Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Trying Not To Love You by Megan Smith

Kenzie aka CC is the youngest child in her family, with three older, very protective brothers.  From the time she is 13 and first meets Hunter, she is in love with him. The only problem is that he's her brothers' best friend.  Throughout her high school years, Hunter gives her mixed signals but will never choose her over her brothers.  When it comes time for college, Kenzie and her best friend go to Old Dominion, where Dominic (her boyfriend) and Hunter go and where none of her brothers are. That's where the story really begins and through circumstances, Hunter and Kenzie finally have a chance to be together, much to the chagrin of her brothers.

What did I like about this story?  I have two older brothers so I know how it can feel to have them watching over you and having crushes on their friend.  Of all the college stories out there, this one has an authentic feel with the vernacular used and actions of the characters.  There were times I wanted to tell Kenzie how dumb she was and tell them all to stop using the language all the time, but it added to the college feel. It took me back to my college days and let me go down memory lane.  I like what happened when Hunter and Kenzie first got together.  Without giving it away, it's one of my favorite tropes. I also really liked the strong family bonds in this story; it's rare to find them in books lately.

What I didn't like/understand? There were two things about this book that I wasn't crazy about.  Of all the brothers, Mason was the most against Hunter and Kenzie having a relationship.  I felt it went overboard with his hatred of the idea and I had a hard time buying it, especially considering whom he was sleeping with. Secondly, I felt I knew very little about the characters beyond their relationships, which sometimes made it hard to connect.

The verdict: Definitely worth the time to read.  There is a lot of angst, typical of the age, but overall it is an enjoyable read. You'll find yourself rooting for the happy ending between Hunter and CC. Be warned; just as they get their HEA, you're left with a cliffhanger.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stay by S Mulholland Releasing May 31st!!!!!


 
About the Author
I was born in Honduras but raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin from a very early age. I went to St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI before joining the U.S. Navy in 2006. After my short career in the military, I got married and started having kids. I have two munchkins now J I’ve been a stay at home mom for a couple of years.
This past Christmas, my husband got a Nook Color as a gift and he never got to use it because it was always glued to my hands. I never liked reading but once I picked up that Nook—I was addicted. So I’ve read a TON of books and it’s become my getaway. I started writing as a hobby but after I finished Stay, my husband encouraged me to get out there…so here I am. I love listening to music and find it inspirational and I think that it goes hand in hand with writing.
 
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Eighteen year old Alexandra has finally made it out of her abusive mother’s house alive, now going to St. Norbert College in the small town she grew up in; she wants to experience living her own life, free of abuse, but on the night she meets Jason Roberts; her fate has something different in mind.

Alexandra and Jason have a strong connection but the closer she gets to him, the further he shuts her out. This doesn’t stop Alexandra’s heart from falling in love with Jason and she fears that he might not feel the same way about her. Jason holds a lot of mystery and secrets that Alexandra tries to figure out but on a night when they are to meet, he never shows up, leaving her to mourn the loss of his absence.

Months later, he returns to tell her he’ll never be able to be with her the way that she wants to be with him. Hurt for the second time by the man she loves, Alexandra decides to move on with her life with what others told her to be “the perfect man”, Zac Millington, but as time goes by she realizes that things were never as they seemed…as he seemed.

If you had the opportunity to change what becomes your worst nightmare, would you take the chance to change it or pretend like that nightmare is what’s meant to be?

Stay is a romantic depiction of how two people that are meant to be together are torn apart by the one thing they both have in common. As they both go through their own versions of abuse, will they be able to stay after finally finding each other again?

Excerpt: (Might differ from published version)

“Are you sure this is the right house? Looks empty.”

I say breaking the silence between us. He lets go of my hand and peeks through the window on the door. There’s obviously nobody here. It’s dark as hell in there.

“Shit. They told me to come a long time ago; I guess I took too long. I’m sorry; I thought for sure I would be able to turn your early night into a long one.”

He says turning around to face me.

I can see his eyes now because of the light on the back porch and they look like sapphire blue…just deep blue eyes that are intense and intimidating. It seems as though he can see right through me with those piercing eyes of his so I get fidgety again. He obviously knows I’m staring at him. God, I have to get away from this guy, I am a blabbering and fidgety idiot in front of him. I don’t know how much more I can embarrass myself.

