Wow! #99¢ eBook Extravaganza - 20 Bks That Are Less Than A Buck

Each e-book below has been reduced to 99¢. I don’t know how long these prices will last, so grab them while you can. Clicking the covers will take you directly to the Kindle Store. This is one time I don’t mind being called easy and cheap. *laughing* Now, go! Shop! Let's celebrate the arrival of November.

  
  
   

    
    
    
  





Self-Publishing 101: Your Amazon Author Page

Many of you know I run a blog called Awesome Romance Novels. All too often as I write up the posts for the books I promote, I'm surprised to see that authors have not created an Author Page on Amazon. Why, oh, why do authors not take advantage of this wonderful marketing tool?

I won’t lecture you about the many reasons you should climb up onto this FREE soapbox that Amazon offers, but I will recommend that you do it. And I’ll even give you a quick how-to:

1.     Create an account at AuthorCentral.com. Here’s how.
2.     Once your account is created, claim your books.
3.     Upload a photo of yourself. Readers love to actually see you!
4.     Write an active bio which includes accolades, awards, and social media information.
5.     Use Author Central to update the product descriptions of your books.
6.     Check your Author Ranking. It’s a really cool feature.

For more information on Author Central and the importance of this platform, see Jackie Weger’s post on Novel Authors At Work. Also, check out what Amazon has to say about all that Author Central has to offer.

Now go do it. Do it now!

Do you have a Self-Publishing 101 tip to offer? Please share your knowledge in the comment section. 





Ode to my #Mazda Miata



Oh, my Miata, I love you so
I must put you in park, but I want to drive mo’
Your gleaming liquid silver just melts my heart
Your sporty curves are a true work of art

My husband wants to drive, but I say, “NO!”
Oh, my Miata, I love you so
Your gorgeous leather feels good on my rump
With such smooth handling, I feel nary a bump

You can fly like the wind; you can stop on a dime
Behind the wheel, I have a grand time
I even dream about driving; I want to go, go, go
Oh, my Miata, I love you so

~  ~  ~




Understanding Goodreads for Authors With Julie Whitely, Goodreads Librarian

Understanding Goodreads for Authors

Goodreads has been a mystery to many authors who would like to make better use of the site without making etiquette mistakes. It was my good fortune to meet Goodreads librarian, Julie Whitely, who has come to our rescue. I collected a list of the biggest concerns to authors and Julie has graciously addressed them in this informative and helpful blog. She is sharing a lot good information and tips. I appreciate that Julie is, above all, a lover of books, as are all the participants on Goodreads.

Now, from Julie:

First of all, I would like to thank Cheryl for inviting me to be a guest on her blog.

As a reader, I never really gave much thought to Goodreads from the author's perspective. Well, I am thinking about it now that I have put my foot in it. I mentioned on Facebook a couple of weeks ago that authors and publishers were not using the site to their advantage. It seemed that authors were assuming their books were being added by little fairies. Of course that wasn’t the case, so many books are missing. I stop several times a day to add a book I want to put on my own Goodreads shelf. This had me thinking that someone somewhere was sleeping on the job, and that authors were missing out on valuable free exposure.


I got more responses than I could ever have imagined. I learned that most authors have shouldered the responsibility of promotion, but ma...

To read the rest of this great article, click the link to Cheryl St. Johns website:

From the Heart...Cheryl St.John: Understanding Goodreads for Authors With Julie Whi...:

★~*~★ Release Day for TEN CHRISTMAS BRIDES! ★~*~★ #TenBrides



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Join ten New York Times, USA Today, and National best-selling authors in celebrating the holiday season with a boxed set of stories brimming with emotion, holiday spirit and happy ever afters. From sweet to sexy, suspense to small town drama, travel from Belarus to Africa to the snowy Highlands of Scotland as Santa delivers our gift to you--love, laughter and happiness this Christmas.

You get all these books in one boxed set for $0.99.
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The recipes are the authors' gifts to you this holiday season. 
Enjoy these special goodies and have a wonderful Christmas. 
Best wishes from the authors of Ten Christmas Brides!






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Launch Day for TEN CHRISTMAS BRIDES is quickly approaching. Oct 22nd will be here before we know it. Join in the celebration with this great Rafflecopter Giveaway. Let's Party! 

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Southwest Chicken Crock-Pot #Recipe

A friend gave me a recipe for the crock-pot meal that she claimed is easy and delicious. I made it last week and she is right. Easy. And. Delicious. Now that the weather is cooling off a bit, I love to use my crock-pot. Try this recipe and let me know what you think.

Easy Southwest Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 lb bag of frozen sweet corn
1 can petite diced fire-roasted tomatoes (do not drain)
1 jar salsa, choose your favorite heat level

Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock-pot and then layer on the other ingredients: beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa. For the salsa, I used a 17.6 ounce jar of Goya Pico de Gallo because that’s what I had in my pantry. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 7 hours. When ready to serve, reach into the crock-pot with a pair of tongs and shred the chicken breasts.

Now, decide how you want to serve. Spoon this lusciousness over cooked rice, or wrap it in soft tortillas, or sprinkle on some shredded cheese and serve with crisp tortilla chips.

Serves 4 as a main course, 6-8 as an appetizer.

Easy and delicious! Enjoy!