Reviews

Reviews are the gatekeepers to whether a potential reader pushes the Add to Cart button or not…

Here is a small sample of reviews I have received…

This was a fun instructive read. I learned a lot from the author. She wrote the book as if she were standing right next to me as a friend advising me. I really liked how the author explained the common causes for why we clutter without scolding. I found myself many times taking the book to every room of my house and using her tips to unclutter room. Sometimes when I’m in the middle of reading the book. Lol. I also recommended this book to a friend who bought it after I told her about the book. She read the synopsis and wanted it. She loves it. Short and sweet. I read it on the weekend. Very nicely done. Very instructive. – Joanna Lopez


The first time I read this book — I read it in one day. It is well written and easy to read. Practical advice with easy to follow instructions and broken down into steps so you don’t get overwhelmed. I recommend reading this book cover to cover the first time through. Then go back to the chapter needed (depending on the room you are organizing). Christine has empathy for those of us with cluttered lives and even provides background on how we got cluttered in our lives. She doesn’t scold or make you feel defensive — she provides you the roadmap to get organized.

After getting organized, she has a section on staying organized with practical steps provided. She even provides a section on keeping your finances and schedule organized, too. – DJ


Reviews of Gliese 581: The Departure…

Love the surprise ending! DON’T spoil your enjoyment by reading the last page first. The story is believable and makes you think how possible something like this could really happen. I appreciate all the research it takes to be accurate with the science that currently exists. Can’t wait for the sequel! – Amazon Customer


The characters are well rounded and well developed, the action scenes are at times terrifying, and this book is researched VERY WELL from a scientific point of view. I cannot wait until there’s a sequel! – G. Family



“Is it any good?” Asked my husband, seeing my smile. I nod, not even taking my eyes from the words. I am only a few pages into the book and I know this is going to be good, real good. When Christine Shuck asked me to read her book and write a review about it, I had no clue what I was getting into. – hedgewitchmama


Christine Shuck painted a horrifyingly plausible scenario of the way humanity may unintentionally bring about its own downfall. I was so enthralled that I finished the book in a day. – Michelle


I highly recommend this to fans of apocalyptic science fiction. You won’t be disappointed. – Tom Johnson at pulplair.blogspot.com


Reviews of War’s End: The Storm…

This is a good book!

 

Ms. Shuck weaves a story of characters that you not only care for, but ones you won’t soon forget. What’s even better, she makes them believable. There are no long narratives of what type of gun, how you load it, break it down, carry it….etc. on these pages. No long narratives of the Seal, Ranger, ex-military ‘superman’ who finds the right weapon at the right time, and always comes out the winner. No feelings of ‘deja vu’ that make you wonder if you have read it before, only the characters have different names, and it takes place on the east coast, instead of the west, and the destruction of the day was an EMP, as opposed to a Nuclear attack and so on and so on….

 

This story is different. To me, it is unforgettable (although I would like to forget some of the parts portrayed). It is a heartbreaking, but uplifting story of a group of young children who are thrust into a very grown up and scary World, and how they deal with the grief and savagery around them. It is also about love, and finding family where you least expect. – Joe Midwest, Amazon customer


A great story. This felt like it was written by the hand of someone who actually was there. The book moved me from tears to hope. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. – Michelle S.


This is book one of a two book series filled with well-defined and well loved characters. Yes, it’s dystopian in nature and yet it could take place in any time or in any place. What designates this book as excellent is the author’s vision of her characters, their actions, and their stories. Her writing transcends the commonplace and rises to the level of prose. In fact, her choice of words, phrasing, and meaning sometimes brought me to tears of wonder.


The story, itself, is more than absorbing, having all the usual attributes of great literature, i.e., joy, sorrow, heartbreak, action and suspense. After finishing both books, I can clearly state that these volumes are not to be missed. You’ll find yourself heavily invested in the characters and their actions, trying to read quickly to see what happens and yet slowing down to catch the nuances of the author’s prose.

 

Don’t miss these books! – Julie West

I just finished this sequel to the author’s WAR’S END which I enjoyed greatly. This book, however, focuses more on the personal challenges and triumphs in the aftermath of the events of the first book. In seeming safety, the characters are given some time to get on with their lives in a more normal environment. However, evil and existential threats are never far away. So the characters are left to deal with their emotional scars and relationships with danger still hanging over them. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, but I can say that the main love story is poignant and cathartic to the characters involved. Though the tone is different than the original novel, but every bit as engaging. If you liked the first book, you will love this one. (Could there be a third book in the series? I hope so.) – The Turtle


This is book one of a two book series filled with well-defined and well loved characters. Yes, it’s dystopian in nature and yet it could take place in any time or in any place. What designates this book as excellent is the author’s vision of her characters, their actions, and their stories. Her writing transcends the commonplace and rises to the level of prose. In fact, her choice of words, phrasing, and meaning sometimes brought me to tears of wonder.

 

The story, itself, is more than absorbing, having all the usual attributes of great literature, i.e., joy, sorrow, heartbreak, action and suspense. After finishing both books, I can clearly state that these volumes are not to be missed. You’ll find yourself heavily invested in the characters and their actions, trying to read quickly to see what happens and yet slowing down to catch the nuances of the author’s prose. – Julie West


Shuck has a talent for writing memorable characters, and evoking a sense of place is her specialty. A lovely read from a promising author. – Anna C.


Reviews of The War on Drugs: An Old Wives Tale

Written with the humor of hindsight, yet the abject horror of getting caught in the cross fire of the so-called War On Drugs comes through with crystal clarity. For anyone that has any doubt about the truth of the matter, it becomes abundantly clear that the war on drugs is really a war on people, – good wholesome people that care for their children and make a positive contribution to their community. This is a must read. The War on Drug’s: An Old Wives’ Tale lays bare the absurdity of Marijuana Prohibition, the lies and injustice of our Legal System, and the unscientific, unethical nature of ‘The Recovery Industry.’ Read it. Believe it. And be warned. – Mike Strong


I live in the county this book takes place in. I drive by the courthouse mentioned often. I never knew anything like this was going on in my area. It was devastating to read, but devastating in the way we need to be devastated in order for our nation to see progress. I appreciated the ability to step inside a real family going through this. That personal connection made the book feel relatable, and it was easy, as a fellow mother, to picture myself living this nightmare if my life had gone a different direction. The day by day format of the book works well for demonstrating the struggle as a daily battle rather than one big event. It was hundreds of bad events. Lots of bad policies, lots of injustice, lots of anger and fear. I highly recommend this to those who think drugs are something only found in ‘that part of town’ or that all those involved are ‘that sort of people.’ It’s simply not true. – Laura


Oy! I NEED Your Review!

As a self-published author, I get to repeat myself a lot. One of my most oft-repeated phrases?

Your review means a lot to me!

I say it over and over. I often feel like a broken record.

And I hear it all…

“I’m not really good at reviews.”

 

“I never know what to say.”

 

“What if I didn’t like everything about the book? You’ll get pissed if I don’t leave five stars!”

 

“I’m not much for writing.”

 

“Can’t I just send you an email?”

I’m going to do something drastic. I’m going to get down on my knees and beg you, BEG you, to leave a review. Do you know why?

Because no matter how good my book is…no matter how profound and life-changing, mood-altering or uplifting I have been…no matter if I have given you nightmares about what might be heading down the pike towards us, or inspired you to become involved in social change…if you don’t leave a review, nine out of ten people will not even bother to read the sample pages before clicking on to something else.

If my story strikes you as even remotely interesting – then you need to leave a review. It can be two sentences or twenty. Just say something.

Plenty of self-published Indie authors, and even some new books by established Indie authors, only receive 1-9 reviews on their books…EVER.

10-99 reviews is where a majority of Indie authors fall. It’s okay, but not ideal.

To be taken seriously in today’s self-publishing e-book world, an author needs to have at least 100+ reviews before most readers will ever push the Buy This Book button.

Over the next three years, I am fully committing myself from taking my writing to something that earns me a monthly cappuccino at Starbucks, to something I can be proud of. I don’t need to be the next Stephen King, or even the next Hugh Howey. But I want to share my words with as many people as possible and that means getting noticed.

Getting noticed means I need reviews. Plain and simple.

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They don’t all have to laud my praises. In fact, if they did, it would be highly suspect!

I need honest reviews. And I need them from YOU.

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I will happily provide any and all reviewers with free pdf copies of my books in exchange for reviews.

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