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…a departure from my blog post norm… #TBSU…

… my very dear friend, highly successful Author Carole Remy is in the process of launching her fifth Amazon Kindle novel, OPHELIE... Carole’s usual genre is Fun, Sexy, Erotic Romance… this offering is somewhat different, and there’s a good deal of thought-provoking backdrop to the writing of the novel (see below)… Carole was concerned (correctly in my view) that the book may needlessly startle some readers in a negative manner, and wanted to pre-share something about it… with her permission, I’m delighted to carry verbatim the body of an email message she has composed… over to Carole Remy:

Dear Friends,

I haven’t sent this type of message before, and probably won’t again, but I felt this was important enough to email you about. I’m somewhat nervous about my latest novel, Ophélie, and would appreciate your help getting out the right message about it.
Ophélie is a novel that goes inside the mind of a person self-destructing. It’s told in the present tense and first person, and from page to page, we aren’t sure if she’ll live or if the narrative will be picked up by someone else. Writing the novel, I wasn’t sure myself.
I don’t know how to promote the novel. Suicide is not a casual subject. Obviously I want people to read Ophélie’s story or I wouldn’t have published it. But the usual Tweeting and Facebooking feels a little off. Any help, any advice, will be greatly appreciated.  Thoughtful reviews when they arrive is the most likely solid approach to letting people know about the novel without pushing it on anyone.
Thank you so much, everyone! Warm hugs all around,
Carole
Here’s why I wrote Ophélie.
In my last year of teaching high school in Canada, a student committed suicide. He had been in my journalism classroom only a few hours earlier. His death was a complete shock, and countless counselors spoke with everyone. My journalism students, a small, tight-knit, cooperative group who worked endless hours together producing the school newspaper, were especially affected. Despite everyone’s best efforts, the school went into a tailspin, with three more suicides and over 20 known attempts that same year.Ophélie grew from those beginnings. I wasn’t trying to figure out what happened; the irrationality of suicide defies explanation. I only knew that I needed to get inside, to see suicide from the inside looking out. As a writer of erotica, it made sense that Ophélie’s disintegration would be sexual, like Ophelia’s in Hamlet. Writing the manuscript, I didn’t know myself from page to page whether Ophélie would survive.Because of the intensity of the experience of writing and, I’ve been told, reading Ophélie, I don’t want readers coming to it accidentally. For that reason the price is a bit higher, to prevent the unsuspecting purchase of a bargain novel. For the same reason, at present I do not plan to use the Kindle Free Days for Ophélie. The Pinterest page for Ophélie is dedicated to mental health resources.

I hope you will choose to read Ophélie, and I hope you will come to love the woman Ophélie, as I do.

@carole_remy

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… me Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen, announcing my great pal, Author Carole Remy’s blitz launch May 7th …#TBSU…

…  if ye like yer novels a bit steamy, look no further than the Sexy, Fun, Erotic Romance offering from an expert exponent of the art .. Author Carole Remy’s BEAUTY OF THE BEAST is  hitting the major blog trail channels tomorrow … jump in and get yer copies now! …

Monday, May 6, 2013

Beauty of the Beast Unleashed! Now on Amazon Kindle! #TBSU

The Release Day Blitz has arrived! Tomorrow, May 7, is the official release day for Beauty of the Beast.

But…!!

Dear loyal readers, you get a chance to meet Beauty ahead of the pack!Beauty of the Beast  is available TODAY for only $3.99 on Amazon Kindle worldwide!

Click HERE to buy in the US!

Here’s the Story

Mary Jane Andrews is what Texans call a pistol. She thinks fast, acts faster, and takes the consequences with a laugh. The year is 1950. Young reporter Mary Jane isn’t sure what SM is, but she’s heard that it’s going on outside Austin, and she’s determined to investigate. Once she meets the Master, she’s both enthralled and scared spitless.

What’s a Master to do when his hotter-than-sin sexual soul mate shows up at the door of his highly illegal sex house? Don’t worry, he has lots of ideas…

Trouble is, Mary Jane wants the story. And the Master won’t spend the rest of his natural life in jail. The sex is explosive, inventive, and addictive, both ways. Will it be bend or break for the insatiable Beauty and the masterful Beast?


Buy Beauty of the Beast Here!

In honor of the international following of Carole Remy’s earlier novels, here’s a list of Amazon sites where you can buy Beauty of the Beast around the world.

Amazon US

Tomorrow is the Release Day Blitz!


Beauty of the Beast is being featured on over twenty book blogs around the blogosphere!

Thank you to Roxanne Rhoads at Bewitching Book Tours, and thank you to all my blogging friends for getting Mary Jane and the Master’s story off to a roaring start!

