WRITING PROGRESS

HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

http://www.amazon.com/He-Came-Book-One-Protector/dp/1447875591/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1422879701&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=he+came+for+me+book+one+in+the+protector+serieshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/he-came-for-me-book-one-in-the-protector-series-c.-m.-brown/1113030642?ean=2940011475573

HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996         http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/he-came-for-mine?keyword=he+came+for+mine&store=ebook




Thursday, 28 February 2013

LAST HOST STOP FOR BLOG TOUR @ ELISE FALLSON


Elise Fallson is hosting the last stop for 

The Protector's of Aidensdein Blog Tour!

Stop by her site and learn about how/why the Sunshine Coast, Queensland,

Australia inspired me to use it as one of the settings for the series.

There have been two Rafflecopter giveaways running for this Blog Tour.

Elise has one posted on her site where you can win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and lots of other great prizes! 

At Books a la Mode you will find a second Rafflecopter giveaway with a $25 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs!

Hurry time is running out to enter the draws!


I would like to thank all of my hosts who helped make this tour such a success, I could not have done this without them!

A big thankyou to Sharon Bayliss and The Blog Tour Exchange for helping me to arrange the tour and Christy's Love of Books, an organizer for The Fire and Ice Blog Hop for including my site as one of the stops for the Hop!

To all of my new followers 
and my many blogger friends,
Thanks

Carolyn 


A message to all authors!

The Facebook page for W4W's is to be opened for 

posting information about your books for the first 

10 days of March.




So make sure you use this time wisely 
and add your book info to the site!
If all goes well, the site will be opened
every month for this purpose!


To join up to be a participant of W4W's
simply click on the above badge!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

EXPRESS YOURSELF


This week Jackie and Dani have asked participants to share their most memorable book quote /quotes.


"Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end."
Edward Cullen, Twilight, Epilogue, p.495


  "And I'm supposed to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...?" His voice tightened. "And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching."
Jace, Cassandra Clare, City of Glass


 "Fate has a way of getting what she wants, no matter how we try to avoid it."
Kresley Cole, Pleasure of a Dark Prince



Tuesday, 26 February 2013

TEASER TUESDAY and NEXT BLOG TOUR STOP - BOUQUET OF BOOKS



MAKE SURE YOU VISIT THE NEXT STOP IN THE PROTECTORS OF AIDENSDEIN
BLOG TOUR

LAST DAYS OF RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY!







Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!



You don't want to ruin the book for others!
 
Cursed (The Devil's Roses, #1)

Cursed 

by Tara Brown

  (The Devil's Roses #1) 

 BLURB:

One tragic event can change everything in a life.
It can change the way we see the world around us.
Sometimes it can change the worlds we see.
Worlds we didn’t know existed.

When she slips into the In-Between for a few seconds she sees him.
He's more beautiful than anything she has ever seen before.
She's drawn to him in a way she's can't explain.

 

Between the popular girls being poisoned and loves first kiss,
she hardly has time to chase down a mystery man.

As the poison that sent her to the In-Between wreaks havoc on her body,
the man she met there is equally damaging on her heart.

Discover how it all started, how it all unfolded

The first time

Revised with new scenes!!!


TEASER:

 “Aimee, you are the most incredible girl I have ever met. You’re my favorite person in the whole world. You are graduating with advanced placement in literature but at the same time rock at trig and advanced chemistry. You’re funny and really pretty--” He started to fret. I interrupted. “But…” My heart dropped into my stomach.

Brown, Tara (2012-12-27). Cursed (The Devil's Roses) (Kindle Locations 573-575). Tara Brown Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Monday, 25 February 2013

MY NEXT HOST FOR MY BLOG TOUR - NICK WILFORD / LAURA ENO - JEWEL OF SHAYLAR (COVER REVEAL) & RELEASE OF ESCAPEMENT BY CIARA KNIGHT

I had the best time at the Soundwave concert over the weekend and got to see a lot of my favourite bands all in one day! Lincoln Park, Billy Talent, Sum 41, Blink 182, The Offspring, Paramore, The Vandals, Bullet For My Valentine and Mindless Self Indulgence. There were soooo many others that I didn't get to see, but I just couldn't get around all five stages to see them. I was a little disappointed I didn't get to see Bring Me The Horizon, but I chose to watch Lincoln Park instead!

