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Scoundrel for Hire by @AdriennedeWolfe - featured on B&N at a lower price for 1 day only.

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Scoundrel for Hire (Velvet Lies, Book 1) Cover links to Amazon.com



by Adrienne deWolfe


Read an #excerpt from Hidden Under Her Heart (Chance For Love) by @AyalaRachelle

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Hidden Under Her Heart A Story of
Abortion & Courage
by
Rachelle Ayala




www.rachelleayala.com


Cover links
to Amazon

Abracadabra! The Crew Sunday Post: June 23–29 has arrived!

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Buffer The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

Do you write #mystery books? Would you like to be featured in August?

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With our fantasy month about to start, it's time to start organizing the scavenger hunt for August, which has the theme of mystery and suspense. For July we have 10 participating authors, which equals $50 worth of gift cards up for grabs. With that kind of money available, participating in our scavenger hunts means people will see your book, possibly multiple times.

Here's what you can look forward to for #Fantasy Month at The Masquerade Crew

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Forget Richter Scale. It's all about the MASQ!

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Extra! Extra! The next revolution in
book reviewing

Pilot by @RayAnthony07 #scifi #excerpt

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Pilot by Ray Anthony



Cover links to Amazon.com

Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder by @MaryAnnKempher #romance #mystery

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Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder Cover links to Amazon.com



Which book cover is better? @etflint VS @JChaseNovelist

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This is a "meme" started by Book Whore. Cover Wars takes two covers and puts them against each other.

This is how crazy life has been: I forgot to do a Cover Wars post last week. Didn't realize it until I was gearing up for this one. Anyway, moving on. The only thing I have to say at this point is, "Are chainsaws sinful?"

My 10 Best Ideas for Promoting my Indie Novels, syndicated from @tracyfalbe

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The following is syndicated from herladyshipsquest.com and is posted here with permission.

Now that I've finished writing the Rys Rising series, I have switched my focus to marketing. I also have another series The Rys Chronicles, so altogether I have 8 fantasy novels out there. Not a bad fleet to take out on the high seas I'm thinking.

Michael is a perfect hero. His Wicked Dream by @AdriennedeWolfe #romance

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His Wicked Dream(Velvet Lies, Book 2)Cover links to Amazon.com



by Adrienne deWolfe


The Myth of the 5-STAR Rating

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This article originally appeared on Diantha-Jones.com.

To be honest, most books are not worth 5 STARS.
A book may pull a five (or a four), but more times than not, they turn out to only be worth a three.
Three is not bad, it’s just not five. Prophecy of the
Most BeautifulOracle of Delphi #1

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Please. Stop rolling your eyes and cursing me out through the LED and just listen a moment.
5-STAR BOOK RATINGS ARE GIVEN AWAY TOO FREELY. That’s the point I’m trying to make.
How many times have you come across a book with fantastic ratings (mostly 5 Stars) and jumped right on it knowing that it had to be good, only to later want to jump off the roof of your freaking house because the thought of having to continue to read that piece of literary garbage is forcing you to consider ending it all?
*Takes breath here*
The value of the 5-Star rating has been greatly diminished, therefore, books that actually deserve five stars are being compared to books that could…

"I couldn't wait for deWolfe's newest western." Scoundrel For Hire by @AdriennedeWolfe #romance

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Scoundrel for Hire (Velvet Lies, Book 1) Cover links to Amazon.com



by Adrienne deWolfe


This is a story you will not soon forget. DEAD BURN by @JChaseNovelist #thriller

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Dead Burn Emily Stone Series by Jennifer Chase

The Crew Sunday Post: June 16–22

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Buffer The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

Would you like to read and review any of these #fantasy books?

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The following fantasy books were not picked up by any of our reviewers, so if you would like to read and review any of the following books, simply join our review crew and the book is yours. (Form at the bottom of the page) Since we don't have reading minimums, there's little risk in joining.

If you pick a book and are able read and review it in the next few weeks, your review will be up on the site as part of Fantasy Month (which is July).

Book covers link to Amazon

More #fantasy books available for review. Anything stand out?

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We received more fantasy book review requests than we can manage ourselves, so if you would like to read and review any of the following books, simply join our review crew and the book is yours. (Form at the bottom of the page) Since we don't have reading minimums, there's little risk in joining.

If you pick a book and are able read and review it in the next few weeks, your review will be up on the site as part of Fantasy Month (which is July).

Book covers link to Amazon

The following #fantasy books are available for review. Anything strike your fancy?

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If you would like to read and review any of the following books, simply join our review crew and the book is yours. (Form at the bottom of the page) We don't have reading minimums, so there's little risk in joining.

