Saturday, September 28, 2019

Best reviews of the week 9/28


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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥 This book was written in a simple form just perfect for a short story. It flows well from beginning to end, I didn't want to put it down. I feel the plot was just a tag weak all because it took them so long to finally hook up. With the need I got from the story, I felt like they would have shared a look long before or even a kiss. Like they would have had a moment. Still this book reminds me of my first love and how long it took us to get together. I guess in a way the story became personal to me. I found it an excellent read that had me laughing out loud. It had just enough spice in those cupcakes to make me wish my husband was home tonight. If you read, you will enjoy.

https://www.booksbymanis.com/p/balance-of-power.html

 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥 I've read them both and I am telling you now, you have made me mad. Now I have to wait for the third to find out what happens. An enticing little show of getting it own with a plot I think would make for a great novel.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Elusive Sun, by Rebecca Hefner


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This series by Rebecca Hefner is of a world so amazing and creative it is hard to find its equal. Trust me, I have been looking for awhile. The standalone romance are wonderful but it goes so much deeper than that with the overall story. I can't wait to read the next 2 books which are already available. 
Lila is one of my favorite characters in this series and her story is amazing. She has been told what is expected of her, her whole life and now she is breaking away and discovering herself. Through tragidy, she will have to overcome what can't be undone and find her happiness elsewhere. The man she has secrectly loved her whole may be able to help with that.

See the whole series now, click here.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Favorite Reviews Sept. 20th

My favorite review this week 
Review
 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥 Erotic from the beginning, I felt a real connection with the control freak MFC and how this guy comes along and makes her melt like butter. She may give it up to willingly, but her personality and the book really called for it.
It was hot from beginning to end but what I loved most about it was what she says in the last paragraph of the book. She gave him everything to do with her what he willed but in the end, she took all that power right back. Perfect.

https://www.booksbymanis.com/p/abducted-by-magic-gargoyle-shifter.html
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️This book has five stars across the board and well deserved, every one. It captures you from page one, the world, the creatures, built into such detail you will fall in love with them. The world is amazing, with back alleys, caves, the night looking over the city. Even the graveyard was a bad ass scene. The plot and story are strong with a mixture of mystery, paranormal lifestyle, with great characters. A slow burn with desire but not the act itself, being left out, holding us in suspense. Seems uncommon with this genre of book but fits perfect. I love the ending and can't wait to see what comes next.



Friday, September 13, 2019

Kelly Summers of Love Book 2

By Pepper Paris
https://www.booksbymanis.com/p/summer-of-love.html

 Football was Kelly’s life... by his parents insistence. He wants a choice in the direction of his life, yet they are demanding he stay at his current school and not quit the sport he’s been shackled to. All it takes is one night with Roxie to introduce him to a taste of the freedom he’s been longing for. She becomes his drug, his body aching for the next blissful high of her touch. With fate stepping in, Kelly gets a crazy idea to take control of his life. But can he convince Roxie to take the chance with him?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Quartz Tower Kingdoms of Oz Book 2

https://www.booksbymanis.com/p/blog-page_93.html 

A war that’s only just getting started.
Enemies and allies with hidden motives.
A complicated game where the stakes are higher than ever

Ellana now has control of the Ruby Fortress and the power that comes with it. But two forces want her to take back the Quartz Tower.
The real question is why?

With both witches pushing her to claim her right, Ellana is forced to go to the one place she'd rather avoid.

Meeting more people of Oz along the way, Ella is forced to divulge her motives. And while her new friends appear to trust her, can she trust them, or are they working with her enemies to take her down?

Contains strong language and adult themes.

In this series:
The Ruby Fortress
The Quartz Tower
The Prism City

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How Should We Market?


Marketing is one of the biggest things you will do for your book. In order for it to be a success, it will take your time, effort, and money. But you can't always do the same thing. To test this theory, I have posted two images. Its nothing grand just on facebook but what it is, is different. Tomorrow, I will post this in some groups but mostly I will be sharing with my friends. I will not be linking it to my book but instead, I plan to link it to my FB page for my book. WHY?
Because I am not tr
ying to sell my book. I am wanting to build a base.
My mission with this post is to get regular people who like it to share. In return, I am hoping more people will share. Out of all that sharing, my thoughts are to mass market.
Several reason why I want to do this.
1- There are many people on FB that do not belong to one group but are readers. I want to market to them and to do so, I need regular people to share with their friends. Creating a new way to market by hitting the general population.
2- It's different and being different can be a good thing.
I offer something sweat, something elegant that regular people can enjoy and share.
3- Sharing to groups is one thing but you're limiting your book to just the people within them
. Turn your focus to the general markets and just offer something besides a book. You're page is something people can link to in FB, like it, share it, and follow for the possible future of a book sale.
4- Be entertaining to a general audience.
Images, video's, jokes, we live in a world of visual stimulants. Us your imagination and get your book out of those groups and everywhere else.
My point is simple. Don't think like everybody else when it comes to marketing you book. If you have the imagination to write a book, then you have it to do this.
Another area beside a simple FB page for your book is yourself. You are an author now, you need to get your name out there. Popular authors are searched, are remembered more often than not than a book title.
If your interested in how the is going to work, I will post my result tomorrow night for just one day of trying to market to a general audience. I will post how many likes it gets, shares, and how many new people will be following my page. So save this post if you want to see how it goes.

A Elemental Poem


My water's are churning,
As the earth is burning.

I sacrifice my life,
And am willing to die.

To save the world from fire,
I will explorer my desires.

