great self-published novels

Blood Diva and the Camille Connection

camellias coverIn 1847 the novel The Lady of the Camellias was published and became a sensation. It was written by Alexandre Dumas fils the son of the celebrated author of  The Three Musketeers, but that wasn’t the only thing that made it a bestseller.

The younger Dumas had had an affair with Marie Duplessis – a recently deceased courtesan known for her delicate beauty and her love of a camellias. (Click the “read more” button to see the rest.)

Where to Find Blood Diva…

What if you read a rave for Blood Diva over imgres-1in Persephone Magazine or on Opera Candy or on Bookmuse?  Maybe that led you to look  for it at your local book emporium. When you asked the clerk if she could order it for you, she didn’t close up the shop, let down her hair, take off her glasses and have sexytimes with you like Dorothy Malone totally did with Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep(to read the rest, click “read more” on your right)

I’m Giving It Away

Erotic_postcard_J.MandelI keep reading very confusing blogs about what “works” in the selling of the books. Call me an idiot, but I’d think writing books people want to read should be good enough. Apparently not. Nope, this will not be another whiney post about how nobody is buying my books. Whining is apparently very bad for booksales, as is begging. Judging from book covers, cleavage and soulful eyes are good. Perhaps I should rethink my cover, and go with a “French postcard” theme?

search-1So what does the great hive-mind say works? Word-of-mouth apparently, but it has to be on some humongous scale. Ads are good for exposure but the effective schemes are not only expensive, they require you already have a requisite number of positive reviews. So FIRST I’ve got to get those reviews. Doing the best I can on that front. Blood Diva is still available to “professional readers” on NetGalley. I don’t directly control who gets those copies, but if you want to review and are turned down by NetGalley or don’t think you “qualify,” write me. I’ll happily send an e-copy to anyone with a track record of fair reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads, as long as they have read the sample and description and know what they are getting into. (To find out more about getting your free ebook or paperback, click the “read more” button on right.)

Blog Tour Schedule

Follow me on the various tour stops:

September 8 Guest blog and review
Fang Freakin Tastic Reviews
http://Fangfreakintasticreviews.com

September 9 Guest blog
Mythical Books
http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/

September 10 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair.
www.pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com

September 11 Guest blog and review
Corazones Literarios
http://corazones-literarios.blogspot.com

To see the rest of the stops, click the “read more” button on your right.)