Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Being Alpha Cover Reveal!



Being Alpha

Newly-Minted Regional Alpha, Aeson Silverman hit the jackpot. Power, prestige, and wealth, he’s got everything a wolf-shifter could ask for.

Or so he thought…


Being the Alpha is not the playboy lifestyle he’d imagined. Despite devastatingly good looks and an impressive wit, he can’t seem to get Emma MacBride, the hottie doctor from another pack, to give him the time of day.

Unfortunately a bruised ego is only the beginning of Aeson’s troubles.

Someone has been poisoning the minds of other territorial Alphas, systematically pitting neighbor against neighbor. And the moment he takes control of the Long Teeth territory the rising storm of dissension finds a way into his pack.


Allying himself with the powerful Olde Town pack, Ace chooses comradery over aggression and invites warring neighbors to join him for a meeting to establish peace.



Diplomacy comes with a reward earning him a date with the elusive doctor MacBride. 
But every choice the young Alpha makes is under scrutiny and when his peaceful summit ends with the death of a high ranking wolf, the fate of his pack and his leadership hangs in the balance.


Preorder the upcoming novel in the Olde Town Pack today and get rewarded with a bonus #Free prequel novella. 





If you haven't met the wolves of the Olde Town or their allies the Silverman wolves of the Little Werewolf series, now is the time to get reading. 

Being Alpha releases on August 1st.


Lock in your preorder now on any ebook platform and send confirmation to Katiesalidas@Katiesalidas.com to claim your reward.



Saturday, June 3, 2017

Check out this epic #Giveaway!



Venom and Vampires Swag Pack giveaway! 


Grand prize winner will receive a Tote bag, a Make up bag, book cards, bookmarks, a sticker, a button, a keychain, a necklace and a magnet! Mini-swag pack winners will receive book cards, bookmarks, a button, keychain, necklace and magnet! 

Enter the giveaway here:
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Dragon Bones on Sale NOW!


DRAGON BONES

On sale for $0.99 from May 12-14 (normally $2.99). Also FREE in KU.


Tomb Raider meets urban fantasy in this new, spine-tingling adventure series...

Meet Nia Rivers: archaeologist, fashionista, and an ancient immortal with a serious memory problem.

For the last couple of centuries, Nia has been trying to fill in the blanks of her past by shedding light on history's darkest stories. Her motto: the ugliest stories are the ones that deserve to be told the most.

But when a mysterious woman comes forth with a two-thousand year old relic from Nia's past, Nia isn't sure if the story connected to it is one she wants told to the world. Unfortunately, Nia has no choice but to uncover the truth--fast--before a greedy land developer buries the site forever. The fact that he's also an immortal, with a millennia-old grudge against her, doesn't help. Neither do the dark assassins who have been stalking her for centuries, and who've suddenly decided to up their game to end her life.

Letting her enemies have their way might be best for Nia, especially when the truth might expose a horrific crime from Nia's past. But all stories deserve to be told.

Even the ugliest ones.

Even if they say you might be a mass murderer.




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New releases and other great deals!



Kylee is at it again in the second installment of The Paradox Files. This time her nemesis is a bicorn who feeds on virtue and devotion, however Kylee isn't sure which is more dangerous, the Nevada desert or the beast.

Pre-Order Waking the Siren now and this kick-ass urban fantasy novel will be delivered to your device on May 15th! 
AMAZON | NOOK | iTUNES | KOBO 

I am also hosting a Facebook release party on May 15th from 5pm to 10pm EST. So swing in, enter the giveaway for $25 Amazon gift card and other cool things, and say hello. Check out the party and the cool giveaways here


If you’re looking for the first book in The Paradox Files series, currently it can only be found in the Legends of the Damned collection which you can read for free if you’re in Kindle Unlimited. If not, $2.99 is a steal for a collection of 20 books!
You can buy or borrow it on AMAZON!




And last, but not least, I have my shifter romance novel, Blood Moon, in an upcoming summer collection with 22 other authors. This limited edition collection of 23 paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels – Venom & Vampires – is on sale for $0.99 through the preorder period. Grab it now on any of these sites:




Thursday, May 4, 2017

What gets your panties in a bunch?