With the freedom in wind and the discovery of water,
I will claim the earth with my elemental powers.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

10 Free Paperback books and gift sets!

 

We have a limit on gift sets and they are only for the first 10 reviews.  Sets will include a beautiful notebook and pin set, paperback volume with bookmark, and a coffee mug to enjoy a nice brew while you read.
This set will go out as soon as our paperbacks are in print which should be around the end of Sept. or beginning of Oct.
Please feel free to contact me by email if you have submitted a review along with your address where your gift can be sent. I will email you back to confirm you are in the top ten and to let your know when they are ready to ship. 

Good luck and thank you all!
 

Friday, September 06, 2019

Should we do paperback and hardback books?


Understanding sales and numbers are ideal when you are marketing but let's face it, not all of us are good with them. So I will try and explain this as simple as possible and hope that you can understand where I am coming from.
1- Ebooks have had a decline in growth in the last three years by 20% on average. They estimate profits of 1 billion per year.
2- Paperback books have been on the rise at 8% per year and they estimate profits per year on 2 billion dollars. 
3- Hardback has also seen an increase in sales of 5% and an estimated 2 billion in sales. 
4- Audiobooks are still a rapidly growing market at 34% per year and bring in currently about 1 billion in revenue.
So which ones should we do? Well, obviously you want to go where the money is and where there is growth. Growth is in paperback, hardback, and in audio, but not in Ebooks. in fact, they are declining. 
If you want to be a serious writer and make money off of it, you are going to have to do more than just an ebook. Sure that is a great foundation to start with but you should look at it as just the beginning. 
Let's put it this way. One author has one ebook listed online for sale. She does a great marketing campaign, gets the word around about her book fairly well and brings in say $1,000 a month in sales. Pretty good yes?
Author two has just published her first book. She has formatted her book for ebook and paperback. Same marketing but with her marketing, she is promoting sales for both the ebook and paperback. Her sales for the month are $1,700. If she had done hardback also she would have made $2,400.
In the long run, Author one will publish three books, spend three times in marketing just to make the sales of one book in three formats. 
We all write because we love it. But let's face it, if you can make twice as much off of just one product with one marketing campaign then you have to go big.
Think about that for a while and tell me your thoughts. Thanks for reading and until next time, keep writing.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

The Adventure is about to Begin.

Now available for pre-order on Amazon  READ FOR FREE!!!
Get ready for a fantasy romance with paranormal magic and creatures based on the mythology of the four elements, earth, wind, fire, and water. Besides the powers of the elements, there is mage magic, witches and curses, ogres and shifters, and a whole lot more to this Fantasy Realm.

A daring action-adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat as Celine runs for her life. Packed fight scenes are full of suspense that will have you captivated with their elemental powers and magic.

Heart-felt characters who all have challenges to face and to overcome. It helps keep a contemporary feel to this reverse harem romance that is built around a fantasy world.

This paranormal romance is a slow burn but has very erotic sense. The mythology of the elements and their powers will contribute to the sexual content as bonds are formed among the characters.

This ebook is a Reverse Harem Romance Series and has a total of four books and one standalone edition. All ebooks will be published within four months of each other. The second book is due to release Dec. 2019

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Amazon

A BAD REVIEW CAN BE POSITIVE FOR YOUR BOOK.

 A review works in many different ways. I want to give a little light to the general and primary reviews. Simple to remember and focus on.

1- You can't stack the reviews. All people have different taste, and not everyone should be expected to have perfect reviews. If that was the case, then what do we review books for anyways.

2- Your focus should be on the quality of the review. The description and details the person writes is judged just as much as the start. Stack reviews with all five star with not one or two anywhere in their number are going to look like fake reviews. The one thing you don't want your book to look like is a robot. 

3- Do not argue with someone who writes a negative review. It's just bad form. If they left a suggestion, then look into it. Use them even and improve and update the story in the future. Downloading a revised issue, you can work within remarketing. We learn from trial and error.

This week take some time and really read some of the reviews you have gotten. The good one and the bad. Learn your readers likes and dislikes, and if you can see room for imporvement, then go for it.

Someone told me earlier this week that the first impression is the most important. But we are all not going to get that. It doesn't mean we still can't live our dreams of being a writer. We just have more to learn and more work to do.

That's it for this week. Look for more post with general and primary information on reviews.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Meet Brier Reef, the...what element?




She is beautiful, kind, gentle, and needs my protection. Celine is everything I have always wanted, but now that is all too late. I am not fit for her and must stay away.

I can't be what she wants me to be. I am a broken element with powers that can only destroy. I refuse to use them, but all she wants to do is pull them out. I vow never to let that happen as she pushes me to open up. 

She is hard to resist and puts me on edge most of the time. She looks at me with a plea and a promise of comforts from a woman I have long forgotten. 

I will not give in to these needs of mine. Opening my powers would cause more harm than good and may even kill her in the process. 

Keep her at a distance. That is what I intend to do.

 

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Introducing Lindon Mountainside, the Wind element



I have been going through the motions of life but not really living. Not after losing my wife and child during childbirth. Liza was the love of my life, and no one has made me feel anything since.

That is until my eyes fall on Celine. Things are starting to happen to me now that I can't explain. Somehow, I know she is the reason I am waking up again. 

I want to explorer these new powers with her. I want to wrap my wind around her and let it touch every part of her body. To enable it to take us both into its grace and free us both from what has been holding us back. 

Will Tate allow that to happen? He has staked his claim, but I am willing to share. If it means living again.

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