Author Spotlight & Sneak Preview Courtesy of Dawn Hill Publications For Ravina Hilliard’s Soon to Release Book. . .


“WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE”

Written By Award-winning Author Ravina Hilliard
A Dawn Hill Publication Author



This CAT always enjoy sharing new books when they are ready to release soon and when readers to get a ‘Sneak Peek’ before it drops! Dawn Hill has done it again with their amazing award-winning author, Ms. Ravina Hilliard and her book titled “The Billionaire Athlete”…


~The Avid Reading Cat


It’s been my endeavor to ensure variety in my protagonists, not that the task is easy. Billionaires tend to come in very few shapes and sizes, not literally of course. Most of them are scions of industry. Then again, we have actors from my soon to be published books – like Patrick Townsend from ‘Looking for Like’ and a race car driver Dean Winters from ‘All You Have To Do Is Call’.

The publishers have asked me to write one with a sports star. The choices are aplenty. Aforementioned Dean Winters is one candidate, but the truth is that he isn’t an F1 driver in the story, rather it is his back story. He is actually a manufacturer of e-vehicles. I know some of you are going … yawn.


“They tend to be hot-headed. Drama queens – and very good actors, not to mention artful manipulators.”


If I were to invest in a sporty character, what sport would I choose? And what got me thinking about it?

Let’s answer the second question first. Summer in the Europe provides fodder in abundance from Wimbledon, French Open in Tennis, Tour de France, the Euro cup which England sadly lost despite a stellar performance and ICC World Cricket championship which New Zealand won. Watching Tom Cruise hob-nob with David Beckham on Centre Court got me started. The same day, watching the Euro Cup finals not too far away in Wembley nailed it for me.

Tom Cruise spotted at Wimbledon this year.


If I were to choose, I’d probably choose football or as the Americans like to call it, soccer. Why? First, it gives me an opportunity to write about another Italian billionaire, with Italy winning the Euro Cup. The female leading lady could be a British WAG wannabe who is seeking payback for England’s loss.


We all know footballers have their own currency printing press, not literally, but each of their contracts run into tens of millions of pounds. Add to that sponsorship and ad revenue and bingo – you have yourself a billionaire. There aren’t too many of them around – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo being two of them. Technically, net worth’s are shy of a billion but who’s counting?

Giroud is a prime example of an incredibly attractive athlete. Loaded, and wears the hell out of that suit!



There are plenty of other reasons. Athletes, footballers in particular are fit. Not going to the gym three times a week fit. I can run around chasing a ball for 90 odd minutes fit. Most of the players in the latest Euro cup were still strutting around after two hours. They tend to be hot-headed. Drama queens – and very good actors, not to mention artful manipulators.


Have you seen them fake injuries on the field in order to earn a free kick? There are a few Oscar-worthy performances in all the big matches. They’re large-hearted, passionate (at least about football) and players for the most part – in a decidedly sexual way.


My hero would be a nasty piece of work on the outside – hard-headed Alpha Male who is as rich as God, arrogant, overbearing, physically rough-edged but later will reveal a gooey and tender heart. His language would be foul. At first, he’d treat the female lead like a bit of shit – remember The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard? 


Then, our hero would fall in love after some TLC from the vengeful WAG who maybe, just maybe is into some light S&M. Our Bitch would spring the trap, leaving our footie hero devastated when he realizes that she’s been gaming him.

The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard Kindle Edition


How do I get them back together? Hmm. Let me think about that. Most certainly, there’d be a match or two in the play. Where do the thrills come from? Oh, just wait and see. I’m not going to give the whole plot away, but I will leave you with a hint. Think corruption scandal, match-fixing (oh yeah, it does happen, even in football), and football hooligans – remember Green Street? Our WAG is going to get beaten up. Badly.

