Williamsburg vampire novel

A Very Quirky Top Ten Lady Vamps List

selene imgres-1May I confess now that I’ve never seen any of the Underworld movies, and don’t care about Selene? Sure, from what I can see, she looks pretty cool in the black trench coat, but she seems way too much like a vampire version of The Matrix character, Trinity, who is awesome enough without even being a vampire. (To read more and see my “top ten,” click the “read more” button 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.)

It’s (A)LIVE!

its aliveJust wanted to let all friends, followers and the merely curious know that the SLOW RELEASE has started. Blood Diva is now live at the Kindle StoreB&N for Nook, Kobo and iBooks for 99 cents. The price won’t last more than a few days.It’s both a courtesy to readers and a marketing ploy. It’s as close as I can come to giving away my book without giving away my book. If you hate Amazon go elsewhere and buy the book for for 99 cents – until the sale ends.

8/10/14 Slow Release for Blood Diva Because We Like It Slowww…

imagesThe best things in life should never be rushed.

Blood Diva, the sexy, postmodern, Marie Duplessis vampire novel will be gradually released beginning this Sunday, August 10th. We’re taking it nice and easy for your pleasure.

The Kindle version will be up on Sunday, on sale for a very limited time for 99 cents. The book will be is available within a couple more days on Nook and Kobo. (Probably itunes as well.) It will not be “exclusive” or “select’ to anywhere, so epub fans rejoice! 99 cent sale ends soon! (Click “read more” for all the links and information.)

This is HUGE

blooddivajpghigh2Heading into the homestretch here…

Blood Diva is now live on NetGalley. For those of you who don’t know, NetGalley is a site where “professional readers” — reviewers, book bloggers, librarians and the rest (YSWIDT) get to download DRM copies of books for FREE.  I’m doing this through Patchwork Press Cooperative, so they are managing things, including deciding who is “approved”. I’m staying out of that, but if you are a reviewer and a NetGalley reader who didn’t get approved, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. I’d love some pre-publication reviews, which can be posted on Goodreads. Also if you aren’t following on twitter or facebook, please click those neat little icons in the upper right corner. Thank you much.