Thanksgiving Stay at Home and Shop Sale

Thanksgiving Stay at Home and Shop Sale

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Why should retail workers have to give up their holiday when we can shop from home? Thanksgiving is a time or family, but modern merchandisers have turned it into a bargain shopping experience. You can have both. Stay home and shop from the comfort of your computer, smart phone or tablet. Grab ebooks for $.99 each and save big, without having to go get crushed in the Thanksgiving madness. eBooks make great gifts, too! Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble allow you to send them to anyone with an email address.

Grab these great ebook deals!

Childrens:

Gingerbread Castle by DM Yates
genre: Childrens
A holiday rhyme book for children ages 7 to 9 about a magical castle found only in dreamland.

Romance:

Better than Perfect by Tricia Drammeh
genre: New Adult
When Karlie’s world is invaded by two surly twins bound for criminal court, a too-good-to-be-true love interest, and a cute cop who keeps showing up at the most inopportune moments, she can either fight against the changes in her life, or embrace them.
 
Finding Father by Susan C Foy
genre:Christian Romance
Kendra, a young single mother, finds a new home and a circle of new Christian friends. But her new life leads her directly into the path of the one person she has despised and feared since their first encounter years ago.  Can she make peace with the past without risk to herself or her daughter?
 
Street Justice Charlie’s Angel by Samantha Fury
genre: Christian Romance
Charlie’s ends up on the streets of Chicago. A place where crime lords and women of the night come out to play. Charlie finds herself at the mercy of Rico DeLusa, a local crime king. When she begins having feelings for one of Rico’s employees, Angel Blackwell, she wonders if she’s out of her element. She needs the strength to overcome, the wisdom to make the right choices, and the insight to follow what is right Instead of listening to her heart

Christian Fiction:

Times of Turmoil – The End Times Saga Book 1 by Cliff Ball
genre:Christian Fiction
In this first novel in The End Times Saga (prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial), we follow how the Evans family gained their riches and eventually their power to influence events in the United States.
 
The Boys Upstairs by Jane Lebak
genre:Christian Fiction
A jaded police officer is desperate to save three homeless children a few nights before Christmas, with temperatures below zero and falling, but the only one he can turn to is his estranged brother, a crippled priest.
 

Sci-Fi/Fantasy:

Always by DM Yates
genre:Fantasy Romance
Two eternal beings travel to Earth to experience life in mortal form hoping to find each other and fall in love in this epic emotional tale.
  
The Lone Hero by DM Yates
genre: Fantasy
Einarr is chosen to end the dragon war on their home planet of Aberforth but it will take most of his lifetime to try. In the meantime, he discovers friends and family he never had before.
 
Shades of Gray by Joleene Naylor
genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Join Katelina as she falls into a world of night; no sparkling here, just plenty of blood and violence, the way vampires were meant to be.
 
Vampire Morsels by Joleene Naylor
genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Seventeen short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don’t sparkle and night is eternal.
 
Legacy of Ghosts by Joleene Naylor
genre: Paranormal Fantasy
The second book in the Amaranthine series. Can jorick and Katelina overcome their past and forge a future, or will they loose themselves to old ghosts and older guilt?
 
The Protector by Mark Mathews
genre: fantasy
Barrett, the sorceress Letha. and their companions, now follow the trail of the key, seeking to gain its control before it falls into evil hands. Meanwhile, the malicious enchantress Basath also pursues the treasure in hopes of releasing unspeakable abhorrent beings upon the world while having the evil god Baris bestow demi-god powers upon her as reward.
 
The Calling by Mark Mathews
genre: Fantasy
Far to the East, the evil Wizard Ormalt begins his conquest of Cerulian. But fate shall intervene in the form of an unassuming, scholarly boy named Hartman. Now, in a clandestine meeting, the two must engage in magical combat, while the fate of their world hangs precariously in the balance.
 

Young Adult:

 
Spellbound by Tricia Drammeh
genre: Fantasy/Paranormal YA
Danger, secrets, and betrayal collide, and when a Demon makes his claim, the small, southern town of Oaktree becomes a battleground. On sale for only $0.99
 
Freshman Phenom
genre: Sports YA
The first book in The Will Stover Sports Series, “Freshman Phenom” will be on sale for 99 cents on Thursday and Friday.

Poetry:

Stepping Stones by DM Yates
genre: Poetry
An eclectic collection of poems done mostly in rhyme.
 

