I would love to conduct the biggest blog hop ever through the month of September and sincerely hope you will please ... pretty please ... take just a moment of your time, read what I have in mind and join me.
I first was going to run a release contest and canceled it in lieu of doing this. Right of passage into the world of romance fiction is a challenge unto itself especially when you're a new author breaking into the business. I am finding myself amongst the ranks of the unemployed for the second time in almost two years and other than standing on my head and whistling dixie, doing a large blog hop is the only way I can think of getting in front of the masses.
I've set aside the last of my savings to offer something unique to your followers as well as make it as rewarding and fun as possible for you as well.
Not only will one of your followers have a chance at 5 fabulous prizes but to show my heartfelt appreciation, each participating blog owner will also be entered to win from a separate group of the same 5 prizes. A total of $600.00 in giveaways. I'm not requesting reviews be done because I've been blessed with some beautiful ones which are posted on my website we can refer your followers to.
All I'm asking is a post noting my book cover, trailer and back cover blurb. If you have already promoted my book, you are still welcome to participate again and we'll work it as a release reminder instead. You can check out the prizes on my website, copy & paste them along with the rules (or I'll forward the jpgs. to you). My website will act as the official home site for listing all the participating blogs, to expose you to my followers as well and lend a helping hand. I will have a third party source conduct the final random drawings for both the followers and bloggers.
I've never done this before and if you have any other suggestions ... I'm all ears.
Will you please help me make this the biggest promotional blog hop ever?
On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR (Dutton/Penguin Publishers) will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And if you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.
Ready for a nice weekend?
We're heading to Boston to baby sit for our grandchild when my son and his wife go to a concert of a band called "The Killers"
Wanted to ask if you've read "A Circle of Souls" by Preetham Grandhi. He's a book blogger and has asked a number of people to read and blog his book. I just finished it and enjoyed it and wanted to recommend it to you.
Hi Linda Ellen;
Since we're already blog followers, we might just as well be friends here.
My news of last week was that I sent queries and info on the novel I've written to four agents I met at the ThrillerFest in New York. Wish me well.
Hi Linda Ellen;
Enjoyed your blog.
Mine is mostly mysteries and I think it would be fun to share each other's blogs.
Would you like to follow each other's?
Mine is http://mikedraperinguilford.blogspot.com