Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blog Tour for Nobody's Perfect! (Thanks, Leagh!)

Buy Links for Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect is now available at AmazonSmashwords, and Barnes & Noble. We are working on fixing the typos that are always in the early editions and will upload cleaner copies on about the 22nd. At that time, we'll also publish it to Kobo and All Romance eBooks AND send out blogger review complimentary copies. Thanks for your patience, everyone! (The photo below makes me think of Savannah at the beginning of her new life.)

Perfect Blog Tour (Sept. 17-22)

My awesome assistant, Leagh (see my tribute below) organized a fabulous blog tour (on top of last Friday's amazing Release Weekend party). The Perfect Blog Tour (Sept. 17-22) is under way already and will make stops at the SIX  erotic locations below

The kickoff blog post at RomFan was written by Ekatarina "Saya" Sayanova, a submissive who shared a very personal story about her experience reading the scene I'm sharing in the five excerpts that follow. You'll want to read them in order (just like the books in my series!)!

Here is the lineup--and prizes for each blog will drawn the day AFTER the blog is posted at that site, so don't dally too long. Get those entries in fast!

Sept 17 ~ RomFan
Sept 18 ~ Salacious Reads
Sept 19 ~ Delighted Reader
Sept 20 ~ My Reading Obsession
Sept 21 ~ Herding Cats and Burning Soup
Sept 22 ~ Guilty Indulgence 

There also will be some great daily giveaways EACH day of the tour (Sept. 17-22). Winners will get my swag items (purple Kallypso pen, trading cards for first three books, two bookmarks, and an autographed "Eyes on Me" hand fan. (Leagh, I promise to send those this week!) AND there will be a $10 Gift Card to the online bookseller of your choice (selected from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance eBooks). In addition to that, there will be another a $200 Gift Card grand prize to one of the above-mentioned booksellers at the end of the tour. 

HUGE thank you to Leagh!

I just want to take a moment to thank Leagh, my assistant. OMG, when she told me she was planning a party for the release weekend, I had NO IDEA what she had in mind. Then she wanted to do another Perfect Book Tour. (You may remember the Imperfect Book Tour in June, which Leagh planned before I announced that the book wasn't going to be released at the end of it. I must provide an incredible amount of stress for this woman!) 

Leagh is a powerhouse and does she ever know this business. I am so blessed that she found me. (I posted this plea on Facebook earlier this year: "I NEED AN ASSISTANT!" She and several other readers and personal assistants sent me offers to help, but I was so overwhelmed with my sister's hospitalization/surgery and trying to keep afloat with family, promo, and writing that I didn't have time to even look at anyone's credentials, services, and fees. 

Over the next couple of months, I noticed Leagh popping up on my Facebook wall--cheering me on, sharing my photos/links, and being supportive. When I learned that being a personal assistant was her dream job, that sealed the deal. I love being a part of someone reaching their dreams. 

So, in early March, I sent her a message that probably just said "You're hired!" I hadn't looked at anything she'd ever done before (she'd done a lot as a volunteer, as she learned the business) and she started proposing this and that--street team, newsletter, web site--I hadn't had time to do any of those things in my first 7-8 months of publication. If you weren't on Facebook, you probably didn't find me. I just said, "Do it." And boy, did she ever! Within that first month, she also helped get my trading cards, business cards, and bookmarks ordered so I'd be ready for Romantic Times in early April.

I know how exhausting the past week has been for her (and I'm not her only client now after talking her up to all my author friends), so I hope she gets some down time soon. 

Leagh, I'm so glad you decided to pursue your dream AND that you found me!


  1. How can we get you on the Edin Road Blog, baby? And I want you on the Jesse Recommends blog. Two more for you. Please?

    1. I think October is booked. Do you want me to blog around the time I'll be on Edin Road Radio again in December? I think I'll have lots to share from the amazing testimonials I'm getting from readers. (Yeah, not reviews--testimonials. It's exceeding my expectations about how the book would be received and handled by my fellow survivors. I was worried--and it hasn't been easy--but knowing they would get a happy ending I think made all the difference.)

      Coming to the meeting Saturday?

  2. The blog tour is going great and yes, Leagh is awesome!!!

  3. Blog tour is fun -it is so great the book is ok and has done so well in the ratings. Leagh is a great assistant, keeping track of everything; its a load off you so you can put your fabulous talent to work.

    1. You can't imagine. I would NEVER have attempted to do publicity at the time of a release, because I'm too busy with writing/editing/uploading and such. She just takes care of everything and all I have to do is show up and drink at the parties. Okay, I don't do much of that (can't hold my liquor--just ask the people who were at Pat O'Brien's with me in New Orleans at Authors After Dark LOL--one hurricane, without food in my stomach, and I wasn't walking very straight!)

  4. Very nice shout out to your assistant!! Great job Leagh!

  5. Awww *Tear* You made me cry. Thank you sooooo much, I cannot express how much these words mean to me. It has been a pleasure working with you and I am looking forward to many more releases together.

    When you sent met the "Your Hired" email, you rescued me from myself. I was struggling with my self worth and couldn't figure out where I wanted to go with my life. I felt like I was stuck and then you came along and gave me a chance and I will never be able to thank you enough for that. You have made me a better person and given me direction. My dreams have indeed came true.


  6. I love your books but the latest is still not available on UK Amazon. How long do we have to wait?

    1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nobodys-Perfect-Rescue-Me-ebook/dp/B009CCWZPU/ref=sr_1_11?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348142576&sr=1-11 it has been up since at Least Tuesday just hard to find