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D.A. Karr’s Latest Novel ‘Link’ is a Sci-Fi Mystery Thriller

Link, by D.A. Karr, will be released in December 2014. Genres: Science Fiction / Mystery / Thriller

Synopsis:



Space Time, 2800, Earth



As the Earth shifts on its axis, mankind is caught in a war of survival and time. Imprisoned in this time war,…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on November 25, 2014 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Another Book Signing -- and Art

Okay, here we go again! Thanks to Dan Gagen’s kind invitation to an artist’s open house, I’m doing another book signing this year: Friday, December 5th, from 4-8 p.m.



It’s the same evening as Albion’s Christmas at the Village, so we’re hoping to get a big crowd up on the Courthouse Square for all the activities going on. As for us, we’ll be at 100 N. Orange Street, the former Black Building at the stoplight, on the southeast corner—look for the place with the big historical mural…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on November 25, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Richard Smiraldi reinvents the psychological thriller by deftly combining elements of disparate genres into a strange and delightful brew of action and intrigue.

Here's the latest review. I must say, they're getting juicier and juicier! 

This novel combines mystery and suspense with a refreshing twist of the supernatural and dark fantasy that will leave fans clamoring for more. Richard Smiraldi reinvents the psychological thriller by deftly combining elements of disparate genres into a strange and delightful brew of action and intrigue. "Death and Disappearances" is an original and tantalizing thrill ride that pulls the reader in…

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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 21, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments


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Lost in a Book

I have always been fan of a good book and I always fall in love with a great book, which I'm sure we all say right? but what makes a book great I have always wondered that my self as I could never find the relationship between the books that I loved so much or how I could love book one in a series and dislike the others, but I think I have figured it out what makes a book great? well you get lost in it and though its a simple explanation its not simple for a writer to create such thing, the…

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Added by Julie Eros on November 20, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments

An Unhealthy Historical Fail

I want to apologize to everyone I’ve been in contact with about photos for the “Images Of America: Albion and Noble County” project. With my daughter sick for so long and in the hospital for over a week, and the book signing to prepare for, I haven’t gotten back to people like I planned to. I’ll get back on it—as soon as I’m feeling better.

Emily gave me her virus, although oddly, I don’t seem to be quite as sick as she’s been. Usually I get the man flu and curl into a whiney…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on November 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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One Psychedelic Trip Down Paranormal Way - Latest Amazon Review 5 STARS!

I found this latest review very interesting as the reader poses the question I never thought of, namely, what if the characters were just high - compromised by all the drinking, and what if there were drugs in the tea the psychic served up? Then it could mean that all of the paranormal activities could've been delusions! I love it!

Here's the review on Amazon:

This was a really entertaining and suspenseful book involving a vampire that really kept my…

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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 20, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments

I would feel bad, but …

The bad news is, the book signing didn’t go so great. The good news is, the only person at fault was Mother Nature—and we already knew Mother Nature hates me anyway.

I did sell nine books, and got to talk to some great people, and hey—how better to spend a miserable day than in the library? But we got slammed by the weather. Local schools were canceled, roads and sidewalks were slick and icky, and the high temperature was lower than the normal low temperature for mid-November. Nobody…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on November 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway for a Cozy Mystery by Author Linda Weaver Clarke

Book Giveaway Nov 1 - 8: You have a chance to win a Cozy Mystery, The Missing Heir.

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 18, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Book Giveaway for a Christmas Romance

Book Giveaway Nov 17 – 26: You have a chance to win 2 Christmas Romances, Christmas Calling. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Book: U.S. or E-book: International

 

Christmas Calling, co-authored with my dear friend Birdie L. Etchison, offers two heartwarming Christmas novellas: my Christmas Challenge (historical) and Birdie’s Christmas Snow (contemporary). The love stories are as mystifying as a white-out, as sweet…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments


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It is especially warming to find that readers on the other side of the pond are giving me a 5 STAR Review

Here is the review that was posted to Amazon UK. I don't always check the other sites around the globe - but it's heartwarming to know that there are people on the other side of the pond reading my work - and liking it. We never know if our work here in the states will translate into other parts of the world or culture. How wonderful it is to know that even in the UK (I know, not that much of a stretch) are enjoying the novel.

