Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Elves and Free for ALLs!

I'm doing something BIG bloggy-friends! And I need your help...

Remember that time we all did the Amazon Chart Rush with writer-friend Talli (link)? Well, in an effort to increase visibility for my new book, today and tomorrow only, ROUGE will be FREE for ALL! (link)

Get or Give today!
Not just Amazon Prime members--EVERYONE gets it FREE!!! (link)

If you already bought it, don't be mad! (LOL!)

Writing is my full-time job now, so I'm taking a hit doing this. BUT! the hope is it will pay off in more visibility and future sales. And it will help me get back to what I do best... more writing!

How to help, you say?

*If you're planning to get it, please do so now (link). Two clicks and you're done--easy peasy!

*Spread the word! Tell people on Facebook, or even consider tweeting this tweet (edited):

Last Day #ROUGE is FREE!!! Get it now: @leightmoore #freebies #fb

Thank you so much.

The hardest part about being independent is losing that marketing department, but that's why we help each other. And I'm here ready to return the favors!

Now, what about these Elves?

Well, as you may know, a few weeks ago PETE the Elf had a touch too much Eggnog at the Holiday Christmas Party and as he stumbled home, he lost Santa's NICE LIST.

The North Wind scattered the papers to all four corners of the world, and The Bookshelf Muse put out a call to help find them in order to SAVE CHRISTMAS.

Ever since I read about it, I've been on the lookout. And then today, EUREKA! Yes that's right, I found part of Santa's missing NICE LIST.

There it was, fluttering in the wind, half caught under the corner of my welcome mat. And shock of all shocks, I recognized the names. I bet you will, too! Here it is below:
NAMES: Jolene Perry (link); Susan Quinn (link); Hart Johnson (link); Carolyn Abiad (link); Jessica Bell (link); Matt Rush (link); Sheri Larsen (link); Janet Johnson (link); Lydia Kang (link); D.L. (link); Stina (link)Lisa Ann (link); Old Kitty (link); Pat Hatt (link)Kelly Polark (link); Laura Diamond (link); Magan Vernon (link); Allie Brennan (link); Natalie (link); my dear Indelibles (link); OMG, I have to stop now... but if you're here, YOU!

LOCATION: The Blogosphere


NAUGHTY LEVEL: Just enough to be awesome!

OBSERVATIONS: For the most part, these guys have been with me since the early days, writing, getting agents, getting publishing deals, getting published, losing agents, breaking new ground, cheering each other on, always stopping by to say HI... You guys are irreplaceable to me.

RECOMMENDATION: I hope you all know I'm here always and as needed. I still can't wait for that day when we all have that huge party and Matt can DJ, and TH will insist everyone to go skinny dipping, and Jessica and Jolene can sing and play guitar, and Sheri can dance, and Lydia can examine our heads... LOL!

How about you, Readers? Is there someone you'd like to say Happy Holidays to, or tell them how much they mean to you? JOIN US! (link) There's plenty of days left until Christmas, and sometimes a kind word can lift people up in a way that they really need.

And have a GREAT week-reader and wrier-friends! Christmas is right around the corner~ <3


Natalie Aguirre said...

Not mad at all that Rouge is free. Hope it helps with the marketing.

And awesome choice and thoughts for the secret Santa post. Would love to meet everyone someday in person too.

Happy Holidays!

Stina said...

The marketing is the part that makes me nervous about self publishing, but then it's no different than traditional publishing, especially if you sign with a small press.

Check out my blog, Leigh. Pete the Elf paid a visit last night. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah marketing is a pain and fun elf shout, with many all about.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwww!! You are too wonderful and amazing!! I love being on Santa's Nice List as I do try to be nice most of the time! LOL!!

Yay for Rouge!!!! Take care

DEZMOND said...

just tweeted about your freebie action :)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Aw, thanks for inviting me to the party! This elf-business is too much fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Go Rouge!!!!!

Hey, thanks for the shout out! *hugs*

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm on the list!! So nice of you. ((hugs)) >_< And I'm so happy for ROUGE!!

Anita said...

Good luck with ROUGE. I'll go tweet the offer now. :)

Angela Ackerman said...

I know so many of these people and they are all amazing. The blogosphere would be so less bright without them in it!

Great choices, and so neat to see them celebrated here. Not sure about the skinny dipping, but I could totally see Matt kicking it as a DJ.

Happy Holidays! Thanks so much from becca, Pete and myself!


Cherie Reich said...

I downloaded a copy and tweeted! Can't wait to read Rouge!

LTM said...

@Laura--you KNOW you got a shout out! And yay for ROUGE! It's all about the exposure, and for the last 24 hours, it's sat pretty at #1 on the teen historical chart. On teen romance (a harder one) it went all the way to #3... still 12 hours. We'll see if it hits #1!


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I downloaded it to my husband's ipad...he's going to be surprised. LOL.

I also put it on my facebook page. I'll put it on the book club group I belong to too.

You've added some awesome people to the nice list.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everyone you listed is awesome!
And you have the funnest, happiest icon.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Whoa. What a fabulous list you have there! Now, that's helping Pete.

You'll have to report on the result of your book push.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I just retweeted about Rouge!! Hope it's a great success for you!!

Jemi Fraser said...

I think the free strategy is a good one - and I hope it works well for you! I already have my copy & I'm not mad at all :)

M Pax said...

Tweeted for you, Leigh. I have it on my Nook and look forward to reading it.

Yeah, the marketing thing is tough. I need to figure out how to carve out more time for it and how to be more effective.

Ella said...

I already bought it :D What a gracious idea! I just emailed a few friends and let them know. They don't use twitter! Oh, I hope this helps...what a fabulous and generous gift! :D I can't wait to read it, busy now...damn elves have me hopping like a toad, tee,hee
Happy Holidays to you n' yours! <3 555

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS to all the people who are on Santa's nice list!

Merry Christmas!!

LTM said...

They're some of the best, Susanne! But not all, obviously~ :D

Hope your Christmas was merry & bright! Here's to a great new year! <3