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.

 

Free! Free! Free! Yippie!

21795800.jpg2THUMBNAIL_IMAGEIt’s that time again–I’m hosting two giveaways on Goodreads because who doesn’t love free stuff…Good luck!

THE PRIZES:

1 AUTOGRAPH PAPERBACK OF ONE BY ONE

Click this link for a chance to win:  Goodreads Giveaway

Ends OCTOBER 31ST

 

 

1 AUTOGRAPH PAPERBACK OF SOMETHING’S AMSS

Click this link for a chance to win: Goodreads Giveaway

Ends NOVEMBER 20TH

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

 

 

 

 

Something’s Amiss Goodreads Giveaway!!!

It’s that time again for more free stuff!!! My Goodreads giveaway ends May 11th–Mother’s Day. Something’s Amiss would be a beautiful gift to give to someone you love. It explores loss and love, something everyone goes through. My favorite scenes were Poe bonding with the little girl, Raven.

WIN ONE FREE AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK!!!

Here’s the link to enter if anyone’s interested: Something’s Amiss Goodreads Giveaway

21795800.jpg2Oliver never thought he’d see his ex, Poe, step foot in Rhode Island again. But, she returns a year later to pay her respects for the loss of Jenna, his cousin. Deciding life’s too short, Oliver plans to fight for what he wants. Can he convince Poe to give him a second chance? Or will old resentments resurface?

Poe’s life is going well in Pittsburgh. Her comic book is in production, and she has a great social life. Her world is shattered when she finds out her best friend, Jenna, passed away. She goes to Rhode Island, planning to attend the funeral. Poe  gets an unexpected surprise when she bonds with Jenna’s younger daughter, Raven. And, for a long time, she thought her ex hated her. Soon, she realizes, maybe she was wrong.

Good luck to all who participates in the giveaway!!!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

For “Read An Ebook Week” Event On Smashwords, Both Of My Books Are Free!!!

Smashwords  is promoting “Read An Ebook Week.” From March 2nd to March 8th participating authors discount their books. I think that’s a cool concept. Who doesn’t like free stuff?

Today and tomorrow, Something’s Amiss and One By One will be free!!! The coupon code is RW100. Here’s the links if anyone wants to join “Read An Ebook Week”:

Sorry about the short notice. If I would have known about this special opportunity, I would have signed up on the first day! Better late than never though…

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Giveaway! Win a copy of my latest release…

Jams N. Roses is offering a Goodreads giveaway for his book The Infidel Soliders!!! Sounds pretty good!!!

James Ross Fiction

I’m giving away a paperback copy of “The Infidel Soldiers” to one of you lucky readers!

Just follow the link below and enter the competition on the Goodreads website – it only takes a moment, I promise.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/76042-the-infidel-soldiers

Good luck!

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Think You’re Scared Of the Woods? You Haven’t Seen Nothing Yet…For A Chance To Win A Free Paperback Copy Of ONE BY ONE, Go To Goodreads!!!

My debut mystery thriller novel ONE BY ONE has a Goodreads giveaway through July 28, 2013. For a chance to win a free paperback, click here. Good luck!!!

THUMBNAIL_IMAGERae faces a dilemma when her brother, Kenan, announces a man wants to buy their log cabin in Virginia. A place abandoned after they helplessly watched their parents tortured and killed inside.

Rae reluctantly agrees to travel with her brother to sign over the deed once he mentions their six friends are tagging along for moral support. Before the road trip begins, Marissa, Rae’s best friend, picks up a stranger for a weekend hook-up.

The next morning, two of her friends have disappeared from their room. And worse, someone has sabotaged their two Jeeps, leaving them stranded.

Alone in the woods, thirty miles from civilization with no cell phone reception, the weekend turns into a deadly game when a killer hunts Rae and her friends. They struggle to stay alive and discover the truth.

Is someone stalking them, or is there a killer among the group?

Reminiscent of “Harper’s Island,” ONE BY ONE is a disturbing mystery thriller where a group of friends let paranoia get the best of them. With suspense and betrayal, it’ll also remind readers of “Scream.” Someone never intended for them to leave the cabin and will follow through with the plan by any means necessary.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby