April Sci-Fi Bridge Giveaway

Sci fi giveaway! This is time limited, so act fast…

Nicholas C. Rossis

SciFi Bridge giveaway | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Here is a nice giveaway, perfect for lovers of science fiction. The Sci-Fi Bridge is a new group of authors dedicated to bringing you exclusive deals, new releases, and other exciting news from your favorite Sci-Fi authors straight to your inbox! In order to celebrate the Bridge’s recent launch, its Captains are excited to bring you the third of four massive book giveaways! There are FREE Prizes available for all who enter between April 20 and 27, plus the chance for 5 winners to receive 30+ e-books from Sci-Fi authors of every stripe.

1 Lucky Grand Prize Winner will also receive 20+ signed books, including Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather, Aye Robot by Robert Kroese and full series from Tom Reynolds, Rachel Aukes, M. Pax and Nathan Van Coops!

Enter The Giveaway on the SciFi Bridge.

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#1 on ChapterBuzz this week: “Jungle” by Steve Boseley

For anyone that has been following the Chapterbuzz 10k challenge. Here is a draft of ‘Jungle’ which appears to have risen to the lofty heights of #1. Have a read and let me know what you think…

What Inspires Your Writing?

Author Steve Boseley People are going wild for Jungle, a novel by Steve Boseley, over at ChapterBuzz!

It’s a story about two children who purchase an ancient book?itself called Jungle?that allows them to sample life in the rainforest without leaving their bedroom.

What a creative premise, I thought as I started reading, and soon I was wrapped up in a riveting tale that’s not just compelling, but also well written. Steve Boseley masterfully sets the stage for what promises to be a grand adventure, keeping the reader constantly in suspense as the kids’ book slowly reveals its magical power.

I’m hooked.

Have a good read and help Steve keep his #1 spot! At ChapterBuzz, the simple act of reading is what makes a book popular.

Congrats, Steve!

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How To Mend A Broken Heart @annamansell @bookouture #Q&A

An author with an amazing debut novel. Read her interview, where she speaks of her inspiration…

Love Books Group

Front and Back Final 3a-2.jpgWhen life is falling apart, good friends and companionship can help mend your broken heart – and maybe even give you the chance to fall in love again…

Life is good for nurse Kat. That is until the man she intended to marry legs it, she’s unexpectedly promoted to a position with too much responsibility, and a patient arrives on her ward under strange circumstances.

Susan is a mystery. She refuses to speak or interact with anyone, she’s obsessed with a book of fairy tales, and the only name in her diary is that of Rhys – a plumber she barely knows.

Down-to-earth Rhys is trying to get his life back on track after the death of his beloved brother. His mum is his priority, and she needs him as much as he needs her. Or at least she did, until she starts disappearing, leaving him to find comfort…

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10 positives about living with MS

Check out all the positivity surrounding MS. I think DDaMS has missed a big one, at least according to my children: not having to queue for rides at Disney…

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

A few weeks ago me and Dizzy did a blog post on 10 things about living with MS for MS awareness month. Living with any chronic illness is ridiculously difficult but I wanted to counter my 10 things about living with MS and think about the positives that come from it. Sometimes you do really have to look for them but they are there!

‘At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.’ – Paulo Coelho

  1. Trying different things. Having MS means I can’t always do the things I use to do but this does mean I’ve had time to discover new things! This has included blogging, photography, volunteering and my splashing around classes.

‘You have no idea what you’re capable of until you try.’ – Unknown

2. Appreciating yourself more and learning to looking after yourself. Having MS has taught me the importance of looking after myself…

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FREE FICTION – Instafreebie & KU

More free books in a variety of genres…

The Pyjama Writer Blog

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’ve got another offer for – this time, free fiction in a mixed bag of genres…

In J Philip Horne’s First Friday Free Fiction promo, you can pick up titles via Instafreebie, as well as in Kindle Unlimited (scroll down the page for those).

Click the link below to check it out… ENDS 14 APRIL!

CLICK HERE for Free Fiction

I hope you’ll find some new titles you’ll like, and if you do, remember to share on your favourite social media network!

All the best.

Alannah Foley
aka ‘The Pyjama Writer’

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5 Tips On Using Facebook Groups to Promote Your Book

Facebook promotion tips to make the best use of this opportunity…

Nicholas C. Rossis

Facebook book marketing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Photo by http://offers.hubspot.com/science-of-facebook-marketing

This is a guest post by Joan Herbert. Joan is an Assistant Manager atBank-Opening-Times.co.uk, a curious individual, avid reader, and a passionate creative writer.

Using Facebook Groups to Promote Your Book

Book promotion can involve a significant amount of effort and time, and thus, using the proper tools can be an advantage. If you have recently published a book, you will want to consider utilizing the power of Facebook groups to increase its exposure. When posting in this way, it is important to target the right audience and choose a group that has a large number of members. Furthermore, directing users to a landing page instead of an Amazon link will help maximize sales.

Here are five keys to finding success with Facebook groups:

1. Identify an Audience

While there is the possibility of achieving book sales by posting to virtually any group on…

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How a Pantser Learned to Plot

I thought I was a pantser until I tried NaNoWriMo, and I now think there has to be an element of planning in our stories. Here is a suggested happy medium, which I actually think I’m alright with…

A Writer's Path

by Tonya R. Moore

I used to be a pantser.  Time was writing by the seat of my pants was the only way I could imagine getting any writing done. This particular approach to the writing process worked for me for a very long time. That changed, though, when a medical condition which seems to have affected the way my brain works, left me unable to focus or effortlessly string my ideas together.

I very quickly learned that to keep being a writer, I needed to change my whole approach to the art of writing stories. I needed a system.

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#NGHW Contest Begins!

Authors take note…

HorrorAddicts.net

The Next Great Horror Writer Contest started with one of Emz’s crazy, mad-cap ideas.

“What if we had a writing contest where the winner would get a book contract?”

HorrorAddicts.net had contests in the past. In fact, we’d run two writing/podcasting contests, the Wicked Women Writer’s Challenge and the Masters of Macabre Contest. Podcasters like H.E. Roulo, Rhonda Carpenter, Rish Outfield, and Philip Carroll won as well as awesome writers like Laurel Anne Hill, Shaunessy Ashdown, Rick Kitagawa, and Killion Slade. However, with the great “podfade” that happened in recent years, authors were less-willing to produce their own audio. So what to do?

We decided to base this new contest primarily on writing. The authors would not have to produce their own audioplays and they would be able to concentrate on their craft. But with an awesome prize like a full book contract, we would need a tougher competition. The author that…

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A Perfect 10 with Charles Yallowitz

If you like dystopian fiction, have a look at Charles Yallowitz’s interview over on Don Massenzio ‘a blog…

Don Massenzio's Blog

Today we sit down with author of fantasy and real world action dystopia, Charles Yallowitz. Charles will tell us about his inspiration, his writing and a bit about himself.

Please enjoy this edition of A Perfect 10.

If you want to check out past interviews, you can find them in the following links:

A.C. Flory, Steve Boseley, Kayla Matt, Mae Clair, Jill Sammut, Deanna Kahler, Dawn Reno Langley, John Howell, Elaine Cougler, Jan Sikes, Nancy Bell, Nick Davis, Kathleen Lopez, Susan Thatcher

Also, if you are an author and you want to be part of this feature, I still have a few slots open for 2017. You can email me at don@donmassenzio.com


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Yes.  I do get a big rush from writing, especially when I start or am doing some of the…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 29th March 2017 – Nicholas Rossis, The Story Reading Ape, Patricia Salamone and C.S. Boyack

Quite a selection for your enjoyment today. Thanks Sally!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily

Welcome to today’s look at some of the blog posts I have enjoyed. I tend to have a wide taste in subject matter with books and writing obviously high on the list. But I would love it if you would share either one of your own posts or one that you have enjoyed by another blogger by leaving a link in the comments section of the post.

First is an opportunity to feature two bloggers author Nicholas Rossis with a post on the subject of Endbooks which make opening a print copy unexpected and a great way to segway into the writing. His post was inspired by the blog post by Sarah Laskow’s blog http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-endpapers-design-history

In the endless eBook vs. print debate, one aspect is rarely mentioned: the art of endbooks. And yet, as Sarah Laskow—my favorite Atlas Obscura blogger—points out, these can deliver a small jolt of wonder that…

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