Author’s Marketing Continued

Author LM Nelson shares marketing tips from a conference she recently attended! 👍💯

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This is the second year I’ve attended the Author’s Marketing Event. Last year, it was in Austin. This year, I made a weekend trip out of it and traveled to Houston. The information I received from these conferences are always insightful, and they help me realize that I’m not alone in the book marketing struggle.

By listening to marketing experts, I’ve discovered three things. One, some things regarding marketing I am very good at. Others, I desperately need to work on. Two, effective marketing requires time and effort. It isn’t something that happens idly. Three, marketing isn’t about selling your book. It’s about selling yourself, which for someone like me who is an introvert and uncomfortable with self-promotion, this is more of a challenge than people may realize.

Marketing is probably the hardest thing to do as an author. It entails much more than just selling your book. In fact…

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“Mistakes of My Past: Escape is Just the Beginning” by Emily James

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“Mistakes of My Past: Escape is Just the Beginning”

Author: Emily James

Genre: Suspense/Sagas/NA

Release Date: December 8, 2016

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When Amber flees her ex-boyfriend, she knows it’ll be dangerous, maybe even deadly.
Amber soon realizes that starting over is hard when you’re keeping secrets and you don’t know who you can trust.

Will, the sexy builder next door has issues of his own. He doesn’t want another complicated female in his life. He has enough on his plate raising his kid sister.

Trouble is, you can’t run from temptation and you can’t hide from the mistakes of your past.

*Mistakes of My Past is a STANDALONE romantic suspense novel for readers over the age of 18 only due to dark abusive themes.


Emily James is a British author from the south coast of England. She enjoys exploring new destinations, adores animals, particularly dogs, and advocates kindness to all animals and humans.

Before turning her hand to writing, Emily worked as a social worker. This enabled her to gain insight into both the human psyche and also the injustices facing everyday people.

Emily enjoys complex romance novels since she believes nothing good ever comes easily. She’s also fond of the saying that patience is a virtue. Having said this, Emily is not what you might call patient or virtuous! Stubborn and tenacious is perhaps more fitting.

Mistakes of My Past is Emily’s debut novel. Her blood, sweat, and tears went into this story and she sincerely hopes that you lovely readers out there enjoy reading it!

Emily loves chewing the fat with readers.
Please feel free to hit her up on Facebook:
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Or email:
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“Riddles and Brain Teasers: 200 Riddles and Trick Questions for Kids and Family (Riddles Series Book 3)” by Oyokids Publications

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“Riddles and Brain Teasers: 200 Riddles and Trick Questions for Kids and Family (Riddles Series Book 3)

Genre: Humor/Jokes & Riddles

Release Date: July 30, 2017

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This book has been written after a long research from web forums, library books, past conversations with friends, and old notebooks.

You can find most of these brain teasers and riddles on websites and other books. However, you will not be able to find these diverse collections in one particular place. They are especially suitable for children between the age bracket of 5 years and 12 years. This collection of 200 brain teasers is not only amazing but unique in style and design.

Many riddle-lovers will agree with us that most of them involve truth tellers and liars whose solutions are based on the same reasoning and logic. The content is fresh and challenging and one that allows the problem solver to explore different approaches to their solution.

It has been my pleasure to put up this collection together, and we hope that you will enjoy reading this diverse collection of riddles and brain teasers that have been put together in one book.

Having such an extensive but focused collection of riddles all condensed into one place is a dream come true for any riddle-loving kid.

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“Brunch at Ruby’s” by DL White

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“Brunch at Ruby’s

Release Date: March 24, 2015

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Ruby’s Soul Food Cafe has been the neighborhood hot spot their whole lives, so it’s only fitting that Ruby’s is where Debra, Maxine, and Renee meet monthly to do what girlfriends do– eat, drink and offer unsolicited advice on life and love.

Debra Macklin has it all: a successful career, a long marriage, and a happy 12-year-old daughter. But she’s hiding a secret that could not only shatter her perfect image but destroy her marriage and career. When her secret is spilled, Debra is poised to lose everything she holds dear.

Maxine Donovan is a self-made woman but despite all she earns and owns, she’s on a constant quest for Mr. Right. Handsome, aloof Malcolm Brooks might just be The One, but when Malcolm’s attention turns toward her friend instead, Maxine is ready to risk a strong bond to fight for him.

