SELLING BOOKS ON TIKTOK –

I heard TikTok is a good place for authors to be.

Yes I’m old. Yes I’m learning as I go.

And in spite of what others have said about it being a waste of time…

I posted this 60 sec video about supporting other indie writers by buying their paperbacks. No selfie, no talking, just books.

Guess what?

Over 200 views in 24 hrs and people messaging me asking for my indie book recommendations. I may not be selling my books yet – but I am perhaps selling yours!

Why say no to ANY free advertising?

WHY?

Are you on TikTok? Friend me @authortheresajcbs

Horrifyingly Excellent Authors Here

Essence Asunder by Feind Gottes

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One man.
Two Fiends.
A cold, dark basement. A table of torture devices. A garrote chair.
Jacob Falgoust has woken into his own private Hell where Pain and Misery greet him with open arms.
A reason wrapped in riddles of beauty and pain may be his only chance to escape the suffering. Jacob must find the answer before his very essence is torn asunder.

 

Quotes:
” As grim and horrific a story I’ve read in a long time, if ever.” – Rudder’s Reviews

” The horror in Essence Asunder grabs you from the first sentence and does not let go.” – Isobel Blackthorn

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Essence-Asunder-Feind-Gottes-ebook/dp/B07DNMCV1D

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948318342

Feind Gottes [Fee-nd Gotz] is a horror nut, metal lover and an award winning horror author. Feind Feind Gottes - author photo.pngcurrently resides near Omaha, NE with his girlfriend, son, and two crazy cats. 

Feind has had one novella, Essence Asunder, published with Hellbound Books along with short stories and flash fiction appearing in several anthologies. Several more releases are scheduled in 2019 including Feind’s first ever published poem. Feind recently earned his first editing credit by co-editing “Blood From A Tombstone” with Don Smith Jr. 

Feind is currently editing his debut novel, Piece It All Back Together, for a 2019 release through Stitched Smile Publications. The first draft of Feind’s debut novel won the 2016 Dark Chapter Press Prize followed in 2017 by a Top Ten finish in The Next Great Horror Writer Contest then winning the Vincent Price Scariest Writer Award from Tell-Tale Publishing.

 

Terrifying Collections by P.J. Blakey-Novis

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Collection I: Embrace the Darkness & Other Stories

Step into the mind of the unstable, where nightmares become reality and reality is not always what it seems. Embrace The Darkness is a collection of six terrifying tales, exploring the darker side of human nature and the blurred line between dreams and actuality

http://mybook.to/EmbraceTheDarkness

 

 

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Collection II: Tunnels & Other Stories 

From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost-hunters, dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween, peek inside the marble box, and feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night.

http://mybook.to/Tunnels

 

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Collection III: The Artist & Other Stories

The nightmares continue in this third instalment of short horrors from P.J. Blakey-Novis. The Artist and Other Stories contains a terrifying mix of serial killers, sirens, ghosts, claustrophobia, supernatural powers, and revenge guaranteed to get your heart racing and set your nerves on edge.

http://mybook.to/Artist

 

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Karma & Other Stories is a collection of six terrifying stories, with tales of vengeance, the occult, a deadly competition, a weekend trip which turns violent, witchcraft, and things which go bump in the night. These short stories pack a punch, with endings that will haunt your dreams.

http://mybook.to/KarmaIV

 

 

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P.J. Blakey-Novis   Co-Founder of Red Cape Publishing

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Author Pages

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The Gold Collection by

David Duane Kummer

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Around every corner, another mystery…
In every alley, the unknown lurks…
You were scared of the dark for good reason.

The Gold Collection Box Set is a compilation of all the books I published during high school, including My Abigail, She, She Watches, and Until We Burn. It also includes an exclusive collection of short stories titled As Trees Turned Away. You can buy each of the four novels individually on Amazon, or purchase them all for a lower cumulative price here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TVQJ9SY

My Abigail–
Abigail had a secret
She was different… but I loved her.
But after it ended, there were no words to describe her. No way to make sense of it all.
Something so sweet, so loving, so gentle… in the end, it was all terrible.