Today Nick Wilford @ Scattergun Scribblings  is hosting a post for The Protectors Blog Tour for He Came For Mine. Nick asked me to write a piece discussing where/how I find my inspirations for writing.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Laura Eno has a cover reveal today for her soon to be released book

Jewel of Shaylar  
Book One
in the

Kingdoms of Chandra

http://lauraeno.com/2013/02/25/escapement-release-day-jewel-shaylar-cover-reveal/

Blurb:

Archaeologist David Alexander investigates the cave where his father disappeared and hurtles into another world, one filled with magic and bizarre creatures. The mad ravings in his father's journals of icemen and dragons may not be fantasies after all.
Convinced his father may still be alive, David begins a treacherous journey to find him and discover a way home. Along the way, he encounters a few unlikely friends. A Dreean warrior, a beautiful thief and a satyr join him as he searches.
David's arrival into this new world sets off an explosive chain reaction of events. Faced with powerful adversaries and few clues, he may not get the chance to rescue his father before disaster strikes, condemning both of them to death. Or worse.



Also, today is the release day for the new series
The Neumarian Chronicles, Book 1, 
 Escapement 
by Ciara Knight!

Neumarian Uprising

We need your help! Thanks to our spy, Ciara Knight, we are able to communicate with you today via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

The Neumarian uprising has begun. We are fighting for freedom and equality for all, but we need your help. Ciara informed us that you might want to know more about the uprising and why we ask you to risk your lives for our cause. To answer these questions I’ve agreed to let Ciara tell my sister’s, Raeth’s, story about her captivity. It will be free for you on a site called Amazon until March 1, 2013.


Our spies have told us this will help spread the word and find more recruits for our rebellion against the tyrannical queen. You can help by simply downloading a free copy of 
 Weighted

 a prequel to the Neumarian Chronicles. If you are intrigued and wish to follow our uprising, Escapement
book I of The Neumarian Chronicles, will be available for only $2.99 until March 1, 2013.


Escapement is told by Princess Semara. 
Don’t hold the fact Semara is a princess against her like I did, 
there is more to her than you can possibly imagine.
Here is a brief explanation of her telling of our uprising:

Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.

What people are saying about Escapement:
“A heady mix of action adventure and steampunk -- leavened with a dash of romance -- ESCAPEMENT offers up its fair share of thrills, horrors and heart-pounding moments. A strong start to a captivating new series.”

-- Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper's Daughter

“A riveting tale of justice, mercy, honor and love. Take a deep breath and hold on, because you'll be turning the pages of Escapement quickly. Three unlikely comrades, Princess Semara, Ryder, and his sister Raeth, embark on a journey that will alter their lives forever. The beautiful love story nestled into these action-packed scenes will make you sigh and remember why you love to love. After reading the prequel Weighted, I knew this story would be amazing, and it was. Ciara Knight truly has a gift for creating awesome worlds and characters you won't forget.”

--Lindi Peterson--Award winning author of Summer's Song.

“Betrayal, secrets, and a rebellion send readers on a grand adventure, caught in the plight to discover Semara’s gifts and purpose.”

--Alex J Cavanaugh, author of Amazon best sellers CassaStar and CassaFire

“The most unmissable series ever! I couldn't stop reading, the action and romance too breathtaking to break the spell!”
--ARC review by Sudah on Goodreads
"A courageous heart-stopping journey by young people to save their kind."
--Hildie McQueen, bestselling author of Where the Four Winds Collide
If you’d like to see a peak into our world, please view this short clip on You Tube

If you are now ready to join our fight, please add Escapement to your TBR shelf on Goodreads here. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17376403-escapement Shout out on all your social media sites, and tell everyone you know to stand up and fight.
Be Bold.
Be Brave.
Be Free.
In the name of the rebellion,
Ryder Arteres



Thursday, 21 February 2013

L. DIANNE WOLFE GUEST POST AND CASSA STORM'S COVER REVEAL

RACHEL MCCLELLAN IS ALSO HOSTING ME TODAY 

FOR THE PROTECTORS OF AIDENSDEIN BLOG TOUR FOR 

HE CAME FOR MINE BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES!