“No biggie. This is actually the most fun I’ve had all night, so I should be thanking you, Jason…uh....Jason..?” I ask because I want to know his last name to make sure I stalk him on the internet. Wow I’m a tool.

“Roberts. Jason Roberts” He responds with a smirk.

“Well Jason Roberts. Would you like to walk me to my dorm room so that I can start my early night?”

I say with a voice that’s supposed to be flirty but I think sounds more like I’m a nervous wreck, which I am, but he doesn’t have to know that. I look down at my feet because that was the worst attempt at flirting.

I feel the intensity of his eyes on me “of course, Alexandra….Alexandra….uh…?”

I look up at his smiling face “Angel…Alex Angel”

I return his smile.

“Nice. Interesting name. I like it, Alexandra Angel…shall we?”




Friday, May 24, 2013

NEW RELEASE!!!!!!  COMING MAY 31st!!!!!!!!










Eighteen year old Alexandra has finally made it out of her abusive mother’s house alive, now going to St. Norbert College in the small town she grew up in; she wants to experience living her own life, free of abuse, but on the night she meets Jason Roberts; her fate has something different in mind.

Alexandra and Jason have a strong connection but the closer she gets to him, the further he shuts her out. This doesn’t stop Alexandra’s heart from falling in love with Jason and she fears that he might not feel the same way about her. Jason holds a lot of mystery and secrets that Alexandra tries to figure out but on a night when they are to meet, he never shows up, leaving her to mourn the loss of his absence.

Months later, he returns to tell her he’ll never be able to be with her the way that she wants to be with him. Hurt for the second time by the man she loves, Alexandra decides to move on with her life with what others told her to be “the perfect man”, Zac Millington, but as time goes by she realizes that things were never as they seemed…as he seemed.

If you had the opportunity to change what becomes your worst nightmare, would you take the chance to change it or pretend like that nightmare is what’s meant to be?

Stay is a romantic depiction of how two people that are meant to be together are torn apart by the one thing they both have in common. As they both go through their own versions of abuse, will they be able to stay after finally finding each other again?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Giveaway!!!!!!!


To celebrate Chelsea Camaron's next release Full Throttle, there is a giveaway on her facebook page!!!!!  Go enter and share with your friends!!!!!  Lots of great books from some fabulous indie authors up for grabs, book swag, and Amazon gift cards!!!!!!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Interview with Gyan from Dawnflight by Kim Headlee

Today we have Gyan with us to answer some questions.  Thanks for stopping by and let's begin!


What is the meaning of your name and banner?

I am Gyanhumara nic Hymar, daughter of Hymar and her consort, Ogryvan. My mother, whose name means “song,” named me her “rarest song,” for I was fated before birth to be the only daughter she would ever bear. Those who do not ken the Caledonach tongue call me by many other names: Vennevria ... Guanhumara ... Ganora … Gwenhwyfar ... Guenevara ... Guinevere. I am none of those women.
I am Gyanhumara.

The banner under which I fight is not my own but my clan's: Na Calamaig h’Argaillanaich, which is called in your tongue the Doves of Argyll. Our storytellers tell us of Clan Argyll’s first exalted heir-bearer, who lived countless generations ago. Argaillean was fierce and strong and true to her name, which means “our tempest.” For her valiant battle against those first despised Ròmanach invaders she chose the doves, for they are the fastest of birds and the strongest for their size. Argaillean and her army had to be fast and strong to defeat the Ròmanaich. She chose two doves to show unity between her and her consort, between her and her clan, and between her clan and Caledon. The silver on the banner represents the natural coloring of doves, but Argaillean also chose it in defiance of the Ròmanaich, who prize silver for their finest armor and adornments. The midnight blue field against which the Doves of Argyll fly represents the vast eternal realm of the Old Ones…or Heaven, as I have learned to call it.
I also proudly fight under the Scarlet Dragon of Arthur the Pendragon, but I shall defer to him for the explanation of its meaning, if he so chooses to share it with you.

Do you feel that you have lived up to it?

I am not certain that I understand your question. My father taught me to always perform my best, regardless of the circumstances. Sometimes my best effort is good enough, and sometimes it is not. If there is any shame to be felt in failure, it is from not putting forth my best effort. Thus far, I have yet to feel the sting of that shame…except, perhaps, in the choices I have made in dealing with Urien, the man who has become my enemy. I fervently pray those choices will not bring harm upon my people or my consort’s, though I fear it may happen someday.

