June 25, 2013

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey

Shine Not Burn
Author: Elle Casey
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2013

Buy Links: Amazon 


IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS. I can't be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much. ... Andie's just days away from tying the knot, but there's just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she's already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won't issue her a marriage license until it's all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she's going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she's thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick ... before her fiance finds out and everything she's been working toward goes up in flames. 

10 Things You Wish Every Aspiring Writer Would Know

1. Never forget it's the readers who pay your paycheck. Do what you need to do in order to make them happy. Readers are the curators of good books in this industry. Not publishers. Not agents. Not editors. It's the readers who matter most. In the same vein … don't forget the heroes of this industry:book bloggers. Without them, thousands of books would go undiscovered. Most indie writers on the NY Times Best Seller list owe their position there to the book bloggers who discovered them first and spread the word. Yay, book bloggers!
2. It's okay to write fast and it's okay to write slow. Do what makes you happy. There is no rule about how long it should take you to write a good book.
3. Use Scrivener software. It will save you tons of headaches in the future and money too.
4. Edit, edit, and then edit again. Pay a professional to do it too. Publish the best book you can. It's the least we can do for our readers.
5. The things that work for you today might change next month. Be flexible and open to change. Never say never because then it makes it too hard to try something you once shunned. The industry is changing too fast to think you already know it all and know what will and won't work in the future.
6. You don't need to stick to one genre. Experiment. Spread your wings. You might be awesome doing something you've never tried before.
7. Be kind and supportive of your fellow authors. They need you and you need them. Writing can be a very solitary existence and I think you know what happens to people who do all work and no play (Jack becomes a dull boy? Stephen King? A man, an axe, some creepy ghosts, redrum?…)
8. Cheating the system will never be worth it. You only have one reputation and you should treat it like gold. That means no sock puppet reviews, no bashing other authors, no copying other people's work. Just. Don't. Do it.
9. Never bash a reader for his or her opinion. Everyone is entitled to one, and it doesn't need to be the same as yours.
10. Don't use a crappy cover. Readers will ignore your book and you'll get really sad. Don't think you can set a trend in covers when you don't have a best seller yet. Follow the trend until you do, then you can set the trends.
Elle Casey is a full-time writer of New Adult and Young Adult titles in several genres, including romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi dystopian, and action-adventure. She's an American girl who's been living in southern France with her husband and three children since 2010. She loves chatting with her readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

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