Book three, The Descendants , is on my to-read list. This is one of the very few steamier books I have on my shelves. The next three books are from Karen J. Next up is the wonderful Illusional Reality by Karina Kantas.
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- More Than All Right: A Daughter’s “Momoir”.
- Hannahs Secret (Nancy Drew Notebooks).
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I have not got round to writing a review yet. My to-review list is getting as long as my to-read list! I only have a copy of BloodLoss and need a copy of BloodMarked to keep it company. I have Lu to thank for introducing me to the wonderful world of indie authors, back in during the IndieRoar event. The next few books are unread and, except for Marie Laval, by new-to-me authors. The Human Condition by Mark Taylor is a collection of disturbing stories which were great to read. The final three books are books 1,2 and 3 of the Relic Guardians Series, and as yet unread. Time for my second post in my mini-series of Sunday Shelfies.
The books on this shelf sit behind a couple of my cats, and once again the majority of them are signed. The books are shelved alphabetically by author — Adam Dreece to Heleen Kist. I have read some of the books on this shelf, but many are still on my to-read list.
- TExES Bilingual Generalist EC-6 (192) (TExES Teacher Certification Test Prep).
- Cigarettes & Apparitions Twisted Tales Of Psychos, Spirits, Monsters and Madness?
- Taken by the Vikings (Gay Erotica)?
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- Air Force Combat Medals, Streamers, and Campaigns.
- South and Southeast Asian Psycholinguistics.
I have only ecopies of The Yellow Hoods books, however, the paperbacks I own and have also read are:. Stanley McCloud Must Die! The covers for The Blue Door series have been revamped since my win. I have read many books by C. D Gorri. Including the first five in the Grazi Kelly series, of which Wolf Moon is the first. I have read Sun Stealers by C.
Bridgeman, which I won in a Goodreads Giveaway.
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Sun Stealers is the second book in The Spellweaver Chronicles. The next book on the shelf is the awesome Treaters by C. Treaters is the first book in The Divine Conflict series, and I am waiting -ever so patiently- for the second book to be released. My copy of Treaters is not signed, but I hope that, at some time in the not too distant future, CJ, and his imaginary dragon, Claude, will pop across to England from their home in Ireland. Book three, Time for the Lost , is on my to-read list. The next couple of books on this shelf are waiting for me to read them.
The next book is The Outbreak by Colin M. The rest of the series is on my to-read list. I will get round to them all… one day!
Many of them were bought at Indie Lit Fest in Bradford and are also new-to-me authors. The exception to this is Carved Wooden Heart. Lauren convinces the police chief to put together a task force to uncover the connections between the brutal slaying of both women and the murder of two cops. War is hell and a war with hell even more so… Broken by terror, separated by time and circumstance, drawn back together again by insufferable evil, friends stood against the maleficent horror and survived once. But the demons have a new leader, and Toby, Benny, Shannon, Mike, and Scott now face the collected might of the demons inhabiting Oneka Falls.
They hunted the Demon King in the forest around the town and sparked a war with an enemy they barely understood. Worse yet, by attacking Herlequin and disrupting his plans, they painted a bright target on their own backs for the rest of the demons in the town. Led by Chaz Welsh and Lee LaBouche, the demons strike back, forcing the demon hunters to run for their lives. How can they even hope to survive? An FBI agent fights to stop a conspiracy to unleash a deadly virus on the world in this propulsive, exhilarating new thriller.
Deep in the Australian bush, something dark is stirring. To add confusion to growing fear, Lisa must also investigate reports of a giant white kangaroo, reports that suggest the creature is no mere hoax. Evil is closer than you think. Psychologist, Mollie Roark, had it all.
A hotshot husband, a beautiful daughter, a successful career, and a fancy house on the Napa hillside. Left her troubled past and her crazy father far behind her.
By far the toughest thing to do is promote one's work. If I had the money I'd pay someone else to do it, but I don't. I have to try and muddle along on what small funds I do have and hope one day, one clicks. On the flip side, what is the best part about what you do? That one thing that makes the answer to that last question worth every minute it? Once the 1st draft is done, and I head into the editing, polishing and expanding part of the book, that is the most enjoyable part. How do you feel about self-publishing in today's market?
Is it a good idea?
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Or should authors still be trying to find an agent and get traditionally published? Speaking from long experience, getting a publisher to look at one's work is like pulling teeth. Even when I got an agent, it was the same. Money wasted sending out bulky manuscripts, only to either have them come back rejected, or never return at all. It was most discouraging.
Self publishing has its pitfalls in which everyone who thinks they can write a book puts stuff out there. The slush pile now hangs in cyberspace, but it falls to the reading public to decide what they want, and not a few big publishing companies. And that I can deal with. In a bookstore or library what do you think makes a patron pick up a book and want to take a closer look? Is it the cover, the display, the lighting? Title and cover. That is what draws me to a book and if it has a title and cover that is in my "eccentric" reading range, I will pick it up to check out. I will put it down, however, if there is deception in book cover and title.
I am certain I am not the only one. What can a bookstore or library do to encourage patrons to pick up a specific book and check it out? How do you work with an editor without pride making a guest appearance like Jack Nicholson in The Shining? But, he taught me so much invaluable lessons.
I am rather humble and being a guest on a show, I would be humble. What are some warnings for authors who might be about to sign with a traditional publisher? READ that contract. I almost got caught up in a publishing scandal twice with bad eggs that either went under or stiffed their authors. I won't mention names , but there is a good reason I went Indie, so I have full control over everything about my work.
Just work hard.. Finish books, then polish them til they shine. Put them in print, and just do your best to get word out. It really is all one can do. Because I have so little ability to use broad exposure and marketing techniques, my books sell on their merrit only. A stack of five and four star reviews help a great deal. Do you edit and proofread your own work at all or do you just write it and hand it off to an editor? Five and six times if necessary. I usually buy a proof hardcopy and read carefully, highlighting mistakes, reworking editing issues.
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It is very important to proofread, once, twice and three times more than you think is necessary. How much work do you personally put into promoting your book signing events? And how long before the event do you start promoting?