Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bewitching Book Tours Haunted Halloween Spooktacular



Bewitching Book Tours is offering a fun Halloween Themed Book Tour option open to all authors who have a book featuring supernatural characters, terrifying tales, haunted homes, wicked or wonderful witches, vampires, werewolves, demons and more. 

If your book features Halloween, has paranormal elements, spooky settings, or is a terrifying tale of horror join us for Bewitching Book Tours’ Haunted Halloween Spooktacular September 18- October 31.

This special tour package offers authors individual tours combined with the cross promotion of an overall Halloween event, a group Rafflecopter, and a group facebook party.

Each participating author will receive:

* 1 1/2 month Halloween Theme Virtual Book Tour (retail value $235) 
* Custom tour banners
* Professional media kit
* Option to offer review copies

There will be one group Rafflecopter for the event- this will offer a giveaway sponsored by Night Owl Reviews in addition to one item each author wishes to giveaway (optional). Each author can have 3 entry options on the rafflecopter- newsletter sign up, Twitter, and Facebook.

In October there will be a multi-author Facebook party for all Spooktacular Authors. (Retail value $10 per author)

To participate you’ll need to provide details for one book you wish to promote including a high resolution jpeg of your cover and an excerpt. 

You’ll also need to provide a Halloween theme guest blog( which can be recipes, music playlists, costume ideas or DIY tutorial, etc- anything Halloween related), short Halloween flash fiction story, or a Halloween poem. (you may submit 2 of these items)

For the Facebook Party you’ll need quizzes, games and a few small prizes for your author party block (ebooks, $5 gift cards, etc).

The early bird fee for this promotion is $100 per author for one book. If you wish to promote additional books each additional book is $50.

Price goes up to $150 per author August 1.

This event has a limited number of spaces available. Payment is required at time of sign up to reserve your space.

Sign Up Here: https://goo.gl/forms/2mmGSgY5AXf9Ke5S2

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Through Her Eyes, The Mind’s Eye Series Book Four, By Deborah Camp

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Bewitching Book Tour Bundles

Introducing Limited Time Bewitching Book Tour Bundles

Have a book you want to promote heavily? Or do you have multiple books you need to promote? 

Check out our bundled deals.

Bundle 2 and 3 are perfect for authors with a couple new releases coming up or for Publishers who have multiple books to promote.

Buy the bundle now, use them anytime. 

Bundle deals do not expire, but your chance to purchase them does.

Bundles will only be available to purchase until August 1.

You must use codes BUNDLE1, BUNDLE2, or BUNDLE3 to receive bundle pricing

Not available with any other offer or special pricing

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/dNgqXv

Bundle up and receive big discounts on Bewitching services

Bundle 1 features a cover reveal, release day blitz and one month tour for just $180


Bundle 2 features 2 release day blitzes, 2 two week tours, and 2 newsletter blasts for only $240


Bundle 3 features 3 release day blitzes, 3 two week tours, and 3 newsletter blasts



You can use the bundled services on one book or split them up for multiple books. 

One month advance booking still applies. Which means if you want to tour September 1 you would need to schedule it by August 1.

Monday, May 1, 2017


Here's a sneak peek at the boxes of goodies

Bewitching Book Tours is giving away 2 boxes full of mystery books.

I'm cleaning off my bookshelves and you get to reap the rewards. Many of the books are review copies- some are ARCs. Some are new, some are several years old. 

All have been read so these are not brand new books. But if you are a booklover that doesn't really matter does it?

One box is full of paranormals- urban fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy romance. It also contains some swag- Fang-tastic Books bumper sticker, Bewitching Book Tours notepad, bookmark, etc.

The other box is full of steamy hot erotica and erotic romance- also contains some fun swag including a black leather(ish) flogger and a feather tickler.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bewitching Book Tours Spring Sale




Receive 10% off any virtual tour package scheduled before May 9

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/dNgqXv

Use code: MAYSALE

Can not be combined with other sales or special pricing

Friday, March 24, 2017

Make Magick Happen with Bewitching Book Tours


Magick Happens when you combine social media marketing, blog advertising, and a newsletter blast with a one month virtual book tour.

