Everything For Love Not Chosen For Kindle Press! However, it’s Not The End!

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Everything For Love will release on January 30, 2017.

So, I’m sorry to announce Everything For Love was not chosen for Kindle Press. But this is not the end of it. This is merely the beginning, because I have a Plan B. I have pretty much self-published everything up to this point. So, I’m moving ahead with that plan. What I got from this KS campaign was the overwhelming feedback that my readers, my people, want to see this book published. So, I will not disappoint you. It is going to happen.

In fact, it is scheduled for release at the end of the month on January 30, 2017. Preorders will go up a few weeks before this date.

I want to thank everyone that nominated this novel for Kindle Press. I can actually let Kindle Scout know when it is self-published, and they will send out emails to everyone that believed in this book. So, all was not in vain. Plus, I will need an ARC team that would be willing to review before it goes on sale. Please contact me through my review copy page here. Everything For Love will come out as a Kindle Unlimited title for the first three months. So, only Kindle ARC or PDF copies will be available for now.

Just check off you’d like a review copy and type in “Everything For Love” in the comment box. I’ll put you on the list for an ARC copy when it is available.

Link to Review Copy Request Page: https://marilynvix.com/review-copy-request/

Thank you for all of the support over the last thirty days. I’m excited to finally see this project come to completion so I can work on the second book in the series. 2017 is going to be a great year!

-Marilyn

 

 

 

 

 

Last Day to Vote for Everything For Love on Kindle Scout

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Kindle Scout Campaign ends Dec. 8, 2016.

This is it! Today is the last day to vote for my time travel romance, Everything For Love, on Kindle Scout. Over the last 30 days, I’ve been telling everyone, running Facebook promotions, tweeting, and in just general getting the word out about my first full length novel. I’ve been working on this story for three years, two years to write and one year of full editing. I am so proud to do a preview of it as a submission through Kindle Scout.

What’s Kindle Scout?

Kindle Scout is the Amazon submission program for their ebook press, Kindle Press. It replaced the annual “Amazon Breakout Novel” contest. Instead of publishing one book a year, Amazon now takes on continuous submissions that go through a 30 day campaign with readers that stop by the Kindle Scout website. A profile is uploaded of your manuscript (usually first two chapters), a blurb, cover, and tagline. Plus, there is a short author interview. With these enticements, readers can decide if they want to nominate your book to be published by Kindle Press.

So, today is the last day for nominations for my novel. If you like a good Time Travel Romance set in Paris 1899 and London 1914, suspense, Steampunk and a love triangle, check it out. Plus, the time machine is powered by sex. So, my heroine, Deidre, is quite a frisky girl. But I figured she’d have to be, especially since she comes from about 2160. Sex would have different society guidelines by then. But I digress. You can tell I had to do a lot of thinking about time travel and how to power her machine while writing this sci-fi romance.

HERE IS THE LINK: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/FOYZHG8OK50Y

If you so deem my novel worthy, you can also enter for a gift basket and Amazon Gift Card by posting a screen shot or mentioning you’d voted at this event on Facebook:

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/426711670836723/

Or at this website: http://authorclassifieds.com/2016/11/30/vote-everything-for-love-marilyn-vix/

I thank you for your consideration. I will be sure to follow up with results and share my whole Kindle Scout experience. Happy Holidays! -Marilyn

 

 

 

Ebook Deals and Novel Dreams: Nominate Everything For Love on Kindle Scout

Get Some Deals For The Holidays Nov 25-28

I’m participating in a Romance book fair over the Thanksgiving Holidays. There are over 30 romance books priced between $0.99-2.99. Everything from Historical Romance to Steampunk Fantasy. Find your next book boyfriend. When you visit, you can enter the contest for a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

Link to the book fair: http://lovebooksloveautho.wixsite.com/promo/thanksgiving-book-fair

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Marilyn Vix’s first full length novel is up for consideration to be published by Kindle Press, Amazon’s ebook publishing house. It is listed through Amazon’s Kindle Scout program to be voted for publication. You can stop by the website, look over blurb and first two chapters, and make a nomination to see this new novel come to life.

**If you nominate, you get a free copy of the book when it is published through Amazon.

Link to Everything For Love on Kindle Scout:
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/FOYZHG8OK50Y

A message from Marilyn:
“I’ve been working for three years on this novel. I can’t wait to share it with you. It’s a time travel romance. I had to research 19th century and early 20th century artists, and Victorian London. It was truly a labor of love. Please check out the profile for Everything For Love on Kindle Scout, and consider nominating it to be published.” -Marilyn

Happy Thanksgiving and have a great Holiday season!

