Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BIG KINDLE BOOGIE-FEBRUARY 1ST-2ND


J.A. KONRATH, BLAKE CROUCH, SCOTT NICHOLSON, LEE GOLDBERG HAVE DONE IT AGAIN WITH THEIR BIG KINDLE BOOGIE, THIS IS A GIVEAWAY YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS~~WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR HEAD OVER NOW AND CHECK IT OUT!



WIN A KINDLE FIRE IN THE BIG KINDLE BOOGIE

10 Free Kindle Fires, 75 free ebooks, a $500 library donation. Entries for 10 free Kindle Fires are already underway at http://bigkindleboogie.blogspot.com. On Feb. 1-2, bestselling thriller authors, J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, Scott Nicholson, Lee Goldberg, are making 75 Kindle books free on Amazon. They are also making a $500 donation to the local library of one Kindle Fire winner. Contest is international, no purchase necessary. You can also join the Facebook party at http://www.facebook.com/BigKindleBoogie.

Three easy ways to enter:


Good luck!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

BEA (BOOK EXPO AMERICA) REGISTRATION


ARE YOU A BOOK ADDICT LIKE ME?? THEN THE PLACE TO GO IS BEA (BOOK EXPO AMERICA)~~~I registered a couple of days ago and was amazed at the amount of exhibitors who will be there. Publishers, authors, book bloggers, you name it. This is a rare opportunity for my blog and my writing. I found out from another fellow blogger (HIPPIES, BEAUTY, AND BOOKS OH MY) that book bloggers are able to register for free. FREE is the key word here. There is no guarantee that you will be approved no one knows how they determine that.

FOLLOWING ARE THE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:


REGISTER HERE
Fill out your information
Choose Blogger (keep in mind you need 3 posts a week)
Impressions are your blog stats~~your unique views per week.
Fill out the questionnaire and hit CONTINUE
Concurrent events are paid events-these are NOT free.

(I am thinking about going to the Book Blogger Convention which is an all day event for $72 I think.)
Make sure you hit FINISH after you verify your info or it won't be processed correctly.


GOOD LUCK~~~~AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE~~~!!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