Introducing the Bewitching Book Tours Limited Time One Month Magick Happens Tour Package for just $145- the price of our regular one month Spellbinding Special Tour Package plus $75 in bonus features that you get for free.

In addition to all the features of our regular one month tour you will receive these special tour package features:

* Sidebar advertising on 3 blogs for one month

* Headtalker campaign

* Newsletter blast

* Featured Author 2 hour time slot at a Multi-Author Facebook Party

This is an additional $75 value added on to our $145 one month package at no extra charge to you

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/dNgqXv

Use code: MAGICK


This offer is only available until April 1. 


Cannot be combined with any other special pricing or sales.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Secrets: In Wolf Lake by DK Davis




Secrets: In Wolf Lake             
Secret Series
Book 1
DK Davis

Genre: YA, sci-fi, fantasy

Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.  

Date of Publication: 1/1/2017

ISBN: 9781772993899
Kindle: 9781772993905
WEB: 9781772993912
Print: 9781772993929
ASIN: B01N7O41FM

Number of pages: 120
Word Count: 41,200

Cover Artist: Michelle Lee

Secret: In Wolf Lake – Tagline

Samantha discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake; now his life depends on her saving him.

Book Description:

Samantha’s dealing with a lot of emotional blow-back from her mother’s new marriage. Then she discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake, and life suddenly becomes all about keeping his existence a secret, earning his trust. That is until his life depends on her saving him. But she won’t be able to do it alone…

Secret Series – Tagline

A series of secrets, invisible yet glaring, and most include a Supernatural spin, like an unwelcomed sensation sparking every nerve ending. 


About the Author:

DK Davis writes YA sci-fi, supernatural, and fantasy with a good dollop of all the relationships woven in between. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, spending time with grandchildren or her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.




Books We Love Ltd. Author Page –

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Limited Time - Magick Happens - Bewitching Book Tours Package



Introducing the Bewitching Book Tours 

Magick Happens Tour Package

Limited Time Special

Spellbinding Special One Month Tour

PLUS

* Sidebar Advertising on 3 Blogs for One Month

* Headtalker Campaign

* Newsletter Blast

* Featured Author 2 Hour Time Slot at a Multi-Author Facebook Party

This is an additional $50 value added on to our one month package 
at no extra charge to you

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/dNgqXv

Use code: MAGICK

Offer Expires January 25- tour can occur at any future date

This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, sales or special offers.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Quick Tips for Authors- Self Promotion by Roxanne Rhoads

Quick Tips for Authors- Self Promotion
by Roxanne Rhoads

Promotion- it’s a bad word for many authors…downright evil… but a necessary evil.

A small percentage of authors revel in the spotlight and have no problem talking, promoting, and selling.

But most of us…well we’d rather be writing. And not writing about our books or ourselves, we simply want to be writing our books.

What happened to the days when the reclusive author typed away in their little hermit like abode, sent the manuscript off to a publisher who handled everything and the author sat back and got rich while writing more books?

I think that image is a fairy tale, I’m not even sure if that author stereotype was ever a reality at all but when I was young that’s how I envisioned the author’s world. Then I started writing books- and thought that once a publisher accepted and published my work the hard part was over. Boy was I wrong.

The idea “if I write it, people will buy it” doesn’t get you very far. There are simply too many books flooding the market. Thanks to the internet and technology more books than ever are being published every day- and it is very easy to get loss in the ever growing a sea of pages and book covers.

What can an author do to stand out from the crowd?

Promotion.

Yes, there’s that damn word again but honestly it’s what can make or break your book. The other, I swear, is simply luck, and maybe a pact with the devil.

I’ve seen amazing books totally tank in sales and crap books, poorly written with sentences that run on and are hard to read, make the bestseller list on Amazon, repeatedly.