Kindle Scout Campaign for Everything For Love Launches Today!

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Nominate Everything For Love at Kindle Scout!

Well folks, the only thing making me feel better tonight now that the US Presidential election is over, besides the wine and chocolate, is that my Kindle Scout Campaign just went live on Kindle Scout. This will definitely make your vote count! And I’d so appreciate your support!

I mulled it over, and figured out that Kindle Press is a great fit for me. There is the option to self-publish my print edition, and the push of Amazon marketing if my book is chosen. So, I know a lot of you have been waiting a long time to see this book. Now, you can make it happen. All you need to do is go to the Kindle Scout Website Profile for Everything For Love. While there, you can enjoy the first two chapters of the novel with an on-line excerpt.

If you’re not familiar with Kindle Scout, it took the place of Amazon’s Breakout Novel contest that they held once a year. They changed it over to a monthly submission contest where readers on Amazon and fans of the author can check out the new novel up for submission. Your vote, or nomination, let’s the editors know that there is a demand for the novel. Plus, the turn around is pretty quick. If Everything For Love is picked, it will be published in about two months as an ebook . So, you’ll get your free copy as a nominator as soon as it’s out through Amazon. Not bad? Free copy, and knowing you helped get a book published. Nothing like making your effort count!

Here is the link:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/FOYZHG8OK50Y

Thank you to all  my fans over the last several years for your encouragement and support!

-Marilyn

 

To Launch A Time Travel Romance On Wattpad or Not? Need Feedback!

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Cover reveal of Marilyn Vix’s secret Time Travel Novel “Everything For Love”

So, I’m playing around with a wild idea after going over and looking at the Watty Winners. I’ve been looking at one of the winners, Rob Thier, has done with his stories. He’s self-published them on KDP and Smashwords, and is currently a Watty 2016 Winner for his second book in his series. His first book, Storm and Silence, is currently up for a Goodreads Reading award. No small accomplishments for a German guy living in a small village. Incredible and very inspirational really.

So, I have an entire Time Travel Romance novel done. Finished. I’ve been shopping it around, and have been getting rejections. I’m this close to a possible Kindle Scout launch, or maybe posting it Chapter by Chapter on Wattpad over the next several months. It would end with an eventual self-publishing of it on Amazon and possibly Smashwords.

So, not sure where to go with this. It is a lot steamier than I have with my other novel “Saving My Heart” on Wattpad. It would have to be listed 18+ on Wattpad. I would have to check into how to stop it from 13+ from reading. Or might just do Kindle Scout for that reason. I don’t want to edit the steaminess out since it does create the bonding of the characters and move the story forward, as well it should. I mean, it takes place in Victorian Paris and London. And she powers her time machine by sex. So, kind of have to let that stand in the novel.

It’s like 65K. I’ve had some promising interest from two small presses, but had them reject it. So, I’m bringing the conversation to you, my blog readers, what do you think? What would be of interest to you? Please comment below. If there are people that want to read this, and are interested, I would consider send it out now. I’m just trying to decide which is the better option, Kindle Scout or Wattpad. Thank you ahead of time. -Marilyn

 

Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2016: Day 5 Sneak Peeks and Discounts

prblogtour2016finalGreetings everyone! Welcome to the last day of the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2016. Today, I have a sneak peek on the sequel to the Beware of Warlocks series. This new series, called Beware of Vampires, will involve the mortal friend of Catherine, Cassandra. The whole gang of folks are still hanging out in Vegas, and everyone is pairing up, even Jeff’s sister has Elvis. But Cassandra is the lone wolf. Until she meets, Rick.

Before the sneak peek, here is a listing of discounts from the authors. Thank you for stopping by this whole week. The giveaway will be open until Oct. 31. So, people stopping by during the weekend can still enjoy all the information and enter. Have a happy and safe Halloween! -Marilyn

DISCOUNTS ON BOOKS FROM THE AUTHORS:

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The Beware of Warlocks Box Set is available on Audible.com for only $1.99 for limited time. Reg. price: $14.95

 

1) Marilyn Vix’s Audiobook for the Beware of Warlocks Box Set

Available on Audible.com

Discounted to $1.99. Regular price: 14.95
And now, here is a scene from the new book. I hope you enjoy!

The following excerpt is from Beware of Vampires #1: Never Date A Vampire

©Marilyn Vix, 2016

Copyright under Marilyn Vix, 2016. All rights reserved.

Catherine pulled into the Stratosphere’s valet parking. Even the valets were impressed with the car as they drove up. Jeff got out, and opened the doors so Elvis and his sister could get out. Catherine opened her door for me.
I took a moment to look up at the amazing amount of lights twinkling above my head. There is one thing to be said for Vegas, it is never dull. Besides the fact it has more lights blinging itself up than anywhere else in the world. I followed all of them into the casino entrance. The bling, bling of slot machines greeted us as we walked into the Stratosphere. I looked around at people standing by slots. We kept along the path through the casino and people sitting at tables came into view. The tables seemed enticing. I hadn’t even tried my luck at anything yet. Maybe I’d have to give it a go later.
Catherine led the group through the casino and onward toward the mall. I piped up. “Are we going shopping?”

“No. This is the way up to the best place to celebrate. We’re going to the Top of the World.”

I nodded. I trusted her after all. Elvis was walking next to me. Her turned and said, “You been in the Stratosphere yet?”

“No. I haven’t seen much of the city yet. I was staying mostly in my hotel room unless Rich took me out.”

“That’s a crime.” Elvis shook the hand of Jeff’s sister. “After this, I know a few local places I’d like to show you.”

“Do you have a name?”

“Not while in costume, babe. Just call me Elvis.” He caught people looking our direction. “It destroys the illusion I worked so hard to create.”
We got in line to go up to the top of the Stratosphere. After being frisked for security, we crowded into an elevator and got whisked to the top. Walking out, Catherine led us around to the bar that was on the viewing platform. “Drinks are on me,” she announced when we got to the bar. I smiled to the gorgeous bartender that winked back at me.

His blonde hair and defined chest drew my eye that I almost didn’t notice when he asked, “What do you want?”

“I have a tall order for you. But I think you can only give me a margarita.”

“Sure thing.” He tapped the bar and moved over to the ice bin to fill up the blender. I turned with my back to the bar to take in the view. Out before me was a view of the Strip. Small minions of society trolled along like ants below me. At my feet was all of Vegas. I knew that this was the start of something. I may be alone, but I had my dignity, and the chance to start over. It was enough.

“Here you go.” I felt the cold of a glass. The bartender bumped my elbow with my drink to get my attention. “Thanks.” I took the straw in my mouth and watched his eyes linger on me as I sucked. I licked my lips after for emphasis.

He leaned on the bar towards me. “You seem to be the one in your bunch alone.”

“Yes. It’s just me now. I just broke up with someone.” I left out the fact that it was my best friend’s ex-husband. “It’s why I need the drink.”

“This is the best town to find someone else. Even if it’s just on the rebound. Have faith in Vegas.” He moved away, and I was left with my thoughts. Maybe he was right. This was the town to get lucky in.

Filled with new hope, I sipped my margarita and tried to listen to the conversation between my friends. But my mind couldn’t focus on what they were saying. Most of it was what they were going to do together in town. I thought came to me. I wanted to try my luck downstairs after all. “Hey guys, I’m going to go to the casino and see what damage I could do at the tables.”

Catherine looked away from her conversation with Jeff. “Try blackjack. It’s the best way to beat the odds in Vegas. Have you played before?”

I nodded. “My uncle showed me the basics when I was 13. I’m guessing the game hasn’t changed that much since I learned it. He worked as a security guard in Reno. He also taught me progressive betting.”

“That sounds about right. You want me to go downstairs and keep you company?” Catherine moved a little towards me.

“No. I think I want to try my luck on my own.”

“Okay. We’ll be here when you’re done. If not here, try the restaurant on the next floor up.”
I nodded and got up. With margarita in hand, I braved my way to the elevator to face the blackjack tables. I wandered through the mall back to the casino, and headed to the tables. Scouting for an open seat, I checked out the minimums at the tables. I wanted a $5 minimum to make progressive betting work for me. As you win a hand, you increase by $5 until reaching a $25 bet, and then you go back down to $5. It was a way to win at blackjack, but you had to be patient in your play. I usually would double my money in a 1-2 hour period. Like I said, patience.

I located a table with an open seat near the front of the deal order. That’s another thing I was looking for. If you were too far down the table, someone could take your card. So, I sat between a man absorbed in the cards, and a lady decked out in her Vegas finest. You needed sunglasses to look at her with all the sparkle and flash she was wearing all over her tank top, sequined hat, and belted shorts.

