Sunday, December 23, 2012

And the winner of the $100 Amazon gift card is...

The winner of the $100 Amazon gift card is...

Sweet Falene!!!!!!!

Thank you to all who participated.  I was able to accumulate ten new reviews for Arcadia's Gift.  You have no idea how these reviews help to boost my book and get it out in front of new readers.  I truly appreciate your support.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Wouldn't you like a chance at winning a $100 Amazon gift card? There's still time! #YAlitchat #TeenReads


Last week I held my first free promotion since enrolling in KDP Select.  I can’t believe how successful it was!  I held the #1 spot in three categories and made it to #24 in the Kindle e-store.  Coming off of free, I’ve decided to keep Arcadia’s Gift at only 99¢ for the remainder of my review drive in order to make it easy on readers to enter. 

Speaking of... there is still plenty of time to read and review Arcadia’s Gift in order to be entered in a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card!!!!  

Reviews must be posted on Amazon by midnight Central time on December 20, 2012 in order to qualify.  Please make sure you send me your contact information (so I can contact the winner).  You may email me a link to your review at or tweet me at @Jesilea.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Like #YAlit? Want to win a $100 Amazon gift card? #YAbooks #Kindle

What sells books?  Honest reviews.  How does an author get honest reviews?  Begging. Pleading. Tears can work.  

AND SO CAN GIVEAWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Between now and December 20th, anyone who reads Arcadia’s Gift and posts a review on Amazon will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card!!!  All you have to do is buy the book from Amazon, read it and write an honest review.  (Five stars are nice, but I’d rather them be earned fairly.)  


To make this easier for you, Arcadia’s Gift will be FREE on December 4th & 5th!  

Yes, you read that right!  Download Arcadia’s Gift for free, read, review and have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.  It can't get any easier!  However, as with everything in life, there are a few rules:

1.  You must read the book.  I know, I know, sounds like a no-brainer, but we all know there are people out there who post reviews on books they never read, either to sabotage the author or to unfairly pump the book up.  While there is no way for me to know for sure that you have read the book, if your review mentions rabid zombie squirrels or some such, I will assume you never read the book. 

2.  You need to email me a link to your review.  This is mainly so I will have your contact information if you are the winner.  My email is

3.  You cannot be related to me by blood, marriage or adoption.  Sorry, Mom, but it would not be fair of me to stack my review list with those written by people who love me, or at the very least, are afraid of getting a lousy Xmas gift. 

Reviews must be posted by midnight December 20th, central time.

 International reviewers are welcome!