Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Press Release: Everything is Better With a Cape



Everything is Better With a Cape - Press 
Release

From the author of I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse comes the hilarious sequel.
What is better than a sarcastic talking badger? A sarcastic talking badger with superpowers, of course!

Having survived the apocalypse, Kerry is back to being a socially awkward web developer, but when apocalypse survivors start ending up dead, with her next on the list, events begin to spiral out of control. Follow Kerry as she deals with life and fashion challenges, whilst trying to save the world in this hilarious sequel to I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse.

Be a hero, #WearTheCape



There was a really positive reaction to Heels, over all,” said Clepitt when asked about her sequel. “People loved the badger, which was to be expected, and they were all sad when he disappeared at the end. Of course spirit guides are only around as long as you need them, and since in this new story, Kerry’s life becomes a bit of a disaster, we see the triumphant return of the badger in all its sarcastic glory.”

I think it’s really important to write diverse characters,” she added. “The world is not purely one type of person, despite what traditional canon would have us believe and it is essential that everyone is represented. As authors we have a responsibility to write diverse characters where we can. It is also important to write what we know, so it is equally essential that we help and encourage diverse authors, so that all perspectives are represented within a modern canon. I also don’t think we should have to add “warning labels” to our writing, you don’t warn readers that your books contain straight people, do you? No-one’s worried that it will somehow offend people. Bigotry is not a sensibility I think we need to consider.”


Everything is Better With a Cape is due for release September 3rd. Visit chclepitt.com for more information.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Author Spotlight: C.J.Perry

It's my pleasure to spotlight C.J. Perry on Fantasy Fun Reads. C.J. is one of my twitter buddies as well as a fellow North Carolina resident. He wants to get his name and his writing out there so this book is an instafreedie. Yep, that's right. How can you go wrong with that? I hope you take advantage of this offer!

Get it here...  https://www.instafreebie.com/free/WhHtD

Here is the book trailer...


The second book in the series, Rise of the Shadowalker is also an instafreebie. Wow!

Blurb
Eighteen years have passed since Justin’s mother broke the God of Light’s Curse, freeing humans from the bonds of slavery. All his life he has been told his destiny lies within the dark fold, but Justin has never put his faith in any god. He is a Red Wizard, an order opposed to the war between Darkness and Light.

But when the Light returns for vengeance in the form a beautiful red-haired knight, the fuse of another war is lit. To stop it, Justin can no longer sit on the sidelines. Torn between family and love, he will have to make a choice, and put his faith in someone or something more than himself.


CJ Perry is sarcastic liberal nerd that played too much Dungeons & Dragons in his youth and never learned respect for authority, couth, or how to line dance. He is a NY transplant in the swing state of NC trying to vote it blue. He enjoys; writing, fantasy, writing fantasy, commas, and long, redundant lists.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Revenue Streams

Unfortunately, my Amazon eBook sales are trending downward this year. Despite my promotional efforts, it's getting harder to get those sales. Which is why I am glad to report that my efforts to increase revenue in other areas has had some success.

Back in March I decided to expand my distribution channels through Pronoun making my titles available not only on Amazon, but also on Kobo, B&N, Google Play, & iTunes. These are the results through the first five months of my expanded distribution. I'm not breaking the bank (yet) but these sales add up.



Last month my first book on audio released and already I have a dozen sales. This should add to my monthly revenue stream as well. I'm hopeful the second book on audio will release in September. These are being done on a revenue share basis through ACX so there is no up front production cost involved.


Even though eBook sales are down for me this year, my paperback sales through Createspace are up. I should pass the $100 mark in royalties at the end of this month, much earlier than last year.


These three sources of revenue should help make up some of the shortage in the sell of eBooks. I'm thankful to those of you that have purchased my books through any format!

Although Amazon eBook sales continue to be my biggest source of revenue, it's considerably down from last year's total of almost 6K. Adding to this total from other sources will help. Year to date eBook sales via Amazon..





Monday, July 24, 2017

Fangdemonium by Lucienne Diver: Blog Tour Stop


I love teen reads and when vampires are the main characters, it's all good! It's my pleasure to present a spotlight and review of the latest book in the Vamped series, Fangedemonium.

Blurb:


Fanged and fabulous…and hunted.
Gina Covella, fashionista of the fanged, and her entourage are primed to reveal the existence of vampires on the popular Ghouligans television show, when their former federal handlers swoop in to shut them down and imprison the vamps in one of their super secret testing facilities. Or not so secret, as the gang knows all about the horror hospitals and has sworn to take them down.
Their daring escape runs them right into the arms of “the resistance”—a group of humans and vampires who’ve joined together to stop the fighting that’s made Gina and her boy Bobby’s hometown a bloody battlefield. Going home brings them back to old nemeses as well, including the psycho psychic who declared Gina “chaos” and Bobby “the key”. They hope he’ll unlock the secret of stopping the Feds’s freakshow experiments for good, because they’re building up to something big. Huge. And they’re consolidating their power in the Big Easy, aka New Orleans, where what’s cooking is nothing less than the final showdown.

