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Friday, June 1, 2012

Boost A Book!

Do you know what an author is without readers? We're sad, lonely people left talking to our imaginary friends. Readers complete the cycle of the written word. It doesn't matter if an author has one reader, or thousands, we need that reader.

Most authors are readers (I'd like to think we're all readers but I'll leave some leeway for the outliers). We know what it's like to fall in love with a book, to be swept away by a new world and stunning characters. We know the passion that drives us to talk about the book to everyone like crazed maniacs. It's okay, you aren't alone.

Talking about a book sells more books. Word of Mouth is the major driving force for sales for most small press and self-published authors. I suspect it's the the major driving force for sales across the industry. The more readers talk about the book, the more people pick up a book. The more books that sell, the more books an author will write.

The Boost A Book event is the brain child of author Emily Casey (You may have heard of her before, she's been on the blog more than once, and she's really tall! Or I'm really short. One of the two.). The whole point of this event is to give you ways to Boost your favorite books, and introduce you to some new authors you may love.

So, how do you give a book a needed boost? Easy-peasy...
Word Of Mouth - Talk about the books you love!

Leave A Review - You can't run down people in the street to tell them about a book you loved (well... you could... anyways... moving on) but you can leave a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, GoodReads, Shelfari, or your blog. Honest reviews are beautiful things.

Click The Like Button - It's really not that hard. At the top of every Amazon book page there's a little thumbs-up button. One click, and you've helped an author out. Feel free to test drive the Like button Here, Here, and Here. :)

Tag That Book! - At the bottom of the Amazon page you'll tags/labels. Click those and hit "Agree With These Tags" and you'll help other readers find your favorite authors. As a nice bonus, your favorite authors get to say things like, "EVEN VILLAINS FALL IN LOVE is the number one superhero romance on Amazon!" And it is, or was when I wrote this. Feel free to test your newly found powers of purchasing manipulation Here, Here, and Here. *\o/*

Get Social With The Book - Tweet about the book (with a link is nice!), mention it on FaceBook, share it on G+, and if you can... request it at your library.

As a big THANK YOU! from all the authors who you've helped the Boost A Book crew is offering free books! Woohoo!!! Grab your free entry, and then let us know every time you Boost a Book. The more books you show love to, the better your chances of winning a book from us!

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P.S. Just in case you don't have enough chances to win free books, don't forget to sign up for my Newsletter. It comes out the first Friday of each month, and newsletter subscribers get my short stories for free!

P.S.S. Mark June 22nd on your calendar. That's the SFR Brigade's Midsummer Blog Hop and I have a special gift for everyone who comments on my blog that day.


Sixteen-year-old Breena never thought anything could be worse than being forced to leave the faerie realm. Then she got stuck with a fairy godmother. But if she has to choose between the two, she’d leave the Faerie Realm over getting bossed about by a faerie with a pointed stick any day. Unfortunately, her attempt to evade her fairy godmother gives her growing pains in the form of fur, whiskers, and a tail.

Turning into a cat is the least of her worries, though. The potion wasn’t meant to bring out her inner feline, it was meant to put her to sleep. Forever. If Breena wants to make it to her Happily Ever After, she’ll have to accept that sometimes a fairy godmother really does come in handy, after all.

GoodReads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble

The Fairy Tale Trap

Ivy has always been afraid of mirrors, but she never knew why. Then one of them sucks her into the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.

All she wants is to find her way home. But when she tries to escape, Ivy breaks the wrong spell. Now Beast is not so gentle-on-the-inside, Beauty is falling for the wrong prince, and Ivy is no closer to figuring out how to get through the enchanted forest that traps her.With magic mirrors, dancing fairies, a sadistic pixie, and other random fairy tale twists, Ivy doesn’t know what’s safe or who to trust. Can she escape the fairy tale trap?

GoodReads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble

Cinderella and Zombies

"More than anything, King Richard feared the zombie outbreak. Now, they neared his palace with every passing day, in growing numbers. One thing was clear to the King: his son must marry a zombie-killer."

What happens when you take a classic fairy tale and add a few zombies to it? Cinderella goes from being a pretty-faced pushover to being the best zombie-slayer in the kingdom. But will that be enough when she's decked out in a ball gown and glass slippers?


Even Villains Fall in Love

If you believe the rumors you know that Doctor Charm, the wickedly sexy super villain, retired in shame seven years ago after his last fight with the super hero Zephyr Girl. The fact that the charming Evan Smith—father of four and husband of the too-beautiful-to-be-real Tabitha—bears a resemblance to the defeated Doctor is pure coincidence. And, please, ignore the minions.



After alien ships have invaded the human territories, destroying planets and sending the survivors fleeing to Earth, the Terran government orders the refugees to settle a new planet. One that has just been terraformed.

Jeff Koenig, one of the few survivors from the Delious system, leads a team of scientists to the planet Dauphin to rebuild his life. They have 70 days until the ship returns with the first wave of colonists, but from Day 1 everything goes wrong.

As the days count down, the colonists watch the skies and pray that the Hurluk won't find them, or Earth, before they are rescued.

GoodReads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble

The Emperor's Edge Omnibus

For those who enjoy heroic fantasy, steampunk, and heroes who are just as likely to battle with words as with swords, the first three Emperor’s Edge novels are now available in one collection.

Follow enforcer-turned-outlaw Amaranthe Lokdon, the infamous assassin Sicarius, and their team of aspiring heroes as they attempt to clear their names by thwarting evils aimed at the young emperor.

This collection includes:
Book 1: The Emperor’s Edge
Book 2: Dark Currents
Book 3: Deadly Games

Amazon|Barnes and Noble

Trevor's Song

Fame and fortune have destroyed many a rock star, but not Trevor Wolff. ShapeShifter band dynamics will never be the same even before Trevor's two girlfriends, a world tour, and a bunch of secrets complicate life. Trevor may have to make common cause with his worst enemy -- his best friend's girl.

GoodReads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble

Demo Tapes: Year 3

The popular Demo Tapes series continues with The Demo Tapes: Year 3. It's the same format you've come to know and love: short fiction previously posted on The Meet and Greet at West of Mars, and intros to each that let you, the reader, look into the mind of the author and creator of the indomitable Trevor Wolff.
Trevor and his best friend Mitchell Voss are in fine form in these stories, first published online between March 2008 and April 2009. From Thanksgiving to Halloween and a few new characters who help round out The Musical Hanukkah Celebration, we once again get to watch the guys go from kids into the men who ride the wave of being rock's biggest band: ShapeShifter.

GoodReads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble

Light Chasers

How do you unite a fractured people?

In a time before the moon and sun, when blood-drinking demons rule the darkness, two elves discover a magic that will change their world forever. But power is a tricky thing, luring friend and foe alike.

Will it be their salvation or their doom?

GoodReads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble


Daniel's father has gotten himself killed and left another mess for Daniel to clean up. To save his world from destruction, he must fight off his father's killers while discovering a way to save his world. Time is running out, and Daniel must choose to either walk in his father's footsteps or to reinvent himself into the one to save his world.

GoodReads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble

The Pack: Retribution

Revenge doesn't have a name, but has chosen a victim - Shamira. But she's never been the type to lie down and let someone hurt her family or her friends. In order to find the mastermind behind the threat to all she cares about, she must give up the one person who's found his way into her guarded heart, Valens. Valens refuses to back off easily, and neither will Shamira's friends. They join forces with her in order to deal with a new enemy who seeks to kill everyone in Shamira's life that dared save the missing kids on Mars.

Amazon|Barnes and Noble

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