Special Post: Make Your Vote Count

Voting starts tomorrow. Remember! Make your vote count. Vote Doorway to Triquetra! Cause any other vote would be throwing your vote away. Okay… maybe that’s a little harsh. Vote Doorway to Triquetra anyway, cause I’m voting that way and so should you! Yay team!

Special Post: Happy Release Day Plus Plus

This is a long post, so the main points are highlighted in bold for the skimmers. 🙂

Eagerness becomes me. So August 1 was to be the release date for I Loved You First. I got a little eager and uploaded the files yesterday. Surprise! Happy Release Day, I Loved You First.

Alexandria (Alex) Carmichael guards two secrets close to her heart. One—she’s in love with her best friend, Seth. Two—he’s gay.

As a freshman in college, Alex looks forward to fun times with her best friend. When Seth decides cycling through girlfriends is the way to fit in with the straight crowd, Alex must make a choice: watch Seth give his affections to another while her heart breaks or come clean with her feelings and risk losing his friendship forever.

I Loved You First is a new adult love story told through the eyes of an African-American/Caucasian student who takes a journey of self-discovery while watching her best friend come to terms with his sexuality. Turn the pages and find a message of hope, new beginnings, and positive change.

*Stay tuned for the upcoming blog tour

Available at:

Add I Loved You First to your Goodreads List.

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So I mentioned Plus Plus! Right. 🙂 If you haven’t picked up a copy of Shadow Cat, great news for you! Aobibliosphere is offering a copy at her blog. Yip yip! Head over there and check it out the giveaway.

Shadow Cat (Book One) Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and return to the comforts of America. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent. Yet all is not well in her homeland. Demons prey on her people, pushing them to extinction. When a strange speaking man invades her forest, she has one more worry to add to her already troubled life. Attraction or no, she will fight Eric tooth and claw to maintain her freedom. But will she destroy herself in the process?

If Berani wishes to save her family… if Eric wishes to reclaim his old life, they must stand together against the threats of encroaching wehr-tigers and bloodsucking demons… or perish.

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Last but not least! I’m participating in a blog hop event starting Monday. Exciting. 🙂 My job is to help secure as many votes as possible for my writing buddy, Lenore Wolfe, author of Doorway to the Triquetra.

Okay. So the voting doesn’t start until Monday. When the time comes, you can put in your vote for Doorway to the Triquetra–no other book, just Doorway to the Triquetra–and help my buddy win this thang. Yes… that’s spelled right, thang. 🙂 So remember, support and vote for Doorway to the Triquetra.

When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound–to four immortal men.

When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound–to four immortal men.

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Special Post: Blog Hop – Humor/Paranormal/Fantasy Giveaway + Winners

Let’s here it for copy and paste! As I mentioned earlier this month, I’m one of the authors participating in Angel Haze’s blog hop for her up coming releases (Bloodletter and Legacies of Talimura).

As part of the tour, we’ll be doing a giveaway each Saturday featuring a few of the authors! Woot.

Before we get to the giveaway, we have some winners to announce from the last giveaway. Quick reminder of what was up for grabs for the Blog Hop YA Fantasy Giveaway:

  • Angel Haze: two digital copies of Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch
  • C.A. Kunz: two prize packs for The Childe
  • Katie M John: two digital copies of The Forest of Adventures

And the winners are!

Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch by Angel Haze: Jennifer Wells (Jennifer Wells) & Troy Wiggins (What Do You See?)
The Forest of Adventures by Katie M John: Sarie Grobler & Marlene Botha
The Childe by C.A. Kunz: Roro & Regina Linton (Unsettled)

Congratulations! Emails have been sent.

***Winners have until next Saturday (July 23, 2011) to respond or new winners will be chosen***

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So what’s up for grabs this week? Two digital copies each of the following books:

Evolution of Insanity by Haresh Daswani (Short Story Colletion)

An author having a conversation with his fictional character, or losing control of his character, mind numbing points leading one twists and turns spinning the mind of the reader with hallucinogenic colors, concepts, and eurekas. The short stories begin simplified, and walks together with the author as he takes a personal journey deep within the universe of his own consciousness, dwelling, prodding, dissecting, and creating…

This book is a play on different writing styles uniquely conjured by the writer from random inspiration and experimentation with poetry as prior experience.

This is a chronological anthology spanning the imagination and sanity of the writer.

This book is a collection of humour, satire, and philosophy, with the most unique writing style and twists.

This book evolves as one reads, from basic and simple stories of humor, to deeper and more profound satire best savored twice.

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Shadow Cat by Reena Jacobs (Paranormal Romance)

Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and return to the comforts of America. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent. Yet all is not well in her homeland. Demons prey on her people, pushing them to extinction. When a strange speaking man invades her forest, she has one more worry to add to her already troubled life. Attraction or no, she will fight Eric tooth and claw to maintain her freedom. But will she destroy herself in the process?

If Berani wishes to save her family… if Eric wishes to reclaim his old life, they must stand together against the threats of encroaching wehr-tigers and bloodsucking demons… or perish.

