Tuesday, 31 January 2017

THE AQUA TRUTH COVER REVEAL + PRE-ORDER!

I am so excited to be able to share with you the cover for the last Aqua Saga book!

Title: The Aqua Truth
Series: The Aqua Saga Book 4
Genre: YA dystopian/ sci fi
Author: L.L. Hunter
Designer: KILA designs
Release Date: Feb 28 2017





Blurb:

“You are going to be the strongest, most perfect specimen in all existence. You will be the revolution the world needs. It all begins with you.”

Pym Maddox and Rush Rodgers grew up knowing they were different.
But they only realized how different when they exposed General Maddox’s secret experiments.
There is still more underneath the surface.
And Pym and Rush won’t know the truth until they come face to face with themselves.

In the epic final installment of the Aqua Saga,
Who will make it out alive?
And will Pym and Rush ever unveil the truth?

Will Pym become the revolution her father created her to be?

Some truths are best left unknown.



Pre-order The Aqua Truth:


If you haven't yet caught up on the Aqua Saga, you can grab book 1 on sale for a limited time from all ebook stores!







Tuesday, 3 January 2017

AUTHOR ETIQUETTE: WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE AN AUTHOR

The job title of 'Author' is one of those you're often proud to put on any form, or tell people that's what you do. But it's not a title that should be thrown around willy nilly. It has to be earned. In my opinion, the following points will NOT earn you the credibility to call yourself an author.
Yes, it means far more than just publishing a book. If you do the following, i won't be buying your books and i can fairly say, neither will many others.

Social Media
This is a tricky subject to discuss. I won't tell you what to do on your own accounts. It's your account. Post what ever the hell you want. But just keep in mind, your profile is going to become public as soon as you start to make a name for yourself. Don't be negative all the time. Try not to complain about others in the industry or those you work with, and for goodness sake, do NOT add people to Facebook groups without asking them first. Would you like it if they did it to you?
Think before you act and keep it positive and you'll grow a successful social media fanbase.

Newsletters
It's no secret that email marketing is one of the best ways to get your book out there, but you need to use it right.
Adding people to your mailing list without asking first is NOT the way to go about it. It will only have your subscribers running the other way.
Post your newsletter link on social media about once a week, send it to bloggers when you have a release, post it in the back matter of your books, but PLEASE DON'T add people to your mailing list without their permission.
I think the frequency of your newsletters could make or break your business too. DON'T post too often. More than 1 a week is too many. Stick to no more than twice a month at most (I send mine out once a month) and you should start to reap the rewards.

Reviews
Reviews are another tricky subject. I believe the quantity of reviews your collect isn't necessarily a good thing. I couldn't care less about asking for reviews. I've moved past that. If readers want to review my books, they can. If they don't want to, that's fine too. But sometimes we all receive that one review that is so nasty or odd, a 1 star that doesn't make sense. We feel the urge to respond and tell the reviewer they are wrong, to correct them. Am i right?
This is bad. Don't do that.
Don't respond to reviews. Don't comment. Step away from the computer.
Sometimes you need to bite your tongue.

When your want to become an author, publish a book and become mega rich (Just kidding. The latter is not true. Sorry to say, nine times out of ten, you won't become filthy rich. This author business is hard.) What was i saying? Oh yeah, If you want to become an author, you are creating a brand. How you act in public reflects back on your brand. Always be nice. Don't respond to negativity. Don't publicly bash someone on social media. And for the LOVE OF ALL THE WORDS IN THE WORLD, do NOT add people to groups or mailing lists without asking first. If you follow these rules,  you will create a successful author brand and people will buy your books.

Keep writing.

Laura xx

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L.L. Hunter's latest book, The Chronicles of Heart and Soul, is out now. You can get your copy here.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

THE CHRONICLES OF HEART AND SOUL IS LIVE!!! NEW RELEASE + BOOK SIGNING NEWS

Whoa. That is an awfully long title, isn't it?
Sorry about that. Titles are hard. Harder than writing a book i think. I hate them. More than blurbs.

Anyways...
At long last, my beloved series has come to an end (sniff).
But all good things must.

I can't tell you how happy i am that this series is over, because it means i can move on to other projects.

More on those other projects in a moment.

Let's go back to the release of the last book in my Legend of the Archangel series.



You can now grab your copy via all your favourite online book retailers.


If SIGNED paperbacks are more your thing, i am not doing a Goodreads giveaway this time around. Instead, there will be 2 opportunities to grab a signed copy of any of my books at 2 special events.

The first, will be an online market. More on that soon when the event is created. Follow the Story Queens of Aus Facebook page for more details.

And the second, is an actual market.

I will be signing and selling books at Kariong Christmas Markets. So if you live on the Central Coast of NSW or Sydney, this will be a great way to snag a signed copy and other greats books and bargains.

Then of course, if you can't make the Christmas market or the online market,
I'll be signing at Supanova in Sydney next June.

I can't wait to read your reviews for Heart and Soul, so after you've read the book please make sure you pop up your review at your place of purchase.
And if you're able to come to one of the markets, I can't wait to see you.

Happy reading xx


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Ruined in Retribution by Valia Lind - Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal for Titanium #3

Title: RUINED IN RETRIBUTION, Titanium Series: Book Three




Synopsis:
Gone. Gone. Gone.
For the past two months, it has taken all of Logan’s determination to just keep going. Losing Tasia to Kallos Enterprises shattered his world, but he is not about to give up on what she had started.
Together with her family, Logan works to destroy the company that ruined their lives. The corporation is growing bigger and stronger by the minute, weaponizing the drug and selling it to the highest bidder. But that’s not the only hurdle to overcome. Logan’s past is catching up to him, and the time has come to pay. His family’s secrets are unraveling everything he has built for himself and now, Logan is fighting on multiple fronts.
Save Tasia. Destroy Kallos Enterprises. Stay alive.
Such a simple list, such an impossible mission.
Time is running out and Logan is left with one question: can he save them all?

Pre-order here:

Release date: December 7, 2016

Book one, PIECES OF REVENGE, is currently FREE!

Social Links:
Author info:
Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind has always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. You can visit her online at http://valialind.wordpress.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind






Friday, 7 October 2016

Inspirational Words: Spotlight on Author Dzintra Sullivan!


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Dzintra Sullivan

Bio:
Australian born and bred, happily married to a wonderful Canadian man, and we have been blessed with 4 amazing children. (Most of the time anyway) I love all things paranormal, my main attraction to it is the impossible being made possible. I am a hopeless romantic, and love a HEA in my books. If it has fangs, fur, wings, or halos I am all over it... (And anything in between) I am strange and weird and kooky, but in saying that I am loyal and lovable and honest. I hope you enjoy my books and look forward to meeting you all.




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The Halfway House Series

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#Arkadia. (Book 1)

#1 BEST SELLER - Amazon Australia - Paranormal Fantasy.

FREE

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Blurb:
I am Arkadia Castner. I am beautiful. I am popular. I am also the most messed-up witch you will ever meet. I can’t make water boil, or make the wind blow; I can’t even light a match without the aid of a flint. My 18th birthday is in six months, and if I don’t pass the Paranormal Safety Exams (PSEs) by then, I will be banished to the Isle of Shadows for eternity, never to be seen again – it will be as though I never existed.
I found myself at the halfway house under the supervision and guidance of Den Mother and telepathic empath, Eloise Mayflower. The halfway house is the last chance for troubled paranormal teens like me to pass our PSEs and avoid banishment. Eloise knows everything I think and feel, and is supposed to be helping me, but I still can’t do basic spells a six-year-old can do. I hate it here, but I have no choice. This is my last chance.
I had all but given up hope, when in walks Bohdan Drak. Tall, dark, and so damn sexy it hurts to look at him – even his muscles had muscles. He is a dragon shifter and wears the mark of having passed his PSEs. When our souls meet, we realize we have found our soul mates and perfect matches. My dying hope has found life again, and I finally have a reason to look forward to a future.
I thought everything would be fine, but darkness and despair creep into my future. I have been framed for a murder, and everyone believes I am guilty. The paranormal council now watches my every move. Can I trust Bohdan and true love? I fear my destiny is to be banished forever …
Teasers:
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#Raven (Book 2)

