Author Archives: Deborah Jay

5 Ways to Achieve Writing Self-Confidence #amwriting

I’m still going through my old posts, and I’ve decided to clean up my history and delete posts that are no longer relevant (short-term sales, posts with links to sites that no longer exist etc.), so I’m still a mite busy. It’s also great coming across the evergreen posts that just beg to be shared […]

#Blog review

As a consequence of the debacle over the copyrighted photo, I am now faced with the mammoth task of going back through all 835 posts, spread over the 8 years I have been blogging, to check and delete any pictures I am unsure of. It does, however, give me an opportunity to look back over […]

#Copyright warning

It’s been a lousy week. I’m not looking for sympathy, it just has. Two weeks ago, we had eleven dogs – 9 adopted and 2 fostered. In case you don’t know, we take in dogs from Spain with behavioural issues that mean they are not adoptable by regular homes, and we do emergency fostering when […]

#BookBub Featured Deal – follow up

As I know many of you were interested to know about any lasting effects from the sales bonanza generated by my BookBub Featured Deal, I thought I’d do a follow-up post one month on, and here it is! Obviously sales have been lower this month as I’ve not done much in terms of promotion, just […]

How do you make your novel stand out from the crowd? #bookmarketing

This week I have another guest post for you, this time looking at different ways to promote your book in a crowded marketplace. Over to Hayley: 5 UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR NOVEL There are countless ways to promote your recently published novel on the internet. However, many novelists are already using tried-and-tested […]

#BookReview New release ‘DETACHED’ by Elicia Hyder #urbanfantasy

Elicia Hyder, author of the amazing ‘Soul Summoner’ series, is back with a brand new opener to a new series, and I had the chance to grab an ARC for review. DETACHEDBook 1 of The Saphera Nyx Seriesby Elicia HyderRelease Date: 1.26.2021ISBN-13: 978-1945775260ASIN: B08M6M49CL WEBSITE: www.sapheranyx.com TAGLINE: She robbed her brother of his destiny. Now she’s […]

Crampons, anyone? #NewZealand

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here in Scotland – and much of the UK, I gather – we are dealing with snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures. It’s not that we aren’t used to this in the Highlands, but it’s becoming rather tedious that it hasn’t changed since before Christmas. We […]

#Bookreview WISTERIA WITCHES by Angela Pepper #cozymystery #witches

A short book review this week for “Wisteria Witches: A feel-good paranormal women’s fiction mystery”, a light-hearted title with over 1400 5* ratings on Goodreads. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a 5* for me! Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper My rating: 3 of 5 stars Former media personality, Zara, and her teenage daughter, move to the quaint […]

#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 […]