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 Doorway of the Triquetra by Lenore Wolfe (Paranormal Fantasy)

When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound–to four immortal men.

 

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Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk by Lenore Wolfe (Paranormal Fantasy)

Amanda Kane has always had visions of the man she’s destined to marry–a cowboy who will help her save her ranch. But Hawk is no ordinary cowboy. He carries a powerful secret. A secret that leads to betrayal.

 

 

As always, entry is easy. 🙂

  • You’ll earn 1 point for completing the form.
  • An additional point for sharing the giveaway and leave the link (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Linked, MySpace, etc.). *Optional*
  • You may tweet once per day for the giveaway and/or campaign after your initial entry for an extra 2 points. Use the same form.
  • Comments are appreciated, but only entries from the form count.
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, July 23, 2011.
  • Please read the giveaway policy for the nitty gritty.

Be sure to stop by next Saturday for the winners and more giveaways!

Authors Helping Authors: Lenore Wolfe on Working Together

As soon as I saw the first ereader with eink, I told my husband the ereader was about to revolutionize the way we read. The E Ink was so close to paper, and the ability to carry so many books was too convenient to be discounted. I realized, right then, we were about to see a big change in the way books are published. I knew that large publishing houses had lost control—and that authors were now in position to take control of their writing.

I never realized just how fast this would come about. Suddenly, many authors were taking control of their product. And why not, authors can now control what they write, what their book cover looks like, and what blurb is written on the backs of their books. I use to listen to many frustrated authors talk about the cover not matching their story, wrong color of hair, wrong kind of blurb, etc.

Other benefits became apparent as time went on. Large publishing companies will only work with a book they feel will sell on a mass market basis. Bookstores will place your book on the shelf for a short time. The entire time, the author is still marketing their own book, but now, they’ve lost the ability to continue to market it, because the contract is exclusive.

Don’t get me wrong. There are some benefits too. The author who goes through a traditional publisher will have their book professionally edited, and if they make it, they will become household name. But they’re going to work for it.

When the author remains independent, they work harder for it. There are some doors that traditional publishers open, which are still closed to the Independent author. But they will keep the control over their product. And I am finding ways around some of these closed doors. But it’s going to be a long hard road before the way is paved for the Independent author.

I believe we are building a voice. And as we continue to band together, our voice is getting louder. Many doors that were closed are now opening. Many authors are working together to help each other. By working together, we build a united front.

I have been inspired by Indie authors. When I started Triquetra Press Publications, I wanted to have a site that encouraged authors to work together, but it’s been a process of evolution. It took me months to recognize the benefits of Goodreads, and months more to recognize that placing your blogs on Google Blogs can greatly increase followers reaching your websites. These are the types of things that are becoming better organized so that independent authors who follow will not have to stumble around in the dark trying to find their way My sites, and many like them, are turning into stepping stones. I encourage us all to work together, because as Heresh has said so many times on Goodreads, when we work together, we all gain.

I have been amazed and inspired by the way Indie authors work together. Fox News talked about this difference when they mentioned how Indie authors band together, helping one another, instead of being in competition with one another.

As I mentioned before, my sites are a process of evolution. As I learn, I discard things that haven’t worked and work on the things that do work. This month I started listing a different Independent author every day. I encourage Independent authors to start contacting me to guest blog and interview. I’m finding new ways to bring people to my sites every single day. I’m excited and encouraged by the changes. I know we have a long way to go—but we have come amazingly far in a very short time.

I am including some of the links to some of the Independent sites working to help Indie authors below:

Self-publishing sites:
http://amazon.com
http://barnesandnoble.com
http://borders.com
http://smashwords.com
http://lulu.com
http://wordclay.com
http://myebook.com
http://completelynovel.com

Sites I highly recommend Independent authors become an active part:
http://goodreads.com
http://bookblogs.ning,com

Don’t forget to do these things constantly:
http://facebook.com
http://twitter.com
And make one of these for each book too, as well as each site. Also, Facebook your blog. Yes, they have that, too, now:0)
http://www.facebook.com/networkedblogs

Sites that list your books:
Sites by Triquetra Press Publications:
http://triquetrapresspublications.com
http://magicallandofbooks.com
http://talkaboutauthors.com
http://paranormaleromance.com
http://warriorsheartnovels.com
http://heartsoffireromance.com
Other Indie Sites:
http://bookslist.com
http://1500authors.com

Book Tour/Blog Hop/Guest Post
All of these sites, and more, book tour, blog hop and guest post. Do this in spades. There are way too many to list here, but if you check back with Triquetra Press Publications Sites, I will be building a list for you, as well as, building a list of other Indie Sites.

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About the Lenore Wolfe

Lenore grew up in Montana, and Alaska, and currently lives in central US. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, holds a BA in Sociology, from the University of Northern Colorado, with a minor in writing and is a student of the Shaman path.

Fine Lenore online at her website, Goodreads, and Twitter.

 

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Doorway to the Triquetra available at:

Smashwords

Barnes & Nobles

Amazon

 

Dark Warrior available at:

Available at:

Smashwords

Barnes & Nobles

Amazon