The following books are all fantasy. If you pick a book and are able read it in the next few weeks, your review will be up on the site as part of Fantasy Month (which is July).

Book covers link to Amazon

Eye of the Beholder by @JackieWeger #romance #excerpt

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Eye of the Beholder

cover links to Amazon

by Jackie Weger
ExcerptPhoebe’s pace hastened as she approached her truck parked in the lee of the building near the big trash compactor. She’d had to find a spot away from prying eyes because she couldn’t trust Maydean and Willie-Boy to behave without her standing over them. Like now, she noted, discovering Willie-Boy hanging out the window.“Did you get work?” he asked.“Not yet,” Phoebe said, brushing off the fact that the interviewer had insulted her down to muscle and bone. “I didn’t want that old job nohow. Dern it, Maydean. I told you not to mess with that mirror, didn’t I?”Twelve-year-old Maydean flounced. It took her whole body to do it. “How much money we got left, Phoebe? I’m hungry.”

Do you blog about contemporary fiction or women's literature?

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Do you blog about contemporary fiction or women's literature?

Social Media Insights from @JordanKRose syndicated from @PalomaBeck

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Check out the Writers Words of Wisdom
Facebook Group HERE. The following is syndicated from Romance Beckons and is posted here with permission.

Marketing and promotion seem to be the bane of every writer’s existence. At times it feels like the constant need to market and promote is an up hill, never-ending, race toward insanity and if you try to stop you’ll fall into a pit of despair to die a lonely death while all the other writers of the world run past you to success.

"This is one delightful story." Eye of the Beholder by @JackieWeger #romance

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Eye of the Beholder
Cover links to Amazon

Five Books You Should Read If You Want To Write a Book. (Plus 5 more)

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Fall of the Citizens
is Free June 21, 22
Click Here to go to Amazon
Guest post by Eric Thomas



Reading is the most important aspect of a writer’s life. Simply put, if you’re not a voracious reader, you’re not going to be much of a writer. Pro writers will tell you, “It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad, just read.”

That’s true, but you’re gonna need a large base of good stuff before you charge ahead. If you’re going to sit down and tackle that novel burning inside you, you need to know the basics. Full disclosure: These are my basics. I’m sure if you’re a YA or erotica writer–your list will be quite different. Here’s mine:

Can We Talk About This First? by @etflint, author of Fall of the Citizens

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Fall of the Citizens
is Free June 21, 22
Click Here to go to Amazon
Guest post by Eric Thomas



The United States is off to war again. Before you tab away to check your Facebook page, please take a moment and think about that.

In this saccharine slurry of constant distraction that turned the average American’s brain into nothing but an emotion based device—incapable of ever focusing on a single piece of information longer than a nanosecond—we forget that there are actual lives affected by this decision.

We never zoom out and stop discussing this in abstract.

Your tax dollars are going to arm Syrian rebel forces. We shrug this off to quickly in this country, realize it doesn’t really “affect me,” then tab away to watch Farah Abraham have sex on camera.

4 star review: After the Crash by @StuartJaffe #scifi #bookreview

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Cover links to Amazon



After The Crash
Written by Stuart Jaffe



Genre: Science Fiction

We're looking for reviewers for our upcoming time travel anthology series.

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Bet you didn't know we're coming out with a time travel anthology series. You did? I guess I must have mentioned it before. But in case you didn't know, yes, we are feverishly working on such a project. Well, maybe not feverishly.

4 star review: Love You to Pieces by @patriciarasey #mystery #romance

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Cover links to Amazon Love You to Pieces Written by Patricia A. Rasey



Genre: Mystery, Romance

Save the date: Book Blast for DARK MIND by @JChaseNovelist is June 22nd.

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It's time to have a blast!
Book blast, that is.

Mystery/Suspense Review Submissions open for ONE WEEK ONLY!

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Our August feature genre is...
Mystery and Suspense

We're having a fundraiser for our upcoming time travel anthology series. Care to help?

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OK, this idea is slightly complicated, but I'll try to make it as simple as possible. I need money to make our upcoming anthology release successful, but I hate the idea of asking for money at a total risk to you. So, I don't want to do straight donations. I want you to get something for your money, a guaranteed payout and possibly enough of a payout that it's worth more than the money you spend.

Let's have a fundraiser
Here's how it's going to work.

This giveaway has been extended, more entry options added. $25 up for grabs.

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I wasn't too happy about the number of entries for this giveaway, so I extended it. As I was doing that, I realized although the post mentioned the sponsoring book and publisher, the giveaway really didn't. This giveaway wouldn't be happening without the sponsor, and I want the entry options to bring home the point.

The following two collections have recently been featured, and each collection is now featured in an entry option (see details below).

Covers link to Amazon