Publisher: Lore Seekers Press
Price: $6.99
Release date: July 17th, 2017
ASIN: B073BMFDJ8

Purchase Link: 


Excerpt:   

Alistaire . . . I still held the breath I’d taken. The moment suspended in time as I studied the sunken face of the psycho psychic I’d first met back in Mozulla. He’d been twisted into something both more and less than human—well, than vampire—by a failed murder attempt by his blood-daughter. He’d been too strong to die, and the spell too strong to leave him whole in mind or body. Or maybe he’d been half crazy to start. I hadn’t known him before his transformation, only after, when his body took on extra joints that bent every which way, giving him a spider or cricket-like appearance when he articulated to his full potential. I’d first met him when he’d menaced Marcy. The memory of his mindspeak skittered through my brain like swarming spiders.
Oddly, he’d saved my life several times over. He’d also threatened it, along with the lives of those I loved. He was nothing if not unpredictable. But still, I owed him. And no one deserved what I saw in that drawing. Tubes went into and out of him, and restraints bound him to a hospital type bed. He seemed to have become one with the mattress, making barely a dent in the sheets. The flesh of his face was nearly melted away so that his skin outlined bones and gristle. He looked like a living mummy, and I could tell the living part only because he was staring at the camera, his eyes as bat-crap crazy as ever, looking like he wanted to kill and eat something, but not before playing with his food.
“Holy crap,” Bobby said, staring with me.
“What is it?” Marcy asked. “I’ll trade you.”
I traded her the sketch for the note. I didn’t want to hold it one second longer than I had to anyway. 

My Review:  



There will be Fangs ♥
There will be Non-Stop Action♥
There will be Clothes♥
There will be Car Chases♥
There will be Shopping♥
There will be a Fashionista♥

Throw in some great side characters and just the right light touch of romance and you have another winner. Book Five is undead!!!

In prepping for this post I saw quite a few comparisons to other authors and other series. I'm reminded of Betsy the Vampire Queen by Mary Janice Davidson. A teen version of that with even more action. The whole series is just great fun and if you haven't read any of these books, I'm going to link to the first one. I urge you to give it a try. Great Reads!!!


Get Vamped (Book One):  https://www.amazon.com/Vamped-Lucienne-Diver-ebook/dp/B06XY53343

GIVEAWAY
There’s a tour-wide giveaway for copies of FANGDEMONIUM and a Rafflecopter gift certificate for 20 dollars! Open to US residents only.




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About LUCIENNE DIVER 

Lucienne Diver is the author of Vamped young adult series (think Clueless meets Buffy) and the Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series from Samhain, which Long and Short Reviews called “a clever mix of Janet Evanovich and Rick Riordan”. Her short stories have appeared in the KICKING IT anthology edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price (Roc Books), the STRIP-MAULED and FANGS FOR THE MAMMARIES anthologies edited by Esther Friesner (Baen Books) and her essay “Abuse” was published in DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins). More information can be found on her website: www.luciennediver.com.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jade: Audio Book is now Live ♥


I'm so happy to announce that Jade is now available on audio!

Get it here...
https://www.amazon.com/Jade-Three-Jamigos-Book-1/dp/B0741STLGL

Teaser:

4 LOLs, 5 WTFs, & 6 OMGs Surprises, plot twists, & shockers keep coming ♥

Blurb:

Meet Jade Smith, a magical mutt with a mission. A detective partnered with a shifter named Rolfe, she’s on the case to solve a slew of murders: Vamps are killing humans, and nobody knows why. When London Jane, the most powerful vamp in town, is implicated in the murders, Jade knows something isn’t right. Together with Jill, the Winter Queen of Faerie, Jade and Jane take their investigation underground. On the run, with nowhere to hide, they uncover a secret that could destroy Faerie, as well as the human realm. Will Jade stop the killer in time? Or will she be the next victim? 

Magic, mayhem, and mystery abound, and the odds are stacked against them; it’s three against three hundred.

Buy Links: 

Amazon   https://www.amazon.com/Jade-Three-Jamigos-Book-1/dp/B0741STLGL

Audible    https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Jade-Audiobook/B0741Q42G6

iTunes     https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/jade-three-jamigos-book-1-unabridged/id1262038654