How to give away ARCs

Okay, so confession: I’ve actually never given away a legit ARC. Not a single one. Cuz I’m typically still writing last-minute before release days. But hey, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t get my butt in gear and prepare review copies, eh? And it definitely doesn’t mean I don’t wanna share this awesome video with y’all…

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Keep it consistent – Timelines

Whether you’re writing your first draft, particularly if you write scenes out of order, or if you’re doing some major editing sometimes it can be tricky to keep your timeline consistent.

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Questions With Characters Amie Graham The Island

Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!

Tell us who you are and what you do!

Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role?

What do you do for a living?

How old are you?

Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?

Hi Ember, thank you for inviting me here! My name is Amie Graham, I’m thirty-one, I’m a photographer and I’m the main character in The Island. Right after my Dad died I found out my now ex-husband was cheating on me. Like, a lot. I got pretty depressed and really just didn’t know who I was anymore. Anyway, that part of my life is over since my best friend, Tony suggested I do something out of the ordinary to find out who I was again. Sounds super cliche, I know. I wound up joining a humanitarian group that builds homes for families who have lost theirs in natural disasters and that’s when I found myself in Kauai, Hawaii. When I was there I met Gabe and Michael and, I fell in love with them both and they fell in love with me. It sounds crazy, I know! We tried to find out if three people can truly love each other, or if it was just the air of the island messing with our hearts and minds.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

The first thing most people notice is how petite I am. Well, they say short, and I correct them, it’s petite.

Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?

I didn’t at the beginning of the story, but I do now. I have an infinity symbol tattooed on my ring finger.

Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?

Oh totally! I think we’d get along great. We both love sushi, wine and shopping – plus I’m sure she’d love to dish about the guys with me.

If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?

I’d love to be invisible. I would have loved to of been able to hear some of Gabe and Michaels conversations when we all first met.

What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?

People who judge others for how they choose to live their life, who they love.

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Indie Spotlight Kristina Adams

Hi Kristina! Thanks for joining us today!
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT WRITING?

I have a day job as a content marketer for a technology company, so
when I’m not writing I’m either doing something for that or
working on book marketing. I don’t have a lot of free time!

On the rare chance I do have some free time, I spend it with my
family, go to the cinema with my boyfriend (especially if there’s
a new superhero film out), or bake.

WHEN DID YOU START WRITING?

When I was seven. My mum bought me a pretty notebook and I decided
it would be the perfect place to write a story. It was about a china
teacup that someone stole. I even did drawings to go with it. The
drawings are hilarious.

AS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WAS THE MOST PIVOTAL POINT
OF YOUR WRITING LIFE?

When I put What Happens in New York up for preorder. Before then
I’d been completely terrified of sharing my writing with the
world, but once it went up for preorder, all the walls of fear
started to crumble.

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FEATURE: Kara Liane

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Kara Liane is a lover of all things romance. She holds several degrees, including a Master’s in Management from Wayland Baptist University. Her husband of 15 years proudly serves in the U.S. military, and together with their twin elementary-age sons, reside in New Jersey. In her spare time, she reads and writes various things including poetry, stories about her kids, and her new novels.

Excerpt from Playing Heart to Get (Tryst of Fate, Book 1)

“From the moment I saw you, I thought you were an angel. I am drawn to you. I can’t make it any clearer. Your innocence, beauty, and charm have sucked me right in. I didn’t stand a chance, did I?”

I think he asked that last part rhetorically. I didn’t know how to respond. My mind was all of the sudden a jumbled mess. He did this to me. One minute I was fine, and the next minute I wasn’t. I was constantly off-balance. We were too far apart on the couch. He moved in closer to me closing the distance, and practically sitting on top of me. I moved my legs out from under me. Gee golly whiz, I was breathing heavy and probably embarrassing myself. We were staring into each other’s eyes. We both knew in that moment this would be the first time our lips would touch. I knew once I finally had a taste of him, I would never be able to let him go. Once I was surrounded by this heat again, I would be homesick when we would have to part.

I could hear his breathing change too. We did affect each other so completely. It was the final confirmation I needed for my body to green-light this whole thing. He moved his one hand to my cheek, and rubbed his thumb over my lips. I gasped at the shock of his fingers on me. I closed my eyes. I couldn’t watch him move any further into me; it was just too intense, and too intimate. It was too much! I was trembling with need and want. Everything led to this moment. Until finally his lips met mine in a crash.

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