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5 Reasons Authors Should Consider Paying to Market Their Books

I can hear it now, the booing and the hissing as soon as authors read the title of this article. Let me be perfectly clear, I’m a big advocate of authors marketing their own books. In fact, I do a lot of my own marketing. And I encourage other authors including new and aspiring authors to learn everything they can about effective book marketing and promoting, and to put what they learn into action. That being said, here are 5 reasons I’ve found that Authors should consider paying someone to help them market their books.
1. New authors need time to learn the basics of book marketing and promotion. The sad fact is many new authors don’t bother to educate themselves about book marketing and promotion before their book comes out. In fact, many new authors are still set in the thinking of twenty-five to thirty years ago where the publisher does all the promotion for you. They mistakenly believe that the publisher will do everything for them and that they will be able to just sit back and watch the royalties roll in. This is fantasy and new authors need to educate themselves before their book comes out to …

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How to Price Your Self-Published Book

Do you have a self-published book? Thinking about self-publishing because you’re tired of giving some of your profits away to publishers? You’re not the only one. Many authors, even traditionally published authors have decided they are now going to self-publish and have done so very successfully. Authors that self-publish, particularly through Amazon often make serious errors when it comes to pricing, costing them both money and in some cases new readers and fans. Pricing is tricky because you don’t want to price your books too high, nor too low. But one of the worst trends I see is under pricing books. Lately, what I’ve noticed more than anything is a tendency to price books that are 200+ pages at .99. Or pricing collections where there are five or six books, sometimes by different authors at .99. Yikes! What are these authors thinking? When you price such books so low, not only do you devalue your own book, it’s like putting a sign out saying, “I’m cheap buy me now!” While you may initially make sales, especially if you’re new author, most likely these books will be treated as something to maybe read later, and may not get read at all. …

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Just released my novella Slave for Sex!

Me and Terry, my character from Bondage Slave For Hire, will be celebrating Halloween HERE!

My third and so far last novella from the eXtasy anthologies is now available!

Rydan’s dead lover returns as a green faerie, seducing him into passionate sex and submission, but will he trust her enough to change his destiny?

Slave for Sex
AUTHOR: Laura Tolomei
Erotica, Gay, Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal,Novellas, m/m, m/m/m/m
ISBN: 9781771115735
Originally part of eXtasy Anthology Emerald Envisage released 15 March 2009 – FLAMES: 4 – PAGES: 69 – WORD COUNT: 13.087 – RELEASE DATE: 21 October 2013 – PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books – COVER ARTIST: Martine Jardin
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Just released Oct. 15 Bondage Slave For Hire!

Just because you are a bondage slave for hire, do you deserve to die on Halloween night?
I did it! My first BDSM novel!! Also my first vampire story!!! Still can’t believe it’s released TODAY!!!!
Seriously, I’m real excited about this release. I decided to try my hand on BDSM, and I had loads of fun writing it. Not to mention excitement. ‘Cause I discovered it can be really sexy, if I applied my style to it. The Erotic Romance with an Edge style, which is just perfect for hard-core BDSM scenes. And the horror ties in just right, with all its Halloween mystery and intrigue. So here’s to BDSM and to a spooky Halloween!
Bondage Slave For Hire
AUTHOR Laura Tolomei
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GENRE: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à trois/quatre, Multiple Partners, Paranormal, Horror, Shapeshiter, Vampires, Demons, Holiday, m/m/m, m/m/m/f
ISBN: 9781771117180
HEAT LEVEL: 4 flames
PAGES: 309
WORD COUNT: 90.558
RELEASE DATE: 15 October 2013
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Carmen Waters
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Nothing satisfies Lilly. Not even working at The Dungeon BDSM Club as a bondage slave for hire. A slave looking for her true master. …

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Release of Romance Divine’s 52nd Audio Book – Re-Scue, Author Laura Tolomei

Romance Divine LLChad its 52nd audio book go on sale on 18 September 2013: Author Laura Tolomei‘s Re-Scue, narrated by Kellie Kamryn.

Original borderline story at the edge of accepted conventions, Re-Scue, ReScue Series #1, spans four different lifetimes connected by an insane passion for sex and blood. The players are always the same: a hunter and his prey. The rule is always the same: sex without feelings.

