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By: Morgan Mandel,
by Morgan Mandel
Believe it or not, some readers still don't have their copies of my romantic comedy chick lit, Her Handyman
. Since that's the case, I'm offering another freebie promotion to get them in on the fun.
When: Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3
Come and get it & Tell your friends about it, too!
This is the story about the hardworking handyman who answers a frantic call in the middle of the night to fix a toilet leak in a penthouse bathroom.
The gal who greets him is totally strange. Dressed like a Flower Child in flowing blonde hair, with an orchid stuck in it, along with her gauzy blouse and gypsy skirt, a peace sign around her neck and a mood ring on her finger, she looks like she missed the Seventies boat!
Fufu, her Chinese Crested dog, the guilty party who started the flood in the first place, is even stranger looking, and not through in the devilment department.
Read all about their adventures in the Her Handyman Freebie Promotion this Friday March 1 through Sunday, March 3!
If you don't have a Kindle, you can still download to your PC.
Again, the link to this freebie is at http://amzn.com/B0097EVXBK
|Morgan Mandel and her dog, Rascal|
Here I am with my dog, Rascal
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By: Morgan Mandel,
|Girl of My Dreams|
by Morgan Mandel
I'm happy to report that my second born book, Girl of My Dreams
, went viral during the promotion last weekend, resulting in 16,465 downloads in the US, 3024 in the UK, 388 in Germany and 84 in Canada, with lesser amounts in other countries.
At one point, Girl of My Dreams
reached #13 in Free Kindle Books, which is my personal best in KDP Select promotions! At 99 cents now, it's still doing well after the free promotion. Here's the link if you'd like to check it out: http://amzn.com/B0065R11QO
I hope everyone who clicked to download during the promotion will enjoy reading about the madcap adventures of the straitlaced assistant who became a reality show contestant. I'll be writing future romantic comedies later, because they're a lot of fun to do!
Next in the works is Blessing or Curse. Yes, I've been promising that for a while, but I'm almost through with my edits before it goes to the editor. I haven't paid too much attention to it, since I needed to give my already written books their due first. Blessing or Curse contains five separate romance stories about test subjects who take the Forever Young pill. This one's not a comedy, as it explores a range of emotions. Before doing another event, I plan on getting this book into shape.
As you may have guessed, authors don't have the luxury of just writing. Marketing is an important part of the business these days.
What about you? Do you spend time on special promotions? If so, what type?
Find all of Morgan Mandel's books athttp://www.morganmandel.com
Her romantic comedies are also athttp://www.chicklitfaves.com
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst. Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2009. Review copy supplied by publisher.
The Plot: Cassie loves her life at a remote Arctic research station with her father. It's an isolated life of cold, of snow, of science, just Cassie, her father, occasional visits from Gram and a variety of visiting researchers.
On her eighteenth birthday, science ends and fairy tales come true. Cassie discovers that her favorite childhood story -- the whimsical tragic story of her mother being the daughter of the North Wind, Cassie the promised bride of the Polar Bear King, and her mother held captive by trolls -- is true.
The polar bear has come for her.
The Good: Cassie is an interesting main character. She's stubborn and driven; close to the father that raised her; and so content with life at the research station that she doesn't even want to go to college. Rather, she wants to complete a remote degree so she never has to leave the only life she's ever known.
Her mother's fairy tale past and bargains change everything Cassie thought she knew. Her mother didn't die in a blizzard; rather, Gail truly was the adopted daughter of the North Wind who bargained away her unborn child to the Polar Bear King in order to escape the North Wind and live with Cassie's father. The North Wind found the family and angrily attacked the family, blowing Gail to the country of trolls where she has been captive ever since.
So in other words, Cassie's only parent has lied to her. Not only that, but Cassie's relationship with her father is closer than many teens because it's not just been the two of them; it's been the two of them in a research station that rarely houses more than a half dozen people. Cassie has modeled her future on continuing in her father's footsteps.
All that is shattered, not only because the Polar Bear King has claimed her for a bride, but also because her father lied.
This is a fairy tale, so of course Cassie and the Polar Bear fall in love. This is a fairy tale, so at times (times being at night, in the dark) Polar Bear is human.
But Cassie doesn't lose herself in Bear and their love. She returns home, having arranged her mother's rescue, only to realize that not only is her mother a stranger, but her father with her mother is almost a strange new person. Pre-Polar Bear, Cassie was a child who, like a child, imagined never leaving home. Now, with return of the mother, Cassie is forced out of her childhood and into an adulthood of her own. Cassie isn't a pinball, bouncing back between parents and Polar Bear husband. Cassie even finds a way to bring her own interest in science and research to Polar Bear's destiny as a collector of souls.
