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If you are a novelist, novel publisher, or novel reader, here's a group where you can share more info, discuss strategies, and create partnerships.

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51 Ways to Blog as a Novelist

We all know that blogging is one of the best ways to get attention in today's Internet world. A blog is a godsend to your website, bringing it traffic, fans, and more. But you have to post regularly.

Stuck for what to blog about? Here are some tips for novelists, but the same tips can apply to writers of nonfiction, memoirs, children's books, business books, and more.

  1. Review other novels, especially from other lesser-known novelists.
  2. Write a blog post using the voice of one of your main characters.
  3. Have that main character tell some side stories not included in the novel.
  4. Write about the setting - time and/or place. Use some of the research you did to ensure that your novel was accurate.
  5. Invite your readers to review your book. Feature their testimonials on your blog.
  6. Interview some of your readers: via Q&A text or via an Internet radio show or via a teleseminar.
  7. Podcast your book, one section at a time.
  8. Write about trends in your genre.
  9. Write about your favorite novelists, especially those that write in your genre. Include their photos and a sampling of their books.

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Comment by Neenah Davis-Wilson on October 17, 2016 at 12:34am


The past weekend for actress Thomasyna Tollefson has not been a pleasant one. Wasn’t a good one for Dr. Stephan Deverill, DVM either.

Not only has Stephan’s cousin Charley Ascott run off with most of Thomi’s money and a good deal of her dignity, he’s run off with Stephan’s fiancée, Aveleen Hallwell—leaving Thomi with nightmares and deep, deep regrets, and Stephan with a dilemma and a determination to beat Charley at his own game.

Plainly, there’s only one way to accomplish that—charm Thomasyna out to dinner, into an engagement . . . and ultimately marriage.

With Thomi, he would have a much better chance at meeting the terms of his grandfather’s altered will on time. For certainly she’d have no wish to be in Charley’s company again in her lifetime!

Entirely true. But then, she hasn’t any wish to be in Stephan’s either! A handsome face, sweet, sweet smile, eyes the color of a summer sky and a fascinatingly hypnotic voice that could charm a cobra up the sharp side of a butcher knife could only mean more drama and heartache!

The only drama she’s interested in now is Littleton-by-the-Sea’s Summer Benefit play; the proceeds of which will allow the family of frail seven-year-old Jaimee Shaine Kelmann to seek further treatment for her serious heart condition.

However, a riding accident and a lengthy hospital stay open fresh opportunities for Stephan to storm her defenses. His gentle, yet firm, persuasiveness, his infinite patience, besides those other obvious charms, begins to take her wall down, brick by brick. Indeed, the exasperated hospital staff and a few members of her family believe this man could be a life changing miracle for her.

Thomi’s torn between that belief herself and that one of he can’t possibly be different from her former suitors. He’s Charley’s cousin after all!

Just as she’s giving in to her Heart’s desire, tabloids begin hitting the stands, offering the world their speculations and views about Thomi’s newest relationship . . . leaking “secret” information Stephan has so far withheld from her.

These new developments threaten to interfere with Thomi’s involvement with the summer benefit play.

With her Mind and her Heart at war, her loyalties become hopelessly divided.

Should she stand with her man and declare finally to the public that she is truly irrevocably in love with him?

Or ought she to stay with the play because, after all, she’d sworn a Big Time Promise to Jaimee that she would without fail star in this production in her honor before she’d ever met Stephan?

If these things weren’t enough to scramble her brains, Thomi learns that there are other issues at stake here, more complicated than simply saving Papa Ascott’s fortune from going to the wolves.

Most assuredly, it’s a situation of damned if she gives in—damned if she does not . . .

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Also available in EPUB at Nook, Kobo, IBooks and Barnes and Noble.

Comment by Anita M Shaw on October 16, 2016 at 11:35pm

The Kingsley twins’ 5th grade class has a big problem—Ralph Henry Dalton, the Biggest Loudest Braggart of All Time!

The whole class has  of his boasts, so Jerrianna schemes to bring Ralph Henry to his knees. How? By hosting an air hockey tournament in their basement, and ultimately pitting him against her wonder cat, Snowshoe Mal.

Behind her back, pessimist Jeoffrey plots Malley’s disappearance. Why? Because the stupid cat plays only if she wants to, and Ralph Henry is deadly at the game—or at least, he says he is.  This plan of Jerri’s is Doomed to being the Biggest Disaster in the History of Mankind!

Making matters worse, their moms were rivals as kids. Looks like Ralph Henry isn’t the only one needing an attitude adjustment!

Okay, Get that cat in here! Right now! One of these loudmouth braggers has to be thoroughly trounced her! Right now, Malley! Before the pizzas get here!

Here kitty, kitty, kitty!

Oh sure, doesn’t it figure . . . Malley’s disappeared without Jeoffrey’s help!

 Kindle Edition $3.75

Also available at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo and Nook.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 28, 2016 at 11:53pm
The enemy that lurks within us all ...
The Enemy Inside: Reflections of Me by Bill Balbach speaks of unforeseen calamity that can strike. Our attitude plummets, or suddenly a harmless pastime becomes a destructive habit. 
Overwhelmed by the consequences of a broken world, we look for someone or something to blame, while the real enemy lurks inside. We are all victims of a fierce battle that wages within our hearts.   Could it be that we’ve lost our true identity in Jesus, only to find ourselves in a state of spiritual isolation? 
Author Bill Balbach takes an aerial shot of David and Saul’s journey, providing an intuitive glimpse into the inner difficulties we all face as we try to free ourselves from selfish ambition and to give the full authority of our lives to Jesus.   It’s time for us to be honest with the enemy that lurks within us all—sin—as we let go of our self-will and embrace God’s powerful will through Jesus. - A must read!
You may get your copy of The Enemy Inside at AmazonBarnes and Noble or in Kindle. Be sure to visit Bill Balbach at My Self Defined for more information.
Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on September 20, 2016 at 5:11pm

Hi everyone,

Today I’m sharing a look at my new Medallion Press historical western, LIES, LOVE & REDEMPTION. This full-length novel is set on the Nebraska prairie in 1877 and blends a steamy romance with mystery, and danger.

Here’s the summary:

Lies, Love & Redemption

Shot and left for dead, Sam Hixton stumbles into a general store on the Nebraska prairie and collapses into the arms of Cassie Wilcox.

Cassie’s world is turned upside down when the handsome stranger drops into her life. Sam is another complication she doesn’t need: her business is dying and her trouble with the townspeople is escalating. Yet she’s determined to keep the store open — no matter what the cost.

As Sam recovers from his injuries, he hides the truth about his identity and convinces Cassie to let him work in the store. He’s attracted to her and admires her independent nature but quickly realizes Cassie’s in way over her head. They fight their growing attraction, and Cassie questions whether she can trust her fragile heart to a mysterious stranger. Will he accept her once he knows about her troubled past?

Cassie resists Sam’s advances and represses her feelings until one fateful night when they give in to their fiery passion. Together, they work out a plan to save the store but find their efforts are thwarted—and their lives endangered—by the locals.

Sam’s secret returns to haunt him and pulls him away just when Cassie needs him the most. Will he regain her trust when she learns the truth? Cassie has everything invested in the store—can she save it and find true love with Sam before it’s too late?

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 20, 2016 at 4:15pm
Cole’s Perfect Puppy, Perfect Puppy Series Book One
Frances M. Crossno
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Cole’s Perfect Puppy by Frances M. Crossno is Book One of the Perfect Puppy series. Written for young readers, (ages 7-12), this book teaches core Christian values through a delightful, compassionate and sometimes humorous storyline that parents will love. Cole and Caleb are brothers. Their parents are photographers for a world geographic magazine, thus they live with their Uncle Bobby. Cole, the main character, desperately wants a puppy for Christmas. He finds the perfect puppy, but finds out along the way that hard work, treating others right and loving your neighbor as yourself are more important than his own wants.
Chapter one begins as Cole finds and falls in love with the perfect puppy (Scarlet), which is a golden retriever that he finds in a mall pet store. Packed with action, the little puppy escapes from the pet store and after a wild chase, young Cole and the mall security guard finally catch up with the fast pup.  Christmas morning comes and Cole is elated to find a “moving” present under the treeTo his utter shock, his Uncle Bobby has gotten him a quite a different present. One he was not expecting! His little brother Caleb can’t stop laughing as Cole finds him on the floor in an unstoppable belly roll. (You’ll have to read the story to find out what the pet was.) The story goes on from there as lessons are learned by the characters. The author gives help and hope from a Christian perspective that relate to life’s sometimes disappointing circumstances that can be overcome.
This book comes highly recommended (and is an award winning book) that offers clean and wholesome reading for children and preteen readers. Themed with a simple storyline that is encouraging, innocent, well-written and sheds light on the Jesus, salvation and the scripture, “Give and it will be given unto you . . .” parents will appreciate this adorable book. The humor is much appreciated, as well as the author asking the question, “What would Jesus do?” Thus leaving room open for discussion. A wonderful story that teaches some valuable life lessons!  
*This book would be a great gift for the Christmas season, but is recommended for any time of the year.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 6, 2016 at 11:46am

Coming Soon, New Book Release ~ Christian author Rashad Gibson releases, The Deception of Eloquence, a much-needed read for today’s Church and the seasons to come. 