Your position to choose a consort placed a large responsibility on your shoulders. At any point did you wish it never fell to you?

I was born to be the Exalted Heir-Bearer of Clan Argyll. Thus I have been trained for this sacred duty my entire life. Does a lion wish it had never been born a lion?There may come a day when I might regret having to wear the mantle of this responsibility, but it is not this day.

Where do you believe your independent nature came from? Do you feel losing your birth mother when you were born fostered that independence?

To my everlasting sorrow, I shall never know what my life might have been like had Hymar lived to guide me through my childhood. Nor can I begin to guess. Guessing is for those who are unwilling to let the past be past.

If I act, as you say, in an independent fashion, it is most likely because I learned to think for myself, to form judgments upon my observations of situations and make decisions accordingly. My father bequeathed this skill to me by allowing me from the cradle to make my own choices—good as well as bad—and learn from them. I feel blessed that my consort also bestows this freedom upon me, though these days I must exercise especial care in my choices, for their consequences might yet prove to be widespread indeed.

What thoughts ran through your mind while you were in captivity?

It must be difficult to imagine the depth of the disgust, the rage, the powerlessness, the loathing, the uncertainty—and, yes, the fear—of being imprisoned by one’s enemy unless one has experienced it firsthand. I did not trust the Scáthinaich. Even though my captor had promised that no harm would come to my person, this did nothing to alleviate my fear, though for pride’s sake I did my best to bury it. I feared for Morghe’s safety too, despite there being no love betwixt us. No woman deserves such a fate.
All of those thoughts built and built, like floodwaters behind a dam, threatening to drive me mad from the strain of holding it all in…until the face of my rescuer, the man I love to the core of my being, appeared over the edge of the ridge where I was being held prisoner. The sight of Arthur’s face at that precise moment, I think, did more to propel us toward our shared destiny than all of our previous encounters combined. But I was too engrossed with reveling in the glory of his presence to care about destiny that day, I can assure you.

You experience a religious conversion in the part of your story that you shared with us. How do you foresee that affecting your future?

Recall that I spoke to you of my choices and the consequences thereof. Here is yet another example. While I am no seer, I do know that I must tread carefully among the men who control the spiritual destiny of my clan. They possess the power to strip me of my rank and my life. I would be a liar to claim that I seldom consider this possibility…or that I do not fear it. And yet in the next breath I tell myself that I must not fear, for such a thing cannot
come to pass unless the One God so decrees it. If this happens, then I must trust that it is for the greater good and accept my fate willingly, in spite of my misgivings and fears.
But I do pray that it shall never happen.

What advice can you give future warriors faced with decisions torn between loyalty and love?

One is loyal because one loves, deeply and without reservation. How can there be a sundering betwixt the two?And if a sundering of loyalty does occur, then perhaps the love was never present from the start.

There are future generations who may say you were only a myth. How would you respond to them?

Your word myth is unknown to me.The Caledonaich have stories, and we have tales. The latter—which the Ròmanaich call fables—are invented to convey lessons and concepts for the purpose of teaching our children while entertaining them too. In these lessons we include tales of the Old Ones, though by Caledonach law only priests are permitted to utter the sacred tales. Our storytellers, trained from birth to possess vast unerring memories, are charged with the duty of preserving the stories of clan lore: births and deaths, marriages and annulments, battles and alliances, times of poverty and times of prosperity. The stories are passed from one storyteller to the next, with no variant of even the smallest word, such that the deeds they describe ring just as true today as they did on the day they occurred, many generations before.
My deeds have begun to be added to Storyteller Reuel’s collection, as they will continue to do until the day my death-lament is sung. One day, Reuel will pass them to his successor, and so on. For as long as even one Caledonach storyteller lives, my true story will be spoken.
On the day that even one person conceives the belief that I never did exist, whether it be one generation hence or many—on that dark day, be it from Heaven or from Hell, I shall sing the death-lament for my people.

Those are all the questions we have today.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Interview with Nora, protagonist from Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry

Today we have Nora here to answer a few questions for us about her character.  Thank you Sarah Daltry for bringing her here today.