And here’s the icing on the cake. I’ve yet to see an ugly footballer. They’re all handsome, sexy, tidy, gorgeous hunks of masculinity with my fingers now itching to create a thriller romance with one of them. I can imagine in my mind’s eye the cold-hearted calculating British bitch of a ex-WAG targeting an Italian footballer and falling into his love-cum-lust trap, inconceivably finding a Happily-Ever-After. My mouth is already drooling. And ladies, there are other parts that are also … okay, let’s keep it U-Rated for now.

And let me get to work.

Sigh. With a saddened heart I bid you goodbye, but only for the moment.

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

“Cheers!”

~Ravina

Check out all all her newer releases now on Amazon!
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Happening Now! Multi-Award-Winning Author Kim Carter Virtual Book Tour…Her New Mystery Release of “Dark Secrets of The Bayou” on Tour Courtesy of Book Buzz.Net & RABT Book Tours.


https://sites.google.com/a/rabtbooktoursandpr.com/2021-tours/kim-carter

Kim Carter – Dark Secrets of the Bayou – Virtual Book Tour


Mystery, Gripping Suspense, Chilling Thriller
Date Published: November 2020
Publisher: Raven South Publishing
Now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Secrets-Bayou-Kim-Carter-ebook/dp/B08NDVZ755/


Dark Secrets of the Bayou


Catherine “Tink” Mabrey, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink’s co-worker and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her.Before she has time to explore her family’s history, or decide what to do with the declining property, local murders plague Tink’s homecoming.

She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a multiple murder investigation – and quite possibly, the prime suspect. When Candace retreats back to Atlanta, Tink, with the support of an unlikely cast of characters, sets out to discover clues that have haunted and tormented her family for generations.Could a concealed crime from the 1800’s, or the family’s estate itself, harbor keys to unlocking the past? The more they learn, the more they question whether some secrets are best left buried. 

Other Books By Kim Carter: 



Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle (2017)
Murder Among The Tombstones (2017)
No Second Chances (2017)
Deadly Odds (2018)
And The Forecast Called For Rain (2018)
When Dawn Never Comes  (2018) 

https://www.amazon.com/Kim-Carter/e/B019QSNF


Virtual Book Tour – February 22 – March 5

February 22 – RABT Book Tours – Kick Off
February 22 – Readers Alley – Excerpt
February 23 – A slice of orange – 
Guest Post February 24 – Logikal blog – Excerpt February 25 – Sandras book club – Excerpt February 25 – Nesies place – 
Excerpt February 26 – Lady Hawkeye – Excerpt February 27 – Salt and novels – Spotlight February 27 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – Spotlight
February 28 – B for book review – Excerpt
March 1 – Jazzy book reviews – Interview
March 2 – Nanas book reviews – Spotlight
March 3 – Texas Book Nook – Review
March 4 – On a Reading Bender – Review
March 4 – Geaux get lit – Spotlight
March 5 – RABT Reviews – Wrap Up 




ABOUT KIM CARTER

Kim Carter is an author of suspense, mystery and thriller novels. She was a finalist in the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and recipient of the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for her book Murder Among The Tombstones. This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators and were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend.

Her other titles include: When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, And The Forecast Called For Rain, and Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.

Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. Kim shared those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally. Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guideposts.

Prior to her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government ranging from Park Director with Parks and Recreation to the Grant Department with Human Services. But, ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunity to interact with a variety of people from all walks of life. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.

She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.

Kim started networking and made connections with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.

She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. Kim and her husband have three grown children and live just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dark Secrets of The Bayou Available on Amazon, B&N, All Author
and Goodreads.

Cat’s Book Blog of The Week ~ Meet Rave Reviews By Nonnie Jules.

Authors truly know how difficult book reviews can be to receive and come by. That is why you should try a Book Club. The best one around that I know is this one,
Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules! 
So I have chosen her blog as “Cat’s Book Blog For This Week!” Go take a visit and explore what she offers to both Readers and Authors …

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ABOUT Rave Reviews By Nonnie Jules:


Hi, and welcome to “Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules” and “RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!”

Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules is a site designed specifically for the purpose of introducing the world to some really good reads.  After having read so many books that had been given high marks, yet weren’t deserving of those marks, Nonnie wanted to offer a forum where readers could come and trust that the reviews of the books posted were truly HONEST.   If you would like to have your book(s) reviewed by her, please submit your request by clicking here.

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is a virtual book club made up of authors and readers. The reviews of the Book Club members are not necessarily the same as the reviews of the author, Nonnie Jules, and vice versa.  We encourage each of you to JOIN, especially if you are an author, as we expect  (although we cannot guarantee) that the books we select, will be profiled and hopefully propelled to new heights via the support of the club. The more members of the club, the more successful and stronger our collective voices will be.  For more info on the club, please visit our FAQ page.

There is more to learn and explore at Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules!   so take a visit and tell her CAT sent you!

 

 

 

Cover Reveal. There Coming Mystery Readers! More Books From Kim Carter Mysteries…Sneak Peek.

AND HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK COVER REVEAL EXCLUSIVELY BY “CAT LYON’S READING & WRITING DEN!!” Releasing this month on Amazon Kindle!

“When Dawn Never Comes” By KIM CARTER

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“Jordan soon realizes that her rags to riches journey seems to 
entail much more than she bargained for. A page turner you have to read to believe!”

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“NO SECOND CHANCES” by KIM CARTER


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“Truth or Justice? A prominent orthopedic surgeon is incarcerated for the voluntary manslaughter of his wife. A roller coaster of tangible emotions this story will bring.”

PRESENTED BY: “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den”

Authoress, Kim Carter Reviews Blowing Away Mystery-Suspense Readers With Her New “A Clara & Iris Mystery” Series.

Fresh off a fabulous Holiday Book Promotion for her new novel series, I caught up with Author, Kim Carter to see what has been happening with her and her successful novel launch held by Raven South publishing at “The Atlanta Water Gardens” where she launched book 2 of the series titled; “Murder Among The Tombstones,” as book 1 has been doing well titled; “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.”

Kim was also very excited as her agent submitted her books in several book awards and she is currently in First Place for a TCK Publishing 2017 readers choice award!! If you’d like her to WIN?  You can go here Readers Choice Voting Page to vote for her in the Mystery Category for “Murder” on TCK!

 

 

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Kim let me know it went FANTASTIC and they had about 60 or so attendees and signed many books! They had a book reading from “Murder” and her friend Lissha Sadler, Radio Host at “Lets Chat” and CEO of Writing Royalty Promotions ,  did a fabulous Question & Answer session with Kim. They had a ball! So I asked Kim what’s going on now? She is deep in writing book 3 of her series and just finished a new stand-alone mystery, and so far titled,And The Forecast Calls For Rain.”  She shared it will be a new story that takes place in and around Seattle Washington. So, readers, I can not wait for that new book! So let’s see what readers and book reviewers are saying about Books 1 & 2 of the novel series so far, shall we?

 

Book Reviews And But On Amazon ~ “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” and “Murder Among The Tombstones”  Books one and two of  “A Clara & Iris Mystery Series”…


“A mystery suspense thriller in every sense of the word!”

With eminently admirable characters and exquisite imagination ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle’ is a compelling read where author Kim Carter crafts mounting suspense that overwhelms skepticism.

Charming personality of renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Grant Chatsworth lures a small town waitress-Lizzie to a deceptive ‘blissful happy marriage’ until secrets confined within the walls of Buckhead’s finest estates elucidate Lizzie about the darker nasty shades of Grant’s propensity of crime and cruelty. Terrible adversity and troubled faith lead Lizzie to take refuge at her sister Maggie’s doorstep, where destiny has more alarming adventures in store for her.

Author Kim Carter’s read is a mystery suspense thriller in every sense of the word with an intriguing narrative that moves at a breakneck pace, skillfully combined with a writing style that provides vivid mental pictures of the settings and characters sufferings. While many things are not what they seem, everything amazingly connects in a surprising finale.

Entertaining enough to engage even reluctant readers, ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle’ is a powerful 5-star page turner that is highly recommended.   ~Enas Reviews

 

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Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle by Kim Carter. 5 Stars!


What a wonderful exciting suspenseful mystery!

So much intriguing twists and turns it had me completely spellbound.
And omg I fell in love with Clara and Iris, those two old ladies were a hoot. Grant and Lizzy are the couple that the story revolves around, their perfect life is not what it appears to be. He’s a very dangerous man and will go to extremes to accomplish his goal, even trying to eliminate those who double cross him.

Clara the nurse that works for Grant discovers things that not only play a huge part of the core of this story, but she also becomes, along with her friend Iris one of the most hilarious characters ever.

A rich surgeon, a Ponzi scheme, a few murders, 2 old ladies, a deranged housekeeper, some monkeys, and a wife on the run plus a ghost. Hmmmmmm, what would they have in common? Now there is a mystery that is begging to be solved!!

Great Read!!

I have voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by its author.  ~Reviewer for Nook Books and More Blog.

 

 

Murder Among The Tombstones

 

“Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again. But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?”

 

 

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Editorial and Reviews: “Murder Among The Tombstones”

Widows on The Case!”

Two crafty septuagenarian widows turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop recovering from a gunshot wound, and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstones, the latest whodunit by Georgia-based mystery writer Kim Carter. It is a fast-paced, twister of a mystery that keeps you turning pages until the very end. 

Private Investigators Iris Hadley and Clara Samples may be in their seventies, but don’t think they are over the hill. These ladies are witty, wily and with it. A Must Read!

A former correspondent for The Chicago Tribune and Award Winning Author of The Billy Battles Trilogy  ~Ronald Yates…

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This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Carter, and I was encouraged to take the plunge and buy the Kindle edition by the positive reviews of others. Boy was I in for a treat! Ms. Carter is an outstanding writer who has very interesting characters and well-thought-out plot and subplots with all the twists and turns that make you want to continue reading the next chapter even though it’s well past your bedtime.
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on December 4, 2017

Murder Among The Tombstones by Kim Carter 5 Stars!

One of the best Intense, Amazing and Hilarious Murder/Mysteries that I have read this year!!

A crime story about two old ladies who are private investigators. Brilliant!!

Clara and Iris have become two characters I absolutely love and can’t wait to see what they investigate and uncover next, lol…

This story also brings back some characters from the book Sweet Dreams Baby Belle. That book is where you first meet Clara and Iris, detectives Pitt and Nettles along with a great cast of new people like Quita and Sugar in this story.

Get lost in a story about a murder mystery that will leave you guessing until the end who did it. It also will leave you laughing at what Clara and Iris do and say.

I absolutely love this book and have found me a wonderful new author that has me captivated by her stories. Touche!

 

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So like these mystery lovers who enjoyed both books 1 & 2 of Author, Kim Carter’s new novel series titled; “A Clara and Iris Mystery” series, come take the plunge with Kim’s books! I know I can not wait for book 3 of the series and her new stand-alone new mystery. Kim loves to engage with all her readers, so come over to her GoodReads Author Page and add her as a friend and even ask her a question or two while you are there. And as always, let Kim know Cat sent you! 🙂

 

Sound Advice When Dealing With Book Reviewers…Guide For Indie Authors.

Guest Post By LaFifeReviews  Ms.  Latoya Fife ~ September 5, 2017 by 

Book Blogger Confessions: Tips for Indie Authors

Book reviews have become a valuable marketing tool for commercial and indie writers. When I look at the top selling books on Amazon and Goodreads, I realize they usually have a ton of reviews. The modern writer’s job does not end when they hit submit and send their creative babies off to publishers. As the publishing world evolves the lines between publisher, author and publicist blur. One powerful tool that can make or break an author is the book review.

Popular book sites like Kirkus and Indiereader know the importance of a professional book review. Authors pay $250-$500 to get a review that will hopefully give them access to an audience that will buy their books. Kirkus and Indiereader both go a step further than the professional review, offering publishing services such as editing and marketing. There is a debate in the publishing industry about the value of a paid review. With the rise of blogging, more book lovers from different careers and backgrounds have brought to life the freelance occupation called the “Book Blogger”.

