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Monday, June 17, 2013

Guest Post with Author Laurelin Paige and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Laurelin Paige to RFTC. Laurelin is getting ready for the release of her debut novel, Fixed on You and has stopped by to chat. Please give Laurelin a warm welcome.

Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency. Her debut Adult Contemporary Romance is out June 24th, 2013.

Places to find Laurelin:

When You Love Somebody, Write a Review

First I’d like to say thank you so much to Danielle for letting me highjack her blog. Hello Dani’s followers. *waves*

Now that the hellos are over with, I’d like to chat about love. Love of a book, to be precise. We all can name at least one book we absolutely love, right? We’re all book lovers here, so I imagine that for most of you, favorite isn’t a title it’s a category. I have so many favorite books I couldn’t begin to name them all. I’m betting most of you are the same.

So let me ask, when you love a book so much that you can’t stop thinking about it and you have book hangover for days, what do you do about it? Do you tell everyone you know? Again, I bet a lot of you do. Some of you might even tweet the author or write him an email or like her Facebook page. But how many of you write a review? I’m not just talking about clicking 5 stars on Amazon or Goodreads. I mean write a review with words and descriptions about exactly what you liked about the book.

I’m guessing most of you, Dani not included, do not.

Until I started writing seriously, I never wrote reviews. It never occurred to me because who would even care about what I had to say?

Here’s the thing I didn’t know until recently when my writer friends started getting books published. I’m going to bold this because it’s the whole point of my post. Writing a review is the number one best way to tell an author you loved their book.

It’s not because writers are dying for validation and happy words written about them (though we do love that too). It’s because sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Goodreads place books with more reviews more prominently on their website. In other words, a book with lots of reviews will be seen more (and probably purchased more) than a book with no reviews. For writers with a huge following, your little review might not make a bit of difference. But for newbies such as myself and even your average run of the mill authors who have been around awhile, your review can absolutely change how successful a book is. Even a three sentence review counts.

Maybe it seems crappy and greedy to talk about helping an author get sales, but the truth is, most authors do not make enough money to make a living at it. It’s a second job. For me, it’s a third job. For people like me, every sale counts. And the more reviews writers like me get, the more likely I’ll get seen. The more likely I’ll get a sale and I’ll get to keep writing for people like you.

For those of you who write reviews on a regular basis, THANK YOU! Thank you Danielle and all you bloggers who write reviews all the time. Thank you for making it possible for writers to continue giving you the words you love.

And for those of you who’ve never written a review, we authors love you too. For buying our books and telling your friends. But we’d also like to ask, if you really loved a book, please consider taking a moment to tell us by writing a review.

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Pierce’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out—move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan. But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous—the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it. Avoiding him isn’t an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

Releases June 24, 2013

Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs: 
  • 1 lucky person will win the following:
    • $25 Gift Card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble)
    • Shot Glass Swag Pack
    • eBook copy of Fixed on You

To Enter: 
  • Please leave a comment or question for Laurelin.
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form.

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  1. This book looks fun ;). I look forward to reading it.

  2. Your Book sounds great and I look forward to reading it. Thank you for the chance!

    Wanda Barefoot

  3. Looks and sounds fantastic! Congrats on the new release!

  4. Sounds like a good read.. I wish you the best with this new book release.. Congrats.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds like a red hot read and I am looking forward to reading it.

    1. I'm getting eager for the release myself. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Congrats on your debut released the book looks really good.

  7. Thanks again, Danielle for having me on. I loved being here!

  8. Love this cover!! Can't wait to read this!!