Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tourz de Codex: “Wake Up! We’re No Longer Dead” by Mindy Larson [Guest Post & Giveaway]

Proud to present the next round in Mindy Larson's book tour with an exclusive guest post on marketing techniques from a nine- year old and an equally exclusive giveaway that follows.....

About ''Wake Up! We are no longer Dead'' (Pre-Earth #2) :-

Hadley and Dominic seem to have it all. Each other. A beautiful little girl named Piper. Endless amounts of time. Fulfilling assignments as spirit guides.

But Piper is not like the rest of them.

What would you risk? What would you give up to secure your loved ones safety?

Fear drives Dom and Hadley to give up everything when they leave Piper behind on the only place the Masters can't go. The Purple Planet.

Piper may look the part, gifted with the soothing tones of lavender, her eyes, hair, even her skin is kissed with a purpled glow, but she's different. She is special. She's alive. Fitting in, in the afterlife, proves to be more than difficult, even after she finds her soul mate, Aiden Hall. He is not only a resident but he runs the bar next door. Just when they reconnect and despite everything Hadley and Dominic gave up, Piper doesn't stay hidden long.

The Masters are back and Piper is taken where she belongs to Pre-Earth.

Attempting and failing at making contact with Piper from the other side, Aiden feels as if there's no other choice but to follow his heart. All the while knowing the risks are great.

Struggling with their reality neither Piper or Aiden remember a thing past waking up. Both feel as if they should remember something. Someone. But what? And who?

Will they end up together once more? Or will they choose to follow an easier path?

About "This Morning I Woke Up Dead" (Pre-Earth #1) :-

What would you do? What rules would you break to be with your soul mate? This morning Hadley Christensen and Dominic Morris woke up living their dream lives. They are engaged and each has promising careers in the medical field. They are happier and more fulfilled than they have ever been, and they are ready to begin their happily ever after.

Sadly, on her way to work, Hadley is in an accident. Before taking her last breath, she realizes she is already dead - and everyone on Earth is too. Now Hadley and Dominic must each find a way to live without one another. How do they continue when they are two parts of one flame?

Hadley is given permission by the Masters to contact Dominic in the hopes he will also realize he is already dead. If Dominic can open his mind to hear Hadley they can be together forever. Is Dominic ready to give up life the way he knows it?

About "The Beginning of the Dead" (Pre-Earth Prequel) :-

In the Prequel to This Morning I Woke Up Dead, we meet Emerson Morris and her boyfriend Logan; soul mates on their path to forever after. Logan soon learns the secret to Earth and must leave Emerson behind. While Logan is hoping Emerson learns the secret too, he must fight his need to contact her or face the wrath of The Masters.

While Emerson is moving on with her life, her brother Dominic falls in love with Hadley Christensen. Hadley has a special bond with each of her Alzheimer’s patients and soon starts to have a glimpse into The Secret.

She is fighting against this knowledge, but will she succeed?

Find out in “The Beginning of the End”.

About Mindy Larson :-

Mindy Rae Boyer Larson was born in 1977 in Provo, Utah. She is the eldest of four children and only daughter. The family moved to the salt lake county in the early eighties when her father got a job at the USPS.

With a very vivid imagination storytelling came only natural. Often she entertained her younger brothers with evening story tales. Her strong passion for reading and a desire to write her own fairy tales led her to write her first book at the tender age of seven. It remains locked up in a box for safe keeping.

At the age of fourteen she baffled her classmates when she looked forward to her honors English homework rather than heading off to the movies or to canyons with the rest. Mindy often completed twenty page book reports on the day they were assigned and rarely got less than A's on her writing assignments.

She has written dozens of kids’ books, short stories, and many other works “This Morning I Woke Up Dead” is her first published novel. Currently Mindy is working on the sequel and has plans to publish numerous more and to never stop writing.

When Mindy isn't writing she is looking after her four kids, cats, and dog. Being a passionate person her other favorite pastimes include; working out, playing disc golf, cooking, baking, traveling, and exploring.

After a long search, she has finally found her true love and lives happily ever after in South East Idaho with her four kids, two girls and two boys, and the love of her life.

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From the Author's desk....

How to be famous like Suzanne Collins

Marketing techniques from a nine year

On the way to the library this afternoon my youngest asked me something. It made me think. It made me wonder. It made me hope.

With her signature dimpled smile, she asked, "Mom, will you ever be famous like Suzanne Collins?"

My green eyes widened. I smiled. The thought thrilled me. "Oh gosh, I hope so!"

With a confident and all knowing smile, she continued, "You will be. It just takes time. You just need a big variety of people to read your book. They'll talk about it. They'll write reviews. It'll spread like wildfire!"

This was a proud moment for me. As a mom. And as a writer. She went on and and on and told me other steps I should be taking in order to be famous like Suzanne Collins. Apparently Ms Collins has written another series that has enraptured the heart of my youngest. Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe not. It's known as Gregor The Overlander series. This leads me into her first example of how to be a famous writer.

1-Write. Write all the time. Lots of books in particular. You can never write enough. The more you write the more readers you'll gain. You'll eventually build a larger fan base. Hopefully loyal readers will support you and check out your latest work, and for the newer readers you gain over time, perhaps they will go back and check out your previous work.

2-Get your your readers talking. Not just about my book but any book. Get them talking about anything. I use social media: twitter, Facebook, a blog, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Keeping with the reading/writing theme, I generally keep it somewhat related to books whenever I am hoping to engage my followers. Lately I'm proud to report that I've done a great job of reaching out and getting responses! It's been a ton of fun to connect!

3-This is one of the ideas I came up with on my own, but I feel it warrants being mentioned. Have a support group. The only time you should go about being an author alone is durning the actual writing process. The support of a loved one or two. An editor. And I also recommend obtaining a publisher. Mine in particular has been amazing to work with! Without her help, I wouldn't be where I am today. And the best part is I get to spend more of my time doing what I do best, writing!

4-Get a big variety of people to read your book. Other than holding giveaways either on Facebook, or on Goodreads, I am honestly not sure how to further pursue this idea. If you have an idea, please, do tell! Not everyone enjoys paranormal romances. It's not a dude type book. And I certainly don't recommend kids reading it either. My hope is that most everyone that crosses paths with This Morning I Woke Up Dead will be able to relate it on some level. Who's curious about what happens in the afterlife? Lost a loved one? Been in love?

5- And the last but not least tip is to have your book reviewed by anyone and everyone. Readers. Bloggers. Other authors. Friends. Fans. Family. Friends of friends, fans, and family. It all helps. And I am hopeful this will one day this will lead to the wildfire spreading!!

Thanks for reading Brooklynne's tips on how to be famous like Suzanne Collins!

Giveaway :-

Giveaway will include $25 Amazon Gift Card and an e-copy of Wake Up!...

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Tour Schedule :-

2nd June - 6th June

2nd June - Boricaun Bookworms - Review, Interview & Giveaway
3rd June - Amazeballs Book Addicts - Special Feature & Giveaway
4th June - Random Readheaded Ramblings - Review, Interview & Giveaway
5th June - Donnie Darko Girl - Guest Post & Giveaway
6th June - The Adventures Within - Review

9th June - 13th June

9th June   - Diary de - A - Guest Post & Giveaway
10th June - The 'A' - Jurnale - Guest Post & Giveaway
11th June -
12th June - 3 Partners in Shopping
13th June - Le' Grande Codex

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