Why? Promotion.

For the past several years I have been on a quest to learn everything I can about the book business and book world, from all angles- author, editor, publicist, reviewer, book blogger, even publisher -and I’ve learned a lot.

So what words of wisdom can I share with authors who are looking for the secrets to book success?

First of all- web presence.

What’s the first thing many people do when they hear about something- whether it’s a book, business, or new product?

They Google it.

That’s why an author should have a website- a good one, a professional one that showcases their author/book brand. If you write paranormal books your website should have a hint of the paranormal in it- should it showcase screaming skulls and blood dripping fangs? Probably not. Keep it tasteful and professional while making it clear you are a paranormal author, or romance author, or whatever.

Your website can sell you and your books 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all over the world. Nothing else can reach as wide an audience 24/7.

The author website should have 6 key things to be successful- a way to contact you, your bio, your bookshelf (if you write in different genres or have a couple different series then you should have separate pages for each genre or series), a calendar or schedule of author appearances whether in the real world or online, a page of fun stuff and/or links that relate to your books, and your media page which should contain an author photo, media ready bio, sample author Q and A, and your most recent book cover and blurb.

I also suggest having a regularly updated blog and newsletter that readers can subscribe to.

Also be sure to utilize Author Central at Amazon, you can add your links and blog feed to your author page.

Which brings me to the next thing an author needs to utilize…social media- Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads- these are some of the most popular social media outlets for connecting with readers and other authors. The idea is to build is solid foundation of reader and author followers. Do this by posting fun and informative tweets and updates- not just promo. And you can link all your accounts together through apps at Twitter and Facebook or through outside apps like HootSuite.

An author should also stay up to date on what’s popular and working in the online book world- for example: book trailers, book soundtracks, Twitter parties, virtual book tours.

Do book trailers or soundtracks sell books? In my opinion no, but they are great tools for sharing your book (these would fall under that fun stuff category above to include on your website).

Virtual book tours, however, are one of the best ways to spread the word about your book. You can reach a worldwide audience without ever leaving your home at a tiny fraction of the cost of a real world book tour.

The goal is not just book sales but reaching out and gaining new followers. After a book tour you should see the subscribers list to your newsletter has grown, you have more Twitter and Facebook followers, and the number of blog followers you have has increased- and hopefully your book sales have skyrocketed.

So what do you do during a book tour? You’ll write guest posts, fill out and interviews, and sometimes participate in live chats and podcast and radio interviews at different blogs and sites around the web. The book tour company will schedule everything. 

The key is choosing the best company for your book- find a company that has handled many books in your genre and that shows a good track record. If you only see one or two previous tours done by this company perhaps you should move on to the next book tour company- and new ones pop up every day. Do your homework before laying down the cash. While no book tour business can guarantee sales or great reviews they should be able to provide you with proven capability, organization and a certain amount of tour stops based on what you paid for.

Are real live book events things of the past? No, not at all.

By all means go out to local book stores, libraries, seasonal and holiday events and set up signings, schedule fun events that will bring people in- work with other authors to create group things that draw a crowd.

For instance if you write paranormal books- get out there at Halloween events and sell your stuff. Set up tables for sales and signings at Halloween reading and parties at local libraries, (schools too if your book is kid oriented), hayrides, even haunted houses. Work with your community to promote your book. You might be surprised at how many local businesses and event planners will be thrilled to have something unique and special (like an author) be a guest at their holiday event.

And be sure to bring business cards, bookmarks or other promo materials to all your live book promotions. Pass them out at local libraries and bookstores too.

The key is- get out and promote- whether virtually, in real life, or both. You are not going to get anywhere as an author being a hermit and hiding in your house tapping away at the keys of your computer.

Publication is only the beginning of the process…promotion is the road to success.



Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours 
Quick Tips for Authors Guide
Roxanne Rhoads


Are you considering a virtual book tour? 

