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Let the Sci-Fi Cover Wars Begin!

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Attention all authors: all genres accepted for Cover Wars Extravaganza

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Paranormal vampire story with a twist. BLOODGIFTED by @TimaMariaLacoba

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Bloodgifted Book 1 of the Dantonville Legacy by Tima Maria Lacoba
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According to @NineInchBride I have no clue. What do you think?

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No commentary from me (at least for now). Just the raw Twitter conversation. Tell me what you think in the comments.

World of Words by @JeanNicole19

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The following is a guest post from JeanNicole Rivers.

World of Words
There is no greater value in reading than that of learning. There is no greater gift than an education about self and about the world. Through reading you can tour the universe from a cozy corner of your home, while peeking over the lip of your favorite coffee mug through the curtain of steam from your chai tea.

Congrats to @AlexiaAdamsAuth, winner of the Romance Cover Wars

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Congrats! TO Alexia Adams

Reader Round Up debut. The Crew Sunday Post: September 29, 2013

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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. 

Reader Round Up Replaces Sales Blast

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Twitter Marketing gets a much needed face-lift

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No, I'm not talking about marketing via Twitter in general. What's getting a much needed face-lift is how I will be doing Twitter Marketing. Up till now I've never been able to pinpoint details such as how many tweets and how long they will be running.

That's no longer going to be the case.

How would you like me to promote your book?

This promotion offer is no longer used. Use the "Advertise Your Book" link on the menu to access the most recent info.

Why I'm leaning away from multiple post advertising campaigns

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In the previous post I discussed some of the changes I'll soon put into place in regards to advertising on this site. My goal is to simplify, though it wouldn't surprise me if complexity finds its way in.

One way in which I hope to simplify is to lean away from multiple post campaigns. If I can put everything into one post without presenting the blog equivalent of a novel, this could have a positive effect on the entire process.

Please excuse my addled, bipolar mania ... AGAIN!

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I've gone and done it again.

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while may remember this post from a little more than a year ago. I was completely honest about how I overreach sometimes. A lot of times. Most of the time. Heck, all the time.

Those who know me the best know this all too well: my wife, my parents, and my business partner (DeeJay). They know to ignore about half of what I say and to take with a grain of salt the other half.

Dear Hollywood: Stop Taking My Wonder Away, syndicated from @JCGAuthor

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The following is syndicated from the website of Jonathan C. Gillespie and is posted here with permission.

I was all set to do the second part of a recent two-part blog series on significant weapons in history, when I ran headlong into the “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray version of Prometheus, a film I not only paid good money to see in the theater last summer, but wrote a glowing review of. There on the four-disk jacket were infamous words: “Questions Will be Answered”.

5 Rules of (Fictional) Romance, syndicated from @legrimley

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The following is syndicated from Lauren Grimley: Writing, Life, and Other Misadventures and is posted here with permission.

Valentine’s Day might be over, but as every single girl knows real romance lasts all year. Or at least as long as the Kindle battery remains charged.

Indie eBook publishing - Things I learned the hard way, syndicated from @Tinksaid

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The following is syndicated from the website of Julia Hughes and is posted here with permission.

WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN:

When I first discovered Amazon allowed authors to upload their ebooks for distribution on their site, I did a little happy dance. On the ceiling. A few months later I'm older and wiser as I've discovered that writing, formatting and uploading an indie ebook is only the beginning. With three quarters of a million books available for download on Amazon alone, why should readers pick your outpourings?

"Because it's well written and the characters are fleshed out and loveable and the dialogue zings and the plot has amazing twists and turns and the story line is original and ... " Yeah yeah yeah. Your's and thousands of others babe. Your book sparkles and shines; entertains and enlightens, but until it begins to sell, it isn't going to get reviews or ratings and without reviews or ratings it ain't gonna sell. A classic catch 22 situati…

"The timeline keeps you turning pages." The King of Sunday Morning by @MccauleyJay #thriller

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I’ve Written A Rough Draft, Now What? syndicated from @JeanNicole19 #amediting

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The following is syndicated from the website of JeanNicole Rivers and is posted here with permission.

So you finally got that book down on paper, a rough draft, but still the characters have been created and a basic series of events with a beginning, middle and end are in place (but boy is it rough). I know what you’re saying, “I am exhausted, my creativity is depleted, there are lots of holes in the plot, the character’s names change and I am don’t know if I even want to finish the manuscript.” Don’t panic, don’t give up, you are on the verge of greatness.

Historical Romance: Moria's Time by @Writers_Cafe #excerpt

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Authors, here are the next 8 genres we will be reviewing.

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WE ARE GOING to do book reviews a little differently in November and December. Instead of having a theme for all month, we are going to do themes by the week. The reason for this is simple. We are going to review books in less populated genres, or at least genres we haven't done a lot of before. It's a trial run, in a way.

Paranormal Erotica: Cursed Ever After by @ACJamesauthor

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3.2 on the Masq Scale. His Need Her Desire by @MaliaMallory #romance #bookreview

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Contemporary Romance: Singapore Fling by @AlexiaAdamsAuth

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Connect with these authors for a chance at a gift card.

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Welcome to the Romance Scavenger Hunt.

Here, Kitty Kitty, a Paranormal Romance by @MiaDarien @DianthaJones and others.

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6 Sexy Cats, 6 Sexy Stories...

On Sale October 6, 2013!

Promo makes it to the top. The Crew Sunday Post: September 22, 2013

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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. 

Review Requests: Leaping Out On Faith by @NotebkBlogairy? #Contemporary Women's Fiction

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If you would be willing to write an honest review, please request a free copy of this book at the bottom of the post.

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Leaping Out On Faith...

Historical Romance: Seduced by an Angel by @AdriennedeWolfe #excerpt

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4.0 on the Masq Scale. Rock Him by @ReadRachelCross #romance #bookreview

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Rock Him


Written by Rachel Cross

OMG! It's #Giveaway Friday! Sweetheart Edition!

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4.0 on the Masq Scale. Mountain Charm by @SydneyALogan #romance #bookreview

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Action, Mystery and Romance. Murder, Mi Amore by @CaraMarsi

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No Perfect Secret by @JackieWeger #romance #excerpt

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4.0 on the Masq Scale. Eye of the Beholder by @JackieWeger #romance #bookreview

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Witty and delightful. The Smartest Girl in the Room by Deborah Nam-Krane (@dnkboston) #romance

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DeeJay spotlights some amazing Indie Authors

Indie Interview with @LaylaTarar, author of More Than Strangers #romance

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Conversations with authors and writers from the self-publishing world.

4.0 on the Masq Scale. Landslide by @NJCole1 #romance #bookreview

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