L. DIANNE WOLFE HAS JUST RELEASED 


HOW TO PUBLISH AND PROMOTE


Publishing and promoting made simple!

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:

·           Traditional publishing
·           Self-publishing
·           Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
·           Finding your target audience
·           Generating reviews and media interest
·           Networking and developing an online presence
·           Promotional materials and appearances

Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. Writing is your dream. Give it the best chance for success!

Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages
$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0
Available in all Ebook formats

 I have invited L. Dianne to my blog today asking her to give us a little taste of what we will find inside the cover of her new book. With her experience and knowledge you won't be disappointed, and I am sure you may pick up a few important tips!
  
L. Dianne is also a host for my Blog Tour, promoting 'He Came For Mine, Book Two in The Protector Series and you will find my guest post over at her site today:
  
She asked me to discuss my publishing and promoting tips to keep in line with the theme of her new book. 

I hope to see you over there!


Carolyn


Timing of One’s Book Release

In life, timing is everything.

If you are signed with a traditional publisher, they will set the release date for your book. Several factors influence their decision: the best time to release the book, their marketing budget, and their publishing schedule. Sometimes the release date is 2 to 3 years in the future. While this might be frustrating, it provides you ample time to build your platform and establish your Internet presence. Proper marketing takes time to set up as well as execute.

If you are the publisher, then you will set a release date. While you may be eager to bring your book to market, don't short change your window of opportunity for promotions. Four to twelve months from the time the book begins professional editing to its release provides you ample time. If you rush a title to market without properly establishing and promoting yourself or the book, your success will be limited.

Take these points under consideration when setting the release date:
  • Does the book tie in with a holiday, such as Mother's Day or Halloween?
  • Does the book tie in with a specific event, historical or current?
  • Will it benefit mostly from Christmas sales? Or is it better suited as a beach read?
  • Will the release date provide several months or longer for early promotions?
The industry divides book releases into quarters. The fourth quarter (October – November – December) tends to be the busiest as publishers strive for Christmas sales. The first quarter boasts the least amount of book releases.

Taking your target audience’s buying habits as well as the current market into consideration, when will your book receive the greatest amount of attention? When will your target audience be the most eager to buy your book?

Remember, timing is everything! 
That book is your dream. 
Give it every opportunity to succeed.


L. Diane Wolfe
Professional Speaker & Author

Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association and the author of numerous books. Her latest title, “How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now,” covers her publishing seminars in depth and provides an overview of the entire process from idea to market. “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership & Goal-Setting”, ties her goal-setting and leadership seminars together into one complete, enthusiastic package. Her YA series, The Circle of Friends, features morally grounded, positive stories. Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, and assists writers through her author services..



HOW TO PUBLISH AND PROMOTE YOUR BOOK NOW!
BY L. DIANE WOLFE

Publishing and promoting made simple!

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:

·           Traditional publishing
·           Self-publishing
·           Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
·           Finding your target audience
·           Generating reviews and media interest
·           Networking and developing an online presence
·           Promotional materials and appearances

Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. 
Writing is your dream. 
Give it the best chance for success!

Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages
$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0
Available in all Ebook formats

“She gives an unbiased take on the advantages and disadvantages of traditional publishing and self-publishing and publishing paths that combine the two… It's the perfect book for those who want an overview to begin the decision-making process.”
- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning series of how-to books for writers http://howtodoitfrugally.com/

“A must-read for writers planning on self-publishing or any writer who wants the ultimate how-to on promoting. Tons of links, advice, and how-to, whether you're going for print or e-publication.”
- Helen Ginger, author of Angel Sometimes http://helenginger.com/


AND HERE IS ALEX'S COVER REVEAL

FOR THE THIRD BOOK IN BYRON'S TALE!


CONGRATULATIONS ALEX,
IT LOOKS GREAT!

I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE ABOUT BYRON'S LIFE! 


CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh

Release date: September 17, 2013
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN 9781939844002
E-book ISBN 9781939844019

 

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…



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He Came For Me He Came For Me (The Protector, #1)
reviews: 19
ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.30)

He Came for Mine He Came for Mine (The Protector, #2)
reviews: 2
ratings: 3 (avg rating 3.67)