New Video–How I got to work from home, Video 10!


Check out my latest Author video, How I got to work from home, Video 10! It describes how I am tweaking my marketing plans and also the latest new release actually on pre-order, at Amazon. You can order it here if you just want to buy it.

The pre-order is Hoarder’s Nightmare and I am in final editing and filling in a few chapters. Time to get reviews going so anyone that wants to do a review let me know your contact information. Thanks so much.

 

 


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Super Supportive Saturday-links for Authors and Readers


I’ve declared today Super Supportive Saturday. Borrowing from a private Facebook group I belong to, I’m sharing links for other authors.

Gwynn Roberts White The Dominion Rising Boxed Set authors have a special giveaway with amazing prizes (including 300K newsletter blasts) just for our fellow SciFi and Fantasy Authors. You can check it out here: http://urbanepics.com/300k-readers/

Kindle Scout Yvanca Wensing Nominating Chasing the Moonlit Sky would help me hugely! Hot and Trending thus far 😎
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/XSVV2EI0EBDW

Melle Amade Melkumian I had a new release this week and would love shares about it. https://www.facebook.com/MelleAmadeAuthor/photos/a.540097169367879.1073741825.503676363009960/1432071163503804/?type=3&theater

Melle Amade Melkumian Also, I am in a boxset that just went on pre-order yesterday. Any purchases or shares would be much appreciated! =)https://www.facebook.com/MelleAmadeAuthor/photos/a.540097169367879.1073741825.503676363009960/1435386706505583/?type=3&theater

Angela J. Ford I’m running a 99 cent promo of my epic fantasy novel and would love to do a newsletter swap with other fantasy authors. I have April 13 and April 27 open right now. If interested would you shoot me an email with your book promo dates and purchase link? Also, I can include a custom blurb if you’d like: info@angelajford.com.
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Mailing list (mine) including a free sci fi story upon joining.  http://eepurl.com/bmKaL5 Mention your interest in getting an ARC for Hoarder’s Nightmare http://amzn.to/2nmiT2Z and a free live copy when it launches after leaving a review on launch day May 14.

Four links promoting my books. This site will list your books for FREE so check it out.

http://www.kindleauthorsupportnetwork.com/hoarders-nightmare.html

http://www.kindleauthorsupportnetwork.com/medieval-blood.html

http://www.kindleauthorsupportnetwork.com/blood-moon.html

http://www.kindleauthorsupportnetwork.com/where-dreams-and-visions-live.html

Christie Speich wants to start a blog series on author websites. If you feel so inclined, please let her know your top 1-3 questions about author websites. You can email her at mooberrydreams@mooberrydreams.com 

Check out this giveaway Stacy Claflin New Release Giveaway: http://stacyclaflin.com/2017/03/18/new-release-giveaway/

Bradley Charbonneau has put together a 10-Day Write Every Day Challenge. It’s FREE and if you know anyone who you think would benefit from a 10-day writing challenge, please send them along. Thanks! http://passthesourcream.com/10-days/

Free publishing book https://goo.gl/UQpeVg Guerilla Publishing by Derek Murphy

Victoria Otieno Hefty says If anyone has a book that is targeted at moms, new mothers, or pregnant woman, she would be happy to promote on her blog Philly Baby Bump.

Follow this guy https://www.facebook.com/GMsherwin44/ and watch for his new horror series debut release Immortalis to be featured here soon.  Also Gary M Sherwin is looking to build his following of potential readers at gsherwin.com

Enter to win a Kindle here and novels about food to read on it! https://twitter.com/ElenGhulam/status/837694125965103104  (ends May 5, 2017)

Lucidium: Rise of the Dragons, Coming March 31. Just 99 cents right now. http://amzn.to/2mVqJ1F

Free KDP children’s book http://amzn.to/2nmfvWH

 

Free Check for Plagiarism

 

 

I may just add to this through the week, or consider doing it on additional Saturdays! Hope you enjoy, leave comments and follow the other authors. And let me know what 1 line I can add for you. Teamwork rocks!!

 

Today's Bestsellers in Books!

 

FREE ARC Copy of May 14 release


How would you like to read about this guy?

I have this book available on PreOrder through Amazon here. http://amzn.to/2nln00i. You can order now for just .99 and wait till May, or you can get a draft copy from me now.

It’s the story of a woman, who is interested in this man, and has trouble getting him interested in her due to her hoarding problem! Magic happens.

For the advance reader copy, which is FREE, I need to know that you plan to write a review and post it on release day. It can be quick, but hopefully a positive review. You’ll get a reminder to review.

Another way to help is just to forward this link to your contacts and reader friends.

Please let me know if you’d like to read now and review, and I will send a free copy right out to you. It’s not quite finished so keep that in mind. You’ll be able to download a completed copy on May 14 or if you buy now, they will send it to you on that date. For anyone that buys and reviews I will refund their payment via a .99 gift card.

