asked for a version of her Goodreads Cracked program to give it an assesment. Overall, I’d say it was a positive experience.

Module 1-5

This section is chock full of information to help you set up your Goodreads account to best effect. The focus is on putting your best foot forward, and not being afraid to interact with others on social media. If you are a beginning user confused by Goodreads, this section is meant for you!

These modules are indepth, and Alinka takes you through everything step by step.

Module 6

This section is on how to get reviews without doing a giveaway. I’m not going to tell you her secret, because that would just be unethical, but I will say that as part and parcel, you’re going to have to get over any shyness.

I’ve garnered quite a few new reviewers using this method.

Module 7

This section focuses on getting reviews with a giveaway. Another wonderfully indepth section that shows you how to use your profile to maximize reviews. Lots of useful information here that I’m still digesting.

Module 8

Almost a continuation of module 7, but extending it to your own website. Lots more useful information that I’m still digesting.

Also included is a section on “The Perfect Book Launch” and how to do Ebook giveaways with Goodreads. Over all, I would say this is a program full of good information. It holds information for people of all skill levels, and is mostly made up of strategies Alinka used to market her brand. Overall a very useful reference resource.

If you’re struggling with Goodreads, and looking for help on how to optimize your experience there, this is a good program. I’m not saying everyone will get something new from it, but most people will. Thank you Alinka for furnishing me with a copy of the program to assess it, and I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Cruisin through books ’cause books make life worth livin’ with Aly #RileyAmosReviews, 6/9/2015 part 3

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This book was not what I expected and this is a good thing. I loved the world building in this fantasy adventure, creating an entirely new society with its own culture and laws and inhabitants. The story line was very complex but I still went along for the ride. There was not too much backstory and explanation for me and I liked this part as well. The story centers around two people, Chandra and Derek, who are from royal families.  If you like fantasy, you should check out this book.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*   4/5

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Ultraxenopia by M. A. Phipps

I think this was a very good book.  I would read more on this series!  I found myself taken by the life and struggles of the main character, Wynter Reeves. Wynter takes a placement exam that will determine the rest of her life.  I enjoyed following this character in this story.  I can see this book as a movie one day!  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  5/5

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I really enjoyed this book as good as the rest of the series.  This book is the best by far for me. When Ryan gets to college all he thinks about is Maddy and one night he goes out to a party where he gets drunk. Then he meets Lindsay who is in his Econ class. She hates him right away and he doesn’t understand why. This is another great book by Nicole.  If you like this series be sure to read this book as well.   * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  5/5