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It's that time of year again! The holiday season is here! If you're an author, this is your biggest sales season of the year. Did you know that the months between October and January are when authors sell the most books during the year? Well, it's true, so authors need to do everything they can to convince readers to buy their books during this frame especially. One way, and one of the best ways to make book sales is update your Author Facebook page millions of visitors every day, so to ignore this social media site when it comes to book marketing, is a death sentence to book sales. Here are a few things you can do to your Facebook page to help make more book sales during the holiday season.
Laura Tolomei | 10/12/2017
Looking for some special reads this Halloween? Check out my selection of horror books. Meet my characters. And get thoroughly hot and thoroughly scared!
Laura Tolomei | 24/10/2017
Almost everything modern people know about the ancient Romans comes from movies, and fictional books, and unfortunately much of the historical information regarding the ancient…
Laura Tolomei | 1/10/2017
There is nothing more boring than reading a ton of backstory crammed into scene after scene in a book. At least for me, now don't get me wrong, I'm interested in the character's motives, why she might hate men in general. Or why he hates women, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do the backstory.
Laura Tolomei | 17/9/2017
We all have an inner critic! It's that individual who is constantly saying things like, "That's terrible writing, why don't you just give up?" or "You think you're a writer? That's an awful story line, no one is going to read this!" or "You think you can be a bestseller, or make money from your writing, not if you keep writing this drivel!" And the list goes on and on and on. So what do you do when your inner critic who is speaking with your mother's, father's, or high school English teacher's voice, won't shut up?
Laura Tolomei | 10/9/2017
On more than one occasion, author friends who have just published their first book have asked me what they can do quickly to promote their book. Contrary to what many authors believe you cannot just write a book, publish it and expect it to make sales. As much as we’d all love for it to work that way, it doesn’t. But there are things you can do to right now in thirty minutes that will help you to promote your book.
Laura Tolomei | 26/8/2017
Leon and Sean are unsure what they really want from Janet, but the one thing they agree on is that she is their slave. Inviting us to assist in the training is a treat for them and their slave. Wwill Janet be the only slave or will Leon and Sean became a slave to the charms of Janet? Leon and Sean are unsure what they really want from Janet, but the one thing they agree on is that she is their slave. Inviting us to assist in the training is a treat for them and their slave. Wwill Janet be the only slave or will Leon and Sean became a slave to the charms of Janet? The writing is entertaining and the emotions are clear with every page. This appears to be a few frames within a longer story. I would suggest reading the other books in the series to bring this interlude into focus. The snippet is worth reading for those who enjoy BDSM and stories of sexual slavery.
Laura Tolomei | 15/8/2017
When Prince Duncan Caldwell has to enter Cecilia Hurst’s Game of Masters and Slaves, he already knows he’ll have to play Master if he intends to retrieve the pyramid Cecilia stole from the sacred Nephis Valley. And his choice for a slave can only be Ylianor Meyer, however fiercely Lord Christopher Templeton resents her and her overpowering erotic intrusion in a trip that should’ve been his and Duncan’s alone. No, make that in a love that should’ve been his and Duncan’s alone!
Laura Tolomei | 22/7/2017
One of the worst things in my opinion that can happen is to write an entire story, and then no one buys because said story has three issues, and these issues kill the story on arrival.
Laura Tolomei | 7/6/2017
“I know.” Instead of whimpering like a coward, Ylianor raised a blazing green gaze, staring him straight in the eyes. “You’d rather do the manly thing and erase his memory, too scared of the competition.”
Laura Tolomei | 21/5/2017
“So what do you say, Princess, if we tell our infuriating angel-demon what he means to both of us?”
Laura Tolomei | 13/5/2017
The first two articles in this series dealt mainly with learning how to change your thinking, and alter the scripts in your mind so you can receive that which you so much want to receive, bestselling author status. I am now going to propose four experiments author Pam Grout style that you can use to prove to yourself that there really is a universe, God, divine Poo Ba or whoever that wants to give you exactly what you want. Honestly, just like Pam I don't really care what you call it, The Force aka Star Wars, God, Athena, Zeus, or the field of infinite potentiality (that's Pam's name for it). However, in order for these experiments to work, you do have to believe in something out there that is greater than yourself, whatever name you choose.
Laura Tolomei | 4/4/2017
As I spoke of in Part 1 of this series, the only thing really that is stopping you from being a bestselling author is your thinking. Mental scripts that we learn from our parents, from society, and even from other authors and publishers often prevent us from having what we truly want from life. In the case of this series that is to be a bestselling author.
Laura Tolomei | 28/3/2017
What if I told you that you could be a bestselling author in a short amount of time? You'd think I was crazy, right? You'd think, "Dang, that Laura, I don't know what she's sniffing, but it must be some good stuff!" Right? Right. But you'd be wrong. You don't need a lot of money, a blog with a lot of followers, tons of hits to your website, or even a large mailing list (although all those things do help!), you just need to change your thinking.
Laura Tolomei | 21/3/2017
“In exchange for your generosity, we offer you our slave.” Dorek gestured behind him. At first, Duncan could see nothing. Then Galyor moved aside, and there she was. A scrawny little thing crawling on her hands and knees, she advanced his way slowly. “She’s a real insignificant piece of nothing much.” That she was one of Dorek’s lowliest servants seemed pretty obvious. “Which is why she’s no good, no matter how hard we trained her.” Duncan’s gut instinct was to refuse.
Laura Tolomei | 25/2/2017
It’s funny to me how some writers don’t see what they’re doing as being creative. They’re just “writing,” and while this is true, writing whether it is creating fiction or non-fiction is creating pictures with words. So, yes, writing is creative, even if you don’t always think of it that way. Some writers turn writing into a “grind,” especially if they’ve decided to make it into a “job” or “career,” not that there is anything wrong with doing this, but doing so can sometimes make writing seem as though it is a task rather than being creative.
Laura Tolomei | 21/2/2017
Horus is the Egyptian god depicted as either as a falcon or as a falcon headed man. He has a very ancient and long history in Egypt and is one of Egypt’s oldest deities. Egyptian royalty revered him so much that people believed pharaohs were Horus’s incarnations, and rulers often took some form of the name Horus for their own.
Laura Tolomei | 4/2/2017
“A fascinatingly, if at times disturbingly, erotic affair. Lifetimes of disappointment, desire and death has done one good thing for the prey, it has become as ruthless as its hunter. The final coupling makes the whole story come together and readies the reader for more.” Coffee Time Romance rated it 4 Cups
Laura Tolomei | 15/1/2017
Too many bad things happen every day all around the world, and I’ve lain many a nights wishing I could do something, anything to help make the world a better place. But the terrible truth is that I can’t. I have no power to change the hate and violence that are becoming second nature to the world as a whole. The only power I do have is to improve the lives I enter in contact with, which is why I want to be more light-hearted and joyous in spite of everything that’s going on. It’s necessary for my survival, otherwise the sheer weight of all the bad things would crush me, and that would help no one, least of all me.
Laura Tolomei | 2/1/2017
Set during the sweetest of holidays, this very special MM contemporary romance series, the Soulmate Series, keeps intriguing and entertaining all those who believe destiny is the key to a successful romance.
Laura Tolomei | 16/12/2016
Many authors dream of making the New York Times Bestseller List, or the USA Today Bestseller List or even being an Amazon Bestseller (which by the way is easier although does not mean you make more on royalties necessarily since there are multiple factors that are figured in). While no one can guarantee that your book will be a bestseller, you can do a few things to improve your odds.
Laura Tolomei | 27/11/2016
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