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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Ultimate Sacrifice Launch Tour #1

This week is the Launch Tour
of my first eBook short story 
Ultimate Sacrifice,
with reviews, interviews and promotion posts,
Available NOW
for download

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NB: It's available for free download from 1st - 3rd August 2012.



Tomorrow three lovely bloggers are helping promote the launch on 1st August:

Karla who is hosting a promotion post

Carol Kilgore who is posting, tweeting and Facebooking my story

and Heather Murphy who has her review of Chapter 1.

My HUGE thanks to them. See Thursday's post for the next exciting blog tour links.

Since there's more than one bombshell in this novel, I am organising a Bombshell Launch Party to celebrate the forthcoming release of my eBook Ultimate Sacrifice on 1st August.

Come dressed to kill, ready to drop that bombshell on someone you have always admired, longed to meet, wish to get even with or just simply envy. It’s the chance to say what you’ve been keeping repressed (real or imagined).
If you have a blog and you'd like to take part, all you need to do is post a picture or description of your chosen person along with the bombshell you’d like to drop.

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Monday, 30 July 2012

Bombshell Launch Party

Since there's more than one bombshell in this novel, I am organising a Bombshell Launch Party to celebrate the forthcoming release of my eBook Ultimate Sacrifice on 1st August. Now extended to 7th August.

Come dressed to kill, ready to drop that bombshell on someone you have always admired, longed to meet, wish to get even with or just simply envy. It’s the chance to say what you’ve been keeping repressed (real or imagined). Just have a blast!



If you have a blog and you'd like to take part, all you need to do is post a picture or description of your chosen person
along with the bombshell you’d like to drop.


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Friday, 27 July 2012

RFW Three Things

This week's RFW challenge is:
It's not always easy to say how you feel, so sometimes it's a good, or really very bad idea, to write it down. What has happened in the past to lead you to this point - pen poised, hovering over notepaper? Maybe you communicate better on paper than face to face...maybe you should have acted differently...but should you be sitting here writing it all down...should you be jumping in the car, heading off to see him/her face to face, sort things out?
Your call, your story - just make sure there are
Three Things You Could Have Done Better.

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I decided to use two of the characters, Lyndsay and Colin, from my forthcoming eBook, Ultimate Sacrifice and create a short scenario around the narrative to promote the novel. Please note this excerpt does not appear in the novel, it is based on the characters and the plot only as a hook/hanger style piece. (Check out launch calendar HERE

Lyndsay writes(in her diary):

I feel a hot blush travelling down my entire body when I think about it. I had so much on my mind at the time that I didn’t know how to handle Colin’s attention as well. Looking back I know there were things I could have done better.
 
I could have made my feelings clearer to him, instead of hoping he’d get the message. Yes, I should have told him straight how things were, but I was afraid the emotions would get in the way, so I stuck my head in the clouds and pretended. He told me I was lovely. It thrilled my heart to hear it, but it was all just a dream, make believe. I can't get that look he had on his face out of my head.
         Second, I could have met him, when he asked, to  hear what he had to say and explain how I felt. Texting is such a great way to avoid the situations you don’t want to deal with and sometimes pretending you never received a text message works well too. I’m biting my lip as I write this, as I know it’s another avoidance strategy. Ben took up a lot of my sensible thinking time. I conserved my energies for that and of course my mum took up the rest. With Nicola out of the picture I had no fresh perspective to help me decide how to be.
      Finally, I could have confided in Glenis, but I know exactly what she would have said and I didn’t want her and Stan getting upset and angry and worrying. I have a hunch Mum would be on Colin's side. So I guess I’m left to wrestle with the guilt and the hindsight all on my own! I just hope I get a chance to make amends when Colin gets back. If he gets back…
(312 words)

Have you ever felt like Lyndsay?

Oh and check out his eye-opening post at L'Aussie's Blog on image copyright.
RFW said: Madeleine took a character from her upcoming novel, Ultimate Sacrifice, and built on her for this challenge. We have Lyndsay regretting not doing enough to get Colin's attention. We feel sorry for her and wonder if she'll get a second chance. Every good wish for your Book Launch Maddy! It's finally here!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Yet More Launch Dates

Not long now until Ultimate Sacrifice hits the eBook shelves.
Once again, I wanted to thank all my lovely supporters, promoters and commenters.
I am currently studying in preparation for my new job in September and this is demanding much of my time at the moment, I'm afraid.
So apologies if I seem to be neglecting you all.



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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Suckie Spoilers


I just read a brilliant article 'Everyone Wants to be a Critic' by Joanne Harris
in Writing Magazine
about those who write book reviews about novels they've read and that tragically some of them add spoilers. I have seen this myself online, too.

While some plot breakdown is useful, it seems that being told the key elements of a story, by others who did not spend long hours crafting that novel, seems absolutely appalling. 


By revealing the crucial plot twists, these reviewers spoil the experience for others who have yet to read it. It also spoils it for the author who has carefully crafted their words so that these elements of their plot are eagerly anticipated and enjoyed by their readers.

It is certainly much easier to destroy someone else's work than it is to produce something of one's own that is worthwhile. It's a case of remembering to the share the love a little more,
I guess.


I will leave you with this youtube clip of a different kind of spoiler.
It resulted in
Wanderlei De Lima losing his chance at a Gold medal in the Athens 2004 Olympic Marathon, because of a spoiler.
Imagine all those hours of training and hard work, shattered forever...


So what do you think of spoilers?

For latest Ultimate book launch updates

Thursday, 19 July 2012

MORE Launch dates for Ultimate Sacrifice

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HUGE thanks to all these lovely people
for supporting the launch of my 1st eBook/ Novella.
So exciting!  There's still time to sign the linky and join in the fun!
Just email me whether you'd like to do an interview/ review or promotion post
On a personal note, I had my crown fitted and now feel like Jaws from James Bond films! I have also been busy reading up about ASD and challenging behaviour in young adolescents for my forthcoming job.

Do you have to regularly study for your day jobs? 

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