Sound like a deal? I hope to hear from many of you.

Reply to this email. Feel free to refer your friends as well.

Let me know any other ways you may be able to share the release. Thanks!

Supportive Saturday! Check inside for links to book deals and worthwhile reads.


 

I’ve declared today Supportive Saturday. Borrowing from a private Facebook group I belong to, I’m sharing links for other authors.

Free e-book, a highschool novel about bullying.  http://amzn.to/2n0sYCK, Caged by Elisa Dane.

Novel debut, teen novel about social issues http://amzn.to/2nD5YI8, Rebel’s Blade by Frost Kay.

Mailing list (mine) including a free sci fi story upon joining.  http://eepurl.com/bmKaL5

Free publishing book https://goo.gl/UQpeVg Guerilla Publishing by Derek Murphy

20 Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy books in boxed set for .99! It would take me a year to read all these. http://amzn.to/2mGw649 Myths & Legends collected by Margo Bond Collins.

Victoria Otieno Hefty says If anyone has a book that is targeted at moms, new mothers, or pregnant woman, she would be happy to promote on her blog Philly Baby Bump.

Follow this guy https://www.facebook.com/GMsherwin44/ and watch for his new horror series debut release Immortalis to be featured soon.

Enter to win a Kindle here and novels about food to read on it! https://twitter.com/ElenGhulam/status/837694125965103104

UPDATE:

A giveaway on Sunday 3/19/17 only, at https://m.facebook.com/elizabethashworth/ and you can follow her at @elizashworth on Twitter.

Lucidium: Rise of the Dragons, Coming March 31. Just 99 cents right now. http://amzn.to/2mVqJ1F

Free KDP children’s book http://amzn.to/2nmfvWH

 

I may just add to this through the week, or consider doing it on additional Saturdays! Hope you enjoy, leave comments and follow the other authors. And let me know what 1 line I can add for you. Teamwork rocks!!

Free and discounted books for my subscribers!


Your ship has just come in . . .

And it’s loaded with books!

First: I have my Filled With the Holy Spirit on Instafreebie for free HERE.

Next, all my books are now .99 HERE (so of course it would be silly to pay for the Holy Spirit book when it is free, above).

Finally, all my books are in KDP Select, which means they are eligible for lending and FREE for Kindle Unlimited users HERE.

If you had your eye on one or more, be my guest. I just ask that you review any of my books that you take home. Not a requirement, just asking. Thanks if you do.

More books coming soon!


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How I Got to Work From Home – Video 8


This video is about a strategy to get more people to subscribe to your email list. This email list is valuable because your followers can help you promote, and in return you can give them perks.Check out my latest video on my career as an author at home. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more.

Check out my latest video on my career as an author at home. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more.

 

Cool Tool for Authors


Here’s a link to a site that will help you build your mailing list by getting people to sign up when you give them a free book. If you use THIS link it would help me a lot.  Thanks!

Why would you want to do this? These days it’s all about building your email list. But to get people to sign up, you often have to give them something. So you give away a small book or a story, and they sign up. Hopefully they will like your book and follow you to buy more. Just send a short note every so often with your writing progress; new release, call for beta readers or reviewers. They say it works like a charm.

 

Author Book Release and Interview – Robert Skuce, Kiss of Death


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I interviewed crime novelist Robert Skuce who is soon to release a new book, Kiss of Death. You can read more about it on his website www.robertskuce.com.  The book is currently on pre-order, set to be released March 1st, 2017. He is hoping to have the majority of reviews done in and around the early summer.

If you are interested in reviewing his book, doing an author interview or just reading his book for discussion, he would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact him:  reviews@robertskuce.com

The Synopsis:

Homicide detective, Bruno Norcross, is called to investigate the brutal murder of a college call girl. This isn’t just any other crime scene. Bruno has seen this scene before, only the last time, the killer got away leaving Bruno feeling as though his career is incomplete. Nobody escapes Bruno’s grasp twice and when his nemesis arises again, it’s time to bring him in. A serial killer, only known as the Kiss of Death, is back, only this time he made a mistake. A witness, like no other, was left behind and this witness knows the victim better than anyone.

Rosie’s stalker, Ashley Truelove, knows everything about her, from what she wears to who she sees. The question isn’t can Ashley help Bruno catch the killer, but will he? With meager and confusing clues, two known victims and time running out, Bruno realizes that the cost of bringing the murderer to justice will be paid in blood. With the police Sergeant on his back to catch this killer and provide justice for the death of his daughter, Bruno is racing against time. Kiss of Death only hunts occasionally and time is running out before he vanishes again. Can Bruno find the evidence to stop him or will the killer escape his clutches once again?