What is your major in college and how did you choose that?
I have a double major in English and art history. Growing up, I was obsessed with mythology and history - probably because my parents are both professors. I considered a major in history first but I like stories and I like the way that English and art bring history to us in a way that is more human. When I study history, I am not interested in facts and figures but in the people who lived it, who were there. My travels inspired me to enjoy art and literature because I was able to see many of those facts and figures come to life inside museums or in the ruins of another time.
When you decided to attend the masquerade party, did you ever dream there would be real vampires?
No. As I said, I love mythology but I have always believed it was just that - myth. We explain the world in story and all stories have a reasonable explanation. Vampires were another one of those myths that I felt had an appeal but were grounded in reality that we just did not understand. Alec has taught me, though, that even our myths are not always accurate and we do not always know the truth about creatures we fear or admire.
Before meeting Alec, did you believe in vampires and/or ghosts
Ghosts maybe. I have walked through the ruins in Rome and felt like there was a presence with me. Castles in Britain have that same effect. When there is so much history present in a place, it is hard not to believe that something of the people who experienced it got left behind. As far as vampires, no. Not at all. I only went to the party because my roommate. Scarlet, wanted to go - and because I was bored with frat parties.
Does your family know about your current relationship(s)
My family and I are not very close. It is not out of any animosity but I am an only child and my parents were in their 30s when they had me. When I went away to school, they took it as an opportunity to go back to doing what they loved most - traveling and studying overseas. Because of this, we only speak rarely. I have not had much time to talk to them about what is happening; it also happened too fast.
What is the kinkiest thing you have ever done?
Before I met Alec, my sex life was extremely vanilla. Most of it involved a lot of awkwardness and fumbling and at least one of us (usually me) left unsatisfied. There was one night during freshman year when Scarlet and I both got way too drunk and, when we had no one to go home with, we took the party back to our room. We don’t talk about that, though! My first time with Alec was in an old church, which is pretty kinky in and of itself.
When you have tough decisions to make, how do you face them?
With a whole lot of snark. I have a tendency to turn things that upset me into a joke because I don’t know what else to do. When Alec first told me about his history, I thought he was kidding. I handled it with no grace at all and made a lot of bad jokes. It is basically what I do! 
What is your worst fear?
If you had asked me months ago, I would have said being alone. Now, with everything happening, it is losing someone I love. I am facing losing someone and I guess I would say I fear being forced to choose and it ending in someone dying.
If you could go back and not attend the party, thus never meeting Alec, would you?
No. Even with the events that have happened, I love him. He warned me several times about following him and the risks it would entail, but I followed willingly. He may not have told me just how complicated things would get, but I am in too deep now. But I would not give up for anything. (Also, this is maybe shallow, but the sex is too damn good!)
What color best describes your life at this current point in time and why
Red. Red represents passion, anger, and death. What has happened to me lately is a combination of the three.
What is one thing no one else knows about you
I don’t want to be weak, but sometimes, I am not sure I am strong enough to stop this from ending badly.
Is there anything else you want people to know about you?
If I don’t make it out of this, or if things end the way fate seems to be predicting they will, I want people to know that I loved in earnest. There are forces at work far greater than a college girl and despite the assistance of others who have significant resources and experience, I am really only just a girl. I don’t want to die, but I also don’t want to lose anyone I love and I will go down fighting if that is the only way.
Thank you for spending time with us today.  Read more about Nora in Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry coming June 25, 2013


Let Love In is available on Amazon!!!!




http://www.amazon.com/Let-Love-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00CPE10JY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368189429&sr=8-1&keywords=Let+Love+In+by+Melissa+Collins

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Let Love In by Melissa Collins is available for purchase!!!!!!!



As you know, here at Love for Indie Authors we have been waiting all week for the release of Let Love In.  Well, for once Amazon and KDP didn't keep us waiting.  Here is the link to purchase so go one click away and show this indie author just how much our community supports great reads!!!!!


http://www.amazon.com/Let-Love-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00CPE10JY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368099250&sr=8-1&keywords=Let+Love+In+by+Melissa+Collins







Congratulations Melissa Collins!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Are You Excited??????  We sure are!!!!!!



Friday is Release Day for Let Love In by Melissa Collins!!!!!!!!





Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Let Love In Releases Friday May 10!!!!!!!





Let Love In by Melissa Collins

Monday, May 6, 2013

Author Spotlight............Melissa Collins

Let Love In has a release date fast approaching for Friday, May 10, 2013.  Each day this week we will share with you something about this new indie author and her book!!!!!!!!




What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change? 

