Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had an excellent weekend. As you may have noticed, there was no Favourites Friday post last week - honestly, I've simply been too busy - but I'm back with a new week's Memorable Monday post, and hopefully I can keep to my schedule a little more this week!
First of all this Monday we have the awesome Writers4Writers Group, who get together the
third Monday of each month, to spotlight new authors.
• Help writers bring awareness of their book(s) to tens of thousands of new people
• Help writers reach Amazon Top 100 in at least one category (i.e., suspense, free, whatever)
• Increase sales of their book(s) after the promo is over
• Drive new traffic to their blog and increase following
• Create verbal and viral buzz.
In A Nut Shell: the spotlighted author will choose a social media avenue such as Twitter or Facebook (or both). The third Monday of each month, we will spotlight one, two, or possibly three new authors.
Then, the good people of Blogdom will promote the author’s book to their Twitter followers or Facebook friends, and thus to incredibly large new audiences the author could not reach on their own.
Since Halloween is coming up, Cherie Reich is promoting The Nightmare Collection. Through Halloween, the collection is only $0.99. Feel free to snag the promo picture she's created about the sale.
The Nightmare Collection by Cherie Reich includes three tales about one legendary monster, and the e-book is on sale for $0.99 through Halloween. Here is what Christine Rains, author of the 13th Floor series, said about The Nightmare Collection, "Intriguing mystery, masterful characterization, and heart pounding suspense." Available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iTunes, Smashwords, and Sony! http://bit.ly/saleNightmare #W4WS
Have you seen the book teaser (http://youtu.be/berJQDI5xRA) for The Nightmare Collection by Cherie Reich? Be ready for some chills. Right now the e-book is on sale for $0.99 through Halloween on Amazon, Nook, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, and Smashwords (http://bit.ly/saleNightmare). #W4WS
The Nightmare Collection by @bookworm0753 #99cents #sale through Halloween. http://bit.ly/saleNightmare #Horror http://ow.ly/i/303TT #W4WS
Three tales. One monster. The Nightmare Collection by @bookworm0753 #W4WS Sale $0.99. See the book trailer. http://youtu.be/berJQDI5xRA
"Must read for #horror and X-Files fans." The Nightmare Collection by @bookworm0753 #W4WS #99cents http://bit.ly/saleNightmare
Helen Ginger is making it simple for us by providing tweets for you to tweet. They're all quotes from her book, Angel Sometimes.
"Oh, come on, Xavier, this indoor/outdoor grass is about to rip off my nipples. Just sit on my butt and yank." http://amzn.to/KWl2eV
"I'll tell you a secret. When you're a mermaid, no one can tell when you're crying." http://amzn.to/KWl2eV
"In the jungle, the strong eat the weak. It's the same with teenage girls." http://amzn.to/KWl2eV
"Before you point this gun at anyone, you ask yourself if you're ready to kill." http://amzn.to/KWl2eV
Here's a blurb about Angel Sometimes:
Just before her thirteenth birthday, Angel's aunt took her 800 miles from her home in Oklahoma, gave her $50 and left her on South Padre Island, Texas. Four years later, Angel hitchhiked to Austin and got a job swimming as a mermaid in a bar in the music district. At twenty-two, she has friends and a place to live, but she realizes she will never be whole until she confronts her parents. To do that, she needs three things: a car, her high school diploma, and a gun.
Angel Sometimes is available from bookstores. Or over at Amazon you can find it in print or e-book.
If you're not a tweeter, stop by one of Helen Ginger's Facebook pages and leave a comment, or share her tweets and/or blurb and links on your own Facebook page.
Also today, I'm thrilled to be taking part in Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh's celebrations for the third instalment of his Cassa series, Cassa Storm!
Over on his blog, Alex invited us to ask him and question and he'd answer them as part of his release day blitz. Here is my question and his answer.
Clare: Why haven't aliens visited Earth yet?
Alex: If you were a highly intelligence being, would you want to come here?
How do we know they haven’t visited us? We project our idea of what aliens should be and what they should look like when we really have no idea. Perhaps they are beyond our comprehension.
I think Alex has a great point! Aliens would take one look at Earth, laugh at how stupid we can be, and take off in the opposite direction!
By Alex J Cavanaugh
From the Amazon Best Selling Series!
A storm gathers across the galaxy…
Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…
“Cavanaugh has created wonderfully moving moments of great poignancy… CassaStorm could have been a dark story full of hardship and angst, but instead it's a cleverly balanced story about hope and triumph.” - Lynda R. Young, author of Make Believe
“I thought the revelation was going to be one thing and I was completely wrong … CassaStorm pushes the limits…” - Tyson Mauermann, Speculative Reviews
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