Women’s:

Rachel’s Story by Sherry Chamblee
genre: Women’s fiction/Historical
Katie Brown enjoys Eldercare, but knows it’s a mistake to get involved when she could be transferred at any time. Then one day she hears of a missing manuscript, written by Granny’s own mother decades ago. As an aspiring writer, Katie is fascinated, and sets out to find it.
 

 Non-Fiction

The Essential Fiverr Buyer’s Guide by Dina Eisenberg JD
genre: How To Non-Fiction
Authors spend your time writing, not working on your book platform! $.99 The Essential Fiverr Buyer’s Guide teaches you to harness the power of Fiverr for your microbusiness! Have someone create your social media conent & post for you! Need an author website quickly? Learn how to effectively use outsourcing.Pre-order now to big bonuses that compliment the book!
 
How To Turn Your Crafts Into Ca$h by Peter Draggon
genre: How To Non-Fiction
If you ever wanted to turn your hobby into income, you are just 99¢ away from making it happen! Be sure to pick up “How To Turn Your Crafts Into Ca$h while it is on sale November 28-30.
 
The Online Dating Quick Guide by Peter Draggon
genre: Self Help Non-Fiction
You are just a few days (and 99¢) away from finding a date…maybe even the person of your dreams! Reviews are appreciated
 
How to Bake the Best Delicious Fudge For All Seasons by Kim Lambert
 genre: Cookbook
Do you have a sweet tooth? Would you love to have amazing fudge to share for Christmas ? Is a melt in your mouth, delicious fudge the stuff of your dreams ? Learn how to easily make delicious fudge, with amazing flavours and textures, in your kitchen today.
 
Escort Sex: How to Engage the Service of an Escort by Peter Draggon
genre: Adult How To Non-Fiction
If you are dealing with the loss of intimacy through illness or the passing of a spouse or significant other, this book may be for you. Just 99¢ November 28-30…save $3.00 now!
MATURE SUBJECT FOR AGES 18+.
 
Online Sex and Dating Sites by Peter Draggon
genre: Adult List Non-Fiction
A WHOPPING $9.00 OFF!
If you’ve been looking for friendship, dating, or something a “little more,” then pick this book up while it is on sale November 28-30 for just 99¢. Miss the deadline? No problem, still on sale through December 5 at big savings. MATURE SUBJECT FOR AGES 18+.
 
Online Sex and Dating Success by Peter Draggon
genre: Self-Help Adult Non-Fiction
Have you been throwing money at dating sites and getting nothing in return? That all ends today…pick up Online Sex and Dating Success while it is on sale November 28-30 for just 99¢.
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 18+

Anthology Update

We’re more than halfway through November, and the deadline for submissions to the Ink Slinger’s anthology  is drawing near. If you missed all the details, you can read them here. If you’d like to submit something it’s not too late, you have until November 29th to send your stories that are between 1,000 – 10,000 words to Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com.

The anthology will be a free download and though we don’t have an official title yet, I’ve been thinking from the current submissions that maybe “Blood and ____” <–the blank to be filled in later, depending on what other stories we get. (like if we get some high fantasy then “Blood and Sorcery”, or some sci-fi “Blood and Robots” etc. etc.) OR maybe Dark Portals…you know, each story is a portal to another place….

And speaking of current submissions here’s what we have so far:

  • A Bloody Story of Vampires by Barbara G. Tarn
  • Samantha’s Day by B.G. Hope
  • Tales of the Executioners: Verchiel by Joleene Naylor
  • Henry by CG Copolla
  • Becoming Harper: A Night Touched Prequel by Meagan Provan
  • Art Work by Roger Lawrence
  • A Couple of Dogsbodys by Roger Lawrence
  • The Leprechaun’s Gift by Terry Compton
  • Heartsight by Russ Towne
  • Catalyst by Russ Towne
  • The Best Gift I Can Give by DM Yates
  • Northern Lights by Tricia Drammeh
  • Blessed SIlence by Joleene Naylor

Would you like to see your story added to this list? Check out the submission details here!

Happy Holidays with Stepping Stones by DM Yates

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Yes, it’s time to start finding gifts for friends and families. Why not make it easy this year? Like myself, DM Yates will be posting great bargains, and in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d share!

From DM Yate’s blog:

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 HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Poetry can warm your heart and soul this winter

As I mentioned in my last post, I feel that my heart belongs to writing but my soul belongs to poetry. I have written poetry since I was young. I wish I would have kept what I wrote but I didn’t.

I have put all my books on sale as a gift to you for all your support including my treasured book of poetry. All my works are available for just 99 cents from Nov 2014 through Jan 2015. Later, I’ll list where you can find my books.

