Thursday, May 27, 2021

Whole Book Marketing

Ms. Lieske packs a ton of information into her book. 

It is well laid out, organized, concise, and each section comes with a summary of the main points for easy reference. Links are included to relevant information. Her voice is a delight and feels like you're listening to a friend and mentor who genuinely wants to help you get your books into your reader's hands. 

If you're an independent author, this is a must read when it comes to marketing your books. 

Are you an indie author struggling to sell fiction novels? Is marketing your book overwhelming to you? Are you wanting to start buying ads, but don't know where to begin?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book for you. Let NYT's and USA Today bestselling author Victorine E. Lieske walk you through the process of learning what marketing is, and how to do it effectively. Victorine will tell you all the things she's tried that haven't worked, to save you the time and hassle. Don't make the same mistakes she did. Learn from someone who has been there and done it.

In this book you'll learn:

  • What marketing is, and what you need to know in order to sell books.
  • Why defining your genre is so important, and how to do so.
  • What different audiences are and why you need to know which audience you're marketing to.
  • The best ways to find your audience.
  • Why people buy books, and how this helps you.
  • How to get people to subscribe to your newsletter.
  • Best practices for writing a blurb.
  • Amazon algorithms and why they are important.
  • What an author platform is and what you should be doing with it.
  • Victorine's tips on buying ads.
  • What to do when nothing works.
  • And more!

Marketing your book doesn't have to take hours and hours. It doesn't have to be a daunting task. You don't have to feel like you're wasting time and nothing is working. Let this book help you discover what the top indies are doing to sell so many books. Order your copy today!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Billionaire's Sons

Ms. Spencer has taken an old tale and given it a modern twist. This is a collection of short stories put together to tell an overarching tale. 

Some of the romance moves at lightning speed, almost to the point of being unbelievable. There's a lot of family dynamics in play. Still a fun and enjoyable read. 

Heads up: there's also quite a bit of sex talk and off page sex between side characters. 


Four love stories, Six brothers, and the Inheritance that tears them apart.

The esteemed businessman, Nicholas Cohen, attempts to win the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Adele, despite his older brother ruining their wedding.

Meanwhile, his younger brother, Sam, impatiently waits for the girl of his dreams, Leanne, to finish her master’s degree hoping to whisk her away to a far-off land to complete her PhD.

Their younger brother, Jacob, falls for the captain’s daughter, Maryam, on a superyacht bound for the Caribbean, much to their parents’ dismay. One generation later, Emanuel elopes with a not-too-much-older woman, Aloise, three months after high school, less than 24-hours after they meet only to discover he’s married to enemy.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Hawthorne Harbor Box Set

Three wonderful stories await you in this boxset. Each one is charming, sweet, and well-written. 

You'll find loveable characters with relatable problems, sweet kisses, and happy endings. 

If you like small-town, beach romances, then you're in the right spot. Ms. Johnson never disappoints. 


Take a long vacation with hometown heroes in Hawthorne Harbor!
With over 550 positive reviews on the individual books!

With over 300 million pages read, USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Elana Johnson delivers romance like no one else. Read the first 3 books in her Hallmark-style beach romance series of Hawthorne Harbor, THE DAY HE DROVE BY, THE DAY HE STOPPED IN, and THE DAY HE SAID HELLO.

The Day He Drove By: A widowed florist, her ten-year-old daughter, and the paramedic who delivered the girl a decade earlier...

The Day He Stopped In: A widowed park ranger, her twelve-year-old son, and the Chief of Police who's secretly kept an eye on both of them...

The Day He Said Hello: A firefighter, his high school sweetheart who left him years before, and the finicky kiln fire that brings them back together...

Friday, May 7, 2021

Year of Wonders

I read this for book club. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have picked it up. And that would've been a shame. 

I was surprised to read about the plague in the middle ages while living through a global pandemic. There were so many parallels. 

And to learn in the author's notes that the story is based on truth and fact. A real town underwent quarantine once they were infected so as not to infect the entire region. And while they succeeded in their goal, most of their town perished. The historic details are impeccable. 

You follow one woman's story in the town. You see the lives she touches and how the plague affects them all. 

There are many twists and turns. 

The biggest twist was that the author is the narrator for the audio book. She does a marvelous job. 


An unforgettable tale, set in 17th century England, of a village that quarantines itself to arrest the spread of the plague, from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize 

When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders."

Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.