Thursday, June 6, 2013

Influencer Time!

It's that time again! With only weeks left before Whispers from the Shadows starts appearing, it's time for me to build my list of influencers!

What, you may ask, is an influencer? Quite simply, it's someone who agrees that, in exchange for the publisher sending them a free copy of a book, they will (assuming they like it) do some or all of the following:
  • Post reviews on retailer sites
  • Buy a copy for everyone they see in the grocery line
  • Blog about it (assuming they have a blog)
  • Have the cover tattooed across their forehead
  • Talk it up to all their friends
  • Take out an airplane banner ad for it
  • Request their library stock it
  • Invest in a giant blinking sign for their roof that says "Buy Whispers from the Shadows!"
  • Request their bookstores stock it
  • Leave some bookmarks/postcards with libraries or stores or in waiting rooms
;-) Okay, so I doubt anyone would do all of those, LOL. But if you're interested in taking on some influencer tasks, email me at roseanna at roseannawhite dot com with your address and what you'll be able to do to help with the influencing. (I have a limited number of spots left, so hurry!)
Publisher's Weekly says this about Whispers from the Shadows:
"The characters' Christian faith is artfully integrated into their personalities, words, and actions. The combination of romantic tension, spiritual contention, and wartime intrigue makes for an engrossing, entertaining read."
Which, yes, totally made my day on Friday when I saw their very-positive review. ;-) (My first review in any publication as big as that!!) And in case you've missed the blurb...
I Love Her...Can I Trust Her?
I Love Him…Is He Safe?

1814—England and America are again at war. Sudden and implacable treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild’s world to crumble in a moment’s time. The daughter of a British general, she barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship bound for America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland. Yet after meeting the Lanes’ son, Thaddeus, Gwyn wonders how safe she is. For she discovers that this family trades in a dangerous commodity—espionage.

Thad Lane is a prominent citizen in the city of Baltimore. He has the ear of everyone, and he is in a unique position to pass on to leaders of government exactly what he hears. Not long after the beautiful and British Gwyneth Fairchild finds safe haven in his community, he experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty. With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is more than uncertain—it could be life threatening.

In the end, with the British advancing relentlessly on Baltimore, Thad and Gwyn have to trust in their shared faith in God to be a shield about them. To give them a future and a hope.

7 comments:

  1. I would love to be an influencer :) The book sounds great! And love the cover! :)

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    1. It's it a lovely cover? My daughter insists Gwyn looks like Cinderella. ;-)

      Could you email me at roseanna at roseannawhite dot com with your address and ideas for influencing? Thanks!

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  2. I'd love to be an influencer again! I enjoyed your last book very much :)

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  3. I just downloaded the novella yesterday and am reading it now. Loved Ring of Secrets and look forward to reading your latest! :)

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    1. Hope you enjoy the freebie! I've got you on my list for Whispers. =)

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  4. I would love to do this for you! I am sure that I could find some creative ways to promote your wonderful book.

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  5. Sounds like fun, Roseanna! Thanks for the heads-up.

    Andrea

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