Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Snarkology Halloween Hop! What's YOUR ghost story?

Happy Halloween everybody! This is one of my favorite times of year. I love the weather, the beautiful fall colors, the cozy rainy days perfect for soup or the first hot cocoa of the season and the excitement of my kiddos as they pick out their costumes and dream about all the free candy (that, let's be honest, I'm going to eat!).

That's why I put together the Midnight's Call boxed set. Full of NEW stories about ghosts, vampires, demons, witches and shifters, it's sure to make your Halloween week feel complete. AND it's only 99c (free in KU) right now.

My story in this set is about ghosts and ghost hunting (with a side of romance) so my question to YOU is...what's your ghost story? I'll pick one person from the comments who will win a $10 Amazon gift card.

My ghost story is...I went ghost hunting in Salem Mass. and some really strange stuff showed up in my photos from the old prison. A flaming cross appeared in one, as if someone (who was DEAD) was crossing themselves. It inspired to me to write Ghosts of Desire, which is my contribution to Midnight's Call. What would cause a ghost to stick around in a prison? What's worth holding on to and never letting go?

Once you've shared your ghost story, be sure to visit the other stops in the hop. There are prizes at every stop and a grand prize giveaway as well.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Wolf Pack Trick-or-Treat Newsletter Hop! Oct 26 - 31 2016 - Winners Posted!



* Winners are listed in RED text.

Wolf Pack - $25 Gift Card - Sam

Tmonique Stephens - 1 ebook + $10 Gift Card - Jennifer G

Solease M Barner - $15 Amazon Gift Card - Michelle W 

Skye Jones - 2 ebooks + $10 Gift Card - Heather N, Linda W & Ashley H

Sedona Venez - 1 ebook + candy + $5 Amazon Gift Card - Gena 

Rosalie Redd - 1 signed book + bookmark + keychain + $10 Amazon Gift Card - Andrea P

Olivia Arran - $20 gift card - Virgen C

Nancy Corrigan - $10 iBooks Gift Card + signed paperbacks - Michelle C 

Michelle Fox - $25 Gift Card - Elvira

Katalina Leon - 3 ebooks + 1 signed book - Tina G, Paula H & Susan B   

K.C. Stewart - 3 book bundle + swag + candy - Misty 

Jami Brumfield - 1 signed paperback + $5 Amazon Gift Card - Hillary 

Debbie Herbert - $5 Amazon Gift Card + 1 Kindle ebook - gracioushoneybee

Crystal Dawn - $5 Gift Card - O. M

Cecilia Dominic - 1 paperback - drsagercowan

Beth Caudill - $10 Gift Card + 1 ebook - Sandy E 

Annie Nicholas - 3 ebooks - Jenny

Angelica Dawson - 1 box set ebook + 1 ebook + a pair of edible candy cuffs - Shelly H

A K Michaels - Surprise Swag Pack + 1 Signed Book - Vicki B

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop 2016 - Winner Announced!

Our winner is Suzi.  Congratulation!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What I've Learned About Wattpad...

I've recently been uploading stories or parts of stories to Wattpad in an effort to build a presence in that market. Here are some things I've learned/noticed...

1. The interface is glitchy. I title each part of the story and it often reverts back to the default 'Untitled.' I've even had one story grab another story's cover and replace the existing one...meaning I had two books with the same cover! It's so weird when data goes sideways like that! Fortunately, once I re-uploaded the correct cover, it was fine. The reverting back to Untitled thing keeps happening though, no matter how often I fix it.

2.You can message your followers. Whether they read it is another story, but given how often my newsletter ends up in spam, I like the idea of being able to send updates to followers that they might actually see!

3. Complete stories do better than unfinished ones. I have waaaay more reads on my complete novel than any samples or novels that I haven't finished uploading. So make a splash by posting a full, complete work to start. (And be sure to mark it as complete in WP's interface!)

4. Wattpad readers don't appear to like short stories. Works with just 1 or 2 parts will not see a ton of reads. This is not a market for short story lengths.

5. The preferred cover style on Wattpad can be different than what we see on ebook retailers. Be sure you look at the top read books in your genre and take note of the general cover aesthetic. You may need WP specific covers to attract readers.

6. Ask for votes and comments at the end of each part. I also will include promo for my other WP titles. Keep it short, but don't waste the opportunity to connect either. Oh and don't forget to say thank you!

7.You can upload video and graphics. Each story has a header bar that will support multimedia.

8. WP integrates with your social media accounts making it easy to let people know you have a new work or new chapter up.

9. Know what people are reading in your genres. While there are all sorts of books on WP and all different styles of story telling can do well, I did notice a good amount of first person Twilight style stories in my genre (which I happen to enjoy so not doggin' it at all!).  Your easiest 'in' is to write to the WP market.  If you see a lot of books with a certain style, your best bet is to post something similar.

(Note: My sense is WP is in a state of transition as with the royalty sharing program (authors get paid!) they'll attract a whole new writer and reader base. So things may change markedly in the next 6 months in terms of reader tastes.)

10. Be active in the community. Add books to your reading list. Comment on stories--there are a lot of new writers just starting out who would love some positive feedback. Do your best to connect with others.

11. Get your book featured on Wattpad. This will grow your reader base on the platform and can help you qualify for their royalty sharing program (where you get paid!). Once your book is complete, hustle for some reads and then submit it for review.

Wolf Pack 99 Cent Sale & Giveaway! Oct 12 - 14 2016

The Wolf Pack authors have cooked up a batch of 99¢ (or f*r*e*e) reads!

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a special giveaway!

Sale ends Friday!

REMEMBER:  Check prices before you buy. They can change without notice.

If you see a book that isn't 99¢ or fr*ee, please check back later as price changes may be delayed.

Once you've been bitten, there's no going back...

She's been sold to a vampire to be used, so why won't he touch her?

We put the 'sin' in casino.

A sizzling anthology jam-packed with alpha males, paranormal hotties, vampires, werewolves, shifters, Greek Gods & More.

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An Irish castle, griffin-shifters, vampires, werewolves and ghosts that go hump in the night...

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An alpha needs a mate, but Declan's comes with a secret.

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He’ll go through Hell to love her.

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A crazy goddess is threatening to turn Wayrian's whole dragon shifter clan human if she doesn't mate with a human cowboy. But that's a deal breaker for her grandfather, who wants her to impress the new dragon prince... 

Vengeance and justice aren’t all that collide when a vigilante werewolf meets a beautiful detective.

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Raised to become the bride of a shifter, Avelyn is determined to regain her freedom, even when her destined husband is hot, hunky Alpha wolf Max Blackmane.

She was a girl without an identity. Until he gave her one...

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Trapped by a mutual enemy, they have no choice but to work together. 

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