My book is out! Actually, my publisher released it on Saturday, which was a great surprise. I spent all weekend publicizing it on Facebook and Twitter. On Sunday, I participated in a virtual release day party (you can also click here) with a whole bunch of other authors. We talked about our books, and gave blurbs and excerpts throughout the day. I’m now going to be going on a bunch of blog tours—check my Facebook page for details.
I’m trying a few new marketing things this time around. I’ve hired Goddess Fish to handle a blog tour and a review tour. I paid to have my book cover and a buy link on the home page of Joyfully Reviewed. And of course, I’ve contacted a bunch of my writer friends to guest post on their blogs. I’m hoping that this will result in more people becoming aware of my book. We’ll see what happens.
The Seduction of Esther is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AllRomance and BookStrand as an e-book. Paper version will follow shortly.
Blurb: Samara Goldberg has a problem even the most beautiful singing voice can’t fix. She’s a walking disaster, especially when she’s around handsome men. To make matters worse, she’s in desperate need of someone to play the character of Mordecai for the Purim spiel she’s producing and the new congregant, Nathaniel Abramson, is a perfect fit. Nathaniel is a divorced dad who’s recovering from the biggest public scandal of his life. The last thing he needs is a relationship with the choir director at his new synagogue, who also happens to be playing the lead female role of Esther in the very play he’s been coerced into joining.
Woven around the Jewish holiday of Purim, The Seduction of Esther is a story of two people whose lives mirror the plot of the Purim story. Like Esther, who had to hide her Jewish identity from the King of Persia, Samara and Nathaniel are hiding key pieces of themselves. Evil Haman wanted to destroy the Jews, and the nasty Josh will do anything to keep Samara and Nathaniel apart. Will their love survive, like the Jewish people in Shushan, Persia, or will their fear keep them apart?
I hope you’ll check it out and if you’d like, leave a review on the site where you purchased it.
In the meantime, if you’re a writer, do you try new marketing techniques or do you stick with the tried and true ones? And if you’re a reader, how often do you leave reviews?