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Free Books – Nature Themed

If you know me at all, you know that I love nature.  I live in the woods and I love everything about it – the deer, the quiet, even the spiders (not really fond of poisonous snakes and alligators though, but as long as they leave me and my critters alone, we’ll leave them alone).

There’s a free book giveaway going on and all the books have a nature or ecology theme.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT.   You should find something that appeals to you.  You will have to sign up for an author’s mailing list to get the free book, but if you don’t like what the author has to say – you can always unsubscribe (just please don’t mark the email as spam, that really hurts us).

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Box Set – (First 3 Books) – For only 4.99

If you haven’t already started the series that folks are calling dark, gritty and wonderful (not to mention people are staying up into the wee hours to finish the books because they just can’t put them down), then you may want to get the box set and dive right into the world of The Lake Of Sins.

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If you don’t mind signing up for my Readers’ Group you can get the first two books free, but if getting more emails isn’t your thing, then get the box set and save a little moola.

It’s available on all major ebook retailers.

Amazon

All Other Ebook Retailers.

Two Different Giveaways = Lots of Fabulous FREE Books

FANTASY GIVEAWAY MAY 5th Through 7th (some of the books may be free for a little longer)

Click Here to check out these fantastic FREE fantasy books — 14 different authors.

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Also, the Spellcasters Giveaway is going on from May 6th through May 21st.

This promotion is packed full of epic fantasy, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, LitRPG, sword and sorcery, anything wizard and witches related.

Click here to get your FREE books!

 

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The blog tour is almost over.   Here’s the last week of stops and questions/topics.

May 1st (Monday) The Avid Reader

  1. What inspired you to write Lake of Sins: Hangman’s Army?
  2. Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in the Lake of Sins series or what you have planned for the future?
  3. Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Lake of Sins: Hangman’s Army?
  4. You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?
  5. If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?
  6. Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

May 2nd (Tuesday) Reviews By Crystal

  1. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?
  2. What are you currently working on?
  3. Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP?
  4. Do you have a favorite snack that like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us?
  5. Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?
  6. When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby?
  7. Do you have a favorite background noise you like to having going while you write (TV, Music, kids playing)?
  8. Thanks for visiting. It has been a pleasure having you visit today. Can you think of anything else you would like to share with us today?

May 3rd (Wednesday) Caffeinated Reads

  1. What was your inspiration for becoming a writer?
  2. Who are your biggest influences?
  3. What are your favorite genres to read?
  4. Do you have any book recommendations for your readers?
  5. Do you have any advice for upcoming writers?

May 4th (Thursday) Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

  1. What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?
  2. Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
  3. What do you think makes a good story?
  4. What is the hardest part of writing your books?
  5. What group did you hang out with in high school?
  6. What are your favorite TV shows?
  7. Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they? 

May 5th (Friday) Two Ends of the Pen

  1. Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book?  Is it part of a series?
  2. Do you have a favorite character?
  3. Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
  4. Did you try the traditional route to publishing, i.e. querying agents/publishers?
  5. What factors influenced your decision to self-publish your book(s)?
  6. Do you belong to a critique group? Have they helped improve your writing?
  7. Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
  8. Besides Amazon, are there any other sites where your books are for sale?
  9. Do you find it difficult to juggle your time?

Week 3 Blog Tour – And You Can Still Enter To Win a Kindle Paperwhite

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Make sure that after you enter you confirm by following the instructions in the email that you’re sent. Then use the URL that’s in the email to share with your friends. The more people who enter the contest using your special URL the more entries YOU get to win.

