Sunday, March 18, 2012

Help An Author out - Elizabeth Kolodziej - The Last Witch Series...



About this project

A little about me and a lot about this project
My name is Elizabeth J Kolodziej and I have been writing about the paranormal all my life (cliche, I know) however, I didn't know until my early twenties that my writing might be something other people want to read too! Go figure. Writing is my passion and I found that I also love the marketing, publishing and everything that goes into the process of getting a book printed. It's said that most indie authors won't sell more than a 100 copies of there book. In one year I sold, not gave away, but sold over 1,000 copies of Vampyre Kisses.




I was very lucky to have a family that believed in me and sponsored me when I needed it. Sadly, March 22nd 2012 will be the one year anniversary of my father, David Kolodziej, death. Without him in my life I have had to fight and work long hours to get the money for my books to be printed. Now, it is getting to the point where I'm running out of ways to get the money for publishing and marketing Witch Devotions, the third book in the Last Witch Series. Because it is the third I want to be able to give this book everything it deserves. A terrific cover (with a live model), creame paper, advertising on websites and much more.


Details of the Plan

Witch Devotions is done and just about ready for print. I have already put together the marketing plan for Witch Devotions, which will entail:


Button advertising on five big sites that are book blogs or book related sites.
Setting up a blog hop AND a blog tour
Blog radio spots during the month of release
Book reviews from places like RT BookLovers, Kirkus, Amazon Vine, Apex, Reader Views, etc.
Making a book trailer
Release "party" on bittenbybooks.com
And much more. I have never done something as big as this for a marketing plan since I have never had enough money to do it. Most of my marketing for my series was free. I know this series is great though and with the third book out it will get so many more readers. That is if I can get your help.


Synopsis for Vampyre Kisses

Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who was content with her life, but deep down craved more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her life and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more surprised to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind.

Faith finds out that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere. Especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty.

Now surrounded by a world full of mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems?



Synopsis for Werewolf Descent

Last witch in the world, Faith Scott, and her Irish vampire boyfriend Trent have just come back from fighting for their lives to recover the Vampiric Blood gem and Werewolf Moon gem. Thinking they could finally relax and work on the romance growing between them, they now meet a mysterious psychic vampire named Vincent who has his heart set on being with Faith.

Soon bizarre killings of Zou Tai’s werewolf pack begin, with rumors of an alchemist possessing the famed philosophers stone being the assailant; which, causes Faith to turn to Vincent for help in figuring out why the werewolves are being murdered.

It isn’t long before all those around them test Trent and Faith’s love, along with their abilities, once again. It is all Trent can do to keep Faith safe by his side while both go up against a deadly alchemist, deceptive gods, and having to rescue the werewolf prince; yet, after a deal with the God of Werewolves will Trent be able to save himself too?



Working synopsis for Witch Devotions:

With Trent gone, Faith feels that she can not go on without him. The pain grows so intense that she even shuts out her friends and loved ones to be alone; unsure of what to think about the supernatural world anymore. However, on a trip to see Gordon she realizes what she can do to make the pain go away. A spell.


The spell ends up back firing and Faith, last witch in the world, has now forgotten the past six months. All the memories of vampires, werewolves, and guardians have vanished. And the first to find her is Louis, her mother’s close friend and slayer.


With webs of lies and deceit falling upon her ears, Faith doesn’t know what is up and down. Then Louis gives her the option to become a slayer and she takes it, thinking vampires are evil. Along with the Goddess Circe interfering, Lilith still missing and Faith unable to remember Trent no one knows what will happen next!


Then walks in Patrick who has a secret about him that he doesn’t even realize. Through him Morgan finds out where Faith is and fly’s to Vegas to save her, but Faith is more untrusting that a rabid wolf.
Are these vampires and werewolves telling her the truth? Is she a witch in love with a vampire? Or will she proceed with being a slayer? The coin is still up in the air…and Faith doesn’t know where her devotions lie.


Along with this series, I write short stories and novellas under my own company name and other publishers. To learn more about me, my books, and see reviews please go to www.vampyrekisses.com


What about money left over?

I'll be amazed if there is BUT for such an occasion know that the money will go into the next book in the series and getting it published.
I hope you will contribute!
<3's and fangs,
Liz ^_^




GO DIRECT TO THE SITE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE !!!! ITS A WONDERFUL SERIES !! I HAVE READ THEM ALL AND CANT WAIT FOR BOOK THREE !!


LINK IS HERE TO HELP ;) THANKS ;)










Ednah Walters - Writing Dangerous Love Tour Wrap up and Winners !

Id like to thank all the bloggers who have particpated in the Dangerous Love Book Tour !! Ednah has written a wrap up on Writing Dangerous Love.





WRITING DANGEROUS LOVE



Writing a series needs a blueprint, which means you always keep in mind or keep a file on all the characters in book #1, what they do, their backgrounds and quirks even though you won’t write their stories until much later.  Some writers tend to add characters as they go. And yes, I plan to add more Fitzgeralds as long as readers love reading about them, but I made sure that is possible when I mentioned that Grampa Fitzgerald had many children and I even introduced readers to some uncles—the cop, the lawyer, the one from Texas (who is in oil drilling) and Montana (ranchers) and of course, the aunts. But the background info must tie neatly as you write later books.

(See the partial Family Tree on my Webpage: http://www.ebwalters.com/fitzgeraldfamilytree.htm)

Dangerous Love is book #4 of the Fitzgerald Family series, yet I had Faith Fitzgerald and Ken Lambert in the back of my mind when I wrote Slow Burn (book #1 in the series/Ron Noble and Ashley Fitzgerald’s story). Ken was Ron’s best friend and the private detective/security consultant who helped him find the arsonist terrorizing Ashley. During one of their conversations, Ron teases Ken about his mother and sister running his love-life and his grandmother bringing him a wife from the old country. It is only one scene, but as I wrote Dangerous Love, I had to remember this and make his background gel with this earlier conversation. Ken is part Japanese and his grandmother is a tiger mom. I absolutely enjoyed meeting his family and writing its background.

We also met Faith several times in Slow Burn. At one time she is in the fitting room taking measurements while talking to Ashley on the phone. So I knew what she did for a living—designing clothes. In Mine until Dawn, we learn that Faith spent her teen years with her cousins, not her parents. Since Mine until Dawn is Jade’s story, I didn’t have to explain why Faith lived with Jade’s family. I left that door open for her background, which becomes clearer as you read Dangerous Love. The bottom line is, when I sat down to write Dangerous Love, which is book #4 in the series, I pretty much knew about Faith and Ken’s backgrounds and couldn’t change a thing.

So when I start writing Chase’s story, Lex, Eddie, the Montana cousins, the Texas cousins and so on, the blueprint will already be there. All I have to do is hope the love of their lives talks to me. Right now, the woman meant to tame Eddie is speaking to me from places I didn’t think I’d revisit. Goes to prove how unpredictable characters can be, even one with a mapped out future.

**** The Winners have been drawn for the giveaway.. The Rafflecopter - Random goddes has chosen the following winners.. Number one picked is the winner of the Grand prize the Book Bracelet ! Thank you to everyone who participated !!

Winner of  The  Fitzgerald Family Bracelet.

Entry #215Crystal undefined.  Cyrstal Flannery
Winners for E books are listed below in the rafflecopter form.