Of course, life is not that easy. It never is, whether you're the human bride of the collector of polar bear souls or not. So just when Cassie settles into a happy life with Polar Bear, disaster strikes. Remember how Cassie arranges her mother's rescue from trolls? Polar Bear rescued the mother, in return,
By: Morgan Mandel,
Things have been hectic lately, since I've been working on a new romantic comedy, which I'm calling Her Handyman
I hope to have it out and about by the end of August. In the meantime, I'm offering a sneak peak at the cover.
Yes, this one has a dog in it. It's a Chinese Crested.
The only resemblance between this dog and my own dog, Rascal, is they both are white with black spots.
This one is cute in an ugly sort of way, which fits into the story.
Now, I'm back to my writing.
For excerpts and buy links to my available books, check out http://morgansbooklinks.blogspot.com/
By: Morgan Mandel,
|After my Fortune Hunt, I was |
happier than she is!
Some of you ladies may not relate to this. You're the perfectly organized ones, with spotless homes, and always put everything in its place. You'd never think of changing purses without completely emptying the first purse before using the next.
I feel sorry for you, because you're missing out on playing the Fortune Hunt.
Here's how you play it. When you change purses, you don't empty the first one completely. In your hurry to get the next purse ready, you leave stray items inside the first: receipts, shopping lists, paper money, especially singles, and a bit of change.
Then you forget about using that first purse, or decide you just don't like it as much. You don't throw it away. You put it in the closet. Well, this goes on with more than one set of purses, because, let's face it, if you love purses as I do, you'll have plenty to play the game with.
Now comes the really fun part. When you need money, you go on the Fortune Hunt. I went on one this morning and found sixty dollars in my purses, plus eight dollars in change laying around my desk in singles and change! I'll use it all on my next vacation.
A little something of how this ties in with books. It just so happens that Zoe, the heroine in my upcoming romantic comedy release, Her Handyman
, is also not a neatnick. She's an artist, and is more caught up with painting than inessentials. Well, she doesn't have to go on a Fortune Hunt, because she's got tons of money, but at least I admire where her heart is, with her passion, not stuff that doesn't matter as much.Her Handyman
Coming Soon to Kindle!
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By: Morgan Mandel,
|Girl of My Dreams by Morgan Mandel|
Children, commercials, news - It seems the first of anything get the most attention.
When I heard Two Wrongs
was accepted for publication, I was over the moon with joy. I'd finally achieved a goal I'd worked hard to get.
I set out to write another book, called Girl of My Dreams
, and was also thrilled when that was accepted by the publishing company. Still, the second book took a backseat in the sense it wasn't my very first.
During a conversation with my mystery author friend, Austin S. Camacho
, in the book room of a Love is Murder Mystery Conference
, he convinced me that self-publication was worth the effort and expense. If I paid attention to what I wrote, then hired an editor and book designer, I could get a quality book ready in less time than the traditional route. Not only that, the cost was within my means. I'm grateful to him for that advice, since the older I've gotten, the more I don't feel like waiting. I've self-published Killer Career
, Forever Young:Blessing or Curse
and Her Handyman
since our talk.
I digress. The purpose of this post is actually to mention my second born book, Girl of My Dreams, for which I received the rights back and got a brand new cover designed by Stephen Walker
in the process, is taking center stage this Friday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 10.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - My romantic comedy about the straitlaced assistant's madcap adventures in a reality show will be FREE for Kindle or download to PC on Feb. 8 through Feb 10. See the links below to click for your freebie. I'd love to get tons of downloads so I can offer my second born her day in the sun!
US/India Link: http://amzn.com/B0065R11QO
UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0065R11QO
DE Link: http://www.amazon.ca/Girl-of-My-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0065R11QO
FR Link: http://www.amazon.fr/Girl-of-My-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0065R11QO
ES Link: http://www.amazon.es/Girl-of-My-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0065R11QO
IT Link: http://www.amazon.it/Girl-of-My-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0065R11QO
JP Link: http://www.amazon.jp/Girl-of-My-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0065R11QO
BR Link: http://www.amazon.br/Girl-of-My-dreams-ebook/dp/B0065R11QO
ENJOY MY SECOND BORN BOOK!!!