Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eternal Promise Needs Reviews

If you're a fan of the Between Worlds series and would like to read and review the third book, Eternal Promise, please let me know. You can leave a comment with your email and if you want an ePub or mobi file. Or you can email me at taliajager (at) att (dot) net and I will email the book to you. Thank you!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Eternal Promise (A Between Worlds Novel: Book Three)

Hey readers and fans! I'm very excited to announce that the third book in the Between Worlds series is available. Please help spread the word. If you're a fan, let others know about this awesome series and that the third book is now out.

Eternal Promise (A Between Worlds Novel: Book Three)

Rylie has chosen the dark faery prince Kallan and has been swept away by the faery world. There’s much more to being the Aurorian than she knew. She continues to learn about the faery world and her connection to it. After several fey go missing, the time comes for her to take her place. Rylie is shocked when the investigation leads to the discovery of Satine, Kallan’s evil half-sister, who plans on completely destroying the light faery world.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Kindle Fire Giveaway

Want to win a Kind Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash? Enter now!!

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It’s time for the next $229 Kindle Giveaway Hosted by I Am A Reader.

We are giving away 2 great prizes both valued at $229.

Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash!


The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below.

The 2nd is available only to those share this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.

Win a Kindle Fire HDX 7", Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only) The price of this Kindle recently dropped to $199. The winner will still receive a prize valued at $229.
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
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Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Giveaway here: http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups   Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only), $229 Amazon.com Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). Ends 10/27/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, September 1, 2014

September is For Sequels

Welcome to the September Sequels Giveaway Hop. This giveaway runs September 2-9, 2014. Please fill out the form below to enter.  Five winners will be chosen. The winners will get an eBook copy of book two in The Gifted Teens Series, Roots and Wings. A Smashwords code will be sent. The first book in this series, The Ultimate Sacrifice, is free on Amazon and Apple.

You have to like my Facebook fan page for your first entry (this is just liking the page, you don't have to friend me). You can get up to 4 more entries by leaving a comment below or following or friending me on the websites below for a total of 5 entries.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Beta Readers Needed for Eternal Promise

First and second draft of Eternal Promise (Book Three of The Between Worlds Series) is finished. I'm looking for a few beta readers who can read a PDF or ePub and give me feedback by August 1st. I have to send it to my editor in August and the formatter in September. If you're willing to do this, email me at taliajager at att dot net

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cover Reveal - Eternal Promise

Kallan and Rylie fans...it's almost here. The third book of The Between Worlds series is very close to being in your hands. I have been using my favorite red pen and editing the book while the cover was being created by Eden Crane Designs. Now that it's finished, it's time to reveal the title and cover!! And why not have some prizes for the fans?!

So here it is, the cover for Eternal Promise!

After I'm done editing, the book will go off to be professionally edited and formatted. It will take a couple months, but as soon as it's ready, I will get it to you guys!

Now, who's ready for prizes? Enter to win below:

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Guest Post by Nikolas Baron

Interactive Features That Can Change a "Blah" Blog into an Amazing One

Many writers wonder why they do not receive much traffic on their blog. They write insightful articles. They update content regularly with new posts. They invite people that they meet to visit the blog. However, the blog stagnates. How can you generate more traffic to your blog? One of my job duties at Grammarly is to pursue solutions to the problems writers have. In studying successful blogs, I notice that blogs with interactive features attract followers. Here’s a list; which components can you introduce to your blog?

    Question of the Day/Week: Ask open-ended questions on at the start of each day or week. Invite site visitors to weigh in with their opinion. Before you know it, people will be checking the blog throughout the day to check other’s viewpoints or for responses to their submission.

    Quizzes: Quizzes should not be like the ACT. Instead post short, fun quizzes that subscribers can complete in less than five minutes. Quiz takers should receive immediate feedback, but you can also compile and post statistics to compare results. Relate the quiz topics to your blogs. For example, imagine you post a travel blog. You can create a quiz, “What type of luggage are you? Test your travel personality!” The multiple-choice answers that quiz takers select should categorize them as duffel bags (budget), carry-ons (spontaneous), Louis Vuitton suitcase (luxury), etc.

    Surveys / Polls:  In a poll, site visitors vote on a question, often a simple one that requires a yes/no answer. As the votes aggregate, the data is displayed. For example, should Justin Bieber be deported? Add a display of the breakdown. A survey is similar, but usually consists of several questions. Surveymonkey is a great website to create quizzes, surveys, and polls.

    Games: This is not as difficult as it sounds. Simply go to Candystand.com, a website that hosts free games. Copy the embed code, and paste it on your blog. If you can find a related game, such as Job Runner for a career blog, it will provide a cute, relevant distraction for your fans.

    Videos: How you post a video depends on where the video is stored.  Google Help pages explain how to link videos from Youtube and how to upload from mobile phones and computers.

    Podcasts: A podcast is a digital copy of a multimedia file that you give your readers permission to access through your site. To kill two birds with one click of the mouse, visit the Smart Passive Income podcast to learn what a podcast is and how to monetize your blog.

    Freebies: People love free stuff. As a writer, consider giving away a few copies of your book. It is also a good way to get contact information from your blog visitors. If you prefer to cut the costs of mailing, offer a couple of free digital copies.

    Raffles and Sweepstakes 
This is another good way to create excitement on your blog and to minimize the expense of the prizes. With a single copy of a book up for grabs, hundreds of fans may enter the same contest. With permission, post the winner to show that the opportunity was legitimate.

With any interactive feature, you have to weigh the pros and cons. Will the feature interest your target audience? What is the time and monetary expense of running the feature? With links, including ads, individuals could be directed away from your site. If possible, make sure that links open in a separate window. Spellcheck your quizzes, edit your podcasts, and review videos in their entirety before adding it to your site. If you fail to do so, people will be commenting more about your errors than the new interactive formats. So, do you have big plans for how to improve your blog? I hope so!

Nikolas discovered his love for the written word in Elementary School, where he started spending his afternoons sprawled across the living room floor devouring one Marc Brown children’s novel after the other and writing short stories about daring pirate adventures. After acquiring some experience in various marketing, business development, and hiring roles at internet startups in a few different countries, he decided to re-unite his professional life with his childhood passions by joining Grammarly’s marketing team in San Francisco. He has the pleasure of being tasked with talking to writers, bloggers, teachers, and others about how they use Grammarly’s online proofreading application to improve their writing. His free time is spent biking, traveling, and reading.