Two fantastic blogs, presented in the grand tradition of The Blog Scratchers’ Union! #TBSU

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…literary promiscuity works…a Marriage made in Virtual Heaven?…or a Union Doomed in Internet Hell?…#TBSU…BAT…

literary promiscuity works... the well-baited fishing line thrown out in yesterday’s post by Master Gallacher has snared its first success… here’s yer maiden offering of a JOINT BLOG... from a fair maiden in her own right… my friend AUTHOR CAROLE REMY... she of the prolific novelling ilk… about to dip her prosaic toe into the enticing waters of the Kindle Select Program Free Promo… allows her post to be wrapped by commentary from this old spider lurking in his own tentacles of the WEBMs REMY encapsulates so well the angst, the trepidation, the JITTERS… oh bluudy hell, the absolutely mind-freezing scariness of letting yer wee baby into the clutches of the KGB...no, strike that, I meant the KDP… being of a more capricious bent than my ally, Ms REMY, when I first linked up with KDP, I harboured no doubts as I entered yet another one-night stand with the femme fatale of the indie publishing world… or was that a five-day stand?… and I must ‘fess up … I have not LUVVED ‘EM and LEFT ‘EM… I’ve LUVVED ‘EM and LINGERED. KDP has been gentle with me… let’s find out what Ms REMY thinks of it all… here she is:

Wedding Night Jitters: She Said, He Said

My first marriage was to Royalty. The wedding was lovely, posh and all. I even received a small dowry. At the time, I was young and naive, and didn’t know enough to have wedding night jitters. Besides, there was no performance evaluation for six months! What more could a first time bride want.

The marriage went the way so many marriages do these days. The first six month’s Royalty Statement was stellar! Our baby was a grand success! We immediately had another, also a winning performer! And then Royalty’s interest began to wain. He didn’t show up for our child’s starring role in the school play, missed soccer matches, you know the story. Royalty just wasn’t interested in promoting our children. We eventually divorced when I declined to have a third child with a disinterested parent, and that was that.



Now, I find myself on the eve of another wedding night, this time to Kindle Direct Publishing Free Days, filled with the jitters my first wedding never provoked. Of course, I have the reassurance that this marriage is forever. KDP can’t divorce me and my darling offspring TWELVE NIGHTS without also canceling all it’s other two million partners. Publishing is a polygamous, but equal, enterprise these days. And I know that this wedding night is but the first of many occasions for free-spirited bliss.

The Law of Attraction tells me to feel successful and abundant, and really, I do! I love my life, and book sales are the icing on an already delicious cake. Mmmm, wedding cake. Did I remember to call the caterers? I put in twelve orders for company Tweets, and invited all my friends to celebratweet with me. The Facebook invitations are in the mail. The wedding is even being filmed by my other new partner, T. N. Mohan, the producer who just optioned my TWELVE NIGHTS baby for her own movie!

And yet, I have the jitters. The problem is that tomorrow morning when I wake up, my new partner is going to give me a by-the-numbers evaluation of my performance. I don’t know if I can stand it!

Seumas, I need a hug!

…Seumas here, Carole… settle down, m’Lady.. it’ll be alright on the night… mega-hugs aplenty to you… just don’t wanna make your new KDP beau jealous…

…to all you wunnerful Lads and Lassies of the Blog Land out there, your support for Carole’s virgin traipse into Freebie territory will be much appreciated…

…the promo starts on Monday morning, April 29th,  00.01 am Pacific Time and here’s the links… 

http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Nights-ebook/dp/B00BEONUSU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367130873&sr=1-1&keywords=Twelve+Nights

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twelve-Nights-ebook/dp/B00BEONUSU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367130950&sr=1-1&keywords=twelve+nights..+Carole+remy

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…with me, Mabel, flattery’ll get ye EVERYWHERE… my new pal Carole Remy entertains…#TBSU…#BAT…

…the ceaseless wonder of the generosity of spirit exemplified across the Blogger Universe tramps on apace…yet another newly-discovered, ‘internet-met’, instant-buddy has popped up in the form of the marvellous Carole Remy, she of the excellently entertaining fun erotic writings… but there’s much, much more to her bow than that, as you will gather from the shamelessly copied (by me) and re-blogged post of the Lady below… please enjoy…

Blogging, the Law of Attraction, a Union, and Bats! What??? #TBSU #BAT

Last night I finished Seumas Gallacher’s The Blogger’s Guide to Absolutely Nothing. This isn’t exactly a book review, though I do urge you to buy the book and enjoy a few hours of fun with an upbeat message. The Blogger’s Guide is a humorously presented appeal to be our better selves, and all in a Scottish accent that I love and won’t even try to duplicate.

Whether you go to Amazon and buy the book or not, do yourself a favor and subscribe to Seumas’s entertaining blog. It’s joined my very short list of daily reads.

What I want to write about though today, is something a little different. Seumas’ philosophy of life and blogging got me thinking. I had been moving in the same direction, but reading his words pulled it all together for me. And it all ties in with the Law of Attraction, wouldn’t you know.

The Money Bugbear

A few days ago, Nathalie Thompson at Vibe Shifting generously published a guest post I wrote. You can read all about my slightly twisted relationship with money, and how I recently got clarity on a little piece of the bigger issue. Letting go of the need to be the rich American who funds the Mexican dog rescue is a huge step for me. Huge! My ears are popping all the time, which is my own little personal sign from the Universe that energy is shifting. Pop, pop. There it goes.

