Friday, December 13, 2013

Amethyst Eyes By Debbie Brown

Title: Amethyst Eyes
Author: Debbie Brown
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: 242 pages
Release Date: November 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1493513284
Imprint: Mythos Press

The biggest thing on 15-year-old Tommy's mind is convincing Mom to let him go to the drive-in, but when an accident claims his mother's life and puts him in the hospital, the arrival of his estranged, alien father brings more changes than he had bargained for. It doesn't take his father long to figure out that Tommy knows nothing about who or what he is. Without any explanation, Tommy finds himself onboard his father's spaceship where he is forced to trust a man he does not know in a world he knows even less about.

Adapting to his new life seems overwhelming, and his father's solution may prove to be Tommy's finest challenge yet...Jayden. A few months younger than Tommy, high strung and always in a mood, the doctor's daughter definitely didn't like being 'told' to help Tommy fit in. Jayden is not the most welcoming or patient of tutors, let alone a friend. As fate would have it, Tommy quickly learns that none of these things compare to the peril that comes from being born with amethyst eyes.
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About the Author:

Debbie Brown
Over the years I have worked as a nurse, a school teacher, a martial arts instructor, baseball, figure-skating and gymnastics coach as well as an artist, selling my paintings in an art gallery. I have been part of an orchestra, flown planes and gone on wilderness hikes. I am an officer in the Canadian Forces, and though I have taught on different military bases, for now I work primarily with cadets. Writing full time is my next goal.
Here is where you can connect with Debbie

Amethyst Eyes Tour Dates:
Tuesday the 3rd of December Fantasy Ultimate Spotlight and Guest post with Grace
Thursday the 5th December: From the Land of Empyrean Spotlight and Guest Post with Mark

Tuesday the 10th December: Indie Author: How To  Spotlight and Guest post with Kisha
Wednesday the 11th December: Deborah Jay  Excerpt and Spotlight with Deborah

Thursday the 12th December: The One Saga Spotlight and Interview with Matthew

Friday the 13th December: Paperback Hero Aaron  Spotlight and Guest post with Aaron

Wednesday 18th December: The Dragonian Series Spotlight with Adrienne

Thursday 19th December: Donna Spotlight With Donna

Tuesday the 24th December: Crossroad Reviews Spotlight with Jessica
Thursday the 26st December: Have You Heard Book Review Spotlight and Guest post with Melanie
Tuesday the 31st December:  Adrienne Woods



Guest Post

Author Platform

The other day I came across someone who mentioned going into a bookstore and never giving a second thought to what was involved in the “from writer’s desk to bookstore shelf” process. I had never thought about it before, either.
An enormous amount of work goes into writing a book, and unfortunately, even more work is required once you intend to market that book, (regardless of how the book is published).
Do you remember, “If you build it, they will come”? As an author, the it does NOT refer to your book. Think about it…you wrote a book. Why haven’t people started knocking on your door, asking for a copy? Why haven’t bookstores called, sent letters or emails hoping they could have copies on their shelves? In reality, the it refers to your author platform. If you don’t get out there and tell the world about your product, no one will know and no one will buy. When a car company comes out with a new design, they shout it out to the world through television, newspaper, internet, radio, flyers, and any other way necessary to market their new product. They have the power and means to reach out to millions of people. What are you doing about your book?

You need an author platform.

Your author platform is just that, a ‘platform’, made to raise you above the others, to make you visible. Maintaining it will soon become a 20 hour/week job. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, you need a media kit. You need to create an author and/or a book page on facebook. You should have a blog, a website, use twitter, (and LinkedIn if you are a professional, writing non-fiction). Then there are press releases, radio and television, book signings and author presentations…to name a few.

Now, keep this in mind…It is important to create a professional image. It is important to pace yourself so you can create and keep up with your posts and activities in a professional manner. Don’t over-promote yourself. Experts claim 10-20% of your blogs/promotions should be about self-promotion. Vary your subjects/topics on your blog/posts/tweets…promote others, talk about book related topics, review other books, have people participate in discussions, share what you’re working on, share personal snippets and anecdotes, but don’t keep throwing your book in peoples face daily…get creative, have fun, be real. You don’t want to be like that salesman who jumps on a customer before he door has even closed. Don't be an annoying salesman...have fun being an author.

Amethyst Eyes is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

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