Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Have You been Naughty or Nice? #Authors: JOIN the #MistletoeHop

Romance Beckons is hosting The Mistletoe Hop again this year!
Have you been a naughty author or a nice author? Which is more fun?

There's Romance in the Season.
December 16 -20, 2016
Participation is Simple.
JOIN the hop. Sign up through the linky list. WRITE a creative post answering those two questions. Include your book information, a giveaway, the linky list and hop banner. PUBLISH post from December 15 midnight through December 20 midnight. PROMOTE across social media using #MistletoeHop. Then CELEBRATE with readers online.

This event is OPEN to all authors with a blog who want to celebrate the romance of the season.

Monday, November 21, 2016

QUEEN of My Kingdom: #ChildrensBooks I'm Thankful For #ReadtoChildren #LovetoRead

Books have been a part of my family's life since the very beginning. I'm thankful for all the joys, smiles and lessons some of our favorite books gave us while the boys were little. If you have little ones, here are some "classics" I remember fondly and recommend. Enjoy some time cuddled up and reading together this winter.

Bear Snores On
by Karma Wilson (Author) with Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him!

This book has elements of friendship, diversity, and caring for others. There are several more books in this "series" that are just as good. I especially liked the addition of the holiday book.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas
by Karma Wilson (Author) with Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

Friday, November 18, 2016

ENTER to #WIN the Scandalous Stocking Stuffers STUFF YOUR eREADER @Amazon GiftCard

Scandalous Stocking Stuffers are going to help you STUFF YOUR eREADER

Multiple Authors are hosting a STUFF YOUR eREADER Campaign on December 7th!
Includes both FREE and $0.99 BARGAIN books.

To celebrate, we're offering you the chance to WIN a $450 Amazon Gift Card
All you need to do is answer one simple question when you enter the giveaway.

Enter the giveaway here.
No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.
Contest ends December 7, 2016. Winner will be notified on December 8, 2016.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#WWoW! The Author's Craft: Promoting #Audiobooks

With my frst two audiobooks released this year, I changed up my marketing strategy. Locating audiobook readers in a place specifically for them brought me to new facebook groups, promoters and marketing services. The best experience has been with Audiobook Boom. Potential reviewers sign up for the email that provides a listing of audiobooks available FREE with REVIEW.

As an author, I paid a small fee to have my new audiobooks part of the email blast. Reviewers place their requests through the company. Then authors get a link to a database that includes links to the reviewers' audiobook account. Using this information, authors determine whether to share the book's free audio code in exchange for a review.

It's simple and it's effective. Within one day, I received nearly a dozen requests.

 If you love audiobooks and are an active reviewer on
If you are interested in my two book on audio...

Monday, November 7, 2016

Author's Life: #NaNoWriMo Update... #AmWriting Island Refuge series @BeccaLayne

NaNoWriMo is going strong this year. Fortified with coffee and comfy clothes, I've been a mad word scientist. I began the month with a rough "outline" for the full series, and for the first time I'm using Scrivener entirely. And I'm loving the organization the program provides. I've spent more time writing instead of playing with the structure of the story. It's great to feel accomplished at the end of every day.

I'm working primarily on one book in the Island Refuge series while also adding scenes to a few other books in the series. With overlapping story lines of multiple couples, I'm trying something new. The books will flow in time sequence and tell the stories of each couple along the way. Each book will end in a Happily Ever After for a different couple but it will also include part of the other couples' stories.

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