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who offer free, honest and in-depth book reviews. Successful book bloggers make money through advertising on their blogs and other freelance opportunities. Book Bloggers, unlike a paid review service, have nothing to gain from giving a positive review. This article will help writers get the most out of the writer blogger relationship to improve craft and to gain exposure. After reviewing other book blogger’s review policies and my experience as a book blogger and a lover of books, here are some tips for indie authors to create a positive blogger-writer relationship.

Submit a finished product.

I cringe when authors submit a book filled with errors, some authors would even let you know ahead of time that it’s not the finished product. Book bloggers introduce books to their audience of readers, putting your best foot forward is best when you want to potentially grow your readership. Some authors confuse beta readers and book reviewers. Beta readers are readers that read mostly fiction to correct errors and to add suggestions in regards to character development, plot etc. Book reviewers are book lovers who read for enjoyment, they are giving you a sneak peek into the thoughts of your reading audience. Book reviewers critique the finished product, beta readers’ help with the development of your product. As a book lover with a lot of books to read and very little time, a book that’s has been thoroughly edited has a better chance of getting a review.

Read Book Blogger’s review policies and submission guidelines thoroughly before submitting a book.

Policies and submission guidelines are created to ensure a smooth process. Book lovers/ book bloggers create policies and submissions based on preference and experience. For example not reading submission guidelines an author might submit their nonfiction book to a fiction reviewer’s blog. Also, some bloggers request books or galleys in formats that support their devices. Sending the wrong format may delay your review and as an indie writer, your time means everything.

Remember to never lose your cool.

Most professional readers are readers who study the craft of fiction or literature. Writing a book is not an easy task, as a literature student, I understand the complexity of creating complex characters and making sure my plot is well-developed and consistent. As a book blogger to give a constructive review, one must separate those feelings of understanding and critique a book based on the product that is presented. One important piece of advice I received from a mentor is as a writer you must listen to all feedback and apply constructive advice based on your style. When I go on sites like Amazon and Goodreads and I see some authors respond negatively to unfavorable reviews, it deters me from reading that book. As an Indie Author creating a good positive image helps build a good brand and it lets the reader feel safe, to be honest with their favorite writers. Book Bloggers don’t enjoy giving unfavorable reviews but giving constructive criticism helps writers write better books.

You can get a list of book bloggers that you can contact to review your books from sites like “The Book Blogger List and The Book Review Directory. Book Bloggers can help indie authors grow readership and improve on your craft...

Submitting a book to a book blogger is an opportunity to get unbiased feedback on your book without the conflict of interest when purchasing critique. So go check out The Book Blogger List Authors  and BeingAuthor.com Today!

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About the Author (@marvelustalent)

Writing and literature student and Book Blogger at LaFifeReviews. Ms. Fife has posted reviews online and an article on school readiness on her school’s website. Latoya Fife is a life long learner with a great passion for reading books and connecting readers to her favorites.

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“CAT LYON’S Reading & Writers Den” ~ Author, Catherine Lyon

Why Should Authors and Readers Engage & Connect With Each Other?

 Hello Readers, Authors, and New Friends,

Why should authors and readers connect? There are many reasons why for both sides of this topic. As a book promoter, I know how important it is for an author to interact and engage with their reader fans. It creates more excitement for the reader to know an author is “touchable” and they can learn more about their favorite writers, which helps authors with book sales and gaining more book reviews for books. And it seems I am not the only book promoter, social media PR firm and book marketing site that feels this way.

Here are two articles I came across this week that can give insights as to why authors need and should interact and engage with readers throughout social media and many book sites are exclusively for this purpose like Goodreads. I will share snippets as I would like you to visit and join free so you can be “In The Know” with many tips and advice on book promoting  . . .
OUR FIRST is at  http://www.bookdaily.com/authorresource/blog/post/1805275

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“This morning I received three emails.”

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One was from a lady in Scotland who read one of my books and joined my fan page. She wanted me to know how much she appreciated waking up and finding that I had responded to her messages.

The second was from a man in Australia who sent me a list of things he liked about Silent Witness. He highlighted sentences that he particularly liked, but at the end of his note, he said, “thank you for making Hannah so intelligent.”

The third was from the very first fan I ever had. We’ve been pen pals for 28 years. Now we communicate on the computer but every once in a while we still send one another a card, remember birthdays, the holidays and share information on grandchildren (hers since I only have a grand dog).

The point of all this is that what authors do is extremely personal. It begins with our characters. If we don’t feel them in our souls and translate that feeling into words on the page, our books will be enjoyed but not treasured. When we do make that magic happen and a reader reaches out, opening a personal dialogue with them will make a reader into a fan. In some wonderful instances, it also creates a friend.

Here are my top five rules of engagement:

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1) Know thou characters: Know the personal history and habits of every character in your book and write as if you live and die with them. If you do this, real people will reach out to you . . .

Please stop by the link above to see all of Rebecca’s rules of engagement.
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OUR SECOND is by Marsha Friedman CEO & Founder, of EMSI PR Firm

No one really needs to convince me how great social media is for connecting you to your customers (Readers)  – and keeping you connected – but the point was reinforced perhaps better than ever this week when I was chatting with Jay York, our senior social media strategist.

Jay was telling me about Datz, a restaurant near his home in Tampa, that has impressed him with its excellent use of social media as a marketing tool.
Talk about connecting! Datz has more than 12,000 followers on Twitter. It has nearly 8,000 on Instagram. It has 1,280 mostly positive reviews on Yelp. And, perhaps most impressive of all, more than 40,000 people “like” Datz on Facebook.
Those are remarkable numbers for any business. But especially when you consider that Datz is a local restaurant and not a recognizable brand name like McDonald’s!
So why am I telling you this? Because this social media success story prompted me to have Jay share tips on how small businesses ( and authors promoting their books) can make the most out of their social media to keep customers and potential customers thinking about them.

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Here’s what Jay had to say:

  • Interact with customers. Engage your customers inside your business as well as outside it. Some of the most successful restaurant owners have mastered this, Jay says. They take the time to chat with and get to know their customers when they are dining at the restaurant, and they also interact with them on social media. Here’s where it’s worth remembering the “social” part of social media. These sites are all about having a conversation and people expect you to be involved in that conversation – or else they’ll be discouraged from interacting with you in the future.
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  • Use undivided attention opportunities to promote your social media. There are a few ways to do this, Jay says. In-store signage that encourages you to follow the business on social media is the most obvious. Restaurants, such as, might drive visiting customers to their social media sites by giving 10 percent off an entrée if they follow them right at that moment on Twitter. Professional speakers can use the same strategy when they’re in front of a large audience by posting their Twitter handle on the screen behind them. The point is to take advantage of the attention of hundreds or thousands of people – all with mobile devices – who can start following you immediately .  .  .

    .Again, please visit the link above to read the Tips to use social media to promote your books and small business. No matter the product, readers want to interact with you and this is a crucial part of your book promoting efforts. I hope you find these articles helpful. 🙂

    *Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon of Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions*

     

 

Wishing All My Friends & Readers A Happy New Year!

OH MY . . . . Poor Kitty’s!  LOL.

 

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YES, another New Years Eve has come and gone!

I Wish All My Friends, Readers & Authors many New Year blessings and Success in 2016!

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((Yes I know, many of you no I live in recovery, so this was NOT me New Years Eve!! LOL.))

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“We have many new books and more fine authors this year! We even have expanded into promoting some children’s authors and their ‘Adorable’ reads for the little ones in your house! So go stop by our “Jan Hot Book Picks” page to all them all. ”
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HAPPY READING FRIENDS!

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“Let’s Read More Books in 2016 Shall We!!”

Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
“Lyon Book and Social Media Promotions”  🙂  🙂