Lazy Sunday…FINALLY! Gonna try to dip into writing and finish off a scene with Maya and Sorem. Still can’t decide if Sorem should be the type of character that you will love one moment and hate the next. What do you think? Should he have a spark of light buried beneath all the darkness of his soul? or should he be corrupt all the way to the core?

Getting Reviewed by Book Bloggers–What Was Revealed at Our March 31, 2015, W.I.S.E. Coffee Meeting

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In our last meeting on March 31st, we talked about promoting our books through blog reviewers. The post I read to the group and taught from was,”Book Bloggers: Where to Find Them and How to Win Them Over,” by Jenny Bravo (see link at bottom of article).

Some writers don’t realize that there are bloggers out there that do nothing but read books and review them for FREE. But now that so many authors have caught on to this, you have to figure out the right approach to get them to review your book.

But before that, you have to find them.

The two biggest sources are Twitter and Instagram, and the way you find them is through hashtags.

For instance, on Twitter, put #amreading in the search window. The page that comes up will have tweets from readers and blog reviewers. If you click on their name, it’ll take you to their profile page and…

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Promoting to Readers who Actually Read Your Genre

Publicity Tip #89 ~

The promotional opportunities with the website ReadingDeals are extremely affordable and highly targeted to your readership – really.

There are 3 ways ReadingDeals works to help you on your marketing and publicity campaign:

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1) FREE! You can submit your book for consideration to their DailyDeals email newsletter that sends a list of free and bargain eBooks to genre-specific reader members. A ‘bargain’ means that you book needs to be on sale for 33% off or more. However, there is no guarantee your book will be included in their newsletter with this option. They have limited space for “unpaid author promotions” and are very selective about how a book looks and reads [check out their guidelines HERE].

2) PAY – For only $10 you will have a “guaranteed” spot in one of their DailyDeals newsletters, as long as your book fits…

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For those that aren’t aware of this great horror author

I love it when I find new authors to fall in love with! I do write reviews but it is something that I enjoy because I discover authors that I otherwise would have never noticed! Thank you this review.

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I am by no means a book reviewer. However, due to this book not being as well known as a Stephen King, Clive Barker, or other mainstream book, I feel it is somewhat of an honor and pleasure of mine to help spread the word of Duncan Ralston’s Gristle and Bone.

This is his debut collection of 7 short stories. Below is my review, which sums up exactly how I feel:

To stumble across a new author is always something fun. But to stumble across a new author and fall in love with their work is quite simply an adventure! That being said, I randomly came across Duncan Ralston and saw the cover for this book – leading me to want to read it. With a price that wasn’t overly priced, it was a no brainer, not an impulsive buy, but a SMART buy. I was very satisfied with…

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Street of horror – the home of a serial killer

This article really caught my attention and feeling this real life person would make an awesome and gruesome character in a new fictional story. Of course I would add a paranormal twist to it! What are your thoughts?

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What you see on this picture seems to be a regular barcelonian street, however, it has a dark and horrifying history. It’s the street of Enriqueta Martí’s former residence. Enriqueta (also called the Vampiress of Barcelona) lived in Barcelona during the late 18th and early 19th Century. Her address: Carrer Ponent 29 (today the street name is Carrer Joaquin Costa).

Little is known of Enriqueta’s live before she came to Barcelona. Once in Barcelona she found lodging and employment in the homes of the aristocracy. She worked as a maidservant and nanny. She was a very quick learner. She took her chance and learned from Barcelona’s elite while serving them. She was looking for ways to provide services to members of the privileged class who had everything that she wanted and so she might suckle at their riches.

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Martí’s first undertaking was prostitution. Since she had no material belongings, her body…

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