NEW STAFF MEMBER ADDED TO EARTH'S BOOK NOOK~~

New book blogger joining earth's book nook

~~~Hello my fellow bookworms~~~

I'm pleased to announce a welcome addition to my blog. My cousin Daniel Baldwin will be joining me on my staff and he will be reviewing YA fantasy/romance books. At this time he is only able to receive print copies of books. Please forward your request to earthsbooknookstaff@gmail.com and in the subject line put YA Review Request so I can forward it to him.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

KILL THE DEAD BY RICHARD KADREY REVIEW

KILL THE DEAD

BY RICHARD KADREY

 
James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend's murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It's a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse.
Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard. Sandman Slim has to swim with the human and inhuman sharks of L.A.'s underground power elite. That's before the murders start. And before he runs into the Czech porn star who isn't quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark's forever.
Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell's not looking so bad.

Shared from Amazon.com
I PURCHASED A SIGNED/INSCRIBED COPY FOR MY HUSBAND.


My favorite character:


Brigitte Bardot, the Czech porn star because she's a porn star/zombie killer. The two together is a mixture of sensual and macabre.


My thoughts:


This is the second time around for this read and again I found details I missed first go around.


This book is an action packed thrill ride. This book pretty leaves off where the first one ended and you find out more about Kinski. Lucifer makes an appearance in this book and I found myself rooting for him at times. Sometimes evil isn't all it appears to be.


If you like zombies, there are plenty of references to them here with different names and personalities. I love stories with zombies in it and their appearance in the book doesn't disappoint, if anything it intrigues me more. There is a lot of fighting and killing in this book but that just makes the book harder to put down as it drags you right into the action and makes you feel like you are right in there fighting with them. I can't wait to dig into the 3rd installment and find out more about Stark and his motley band of friends.


5 Fairies for the kick ass action sequences, zombie references and for making me think of evil in a different perspective.





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Revenge by Gabrielle Faust

Techno-horror and Dark Fantasy Writer/Illustrator Gabrielle Faust has done it again and released REVENGE, a dark fantasy about Heaven and Hell. Check out her NEW release and peruse her site for a chance to win an autographed copy of Revenge.



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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Last Way Station Mega Book Tour

The Last Way Station Mega Book Tour

&

Indie Author Showcase

A week or so ago, I featured a blog post by Jon Reisfeld. This is a continuation of the blog tour.

Check out this site


and also stop at Freelance and Fiction Mega Tour Book Authors Reading from their book event



 
~~Thanks for supporting our Indie Authors~~

Monday, January 16, 2012

F.A. HERSHEY SWIRLS BLOG TOUR

Greetings beautiful bookworms,
Today I'm welcoming author F.A. Hershey to my blog for her Swirls Blog Tour Stop. She has graciously offered 2 ecopies of her book Swirls to 2 lucky winners. Open internationally. Please fill out Rafflecopter form below for entry to win Swirls.

Swirls Blog Tour stop (16th Jan)
Procrastination is what a writer is made of. Well, I’m not purposefully generalising it, but it’s the truth and we all know it. There is always something blocking our way to the computer/journal/scrap paper like a wall made of steel. That can be the washing that needs doing, the post that needs sorting, organising the mess form the day before that’s piling up in a way that visitors are forbidden to step inside the house, then comes the dog happily wagging his tail and begging for some love or food (most of the time both). And those are just a few examples.
But when I finally manage to break that steel wall that held me away from my computer, it’s like stepping through a portal where I can happily walk around my own little world and interact with my characters, point them in the right direction and see my story unfolding before my eyes.
Pointing the characters in the right direction, however, does not mean they actually listen to me and do as I say. Gabriel, for instance, spend a lot of his time whispering in my ear that he would rather follow the same path as a certain girl that managed to steal his heart. It’s very difficult to ignore him, once he’s made up his mind, and unfortunate for me, he is not the only one who has a mind of his own.
Yoji is a tribe leader for a reason. Not everyone can cope with the responsibility of being a leader, but Yoji can. He is also very stubborn and can be quite bossy sometimes without even realising – it’s the leadership in him, I always say; he can’t help it -, but he is much more pliable than Gabriel. Yoji just wants the best for Julia.
Julia is a teenage girl. Need I say more? On top of that, she is trying to wrap her mind around the fact that she now lives in the Amazon forest with her parents, without dear Grandma to give her the proper support. But I took care of that. Halola is the best friend anyone could ever ask for. Julia is very lucky to have such a fortress of a girl glued to her at all times.