Madeleine Becker lost everything when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can't get hurt if she doesn't fall in love. 

That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy's pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy's inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past. 

Together they find out what happens when they let love in.


About Melissa Collins



I’ve always been an avid reader.  Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer.  Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer.  I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it.  When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity.  My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there.  I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.  


Question and Answer Time

What inspired you to write this story?
· When I was home on maternity leave with my third son, my husband bought me an iPad. Well an e-reader and the 50 Shades trilogy was a dangerous combination because in the last year and a few months, I have read more books than I care to admit to. I started seeing the pattern of these horribly broken and tragic characters and I thought that I could come up with something that was a little bit more realistic. Yes my characters are broken, but aren’t we all. The idea that even through pain, somehow people find the strength to keep moving forward, to keep looking for love – that is what inspired me.

What made you choose self publishing?
· I don’t want to put myself down, and I’m not going to say that it wouldn’t get accepted by a traditional publisher, but I knew I had a good enough story to get out there and with the ease of self-publishing, I could guarantee that my story would reach an audience. And it is! Holy crap, my book is going to be out to the public soon.

What are you currently working on?
· I’m currently writing the conclusion to Maddy and Reid’s story – Let Love Stay – which will hopefully be out this summer. I’m also working on a stand-alone contemporary romance called From The Wreckage. After that, I’d like to write a third book in The Love Series, which is untitled at this point, but it will be the story of Melanie, Maddy’s best friend.

What surprised you the most during this entire process from the idea all the way to release?
· How willing people are to help. Seriously, the world is a crazy place and most people don’t care about much other than what concerns them. But what I’ve found through this whole process is that there is a slew of bloggers, indie-authors and promoters out there who are genuinely interested in getting word out about my book. I’m in awe at the kindness and generosity that I’ve seen from this side of the computer.

What has been your biggest challenge?
· TIME!!! I’m a full time teacher – AP high school students, a wife, a mother to three little boys under 4 years old and I wrote a freaking book in 8 weeks. I still have no clue how I fit it all in!

What author(s) have influenced you both to read, teach, and to write?
· American Lit was my focus in college and there is something magical and universal about the desire to be more than you currently are that runs throughout that genre. Ironically, it’s that same desire to be more than you, to have more than you do, that’s present in this New Adult / Contemporary Romance genre. We all want happiness and a sense of belonging and I think those ideas are what have most influenced my interest in reading and writing.

· In the romance genre, I have been most influenced and inspired by stories from Jasinda Wilder, Colleen Hoover, Ella Fox and Bella Andre – just to name a few.

What would you say to someone also aspiring to write?
· Not to sound too much like Dory from Finding Nemo, but just keep writing. There were days that I had no clue what was going to come out of my head, but I sat down and wrote anyway. Sometimes it was good and sometimes – well, sometimes, not so much. But the bottom line is that I still wrote.

What is your favorite book of 2013? What are you currently reading?
· I know I was a bit behind the times on these, but I only just read Slammed and Point of Retreat. I haven’t read This Girl yet – I know! I know! – I must be the last person alive who hasn’t read it. I want to wait until I can devote an entire day to it so I can enjoy it. I also loved Hopeless and I can’t wait for the sequel.

What is your favorite place to write? Do you have any writing quirks, special drinks, habits, etc?
· I do a lot of writing from my couch. I wish I had my own office or something like that, but I guess that’s just not meant to be. I also do a decent chunk of writing after work before I pick my kids up from day care – you know, if I don’t have papers to grade!
· I don’t know how other author’s approach writing, but I just sit down and write. I let the story come to me. I don’t sketch out characters or outline chapters. I just go with what I have in my head and let that idea take me where it’s going to take me. It’s crazy and scary, but so far it seems to have worked.

What is your favorite line or scene from Let Love In?
· I know it’s lame to say, but I really can’t pick just one. There’s so much from this book that I love. ***I’ve attached a picture / snippet of one of my faves for you to include if you’d like.  (Posted below)


Like what you see and read?  All the places you can stalk Melissa are below :).  Be sure to add this book to your Goodreads to read shelf and get your copy Friday!!!!!!


Twitter - @mcollinsauthor


Friday, May 3, 2013

PROMOTING, PROMOTING, PROMOTING!!!!