I put $100 bucks on the table, and the dealer welcomed me with a smile. He didn’t make a real connection. I didn’t expect more than a nod, because too much attention would look like trouble to the pit boss. But he seemed attentive at least. I didn’t believe in true luck. It was all about the cards in the end. And it would get my mind off of being the only one not paired up.

I got into the game, deciding between the face cards and lower cards whether to hit or hold. After an hour of play, I was fairly ahead, had one free rum and coke after my finished margarita, and was getting in the playing zone when the man next to me got up and another took his place.

At first, I didn’t really look over. I was concentrating. Then, I heard his voice. It was accented, but I couldn’t place him. He sounded not from the U.S. When I took a side glance, I had to swallow. He was gorgeous. In fact, he was so good looking, I was wondering if he was going to distract me from my game. Her green eyes danced with sparkle when he looked sideways at me.

I nodded back. This should be fun. A little eye candy was going to be a welcome neighbor.

He hit his card, and got 20. I got 16 and held. The dealer went around the table until everyone was done with their hand or busted. When the dealer went to hit his cards, he got 19. I slumped when he took my bet.

“You know, you could have taken one more card and at least pushed on that hand.” His r’s rolled off his tongue. It had a vibrating feel to it. My body reacted to his voice, feeling a pulse to his tone.

I swallowed again. “Well, I was taught to hold on 16.” Okay. He was definitely distracting.

“Who taught you?” He placed his bet down. $100. Wow. I was a small time player, not placing big bets. $100 wasn’t probably the biggest bet in Vegas, but it was big for me.

“My uncle.”

He looked at me. His smile melted my insides. “Let’s see how well he taught you.”

I placed my bet, taking it back down to $5 since I’d lost.

He looked over my chips. His eyebrow went up. “Playing cautious, I see.”

“Yup.”

“You come to Vegas often?”
“Not nearly as much as I’d like. This is really the first time I’ve been here.”

“You sure don’t seem like it is. Are you trying to play coy?”

“Really. Honest. My uncle taught me, and he’s from Reno. I’ve been there a couple of times.”

“Oh, I see.” He flipped his hand for another card. He got an Ace of Clubs to go with his Queen of Hearts. The table cheered. His smile lit his face again, and my stomach turned to jello.

I turned to him with a wink. “Now, if I could just get one of those.”

“You never know. Could be your lucky night.”

I hope you enjoyed the excerpt from Never Date a Vampire: Beware of Vampires #1.

Remember, you have until Oct. 31 to enter the giveaway. The winners will be notified by email and will be posted on the blog next week.

Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2016 Giveaway Link

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/20834f9e14/

Have a fabulous and safe Halloween! -Marilyn

 

Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2016 Day 4: Book Review of Claire Daly: Reluctant Soul Saver

Welcome to Day 4 of the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2016. Today I am reviewing one of the participating authors in the blog tour this week, Michele Brouder’s book Claire Daly: Reluctant Soul Saver.  

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Michele Brouder creates a DaVinci Code YA with a love laced mystery.

Claire Daly is a typical, geeky Irish teenager. Her only wish is to make it through her bookshop-job-working-summer so she can start going to college to become a librarian. If she gets up the nerve to tell the boy next door she is in love with him, even better. But when an accident at a holy well reveals she has mysterious powers only worthy of a group called the Illuminatae, her world is turned upside down.

Suddenly, her family is at risk by the Unholy, the group that hunt down and try to stop budding Illuminatae. Her mysterious aunt arrives to help her train against these forces. They are trying to stop her from reaching her full potential. But will she be able to have enough confidence and interest in her new life as an Illuminatae before she has to face the forces of Hell?

Wow! This book really sucked me in. I really enjoyed the setting in Ireland. I’ve visited twice now. It’s such a beautiful country. There were references to Imperial soap and other things that make me know the author either has visited or been to Ireland.

The whole Illuminatee twist is interesting too. I love anything that has a strong woman with superpowers. It reminded me of The DaVinci Code with a love triangle laced through. The theme of good versus evil  and questioning ones faith mirrored Dan Brown’s book. Overall, I’d recommend it for someone that wants a little faith in their paranormal read.

**** 4 Star Rating

**Available at Amazon.com as a Kindle Unlimited title.

Tomorrow, will be the wrap up for the blog tour. Stop by for some sneak peeks of my current projects. Until then, enjoy visiting the other participating websites for book reviews of other participating authors’ paranormal romances.

Plus, don’t forget to enter the $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway!

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