You see, the problem is, there is no way to keep Julia out of trouble. It is out of my hands at this point. Trouble is the title of her destiny and even I can’t change that. Gabriel and I agree on that, which is the very reason he wants to follow her.
Do I hear the telephone ringing? Or was that the doorbell? Oh no, I was supposed to pay the rent last week! (I look at my empty mug and smudged journal page where I scribbled down a few of Gabriel’s plotting) I sigh and step out of my world for a little while. But I’ll be back, I always come back.
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TWITTER: @F_A_Hershey


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Friday, January 13, 2012

EPIC 4 KINDLE GIVEAWAY-DAY 3

HURRY UP AND ENTER TODAY FOR ENTRY TO WIN THE KINDLE FIRES:)

Want to win a Kindle Fire? Authors Aiden James, Scott Nicholson, J. R. Rain, and H.T. Night are teaming up Jan. 11-13 to give away $1,000 in prizes, including four Kindle Fires, $200 in Amazon gift cards, and 45 free Kindle books.

There are four ways to enter during Jan. 12-13:
  • Share this blog link according to the blogger’s directions
  • Share our free books and event from http://epickindlegiveaway.blogspot.com
  • Spread the news about our contest on your favorite Internet hangouts and the Kindle Fairy is searching and putting names in her Magic Hat

TODAY’S FREE KINDLE BOOKS

Scott Nicholson
Drummer Boy (supernatural thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Red Church (supernatural thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; As I Die Lying (psychological thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Creative Spirit (haunted house thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Disintegration (suspense thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Zombie Bits (zombie stories) Amazon US Amazon UK; Amazon US Amazon UK; Speed Dating with the Dead Amazon US Amazon UK; The Skull Ring Amazon US Amazon UK; Scott Nicholson Library, Vol. 4 Amazon US Amazon UK; October Girls (YA paranormal) Amazon US Amazon UK

H.T. Night
A Boy's Life (Young Adult) Amazon US Amazon UK; Boy Meets Girl (Young Adult) Amazon US Amazon UK; Everlasting Love (Poetry) Amazon US Amazon UK; Getting Yours (Romantic Comedy) Amazon US Amazon UK; Paranormal Love Stories (Vampire/Werewolf Love Story) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Werewolf Whisperer (Vampire Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Vampire Love Story (Vampire Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Winning Sarah’s Heart: Back to School (YA Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Winning Sarah’s Heart: Boys Being boys (YA Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK

J.R. Rain
BAD BLOOD - A Vampire Thriller Amazon US Amazon UK; BLACK RAIN: 15 Short Stories Amazon US Amazon UK; ELVIS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING - A murder mystery Amazon US Amazon UK; JUDAS SILVER - An adventure screenplay Amazon US Amazon UK; LOST EDEN - An adventure screenplay Amazon US Amazon UK; THE BODY DEPARTED - A ghost story Amazon US Amazon UK; THE VAMPIRE CLUB - supernatural fantasy comedy Amazon US Amazon UK; THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO -mystery novella Amazon US Amazon UK

Aiden James
Aiden James Vampires (Vampire adventure) Amazon US Amazon UK; Cursed Immortals (Supernatural Thriller/Vampires) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Raven Mocker (Horror/Mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK; Deadly Night (Murder mystery/Supernatural) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Forgotten Eden (Supernatural Thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Twice Bitten (Vampire adventure) Amazon US Amazon UK

If one of the four authors hits #1 on the Kindle Free list, they will give away another Kindle Fire. If at any time during the event, the four authors hold all the Top 10 slots on the Kindle Free list, they will give away a sixth kindle. Kindle Fire winners will be selected by the Watauga County (NC) Public Library staff using random.org.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

EPIC 4 KINDLE GIVEAWAY-DAY 2




Want to win a Kindle Fire? Authors Aiden James, Scott Nicholson, J. R. Rain, and H.T. Night are teaming up Jan. 11-13 to give away $1,000 in prizes, including four Kindle Fires, $200 in Amazon gift cards, and 45 free Kindle books.

There are several ways to enter during Jan. 12-13:
  • Share this blog link according to the blogger’s directions
  • Share our free books and event from http://epickindlegiveaway.blogspot.com
  • Spread the news about our contest on your favorite Internet hangouts and the Kindle Fairy is searching and putting names in her Magic Hat

TODAY’S FREE KINDLE BOOKS

Scott Nicholson
The Red Church (supernatural thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; As I Die Lying (psychological thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Creative Spirit (haunted house thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Disintegration (suspense thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Zombie Bits (zombie stories) Amazon US Amazon UK; Duncan the Punkin (children’s book) Amazon US Amazon UK; Speed Dating with the Dead Amazon US Amazon UK; The Skull Ring (suspense thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Scott Nicholson Library, Vol. 4 Amazon US; Amazon UK; GHOST COLLEGE - A supernatural mystery Amazon US Amazon UK; CURSED urban fantasy Amazon US Amazon UK; BAD BLOOD - A Vampire Thriller Amazon US Amazon UK Transparent Lovers (paranormal mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK; Head Cases (psych thriller stories) Amazon US Amazon UK Solom Amazon UK

