Monday, May 23, 2016

CHARM CITY (The Demon Whisperer #1): Urban Fantasy Making Magic on Wattpad

A few months ago I posted my latest novel on Wattpad as a serial. I thought I'd try a new approach to pre-publication promotion as well as a new way to meet new readers. So far, so awesome...

Once it was complete, I submitted it for consideration as a Featured Story and it made it in :) CHARM CITY was listed on the Featured page about three weeks ago and...

...wow. It just blew up. Like, ba-BOOM.

And I'm thrilled to say that CHARM CITY (The Demon Whisperer #1) hit 10K reads on Wattpad today! Woo Hoo!!!

Follow me on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/AshKrafton

I've been trying to keep in touch with followers over there and, as promised, I'm holding a name-a-character contest for readers who follow my profile and read CHARM CITY...

I'll pick one reader's suggestion for a particular character's name. Simply comment in the right spot to win. Read on for details...

https://www.wattpad.com/story/56172477-charm-city-the-demon-whisperer-1


The 10K character contest: Name That Ghost! (A Chapter 10 contest)

In CHARM CITY, chapter 10, Simon meets a sweet but very confused ghost in a diner. So confused, in fact, I doubt she remembers her own name. Help her out by suggesting a name for her! Leave the name in a comment right in Chapter 10 to enter.

Tell me her name and why you choose it. I'll pick one of those names to use when Simon sees the ghost again in book 2, MURDER THE LIGHT.

Also, the winner gets personally acknowledged in the book, even when the series eventually goes to print. That means you and your name will forever be a part of the story.

Thanks for helping this story get noticed. Keep reading...and don't forget to suggest a name. Leave it in a comment right in Chapter 10 itself so I can keep track of all the entries!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Brain to Books Cyber Convention, April 8-10

I'm participating in this year's Brain to Books Cyber Convention, April 8-10, coordinated by Angela B. Chrysler!


Over 300 authors from 15 different countries have come together for the largest online book Expo. No tickets. No plane fare. No lodging expenses. This is the most affordable Convention anywhere!
 
If you haven't yet heard about this online expo, you definitely need to check it out. The main deal is going on over at Goodreads but there are also several Facebook events, as well as events happening on many of the authors' websites. There will be panels, giveaways, spotlights, FB parties.... you name it, I'm pretty sure it's happening this weekend.
 
I've got a page going over at Goodreads myself: 
 
 
I've got three giveaways going on so I hope you'll stop by. One of the contests will be for this little guy...
 
Grimm, the cutest Beanie Boo EVER

So, tell me. Can you resist that little fella? I can't (which is probably why I have the weird perception of death that I do.)
 
And, I'll be honest. I actually bought four of those Beanie Boos. My dog stole one (she does that) but I promise, I won't give the spitty one away in the contest. The other two are renamed Heckle and Jeckle.
 
(For now, anyway. They've also gone by Sam and Dean, Bill and Ted, and Shut Up and You Heard Me.)
 
If one of you guys wins this one, just be sure to come back here and tell me what you name him. 
 
Have fun! 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Win a book bundle for your local public library!

In honor of National Librarian's Day on April 16, I thought I'd put together a giveaway.
Show your local library some love!
 
I'm going to give away a book bundle to one lucky library... and it's up to YOU to win it for them!
This bundle will have a copy of each of my paperbacks...

 
poetry, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, victorian historical fantasy

BLEEDING HEARTS (Demimonde #1)
BLOOD RUSH (Demimonde #2)
WOLF'S BANE (Demimonde #3)
(urban fantasy series)
 
WORDS THAT BIND
(paranormal romance)
 
THE HEARTBEAT THIEF
(Victorian fantasy)
 
BOXED AND BROKEN
(short story and poetry collection)
 
THE SCENT OF HIS FEATHERS: a collection of dark verses
(poetry collection)
 

And there is no obligation, no purchase necessary to win! You don't have to work at a library to enter this...Just enter the name and location of your local library.
 
Don't forget to enter your email address, too--because the person who enters the winning library will also get their pick of a book, as well. Libraries aren't the only ones who need love, you know. *wink*
 
 
poetry, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, victorian historical fantasy
 
This raffle is open for any public library in the US.
 
Sharing is ENCOURAGED! Please Tweet, Instagram, and FB this post to share this with your friends on social media.
Tell your favorite librarian, too.
It'll show them how much you really care. *hearts*
 
 
 
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