It’s finally here! It’s Rookie Season release day! There will be announcements all over the web today. The very first thing you should do is go to an online seller of e-books to purchase the book:
Barns & Noble (Nook)
Don’t forget to stop by some of the great book blogs on the Rookie Season Blog Tour. That tour will continue for several more days.
Just as exciting is the fact that there is a 36-stop virtual tour taking place today! Here are the stops:
1: Books, Beer & More
2: StarAngels Reviews
3: The Avid Book Collector
5: SBM Book Obsession
6: Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews Review
7: Harps Romance Book Review Review
8: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
9: Unabridged Andra
10: Snarky Mom Reads…
11: Wake Up Your Wild Side
12: Books and Other Spells
13: The Buttontapper
14: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance to Make Your Heart Race
15: Mia Downing
16: Romantic Fanatic
17: Books N Pearls
18: Booklover Sue
19: Not Now…Mommy’s Reading
21: Tina Donahue
22: Reviews by Crystal
23: Books Are Love
24: Nessa’s Book Reviews
25: A Book Addict’s Delight
26: Paula’s Passionate Reads
27: We Love Kink
28: My Odd Little World
29: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
30: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
31: Underneath the Covers
32: Beyond My Writing Space
33: The Blog of C.R. Moss
34: BookJunkieMom @ Rainy Day Reviews
35: Sharing Links and Wisdom
36: Tamaria Soana
If you have a chance to stop at and support any of these blogs, please do.
I’d also like to offer a special THANK YOU to Sage’s Blog Tours and Goddess Fish Promotions for their wonderful help with the book promotion efforts leading up to today’s launch and continuing for the coming months.
There are so many ways for you to win Amazon Gift Cards this week, it’s ridiculous! You can go to the Rookie Season link on just about any of the blogs that are part of this promotion and sign up for the $25 Amazon GC giveaways. You can also go to this page, sign up for my email newsletter and get several chances to win a $50 Amazon GC.
Join in the celebration!
If you pre-ordered Rookie Season, it should be sent to your Kindle or other e-reading device today. Enjoy! Please consider leaving an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads.
Over the next two weeks, until February 5, 2015, I’m holding a Rafflecopter giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card.
Here’s how you can enter and what you need to know:
- The entry form is below and on the Rookie Season page of the blog.
- Enter your email address (we need to have a way to contact you and get your prize if you win!) to enter.
- The only other requirement to enter is to sign up for my Veronica Robbins Author Newsletter. If you don’t want to sign up for the newsletter, you won’t be eligible for this giveaway; however, there’s still more time left on another giveaway for the Rookie Season Blog Tour!
- Signing up for the newsletter gives you 3 chances in the drawing, and you can only do that once, but once you have done that, you can earn other chances for the drawing by following me on Twitter, following me on Pinterest, and tweeting about the giveaway!
- You can get 2 chances in the drawing every single day of the two week drawing sign-up period by coming back and tweeting every day.
- The more chances you have in the drawing, the better your chances to win.
- The winner will be announced on Friday, February 6, 2015.
- Keep your eyes open for other giveaways to be featured here in the coming weeks and months.
And don’t forget! You can still pre-order Rookie Season for the special pre-order price between now and January 30th. The purchase links for several different platforms (Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, Kobo) are right here.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Our first virtual book tour for Rookie Season starts today with an author interview on The Book Adventures of Emily. Be sure to visit and read my interview with Emily. Don’t forget to leave a comment!
Here’s the rest of the schedule for the next few weeks:
January 12th The Book Adventures of Emily
January 14th BFD Book Blog
January 15th Sizzling Hot Books
January 16th Feed Me in Books
January 18th Underneath the Covers
January 21st my name is Sage
January 24th Totally Addicted to Reading
January 24th Smut and Bon Bons
January 26th Romance Readers Book Blog
January 30th Pinky’s Favorite Reads
February 1st Reecaspieces
February 2nd Naughty Book Eden
February 2nd A Well Read Woman
But that’s not all….
We are having a giveaway for readers participating in the tour! You can access the rafflecopter giveaway from any of the stops on the tour, including here. You can get up to 6 chances to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
Entering is easy. Just sign in to the giveaway with your Facebook account or email address (we need to be able to find you if you win) and complete as many of the six tasks as you’d like. That’s it!
You can help make this tour a great success. Thank you, in advance, for your support. The more you share this post, the posts written by the tour bloggers, and my tweets, the more you can help me get the word out about the book.
And don’t forget…..if you haven’t yet pre-ordered your copy of Rookie Season, what are you waiting for?
Barns & Noble (Nook)
There will be a special gift in the book that will only be available to those who pre-order. After pre-orders go out, the surprise will be removed. Don’t miss it!
This Rookie Season blog tour is being coordinated by Sage’s Blog Tours. Sage is the best! If you are planning a blog tour for your book, go to Sage.
How can I possibly be behind already when we’re only six days into the new year? Regardless of how it happened, I am. I’m already running trying to catch up, and I hate that feeling!
As you know, my book is scheduled for release on January 30th. Rookie Season (Love in the Ballpark Series Book 1) is available for pre-order now. If you haven’t pre-ordered your e-version yet, do it soon. You can pre-order through Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Nobel (Nook), or Kobo. The print edition will be released at about the same time.
Anyway, the editing process is finally wrapping up. I’m collecting comments from beta readers to incorporate into the final draft. Soon I’ll be doing the final formatting. The first virtual book tour starts on Monday. The book trailer is just about finished. All of this requires a bunch of work and coordination, even though I have some awesome folks helping out and doing a lot of the heavy lifting.
And then there’s all my other writing. Ack!
Don’t get me wrong. I’m very grateful that I get to do what I love, but it’s not as much fun when I’m struggling to keep up.
Still, I’m a very fortunate gal. 🙂
Am I the only one who’s already behind?
I’m looking for a few more beta readers for my book, Rookie Season, which is scheduled to be released on January 30, 2015.
Beta readers read the book before it is finalized to catch any errors that were missed through the editing process and to give their opinion on the clarity of the story, believe-ability of the characters, and so on. It’s an important job!
If you would like to volunteer to be a beta reader, here’s what you would be agreeing to do:
- Read the book, which will be sent to you in PDF format around December 28th, and get your comments to me by Monday, January 5th. You will probably only have 5-10 days to read. Don’t worry; it’s a fast read!
- Be honest with your comments. If you don’t like it, tell me. If something doesn’t work for you, tell me. The purpose is to help me improve the book as much as possible prior to its final release.
That’s it! I would also appreciate it if you would post a review of the book on Amazon once it is released, but that’s entirely up to you. Continue reading Beta Readers Wanted