Aiden James
Aiden James Vampires (Vampire adventure) Amazon US Amazon UK; Cursed Immortals (Supernatural Thriller/Vampires) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Vampires’ Birthright (Vampire adventure) Amazon US Amazon UK; Cades Cove (Horror/Mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK; Vampire Twist (Vampire adventure/Mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Raven Mocker (Horror/Mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK; Deadly Night (Murder mystery/Supernatural) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Forgotten Eden (Supernatural Thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Twice Bitten (Vampire adventure) Amazon US Amazon UK

J.R. Rain
ARTHUR - A modern-day spiritual adventure Amazon US Amazon UK; BAD BLOOD - A Vampire Thriller Amazon US Amazon UK; BLACK RAIN: 15 Short Stories Amazon US Amazon UK; CURSED - Supernatural horror thriller Amazon US Amazon UK; DARK QUESTS: Two Adventure Screenplays Amazon US Amazon UK; ELVIS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING - A murder mystery Amazon US  Amazon UK; GHOST COLLEGE - A supernatural mystery Amazon US Amazon UK; JUDAS SILVER - An adventure screenplay
Amazon US Amazon UK; LOST EDEN - An adventure screenplay Amazon US Amazon UK; THE LOST ARK - An adventure novel Amazon US; THE BODY DEPARTED - A ghost story Amazon US Amazon UK; THE VAMPIRE CLUB - supernatural fantasy comedy
Amazon US Amazon UK; THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO -mystery novella Amazon US Amazon UK

H.T. Night
A Boy's Life (Young Adult) Amazon US Amazon UK; Boy Meets Girl (Young Adult) Amazon US Amazon UK; Everlasting Love (Poetry) Amazon US Amazon UK; Getting Yours (Romantic Comedy) Amazon US Amazon UK; Paranormal Love Stories (Vampire/Werewolf Love Story) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Werewolf Whisperer (Vampire Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Vampire Love Story (Vampire Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Winning Sarah’s Heart: Back to School (YA Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Winning Sarah’s Heart: Boys Being boys (YA Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK

If one of the four authors hits #1 on the Kindle Free list, they will give away another Kindle Fire. If at any time during the event, the four authors hold all the Top 10 slots on the Kindle Free list, they will give away a sixth kindle. Winners will be selected after the contest by the Watauga County (NC) Public Library using random.org.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SANDMAN SLIM BY RICHARD KADREY REVIEW

SANDMAN SLIM
BY RICHARD KADREY

James Stark's great rep got him sent to hell. When his fame as a teenage magician attracted the attention of demons, they snatched him up and dispatched him to the inferno, where he spent the next 11 years as a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's minions. Now released and hell-bent for revenge, Stark loses no time seeking out the dark magic cabal that nearly destroyed him; but he soon discovers that in the war between heaven and hell, he is not the only one with big plans.

I PURCHASED A SIGNED/INSCRIBED COPY FOR MY HUSBAND.

My favorite character:
This is a tough one on this book. I loved them all but my favorite probably has to be Allegra because she is street smart and sassy.

My thoughts:
This is my second go round for reading this book and I found things that I missed the first time around.
This book is a titillating romp through the streets of Hell and LA. I loved this book and Kadrey is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I like the idea of a Hitman from Hell who does have a conscience despite how he tries to avoid it. The ideas of Heaven and Hell made me think and I found myself agreeing to a lot of what was said about them. I would recommend this for urban fantasy lovers and once you start reading the series, it becomes a like junkie craving a fix and you have to have more. I'm working on book two, Kill the Dead right now.
5 fairies for this visually stunning landscape that stays in your head long after the last page is turned and the book is put down.

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EPIC 4 KINDLE GIVEAWAY-DAY 1



Want to win a Kindle Fire? Authors Aiden James, Scott Nicholson, J. R. Rain, and H.T. Night are teaming up Jan. 11-13 to give away $1,000 in prizes, including four Kindle Fires, $200 in Amazon gift cards, and 45 free Kindle books.

There are four ways to enter during Jan. 11-13:
  • Share this blog link on social media according to blogger’s directions
  • Follow the authors on Facebook (J.R. Rain, H.T. NightAiden James, and Scott Nicholson) and look for "Click to share" posts
  • Follow Ereader News Today on Facebook and click to share their free book bundles
  • Go to their free books on Amazon, click "like" and then "share" each book on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtags “free for #kindle” and “#epickindlegiveaway”

TODAY’S FREE KINDLE BOOKS


H.T. Night
A Boy's Life (Young Adult) Amazon US Amazon UK; Boy Meets Girl (Young Adult) Amazon US Amazon UK; Everlasting Love (Poetry) Amazon US Amazon UK; Getting Yours (Romantic Comedy) Amazon US Amazon UK; Paranormal Love Stories (Vampire/Werewolf Love Story) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Werewolf Whisperer (Vampire Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Vampire Love Story (Vampire Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Winning Sarah’s Heart: Back to School (YA Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Winning Sarah’s Heart: Boys Being boys (YA Romance) Amazon US Amazon UK; Vampires and Werewolves Beginnings (Vampire Romance) Amazon US

