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Read&Review Gift Program runs between April 8 and June 8, 2019

It’s for my new book


This is my new exclusive program for those who have enjoyed my new book and want to contribute a review. I want to reward my first reviewers! Your reader reviews are very important in helping potential readers and future seekers of the truth to make the decision to buy my book!

I ask you to write a review for my new book and post it in at least three places (or more, if possible). In exchange, to thank you for your effort and enthusiasm, I will personally sign and mail to you a THANK YOU note on my exclusive author stationary (collectible). And I’ll mail you 3 of my exclusive bookmarks (while supplies last). This is NOT virtual! You will receive a physical envelope with my stationary and bookmarks, and it’s open worldwide! I’ll mail my thank you gifts to you, wherever you are around the globe!

All you have to do is buy my ebook or paperback, read it and write an honest review. The review must be posted at 3 or more retailers listed below. Choose among these preferred places in order of importance (these are direct links to my book):


Apple Store



IN ADDITION! You get 1st Priority seating at my upcoming LIVE Q&A & VIRTUAL BOOK SIGNING! (Announcement coming Thursd, Apr 11)

My book is for sale in other places, as well, such as Google Play, Scribd, Alibris, etc.

Click on these icons to see where else you can find 



Book buy links are posted in BOOKSTORE

And explore more on author site, including reviews:



Frankly, if you bought the book (ebook or paperback) from Amazon, I prefer that you post on Amazon first, as this is the largest market. But Amazon recently changed the rules and now only those who purchased at least $50 of merchandise of any kind for the previous calendar year, can post their reviews. Therefore, I’ve added several other platforms where reviews do matter.

If you purchase from Amazon sometimes or regularly and/or if you spent $50 or more in one year, please post your review on Amazon first.

TIP: If you don’t qualify now, but in the following 11 months after purchasing my book you’ll spend $50 or more on Amazon, you can always copy and add your review later.

It’s most important to post on (main site, US/international distribution), because it’s visible in all international Amazon markets. If you don’t live in the US or purchased the book from a country-specific Amazon site, and if you are able to, it would be great if you also reposted your review in your domestic Amazon sites. All Amazon and other sellers’ links are HERE.


Goodreads is not a book distributor. It is a book reader community. It used to be independent, but Amazon bought it several years ago, and some things have changed. The thing that remains the same, thank goodness, is that any reader can post a review there. Unlike on Amazon, on Goodreads you can post reviews freely so far (just sign up and post), so please use this opportunity to add yours, before they decide to make it difficult. Some online sellers don’t allow review posting, and they use Goodreads reviews. A good example is BookDepository, so anyone buying from that seller actually sees Goodreads reviews. My paperbackis also sold on BookDepository.

All my books are listed on Goodreads, so I really appreciate your review posted there as well! (If you’ve written or intend to write reviews for my fiction, please post them there as well, while this venue is available). It’s very easy to post your review, just sign up – NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!


Kobo is a popular ebook seller, recently purchased by Walmart. Posting reviews is easy: just sign up, copy your review and post. They’ll take a day or two to review your post and if it’s a normal, legitimate review, it’ll go up soon. To post review – NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!


This is a monopoly. Only those who have Mac computers can purchase books and post reviews on Apple store site. I don’t use Mac – only iPad, and that seems not enough to get in. I don’t know their rules for review posting, but if you own a Mac, I’d appreciate your trying to post a review to see whether it gets accepted without a purchase. Or, if you buy my ebook from Apple iBooks store, I will greatly appreciate your posting a review on my book page!

**I’ll be re-listing my fiction on Apple, Kobo and more as well (very soon)!


The biggest and most popular in the US brick and mortar bookstore/cafe chain. They now also sell online. Also now in the UK. For now my new book is available as an ebook there (read through NOOK). My novels are available as paperbacks on BN.

It’s easy to post on BN: just copy your review from Amazon, etc., and post. NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!

I also have my book listed with various other online retailers, and you can see some of their link icons here:


If you could also add your review to some of these, it would be smashing! All you need to do is copy and paste! Also, make sure you post your review in the comment section of FT and LRPatreon. And of course, email the text of your review to me, along with links where it’s posted to reap these rewards:


GIFTS: To thank my wonderful reviewers, I will mail each of you:

1. A signed Lada Ray Thank You Note, on my exclusive author letterhead (collectible):

View examples of my unique 8.5x11inch Lada Ray letterheads! You get my personally signed THANK YOU note on one of these!

2. Three (while supplies last) exclusive author bookmarks

View my exclusive fiction bookmarks! (very pretty, reversible and two-sided)

I’ll mail THE ​GIFTS to you personally, to wherever you live around the globe! (PLUS, you get automatically invited to my Virtual Book Signing & Live Q&A!

Besides, my reviewers get priority seating at the upcoming LIVE Q&A AND VIRTUAL BOOK SIGNING (stay tuned for Apr 11 announcement!)

Last but not least! The best reviews, or their excerpts, will be featured on REVIEWS page, and possibly in other venues!

To qualify for the gift and priority seating:

  1. Please post your review in three (or more) of the main venues listed above
  2. Please email me the links to all three (or more) review postings, name under which they are posted, and a copy of your review. Use CONTACT or email directly, if you know my email!
  3. In your email, please provide your full name and address so I can mail you your gift!

**Make sure you save the review you’ve written for possible future postings!

I greatly appreciate your posting the reviews in at least three, or more, of the top venues linked above! The more places we cover, the better potential readers will be able to make a buying decision.

If you know any other booksellers or sites where your review can be posted, I’d love to get the links with your reviews posted elsewhere, too. Your review can also be added to your blog or site, as another example. Please send me all the links – I’d love to hear from you and I’ll try to feature some of the links on my author site!



This special program will run between April 8 and June 8, 2019.

Your Reader reviews can be posted any time, during, before and after this program. But to take advantage of my special signed thank you note and bookmarks mailed to you, please post your review in 3 or more places before June 8!

To be invited to Virtual Book Signings & Live Q&A, please post reviews early! We plan 2 live events and they will be in early to mid May! All those who purchased new book by Lada Ray will be invited, but reviewers get priority seating. Note that space is limited. Only the live event participants can ask Lada questions. Stay tuned for Special Announcement and details on Thursday, April 11!



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