Last year I started a Facebook page called Random Acts of Promotional Kindness, where I hoped people would help each other promote books, events, giveaways, contests, and well, anything else book related. The page got some attention and people used it as I intended. But I wanted more, so I recently started a RAPK Facebook group, and it has taken off nicely for being so new.
There, everyone can put up excerpts, links to their websites, buy links—anything they want, but I ask that everyone keep it clean, because Facebook is so blinking judgmental. Nice shiny covers are welcome, but no nudity. Excerpts should be tamer than you might like, but put a link in for the racier bits. LOL
This your personal invitation to join the Random Acts of Promotional Kindness group and use it regularly, not only to promote your own work, but to help others reach a wider audience. I will never add anyone to the group, as I think that’s rude, but I would love to see more members.
Promotion is expensive and if we can help each other, we should. We’re also working with Writers Online Network or WON, for reciprocation. WON is a year old and they have many promotional avenues for authors.
They host many themed radio shows on Block Talk Radio and the blog is very active. You can contact Zachary Phillips for a guest blog spot. Check them out at Writers Online Network. They are looking for a host for the show I created, And the Rest is History. Interested? Contact Will Prater.
Open your promotional horizons and check out WON.
I have a release coming out on January 23rd. Her Timeless Obsession is a het Regency romance and is available for pre-order now and download on release day at Musa Publishing. I’ll be on tour with the book from January 25 to the 30th, and I invite everyone to join me. I’ll have a giveaway of a backlist books along the way.
A love that transcends time.
Ever the explorer, Honey Danby discovers a treasure trove in her dusty 1910 London attic. Old trunks filled with clothes, journals, and love letters written between two lovers in 1810 entertain her and leave her longing for a time and a man long past. Dressed in an irresistible gown from one of the trunks, Honey discovers a heart-wrenching love story. When she learns that all was cruelly torn asunder, the handsome soldier’s loving words written to his H. catapult Honey into an adventure that defies logic.
When, dressed in a crisper version of the gown, Honey inexplicably awakens inside a rumbling horse-drawn carriage, she discovers she shares the antiquated vehicle with the man who tore the lovers apart. Can she convince this stranger to forego his unreasonable demands, or will history repeat itself on a misty August morn in Green Park?
Something new on the horizon
2015 started with an idea to write a story set in a city I’m very familiar with, New Orleans, in the early part of the 20th Century. In the planning stages, I called in my author daughter, Lindsay, to brainstorm, and she immediately suggested it should be a gay romance. While I started writing het romance five years ago, I love gay romance more every day. The story is steaming along, with on protag born in the Red Light District. I’m working on the draft, after which I’ll go back and put the flesh on the bones. I’m excited to finish this one and get it sent off to the publisher. Feels good to write something new after spending the last year rewriting my hets and getting them a new home with Musa Publishing after the original pub folded.
Born in a small town in upstate New York, Brita Addams has made her home in the sultry south for many years. In the Frog Capital of the World, Brita shares her home with her real-life hero—her husband, and a fat cat named Stormee. All their children are grown.
Given her love of history, Brita writes both het and gay historical romance. Many of her historicals have appeared on category bestseller lists at various online retailers.
Musa Publishing publishes Brita’s heterosexual historical romances, including the rewritten and expanded, best-selling Sapphire Club series, each with new titles. Again, each of the titles have again hit the best-selling lists at various online vendors.
Tarnished Gold, the first in her gay romance Tarnished series for Dreamspinner Press, was a winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, Historical Romance category. The book also received nominations for Best Historical and Best Book of 2013 from the readers of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group.
A bit of trivia—Brita pronounces her name, Bree-ta, and not Brit-a, like the famous water filter. Brita Addams is a mash-up of her real middle name and her husband’s middle name, with an additional d and s.
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