Scott Nicholson
The Red Church (supernatural thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; As I Die Lying (psychological thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Creative Spirit (haunted house thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Disintegration (suspense thriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Harvest (technothriller) Amazon US Amazon UK; Zombie Bits (zombie stories) Amazon US Amazon UK; Transparent Lovers (paranormal mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK

J.R. Rain
ARTHUR - A modern-day spiritual adventure Amazon US Amazon UK; BLACK RAIN: 15 Short Stories Amazon US Amazon UK; CURSED - Supernatural horror thriller Amazon US Amazon UK; DARK QUESTS: Two Adventure Screenplays Amazon US Amazon UK; ELVIS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING - A murder mystery Amazon US  Amazon UK; GHOST COLLEGE - A supernatural mystery Amazon US Amazon UK; THE LOST ARK - An adventure novel Amazon US; THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO -mystery novella Amazon US Amazon UK

Aiden James
Aiden James Vampires (Vampire adventure) Amazon US Amazon UK; Cursed Immortals (Supernatural Thriller/Vampires) Amazon US Amazon UK; The Vampires’ Birthright (Vampire adventure) Amazon US Amazon UK; Cades Cove (Horror/Mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK; Vampire Twist (Vampire adventure/Mystery) Amazon US Amazon UK

If one of the four authors hits #1 on the Kindle Free list, they will give away another Kindle Fire. If at any time during the event, the four authors hold all the Top 10 slots on the Kindle Free list, they will give away a sixth kindle. The bonus Kindle winners will be selected using the #epickindlegiveaway hashtags on Facebook and Twitter.

The Facebook and Twitter hashtags must accompany a link to one of the free books, a participating book blog, or the contest home page at http://epickindlegiveaway.blogspot.com or it won’t count as a valid entry. Thanks, good luck, and enjoy the free books!
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Monday, January 9, 2012

RAFFLECOPTER IPAD/KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

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Jon Reisfeld-The Last Way Station Trailer and Book Giveaway

THE LAST WAY STATION
BY JON REISFELD

Thanks for stopping back to join Jon on his blog tour stop here at Earth's Book Nook. I will be sharing his book trailer with all my followers.
Five lucky commenters will be given e-copies of his book. Please fill out the rafflecopter form for entry into this great giveaway.





Jon reading chapter 1 and 2




The Last Way Station Book Trailer





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Sunday, January 8, 2012

JON REISFELD LAST WAY STATION BLOG TOUR


 Today, I'm pleased to introduce Jon Reisfeld, author of The Last Way Station. Read further for his take on Online Book Marketing.  Tomorrow I will also feature his book trailer and an audio reading of a passage in his book as well as a giveaway. Stay tuned!!!










Guest Blog by Jon Reisfeld

Taking Online Book Marketing to the Next Level with the Launch of The Last Way Station Mega Book Tour

Years ago, as a reporter for Baltimore Magazine, I learned an important lesson about the positive role 'critical mass' sometimes plays in business. I was interviewing the upbeat owner of a prominent downtown art gallery, who had just told me how "delighted" she was that several new art galleries had recently opened up nearby, in the city's tony Charles Street neighborhood.

I raised an eyebrow. "Aren't they your competitors?"

"Not really," she said. "We all specialize in different niches. More importantly, their presence adds to the neighborhood's overall draw as an art-buying destination. We are finally approaching critical mass!"

In other words, the presence of just one or two art galleries in the neighborhood was not sufficient to "register" with passersby. But if half-a-dozen or more galleries suddenly set up shop in the space of a few blocks, they could redefine the entire area as an "art district." In short order, the theory goes, chic bistros, trendy tapas bars and sophisticated coffee shops also would take root, completing the area's transformation by deepening its art-shopping ambience and appeal.

Applying "Strength in Numbers" to Online Book Marketing

Recently, I wondered, 'could the principle of 'critical mass' do the same thing for online book marketing that it once did for the art galleries of downtown Baltimore? Could it help self-published/indie authors, with limited marketing funds, achieve greater visibility and enhanced sales?

To find out, on January 4th, I launched "The Last Way Station Mega Book Tour and Indie-Author Showcase" a 60-day book marketing group "experiment." The Mega Book Tour and Showcase scraps the traditional "lone-ranger" book-marketing mode favored by authors and publishers -- and often achieves limited visibility -- and replaces it with a large-scale team effort.

Instead of focusing on a single author, the Mega Book Tour book blogger events will frequently feature multiple authors, who will participate in panel discussions, roundtables, reader challenges and much more.