Here is the published review! (Woot! Woot!) And as…

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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 15, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

book signing flyer

The library made a great flyer for the book signing Monday!

http://markrhunter.blogspot.com/2014/11/book-signing-flyer.html

Added by Mark R Hunter on November 15, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments


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Do Increased Five Star Reviews Increase Sales? http://amzn.to/1wzNwQq

Okay, so every day I open up the Amazon page, or Goodreads, or LibraryThing or Shelfari and I find that there are people out there in the world, not only buying and reading my book, but writing the (for the most part) most marvelous things! They get the characters, they understand the themes, I've managed to scare them, to make them cry- I've gotten them to care...which for a writer is absolutely everything. But of course there's the part of me that happy with these wonderful reviews, also…

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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 14, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Why The Subconscious Hates Book Signings

I’m sure some writers approach public appearances with the confidence of TV’s Richard Castle, who swaggers into every room like he has the world by the keyboard. Then again, maybe not … Castle seems to have become a bestselling novelist without ever actually writing. In other words, he’s every writer’s dream.

I, on the other hand, have to actually pound away at the keyboard to produce a manuscript. Probably I’m more representative. If that’s true, then most writers approach book…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on November 13, 2014 at 7:35pm — No Comments


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Another FIVE STAR Review for Death And Disappearances!

“Death and Disappearances,” is truly a captivating and highly artistic tale. I love the images that the author was able to conjure up in my head. The images that were particularly strong were the author’s descriptions of Petula and the scenery throughout the novel. I enjoyed the storyline between Mont and Pet. I also loved the part where Mont exhausts himself in searching for his loved one, Petula.…
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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 12, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Book 'Em, Dano

Books? I got ‘em. Ahead of my book signing on November 17th, I took delivery of ten copies of Storm Chaser and twenty copies of The No-Campfire Girls, and I already had plenty of The Notorious Ian Grant and Smoky Days And Sleepless Nights on hand. Just in time for Christmas gift giving—to others, or yourself. I think I’ve even still got a few copies of My Funny Valentine around.

And don’t be surprised if you see some special prices when…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on November 10, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Regency Romance Author Donna Hatch

Book Giveaway Nov 10 - 17: You have a chance to win a Regency Romance, A Christmas Reunion, the Gift of a Second Chance. E-book: International.

 

Heartbroken at the news that her betrothed has wed another woman, Emily is determined to pick up the pieces of her life and enjoy Christmas with her family. Newly returned from war, Bennett holds a secret and will do anything to ensure Emily, his only true love, never discovers it…even if it means losing her. Fate…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 10, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments


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THE KDP Select FREE Promo has ended - What happens now?

Okay dear reader, so the promo ended yesterday.

Death And Disappearances was downloaded 550 times in 2 days. The site was visited over 2 million times.

According to others on the world wide web, this should result in sales (possibly) and reviews - some good, some bad.

It's a tough nut to crack. On one hand the writer wants to write something that is meaty and has weight and on the other hand the writer also wants to write something that sells and…

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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 9, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments


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Reviewer says: "Like a crowbar to the friggin' head" about the novel, Death And Disappearances

I came across this review as I did a search. This was on library thing:

OMG! Talk about a story with twists and turns. It starts out with this guy, Montgomery Clark (luv that name) and his young wife, Petula Beaujolais – a French Barnard girl. Then she’s suddenly gone and we’re with his snobby friend Bea, who I thought was a drag queen – to tell you the truth -but she’s had five husbands, and then we’re with Peter, his roommate from college –…

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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 8, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments


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You take the good, You take the bad, You rank at #5 and there you have the roller coaster of Reviews

After reading quite a bit about the KDP Select program I decided to put the book, Death And Disappearances up for a free 2-day promo, yesterday and today. This morning it reached #5 on the Best Sellers List for free downloads in the horror/mystery genre. All sources point to a decline once the novel ceases to be free. 

I've garnered two reviews so far since I hosted the promo - the good one makes me want to cry and the poor one makes me want to cry for different…

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Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 8, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments


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Death & Disappearances is ranked #57 on Amazon's Bestseller List

I was a little surprised this morning when I went to the Amazon site and saw that my novel had climbed the ranks to #57 in its genre. I decided to try the free promo offered by KDP Select. I did a 2 day stint, today and tomorrow offering the novel for free.



From what I have read, this will generate interest and garner reviews, some good, some one star. But that's the risk. It's supposed to also increase sales, not only for this book, but for other books the author has published. I… Continue

Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 7, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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