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Archive for November, 2011

Soul Search-Taking it to the TOP?

Today, I am bare cheeked and chilly. Why? Because today I am up again, testing sales limits and asking all my fans and friends to help take Soul Search into the top 100 on Amazon Kindle.

I’m a lucky, lucky author in all this, though. Not only do I have the support of the Indie Book Collective, but also four outstanding authors are putting their money where my mouth is. Today, you can score not only Soul Search by me for 99 cents as we climb the charts together, but also Fated by Carolyn McCray, What the Heart Wants by Kelli McCracken, Gifts of the Blood by Vicki Keire AND Tsunami Blue by Gayle Ann Williams.

Whoa.

Plus a chance to win a Kindle, from me. WOOT!

I also want to give away some gift cards and the closer we get to that top 100 mark, the more I’ll give away. In order for a chance at a gift card, all you have to do is show comment love to at least three of my Bestseller For a Day sponsors. Yep. Just click, enter a comment and you’re entered. Every comment is a shot at one of many $5 Amazon gift cards. #pieceofcake

Saph’s Book Blog

Sugar Beats Books

Caroline Clemmons

Alchemy of Scrawl

Taylor Lee Books

Tracy Riva

The Pen Muse

Reading is my Cheap Addiction

Mother Hoot

Book Savvy Babe

From Me to You

McPig Pearls

A Tale of Many Reviews

Alise On Life

Tweezle Reads

Laurie’s Interviews

Dime Store Novel

I appreciate all of these amazing bloggers’ support and all of yours SOOO much! A book is nothing but words on a page until it earns the heart of a reader. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Tune in to Facebook and Twitter while I live update on rankings all day long. WOOT!!

:}Amber Scott


Hump Day Updates–Best of!!

Holy pajama pants, people. What a week! First, we saw over 165 commenters this last weekend right here on this blog in support of our soldiers for Blog Tour de Troops. That is also the number of books, times two, that the troops get, from me, added to the now under construction database.

Thank you SO much to everyone who commented. I laughed, I cried, I loved every minute.

Those of you who entered the previous week’s contest have some sortof good news. The winner has not yet replied. So that means, pending one more week of me stalking her inbox, I might need to draw a new winner.

#Sweetbabycakes!

In some pinch me I’m dreaming news, Fierce Dawn has been nominated by The Romance Reviews in the Best PNR (Paranormal Romance) Angels & Demons category. WHOA! There are some amazing titles nominated and you can vote here.

There are some other amazing titles nominated in lots of fun categories including Lacey Weatherford, Erin Kellison, Deena Remiel and Belinda Boring. #IHeartthem

Starting the 21st, Fierce Dawn’s cover is also up for vote at You Gotta Read Covers. #Squeetafufu!

Fierce Dawn, Blog Tour de Troops, nominations, none of it would be happening if not for all of you. Thank you.

 


Blog Tour de Troops–starts HERE!

Welcome to stop #1 in the four day event known as Blog Tour de Troops. Last Memorial Day weekend, the authors on this tour gathered 10,000 ebooks for troops. Let’s put that number in check, together.

At each stop, just for commenting, you win an ebook for yourself plus one for a soldier. For stop #2, Terri Guiliano Long, click here.

When I was little, my Uncle Harry told my sisters and I that his many medals were for “Peeling Potatoes” and “Washing Dishes.” He’d tell us tall tales about riding tortoises taller than him across the Sahara Desert. On the wall of his trailer, hung a framed letter from President George Bush thanking him for his years of service.

He died a highly decorated soldier before I was old enough to appreciate that a Purple Heart was more than just the prettiest one.

I get to live in a country where I can walk my neighborhood without fear of car bombings thanks to my Uncle Harry and hundreds of thousands of other men and women who give their lives for the larger good.

I’m grateful beyond words for such a precious gift.

I’m a music lover and every novel I write has a soundtrack I’ve created to get into character and scene. I love the story of this song in particular and wanted to share it as we remember the bravest among us this weekend.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, please leave a comment telling me your favorite ‘soldier’ song and as thanks, I’ll send you an ebook of WANTED, my time travel romance, plus give one to a soldier.

Your comment will also enter you to win a brand, new Kindle and the proceeds of this tour go toward the purchase of Kindles for troops. Books are the number one requested care package item and we’re out to fill that need together.

***If you’d like to donate money toward those Kindles, simply use Paypal and ibcprograms@gmail.com as the address.***

Bless you and the soldier in your life.

Amber Scott

 


Three Things Thursday–Prove it!

As the days go by and I get more and more grown up, I can feel childhood dreams threatening to dissolve into the land of won’t come true. So, today, I ask you.

Are these three things real?

  • Abs of steel! I see them on book covers and magazines, but where does an author craving inspiration find these lovelies “in the wild”?
  • Aliens. The History Channel had me on the edge of my bed with the series about aliens through history. Until the sword episode. So, do aliens exist and if so, have we seen one?
  • Happily Ever After. I still believe, don’t get me wrong. But as more and more couples part, as women become more independent, I do wonder what makes love stick around, truly, deeply and forever?

I await your take.

:}Amber Scott

PS: Meet me back here tomorrow for a Veteran’s Day weekend IBC style. It’s Blog Tour de Troops and over fifty free titles are up for grabs for you and a soldier–just for commenting.


Hump Day Updates–Swag Winner!

Check your email because I have drawn a winner for last week’s contest!

Once I confirm the winner, I’ll announce her very awesome name.

In the meantime, the biggest news on the horizon is that this Friday, Blog Tour de Troops gives back to the men and women who safeguard our freedoms. Come back here for the kickoff of over fifty authors giving an ebook to every single commenter plus one for a soldier per.

I’ll be sharing a sneak peek at a title with select commenters, too. #squee

There shall be Kindles given, too!

SWEET!!

:}Amber Scott

 

 


Hump Day Updates–Goodies for YOU!

The Emerald City Writers’ Conference was A-freaking-mazing.

I fangirl gushed over Julia Quinn. I got a pic with her!! (To post soon.) I even remembered to tell her that I cried at the end of When He Was Wicked. *sigh* I still get choked up over it.

I dressed as Zombie Audrey Hepburn–so right, so very wrong.

I met and now stalk the awesomely funny Sarah Wendell, of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, who held up a giant pair of panties in her keynote speech. Her example of our big girl panties. Gotta wear ‘em! Gotta love a gal with guts. I also scored a copy of her book. Sweet!

I got lots o goodies, in fact!

That I am giving away. Cuz I heart you!!

The goodies include:

  • Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn
  • Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
  • Everything I Know About Love I Learned From Reading Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell
  • Chances Are by Shelli Stevens
  • Tsunami Blue by Gayle Ann Williams
  • Love is Murder by Allison Brennan
  • Plus some HOT Club Swag from me.

Want a shot at these goodies? All you have to do is comment, telling me what you are grateful for this holiday season.

I’m grateful for…YOU!

:}Amber Scott

PS: I’ll draw a winner next Wednesday so share, comment and keep the love alive til then.

PPS: You get double entry if you share this, tell me, or/and are in my secret (sortof) Facebook group, The HOT Club.