Check out my book on the Stress-Busting Spotlight. https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/post/windswept-shores-sbbf
Late last night, I had an urge to make a book trailer for Windswept Shores.
Talking to a friend today and realized my first book, Windswept Shores, has been published seven years ago today. That also means I’ve been a published writer for the last seven years.
And for the Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AS9NDNO
Trade paperback: https://www.createspace.com/4084680
It took me nearly a week and two all nighter’s, but I now have Windswept Shores on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/446101
I’m so sorry I got to this so late. I had errands to run until eight and just realized I hadn’t post a link to my guest spot.
Even though my book is a contemporary romance, there are some scary stuff that my couple goes through on their deserted island.
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XUAMBhl76k
This is excerpt from an article I wrote, when I guest blogged on Cynsights.
I set my book, Windswept Shores, on a deserted island in the Bahamas.
“How did you do that?” you might ask.
Easy, by finding out all that I could about the Bahamas, but not using all of it.
I can imagine your reaction, “Huh?”
Well, yes, we don’t want to over whelm our readers now do we?
I broke it down to this:
1. Color of sea—teal
2. Soil—sandy loam, sand, lots and lots of sand
3. I also had a cliff make entirely of sand stone, more sand!
4. What grows in the Bahamas?—anything that grows in a tropical area, including lots of fruit trees.
5. Fruit trees+fruit=food
6. Birds—sea birds including sea gulls
7. bird+eggs=food (just the eggs, mate)
8. Fish—tropical fish like what you’d see at your local pet store—puffer, lion fish, clown fish.
9. I used the name of a local sport fish—tarpon, it can get to be five feet in length. Fish=food
10. Shellfish—mussels, scallops, and conk=food
11. Dolphin (the mammal kind)—this is fun, they’re spotted!
13. I used descriptive words for the sea: ocean, waves, swells, and surf.
You get the idea. I mention the weather a lot in my story, until it becomes almost a secondary character.
***now for the contest***
For this week’s contest I have a wonderful signed 17 by 11 inch poster of my book cover.
Just guess a number between 1 and 50 to win. I’ll post the winning announcement on Sunday, August 22.
Just a reminder but I’m only running these weekly contests till the end of August, so please enter today.