Author Blog-in

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Author Blog-in

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Author Blog-in! I would like to invite you all to participate in its new form, Discover Authors. If you’ve participated before with the author blog-in, I welcome and encourage you to join in again to get all the benefits of Discover Authors.

The format is the same: Posting books in blog posts as a group to compound our audience. The rules are the same. Everything is still Free!

The benefits of the new format:

  • Permanent database of books by genre that is easy for readers to use
  • Featured listing of books for authors who promote the Discovery with higher ranking for more promotion
  • Free book listing of all free ebooks
  • Discover Authors Facebook page and Twitter account for added promotion
  • Convenient form for entry so you know just what I need to know from you
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Author Blog-in, Final Day: The Happenstance Marshal by Michael O’Gara

Hey everyone today’s the day the author blog-in starts. My book “The Happenstance Marshal” will be released in print on Amazon and major retailers this upcoming week. To enter to win a copy please go to my website by clicking on my websites Current Contest page
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About “The Happenstance Marshal”

Millie’s Life Lesson #1 – When life gives you lemons set out to save a town and get the badge and a gun you’ve always wanted.

Millie’s life presently sucks but she has not let things beat her down and they are about to change. It’s bad enough Millie is subjected to prejudice but then she loses her job and her best friend. Given the economic problems of the City of Safe Haven Harbor, Millie’s prospects don’t look good. The City is broke, business is bad, and everyone’s struggling but a new reform Council has been elected to get to the bottom of the mess. They’ve hired a real hunk as the new city manager and if Millie thinks her life is complicated now she has no idea what’s around the corner. Millie will be thrown into the midst of mystery, sexual temptation, adventure and misadventure, as well as life threatening danger. Through it all she will learn she has a natural talent that will change her life and open the door to her dreams.

To purchase an eBook copy go to Amazon Kindle or Smashwords for other major e-Readers.

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Author Blog-in day 4

Comment on this post for an entry to WIN a free print copy of the first book in the series, Serial Date.

Free kindle book day on January 19th.

DV Berkom Books

Hey everybody!

Serial DateToday is the first day of the Author Blog-In!  I’m featuring my latest release, Bad Traffick, and will give away a print copy of the first book in the series, Serial Date, to one of the commenters on this blog! Stop back often, as each day I will post another participating author’s book. The blog-in runs through January 21st, so be sure to leave a comment on any of the blog-in articles posted here during that time to win!

BAD TRAFFICK, A Leine Basso Novel
Bad Traffick is the second book in the Leine Basso Series, and was picked as one of 5 BloodWrites Best Indie Picks for 2012 :
Identified as a person of interest in three cold case murders she didn’t commit and required to stay in L.A., ex-assassin Leine Basso accepts a temporary position as a security specialist for A-list actor Miles…

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Author Blog-in Day 3: The Presidents Club by FC Etier

How “The Presidents Club” happened

     My first novel, The Tourist Killer, was nearing completion.
     The characters had taken me to places not imagined in the beginning.
     As the story lines for several of the characters were beginning to converge, one of them, Julian Thibaut, decided to visit a quiet little bar for a drink and some thought.

     He met a man who knew of a great place that would fill the bill.
     His new friend had on a name tag, but it wasn’t his. The tag read, “Ted.”
     The wearer explained, “I borrowed this from another guy I work with. I forgot mine today. My name’s Abe, another President.”
     When he said that, a light bulb went off for me.
     When the two men arrived at the Louisville Tavern, they met a group of retirees that all had first names in common with previous U.S. Presidents.  In addition to the aforementioned Abraham/Abe, the other members of The Presidents Club: George, Thomas, Woodrow, Franklin, Ulysses, and Ronald. The group included a teacher, general surgeon, minister, retail manager, chiropractor, college professor, and a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, all retired.
     The Presidents Club debuted on Sunday, January 6, 2012 as a free weekly serial on the web site of my publisher, Venture Galleries. We were stunned to have received over one thousand readers for the first chapter.
     Please accept this invitation to join us on Sunday, January 13, forChapter Two. Venture Galleries will archive every chapter, so if you miss one, it will be easy to catch up. Eventually, The Presidents Club will be available as both an e-book and a trade paperback.

