Monday, October 30, 2017

Book Tour & #Giveaway ~ Goth Girl Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner #YA #Paranormal

Welcome to the 2-week blog tour for Goth Girl, Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner.

Follow the tour and connect with bloggers, read reviews of the book, read guest posts, and meet the author.


Book Information:

Title: Goth Girl, Virgin Queen

Author Name: JoAnne Keltner

Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal

Length: Approx. 298 pages

Release Date: December 3, 2015

About Goth Girl, Virgin Queen:

Calling Jackie Turov psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities.

So Jackie goes goth to make others stay away from her and forget her past. But her past is soon resurrected when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon, a persecutor of healers, to steal away Jason’s love for Jackie. The demon causes Jackie to be bullied for the lie she told and puts her best friend, Jason, in danger.

Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies of those around her. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28159562-goth-girl-virgin-queen

Read an Excerpt:

The medicine cabinet mirror—dotted with rust and turning gray—made the powder foundation on Jackie’s face look ashen and her jet-black hair, blurry. She looked like a shadow of a girl. She smeared black lipstick on her lips and shook out her shoulder-length hair. Her straight-cut bangs veiled her mascara-lined eyes, and the layered ends of her hair stuck out in defiant wisps.

Some of the kids at school—the ones she didn’t hang out with—called her Goth Girl. Some, whose memories wouldn’t die, called her VQ for Virgin Queen.

Jackie preferred Goth Girl, to be one of the living dead, to be numb to the emotions that plagued her. But this was what she wanted, not what she got.

Goth Girl or Virgin Queen, she was a freak, absorbing the emotions around her like a sponge. Sometimes the emotions made her sick. Sometimes they made her see things.

Because of this, she kept to a tight-knit group of goth friends—Jason, Zeta, and Trish—and avoided social activities. She attended high school only because Mom wouldn’t let her homeschool. Mom was afraid she’d hang with Babu all day, making piroshki and doing needlepoint instead of studying. Jackie, afraid of what life offered a freak like her beyond high school, had to admit that hanging with Babu all day was tempting.

Typically, Fridays were movie nights for Jason and her, but tonight would be different. Tonight, she’d subject herself to a hodgepodge of emotions from crowds and rides and the very ground she’d walk on to protect Jason. For this, she would need physical and spiritual strength, which she sought from Babu these days.

Babu’s door was cracked, and Jackie slowly pushed the door open. “Babu?”

The room smelled of beeswax and down. A candle burned on the shrine on the dresser. The flickering flame animated the icon of the Virgin of Vladimir and cast shadows across the picture of Babu, Grandma, Mom, and Jackie. Although Babu didn’t speak English, and Jackie didn’t understand much Russian, Jackie knew Babu kept that picture on her shrine to pray for Grandma, who passed away several years ago; for Mom, who divorced Dad; and for the girl who saw the Virgin when she was twelve—for the girl she had become as a teen.

Babu sat in bed, a country quilt spread over her legs, her thumb pressed against a knot of her prayer rope, her head bowed sleepily, and her lips wording prayers.

“I wanted to say goodbye,” Jackie whispered.

Babu crossed herself and then smiled at Jackie, her gold eyetooth shining from the light of the bed-stand lamp. She patted the empty space beside her. “Sadees.”

Jackie sat down beside Babu at the edge of the bed and took Babu’s hand in hers. Babu’s hand was warm and knotted with arthritis. Jackie rubbed her thumb over the bumps on Babu’s knuckles; her black fingernails were a sharp contrast to Babu’s flour-white skin.

She wasn’t afraid to touch Babu’s hands and absorb her emotions. Jackie got a good feeling from her. Babu filled Jackie’s inner vision with white light. She renewed her spirit. And this is what Jackie needed for the commitment she had made for tonight.

Kooda eedyosh?” Babu asked.

“I’m going out,” Jackie said as if Babu understood her. This is how they communicated: Babu telling her stuff she couldn’t understand, Jackie telling Babu stuff she couldn’t understand. Somehow they carried on fine this way.

Eedyosh sdroozyamee?”

“I’m going with Jason.”

Babu rubbed the top of Jackie’s hand and ran her thumb over black fingernails. “Fsyevo kharoshevuh,” she said in a comforting tone and gently squeezed Jackie’s hand. Then she cupped her hands around Jackie’s jaws and pulled her forehead to her lips. Jackie imagined Babu’s kiss imprinted on her forehead and carrying Babu’s blessings and love with her tonight.
Meet the Author:


JoAnne Keltner is the author of Goth Girl, Virgin Queen (Solstice Publishing, 2015) and Obsession. As an only child and avid daydreamer, she spent hours alone in her backyard on the South Side of Chicago, which she imagined to be everything from an alien planet to the Antarctic. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, four dogs, cat, and three chickens. When she isn't writing or freelance editing, she's obsessively streaming popular TV shows.

Social Media Links:

What inspired me to write my author platform series by Tiffany Shand, author of the Building Your Author Platform series 3 books in 1



Please welcome Tiffany Shand to the blog today where she will give a little background on writing the Building Your Author Platform series.

What inspired me to write my author platform series

When I first started my publishing journey three years ago, I had no idea what an author platform even was. After losing a lot of money to dodgy editors and formatters then not making many sales with my first book, I decided I had to make some changes. After reading everything I could get my hands on about indie publishing and how to be a successful author, one thing I kept coming across was other people saying that I needed to have a solid author platform. I had no idea what that meant or even entailed. This really inspired me to want help other writers in my position who often don’t know what to do or where to turn when they are first starting out.

An author platform is basically the kind of reach you have, how you reach a certain number of people or in an author’s case readers. An author platform is made up of several different elements such as your author website or blog, your email list and social media channels. (This series, I learned learn author platform is something different for every author, no author platform is the same and is something that is always evolving and changing over time.

About the Series:

Titles: Building Your Author Platform, How To Write A Business Plan For Writers and The Author’s Guide To Book Blog Tours

Tired of hearing that you must start building your author platform straight away but having no idea how to get started? Becoming an author in today’s world has never been easier with the self-publishing revolution. But how does an author stand out in a crowded market?

Setting up and building your author platform before you even publish your first book is the best way for building a solid platform that will last and help you grow your tribe of fans.

In this series, I’ll show you all the fundamentals from building your platform from scratch, writing a business plan for long term publishing success and how to promote your book with a virtual tour.

Let’s get started on your publishing journey.

Tags: Business Writing, Web Marketing, Non-Fiction

Add to your shelf on Goodreads:


Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yL6gUV

Follow the tour to read reviews, exclusive interviews, guest posts, and to visit the hosts:

https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2017/10/book-tour-schedule-building-your-author.html

Read an Excerpt from each book in the series:

From Building Your Author Platform

What is an author platform?

When I first started my publishing journey back in early 2014, I had no idea what an author platform was or how to build one.

So what is an author platform? An author platform, as the name suggests, is a launch site from where all your book marketing takes place. A platform encompasses everything from a website, social media to readership. A platform is basically the number of people you can broadcast your message to.

Publishers don’t usually gamble on new authors who don’t already have a platform and an audience ready and waiting. If you already have an established platform and a readership, they are much more likely to take an interest in you.

Essentially, a platform is built out of a website and/or a blog, social media channels, and an email newsletter. It’s a direct link to your readers.

It’s the amount of influence you have over your readership, the level of visibility and authority you have in your particular genre, and your connection to your readers.

Authors can easily reach their fans on a global scale, thanks to the Internet. Gone are the old days of having to write letters or press releases. Now you can reach readers with a click of a mouse.

Do you need an author platform?

My answer would be: yes. In my opinion, every author needs a platform, whether they are writing sword-fighting fantasy, historical romance, children’s books or business guides. Every platform is different for each author, depending on their genre.

New authors need to have a strategy to launch their book and create a hype for it. Without any kind of strategy, it will make it harder for you to sell books or gain any real readers and long-time fans.

Some authors may say that they don’t need an author platform to sell books, and this may have been the argument for authors 50+ years ago. Writers aren’t just authors nowadays, especially if you are an indie author. Now authors have to be marketers and entrepreneurs. Having a solid author platform can help you market your book and leave you able to write more in the meantime.

When should you start building your author platform?

Ideally, it’s best to start building your author platform as soon as you start writing your book or at least before you publish your first book. Many authors don’t do this. I didn’t start building my own author platform until after I had published my first novel and this definitely made things harder for me to start growing my audience and building a readership. So the time to start building your platform is right now!


From How To Write A Business Plan For Writers

Why you need to treat publishing like a business.

Writers write books, but in this new world of digital publishing, they have to be a lot more than that. Writers have to be marketers and entrepreneurs. They have to build themselves an author platform, grow their readership, engage on social media, network and so much more. Writing a book is really only the tip of the iceberg.

If you become traditionally published, you may think that your publisher will do all the work for you, but that’s rarely the case. Publishers expect authors to market their own books and build their own platforms. If you don’t have a strong author platform in place, a publisher is unlikely to take much interest in you. It’s harder to get a traditional book publishing deal now, but not impossible. EBooks have provided authors opportunities that have never been open to them before.

If you decide to self-publish your books you are essentially your own publisher. Publishing is a business and has to be treated as such. You have to sort out things such as editing, formatting, cover design and marketing.

Although you can do some of these things yourself, some of it does have to be outsourced, and like any business that takes time and money.

From the moment you decide to publish your book, you became your own business. That’s right a business. Most writers just think they’re writing when they write their book – I used to think the same thing. They don’t think of it as the product it is.

I’m a writer first and foremost, but I also have to be a lot of other things.

Yes, it takes a lot of work to publish books well and get some profit out of it. But it’s also a very exciting and rewarding job.

You put a lot of effort into your book, why not put a lot of effort into yourself as well?

Unless you only write as a hobby and expect friends and family to read your book, you are a business too. A lot of writers don’t think of themselves this way. They think they are just creatives who love the art of writing. But there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy writing your own business plan too. It can help you to focus on your business and life goals too.

If you are someone who likes plotting out their novel chapter by chapter, scene by scene, then you’re definitely going to love writing a business plan. It’s a very similar process.

If you’re the kind of writer who just likes writing on the fly then there’s something in this book for you too. Having a plan in place can help you become much more focused and produce books on a regular basis when you have clear goals in mind.

Why do you need a business plan?

You may ask why do you need a business plan. I used to think this way myself when I first started my publishing journey. You may claim that you’re not a small business, which isn’t true. Writing isn’t like starting up your own company, but you are essentially your own business. If you’re the kind of author who does local talks, goes to book signing, or does workshops you’re already promoting yourself as a business.

Having a business plan will help you plan out your goals and the future you want by building a business around your books. It will also help you to make some money. A lot of aspiring writers believe the old myth about being a starving artist, but this isn’t true. You can make money from your writing if you go about it the right way.

You want to get paid for your hard work, don’t you?

Don’t get me wrong, you’re probably not going to make millions just from your books alone, but there are plenty of people out there who do make a decent living from writing.


From The Author’s Guide To Book Blog Tours

What are book bloggers?

Book bloggers have only been around for the past few years since the use of blogs became much more popular and website platforms became much more affordable for the everyday user.

Since the growth in popularity of blogs over the past few years, dozens of booklovers have taken to writing about their favourite books. A book blogger is someone who loves reading books and writes blog posts about it on their blog. This can include thoughts on books, excerpts and posts about different books and reviews.

The different blogs reflect their owner’s tastes and vary in focus. Many readers will read a variety of different genres; other blogs will focus on a specific genre such as romance, fantasy, or young adult, etc.

Different blogs will have different kinds of audiences depending on what genre that blogger chooses to read. A blogger who likes to read a lot of different genres will probably have an audience who likes the same thing and chooses the type of posts they read on that blog.

Not every blogger will want to read your book, don’t ask a romance reader to read your sci-fi novel to help you promote your book. Choose a reader who enjoys your type of book. This may seem obvious but a lot of authors mass email book bloggers in any genre to try and promote their books, regardless of whether that blogger reads their book’s genre or not. There’s no point in trying to contact them if they don’t like your particular type of book, it’s just a waste of your time and theirs.

Who are book bloggers?

One author asked me who book bloggers are; they are, of course, people who love to read books. They enjoy sharing their thoughts about the books they have read and write about it on their blogs. They can be male or female, and range in age from teenagers to people in their 70s. A lot of teenagers love young adult books because they can relate to that genre of growing up and trying to figure out who they want to be in life.

Some book bloggers are aspiring authors experimenting with their blog to see what reactions they get to their writing. The kind of blogger to look for really depends on your target audience. For example, my urban fantasy and paranormal romance books are aimed at women, but my non-fiction books are aimed at both men and women.

For most book bloggers, blogging is just a hobby and something they do in their spare time. They don’t generally make money from their blogs – or if they do it isn’t very much. But there are exceptions to this, there are successful, profitable book blogs out there. It’s still worth approaching some of the bigger bloggers as they may still be interested in your book.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yL6gUV

Meet the Author:



Tiffany Shand started writing short stories when she was a child. She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.

Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance. She writes both non-fiction and fiction, and love helping writers to build their author platforms.

After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s, she is now a freelance writer and professional editor.

Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.

Find Tiffany on:

Purchase link

Tiffany’s Website

Tiffany’s blog

Facebook

Twitter

Goodreads


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Book Tour Schedule - Building Your Author Platform Series by Tiffany Shand - 3 Books in 1 @TiffanyShand


About the Series:

Titles: Building Your Author Platform, How To Write A Business Plan For Writers and The Author’s Guide To Book Blog Tours

Tired of hearing that you must start building your author platform straight away but having no idea how to get started? Becoming an author in today’s world has never been easier with the self-publishing revolution. But how does an author stand out in a crowded market?

Setting up and building your author platform before you even publish your first book is the best way for building a solid platform that will last and help you grow your tribe of fans.

In this series, I’ll show you all the fundamentals from building your platform from scratch, writing a business plan for long term publishing success and how to promote your book with a virtual tour.

Let’s get started on your publishing journey.

Add to your shelf on Goodreads:


Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yL6gUV

Tour Schedule:


October 30

Books,Dreams,Life - Spotlight
http://booksdreamslife0829.blogspot.com

Karlee Kay - Spotlight
http://karlee-kay.blogspot.com

Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Guest Post
http://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/


October 31

T's Stuff - Exclusive Excerpt
http://teresanoel.blogspot.com

Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Review
http://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/

November 1

Chris Pavesic - Spotlight
chrispavesic.com

Fang-tastic Books - Review
@RoxanneRhoads

November 2

Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote. - Exclusive Excerpt
http://sharonledwith.blogspot.ca/

Triple A - Spotlight
www.facebook.com/tripleabookblog

November 3

Lisa-Queen of Random aka Lisa2900 - Spotlight

Friday, October 27, 2017

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Goth Girl, Virgin Queen + #Goodreads #Giveaway

Welcome to the 2-week blog tour for Goth Girl, Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner.

Follow the tour and connect with bloggers, read reviews of the book, read guest posts, and meet the author.


Book Information:

Title: Goth Girl, Virgin Queen

Author Name: JoAnne Keltner

Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal

Length: Approx. 298 pages

Release Date: December 3, 2015

About Goth Girl, Virgin Queen:

Calling Jackie Turov psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities.

So Jackie goes goth to make others stay away from her and forget her past. But her past is soon resurrected when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon, a persecutor of healers, to steal away Jason’s love for Jackie. The demon causes Jackie to be bullied for the lie she told and puts her best friend, Jason, in danger.

Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies of those around her. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway (ends October 31, 2017)



https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/252425-goth-girl-virgin-queen

Read an Exclusive Excerpt:

Inside her bedroom, Trish unzipped her leather jacket and whipped it across the room. It hit the thin chains that hung from the ceiling lamp and plopped onto the bed. The chains clanked against the fixture as the lead singer of Death’s Child, from a poster above her bed, stared at her with heavily-mascaraed eyes. His puckered, blood-red lips told her that she had totally fucked up this evening.

A pang rose in the center of her chest and caught there and burned like desire smacking against fiery rage. She clutched the lace of her tutu and, thinking of Jackie blocking her from Jason, pulled at it as if she were tearing at Jackie’s hair. If Jackie would quit getting in the way, she could make Jason fall in love with her. She slammed the toe of her boot into a heavy book bag and pouted.

Like a switch clicking on in her head, she realized the place where she might find an answer. She trampled over a pile of clothes lying by the closet door. Inside, she ruffled through a toppled stack of games and pulled out a crushed Ouija Board box. She flung the box top. It sailed through the air, crashed against the wall, and plummeted to the bed.