Not sure where to start or exactly what an online tour will entail?

Roxanne Rhoads, book publicist and owner of Bewitching Book Tours, shares her virtual tour expertise in this Quick Tips for Authors Guide.

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours will guide you in utilizing the best marketing tool available- a virtual book tour, which can create online exposure for your book, jumpstart your book sales, help build your author brand, and expand your network.

In this guide you’ll learn:
•what you should do before a tour 
•the components of a great author website 
•the best social media outlets for authors to utilize 
•tips for building your author brand
•how to write great guest blogs
•what to expect from an online book tour
•the secrets of successful book tours
•how to schedule your own virtual book tour

And you’ll receive in-depth details about what to do during a virtual book tour to guarantee success.

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What Readers Are Saying About Secrets of Successful Book Tours

As a book blogger, I am often surprised by the number of new authors I meet that do not really promote their books. There are a lot of inexpensive and free ways for them to do so. Roxanne Rhoads does an excellent job of laying these ideas out. The book is well-organized and easy to follow. She points out author mistakes and faux pas. She speaks from her past experiences. I have a background in marketing. Roxanne Rhoads has a strong understanding of marketing and does a great job of explaining her suggestions and ideas. I highly suggest this book to all authors. There are many great ideas in this book that can help brand you as an author as well as get your books noticed. There are so many books out there. It is absolutely necessary for an author to promote themselves.” Diane Lynch, Book Blogger

“Jam-packed with useful tips that had be scrambling for my calendar. And the conciseness is frankly another selling point for a busy authorpreneur. Who has time to wade through a bunch of fluff? Not me. And Roxanne doesn't waste our time with that -- she gets straight to the business of book tours. Want to run your own tour? No problem. The book provides advice on DIY'ers as well. From lists of blog ideas to the legal in's and out's of using images, Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours has something for novices and old hands like myself. And I believe her branding advice was spot on.” ~ Kirsten Weiss, Author

“This is a must have for any author planning to do a virtual book tour. Most of us wouldn't even think of half this stuff. Roxanne's advice is golden.” ~ Serena Synn, Author

“This book is packed with information on how to not only promote your book but also promote yourself as an author.” ~ Bonnie Amazon Review


I have been doing blog tours with Roxanne for quite some time now and I can say her organization and skills are without a doubt top notch.  If I ever actually get around to writing my novel I can assure you that I will use this as a guide.   She covers everything from building your brand to what to expect on a blog tour.

Her knowledge is well shared and I think every author that wants to build their brand should read this guy.  Simply put this is a must read for any author that wants to exposure that can come with a blog tour. ~Jen Brooks The Cubicle Escapee


In this era of self-publishing, an author needs to do as much as they can to get themselves noticed. Enter the virtual book tour, a tour of blogs on the Internet - as opposed to visiting book stores - with the aim of increasing an author's online presence and ultimately increasing book sales. Roxanne Rhoads guides you through the dos and don'ts of virtual book tours, with great advice on providing fresh material for each tour stop. She covers both tours run by established tour companies and tours you plan yourself, and she includes a list of sites where you can find book bloggers to contact. She also gives you some great advice about setting up your online and social media presence, as well as social media mistakes to avoid.

Roxanne Rhoads is the guru behind Bewitching Book Tours, the first book tour company I ever signed up with. If you're interested in a well-organized blog tour, be sure to check out Bewitching Book Tours. As Roxanne states, "Publication is only the beginning of the process ... promotion is the road to success."

