April 1st, 2011

andrew potter

Event: Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt Rules

Who can resist is good treasure hunt? Especially when the treasure is filled with exciting locations, sexy heroes and heroines, and a lot of adventure and fun to filled the hours. We hope you have fun uncovering the characters and plots of the stories each author has provided a clue to.

1. Each day a group of authors will post the answers to their clues.

2. You must use the clues to find your way to the author’s blog/website or FB and find the answer to their question. Answers can be found in the excerpts/blurbs posted on the sites.

3. All the answers will be posted by Friday 04/08/11.

4. Once you have all the answers then you must go to TRS website http://www.theromancestudio.com/ and click on the Treasure Hunt logo to submit your answers.

5. All answers must be submitted by Saturday 04/09/11.

6. The person with the most correct answers wins the Kindle. In cause of tie, a random winner will be picked from the group of top answers. Other prizes drawn at random.

7. First prize is a Kindle. Other prizes include 10 print romance titles, many of the authors will be giving away a copy of their ebook to a commenter on their blog/site, and $25 gift card to Amazon.

04/01 Friday’s Clues

Passion in Print writer Jennifer L. Hart believes in torturing her characters in the fires of hell before they are allowed a happily ever after. In her latest release, Drue redeemed himself by working as an assistant to Dakota Whitmore, the woman he believes to be a thief. What does Drue think she stole from him?

http://www.jenniferlhart.com/  

Seleste wishes she could visit the Badlands to enjoy some "Ramblings and Romance" and maybe even end up Blood Kissed. Which sci-fi captain does Seleste think would sit down for a drink or two with Spencer Pierce, the hero of her steampunk romance Badlands?

http://selestedelaney.com/wordpress/  

Ryan Field, an openly gay romance writer for twenty years who writes for Ravenous Romance, wants to know what two very important topics does Luis want to discuss with Jase in the beginning of the book?

http://ryan-field.blogspot.com/  



04/02 Saturday’s Clues

Decadent Publishing author, Deena Remiel can be found where The Brethren like to play, at Deena Remiel's Place. Michael, Brethren Protector has a full-time day job. What does he do?

http://deenar116.wordpress.com/  

Urban Fantasy and paranormal romance writer, Vivi Dumas, resides at Delusions of Grandeur. Her heroine, Angel, true love is a hot demon name Jacque, but she has a second passion she loves almost as much. What is it?

http://vividumas.wordpress.com/  

While sitting on her Writer’s Block, author Kelly Yeakle enjoys all things with classic beauty and Timeless elegance. In both of her current published novels, this location has been used for either a portion or the entire novel. Name the place.

http://kyeakle27.webs.com/  

Rebecca Leigh, a straight-laced attorney by day who writes sexy erotic romance by night, wants to know what her two hot male vampires in Room Number Twelve like to role-play on Friday night at the Warehouse on Sixth Street.

http://blog.rebeccaleighromance.com/?zx=9f7ac5e328b15b  

04/04 Monday’s Clues

Stacey Espino loves to escape into erotic romance. Whether it be futuristic, paranormal or western menage, she has you covered. In one of her menage romances, two wolf shifters are not too happy about sharing the human female they found by the side of the road. What is the name of the woman who has captured their hearts?

http://www.staceyespino.blogspot.com/?zx=9cd4776461d53fe7  

Canadian author, Jean Roberta’s recent collection of stories all have something in common. What does each one have?

http://www.jeanroberta.com/Books/obsession.htm  

Whiskey Creek Press author Cate Masters loves diving into her writing. When one of her heroes meets a real mermaid, what does she help resurface?

http://catemasters.blogspot.com/  

04/06 Wednesday’s Clues

Louisa Bacio enjoys traveling through some of the darker & wilder sides of the erotic. Bacio’s m/m/f paranormal release “The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf” is set in what historic U.S. city?

http://louisabacio.blogspot.com/  

Kilt Kilpatrick is a popular Ravenous author with a novel and several short stories to his name. Two of his short stories take place ouside of the U.S., which are they? Btw, if you can't find a blog for him, try looking for him face to face...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kilt-Kilpatrick/160928497477  