Thanksgiving Stay at Home and Shop Sale

thanksgiving sale banner

Why should retail workers have to give up their holiday when we can shop from home? Thanksgiving is a time or family, but modern merchandisers have turned it into a bargain shopping experience. You can have both. Stay home and shop from the comfort of your computer, smart phone or tablet. Grab ebooks for $.99 each and save big, without having to go get crushed in the Thanksgiving madness. eBooks make great gifts, too! Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble allow you to send them to anyone with an email address.

AUTHORS: We are looking for authors to join in our Thanksgiving sale. To participate in the sale please join visit the Face Book event to leave your book details – https://www.facebook.com/events/769040009834935/769040013168268/ – or if you’re anti-facebook leave them in a comment below. I need the link to your book, a one or two sentence blurb, and the genre. Authors may share up to five books. What’s the catch? Your book needs to be priced no higher than $.99 between November 27 and 30 (this can be on Amazon, B&N, or Smashwords). We ask that during the sale period you tweet, share, and/or blog about the sale including a link to the catalog of participating books.  And that’s it.

READERS: Be sure to check the sale catalog for a list of great savings exclusively for the holidays!

Look forward to seeing you all!

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A Paranormal Rant

It was recently brought to my attention (thanks to the Sensational Christmas Sale Event) that Amazon has classified Shades of Gray as a Young Adult/Teen novel.

Say What??

When an author/publisher uploads a book to Amazon they are allowed to choose a category to place their book in from a rather small list. Amazon then – apparently randomly – sticks the book in several other categories – like sci-fi shorts that you can read in two hours (This is a real category). And, as I said, they put Shades of Gray in the YA category. But why? How do they choose these seemingly odd extra categories for our books?

The question has been answered by Amazon help:

Hello Joleene,

Thank you for contacting Kindle Direct Publishing.

I understand you’re concerned about the category of your book, “Shades of Gray.”

Looking at your account, I see that based on your keywords selection, the category was automatically assigned to your book.

For your convenience, I’ve removed the following category:

Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult

It should no longer be visible on the website within 24 hours.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for using Amazon KDP. Have a nice day!

*****

First, I do want to give them kudos for removing it quickly, but past that I want to say again, “what?!?!” because these are my chosen keywords:

  • violence – doesn’t say YA to me
  • dark – eh, still not really
  • thriller – there are YA thrillers, but it’s not exclusive to the genre
  • Amarathine – just a series name
  • romance – doesn’t scream YA
  • vampire & paranormal – aha.

And so we get to the crux of the matter. As an author I dared to use the keywords vampire, paranormal, and romance together, which must automatically mean the book is intended for teenage audience.

Can I scream now?

I don’t have anything against teenagers. I even LIKE many YA books, but why in the name of all that sucks blood does the word “vampire” automatically conjure the word “teenager”? No, don’t answer that. I know why. Because people have forgotten Carmella, and Dracula, and Louie, and Armand, and all the other ADULT vampires that came first, and all they can remember is the sparkling, high-school-attending Edward and his Twilight gang. And if that series was for teens, then that must mean that EVERY vampire series is for teens. Just as every animated show is for children (another tired stereotype that the anime Now and Then, Here and There, among others, has proven wrong), etc. etc.

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Maybe it’s time to remind the world of that? Or at the very least, Amazon.

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Happy Holidays with Poetry by Kay Kauffman

holiday sales

Yes, it’s time to start finding gifts for friends and families. Why not make it easy this year? Like myself, DM Yates will be posting great bargains, and in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d share!

From DM Yate’s blog:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

We finish this week of poetry e-books by introducing Kay Kauffman and her book Tuesday Daydreams A Journal in Verse sold on Amazon or Smashwords for only $2.99. Ms. Kauffman’s poetry is gentle and profound. Capturing the life and imagination of the author in vivid detail, these poems touch on joy and loss, life’s everyday hassles, and the many faces of Mother Nature.

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Heart Warming Holiday Story

holiday sales

Yes, it’s time to start finding gifts for friends and families. Why not make it easy this year?

Stop shopping until you drop. This year, support Indie Authors. Through November and December several of us will be promoting Indie Authors’ books along with our own. It’s so simple to purchase an e-book these days. You just need the recipient’s email address to buy a gift from either Amazon, Smashwords, or Barnes and Noble. As our gift to you, some of us will be selling at just 99cents, so take advantage of the holiday prices to load up your friends’ and families’ libraries. And while you’re at it, why not grab yourself a copy?

