The Book Promotion Directory lists blogs and book promotion providers to help Indie Authors promote and market their books. Listing blog addresses, contact information, what types of posts they allow authors to share on their sites, if they review and if so where reviews are posted, standard turnaround time, and book formats accepted. Indexes list bloggers by accepted genre so you can easily find sites amenable to your subject matter.
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With more than 180 blogs and almost 40 book promotion companies, complete with live links to facilitate easy contact, this is a must-have for authors looking for help promoting their new releases and backlist titles.
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Enter the world of terror and chills as our amazing authors featured in this multi-genre anthology bring you stories like never before. A mix of tales that will put you on the edge of your seat, keep you guessing, and wish the things of your nightmares had stayed in your sleep. Each story takes a unique spin on the fear in our hearts as the characters push for their happy ever after, even amidst some of their greatest trials. Will they overcome their obstacles, or will the things that go bump in the night be too much? This collection is full of never-before-seen tales of romance that will make you fall in love and terrify you at the same time. Get ready for a glimpse of the darkness and things of shadows as these authors show you that sometimes the dark can make your dreams come true.
So my name is Emma and I have an addiction. No wait…that’s the opener to something different – a very bad joke. Apologies, there’s a reason I don’t write rom-com. But actually the start is very true because I am addicted to books; writing, reading, editing – you name it and I like to do it.
I am in my early thirties (can’t stress the importance of the word early enough here!!) and I am originally from East Yorkshire. So yes I do have a northern accent, but I wouldn’t say I have a gravy obsession. Now I live in Cambridgeshire with my long suffering boyfriend, Mr Luna. He is my biggest support and he also helps out with anything technical because that’s not my area of expertise. He created my website as a surprise – I know that’s relationship goals right there!
I have an obsession for buying novelty notebooks and they are scattered all around the new house, filled with book ideas. I use adult colouring books as a way to relax – currently I am completing Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror colouring book and it is frickin epic. It’s filled with page after page of gorgeous horror graphics. I have the next two in the series to complete too. But I also have the Disney colouring books to do too. That tells you everything you need to know about me; I love things dark and scary, but you have to have a bit of romance with it. That’s exactly what my books are like. I also drink far too much diet coke, have an amazing yet crazy family and am obsessed with Harry Potter!
Have you always wanted to become an author?
This is a hard question because there has never been a time that I haven’t been a writer but at the same time, I’m not entirely sure I ever saw this as a realistic option until it happened.
When I was a small child and my dad would take me into bed, I would always make him read me a story and pretty soon we had gone through all the stories and so I asked if we could make up our own. We took it in turns saying a line each and creating these funny books. Pretty soon that became my routine and Mum joined in too. Now, this is something that I watch my dad do, and I get to do with my nephew! So creating stories is just in my blood, but I never thought I would be able to publish and be an author. Instead I went down the traditional job route and became a midwife. I worked as a midwife for years and then started doing extra training to teach because that was an area I loved doing. Whilst doing this training I did some editing courses and that sparked a love in me that I didn’t even know I had.
Meanwhile, in my spare time I started integrating into the community and I started my own blog. I met some amazing people; readers, authors and Pa’s. But a couple of them particularly took it upon themselves to push me to do more and so I did.
Unfortunately for health reasons I’m not able to practice midwifery as much as I would like to do and so I threw myself into both writing and editing. I loved it so much that I began to wonder why the hell I hadn’t been doing it all along. But fear and lack of self-confidence can be a real evil and it held me back for too long, until now. And the rest as they say is history.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
Honestly, I have no idea. I wish I could tell you some elaborate story as to how I came up with the characters and the plot but I don’t have one. They were just the voices in my head that were shouting the loudest when I sat down to start writing. When I write I have a rough idea of what I want to happen but mostly I just let the characters have free reign and do as they please, which they do love to do.
What are you working on now?
Ohhh, shush, it’s a secret. I am working on a super secret project that I am not allowed to tell anyone about just yet. But I can promise you that when you do find out you will love it. You won’t have long to wait either because I’m going to be dropping hints in The Asylum very soon.
Do you have any quirks while you work?
Yeah, doesn’t everyone haha. So because when I start to write I can go for a while, I like to be comfy because my body does not thank me for it afterwards if not. So, I sit on the sofa with my legs up all relaxed and use a laptop tray desk. It’s not the most conventional desk but it works for me. Then I eat far too many white chocolate chip cookies and drink lots of Diet Coke, while I ignore the world around me.
What are your hopes for the future?
Honestly, right now I feel so incredibly blessed that I am in a position where I am able to write and edit at home, full time. Mr Luna is so supportive of my goals and he works so hard so that I can stay at home and concentrate on my writing and my health. So I want to make him proud and keep writing. I aren’t going to sit here and say I dream of becoming a USA Today Bestseller, although that would be nice. Hell, I would take just an International Bestseller badge and be grateful. But all that I want is for people to read my books and enjoy them. When I read I get transported into a whole different world and I love escaping my own. I want to be able to write worlds that people want to escape into. I would also love if my editing business Moonlight Editing continues to do as well as it is at the moment.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
My biggest piece of advice would be to keep writing. There will be times when you get despondent and times when you think that you can’t do it, but ignore that voice in your head and just keep writing. Don’t publish because you want to make money or because you want to be famous, publish because you want people to read what you have written.
