There’s nothing quite like traveling to encourage the creative spirit, and a few years ago I was fortunate enough to be able to backpack from Peru to Argentina, making stops in Bolivia and Uruguay along the way. Though nothing can … Continue reading
This is a special Q & A with Elizabeth Haynes, author of books Into the Darkest Corner and Under Silent Moon among others. It was part of an online book group called THE Book Group on Facebook, feel free to … Continue reading
Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for a special guest review by Karen Lee-Roberts (Kagsy Le Wagsy) How Will You Remember me? Are we in control of our own life, or will fate always win in the end? When Catherine … Continue reading
blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for the reviews of the book club.
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted stateside, she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation, Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story that reads like a modern-day Two for the Road. Continue reading
About the Author:
Hello everyone, and thank you for reading my guest post. My name is Mike Phillips and my new book is The World Below. I was asked to share a little something about my personal life. I know lots of you have pets, so I thought I’d talk about that. I grew up on a farm in West Michigan, but I live in the suburbs now. Never did I imagine that I would make a pet out of one of a farmer’s worse enemies. But life never seems to turn out the way we think it will. I have a pet rat. Yuck, I know, but they really are wonderful animals. I think of mine, Sassy, my second rat, as just a really small dog. They are good tempered and affectionate. They are smart as a whip, which is probably why they are so good at being a menace to farmers. My Sassy rolls around the house in a ball. She comes when I whistle and sits up when I snap my fingers. You do have to get used to the tail, which really isn’t that bad once you do. Just don’t look at the teeth. Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you enjoy The World Below. Please visit me at http://www.mikephillipsfantasy.com.
The World at War by Pam Funke
Softcover (528 pages)
The second book in the exciting The Apocalypse series.
Join General Alexander Ludlow as he continues on his mission to save the world. At least that is what he thinks that Operation Dark Angel is all about. He is however starting to suspect that this mission is not all that it’s cracked up to be. The world is in complete chaos as major nations wage war on each other and the world is on the brink of World War III.
The Group is secretly continuing Operation Dark Angel with much success. Unknown to the rest of the world they are the ones who are behind the strange and devastating attacks on Israel and around the world. What is it that they are really after when they are supposed to be bringing peace to an out of control world?
4 Mistakes to Avoid for Effective Online Book Marketing
Are you looking for a simple and efficient technique to promote your book in the market? Then, online book marketing would prove to be an ideal technique to promote your book in an effective way. Due to various developments in the technology and easy access to the web a large number of authors and publications prefer to go for online book marketing. With new authors and book publications venturing in the market, an increase is observed in the promotion of new books over the web. However, many authors do not have proper knowledge of internet marketing skills. As a result, they tend to make some mistakes due to which several influential authors fail to promote their explicit books over the web. Some of the common mistakes that most of the good authors tend to make and fail to market their book effectively online are as stated below.
Incompetent Keyword Research
As a matter of fact, the keyword research is the chief requirement for online book promotion. However, making use of the keywords does not mean to stuff them in the content. Several authors do not have good experience in marketing strategies and hence they are not able to think the way promoters think with respect to marketing. The authors are unable to find, target and finally draft a perfect list of keywords and phrases.
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I think starting late in life helps here. I write because I enjoy it, not because I have any special expectations of what will come from my writing. If I have a bad review, I chat with other writers and read my good reviews. Not everyone will like everything they read.
I also try to participate in Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (#IWSG) on the first Wednesday of every month. It’s always good to read about other writer’s insecurities and have them comment on yours.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
My first memories of writing are using my little toy typewriter to create a neighborhood newspaper. I typed up each copy and sold them for ten cents. I was in 4th grade. So I guess you could say yes, I’ve always enjoyed writing.
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
John Phelps is the author of a stunning debut novel called Visits, you can read my review here.
1.- This is your first book, where did the idea for Visits come from? I honestly don’t know. Over the years, I’ve had several book ideas; some of which I started writing but never finished. The idea for Visits just popped into my head one day and eventually turned into a finished book.
2.- What genre is Visits and what is your target market? Some folks have called it a psychological thriller so I’ll go with that. I like reading horror, thrillers, some mystery and maybe a little sci-fi. So my target market is probably the folks who like the same kind of books that I do.
I have the pleasure of presenting new author Stephanie Carroll and her debut novel A White Room on her book blog tour. Feel free to comment. The author will also be around to answer any questions you may have.
The Following Excerpt is from A White Room by Stephanie Carroll
I sighed in anticipation of the next room, my greatest horror. The door to this room was
positioned too close to the perpendicular wall, so I’d initially assumed it was a linen closet. It wasn’t until I’d opened it for the first time with the intention of storing some sheets and towels that I found a large room extending narrowly to the right, along the left wall of my room. It almost seemed disguised, hidden.
A Book Blog from Ecuador asked if I would be willing to submit a blog entry regarding independent publishing and my experiences with it, which I happily agreed to. I would like to start by making sure that anyone who reads this knows that I am by no means an expert on the subject. I have self-published my own work and I can share my experiences thus far, but they are limited in scope and this should not be considered a guide or the only way to do it.
I would like to add, though, that my experience has so far been very positive and I’ve had good results in a relatively short period of time.