International Authors’ Day Blog Hop 2016

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined this awesome blog hop that celebrates authors and readers. Debdatta is hosting this International Author’s Day Blog Hop. She’s a blogger, reviewer, publicist, and virtual assistant. Please check out her blog–b00k r3vi3ws.

The goal is to share our favorite books, thanking the authors and/or describing our reading habits. I choose the latter. Ever since I was a little girl, I could be found curled up in a comfy chair reading a book. This was long before elementary school with rewards of free Pizza Hut after so many books listed from your reading list.

Nowadays, I binge read since I have a kindle and can download affordable ebooks. Occasionally, I still buy paperbacks from Books-A-Million. I love scaring myself, so horror is a must. Plus, I love solving puzzles, which is why I love mysteries. I’m not going to lie–if I’m reading a paperback, I’ll read the last pages first to see who the killer is. It makes the book more enjoyable, knowing this spoiler. 🙂

I love fiction novels, but I also dabble in non-fiction, especially about local ghost legends. In fact, I just went on a ghost tour in Sharpsburg (I’ll blog about my frightful experience later…)

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Do I look scared hee hee? My favorite type of books are the ones that make me scared to go to sleep at night. The ones that give me chills and stay on my mind long after I read ‘the end.’ The ones that make me think.

I hope you guys like to read, and I hope you like free stuff. With this blog hop, I’m including a giveaway:

3 LUCKY WINNERS WILL WIN AN EBOOK COPY OF TWISTED OBSESSION!!!

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I can give the winners a PDF or a gifted copy from Amazon. The giveaway runs July 14th through July 18th, so please make sure to check back in on my blog to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

Here’s the rules:

In the comment section of this blog post or on my author Facebook page, tell me the craziest thing your ex ever did to try and convince you  not to break up with him or her. The 3 most whackiest, craziest answer (I’ll be the judge. You know how the saying goes “reality is stranger than fiction”) will win Twisted Obsession, my latest suspense novella.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

 

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

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Trying A New Marketing Approach–Amazon Giveaways

So far, I love Goodreads giveaways the best with LibraryThing coming in second. I’m always open to experimenting or trying something new, especially regarding promotion and marketing myself as an author.

I’m trying an Amazon Giveaway for the first time…To be honest, I have no idea if Amazon will let readers know they have a chance to win or if I’m supposed to find willing participants by my lonesome…I guess on May 11th I’ll find out 🙂

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For a chance to win the kindle version of my suspense short Plenty of Fish, please click here. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This giveaway ends May 11th or when all prizes are claimed. To see official rules, click here.

GOOD LUCK to any reader who participates!!!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

And the Winner Is…

Last Friday I had a contest on my blog for a chance to win 3 horror books:

  • Matt Shaw’s Control
  • Jeff Menapace’s Hair of the Bitch
  • and Jack Kilborn’s Endurance

AND THE WINNER IS:

TESS K.

Congratulations!!!!!!!! Please send me an email so I can gift those 3 ebooks through Amazon. A bonus–if you’d be interested in reading my horror book One By One (slasher like the other books), then I can gift that to you as well. Just let me know 🙂

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Halloween Blog Bash–Enter Contest For A Chance To Win 3 Horror Books!!!

23161303226008378495705halloween%20blog%20bashWHO LOVES FREE BOOKS? WHO WANTS TO ADD BOOKS TO THEIR KINDLE LIBRARY? BOOKS THAT WILL GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES? BOOKS THAT WILL SCARE YOU SENSELESS?

If any of this sounds appealing to you, then enter my contest for a chance to win:

  • Matt Shaw’s Control: A Novel of Psychological Horror and Suspense
  • JA Konrath’s Endurance–A Novel of Terror
  • Jeff Menapace’s Hair of the Bitch–A Twisted Suspense Thriller

THE RULES:

Leave a comment on this blog post or on my author Facebook page answering the question: “What’s your biggest fear or nightmare?” no later than October 30th 11 PM EST.

I’ll randomly draw names out of a hat on Halloween, October 31st to find the lucky winner of these 3 chilling books! So make sure to check my blog on Halloween to see if you were the lucky winner! I’ll ask you to send me an email with your name and email address so I can gift those 3 books to you through Amazon 🙂

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

P.S. This contest is featured for the Halloween Blog Bash of Ramblings of A Coffee Addicted Writer. Check out his posts of scary movies and other things related to Halloween–more Halloween Blog Bash.

 

Opinions On A Cool Gift For Readers, Please?

Thank you for anyone who’s ever helped me make a decision, like my Facebook author pic and the title of my women’s fiction novella. I wanted to get some opinions from readers since they’d be the ones reaping the benefit 🙂

I’ve come up with this cool and fun idea for a contest. What are prizes that readers would want? Should it be one huge prize for one winner? Or three to five affordable prizes with different winners?

Some possibilities I’ve considered:

  • Amazon Gift Card
  • Ebook Reader/Tablet Cover
  • Free books of your choice
  • ? ? ? ? ?

What do readers want? What would motivate you to join a contest for a chance to win the prize?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby