How Facebook is Changing

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If you’re wondering if Facebook is still the best way to advertise your book, click HERE for some helpful information on this topic. Thomas Umstaddt describes two methods of advertising on Facebook that still work. He also gives suggestions on ways to get your books into the hands of readers most effectively using other types of social media.

Do you still advertise on Facebook or have you found other avenues that are more successful for you as an author? Personally, I find I’m still getting good results on Twitter using hashtags. I’ve recently begun using Instagram, which might be working, but I haven’t used it long enough to be able to gauge results. I would love to hear your ideas on the topic of advertising books.

 

First Line Friday #34

The book I’m featuring today is “Not What He Ordered” by Laurean Brooks. I’ve only just started reading this book and haven’t gotten very far. But I’m sharing it because it’s my current read. It’s rated a 5-star book on Amazon, so I thought I’d give it a try.

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Denton, Texas

“Carrie Franklin had never set foot inside a saloon.”

Carrie’s brother is a gambler and throws away the money they need to survive on his addiction to cards. She decides to go to the saloon to find her brother, but meets with a bully instead. In self defense, she injures the drunk, possibly killing him. Everyone seems afraid of the man, so she doubts anyone will stand with her in this situation, so she takes a train out of town leaving her brother a brief note.

On the train, she meets a mail-order bride who tells her about her friend who was supposed to be traveling with her to meet her own groom, but backed out at the last minute. Since Carrie is going to the town where this rejected groom lives, her fellow passenger asks Carrie to please inform the man that his mail-order bride changed her mind. Reluctantly agreeing to the plan, she had no idea the rejected groom would believe her to be the woman he was waiting for. Not giving her an opportunity to explain, he sweeps her onto his buckboard and takes her home to his aunt.

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then, if you’d like, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to purchase simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the featured book is about, check out the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if you’d like.

 

Selling Books

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I’m selling my book today and tomorrow at Michigan District Council of the Assemblies of God. It’s great to rub shoulders with other authors in our district and exchange ideas and writing experiences.

You feel fulfilled when you use the gifts God has given you. It’s a lot of hard work and moments of wanting to give up when you second-guess yourself, but if you press through these obstacles, the rewards are immeasurable. I love the writers’ life!

First Line Friday #31

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. As much as I enjoy mail-order bride novels, I wasn’t drawn to reading this one because a vengeful bride doesn’t normally appeal to me. However, I finally decided to give the book a try. The heroine’s character was developed well enough so the reader might understand the reason for her anger. I personally could not imagine responding in the same manner if I had been in her shoes. Yet, we are all different, of course, so perhaps someone else might take revenge to the degree the heroine did in the story. The writing was good. The hero swoon worthy.

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New York, 1882

It had to be him. Elizabeth Landvik’s pulse sped as she read the advertisement yet again.

 Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then, if you’d like to, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the featured book is about, check out the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if you’d like.

 

First Line Friday #30

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund. I read this book about a year ago, and loved it. The setting is the coast of Michigan, which is especially sweet for me since that is my home state.

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Presque Isle, Michigan

June 1859

“The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then, if you’d like to, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the featured book is about, check out the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if you’d like.

 

First Line Friday #29

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is A Match of Wits by Jen Turano. I read this book a while ago, but wanted to share it today. Don’t you just love that cover? Perfect for the title of this book.

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Colorado — Late September 1883

“Sometimes, no matter how independent and self-assured a young lady believes herself to be, certain situations demand a good dose of screaming.”

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then, if you’d like to, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what my featured book is about, read the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if it interests you.

 

Featured Author

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I am super excited to be the featured author on Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots today. Thank you Mary Anne Yarde for giving me this opportunity. I am sharing about what inspired me to write Reluctant To Wed. Click HERE to read the featured blog post.

 

 

 

First Line Friday #28

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd.

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Darbury, England,
February 1816

“There was no doubt in William Sterling’s mind. He was being followed.”

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then, if you’d like to, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the book is about, read the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if it interests you.

 

First Line Friday #27

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is The Social Tutor. It’s an enjoyable clean romance written by a new author, Sally Britton.

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November 1st, 1811

“”Waiting on a letter one knows to be full of exciting news is an excruciating experience,” Christine Devon said, slumping in her chair in a most unladylike manner.”

Trying to please a domineering and selfish father, Christine longs for her season in London hoping her success will finally win her father’s affection, but her bumbling attempts at proper etiquette in her small, home community causes her to realize she needs help. She strikes a bargain with Mr. Thomas Gilbert, who has need of her horses to establish his stables. He begins to tutor her in proper behavior for a young lady who is seeking matrimony. While spending time with Mr. Gilbert, feelings begin to awaken that could collapse her father’s ambitions. The story flowed nicely and the characters are well developed. I enjoyed this author’s writing style and look forward to reading more from this author.

 

First Line Friday #25

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is a nonfiction book that a friend recently recommended to me. It’s called Praying For Strangers by River Jordan. The title itself drew me in.

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The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. ~F.B. Meyer

My sons are marching off to war.

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the book is about, read the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if it interests you.