Renee Gladwell left a lucrative job and a handsome boyfriend to nurse her father and Gladwell Books back to health. A temporary stay has turned into four years of struggling with Alzheimer’s and a family owned bookstore that is in no shape to sell. Renee is in limbo, caring for a man who is slowly forgetting his past—including her. When she meets Malcolm Brooks, her life brightens, but is love worth risking a friendship?

Brunch at Ruby’s is a funny, inspiring, soulful look into a lifelong friendship where bonds are bent, but never broken.


For as long as I can remember, I would much rather be in my room reading and writing than doing anything else, but I began seriously pursuing a writing career in 2011.

I love coffee and Sunday Brunch, especially on a patio, but my true obsession is water— lakes, rivers, oceans, waterfalls! And sand… dig your toes in, soft! On the weekend, you’ll probably find me near water and if I’m lucky, on an ocean beach.

By day I am an Executive Administrative Assistant. By night, when I’m not writing books, I’m devouring them. I blog my reviews and thoughts on writing at BooksbyDLWhite.com.
I hope you enjoy this and many more of my books!

It’s Time

Week 31!! Where is the year going? How am I keeping up? Will this continue? Stay tuned! 😀 😀 😀

Felicia Denise, Author


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52-Week Writing Challenge: Week 31
In book 1 of In the Best Interest of the Child, child advocate attorney, Olivia Chandler, finally admits she can no longer hide from the childhood trauma which took her father, incapacitated her mother and landed Olivia in foster care. In the upcoming book 2, Family Matters, Olivia takes hesitant steps toward mental wellness. This is a short, unedited excerpt.

It wasn’t too late to back out.

After the emotional upheaval Olivia Chandler experienced while handling the Averest case, re-entering counseling seemed like a sound idea. Olivia knew she had avoided her personal demons for far too long. Sorting through her issues with the past and laying them to rest was the only way she could move on to a future which was hers for the taking.

A future with Bruce.

However, now as the elevator neared the tenth floor of the Monarch Mental Health…

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“Chasing Ivan (Kyle Achilles Book 0)” by Tim Tigner

It’s another Tim Tigner novel and this one is #FREE for a #LimitedTime!


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“Chasing Ivan (Kyle Achilles Book 0)

Genre: Suspense/Espionage/Men’s Adventure

Release Date: January 6, 2016

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Europe’s smartest criminal,
versus America’s best spy.
And then there’s poor Emily,
stuck in between.

Rumor has it there’s a Russian you can turn to if you’re very rich, and need dirty deeds done without a trace. The CIA calls him Ivan the Ghost because he’s operated for years without leaving a trail or revealing his face.

Until now.

For the first time in history, Ivan appears to have slipped. The CIA’s new director sets Agent Kyle Achilles on an intercept course, surveilling the daughter of a British politician. Then Ivan pulls off a masterful con, and Emily vanishes.

With Emily’s life, his career, and America’s reputation at stake, Achilles partners with an unlikely new agent he meets in France. Together they attempt to get one step ahead of the legendary Russian while rubbing elbows with the ultra-rich in a high-tech international chase.


International Bestselling Author Tim Tigner began his career in Soviet Counterintelligence with the US Army Special Forces, the Green Berets. That was back in the Cold War days when “We learned Russian so you didn’t have to,” something he did at the Presidio of Monterey alongside Recon Marines and Navy SEALs.

With the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tim switched from espionage to arbitrage. Armed with a Wharton MBA rather than a Colt M16, he moved to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika. There, he led prominent multinational medical companies, worked with cosmonauts on the MIR Space Station (from Earth, alas), chaired the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and helped write Russia’s first law on health care.

Moving to Brussels during the formation of the EU, Tim ran Europe, Middle East, and Africa for a Johnson & Johnson company and traveled like a character in a Robert Ludlum novel. He eventually landed in Silicon Valley, where he launched new medical technologies as a startup CEO.

In his free time, Tim has climbed the peaks of Mount Olympus, hang glided from the cliffs of Rio de Janeiro, and ballooned over Belgium. He earned scuba certification in Turkey, learned to ski in Slovenia, and ran the Serengeti with a Maasai warrior. He acted on stage in Portugal, taught negotiations in Germany, and chaired a health care conference in Holland. Tim studied psychology in France, radiology in England, and philosophy in Greece. He has enjoyed the ballet at the Bolshoi, the opera on Lake Como, and the symphony in Vienna. He’s been a marathoner, paratrooper, triathlete, and yogi.

Intent on combining his creativity with his experience, Tim began writing thrillers in 1996 from an apartment overlooking Moscow’s Gorky Park. Twenty years later, his passion for creative writing continues to grow every day. His home office now overlooks a vineyard in Northern California, where he lives with his wife Elena and their two daughters.

Tim grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Hanover College with a BA in Philosophy and Mathematics. After military service and work as a financial analyst and foreign-exchange trader, he earned an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton and Lauder schools.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the author. Tim is most grateful for his loyal fans and loves to correspond with readers like you. You are welcome to reach him directly at tim@timtigner.com.

Happy Friendship Day!

Piggybacking on Kim’s Post! (Get it? Piggyback? Pig? Wilbur’s a pig. BWAHAHAHA! I crack myself up! 😀 😀 😀 )

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY, EVERYONE!

By Hook Or By Book

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‘Why did you do this all for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’

‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’

E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web

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#ExcerptWeek – That Darkest Place by Marcia Meara

Two great excerpts on The Write Stuff today from Marcia Meara and book 3 – The Darkest Place – of the psychological suspense ‘The Riverbend Series’ as #ExpressWeek continues! 😉

The Write Stuff

No one else has a scheduled excerpt for this morning, so I thought it would be a good chance for me to share something a bit different with you guys. Two short scenes from my latest novel, That Darkest Place. While it is very difficult to find scenes from this book that don’t contain spoilers, I managed to include a funny one (probably my favorite little moment in the whole book, because, for the town’s premiere ladies’ man, Forrest Painter is amazingly inept when it concerns love), and a more serious one, as Jackson makes a decision guaranteed to upset his younger brother. Thanks for reading, and I hope the first one makes you smile, and the second one makes you curious.

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Scene from CH 26, Already in Jeopardy, edited slightly to remove spoilers, and containing some mild profanity. Jackson Painter,  his  middle brother, Forrest, and their respective love…

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“Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World” by Ann Shen


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“Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World”

Author: Ann Shen

Genre: Social History/Pop Culture

Release Date: September 6, 2016

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Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.


Ann Shen is an illustrator, author, and designer whose bright, colorful style has been put to work around the world. She has worked with a variety of clients, including the New York Times, Bust, Huffington Post, HarperCollins, Papyrus, and Chronicle Books. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their small menagerie of animals.

You can find more of her work by visiting http://www.ann-shen.com or by following her on Instagram @anndanger.

“The Sekhmet Bed: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (The She-King Book 1)” by Libbie Hawker

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(Libbie Hawker is also the author of Take Off Your Pants! Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing, which I highly recommend!)


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“The Sekhmet Bed: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (The She-King Book 1)

Genre: Ancient Civilization/Sagas

Release Date: September 21, 2011

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Is Ahmose’s divine gift a blessing or a curse?

The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt’s gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king – a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is God-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule.

Ahmose’s elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station of Great Royal Wife; her rage at being displaced cannot be soothed. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt’s politics and Mutnofret’s vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege.

To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods’ wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety.

The Sekhmet Bed is the first volume of Libbie Hawker’s series The She-King, a family saga of the Thutmosides, one of ancient Egypt’s most fascinating royal families. Don’t miss Book 2: The Crook and Flail

Note: This ebook edition contains a preview chapter of Libbie Hawker’s new ancient Egyptian series, The Book of Coming Forth by Day.


Visit Libbie Hawker’s web site: http://libbiehawker.com

Libbie Hawker writes historical and literary fiction featuring complex characters and rich details of time and place. She lives in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, but has previously lived in Seattle; Bellingham, WA; Tacoma, WA; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Although the majority of her books are self-published, she also partners with Lake Union Publishing on select titles.

She has held a broad and bizarre range of “day jobs” while pursuing a career as a novelist. Included among these are zoo keeper, show dog handler, bookseller, and yarn dyer.

Libbie’s writerly influences are varied and include Hilary Mantel, Vladimir Nabokov, Annie Dillard, Michael Ondaatje, George R. R. Martin, songwriter Neko Case, and mixed-media storyteller Chris Onstad, among others.