Today I am featuring Lowell Forte’s holiday story The Mystery of Santa’s Watch. This isn’t a sale alert, but a new story alert.

A Thanksgiving night crash on the icy and infamous Dead Man’s Curve leaves Erik Holden an orphan and hospitalized, mute with the guilt that he caused the crash. Police Sgt. Frank Donovan investigates his suspicions that a hit-and-run driver was responsible. Mr. Nicholas, the hospital’s roving Santa, lends Erik a beautifully ornate pocket watch and Erik soon realizes that the family depicted on the watch case is his own. Almost by accident he discovers that the watch has special powers, but are they powerful enough to help him get his family back? Can they undo such a horrific loss? Before he can find out, the watch is stolen and in a race against time, Mr. Nicholas convinces a very skeptical Sgt. Donovan to help locate and recover the watch and get it to Erik before its powers terminate and Erik loses his family forever.

BUY LINKS:

smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491733

 

Happy Holidays! And if you know of a great holiday ebook deal and would like to get into the holiday spirit please leave a comment and let us know!

Interview with Katelina AND Malick

Barb was kind enough to interview BOTH Katelina and Malick. Luckily they didn’t cause too much trouble. Check it out for a peek inside their tiny, terrifying brains!

My name is Brenda de Zorig and I’m a journalist for the Konigtown Gazette. I’ve been on the road for years as an actress in an itinerant company, but eventually decided to go back to my hometown to start living of the thing I like the most – writing. So while I write my Masterpiece, I took this job at the Gazette and they send me on various assignments… I thought I might as well starting interviewing random people. Since I intend to write fiction, but truth is always stranger than fiction, I’m eager to hear about people out there – on my world or beyond.

So, here we are again with women in breeches! Hello there. Tell me a little about yourself.

1-katelinaMy name is Katelina Mauldin and I’m almost twenty-six. I guess the most interesting thing about me isn’t really me, but the company I keep. I’m dating a vampire. There. I said it. Jorick is a vampire, but he’s not a run of the mill, sparkles in the sunlight, only eats animals and cries to himself kind of vampire. I’m pretty sure he feeds on people when I’m not looking, and he’d much rather crush an enemy’s skull than cry about anything.

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Sensational Christmas Sale!

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‘Tis the season for Holiday Sales, fa la la la la, la la la la….

And it’s also the time for holiday commercials. So, in my best TV announcer voice:

Through November and December you can get the first book in the Amaranthine series – Shades of Gray - for FREE! yes, you read that right, FREE! And you have your choice of retailers: Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Amazon, Amazon UK, Apple iBooks, and Kobo among others.

But that’s not all. Act now and you can also pick up the rest of the series at a discounted price. Normally it would cost $16.95 for the entire series, but during the holidays all six books can be yours for only $6.95! That’s a $10 savings! And just like Shades of Gray you can grab them up at all major retailers including Barnes and NobleSmashwords, AmazonAmazon UK, Kobo and Apple.

Do you already own the series? Then why not take the opportunity to buy it for a friend or loved one. Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes and Noble all offer the ability to “gift” books to others. It’s as easy as clicking the Give as Gift button. The recipient will receive an email with instructions on claiming their gift. If you;ve never tried it, then now seems like a great time to give it a go. Make your holiday shopping fast, simple, and satisfying by giving the gift of books this season. After all, what goes better with Christmas than vampires?

Ok, besides eggnog, yule logs, evergreens, twinkle lights… On second thought, don’t answer that question, just take advantage of the great prices! and be sure to check out other Holiday Gift Ideas right here on my blog throughout the holiday season!

Happy Holidays with Poetry by Bonnie Mutchler

holiday sales

Yes, it’s time to start finding gifts for friends and families. Why not make it easy this year? Like myself, DM Yates will be posting great bargains, and in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d share!

From DM Yate’s blog:

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Happy Holidays Week Two

Keeping up with my list of books for holiday gifts, this week I showcase poetry books. Last week, I pointed out two individuals for book covers and suggested how unique this gift would be for that special author or small business owner. You can click on my older posts to read those.

All this week I will be promoting poetry by Indie Authors. I have often said that my heart belongs to writing but my soul belongs to poetry.

Poetry is not as popular as in past times but there are still plenty of modern-day skilled poets, and there are many who enjoy a good poetry book.

Bonnie Mutchler is a poet but not a good one. No. She is beyond excellent and pure genius. Her works are hauntingly bewitching. And here’s the best part – her books are FREE!

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