The Giveaway Is Here!

Just got word from Amazon that my giveaway has gone live. I am so excited! Time now is 8:50 p.m. Central Time and I’m giving away 10 copies of my novel, Mending Fences. Entrants must be citizens of the U.S. or D.C. (I think that means the Continental U.S., not sure). Giveaway ends Oct. 22. If you read the book please leave a review on the Amazon page where the book is listed. If you didn’t like it, please let me know how I could have made it better. Every writer is always looking for ways to improve his/her craft.

Thank you in advance for your participation. I value each person who reads my blog, tweets, and/or interacts with me. It is your time and you chose to give me a piece of it. It is valuable. I appreciate it.

Here’s the link for the giveaway. Hope you win!

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Mending Fences (Kindle Edition). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Oct 22, 2016 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules

Giveaway Summary:
Title: Mending Fences by Aleta Kay
Entry Message: Welcome to my Twitter world. It usually streams from My quirkiness shows up here. Only entrants from U.S. & D.C. are eligible to win.
Duration: Sep 22, 2016 6:18 PM PDT – Oct 22, 2016 11:59 PM PDT
Prize: Mending Fences (Kindle Edition)
Number of Prizes: 10

Build Book Buzz

I got this email and am posting it here so other authors can join in this training video about getting your book on a virtual tour.

Hi Aleta,

Before I head out to hike at Watkins Glen in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region today, I wanted to pass along this training opportunity to you!

You might already know that virtual book tours are a great way to get your book in front of thousands of new readers around the world without leaving home. (In fact, you might have downloaded my free report on virtual book tours!)

A virtual book tour is a lot like a traditional, in-person book tour but instead of traveling from city to city, hoping people will show up, you “visit” targeted blogs and podcasts instead.

If the idea of bringing your message to the right readers without leaving the comfort of home (and without worrying about airfare or what to wear!) appeals to you, then you’ll want to join my friend and colleague D’vorah Lansky for her new step-by-step training on virtual book tours! (affiliate link)

D’vorah has successfully created and managed several virtual book tours, including some that have helped her own books became Amazon bestsellers in record time!

She’s also taught thousands of authors how to run their own virtual book tours, Now she’s agreed to share her knowledge with you in a not-to-be-missed presentation called:

7 Strategies to Take Your Book on Tour Around the Globe Without Leaving Home!

It’s Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m Eastern (6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT).

During this live training you’ll discover:

  • What is a virtual book tour? (Along with how it can change your book marketing life forever!)
  • When to conduct your tour and how to keep your sanity and schedule intact.
  • How to turn your virtual book tour into a tool that keeps selling books.
  • A secret cross-pollination strategy that will get more traffic to your blog!
  • And more!

Here’s what you want to do next:

1. Register for the live training and the replay at my affiliate link:

2. Add the event to your September 8 calendar with the right time zone

3. Forward this message to a friend who will be interested.

Don’t miss out on this training! I’ll be there with you!

And have a lovely Labor Day weekend in the U.S.!

Sandy Beckwith

P.S. Only a limited number of people can fit in this virtual classroom, so ensure your spot by registering with my affiliate link now!

My Newest Book List

I’m on a roll now! I have read the first book in the Ty Buchanan series by James Scott Bell (title: Try Dying) and loved it. He has such a great sense of humor with words (I need lessons!), writes sharply defined characters, uses short chapters, and keeps the reader engaged because you never know what Ty is going to say or do next. I’m almost finished with the second book now (Try Darkness). These are great lawyer intrigue.

I also just purchased, a couple of days ago, the first three books in The Last Jihad series by Joel Rosenberg. I had already read the first book in the series years ago. That was when I lived in a house and had bookshelves. Now I live in an RV and have my Kindle. He is such a great writer of political intrigue. My plan is to eventually own all of his books. He’s one of my favorite authors.

Today I went to and read the sample of Reflections from the Heart of a Grateful Man by Russ Towne. I was so moved by his narrative that I had to purchase the book. And the price is only $2.99. That book is worth so much more. This is a book that inpsires one to never give up hope, never stop looking for the silver lining in the blackest cloud. With all that he and his family have been through, if he can choose to keep going, everyone should be able to.

Author Scams

Beware of Listopia, Indie Writers Support#Author Scams

There is no option for re-blog on this site, but Joan Stewart  of The Publicity Hound has weekly, sometimes daily advice for authors and business entrepreneurs. If you are an author and don’t want to end up getting caught in a publicity scam, please click on the link and read this article. Protect yourself from would-be promoters.

Please do your homework. Don’t get caught in the fish hooks these scammers create, pretending to be associated with Indie Books/Authors when they are not. Find out all you can before signing on with anyone.

My Interview with Don Massenzio

I want to thank Don Massenzio for interviewing me and posting it on his blog. He did a great job.

The interview was posted on his blog Tuesday morning, April 5. Unfortunately, we were traveling from Tennessee to Alabama and I didn’t get his email letting me know it was happening until just a few minutes ago (9:15 p.m. April 6, Central Time U.S.A.)

If you would like to learn a little more about my novel, Mending Fences, or about me as an author and person, you can read the interview at

Let me know what you think.

I Was Interviewed

This is late, but I didn’t know how to announce it. I had to read someone else’s announcement of a forthcoming interview to see how I should have done it. So…….in case you didn’t see it, Brittney Sahin posted an interview with me on the 14th. Here’s the link:

Featured Author: Aleta Kay

Brittney Sahin is a romance author and author promoter. There are currently four books with their authors being promoted on her site. Maybe you would like her site too.

More interviews will be coming up soon. I’ll keep you posted.


Book Promotion: The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer

I’m enjoying this book so much, I wanted to write a promotion before I even finish reading it.

The setting is the time leading up to World War II and the persecution of the Jews. This book is a well-written historical romance. It has everything: intrigue, passion, and betrayal. In my opinion, writing literary fiction is difficult, but Christoph Fischer has mastered it. Can’t wait to finish reading this book. Here’s the link:

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