It Takes A Village to Market A Book

A wonderful blogger/author that deserves all the readership my little blog can help add!

The Long and Short Stories of Life

I’m sure you’re familiar with the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”! Ideally, it takes that same village to help a writer promote his books. With a plethora of books from every genre known to man, and a few new ones like Psionic, it’s getting progressively difficult to compete in a glutted market.

In aneffortto garner a following, manyindependent authors have opted to give our books away for free. Middlemen, who have no literary talents, have become wealthy in our business by virtue of the book giveaway companies they’ve formed. They advertise our hard work and offer it to the public for free. To register with the morefamous of these companies, we must pay them for the privilege of giving away our blood, sweat, and tears.

I’m not blaming readers, since I’ve snagged a few of these freebies myself, but this is not always beneficial…

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#RRBC SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY EXTENDED!

Wonderful words from the President and Founder of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, Nonnie Jules. Be prepared to hear the truth!

Watch Nonnie Write!

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Because you were promised one extra stop later in the evening, I just had to get one done.  And, this is a very special stop, with several very important messages.

# of winners for this stop:  3

GIVEAWAYS:  

(1) $10 Amazon gift card

(1) 1-Day Multi-Blog Book Blast (courtesy of 4WillsPub)

(1) 6-book bundle (winner’s choice) from the Kathryn C. Treat Treasure Chest (if Marlena approves)

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The RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB was founded in 2013 and it was founded on the premise of strong support of others.  You give it, you’ll get it back, ten-fold.  Then, respect of others, especially in our forum, was the 2nd premise on which we were founded.  Negativity of any kind would not be allowed to breathe within the realm of RRBC.  So, it is with those two things in mind, that I bring you this very important message, which will cover…

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Weaving History into Contemporary Fiction—RRBC Tour Stop

Another incredible #RRBC Springtime Book & Blog Block Party stop!

RRBC Springtime Book and Blog Party Hi! Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’sSpring Book & Block Party. (For all the stops and oodles of chances to win a myriad of prizes, check out all the RRBC posts throughout the month-long tour.)

This stop? Staci Troilo’s site currently hosted in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

Today I’m Giving Prizes to Two Lucky Winners:

First Prize: $15 Amazon Gift Card
Second Prize: Medici Protectorate SWAG Pack

Medici Protectorate SWAGSWAG Pack Contains: 1 Pen, 1 Magnet, 1 Bookmark, & 1 Sticky Note Pad

Prizes awarded to US commenters only.


Today I want to talk about weaving history into contemporary stories. I like a good historical tale every once in a while, but I tend to read contemporary fiction a lot more often. That doesn’t mean history has to be abandoned, though.

One of my favorite things to do is research. I used to love writing research papers in school. Sure, I…

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The Unlikeable Demon Hunter Book Blast @wildeauthor @GoddessFish

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The Unlikeable Demon Hunter

by Deborah Wilde

GENRE: Urban Fantasy Romance

 

Bridesmaids meets Buffy.

The ago-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.

Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra, whose sudden retirement in his early twenties now seems a lot less mysterious.

Convinced that her twin still has a shot at his destiny, Nava hatches a plan to convince the Brotherhood to bring the other Katz sibling into the fold. It’s too bad Rohan’s guarding her so closely that she might not be able to put it into action.

And it’s really too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club–or the one demon in particular out for payback.

Odds of survival: eh.

Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.

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The maybe-demon from Josh’s alleyway was back, having stopped about five feet away and triggering the motion sensor. What with Josh’s sister trying to kill me and all, he’d fallen off my radar.

Aloe gooped over my fingers, having clutched the frond hard enough to break it, and my terror and an intense curiosity resurfaced. There was no denying his compelling presence. Plus, he had those long lashes that were my Kryptonite. I opened my mouth to scream. Or drool.

He held a finger up to his delectable lips to keep me quiet, circling me with lazy strides, checking me out.

I’d have been offended by the blatant appraisal except under his intense scrutiny, I lit up with an electric zing. I found myself stroking the aloe stalks in an obscene manner. Even knowing he couldn’t see my blush since I was in the shadows didn’t kill my utter mortification at jerking off plant life in not-so-subtextual yearning.

He stalked toward me, his leather jacket rustling with each step.

I held up a hand to stop him, the faintest electric crackle pulsing off my skin.

He didn’t stop, didn’t slow. In fact, he kept up his steady approach until his hand covered mine. My magic shocked us both at his touch. I gasped and shivered as pleasure, not pain, rumbled through me.

Hand still clasped in his, he stared at me suspiciously, instead of in fear, but had I wanted, I could have broken his hold. Not a demon, then? He fingered the thin silver necklace I wore with surprising gentleness, toying with the cute floral pendant dangling off it that read “I will kick you in the balls if I have to.”

“Should I be scared?” Given how he sounded like sex, sin, and salaciousness–the true definition of a triple threat–I decided that yes, he was most definitely a demon.

I met his mocking gaze, my rooted stance and beating heart placing me somewhere between morbid fascination and noping the hell out at warp speed.

 

A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”

Website: http://www.deborahwilde.com

Twitter: @wildeauthor

Facebook ~ Goodreads

 

Deborah will be awarding a $10 Amazon/B&N gift card to one winner, another winner will win a print copy of the book (International), both are randomly drawn via Rafflecopter during the tour.

 

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#RRBC Springtime Book & Blog Block Party

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Hello, bloggers!!

For the entire month of April, we are celebrating the RRBC Springtime Book & Blog Block Party! Today is my posting day and I welcome you from the grand state of Alabama!!

Here’s what I’m giving away:

-(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card
-(2) Guest Spots on my Blog
-(1) E-book copy of The Power Of Love

*You will receive one of the first copies of my debut book! Expected to be out this Spring!

This means there will be a total of FOUR Winners!! All you have to do is comment below. Anyone is eligible! The winners will be randomly selected after my tour stop.  🙂  Good luck!!


Now, I am going to share with you a little about my debut romance book, THE POWER OF LOVE, which is one of today’s prizes.

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Book Blurb

All she wanted was a fresh start.

Eight months ago, Scarlet…

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The Old Rugged Cross – Live Performace by Alabama

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In honor of Easter and my risen Savior

 

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#RRBC March “SPOTLIGHT” Author! – @RhaniDChae

THE #RRBC PIPELINE

March’s “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR was RHANI D’CHAE!

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 Please pop over to the “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR forum on the RRBC site to find out more about this amazing member, and to also show your continued support of her!  You could find yourself here next!  But first, are you a member?  JOIN US TODAY!

COMING SOON:

Shadow of the Drill by Rhani D'Chae

“SHADOW OF THE DRILL”

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#RRBC April Book Trailer of the Month! – @JanHawke

THE #RRBC PIPELINE

People often ask, “Do book trailers really sell books?” Well, if you view one and it interests you so much that you want to actually read the story, and so you run to purchase it…well, you tell me?

For a book trailer to push you to purchase, it must have ALL of the following elements:

*a well-written story line
*perfectly suited music
*nice pacing
*and it must not be too long, or it loses the viewer’s attention

We are profiling some of the best book trailers here and this month we introduce you to:

“MILELE SAFARI” by Author, Jan Hawke

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