Wading through fake Facebook friend requests is starting to become a full time job

Three friend requests and two messages from Billy Currington telling me what an awesome fan I am and how we should chat.

Leave me alone, Billy, I only allow super famous people on my super private Facebook account. I didn’t accept Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford last week, nor did I accept Kit Harington this week. This is an exclusive club here, you gotta up your game. You can follow my E.B. Brown page like the others.
ūü§Ē

I continue to be shocked daily on how people have so much time on their hands to create fake accounts and send the same friend requests over and over. I don’t have time to keep up with the real accounts I have. ūüėāūü§£

 

In other news, my legs went numb while I was sitting on the toilet peeing this morning and checking Facebook, and then when I got up I stumbled around like a newborn deer for five minutes until the blood flow returned to my legs.

This is what happens when I think I’m hitting snooze on my phone alarm, but instead I throw it across the room, crack the screen, and wake up an hour late.

This day is a total bust. FML.

i-was-gonna-take-over-the-world-this-morning-but-4307307

 

Follow me on my FB page or my personal account.

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/follow.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Febbrownauthor&width=50&height=80&layout=standard&size=large&show_faces=true&appId=502794643216127 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/follow.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fbefsherm&width=50&height=80&layout=standard&size=large&show_faces=true&appId=502794643216127

A Perfect time to …

… snatch up some books!!

512fbicw2bql-_sy346_Ok, if you’re a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited & haven’t read the Time Walkers series yet, the entire series is now available in KU. (Yes, I made the switch, so far so good!)

Check it out on Amazon HERE

Ghost Dance_TD1
Also available is GHOST DANCE, the first book in the Time Dance series. Hurry up & read this one before the second book in the series, SEASON OF EXILE, comes out!51id2mkkohl-_sy346_

Happy Holidays & Happy Reading!

xoxo EB

New Promo options for authors, new website, new releases, oh my!

Whew! It’s been a ton of work, but I finally have the new dedicated website set up for the RR Books Promos (AKA EB’s MML Promos)! The currently running promos are up and running & are merging together without any interruption. I expect to be fully working from the new website (www.rrbookdeals.com) by January 1. For the new website I’ve also started a dedicated Facebook page HERE(so stop over & give it a LIKE, and a Twitter page here (follow us!) however I will still be promoting and sharing from my Fan Page HERE. Please bear with me as new features are being added & upgraded daily. As always, shoot me any suggestions or questions at admin@rrbookdeals.com. Many thanks to all the Participating Authors & Happy Holiday Season to you all!

Submit your books HERE: RR Books Author Promotions Check Out Page

 OUR NEW PROMOS STARTING DECEMBER/JANUARY 2017

** 3 Month Book Listing Submissions in 7 categories:

  • Free with Kindle Unlimited
  • Award Winners & Nominees
  • Complete Series
  • Book Bundles
  • Audio Books
  • Top Rated

** Featured Deal of the Week Listing

  • featured for one week (Monday – Sunday)
  • Book Deal of the Week or Free Book Deal of the Week
  • Book rating on Amazon must be 4.3 or above with a minimum of 25 reviews
  • Promoted in RR Books newsletter and posted to Facebook and Twitter
  • Submissions subject to approval
  • Subject to availability. Submissions will received follow up info and invoice if approved. $25 Payment is due upon approval.

** NEW ** The Facebook group membership requirement has been eliminated. Authors are strongly encouraged to join the Facebook Group FOUND HERE.
An email will be sent to all participating authors and the promo docs & instructions will be also posted in the group. Although FB group membership is now longer required, I highly recommend that you join the group. Group members can access the Participating Author list and many other documents that are NOT available anywhere else, and can also ask questions and brainstorm with other authors.

OUR ORIGINAL PROMOS
The Mega Mailing List Promo (MML)
The goal is to reward the current readers on our mailing lists & attract new readers. We want to target it to our list members & fans because they are already readers and are more likely to stick around after the giveaway ends. You get mailing list sign ups directly from readers who choose to sign up for your list.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • New fans get eyes on your books
  • New direct mailing list sign ups from hungry readers (You are NOT sent a list of every participant; readers choose to sign up directly to your list)
  • Freebie downloads, KU downloads, & sales
  • New content for your readers to keep them interested, especially if you only send a few emails per year
  • Reward your fans with a giveaway & cool content

HOW IT WORKS: updated 12/10/16
1. I will send the MAILER blast to the RR Books mailing list of 75K+ readers on the day of the promo & I will promote it to my Facebook Page of 52K+ fans. Inside the email mailer will be info on the promo and a link to the LANDING PAGE (FOUND HERE).
2. ALL authors will send out the MAILER to their lists on the promo day. This is required, unless you have contacted me & made other arrangements such as a Facebook blast, Twitter blast, or activity to share the promo. (The MAILER is prepared for you. Two days prior to the promo, I will email a reminder to participating authors with a link to the mailer template/instructions.) You can also choose to send your own email & simply link to the Landing Page is your prefer.
3. Featured on the LANDING PAGE are the books with the links you provide where readers can either download or purchase your book.
4. Readers scroll down to the end of the LANDING PAGE to click on the link for the GIVEAWAY. Each author provides ONE link to use as an entry for the GIVEAWAY. All MML books are also posted to individual category pages.
5. The GIVEAWAY runs until the 20th of the month; the MML Landing Page stays live for the entire month. Books stay on the Category Pages for at least 3 months, so books continue to get  exposure even after your promo ends. (Readers definitely browse through much more than the most recent promo; one of my free books from a promo 3 months ago is still getting downloads.)

