One thing I love about flash fiction is how it lets me sneak back into worlds I've created but left behind because I had no more story ideas. My curse is I mostly write stand alones, and no matter how hard I try, I can't come up with good ideas for series. This piece is a repost from my old blog. The prompt was write something that included To the moon and the story formed so easily it was like I wasn't writing it but Cyc and Jacob were.
I'm joining yet another monthly feature created by Michael D'Agostine of A Life Examined. This one is called Flashback Friday (click the link to see the other participants since the html doesn't want to work for me. D=) and it's about, you guessed it, flashing back to previous blog posts. Some might call it lazy, but Michael calls it giving love to old posts that never got the attention they deserved. We all have them too. A brilliant post that got, like, one comment. Boy, that stings. I thought it'd be fun to participate in because I have new followers and I don't expect them to go back through years of posts. Hopefully, you like this month's pick. It's about the dreaded insta-love trope.
I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day, so of course I'd sign up for Sarah Foster's bloghop! Since it fell on the 3rd Monday of the month, which I designated as my monthly promo day, I had to decided to combine the promo post with the blog hop. Now, it's just a matter of who to drag to the party...
In the end, it only made sense to these two characters come. Which brings us to the first question Sarah posed.
It's Halloween over in the UK and other parts of the world, so I'm hitting publish on this now. In a few hours, Michael's US Amazon page will update to free, so while you're waiting, grab my other books at Smashwords. I'll also be keeping the linky updated with everyone's link to their post so you don't have to navigate their blog (although, a few listing go directly to the Amazon page because they were last minute and I said it was okay.)
If you remember last year I had THE BEST IDEA EVER thanks to a discussion on #indiechat. We were discussing holiday promotion and how weird it would be to hand out your books to trick-or-treaters. Then I had the moment where I was like "What if I did a blog hop where authors handed out their books for free to readers? THE BOOKS ARE LIKE CANDY!"
Everyone thought it was a great idea. Well, I'm sure there was one person who didn't, but most everyone.
As Halloween approached, I debated doing it again. It's not hard, so it was more of a "Do I want to be lazy?" decision. Then Kate Tilton messaged me asking if I was doing it because I filled out the form to be a guest on #K8Chat about it. I had to make a snap decision so I said YES!
It's that time of year again. No, I don't mean Christmas or New Years. That's kind of obvious. The time I'm talking about is Angela Kulig's Annual Stocking Your E-Reader Sale. It's a magical time of year where the snow is falling, you do not want to leave your warm blankets, and you have a brand new e-reader in dire need of books! Don't worry, you don't have to get out of bed to fix that.
The holidays are here and what better time to spread the joy and love of reading. I'll be offering Snapshots for free on Amazon. It's my gift to you for being awesome. Why are you awesome? Because I said so. =P When you're done consuming Snapshots like Santa consumes cookies and milk, head over to Wattpad where I have a short story called Influence of Love that you can devour like cookies too.
You can't have forgotten by now, but maybe NaNoWriMo has distracted you, so I'll give you a reminder. This past Halloween was the Trick-Or-Treat Book Blog Hop. A total of 22 people signed up to give their books away in a Halloween themed hop. I was very pleased with the range of books offered. There was something for everyone. The hashtag, #trickortreatreads, worked well on Twitter. I saw a lot of people using it to promote their links and other links. I made sure I tweeted every link at least once. It kept steam pretty well. There were slow moments, but it didn't die out until close to midnight.
People loved this idea.
It was exciting for me. I woke up to Snapshots #11 on an Amazon list. By the end of the night, it was #1! I was freaking out on Facebook with all caps. What's more, I didn't have a chance to submit Snapshots to any promo sites. Making it free was a last minute thing because I finally got it into Select the day before. I wasn't sure it'd be free in time! But it was.
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* Marie Landry
* Rainy Kaye
* Story Dam
* Earthsong (comic)
* 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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