Saturday, 25 March 2017

One of our fabulous book bloggers Sandie gives us an insight about book bloggers...

The Gprgoeus Sandie Buckley AKA Knotty Girl shows us just what she gets up to...

And you can find her here

Photo from Pinterest

TODAY I’m listing all the things we book bloggers do. And just how much we do! So you can a) print this on shiny floral paper and mail it to all your relatives so they take your book blog very very seriously, and b) you can read this and be reminded just how awesome you are. Because you are pretty awesome, FYI, do not forget this. *

1.BOOK BLOGGERS SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS READING, WHICH IS ACTUALLY QUITE A LOT OF WORK ON THE BRAIN.

2.THE ACTUAL “BOOK BLOG” IS ONLY THE BEGINNING,BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY HAVE A GAZILLION THINGS THAT SPIN OFF THAT.
Most of us start out by blogging and then we GROW to many other creative outlets.

For instance:

      bookstagram — which is photography of books on instagram
      website design
      upkeeping a twitter or facebook or tumblr or ALL OF THEM
      guest posting on other websites
      designing fanart and promoting it
      writing books or composing music or JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER CREATIVE TALENT that can still compliment your blog and give you a topic to rattle on about
      Keeping up with Street Teams, Fan Pages and Messenger posts
3.BOOK BLOGGERS DON’T SLEEP



Don’t believe me? Look at this list of things we have to do in a day!
      read a book, or multiple books because PUBLISHERS WON’T STOP PUBLISHING BOOKS OMG AND HOW DO WE KEEP UP
      write a review
      write a discussion post which requires brain powers probably
      take photos and edit them for #bookstagram
      tweet something hilarious
      or at least tweet something intelligent
      okay fine; just tweet something
      answer comments and visit back blogs, which can take hours by the way
      procrastinate because that’s what all the good artists do
      do other small things like go to work or school or raise small children or buy food or clean the house or cook food or socialise — I mean, these are tiny things, of course, no big deal
SO CLEARY BLOGGERS DO NOT SLEEP. THIS IS JUST A FACT.
Thanks muchly to Paperfury.com for the above 

material, they said everything I needed to start 

to 

say. It’s all so very true. There just aren’t 

enough hours in the day to be a blogger, and it’s 

not just about writing out a review. Here’s the 

process of just one review.

     Read the book, yup a no brainer.
     Gather all of your information needed to make a post. This includes Cover photos, promo photos, any promo material you might have, links if available. (If not, go to every buy site, look up the book and find the links yourself, and copy/paste them on the blog.)
     Map out and design your blog. If you are working with a book PR company such as Rockstar PR or Social Butterfly PR, they provide all a blogger needs, most times in an easy c/p HTML code

Write out your review, and please don’t read a 

book if you don’t like the subject. It’s not fair to 

the author. Don’t downgrade your rating for 

things editing, or content you don’t like. Editing 

is the editors purview, and most times bloggers 

or reviewers get ARCs (Advanced Reader 

Copies) they are pre-editing copies.

 See the following for some helpful hints.


Then, the blog is copied to Facebook and 

Twitter 

plus any other social media the blogger uses. 

The 

review itself also goes to Amazon, Goodreads, 

Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and any other point of 

sale. 

Plus there are street teams, fan groups, and all 

sorts of publishers and PR firms we are 

responsible to. But, we do this because at the 

end 

of it all…

We LOVE our Authors!!!




Thank You for inviting me here today, and also for giving me such wonderful books to blog about! <3

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Good Morning Thursday...meet The Night Gardener... with love from E D Parr




wow what a cover eh?

Ohhh, btw...



I'm handing over to E D Parr and The Night Gardener today.

 An #MMromance new release from Evernight Publishing

Architect, Dane Lovell takes an off-season vacation in an old New England mansion, hoping to ease his broken heart, and spark his imagination. Impressed by the pretty gardens, he’s surprised by the sinister atmosphere of the river than winds through the estate. Dane settles down to his vacation and tries to immerse himself in his drawings. One night, the sound of the back door smashing open in the wind and rain shocks Dane from his work.
Spooky, gorgeous, and enigmatic Zachary Yarrow has brought logs for the fire.
He’s the estate gardener and brings with him not just passion and a love affair for Dane, but a strange, spine-tingling mystery.
Who is Zachary, and what will happen when Dane finds out?
From the author
Inspired by some wild countryside, and a rushing river that stormed under a bridge so loudly, I couldn’t hear what a friend said to me, for me this story is as much about nature as love. I’ve always believed there are more things in the elegant stream of life than we know about, and this story is about a young man who loves life so much he finds a way to live it. There are some heartstring tugs in this story, and some hot love scenes, because this is a love story. It’s a journey for both characters, Dane and Zachary to deep, lasting love.

Read an excerpt 18+
The gardener slotted his logs into the spaces between other logs already in the nook bricked into the side of the fireplace. “Zachary Yarrow.”

Dane folded his arms over his body, wishing he’d thought to close the door as chilling air swept along the hall and into the room. “Dane Lovell.”

Zachary stood, having completed his task. “You’re here off season. I guess you know. I always do the gardens off-season—have done for the last—well, for years. When I’m here, I usually stay in this cottage. I guess I need to find somewhere else this time.”

Cold, Dane accepted the information with a nod. “I need to close the door, Mr. Yarrow.” He returned to the back door and closed it up.

Zachary Yarrow had followed. “You can call me Zachary.”

Dane hung around near the back door. The gardener showed no signs of leaving and Dane didn’t know how to be rude enough just to ask him to go.

“It’s way too dark to garden. You’re wet through.” Dane’s gaze ranged over the sodden sweater Zachary wore, and along the rain-darkened jeans covering Zachary’s muscled thighs.
The guy has to be cold. “Can I offer you a cup of coffee?”

Zachary grinned happily. “A cup of coffee, yeah, that will be great, thanks.”

Dane led the way back into the kitchen. “Sit by one of the radiators and try to dry out a little.” He put water to boil and heaped instant into mugs. “I can lend you a dry sweater…”

Zachary leaned close to the radiator. “It’s okay. I’ll drape my sweater on here. It’ll be dry in no time.” He pulled the soggy item over his head and arranged it on the hot metal flutes.

Dane experienced a shock of attraction as he took in the smooth, muscled chest on display when Zachary turned to him.

“Look, it’s already steaming.”

Dane tore his gaze from Zachary’s body and glanced at the sweater. The kettle boiled and he whipped around to make the coffee, thankful for the diversion.

“Do you take sugar or cream?”

Zachary’s voice came from immediately behind him. “Black, thank you, no sugar.”

Dane closed his eyes to dissipate the surprise Zachary’s silent approach gave him. He edged around to face Zachary, who stood so close Dane’s composure flew clean away as his whole body reacted to the proximity of this complete hunk.
Holy hell, he is completely gorgeous. Dane stepped sideways and picked up a mug. He handed it to Zachary. “Coffee, er, sorry, its instant. I’ve given myself a vacation from grounds and filters.” He smiled apologetically.

Zachary studied him for a few seconds.

Dane had the distinct feeling Zachary knew exactly what he was thinking.



COPYRIGHT E.D.PARR 2017 EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING
WARNING this book contains gay male anal sex, partner masturbation, and oral sex
BUY THE BOOK
On special launch price at Evernight Publishing

Find E.D.Parr
Blogs
G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/109826263935095799032