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Cover Reveal – Under Northern Lights by Sonya Loveday

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Under Northern Lights

Book 6 of The Six Series

In the coastal city of Nome, under the northern lights, sets exactly the right location for a government-funded secret sector of Cole Enterprise. But that’s not all Alaska has to offer. Amongst the natives is an unsuspecting woman who has been hand selected to join the undercover operation.

After his abrupt departure from Haiti, Eli Bennet never thought he’d see Nova again. The idea of recruiting her as a team medic excited him. There’s only one minor problem… he has no idea how to approach her.

Nova McCarty knew taking care of her grandmother wouldn’t be easy. Noni’s memory has fizzled to the point where it’s no longer safe for her to live alone. Bumping into Eli was the last thing Nova expected after returning home. But there he was as if she’d pulled him out of her dreams, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Can Nova figure out how to have what she wants without sacrificing a part of herself to get it? Furthermore, will Eli turn his back on the Six in order to stand by Nova when she needs him the most?

Release Date: November 16th, 2017

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Under Northern Lights now available for pre-order! 

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Mark your calendars!

From November 9th until November 13th The Summer I Fell will be FREE on Amazon US & UK! Being a newsletter subscriber you might have already downloaded your free copy, but I wanted to give you a heads up in case you haven’t.

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End Note, The Six Series Book 2 will be going on SALE! 

Look for the sale November 10th through the 17th.

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Enter the Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest Today!

You’ve worked hard and put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into writing your book. In fact, you may have invested a good deal of money into an editor, cover designer, online marketing and more.
Then, you come across a book award contest. Your pulse quickens with a touch of excitement mixed with a hint of fear. You sit pondering whether or not you should enter. What will it really do for you?
Every contest is different; therefore, it’s important to do some research and make sure that you’re entering a valid contest, especially if there’s an entry fee. However, free contests may not benefit you as much as those with an entry fee, so keep that in mind as well.
The question remains; should you enter one or more book award contests and how will they benefit you. Here are 9 reasons you should enter.
1. Discover If Your Book Has Merit 
 
Judging is subjective. There’s no way around that, but a credible and trustworthy contest will have judges who critique with a professional eye. They will help you truly know if your readers will likely find value in your book. You’ll know if, from their professional perspectives, your book is worthy of attention and praise. *Remember, it’s still a subjective opinion even as a professional one.
2. Improve Your Writing 
 
You’ll receive constructive criticism that can help you become a better writer. Take what resonates with you and the leave the rest behind. Mind you, if you hear the same critique repeatedly, you probably shouldn’t ignore it. When you’re open to supportive criticism, you open the door to not only enhance your skills as a writer but to experience personal growth.
3. Help You Set Goals 
 
Knowing you want to enter can help you establish and set goals. It can help you set goals such as taking writing workshops or courses to improve your writing skills, setting daily, weekly or monthly writing goals, finding and hiring a professional editor, and/or getting a professionally designed cover.
4. Get Motivated By the Deadline 
 
Once you’ve paid your entry fee, you’ll have a deadline to complete your manuscript – that is if you haven’t already completed your book. There is room for reasonable procrastination, but continually putting something off won’t benefit you. Therefore, an entry deadline can help you get in gear.
5. Receive a Critique of Your Book 
 
Not all contests write a critique or review and return it to you, but those that do can be invaluable to you. This offers more of an opportunity for praise as well as the constructive criticism that can help you improve your writing. And, you can select positive quotes from the critique or review to share on social media, your website, in the editorial review section on Amazon, etc.
6. Become an Award-Winning Author 
 
It’s super exciting to be able to say you’re an award-winning author. It gives you clout and credibility, and it lets other potential readers know they might very well like your book, too. It can also help you get media attention from podcast interviews to local television interviews to newspaper articles. You can say that you’re an award-winning author in your bio, on your website, in your social media profiles and banners, in your email signature, on the cover of your book, and more.
7. Win a Cash Award Or Other Prizes 
 
Some book award contests offer cash prizes. Obviously, winning that is a good reason to take the chance to enter. Other book award contests offer other prizes such as coaching VIP Days, mastermind access, book cover designs, publishing it, marketing it, a chance at turning it into a movie, and more.
8. Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone 
 
Entering a contest somewhat puts you on the line. It stretches you personally and professionally as you take the mild risk of allowing someone else to judge your work. You need to be prepared for feedback -positive as well as negative.
9. Can Create a Marketing Buzz 
 
Depending on the feedback you get, you may be able to sing it from the rooftops (or just post all over social media, your newsletter, your website, etc.) that you received 4 Stars, 5 Stars, Gold or Silver or whatnot. If you’re a finalist or a winner or get honorable mention, you can put that on your cover or any of the other places already mentioned. Again, this gives you a chance to get media attention and can help you get speaking engagements.
Don’t Hold Yourself or Your Book Back 
Don’t let fear stop you. Fear of rejection or criticism can hold you back and hold your book back. Don’t let that happen to you. Go for it. Look for online contests, local contests, genre specific contests…but do it. And, while you’re at it, enter more than one. You’ll get more feedback, create more buzz and have more opportunities that way.
Enter the Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest Today!
 
 
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Best Selling author, Janelle Alex is the co-founder of Authors Talk About It and founder of Passionate Women Writers on Purpose.
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What It Takes is up for an award!

Tune in on November 1st at 7 PM EST for the Facebook live award ceremony for the Authors Talk About 2017 Book Award Contest.

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I, honestly, never thought when I entered the 2017 Book Award Contest that I’d make it this far. My intention, when I submitted What It Takes to ATAI, was simple: A review/critique to this novel that would give me an insight to how far my writing has come since I started in 2009. Plus, it would give me a professional outlook on the story I’d created.

The feed back I received was nothing short of amazing. Hearing my title be announced as a finalist in the romance category is something I will never forget. That moment made it worth all the fear and angst I had putting What It Takes into a literary competition.

And no matter what, even if What It Takes doesn’t place first in the category, or become the grand prize winner, it will always be a book I can be proud of. Not bad for something that started out as a NanoWrimo project.

I’ll be tuning in on November 1st when ATAI goes live with a full heart and lots of anticipation for the winner announcement. Even if it means doing it on my phone. Why my phone? Well, you see, the universe thought it would be a great idea to crash into my schedule and double me up with two award ceremonies in one night. While my daughter is receiving her very first high school Academic Letter, I’ll be sitting on pins and needles awaiting the results of the 2017 ATAI Book Award’s. I have to admit, I sort of had my own personal meltdown when I realized her award ceremony and mine were bound to overlap. I stopped that shit real quick. Instead of worrying over time-frame overlaps, and how the hell I’m going to make it work, I smile. Why? Because I’m so friggin’ proud of both of us that there’s no room for anything else.

If you have time on November 1st at 7 PM EST, you should pop over to the Authors Talk About It Facebook page and watch the awards! Authors who’ve not heard of ATAI should take a few minutes and check out all they have to offer! Look for them on Facebook HERE, or you can go to their website HERE.

Thanks for stopping in!

Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal ~ All We Are, book 5 of The Six Series

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ALL WE ARE

book 5 of The Six Series

by Sonya Loveday

Life hasn’t been the same since returning from Barbados. Josh has fallen. Hard. Unable to shake the feelings Ella stirred up in him, he retreats further into himself. He can’t tell her how he feels, because even if he did, it wouldn’t change the fact that she’s married.

Complicated is an understatement for Ella as she works through her own personal hell after finding out her dead husband is, in fact, alive and in hiding again. But life, and work, must go on.

An undercover job on a four-week cruise should be an easy mission for the Cole Enterprise operatives. Unfortunately, the client is one of Ella’s childhood friends, which leaves the pair wishing they’d come up with something other than being engaged as their cover. Playing the part may just hurt them both.

Falling in love is never easy. In fact, it can sometimes be downright painful. No strangers to pain, Josh and Ella find themselves at the crossroads of duty and love. Lines will be blurred. Hearts will be broken. And all that they are will be tested.

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

*Can be read as a standalone!

Cover Designed By: Sonya Loveday

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Book Signings!

Come join me at Indie Bookfest 2017!

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Before I jump into the details for the conference, I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be there! Me, my books, my bestest – Candace Knoebel, and our table will be waiting for you to stop by.  So be sure to come by and see us, especially if you like giveaways!

 

Okay and now for the details….

 

Over eighty fabulous authors, panels and workshops for both authors and readers . . . two amazing parties and a huge signing . . . where in the world can you find all of this awesomeness in one event?

Indie BookFest, of course!

This premier author-reader event, in its fifth year in central Florida, takes place September 28 ththrough October 1 st at the Westin Lake Mary.

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Indie BookFest is the only non-organization- affiliated author event to offer a dedicated Industry Day, with representatives from a variety of service companies presenting workshops, participating in panels and meeting with authors.

This year, industry reps include those from Written Word Media, Draft2Digital, Robin Reads, Bublish and more.

But IBF isn’t simply an author education conference.

We also offer an entire evening and day of Reader Appreciation panels and presentations—PLUS FanFare, an evening where the authors entertain the readers.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a three-hour signing that is free and open to the public, on Saturday from three to six.

Tickets to Indie BookFest 2017 are available now. There are several options for readers and for attending authors:

–INDUSTRY DAY Ticket: This option provides admittance to and participation in all the
panels and workshops offered on Friday, September 29th. Topics will apply to both new and established authors, as well as to others in the publishing field. This ticket allows attending authors and those interested in exploring the possibility of authorhood to participate in the entire weekend; it also includes FanFare, Reader Appreciation Day participation, the signing and Saturday night party. *Thursday night’s Dinner with the Authors is not included.

–VIP TICKET: This option provides admittance to and participation in all aspects of Indie
BookFest, including access to the entire weekend EXCEPT the Thursday night dinner available at an additional charge), including the Green Room, all panels, workshops, parties and signings. *VIP ticket holders also receive a special VIP swag bag.

–GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: This option includes access to FanFare on Friday night,
reader workshops and panels on Saturday, the three-hour signing on Saturday, and the Saturday night party, as well as access to the Swag Tables.

–YOUNG AUTHOR EVENT: The Young Author session will take place Saturday, September 30, from 9:30-11 AM. Attendees must be under 18 to attend. A panel of authors will lead the workshop, which will explore all nuances of writing and publishing a book. Very Important: This is an add-on ticket to the main event. You must purchase either a general admission/VIP or Industry Day ticket to add this event.

— THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS: Join authors from Indie BookFest
2017 as we kick off the event with a lovely buffet meal in a beautiful setting.

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For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website and Eventbrite page.