Sitting cross-legged on the floor, she rested her fingertips on the triangular pointer, the planchette, and concentrated on a single question: How can I get Jackie out of the way so I can get close to Jason?

With short hot breaths puffing from her nose, Trish eyed the needle that dangled from the center of the planchette. She waited for the pointer to move, repeating the question inside her head until her brain burned. Her fingers tingled and the hair on her arms rose. The air popped and crackled as if filled with electric energy. Electricity arced from her fingertips. She jerked her fingers from the planchette and examined her hands. The pointer veered to the left and slid off the board.

Around the room, bluish sparks arced from object to object. From garment to garment in the clothes pile. Handle to handle on the dresser drawers. Base to socket on the dresser lamp. Between the ornate scrolls on the headboard. From carpet to bed skirt.

Energy pulsed through her fingers and sent chills across her shoulders. The answer would soon be hers.

She set the planchette in the center of the Ouija board and rested her fingers on top. A continuous flow of energy ran between her fingers and the pointer. She focused on the dangling needle, breathlessly reading each letter the needle paused over: I-C-A-N-H-E-L-P-Y-O-U-M-A-Y-I-E-N-T-E-R.

She grouped the letters into words and swallowed their meaning.

“Yes,” she whispered, triumphantly.
Meet the Author:


JoAnne Keltner is the author of Goth Girl, Virgin Queen (Solstice Publishing, 2015) and Obsession. As an only child and avid daydreamer, she spent hours alone in her backyard on the South Side of Chicago, which she imagined to be everything from an alien planet to the Antarctic. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, four dogs, cat, and three chickens. When she isn't writing or freelance editing, she's obsessively streaming popular TV shows.
Social Media Links:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Invitation to Host - The Wandering God by Joshua Pantalleresco ~ Nov. 13-17, 2017


About the Book:

Greater Worlds than These  

Following the events of Stormdancer, The Watcher receives a vision in a dream of a city in turmoil. The dream haunts him, as does the voice that insistently repeats, 'Help me,' night after night. Leaving the safety of the tower of scientists behind, the Watcher and his friends embark on their final journey to locate the source of the message and come face to face with their most difficult obstacle yet: doubt.   

Though they trust the Watcher, Kristen and the others can't help but fear that the voice in his head is driving him mad and leading them all to their deaths. Even the Watcher is afraid. He knows that listening to this voice risks everything he has obtained up until this point, but he can't help but continue to follow it, driven forward by curiosity and an  instinctive need.   

Beyond volcanoes, rock people, and deserts of nothing but crystal, lies the City at the End of the World. And there, the Wandering God awaits... 

Tags: Young Adult, Poetry, Epic, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dragons

Kindle version of the book is 161 pgs. long.

More info can be found here:  http://amzn.to/2gzyEPS

This is for November 13-17, 2017 .  I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML.

Thank you for signing up to host The Wandering God.

Sign up to host here:


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#99Cent Kindle Countdown for Goth Girl, Virgin Queen + #Goodreads #Giveaway #ExclusiveExcerpt

Welcome to the 2-week blog tour for Goth Girl, Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner.

Follow the tour and connect with bloggers, read reviews of the book, read guest posts, and meet the author.


Book Information:

Title: Goth Girl, Virgin Queen

Author Name: JoAnne Keltner

Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal

Length: Approx. 298 pages

Release Date: December 3, 2015

About Goth Girl, Virgin Queen:

Calling Jackie Turov psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities.

So Jackie goes goth to make others stay away from her and forget her past. But her past is soon resurrected when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon, a persecutor of healers, to steal away Jason’s love for Jackie. The demon causes Jackie to be bullied for the lie she told and puts her best friend, Jason, in danger.

Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies of those around her. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway (ends October 31, 2017)



https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/252425-goth-girl-virgin-queen

Grab Your Copy from Amazon for only $0.99 Oct. 23-25, 2017!




Amazon http://amzn.to/2yx3uCH

Read an Exclusive Excerpt:

Inside her bedroom, Trish unzipped her leather jacket and whipped it across the room. It hit the thin chains that hung from the ceiling lamp and plopped onto the bed. The chains clanked against the fixture as the lead singer of Death’s Child, from a poster above her bed, stared at her with heavily-mascaraed eyes. His puckered, blood-red lips told her that she had totally fucked up this evening.

A pang rose in the center of her chest and caught there and burned like desire smacking against fiery rage. She clutched the lace of her tutu and, thinking of Jackie blocking her from Jason, pulled at it as if she were tearing at Jackie’s hair. If Jackie would quit getting in the way, she could make Jason fall in love with her. She slammed the toe of her boot into a heavy book bag and pouted.

Like a switch clicking on in her head, she realized the place where she might find an answer. She trampled over a pile of clothes lying by the closet door. Inside, she ruffled through a toppled stack of games and pulled out a crushed Ouija Board box. She flung the box top. It sailed through the air, crashed against the wall, and plummeted to the bed.

Sitting cross-legged on the floor, she rested her fingertips on the triangular pointer, the planchette, and concentrated on a single question: How can I get Jackie out of the way so I can get close to Jason?

With short hot breaths puffing from her nose, Trish eyed the needle that dangled from the center of the planchette. She waited for the pointer to move, repeating the question inside her head until her brain burned. Her fingers tingled and the hair on her arms rose. The air popped and crackled as if filled with electric energy. Electricity arced from her fingertips. She jerked her fingers from the planchette and examined her hands. The pointer veered to the left and slid off the board.

Around the room, bluish sparks arced from object to object. From garment to garment in the clothes pile. Handle to handle on the dresser drawers. Base to socket on the dresser lamp. Between the ornate scrolls on the headboard. From carpet to bed skirt.

Energy pulsed through her fingers and sent chills across her shoulders. The answer would soon be hers.

She set the planchette in the center of the Ouija board and rested her fingers on top. A continuous flow of energy ran between her fingers and the pointer. She focused on the dangling needle, breathlessly reading each letter the needle paused over: I-C-A-N-H-E-L-P-Y-O-U-M-A-Y-I-E-N-T-E-R.

She grouped the letters into words and swallowed their meaning.

“Yes,” she whispered, triumphantly.

Meet the Author:



JoAnne Keltner is the author of Goth Girl, Virgin Queen (Solstice Publishing, 2015) and Obsession. As an only child and avid daydreamer, she spent hours alone in her backyard on the South Side of Chicago, which she imagined to be everything from an alien planet to the Antarctic. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, four dogs, cat, and three chickens. When she isn't writing or freelance editing, she's obsessively streaming popular TV shows.
Social Media Links:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Goth Girl, Virgin Queen Book Tour Schedule @JoAnneKeltner #YA #Paranormal

Tour Schedule for the 2-week blog tour for Goth Girl, Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner.


Book Information:

Title: Goth Girl, Virgin Queen

Author Name: JoAnne Keltner

Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal

Length: Approx. 298 pages

Release Date: December 3, 2015

Publisher:  Solstice Publishing
(http://solsticepublishing.com/)


Tour Schedule:



About Goth Girl, Virgin Queen:

Calling Jackie Turov psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities.

So Jackie goes goth to make others stay away from her and forget her past. But her past is soon resurrected when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon, a persecutor of healers, to steal away Jason’s love for Jackie. The demon causes Jackie to be bullied for the lie she told and puts her best friend, Jason, in danger.

Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies of those around her. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Book Links:

Amazon http://amzn.to/2yx3uCH
Solstice Publishing: http://solsticepublishing.com/goth-girl-virgin-queen

Special Activities taking place during the tour:

Make sure to visit one of the tour hosts below on the corresponding dates of the giveaway and deals!






