Reviews are important to a book and an author’s success. For debut authors, they’re especially crucial. More reviews leads to better placement on book-buying websites. Positive ones entice uncertain buyers to give the book a chance, and critical ones warn away those who might not like it.

I really want to do something nice for those of you who take the time to leave an honest review of Zeroboxer. From now until the end of September, if you write and post a review online, I will send you my never-before-published short story “Old Souls.” I quite like it and I think you will too.

All you have to do is write a review of 50+ words and post it to two places on the Internet. AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreadsKobo, your favorite indie bookstore site, and your blog all count. Then click the button below, fill out where you posted it and your email address, and you get a shiny new short story back.

Important note: this is NOT me paying or bribing readers for five-star reviews. That’s a douche thing to do. Reviews should be honest, original (don’t plagiarize!) and based on having read the work in question (don’t leave reviews after only reading the back cover or first chapter).