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Kindle Scout…Last day!

Published March 24, 2016 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

It has been a totally hectic month! But today is the last day for nominations for my contemporary romance, Daydreams and Night Scenes. Every time I see the cover, I fall a little more in love with it. He’s so handsome and both models are so sensually pleasing to the eye.Daydreams and Night Scenes cover_TAKE 4

I do so enjoy all the beautiful covers on my books. I intend to revamp a few of them in the coming months, but first I need to finish Jack’s story for the Thunder Creek Ranch series while I wait on my answer from Amazon’s Kindle Scout team. I want to thank everyone for supporting me this month. Right now I’m sitting at 983 page views and 156 hours in Hot and Trending. Not too shabby. 🙂 I might just break one thousand before today is over. So thank you all very, very much.

Have a happy and blessed Easter weekend And I’ll be back with you again next week.

Here’s the link for Kindle Scout: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/XUL7D2OPHOX9

 

 

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Kindle Scout…Only 3 days left to vote.

Published March 21, 2016 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

It’s cold and snowing here in southern New Brunswick but Daydreams and Night Scenes is Hot and Trending on Kindle Scout. WooHoo!!! I haven’t seen that since the 5th day of my campaign and it’s all thanks to you…my followers, my readers, my supporters, my friends.Daydreams and Night Scenes cover_TAKE 4

I know you’re all probably tired of listening (reading) about my campaign on Kindle Scout, but it’s almost at an end. It’s been a wild ride, I can tell you. I’ve blogged, I’ve twittered, I’ve shared on Facebook, in groups, on Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. I’ve had friends RT and share. I even ran a fiverr campaign through Bookkitty.

To date, I’ve had 883 page views and I’m thankful for every one of you who took the time to read my chapter. It would be nice if all those views meant the same number of nominations, but I’m not that naive. I know my writing doesn’t appeal to everyone and that’s okay. I happen to write what I enjoy reading. Romance and romantic suspense, sometimes sweet, sometimes spicy–it works for me. The comments and support for my novel have been overwhelmingly complimentary. I couldn’t be happier.

I’ve given the campaign my best and if Daydreams and Night Scenes is not selected for publication by Amazon’s Kindle Scout, at least I know I tried. And in the process, I’ve created a month’s worth of advance publicity as I will surely self-publish. After all, I have this beautiful cover and the novel has already been professionally edited, so it’ll be live on Amazon within 24 hours if not selected. Although it would be nice to have the benefit of Amazon’s marketing and that $1500 advance. It might not be much, but just think of the books I could buy. 🙂

I may be a writer, but I’m also a reader. I have a 15 shelf bookcase filled with works by  Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, John Grisham, James Patterson, Mary Higgins-Clark, Sandra Brown, and many others. As to newer authors, I love London Saint James, Julie Miller, Delores Fossen, and several others. In addition to the print books, I have an ereader with over a thousand stories and my Kindle for PC has that many or more. Yes, I enjoy reading…Always have and always will. When I was younger and still in school, I spent my babysitting money on books. The Hardy Boys were my favorites back then. Sadly, I lost a whack of books in a house fire but I’ve since collected many more titles. My children, as they grew, never had a lack of books to read, from being babes in arms through their teenage years. I read to them daily and my oldest son is a Stephen King and John Grisham fan. The two younger boys are more into video games, but hey, they had to know how to read to play some of them. Now it’s my grandchildren who come to me to be read to or borrow books from. It’s a bond I share with them all and I am sincerely pleased.

And surprise of surprises, my mother enjoys reading my books. She’s always been a great supporter of my writing so I’m not sure why I was surprised when she asked for the print ones…and insisted on paying for them, too. 🙂 The first one she read, His Christmas Wish, was nothing more than a printout from my computer, but she loved it. Then Zakia and the Cowboy…she read it in two days! And this is a woman who doesn’t read much. God, I love that woman. She’s always been there for me.

I guess that’s all I have for you today. Happy reading and writing. Love you all!

                                                                                                                                                                

Please take a few minutes and pop over to Kindle Scout to read my chapter. If you like it, hit the ‘nominate me’ button. I really would like to win this publishing contract. Thanks to you, I already stand a good chance. Just click here.

30 days of Kindle Scout…Day 21

Published March 15, 2016 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

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I absolutely love this cover! The models suit this story so well. So confident and sexy. 🙂

Blurb:

A night of love. Fantasy or Fateful Alliance?

Miranda Stuart is lushly built, hauntingly beautiful, career-oriented, and extremely intelligent, but thanks to a teenage crush on Alex Denning, a man who was way out of her league, she acts out of character when they meet up years later at a posh resort. She determines to have her fantasy night in his arms. When the night’s magic should have begun (unbeknownst to him) our dashing, billionaire playboy enters the scene with bright lights blaring and another woman in tow. Had she just left herself open to blackmail?

Sound good?

This is the book that is up for nominations at Kindle Scout. I’m trying to win a publishing contract there. In case you didn’t know, Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing. The more nominations I get, the better my chances of winning a contract. Not only do I want to tap into their marketing, I like the idea of a $1500 advance. Just imagine how many books I could buy with that! LOL

The first five days my novel was listed as Hot and Trending and although I’ve had plenty of page views, it hasn’t hit that since. With only 9 days left of my campaign for Daydreams and Night Scenes, I need your help. I’d really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to pop over there and read my chapter. If you like what you read, then please nominate my book. You may need to open an Amazon account, but that’s easy enough and no purchase necessary. If Daydreams and Night Scenes is selected for publication, you win a free copy direct from Amazon. How’s that for incentive? 🙂 Just click on the cover pic and you’re there.