 

Author Bio:

Robert Skuce says that he thought he was too pretty and small for prison so he decided to write about it instead. After dabbling in different genres, he found himself at home as a thriller/crime writer. A man who was born and raised in Eastern Ontario, Canada, in a small town, he decided to try his hand at creative novel writing. Turned out, he loved it and kept writing to improve his craft to become the writer he is today. He enjoys a good mystery and once in awhile he likes to go back to horror when it was simpler and less complicated than you find in this day and age.

Currently living in Southern Ontario with his wife and four kids, he enjoys long walks, time with his family and lazy afternoons getting caught up on television. He loves playing with computers and is the household personal IT technician. When he goes out, you can find him exploring the different restaurants his city has to offer and driving in the countryside.  He is always looking for new places to be the basis of his books. He photographs abandoned buildings and unique parts of town in order to create a sense of realism in his books.

Filled with ideas and personalities that are unique, he is always coming up with a new and twist-filled story that will make its way to the pages everyone can enjoy. Captivating his readers with the difficulty in his books and leaving them trying to figure out who did it, will make you want to keep reading to see what Robert Skuce will come up with next!

 

Here are his enlightening responses to my interrogation:

Do you have a specific writing style?

I write my books from multiple viewpoints. An example is not only the killer, but the cop that is hunting him. Generally, I find that multiple viewpoints are more interesting for me as a writer.

 

How did you come up with the title?

I have this image of the characters and story in mind and start to build it from there. Usually, it is during this process the title comes to me.

 

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

My interest in writing started as a child when we were assigned The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The images that came to me then as I read that book never left.

 

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

I liked the irony of a stalker named Ashley Truelove so the series Lee Truelove came to me.

 

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

Bruno is my favorited character. He is a good cop dealing with bad choices and being pulled in all directions. He is the guy torn between loyalty to friends and his own moral values.

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

Currently, I am working on two series. There’s the Lee Truelove series which follows Lee’s journey from Stalker to serial killer as well as Logan Lupus. These characters cross through each other’s books and build towards a great showdown.

 

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

The books in my current series take place in my city so there isn’t a lot of traveling, but I do plan on traveling through Canada to research various cities for future books. I will be seeing Kingston Ontario soon so I can search the prison. My books refer to Bloodvien prison which is based on the Kingston pen. I actually have a funny story about that. I told my parents that I was going to prison, but something happened that I had to go before the conversation finished. I checked my phone a few hours later and I had missed four calls. I guess I should have added that the prison is closing and it was for book research.

 

Who designed the covers?

I design my own covers. It’s inspiring to create the story and try and create an image for the passion that you put into it.

 

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Generally, when I get excited the story just flows from me, but there are times when writer’s block kicks in. It is like having all these ideas and no way to express them.

 

Do you see writing as a career?

Of course, I would like to see writing as a career. I love writing and have a million ideas bouncing through my head, but even if I never earn a living writing I will always write.

 

Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:

Kiss of Death; Thriller/Mystery/Crime

Kiss of Death is a serial killer on the hunt again after a 5-year hiatus, he eluded detective Bruno Norcross once, but will he manage to escape again?

 

Give Kiss of Death a try. When you do, please leave a review at the retailer site where you purchased it. Reviews are so appreciated by authors and can help other readers find and enjoy them.  Thanks.

Blog Share from Traci Kenworth


Traci has graciously provided us with a number of links on writing! I’ve just come off the Book Marketing Summit with Karen Dimmick, and I have loads of ideas to pursue. Did you see any of it? What did you think?

Check out some of these links to enhance your writing. I was featured on this list a few weeks ago.

Writing Links in the 3s and 6…2/6/17 Traci Kenworth Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/01/28/almost-time-to-get-my-butt-back-to-the-grindstone/ Decisions, decisions. http://www.autumnwriting.com/shortcut-fantasy-world-building/ A cheat sheet to an in-depth world. MG/YA: http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-beginnings-come-with-price.html Better to let go of old darlings or pay the price? http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/02/writer-spotlight.html Wendy BooydeGraaf. http://ingridsundberg.com/2017/02/04/ingrids-notes-youtube-channel/ Develop Your Own Philosophy when it comes to writing. She’s spot on! Some things work […]

via Writing Links in the 3s and 6…2/6/17 — Where Genres Collide

How I Got to Work From Home, Video 6


I hope you’re enjoying these videos as much as I enjoy making them. Thanks for watching.

This episode talks about your book cover. Even if you’re e-publishing you want a print-ready cover and that way your readers will have something to catch their attention. Also, if you end up making paperbacks, you just add a spine and back cover.

Save your cover as a .jpg and the pixel size should be around 1800 width and 2600 height. Your retailer will tell you their specifications.

Keep writing!