I’ve spent much of the last few weeks getting in touch with bloggers to promote my book, Dark Dates. It’s been a lot of fun, though it has involved quite a lot of work – and talking about myself a lot, which is a bit of a weird experience. I even did a radio interview!
The process has shown me, though, that there are a lot of blogs out there willing to engage with an indie author, and it’s really worth connecting with them.
First up was actually a friend of mine: a crafter called Stella My Star who kindly did a Dark Dates themed post.
I did a guest post on writing about vampires (and provided an excerpt and giveaway, which is always popular) over at Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy, and a similarly themed post at the Open Book Society, who also reviewed the book.
A post on why London is such a great backdrop to a novel was topical during the Olympics opener, over at Stella Ex Libris, and I did a Q&A over on author Nicole Faith Hill’s blog – she does an indie author spotlight and is keen to support other authors.
I got nice reviews over at Miranda Stork and My Tower of Books – the latter I followed up with a guest post which will hopefully be going live soon.
And last but not least, my cover designer Caroline put together this teaser image for the next book, and wrote about it here.