Getting International Love for Plenty of Fish #WomenInHorror #WIHM

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I got a pleasant surprise this month, which is awesome because it’s Women In Horror Month. My dark suspense short story, Plenty of Fish, got a 4-star review from Deborah J. Miles who lives in the UK. Thank you so much 🙂

This is another well-written, short, dark tale from Ms Hosby, where I found myself holding my breath, expecting the worst, while still hoping to be wrong.”–Deborah J Miles.

Check out her blog (Against the Flow Press) to read the rest of her review.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

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

4-Star Review For Plenty of Fish!!!

Plenty of Fish OTHER SITESPlenty of Fish has been fortunate in getting reviews on Amazon and Goodreads (I was a little scared because it’s a short story). Now, I can happily say my new story has a review on a blog!!! 🙂 Thanks Meka for accepting a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I really appreciate it.

 

Having it short and sweet adds to the suspense, so yeah it worked as is.

 

To read the full review, please click on the link: Book Review-Plenty of Fish  http://twistedcornersofmymind.blogspot.com/2014/12/book-review-plenty-of-fish.html

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #22

The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8-sentence excerpt, published or unpublished, with the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday. Here’s the link: http://www.wewriwa.com

In celebration of my new release, I’ll share the very first 8 sentences of my suspenseful short story:

Sensing eyes watching her from behind, Mackenzie’s body tensed up. Who was it? She hadn’t heard any footsteps. The downfall of keeping The Loft’s door open–anyone could interrupt her at any given time.

She paused mid-stroke of the brush painting a moon on the canvas, then spun around. A strong smell of maple invaded her nostrils. “Are you lost? A new artist?”

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Local celebrity painter Mackenzie knows better than to talk to strangers. But, he seems to know so much about her already…

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Plenty of Fish Is Finally Published!!!

Some people believe authors only have one story to tell. Well, I’m happy to prove them wrong. I’m beyond excited for publishing my third book on Amazon!

Since Plenty of Fish is a short story, it’s only 0.99 cents.

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Local celebrity painter Mackenzie knows better than to talk to strangers. But, he seems to know so much about her already…

EXCERPT

He approached her, extending his hand. “It’s nice to finally meet you.”

Hesitantly, she shook it. “Do I know you?”

He laughed. “You’re funny and pretty.” He held on a few moments longer than necessary before releasing Mackenzie’s hand.

She wrapped her arms around herself, scanning the area. Her bag was placed on the table against the back corner wall. She’d have to find an excuse to make her way over there to grab her cell phone.

Heart thumping, she faked a smile, wondering if he was looking for a hook-up. She wasn’t interested in finding out and just wanted him to leave.

She faced her canvas, keeping the guy in her peripheral vision. How should she play this out? Play along like she knew him? Ask for his name? He must be a commenter on her blog who happened to live in the area. On Mackenzie’s ‘About Me’ page, she revealed the city she was from. Maybe that was a mistake?

“I’m sorry.” He frowned. “I know I’m early, but I really wanted to meet you. You don’t have to be bashful with me.”

“I’m quiet with everyone until I know them.” She kept her voice steady even though he was creeping her out. She loaded her brush with more paint and dabbed the canvas.

“But you know me.”

She looked at him, and studied his face, but still didn’t recollect anything. “I’m sorry, but I don’t.”

TO BUY PLENTY OF FISH PLEASE CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER IMAGE ON THE SIDEBAR

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Plenty of Fish Cover Reveal!!!

If you don’t follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, then you probably haven’t heard my great news yet! My new suspenseful short story, Plenty of Fish, will be released this month! I shared my book cover on social media and would like to also reveal it to my awesomesauce blog followers 🙂

I’d like to thank my cover design artist, Melody Simmons, at eBookindiecovers. She creates custom and premade covers at a reasonable price.

Here’s my cover:

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Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #20

Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome blog hop that allows writers to share their 8-sentence excerpts to the blogosphere. These excerpts can be from published or unpublished works. If you’d like to join or would like to read some wonderful and talented snippets, please visit the WeWriWa’s website on Sunday, November 2nd.

I’ll get back to my celebrity scandal next week. Since it’s Halloween, I thought it’d be fun to share part of my short story, Plenty of Fish, that I plan to publish next month. Critique Circle is almost finished giving feedback, then I can revise away 🙂

In this suspenseful short, Mackenzie encounters a dangerous stranger…Here’s my excerpt:

“I’m sorry.” He frowned as though he were watching his dog be put to sleep. “I know I’m early, but I really wanted to meet you. You don’t have to be bashful with me.”

“I’m quiet with everyone until I know them.”

“But you know me.”

She looked at him, studying his face but still didn’t recollect anything. “I’m sorry, but I don’t.”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby