One year into forever: The Forever Girl celebrates an anniversary!

eBookTFG2Rebecca Hamilton’s bestselling novel, The Forever Girl, was released a year ago and has become a runaway hit. To celebrate, she’s doing an incredible giveaway tour. I’m a little late on the announcement but check it out — and congrats to Becca on an amazing milestone.

Book blurb:

“Whatever you do, fight.”

Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves.

At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.

Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council’s way. It’s a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.

On the 4th day of xmas, my true love gave to me 4 practicing Wiccans!

12days button copyOn the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: four wicked (as in awesome) Wiccans! Today’s featured author in the 12 Days of Authors is Rebecca Hamilton! I had the pleasure of interviewing her for the blog in July. Check out her acclaimed bestselling novels:

The Forever Girl

“Whatever you do, fight.”

Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves.

At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous. Continue reading

Authors, meet your champions: Franny and Silvia, Dark World Books is born!

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One bestselling author described their book blog tours as “epic.”

Meet Francesca Poggi and Silvia Paoletta of Dark World Books. Their newly launched company offers customized boutique services such as: book tours, book trailers, design services, and more. The UK-based team helps independent and published authors of Urban/Dark Fantasy, Dystopian, Steampunk, YA Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance and Dark Erotica.

Last year, the duo worked with about 30 authors including yours truly. (They organized a blog tour for What Kills Me and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the experience.) I’m thrilled that they made some time to answer some questions about their work:

Q How did you two meet?

We met eight years ago thanks to the mutual passion for the TV shows Buffy and Angel and we’ve been inseparable since. We’ve been very excited to finally start this journey.

Q What are the benefits of a blog tour?

The best thing about blog tours is that they can literally make a book (and the author) travel worldwide. It’s not just a matter of spreading the word about a novel, bloggers are also curious to know who’s behind it. They like to know what kind of person the author is, and that’s the reason why we always encourage authors to do interviews and guest posts. A blog tour doesn’t necessarily guarantee a boost in sales, but what it does, is generate interest, and that’s what authors need to focus on during the tour.

Q What kind of advice do you have for authors trying to spread the word about their books (besides get help from Dark World Books)? Continue reading