Monday, September 2, 2013

Silenced Series Blog Tour Stop- Guest Post & Feature


Welcome to Today's stop. We are on day two of the Silenced Series Blog Tour. We are so grateful that you have decided to stop by and show your support for RaeBeth McGee-Buda. 


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Bio: RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.

RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful daughter Emma, and a mother to an angel, Dakota Emily.

She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels connecting with readers and sending her messages are her main goals.


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What do Authors want from Book Bloggers?
by RaeBeth McGee-Buda

 


It’s no secret. Most Indie Authors rely on bloggers. There are certain requirements we look for when using a blogger for our books. I have put together a small list of these things we look for.

When it comes to blogger requirements, this is one of the first things I look at. I suggest making sure your requirements are easy to find and easy to understand. The less time we have to take to guess the requirements, the more likely we are to contact the blogger.

Be sure it’s easy to contact you. Make the contact me easily noticeable. I really dislike finding a blog I am really interested in and then have an hard time contacting them. I suggest using a contact form, which benefits both the author and blogger. The author doesn’t have to search for it and the blogger doesn’t have to give their email on their blog.

If an author contacts you about their book and it doesn’t fall into the genre you enjoy reading, please don’t accept the book. I dislike when bloggers read out of their normal genre and because their not used to it, they lower the rating of their review for the book. If you’re not truly interested, do not accept the book for review.

When writing a review, be sure you’re talking about the book and not the author. Reviews are meant to help other shoppers when they are looking for a new book. This is not a way to get back at an author you dislike. Yes, I have seen this happen.

When you sign up for an authors event, such as a book tour, be sure you follow through. It takes a lot of work to put together a book tour and authors rely on these for their books. If you are unable to post on the day you’re scheduled, make sure you contact the author in plenty of time and BEFORE your scheduled day. This makes it easier for the author to find a replacement. If you sign up to do a interview with the author, be sure to send your interview questions to the author in enough time for the author to fill it out and send it back. If you sign up to do a review, make sure you once again enjoy the genre and follow through with the review. Authors look forward to the reviews when someone agrees to do one.

These are just a few of the things I have experienced in the past when working with bloggers. I do hope this suggestion list helps out and makes for a pleasant experience for both authors and bloggers while they work together.

- Authors-  Do you have any other suggestions that could be added to the list? If so, leave them in the comments.

-Bloggers- What is one thing that authors do which you would suggest they change?

-Readers- Do you follow book tours? If so, what do you like seeing during the tour?



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Silenced

Publication Date: December 12, 2012

Blurb
Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.

A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.

When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.

Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.


Purchase Links for Silenced (1st book in Series)



Silenced 2: The Overtaking

Release Date: July 26, 2013
Blurb:
In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die!

In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away.

After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.

Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her?

Official Book Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPxPfvrJMqk

9 comments:

Crystal Newman said...

I really loved the interview and the questions helped me learn more. Thanks for sharing.

Len Phelps said...

I really enjoyed reading the Guest Post :)It helps knowing what Authors want from Book Bloggers and the suggestion list. Thanks Raebeth!

Anonymous said...

Great post and I am a huge fan of RaeBeth's. She's an amazing writer and my daughter. She makes me one proud Momma. Great advice that I see may be helpful to some.

Autumn said...

Love the post, "What do Authors want from Book Bloggers?"

I agree with everything you posted, and are some great things to keep in mind with both the Author's and the Bloggers!

For the blogger question, off the top of my head nothing. I have been glad that I have had the chance to read and review for some awesome authors. They have been very patient with me and kind.

As a reader I do follow book tours. I like reading the questions that are asked to the authors and character interviews. They always make me laugh. :D

Good luck with the sales of your books.

Lee said...

Leaving love for an amazing author! If you haven't read her books you should!

Jaime Robinette-Bray said...

Her books and her writing style are awesome. Her books give you an in depth look at her writing. It is kinda like you are living the book and you never know what twist or turn you will encounter when you turn the page. Love her books!

Anonymous said...

I loved the article about the blog tour - very informative. It was extremely well written. I also strongly agree that the reviewer should talk about the book, not the author (I've seen that happen more than once and it annoys me. I think, thanks, I know about the author ... now what about the book. I hate coming to the end of an interview or review and still being non the wiser.

Raebeth's writing grips you from the first to the last page, you have no idea where the story is going (no way can you guess the end) and the writing is tight. She is also not afraid to wreak emotions from you.

Lynn Worton said...

Great advice for both authors and bloggers! Thanks for sharing! I will take some of the suggestions and incorporate them into my blogging experience.

Jennifer Hawk said...

I don't write nor do I blog however I've followed RaeBeth's books from day one. She's an amazing author and you feel everything she writes. RaeBeth thank you for sharing your fantastic writing skills with us in then form of amazing stories.

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