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Crossroads Goes FREE for Five Days!!

Are you a fan of choose your own adventure books? If you said yes, then the Crossroads stories may be you’re new favorite addiction!

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Crossroads-KindleCrossroads: The Delia Landon Story

On the night of her high school graduation, Delia Landon attends a party with her friends, to celebrate all they’ve accomplished. A night filled with laughter, dancing, and drinking. Her three best friends—Courtney, Lindsay and Beth—are extremely intoxicated as they climb into the back of Brandon’s jeep. Courtney yells to Delia one last time, “Come on, Delia, get your ass in this jeep! Woohoo! We graduated, so let’s celebrate!!” Suddenly, Delia finds herself at a crossroads. Either she ignores her parents warning and goes with her friends, letting the party continue or she says no to the peer pressure and calls it a night.

Whatever choice you make, just remember, in life… you can never go back!

EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon for FREE starting Wednesday June 14-June 18


Crossroads-Ella-ThomasCrossroads: The Ella Thomas story

When new girl Carly Matthews, arrives at Souhegan High School, Ella and her four best friends—Olivia, Rebecca, Sophia, and Hailey—immediately feel threatened. Senior year is supposed to be carefree and easy. But when the rumors start, actions are set into motion. Actions that can’t easily be undone. The newspapers paint them as “real life mean girls,” but this is not who they are…or rather who they were.
A hierarchy of popularity, years in the making, is uncovered when Carly’s uninhibited behaviors thrust Ella and her friends into a storm of bullying that leads them down a path they never imagined. Until finally Ella finds herself at a Crossroads where she must decide between standing alongside her friends to finish what they started, or come forward and take responsibility for what they’ve done. But just remember, whatever path you might choose for Ella…in real life, you can never go back.

EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon for FREE starting Wednesday June 14-June 18

GRAB YOUR E-BOOK COPIES FOR FREE WHILE YOU CAN!!

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Choose Your Own Ending With Crossroads!

Are you a fan of choose your own adventure books? If you said yes, then the Crossroads stories may be you’re new favorite addiction!

Crossroads: The Delia Landon Story 

On the night of her high school graduation, Delia Landon attends a party with her friends, to celebrate all they’ve accomplished. A night filled with laughter, dancing, and drinking. Her three best friends—Courtney, Lindsay and Beth—are extremely intoxicated as they climb into the back of Brandon’s jeep. Courtney yells to Delia one last time, “Come on, Delia, get your ass in this jeep! Woohoo! We graduated, so let’s celebrate!!” Suddenly,  Delia finds herself at a crossroads. Either she ignores her parents warning and goes with her friends, letting the party continue or she says no to the peer pressure and calls it a night.

Whatever choice you make, just remember, in life… you can never go back!

On Sale NOW EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon for only .99!! Click here to Buy Now!

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Crossroads: The Ella Thomas story 

When new girl Carly Matthews, arrives at Souhegan High School, Ella and her four best friends—Olivia, Rebecca, Sophia, and Hailey—immediately feel threatened. Senior year is supposed to be carefree and easy. But when the rumors start, actions are set into motion. Actions that can’t easily be undone. The newspapers paint them as “real life mean girls,” but this is not who they are…or rather who they were.
A hierarchy of popularity, years in the making, is uncovered when Carly’s uninhibited behaviors thrust Ella and her friends into a storm of bullying that leads them down a path they never imagined. Until finally Ella finds herself at a Crossroads where she must decide between standing alongside her friends to finish what they started, or come forward and take responsibility for what they’ve done. But just remember, whatever path you might choose for Ella…in real life, you can never go back

*Currently a contestant in the Amazon Kindle Storytellers Contest!!! So please share, download and rate Crossroads: The Ella Thomas Story TODAY!

On Sale 5/15 EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon for only .99!!  Click here to Pre-order your copy

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Huge success for 5 books…5 free days!!

As a writer, I spend countless hours perfecting my characters, double checking my storyline, and asking dedicated beta readers to sit through numerous versions of the same story. All in the hopes that my words will touch others.

Being an indie author is so much fun, but it can also be quite difficult at times. Trying to find your niche. Getting your books into the hands of readers. Compiling enough reviews so when those readers stumble across your books, they stop and take a second glance. And this is exactly why it’s so important to have a great team! From the writing, to the editing, and finally to the cover and interior design. We always say “never judge a book by its cover,” but let’s be honest, we all have. Which is why I’m so grateful to the team I have in my corner. To my editor Tom Shutt and the wonderful woman responsible for all the beautiful covers and the impeccable interior layouts…Judy Davison. (I cannot tell you how many times I hear, “oh my, these covers are gorgeous!”)

When I was deciding whether or not to take my books Kindle exclusive I was torn, because I know I have readers who rely on borrowing them from their local libraries (which you still can in paperback format) and others who purchase through small town book stores…and it is important to me that they are readily available to you. But with the series finally finished I wanted Lexie and Angela to find their place out there. For readers to get to know them and be touched by their powerful, emotional, tragic and uplifting story.

Kindle exclusive, or KDP select rather, allows indie authors like myself, several promotional options when we agree to offer our ebooks on Amazon and Amazon alone. One of which is offering up to five days where you’re books can be offered for free.

“Free? Everyone gasps, but how will you make any money?” It’s not about the money…at least not always, lol. Of course I want to make money off my hard work, but to find that niche I mentioned earlier takes time. It takes patience. It takes a willingness to look ahead. When I sat staring at these five beautiful books on the table, I realized I needed something big. I had to get The Harvest Series into as many hands as possible. Offering the series for free was how I would do that.

Each day I woke up to more downloads than the day before. I was blown away the first morning when I saw more than 400 books were now in the hands of readers across the world. And yes, I mean WORLD! From the U.S. to Denmark, France, Spain, Italy and the U.K. people were downloading The Harvest Series in droves. I was not solely responsible for this either. I had friends and family sharing my posts and spreading the word. And I had one blogger/reader friend in particular who graciously promoted the heck out of my books everyday, all week. So thank you Lisa at  ljsecretaddiction.com for all you do for me and many other authors.

Now, at the end of the five day promo, I couldn’t be happier in my decision. The reason? 1,380 copies of The Harvest Series were downloaded worldwide!!

I want to say thank you to all of you who diligently shared, by post or word of mouth,  about this unique little series or to those of you who took the time to download it.

As new reviews begin to trickle in my hope now is that Lexie and Angela will find there place in the big ol’ book world  out there.

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Amazon Kindle Storytellers Contestant!

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Crossroads-Ella-ThomasGreat news friends and family! Crossroads: The Ella Thomas Story has been entered into the Amazon Kindle Storytellers Competition for a chance to be chosen for an International book deal and some other great prizes, but in order to win, I NEED YOUR HELP!

Here’s how it works…Here’s how you can help…

Crossroads: The Ella Thomas Story is available for Kindle e-book pre-order for only .99 and will release on May 15, 2017. Pre-order your copy now and when it automatically downloads on 5/15, read it and DON’T FORGET to rate it on Amazon NO LATER than June 1, 2017 to help move me onto round 2! It’s a short, quick read so you can do! Here’s how round one works.

First Round. From 20th May 2017 through 1st June 2017, each Book will be rated based on the commercial viability of the Book (including, without limitation, with regards to the Book’s sales, borrows and customer feedback), and five finalists will be selected to move onto the final round, where a panel of judges will pick one lucky winner!!!

Crossroads: The Ella Thomas Story

When new girl Carly Matthews, arrives at Souhegan High School, Ella and her four best friends—Olivia, Rebecca, Sophia and Hailey, immediately feel threatened. Senior year is supposed to be carefree and easy. But when the rumors start, actions are set into motion. Actions that can’t easily be undone. The newspapers paint them as “real life mean girls,” but this is not who they are…or rather who they were.

A hierarchy of popularity, years in the making, is uncovered when Carly’s uninhibited behaviors thrust Ella and her friends into a storm of bullying that leads them down a path they never imagined. Until finally Ella finds herself at a Crossroads where she must decide between standing along side her friends to finish what they started, or come forward and take responsibility for what they’ve done. But just remember, whatever path you might choose for Ella…In real life, you can never go back!

Click here for a preview.

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The Harvest Series goes Kindle Exclusive!

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Hello Harvest Fans! Great news here. With the fast approaching book signings coming up, (Raleigh & Boston) I have decided to take The Harvest Series Kindle Exclusive! For at least the next 90-days, The Harvest Series will only be available through Amazon Kindle. Why would I do this now, you ask?

  1. If you or anyone you know has a Kindle Unlimited account, you are now able to borrow and lend all the books in the series for free.
  2. Starting on Monday 24, 2017 and running through April 28, 2017 I will be running an e-book special (which is exclusive to Kindle Select) where ALL FIVE BOOKS IN THE SERIES WILL BE FREE FOR 5 WHOLE DAYS! Yes, you read that right. All 5 books, FREE for 5 days. This will be your chance to download all of the Kindle e-books, free of charge!

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3. Enrolling them exclusively through Kindle allows an indie author like me more exposure, by offering the ability to run specials to help build a bigger following and of course sell more books! I often have some of you ask why I don’t do more than one or two book signings per year and to honest, because they can be expensive. Time away from work, travel expenses, and all the marketing involved. BUT, with more exposure, a bigger fan base and more book sales I will be able to visit more cities every year!

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4. By offering up my books for free for a limited time, this means more downloads and HOPEFULLY more reviews. Reviews might seem unimportant, but in fact reviews are the exact thing that help indie authors. The more reviews left on sites like Amazon, and Goodreads the bigger the books boost. Those boosts help with a books ranking, which then increases the books overall exposure. Reviews need not be long or complex, just write what you feel – – even if it’s just one sentence. And if you’re more the strong silent type,  review it with a star rating. Which ever you choose, be sure to at least review it!!

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5. The more exposure I am able to receive the more willing libraries, schools and book fairs will be to stock my books, which is one more way, you as the reader, can access them free of charge. As a YA author, libraries and book fairs are essential for reaching more of my target market. Not to mention simple word of mouth, lending, and those reviews… REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!

So you see, this is why I have chosen this route. I apologize for anyone who typically uses ibooks or B&N for purchases. I promise they will eventually be available through these channels again, but don’t forget the Kindle app is always free to download on any device!

Happy reading and don’t forget to download your FREE copies of The Harvest Series Monday April 24-Friday April 28!!!