SEEN This Week 6/18/12

This week’s book, event, and author news:

BookBuzzr released their list of the Top Books for May 2012.  BookBuzzr is also presenting “The Summer Romance Festival – A Celebration of Romance Books.” June 25 through July 31 Click here to learn more.

According to Pixar, there are 22 rules of story telling. Read the entire article here.

Ash Krafton is a sponsor in Night Owl Reviews Summer Web Hunt–a scavenger hunt for readers who like to win. Be sure to stop by the blog for your chance to win prizes in the bonus New Follower Giveaways.

Do you project yourself into your writing? Go here to read Everybody’s Shy.

Luminors. Vampires. Blood Keepers. Shifters. The Prophecy. The Chosen One. Gryphons. The Beehive. All this and more in Brook Ellen West’s</strong The Blood Keeper’s Prophecy, book 1 of the Contego Trilogy. You can read a teaser at this link.

Allan Krummenacker’s blog has earned him another award. Read more about his latest accomlishment.

Winged City Press is sponsoring a chapbook contest. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2012. Click here for additional details.

Marj McRae’s new book The King’s Favourite, sequel to the acclaimed Not a Man, is now available for download on both Smashwords and Amazon.

The Public Lending Right organization does the job it was set up to do, efficiently and with great added value to authors. Why change it? Sign the Department for Culture, Media and Sport: To stop plans to abolish the Public Lending Right (PLR) organization petition and let your voice be heard. (Thanks to Stuart Aken for passing this along).

Ciara Gaultintroduced author Gerry McCullough to read at the opening of Belfast Book Festival, 2012 at Whiterock Library in Belfast. Click here to view a photo.

My News for the Week:

Here is your chance to win The Cruiserweight’s Daughter for free during BookBuzzr’s Summer Romance Festival now running through July 25.

Cougars and Studs 3: Men on the Hunt ranked #92 in Fiction/Erotica on Amazon’s rankings June 11.

A report received from Rising Temperatures Press stated since the release of Cougars and Studs in mid-May and its following editions, Cougars and Studs 2 and Cougars and Studs 3 that totals worldwide sales for all three editions (not counting the June 9-10 free promo downloads) has total over 700 copies!

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