Archive for June, 2014

Media Bias and Amazon

Posted: June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

David Gaughran

amazonhachetteThere is so much crap being spouted in this anti-Amazon media push that you need a nose-peg and waders to get through it all.

Let’s take a look at what happened this week.

Hook, Line & Sinker

Statements from either side in the Amazon-Hachette dispute have been thin on the ground. Both companies are said to have signed NDAs – restricting formal comments while negotiations are ongoing – but Hachette has been leaking to reporters, and marshaling authors and industry figures in its defense, leading to an extremely one-sided depiction of events in the media.

Which is fine, it’s a pretty standard negotiation tactic, and a clever one if media conglomerates like Bertelsmann (part-owner of Penguin Random House), CBS (owner of Simon & Schuster), and NewsCorp (owner of HarperCollins and Harlequin) are rooting for your team.

What concerns me is that media outlets – even those not in the…

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12 Things I Would Tell my Pre-Writer Self

An excellent article I saw on Indies Unlimited today. Some great advice I wish I’d had when writing my first book.

And it’s in the form of a list! I love lists.

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/06/24/12-things-i-would-tell-my-pre-writer-self/

 

A nice little vampire story to wet your whistle…

Vampire Maman

The headache was real. He opened his eyes and squinted at the sun coming through the window and tried to remember what had happened the night before.

“Oh you’re up. Look at the sunlight. Tell me how you feel.”

“Like I’ve been hit by a truck.”

“Do you feel alive?”

He looked at her sitting in a navy blue wingback chair wearing nothing but a smile and black silk stockings held up by red garters. He thought of her as a girl, not from her age but by the way she acted. She had been cute for a while but the cuteness became annoying and practiced.

He got out of bed and looked for his robe. She watched him with a smile on her face that was part wonder and part greed. Memories started to come back. Against his better judgement he’d taken her home and to his bed. Then…

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Blog Hop Final Draw

Posted: June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

My final draw for the blog hop was for a signed paperback copy of The Feeder.Image

Congratulations to Kristen Noel, who won the draw.

This was my first blog hop, and I had a lot of fun. Looking forward to doing it again next year.

Have a great summer everyone!

 Well, it’s been a fun four days and I’ve given away a lot of ebooks. Here are my ebook winners for Day 4:Image

*Prize: Dysfictional by Mandy White

Kristen

LA Graham

Ann Waters

*Prize: The Feeder by Mandy White

Nancy Wolfe

Diana Johnson

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*Prize: Creepies by WPaD

Bobbi Kinion

*Prize: THE – A Horror Satire by Nathan Tackett

Ann Waters

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*Prize: First two books of MER, the mermaid fantasy series by Jade M. Phillips

Kai W

*Prize: Darkness Follows by Emerald O’Brien

Sherry Malone

*Prize: Skin of Giants by Mike Cooley

Alan Nayes

*Prize: Dragons and Dreams by WPaD

Vicky A. Dine

BookLady

Tara Woods

*Prize: Passion’s Prisms by WPaD

Gina Hester

Sonya Keith

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Phyllis Lamken

Melanie Pollnow McClure

*Prize: Red Hot Shorts by Camille Towe

Lourie Staib

 

 

Mandy White

It’s the fourth and final day of the Summer Splash Blog Hop and it’s been a lot of fun. On this final day, I will be drawing winners from all comments and emails received since June 13, so everyone has a chance to win.

Image Day 3 Winners:

Winner 1  – BookAttict – Prize: The Feeder by Mandy White

Winner 2  –Juli D Revezzo – Prize: Dysfictional by Mandy White

Winner 3 – Sheila Ryals – Prize: Dragons and Dreams by WPaD

Winner 4 – Jeffrey Belanger – Prize: Darkness Follows by Emerald O’Brien

Winner 5 – ellisdream – Prize: Passion’s Prisms by WPaD

~ To enter my contest, simply comment on this post and tell me what genre(s) you like to read. *Make sure you include an email address where I can reach you if you win.

~ Or if you prefer, email me at mandywrite@hotmail.com with the subject line 

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It’s the fourth and final day of the Summer Splash Blog Hop and it’s been a lot of fun. On this final day, I will be drawing winners from all comments and emails received since June 13, so everyone has a chance to win.

Image Day 3 Winners:

Winner 1  – BookAttict – Prize: The Feeder by Mandy White

Winner 2  –Juli D Revezzo – Prize: Dysfictional by Mandy White

Winner 3 – Sheila Ryals – Prize: Dragons and Dreams by WPaD

Winner 4 – Jeffrey Belanger – Prize: Darkness Follows by Emerald O’Brien

Winner 5 – ellisdream – Prize: Passion’s Prisms by WPaD

~ To enter my contest, simply comment on this post and tell me what genre(s) you like to read. *Make sure you include an email address where I can reach you if you win.

