As of right now I’m busy trying to finish the Secrets of the Moon saga. I just turned in book two and three. Although, they’re more of a 1.5 kind of books considering that not only are they entirely from Kyran’s POV but it depicts what’s going on while my main character, Marjorie, is still at the hospital after being attacked by a werewolf.
Title: Secrets of the…Continue
Added by Kristy Centeno on December 7, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...
Added by Kristy Centeno on December 5, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments
My first Medallion Press romance, The Viking’s Witch, won a Gold IPPY award for Best Romance! This steamy historical with paranormal elements has gotten several excellent reviews. Reviews and an excerpt are on my site & blog.
Here’s the summary and links.
Kelli A. Wilkins
The Viking’s Witch
About to be burned at the stake by her fellow villagers, Odaria does what any…Continue
Added by Kelli A. Wilkins on December 4, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments
Paranormal Crossings Here is the link to my guest appearance on Paranormal Crossings with Aaron Collins. I discuss my books and psychic experiences.
Added by June Lundgren on November 24, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments
Not very happy right now. A few months ago I submitted my novel to Bookbub to run an ad for a free promo - which I'd heard from other authors was a successful route to getting more downloads. I did, as it turns out reach #5 in Free Promo Books in two genres and mainstream over my 2 day promotion with out them. I received a kindly email encouraging me to re-apply when I had more reviews. Cut to now, I have 20. I just received this lovely email:
Thanks for your submission.…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 22, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 21, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 20, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 15, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 14, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 12, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments
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 –…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 8, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments
What a wonderful present for today and a delight that any writer would love. Here the reviewer not only loves the book - but is "praying" for a sequel. I hope all of my writer friends out there get to experience this kind of a review. We slave and write and work so hard on our books, that to see that readers understands what we've written and asks for a sequel - it makes it all worthwhile.
I'm so pleased with this Amazon review!
Added by Richard Smiraldi on November 2, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments
To those of you out there who have penned a novel, you know what it is to try to make the characters believable and give the mystery a twist, a puzzle and flair to keep your readers interested. I tried to do this with Death & Disappearances. There's a good deal in the book that I don't come outright and explain - partially because I want the reader to come up with their own interpretation and partly because I don't know. When I write, it's like I'm in the room with the characters and…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on October 31, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments
Okay folks, here it is, the 27th day of October and how have I done so far with all the many things I have been doing with book marketing.
Piece of Cake PR - They drafted the press release and sent it out. Who did they send it out to? I have no idea. They never did tell me. They say in their ad that they send it to all these media outlets - but I don't feel the results were any good. So basically you pay for the writer to write a nice press release - and I also found the short…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on October 27, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I don't know what struck me. Maybe it was the royalty check I just received from Amazon for my book sales - mostly on the first book I published, "Seven Murders In Sussex." I don't know what caused it but suddenly I had this overwhelming urge to publicize my last published novel, "Death & Disappearances."
I started out with Piece of Cake PR. The team there wrote a press release for me and then their service distributes it to thousands of media outlets. I've had some lovely…Continue
Added by Richard Smiraldi on October 16, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments
Tessa’s doesn’t really fit in the world that her family evolves in. They are all vampires, but her human gene makes her stand out from the family not really fitting in with them, and all the vampy things like blood. Not only her family notices the difference so does the vampire…Continue
Added by Melissa M. Marlow on September 21, 2014 at 8:52pm — No Comments
Mark your calendars to buy LOST IN…Continue
Added by Sherry Soule on May 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I’ve had such a long day already. Why is it that the world is always pulling on me? I can only go so far before I’ve had enough. I need to change my mood around! All this editing really has me in a slump! Or the fact that I loath the movie they are making out of my favorite books, or any other of life’s problems. This is just ridiculous, why am I so miserable? I’m out side all the time and I know my happy pills are working. I just can’t seem to grip why I feel so down lately.
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 5, 2014 at 5:07pm — No Comments
The life of a writer gets better day by day. I know the high has to stop sometime but for right now it’s a wild ride up hill. I snuck on to twitter and had so many re-tweets of all my links and a lot of response here now on my book blog. Ok, honestly, I cried! I felt the need to cry from the overwhelming response to my work! I am so thankful that I overcame my fear and put myself out there. I really…Continue
Added by Jennifer Thompson on April 24, 2014 at 2:17pm — No Comments