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Congrats to @GregoryCarrico for winning Sci-Fi Cover Wars. Which book, though?

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4.0 on the Masq Scale. Faust 2.0 by @TheCultofMe #scifi #bookreview

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"Reminded me of Lord of the Rings." Troublesome Neighbors by @kaytheod #fantasy

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Troublesome Neighbors by M. K. TheodoratusAuthor Website  |  Series Website

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4.0 on the Masq Scale. Huaquero by @AgresticPublish #scifi #bookreview

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Cover links to Amazon.com

Huaquero(Huahuqui)


Written by Gareth Worthington

Indie Authors And Goodreads Review Policies, syndicated from @reneepawlish

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The following is syndicated from To Become a Writer
and is posted here with permission.
Earlier this month, I saw some articles about Goodreads and their new review policies, and I wonder if it will impact indie authors like the whole Amazon review debacle did/does (for more on that, read Indie Authors And Amazon Removing Reviews and More On Amazon Reviews And Indie Authors).  I also wonder if the fact that Amazon has recently acquired Goodreads has anything to do with this recent review change (even though Goodreads denies this).  I’ve read that a lot of people believe that Amazon reviews are suspect, but many readers seem to feel that Goodreads reviews are more reliable.  Is that being questioned now?

Why Writers Need to Avoid the Competition Trap, syndicated from @MarquitaHerald

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The following is syndicated from The Business of Being an Author and is posted here with permission.

The competition trap
robs you of your potential.

"Evocative and provocative." Big Easy by @ericwilderok #mystery

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Big Easy French Quarter Mystery by Eric WilderAuthor Website

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3.7 on the Masq Scale. The Robinsons' Dark Matter by @MichaelRaymondX #bookreview

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Laura Dantonville carries a rare genetic mutation. BLOODGIFTED by @TimaMariaLacoba

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Bloodgifted Book 1 of the Dantonville Legacy by Tima Maria Lacoba
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4.0 on the Masq Scale. Windmills by Lyndi Alexander. #scifi #bookreview

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4.5 on the Masq Scale. Twinned Universes by @ulbrichalmazan #scifi #bookreview

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Book Promotion on the Masquerade Crew starts at just $10, $20 package recommended.

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

Time is running out. Only a few more days left for the Sci-Fi Cover Wars and Scavenger Hunt.

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Authors, list your #free book(s) for free. Details here:

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EDIT: This idea needs some work since sharing on Facebook has a certain flaw in it. I will revisit this later. You can be sure of that.
I tried this a few days ago on Facebook. This status was used by two authors to list their free book. It was seen by more than 200 people, and it was clicked on 20 times. Of course, 2 of those times was by the authors themselves—but that's besides the point, right?

Although the first test wasn't as successful and snowballing as I would have liked, it did prove that this idea has merit, bringing more people to our Facebook page. After all, none of our other statuses are seen more than 200 times, and few statuses are clicked on more than a few times.

I think we can do better, though.

Are you ready for a thrill ride? The Crew Sunday Post: October 27, 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. 

"A beautiful love story." A Woman's Worth by @Chicki663 #romance

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A Woman's Worth The Stafford Brothers Series by Chicki Brown
Book Links: Amazon  |  B&N  |  Smashwords  |  Kobo

Author Links: Blog  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest  |  Goodreads


Book lovers (writers, readers, etc), I'll list you on Twitter. Details here:

If you are a book lover, I'll include you in a list on Twitter. Now, this is meant for networking and finding followers on Twitter, but I'm not going to do anything to maintain it.

In other words, anyone can be added ... in reality, but if you aren't interested in following back book lovers who follow you, I ask you not to join this list.

Honor system — let's see how it works.

How to join
Joining the list is simple.

Subscribe to it.

Yes, it's that simple.

Those that subscribe will be added to the list via TweetBe.At, a Twitter list manager.

To subscribe, click HERE, then click subscribe (on Twitter's page, not here). ;-)

A cover reveal and some life-lesson advice, syndicated from @RaphyelMJordan

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

This post is part of a series which started with this post.


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Redesigning the Prossia Cover, syndicated from @RaphyelMJordan

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The following is syndicated from two posts by Raphyel: this one and this one. Both are posted here with permission.

This post is part of a series which started with this post.

A trip down memory lane. The original Prossia cover. Syndicated from @RaphyelMJordan

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The following is syndicated from two posts by Raphyel: this one and this one. Both are posted here with permission.

Blogger Banter #4: Dashley from @PnormalSisters!

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Buffer The art of gossiping, gabbing and chatting with awesome book bloggers!

Today, I'm featuring that horror-lovin', energetic, duo-bloggin', "St. Clair" adorin', book hoarder DASHLEY from PARANORMAL SISTERS! 
Thanks for stopping by! Let the Banter begin!

Indie Interview with author @KatinaFrench #SciFi + #GIVEAWAY!

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

"Kept me guessing until the end." Race to Kill by @RachelKall #suspense #romance

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Race to Kill by Rachel Kall
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4.0 on the Masq Scale. Sideshow in the Center Ring by @MarianAllen #scifi #bookreview

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Request a free review copy of Knowing Vera by @AyalaRachelle #romance #suspense

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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.
Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala
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The Future of the Reader Round Up Program

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Our readers have spoken, expressing their opinion on this issue, and although based upon the results I could easily move forward with the Reader Round Up program as is, I'm taking the safer course and going with the minority.

As the votes began to come in, I thought the response was going to be overwhelmingly in my favor. Even after one No vote came in, more positive votes continued to trickle in. However, after a few more No votes, I decided that perhaps now wasn't the time to push this issue.

So, what's the future of the Reader Round Up program?

Client Testimonial: @JChaseNovelist "Innovative marketing techniques"

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Writing and completing a novel is difficult, but marketing a book can be simply overwhelming. That is why I'm so thankful that I found The Masquerade Crew.

They have proved time and time again the unwavering professionalism and innovative marketing techniques to get my books noticed. I've had increased book sales and more traffic to my site.

I've definitely made them a part of the book marketing plan for my upcoming books.

"I always believed I'd die in battle." #novelines Bloodgifted by @TimaMariaLacoba #excerpt

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Bloodgifted Book 1 of the Dantonville Legacy by Tima Maria Lacoba
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What can you expect when The Masquerade Crew reviews your book?

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According to my Blogger tagging, we've posted 222 book reviews. Statistically speaking, how many stars can you expect to get when we review your book? Well, if our past reviews are any indication....

How our reviews break down by number of stars

"Didn't guess the surprise ending." Boxes For Beds by @maryannwrites #historical

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Sizzling hot BDSM erotica, The Bodyguard by @NeilaCarlyle

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Read an #excerpt from Singapore Fling by @AlexiaAdamsAuth #contemporary #romance

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"Extremely satisfying thrill ride." Resonance Key by Owen Newport. #scifi #mystery

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