Archive | April 2013

What Is a street team ???/ 4-26-13

Good Morning , I had a few people ask what a street team is ??


Author Street Teams are very similar. The difference is that today, Author Street Team members aren’t passing out bumper stickers, plastering billboards, and throwing house parties. Author Street Teams tend to be more focused on making an impact in their social networking circles. There are a few real life things team members can do, but most of their effort should be focused on helping you to spread their word about your novel launch to their friends and fellow readers. – .


Okay, now that you have a team, what do you do?

  • Now that you have a team, you’ll want to keep them updated with regular emails. Now these aren’t newsletters. These are inside information and very personal. Make sure you’re sharing important information about the book with your team first. They’re your troops and they’ll greatly appreciate the inside scoop.
  • Create a team page on your website. You can make this a password protected page where your Author Street Team has to sign in. Again, WordPress has tools and plug-ins to allow you to have a member area on your site. [As an aside, the application I’m working on called NovelLaunchApp will have these tools, but there’s no reason to wait you can use these methods now with existing software].
  • Your Author Street Team page should be a place where you and the team can communicate. This means that your team can comment here and grab Book Profile Assets. Here are a few possible book profile assets:
  • Animated gif banners and buttons to drop on webpages and forums.
  • Nice large graphics to pin on Pinterest.
  • Video posts from Youtube or Vimeo
  • Avatars, Facebook headers, Twitter backgrounds, and HTML snippets.
  • Plot summaries, book quotes, and short synopsis that sell the book
  • Create a reward structure. Plan ahead the type of rewards that fit the tasks. Author Street Team members are interested in rewards related to the book. If you can give out early copies of the book or even feed it out a chapter at a time, you’ll have a great way to keep your little community hooked.

What sort of things should your Author Street Team do? – 

 

 

 

  • Talk about your Novel Launch to their social networks and communities. They are your cheerleaders.
  • Post images, banners, and video clips to their blogs, to forums, and their social networks.
  • Recommend your book to book groups in GoodReads and on Amazon.
  • If they’ve read early arcs of the novel, they should post reviews on the sites of their favorite booksellers.
  • They should go to their favorite review bloggers and request that your book get a review. Be cautious here. A friendly email from a few people is normally all a reviewer needs to agree to read and review. Don’t swarm someone’s email box with multiple requests, because it might really turn them off to your book. Let your elite group handle this.
  • They should be commenting, liking, and communicating with you on your social network sites and blogs.
    • Recommend your book at their local library and bookstores.
    • Pass out flyers or bookmarks at their local genre conventions, book clubs, coffee shops, libraries, and other places where readers congregate [Starbucks occasionally allows flyers, but the Author Street Team members should always ask.]

    Remember that your Author Street Team is made of volunteers. Reward them for their effort, but most importantly, be nice to them. They are doing you a huge favor. They are getting the thrill of being a part of something elite and working with a favorite author, but you’re getting access to a larger group of readers from a trusted source. Maintain that trust and you’ll have a group of people willing to help you launch every single book. 

     


    Ok so know you know what a street team is and what you need to do ..  

    I have some  street team post for authors who need help .

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https://www.facebook.com/CCMackenzie1

 

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https://www.facebook.com/sandy.l.sullivan.7

 

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https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001905515605

 

also here is her fan page as welll

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathi-S-Barton/151763651541724

 

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https://www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne

 

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https://www.facebook.com/terri.marie.50?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab

 

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https://www.facebook.com/christina.tetreault.16?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab

 

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https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteDBlackwell

 

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https://www.facebook.com/marieastorwrites

 

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https://www.facebook.com/authormaeve.christopher.. 

Please feel free to use the links to contact them telling them you would like to be a part of something special … Also only join if you truly  enjoy the Author , This is totaly a free serivce and it’s honor to be on anyone of these teams …

Have a great Friday everyone , Denise 

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Meeting Maeve Christopher 4-21-13

good morning , 

Meet Maeve

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http://www.amazon.com/Maeve-Christopher/e/B00AAJCEAK/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1366541124&sr=1-2-ent

 

Everyday people and situations provide fodder for Maeve Christopher’s imagination. Keep asking “what if” and “why,” and the plot thickens. What could be more fun?

