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Monday, August 24, 2015

Blog Tour & #giveaway: The Case of the Bygone Brother

I'm at it again. Another blog tour. Thank you all so much for following me last week from one stop to another, leaving comments, signing up for my New Release Alerts. Congratulations to Kathleen P. for winning the $15 gift card.

Are you ready to do it again? Then on to this week's tour for THE CASE OF THE BYGONE BROTHER, my PI mystery with a female detective from West Michigan.





All week, THE CASE OF THE BYGONE BROTHER will be featured on the blogs listed below. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card. I hope you enjoy the different excerpts from THE CASE OF THE BYGONE BROTHER and my related posts. As you can see below, four people will be leaving reviews. I sure hope they like my book!

 Tour Schedule
Monday, August 17, 2015
Lora Lee - Spotlight
A Blue Million Books - Author Interview
Kristy Centeno - Guest Post

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Romance Me - Spotlight

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Books with Merritt - Guest Post
Authors' Cafe - Author Interview & Book Review

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog - Spotlight
Christa Reads and Writes - Guest Post

Friday, August 21, 2015
The Scribbling Sprite - Spotlight
Nancy's Novels - Guest Post
The Self-Taught Cook - Spotlight & Book Review

Saturday, August 22, 2015
What Readers Want - Spotlight
Finding Fantastical Books - Spotlight

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thanks so much for following me again. Good luck!

Novel Book Tours


Sunday, August 16, 2015

THE PROTECTOR Blog Tour & #Giveaway


Congratulations to Kathleen P. who won the $15 gift card.
 
This is my first blog tour for THE PROTECTOR. In the past, I've set up a tour by myself. For this book, I put everything in the capable hands of Florence Price of Novel Book Tours. All week, THE PROTECTOR will be featured on the blogs listed below. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for the chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card. I hope you enjoy the different excerpts from THE PROTECTOR, the interview (which is quite different from others I've done), and the guest posts.
Tour Schedule
Monday, August 17, 2015
The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass - Spotlight
Authors' Cafe - Spotlight

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Romance Me - Spotlight
Paranormal Dimensions - Spotlight

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Romance that's 'Out Of this World' - Spotlight
Books with Merritt - Guest Post
Donna Shields - Guest Post

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Christine's Words - Author Interview
Finding Fantastical Books - Spotlight

Friday, August 21, 2015
M.J. Schiller, Romance Author - Guest Post
Nancy's Novels - Spotlight

Creative Hodgepodge - Guest Post & Book Review
Sexy Between The Covers-Melissa Keir - Spotlight

Saturday, August 22, 2015
What Readers Want - Spotlight
Paranormal Realms - Spotlight

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Have fun and good luck.

Monday, August 10, 2015

#The Protector



After tavern owner Rissa Dix rescues two girls from a slave ship, she must rally the townsfolk to prevent traffickers from returning. Mining heir Dillan Rusteran has loved her for years. Little do they know that by rescuing more children they're tangling with a trafficking ring that puts Rissa in danger.


Science Fiction Romance. Available at:


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

#IWSG: Flying High



It's that time again. Insecure Writers Support Group meets once a month online where writers share and encourage each other.  IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. And thanks to this month's awesome hosts Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!

There is nothing like the euphoria of having a new book released. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth, the feeling is the same. You do a happy dance, shout “whoo-hoo” to anyone who will listen, kick back for about ten minutes, then it’s back to work. Nobody knows about your brilliant book—except friends and family—unless you tell them. So it’s promo time.

Now some people liken promotion to going to the dentist. It’s a necessary but onerous chore. I see it as part of producing a product. You may have the world’s best invention, but if people don’t know about it you aren’t going to have many sales. Although I find the Go Daddy commercial obnoxious—the one with the woman and her family doing a happy dance because she got her first sale that wasn’t to family—it’s on target.

Did you know there’s a secret to effective promotion? No? Well, no one else does either. We try Twitter, Facebook, blogging, websites, Pinterest even. Does any of it work? Who knows? Since I’m self-published, I can go to all the vendors where I uploaded my book (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords) and see how many books sold that day, week, month. But what influenced a reader to buy the book? Word of mouth advertising works best for me as a reader. Remember when booksellers did that? “If you like so-and-so author, try such-and-such. Wouldn’t it be great if people who really like our books, shouted it all over the internet? Maybe that’s what reviews are for? Ya think?

The upshot is we do our best, some DIY, some paid advertising. We cross our fingers and hope.

My euphoria is starting to wear off after a week plus since the release of THE PROTECTOR. I’m not flying quite so high. Still levitating a couple of inches off the ground, though. 
Here’s the blurb for my newest science fiction romance:

After tavern owner Rissa Dix rescues two girls from a slave ship, she must rally the townsfolk to prevent traffickers from returning. Mining heir Dillan Rusteran has loved her for years. Little do they know that by rescuing more children they're tangling with a trafficking ring that puts Rissa in danger.

The Protector is available at Amazon B&N iTunes Kobo Smashwords

Click here to find others on the Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop. Or go to IWSG on Facebook to see who’s blogging today.