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Happy Birthday to ME

On my birthday, I like to give YOU a present! Hop on over to Amazon and pick up The Disenchanted Pet for FREE! Once you’re done reading it (and reviewing, hint, hint), go back to Amazon on February 28th and get Don’t Judge a Book By its Magic for 99 cents on Kindle Countdown Deal.

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Also, starting today, you can hear all the shocking truths about my life on my new blog, Honest After Forty. At the official cusp of middle age, I have decided to grant myself the gift of frankness in rebellion of all the stupid conventions that prevent us from truly connecting with one another. I will write on this blog to tell you honestly about myself, you, our life, and our culture. Sometimes it will be funny, and sometimes it will embarrass you. It might make you angry. But it’s the truth. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Happy Birthday to Me! Coming soon!

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My birthday is coming up and I love to give YOU things on my birthday. This year, I will give away The Disenchanted Pet FREE on Kindle for my birthday, February 9th! In addition, I will start a Kindle Countdown deal on Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic, starting at 99 cents! This will have to be delayed until February 23rd, but it will last for a week.

Last, but certainly not least, I will launch my new blog blog with pure blogginess, Honest After Forty. Yes, I am turning forty this year and I will be totally honest about that, and lots more. I hope with this new blog to leave you uncomfortably amused, anxiously inspired, and awkwardly touched.

Woot!

Kate

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A Very Merry Un-Birthday to YOU!

It’s my birthday! My birthday present to myself is also my un-birthday present to you, my followers. For my birthday I have combed through all my blog followers’ sites, oldest to newest, and bought another round of ebooks! I will read and review them, with your approval. Here are the books I just bought:

Tirfo Thuin by Andrew Butterworth http://andrewbutterworth.wordpress.com $0.99

The Flower Bowl Spell by Olivia Boler http://www.oliviaboler.com $9.99

Megan and Liam: a CITY WEDDING Novel by Maggie Carlise www.maggiepublishing.wordpress.com $2.99 (I downloaded the preview by accident, thinking it was the full book. This is why I posted no review yet.)

Hyblood (The Wolva Trilogy) by Stephanie Budd http://thewolvatrilogy.wordpress.com/ $2.99

The Seventh Stone by Pamela Hegarty http://womenthrillerwriters.com/ $2.99

The Kingdom Trilogy by Sean McGuire http://thekingdomtrilogy.wordpress.com $2.99

Etchings of Power (Aegis of the Gods) by Terry C. Simpson http://terrycsimpson.wordpress.com/ $2.99

The Index, Book 1: Mages (The Index Series)’ by Katherine Gilraine http://katherinegilraine.com $2.99

All of these were Kindle books. Kindle sure is popular now!

Now there are a few reasons your book may not be here. I may not have been able to see that you have a book, that is a BIG problem. BE SURE to fix it though, because anyone seeing your blog MUST be able to instantly find your book for sale. Honest.  I’m really surprised how many blogs there were that didn’t have a link to the books right on top! Some blogs, I could tell the person was a writer, but couldn’t easily find a way to buy their book. Really, guys, people should be able to accidentally click on links to buy your book on your sites. No digging should be necessary! Several of the books I did buy, the author hadn’t set up an author page on https://authorcentral.amazon.com. It’s simple and free, and I recommend that everyone do this!

I may not have bought your book because of high price. This time I bought based on price, only buying books priced $2.99 or less so I could buy the maximum number of books for review. Frankly, if it your ebook more than $5 there isn’t a huge chance that I will buy your book anytime soon unless I have read your books before and liked them. I’m only spending $20 on books this birthday after all. If you still want my review, I would be happy to accept a review copy and add you to the list.

Finally, if I have already reviewed one of your books, I have not bought a second at this time. I am getting increasing numbers of requests for reviews and haven’t actually finished my reviews from Christmas. Again, if you would like a review of more of your books, I would be delighted to accept a review copy.

Here is the list of books from Christmas that I have yet to review, including Blog Tours and review submittals:

  • The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson (Blog Tour, Review Finished, to be posted tomorrow)
  • The Warden Threat Defying Fate book #1) by DL Morrese (Finished and review to be posted later today *** birthday craziness prevented my posting, so I will post Saturday 2/11***.)
  • The Queen and the Handyman By Maria Tatham (Next)
  • Disposable People by Ezekel Alan (Before March)
  • Taking over the World by Jolene Stockman
  • Index Book 3: Lineage   By Katherine Gilraine
  • Three Girls and a Wedding by Rachel Schurig
  • Flash Bites by Krista Bunskoek
  • Evolussion by Kathy Bell
  • Revolussion by Kathy Bell
  • The Warden War (G.O.D. Corp.) by DL Morrese
  • Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1 by Amy Lignor (Book tour, April)

These books will be reviewed before my Birthday books, but unless there is a note, this is only a tentative schedule. If your book should be on here and is not, let me know ASAP so I can get it in there!

Because my list is now so long, I probably will not do this book buying spree again before summer.

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Happy February!

This is a big month for me!

Today The Lustre begins the editing phase! I am using a different editor this time mainly because she was my original choice for editor but was moving to California at the time and so passed me on to Kathryn who edited The Disenchanted Pet.

In addition to my exciting book news, I will be turning 29 (again) this month. For my birthday present to myself I will be combing through my followers list again to buy some more of your books! (I also might buy a new purse, but I’m not sure.) I will buy books from my blog followers I haven’t bought from before with the intention of reviewing them on Compulsively Writing Reviews. I will have a budget. If your book is more expensive, I have to bump it to the bottom of my list because I want to be able to buy more than 2 ebooks. If your book is on the expensive side and you miss out, I will still trade you a copy of The Disenchanted Pet or The Lustre for review!

I’ll also join a new blog tour group, Tribute Books, with my review of The Priest and the Peaches on February 10th!

Now I have to decide when to release The Lustre…. I think you’ll be seeing some posts soon on how to release a book the right way! Anybody have any suggestions for articles online? Post your links in the comments!

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