Jessica stared at the email for the third minute straight, not knowing how to feel about it. She’d talked to the author previously but now that she had the e-book in her email, she didn’t know how to react. The contact had first come on Facebook while she was reading for school. She usually didn’t leave Facebook up but she was waiting for a message from her sister. When this popped up, she was curious, so she read it.
The author wanted to offer her a copy of her new book in exchange for a review. Whether her review of the book was good or bad, it would be published online. She’d never been asked to write a public review of a novel before; she’d only written reviews for people on Writing.Com, which was a community of writers that she had been a part of for the better part of a decade. The reviews she did there, stayed there. This review would be as public as it gets. Her name would be on it. Would this lead to more requests like this? She didn’t know.
So she just stared at the email for another minute, and then got her Kindle out to transfer it over. No matter what, she couldn’t review it without first reading it, so she’d better get started.