April 24th (Monday) T’s Stuff

  1. How did you do research for your book?
  2. Do you have another profession besides writing?
  3. If you could go back in time, where would you go?
  4. What is your next project?
  5. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

April 25th (Tuesday) Long and Short Reviews

Guest Post:  My Top 5 Strangest Experiences

April 26th (Wednesday) Kit ‘N Kabookle

  1. What inspired you to become a writer?
  2. If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?
  3. Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book,
  4. Which of your characters would you go out for drinks and/or pizza with?
  5. You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?
  6. Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

April 27th (Thursday) The Pen and Muse

  1. Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
  2. Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
  3. How do you create your characters?
  4. Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
  5. How do you get your ideas for writing?
  6. Anything else you’d like to share?

April 28th (Friday) Book Lover Promo

Guest Post:  The Things (Oh so many things!) I Wish I Knew About Being An Author I Didn’t Know 

Win a Kindle Paperwhite and Week 2 of the Blog Tour

Hurry and enter to win the Kindle Paperwhite.  It’s a viral giveaway so the more you share with your friends and they sign up, the more entries you’ll get (you get 3 additional entries for everyone who signs up using your link).

So share away!!!

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Week 2 of the Blog Tour — stop locations and interview questions or the blog topics that I wrote.  

April 17th (Monday) The Reading Addict

Guest Post:  My Advice For New Writers.

April 18th (Tuesday) Books in the Hall

Guest Post:  Secrets to writing a series

April 19th (Wednesday) The Kronicles of Korthlundia

  1. If you could have written any other book by any other author, what would it be, and why?
  2. Tell us something about how you write? i.e. are you a plotter or a pantser?
  3. Do you have any weird or necessary writing habits or rituals?
  4. Could you tell us a bit about your most recent book?
  5. Of all the characters you have created, which is your favorite and why?
  6. What is your favorite writing tip or quote?
  7. Tell us a little about your plans for the future. Do you have any other books in the works?

April 20th (Thursday) The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

Guest Post:  What is the most interesting thing that’s ever happened to you?

April 21st (Friday) Books Chatter

Guest Post:  Where Do Characters Come From?

Blog Tour and Win a Kindle Paperwhite

Hey Everyone,

I have a blog tour going on from April 10th through May 5th.

During this time, I’ll be giving away a Kindle Paperwhite to one lucky participant.  Here’s the link for the Kindle (you can’t sign up until April 10th).

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Here are the list of tour stops and the interview questions that I answer or the blog topic that I wrote.

April 10th (Monday)  Rogues’s Angel

  1.  What or who inspired you to start writing?
  2.  How did you come up with your idea for your novel?
  3.  What expertise did you bring to your writing?
  4.  What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio?
  5.  As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?
  6.  Can you give us a sneak peak into this book?
  7.  When did you first decide to submit your work? Please tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step?
  8.  What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing)
  9.  Do you outline your books or just start writing?
  10.  How do you maintain your creativity?
  11.  Who is your favorite character in the book. Can you tell us why?

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April 11th (Tuesday) Books, Dreams Life

  1. What inspired you to write this story?
  2. What was your favorite part to write?
  3. What was the hardest part to write?
  4. How did you come up with your characters?
  5. Do you have anything coming up and can you tell us about it?

April 12th (Wednesday) Reviews and Interviews

  1. Please tell us about your newest release
  2. What inspired you to write this book?
  3.  What’s the next writing project?
  4. What is your biggest challenge when writing a new book? (or the biggest challenge with this book)
  5. If your novels require research – please talk about the process. Do you do the research first and then write, while you’re writing, after the novel is complete and you need to fill in the gaps?
  6. What’s your writing space like? Do you have a particular spot to write where the muse is more active? Please tell us about it.
  7. What authors do you enjoy reading within or outside of your genre?
  8. Anything additional you want to share with the readers today?

April 13th (Thursday) EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads

  1. What inspires you?
  2. Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work?
  3. What do your plans for future projects include?
  4. Do you ever get writer’s Block?
  5. Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
  6. Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different?

April 14th (Friday) Fabulous and Brunette

Guest Post:  Five reasons to read Lake of Sins

April 17th (Monday) The Reading Addict

Guest Post:  My Advice For New Writers.

April 18th (Tuesday) Books in the Hall

Guest Post:  Secrets to writing a series

April 19th (Wednesday) The Kronicles of Korthlundia

  1. If you could have written any other book by any other author, what would it be, and why?
  2. Tell us something about how you write? i.e. are you a plotter or a pantser?
  3. Do you have any weird or necessary writing habits or rituals?
  4. Could you tell us a bit about your most recent book?
  5. Of all the characters you have created, which is your favorite and why?
  6. What is your favorite writing tip or quote?
  7. Tell us a little about your plans for the future. Do you have any other books in the works?

April 20th (Thursday) The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

Guest Post:  What is the most interesting thing that’s ever happened to you?

April 21st (Friday) Books Chatter

Guest Post:  Where Do Characters Come From?

April 24th (Monday) T’s Stuff

  1. How did you do research for your book?
  2. Do you have another profession besides writing?
  3. If you could go back in time, where would you go?
  4. What is your next project?
  5. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

April 25th (Tuesday) Long and Short Reviews

Guest Post:  My Top 5 Strangest Experiences

April 26th (Wednesday) Kit ‘N Kabookle

  1. What inspired you to become a writer?
  2. If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?
  3. Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book,
  4. Which of your characters would you go out for drinks and/or pizza with?
  5. You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?
  6. Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

April 27th (Thursday) The Pen and Muse

  1. Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
  2. Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
  3. How do you create your characters?
  4. Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
  5. How do you get your ideas for writing?
  6. Anything else you’d like to share?

April 28th (Friday) Book Lover Promo

Guest Post:  The Things (Oh so many things!) I Wish I Knew About Being An Author I Didn’t Know

May 1st (Monday) The Avid Reader

  1.  What inspired you to write Lake of Sins: Hangman’s Army?
  2. Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in the Lake of Sins series or what you have planned for the future?
  3. Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Lake of Sins: Hangman’s Army?
  4. You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?
  5. If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?
  6. Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

May 2nd (Tuesday) Reviews By Crystal

  1. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?
  2. What are you currently working on?
  3. Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP?
  4. Do you have a favorite snack that like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us?
  5. Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?
  6. When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby?
  7. Do you have a favorite background noise you like to having going while you write (TV, Music, kids playing)?
  8. Thanks for visiting. It has been a pleasure having you visit today. Can you think of anything else you would like to share with us today?

May 3rd (Wednesday) Caffeinated Reads

  1. What was your inspiration for becoming a writer?
  2. Who are your biggest influences?
  3. What are your favorite genres to read?
  4. Do you have any book recommendations for your readers?
  5.  Do you have any advice for upcoming writers?

May 4th (Thursday) Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

  1. What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?
  2. Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
  3. What do you think makes a good story?
  4. What is the hardest part of writing your books?
  5. What group did you hang out with in high school?
  6. What are your favorite TV shows?
  7. Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?

May 5th (Friday) Two Ends of the Pen

  1. Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book?  Is it part of a series?
  2. Do you have a favorite character?
  3. Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
  4. Did you try the traditional route to publishing, i.e. querying agents/publishers?
  5. What factors influenced your decision to self-publish your book(s)?
  6. Do you belong to a critique group? Have they helped improve your writing?
  7. Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
  8. Besides Amazon, are there any other sites where your books are for sale?
  9. Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
  10. Besides writing, do you have any other passions?

Win a Kindle and Free Books

Hey Everyone,

There are a couple of promotions that I want to tell you about.

The first one runs from now until January 17th, so hurry and check it out.  You can get FREE and Discounted horror, suspense and thriller novels.  Something to keep you warm and scared on those cold winter nights!

Click Here to Check out the Books.

 

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You can also enter to WIN a KINDLE Paperwhite.  This giveaway runs through the end of the month, but the more you share with your friends the more entries YOU get in the drawing (brilliant idea!).

Click Here to Enter to Win A Kindle Paperwhite.

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