She currently lives in Massachusetts with a number of messy subplots and Freddie the tiger cat.

Maeve Christopher’s Redemption Series is part family saga, part suspense and part love story — with the touch of the Supernatural.

 

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right now you have a chance to read her first book in series  free today ..

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http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Cupid-Redemption-Series-ebook/dp/B00A3HTO02/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366541124&sr=1-4&keywords=maeve+christopher

What happens when an assassin falls for a woman who is trying to kill herself?

The saga begins with an assassin in crisis…

David Lambrecht, aka Cupid, works for an international covert agency. He has a life of adventure, mystery, and accountability to only the most powerful in this world.

Unfortunately his past is catching up with him. His sanity — and his life — are at stake. In the midst of personal crisis, he must deal with a traitor who is selling government secrets and profiting from the international drug trade.

An unlikely “angel”…

Debbie Aldridge, a young artist, struggles in the isolation of an eating disorder amidst the extravagance of Beverly Hills. Her efforts to stand on her own, to succeed with her art, and to reach out to friends, are trampled by overbearing parents and by her addiction.

When her weak heart gives out, Debbie has a near death experience, a glimpse of heaven, and life changing words from her grandmother. She returns to life with a purpose. But she must find a woman called Cat.

And a prophet…

David’s cousin Cat has visions of his peril — and a white-haired girl with her hand on his heart. What will it take to save their lives?

Here is what one person had to say “

 
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at first read, April 7, 2013
By 
Jenna (United States) – 

This review is from: Killer Cupid (The Redemption Series: Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

I love finding an author out of the blue that just jumps into my favorite pile with no warning! That is what happened with this book. I read the blurb and though, sure, why not. Then I couldn’t put the book down. The hero and heroine where not quite the usual ones that I read, but that just made this one stand out more for me. Debbie is young and has a lot of growing up to do, but as you read along, you can’t help but cheer her on. The growth of her character is wonderful to watch and its easy to see why David falls in love with her. And of course he is so very sexy, and with Debbie, so very sweet. Also, the focus of the story is spread out along several people and I loved that. As soon as I finished this one, I had to have the others. It was a great read!

Also here is Maeve  facebook page drop and say hello.. If you love her work and book and would like to be added to her street team please contact Maeve here ..

https://www.facebook.com/authormaeve.christopher?hc_location=stream

 

remember to grab the first copy of this excellent series today because it will be gone in the morning , Thanks everyone have a great Sunday , Denise

 

 

 

 

 

Secrets of the Ghosts: The Sleeper by Solease Barner/ 4-16-13

Good morning ,

I got to say over the weekend i had a chance  to read this exellent  book by Author Solease Barnes 

let me tell you , It’s one big adventure ..

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-of-the-ghosts-solease-m-barner/1112162787?ean=2940014855389&itm=1&usri=solease+bares

Overview

Book One in the Trilogy

WHO- Holiday Towley is a loving perfect wife and mother that holds a deep dark secret. 

WHAT- Holiday’s dark secret is revealed when her daughter’s safety is compromised by unforeseen circumstances. Holiday’s life becomes more complex when she finds out the truth of who she really is. 

WHERE-In a richly beautiful suburban neighborhood surrounded by astonishing views in Michigan.

WHY- Holiday soon finds out she has a special gift that will change her life and maybe protect her daughter from the secret life that she has kept hidden.

 

 

bratsforme1

Posted February 14, 2013

 This book was well written.. It kept you guessing as to what the

This book was well written.. It kept you guessing as to what the next step was. Is Evey and Joe gonna be alright? Will Ava let Joy live? Will all the sisters live… How is Holiday going to handle her life with Joe and David. All i can say is, the book ended to soon.. Just as it gets going real good and you want to know what is going on it ends.. Now you HAVE to buy book too, She kept the suspense up right through the end of the book…
I truthfully didnt want it to end..i wanted the second book to be out already to find out what is gonna happen next. Well done, Well written… This book is most definitely a book i will tell others to read and pass on.. I CANNOT wait for book 2 to come out.. Solease, This book was the most awesome book I have read. Not alot of romance which i read alot of , but also alot of suspense and intrigue.

