Rafflecopter Give Away

My wonderful publisher – The Wild Rose Press – is having a Holiday Countdown / Rafflecopter Giveaway.
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Twenty-five days of holiday blogs from their many wonderful authors.

Twenty-five winners of $25 Wild Rose Press Gift Certificates.

Just in time for Christmas giving. (Of course, there is nothing wrong with giving it to yourself from Santa)

Stop by: http://thewildrosepress.blogspot.com/

My day is December 18th, and I’ll be ranting – I mean blogging – about stuffing from a box, and offering my mother’s recipe for stuffing as a wonderful alternative.

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Upcoming Blog Tour

The official release date for Silver Blade is this Wednesday July 24th.

To celebrate its release, I’m honoured to be visiting a number of other authors and their blogs. Stop by to learn about my hero – Oz, his lovely heroine – Angela, as well as more about me and my first published story, Silver Blade.

My schedule for the tour is as follows:

July 24th – an interview with Wild Rose Press

July 25th – A paranormal ranting with Delilah Devlin

July 29th – questions and answers at Great Romance Promotions

July 30th – more questions with Rachel Brimble

July 31st – musings about my writing life with Linda Carroll-Bradd

Aug 2nd – my heroine, Angela, stops by for an interview with Babette James

Aug 6th – I love answering questions, this time with Calisa Rhose

Aug 12th – my hero, Oz, has his turn at Wild Women Authors

I will be giving away a PDF copy of Siler Blade to two randomly selected people who visit and comment on one or more of my blog stops, so please drop by.

Blog Tours

Well, as I mentioned before, I have a release date for Silver Blade of July 24th. What I wasn’t sure of – and what has just been confirmed – is that I have an early release date with Amazon on their Kindle KDP program, and Silver Blade will be released on Wednesday April 24th.

So the question arises…do I blog tour or not blog tour? If only a select group of buyers are able to purchase my book for the first three months, is it worth it? I’m having a hard time with the whole promotion thing anyway because as an e-novella it has limit distribution and a low price, so there won’t be a lot of royalty $$ to offer prizes. (Some authors offer $25 gift certificates, and kudos to them!)

I decided, however, I would take a blog trip when one of my favorite bloggers, Melissa Snark (melissasnark.blogspot.ca) offered me the chance of appearing on her blog. So on Tuesday May 21st I’ll be on her Author Spotlight, and on Thursday May 23rd she will be reviewing my book.

Another wonderful author and blogger who has offered me the opportunity of expanding my horizons is Delilah Devlin (delilahdevlin.com), and I will be on her blog on July 25th.

I might try to squeeze another one or two in before the general release, and then a few after. I’ll post the sites and locations again as they actually occur, and I hope that you come out and visit me….not just for my own promotion, but as a way of thanking these wonderful authors who are willing to support other writers. Who knows, maybe you’ll find other authors you like through these blogs.

If there is one thing I’ve learned from writing – besides how to handle rejection letters – it is that writers are a wonderfully supportive group of people.