The winner of my first ever Friday Fun Facebook Giveaway of an autographed paperback of your choice of any of my published books is.....Oh, wait! Did I ever tell you what my second favorite thing I like best about being an author? I am my own boss. Now I get to make arbitrary decisions like all bosses do. You know, those decisions that make no sense, but the boss tells everyone at a meeting that it's good for the big picture, so quit whining and suck it up?
Mary Ann, Bonnie, Shauna, Barbara, Cheryl, Mary M, Laura, Cyndy, Marian, Kelly, Jeff-Martha, Carol, Kirstie, Pamela, Melissa--COME ON DOWN! All 15 of you are winners!
Email me or PM me with your mailing address. (Please make it easier on me and include your choice of book again in your message. ;} )
Here's how my first ever FFF Giveaway works! Comment on this facebook post today, Friday August 29th, 2014. In your comment, say your choice of my published books you would like for your personal book collection should you win the giveaway. I will throw all the names of the people who comment into a hat and pick a winner. (All that I ask is you promise to give my book a good home and treat it like your own, okay?) Friday Fun Facebook Giveaway is open until 11:59 PM tonight!
I have a big stack of books being sent out tomorrow to the winners of my recent Acadia's Law Blog Tour and Goodreads Giveaway. I will add the autographed paperback choice of today's FFF Giveaway winner to the happy pile and mail it tomorrow, too!
Here is a list of those recent winners from my Blog Tour and Goodreads. <claps in delight at all those states from Florida to Washington> Congrats to them all, and thanks for signing up!
Rachael S in WA, Elizabeth H in FL, Mary B in GA, Kim K in WY, Janan C in IL, Lesa N in KY, and Hyacinth P in CA
(Were you one of those nerdy kids like me growing up that spun a globe, closed your eyes tight, and planted a finger on the spot you were going to visit, live, work, explore, or have exciting adventure at the minute you were 18!? Yeah, pretty damn cool, right?)
Adieu to Destiny, Volume IV in the ongoing series The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod is now available for PreOrder at Barnes & Noble and iTunes Books! (PreOrders made before 11/12/14 guarantee the bonus price! Are you a Kindle reader? Don't worry! Adieu to Destiny will also be available at Amazon for PreOrder in October!
Never PREordered? No problem, it's simple.
At your bookseller site, One-click on the eBook you're PREordering--as you would do if buying. YourPREorder is recorded at the PREorder price offered, but you are not charged for the book yet. The day the eBook is officially released at that bookseller site, you will be charged and the book added to your reading device.
Authors Supporting Authors Giveaway is full of great goodies waiting to be won! Over 100 authors have participated, donating books, swag, and gift cards! You can support authors, too, and sign up! Hundreds of prizes to be won!
I thought I'd share a couple pieces of exciting news going on in my world of writing and self-publishing...
First of all, I am giddy as hell because Amazon announced they are now granting self-published authors the opportunity to advertise their upcoming new eBooks for pre-order sales! Pre-orders sales have been a huge--HUGE--edge that published authors have over the self-published authors at Amazon. Leveling that playing field somewhat is fantastic news for us little guys. (Within the past few months, Smashwords offered self-published authors the ability to put their eBooks up for pre-order sales at B&N/Nook and iTunes books. You go, Mark Coker! )
And the second piece of fun news? The fourth book in the ongoing series of The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod is going to soon be up for pre-order sales at Barnes & Noble/Nook and iTunes/books. It will be available on Amazon/Kindle, too, but that will take another month or so.
For Anabel fans, here's a sneak peek of the new book cover. I'll keep you posted when Adieu to Destiny is available for pre-order sales. I am sure Ms. Wheeler-Dealer Axelrod will want to offer a pre-order promotion you simply can't pass up! :}
BEL'S BOOK NINJAS!
Congratulations, Melissa Weaver!! Love that name! I have sent you an email to talk prizes. ;}
I will post more about Bel's Book Ninjas and how to sign up to be a BBN beta reader for the fourth book in The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod in a few weeks.
My thanks to everyone for contributing and joining in the fun to name the beta readers--you guys are some kind of creative peeps!
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Hello, Everybody! Wow--there were some fun, creative names submitted in this contest over the last week! Being a dirty-minded woman, I have to admit it's tempting to name the new Anabel Axelrod Beta Readers the "MastaBeta's", as so kindly proposed by my even dirtier-minded friend. I don't think that's as bad as "Vi-brator-Betas", which she was really pushing for when we were sitting outside in lawn chairs last night at 2:00 am! (It works best to say "Vi-brator-Betas" in a southern accent.) I am also fond of SpankMeBetas, BUT, I have a sneaking suspicion some people may not want to admit they belong to such a group. I want everyone to be PROUD to be associated with me, not slouching and cringing in dark corners. ;}
Here is a recap of the list of the wonderful entries posted on FB and my blog:
Bel's Book Babes
AWOLing for Anabel
Little Black Bag
Anabel's Ass-kicking Authorettes (in training)
Anabel's Coffee Clutch
Pact of Pontification
Bel's Book Ninja's
Anabel's Bookstore Babes
Anabel's Bitchy Book Ladies
These are all great, and I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to enter your ideas! I've narrowed it down to four, but am having a heck of a time choosing the ultimate winner. PLEASE assist indecisive me by commenting on your top choice from the four listed below. One vote, per person. It's totally okay to vote for your own. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night, August 13. I'll be the tie-breaking vote, if necessary, as well.
