LIVE! ♥ Second Chance Inn by Frances Stockton!

Blurb

Welcome to the Second Chance Inn! If you’re in need of a cold beer, pub grub, rock and roll, a game of poker, or a place to hang your hat, come on in and stay awhile. Be sure to ask about our B&B and Happy Hour Specials!

In need of a new start, Bostonian accountant Mackenzie Chance arrives in Hawthorn, South Dakota determined to restore the rustic inn she’s inherited from her grandfather. She never expects world renowned rocker Ace Blackburn, her unrequited first love, to turn up at the door just as a blizzard begins. Much less the irresistible attraction they share when she welcomes him inside.

While the snow piles up, they bare their souls, soon becoming lovers as they plan to turn the Second Chance Inn into a place where employees, customers, and tourists can renew or reinvent themselves. But when the storm ends, will they see their plans come to fruition, or lose everything when the past she’s left behind returns with a vengeance?

Buy Links

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NDZ9113
B&N – https://books2read.com/u/bo7WjA
Apple – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1367267081

Author Bio


Having written my first romance at age thirteen, a crossover featuring a Contemporary Laura Ingalls Wilder and Nancy Drew, I never stopped reading or writing, no matter the jobs and obstacles along the way. Now, with over thirteen titles previously published with Ellora’s Cave, I’ve several republished books available, along with new stories, and participated in multiple anthologies.

Author website and social media links:

http://www.twitter.com/FrancesStockton
https://www.facebook.com/francesmstockton
https://francesstockton.blogspot.com
https://francesstockton.blogspot.com/?zx=895016062352dd

Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dear Indie ♥ Weekly Resource Post

Independent

Hello Indies!

If you’ve been following these posts right along with your self-publishing journey, than congratulations! You’re getting ready to launch your book to the world! I hope you have a huge celebration planned, but before we bust open the champagne bottles, your work isn’t done yet…

It’s your book’s launch day. The moment you’ve been dreaming about since you first sat down in front of that blank white document and turned a blinking courser into a spellbinding story for all the world to read. Through blood, sweat, tears, coffee spills, #$%@@#^%! moments, hair-pulling, head banging against the keyboard, too much chocolate and not enough sleep you have created a thriving, living, breathing world filled with characters you now know more intimately than most of your real life friends! They’re your babies and it’s a bittersweet moment to let them go out on their own into the big bad market. You’re not sure how they’ll get along, how they’ll be received, and you already know that no one could ever love them as much as you do, but you’re hoping against all the odds someone will love them almost as much. Take a deep breath mama and/or papa, because here they go!

Depending on how you prepared for your launch day, will determine how quickly you can get to that champagne. It also depends on who you booked your tour with. Some promoters are more thorough than others. Goddess Fish Promotions, for example will send you a spreadsheet listing all of their tour hosts where your tour will be posted and keep it updated with those who’ve already gotten their posts up and running. Other promoters won’t provide this and you have to go hunt your posts down.

Twitter and Facebook are the best places to find those links – but don’t assume that one equals the other. Make sure you check both. You’ll either find a link to their blog, or that they’ve only shared it on Facebook – either way, make sure you thank all of your hosts for sharing or posting, however you want to word it – and keep in mind that they’re not all in the same time zone, so your 1 day tour might actually last 2-3 days! If your Facebook is like mine, it doesn’t always notify me when someone new ‘mentions’ me in a post, so check your notifications every once in awhile to make sure you haven’t missed anyone.

If your tour includes a Giveaway, play that up in Tweets and Facebook statuses! Usually, your giveaway will last longer than your tour, so I highly recommend following the link to see when it’s due to end, that way you can be on top of your tour promoter to get the winner’s names so they’re not waiting for their prizes!

Okay, I’m done tormenting you – bust open that champagne! You can drink in between Tweets and status updates, what was I thinking?

Oh, you thought you were done? Hehehe – If you included ARCS in your tour, you might want to head over to Goodreads and Amazon to check out all of the reviews being posted now, or maybe you don’t want to read those yet, and that’s fine – but don’t forget to thank your tour hosts for reviewing, even if it wasn’t sparkling. It’s just the polite thing to do. I also “like” reviews on Goodreads, but again, that’s entirely up to you.

Things might start slowing down toward the end of the bottle day, but now you need to start thinking about marketing! All of those reviews are now advertising bits you get to Tweet and Facebook about over the next couple of days while people are still hyped about buying your book and spreading the word. Of course, they’re always there for marketing later on, as well, but this is definitely the time when you’ll want to highlight all of your book’s praise. Remember, there’s no such thing as too much advertisement! Shamelessly promote yourself. No one else is going to do it  – unless you’ve got a publicist in your pocket, in that case… sharing is caring, don’t be stingy.

Okay, now you can relax and give yourself a huge pat on the back! (If you’re not too intoxicated to accomplish it) – You’ve made it, sugar. You are now a

。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆*:・゚✧PUBLISHED AUTHOR*:・゚✧。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆

Congratulations! 😀

 

Cyber-Hopping

NBTM_TourBookCoverBanner_TheZenLoungeHappy Tuesday all!  Just another tour update here: Today I will be cyber-hopping between  Behind Closed Doors, blog spot of Laurie Jenkins with another exclusive interview – and – the WordPress blog of romance author, Jacey Holbrand with a guest post, written by yours truly.

Both sites offer a ton of reviews, giveaways and new releases, so make sure to come check them out and try to win some really cool free stuff!

See you at both places… because, I’m amazingly talented that way. (Not really, but it sounded good.) 😀

We Don’t Wanna Talk About It

Yeah… that sports thing that happened on Sunday.  We’re not speaking of it, but we still love our team! That’s the way it should be.  We don’t, however, have to love that blasted Chevy commercial that gave us all heart failure for like 3 seconds!  Not okay, Chevy! Not okay!

Now, for some happier, far more exciting news:  The Zen Lounge’s next blog tour stop begins tomorrow morning at Unabridged Andra.  Another awesome blog filled with reviews and giveaways, to include a $300 Valentines Dinner for two, so if you’re still looking for that perfect Feb 14th magic, you might want to hurry on over to Andra’s and enter to win.

Thanks to the help of the wonderful Goddess Fish Promotions, who has organized my entire event, a FREE e-book copy of The Zen Lounge has now been added to the tour rafflecopter!  So if that $10 gift card wasn’t incentive enough, now you have two reasons to come check out an exclusive Interview with my two favorite sub-characters, Matt Gryphon and Hilo Mehnce.  It’s definitely entertaining, as even I have very little control over how these guys respond to their little Q&A.

Hope to see ya there!