Monday, November 26, 2018

Blondie in the Water -- True Tales of a Water-Loving Mom

Blondie in the Water eBook #BlondieH20


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At long last I am able to offer a free eBook for everyone who signs up for my newsletter! Announcing Blondie in the Water -- True Tales from a Water-Loving Mom. 

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This book is a humorous collection of my fondest watery adventures to help me cope with moving from the oceanfront to Dirtville USA. It features family adventures to some of America's most prestigious national parks (including Yellowstone and Yosemite) while balancing my son's dislike of the outdoors with my intense need for being neck deep in any warm body of water.

At the end of this blog I'll share one of the short stories so you can get a flavor of the rest of the book. Inside the book I've also included the first five chapters of Stealing Time, the first book in the series as well as a free bonus.

You can download the first five chapters of both books, Stealing Time and Shattering Time as well as another free gift for signing up. 

Cyber Monday Sale

Stealing Time is only 99 cents today (November 26 and 27) and  will increase to $1.99 the next two days before it returns to it's normal price of $2.99. Click here! 



Goodreads Giveaway

Also I am giving away 100 copies of Shattering Time, the second book in the Stealing Time series over on Goodreads here until December 1st!


Enter here!

Don't miss these other two holiday giveaways and sales! 



Click here to enter to win Voices in the Fog, book one in the Christie Cole Trilogy.

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Blondie in Bermuda – Ill-Begotten Fears

July 1997

It was July and Bermuda was the only place in the world I wanted to be with the sun on my shoulders and the gorgeous blue sea in front of me. I was excited by what I might find in the tranquil coves and lagoons littering the coast. The handsome and amazingly well-muscled man who just happened to be my new groom joining me on this adventure did not hurt the excitement factor either.

We rented a scooter and made our way along the narrow winding roads while attempting to avoid the overloaded trucks taking their half of the street from the center. The island was breathtaking, filled with pastel cottages in shades of pink, blue, and salmon all with impossibly white roofs. As we meandered along oleander-lined streets, pink-and-white flowers reached out to touch us as we drove by. We continued to make our way to the outskirts of the island to find an isolated beach to explore.




We parked the scooter and headed to the water with snorkel gear in hand. While standing knee-deep in the water he cheerfully informed me, “Several years ago three people were eaten by a shark at this very spot.”

I looked around at the lack of bystanders that would need to pull our shark-bitten bodies out of the water. With false innocence, he looked at me and continued the grisly lesson, pointing at the lagoon’s edge. “Over there a ten-year-old boy lost his leg.” 

I looked but didn’t want to see. Seriously? These were not thoughts I wanted swimming beside me in the water. I was satisfied with the blissful ignorance we’d had at the beginning of the journey. What happened to the tranquil coves? Unhappy with my newfound knowledge about bloody and dismembered people, I took another swig of water and tossed the bottle in the sand.

“This is the part where you stick that snorkel in your mouth and bite it,” I said while trying to scrub my brain free of the horrible images he’d just planted. He obliged by sliding into the water smiling, knowing his tease had worked. It only took me a few minutes to brush it aside since I was too enamored with the tiny squid flitting just inches below the waterline, yet always out of reach.

The breathtaking beauty of the coral reefs teaming with life eventually overcame my ill-begotten fears. The colors of the palm trees, flowers, and lush greenery of the land paled in contrast to all the fuchsias, yellows, and blues of the fish darting and diving around the pink coral rocks.
The view of my man in swim trunks and snorkel gear was mighty fine, too. Later we returned to the scooter with my soggy bikini-clad body pressed against his, ready to explore another isolated beach—this one just secluded enough.

At the end of the day we returned to our room, aptly named “A Bit o’ Heaven,” for a steamy shower and fresh duds. With a blanket and a bottle of champagne in hand we took a short walk down the rocky slope to the beach in front of the hotel. We arrived just in time to watch the sun fade into the sea, both ready for part two of our exciting interlude in Bermuda.


            I’ve longed to go back and relive those amazing moments on the beach. But I’m afraid that adventure will have to wait awhile. As it would happen a few small problems have arisen since then, namely my beautiful blondie children. Right now, they’re clamoring for dinner and a chuck under their collective chins, so I must dash off. My current bit ‘o heaven includes the laughter, hugs, and everything else that comes with being their mom. 


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Are You Making these Book Link Mistakes? #BookMarketing

Are You Making these Book Link Mistakes?

Genius Link Co-Founder Jesse Lakes Solving World Peace (or Maybe it was International Link Issues)

Blondie and the Brit Podcast - Writing Publishing and Beyond
Have you ever wondered what happens to your book links after you post them? Did you know that most links don't allow your international audience to find your book?  

I've been using this amazing tool called Genius Link for the past six months and was so happy with how it has helped create intelligent links that solve this problem, I reached out to the co-founder, Jesse Lakes, for an interview on Blondie and the Brit, the podcast I co-host with Suzanne Kelman. Click below to listen to the full interview. 

Jesse Lakes is part nature lover part self-proclaimed nerd who just can't help solving problems he finds on the Internet. 


Jesse's avatar on LinkedIn -- Follow him here.