Tour Schedule:

October 23

Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote. - Guest Post
http://sharonledwith.blogspot.ca/

Tales from the Bayou... - Spotlight
http://ritamonette.blogspot.com

Triple A - Sale Spotlight
www.facebook.com/tripleabookblog

October 24

Books,Dreams,Life - Spotlight
http://booksdreamslife0829.blogspot.com

Chris Pavesic - Spotlight
chrispavesic.com 

Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Spotlight
http://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/

October 25

Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Spotlight
http://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/

JRs Book Reviews - Guest Post
https://jrsbookreviews.wordpress.com/

October 26

A Bluestocking's Place - Spotlight
ov099.wordpress.com

Word Forward - Review
https://www.facebook.com/Word-Forward-1465054523733487/

October 27

Teatime and Books - Spotlight
http://www.teatimeandbooks76.blogspot.com

Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Exclusive Excerpt
http://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/

October 30

Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Spotlight
http://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/

T's Stuff - Guest Post
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October 31

Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Review
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YA/NA Book Divas - Exclusive Excerpt
http://www.yabookdivas.com

November 1

Karlee Kay - Exclusive Excerpt
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Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Spotlight
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November 2

Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm - Review
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Triple A - Review
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November 3

Girl with Pen - Guest Post
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Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Exclusive Excerpt
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Still in Need of Hosts for Tiffany Shand's "Building Your Author Platform Series" 3-Book Virtual Tour


Building Your Author Platform Series is a 3 book collection from Author Tiffany Shand.  

Included in the collection are:
Building Your Author Platform
How To Write A Business Plan For Writers
The Author’s Guide To Book Blog Tours

Tired of hearing that you must start building your author platform straight away but having no idea how to get started? Becoming an author in today’s world has never been easier with the self-publishing revolution. But how does an author stand out in a crowded market?

Setting up and building your author platform before you even publish your first book is the best way for building a solid platform that will last and help you grow your tribe of fans. 

In this series, I’ll show you all the fundamentals from building your platform from scratch, writing a business plan for long term publishing success and how to promote your book with a virtual tour.

Let’s get started on your publishing journey.

Tags: Business Writing, Web Marketing, Non-Fiction

This is for October 23 - November 2 .  I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML.




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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Release Day Blitz ~ The Sun God's Heir: Redemption, Book 3 by Elliott Baker #HistoricalFiction #Fantasy


The Sun God's Heir: Redemption
Book 3
Elliott Baker


Book Details:

Print Length: 468 pages
Publisher: Pronoun
Publication Date: October 18, 2017
Sold by: Macmillan
ASIN: B074Y474QB
Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Add to your shelf on Goodreads:

Purchase your copy from Amazon:

About the Book:

Death is not life’s final stop. There are worse ends.

Two brothers, once disciples of the Pharoah Akhenaten, reincarnate in seventeenth century France. From Spain to Morocco to Egypt, one is determined to rule, the other to protect.

Horemheb, driven to destroy his brother and end their ancient rivalry, invites an African shaman to assist in recovering ancient artifacts of power that will ensure his dominance. Twice before, these artifacts have raised and then destroyed civilization.

René Gilbert escapes from the murderous sultan of Morocco, closely followed by the sultan’s personal guard, the Bukhari. Trained from childhood, these assassins live to kill.

Now, in the blockbuster conclusion to the Sun God’s Heir trilogy, René must find a way to fulfill a commitment made lifetimes ago. His long journey across the ages hurtles toward its climax, with the fate of his soul, and perhaps our very world, in the balance.

Meet the Author:


Award winning novelist and international playwright Elliott B. Baker grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. With four musicals and one play published and produced throughout the United States, in New Zealand, Portugal, England, and Canada, Elliott is pleased to offer his first novel, Return, book one of The Sun God’s Heir trilogy. A member of the Authors Guild and the Dramatists Guild, Elliott lives in New Hampshire with his wife Sally Ann.

Socialize with the Author:

Facebook

Goodreads

Website and author page


Blog

Twitter:

Linkedin Public Profile:

Release Day Blitz Tour Hosts:

Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote. 

T's Stuff 

Chris Pavesic

Jojo Debrazza 

Books,Dreams,Life 

Karlee Kay - Spotlight

Teatime and Books - Spotlight

JRs Book Reviews - Spotlight

Lisa-Queen of Random aka Lisa2900 - Spotlight

Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Spotlight

Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Spotlight

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In Urgent Need of Hosts for a Two Week Virtual Tour for Goth Girl Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner ~ YA Paranormal ~ Oct. 23 - Nov. 3, 2017


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Still in Need of Hosts for Tiffany Shand's "Building Your Author Platform Series" 3-Book Virtual Tour


Building Your Author Platform Series is a 3 book collection from Author Tiffany Shand.  