But the prey wants more.

Each story is set in a world of its own. The characters changes physical traits and sometimes sex. But whatever world they’re in, whatever shape they have, their bloody seductive game is as exciting as the first time.

Didri and Tylean begin the sadistic ritual on Byoldar, a futuristic world where he teaches her about pain and pleasure. The game continues with Aural and Rhodri on Thuly, a fantasy medieval-style world. Together, they will break new boundaries in passion without emotions, leaving it to Leon and Sean to end the game on 21st century Earth.

Author Laura Tolomei‘s Re-Scue is Romance Divine‘s longest audio book to-date, clocking in at over …

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Boudicca: British Celt Queen of the Iceni

All we know of Boudicca is what a few Romans wrote about her. Unfortunately, as is often the case with invasions, only the victor’s side of the story is told. Boudicca’s story at least the Roman’s version of it, was re-discovered in 1360 in the work of the Roman Tacitus titled “Annals.” Once the story was rediscovered, the British took her to heart and she is considered a revered folk heroine by them.
According to Annals, Boudicca was the Queen of a British Celt tribe called the Iceni. Her tribe through her husband had a guarded relationship with the Romans. At this time the Romans had invaded Britain and subjugated most of the Celtic tribes living there. However, they allowed some autonomy to Boudicca’s husband Prasutagus and he was allowed to continue to rule over his people and keep most of his land. He was even given a grant by the Romans. However, later the Romans claimed the grant was a loan. Because of this Prasutagus in his will left half his kingdom to the Romans and the other half to his wife and daughters. Unfortunately, the Romans showed up to collect and decided that they should get the entire …

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Duplicate Content Can be the Kiss of Death For Authors Or Why You Should Never Use Duplicate Content

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just wrote two or three guest blogs and then used only those posts for say a twenty stop blog tour, or even a ten stop one? Well, let me tell you, this is not something you want to do. While it may seem easier to just use articles you’ve written over and over and over again for your blog tours, they can cause you huge problems later on down the road. The reason is that Google hates duplicate content and in fact goes around searching online for it. If you use the exact same article over and over again, Google will find it and will take duplicate content out of the search engine results. So, one instance of your article, and so one stop on your blog tour will show up in the search results, but the other three or four will not. This can be the kiss of death for an author who is trying to get the word out about their book.

Why is it the kiss of death? Well, for a couple of reasons, here’s mainly why though. For one readers are only going to read that article …

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The Top Four Tips for Choosing the Best Excerpt + Three Fiery Examples

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One of the hardest things to do when you’re beginning to promote a new book is choose the excerpts. Many authors just choose to post the first chapter of their new book, and hope that by the end of it, readers want to buy. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing an excerpt, and these things will either make or break you when it comes to getting readers to buy your book.
Here are the top four tips for choosing the best excerpt that will make readers want to buy your book:

Tip #1: Write the best book you can write from the very beginning. Choosing a great excerpt means you have to have written a great book. If your book is not your best effort, then your excerpts are going to be so so, and no amount of trying to choose a great excerpt is going to help.

Tip #2: Choose an excerpt that ends with a cliff hanger. When you choose an excerpt that ends with a cliff hanger, readers want to read more to find out what happened! When your …

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Author Spotlight on The Lord by Laura Tolomei…

Author Spotlight on The Lord by Laura Tolomei…

Author Bio:


Globetrotter author from Italy, Laura Tolomei has traveled the world from age five, and she hasn’t stopped since. After having read countless numbers of books, she decides, at age forty, to write her own stories for a change, instead of always having to read them from others. Now an acclaimed author with original borderline stories at the edge of accepted conventions, Laura Tolomei guarantees an erotic earthquake with each new novel.
Q. Does your family support your writing? Do they know….it’s spicy?
Laura: My family, my husband in particular, totally support me, and yes, they know it’s a hell of a lot more than spicy…mine is downright erotic. Fact is–I’m a very open person and don’t feel the need to hide anything about what I do or how I live. As a result, my family’s very supportive. My mate in particular bears the full weight of it since he’s my main reference for all my stories. Writing mostly MM, I ask him about how to make my characters more credible, also in their sex scenes. LOL I must admit, we have a lot of fun out of it. In addition, …

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