Here are the four choices for the Anabel Axelrod Beta Reader Group contest, in no particular order. Cast your vote now by commenting on FB or blog post!
1. Axe AnaBelles
3. Bel's Book Ninja's
4. Anabel's BetaBelles
:) Tracy Ellen
I'm starting a beta reader group for my upcoming fourth book in The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod series. The group needs a seriously cool name before I can go any further. Sounds like a good time for a contest to me!
THE CONTEST RULES?
1. "Name Anabel Axelrod's Beta Reader Group" Contest will run from today--Sunday, 8/03/14 through next Saturday, 8/09/14.
2. Submit your entry by replying on this FB post or by commenting on this BLOG POST. (A multiple entry winner, if chosen, would be determined by the first time/date it was posted.)
3. "Name Anabel Axelrod's Beta Reader Group" contest winner will be selected by me next Sunday, 8/10/09. I will post the winning name on both FB and my blog, and notify the winner by personal message or email.
Open to the world at large! The winner will receive an autographed paperback of one of my books of their choice, (US only) OR a $15 gift card to Amazon or B&N (US/International)
Oh yeah, what the heck IS a Beta Reader Group?
In my case, Anabel Axelrod's beta reader group will be people who are interested in reading my new, fourth manuscript in TAoAA when I am about halfway done. After reading, they would answer some questions to share their insights, viewpoints, and suggestions with me regarding the newest book. (Never fear, I will post more on the exact details regarding this new beta reader group later on--after the naming contest!)
Book Gorilla is where it's happening today for Acadia's Law! Book Gorilla is an email subscriber site that offers an awesome selection of bargain-priced and free books. I've added a link to make it easy to go look over the site to see if its for you. Remember, there's only a couple of days left to grab your copy of the newly released Acadia's Law at the sale price of $1.98! (Through Saturday 8/02/14). Happy Reading, Everybody!
I entered Acadia's Law into this cover art contest to promote the artist/illustrator--Stephanie Magnuson. If you have a second, follow the one click link to BookGoodies website and make a comment on the cover in support of Stephanie and Acadia's Law! They do first round of judging on Wednesday!
And I DO mean for sale! Grab your ecopy for $1.98 --offer good through Saturday, August 2. This sale is geared towards all you loyal followers of "The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod" series! Offering my newest book, Acadia's Law, at half-price opening week is my way of saying a big "Thank You!" for reading and loving my previous books.
I also get that a romance readers could be a little leery of trying out the first book in a new series that combines a hot love story with an action-packed viral epidemic. Maybe a story line that contains the words "zombie apocalyptic thriller" raises your eyebrows with skepticism, or maybe even gives you the shivers?! I want to offer you the opportunity to stretch and try something a little different without stretching your wallet too much. Take a chance on me---I think (hope) you'll be happy. Acadia King is a kick-ass heroine! Maybe you'll even have a new favorite title to add to your list. (Or a new book boyfriend!) Either way, please let me know what you think of Acadia's Law: Book One, Undying Love Series.
Happy reading, Everybody!
Buy Now $1.98
For those of you that signed up to be part of my new Review Team by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or here on my blog, thank you so much! I will be sending out the ARC's of Acadia's Law tonight, so check your emails in a couple of hours!
You guys also gave me some really great, snazzy ideas for Review Team names. I agonized and agonized!
But after a delicious summer cocktail that was fizzy and gave me a pink mustache, I finally chose!
The name of Tracy Ellen's new Review Team is:
(DRUM ROLL, PLEASE)
-Submitted by Juliette Lundgren-
You are hereby know as the
Thank you, Juliette! Your choice of a team name has slightly evil overtones, which I find very appealing...
My thanks to everyone for their very, very fun ideas!
Happy ARC Reading!
What is a Review Team? A Review Team is typically a group of fans that like a particular author and agree to receive an ARC (Advanced Review Copy) of that author's current book in exchange for writing a review on the day their new book is released for sale. In my case, as a self-published author, your reviews would help me generate immediate interest in my books to attract new readers.
Do you need any special qualifications to be on my Review Team? Well, I think your pretty special no matter what, but all you need is four things.
1. An Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or iTunes account to be able to post a review at one or all of those major bookseller sites. In addition, posting a review and rating on Goodreads is also appreciated, but where the books are sold is the biggie for an author.
2. The ability to read the ARC in a .pdf format on your PC, etc.
3. Be willing to read my book over a two week period (give or take) and post your review on the release date.
4. Live on Earth. (My new Review Team is open to International readers, too!)
What if you hate one of my new books? Simple. Delete the ARC and don't write a review. Obviously, I'm looking for positive reviews from my own Review Team, but I don't expect anybody to write a rave review if they don't feel the love.
How do we get started creating this new Review Team? I have no idea how many, if any, people will respond. To begin, I am limiting the new Review Team to fifty people.
1. Be one of the first fifty people to respond to this post by Sunday night ( 7/13/14) at my Review Team email listed below and you're on the team!
2. I will send you an ARC of Acadia's Law: Book One, Undying Love Series on Monday night (7/15/14).
3. You agree to post your review at Amazon, B&N, or iTunes (or all 3!) by Sunday 7/27/14.
SPECIAL CONTEST ALERT! Along with your email to join the team, please add a super cool suggestion what to name my new Review Team. If I pick your suggestion (first email received, in the case of duplicate name suggestion) you will win an autographed paperback copy of Acadia's Law and some surprise swag (US only) OR a $13 gift card to your choice of Amazon or B&N. (US and International)
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