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Friday, May 30, 2014

New Adult Summer Reads

Written by Suzanne Rock/Ava Conway

If you're anything like me, then when the weather gets warmer you sart thinking about doing more things outside. One of my favorite summer pastimes is sitting out on my deck with a good book. Right about this time of year, I look to fill up my Kindle with some great reads to keep me busy during those lazy days when school is out and the weather is perfect for lounging with a good book.

It's this type of thinking that inspired me and a bunch of other authors to do a large-scale promotional campaign to promote our new and upcoming New Adult releases. We're calling it the "Top Ten" list of New Adult reads for the summer of 2014. On June 2nd, we plan to take to the internet using our blogs and newsletters to help promote our new releases. We're also using a new social media tool called a "thunderclap" and this, my friends, is where you can become a part of the action.

So, what is a THUNDERCLAP?

Basically, you set up a campaign and ask people to join. The campaign can be to promote a contest, a book, a special sale, or anything at all. The lowest amount of people you can have in your campaign is 100, but if your promotion is popular enough, you can have thousands of people signed up to help you with your cause.

After you set up your campaign, its time to promote it through the usual channels on social media. If you meet your goal of “clappers,” or people signed up for your campaign, then on a designated date and time, your campaign will go live. Hundreds of people will tweet your promotional status update at the same time, causing it to rise above the twitter noise and get it trending.

At least, that’s what happens in an ideal world. :) Sometimes you can’t get enough people to join. When that happens, the “thunderclap” fizzles, the campaign is a bust, and you are out of luck. Then again, the service is free, so you really have nothing to lose by giving it a try.

Well, the BASIC service is free. There are add-ons you can pay for to speed things up and streamline the process, but if you just want to try it out–it’s free.

So, here is where you can go to sign up for our THUNDERCLAP. I’d love it if you’d help support us! Some, like mine, are on sale. (Hollow is normally $4.99, but my publisher lowered the price to $1.99 for a limited time.)

Oh, and here is where you can go to learn more about these books.

Thanks in advance for your help!

~ ~ SUZANNE'S MAY RELEASES ~ ~

Price: $2.99

When Jenna Sanders leaves her dead end job and accepts a management position at exclusive spa on the island of Eden, she hopes to put the past behind her and move on with her life. Unfortunately, the past refuses to be buried, and when she discovers that her sexy boss is her former lover, old wounds reopen and shake the walls she has so carefully built around her heart. Caine is offering her everything she’s ever wanted, but can she trust him? As they rekindle their passion in the bedroom, secrets rise up from Eden’s waters and threaten to tear them apart. Only by diving deeper can they move forward, and Jenna must decide if she is willing to risk her heart for a second chance at love.

Buy it from Amazon (Kindle)  Barnes and Noble (Nook), Kobo, Google Play, All Romance Ebooks,  Coffee Time Romance or Smashwords.

Buy it in PRINT from Createspace or Amazon.




Price: $3.99

After months of living with a biker gang in Rio, Manuel recruits a feisty heiress named Reya to help him unite the shifter tribes living in the Amazon jungle and drive the humans from their home. Their passion for freedom turns into lust for each other, and after a hot night of sex, he fantasizes about telling her all of the kinky secrets he learned during his time in Rio. Unfortunately, Manuel could never give the sexy Reya so much power over him, for if she knew his secrets, she could single handedly destroy everything he had worked so hard to gain.

In Manuel, Reya sees an escape from her routine and oppressive lifestyle. She loves to push his buttons, but as she starts to peel back the complex layers of his personality, she starts to change her views about the world—and herself. The more she learns about the sexy off-road motorcyclist, the more intrigued she becomes, and as their connection deepens, she hopes that their fragile relationship won’t fall victim to the deep-rooted prejudice and war that will result from their indiscretions.

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16 comments:

Janice Seagraves said...

Good luck with your recent release. Your books look like wonderful summertime reads.

Janice~

Paris said...

Just about the time I think that I have a handle on social media, something else pops up! Thanks so much for letting us know about "Thunderclap". Best of luck with your campaign!

Judy Baker said...

Good luck in your Thunderclap campaign. I'll check it out.

Judy Baker said...

Good luck in your Thunderclap campaign. I'll check it out.

Cara Marsi said...

Great promotion idea. Like Paris said, just when I think I have a handle on social media, something else pops up. I don't know if Thunderclap is for me. I'll check it out. Best of luck to you in your campaign. Let us know how it works out.

Renee Vincent said...

Both books sound AWESOME, Suzanne!!!

Sandy said...

It sounds like I need to be on Twitter to participate, and I'm not on there.

Your books sound great, Suzanne.

Melissa Keir said...

I haven't heard of Thunderclap! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

The covers of your books are beautiful! I wish you all the best with them!

Melissa Keir said...

I haven't heard of Thunderclap! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

The covers of your books are beautiful! I wish you all the best with them!

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Janice! I appreciate you stopping by!

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks so much Paris. This is very new to me, too. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks so much Judy! And thank you for stopping by!

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks so much, Cara. I know what you mean - There's always something new going on. I'll let you knwo how it turns out!

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks so much Renee - and thank you for stopping by!!

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks Sandy! You can also do it through Facebook. You can use either your Facebook or your Twitter account to participate. I have no idea how well this will work - or IF it will work, but it sure has been a learning experience! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks so much, Melissa, and thank you for stopping by!!

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