Cover reveal: Halo by Olga Gibbs

Hello everyone! I’m glad to be helping out my friend Olga Gibbs. She’s a lovely author who has put out three books and today is her cover reveal!

Halo by Olga Gibbs

Here’s a little about her new book below.

Synopsis:

“I am Uriel: The Harbinger of Chaos, The Keeper of the Gates, The Begetter of Life, The Dam of The Ends and I’m coming to take what’s mine!”

The clash with Baza and his angels had demonstrated to Ariel that Earth (Apkallu) is not the safe heaven she thought it might be and it is only a matter of time before she’s dead. The only way to survive is to fight back and to accept her destiny.

But as Ariel, with Jess in tow, returns to Uras she’s rejected in her own domain, and needs to fight to suppress the revolt against her reign. The angels refuse her and her lead, abandoning her and Uras in favour of a new ruler.

She knows that without an army of followers she won’t stand a chance against Baza or Mik’hael, so now she needs to go into most unexpected places to find one

Halo Goodreads link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49677378-halo

Author Bio

Amazon Best-selling Author Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.

She is currently writing the final books in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller.

Please visit author website www.OlgaGibbs.com for more information on upcoming books.

Here’s a shot of all four of her books in this series:

Author, Olga Gibbs

Author links

Website: https://olgagibbs.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/olgagibbsauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olgagibbsauthor/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorOlgaGibbs/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/olgagibbs
Bookbub Author Page: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/olga-gibbs
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17733283.Olga_Gibbs

Purchase Links:

Heavenward purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/bWzWlx
Hallow purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/m2vkw6
Harbinger Purchase link : https://books2read.com/u/bx8n1l
Halo Purchase Link: https://books2read.com/u/3nvW56

It’s paperback time!

Hello, my lovelies!
 

How have you been!??

I’ve been a busy bee. Did you know A Raven’s Touch and A Raven’s Revenge are now in paperback? It’s been a long time coming, but they are indeed very real. 

During the holidays I ran a paperback special and I *just* shipped the last two copies off. However, IF there’s any interest I’ll re-order more books. 

What do you get?

– 2 signed paperbacks (A Raven’s Touch & A Raven’s Revenge
– 1 bookmark (as pictured in the header image)
– 2 magnets (one of each book cover)
– A handwritten thank you note with a wax seal “L”
Each book is $12 UDS + $20 USD shipping

Here’s me opening my first shipment of A Raven’s Touch!

Here’s me opening my first shipment of A Raven’s Revenge!

If you’d like signed copies, reply back to this email to let me know. 🙂

If you haven’t already, do join my group, we have a pretty good time: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lindasbloodletters/

What’s it like to be an indie author?

This post is a test to see what I can do with this software I’m trying out. I’m curious to see if I can use all the required keywords to rank higher in google.

Let’s begin, shall we?

What’s it like being an independent author? Well, for one thing, you’re your own boss, and you have creative control. You’re in charge of your own writing career and if you have some funds, you can hire people who offer author services to help you out. What kind of services? Someone who can help you produce a quality product like a professional editor, personal assistant to keep you organized, and a promotional company to hype you in the book market. Mind you, most indie authors do everything themselves. 

Document with a red pen and red pen marks.

You can still be an indie author if you’re with an independent publisher. Most of the time, they work with you for your cover and editing, but you’re still on your own for promotions. Part of promoting means creating an author website. If you’re handy with that type of thing, you’re lucky! Not everyone is and that’s part of the process, discovering what you’re good at and what you may need help with. Publishing and being indie tend to go hand in hand unless, for some miraculous miracle, you were scooped up by a traditional publishing house/ publishing company. Mind you, your life is not a bed of roses either. 

Sure, it seems like the dream. Getting that contract and screaming while printing it out and steadying your hand while you sign away your life. There are many stipulations when it comes to contracts. All of a sudden things change. You don’t have control of your cover, your words, or pretty much anything. Sure, you may be selling more books, but at what cost? You’re doing events you didn’t want to, but now you’re under contract and have to oblige, you’re writing like a mad person to keep up with deadlines, and suddenly, all those Stephen King movies about crazy writers feel like they hit a little too close to home. When was the last time you changed out of that robe and took a shower? 

Everyone has a different experience, so hey, maybe things are better than this. Feel free to let me know in the comments. I’m very curious if anyone has experienced what I described. I’m mainly kidding, and my imagination runs away with me sometimes. 

The dream of every indie author is to have published at least one book. Whether that book is published on their own, with a small press, or a fancy publishing house, authors have to accept they are in the publishing business. It’s not good enough to say, I’m just going to stay locked up in my room and come out when I have a draft. Oh no, you’re a publishing author now, and there’s a whole business side to things. Writing and publishing become a vicious circle. You write you publish, you write some more, you publish again all in the hopes of being discovered. The hope is what keeps so many people going. I’ve met indie authors who have published over 30 books and yet no one outside of their circle knows them. Are they failures? Absolutely not. They’re champions in my books. Anyone who sits there with their nose to the grindstone is incredible. 

