I know that many readers are home self-isolating and are looking for something new to read. If you like #nonfiction #memoir #truecrime please consider obtaining a FREE Kindle e-book this weekend (of the free promotion).
The world demands balance….
…The great goddess Durga demands it at the tip of her sword.
Vampires live in hiding. Mostly in harmony with humans, but there is a small number of vampires who unsettle the world, killing the innocent.
Lark is a simple yoga instructor but has always had a terrifying ability to see the creatures of the night who walk among humans. She knows her life is in danger if she lets her talent be known.
Nobody saw the great goddess coming until the balance tipped too far, and then it was too late.
Too late for the vampires and too late for Lark to slink back into the shadows.
The goddess Durga has risen. All those who defy her will pay the price, and Lark will be the hand that wields her sword.
If you love high-action Urban fantasies with a slow-burn romance, then you will love this first installment of The Goddess Durga series.
Buy And a Meadowlark Sang to start the adventure today.
“I so enjoyed the plot on this book that I had to get the 2nd one.” — Amazon reviewer.
“New take on vampire hunters. Fun & exciting.” — Amazon reviewer.
Welcome back blog readers,
There is a bit of news that I am excited to share with all of you. The results of the Best Local Author have been announced, here’s the link.
This is quite an honor considering that I came out publicly a few months ago as a local author. While my book has been available online for two years now, I’ve only maintained an online presence up until January of this year.
Having coming forward publicly/locally has been very rewarding, not only as an author but personally. Once a few co-workers caught wind that there was an author among them, word spread like wildfire. Since my debut/ first local appearance at the Author Showcase in February, I have sold 10 paperback copies (private sales) of my book during the month of March (to co-workers), making March 2020 the best month for sales, so far.
While selling 10 copies in one month may not sound like a lot, it’s not about the number of sales that was ever important to me; but rather the conversations that are prompted once the reader finishes my book. Four of those readers have a personal connection and share a similar experience. Three of those readers have a daughter, a niece, a family member that is trying to cope with the trauma they endured and are recommending my book as a means of helping them through a tough time. One reader is a mother and wants her oldest daughter to read my book so she can be aware of the potential dangers of teenage dating and learn how to recognize signs of an unhealthy relationship.
It’s that kind of support and recognition that helps to validate that sharing my experience as an adult of childhood sexual abuse worth the effort.
To all of you that have purchased a copy of Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor, Thank You! To all of you that took a moment to cast your vote for me, Thank You! To those of you that opted to leave a review or rate my book on Amazon or Goodreads, I appreciate each one, Thank You!
That’s the Author News for now. ~ Hannah
This week in the Author Spotlight is this #fiction #sorcery #EpicFantasy Hidden Power: Princess of Kerehba Book One, by Samantha Harris.
Rachel was crazy. That’s what everyone told her. She was seeing and hearing things that no one else could. That’s the definition of mental illness, isn’t it?
While confined to a mental hospital, she meets an orderly that actually treats her with respect and kindness. She feels so comfortable with him that she tells him about the hallucinations that she hides from her doctor. Hallucinations of fighting monsters, flaming swords, and magical powers.
She soon learns that her hallucinations are actually memories, reminders of a forgotten life. Rachel must quickly remember that life so that she can return home to Kerehba and save her people from a madman who has been oppressing the land and enslaving its citizens for close to 700 years.
The closer she gets to the evil she must fight; the more blood is spilled and the more obstacles she must overcome. Many support her in her cause, but ultimately the responsibility of fighting the evil madman is hers and hers alone. Will her power be strong enough to defeat someone who can level mountains?
A book like nothing you have read before. In the strangest of situations. Naked and cold, Strangers Rob and Kat are entwined together both physically and through a series of shared dreams as they try to keep each other warm after a bizarre incident. Flashing between a deadly situation in the present and heartwarming dreams of the future. They must figure out what’s really going before it’s too late. A twisting romantic mystery with comedy and tragedy, ghosts and angels. A story to give hope to anyone who is lonely.
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As promised, I’m here to share my experience with my first Author event.
- Location: The North Grenville Public Library in Kemptville, Ontario.
When: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Event Planner: Pam Welling, she also organizes the Writers’ Circle group that meets at the same location on Monday evenings.
Authors in attendance:
- Ian Angus
CJ Butler (cjbutler.net)
Jen Gilroy (jengilroy.com)
Kate Heartfield (heartfieldfiction.com)
Michael Hurd (enterthewitness.com)
Mike McCann (theplaidraccoonpress.com)
Emily-Jane Hills Orford (emilyjanebooks.ca)
Lydia Peever (nightface.ca)
Jen Pretty (jenprettyauthor.com)
Hannah Reinbeck (reinbeckstudio.com)
Dr. Jackie Schoemaker Holmes (empowermentforresilience.com)
Jagjeet Sharma (cod.ckcufm.com/programs/91/info.html)
Michel Weatherall (michelweatherall.allauthor.com)
Genres represented: Fiction, Fantasy/Fiction, Aurthorian/Fiction, Horror, Children’s Literature, Poetry, Global Economics, Nonfiction, Memoir, and Local History.
The local library was a great location, ample space to set up 16 authors in one room and a separate space to hold the Author Panel for readings and questions.
The residents and readers in the area showed their support. The turn out was amazing! Steady but not so busy that we (authors) felt overwhelmed. The event was well organized; from the planning, the preparation, and the setup. The staff on duty were attentive and helpful, offering the authors snacks and beverages.
Overall, a great experience and one I am looking forward to doing again.
I’m working with a fellow indie author to help promote other indie authors, like ourselves.
What we plan to do is find other authors, readers, book reviewers to join us to feature a different author each week on our blogs, websites, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlets that we have an account for. This is like a #writerslift taken to the next level.
The books that I do happen to read, I will leave a review/rating on Amazon, GoodReads and here on my blog under the REVIEWS page.
If you’d like to be featured under my Author Spotlight, please send me the following information:
- Send a Link to your Amazon sales page OR
- Send an image of your book cover WITH a short blurb about your book. I will copy/paste what you send.
- If you’re holding a promotion, please let me know the date(s) so I can coordinate your time slot to benefit your needs.
- If you’re contacting me through email, please use Author Spotlight in the subject so I don’t think it’s spam.
If I require more information, I’ll let you know.
What’s the catch? No catch. No cost. Just pay it forward.
If you have an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media account that you can share the work of other indie authors, please pay it forward. If you read their book, please leave a rating/review.
What do you have to lose?
Your book will be showcased for one week before a different author is rotated in for their week in the Author Spotlight.
During your time in the Author Spotlight, I will share, retweet, bump the post twice before you are rotated out. So, if I put you in on Friday, I’ll bump, share, retweet again on Sunday and again on Wednesday.
This idea is still a work in progress, I’m open to suggestions.
I’m looking forward to featuring your book under the Author Spotlight!
Here is the link to the group on Facebook. If you are an indie author and would like to have your book(s) promoted to 1,000’s of readers for FREE, please check us out and find out how.