SEEN This Week 6/10/13

AOS101This week’s book, author, and event news:

Attention fiction writers! Everyone’s novel could use improvement in some way or another, so be sure to take advantage of Writers Digest’s exclusive collection of resources devoted to writing fiction, available through June only.

Ginosko Literary Journal is accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and spiritual insights for Ginosko Literary Journal. Editorial lead time is 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions and reprints. Length flexible, accept excerpts. Receives postal submissions and email (prefer email submissions as attachments, .wps, .doc, .rtf). Authors retain copyrights. Read year-round. Publishing as semiannual ezine. Check downloadable issues on web site for tone and style.

Jen Lancaster made a huge splash with her memoir Bitter is the New Black, which launched her into the category of bestselling multiple-memoirists like David Sedaris and Augusten BurroughsThe Tao of Martha, she recounts a year spent living the Martha Stewart way. Read more on the NOOK Blog.

Making Love Book 13 of the Action! Series by G.A. Hauser is now available on the All Romance web site.

The second winner of the Strawberry Moon Book Giveaway is Kristina Gehring! To see her response to this question, “Why I love paranormal romance” click here.

Five people working for the same company, but not really knowing each other. They all start the bank holiday weekend, but how many will finish it and arrive back at work on the right side of the law and still alive? Read more in Ross Lennon’s book The Long Weekend.

Tell everyone about your published titles! Shamelessly self-promote and include links to your site or distributors. Everything is free to promote at Online Book Publicity on Facebook.

Bloody Ham by Brian Kavanagh is now available on Kobo. Download options: Adobe DRM EPUB. The third adventure for Belinda and Hazel continuing the pace and humor that readers have come to acknowledge and appreciate. Excitement and tension begin on the first day of filming a Restoration drama on location at the historic Jacobean mansion, Ham House in Surrey when one of the leading players collapses and dies.

If you haven’t seen this video trailer for Blow Up the Roses, it’s a rather delightful piece of work.

Check out a small section from Jon Zech’s book at this link. Five minutes, spoken word, a very fun time!

Go here to have a listen to Jay Rankin’s latest audio interview on sex, drugs and Las Vegas – a peek at the seamy side of life.

My News For the Week:

Secret Heat: Tales of Forbidden Lust and Lusty Ladies and Bad Babes had more than 200 downloads each the first day of the free promotional weekend, which ran from May 31 to June 2. According to a final note from Rising Temperatures Press, total worldwide free downloads for both books were…hang on to your seats…586 copies! It also appeared that Lusty Ladies was the more popular choice between the two books for some reason; if you received a free copy of either or both books this past weekend, leave some feedback as to which book you liked better and your favorite short stories in either or both. Lusty Ladies also made the top 100 erotica books on Amazon this weekend during the promotion.

Be sure to tune in tonight 8:30PM Eastern at Night Owl Reviews, as I will be participating in its Chat With the Authors.

Do you have news you’d like to see in a future column? Either post it on a related site or email writingmerchant@gmail.com before the following week. Also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.

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