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August Cover Wars: Round One. Vote EVERY DAY!

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"A Captivating Read." Into the Arms of Morpheus by @JessicaNicholl1 #fantasy #review

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Enhancement: Nanorobotics. Agent N6: Dylan McCall by @jonihahnauthor #scifi #romance

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How to compose tweets to promote blog posts

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In the previous post in this series, I described how Twitter is our main source of traffic here at The Masquerade Crew. What I didn't describe is exactly how I use Twitter to accomplish it, namely how to compose a tweet that will stand out and encourage people to click.

Revamps deleted scenes/characters. Impromptu #interview with @WalkinParks

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The main source of blog traffic for the Masquerade Crew

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I come across a lot of blogs, many of them run by authors, many others run by book bloggers, reviewers, and the like. And though there is the occasional exception, most (indie) blogs are not promoted very well.

Her past comes crashing into the present. Unexpected Beauty by @TaraSosaAuthor #romance

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My Baby – Creating Kiss & Tell, syndicated from @AuthorLMurphy

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The following syndicated post was  originally posted here and is  used on this site with permission.
This novel took me 15 years to write. Well, not exactly, but… Even though Dead Man’s Hand was my first published novel, it’s not the first book I wrote. Kiss & Tell is my “baby”.  It’s the first book I ever even attempted to write. I started writing the novel in the winter of 2000, while playing hockey down in Oklahoma. A lot of circumstances surround this novel, and it’s the reason I started writing in the first place. This novel, and all of my writing, happened by “chance”. I was playing professional hockey in Oklahoma, and was struck in the eye with a stick in a preseason game. That injury ended my season before it began.

5-star review: "Emotional Involvement" The Presidents Club by @FCEtier #thriller

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Masquerade Crew Weekly Bulletin: July 21, 2015

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July's Cover Wars: Honorable Mentions

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July's Cover Wars Honorable Mentions

The Top 12 Covers From July's Cover Wars. Vote for your favorite EACH DAY.

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A mystery thriller with a terrifying edge! Request DARK PURSUIT by @JChaseNovelist

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From fractured to FALLING by @_RyanneAnthony_ #romance

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When she gets stuck with her writing... Interview with @BabetteJames

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Faking muscular abs. Interview with Leslie Wells.

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Her book is a Snickers bar. Interview with @readaliciarenee

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Just a little coffee please. Interview with @KimHeadlee

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Challenging his writing comfort zone. Interview with @rongizmo

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"I guarantee my husband was..." Interview with @SRRoddynovels

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Two things that make a character likable. Interview with @melissasnark

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She can't do shellfish. Interview with @autmelaniejames

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"Fun Little Read" Dirty Little Secret by @Willow_Writing #romance #bookreview

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Rising by Holly Kelly. #bookreview

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#scifi -- Agent N6: Dylan by @jonihahnauthor #thriller

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The D.I.R.E. Agency

By Joni Hahn

Genre/keywords: Romance, Action, Thriller/Suspense, Time Travel, science fiction, fantasy

Intent on destroying his enemy's genetic technology, a former Marine turned superhero falls for a geneticist who wants to keep it alive for personal reasons.

Read more here...

Family Saga: Trampled Underfoot by @ElizabetGood #womensfiction

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Cover links to Amazon.comTrampled Underfoot

The Dirt on Vic and Lia



By Elizabeth Good

Genre/keywords: General Fiction, Saga (Family), Strong Female Character, Women's Fiction, New Adult, Newlywed,

No One Ever Chooses To Be Trampled Underfoot....or do they?

Read more here...

Aliens set his planet ablaze. DRAFIN by @AuthorJHendon #scifi

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Drake feeds his rage in the blood of his enemies. DRAFIN by @AuthorJHendon #scifi

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"Fun YA Paranormal Romance." The Casquette Girls by @AlysArden #romance #review

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#Win a $50 triple promo. Details here:

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"A solid tale of a normal guy." Homeowner With a Gun by @samuelhawley1 #thriller #review

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How she handles negative reviews. Interview with @QuigleyAlicia

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Change the "You Know This Author" Policy, @Amazon #petition

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#Authors, sign up for the next Cover Wars. #marketing

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"Absurdly entertaining!" Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters by @freddyfumple #fantasy

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#Authors, would you like to be featured in one of our YouTube videos? Details here:

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Ten sizzling hot stories at one great price! Peace, Love & Romance, pre-order NOW! #PLRPromo

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Ten stories, sweet or sizzling, all celebrating women who have loved, lost, and triumphed...

Ally's terrifying visions could get them killed. NEW YA Paranormal available for review!

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Congrats to @melsurani, winner of June's Cover Wars.

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June's Cover Wars Winner!



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Awake
by Melanie Surani
Twitter: @melsurani

In author Melanie Surani’s edgy thriller novel, opera singer Joshua Gray wakes in an eerie art museum exhibit. He comes to believe he’s been kidnapped and abandoned. And he isn’t the only one… 
As Josh and four others struggle to piece together their new reality, they discover the museum’s main building has been razed and the place is boarded with no obvious exit. Who left them in the museum and why? How can they escape? The only link that binds them together is a mysterious woman named Blair, who they each encountered before blacking out. 
Josh unexpectedly finds himself drawn to one of the other captives, a long-time fan named Sophia. Their attraction plunges the group into a dark pool of suspicion. When allegiances shift and pieces connect, the strangers are forced to reassess their situation. Is the real danger inside or outside of the museum? 
Suspenseful, romantic and filled with …

July's Cover Wars: Vote for as many as 9 covers EACH DAY.

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"A marvelous world" Beyond the Gloaming by @Hibernauts #fantasy #review

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No One Ever Chooses to Be TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT by @ElizabetGood

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A few facts about bats, Scotty's first YouTube video.

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Yesterday Scotty and I made a YouTube video. After we uploaded it, he said to me, "Do you believe that I'm a YouTuber?"

Yes, he is. At just 6 years old. Check it out below.

Incidentally, I'm experimenting with video because I would like to incorporate them into the main theme of the website, promoting authors and their books. Stay tuned for more.