Only $1.99
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Blurb:
Hello, my name is Raven, or at least that's what I have always been told. I live at the Halfway House with Eloise Mayflower, my den mother. I am a paranormal, I am seventeen years old, and, oh yeah, I am a vampire.
Whenever I ask about the family I can't remember, I am met with hushed whispers and looks of deception. Something is not right; I might be a vampire, but I am not stupid.
A sexy centaur named Samuel Mane enters my world, and my future starts looking bright and exciting. When my best friend, Sorin Osmochescu, decides that Samuel is too dangerous and forbids me to see him, I have to make a choice—the only family I have ever known or my true love.
An afternoon chat with council member Rumor Winslow leaves me terrified …
A secret past? Hidden identities? Lives in imminent danger?
Holy sharp fangs, Batman! Who EXACTLY am I?
Teasers:
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#Nevaeh (Book 3)
#1 BEST SELLER - Amazon Australia - Mythology

ONLY $1.99
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Blurb

Hello, I'm Nevaeh. I'm only here at the Halfway House because Archangel Michael got his wings in a twist, said I had a bad attitude and threw me out of heaven.

A bad attitude? Me? How rude!

Now I have to save seven souls from imminent death as a direct result of the seven deadly sins, to gain my position back in heaven. Far out! Archangel Michael must have been really pissed to initiate such a difficult challenge.

While saving an abandoned bear cub, I encounter a huge and 'rattle your bones' sexy werebear,named Macht Claw. Now I’m not so sure I want to go back.

With Archangel Uriel in my corner and Archangel Malik not, a great battle of good vs. evil is bound to erupt. Not only is my soul in jeopardy, but also the seven souls I’m supposed to save.
Teasers:

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#Ashja (Book 4) -
#1 BEST SELLER - Amazon Australia - Mythology


Blurb

I'm Ashja! I've been roaming the earth for thousands of years.
I am a mighty and powerful Djinn—well, I was until I lost my talisman.

"He who holds the talisman controls the Djinn."

Without it, well, let's just say I’m a Djinn on the edge.

Unfortunately for me, the paranormal council in all their wisdom has grounded me. They have ordered me to stay at this godforsaken Halfway House, with only the bare essentials of my powers available until I can locate my talisman. How am I supposed to know where it is? It was dark and I was drunk.

So here I am, stuck between a centaur and a dragon.
If I don't find my talisman quickly, the town and all its occupants might not survive.

On the upside?
There’s one rocking sexy redhead up at the house.
I sure would like her to rub my lamp.
If only I could get to her.

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#Mali & Em  (Book 5)

Coming Soon


~BLURB
Emerson and Zamali Wolf twins together forever One single moment, one failed exam, one single word FAILED will separate them for life, banished to the island of shadows for eternity. When Zamali fails her paranormal safety exams (PSA) and is sent to the island of shadows, Emerson is a lost and broken wolf. Styx the local pack leaders sassy daughter tells him to either shut his muzzle or grow some balls and rescue her, that instant in Emerson’s head the plan is hatched. No one has ever returned from the island, stories of shadow walkers and vicious creatures that drop from trees and decapitate you, have stopped anyone’s attempts of rescue... until now. Will Emerson get to Zamali? Will they both get off the island alive? Can they do the impossible? Or will the island engulf them both?

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#Immersion
Bk One - Apalala Clan Novels
By Dzintra Sullivan
Para/Rom/Com Due out late 2016

Synopsis
Payton Hunter's choice to take a late night stroll by the cliffs will change her life forever. A freak gust of wind catches her off guard, and she falls into the ocean below. As the last breath of air leaks from her lungs, Payton surrenders to the cold black arms of death.
Prince Volos, the oldest son of the Water Dragon King, stands proudly with the human spy he’s captured. His father will surely renounce the crown to him as he proves himself worthy.
When this small, dark haired beauty causes his heart to start singing, Volos now wonders what’s more important. Being the next King? Or being immersed in the arms of true love?
Miles under the surface of the ocean a choice must be made.
A choice where ripples will be felt far and wide.
What is the depth you will go to for true love?

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