~ Or if you prefer, email me at mandywrite@hotmail.com with the subject line ENTER and tell me what you like to read.

All comments and emails received by the end of today will be entered in more free ebook draws and one final draw for a signed paperback copy of my novel, The Feeder.

It’s Day 3 of the blog hop and it looks like everyone’s having a good time. I’ve discovered some new books and added them to my Kindle.Image I’m reading one right now, as a matter of fact. I will be giving away more ebooks today, so keep on hopping and keep those entries coming!

Day 2 Winners:

Winner 1 Barbara Hawk – Prize: The Feeder by Mandy White

Winner 2 Michelle Williams – Prize: Dysfictional by Mandy White

Winner 3 Courtney Whisenant – Prize: Dragons and Dreams by WPaD

Winner 4 Sheri Kurtz – Prize: Blind Sight by Nickie Storey Bailey

Winner 5 Jessica Crawford – Prize: Passion’s Prisms by WPaD

~ To enter my contest, simply comment on this post and tell me what genre(s) you like to read. *Make sure you include an email address where I can reach you if you win.

~ Or if you prefer, email me at mandywrite@hotmail.com with the subject line ENTER and tell me what you like to read.

 

We are now into Day 2 of the blog hop, and my winners from Day 1 have already been chosen. I decided to pick three winners instead of just two, the response was so good. Who knows what Day 2 will bring?

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Day 1 winners of free ebooks are:

1. Sarah Miles ~ Prize: First two volumes of the MER series by Jade M. Phillips

2. Maggie Steele ~ Prize: Skin of Giants by Mike Cooley

3. suzyrph ~ Prize: Red Hot Shorts by Camille Towe

As part of the 2014 Summer Splash Blog Hop, I’m giving away a bunch of free ebooks each day. I will also be giving away a signed paperback copy of The Feeder at the end of the hop.

Each day I will be giving away two or more Smashwords coupons for free ebook downloads in the format of your choice. The books given as prizes will be a surprise, and different each day. Some are my books, some were graciously donated by other authors.

For more information on my books, please pay a visit to my website.

How to enter:

~ Just comment on this post to get in on today’s draw. In a word or more, describe the genre(s) you prefer to read. *Make sure you include an email address where I can reach you if you win.

~ You can also enter via email if you prefer. Just email me at mandywrite@hotmail.com with the subject line ENTER. In the body of the email, tell me what genre(s) you like to read.

~ At least two winners will be chosen each day from all comments/emails received that day. All entrants will be included in the final draw, which will take place June 17, for a signed paperback copy of The Feeder.

For my 99 cent deal, I’m offering Passion’s Prisms, a romance anthology by WPaD (Writers, Poets and Deviants)

~ Don’t forget to visit the Summer Splash Blog Hop main page for more links to great prizes.

Close to fifty different authors are participating this year, and every blog has a different prize giveaway.  I have seen some really cool prizes including a Kindle, Amazon gift cards, books, jewelry, t-shirts and other interesting items. Visiting all of the blogs gets you an entry into a grand prize draw.

Ready? Then let’s start hopping!

 

Summer Splash Blog Hop ~ June 13-16!

Here’s your chance to win some great prizes ~ Books, gift cards, e-readers and t-shirts, just to name a few!

It costs nothing to enter, just a few minutes of your time and a few clicks of the mouse.

As part of the 2014 Summer Splash Blog Hop, I’m giving away a bunch of free books, including 8 ebooks and a signed paperback copy of The Feeder.

Each day I will be giving away two Smashwords coupons for free ebook downloads in the format of your choice. The books given as prizes will be a surprise, and different each day. Some will be mine, some will be by other authors.

How to enter:

~ Just comment on this post or any of my daily posts from June 13-16 with a word or more describing the genre(s) you prefer to read. *Make sure you include an email address where I can reach you if you win.

~ You can also enter via email if you prefer. Just email me at mandywrite@hotmail.com with the subject line ENTER. In the body of the email, tell me what genre(s) you like to read.

~ Two winners will be chosen each day at random from all comments received that day. All entrants will be included in the final draw, which will take place June 17, for a signed paperback copy of The Feeder.

~ Don’t forget to visit the Summer Splash Blog Hop main page for more links to great prizes.

Close to fifty different authors are participating this year, and every blog has a different prize giveaway.  I have seen some really cool prizes including a Kindle, Amazon gift cards, books, jewelry, t-shirts and other interesting items. Visiting all of the blogs gets you an entry into a grand prize draw.

Ready? Then let’s start hopping!