Included in the collection are:
Building Your Author Platform
How To Write A Business Plan For Writers
The Author’s Guide To Book Blog Tours

Tired of hearing that you must start building your author platform straight away but having no idea how to get started? Becoming an author in today’s world has never been easier with the self-publishing revolution. But how does an author stand out in a crowded market?

Setting up and building your author platform before you even publish your first book is the best way for building a solid platform that will last and help you grow your tribe of fans. 

In this series, I’ll show you all the fundamentals from building your platform from scratch, writing a business plan for long term publishing success and how to promote your book with a virtual tour.

Let’s get started on your publishing journey.

Tags: Business Writing, Web Marketing, Non-Fiction

This is for October 23 - November 2 .  I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML.




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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In Urgent Need of Hosts for a Two Week Virtual Tour for Goth Girl Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner ~ YA Paranormal ~ Oct. 23 - Nov. 3, 2017


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Still in Need of Hosts for the Release Day Book Blast - The Sun God's Heir: Redemption (Book Three) by Elliott Baker October 18, 2017



The Sun God's Heir: Redemption (Book Three) by Elliott Baker

About the Book:

Death is not life’s final stop. There are worse ends.

Two brothers, once disciples of the Pharoah Akhenaten, reincarnate in seventeenth century France. From Spain to Morocco to Egypt, one is determined to rule, the other to protect.

Horemheb, driven to destroy his brother and end their ancient rivalry, invites an African shaman to assist in recovering ancient artifacts of power that will ensure his dominance. Twice before, these artifacts have raised and then destroyed civilization.

René Gilbert escapes from the murderous sultan of Morocco, closely followed by the sultan’s personal guard, the Bukhari. Trained from childhood, these assassins live to kill.

Now, in the blockbuster conclusion to the Sun God’s Heir trilogy, René must find a way to fulfill a commitment made lifetimes ago. His long journey across the ages hurtles toward its climax, with the fate of his soul, and perhaps our very world, in the balance.

Tags: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

This is for October 18.  I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Still in Need of Hosts for Tiffany Shand's "Building Your Author Platform Series" 3-Book Virtual Tour


Building Your Author Platform Series is a 3 book collection from Author Tiffany Shand.  

Included in the collection are:
Building Your Author Platform
How To Write A Business Plan For Writers
The Author’s Guide To Book Blog Tours

Tired of hearing that you must start building your author platform straight away but having no idea how to get started? Becoming an author in today’s world has never been easier with the self-publishing revolution. But how does an author stand out in a crowded market?

Setting up and building your author platform before you even publish your first book is the best way for building a solid platform that will last and help you grow your tribe of fans. 

In this series, I’ll show you all the fundamentals from building your platform from scratch, writing a business plan for long term publishing success and how to promote your book with a virtual tour.

Let’s get started on your publishing journey.

Tags: Business Writing, Web Marketing, Non-Fiction

This is for October 23 - November 2 .  I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML.




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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Now Scheduling a Release Day Book Blast - The Sun God's Heir: Redemption (Book Three) by Elliott Baker October 18, 2017



The Sun God's Heir: Redemption (Book Three) by Elliott Baker

About the Book:

Death is not life’s final stop. There are worse ends.

Two brothers, once disciples of the Pharoah Akhenaten, reincarnate in seventeenth century France. From Spain to Morocco to Egypt, one is determined to rule, the other to protect.

Horemheb, driven to destroy his brother and end their ancient rivalry, invites an African shaman to assist in recovering ancient artifacts of power that will ensure his dominance. Twice before, these artifacts have raised and then destroyed civilization.

René Gilbert escapes from the murderous sultan of Morocco, closely followed by the sultan’s personal guard, the Bukhari. Trained from childhood, these assassins live to kill.

Now, in the blockbuster conclusion to the Sun God’s Heir trilogy, René must find a way to fulfill a commitment made lifetimes ago. His long journey across the ages hurtles toward its climax, with the fate of his soul, and perhaps our very world, in the balance.

Tags: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

This is for October 18.  I don't require top or only post of the day for any of my tours.  Materials will include a standard post and an HTML.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

In Urgent Need of Hosts for a Two Week Virtual Tour for Goth Girl Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner ~ YA Paranormal ~ Oct. 23 - Nov. 3, 2017


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