Win a Trip to Vegas!

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Organized by Adventure Into Domesticland

Sponsored by Alice On Vacation A big thanks to the co-hosts: Brickstone Publishing and Giveaway Monkey!!

Ignite Cover 4_edited-1 copyBrickstone Publishing is pleased to co-host this event as part of the “Ignite” Launch Celebration! There are several other HUGE events going on… including:

  • “Ignite” Kindle Fire Giveaway
  • “Something Just for YOU” blog tour with 35 author interviews, reviews, and articles, and 40+ prizes!
  • All of our titles ON SALE!

After you’ve entered for the Vegas trip, be sure to scroll down to visit the rest of the Launch Celebration!
Prize Package includes:

4 day and 3 night accommodations at a 3+ star hotel on the strip in Las Vegas, NV for 2 adults! 

(25 years or older)

• A $500 dollar Funbook! (with cash, chips, meals, tokens & show tickets!)

Giveaway ends Dec 31st at 11:59 pm PST. Open worldwide, except to residents of Nevada, USA and proof of residency is required. Must be at least 25 years old to enter. Certificate only covers hotel accommodations. Winner will be responsible for all other expenses, including without limitations: any taxes, fees, transportation, gratuities, meals and surcharges. Hotel will require that you present a major credit card to cover other possible charges. Winners are chosen at random by random.org. and will be notified via email, be given 48 hours to respond (or another winner will be chosen). To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.

Disclosure: We received no compensation for this publication. Brickstone Publishing is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact Alice Kingsleigh with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event! This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Ignite Cover 4_edited-1 copyGOOD LUCK WINNING THE TRIP TO VEGAS! CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE REST OF THE FABULOUS EVENTS & GIVEAWAYS OF THE “IGNITE” LAUNCH CELEBRATION!
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Three Things Not to Write About

Books. We love ’em. Authors. We love them too. We don’t put out many books per year, but we do read a lot. And when I say “a lot,” I mean not only do we read a lot of books that are already published, but we also read a lot of manuscripts sent to us by authors hoping to become published.

It’s because we do care so much that I am here to tell you that there are three topics that immediately come to mind that are so overdone, no one wants to read about them (yet again).

We understand the misfortune that, if you’re an author who has already been working on a manuscript that includes these topics while the industry put out dozens of them in the interim (kind of like what happened with vampire books a few years back), this is a huge disappointment. Yet not more disappointing than finishing the manuscript and then either not finding a publisher, or self-publishing and having only your mom buy your book.

In our opinion, here are the three things not to write about. At least not until the current craze of books with the same plot line have become ancient history:

  1. The retired detective who is forced back to work by some special case.
  2. The fun & feisty private investigator who is strangely similar to Janet Evanovich’s character.
  3. Novels that surround baking, cooking, or recipes.

Oh, and I guess there’s one more, but this applies all the time, not just at the moment…thinly-veiled attempts to jump on the bandwagon of any book or subject where yours will be “just another one.”

So, what do you do if you’ve already been working on such a project? In our opinion, set it aside. Work on something else, and come back to it in seven to ten years. Because let’s face it…there’s a reason why these story lines are so popular; it’s just better to present them individually.

Again, these are just our opinions. Feel free to comment and let us know if you agree, disagree, or have any other thoughts!

Kindle Fire Giveaway November 2013

Kindle HDX NOvember

This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.


The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)

 

Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

 

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

 

NOVEMBER SPONSORS

  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Ripple Effect Romance Series
  4. Dark Motive’s Books & More
  5. Fae Books
  6. Author Marianne Morea
  7. Buku-Buku Didi
  8. Author Camelia Miron Skiba
  9. Author Stacy Claflin
  10. Patchwork Press
  11. Author Louise Caiola
  12. Author Bella Street
  13. Author Bonnie Blythe
  14. Author Julia Crane
  15. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  16. Author Kim Cresswell
  17. A Bookish Escape
  18. Author Talia Jager
  19. Mother Daughter Book Reviews
  20. Fiction Dreams
  21. Book Angel Booktopia
  22. Kelly’s Lucky You
  23. Author Roxanne Crouse
  24. Author Rachelle Christensen
  25. Author Jennifer Laurens
  26. Hardback Book Hotties
  27. Lori’s Reading Corner
  28. Author Misty Moncur
  29. MyLadyWeb: Women’s History and Women Authors
  30. Author Elizabeth Isaacs
  31. Living, Learning and Loving Life
  32. Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader
  33. My Story That I Like Best
  34. LeahSay’s Views
  35. Christine’s Blog
  36. Candle Light Reads
  37. NESSAROX
  38. The Demon Librarian
  39. SMIBookClub
  40. Author T.L. Clarke
  41. Back Off My Books
  42. Michael SciFan
  43. Author Carole Brown
  44. Coffee and Characters
  45. No Thought 2 Small
  46. Stanley and Katrina, Pet Authors
  47. Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf
  48. Love Bites & Silk
  49. Kimber Leigh Writes
  50. Author Rae Z. Ryans
  51. Author Georgina Young-Ellis
  52. The Reporter and the Girl
  53. Fic Central
  54. Like a Broken Vessel

 

Sign up to Sponsor the December Giveaway (starting around December 2nd)

http://www.iamareader.com/2013/10/december-kindle-fire.html

 

Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 11/30/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

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Blogger Opportunity: Kindle Fire Host Signup

kindle fire hd 8.9"In celebration of our hot upcoming release, IGNITE, we are having a Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Prize value: $269.00

Features: Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Tablet: See product details here.

giveaway promote imageEvent dates: December 1 – December 31, 2013

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: November 22, 2013 (First come-first listed!… sign up early!)

Entries open to those: 18+, worldwide. If winner is not at a Continental US Mailing address, they will receive $220 Paypal Cash instead.

Host opportunities: This event will be widely promoted & the earlier you sign up, the higher up in the giveaway your links will appear!

1. Simple host: We provide easy copy/paste html, you create a post. Voila!

  • Cost: $5 per link, up to three follow options in Rafflecopter.
  • Your links will be just below the hosts’ links in the Rafflecopter, in the order in which you sign up.

2. Co-host: We still provide easy copy/paste html, but you receive:

  • Three follow options at TOP of Rafflecopter (in the order in which you sign up to co-host)
  • Featured exposure on ALL of the hosting blogs’ posts.
  • Daily tweets promoting you directly.
  • At least one Facebook post per week promoting you directly on BOTH Brickstone Publishing and LoriTheAuthor‘s Facebook Pages.
  • Number of host spots available: 15
  • Cost: $20

READY? PLEASE FILL OUT EITHER THIS CO-HOST SIGNUP OR THE BELOW SIMPLE HOST SIGNUP

SIGNUP FORM FOR CO-HOSTS ONLY

(Sorry, signup is now closed.)

Thank you for signing up to co-host. This is going to be a ROCKING event!

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. THANKS!

SIGNUP FORM FOR SIMPLE HOSTS ONLY

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Thanks for signing up to participate! This is going to be a ROCKING event!

COHOSTS AND SIMPLE HOSTS!….LOOKING FOR THE EASY COPY/PASTE HTML TO POST THIS EVENT? GRAB IT HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yhpPxNdxdsv6gcbxPKmL0CyX1Rx94sxTN_FaJA-bfHk/edit?usp=sharing

The Big Reveal!

The Big RevealWelcome to The Big Reveal!

We’ve got an upcoming release of short story erotic fiction moms will love, and we’re celebrating with this title, author, and cover reveal!

Be sure to scroll down to enjoy all the info & our giveaway!

Drumroll please!…

TITLE: “Ignite”

Upcoming Release Date: December 1, 2013

Book Description:

Whether you’re a woman who has put passion on the back burner, or you’re a hot mama who has been keeping things aflame, these stories are sure to light your fire!

Front Cover: Click the cover to see it larger!

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Authors: Include ten hot authors, some of whom have numerous other published work, and others who are brand new! Click here to see photos and learn about the authors!

Proudly featuring stories by:

Michael Bracken

Alice Bright

Shenoa Carroll-Bradd

Katherine Crighton

Julianna Darling

Kelly Lawrence

Jen Lee

J.R. Read

Lizzie Richards

Lori Verni-Fogarsi

Compiled by:  This book of short stories was compiled by Lori Verni-Fogarsi. Lori has been an author, speaker, and small business consultant for 15+ years. She has also authored two award-winning novels and one nonfiction book.

Want to be notified when the book becomes available? Click to join the Brickstone Publishing mailing list! (We never share your info, will only contact you occasionally & you can unsubscribe at any time!) PLUS, YOU’LL GET 3 EXTRA ENTRIES IN OUR GIVEAWAY, BELOW. (See entry form.)

And now for our fabulous giveaway! Five lucky winners will receive an advance copy of “IGNITE!” You may need to wait a moment for the entry form to load. When you’re done, please SHARE this fun event with your friends! (Share tools at the bottom.) Thanks, and good luck!

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blogger launch signup buttonSpecial thanks to all of the fabulous bloggers who are helping by hosting this event! Please take a moment to visit their blogs, follow them if interested, and show them some love!

Did you enjoy this? Fantastic! Please use the buttons below to share with your friends!

Share YOUR Life’s Lessons: For an upcoming advice book!

We’re seeking YOUR advice! What have you learned in life? What do you WISH you’d known? What hindsight knowledge do you have to share that could benefit others?

For this project, we are seeking advice from adults of all ages, genders, races, and walks of life. Have you ever wished you could help others through your knowledge or experiences? Here’s your chance!

We very much appreciate you taking the time to share your wisdom. If your tidbit/s are used in the book, you will receive a free copy!

When you’re finished filling out the form below, please use the SHARING BUTTONS at the bottom to give others the opportunity to submit their responses too!

 

Thanks for participating! Please use the sharing buttons below to help us get even more tidbits!

Blogger Signup: IGNITE BLAST hop & tour!

Click the cover to see it larger!

Click the cover to see it larger!

Our hot new release, “IGNITE,” will be released on December 1, 2013!

It’s a book of short story erotic fiction moms will love. If you have a book blog, mom blog, or erotic blog, this will be a perfect way to bring some spicy fun to your readers! The ten authors include some who are very well-known (in various genres), as well as a few new ones. This will be a blowout event that you don’t want to miss!

(You can learn a bit about the book, the authors, & their stories HERE.)

HOP/TOUR HOST OPPORTUNITY:

Something just for youYou can either put together your own customized post, which may include interviews, guest posts, or your reviews. OR, we will provide full html for a nice post introducing the book, its authors, the giveaway, etc. Your choice!

  • There will be over 40 prizes for this tour! Including books, gift cards, super cute items, etc!
  • There is a Treasure Hunt feature, which helps encourage guests to visit all the participating blogs! (All you’ll have to do is choose a word & include it in your post.)
  • Every hosting blog will receive three Rafflecopter entries, which will help bring new followers to you. (Follow on FB, Twitter, etc.)
  • All participating bloggers are entered to win a bloggers-only giveaway for a $20 Amazon or Paypal Gift Card!
  • Although this is a book of short story erotic fiction, the cover does not contain any graphic images, and the authors and entire tour will be tastefully promoted.
  • The “theme” of the tour is “SOMETHING JUST FOR YOU!

SOUNDS GREAT! WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO SIGN UP?

Registration has now ended.

BLOGGERS… LOOKING FOR THE HTML TO BUILD YOUR POST? FIND IT HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16e7Xahqdu6u7lJcxum6g23am2hqZHj5cfV_ZI8Yrqpo/edit?usp=sharing

HTML Sample for “Ignite” Something Just For YOU (For Bloggers)

WELCOME!

You’ve arrived at the “IGNITE” BLAST Hop & Tour…

Something just for you

I’m excited to be part of the launch celebration of “Ignite!” a book of tastefully erotic short stories written especially with moms in mind! By the way, my treasure hunt word is “YOUR WORD HERE.”

CLICK THE COVER TO SEE IT LARGER!

CLICK THE COVER TO SEE IT LARGER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will not believe all the fun & prizes that are going on!

Whether you’re a woman who has put passion on the back burner, or you’re a hot mama who has been keeping things aflame, these stories are sure to light your fire!

They’re short. They’re hot. They’re a little something just for you!

IF YOU ARE DOING A REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW, OR GUEST POST, PUT IT HERE. OTHERWISE, DELETE THIS PART.

Put text here if you are doing a review, author interview, or guest post, otherwise delete this.

Professional reviews, author interviews, guest articles, and TREASURE HUNT!

  1. Grab a pen & paper
  2. Visit each of the blogs in the linky below to see their reviews, interviews, & articlesbuy ignite button
  3. While you’re there, WRITE DOWN THEIR TREASURE HUNT WORD!
  4. Scroll down to the prize entry form below and get tons of extra entries for inputting the treasure hunt words!


The BIG giveaway! Over 40 prizes! Yes, seriously!

Use the entry form below to enter to win any of the 40+ prizes! Don’t forget to collect the buy ignite buttontreasure hunt words from the blogs above to get TONS of extra entries! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO OPEN A NEW WINDOW THAT SHOWS THE PRIZES/PHOTOS IN GREATER DETAIL. You may need to wait a minute for the entry form to load. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the celebration!

buy ignite buttonThere’s a Kindle Fire Giveaway and a Trip to Vegas Giveaway! Click here to go to them!

Blogger Opportunity: Cover, Title, & Author Reveal!

THIS TOP  INFO WAS LEFT HERE SO YOU CAN REMEMBER WHAT YOU SINGED UP FOR. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO FIND THE RESOURCES TO BUILD YOUR POST!

 

Our next title to be released is a book of erotic short stories moms will love! The authors/stories have been selected, cover has been designed and release date set!

Cover Reveal TeaserWant to be a part of our launch campaign? Here’s what you’ll receive:

  • Be the first to see & reveal the cover, title, and established authors in our anthology!
  • A giveaway to offer your visitors: 5 advance copies will be given away!
  • Attract new followers to your blog who are interested in erotic fiction and/or who are moms, readers, etc.
  • Our campaigns are professional, easy to participate in, and widely promoted.
  • Note that the book is erotic fiction, but will be tastefully promoted… if your blog is not necessarily “erotic,” have no fear… your readers will not be horrified by the content OR the images (the cover is elegantly sexy but contains no graphic images). If it is erotic, go to town… you can take what we give you and spice it further if you’d like!

What do you have to do?

  1. Sign up using the Linky Tool below. (Where it says blog name, put the name of your blog, where it asks for the URL, put your home page address.) Deadline to sign up is 9/25/13.
  2. Compose an e-mail to brickstonepub “at” gmail “dot” com. In subject line, write PARTICIPATING BLOGGER
    • Copy/paste the below into the e-mail and add your answers:
    • My name is:
    • My e-mail is:
    • My blog’s name is:
    • My home page is:
    • The date I plan to post my feature is: (choose a date between 10/1 – 10/3/2013):
    • I was referred by one of your authors and their name is: (if not, type n/a):
    • Follow me on Facebook at: (your full address, like this: http://www.facebook.com/BrickstonePublishing):
    • Follow me on Twitter at: (your Twitter handle, like this: @BrickstonePub):
    • Note that we will not be responsible for typos or errors… please double check everything to ensure that it’s correct!
  3. Mark your calendar so you’ll be ready to post on the date you signed up for.
  4. Add our address to your contacts so we don’t end up in your spam folder: BrickstonePub “at” gmail “dot” com.
  5. Keep an eye out for an e-mail from us (late September) that will have cover image, author names & links, descriptions, the book giveaway, etc. We will even provide full html to make it extremely easy for you to post! (or you can build your own post if you prefer.)
  6. If you’d like, sign up for our mailing list (see the yellow box in the right sidebar?) to be notified of blogger opportunities and/or general news. (You will be able to choose what list/s to subscribe to.) There will be future opportunities for author interviews, guest posts, excerpts, and more!

Here is the Linky Tool for you to enter your participating blog’s info (Step 1):


Thanks for participating in our cover/title/author reveal!

 

RESOURCES TO BUILD YOUR POST. An email was sent to you with the html you can just copy/paste to build a nice post (and then customize if you’d like). However, if for some reason that’s not working for you, here is everything else you might need:

Click here for the html you can copy/paste (same as sent in the email): html for The Big Reveal event

Go here to preview what that post will look like: http://www.brickstonepublishing.com/html-preview-for-the-big-reveal/

IMAGES: YOU CAN EITHER RIGHT CLICK ON THEM HERE, SAVE AS .JPG AND USE THEM, OR USE THE URL PROVIDED.

The Big RevealThe Big Reveal Event Image: http://www.brickstonepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/The-Big-Reveal.jpg

 

 

FRONT COVER OF IGNITE: http://www.brickstonepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Ignite-Front-Cover-202×300.jpg

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BACK COVER OF IGNITE: http://www.brickstonepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Ignite-Back-Cover-202×300.jpg

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LINKS YOU MAY NEED:

Ignite authors page: http://www.brickstonepublishing.com/igniteauthors

Compiled by section: Lori Verni-Fogarsi’s website is www.LoriTheAuthor.com

Link to sign up for Brickstone Publishing mailing list (to be notified when book is released): http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=8bvkhikab&p=oi&m=1110525170747&sit=o7kpy9chb

IF YOU NEED TO FETCH THE RAFFLECOPTER CODE FOR THE GIVEAWAY, GO HERE: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ODM2YzhjNzFmZWRhNjczMDAzODU3MDMyNTBmODE3OjQz/

 

IF YOU STILL HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US AT BRICKSTONEPUB “AT” GMAIL “DOT” COM.

 

Thank you for your support and for joining us in this exciting event!

blogger launch signup buttonWe have another, even bigger event coming up, surrounding the release of “Ignite!” We will be giving away over 40 prizes, and there’s even a prize up for grabs amongst you bloggers! Reviews, interviews, features, etc. Details & signup are at: http://www.brickstonepublishing.com/ignite-blast-hop-tour/