The Indie Author Showcase

Meanwhile, the Tour's website houses an Indie Author Showcase, dedicated to highlighting the talents, contributions and books from as many as 60 up-and-coming indie authors. My company, Marketing Advisory Group, LLC, is sponsoring the event at no cost to the authors, except for costs associated with supplying a few ebook and paperback giveaways.). Numerous links connect site visitors to the authors' websites, blogs, sample book chapters, Goodreads profiles, and their books' Amazon.com sell pages. Readers can even use the site's comment fields to start one-on-one dialogs with the authors about their featured books. (Notice: Neither Jon Reisfeld nor Marketing Advisory Group, LLC are an Amazon.com affiliates. They earn NO AFFILIATE FEES associated with the sale of books purchased on Amazon.com through the tour site's links.)

How the Tour Got Its Name

The Mega Book Tour coincides with, and, in part, promotes, the launch of my novelette, "The Last Way Station." That's why its formal name mentions my book. By working together to promote the tour, participating authors and bloggers, can benefit from exposure to a pooled audience that potentially includes every contact in their collective social networks.

The Sweepstakes

To create excitement, The Mega Book Tour also is sponsoring a sweepstakes that offers a Kindle-Fire as Grand Prize. Everyone who applies gets one free Sweepstakes entry, but participants can earn extra chances by: promoting the Tour on Twitter or Facebook and by purchasing featured books or writing and posting reviews. (For more information, click here.) Site goes live on Tuesday, January 10th). [link to site: http://www.reisfeldgroup.com/lastwaystation_megabooktour/ ]

Why Promote Indie Authors?

Unlike traditionally published authors, who must write books with an eye to "mass appeal," Indie authors can write books that target smaller, niche audiences. This extra freedom allows them to produce more creative and varied, off-beat offerings. They often price their books lower than mainstream authors, offering the public a better value. Indie authors are highly accessible and interested in engaging with, and responding to, readers.

Indie Authors also face added marketing hurdles. Many book bloggers and editorial outlets will not review Indie Author books, or accept ebooks as review copies. Many online reader communities and book retailer sites frown upon, or sharply limit, opportunities for self-published authors to self-promote. At the same time, many of these sites establish policies that favor coverage for mainstream authors over self-published ones.

The book bloggers involved in "The Last Way Station Mega Book Tour and Indie Author Showcase" support indie authors. So please attend the book tour events, promote the book stops and book bloggers to your networks and help us give Indie Authors the added visibility they deserve.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Leap Into Rebecca Sinclair's World Digital Choice Contest




LEAP INTO REBECCA'S WORLD
DIGITAL CHOICE
CONTEST




RULES OF THE CONTEST ARE
AS FOLLOWS

Post review(s) or buy a copy of Perfect Strangers, Montana Wildfire, and/or California Caress by 2/29/12.

1st Place Winner gets their digital back-list of Rebecca Sinclair books completed* PLUS s/he gets to help Rebecca decide which one back-list book will be digitally published next. As a
Bonus Prize, you will also receive a review acknowledgment in said book when it is published, (This is great exposure for your or your blog/website/whatever!) you will also receive a $50 Amazon or Book Depository gift card. Open internationally.

2nd Place Winner gets their choice of whichever digital titles of Rebecca's they haven't purchased yet.* and you will also receive as a
Bonus Prize- $25 Amazon or Book Depository gift card. Open internationally.

Please email
contest@rebeccasinclair.com with the purchase information and/or review information to be eligible to win one of the above prizes.


If you need a review copy, please email heather@rebeccasinclair.com with your request and website information.

Winners will be chosen by Random.org on 3/1/12.

*
Perfect Strangers, Montana Wildfire, and California Caress only. Murphy's Law optional



REVIEW CRITERIA

First of all, thanks for taking the time to review one of Rebecca's books and for entering this great contest.

To avoid people abusing the privilege of review copies, here are the review guidelines for our book reviewers specifically for the Rebecca Sinclair Digital Choice contest.

  1. Must be a Book blogger with at least 100 followers and frequent traffic to their site. If you have under 100 followers, please email to contest@rebeccasinclair.com and we will see if we can work something out.
  2. You have your choice to review Perfect Strangers, Montana Wildfire, and California Caress. One entry per book reviewed during the contest.
  3. Be willing to post our contest spiff on your blog and post your review at Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or any other site you wish. Just email us the information.
Below is the book information for the above contest.

Amazon Links:

California Caress: (http://amzn.to/o2jgl5)

Montana Wildfire:(http://amzn.to/qaTagY)

Perfect Strangers:(http://amzn.to/oIRMWd)


Barnes & Noble Links:

California Caress:(http://bit.ly/nv3rxR)

Montana Wildfire:(http://bit.ly/mXMXXK)

Perfect Strangers:(http://bit.ly/oIKVuJ)


PURCHASE INFORMATION

Please email receipt information for entry into contest to contest@rebeccasinclair.com . One entry per book purchased.