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Blog Tour de Troops: Free ebooks for you & a troop!!

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Welcome to STOP 1 in the Indie Book Collective’s Blog Tour de Troops, (ALL WEEKEND LONG) where authors give back to the men and women who safeguard our freedom. What is being indie if not being free, right?

To celebrate, read, comment and instantly win a FREE ebook–“Play Fling,” then click onward along the daisy chain of over 35 authors each giving an ebook to every commenter. Next stop–Stacy Wallace Benefiel and ANOTHER free ebook!

Oh, and did I mention a troop gets one, too?

Yep, each commenter gets an ebook for them AND one for a troop!
Today, Kelli McCracken joins me and we are talking gratitude and indie and rock n roll…

A: Kelli, what does gratitude mean to you this Memorial Day?

K: Well, Amber, gratitude means many things to me this Memorial Day. I’m grateful that I have met all the wonderful members of the Indie Book Collective. They have made the last six months as an indie author less confusing and frightening; I’m grateful for the support I have received. More importantly, I’m grateful for a country in which I have the freedom to express my creativity. That I have the right to write whatever comes to my mind. That would not be possible without the men and women of the military, who risk their lives everyday to give me these liberties and more. I’m grateful I’m an American.

K: What about you, Amber? What does gratitude mean to you this Memorial Day?

A: It means a lot of the same to me. I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors who struggled and fought to bring a better life to their children. My uncles fought in world wars. My grandparents settled wild lands. I get to live a better life every day thanks to their sacrifices and hard work. As a woman, I get to dress as I please, speak as I please, even write as I please all because I was born American. I sleep safe at night thanks to those braver than me who live by a call to duty.

A: And what does being Indie mean to you, Kelli?

K: Being Indie means the world to me. I see it as a blessing. I have an opportunity to share my stories with people. It means I have a chance to get know my fans on a more personal level. I can get my work to them without the delays of traditional publishing.
I get to meet amazing people on my journey. I’ve developed friendships with other writers who I don’t think I would have met had I stuck with the persuit of traditional publishing.
Being indie also makes me appreciate my freedom. I have no restraints holding me back; no one to tell me I’m not good enough. I have people encouraging me to keep going when I feel like quiting. I can pay it forward to others who share my stuggles and give them the encouragement they need to write another day.
Being indie means being true to my characters; to my story; to my heart.
K: What does being indie mean to you, Amber?

A: It means when, where, and how my stories are shared is up to me. Not subject to someone else’s timeline, or deadline, or opinion on its sales potential. I get to be 100% a part of the sales and fan equation.
It means getting to connect with readers and peers and share all that I’ve learned. It means grabbing a trend by the neck hairs and climbing on for each ride today, not tomorrow.
A: Can you tell us about your coming Indie release, Kelli?
K: Thank you, I’d love to! “What the Heart Wants” is a paranormal romance that takes place in Los Angeles, California. Heaven Lewis is invited to LA by her childhood best friend. Once there,  Heaven learns exactly why her BFF invited her and her life changes in ways she never expected. She meets Mr. Tall, dark, and yummy, Dylan McBride.
Dylan is the mysterious lead singer for the rock band, Sliders. When Dylan sees Heaven for the first time, he is blown away, mainly because he has been dreaming about her for the last six months. He is drawn to her by an unexplainable connection. This connection is so powerful that Dylan can sense Heaven’s emotions. He knows there is a reason why he dreamed of her and why they’re connected, but he doesn’t know how to find the answers. Dylan wants to tell Heaven about their connection, but fears any explanation would sound neurotic. He can’t afford to lose her after months of searching for her.
As Dylan pursues Heaven’s heart, they not only have to fight off insecurities, but nosy paparazzi, jealous friends, meddling family, and a deranged associate. If that isn’t enough, a misunderstanding leads to a horrific event that threatens to tear apart the budding relationship. “What the Heart Wants” is the first book in my Soulmate Series.
K: How about you, Amber? Fierce Dawn was so amazing, I can’t wait to get my hands on your next book. What indie project do you have in the works?
A: Yummy is right! This sounds like a great debut! A romance we can sink our teeth into. What is it about putting a guy in a band that ups his hot quotient SO much? I love the turmoil of fame you referenced and can’t wait to see how these two deal with it.
I’m so glad you enjoyed “Fierce Dawn.”
My next release is “Soul Search.” Set in early 1930’s, Thomas Grayson blames himself for his nephew’s disappearance and will do whatever it takes to find him, including embracing the wolf soul residing inside him. When a witness to his nephew’s disappearance surfaces, Thomas harbors serious doubts which only increase when Leigh Chaney’s secret is exposed. All her life, she has been in contact with the other side and what she learns there will test every belief Cash holds dear.
Then I have three sequels on deck, one of which follows, “Play Fling,” in the Stupid Cupid series. SPEAKING OF, every commenter today scores an ebook of “Play Fling.” I figure our troops could use a good laugh and Millie’s antics are always great for that as she stumbles through her matchmaking life sentence. But don’t believe me, just ask I Smell Sheep! Their review of “Play Fling” is HERE.
Since your book has a rock star hero, and the troops are our heroes, how about if everyone comments what their favorite all American rock song is? (Don’t forget to include your email address!)
A: Mine has GOT to be “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! How about you, Kelli?
K: My favorite all American rock song is “Miss America” by Saving Abel. The song gives me chills every time I hear it.
Okay, readers! All you have to do to get your instant free ebook, “Play Fling,” is comment what your fave all American song is and include your email. You’ll also be entered to win a brand, new KINDLE for you. Plus the Indie Book Collective, our tour host, will give multiple KINDLES to the troops!

What A Lucky Week!

I’d say it’s because I’m Irish, but NO WAY is that why I’m so lucky this week!!

I’m the luckiest girl in the world! Irish Moon has been chosen as the next Bestseller For A Day by the Indie Book Collective! That’s right, Play Fling performed SO well under such challenging circumstances, that Irish Moon gets a shot at the Kindle climb, too!!

#somebodypinchme

What’s this all mean?

Well, March 16th, YOU can get your Amazon Kindle copy of Irish Moon for just $0.99!! (Just click the link.)

Don’t have an Amazon Kindle? That’s okay! Amazon has FREE Kindle apps for your PC, Mac, iPad and more. So, help me celebrate this St. Patty’s Day by grabbing your ebook of Irish Moon!

When you do buy Irish Moon, don’t forget to enter to win one of the 8 Amazon Gift Cards I’m giving away as my thanks for your support! Just go to BestsellerForADay.com and fill out the form on the sidebar!

AND, two must have Bonus Buys are available at the same price! Heartsblood by Kindle Bestselling author Carolyn McCray and A Woman Of Choice by award-winning author Kris Tualla. Plus both authors are offering to rebate your purchase price as thanks for helping Irish Moon take on the charts!

SO many book reviewers are showing their support. SO many readers are spreading the word. How in the world did I get SO lucky? I don’t know. But every single day, I wake up thankful for it.

Here’s to another rousing success and a celebration of St. Patty’s day, the book lover way!

:}Amber Scott

Big Winnahs!

Two weeks later, I FINALLY got the results for the Bestseller For A Day $150 in Amazon gift card giveaways.

What’s really cool is that the random number generator selected two of my bff’s as winners!!! #sweethotcakesonastick

And the winners are….

  • Mandy
  • Britainy
  • Hope
  • SMDutton
  • AOBibliophile
  • Lori
  • Linda
  • Robin
  • Hope (again!)
  • Cathy
  • CBandy (twice!)
  • Kristin

Play Fling climbed so to #1267 on the charts thanks to all the support from friends, family and strangers. The review sponsors are simply amazing, too.

Irish Moon’s big day, a mini-event, hits March 16th, in celebration of St. Patty’s Day. It will be discounted to $0.99 and the excellent A Woman Of Choice by Kris Tualla will be the special “Bonus Buy” (if you buy both and fill out the form on the site, Kris will rebate the cost of her book!).

There will be more Amazon Gift Card giveaways and TONS more fun, too! To get your entries, just sign up for the newsletter which is also the rebate form at http://bestsellerforaday.com.

:}Amber Scott

Bestseller For A Day: The Result’s Are IN!

If you tuned into the Indie Book’s Blog Talk Radio show yesterday at 4:30 PST, you already know! If you haven’t yet checked out the show, you should. Not only do we share our news, industry news, but we talk about promotion, platform and have the occasional dork moment, too.

So….raise your hand if you saw my Facebook and Twitter shout that #1722 was Play Fling’s highest rank point on the Amazon Kindle ranking system. Oops!

I was wrong.

Not #1722….#1267!!!!!!!!!

Oh My Chocolate, people!

AND, Play Fling made it to #54 on the Humor list, and #64 on the Comic list, beat out by Snooki and Janet Evanovich which, hey, I’ll take.

Uncork the champagne! So what if its morning! Sneak it in the closet. This is huge reason to celebrate.

