Sunday, March 24, 2013

PAYING IT FORWARD ... MY A-Z THEME IS CALLING FOR YOUR BOOKS! ...



Hi, Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine in sunny South Florida where the temps hit the mid 80's... so wonderful to be sporting tanks and shorts instead of coats and scarves! I was fortunate to have wifi at my friend's house, but tomorrow I will be out again, going back to Central Florida. That is why I am posting now.

I have finally decided on my theme for the up and coming A-Z challenge. As many of you know I have been featuring my own spin on cover and book reveals. They have been such fun to write and wildly successful, so I thought this would be an AMAZING theme for the challenge... Featuring YOUR BOOKS!

What I need for you is if ANYONE would like me to feature THEIR book PLEASE contact me either by email or leave a comment with your book title. It will save me a multitude of time researching, and since I have limited wifi, it will be quite taxing. SO email me please ASAP. First come, first serve. It could be a new release, or a past one. I just want to get YOUR titles out there for all our blogger friends to enjoy.

So, what do you think? A custom intro from me for your book. How awesome is that?

Alex, this question is for you. Your opinion means a lot. Does this theme get the Ninja Captain's seal of approval. If so, would you do me the honor of mentioning it on your blog whenever it's convenient so that EVERYONE will know about it and get a chance to be featured? I would really appreciate it. Since it was from your high ratings from CassaStorm that gave me the idea.

This year's A-Z will be MONUMENTAL and I wish for my blog challenge to be rewarding and helpful. This community means the world to me and I believe helping each other strengthens our community even more. This is what makes it so special ... this is what makes ALL OF US special.

As a final note, I will honestly do the best I can to visit all of you, but please be patient. I know you can ALL understand the importance of wifi and without it, is a fate I would never wish on any writer.

Have a great week all and I should be on line a few hours a day once I find out where the local library is. Buying lattes at B&N daily will break me for sure, so this will be the only way I will be able to have access to all of you.

For my northern friends, I wish you blue skies, sunshine, and warm ocean breezes. I heard the weather was brutal these past few days... Stay warm!

P. S. For  those VERY few who are not familiar with the A-Z  click onto the link below to read about it or to sign up!
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html

52 comments:

  1. Already scheduled to be mentioned on Monday, Michael! Think your theme rocks.

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  2. Hey, that sounds like a great theme! How neat you're using it to support other writers!!! :) Enjoy that sunny weather while you have it.

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  3. Great theme! I will be visiting often. Good luck with the challenge. The weather has been awful up here. Flurries today! For heaven's sake, it's March 24th but you are in the warmth. Good for you!

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  4. A theme I look forward to read,

    Lucky you in sunny Florida, here in the UK we have snow and extremely cold weather.

    Yvonne.

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  5. What an awesome theme, Michael. I so love it.

    As the wind howls here in Michigan, I wish I was in Florida like you. I'm praying the warm weather comes here soon.

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  6. That sounds like a great theme Michael...if I had a book (finished) I'd be knocking on your door (digitally speaking, of course :) )

    Hope Florida has been treating you well...we're getting a bit of rain today up here in Vero, but we can use it, so it's a good thing!

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  7. What an awesome idea! I wish I had a book out for you, alas, maybe in the future. I can't wait to read your posts!

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  8. I certainly look forward to your A - Z this year.

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  9. Great choice for a theme!

    Have a great day

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  10. I love your theme for this challenge, and would be thrilled if you'd feature my book, Anticipation of the Penitent, a Christian speculative novel about a serial killer and his mother. Here are some links to learn about it:

    My Media Kit: http://nancylarondajohnson.blogspot.com/2013/03/media-kit_18.html

    Links to reviews, interviews, etc.:
    http://nancylarondajohnson.blogspot.com/2013/03/events-interviews-more.html

    If you want something more direct from me, just let me know. Thanks Michael!

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  11. Micheal:

    I live in Tampa Bay. Hope you're enjoying the Florida snow. :)

    Great idea for your theme. You can do my book: Secondhand Shoes.

    I'll be spectating this year through the A to Z.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  12. That is awesome. I like the idea, and it's a boost to other writers besides

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  13. Wonderful idea, Michael! I'll share this on my Facebook writer's site. I'm sure there are authors there who'd love to be featured.

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  14. I'd love to be featured! Woman of Honor is the first book in my Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, followed by Knight of Glory and Champion of Valor. What a great idea for the challenge!

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  15. Not sure if you're looking to do the A to Z by book titles or may by author, but I would love to be featured. I have Frailties of the Bond - http://www.amazon.com/Frailties-Bond-NEO-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00BPA62FQ that I recently released :-)

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  16. Hi Michael,
    Cool theme. I'd love to have my contemporary YA Never Gone featured. (You won it in one of my ebook giveaways). I'm happy to provide a cover image, cover blurb and any other information you'd like.
    I can be reached at laurels (dot) leaves (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. A lot of people have been posting about what their themes are going to be for the A-Z, but I have to confess I haven't even considered having one. My attention span is way too short ;D. But your theme is a great one!

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  18. Such a great idea! I'd greatly appreciate you using my book if you're able to: THE FAERIE GUARDIAN. Either under F or T, if you're going by title, or R or M if you're going by author. Thanks, Michael! You're being very generous with your blog space :-)

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  19. Michael, my new book The Caged Graves is coming out in May. I'd be really thrilled if you wanted to feature it.

    I have some cool photos of the real caged graves that inspired the book that I can share. :)

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  20. Hi Michael .. I hope you'll be able to include Nick Wilford's "Overcoming Adversity" book and ebook - where 70 bloggers contributed articles to the anthology ...

    http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/overcoming-adversity-launch-day.html

    That's the link to his announcement ...

    I feel certain you'll be able to help Nick out by advertising the anthology for him ...

    Thanks so much - cheers Hilary

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  21. What a wonderful idea, Michael! If H isn't taken, I'd love for you to mention my latest.

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  22. Great theme! