So I haven’t blogged much in eons, but such is life :p. I am, however, working on my third book of the year, with a goal of five novels and a novella total by the time 2018 rolls around ;).
Another thing I’ve been doing is trying to come up with a better way to connect with y’all. After seeing what some other authors have done, and I’ve enjoyed, I’m going to try a Facebook Readers’ Group. Click here to join.
There will be book discussions, sneak peeks, book recommendations, prizes, etc.
Below you’ll see the “about” section from the group, but one of the first things I’m going to do is ask for your help!
Because I’m working on the next royalty books and right now it’s filled with names like “SIS1” and “BRONAME2” and “QUEENNAME” – and I’m pretty sure they all need actual names before I can release it into the wide world :D.
That’s where y’all come in!
I need a BUNCH of names – and if I use your suggestion, I’ll give you an ecopy of the book where it’s first used AND an ecopy of the book where that character is the hero/ine! If more than one person suggests the same name, then the first one will be the “winner” and the others will be added to a drawing! (And it’s possible not all of them will get their own book, so no guarantees for two books.) Only suggestions made in the group will count :).
Because I’m headed out of town next week and have oodles to get done before then, we won’t start the regular postings until June 5 or so.
From the about:
Welcome to Carol Moncado’s Reader Group (we’ll try to come up with a better name sometime soon ).
This is going to be a work in progress as we figure out what y’all want and what works with my schedule, etc. Most threads will have comments turned off after a predetermined period of time.
To make sure you don’t miss anything, go up to “notifications” by the cover photo, and click “all posts” – you’ll be notified when a new post goes up :).
General discussion thread for the week
Book Club Questions – in the month or so following a release (possibly less for novellas), we’ll post discussion questions about the most recent release. There will be an end date for these discussions that will be clearly posted.
Ask the Author – when we’re not doing the discussion questions, we’ll have an ask the author thread on Mondays.
On my blog, many moons ago, I did What I’ve Read Wednesdays. Here it comes again. This might be a recommendation I’m making or a call for recommendations from y’all, or a combination of the two . Or just a “hey – what are y’all reading now” post!
Teasers! This could be a snippet from the book I’m working on – or the one coming next (if they’re not the same for some reason). It might be a cover reveal or inspirational pics from my board (but, let’s face it, usually it’ll be snippets 😉).
New release info!
Asking for help naming characters or places, titles, or who knows what!
Because there will be prizes! Everyone who participates in the Monday threads will be entered into a drawing for the month. That winner will be announced a week or so into the new month. The winner will have their choice of an Amazon card or autographed paperback copy that I already have in stock (I endeavor to keep all paperbacks in stock at all times but…) – the paperbacks, for the moment, are available to US addresses only.
I do hope you enjoy this group! I’m looking forward to getting to know y’all!