It's that time of year again. The time where I gather authors who have free books to offer to readers for Halloween. (Thanks to C.D. Gallant-King for reminding me. I thought about it, then MIParaCon distracted me.)
WHAT IS TRICK-OR-TREAT READS, YOU MAY ASK?
Trick-or-Treat Reads is an annual Halloween event where authors put their books for free and readers go trick-or-treating to get the books. BOOKS ARE THE CANDY!
SO, WHAT DO AUTHORS DO?
A linky list will be posed for authors to sign up. It will be open until October 31st. On Halloween, create a blog post, Twitter or Facebook status directing readers to your book. Your book(s) must be free in order to participate. You can do that via a giveaway or by making the book(s) free on Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, or other retailers. The book(s) can be any genre. Just make sure to note the audience. Webcomics, fan fiction, and Wattpad stories are also welcome. The goal is for readers to find your work. Also, make sure readers can easily find your books.
Promote the event with the badges below and using the hashtag #trickortreatreads. You are welcome to create your own post on your blog. Email me and I will send you the html code for the linky list. The more people that know about this, the more readers you will meet.
AND WHAT DO READERS DO?
You have the easy part. On Halloween, hop around the linky list and download books! You can also help promote by using the hashtag #trickortreatreads or writing your own blog post about the event.
That is it. If you are an author. Sign up below. Linky will be open until October 31st.
PS: Don't forget to go check out my IWSG post over on my PJ blog.
Today I'm sharing a post that I used in my blog tour for Leaves of Fall. When I was writing it, I kinda had a 'Holy crap, maybe trees really could kick our butts!' moment. By the time you're done reading, you might think the same!
1: Trees can tell if deer are trying to eat them. Due to their ability to detect deer saliva, trees defend themselves by producing excess acids that cause their buds to taste bitter so that the deer will lose interest and leave them alone. (source)
3: One of the most dangerous trees in the world is the manchineel tree found in Florida and the Caribbean. Its sap is so poisonous and acidic that merest contact with human skin causes a breakout of blisters, and blindness can occur if it touches a person's eyes. (source)
5: Trees that live in cold climates stop growing during fall in anticipation of the first frost. Trees that had been embryos during cold winters stop growing a few weeks earlier than the rest of the forest. (source)
Birch promises he can get Armory home. He says not all trees wanted a war. Armory has no choice to trust him if she wants to see her family again.
Together, they trek across the ruins of America, meeting both human and trees who want nothing more than the fighting to stop. But the hatred between the two may be too deep to heal. Armory isn’t sure her friendship with Birch will be enough to convince the human race to take a chance on peace. Birch has a plan, though. He’s just not sure he’ll survive.
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So, did this post convince you that trees are more dangerous than you believed? Should we start preparing for the war against nature? ;)
I should have done this yesterday, but I didn't think of it. My IWSG post for the month is up at my other blog. Check it out here.
Every Friday is Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain and L.G. Keltner.
The rules are blog about something good in your life. It can be something little or something big, but the goal is to find the positive in life and celebrate it. Then hop around the linky list on Lexa's blog and see what others are celebrating.
This week I am celebrating launching everything under Patricia Josephine. The website is up, I have social media made, and I opened an Etsy shop for signed books. I saw someone else doing it and it seemed like an easy way to offer signed paperbacks to readers. I also added a few other items to the shop. You should all go follow me over there because I'm going to do less here now that PJ is launched.
I'm also celebrating the weekend. It's Sidewalk Sale in Sault Ste. Marie and I have a booth. Cross your fingers that I get sunny and warm weather and sell lots of crafts.
Oh, and the winner of my poll about the best creature was, sadly, not vampires, but witches and warlocks. What the heck, people? ;)
What are you celebrating this week?
* Marie Landry
* Story Dam
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* A Book Lover's Playlist
* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* George McNeese
* Lexa Cain
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Liana K (Youtube)
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