An excellent quick guide for all authors. ~ Lynda Dickson - Books Direct

Recommended reading for anyone considering a blog tour. There is information here that I didn't know and have never come across before. If you want to do-it-yourself, there is a section to help with that as well. How to write a good guest blog, do's and don'ts, even copyright information. It changed the way I think about blog tours and I will be doing things differently the next time around. ~ kmontemayor Amazon Review


This little gem was borne out of Ms. Rhoads' experiences and speaks for itself. It is a must-have reference for authors old and new. ~ AoBibliophile


Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours is fantastic compilation of tips, tricks, and learning tools for ensuring your book tour is to your liking.  The guide is filled with do's and don'ts as you navigate your tour whether it's your first or your 10th.  Learn what a book tour is all about, how to market your author brand, write guest posts, and much, much more. Highly recommended for authors and bloggers, alike. ~Amber Marr Saph’s Book Blog

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Bewitching Winter Holiday Extravaganza - Put your book in the gift buying spotlight this holiday season



Do you have a book that you’d like to put in front of readers this holiday season?

Put your book in the holiday spotlight with the Bewitching Winter Holiday Extravaganza.

The Bewitching Holiday Extravaganza is Open to All Books, Not Just Holiday Themed Books

Your book does not have to be a holiday themed book though we gladly welcome holiday romances, holiday urban fantasy, horror or holiday erotica books

From November 21- December 23 you will be featured with Bewitching Tour Stops, Social Media Promotion along with a multi-author Facebook party in December.

To participate you’ll need to provide details for one book you wish to promote including a high resolution jpeg of your cover and an excerpt.

You’ll also need to provide a Winter Holiday themed guest blog or a short holiday flash fiction story or poem. Your guest blog or flash fiction materials may feature Christmas, Yule, the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or whatever winter holiday you choose to celebrate with your writing. Guest blogs may be recipes, DIY Tutorials, Holiday Music Playlists, Top Ten Gift Lists, or anything related to the holidays.

For the Facebook Party you’ll need quizzes, games and a few small prizes for your author party block.

The fee for this promotion is $100 per author for one book. If you wish to promote additional books each additional book is $50.

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3ZUxceF70Iqpc3qT2 

Books will be split into genre specific holiday promotions- 

A Very Scary Christmas (Horror), Fangs for the Holidays (PNR and UF), Hot for the Holidays (erotica), and Christmas Kisses (Romance).








#paranormalChristmas #holidayhorror #christmaskisses #hotfortheholidays #fangsfortheholidays

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Author Sign-Ups Still Open for the Haunted Halloween Spooktacular


Bewitching Book Tours is offering a fun Halloween promotion open to all authors who have a book featuring supernatural characters, terrifying tales, haunted homes, wicked or wonderful witches, vampires, werewolves, demons and more.

If your book has paranormal elements, spooky settings, or is a terrifying tale of horror join us for the Bewitching Book Tours’ Haunted Halloween Spooktacular.

A month and a half of Bewitching Tour Stops, Social Media Promotion and a Kindle Fire Giveaway along with a multi-author Facebook party in October.

To participate you’ll need to provide details for one book you wish to promote including a high resolution jpeg of your cover and an excerpt. You’ll also need to provide a Halloween theme guest blog or a short Halloween flash fiction story.
For the Facebook Party you’ll need quizzes, games and a few prizes for your author party block.

The fee for this promotion is $100 per author for one book. If you wish to promote additional books each additional book is $50.

To sign up visit this link: https://goo.gl/forms/6Pw8POTgX0hlXyd12

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May/June Issue Bewitching Book Tours Magazine


This issue of Bewitching Book Tours Magazine features: Spring-Heeled Jack with Kirsten Weiss, Inspiration for Ambushing Malachi with Electra Gajdos, Southern Eccentrics: Writing Funny When Life Isn’t with Lexi George, Keep the Reader Guessing with Leonard D. Hilley II, Defeat Writer's Block with Luke Ahearn, Inspired by Horrible Things with Neil Rochford, and Top Ten Things To Do At HallowRead with Rachel Rawlings.