In this gripping, psychological thriller, Caleb meets the girl of his dreams. Abigail is pretty, funny, and she cares about him like nobody ever has. But underneath her appearance is a monster that nobody can control… and nobody knows about.

When he is confronted with the truth, Caleb must make a terrible decision. Will he love the person who’s hurt him? Or will the secret tear them apart?

What even Abigail doesn’t understand is that she’s dangerous. More dangerous than either of them realize. But is it too late to turn back?

Until We Burn–
Cyrus Street never forgot about his home. It was always in the back of his mind, with the memories, the nightmares. Alluring, always pulling him back. There were so many questions unanswered. Something he left behind.

When he finally returns, he’s drawn back into a world even worse than he remembers. Werifesteria, with its dark secrets and murky past, never changed. It remains a cesspool, a danger. There’s something about the town unnerving, yet enticing. It isn’t normal. It isn’t sane.

As soon as Cyrus steps back into it, the murders begin. He’s the only one can catch this madman, if he can only control his mind.

Everybody remembers the fire. Everybody remembers him. But there’s a darkness he’s buried inside his own head. And unless he can remember, the entire town will burn.

She–
She Watches Always.

Small river towns have always had urban legends and teenage boys who love their sister. Even every city has these. But this legend is different, and Michael is unique.

Michael’s only a typical teenager in this small rivertown. Along with his three friends, he grows up and survives school; he laughs at jokes and gets to know the town around him. But everything changes one night when his sister is taken. Everything is different for him and his friends, as their friendly town begins to feel and look more sinister.

With the help of a detective, they uncover secrets and plots that point towards the only hope for saving his sister.

Together, they will search to the ends of the earth, when in reality the answer is close nearby. In their hometown.

Together, they will face the enemy that threatens their town, their lives, and the future of everyone they love. It is the adversary with many faces and none; the foe that cannot be killed and was never born.

They go together.
She waits alone.

She Watches–
She still watches.

The nights grew longer and the streets became empty. There was nothing left in the city. What she had taken, none could restore. The terrible woman of the dark, who lived in the forest, who lived to destroy. She is a mystery; She was always mystery. And now She is back.

When Daniel Smith is lured home 20 years later, he has a family of his own and kids to care for. It’s been a long time away from Hardy, from the town where so much happened. There are demons waiting beneath every sidewalk and home -demons only he knows about.

Friends. Nightmares. Fears. Death. It all rises up from the murky past of the city.

Some things are meant to never come back.

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davidkummer7@gmail.com

My name is David Kummer, and I live in Madison, Indiana, a small town on the Ohio River. There’s lots of history and creepy places, which have influenced my writings. In my book SHE, most of the places and buildings are based off similar settings here in my home town, although I’ve changed them so you won’t know which ones exactly (if you don’t ask).

I would love to get to know you better, so email me or check out my blog at davidkummer.com. I’m always glad to give out review copies ( most of the time), but love it even more if you pick up a copy to buy. They’re all cheap. Reviews are super appreciated.

You may have read some great authors before and some fascinating books, but you’ve never had an experience like this. Try something and let me convince you.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TVQJ9SY

 

Click Like Share and  most importantly shop! 

Drop me a comment if you want a featured spot, or just a mixed author promo day, it’s free!  

 

EVENT TODAY

Hi everyone, I’m not blogging today because I’ll be attending a Facebook Event.

10am-11am est.

So if you wake up and get this, come check it out.

There will be hundreds of authors over the course 5 days, 24 hours a day, so you can pop in at any time. Meet people, chat and buy some books.

Let’s interact and have fun!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/565616523906689/

 

Street Lit Author’s Corner

Have you ever wanted to see your books in the public library?