Now, I am not, have never been, and probably will never be a rich American. I live in Mexico because I love it, with the giant added benefit that I live nicely on a relatively small pension. The urge to fund a rescue shelter had led me to release my novels on the Kindle market in the first place, to hit the jackpot of sales for a good cause.

The first day I ‘met’ Seumas, and I can’t even remember who introduced us, I was in the middle of a partial meltdown. If I wasn’t promoting my books because I needed lots of money for the dogs, why was I putting in twelve hour days tweeting, blogging, and Facebooking, not to mention trying to figure out Goodreads and now Google+? Arggg!

Here’s the Law of Attraction part.

When I was ready to realize that the pressure to fund dog rescue was a purely self-imposed strain, the Universe put the lovely Nathalie in my path, to invite me to write a guest post, which gave me the opportunity to wrestle through to a happier emotion.

That’s how the LoA works. Even when you’re not ready, the opportunities are all there. You just can’t see them. When you finally drop the blinders, the resolution is so clear and simple it makes you weep, or jump around doing a happy dance!

And here comes the Law of Attraction again. Just when I’m struggling with the next layer of the onion, I meet someone who can articulate a clear vision of where I’m going and why I’m going there. Thank you, Universe! Thank you, Seumas! I didn’t even wallow for very long—just a day or two. When you open yourself to change, it comes roaring through.

The Evolution of a Blogger/Human Being

By now I hope you’re really curious about what this message is that I’ve learned, or reaffirmed, from reading The Blogger’s Guide. It’s simple really, and it’s more like a booster shot for things I was already doing. We can blog from a spirit of generosity, nothing more, pure generosity. Seumas does, and I can too. Just share. Joy, bounty, encouragement, kind words. Just share it all.

Tweet this, okay? I have no idea how to set it up as a link. Maybe you can figure it out.

Just share. Joy, bounty, encouragement, kind words.

Just share it all.

What Seumas communicates effortlessly, and what he reminded me of in The Blogger’s Guide, is the sheer joy of touching lives and being touched. He writes about how he stumbled into the fun of blogging after starting his blog as a purely promotional tool. Me too! I realized about a month ago that what I really enjoy about blogging is not the promoting, but the writing about all the amazing things in my life. If you happen to see a book cover and want to buy a book, Woohoo! But it’s kind of secondary to the other fun.

Right now, last night, today, I needed that reminder and I was ready to listen. And there were Seumas and The Blogger’s Guide, ready to nudge me in the right direction!

#TBSU

Seumas has a group called #TBSU, the (arrg, I can never remember what the letters stand for!), okay, The Blog Scratcher’s Union. It’s a hashtag for bloggers who support each other’s writing: You scratch my back, I scratch yours. As of today, please consider me a member.

If you are a blogger and reading this, consider putting #TBSU on your posts and Tweets. It’s like a secret (but it’s not a secret) handshake to other bloggers. You help me. I’ll help you. Go to Seumas blog for a complete explanation of how it all works, or read the book! (Woohoo! A plug!)

My minor addition takes the idea a baby step further.

#BAT (We could have a bat signal, or something!)

When I meet a blogger that I like, I want to read their posts. Not just the new ones, but all of them or at least most. Sifting through a whole blog full of archives is way too much. So what I propose is that the #TBSU adopt the additional hashtag of #BAT to identify a Blog Archive Tweet! There are some bloggers out there who are brilliant at tweeting me into reading their archives, and I really appreciate it! Check out

@CassandraPage01
@Kevin_Hanrahan2
@MindfulHealth
@VibeShifting

to name just a very few master archive tweeters. What makes this tactic work is that every single one of the archives they tweet is well worth reading! I search the Twitterverse for posts from them to read and RT.

Tweet Your Best Archives with the Hashtag #BAT

How about if we make it a little easier, folks? Tweet your best archives, the ones that don’t lose their timeliness, with the hashtag #BAT, Blog Archive Tweet. You’ll make my Twitter searching easier, and maybe the idea will catch on through the #TBSU world! We can tweet and share and spread the joy not only across space but across time!

I don’t want to imply that I have any kind of endorsement from Seumas for #BAT. He has never heard of it before reading this post. And I hope I’m not shamelessly hanging my hat onto an already hugely successful hashtag. It just seems to me that maybe we could all have a little more fun, and make our blogs just a little more alive.

So what do you think? Are you already using #TBSU? If not, why not start? When you discover a wonderful blog, do you like to read archived posts, like me? Would you look for the hashtag #BAT? Will you start using it? As always, I’m eager to read your comments! How about a lively discussion of the joys of blogging? Thank you again for starting the conversation, Seumas. And y’all—buy his book!

Oh yeah, oh yeah. And buy my books too, okay? The links are on the right side of the page. Whew! Marketing done. Check.

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