The box set debate...

As you know from the prior posts on this blog, I've been in quite a few box set collections.  This is a way to get my books in front of readers that perhaps I wouldn't have had the opportunity if I had done this on my own, plus it gives my fans some new authors that they might not have discovered otherwise.

I learned a lot of neat marketing avenues, some offering more impact than others. 

I learned the art of what works with ads on facebook and book bub, and was taught the benefits of having a solid newsletter, which wasn't something I had before I started doing these sets.

I've worked with 20+ other authors in these sets and been successful at hitting the USA Today list five times and barely missed the New York Times list with one of those five. None of this was easy. 

It took posting to multiple groups on facebook every day to keep our book in front of the readers eyes.  They say you have to see something multiple times before you are compelled to one click buy - its all in the psychology of marketing.  Visibility. Repetition. Rinse. Repeat.

It took all 20+ of us to send to our newsletter lists multiple times over the course of six months. 

It took 20+ of us tweeting like madmen every day.  

Did we offer giveaways to try to get readers to buy.  Hell, yes.  Was purchasing the set a requirement to be in the giveaway? No.  Was it something in the list of optional entries? Yes, because you'd be an idiot not to include it as an option.  Scroll down a little in my blog here and you'll see a traditionally published author doing the same thing. 

Did we offer a free gift when a reader actually did buy the set? Yes. Again, this is part of good marketing practices.  

Did we ask friends and family to buy the set and to help spread the word? Yup.  Why not ask for the support of those closest to you to reach your dreams? 

And probably the most important and meaningful thing to me personally, I met a boat load of talented authors and made some fairly good friends as a result. 

So hearing the beat down from some in the indie community regarding these sets is very disheartening. We busted our asses. We worked as a team and it is being discounted by a few who have an imaginary ax to grind.  

I'm sure I'm putting myself in the cross-hairs by calling this out, but the people hell bent on tearing us all down are not the type people I ever want to do business with. 

I have always been the kind of person that migrates towards those who want to help the writing community - first with my years in the Backspace forums trying to build my voice, and where I learned about Margie Lawson's online classes, which helped hone my craft,  to the local RWA chapter that I was in for a few years.  Each and every organization I was associated with had the motto of writers helping writers.  It's ingrained in my nature. 

Then came Facebook and K-Boards and Goodreads, where at first it seemed to hold the same values, but it was soon apparent that these were places that attracted trolls and people that have one agenda; to tear others down or to make a fast buck off people. 

Fortunately, even within these cesspools, there are pockets of like minded writers who want to help others.  Whether that help is in the form of honest feedback or services meant to boost careers or just daily moral support in this solitary career. I found those like me who have the same propensity for helping others. 

Are there scammers out there? Yes. I've had my share of run ins with scammers, even uncovered a pretty big scam ring of fake agents, so I like to think I'm a little more savvy than a newbie out there.  So, I don't agree with the opinion being portrayed as fact regarding the sets I have participated in. 

But services that don't work out the way you hoped are not the same thing as a scam.  Buyers remorse is not the same thing as a scam, either.  

However, being afraid to voice an opinion or dissatisfaction with a service, that is also a problem, as well.  Not everything will appeal to  everyone.  Not every service will bring the returns you expected. And we should be able to voice our disappointment in how the service performed for us without retaliation.  It doesn't mean that service isn't right for someone else. 

But I don't believe the fear of stating an opinion on how something worked or didn't is at the heart of this specific shit storm.  

This is a creation of the internet age where public bashing has become something of a spectator sport and made acceptable at some level for those that are angry.  

It is not.  

At all. 

Ever.

We saw it in the election with people so jaded by their viewpoints that they tore apart anyone who thought differently.  This is the behavior that turned me off to a boat load of people to begin with long before this current situation cropped up.

Those same people creating this swirl were the ones that made blanket statements bashing an entire group of people.  Public shaming just because of the party on their voter registration card. This negativity that these people used to wield their perceived power was atrocious.

