#Guest #Post: #Free #Amazon #Giveaways: Good or Evil?, by Scott Bury @ScottTheWriter

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What do free giveaways on Amazon lead to? Lots of people getting your book for free.

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One long weekend a couple of years ago, I experimented with Amazon’s Kindle Select program, and its method of giving away copies of my e-book in hopes of spurring paid sales. The results were instructive.

I entered my first book, The Bones of the Earth, into Kindle Select. That meant I agreed not to let any other e-tailer sell it, and agreed to remain in the program for the minimum three months. Continue reading

Confessions of a Bookaholic #books #amreading #WW

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It’s not a secret that I am a bookworm. I love books, I collect books, I read books… well, I guess it is better to say that I devour books. So yeah, that’s not a secret at all. I just moved to a different city and the movers got amazed by the amount of boxes labeled “books”.

I’m a bookworm who is addicted to books. Want to know more confessions related to books? Yes? Then keep on reading!

  1. I have already read 98 books since January 1st.
  2. The first book I ever read was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I was five years old.
  3. I taught myself to read using my copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and watching Sesame Street.
  4. I own nearly 800 books only in my Kindle.
  5. I lost track of how many paperbacks I have.
  6. If I don’t read at least one page when I go to bed, I cannot sleep.
  7. I am aware of the fact I won’t be able to read all the books I own before I die.
  8. Despite confession #7, I keep on buying books.
  9. I love my books so much that I don’t like lending books to anybody. Sorry, people, buy your own books!
  10. A friend borrowed one of my books and he gave it back to me with highlighted sentences and comments written with a felt pen. He is no longer my friend.
  11. My favorite author is Jane Austen, and everybody who knows me knows that.
  12. I sniff at paperbacks, and not only in the privacy of my house.
  13. Until 2012, I was embarrassed to admit I read erotica books. But one day in 2012 I thought, “What the hell?” and now I read, promote, and review erotica books without shame.
  14. I write down the books I read and my rating of that book, and then I put the piece of paper in a jar.
  15. I queued for hours, waiting for a bookstore in London to open, so I could buy a Harry Potter book on its release day.

What about you? Do you like reading? Do you love books? Let us know in the comments!

#TeaserTuesday: #Romance and #Comedy by @Debra_Presley_ @RichAmooi @charlenegroome

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Title: Kissing Frogs
Author: Rich Amooi
Genre: Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 26, 2015

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Title: Finding Us (A Nucci Securities Novel)
Author: Debra Presley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2015

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Book Title: Practice Makes Perfect
Author: Charlene Groome
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2015

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What’s your bedtime reading ritual? #MondayBlogs #amreading

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Although I don’t have a reading ritual at bedtime per se, it is true that I always do the same thing – except on those nights when I am exhausted – and it is also true that it is impossible for me to fall asleep unless I have read a bit. Even if it is just one page.

When it is time for me to go to bed, my Kindle is always on my bedside table, waiting for me. So I brush my teeth, put on my nightie, take my herbal sleeping pill, and get into bed. And the moment the light gets turned off, I turn on the Kindle and read away until I get too sleepy as to continue.

That’s what I do every night. What about you? Do you read before sleeping? Do you have any ritual? Share with us!

Meet #New #Authors: There’s Always Yesterday, by Joseph Maiola #Contemporary

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Hello, people!
Today I am glad to introduce a new author who recently joined the Authorverse, as I call it… Oh, wait, you don’t like that name? Don’t use it. Anyways… I was saying I’m here today to introduce the new kid on the block: Joseph Maiola, and his first novel: There’s Always Yesterday. To know more about both the book and the author, please continue reading, and if you like what you see, get a copy and/or leave a comment below for the author.
And without further ado…

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English Ivy #Available Now! #New #Exciting #Romance by @betsytalbot

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If you are a fan of shows like Sex & the City and Cougar Town, then you will love the latest adventure from The Late Bloomers!

“I absolutely loved Ivy…She makes bold moves that other women could only WISH to make, making her a character who a reader can enjoy living vicariously through.”~ A Well Read Woman, 5 stars

After years of working at the US Embassy in London, forty-two-year-old American Ivy Cross is desperate for change. She longs to recapture her adventurous spirit and spice up her life before this little rut turns into a gaping chasm.

Madrid-based CEO Ruben Alegre both infuriates and intoxicates her, and if he only lived closer she’d consider risking her heart.

When the opportunity for an incredible new job in Berlin arrives in the form of sexy Christof Brandt, she wonders if the offer is too good to be true.

Will she find a future with Ruben? Start a new career in hip and gritty Berlin?

There are no easy answers, but Ivy can’t deny that her life is about to change in a very big way. Continue reading

Indie Author Interview with: Joseph Maiola – #FridayReads #IndieAuthor

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Originally posted on D.e.e.L's Writing and Various Nonsense:

Joseph Maiola is an indie author from Rochester, NY. He just published his debut novel There’s Always Yesterday which is now available on amazon.com.

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The synopsis for There’s Always Yesterday

“The young Vince Coltellone lay pinned under his grandfather’s lifeless, blood-soaked body while watching the murder of his parents. For a decade, this was the event that defined who he was. His entire persona was altered on that day, and the graphic scene he was forced to be a part of became branded to his psyche and was replayed every time he closed his eyes. There was no escape from the reality of this. It didn’t matter if he fought to convince himself that he had moved on, or tried to believe  he was no longer affected by it; nothing changed whether he allowed himself to fall into depression or attempted to rise above it. There was no way to…

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