He first tackled an issue that plagued his early website traffic (and connected affiliate income) that was keeping international visitors from finding their way to his links on iTunes. His solution was so genius that Apple first threatened a lawsuit until they decided to hire him. 

Since then Jesse partnered with Microsoft engineer and best friend, Jesse Pasichnyk, to create Genius Link to master this issue while providing an incredible tool for pushing traffic to the proper site no matter where your visitors are coming from. 

Don't miss Jesse's generous offer for a free 30-day trial of GeniusLink, see below for details.




Here is the blurb from the Podcast:



This month on Blondie and the Brit we are pleased to introduce you to Jesse Lakes, one of the masterminds behind the company Genius Link (www.geni.us). Genius Link is an incredible online tool that provides intelligent links to help you to improve your sales by routing international readers to their local stores while helping you earn affiliate money and valuable insights in the process. They also own the booklinker.net link management service that is a simpler version of this concept but focused on authors, indie publishers, and Amazon.

This in-depth interview covers many of the elements of this fascinating tool that would be ideal for any authors toolkit. 

Jesse is also giving a wonderful gift to our listeners, offering a 30-day free trial (double the standard) to anyone who mentions "Blondie and the Brit." Just click here to begin your trial (https://my.geni.us/join) then use the messaging bubble inside the dashboard to mention the extended free trial.

Suzanne and I also give you our latest tips on planning and rewarding your accomplishments with a Victory Journal.

Follow the GeniusLink blog for great tips and tools here.
You can find Jesse here on twitter and GeniusLink here.




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Stealing Time: http://geni.us/StealingBlog and only 99 cents in the UK site on Amazon this week.

Shattering Time: http://geni.us/ShatterBlog










Sunday, March 4, 2018

Wrong Place Wrong Time for a Movie -- David P. Perlmutter

Wrong Place Wrong Time 


Meet my buddy David P. Perlmutter. He has some exciting news to share with you and an offer for other authors.

Also, his book is only 99 cents right now so don't miss out on a true adventure. Click here. Don't miss out on his other books specifically for authors.




Don't miss this best seller here

Since we were last in contact, I have some exciting news that I would like to share with you. Some very exciting news indeed. The first book that I wrote, Wrong Place Wrong Time which has been a #1 BESTSELLER across Amazon in many different categories, is now a book to movie project with Golden Mile Productions, based in London, Marbella, and Los Angeles. Yes, the book which is based on true events and with over 800 x 4/5* reviews across Amazon, Waterstones and Goodreads is currently in development.




When it was announced that a film was in the making, I did a live Facebook video which went down a storm and once the cast has been put together with the director, I will be arranging another video on Facebook.

I have been asked many times how I managed to gain a production company who desires to make a movie about my book. Well, apart from having a decent book, that is maybe a bit different from others which Wrong Place Wrong Time is, to me it’s about marketing the hell out of the book on all your social media platforms. This is what I have done for a few years for this book and all my others.

Also, patience’s is very important. As an author, of course, you have patience’s as writing a book can take months, even years. Why am I saying this? Well, because, I have had this production company sniffing around at my book for two years and only since the turn of the year, 2018, that developments have been rapid and up and running.

So, be patience, keep marketing and keep dreaming. It will happen.

If you like to keep up-to-date with the progress of the book to movie, then why not become one of my 44,000 plus followers on Twitter, https://twitter.com/davepperlmutter

Also if you would like to be BOOK OF THE MONTH on my website www.davidpperlmutter.com, email me at david@davidpperlmutter.com.  

David P. Perlmutter

Wrong Place Wrong Time 


Meet my buddy David P. Perlmutter. He has some exciting news to share with you and an offer for other authors.

Also, his book is only 99 cents right now so don't miss out on a true adventure. Click here. Don't miss out on his other books specifically for authors. 
Since we were last in contact, I have some exciting news that I would like to share with you. Some very exciting news indeed. The first book that I wrote, Wrong Place Wrong Time which has been a #1 BESTSELLER across Amazon in many different categories, is now a book to movie project with Golden Mile Productions, based in London, Marbella, and Los Angeles. Yes, the book which is based on true events and with over 800 x 4/5* reviews across Amazon, Waterstones and Goodreads is currently in development.


When it was announced that a film was in the making, I did a live Facebook video which went down a storm and once the cast has been put together with the director, I will be arranging another video on Facebook.

I have been asked many times how I managed to gain a production company who desires to make a movie about my book. Well, apart from having a decent book, that is maybe a bit different from others which Wrong Place Wrong Time is, to me it’s about marketing the hell out of the book on all your social media platforms. This is what I have done for a few years for this book and all my others.

Also, patience’s is very important. As an author, of course, you have patience’s as writing a book can take months, even years. Why am I saying this? Well, because, I have had this production company sniffing around at my book for two years and only since the turn of the year, 2018, that developments have been rapid and up and running.

So, be patience, keep marketing and keep dreaming. It will happen.

If you like to keep up-to-date with the progress of the book to movie, then why not become one of my 44,000 plus followers on Twitter, https://twitter.com/davepperlmutter





Also if you would like to be BOOK OF THE MONTH on my website www.davidpperlmutter.com, email me at david@davidpperlmutter.com.