The thing about Amazon Vine, though, as I'm learning, is it comes with its own set of risks:
- Your book will likely be reviewed by people who wouldn't have chosen your book to read, based on their general tastes, had it not been offered as an "assignment."
- Your book may be reviewed by people who habitually give low ratings to most of the books they review.
- Your erotic novel may be reviewed by people who generally find erotica unimpressive and uninteresting.
- Your book may be reviewed by people who not only don't care for what you're doing—which is fine—but who also don't get what you're doing—which is just sad, imo, especially if what you're doing is not particularly inscrutable or esoteric.
If you only like books that are "heavy" in tone and content, you will not like Rock My Socks Off.
If you think banter is a waste of time rather than a means of developing character, demonstrating interpersonal chemistry, and engaging and entertaining the reader, you will not like Rock My Socks Off.
If plot devices like a dysfunctional, specialized museum and protagonists like—OMG—an astronomer(??!!) are too wild and crazy for you to accept ... then I guess you won't like Rock My Socks Off.
And now I'm done talking about this.