Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#BookBub Featured Deal – final analysis

I fully admit to having had my heart in my mouth when I hit ‘send’ on the payment for this deal. It was a LOT of money, $704, to be precise. I also admit that despite applying for a Featured Deal several times a year for several years, I still dithered about accepting it when […]

Sharing a new #review for THE PRINCE’S MAN

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, whatever you were able to make of it this time around. I’ll be back to my normal blogging schedule next week, starting with my analysis of the BookBub Featured Deal I had back at the start of December. If you’ve not had one of […]

Waving farewell to 2020

Like many others, I am going to take a blogging break for a couple of weeks over the holiday period. It seems a little strange calling it that, as much of 2020 has seemed like a rather long, enforced holiday, which has come with even harsher rules for the next few weeks, courtesy of the […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Fantasy Reads – New Release – Jan Sikes – Reviews – Fiona Tarr, Vashti Quiroz-Vega, Adele Marie Park, Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Christmas Book Fair where I will be featuring all the authors currently on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore. Today I am sharing books which all have elements of fantasy at the heart of their stories. Delighted to share the news of the latest release…

#BookReview – A Right Royal Revenge: a Scottish Cozy Mystery by R.B. Marshall

During the excitement of my BookBub Featured Deal, I needed something light and entertaining to read, and this second book in The Highland Horse Whisperer Mysteries series fitted the bill perfectly. In the author’s own words: “Like my amateur sleuth, Izzy, I’m a dressage-riding computer geek who loves coffee – but there the similarity ends. […]

#BookBub Featured Deal – interim report

My BookBub Featured Deal went live across the world yesterday. It’s always a little tricky following the numbers really closely, courtesy of the time differences. Here in the UK things got going a little earlier than in the US, and a few sales trickled in, one or two at a time. Once the US woke […]

The Five Most Common Publishing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

The offered guest post that didn’t arrive last week, has now arrived. A dead laptop is something I’ve had experience of, so Desiree has my sympathy and understanding. Here is her post, with lots of helpful advice, especially if you have yet to take the plunge and self-publish your book. Perhaps you’ve just completed NaNoRiMo […]

The Holy Grail of Book Advertising

OMG! After years of applying, I FINALLY SCORED AN ALL-REGIONS BOOKBUB!!! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain. Inclusion in the BookBub Featured Deals newsletter is the Holy Grail of book advertising. Actually getting one is roughly as difficult as getting a publisher. You can make your own BB ads […]

Monday #funnies

I had a guest lined up to provide an interesting post today, but having promised to deliver by Friday, I’ve received nothing. Nada. If only the person involved had let me know, I would feel more kindly towards them – they contacted me and made the offer, not the other way around. As it wasn’t […]

#BookReview EVENTIDE by @MaeClair1 #supernatural #ghosts

As promised, my review of Hode’s Hill #3, EVENTIDE. The speed with which I devoured this series says it all. Blurb The darkness is coming . . . The old house near Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania is a place for Madison Hewitt to start over—to put the trauma of her husband’s murder, and her subsequent breakdown, […]