It’s raining today. Drops slide down my window like translucent snails. Water puddles in…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 23, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
There’s an old saying that more than anything the image of the author helps greatly to sell a book. And although I hate to admit it, I wholly believe that is true. For example, if you had two romance authors sitting side by side at a book signing; one is a beautiful woman with slender legs, an hourglass figure, and a face like Aphrodite, and the other looks like a frumpy housewife… which author’s book would you be more interested in reading? Let’s be honest.…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 22, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Please check out my latest powerhouse novel, DROP OUT. It’s Kindle Fire Department’s Book of the Day! Thanks.
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I recently received my ninth unsolicited review for DROP OUT ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U ) on Amazon and I am quite pleased with the five star rating and comment. It seems the book is really having an impact on people. I’ve been getting fan email (for the first time) and reading a lot of discussions on…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 13, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Attention writers looking to book promotions for their novels or are considering paying for one or more of the thousands of marketing opportunities out there, watch out for booksandauthors.com. They solicited me without my having any previous knowledge of them and I decided to try it. I know, I know, at this point I should have been smart enough to know better.
Having had a particularly bad sales day, their…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on May 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Promise of Tomorrow Volume 2: Discovery reveals some secrets here: http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2013/05/something-to-discover.html
Added by Mark Miller on May 5, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments
Roger Talbot is now a DA. He’s changed a lot since the days when he was in hot pursuit of Meri Parker in NO OTHER, Shawna Williams’ debut novel. He went from being a rich snob to a man with a conscience. Despite his privileged upbringing, he tries to distance himself from his past. He’s not that man any more. Enter Pennye Boyle Carrington. She has secrets of her own that are worth hiding, including that her brother is a…Continue
Added by Tracy Krauss on May 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It's official: I'm self-publishing. The Vesuvius Isotope will be published by my brand new sole proprietorship, Murder Lab Press, and the publishers who have shown interest in the manuscript have been notified. Since I have just gone through the trials of tribulations…Continue
Added by Kristen Elise on May 3, 2013 at 6:40pm — No Comments
In Celtic Cross by author Tammy Doherty, Cristeen Latham arrives at the Donovan ranch just barely alive. Suffering from multiple gun shot wounds, a broken leg and other injuries, she also suffers from temporary amnesia brought on by the trauma. She is nursed back to health by Matt Donovan and his sister Katie and gradually learns to…Continue
Added by Tracy Krauss on May 3, 2013 at 12:36am — No Comments
Dark magic…dark passions….
When Rowena is abducted from Arizona and taken back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidently conjures up a Roman Legion in…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 2, 2013 at 7:06am — No Comments
A creative, detailed, and surprising story. I haven't read vampire stories since I read a few by Anne Rice, but this one was really very interesting, and I'm glad I took a chance.
Vampires are a bloody sort, literally. I don't like to read about the blood, the killing for it or any of that…Continue
Added by Colleen Bratley on May 1, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments
I wrote a book about a fictional religious cult that deals with some very difficult and controversial subjects. Though it is a fictional work, I did years of research on cults and put a lot of my experiences and interviews with people I know who had experiences with cults in the book.
If you are interested, I can send you a free copy of the ebook or paperback in exchange for a review. I'm also available for an interview.…Continue
Added by Lacey Reah on May 1, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments
A unique and fun new E-zine!
Do you want some free prizes along with your reading pleasure? Do you like contests, and interesting articles? There are random drawings each month and the winner will get a free copy of…Continue
Added by Douglas Boren on April 29, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments
I was asked the other day if I thought I was a successful author. Instead of a simple yes or no answer, I found myself rather perplexed by the question. If by definition a successful author supports themselves wholly by their craft, then the answer is no. If by definition a successful author is one who has legions of fans and gets world-wide recognition, then the answer is no. If by definition a successful author is one who enjoys the writing process, the…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 29, 2013 at 3:13pm — No Comments
Pestilence, famine, war, oh my. Creativity, shock, and a questioning what, all rolled into one story.
To say this was a surprise read from her other series, would be an understatement. I have to admit, at first I couldn't wrap my head around it as I first felt shock for the, shall I say…Continue
Added by Colleen Bratley on April 26, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments
The I.T. Girl is free this week on Amazon and already in the top 100, getting great reviews! Click here to get your copy or to find out more...
Added by Fiona Pearse on April 25, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Well, the bookgorilla promotion for SILENT INVASION didn’t go as well as it had for DROP OUT, but I still got down to the 5,000 rank on Amazon. I’ve come to believe that the majority of book buyers who purchase a book because of an ad on a website are older readers compared to the middle-grade/YA readers. I’ve always done fairly well on promotions for my thrillers, but my other genres seem to mostly sell by word-of-word.
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 24, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Deputy Marshal Archie Lean of the Portland Police and private detective Perceval Grey are back in the sophomore effort from Kieran Shields, author of The Truth of…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 24, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments
There's a new suspense novel out! Too Much Blood by Jane Bennett Munro seems to be having a good run these days. One reviewer wrote, "Munro brings a welcoming amount of knowledge of the medical industry to this book. It is refreshing. Of course, Munro is herself a 34-year pathologist, so writing…Continue
Added by Rodger D. Johnson on April 24, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments
Do you know if you write a page a day that within one year you will have written a book? How many times have I heard that one? If that one book takes a year to write then the revision process would have to take many years, unless you’re a genius and don’t need to rewrite and edit. Truth is, writing a first draft is the easy part when writing a novel.
I can usually belt one out in a few months. But…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on April 21, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments