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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Writers 4 Writers, Good Things And Something To Remember

Today kicks off the big Writers 4 Writers campaign. Started by M Pax, Christine Rains, Stephen Tremp, and C.M. Brown, four of the most incredible authors out there, this project aims to help we writers get the word out about our stories via Facebook and Twitter, increase traffic to our blogs/sites, help an author make the Amazon Top 100 in at least one category and create a buzz that will hopefully increase sales beyond the initial promo period.

The first author for this tremendously brilliant undertaking is Nancy S. Thompson and her debut novel, The Mistaken. Please visit her site and see what you can do to help Nancy and Writers 4 Writers get the word out. You can also visit the Writers 4 Writers Facebook page and Like it to support the cause.

Here's a bit about The Mistaken...

Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia. Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath. With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime.

Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol. From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance. His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death. He doesn’t know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage. But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell.

More Good Things...

If you're looking for books and ebooks for those awesome people in your life, my publisher, Amber Quill Press and its affiliate sites, the ones I write for, Amber Heat and Amber Allure, are having some great deals. You can even pick up some of my stories to spice up your holidays. ;)

Thanks to everyone for stopping by my IWSG post yesterday and supporting me with wonderful comments about my title tribulations. I got some great advice that I will be trying next time around. 

Sarah Allen at From Sarah, With Joy is celebrating 600 posts. Stop by and give her some props. It's hard creating posts and to reach 600 is awesome.

And now for that Something to Remember. I want to encourage all of you out there to donate to your local food banks. I found myself in the position of needing to get my groceries from mine this last week and it brought back memories of childhood when the steel mill closed. There are so many of us struggling to keep our heads above the rising tide and those food banks are a life line. Whether it's just a few cans of soup to last the week til that meager pay day or whole box of food because you got sick or hurt and had to go the Emergency Room which wiped out your food money, those food banks are an amazing resource. So please when you read this, donate some food or even your time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart in advance, you guys are the best.

22 comments:

  1. Already started tweeting for Nancy! It is an awesome book. So glad I got to read it before it came out.

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    1. Cool! I look forward to reading it as well.

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  2. Tweeting for Nancy! W4W is an awesome concept and the book sounds great!

    Food banks are very important at all times of the year. Sometimes people forget that hunger never goes away. Thank you for highlighting it.

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    1. W4W is a brilliant, brilliant idea. I'm doing some tweeting myself. :)

      Food banks really are so important. You're right, people do forget that hunger never goes away and it isn't just certain types of people who are hungry either. Thanks for taking the time to read all the way at the bottom. :)

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  3. it's so lovely that you have food banks. I love to watch EXTREME COUPONING at TLC and they often have contestants who use coupons to buy food valued up to 1,000 $ for free and then they give it to food banks.

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    1. I've never seen Extreme Couponing, but what a worthy way to distribute the food. Food banks are so important as hunger is everywhere.

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    2. it's about people who always shop by cutting coupons and paying everything with them which actually gets them goods for free. I've seen people take goods for thousands of dollars and pay nothing :) Or even get paid by the shop sometimes :)

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  4. The Mistaken sounds very cool Melissa. Food banks are very important, so thanks for the shout-out for them.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to enjoy The Mistaken, Maurice, I'm getting a copy myself. :)

      Food banks really are so important, just seeing the kids there made wish I could have brought in a a fleet of trucks.

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  5. Fantastic post! I don't know how far I can spread the word - but I did go buy The Mistaken - does that count as helping?

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    1. Thanks, Craig! And oh yes, buying it absolutely counts as helping to spread the word. You rock!

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  6. We have foodbanks here and I know how important they are as last year things got so tight that we had to use one. No income for a year and a half really takes its toll.

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    1. I hear you Anne. Food banks and the people who volunteer are life lines for so many.

      My lack of income is really taking it's toll right now. But, brighter days ahead in 2013. :)

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  7. Thanks Melissa for being a part of W4W, I hope that Mistaken takes off for Nancy and becomes a great success.

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    1. Anytime! You four have started something truly amazing and thank you so much for being such step up and stand out members of our community.

      Nancy is going to rock the heights with The Mistaken. :)

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  8. The Mistaken is a great way to kick of Writers4Writers. Yay to Nancy!

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    1. It is a great book, isn't it? I know Nancy is going to see some huge success and so will W4W.

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  9. I agree with Lynda that you've gotten Writers 4 Writers off to a great start with The Mistaken! I also love your idea about donating to food banks. Julie

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Food banks and the people who work them are just so very important to everyone. I can't say enough about them.

      Here's to huge successes for Nancy and W4W. :)

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  10. I've been searching for your email, but I can't find it! So I'll have to make this public... THANK YOU. THANK you for your kind gift... made my whole Christmas season! Truly. You and Michael are amazing people. I love the color--it was so me! I'm going to do a post on it later after the Alexfest. You are SO dear, Melissa! Seriously. Thank you so much <3

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    1. Oh I 'm so happy to hear you got your bracelet. I wanted to do a little something for you as I think you are an amazing, positive force in this blogosphere. And such a wonderful, sweet, awesome person. I am so glad we connected out here and I hope we get to meet in person someday. :D

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  11. I sooo would love to donate something to these Food Banks. Seems like an institution that gets more and more important these days.
    We don't have Food Banks here in Austria, but there are a few non-profit organisation that do the same thing and provide free food to poor people, though you can't donate to them because the food is coming directly from supermarkets.

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