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!

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Bio:
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.



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Once (Gypsy Fairy Tale Book One) Spotlight

I'm thrilled to be able to spotlight Dana Michelle Burnett's book Once (Gypsy Fairy Tale Book One) on my blog. Take a look at this awesome book!


Once (Gypsy Fairy Tale Book One)

Beautiful.  Secretive. Magical. You envy their freedom, but you are distrustful of their ways. A strange carnival has come to Corydon, Indiana and the Irish Travellers have captured the small town's attention--but it's Harmony who's attracted theirs.

Harmony sees the Travellers everywhere and just like everyone else in town she's curious. But once she meets the mysterious and captivating Kieran, Harmony's life takes an exciting and chilling turn. 

Up until now, Harmony never believed that fairy tales or myths were real, but Kieran and his family belong to an ancient tribe called the Tuatha de Danann and someone else has discovered their secret. 

An ancient battle is about to begin again, and now no one is safe, especially Harmony. Can Kieran resist the urge to be with her or will his feelings put her in the crossfire?

Harmony
Harmony's life will never be the same...

Each and every day was just as normal, and just as boring, as the one before it...And then the Carnival of Wonders comes to town. Suddenly, her small town world is overtaken by the handsome magician Kieran and his Irish Traveller family. She discovers that not all fairy tales are pretend.

Kieran
Kieran has waited an eternity for a love like this...

Life on the road is never easy, but keeping a secret is even harder. He can't deny how he feels, but he can't turn away from who and what he is. As an old enemy closes in, Kieran's feelings for Harmony put her in the very center of a battle between man and magic. Can he protect her long enough to make her his?

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About the Author:
Dana Michelle Burnett spent most of her life writing short stories and sharing them with family and friends. Over the years, her work was published in numerous commercial and literary magazines  including Just Labs, Mindprints: A Literary Journal, Foliate Oak, and many more.  Her short story John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust was include in The Best of Foliate Oak 2006. 

Dana Michelle's Spiritus Series introduced the idea of a ghostly romance and became a Kindle bestselling series.  She's an avid reader of anything dark and romantic. Dana Michelle lives in Southern Indiana with her dancing diva daughter and an assortment of pets.

Dana Michelle loves connecting with her readers. You can find her at:


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Faery Realms

FAERY REALMS: TEN MAGICAL TITLES (Multi-Author Boxed Set, novels & novellas)

*Purchased individually, these books cost over $15 – List price $9.99 – Save 90% – Now on sale for only .99 cents!*

Enter the magical realms of Faery with these ten award-winning, bestselling fantasy authors. Each title in this sampler collection offers a new and different world full of mystery, love, and most of all, fae enchantment~

Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* titles from Alexia Purdy, Tara Maya, and Anthea Sharp! Together, these books have over 250 5-star reviews on Amazon and 150 5-star reviews on B&N.

Best for ages 13 and up~

THE FAERIE GUARDIAN – RACHEL MORGAN
Kickbutt faerie Violet is about to graduate as the top guardian trainee of her class, but when an assignment goes wrong and the human boy she’s meant to be protecting follows her back into the fae realm, a dangerous plot is set in motion. (298 pages)

THE WITHERING PALACE (A Dark Faerie Tale 0.1) – ALEXIA PURDY *Exclusive Content*
Untold darkness rules the Unseelie realm of the Land of Faerie. Hidden in this vast area, Aveta, the future queen of the Unseelie Army, perfects her gifts over lifetimes. Learning that magic isn't the only way to manipulate the world around her, this naive girl grows into a woman of strength and cunning, ultimately becoming one of the most feared leaders in Faerie.

DARK PROMISE – JULIA CRANE & TALIA JAGER
Rylie’s life is turned upside down when a stranger knocks on the door, claiming to be her real mother. Soon she will have to face the terrifying fact that not only is she a faery, but one that has been promised to the dark prince. (240 pages)

FEYLAND: THE FIRST ADVENTURE – ANTHEA SHARP
High-tech gaming and ancient magic collide when a computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie. Jennet Carter never thought hacking into her dad's new epic-fantasy sim-game would be so exciting... or dangerous. But behind the interface, dark forces lie in wait, leading her toward a battle that will test her to her limits and cost her more than she ever imagined. (65 pages)

BLOOD FAERIE – INDIA DRUMMOND
Unjustly sentenced to death, Eilidh ran—away from faerie lands to the streets of Perth, Scotland. When she discovers a human murdered by one of her own kind, she must choose: flee, or learn to tap into the forbidden magic that cost her everything. (264 pages)

HOOD & FAE (Daughters of Red Riding Hood) – TARA MAYA *Exclusive Content*
Roxy Hood is just trying to make ends meet to pay her mom’s medical bills. Sure, Roxy takes on some jobs of, ahem, dubious integrity, like pretending that she can speak to the dead. But hey, that’s harmless. It's not like a malignant ghoul is going to attack her. Or a sexy billionaire will show up trying to buy her red jacket. Or a werewolf will attack Granny Rose. Because that would be whacked. 

THE DARK FAE – TERRY SPEAR  USA Today Bestselling Author
Alicia can recognize the mischievous fae when they show up to "play" with the humans. Only now she's faced with one highly annoyed dark fae and she's certain he knows the truth about her. She can see him, which means her life is forfeit. (184 pages)

EHRIAD – JENNA ELIZABETH JOHNSON
Cade MacRoich is EhrĂ­ad, an outcast of Eile. While hunting Otherworldly monsters in the mortal world, he discovers Meghan, a young woman whose magic seems very familiar … Three scenes from Faelorehn – Book One of the Otherworld Trilogy, told from Cade’s perspective. (84 pages)

ONCE (Gypsy Fairy Tale) – DANA MICHELLE BURNETT
Harmony's life will never be the same... Every day is just as normal, and just as boring, as the one before it... And then the Carnival comes to town. Suddenly, Harmony’s small town world is overtaken by the handsome Kieran and she discovers that not all fairy tales are pretend. (140 pages)
FAE HORSE: A Faery Tale – ANTHEA SHARP *Exclusive content*
Accused as witch, Eileen flees for her life. When a strange black horse appears, her only hope of escape, she mounts it—to discover the cost of her ride may be more than any mortal could bear. (20 pages)


SELECT REVIEWS:
It was fast paced, entertaining, witty, and even swoon-worthy at times. Rachel’s characters were fun to follow, and Violet is sarcastic and strong and a force to be reckoned with—everything I love in a female lead.” –Cover2CoverBlog review of The Faerie Guardian

Turmoil, heartache and unexpected romance - all three are immersed into this tale of the Fae.”— Craving YA Reads review of Dark Promise

“The plot was fast paced and interesting … I can’t recommend the rest of the trilogy enough.” –The Mad Reviewer on Feyland: The First Adventure

"All in all, this is hands down one of the most unique Fae stories I have ever read before- India Drummond has truly created a beautiful world." –Avery’s  Book Nook review of Blood Faerie

“Enter the World of the Fae: Magical worlds aren't just for young adults, I enjoyed this tale and look forward to reading the other books in this series.” –ParaNormal Romance Reviews  of The Dark Fae

“I thought this was a great, quick summer read! Great story combined with bits of mythology and Irish folklore. I read the entire trilogy in a few days.” –Kristin David on Ehriad


"Once I started this book I could not put it down, I had to know what happened next." ~ Amazing Book Come To Life review of Once (Gypsy Fairy Tale)

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop. This giveaway runs March 17-24, 2014. Please fill out the form below to enter. The winner will get a $10 Amazon gift code AND their choice of any of my eBooks. A Smashwords code will be sent.

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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