I absolutely LOVED the book

 

my review of the book 5 stars 

this was a excellent read .. this book was a adventure , mystery and it keep you sitting at the edge of your seat .. I will be buying the next one .. Thank you author Solease for writing such a great book…

 The book Is available at 

amazon .com 

and Barnes and Nobles…

I would grab a copy if you can before her new book is out 

thanks everyone have a great tuesday, Denise

 

 

Black Night Inc Novels by Julie Ann Walker 4/6/13

Good Morning , I just got done reading this great series , I thought i would share this 

amazing series with everyone today ..

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http://www.amazon.com/Hell-Wheels-Black-Knights-Inc/dp/1402267134/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1365253014&sr=8-5&keywords=julie+ann+walker

 

Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.

Hold On Tight…

Ex–Marine Nate “Ghost” Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It’s also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she’s his best friend’s baby sister…and totally off limits.

Rough Road Ahead

Ali’s never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley—or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she’s in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she’s become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible—but her heart is another story altogether.

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http://www.amazon.com/In-Rides-Trouble-Black-Knights/dp/1402267169/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1365253014&sr=8-4&keywords=julie+ann+walker

 

“Deft characterization, skillful pacing, touches of humor, and red-hot love scenes rev up this highly recommended roller-coaster.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Rebel with a Cause

Becky “Rebel” Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

Man with a Mission

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank’s way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it’s just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.

Praise for Hell on Wheels:

“Edgy, alpha, and downright HOT, the Black Knights Inc. will steal your breath … and your heart!” —CATHERINE MANN USA Today bestselling author

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Rev-It-Up-Black-Knights/dp/1402267185/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365253014&sr=8-3&keywords=julie+ann+walker

 

Praise for Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights series:
“Walker is ready to join the ranks of great romantic suspense writers.”—RT Book Reviews

A “first–rate thrill ride.”—Publishers Weekly, stared review on Hell on Wheels

“Deft characterization, skillful pacing, touches of humor, and red–hot love scenes rev up this highly recommended roller–coaster.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on In Rides Trouble

He Never Misses A Target

Jake “the Snake” Sommers earned his SEAL code name by striking quickly and quietly-and with lethal force. That’s also how he broke Michelle Carter’s heart. It was the only way to keep her safe-from himself. Four long years later, Jake is determined to get a second chance. But to steal back into Michelle’s loving arms, Jake is going to have to prove he can take things slow. Real slow…

She Aims To Make Him Beg

Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to “love her and leave her.” But when her brother, head of the Black Knights elite ops agency, ticks off the wrong mobster, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in Jake’s hands. No matter what they call him, this man is far from cold-blooded. And once he’s wrapped around her heat, he’ll never let her go…

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Thrill-Ride-Black-Knights-Inc/dp/1402282699/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365253014&sr=8-1&keywords=julie+ann+walker

 

“A first-rate thrill ride.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

HE’S GONE ROGUE

Ex-navy SEAL Rock Babineaux is as Cajun as they come—spicy, sexy, and more than a bit wicked. But would he actually betray his country? Even his best friends on the special-ops Black Knights team aren’t sure they can trust him. Now the target of a massive manhunt, Rock knows the only way to protect the team—especially his partner, Vanessa—is to run…

SHE WON’T BACK DOWN

Rock might think he can outmaneuver them all, but he hasn’t counted on how stubborn Vanessa Cordero can be. And she refuses to cut him loose. Sure, her partner has his secrets, but there’s no one in the world she’d rather have by her side in a tight spot. Which is good because she and Rock are about to get very tight…

Praise for Black Knights Inc. Series:

“Julie Ann Walker is one of those authors to be put on a keeper shelf along with Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann, and Allison Brennan.”—Kirkus

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Julie-Ann-Walker/e/B0091TQZY6/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1365253014&sr=8-2-ent

Amazon’s Julie Ann Walker Page

Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes andsong lyrics. She’ll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk More about Julie Ann Walker

Some of the kindle books are a little to high in price , but of course it is worth it… 

I got to say I am looking forward to the next book in series ….love badass men on bikes  what more can i say , Have a great Saturday everyone , Denise