Speaking on such topics as signs and wonders mentioned in the Gospels and the highly controversial protest of what some call “Cessationism” within the Church. The author examines Old and New Testaments with keen insight that brings to light the truth of the Scriptures that will challenge your thinking in regards to signs, wonders, healing and deliverance. The author also sheds light on doctrinal error and apostasy within the Church in regards to beliefs, false teachings, signs and wonders, that brings clarity and increased faith that the signs and wonders are for today.

Rashad Gibson’s new book release, The Deception of Eloquence will be soon available at Amazon, in Kindle and at other fine online bookstores. 

Comment by Jason on August 19, 2016 at 4:57pm

Ever been disappointed with the casting selection when your favorite book is made into a movie? I would like to invite authors and book lovers to check out a site where you can "cast" your favorite books. Maybe together, we can influence Hollywood to make the right movie adaptations.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 18, 2016 at 4:50pm

Oxana Eliahu shares her incredible autobiography in her book, The Destination. With dreams of making it to America to find wealth and success, her story is captivating. Born in Leningrad, Russia (now Saint Petersburg), Oxana was a Russian born Jew. Confused about her identity as a Jew, Oxana at one time became a devout Communist, which was the expected norm within Russia. Growing up in a Communist country, as the reader will experience, was not a walk in the park. Some days they had to wait in long lines for hours just to get a few bananas, some berries and some decent clothes. In regards to the subject of religion, Oxana wasbrought up in a secular atmosphere where there was no talk of God in her household. Believing in evolution, her opinion was that people who trusted in God were primitive. Her only exposure to God was through old books and pictures she saw in museums. God in His sovereignty reveals His unending love for Oxana and that becomes an unforgettable journey of redemption to her God-given destiny.

Then in the 80’s Jews were beginning to be released from Russia. She found herself in Italy as a refugee, seeking a country, but no country would have her. Russia considered her a traitor and Italy would not allow her to work or gain citizenship. Her Visa to America was denied and she found herself hopelessly lost with not enough money to survive. Her story is incredible, filled with anticipation, as she describes her experiences, the persecution, her resolve through the doubt and the heartbreak to The Destination, and how she was once a Russian citizen, a Jew, now without a country or place to call “home.”
You may get your copy of The Destination at Amazon and in Kindle. Be sure to visit the author at
Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on August 14, 2016 at 7:13am

New Gay Romance


A super aggressive Alpha male, a serial killer, and a visit to a kinky sex club… What has Larry gotten himself into?

When Larry learns that his boyfriend Greg changes into another man during the full moon, he has a hard time accepting it—until he meets Deke, Greg’s alternate Alpha personality.

Deke doesn’t play nice and has no time for games. He only wants two things—to get laid and to get revenge against the arsonist who murdered his friends. Finally free from Greg’s restraints, Deke is ready for action, and Larry is more than willing to submit to Deke’s needs.

Together, Larry and Deke set out to find the killer. Their hunt takes them to an all-night Alpha sex club where things heat up for the two of them. But when Larry unwittingly falls into the clutches of the murderer, it’s up to Deke—and Greg—to save him before it’s too late. 


This gay shifter romance is a fun look at the werewolf legend and blends mystery, danger, humor, and sizzling love scenes.

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Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on August 12, 2016 at 6:07pm




The moment Brian spotted Anya sitting on the moonlit beach, he was hooked. Beautiful, smart, and sexy, Anya was the girl of his dreams. She didn’t mind that he spent the hot summer days riding the ocean waves, because once the sun set, he belonged to her—all night long!

Everything is perfect between them—until Brian discovers Anya’s shocking secret. Can Brian give up the sun, sand, and surf to be with the woman he loves?

Read Brian’s first-hand account of their unusual love story in… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover!


Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover is a different type of romance. For starters, the novella is told in the first person from the hero’s point of view. The story also makes use of a setting where you don’t normally find vampires—the beach! 

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