Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

If You Like This, Then You’d Also Like…

February 26th, 2012

I’m in a quandary. Book View Café makes use of a promotional book-giveaway offered by the website, in which a hundred ebooks are given away to early reviewers. The hope is, early readers will post reviews which will encourage other readers to try the book, who will in turn post reviews, resulting in a rapidly expanding pyramid of appreciation that will, via exponential growth, soon take over the world!

Or at least sell a handful more books.

I’d like to include my upcoming novel Hepen the Watcher in the program, but to do so I need to come up with five fairly well-known novels that could be seen as “similar” to HtW, particularly in the sense of “If you liked Book-X, then you’d probably like Hepen the Watcher.”

So I’m looking for suggestions of books to swap in for the Book-X variable.

It’s a bit awkward, because at this point none of you reading this have actually read HtW. So how would you know? But I’m hoping some of you have read the first book of this series, The Dread Hammer. And if so, are there any fairly well-known novels you might suggest on that basis? Books that are similar in attitude, whether from the same genre or not?


Posted on: Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 3:55 am
Categories: My E-books.
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2 Responses to “If You Like This, Then You’d Also Like…”

  1. Ted Lemon Says:

    Bribes aren’t really necessary. I think there’s some commonality between your books and Patricia Briggs’ earlier books, like Steal The Dragon, When Demons Walk, Dragon Bones and Dragon’s Blood. Also Maria Snyder’s Poison Study series, and maybe Patricia Wrede’s Lyra series (

  2. Linda Says:

    Thanks Ted. Much appreciated. I’ll check those out.