In other news, I’m working on the next installment of the Thunder Creek Ranch series with Evernight Publishing. This one is about Jack Grayson, Winnie’s youngest son, and Allison Wakefield, the new vet in town. Fresh out of university, Jack’s all set to return to the Grayson spread and implement his studies and ideas in bringing the family’s ranch into the current generation. He’s sidetracked when he meets Allison and finds himself wanting to spend time with her. Meanwhile, someone has targeted him via his truck and vandalism to the point of attempted murder.

The working title is A Cowboy’s Drive, but I’m beginning to think it’s not catchy enough. Can you throw me a few ideas? Please?

Thank you and please, don’t forget to nominate Daydreams and Night Scenes. 🙂

Kindle Scout – Update

Published March 3, 2016 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Well, folks, we’ve survived our first week at Kindle Scout. 🙂 Daydreams and Night Scenes cover_TAKE 3

Daydreams and Night Scenes has had a total of 498 page views and 97 hours listed as Hot and Trending. Of course, it would be nice for it to stay Hot continuously, but I’m happy just to have so many people rooting for me and my writing.

Did I tell you that if you nominate my book and it wins a publishing contract, you get a free ecopy? That’s right. A little incentive to participate in the program coming from the Amazon Kindle Scout program. A win, win scenario for each of us.

The first chapter of Daydreams and Night Scenes is posted on the Kindle Scout site and I encourage you to sample my work, if you haven’t done so before. If you like what you read and would like to read the rest, just click that pretty blue ‘nominate me’ button.

Now for a little history…

Daydreams and Night Scenes is actually the 2nd book I wrote while trying to get my thumb to heal, following on the heels of Love on the Rocks. Being off work on medical leave meant I had plenty of time on my hands (pun intended) and I allowed the creative juices to flow freely. I wrote the book in 2 weeks, gave it a quick edit, and that was it. It sat in its file on my computer…waiting for an official edit, which only came to be last month after my friend DJ badgered me into getting it ready to enter the Kindle Scout contest.

Here’s the blurb:

A night of love. Fantasy or Fateful Alliance?

Miranda Stuart is lushly built, hauntingly beautiful, career-oriented, and extremely intelligent, but thanks to a teenage crush on Alexander Denning, a man who was way out of her league, she acts out of character when they meet up years later at a posh resort. She determines to have her fantasy night in his arms. When the night’s magic should have begun (unbeknownst to him) our dashing, billionaire playboy enters the scene with bright lights blaring and another woman in tow. Has she left herself open to blackmail?

If you haven’t already, please pop on over and read my first chapter. I really love these characters and, despite their very diverse backgrounds, find they have a lot in common. Thank you for your support.

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/XUL7D2OPHOX9

Kindle Scout Campaign and Cover Reveal

Published February 24, 2016 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Hello, my friends!
I’m so excited! My Kindle Scout submission has been approved for launch!
What does this mean to you? I thought you’d never ask. 🙂

“Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing.”Daydreams and Night Scenes cover_TAKE 3

The campaign for my novel entitled Daydreams and Night Scenes launches today, February 24, 2016, @ 12:00 AM EST and runs for 30 days. All I need you to do is go there and nominate my book. That’s it! Just a few moments of your time. The more people who want to see my book published, the better my chances. And if I win a publishing contract with Amazon’s Kindle Scout program, you get the book free just for nominating it. That makes it a win, win for each of us. So just click the following link to go there and read the first chapter. https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/XUL7D2OPHOX9

Isn’t this just one of the best covers? It portrays the hero and heroine beautifully and I love it! Thank you, Michelle, for setting it up and making it look so professional.

Blurb:

Fantasy or Fateful Alliance?
Miranda Stuart is lushly built, hauntingly beautiful, career-oriented, and extremely intelligent, but thanks to a teenage crush on Alexander Denning, a man who was way out of her league, she acts out of character when they meet up years later at a posh resort. This time, Randi is determined to have her fantasy night in his arms. Just when the night’s magic should have begun, Alex, now a dashing billionaire playboy, enters the scene with another woman in tow. Has she set the stage for blackmail?

Thank you all so much. I truly appreciate the support as I venture into Kindle Scout Publishing territory. Here’s the link again: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/XUL7D2OPHOX9
Lorraine Nelson – Author
http://lorrainenelson.weebly.com

Kindle Scout Nominations for Killer Blues by Nese Ellyson!

Published January 17, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I just received some exciting news! I’m doing a happy dance…not for me, but for a fellow author.

Killer cover_NEW-2 copyMy friend and CP, Denise Frazier, just had her book accepted and uploaded on Kindle Scout. This is awesome! It’s huge! And if she gets enough votes, she’s offered a contract with them. Yay!

Writing as Nese Ellyson, her novel of romantic suspense is titled Killer Blues. It’s the first book in her Danger in Detroit series and it’s a fantastic read. I so hope she wins. It would give her writing career such a boost.

Denise is an awesome author full of great ideas. Let’s help her get on board with Kindle Scout. Please follow the link below and vote for/nominate Killer Blues. Also, please share and tweet to your followers if you will. She’s worked so hard on this book. I want this for her so bad. Fingers crossed. 🙂

Thank you!

Killer Blues by Nese Ellyson is ready for nominations on ‪#‎Kindle‬ Scout. Please help support a fellow ‪#‎author‬. https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2J4KSCKPHK2WS