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RIVALS Release Party!

BIG congrats to my crit partner, Jennifer Lane, on the release of her fabulous new sports romance, RIVALS. I lucked out major with scoring Jen as a crit partner because her stories are so, so fun to read. And obviously others agree with me - look at all the great reviews pouring in. I'm so excited that Rivals is now available for everyone to read. ❤️ Title: Rivals Author: Jennifer Lane Genre: Sports Romance Release Date: March 19, 2021 Cover Design: Dan Irons, Designs by Irons “I embrace my rival. But only to strangle him.” ~Jean Racine After landing her dream job as head volleyball coach at Ohio State University, Lauren Chase’s career has become a nightmare. Her only hope of saving her job is to recruit a star player to her team. Too bad the player’s twin has signed a football scholarship for OSU’s chief rival, Michigan. And too bad Michigan coach, Jeremy Trent, sends sparks through Lauren every time they cross paths. But no way will she pursue an attraction t

Getting Book Reviews #IWSG January 2021

Hi, guys! Happy 2021. We made it, right? After going MIA in December, I'm back to take part in the January IWSG . This month, I'll share my strategy for garnering the all-important book reviews. This one got kind of long, so I tried to lay it out for for easy skimming.  As I said in my last post, I'm not an expert on book marketing, so this isn't exactly advice. I'm simply sharing what I've learned in case you might find a tidbit that helps in your publishing journey. (It also serves as a "note to self" for the next time I publish something.)  Release Week Review Strategy 1) Submit ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) to Review Sites The Goal: I did this in hopes of receiving early reviews from established review sites so I could pull blurbs from the reviews for release day promo on social networks, etc.  Submitted to two review sites that had each favorably reviewed some of my previous books -  Fresh Fiction and The Romance Reviews .  I submitted to each more