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Friday once again. Always glad to see it roll around. No particular reason other than it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the week and see if I’ve done anything worthwhile. Hold on let me think a moment. *crickets*

I’m back. This week was pretty productive. I finished up all the edits within my power on Circumstances of Childhood and sent it off to the editor. That was a biggie this week. I also placed My GRL on an Amazon Marketing Services promotion. I will be interested to see how that goes. This is the first time I have done it seriously. The idea is for Amazon to match your book with searches done by their customers. I managed to come up with over 200 keywords so this effort should be more telling on the program. I’ll keep you posted. Today’s John Ku talks about trying new things. Hope you…

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Good, Bad, or indifferent?

Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie

death book

What is the most important achievement in an author’s life?

I can think of many thinks that are equally important, like

Completing a novel

Seeing your book in print

Being published, either traditionally or self

These are all important of course, but the one I’m thinking about is receiving good reviews for your work.

But apparently, according to Tara Sparling, there are better reviews we could get. Reviews that could sell more books than any of those 5-star reviews.

These are the bad reviews.

You may have heard the expression, “there is no such thing as bad publicity” and history has proved this to be true. The minute someone says how much they hated something, people immediately want to see for themselves.

Think of all the books that have been banned. People will break their necks to get a copy. Some of the best-selling books in the world started…

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BOOK REVIEW: “Panama” By C.S Boyack.

Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke.

BOOK REVIEW: Panama by C.S Boyack.

MEET THE AUTHOR:

BOOK REVIEW BIO PICTURE OF C S BOYACK

I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.

I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.

I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.

BOOK REVIEW COVER PANAMA BY CS BOYACKBLURB:

Ethan and Coop are sent…

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Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

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unnamed (7)On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the tragedy and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot–the mystery surrounding the crash heightens. As the passengers’ intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy: Was it merely dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and…

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#RRBC 2017 SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY

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HELLO ALL AND WELCOME TO THE

2017 SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY!

You Are Visiting Oak Park, Michigan USA!

Have A Wonderful Tour!!

HERE IS WHAT I AM GIVING AWAY TODAY!

1st PLACE WINNER: $10 Amazon Gift Card

 2nd PLACE WINNER:  Autographed Hardcover Limited Edition, Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community

 3RD PLACE WINNER:  Autographed Paper Back Copy Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!!

Leave a comment and you could be a winner!!

Number of winners for this stop:  3

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OUR LADY OF VICTORY

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You all know how much I love history and old buildings with historic significance. That’ why I joined forces to help save our train station years before I thought about writing a book. I became the news after putting on a city-sponsored event to bring attention to this forgotten piece…

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“She Marches Through Fire (November Snow Book 3)” by A.M. Manay

http://amzn.eu/7Q9sHl2

I give this book 5 out 5 stars.
Where to begin without giving too much away.
I love what hapons after the fewneral. I did not see that one coming in my bids idioms.
Liked the prices using the swot or cost.
The end felt realistically to me. But like all good books you want to know what hapons next?
I would recommend this book to anyone over 16.

#vampires, #fey,

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Curated Content 04/07/17

Story Empire

Craig here, and it’s Ffriday. At Story Empire this means it’s time for our weekly curated content post.

This is where our members share things they’ve discovered during the week that may be of interest to our fellow authors.

Before you start clicking away, don’t forget the posts we’ve presented this week:

The Three Legged Stool of Writing, which I wrote.

And a great editing and formatting post, by PH Solomon.

Today is the last day of our Story Empire Roadshow. You still have a chance at the prizes, so you might want to check the tour page and comment on the individual host blogs.

Click to your heart’s content, and let us know if you find something helpful.

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