It takes dedication to sit there and churn out a book. Not everyone can do it. Think back to English class. If a two hundred word essay was a pain, just imagine what it’s like to write a book that’s 104,000 words. 

Man stands on a mountain with arms raised

When I first wrote A Raven’s Touch, it was almost 200,000 words. I had an editor who helped me scale it back to half that amount, but it was a chunk of a book. I think most first time authors make the mistake of overwriting. It’s so easy to do and again, that’s why you need an editor. When I wrote, A Raven’s Revenge, I scaled it back and it clocks in around 55,000 words. 

Being an indie author is more complicated than most people realize. Once you’ve written your masterpiece, you have to tell people about it. That’s where most people have problems, they’re introverted or they’re just not sure how to go about promoting. I’d highly recommend getting a promotional company to help you out. It’s painful to have your product not selling when you’ve put so much work into it. Once you get on your feet you can start to do things on your own. It’s a long road and some help along the way is never a bad thing. 

I could go on and on about this topic, but I don’t know if I’d stop! What’s your experience like? Are you an indie author in the making or have you already published? 

Harbinger by Olga Gibbs – Cover Reveal

“I’m no longer human. I am Uriel: The Harbinger of Chaos, The Keeper of the Gates, The Begetter of Life, The Dam of The Ends, and I came to take back what’s mine.”

The final battle has begun!

“HARBINGER” Goodreads link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48200966-harbinger

Author Bio
Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers. She is currently writing the final books in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller.

Please visit author website www.OlgaGibbs.com for more information on upcoming books.

Author links
Website: https://olgagibbs.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/olgagibbsauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olgagibbsauthor/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorOlgaGibbs/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/olgagibbs
Bookbub Author Page: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/olga-gibbs
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17733283.Olga_Gibbs

Purchase Links:
Heavenward purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/bWzWlx
Hallow purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/m2vkw6

Amazon gift card contest!

Are you in my reader’s group? Is it safe for me to assume that most people who follow me have read my book(s)?

If you’re a fan, why not check out my group? I’ve got a small contest running. Check out the pinned post for details and your chance to win an Amazon gift card!

Here’s the link to join:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lindasbloodletters/

Just for fun, let me know you came from the blog. 😉

Paperback writer…

It’s not hard to tell which Beatles song is my favourite. I used to listen to that song on repeat thinking ONE day I will be that person.That day has finally come. This past weekend I signed A Raven’s Touch and A Raven’s Revenge paperbacks for one of my most loyal fans. If you don’t know about Books to Curl Up with Blog, now you do.

Signing my name on the first page made me swell with such pride I cannot describe the emotions bursting inside. It was like a fireworks display was popping off in me; I was so giddy!


Thank you to all of my fans who believed in me! Thank you to my husband who supported me! Thank you to all the well wishes from friends! It’s this amazing trifecta that helped push me over the finish line.

If you’re reading either book, come join my reader’s group, we have a good time.

A Raven’s Revenge Go Live Party!

But Linda, isn’t A Raven’s Revenge already live (and in paperback)? Why yes, yes it is. Apparently, I’m really bad at figuring out how pre-orders work and kinda screwed up the date, but whatever, let’s celebrate anyway. Why not, right? Who doesn’t like a good ole party?

If you’ve already read A Raven’s Touch (ebook now $0.99), pick up A Raven’s Revenge.

IF you get either of the books in paperback, the ebook version is FREE!

Both are FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

A Raven’s Revenge Go Live party:
October 24, 2019 11am – 8:30pm EST
https://www.facebook.com/events/1277695452405678/

Join my group to participate:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lindasbloodletters

The event will be held in my group. You have to join to get into the party!

It’s going to be a PACKED Party


Time slots:
11:00 – 11:30 Linda intro
11:30 – 12:00 Lisa Arrington
12:00 – 12:30 Anna Morrigan PA for T.a. Moorman
12:30 – 1:00 Karen Clow
1:30 – 2:00 Ali Lauderdale
2:00 – 2:30 Trish Beninato
2:30 – 3:00 Trish Beninato
3:00 – 3:30 Stephanie Ayers
3:30 – 4:00 Stephanie Ayers
4:00 – 4:30 Giveaways with Shannon AvangelineAuthor Angela Ford, and Olga Gibbs Author
4:30 – 5:00 Astrid Johnsson
5:00 – 5:30 Astrid Johnsson
5:30 – 6:00 Tiki Kos
6:00 – 6:30 Ali Winters
6:30 – 7:00 Lexi Swann
7:00 – 7:30 Marie Hoping
7:30 – 8:00 Marie Hoping
8:00 – 8:30 Linda wrap up

After this I have ONE MORE take over. October is a busy time, but hey, spooky time only comes once a year!

I’d LOVE to see your pics, so if you do pick up the paperbacks tag me!!

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If you can leave a review on Amazon I’d LOVE that! it’s the only way people will notice an indie author.

THANK YOU!!