But I also cannot stress the importance of finding a good team to work with. You cannot produce an amazing book all by yourself, you need to have people who can help you. You need alpha or beta readers to go over your words and make sure that a reader will interpret it the way you want them too. You need a kick ass cover designer because people do judge books by their covers. You need to use an editor and/or a proofreader. This is often the step that a lot of people miss out because it can be one of the more expensive steps. But it is also one of the most important. If your book is not grammatically correct with good flow and readability then it doesn’t make a difference how great the plot is, people will not read it. Then you need a team to help spread your name and get people knowing who you are. Having all of these people in place are what will make you a massive success! I am lucky to have a great team and the reason I am here producing this interview is because of all their love and support.
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
I don’t think that there are any words that can accurately describe how grateful I am that you would be interested in following me and my work. It is so humbling to me that you have either read something I have written, seen one of my takeovers, or maybe just stumbled into The Asylum and have decided that you saw something in me that you liked. I hope that I can live upto your expectations. I can promise you that I will continue working hard to bring you lots of new stories that you will love. So the only thing that I can think to say, which by no means is enough, but thank you. Thank you for taking a chance on a newbie author and for listening to me ramble on. Thank you for reading my big, big book and hopefully loving it. Thank you for being a kick ass LUNAtic!! I am very lucky to have each and every one of you as followers.
When she’s not adulting or chasing her writing dream she loves dog-napping her Mums shih-tzu Hector, chilling curled up on the sofa with her Boyfriend binge watching the latest series or movie, drinking too much diet coke (it’s her drug of choice), buying too many novelty notebooks, and completing adult colouring books as a form of relaxation. Oh and she is a massive hardcore Harry Potter geek. Ravenclaw for life!
In her spare time she likes to create new worlds and tell the stories of the characters that are constantly shouting in her head. She also loves falling into the worlds created by other authors and escaping for a while through reading.
Emma Luna is a midwife and lecturer who lives in Cambridgeshire, UK, despite her heart still very much being Northern. She lives surrounded by her crazy family; her Mum, who is her best friend and biggest fan; her Dad who helps her remember to always laugh; her Grandparents and Brother who can never read what she writes, her gorgeous Nephew who lights up her world and her long suffering man-child Boyfriend who she couldn’t live without (but don’t tell him that!).
Dreams are a funny thing: sometimes, they’re just for fun. Sometimes they give us a hint into our future, and sometimes those dreams show you who you are fated to be with. My blonde mate haunts my dreams every night for twenty years. It’s not until I show my best friend, Ladon, my dream, that I find out who my mate is. Our destiny will soon be decided. Will I be able to hold it together for forty-eight hours or will her presence send me over the brink? I have to make it to the mating ceremony without burning the kingdom to the ground.
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This Book Blogger Directory lists blog addresses, contact information, where reviews are posted, as well as standard turnaround time and book formats accepted. Indexes list bloggers by accepted genre so you can easily find bloggers amenable to your subject matter.
More than 200 blogs are included, all current as of June 2020. The index lists each genre linked to each blog that accepts books in that category.
Blurb: Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers.
They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.
Yes, sold me.
They own me now.
I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.
The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.
Excerpt: The room is filled with chatter, laughter, and the clinking of forks on plates, but all I can hear is my own heart as Kenzo teases me.
His hand lands on my thigh under the table and strokes upwards along my leg, getting higher and higher as he nips at my neck. Eyes still on Ryder, I shift again, trying to ignore my throbbing pussy. Kenzo licks along my neck before he starts to nibble on my ear. I can’t help but swallow hard as he parts my thighs and presses his hand to my wet knickers, the dress giving him full access.
“I can feel how wet you are,” he murmurs darkly, his voice hungry. “I bet if I slipped my fingers into your tight little cunt, you would come for me, wouldn’t you?”
“You wouldn’t dare,” I snap, trying to act tough, but as soon as the words leave my lips, I realise what I’ve done.
Laid down a challenge… to a man who thrives on gambling and bets.
Ryder’s lips turn up slightly, like he knows what’s going to happen. Leaning back in his chair, his phone forgotten on the table, he stares at me. No doubt noting the rise and fall of my chest, my parted lips, and the blush staining my cheeks and creeping down my neck. An arm draped across his chair, legs parted, he sits there waiting like he’s watching the fucking theatre.
And I’m the act.
Kenzo pulls away for a moment and I glance over at him in surprise. He doesn’t seem like the type to back down, but then he’s there, the glint of a blade flashing under the lights before it presses against my knicker-clad pussy. I freeze, barely breathing, and he laughs in my ear.
“They are in the way,” he growls, before he slices them off. I gasp loudly as cool air blows across my wet center.
I watch him tuck the knife and my underwear in his pocket before his hand is stroking up my thigh again. I can’t help it, I part my legs further for him, hitting Garrett’s huge thigh under the table. My gaze jerks up to his to see him peering down at me. He’s angry, as usual, but I also see a deep hunger there.
I want to move away, I should. He doesn’t like me, or women, or to be touched. But he doesn’t shift away and neither do I. My leg presses along his as his brother’s hand finally covers my heat.
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K.A Knight is an indie author trying to get all of the stories and characters out of her head. She loves reading and devours every book she can get her hands on, She also has a worrying caffeine addiction. She leads her double life in a sleepy English town, where she spends her days writing like a crazy person. Follow K.A. Knight on: