Early Reader Group: A Murder of Crows


The Murder of Crows early reader group is a private Facebook group that I use to distribute ARCs to a select group of readers; members agree that in exchange for early access to ARCs, they’ll do their utmost to post reviews to their typical venues in a timely fashion. It’s partially a way to bypass the sometimes tedious ARC and blog tour sign-up forms used by blog tour groups, but also a way to provide exclusives and benefits to readers.

Membership in A Murder of Crows is capped at 15 readers; there are currently 0 open slots.

If you wish to be kept in the queue for consideration should any members be removed or if the membership quota expands, email me at blackmagic@blackmagicblues.com with:

  1. Your name.
  2. A link to your Facebook profile.
  3. Links to your Amazon reviewer profile, Goodreads reviewer profile, and/or review blog.
  4. Your taste preferences (genres, M/M, M/F, F/F, light vs. dark, etc.)
  5. Anything on your definite “do not read” list.
  6. The name of the last book of mine that you’ve read.

A review blog isn’t necessary to be a member, but at the very least Goodreads and Amazon reviewer profiles are required; a Facebook account is also required to be able to join and participate. Three things can get you removed from the reader group:

  1. Sharing ARC copies with people outside the group.
  2. Lack of participation or consistently passing on reading and/or reviewing.
  3. Harassing other members.

Readers will not be removed for posting negative reviews. All members of A Murder of Crows are expected to provide fair, honest, unbiased reviews, and…well, you can’t win ’em all.


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