Read online or download a free pdf
https://issuu.com/bewitchingbooktours/docs/may_and_june_2016_bewitching_book_t/1

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Download Your Free March Issue of Bewitching Book Tours Magazine



The March issue of Bewitching Book Tours Magazine features the Superhero Romance- Electromancer by Daco, the Southern Gothic Horror novel Silk by LM Pruitt, an Interview with Wende Dikec, How to Be Happy with Christian A. Brown, Ten Reasons Authors Should Go On A Virtual Book Tour with Roxanne Rhoads, Whereafter by Terri Bruce, Witch of the Cards by Catherine Stine, Finding Flick with Tanith Davenport, Creating Teasers that Make Your Readers Want More with Abigail Drake and Bound by Carmen Fox.

Download Your Free Copy at Issuu

Monday, February 8, 2016

Free Read: February Issue Bewitching Book Tours Magazine


In the February issue discover Pat Esden’s Top Ten Gothic Novels and Movies, Top Ten Myths About Authors with Sabrina Benulis, Amber Malloy’s Top Ten Spy Movies , Explore Dragons – Fable or Fact? With Linda K. Hopkins, Check out the character chat Sabine Priestly has with Balastar and Kit from Liberation, and read reviews and excerpts from new releases.

Download Your Free Copy Today



Table of Contents

Page 6 Top Ten Myths About Authors By Sabrina Benulis

Page 11 The Asset by Anna del Mar

Page 16 Poetic Womb by Wenona Napolitano

Page 18 Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours by Roxanne Rhoads

Page 29 Dragons – Fable or Fact? By Linda K. Hopkins

Page 36 The Crow Box by Nikki Rae

Page 40 The Astronaut’s Princess by Lisa Medley

Page 45 Divide and Conquer by Carmen Fox

Page 48 Happy Tails and Tales Reviews Divide and Conquer by Carmen Fox

Page 50 The Desire Series by Roxanne Rhoads

Page 52 A Review of Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Page 53 A Review of Grave Visions by Kalayna Price

Page 54 A Review of The Witches of Echo Park Series by Amber Benson

Page 55 When in Gnome by Emily Night

Page 58 Amber Malloy’s Top Ten Spy Movies

Page 60 Near The Wild by Maureen Willett

Page 66 Hot Dish By Jamie K. Schmidt

Page 71 Sabine Priestly has a chat with Balastar and Kit from Liberation

Page 80 Instruction Trilogy by L.M. Pruitt

Page 84 Heartless by Kelly Martin

Page 89 Pat Esden’s Top Ten Gothic Novels and Movies!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Now Available: Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours by Roxanne Rhoads



Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours
Quick Tips for Authors Guide
Roxanne Rhoads

Book Description:

Are you considering a virtual book tour?

Not sure where to start or exactly what an online tour will entail?

Roxanne Rhoads, book publicist and owner of Bewitching Book Tours, shares her virtual tour expertise in this Quick Tips for Authors Guide.

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours will guide you in utilizing the best marketing tool available- a virtual book tour, which can create online exposure for your book, jumpstart your book sales, help build your author brand, and expand your network.

In this guide you’ll learn:
·       what you should do before a tour
·       the components of  a great author website
·       the best social media outlets for authors to utilize
·       tips for building your author brand
·       how to write great guest blogs
·       what to expect from an online book tour
·       the secrets of successful book tours
·       how to schedule your own virtual book tour

And you’ll receive in-depth details about what to do during a virtual book tour to guarantee success.

Amazon    BN    Kobo    Scribd    iBooks

Smashwords    Inktera     Createspace

About the Author:

Roxanne Rhoads has been working in the world of online book promotion since 2005. She has worked as a freelance writer, author, book reviewer, book blogger, editor, self-publisher and book publicist. She has a unique advantage of knowing how multiple sides of book publishing and promotion operate.

Roxanne understands how book bloggers work and what they want to make their jobs easier while also understanding that authors need promotion to be streamlined, easy, and less time consuming.

Roxanne shares some of her knowledge in her latest release, Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours.

Author Website  http://www.roxannerhoads.com
Bewitching Book Tours www.bewitchingbooktours.com




Twitter @RoxanneRhoads