Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gisela Hausmann -- Episode 49 -- The Naked Truth About Book Reviews


Join us on Blondie and the Brit for a really great chat with Gisela Hausman, a top Amazon reviewer. She shares her wealth of knowledge about the review process and some great information about email marketing. 



Gisela Hausmann -- Episode 49 -- The Naked Truth About Book Reviews



You will not want to miss this great chat with Gisela Hausman who is a Amazon ecommerce expert, PR and communications coach, and a multi-award winning author. A native of Austria, Gisela is the author of The Naked Truth series and a top Amazon reviewer. We talk about the unadorned truth of the review process and how to win the heart of a reviewer. As a self-professed email evangelist she shares her best tips on crafting emails and newsletters to get the best out of out of all your communications. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Winners from the #RRBC Block Party


Winners on my page for the 

 #RRBC BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK and BLOG BLOCK PARTY I hosted on August 13, 2016! 

My Four Lucky Winners:

1. $25 Amazon Gift Card --JOHN FIORAVANTI
​ Three signed copies of Stealing Time

1. STEPHANIE COLLINS
2. NONNIE JULES
3. JAN SIKES

Thank you to everyone who downloaded a free ecopy of Stealing Time. Because of your help I made it to #1 on Amazon for Time Travel Free downloads!! I am so grateful for your help. #RRBC has been an amazing find for me.


If you didn't win and you still want to read this 4.7 out of five star rated book with 41 reviews it's only $2.99.  

Get your copy here! 

You can also check out my short story that's only 99 cents and has a rating of 4.8 out of five stars. 

Get your copy here!

Here are two reviews to entice you:

Stealing Time:
5.0 out of 5 stars 18th Century? Time-Travel? I COULDN'T RESIST! A fantastic journey!April 1, 2016
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Stealing Time: Book 1 (Kindle Edition)
As an avid fan of ANYTHING 17th or 18th century AND once addicted (...maybe still) to Quantum Leap, when I stumbled across Stealing Time, by author KJ Waters, I couldn't resist adding it to my long list of things to do! Being a teacher, father of two and busy author myself, I find it very difficult to read as much as I would like, but once I began reading Stealing Time, it did not seem to be a challenge at all. The realistic mental imagery of 18th century London, perfectly mixed with the enticement of a perfect storm, time travel and spicy characters kept me on the edge of my seat. KJ Waters undoubtedly researched her history! I found her book to be historically refreshing and educational, rather than eye-rolling and inaccurate, which I have encountered in other "time-travelish" books.

Stealing Time is pleasantly packed with believable, well-developed characters worth investing your time with. They all keep you involved, and I applaud the Ms. Waters with the flawless way the characters differ based on the century they were from. This must have been a challenge.

If you are looking for a suspenseful, historical, witch-hunt of a journey - read STEALING TIME...and like me, you'll be impatiently waiting for round two.

My second book in the series, Shattering Time, will be out this fall. If you want to get on my mailing list for free deals and updates please comment below. 

There is a free chapter of Shattering Time at the end of my short story BLOW as a teaser. Here is a review of BLOW, that is a 20 minute read that reached #8 on the paid charts when it was release in April. 

Format: Kindle Edition
Set against the dramatic backdrop of one of nature’s most powerful forces of chaos and destruction, Blow
intertwines the suspenseful stories of it characters as the winds howl and emotions rage. K.J. Waters has
the reader hanging onto each gust as the story unfolds—as lives, trailers, and Weber grills (both literal and
metaphorical) are tossed around like matchsticks. Packing an even stronger punch than Hurricane Ivan
(arguably the catalyst, powerfully moving the storyline and its characters in unexpected directions), Blow
delivers a Category 5 performance, providing the perfect transition between the author’s first thriller, Stealing
Time, and her upcoming novel. Brace yourself for an exciting ride! KJ Waters absolutely delivers just that!






Friday, August 12, 2016

#RRBC BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY


Welcome to the #RRBC BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK and BLOG BLOCK PARTY! 


Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today to four Lucky Winners:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Three signed copies of Stealing Time


Get your FREE e book copy here until Aug. 14! 

All comments are eligible.


Hi! I'm KJ Waters and welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party. For all the stops and oodles of chances to win a myriad of prizes, check out all the posts. The list can be found here. I've already won a $10 Amazon card from another blogger.



This stop is my blog Blondie in the Water and my pool here in Dirtville, USA. Take a dip and relax awhile in the hot tub while you learn a bit about me. 

I recently joined The Rave Reviews Book Club and am now a huge fan. Within a month or so my book, Stealing Time, was selected for the push it Tuesday and my book shot to the highest it ever was on Amazon. If you're not a member I highly recommend joining. It's a great community of authors and I've made some fantastic professional connections.

A little about me:

Author: I am KJ Waters, the author of the best-selling short story Blow (was #8) and full length time travel novel, Stealing Time, that is currently #2 in time travel that happens to be free this weekend so grab your copy here and help me get to #1!



You can find it here
     
FREE Until August 14, 2016
Get your free copy here!





Podcast:
I also am the co-host of the popular podcast Blondie and the Brit where we interview authors about writing, publishing, and a lot more. I work with Suzanne Kelman, an international best selling author and Nichols Fellowship semifinalist (read Oscar for screenplay) One of our mottos is if it isn't fun we aren't doing it. It is a great weekly podcast that provides tons of tips for authors and a fun and relaxed format. You can find out more here on our website www.blondieandbrit.com. You can subscribe on podbean and iTunes


In addition to my other Blondie fun projects (writing and podcasting) I run a book cover design business called Blondie's custom Book Covers. You can find out more here: www.blondiebooks.com



How is the tub? I hope it's not too hot. Oh where are my manners, I forgot to offer you a drink.




I didn't mention the hot tub you're in is a time machine. It is set for August 13, 2004 when my novel Stealing Time starts. I hate to tell you but Hurricane Charley is about to hit and take you for a ride through the eye of the hurricane to 1752 London. Hang on it's going to be a wild ride!





Here is a quick blurb of Stealing Time. You can download your FREE copy here: 




Stealing Time is a "Breathtakingly original" time travel adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Florida, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab while Steph heads back to her house.

During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time.

Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane, but it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Stealing Time: Book 1 in the Stealing Time Trilogy. 


A quick blurb of BLOW -- A Short Story only 99 cents! Click here!


Caught between a hurricane and a deadly secret, Rick Harris struggles against a ticking clock when the wrong people show up at his door looking for shelter. As the storm closes in wreaking havoc on Pensacola, Florida, he has to make a choice between saving their lives and exposing a secret that could cost him everything.

Where to find me online:


Instagram: @kamajowa
Pinterest: kamajowa



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Luke Romyn -- Episode 47 -- Paperback Bouncer



Luke Romyn -- Episode 47 -- Paperback Bouncer

Suzanne and I had a great time chatting with Australian author Luke Romyn on our Blondie and the Brit Podcast. He is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author with a great sense of humor and impressive marketing and writing information for authors in every stage of the game.

Check out our show notes on www.blondieandbrit.com.







Saturday, July 30, 2016

Terry Person part 2

Terry Persun -- Episode 46 -- Doublesight into Kindle Worlds


This week on Blondie and the Brit we bring you Terry Persun and the second half of his podcast we aired in January. Terry is an award-winning Amazon bestselling author who writes multiple genres and teaches, among other things, an entire day course on Amazon at his writing conferences.
In this interview he shares with us his tips on becoming an Amazon best seller and how to best organize your book launch for success. He also introduces us to Kindle Worlds with his fantasy novel Doublesight. You definitely do not want to miss this episode. 


Here is the first half of the interview. This is really one of the most informative interviews we've had. Terry presents his information is such a humble and interesting way it's a joy to listen. There is something for everyone in this week's podcast with seasoned author Terry Persun from tips on writing romantic scenes to learning to turn off your inner critic to boost the writing process. He encourages writers to engage in other endeavors like poetry, acting, or jewelry making to inspire your craft. Terry shares so many insights that we couldn't resist keeping him on the phone for longer for part two of the interview to air later in the year. You won't want to miss this one.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Joey Pinkney Part 2 -- Episode 44 -- The Art and Craft of Writing


Joey Pinkney Part 2 -- Episode 44 -- The Art and Craft of Writing

Join us this week on Blondie and the Brit as we present the second part of Joey Pinkney's interview.
We really had a blast chatting with Joey about his award-winning author interview service, 5 minutes, 5 
questions and his story plotting method, character development, and allowing creativity to grow

Please also check out Part 1 of this interview where he talks about the process of developing short stories and the extras he adds into the ebooks including the author's note. Joey also runs an author tweet service called Joey Tweets and he provides  some great insights on how to get the most out of twitter. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Jody Smyers and KJ Waters -- Episode 18 -- Blondie and the Book Cover

My book cover business partner, Jody Smyers, and I spent a little time chatting with Suzanne Kelman on our very first podcast recording. It wasn't our first podcast aired but it was the first one we recorded when we were just setting up the podcast last summer. We've improved a lot, but it is still an interesting look at how Jody and I work together in my book cover business, Blondie's Custom Book Covers.




Jody Smyers and KJ Waters — Episode 18 — Blondie and the Book Cover

January 16, 2016
Ever wonder what it takes to create the perfect book cover? In this week's podcast Suzanne Kelman (the Brit) interviews photographer Jody Smyers and our very own KJ Waters (Blondie) about their company Blondie's Customs Book Covers. In this special podcast we explore all the elements that make up the perfect cover and how important first impressions are. If you are an Indie published author or considering going Indie with your book, you don't want to miss this episode













Connect with me:
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Other Twitter: @BlondieandBrit @Blondiebookcov


BLOW -- A SHORT STORY

Linker link: myBook.to/BlowbyKjWaters
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Blow----Short-Story-Waters-ebook/dp/B01DYDFO6Y/
Barnes and Noble:BN
iTunes: iTunes
BLURB:
Caught between a hurricane and a deadly secret, Rick Harris struggles against a ticking clock when the wrong people show up at his door looking for shelter. As the storm closes in wreaking havoc on Pensacola, Florida, he has to make a choice between saving their lives and exposing a secret that could cost him everything.
  
STEALING TIME

Barnes and Noble: BN
iTunes: iTunes
Blurb:
Stealing Time is a "Breathtakingly original" time travel adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Florida, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab while Steph heads back to her house.

During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time.

Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane, but it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Stealing Time: Book 1 in the Stealing Time Trilogy.