Friday, April 27, 2012

Romance and Magic: Meet Author Jacqueline Sanders

It is great to welcome Jacqueline Tyrene Sanders, author of PearlS, which reached number #32 in a recent promotion on Amazon! First, could you tell us what your book is about?

PearlS is about a young woman named Pearl Sinclair, who as a child was mildly disfigured in a car accident. Her attempts at living a “normal” life were stunted by relentless bullying, as well as the rejection of her father.  Her lifelong goal of becoming an actress (and to work with Steven Spielberg), was an added struggle in her life because she was shunned by the Hollywood community simply because she didn’t fit their ideas of what a leading lady should look like. After Pearl’s father dies, she falls into a deep depression. After adopting two pugs, and inadvertently finding a magical tree, her life begins to take the shape of a fairy tale. There are no magic birds or spells in this fairy tale, but rather a demonstration that through hard work, believing in herself and taking in the beauty that surrounds her, Pearl is able to transform her life into one that she never thought was possible.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring Giveaway! Win Two Romance Novels!

You could win a free copy of both my contemporary romance novels, Her Latin Lover, normally $2.99, and The Royal Sheikh, normally $4.99 (but currently on sale for only 99c!), a total saving of almost $8.00!

Just click HERE and head over to Ritesh Kala's Book Reviews before 5th May to take part in this great giveaway!

As part of this giveaway, I am being interviewed by the wonderful Ritesh Kala and talking about my life as a writer, my favourite characters in my books (and my least favourite!) and what I'm working on now. Click HERE to come and take a look. Hope to see you there!  

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Is Twitter a Waste of Time?

How does an indie writer like Dracie Chan become a best-selling author? According to the Wall Street Journal, her only book, 'The Mill River Recluse’ has sold over 400,000 copies since it was first published on Amazon in May 2011 (less than a year ago!)

Hoping to pick up a few tips, I thought I would look at what Ms. Chan has done to promote her book. When I found her on Twitter @DarcieChan (easy to find), I was amazed to see that as of 14 April 2012, she had only 307 followers, was following 11 people and had made just 189 tweets! Obviously Twitter has not been a factor in her success. However, does this mean that I’ve been wasting my time tweeting and following on Twitter?