When’s the best time of year to publish my book? Pt 3

Yup, I’m still on a hunt to determine the best date to publish a book.

In Part 1, I researched when the top 100 books on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction and Romance book lists were released. In Part 2, I looked at calendars to discover what major events were upcoming and whether those would impede my launch for THE PURSUAL.

And now, it’s almost time to launch book 2 in The Nome Chronicles Series and I need to find a date. I’d originally wanted to publish in June but April and May were super busy with me marketing THE PURSUAL and THE PROEM, which came out in May. Plus, my research in Part 1 showed that July might not be a great time of year to publish boks like mine. Continue reading “When’s the best time of year to publish my book? Pt 3”

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#Writinglessons: Embarrassment – A Storytelling Device

Empire is one of the scripted television shows that I enjoy watching. Check out my post on the shows I indulged in last year. The show is a combination of several things I enjoy watching – it’s got a lot of drama, high levels of family conflict (I grew up watching Dallas with my mom in the ’80s), ratchet galore (uh, I watch LHH and the Real Housewives franchise) and fabulous clothes!

Continue reading “#Writinglessons: Embarrassment – A Storytelling Device”

Enter The Dark YA Fantasy Book Giveaway!

There are 10 books up for grabs to a luck winner of The Dark YA Fantasy Book Giveaway. Some of the included books are hardbacks while others are paperback copies of novels from great authors!

I’m honored to have my book, The Pursual, included in this wonderful giveaway. Other participating authors are –

  1. Melanie McFarlane, author of Summoner Rising
  2. Rebecca Jaycox, author of The Other Inheritance
  3. C.K. Dawn, author of Cloak of Shadows
  4. Audrey Grey, author of Shadow Fall
  5. Gwynn White, author of Queen of Extinction

Three additional authors are donating books from other well-known writers –

  1. Eliza Nolan is donating The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  2. Jennifer Bardsley is donating Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  3. Marta Kaitids is donating A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
  4. Megan Crewe is donating Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

 

There’s no reason to delay, click HERE to enter today! Good luck!

The Multi Indie Author Sale Event

My first book, THE PURSUAL, is one of over 150 ebooks in the Multi Indie Author Sale Event.

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100+ authors have one or more of their books on sale for $.99 or FREE for this two-day event. (There are a few listings under the British pound £). Some may be on Amazon only or on other sites. Watch this short video for the names of the participating authors.

While the authors, in good faith, tried to ensure the sale prices were up in time for the event, sometimes the book sites have a delay in changing the prices. So please double-check that the book is either $.99 or FREE before you click to purchase. The organizers of this event are not responsible for any books failing to be listed at the sale prices during the event.

For more fun, join us on Facebook on April 19th and 20th for author takeovers and contests! https://www.facebook.com/events/1347821225278586

Want a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card? Check out our Rafflecopter from 4/15/17 to 4/20/17. Click here for Rafflecopter

#ThePursual launch week in Gifs

The week started off hectic

but, I expected it cos it was launch week for my first book, THE PURSUAL

I started seeing reviews immediately on Amazon and Goodreads!

And luckily, they were positive

And then, the issues began

Apple iBooks and Google Play didn’t list my book on time

Then my Instagram page DISAPPEARED!

Yup. I just took a deep breath on that one.

And focused on writing book 2, The Paladin, networking and advertising.

Week 1 is almost over and so far, so good. I’m going to end the week with another slice of chocolate cake.

Have a great weekend and stay happy!

#ThePursual got a blog review!

My first book, The Pursual, is now out and getting some nice reviews. I didn’t think to seek out blogger reviews but now that it received one from the Butterfly Mentions blog, I think it might be time to work on that.

Thank you, Butterfly Mentions for the kind review and assessment of the book.

Mosey on over to the blog to get a look at the review.

The Pursual can be found on Amazon here and to purchase at other retailers, please click here.

 

#ThePursual is here!

My first book has officially been published and I’m a giddy girl getting my groove on!

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THE PURSUAL is now live on Amazon! It’s also available for sale at Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Scribd.3d render book transparent background.png

Because the Apple iBooks store and Google Books won’t let me be great, my books haven’t gone live there. Yet. Never fear, though, they’ll get there sooner than later.

I’m off to have a Mimosa … because I deserve one and this is the only break I’m going to get for a while – I’m completing the sequel, titled THE PALADIN, and I’ve got to stay focused.

Okay off to have that Mimosa and get my celebratory, struggle-twerk on!

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Don’t laugh. We all have to start somewhere =) Fine, is this better?

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Uh, I guess not, haha.