Cover Reveal: Beast by Cambria Hebert

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Beast by Cambria Hebert


Title: BEAST (House of Misfits #4)

Author: Cambria Hebert

Release Date: November 12, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Modern Retelling (Beauty and the Beast)


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ABOUT:

A tale as old as time…

A charismatic man cannot see beyond his own

brilliant reflection, never learning that true beauty lies within.

His selfish behavior draws the ire of a witch with enchantment on her wicked tongue.

A fiery curse is unleashed, engulfing the self-centered man’s entire existence.

When at last the flames are extinguished,

he gazes upon his reflection to discover he is no longer breathtakingly handsome

but condemned with scorched flesh and twisted scars.

He is no longer a man at all… but a beast.

While the ferocious beast rages, alienating everyone far and wide,

a woman whose beauty is far more than skin-deep

dwells in a world much simpler than his.

 

The beauty’s quiet life is disrupted when she is ambushed, threatened,

and boldly steps in the path of her father’s debt.

However, it’s not the thugs on her tail or the roaring beast

testing her patience that threatens to be this sassy beauty’s downfall.

It’s the way her heart flutters whenever he is near.

 

But some curses just can’t be broken, and really…

How can she truly ever love a beast?

 

*Beast is book 4 in the House of Misfits series but it could be read as a standalone. There are mentions of the previous books & plots and the characters from the first three books do make appearances in Beast.


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AUTHOR BIO:

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Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. 

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com.


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TikTok for Authors: Using TikTok to Promote Your Book


TikTok for Authors Using TikTok to promote your book Guest Post By Helen Power

TikTok for Authors

Using TikTok to Promote Your Book

Guest Post By Helen Power


Should you make an author TikTok?

The Ghosts of Thorwald Place by Helen Power

Everyone knows that being an author is not just about writing a book and sending it off to the presses. Authors are also expected to self-promote and market their books before and after the pubdate. Social media is the bane or the beauty of the author’s existence. You either love it, or you hate it. You may adore some platforms, and despise others. I myself am on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and they each have their ups and downs. A little over a month ago, I started posting to TikTok after a friend’s incessant nagging got to me, and I surprisingly love it.

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms, and it seems like everyone and their grandma is checking out the app. There is something for everyone. #BookTok (TikTok for book lovers) is booming. Readers share their favourite books with one another, giving recommendations depending on genre, subject matter, and mood. Authors share their writing journeys with each other on #AuthorTok. But TikTok is also a fabulous place for authors to connect, not just with other authors (which is prominent on Twitter), but with potential readers.

I’d been lurking on TikTok (I had an account, but I never posted) for a few months before finally taking the plunge and making my first post. And now I’m never looking back.

But why should you try out TikTok?

Self-marketing is allowed and encouraged. This is a major benefit of this platform. Unlike Facebook, which suppresses page posts in order to force small businesses to pay for ads, TikTok’s algorithm is far less limiting. Videos on TikTok accrue more views over time, unlike Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where older posts rarely get seen. I have a couple of popular videos I posted weeks ago that are still getting views and likes.

On TikTok, not knowing what you’re doing is a good thing. Aside from the rule that shorter videos tend to be more popular, there really are no rules to TikTok. It’s not like Instagram where your pictures have to be perfect, and the slightly unbalanced placement of a single flower beside your book cover could cost you likes.

With TikTok, imperfection is encouraged. It inspires the silly, and a video with a make-up-less reader wearing a sweatshirt covered in cat hair, ranting about their favourite fantasy book can garner thousands of views and likes.

You can connect with different generations. I knew going onto TikTok that this is the platform of choice for Gen Z. Even knowing this, I was surprised by how many younger book lovers I’ve come across. These are potential readers and fans that I wouldn’t reach if I’d stuck to promoting just through Twitter and Instagram. Even more so, I was surprised by the diversity in age groups represented on this platform. It’s not just for young people, but there are many older authors and readers there too.

What if you’re shy about showing your face? I’m not going to take this the wrong way, but my most popular videos don’t even have me in them. If you’re not comfortable showing your face, there are ways to share and come across as authentic without requiring a close up of your pores. If you try lurking on TikTok first, you’ll see the variety of types of videos that come up, particularly in the #BookTok world. Plus, there are tons of filters that you can use should you decide to give your face a debut.

But I’m not tech savvy enough to edit a video! It’s not at all necessary to be able to edit videos. Honestly, you could just point and click and record a video and upload it. If you want to try something fancier, particularly using sounds or effects that are trending on the app so that your post will get more views, there are plenty of tutorials online. But that’s not necessary in the beginning, and I would suggest just trying out the app first to get used to it.