INVITE as many authors as you like, the more authors who participate, the better the response.
Books at any price are allowed in the MML, but if your book is discounted or free or on promotion it will work better. Books that are FREE or FREE w/KU definitely do better in this promo.
Entry is $20 for 1 book; if you want to list multiple books, each subsequent book is $5.
Entries may close before the stated date at the discretion of the admin.
All authors must provide a valid email address to receive the Promo docs & instructions. All the documents will additionally be posted in the Facebook Group under the files menu.
For the Facebook Group and more info, head over HERE private Facebook group.

THE FACEBOOK FREEBIE PROMO (FFP): FREE, FREE w/KU, Any FREE book (closes on the 12th/runs on the 15th of the month)
(For Free book downloads — now with instaFreebie link option)

– Books must be FREE, FREE with Kindle Unlimited, FREE on your website/newsletter sign up, or FREE w/instaFreebie
– Each book is $15
– Targeted for free book downloads & borrows (now also including your instaFreebie links!)
– Includes targeted Facebook post to 52K+ FB Fans on the 15th of the month & blast mailer sent out to 75K+ readers
– NO mailer for authors to send, just share on your social media
– After you complete the PayPal checkout, you will be directed to a form to fill out your book information.

 

The Page Banner Promo: Current Deals Page/MML Page (closes on the 25th/runs on the 1st) or the FFP/Free Deals Page (closes on the 12th/runs on the 15th)

  • Your book featured in the banner header on the MML Landing¬†pageduring the MML Promo (active for full month starting on the 1st of the month) in rotation¬†(changes every 30 seconds) , or
  • Your book featured in the banner header for the FREE DEALS¬†page during the FFP Promo(runs on the 15th of each month for 1 full month) in rotation (changes every 30 seconds)
  • You may provide your own banner or have a banner prepared for you. Includes a clickable link to your book or your website. (Author submitted banners should be sized at 200 x 900 px)
  • Banner remains on the website for entire month throughout the MML Promo and the FFP Promo so you get ongoing traffic from TWO promos
  • May be purchased in addition to or without other promos(MML/FFP)

Sign up for the MML/FFP or any of the new RR BOOKS PROMOS HERE: RR BOOKS AUTHOR PROMOTIONS Check Out Page

Ghost Dance_TD1In other exciting news, GHOST DANCE is out and is bringing in some lovely reviews. If you haven’t read GHOST DANCE yet, you can get it HERE ON AMAZON and it is also FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

51id2mkkohl-_sy346_

The second volume in the series, Season of Exile, is available on preorder HERE ON AMAZON and it will also be FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

FREE w/Kindle Unlimited + More!

Have you read the Time Walkers series yet?

Well, now is a great time to jump in! Read all four books in one convenient bundle for FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

READ IT NOW:

61vujplyisl

TIME WALKERS

THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

And a few other books for your consideration… Continue reading

New Releases & Kindle Countdown Deals!

November is¬†looking to be a busy month! A few tidbits of news …

Ghost Dance_TD1Ghost Dance (Time Dance Book 1) is now available in the Kindle store. It’s a Kindle exclusive (for now) and can also be borrowed for FREE through the Kindle Unlimited program. (See GHOST DANCE on Amazon)
For the first time ever, the Time Walkers Complete Collection is on sale. If61vujplyisl you haven’t read the Time Walkers series yet, now’s your chance to grab the entire series at a great price – $0.99 (Reg price $6.99). It’s on a Kindle Countdown Deal that ends 11/3 at 8am EST, so grab it now. It is also FREE on Kindle Unlimited.¬†(See the Time Walkers Complete Collection on Amazon)

Upcoming Releases now on pre-order: Continue reading

Sneak Peek at GHOST DANCE

A little taste of Ghost Dance. For those who have read the Time Walkers series, you know I tend to cross over with characters in my books. Ghost Dance is the first book in the Time Dance series, so be prepared for a lot of new characters and adventures…oh, and of course, a hefty dose of romance thrown in there.

Enjoy!


The Battle of Bloody Run

James River Falls, 1656

Daniel

Continue reading

A bike for Dominic

Remember when you were a kid and you hopped on your bike for a ride? You probably rode¬†it a few houses down the block, jumped off, dumped it on a neighbor’s lawn, then ran off to play with your ¬†friends.

Or how about helping your daughter take off¬†those training wheels and ride¬†on her own, barely daring to take a breath as you watch her because you are¬†afraid she¬†might fall? Somehow she doesn’t fall, and next thing you realize is that she’s going to need a bigger bike now.

Riding a bike is an amazing part of growing up. Watch this video of a very special young man to see what riding a bike means to him.

WATCH NOW
How can you help? Skip that $8 cup of Starbucks today, or pack a lunch instead of paying $20 at the fast food place. I did, and you can too! Give a few bucks today towards a gift that will change the life of this awesome young man.
Every little bit helps — and just think of the smile on his face when he gets on that bike.