Monday, March 24, 2014

Summer Promos ~ When to Promo Them?

Since January, I've had a small rotating ad up on the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Web site which, I believe, has definitely helped with book sales for That Fatal Kiss. I'm a bit worried that when April comes and the ad goes, so too will sales. Pondering these things made me think about doing a summer promotion, and offering the TFK e-book at a reduced rate at all online retailers where it's sold. The question is: when? Is May too soon to connect with readers interested in filling up their Kindles, Nooks, and iPads for all their vacation travel needs? Is June too late? And for how long should I run it: a week, two weeks, three, a month? Writers, what do y'all think?

Readers, when do you buy your summer reading stuffs? Do you do it in one fell swoop, or do you pick things up as they arise in your line of sight (which is what I do, unless a fave author's got something coming out, in which case I shop with intent)?

All y'all: please tell me in the comments!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Color Me Blue...

Color Me Blue
by Mina Lobo

I feast but never fill up,
I bleed myself for love,
I tire of fruitless praying
for blessings from above.

So I don’t want to party,
and I don’t want to fight.
I don’t want to sing and
I don’t want to write.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Harried Haiku

Work's crazy this week
Thirteen, fourteen, fifteen-hour
days! No time to blog.


Once a year, from the tail end of February through the first week of March, my day job hosts events that require me to work stupidly long hours. Yesterday was a fifteen-hour day, and that was only the beginning! So I'm taking a brief hiatus from blogging, this Monday and next, probably.

Meanwhile, because I love quizzes (even though I sometimes mock them), here's a link to a fun one: Personal DNA, Your True Self Revealed. My results for this quiz are on the lower left-hand corner of this page—I'm an Advocating Visionary! What are you???