August 16, 2013

"Hunter's Hunt" Promotion & a Giveaway

My first book with Torquere Press – Hunter's Hunt – will be released on September 18th. To give you a little eye candy, I'm sharing the cover with you:

Cover artist: Brandon Clay

So, what do you think? Most of you know I'm not a big fan of the covers with bare torso and without heads but, well, this is a, um, intriguing image, right? ;-)

Hunter's Hunt is a light BDSM story about Hunter Bell and Adrian Michaels and I'll share the official blurb as soon as it's available. For now, I'll share the blurb I have so far:

Hunter Bell is on the prowl. He's looking for a specific type of man: burly, hairy, and apt at taking a paddle. Hunter knows where to find his prey: at the Bear Trap, a gay leather bar. He's about to pounce when a newcomer enters the bar. Adrian Michaels is everything Hunter despises: lean, boyish looking, and with the deepest dimples he's ever seen.
Hunter can't deny his immediate attraction to Adrian and neither can Adrian. With both of them to astonished to do anything about their apparent interest in each other, they waste their chance. Now it's up to Hunter to forget about his stereotypical preference and go for the guy that has entered his dreams.


I realized today—while I moved the lawn (yes, it was that time of the week again)—that I need to set up a blog tour for this release. Now, I do have two spots at other author blogs secured and I'll probably ask around for more. In case you read this and would be up to offer me a spot for a post, interview or simple promo, I'd be delighted.

But (there's always a but): Hunter's Hunt is only around 11k. How many guest posts can I write without giving away the whole plot? I don't like using the same post on different blogs, which is why I always come up with a unique (I said unique not awe-inspiring...) post. So, what else could I do?

I made a list. I always make lists for everything. You should see me freaking out when I can't find a list I need it. Or, well, maybe you don't want to see that. All right, where was I? Right. The list.

I could get an ad somewhere. I could ask review sites for a guest spot or for a giveaway. I could write a character interview (although I did that once for Too Good to Be True? and I'm not sure how well that went over). Well, and then I stared at my list and came up short. So, here's my question: Do you have any suggestions for promotion?

To make this more interesting for you I'll offer you an e-book from me (your choice) or a $10 Amazon gift card. How does that sound? Anyone game? I forgot to add: Contest ends on Sunday, August 18th at midnight. :)

34 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Debby, I plan to do that. :)

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  2. The cover is hot and it makes me wonder what story goes with such a hot image. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Hehe, I had fun finding the right image. :)

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  3. Sounds great! Please count me in. Thanks!

    gisu29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Sounds great! Please count me in. Thanks!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  5. Secret Chemistry was really cute, looking forward to the new release and congratulations!

    Moonsurfer123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Anas. I hope to complete the revision of Secret Chemistry 2 soon. :)

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  6. I think I recognize that belly button or maybe it is just wishful thinking. Count me in please.

    ocanana@gmail.com

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    1. Hehe! Thanks for stopping by, Nancy!

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  7. Interesting cover :)
    lori

    loriwarwick220@yahoo.com

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    1. It was a fun experience to search for this image, that's for sure. :D

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  8. With that cover? Yes, please, count me in ;)

    fehureads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Talk briefly about the characters and use two paragraph excerpts that you think highlight those characters. Basically, do the same things you'd do to promote a longer book but keep the size relative. I agree with you about character interviews. I don't care for them.

    And on a personal note, write longer books! I love your writing and have several books that I've really enjoyed.

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    1. Thanks for the advise, Andrea.

      I actually did enjoy writing the character interviews but I don't think people were all that interested.

      I'm so glad you're liking my books. I think they're getting longer (well, some of them) but I do enjoy writing short stories and novellas, especially after finishing a longer novel.

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  10. You should search Goddess Fish Promotions and check out which blogs frequently participate.

    schan26.wisc(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for the advise, I'll definitely check out their page!

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  11. Just tell us a little about the story and the characters. Maybe start with talking about the characters then tell a little about their story.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I'll definitely think about it.

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  12. You could try listing random things about each character (likes and dislikes and so forth) that don't play heavily into the story. Or, you could have them interviewed by a character from another one of your books--I've always wanted to see that! I don't know where you usually post, but Sharing Links and Wisdom, The Book Vixen, Naughty Edition Reviews, Guilty Pleasures, Cup O'Porn, Pants Off Reviews, and Joyfully Jay are just a few places that cover m/m often!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. The lists sound like a good idea, thank you.

      Also, thanks for naming those sites, there were a few I didn't know about.

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  13. For promotion? Hmm... well, giveaways are always awesome~~ LOL..
    But yeah, a small blog hop banner w/ the cover, title and perhaps a tantalizing quote or something.. (something like THIS *made this right now, really quickly to show ya--It's animated/ a gif*)

    Or... oh! A playlist. like... what song(s) did you happen to have listened to while writing it? Was it inspired by a song? Or... HOW did the story come to be. Were you just sipping coffee? at a bookstore..etc?
    Ah, I LOVE Character Interviews so that I'd Love. Of both characters, but separately! ahah!
    Hmm.... IDK.. those are things I would like but then... every one as their preferences...

    Anyways, Thanks for the contest! please count me in. :D

    Judi P
    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Eeep! Judi! The banner is great!!! I can't for the life of me come up with a quote but, um, would it be possible for you to make this into a static banner and would you allow me to use it? I'd be very grateful (and I'll send you an e-mail in a minute).

      Hmm, playlist sounds like a good idea. I hope I can remember what I listened to as I wrote the story. Like I said, I liked writing the character interviews but people didn't seem to be particularly interested.

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  14. Please count me in. Thanks!!!

    gisu29(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Gigi, I think you entered already. ;-)

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  15. Use other blogs that have hop giveaways.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  16. Hold a virtual wet t-shirt contest and give a prize for the person who enters the best one!

    Jules
    shelley_runyon@yahoo.com

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    1. A virtual wet t-shirt contest? Like people post pictures? LOL

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    2. Not of themselves, of men they find online in wet tshirts lol Like the one in your picture! :)

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    3. I'd rather see pictures of a wet tighty whitey contest. Just saying!

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