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Indie Authors – Please Read this!

I re-posted this from Holly Kerr’s site .  I’d like to open my page for indie authors too!

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: How many books, approximately, do you think you have in your personal collection?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Monday Musing – How Many Books?

This is my Monday Musing for the week, but it’s not about reading.  Should be Reading made some changes to her memes and while I’ll still follow along with her guidelines, this week I needed to strike off on my own.  But before I do, I will answer her random question.

I was curious about this, so I went down to my bookshelves and did some calculations.  Let’s just say I have between 500-600 hundred books and leave it at that.  This will be an exhorbent number to a lot of people (probably my husband) and but a drop in the bucket to others.

If you want to make your own bookish confess, leave a comment for me.  I’m interested in hearing numbers.

Monday Musing #2 – If you are an Indie Author, Read This!!

MY Monday musing this week is about authors helping authors.

Absinthe Doesn't Make the Heart Grow FonderMy novel, Absinthe Doesn’t Make the Heart Grow Fonder will be released Feb 17.  It’s the third book I’ve published, and the first one that I know what I’m doing (sort of) regarding the promotion/marketing of it.  I was clueless with my first book and a little more savvy with the second, but had absolutely no time to do anything.  With Absinthe, I’m starting early.  Maybe not the 4-6 months early the marketing gurus suggest, but hey, I’m not perfect.

In my search to find ways to reach new readers, I’ve come across a lot of websites where authors make a point of helping other authors.  I’m not listing them now, but keep watch, because I’ll be featured on a few of them in the following weeks, and I’ll be giving kudos to each and every one of them.  I hook up a list soon, as well.

Indie Author Spotlights

I was inspired by these authors and have decided I want to join in the fun!  I set up a indie spotlight on my blog back in 2013 (example from Rissa Blakeley) where I contacted a few indie authors to interview, but I kind of dropped the ball on that.  I want to pick it up again and begin with an invite to any Indie Author who comes across my blog, to feel free to contact me. I’ll feature you on my site, with either an interview or a guest post or even just a blurb about your latest release.  Writing can be a lonely profession and reaching out to others  makes it a more social event for me.

So contact me if you want on board!  I’m happy to help promote any way I can!!


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Get to know Me!

anna imageHey there!

I’ve gotten lots of new followers this week and I’m really excited about that!!  So I thought I’d let you get to know me a little!

 

Main thing you want to know if you’re visiting my site for the first time:  I’m an author.  I love to write, I love my readers and I love interacting with my readers!  I write a series of erotic romance books about a group of happily married couples who find a little extra excitement with their nrighbours.  My Husbands and Wives series may be coming to an end, but never fear – I’ve got lots of plans for the next series!!  How many of you work in an office?! 😉

Along with my ‘dirty’ books, I also write not-as-steamy- novels under the name Holly Kerr.

I found a couple of get-to-know you questionnaires on-line and I mixed them up to find questions I wanted to answer!!  Feel free to let me about yourself in the links!! xo

 

About me:

Favourite salty snack: Miss Vicki’s Balsamic and Sweet Onion potato chips

Song I love to dance to: anything – I love to dance!

Vegetable I hate: onion

If I could have a drink from someone from history – Henry VIII – to see what the fuss was about.  Of course I might end up married to him, or beheaded – or both!!

Worst physical pain: tore my hamstring.  ouch.  Almost threw up, passed out, and I cried.  It was a bad night!

What makes you laugh: something unexpected.  I love comments people make during a conversation when you’re not expecting something funny or inappropriate to come out of theirchris pratt mouths and you almost pee yourself laughing.  Laughing is a huge turn-on for me and I love someone who makes me laugh!!

Who taught me to cook: my daddy

What colour underwear am I wearing right now: green with purple lace trim.  I don’t do tightie-whities (or thongs, FYI!)

kirk cameronFavourite celebrity as a child:  this will age me! I don’t have just one – Kirk Cameron, Michael Jackson and the boys from the Goonies!

What word describes me: happy.  I love my life!  If you’re not happy, do something to fix it!

Do I love or hate rollercoasters:  I love them but my body has started to rebel and I get dizzy/nauseas when I go on too many.  But I still love them

My dream sandwich:  rye bread, salami, summer sausage, provolone cheese and a leaf of lettuce

Favourite cartoon growing up – Jem and and Holograms. Or the Smurfs

Coolest thing I’ve been for Halloween.  I have lots of good memories from Halloween but a few of my favs have been when my university roommate dressed me up as a pumpkin to take me trick or treating (we were 22), when I dressed up as a spice rack (names of spices taped to my body) and my Princess Leia costume!  (no not the gold bikini one!)