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Staycation2016: Day Four (Top Secret Stuff plus Free Book Giveaway)

Well I did some writing today, but the big event was that today was the second giveaway event for the Kindle version of The Juliet. There are still a couple of hours to go, and we’re at the #10 spot in Historical Fiction>Mystery, Thriller, Suspense.  We started the day strong too, owing to the tireless efforts of Pandamoon Publishing’s publicist/authors, Elgon Williams and Christine Gabriel.

Elgon and I had a hoot of a conversation on Twitter about pinball, no less, and we came up with two TOP secrets about our writing–

one–I write pinball games that masquerade as novels.

two–Elgon thinks fantasy works best if there are no coincidences.

This stuff is gold, people.

In other news, I may be going stir crazy. I spent a lot of time on google street view today, clicking my way down Beach Access Road. Soon, Chincoteague, soon.

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Wild Ride! Yesterday’s Giveaway, Ghost Town Fun, and a SWEET Review

Not sure there’s a better word for it, but Yeehaw. Yesterday was the Kindle giveaway for The Juliet, and it was a huge success, especially as the book grabbed the #1 spot in Historical Fiction >Mystery, Thriller & Suspense and did not let go for quite a while. It hit #240 in overall ebooks, and today it’s climbing steady at $5.99. As I write this, paying customers have sent The Juliet to #150 in Historical Fiction >Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, and we cracked the 20k barrier in overall ranking, which my publisher says puts the book in the top .6% of all ebooks. Full disclosure: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH THAT INFORMATION, LOL.

So obviously, the free day was effective, but only because of the support of Pandamoon’s Promotion Team and my lovely friends, who social-mediaed the hell out the book. Special Thank You to Panda Sister, Penni Jones, who posted a terrific review of The Juliet that gives a great sense of the book’s twists and turns.  Also thanks to the Rude Pundit, who in comparing me to a “Stoner Dickens,” may have introduced me to a whole new audience of potty-mouthed ranters of the highest quality.

Finally, this neat little article showed up in my FB feed today. It’s about Rhyolite, Nevada, the ghost town that was the inspiration for The Juliet’s fictional ghost town of Centenary.

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Download The Juliet for FREE Tuesday May 10

No sooner have I sent off the Goodreads giveaway copies of The Juliet, does my publisher decide to offer a free day for the kindle version! Get yours here and enjoy!

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Goodreads Giveaway Winners, The Juliet is Coming to Your Town!

Psyched that the Giveaway winners have been selected, and I’m eager to hit the books with my MAGIC GREEN PEN, and then hit to PO office to send those beauties out into the world. Where to? Well, 1143 people entered for the chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies, and there were 2 winners from Pennsylvania, and one each from Maryland, Colorado, California, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Michigan, Canada, and Northern England.

Congratulations to all the winners. I hope you enjoy the book!

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Goodreads Giveaway:10 signed copies of The Juliet! Plus Laura’s Weird Day

The good news is that the Goodreads Giveaway for The Juliet launches today, and it’s going strong. I’ll be giving away 10 signed copies when the giveaway ends on May 2.

The weird news is that a Pileated Woodpecker dove into our car on the way to the cabin today–this was after we’d accidentally driven over a skunk carcass. Not sure if these are omens or just natural rites of spring, but when I got back online I discovered that Amazon has included a bacon recipe book among my titles:
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Apparently it can take up to 3 days to get a book removed from your amazon bibliography, so in the meantime I’ll be contemplating what this could mean for may “brand.”

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Death Wishing Review & Mini-library Giveaway at [Pank]

Over at the [Pank] blog, the amazing Ethel Rohan offers her review of Death Wishing, along with a fabulous giveaway! If you leave a Death Wish in the comments by noon April 6, you’ll be eligible to win

Death Wishing (signed), novel by Laura Ellen Scott
The Curfew, novel by Jesse Ball
Echolocation, novel by Myfanwy Collins
Hard to Say (signed), stories by Ethel Rohan
Um, that’s a damned good haul.