Book Promo Feature – Bloody Klondike Gold: A Randi Braveheart Mystery Short Story by A.K. Taylor

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome A.K. Taylor to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Bloody Klondike Gold: A Randi Braveheart Mystery Short Story. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two!

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bloodyklondikegoldwebA summer trip to the Klondike can be deadly…

Randi Braveheart and her friend go to the Mineral Creek mining claim for summer vacation and to visit her father, Will, during the second half of the six month mining season. The time of happy reunions, summer fun, and gold mining come to a close after a night of sabotage, the theft of the first half of the season’s haul, and a death threat.

Will the motley crew of miners and teens survive until the end of the season?

Bloody Klondike Gold can be purchased from Amazon

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A.K. Taylor grew up in the backwoods of Georgia where she learned about nature. She enjoys hunting and fishing, beekeeping, gardening, archery, shooting, hiking, and has various collections. She also has interest in music, Native American history and heritage, Egyptian history, and the natural sciences. A.K. Taylor has been writing and drawing since the age of 16. A.K. Taylor has graduated from the University of Georgia with a biology degree, and she shares an interest in herpetology with her husband.

A.K. can be found on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Goodreads

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Excerpt:

In the dining hall all fifteen miners fell in to eat a nice meal after a hard day’s work.
Randi and Brittany talked to Pappy and Will about what they explored.
Brittany wasn’t too enthusiastic about the woods, but she loved the view and scenery in the distance and the creek.
Randi spoke of doing a little fishing one day.
Brittany was going to pass on that. She didn’t like the fish or the bait. Anything that was smelly or slimy turned her off. It was totally gross!
Several big explosions came from outside, interrupting the dinnertime chatter. They were so loud and booming that they shook the windows of the dining hall and the foundation.
“What was that?” asked Brittany with here blue eyes wide in fright.
The huge gears, springs, and shaker from the derocker crashed through the roof and landed on one of the tables and brought with it wood and tin from the roof. Several people were hit with the fallen debris. Other people shielded themselves with their arms and herded toward the exit. The injured were wallowing on the ground and moaning in pain.
Everyone was in a panic and confused.
What was going on? What was all that racket outside?
People checked on and helped the injured. Nothing was serious, but they were going to need first aid. After a few moments, everyone ran outside to investigate what was going on and what the noise was.
Orange light from flames illuminated the night sky and the emerald-green foliage of the surrounding forest. Everyone gathered around and looked in horror at the mining equipment. It was engulfed in flames and completely ruined. Someone had sabotaged and completely destroyed everything.
Men were horrified beyond disbelief and completely lost on what to do next.
Pappy was furious. He took his hat off and slammed it on the ground. “Goshdarn it! I’m gonna blast the fur of’n the person’s hide, if I ever see ‘em!” he spat indignantly. When Pappy got angry, people related him to an old, cotton-haired Yosemite Sam.
Will ran into the cabin where the safe was without telling anyone.
“Dad, where are ya goin’?” asked Randi as she followed him.
Brittany brought up the rear behind them.
When the trio got there to the cabin, they saw the door had been kicked open. All three of them had that sinking feeling as their eyes went toward the safe. The safe was smashed and pried open. Everything from inside was gone.
Will was so overcome with so many emotions that he silently wept. He had high hopes that this mining year was going to make a serious difference for a better life for him and his daughter, since his wife had died about five years ago. Now because of someone’s thoughtless actions, everything he had worked and hoped for was now in jeopardy.
Brittany offered to give her shoulder for Randi to cry on. She knew Will and Randi’s sad story all too well. She shed her own tears for them and for her own grief.
No one slept a wink that night. They were going to wait till morning to survey the damage and decide what to do next. That wasn’t the extent of the bad news. The buyer was coming tomorrow and now there was no gold to sell to gather needed supplies or split among the men. That was going to kill the morale of the group and possibly turn everything for the worst.
As Randi wiped her eyes, she saw a folded piece of paper in front of the ruined safe. She picked up and unfolded the paper. This short message was sloppily scribbled on the paper:
All of you are going to die tomorrow night.
Randi showed it to her father and her friend. They were clearly appalled by the letter. They had to show this to everyone else.
It was definitely going to be a sleepless night tonight after discovering such a ghastly letter.

The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers by Barb Drozdowich

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Barb Drozdowich to the blog today. She’s here to share about her book, The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers. If this book sounds like something you think will help you, it is currently 99 cents and available in Kindle, paperback and audiobook. Pick up a copy today!

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Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with Book Bloggers?

If book bloggers are the new gatekeepers to ‘book publishing success,’ do you wonder how you can tap into that source of free promotions?

How you can move comfortably into that world, putting your best foot forward? How can you introduce yourself to these coveted bloggers so that they want to reward you with free promotions?
Look no further, because The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of over two-hundred bloggers, covering all aspects of communication between authors and review blogs.

Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers demystify the promotion of your book. You’ll learn about whom and where book bloggers are, as well as these essential promotional tools:
* The Query
* The Review
* The Giveaway
* The Guest Post
* The Book Blurb Excerpt
* The Cover Reveal
* …and more!

˃˃˃ Start your journey to publishing success today!

The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers is available in Kindle, Paperback and Audio formats.

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BarbDrozdowichPicSmallerSocial Media and WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She delights in taking technical subjects and making them understandable by the average person. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance novels.

She is the author of 10 books, over 30 YouTube videos and an online WordPress course, all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.

Barb can be found on her author website, business website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Goodreads, YouTube Channel, and Amazon Author Page

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Excerpt:

 

Who are book bloggers?

The only thing we all have in common is that we love books; we love books so much that we have created blogs to express our thoughts about the books we read. Book bloggers also have access to a computer. Other than that, they can be male or female, they can vary in age, be quite computer literate, or just barely holding their own as far as technology is concerned. They may be teenagers, sharing their love of Young Adult (YA) as they conquer their high school classes; they may be stay-at-home moms spending their free time sharing their thoughts on their favorite books as an escape from the kids. They may be budding authors using a book blog as a way to experiment with their writing. A book blogger may be a parent/child duo, with the parent encouraging the child to read more. They may be newly retired, looking for a mental challenge and a way to share their lifelong love of books.

Book blogging is usually a hobby; it is something that is done in a blogger’s spare time. If book bloggers make money from ads on their blogs, it generally isn’t much. There are a few exceptions, of course, but in general, book blogging and reviewing books is something book bloggers do for no pay.

Many book bloggers started blogging to simply share their thoughts with other book lovers. Take a look at this selection of the answers I received when I asked the question,

“Why did you start book blogging?”

  • “Because I wanted to be able to share great books with other readers.”
  • “I started reading book blogs after joining GoodReads. I already had other blogs and felt like book blogging was something fun I could also do. I have an eclectic taste in books, and I wanted to share that beyond GoodReads.”
  • “I am very supportive of many changes taking place in the book industry. I am particularly supportive of e-books and talented Indie and small press authors and LOVE helping spread the word about their books. I also personally enjoy discovering new to me authors who can help support my book addiction.”
  • “I love to read. This was a way to share what I like and to find new books and authors to read.”
  • “To talk with other book lovers, and to have a creative outlet online.”
  • “I wanted someone to discuss books with and there aren’t any book clubs in my area.”
  • “To have a place to talk about books, to be a part of a community.”
  • “I love reading and none of my friends understand, so I decided to join a community that not only understands, but embraces my nerdiness.”
  • “To encourage my students, to share my love of books.”
  • “I started my blog as a place to put my writing, but when I discovered book blogs I thought, ‘I have to be a part of this.’”
  • “As a hobby/just for fun.”
  • Nothing is better than finding “that” book. The one that rings your bell. I like helping people find it!”
  • “I wanted an outlet to discuss YA literature—not many people in my real life read the same genre/category as I do or even as voraciously. Online seemed the logical place to go to find other readers like me.”
  • “To have a place to put my thoughts about the books I read, to meet other people who love reading as much as I do, and to be able to create something to be proud of.”
  • “I read a lot. I started writing reviews because I know authors like them. I started posting them to help other readers find great books.”
  • “I wanted to share my opinions on books for others to see. Plus, there aren’t many people I know in my school who read the same books I do, so it makes it hard to gush.”
  • “To share my love of books with the world.”
  • “I wanted a way to keep myself writing at least something down. That way I might not get writer’s block as often for my writing projects. It is also a way for me to discuss my love for books and find new books that are out there.”
  • “Because I wanted to find new readers like me who are big romance fans to discuss books with and share this big passion of mine!”
  • “To create a space where my kids and I give our opinions about children’s books—we don’t always agree!”

Since I received 215 responses to my original survey, you can well imagine there were many answers to this question. I’ve listed my favorite ones above.

The answer from the list that I liked the most was: “To share my love of books with the world.” This topic will come up over and over again in this book. Book selling is a relationship-based activity. So many studies have been done that tell us people buy books based on a suggestion from a friend or a trusted source. That “friend” may now be half a world away.

Book Promo Feature – No Safe Place by Taylor Wilmering

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Book Promo Feature – Hive-Mind by Gabrielle Myers

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Book Promo Feature – Twisted Trails: Least of the Beast by Alex Hutchinson

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Book Promo Feature – All (Wo)men Desire to Know by Johanna Baldwin

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Book Promo Feature – Chasing Castles by Jiffy Kate

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Book Promo Feature – The Fall and Rise of Landon Harris by Dirk Wales

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Book Promo Feature – Motherless by Gabriel Horn

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Interview with James Eaton from Bodybuilding for Weight Loss: “Facts” About Weight Loss Through Body Building That You Did Not Know About

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