Book Trailers As Marketing Tools

Have you thought about hiring someone to do a book trailer for you? Watch Episode Sixteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author first! ~ Suzanne

Links:

https://pixabay.com/

Envato Elements: https://elements.envato.com/pricing

https://depositphotos.com

https://www.shutterstock.com

https://www.123rf.com

https://www.bigstockphoto.com

https://www.istockphoto.com

Envato Market: https://videohive.net/?auto_signin=tr…

After Effects tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bex2h…

Something Wicked in L.A.: https://books2read.com/u/3JVeje

The Star-Crossed Seamstress: https://amzn.to/2UVEIWX

On Dialogue Tags

Do you ever get tired of He Said/She Said? In Episode Fifteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I show you how to get rid of those pesky dialogue tags forever! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Grace Unmasked is available at this universal link: https://books2read.com/u/bMQ8l7 or at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aq96zg

Wikipedia (Dialogue in writing): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialogu…

The Mannequin • Quarantine Price

The Mannequin, Book One of The Mannequin Series, is quarantine-priced at $0.99 through the end of March. Use the universal link HERE to go to your favorite bookstore.

363 5-Star Ratings on Amazon!

Blurb: When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund saved the Duke of Swanhaven from the brink of despair…only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy-tale ending?

Don’t forget about the audiobook version, narrated by Stevie Zimmerman. It’s available at Audible, Apple, and Amazon.

The 20K Word Graveyard • Diary of a Mid-List Author

Have you ever had a project you couldn’t make work and you were furious you’d wasted your time? In Episode Fourteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I tell you how I pulled the fat out of the fire. ~ Suzanne

Links: An American in Paris of the West:Amazon @ https://amzn.to/33y2UCy

Duke of a Gilded Age: Universal Link @ https://books2read.com/u/bP5MrY at GooglePlay @ https://bit.ly/2WzI4kV or Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2QxxYNz

A Chance of Rayne: Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2UgrGms

Graveyard Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay: https://bit.ly/39aDJr2

Quarantine #Freebies

With all the hardships people are enduring due to quarantines and shutdowns, I wanted to highlight the ebooks and audiobooks (the latter are limited in quantity!) I have available, absolutely free. Everything is clean & wholesome (no language or overt spice). Although the audiobook codes are usually reserved for readers who sign up for my newsletter mailing list, I’m going to make them available to anyone who wants them at this time. Take advantage of whatever pleases you, with my best wishes, and stay safe. ~ Suzanne

EBOOKS

MAGICAL MISPERCEPTION (Fantasy short story, suitable for all ages)

For one, magical summer, Jona is selected to be a companion to Prince Lee and help him practice social graces. Despite her joy, however, she is expected to follow the rules: never speak to the queen unless spoken to, never forget she’s merely a servant, and never, ever fall in love with the prince.

Are the differences between a prince and a commoner too large to overcome, or are they just a matter of magical misperception?

To download, use this universal link HERE.

A GIFT FOR LARA (A Victorian short story, suitable for teens on up)

Lara Robinson wrote a love letter four years ago, but received no reply. Now the man to whom she gave her heart will visit Blythe Manor for Christmas. How can she enjoy the holidays knowing Miles Greystoke must despise her for revealing her feelings in such an unguarded fashion?

To download, use this universal link HERE.

AUDIOBOOKS

(Available at Audible, for US and UK markets only, with COUPON. These coupons are very limited in quantity, and will be given out first come, first served. Send an email request for your code(s) to suzannegrogers@gmail.com, specifying whether or not you are in the US or the UK. If the code is still available, I will send it to you, along with directions on how to redeem it.)

RUSE & ROMANCE • The Beaucroft Girls Series, Book One (Victorian romance, narrated by Helen Taylor)

Unjustly labeled a flirt, Kitty Beaucroft is in need of a fiancé. Lord Philip Butler’s father wants him to settle down before he can become a landowner. With no intention of following through, Kitty and Philip enter into a temporary engagement as a means to an end. Unfortunately, someone knows the truth and is determined to expose them.

Will the ruse turn into a romance before it’s too late?

RAKE & ROMANCE • The Beaucroft Girls Series, Book Two (Victorian romance, narrated by Helen Taylor)

Juliet’s plans to wed Lord Elbourne come to naught when she discovers he’s obliged to wed an heiress from overseas instead. To salvage her dignity, she enters into a ruse with the heiress’s brother, whom she views as a rake. Unfortunately, he’s also the most attractive man she’s ever met.

When Cody Gryphon first arrives in London, everyone seems to confuse him with his wicked cousin, Lord Gryphon, whom he hasn’t seen in years. His uncanny resemblance to the man doesn’t make it easier to establish himself. Nevertheless, Cody will do anything to see his sister Stephanie wed to Lord Elbourne, including entering into a temporary engagement with her romantic rival, Juliet. Although he intends to return to Texas as soon as his sister is wed, he finds it increasingly difficult to resist Juliet’s charms.

Can a rake and a debutante ever have their happily ever after?

THE DRAGON RIDER’S DAUGHTER (fantasy romance, narrated by Tara-Louise Kaye)

After Minna’s father loses his career, health, and wealth due to a rogue wizard, he forbids his daughter from studying magic. She carries on in secret, all the while plotting revenge against the man who ruined her father’s life.

Evan Valentine has attended a prestigious magical academy on scholarship, although he’s cleverly managed to conceal the fact from everyone. He’s on the fast track to success—until he discovers he owes a debt that can never be repaid.

Minna and Evan don’t realize it yet, but their destinies have been intertwined for years. Once the truth is known, they’ll be forced to choose between vengeance…or each other.

WHIMSICAL TENDENCIES (fantasy romance, narrated by Tara-Louise Kaye)

Although Cypher has no memories before the quake that destroyed the kingdom of Augury, she holds a steadfast hatred of the repressive Cauldian regime now occupying the country. Because her magical gifts are deemed subversive, she does her best to avoid detection–until she discovers the Cauldians plan to desecrate the ruins of nearby Castle Augur. She stumbles on a key that she hopes will unlock her memories…but first she must confront a long repressed horror at the Castle Augur ruins.

Featured Image by monicore from Pixabay

ESTABLISHING AN AUTHOR BRAND

In Episode Thirteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about why you should establish an author brand and how. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Coburg Cow photo (c) https://thesportsarsenal.com/2015/04/15/recognition-day-at-the-citadel-a-report-from-campus/coburg-cow-copy/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

ASMR videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asmr

The Big Gulf of Indifference

So you wrote a book? Just between you and me, I think that’s fantastic. Unfortunately, nobody else cares. In Episode Twelve of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about the challenge of making people want to read your book. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Lifeboat (1944): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifeboat_(1944_film)

Titanic (1997): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(1997_film)


Featured Image by Thomas Wolter from Pixabay

LEAP DAY RELEASE • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS OF THE WEST #historicalromance

Happy Leap Day! Today is also the day I release my first book of 2020, An American in Paris of the West. This novel is a slight departure from my usual stories about lords and ladies of England, but it has all the romance and manners you’ve come to expect…with an American flair.

Blurb: On the cusp of a new century, Asa and his childhood sweetheart, Katherine, are breathlessly swept up in love. After she is unwillingly betrothed to another man, heartbroken Asa takes a job in San Francisco to start anew. When disaster strikes, Kat strikes out across the country to seek Asa’s help. To her shock, she discovers he’s in a legal fight for his life–and she must put herself in mortal danger to save him from a horrible miscarriage of justice.

Download your Kindle copy HERE or read it free with Kindle Unlimited.

MARKETING • THE POWER OF BACK MATTER

The pages in the back of your book are the most effective marketing tools you have. Don’t waste the opportunity! In Episode Eleven of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I share the story about how I discovered what I had been missing. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

An American in Paris of the West

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