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Author Cora Blu: I never truly utilized Twitter, until…

With all the social media outlets for authors to choose from, for me, the decision comes down to one thing. Which site provides the most exposure to new readers?
We all know Twitter is not as social as Facebook. In my humble opinion, it reads like a storefront for a mass of vendors. But this week I found out you never discount a venue because it doesn’t show immediate feedback.
I’ve had my Twitter account connected to FB and my website to cut down on time away from writing. In the last month, I’ve published my first Sci-fi interracial romance. I posted a few excerpts that automatically feed to Twitter…
This week I received an email from Twitter notifying me of a new follower.
McKenzie Westmore, host of the Syfy channel’s show Faceoff is following me.
Talk about fan girl moment.
I was completely floored that my name made it to her eyes. If you’re unfamiliar with the Westmore brand, Michael Westmore is the make-up artist for Star Trek and McKenzie’s father.
You never know whose watching so even if you can’t devote a few minutes to social media make certain you have your links connected.
How to connect: If you have WordPress, go to your dashboard and add the Twitter media button. On FB, where you set up security, you have the option for your posts to feed to other media. Although Twitter only allows for 140 characters, they provide a link back to the article. Stay visible.

If you’re wondering about the book, here’s my shameless plug.
1960 a black maid from Georgia is abducted by the captain of an alien race. He’s lost his human wife to childbirth, and decides he’ll need help from a human female to help raise his daughter. After realizing keeping the women will kill the fire he loves about her, he offers her a position working for the US government and the aliens as a spy, if she agrees to spend every weekend with him and his daughter. When her new partner shows interest in her, Captain Aroc Farkus will have to pour on the charm while the three work together to bring down a black market fuel ring.
Domestic Duet is a two-book box set.

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You can find me at, Corablu.com, or https://www.facebook.com/corabluromanticwaves.

Cora Blu

Cora Blu

 

Thanks so much, Cora, for sharing your exciting story with us. I’m like you in that I don’t use Twitter much, except for feeding the link to it from my WordPress account.  I had a Fan Girl moment with Sandra Brown, whose cowboy romances I love and who was from Waco, Texas. Who would have ever thought it? Anyway, she added me as a friend, and I was in awe. 🙂 <3

I love the premise of your story! Good luck with it, and many sales, Cora!!

Terry

 

Pinterest!

I’m on Pinterest because I enjoy sharing my pictures. And it’s pretty cool when other’s share my book covers as books that are their favorites or are on their To Be Read Shelf.

One day, I was invited to share pictures on the Texas Parenting Magazine Texas pictures board. I thought that was REALLY cool.

Well, yesterday, I had another big thrill. One of my all-time favorite authors, Sandra Brown, began following my Pinterest boards, and I learn that she was born in Waco, Texas! Now, I live near there, not from here originally, but wow, had a total fan-girl moment, and believe me, that RARELY happens.

It’s kind of a fun place!  And who knows when you might just get to “meet” someone you really admire a whole lot in a big Texas way. 🙂

 

Wolves–the Shifter Variety

Wolves--the Shifter Variety / I loved reading The Call of the Wild and White Fang when I was young, so when I began to write werewolf romances, I based the wolf half on real wolves, rather than some beastly creature. Just think, the man next door who changed your car's flat tire, or who rescued your cat from the tree, could really be none other than a sexy werewolf at heart. / by Terry Spear

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Award-Winning Wilde & Woolly Bears

Award-Winning Wilde & Woolly Bears / I create award-winning teddy bears that have received Best of Show at the Fort Lauderdale Doll and Teddy Bear Show, 1st place twice for best dressed bears, and 1st place for most unique bear (Pirate Pete with a peg-leg). They've been featured in Teddy Bear Review Magazine, Texas Monthly Magazine, The MacNeill Galley, Texas Co-op Monthly Magazine, and a number of newspapers! They have found homes all over the world, including Australia, Canada, France, Belgium, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan.  / by Terry Spear

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Vampire Romance with Bite

Vampire Romance with Bite / From the time when I was a teen and saw Dracula in a stage play at Brevard Community College, FL, and the Broadway version of it in NYC, I loved him! But I wanted a happily ever after, so mine are hot, sexy, and have a heart! At least the good guys do. / by Terry Spear

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Jaguars–as in Shifters, That Is

Jaguars--as in Shifters, That Is / by Terry Spear

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Exchanging Grooms

Exchanging Grooms / And they lived...happily...ever...after! / by Terry Spear

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Wild West

Wild West / by Terry Spear

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Dolls!

Dolls! / My mother and father created doll carriages and other items for doll collectors. They also collected quite a few artists' dolls they used for displaying at the doll shows they attended. / by Terry Spear

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Historical Fiction–Romance

Historical Fiction--Romance / From an early time of reading "historical" romance--Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty--at least they seemed historical to me when I was a kid, I've loved reading about worlds in the past.  Highland Scottish romance set in Medieval times, and Highland werewolves set in today's times. What could be better? / by Terry Spear

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Fun Photography

Fun Photography / I love taking photos so here is a board of just plain old fun photos that doesn't fit anywhere else! / by Terry Spear

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Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense / I love suspense but what is suspense without romance! The perfect combination. Some have a bit of paranormal--as in psychic phenomena. Some are straight romantic suspense! / by Terry Spear

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Shorter Novellas!

Shorter Novellas! / by Terry Spear

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Fantasy

Fantasy / Historical fantasy that encompasses the mythological creatures that populated my world growing up. / by Terry Spear

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Halloween

Halloween / A fun spot for Halloween! Perfect for foggy, ghostly days, vampires, werewolves and everything else that goes bump in the night! / by Terry Spear

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Happy pinning!

Terry