Guest Post: “Book Pirates: Not the ‘Arrrgh’ Kind” + Alessa/Isaac Interview, Review & Giveaway!

Nomi's Paranormal PalaceSome awesome new content up today on the Shudder Blog Tour, including an interview with Alessa and Isaac over at Nomi’s Paranormal Palace (plus an excellent review) and a guest post titled “Book Pirates: Not the ‘Arrrgh’ Kind” (plus giveaway & excerpt) at Reading Between the Wines!  Here’s a sneak preview:

From the Alessa/Isaac interview:

Naomi: Hi Alessa and Isaac! Welcome to my Paranormal Palace!!
Alessa: We’re very excited to be here!
Isaac: Thanks so much for having us, Naomi!

Naomi: The pleasure is mine, I assure you! Alright, let’s get straight into the nitty gritty. How are you both adjusting to life now that you are out of the spotlight, not that you realised that you were being filmed before…
A: (big sigh) It’s a relief!  It was SO difficult during Stitch once I realized what was going on.  Can you imagine getting dressed or going to the bathroom knowing there are thousands of people watching you??  It was horrifying.
I: Yeah, we were definitely happy to get some alone time in Shudder.  (gives Alessa a wink)
A: (laughs and elbows Isaac) <continue reading>

From the guest post:

I have a confession to make: at one time in my life, I was a pirate.

No, silly, not the swashbuckling “arrrgh” kind – the digital media stealing kind, of course.  Though I’m proud to say I’ve since reformed my unscrupulous ways and now purchase all of my music and streaming TV legally, in my past life as an internet scalawag I probably acquired upwards of 1000 songs and watched at least 10 or so seasons of some of my favorite shows through shady online “sharing” sites.

I still vividly remember the day in high school when one of my friends introduced me to Napster. The first song I ever downloaded was “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger, and the experience changed my life.  I never looked back (well, until I graduated college and had a job and realized that a) I could afford to pay for stuff and b) it actually made me feel better to do so, since I would never under any other circumstances condone stealing and I was tired of being a hypocrite).

So I get it.  Really, I do.  Why pay for something you can get for free? <continue reading>

Thanks so much to Naomi and Crystal for hosting today!!

Guest Post: How To Get Free Kindle Books Sent Directly to Your Email Address

Here’s a helpful and informative guest post from Eric at FreeEbooksDaily.net (not to be confused with www.freeebooksdaily.com) about how you can use his totally FREE service to get alerts about free and cheap Kindle deals (like Stitch and Shudder!).  Check it out:

Most of you reading this are probably aware that there are a lot of free kindle books available to download every day. The problem is searching through all the categories and finding the books that are indeed free.

Well a new website called Free Ebooks Daily will do all the searching for you, and provide you with free and discounted ebooks 7 days a week.

How Does it Work?

First you will need to sign up with your name and email address on the home page of the site. Then, you will need to confirm your free subscription by clicking the link in your email and you’re all set!

All you need to do now is wait for your daily email alerts when they send you free and discounted kindle books.

What Types of Book Do They Send?

They send all types of ebooks from non-fiction to fiction, and a variety of genres including:

-Romance
-Mystery and Thrillers
-Biographies
-Recipe Books
-Horror
-Entertainment
…and lots more!

At FreeEbooksDaily.net you can have access to the most popular best seller kindle books available. Best of all, it’s 100% free to join and you can unsubscribe at any time!

So if you are looking for great free ebooks to download to your device, make sure to check out Free Ebooks Daily.

Thanks Eric for stopping by and sharing this with readers!

Announcing New Pages on SamanthaDurante.com – More Stitch Content & Writer Resources

Just wanted to take a minute to announce a couple new pages on the site:

First, we’ve got a new More Stitch Content page with links to all the great spinoff stories, character interviews, and other Stitch trivia available online!  Much of this content is originally from guest posts on the blog tour, so if you’ve been keeping up with the tour there might not be too much new, but if you’ve missed any of the stops, you might find something fun!  And, of course, I’ll be keeping this page up-to-date whenever new Stitch-related content becomes available.

The next page I’d like to announce is a dedicated to Writer Resources and includes handy links to my posts on the self-publishing process, marketing advice, formatting tips and tricks, and more.  Again, if you’ve been keeping up with the blog there might not be much new there, but if you’re a recent visitor to the site and are a new author looking for help, this should be your first stop!

Stitch is #98 on Amazon’s 4-for-3 Sci-Fi List!!!

Um, I don’t know how this is possible… but Stitch is currently showing up as #98 on Amazon’s 4-for-3 Science Fiction Bestseller’s list:

Screenshot from Stitch’s Paperback Amazon Listing

There it is! #98! Right up there with a James Patterson book!

I don’t know how Amazon’s algorithms work or how long this is going to last, but I just had to share it!  !!!