Here’s the pitch:  A group of retirees and the ex-FBI agent hired to protect them face danger as they investigate a murder and uncover the source of ultimate government power.

Genre: a thinking readers’ thriller — enough action to keep the pages turning and enough information to get to know the characters not only by the information given about them, but how and with whom they interact.

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Author Blog-in Day 2

Today is my book’s day on the Blog-in! Please visit these great sites to see Compulsively Writing Fiction there:

http://michael-ogara.blogspot.com/

http://dvberkom.wordpress.com/

http://etierphotography.blogspot.com/

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Author Blog-in: Compulsively Writing Fiction

Compulsively Writing Fiction

Compulsively Writing  Fiction:

My experiences in Self-publishing in 2011

by Kate Policani

This is a FREE ebook

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/102331

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I began my self-publishing journey in 2011, writing my first novel and working through the processes of publishing myself on CreateSpace and other publishers. This free ebook is the compilation of my experiences and discoveries from my blog. I have reorganized them and added some clarification to make a comprehensive view of and instruction for self publishing in this, the rise of the digital book movement.
This book is crafted to help all of you new self-publishers to live your dream and publish your book!

Another free ebook coming soon: Compulsively Writing More Fiction: My Continued Self-publishing Adventures in 2012

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Author Blog-in Day 1: Post your own book!

Day 1: Post your own book!

You can still get in on the action for today! Post your own book, send me an email at katepolicani@gmail (dot) com with your link, and I’ll add you on the list!

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Author Blog-in Starts Tomorrow!

Sign up before it’s too late!

The author blog-in is starting tomorrow! Sign up now to get in on the action. Feel free to share the page with your author friends too. Spread the word and widen our audience about our wonderful books!

All the information is here: https://katepolicani.com/author-blog-in/

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Last Author Blog-in this Friday

Five more Days!

The author blog-in is less than one week away! To get your choice of days, please sign up now. Feel free to share the page with your author friends too. Spread the word and widen our audience about our wonderful books!

All the information is here: https://katepolicani.com/author-blog-in/

Also be sure to check out Author Blog-in’s new look! Discover Authors starts in February with the same easy format and more benefits.

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Author Blog-in becomes Discover Authors!

Starting in February the Author Blog-in will perform the amazing feat of changing while also staying the same! See how here:

Author Blog-in becomes Discover Authors!.

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Author Blog-in last day: Juli D Revezzo

Once again I am participating in Kate Policani’s Author blog-in.

House of Cards

I wrote this originally for a horror zine that I’m fond of but it ended up being too long for her. I showed it to another, pagan, editor I know and she suggested a whole new theme that made the story what it is today. So, yes,I’m glad I showed it to someone else. :) I hope you all will like it.

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Nobleand Smashwords

House of Cards

 

Can you gamble with Fate?

A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Mythic. $.99

Find out more about House of Cards:

HoC’s page on Kindleboards, here.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Author Blog-in: Home to Stay by June McCullough

This week I am participating in Kate Policani’s Author Blog-In. Over the next week I will publish different posts about other author’s novels. If you are looking for your next read, or perhaps a gift for someone, make sure you visit this site throughout the week to see if something catches your interest. Something like

Home to Stay

With the weather getting colder and the busy season about to descend upon us, don’t forget to put an evening aside just for you. Get yourself a cup of hot chocolate, or a glass of wine and escape with this contemporary romance that will take you to a ranch just outside Calgary, Canada.

Synopsis

Although she has never stopped referring to Aces Corral as her home, it has been two years since Diana Crawford has stepped foot on the ranch. Her decision to return home was made just as abruptly as her decision to leave, but as Diana’s car pulls into the long driveway, she knows it is time once again to build the family ranch into a successful business. Little does she know that waiting for her return is a man determined to change everything.

Coming home is emotional for Diana. She is thrilled to reunite with her elderly next-door neighbours, Len and Dot Mackenzie, who are the closest thing to family she has left. But when she meets their nephew for the first time, his captivating eyes and quiet strength hypnotize her. There is no mistaking the attraction, and it is not long before Barry Daniels lassoes her heart. As Diana works on reconciling her past, she knows she has a lot to learn about running a business and when Diana finds evidence of a betrayal that could destroy everything she has worked for; she is desperate to find a way to expose the scheme.

In this contemporary cowboy romance, a woman on the fringes of finding her own inner strength must expose a web of deceit before she loses everything she has ever loved.

Excerpt

“I better go. Think about what I said. There’s something between us and I don’t think we should deny it. I’m willing to take a chance and I want to know if you are, too, but I don’t want you to answer right now.”

He walked over to the door, opened it, and turned back to face her. “It would be sad if we never took a chance and ended up missing out on one of the best things to happen to either of us. You can let me know tomorrow at the barbeque.”

With that, he shut the door and was gone. Diana stood at the counter for a long time after. The feelings he stirred in her both excited her and scared her. Her mind was swimming as she slid her back down the cupboard, until she was sitting on the kitchen floor.

What am I going to do? Should I back off and play it safe, so I won’t be sorry? Or will I be sorry if I play it safe?

Reader’s Comments
You feel like you are right in the tale with the way she describes the characters and their way of life. S.O.
You need to do a sequel to this. C.M.
A “feel good” book that we could use more of! M.H.

Grab a Copy Now!

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Author Blog-in: My day!

Please visit my book on these wonderful sites:

http://blog.seditionbook.com/?p=175

http://jmccullough.authorsxpress.com/2012/11/20/amputeddy-goes-back-to-school-by-jean-boelter-and-kate-policani

http://julidrevezzo.com/2012/11/20/amputeddy-goes-back-to-school-by-jean-boelter-and-kate-policani/

 

 

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Author Blog-in: Worth the Weight by Patricia W. Fischer

Patricia W. Fischer

Once upon a time, I wrote a story I thought want the most fantastic contemporary romance in the history of the publishing world. I mean, my mom said it was fantastic and I knew I had a great story so when I sold it to a new publisher, I couldn’t have been more excited.
“I’m going to be published! I’m an actual writer!”  I thought as I completely disregarded the previous five years I’d written health and parenting articles for major publications.

This is fiction, a whole new world! (Cue music)

Then the part of writing they never can truly prepare yourself for occurred–the book cover. I’d heard stories of authors having absolutely no say when it came to their book covers. This shocked me. You mean to tell me you slave over a story for months, years and someone who’s never read your work designs…

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Author Blog-in: Scarlet Bastards by Sean MacUisdin

 

“Breathe deeply, jawan, it shall be your last.”

So was the memorable opening dialogue of The Scarlet Bastards, the memoirs of a young man named Alexander ”Sikunder” Armstrong. A seventeen year old  runaway from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, “Sikunder”  fled the tedium of a well planned life to the frigid dystopian wastes of the Serberor Campus on the distant colony of Samsāra some 20 light years from Earth. Here, as a jawan in the United Nations Off-World Legion, “Sikunder” experiences the dumping ground of the refugee camps of the United Nations; where tribes and warlords rule with an  iron fist and life is cheap and easily lost.

Come join “Sikunder” as he fights pirates on the decks of a paddlewheeler, teaches the finer points of the j-stroke to his decuria leader, MacShaka the Tartan Zulu, and encounters members of the villainous Chinese gang, The Black Hand, after a bottle of bad pinot noir and a plate of the foulest fish in the Seleucus Lacus!

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