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Trying Something New in Promotions & Cloud Textures

I’m not sure it’s going to make all that much of a difference, but they had a free trial for their site for a month, so giving it a shot. It’s cool the way they set up a “Bubble” to show your author profile and then an excerpt of the book. Since Taming the Wild Cougar is coming out in October, I wanted to see if it would help with preorder sales or not.


I tried one for Dragon Fae and had these results.

Date facebook icon twitter icon email icon bublish icon
August 6 6 3
August 5 31 63 17
August 4 27 45 14
Total 206
This is for views on the various sites. The first day, I posted a preview of Dragon Fae’s first chapter. The second day an excerpt of Hawk Fae, the follow-on book. No increase in sales on either.
So I deleted the book and started over again. This is after an hour of posting it. I wanted to see if a different book would have more of an impact. Usually adult books (romance) do, and since this is a preorder with a highly discounted price, I thought it might.
Date facebook icon twitter icon email icon bublish icon
August 6 40 46 15

So we’ll see. I figure I can’t go wrong with a free promotional tool. If nothing comes of it, then I don’t lose any money. They say if you have a new bubble up today or tomorrow, it’ll go into the special weekend reads. So I should be all set.

Line of Thunderstorms, Textured Sky

Line of Thunderstorms, Textured Sky

Line of Thunderstorms, Original Photo

Line of Thunderstorms, Original Photo

Starry Night

Line of Thunderstorms, Starry Night

Playing with more textures. The top has two different cloud texture layers.  The first was similar to the blue of the original blue sky. The second had a pretty aqua coloring. And then I did a light erase on the clouds to show the build up. The last picture I added a blue grunge to make it appear darker like night, and a galaxy sky. I always want to photography the stars all in the night sky. But they rarely show up. So here, I can do it. lol

Okay, just finished Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing to turn in and got copy edits for SEAL Wolf in Too Deep. *sigh*  Was going to get back to Taming the Wild Cougar. And need to make up 4 bears this weekend. 🙂

Okay, back to edits!!! 🙂 Have a super wonderful TGIF.


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Do You Ever Just… Look Around You?

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I thought this was an interesting view of the storm clouds highlighting the bare branches of winter.

I was reading tips on photography and one of the things that was said was to take unusual views of an object, like instead of taking a picture looking down at a flower, take one from the side. Or from beneath it. I thought that was neat. For flowers, add some water droplets for interest. Maybe don’t take a picture of the whole object, but a special part of it.  I noticed on model photos that I want to use for my book covers, a lot of them have parts of the people cut off. It’s kind of odd. But maybe it’s more dramatic that way in some instances. Not all. I have some lovely pictures of the whole model for some of my covers.

And then if I want to cut off heads, or other body parts, I can. 🙂

Zoo with coyotes barking 074 (427x640)I cut off a lot of bird parts here. *sigh* But I did catch 7 whole flamingos and the reflection of 4 of them in the water. 🙂

Zoo with coyotes barking 031 (427x640)Okay, so the birds would NOT cooperate. It’s not the photographers fault!

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Hey, it is a cool shot of flamingo reflections right? So sometimes head shots just aren’t important!

Off to write! Have a wonderful TGIF!!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”