Of course you have! 

And this wonderful project set up by some amazing people at the Patagonia, Arizona library are giving us authors this very opportunity. 

I joined in the summer, and it’s been a wonderful experience. 

You have nothing to lose. It’s free advertising, and you may gain a new fan or two. 

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Click below, check out their new blog, and join the fun!

via The Project

 

An author to aspire to, Karina Bartow

 

Welcome Karina, please tell us about your books, genre, stand-alone or series.

Forgetting My Way Back to You, my newest novel coming out October 15, 2018, is a love story about high school sweethearts, Charlee and Hunter, who reconnect after a decade-long estrangement. Their reunion goes much better than expected, until Charlee falls off a horse and loses every memory she has of Hunter. The twist enables him to play a heroic stranger and make her fall back in love with him, but it turns out a bit more difficult than he anticipates.

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Check out the Forgetting My Way Back to You book trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG26-Qn0hDA

 

I’ve also written mysteries. My debut novel, Husband in Hiding, was released in 2015 and was the first of a series that follows a deaf detective. None of its sequels have been published yet, but I hope they will be someday.

 

How long have you been writing? 

10 years

Are you traditionally published, or self published?

Traditionally

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Most times, it energizes me, but if I’m writing a part I have several times before, that can be tiring.

How many hours a day do you write?

Usually two to three

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

In my short career, I haven’t received too many reviews yet. The ones that have come in have, thankfully, been good, but I always get nervous.

What was your hardest scene to write?

I struggle with the action-packed scenes, such as the final takedowns in my mysteries and the accident scene in Forgetting My Way Back to You. Even when I’m watching them in movies and shows, my mind just blanks out most of the details, so my brain must be wired that way. Once I get the right nudge from my writing coach or editor, though, I figure my way through.

What is your favorite childhood book?

I love the Raggedy Ann & Andy series and Winnie the Pooh.

What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

How connected it is with your emotions. It can be hard to motivate yourself to write a happy scene when you aren’t happy, or to write an argument when you are. Sometimes you just need to write what you’re feeling and save it for the appropriate time…or delete it during editing!

Who is your favorite author and have you ever tried to emulate them?

Nicholas Sparks. His style inspired me for sure. I love how simple it is, yet how it stirs your emotion, and I try to do that.

What book changed your life?

The Bible

Follow Karina Bartow below:

Website-http://www.Karinabartow.com

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/karina.bartow.58

Twitter-https://twitter.com/KarinaBartow

Author Page On Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B076L4FCGV/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1531169136&sr=8-1&redirectedFromKindleDbs=true

Goodreads Page-https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15045283

 

Be sure to stay tuned for, Writing 101, with Karina and others as special guest writers – coming this fall.

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Marketing that works

The first hardest part of self-publishing is the writing.

The second is getting attention. 

As Indie’s we work our butts off in marketing our own work. There’s blogs, interviews, social media interactions, groups, videos, and on and on – you know the drill.

And of course, we’ll try anything ONCE.

The other day I was googling a business, and it hit me, “Why don’t I try putting myself on google maps?”

That’s exactly what I did.

I don’t particularly like that my home address is so easily visible, I’m sure a PO Box will remedy that. But I also am not hard to find if anyone really looks anyway – I figure while I’m not super famous – I’d take a chance.

This is how it looks when I google my name 🙂

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This is the results after only 6 days!

14,720 VIEWS 23 CLICKS cost me $15.19!

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Yes, it costs money, but you control it. I created a cap of $50.00 a month just to see how that would translate. It’s going well and not costing me a fortune.  You can also create weekly ads (you actually have to change them weekly, which I don’t care for) but I made a call to action, below.

Now people don’t even have to click through to my website, they can click buy and it takes them directly to my Amazon page. 

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Get creative, share events, re-direct to your website or Amazon. Take the world by storm and make yourself known.

I’m always open to discuss – drop me a comment! Theresa

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