Just last week, mere days before the event, Play Fling ranged around the #20000 range to the #90000 range. We had about 65 total event sales and that is all it took to shoot up that high.

It begs the questions:

  • How many more sales would have pushed it to the top.
  • The holiday weekend was slow for sales overall. On a higher buying day, would sales have naturally increased for Play Fling thanks to Amazon’s recommendation system? Would it have been harder to climb so high? Easier?
  • 65 really, when you think about the literally hundreds that knew about the big day, isn’t all that much. What prevented some from getting in on the low price and rally of support? Did life happen? Did some just get busy? Or are some of us waiting to see what this program is really all about?

Here’s what I did to prepare for the day:

What I’m doing now:

  • Thanking everyone who helped, as individually as possible.
  • Sorting out the rebates on Love Lust and Indian Moon with the tech person.
  • Preparing to draw winners for the 13 Amazon gift cards.
  • Catching up on sleep and fighting off a sinus infection.
  • Mentally switching gears for the next Bestseller For a Day–yep, it’s a program NOT a stunt!

Thank you all sooooooooooo much. Hope you have an amazing week.

:}Amber Scott

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Bestseller For A Day: Details!!!

Yay and Super thanks to everyone coming out to support Play Fling today. So, here is the plan:

1. Go buy Play Fling on Amazon, the Kindle version, for $0.99 today! (Click here) And don’t worry. If you don’t have a Kindle reader, you can get the FREE Kindle application for your PC, Mac, iPad and more.

2. Spread the word! Facebook, email and Tweet the link, the http://bestsellerforaday.com website to everyone you know.

3. After you purchase, fill out the newsletter form at http://bestsellerforaday.com so that you get in on the 13 Amazon gift cards I’m giving out as thanks for the support.

4. Watch us climb to the top Kindle 100! I’ll post our progress all day and night. The good news is just one sale will push the number dozens of spots!

5. WHEN we make it, I’ve decided to celebrate, I might need to do something outrageous. Give me some ideas. Youtube video? Stand on a corner wearing a billboard? You tell me! Just please don’t make me shave my head. I love my hair too much!

Thank you so so so so so so so so much!!!!!!!!!!

NOOK Up for Grabs!

I’m at Whipped Cream and Goddess Fish Pavilion all day today having a blast! Comment on my and other posts for a chance to win a brand spanking new NOOK!

EVERY comment counts as an entry. Plus, I’ll have some fun contests, too. NOPE! Not tellin’. Gotta come see to find out what I’m giving away!

Only 1 more day til Valentine’s Day and Play Fling’s Bestseller For A Day launch! Anyone else have butterflies or just me? Click here to sign up for the newsletter for entry to win over 12 Amazon gift cards from moi!

:}Amber Scott

Karma Court Now In Session!!

Only 2 more days until Play Fling is up for Bestseller For A Day!

And to celebrate, all weekend long, it’s Karma Court time! *bang-bang*

  • 1st, go to http://bestsellerforaday.com and sign up for the newsletter! 13 Amazon gift cards are up for grabs as my thanks for your support in my Kindle adventure.

*claps around the world*

  • 2nd, Spread the word! I can’t do this alone. No author can. So Tweet, Facebook, Buzz and Goodreads your heart out.

*aw! thank you mucho!*

  • 3rd, Dish here all weekend long. That’s right, it’s a contest for who comes up with the most inventive and deserving wrong put right (or good deed rewarded) in Karma Court!

*mwah hahahaha*

  • 4th, Go get your FREE copy of Just Desserts and see how and why stupid cupid herself, Millie Match got stuck in her life sentence playing Cupid. (Just click on the cover.)

In preparation for Monday’s $0.99 Kindle blowout with Play Fling, I need more reviews! If you’ve read it, please take a moment to give your honest opinion in an Amazon review. It helps more than words can say.

So, now that we ARE in session, here’s my own ruling:

My crazy ex keeps trying to contact me. Yep it’s true. Stalker much? So, in Karma Court, I rule that for every time he has tried calling my family, or emailed them or otherwise searched for me on Google or who knows what else for the last eleven years, he gets to sponge bath an old dude (sorry, old dudes). AND the old dudes will thoroughly enjoy it because to them, the ex will look like a Centerfold in a nurse costume. Hehehe.

So, whatcha think? Was I too harsh? Not harsh enough?

More importantly, who would you ‘rule’ against and how?

Winner’s ‘ruling’ will be featured in the next Karma Court short, with acknowledgements, in Bitter Sweets!

:}Amber Scott