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Taking the plunge

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My first foray into designing a book cover and formatting the interior started with Empty Shell. The decision to jump from the cliff and tackle the challenge on my own came about from a financial standpoint. Circumstances out of my control (i.e., the money tree in my backyard withered and died a horrible death) forced me to change my path. Plus, Indie authors must watch every single penny as we attempt to compete with all the millions of other works available to readers. Each cent saved in one area adds to the bank of another, such as editing, advertising, paperback purchases for book signings, etc. Also, keeping our costs low allows us to offer better prices for our works to our readers.
Empty Shell came out just fine and I was quite pleased with the results. The formatting was correct for both print and ebook, and I was happy with the cover I created using Photoshop. I started out with a Microsoft Word document and made sure all the parameters were formatted correctly and poof! I wa…

Following His Heart by Donna Fasano

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Following His Heart by Donna Fasano Series: Ocean City Boardwalk, #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: December 12, 2014


Sara Carson is a 30-something widow with a busy life. Two fun-loving best friends, a caring mom who needs her, and a thriving sweet shop. What more could a woman want? But when the ancient plumbing in her shop springs a leak and a gorgeous, dark-eyed stranger rushes to her rescue, hilarity unfolds—and Sara quickly sees exactly what she’s been missing.

Something most peculiar draws Landon Richards to Ocean City, Maryland—and to the lovely Sara. This woman touches his heart like no other, and the two of them explore the heady attraction that pulses between them. But haunting dreams have a way of encroaching on reality, and the strange phenomenon that brings these two together will also threaten to tear them apart.

This is the first book in the Ocean City Boardwalk Series, where life for three enterprising women, Sara, Heather, and Cathy, isn't just fun in the …

Author Rose Wynters - Uncensored: Suspense Spotlight & Giveaway: Empty Shell by Ashl...

Author Rose Wynters - Uncensored: Suspense Spotlight & Giveaway: Empty Shell by Ashl...: Virtual Book Tour Dates: 9/29/14 – 10/27/14 Genres: Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Release Date: 9/29/14 Blurb: A pair ...

Mobsters, Monsters & Nazis: a collaboration between Dan O’Brien and Steve Ferchaud

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Well, the time has come to announce Dan O’Brien’s latest project:Mobsters, Monsters & Nazis: a collaboration between Dan O’Brien and Steve Ferchaud, who illustratedConspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency. What I am revealing today is the sketches for some of the interior illustrations (which will be black and white) of the first issue. It will be released as six issues (eBooks) starting on Halloween. It is influenced by film noir, pulp comics, and an abiding love of Lovecraft. It is now available forpre-orderand Dan will be promoting it heavily starting in the month of October. He would love to hear what you think of it so far! Visit him at: http://thedanobrienproject.blogspot.com/ or on Twitter, @AuthorDanOBrien











Shelf Full of Books: Book Review: Empty Shell by Ashley Fontainne

Shelf Full of Books: Book Review: Empty Shell by Ashley Fontainne: Empty Shell By Ashley Fontainne Publisher: RMSW Press Published: September 29, 2014 ASIN: B00NCCEWO8 Amazon Synopsis: The q...

Book Freebies, Contests, Sweepstakes, and Giveaways: Win Books/Audio Books on the Empty Shell by Ashley...

Book Freebies, Contests, Sweepstakes, and Giveaways: Win Books/Audio Books on the Empty Shell by Ashley...: Virtual Book Tour Dates: 9/29/14 – 10/27/14 Genres: Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Release Date: 9/29/14 Blurb: A pair ...

The virtual book tour for EMPTY SHELL begins Monday, September 29, 2014!

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Suspense Book Tour and Giveaway: Empty Shell by Ashley Fontainne 9/29/14 – 10/27/14Originally Posted onSeptember 14, 2014
by Virtual Book Tour Dates: 9/29/14 – 10/27/14 Genres: Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Release Date: 9/29/14 Blurb: A pair of pink, silk underwear… The quiet world of Melody and Jack Dickinson is about to be turned upside down. Twenty years of marriage hangs in the balance when Melody finds out about Jack’s infidelity. The betrayal is made worse when Melody discovers his lover is Serena Rowland, a young woman who works at Melody’s law firm. A receipt from an overpriced hotel… Harsh words are exchanged before Melody storms off to work, determined to have Serena fired. But when Melody hears Serena was murdered over the weekend, everything changes. Serena’s body is found beaten and strangled with a pair of pink, silk panties, in the same hotel that Jack had admitted staying at over the weekend. Within seconds of hearing the news, Melody’s life spins out of contr…

$0.99 ACROSS THE BOARD eBOOK SALE + GIVEAWAY! September 19th thru 21st

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Award-winning author Katie Jennings is running a sale on all of her eBooks from September 19th thru September 21st! Check out what's for sale below: The Dryad Quartet:The Vasser Legacy:So Fell The Sparrow: Also, in addition to the collection of eBooks being on sale, she's running a birthday raffle for a signed print copy of her ghostly romance, So Fell The Sparrow! Sparrow won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, and is a #1 bestseller in Ghost Suspense on Amazon.
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