These same people seem to be the ones that thrive on drama. They don't care who they hurt just as long as they have the spotlight and their perception is validated. They even drag innocent people into the mix with their assumption of guilt.  

These are the people that focus way too much of their time tearing down others and not enough time really listening to alternative viewpoints. These are close minded people who believe their opinion is the only opinion and everyone else is wrong. 

These are not people that have the best interests of others in their hearts or their actions. 

It is all very, very sad. 

I have stayed out of this debate trying to quietly celebrate my accomplishments with those around me, but someone hiding under the guise of an anonymous identity decided to bring me into it with false allegations and put a link to one of my trilogies in the notes of a post along with three other author book links.

So I'm putting my thoughts out here and I expect those same vultures to go on the attack now. 

Peace out.
JET 










Thursday, April 27, 2017

Venom and Vampires is available for Preorder!


I am so excited to announce that VENOM AND VAMPIRES is now available for pre-order!! It features my story Blood Moon, along with 22 other stories. Grab this limited edition collection for just $0.99 today!  

Want a collection with bite?

Prepare to sink your teeth into 23 Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy stories featuring vampires, shifters, witches, demons, chimeras, and more from today's NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and internationally best-selling and award-winning authors! 

With over one million words of fiction and over 100 hours of prime reading material, this exciting collection will treat you to brand new worlds and inventive re-imaginings of our beloved monsters-in-the-dark. You won't want to miss out this deal. 

We're certain you're going to love it... to death! 

Pre-Order VENOM AND VAMPIRES Today to Lock down YOUR copy of this Special Edition Collection!



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER - available 6.13.17


With the release of THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER less than three months away, I am pleased to help announce Karen's upcoming book tour! The book hits shelves on June 13th and Karen will be hitting the road to meet readers and sign books. Check out the stops she has listed below and if you are in the area, stop by!

Also, Karen has a new contest to announce! Everyone who preorders THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER by June 12, 2017 will receive a signed and personalized vintage-look Tahquamenon Falls postcard from Karen AND one reader will have his or her choice of an awesome grand prize!

I already received my post card in the mail from Karen and can't wait to read her book! 

Click to enter


Which prize will you choose?


“Michigan Lover” prize pack

  • Two original framed photographic prints by Michigan author Karen Dionne
  • One Michigan Berry pie from Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

“Reader and Writer” prize pack

  • A 30-minute Skype call with Karen for you or your book club OR a 50-page manuscript critique by Karen
  • One book of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales circa 1800 including the original Marsh King’s Daughter story
 
Click the photo for all the details and for preorder links. And be sure to check Karen's Facebook page for all the latest book news!

Tuesday, June 13, 7:00pm
Launch Party!
Barnes and Noble
14165 Hall Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315
586-247-7416
 
Wednesday, June 14, 7:00pm
Schuler’s Books
1982 W Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864
517-349-8840
 
Thursday, June 15, 7:00pm
Schuler’s Books
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-942-2561
 
Friday, June 16, 7:00pm
Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop
213 South Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
734-769-1114
 
Saturday, June 17, 2:00pm
A conversation with Joseph Finder
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 USA
480-947-2974
 
Monday, June 19, 11:30am*
"Read It and Eat" luncheon

Towne Center Books
555 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-846-8826 
*Reservations required.  

Monday, June 19, 7:00pm
Bookshop West Portal
80 West Portal Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94127
415-564-8080

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30pm
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
713-524-8597
 
Wednesday June 21, 7:00pm
A Conversation with Lee Child
Barnes and Noble, 82nd & Broadway
2289 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
212-362-8835

Thursday, June 22, 6:30pm*
#YeahYouWrite Author Series with Julie Buntin
Bo's Kitchen and Bar Room
6 West 24th St.
New York, NY 100010
212 234 2373
*Reservations required. Please specify #YeahYouWrite

Tuesday, August 8, 6:00pm
Petoskey Public Library, Carnegie Building
in partnership with McLean and Eakin Booksellers
500 East Mitchell St.
Petoskey, MI 49770
231-758-3100

Wednesday, August 9, 6:30pm
Saturn Booksellers
133 W. Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-8899

 
         
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