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BOOK TALK ONE ~ GIVEAWAY ~ $$$ ~ A KINDLE FIRE

Woot! Look at all of the goodies we have for you! Good books by Top Tier Authors, FREE codes for Audible books, plus a Giveaway ~ $$$ and a Kindle Fire. Sponsored by eBookBetty.

FREE~ FREE ~ FREE

First up a real treat for you. A Romance by Kostas Krommydas, a star in the hit British Series, The Durrells. Dominion of the Moon: In the final stages of WWII, an archaeologist unearths the face of the goddess who has been haunting his dreams for years. In present-day Greece, an Interpol officer comes face-to-face with long-buried family secrets and an enigmatic woman. When gods and demons pull the threads, no one can escape their fate. FREE 9/16 ~ 20, 2019.

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Accent on Romance and GreatBooksGreatDeals – Come What Come May…

Summer is here! We’ve got Pillow Talk Books. Mysteries. Sweet Romance. Paranormal. Whatever suits your fancy. $150 in Gift Cards. That’ll buy a beach towel and some suntan lotion.

You may sometimes fall on your head. That is what happened to Jackie, and now she is not allowed near a computer for more than 15 minutes a day. So she instructed me (Krystallia) to do this week’s blog posts. She says to tell you that “she’s not thinking straight this week” and that “the bump on her noggin knocked all good things into another Galaxy“. Maybe that explains why she sent me a to-do list that is out of this world. If you see the list, you will agree with me that her head seems to be working like always: overtime.  Jackie, get well soon! We miss you and want to read YOUR posts, not mine.

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Book Talk ~ Sand, Surf and Summer Reads. Oh and a few FREE books.

Oh, Those Lazy Day of Summer!

Whoever coined that phrase wasn’t a Woman, because we women seldom have a Lazy Day in any season, though we often find time to read a good  book. Today I’m introducing you to a few of my favorite Sweet Romance Authors. It’s a myth that we write sappy, cutesy love stories a la Barbara Cartland ~ innocent eighteen-year-old heroines falling in love with an older man, usually an angry Duke of this or that living Rich in some exotic locale. We’re creating stories about women with real issues who want to fall in love with a good man. A well written love story never goes out of style. Some have a little mystery. Some have a bit of paranormal. Some are full of emotional drama, others laugh-out-loud funny. All are H.E.A.

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Our February Giveaway: Kindle Fire HD 1080. $100 Shopping Spree. Must Read Books.

Click on the Banner to get to the Giveaway or Go HERE to get there. That’s not all. Scroll to the bottom for a Bonus Giveaway.  3 winners. $GC and print editions.

Hello! Fans and friends. Valentine’s Day is past. The candy is gone, the flowers drooping, but we’re sharing with you some goodies for after the lovin’.  Our sponsor, Free Kindle Books & Tips is offering a winner a Kindle Fire 1080 Tablet, valued at $189. Another winner will snag a $100 Amazon gift card.  All of you will be winners when you download this wonderful array of must read books on offer. All free or 99c. We’re starting you off with Jackie Weger’s new Release, All Tomorrow’s Memories.

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BOOK TALK~ Readers Speak and Hidden Gems

Good Books. Great Reads. Stories with Twists.

A favorite. Read this book and you will book a flight to Greece.

In a reader’s forum one day months past, guests were saying: “I can’t find a good book that keeps me entertained for hours.” Or: “I won’t pay full price for a book by an author I’ve never heard of.” And this: “Every book I look at says on the cover or in the book description, it’s a bestseller. I don’t know what bestseller means anymore. So, I skip it.”

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Lagniappe ~ A Little Something Extra

Lagniappe: A little something given by good measure. A bonus.

We all need a little romance in our lives. Kissed by a camel works for me. But once is enough.

Oh, my goodness. Tragedies abound since September. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico just flat out decimated parts of our American Continent. Add the awful event in Las Vegas, the raging fires in California and it just rips your heart out. We got a little hit by Harvey in my corner of Texas and are getting that put to rights. Now, along comes Nate and it is gonna snag a half dozen of my family. Just hoping they keep their roofs. I’m watching travel shows on TV showing many lovely beaches and islands I’ve visited–but most don’t exist now, and others along the Gulf Coast won’t once Nate rips through.

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Why Do Authors Make Their Books FREE?

This question pops often in forums… Here are the answers often posted…

 

  • Because they don’t know any better
  • To maximize downloads because they don’t care about money
  • Advisers telling newbies giveaways are the best career decision
  • People think the author is begging for sales
  • Because the books are worthless
  • I never price any of my books for free

FACT: None of these answers are helpful and some are out right lies by omission. Take the last on the list. The author who never prices books for free–can’t! Nope. That author is under contract and has NO control over the price of his/her books. I checked. And all are sucking mud to China in stats…perhaps selling one or two a year.

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A To-Do List on Steroids~NOT

Plotting  a book’s life for the second half of the Year of the Rooster ~ 2017

All about Love, Fortune and Compatibility.

99c On Sale now! The Sheriff’s Woman 99c.

The first half of 2017 is used up~gone! Telling you up front, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions…except sideways, such as: Don’t buy a swimsuit. That’s a top tier resolution because then I don’t have to declare a diet to fit in the thing.  I did promise myself I’d recover my dining room chairs. Got one done. I’m good.  As for my writing, I hoped in the deepest recesses of my heart, I’d finish a WIP and get it published.  That’s happening. The Sheriff’s Woman has been through editing, is in the hands of my formatter and the ebook cover is in hand.

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Book Promotions ~ Indie Authors Report Results

The hot question among indie authors is: Where can I get the best promotion results for my ebooks?

This is  the first in a series of blogs that will answer that very question.  Right here you will hear the facts and figures from the authors themselves.

Back Porch Cyber Chatter

Welcome to the Cyber
Porch where eNovel authors gather to chat.

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#FRUGAL FRIDAY 2

NEED WAYS TO FUND YOUR BOOK’s LIFE?

A few helpful tips here.

Snipit pennies

Pennies add up to $$$. It’s Leap Year! Save all of your loose change in a jar in your kitchen for great good luck all year and beyond. Plus you won’t be broke on January 1, 2017.

If there is any single thing I have learned about indie authors over the past three years it is this: There ain’t no way to shut a complainer up beyond cutting out his or her tongue. A few of the longest running complaints:

“I can’t afford an editor. ”

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