Blog Tour – Freedom of Love by G.S. Carr – Guest Post + Giveaway

Freedom of Love - High Resolution
Interracial Historical Romance
Date Published: 9/20/2013

The stunning daughter of the French nobleman Dominique, marquis d’Chartes and the African beauty Imani Marsan, Soleil is captivated by everything during her first trip to America including Alex. She loves him almost from their first meeting. However, their love is interrupted when she is abducted and sold into slavery. Alone and scared she only wishes to regain her freedom.

Alexander couldn’t help but love the exotic beauty with the caramel skin that made him want to taste it. Losing her was the hardest day of his life. After years of searching she appears as if conjured by his deepest desires. But she returns far from the same. Can they rekindle their love or will they never find the freedom only love can bring.

Guest Post

Hello Everyone,

First, I would like to say thank you to Megan for having me on her blog today. Second, thank you to all the readers for taking the time to read my post.

Being a new writer can be very overwhelming. It can be hard to know where or even when to start doing certain things in the publishing process. No matter if you are self-published or traditionally published you have to realize that you, as the author, are your biggest champion. Here are five things I learned that I think all new writers should consider.

1.) It is very important to establish yourself as a legitimate author. This can be accomplished in several different ways. Of course you can continue to write more books. The more titles under your name the more proof you have that you are here to stay and not a one hit wonder. Also, you could win a few contests and awards. By being an award winning author you are letting you readers know that an entire organization is backing your work as good and not just your mom. Some great links to find contests are: http://sanfranciscobookreview.com/2013/04/32-book-awards-authors-should-pursue-for-2013/ http://www.thebookdesigner.com/book-awards/

2.) I think that it is also very important when your book is published to have good reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc. This can be accomplished by having your friends and family write reviews, but I kind of think of that as cheating. I want someone who has actually read my book and truly enjoyed it to write my review, because I don’t want to be peddling crappy goods. There are many blogs and websites that cater to reviewing books for free or a small price.

4.) Join conferences/conventions related to your genre. If you are romance novelist you should check out RomCon, RT Convention, and Romance Novel Cover Convention. They are great ways to learn from fellow authors and get your book directly in front of readers looking for their next savory read.

5.) Join an organization geared towards your genre, for example, Romance Writers of America. You are able to network with fellow authors who are just starting out or experienced authors who have been around the block a time or two. These places are great for getting tips or brain storming and sharing ideas with others.

Well, that’s all she wrote.

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G.S. Carr

Raised in Charlotte NC, G.S. Carr has always enjoyed indulging in her imagination. At a very young age she had a thirst for reading and the many possibilities it helped come alive in her mind’s eye. She consumed books like they were the air she needed to survive. It seemed inevitable that her love of reading would transcend into a desire to create her own stories. She began writing poetry and stories at the age of 10. By the time she was thirteen she found her passion in the romance genre and has not looked back ever since.

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