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May 29

Armchair BEA: Day 2-Blogger Development

Blogger development is difficult when you are starting out on your own. As I mentioned in my Armchair BEA intro, I was part of a multi-member blogging team with an extensive network. In the four months I was a member, they had a little over 5,000 followers (Twitter, FB, email subscribers combined). I formed several close relationships with some followers, but when I left, I had no one to turn to. A few that I spoke to afterwards didn’t end up following me to Lit, etc despite their enthusiasm and encouragement to keep blogging. So here I was in January of this year and decided to start forming connections by commenting at other start up blogs in hopes of growing a network. The plan failed primarily because newbie bloggers already… Read more »

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May 27

Armchair BEA 2013: Introduction

I really wish I was in NYC with my fellow bloggers who are attending BEA (Book Expo America), but alas I can’t be and I’m more than happy to be a part of Armchair BEA! BEA for those who don’t know is the largest book trade fair in North America. Publishers, industry experts, and authors along with book buyers, librarians, and bloggers also attend the event. It’s a great opportunity to showcase upcoming book titles, talk trends, and for some sell and buy international rights. BEA really is the event of the year for those in publishing. Armchair BEA coincides with BEA and those of us who cannot attend will be participating all week in various virtual events. To kickoff Armchair BEA, we have an introduction post! 🙂 Q. Please… Read more »

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May 21

Bliss Kiss Off!

Robin Bielman and Jennifer Shrik are having a Bliss Kiss! Please join these two authors as they battle it out the only way two romance author’s can–with a Bliss Kiss Off! Each writer will have their own kissing scene posted on their site with an accompanying video. Cast your vote for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. Their links are: Robin’s Blog | Jennifer’s Blog

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Apr 23

Romance at Random The Assassins Hockey Hop

Woo-hoo! Shea Alder, Lucas Brooks, and Tate Odder own my heart and we’re happy to be part of Romance at Random’s Assassins Hockey Hop! Enter for a chance to win the following from Random House: •5 eBook sets of The Assassins Series by Toni Aleo (retailer choice by winner) •10 NetGalley preview copies •1 $20 gift card to Starbucks 16 winners in all- must be 18 or older to win! Random House handles the contest prizes. Hop around to the various sites to increase your chances to win! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Mar 31

Romance at Random Blog Hop: Hero of My Heart

We’re happy to be part of Romance at Random’s Hero of My Heart Blog Hop! Enter for a chance to win the following from Random House: •5 eBook copies of Hero of My Heart by Megan Frampton (retailer choice by winner) •3 eBook copies of A Vampires Salvation by Virna De Paul (retailer choice by winner) •2 Ebook copies of Taking Shots by Toni Aleo (retailer choice by winner) •A box of books including Debbie Macomber’s next release Starting Now (US only) 11 winners in all- must be 18 or older to win! Random House handles the contest prizes. Hop around to the various sites to increase your chances to win! Good luck! Press “click” on the image below to enter: [gigya src=”http://cdn.tagul.com/cloud.swf” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”600″ height=”400″ flashvars=”id=137581@2″] Click on… Read more »

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Mar 25

Invitation: April is Awesome

What: April is Awesome–a month-long celebration of books that will be published during the awesomest month of the year! Author interviews and guest posts, excerpts and giveaways, I’ve got a lot planned! Where: Ruby’s Reads, of course! When: The entire month of April Why: Because it’s my birthday month and I wanted to celebrate in a big way. What to expect:

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