One thing I’m learning is just how difficult it is to keep your name out there after you are newly published. Tomorrow, two new books will go up at Carina Press and I’ll lose my front page presence. Now that I’m completely recovered from my health scare, I am getting my publicity going again.

First, I have some blog appearances coming up along with some other stuff:

I also have become a member of the new but awesome site, The Romance Reviews. They gave me four stars a while back, and when I registered as an author, they hooked me up to that review and gave me an author page. This site is terrific, and I’ll be running an ad there in November with some free advertising credits that also gave me as part of their grand opening. Visit my author page and check out my surprisingly active wall!

I have brushed off my membership to Absolute Write and I’ve been active in the Share Your Work forum, where I’ve been critiquing query letters. I likewise updated my Tor.Com profile, but so far I am just lurking until a discussion comes up that I think I could add to.

I also will be including Fantasy Literature among my regular stops. I’m a guest reviewer there, so I have a reviewer page, where my current GoodReads books show up. Also, since Kat was so good as to review my book even though it is outside their normal parameters, I also have an author page!

Also, there is a new review site out there that shows great promise. It is called The Ranting Dragon. It looks very cool and extremely well put-together. I’ll be checking in there as well.

Last and by no means least, I have been active at the eHarlequin forums for months now.

And that will have to be it because I can only be active on a few forums at once. This gives me a forum to check out just about every day of the week.

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Christine Bell won my first Amazon Review Drive Giveaway prize, and the told me that she didn’t want to accept anything from a fellow Carina Press author except the copy of The Sevenfold Spell. She suggested that I put the prizes back into the mix, and so I am following her advice. Christine has an awesome-sounding time travel historical coming up in the spring, so be sure to put her on your watch list.

For my guest posts this week at A Buckeye Girl Reads and Susanna Fraser, I will enter all commenters into an extra giveaway for:

  • A free ecopy of The Sevenfold Spell, in your choice of formats,
  • A $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com
  • A book from my stash of unread review copies and advance editions.

This post also serves as official announcement of Phase Two of my Amazon Review Drive Giveaway. For this phase, I upped the prizes:

  • A free ecopy of The Sevenfold Spell, in your choice of formats,
  • A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com
  • Two books from my stash of unread review copies and advance editions.

It is open to all commenters on this blog from now until the 20th review of The Sevenfold Spell is posted at Amazon. Currently, there are 12 reviews. If you read it, you can review it at Amazon even if you purchased it somewhere else. All you have to have done is purchased one book ever at Amazon. Please be sure you give me your honest review so I can make my next book better.

If you have any more publicity ideas for me, please either leave it in a comment or email me. Oh! And if you want bookmarks for The Sevenfold Spell, just email me with your address and I’ll pop some in the mail.