How should I start?  Do what I did. Start off as a lurker. Make an account, write a brief bio so no one assumes you’re a serial killer, and familiarize yourself with the app. Find and follow accounts that you like. I’ve had hundreds of booklovers with zero videos of their own follow and engage with me, and it’s understood that not everyone feels comfortable posting videos.

Remember: Unlike other social media platforms, TikTok embraces authenticity. An imperfect video where you have wild hair and fumble over your words is not going to get you shunned. I encourage you to give TikTok a shot. If it’s not for you, then at least you’ll know. But given time, the benefits of TikTok may surprise you.


Helen Power is obsessed with ghosts. She spends her free time watching paranormal investigation TV shows, hanging out in cemeteries, and telling anyone who’ll listen about her paranormal experiences. She is a librarian living in Saskatoon, Canada, and has several short story publications, including ones in Suspense Magazine and Dark Helix Press’s Canada 150 anthology, “Futuristic Canada”. The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is her first novel.

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Book Spotlight : Terror Quest by Maxwell Silver



Book Spotlight  Terror Quest by Maxwell Silver


Book Spotlight 

Terror Quest by Maxwell Silver


Book Synopsis

Book Spotlight : Terror Quest by Maxwell Silver

Terror Quest is the story of how two people, people no more powerful than you or I, combine to help bring down a repressive government which came to power through hacked election software. Until they can manage that feat, the people of the great state of Ohio are enduring a religious regime as strict as that imposed by the Taliban. As much as the men suffer, life for the women is ten times harder.


Author Bio

Book Spotlight : Terror Quest by Maxwell Silver
Maxwell silver is the pen name of a technical writer with more than a dozen books and articles on an array of topics, including: military history, classical history, and networking. He has worked as a college professor and technical trainer. He also collects first editions and rare books and is a member of the Lawrence of Arabia Society.

 

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… IN PRAISE OF TERROR QUEST

“Maxwell has written a compelling futuristic story filled with surprises, twists, and turns based on the real possibilities of a dystopian United States of America. The people are controlled by an Islamic form of government, much like Europe is becoming.” 

 — Henry H. G. Mungle,  Chief Warrant Officer US Army (Ret.), Silver Star,  Purple Heart, Retired CIA Special Agent and Polygraph Examiner.

 

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25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block

25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block


25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block

Writing Quotes when You Need to Write but Can’t


We've all been there. Those days when you sit down to write but end up just staring at a blank screen. Writers block can happen to even the best writers. 

You're in luck though. Here's a collection of writing quotes to help get you writing!

Quotes to motivate your writing


1. Write even when the world is chaotic. You don’t need a cigarette, silence, music, a comfortable chair, or inner peace to write. You just need ten minutes and a writing implement.- Cory Doctorow

2. You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. -Jodi Picoult

3. If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.- Margaret Atwood

4. Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little- Holly Gerth

5. An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.- Stephen King

6. Don’t be paralyzed by the idea that you’re writing a book; just write.- Isabelle Allende

7. You fail only if you stop writing.- Ray Bradbury

8. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.- Terry Pratchett

9. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.- Ernest Hemingway

10. Every first draft is perfect because all a first draft has to do is exist. – Jane Smiley

11. When all else fails, write what your heart tells you. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.- Mark Twain

12. Don’t just plan to write- write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style. – PD James

13. If you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter. -Dan Poynter

14. I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles. -Shannon Hale

15. And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. – Sylvia Plath

16. Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good. -William Faulkner

17. The only people who think writing is easy are people who don’t write. Writing is a difficult, courageous act. Bravery is required, as well as a great deal of slogging along. A lot of our work is work. – Gillian Roberts

18. Do what I did: Pretend you want to do something else and write on the sly until you’re free to do whatever you want!– JK Rowling

19. You have to write the book that you want to write. You have to be prepared to do your own thing and not bow to the critics, not listen to the policeman in your head saying you shouldn’t do this or that. -Bernardine Evaristo

20. The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. -Ernest Hemingway

21. Don’t look back until you’ve written an entire draft, just begin each day from the last sentence you wrote the preceding day. This prevents those cringing feelings, and means that you have a substantial body of work before you get down to the real work. – Will Self

22. Keep writing. Even if you think it’s terrible, keep writing; you will only get better with practice. And learn to finish the things you begin because the ending is the hardest part. -Lucy Saxon

23. I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. -Joss Whedon

24. You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. - Madeleine L'Engle

25. Write loads, read voraciously go out and live. Things will emerge in the spaces in between and you might be surprised by what does. - Irenosen Okojie


25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block


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