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It’s almost time to reveal my new cover for A Raven’s Touch. Just to make things fun, I’ve covered it up and I’ll reveal more tomorrow. 1.png

Contest time!

How to enter: 
1. Comment here if you’ve read A Raven’s Touch or you’re interested in reading it.

2. Subscribe to my newsletter. http://eepurl.com/bLecmr
You must check your email and click on the link to fully subscribe. I will be checking. 

Prize:
A $3 Amazon Gift Card!  (Ps. A Raven’s Touch is $2.99)

Date: 
I will randomly draw a name from the comments on Oct. 21 @ 10am ET. If you have not completed BOTH steps you will not qualify. 

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What’s going on Linda?

I am a busy bee!! I don’t want to overwhelm everyone, but I have some stuff going on!

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1. VIRTUAL BOOTH: Wednesday Oct. 12 @ 9 AM – 11 PM
I have a booth at the Virtual FantasyCon Paranormal/UrbanWhat the heck is this? It’s like a take over, but there are multiple ‘booths’, which is really a Facebook event page. It will go on all day and I’ll be dropping in to do games, fun activities, and a GIVE AWAY! It will be a fun time, so come say hello.

2. FOSTER AN AUTHOR: Oct. 17 – Oct. 21
I’ve been paired up with an AMAZING blog called My Book Angel and they will be helping me spread the word about A Raven’s Touch and generally being super supportive. Go and give them a like because they’re such wonderful supporters of indie authors.

3. MY NEW COVER REVEAL: Saturday Oct. 22 @ 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM ET 
I’e redone the cover for A Raven’s Touch and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. There will be games and prizes! It won’t just be me going on and on. I will be joined by my lovely friends of whom are incredibly entertaining.
4. TAKE OVER: Saturday Oct. 22 @ 3 PM – 4 PM 
The fun doesn’t stop on Saturday. I will be attending a take over for the Maddox Files & Dice Maddox Series Book 2 Launch party!
https://www.facebook.com/events/302043093500091/
So yeah, I’m kinda busy, but it’s a good thing. In between I’ve managed to think about character development and I came up with something rather different for Seliki. I think everyone is going to really hate me for making them sympathize with her, but at the same time I think JK Rowling really turned the world on its head when she revealed Snape wasn’t who everyone thought he was.

NEW Cover news + Become my Patreon!?

So what have I been up to lately? Oh, just having a family crisis, but that’s thankfully been getting better. This week has been rather fun otherwise.

  1. I GOT A NEW COVER MADE! Okay, I am pretty damn excited about that. I have uploaded my cover to the retailers and we’ll see when they all decide to change. When that finally does happen I’ll throw a little countdown party. More details to come when that happens, but it will involve small daily give aways and then the BIG REVEAL! I’ve also started looking into printing books. Gasp!
  2. I started a Patreon account! I’ve been getting crafty creating personalized postcards and writing short stories. https://www.patreon.com/LindaBloodworth

What happens on this site?

How can you be a part of it?

Here’s a short video explanation: https://youtu.be/ZOVEQPX-3a0

Here’s what you get!

If you don’t want to receive a reward and just like me a heck of a lot you can choose to only donate. Do so here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?patAmt=2&u=3770385

Pledge $2 or more per A story

I will make you a personal postcard and handwrite whatever strange thing pops into my brain.

Get $2 reward

Pledge $4 or more per A story

You will get an EXCLUSIVE digital copy of ONE micro stories that don’t belong to an exclusive genre.

Plus, the post card if you like. 🙂

Get $4 reward

Pledge $10 or more per A story

You will get an EXCLUSIVE digital copy of FIVE micro stories that don’t belong to an exclusive genre.

Plus the post card if you’d like. 🙂

Get $10 reward

Pledge $15 or more per A story

You will get an EXCLUSIVE digital copy of FIVE micro stories that don’t belong to an exclusive genre.

Plus the post card.

PLUS: I will create a personal handwritten greeting video just for you.

Get $15 reward

Pledge $25 or more per A story

You will get an EXCLUSIVE digital copy of FIVE micro stories that don’t belong to an exclusive genre.

Plus the post card.

PLUS: I will create a personal handwritten greeting video just for you.

PLUS+ I will create a physical Chapbook with the micro stories delivered to your door!

Get $25 reward

Pledge $30 or more per A story

You will get to read one unedited chapter of my new novel, A Raven’s Revenge, as I write it.

PLUS the remainder levels of patronage:

You will get an EXCLUSIVE digital copy of FIVE micro stories that don’t belong to an exclusive genre.

Plus the post card.

PLUS: I will create a personal handwritten greeting video just for you.

PLUS+ I will create a physical Chapbook with the micro stories delivered to your door!

Get $30 reward

 

 

 

Phew! That’s a lot to take in. Those pictures are from my first Instagram stories. Too bad they don’t last because I think they’re kinda neat.

As usual, check me out on my other social channels. I’m more than happy to talk to you on any channel you’d like just let me know.
Email me with any questions or comments!  I love hearing from fans. 😉

Cover Reveal: The Haunting of Littlefoot Orphanage!

Hi everyone! I’m so glad to help out my friend Martina. She has written a novel and I’m part of her cover reveal group. Please do check it out!
Author Name: Martina Marie
Book Title: The Haunting of Littlefoot Orphanage
Tagline: A group of teens look for a thrill, soon find out the stories are real.
Genre: Teen/Ya Thriller/Suspense?
Release Date: Coming Soon!
Cover Artist: Desiree DeOrto Designs
~ Blurb ~
Their laughter grows louder,
Their little feet patter.
Don’t make them angry
Or your world will shatter.
There’s no where to go.
Chills run down your spine.
No where to run,
And no where to hide.
To them it’s a game,
And you’re the next pawn.
Play it correctly,
You’ll make it till dawn.
One mistake
And it all ends.
Don’t mess up.
Or you’ll meet their friend.
~ About the Author ~
Martina Marie was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up on the coast of North Carolina. She currently still resides in North Carolina, though more towards the mountains now, with her husband of six years and their five year old son. She has dreamed of becoming an author since she was in middle school, finally giving all of the voices in her head an escape. She has taken many medical classes and one day hopes to be a Neonatal Nurse; while magically finding time to write. She is obsessed with anything Wizard of Oz, mainly the Wicked Witch, and loves musicals and food. You can normally find her at home spending time with her family, playing Xbox, or binge watching her favorite shows.~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Website ~

~ Full Cover ~

 

Coming Soon-ish: New Cover + $0.99 Sale

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I’ve been kicking around an idea to give A Raven’s Touch some new life. Even though it’s not even a year old the sales have gone down as I’m trying to work on A Raven’s Revenge. What do I plan on doing?

  1. A New Cover!
  2. PLUS – $0.99 sale (for a limited time only)

I figure this sounds like a good idea. Now, I have to try to figure out two things:

1. Who will do this cover?
2. What the heck should it look like?

I’ve gone through lists of popular YA novels and there are a few categories:
A) Girl with no connection to the story
B) Big bold title letters
C) Cartoon style images
D) Real items as the only image featured
E) Close up of a face (full or half)

I am thinking since A Raven’s Touch is a dark story it should be predominantly black with ONE main feature. Now, whether that is the title and an item it’s hard to say.

Take these covers for example:
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I haven’t read any of these my assumptions are just based on the cover.

Red Queen:
This one looks bad add because there’s blood and you can tell it’s going to be a story about a power struggle.

We’ll Never Be Apart:
This looks terrifying. The first thing I thought was, “I hope this is a Hansel and Gretel retelling”, but it’s probably something of a horror story.

Vengeance Road:
This looks like it’s going to be a bad ass story with death, fighting, and sticks to an old fashioned way of delivering the story.

Cinder:
I know this one is a Cinderella story with an updated twist, so that’s not a true guess. However, I do like the aspect of what you see is not what you get. Interesting and simple.

How is a girl to choose? Any suggestions are welcome!

Maybe this is how it is

While I was writing a Raven’s Touch I did research regarding book promotions. I asked a million questions, “When do I do a blitz? What is a blitz? Do I have to have a Facebook party? How do I find beta readers? What’s the best way to promote my book?  How do I find readers?”

Honestly, I thought I was well prepared until I actually did go through the process of launching a book. Even throughout the whole thing I was confused. Only eight months later do I really have a better perspective. I suppose that’s how it goes with everything.

What struck me today, as I was going through a bookstore, was that I will most likely never be able to find my book there.

I will continue to write, even though I don’t think I’ll ever be famous. I’ll write because it’s what I want to do. I know I’m not in the same boat with anyone being sold in a store. All those books are also dreams. If I was one of those writers I would lose my mind with happiness. Good for them.