     You spend months, years writing your book.  Finally, the time comes to publish.  You weigh your options, send your manuscript out to publishers in hopes of being picked up or you decide to self publish.  After, editing, formatting, and picking a cover the time arrives, you click submit pushing your book to publish.  You get an email, your book is live!  You did it, so you think the hard part is over.

     Nope, its not, the hard part is just beginning.  Promoting................ahhhhhhhh.

     So lesson learned from these indie authors, promote before you publish!!!!!!!!  Yep, there is it, I admit to our biggest mistake as an indie author.  Are you working on your first book?  Then take heed to this advice, promote before you publish.

Twitter- follow legitimate people that will teach you, inspire you, show you, and help you.  Don't just follow for an automatic follow back.  You want followers that will actually read your tweets, retweet them or go to whatever you are tweeting about. 


Bloggers- They are your best friend!!!!!!!  Respect their time and schedules.  Find blogs that have an interest in your genre........don't waste your time or theirs by sending them emails with books that don't meet what they would be interested in.  That would be setting yourself up for rejection.  Understand that they are busy and get review requests daily, they may not be able to fit yours in, the rejection isn't personal, its just not possible for that site.  There are tons of blogs, more than enough for you to find the right match.  RESPECT THE REVIEW SUBMISSION RULES, read them carefully.  This is again about wasting your time and theirs.  You wrote a 30k word novella, the sight doesn't review short stories and doesn't accept submissions under 40k.  Its not fair to that blogger for you to submit everything, they spend time preparing to read your material and review it, just to find out it falls short.  They have built their following, the fan base expects when a book is up for review that it will meet the minimum criteria listed in the submission rules.  Don't put yourself or the blogger in the position to disappoint anyones fans.

Understand the bloggers schedule, don't expect your book to be reviewed and posted right away.  When you are a month away from release day, set up some ARCs with a few blogs and do a release day blitz.  Give the blogger time to fit you in their schedule to be able to give proper time and attention to your work and review.  Don't let one blogs rejection to being able to review your book at this time deter you, there are more, keep at it.



Facebook- make a fan page for yourself and/or your book.  Use teasers and giveaways to get your following up.  Build your audience.  Once you have a release date, have a Facebook event with giveaways, Q&A sessions, and other authors visiting for guest spots.  Make friends with other indie authors.  Its a great community!!!!!!


Goodreads- this is important to start early.  To be able to add books, you have to have so many books currently on your shelves and ratings given by you.  So get yourself set up to get author status and profile long before your book releases.  This is a great site, once your book is up, to connect with your fans linking them to your works.


A few more promotional sites you can use:

Creating a blog of your own for your works
Linkedin
Shelfari
If you use kdp.......make sure to make an Amazon Author Central page
Facebook Groups that allow you to promote on the page
Bookblogs.ning.com- this is a great community with helpful forums and discussions
Goodreads Groups

I am sure they are tons more but this should get you started.  Don't be discouraged as you embark on this journey.  Be confident in the story you have to tell.  Keep your pen to paper, fingers to keyboards, always keep writing!!!!!! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Giveaway!!!!!!!


Renee and I are running an awesome giveaway for our facebook fan page followers.  Below is the link for the rafflecopter entries. 

Prizes Available

ecopy of Restore My Heart by Chelsea Camaron
ecopy of Salvaged by Chelsea Camaron
ecopy of The Best Laid Plans by Renee Peterson
ecopy of The Best Of Intentions by Renee Peterson
signed paperback of Restore My Heart by Chelsea Camaron
signed paperback of Salvaged by Chelsea Camaron



So that means SIX winners!!!!!!  Go show some facebook love :) Happy Thursday!
  The link is below:


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Free Today Only

FREE TODAY!!!!!!!



The Best Laid Plans By Renee Peterson



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Beaux Chauvin loved his land of the bayous. He had no intentions of leaving his South Louisiana roots. He was an honorable, hard working man not given to impulses , with a serious avoidance of females. Until meeting Lacy Landon.

Lacy Landon was finally standing on her own two feet. Born and raised in Charleston, she had been an unknowing pawn in a game of deceit from her father and boyfriend. Now she was beginning her own life that had no room for a man, especially not one as devastatingly handsome as Beaux Chauvin.

But life has its own plans for both of them as they embark of a journey of love, lies and hidden family secrets. As they face unseen dangers, they lean on each other falling more in love. They learn that life may not always be beautiful, but love will see them through.

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