LaVerne Thompson loves a good mystery. Her hero Caine Hayden meets a mystery woman one night and his business associate the next. He falls for both. What are their names?

http://isisindcblog.blogspot.com/?zx=504a36458bcde215  

04/08 Friday’s Clues

PJ Schnyder is an author of paranormal and sci-fi romance who believes home is where the heart is. One of her heroines, Carri, believes a man might only be a lone wolf because he was never given the option to be something else. Who is Carri's wolf and what is his nickname for her?

http://pjschnyder.com/blog/  

Author Jay Di Meo’s home has her name. Her hero James is a reincarnation of Egyptian god Seth, represented by a Jackal. His beloved Silver is the Falcon – which Egyptian god is he?

http://jaydimeo.wordpress.com/  

Trinity Blacio has been writing professionally for the last eight years. She has titles with several different publishers. Throughout the Running In Fear series what is the one thing Jaycee craved and wanted that she finally got in book 3?

http://trinityblacio.com/blog/  

Ravenous Romance author Lisa Lane has two series, an erotic horror trilogy and erotic, romantic space opera. In her erotic horror books, how do her vampires take their coffee?

http://www.cerebralwriter.com/blog.html
andrew potter

Referrals Program: March Top 10*

Here are the posts that, according to the referrals program statistics, generated more out clicks:

1) Game Boys: Boys in Love (Yaoi Novel) by Rochelle H. Ragnarok
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1263446.html
Referral Link: Game Boys: Boys in Love (Yaoi Novel)

Rules of Engagement by L.A. Witt
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1187880.html
Referral Link: Rules of Engagement

2) The Distance Between Us by L.A. Witt
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1124090.html
Referral Link: The Distance Between Us

Touch Me Gently by J.R. Loveless
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1256228.html
Referral Link: Touch Me Gently

3) All or Nothing (Taking the Odds) by James Buchanan
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1198694.html
Referral Link: All or Nothing (Taking the Odds)

Driftwood by Harper Fox
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1194365.html
Referral Link: Driftwood

Roman Rebel (Vampire's Lair) by A.J. Ryan
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1193443.html
Referral Link: Roman Rebel (Vampire's Lair)

(Boys Of The Zodiac) Taurus: All That You Do by Jamie Craig
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1200450.html
Referral Link: (Boys Of The Zodiac) Taurus: All That You Do

4) No end to the way by Neville Jackson
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1256579.html
Referral Link: No end to the way

5) And So Is Love by Scarlet Blackwell
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1249190.html
Referral Link: And So Is Love

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* They are more than 10 since there are some tie positions. The books with the same number of clicks are listed alphabetically.
andrew potter

A new definition of Spam

Sending an email to 20 authors (ONLY 20) to alert them they are in my Top 10 Book List for the month of April is spam... good to know, and good to know who I have to remove from my contact list.

And no, don't try to go and see all the authors in that post to imagine who she was, since I have not only promptly removed her from the list, I have also removed her from my flist, and if in the future she will try to contact me, I will be sure to remember that name.

Now I don't pretend to be thanked for every post I do, but to reply to a kindness with a slap in the face, it was not really the best of replies. And btw her books are not even that good (maybe that is the reason why I read only 1?)

ETA: the kind author of above replied to me "I don't pay attention to that stuff. The only ones I read are the real review sites my publishers send to. If I read every "review" from anyone who has a blog with an opinion I'd spend days just doing that...".

Ok, maybe I'm not a real review site, but kind author YOUR TWO PUBLISHERS send me your books to review, not the viceversa, even if now I will know for whom I have not to waste my time. And yes, my ego is pretty big, never denied that, so maybe kind author, you should remember than not so far long ago, on a symposium on marketing ebooks (and not M/M ebooks, ebooks in general) someone said "Elisa is the world’s foremost eBook reviewer. Get a good eBook review from her and you are golden." But problably she doesn't need that kind of advertisement.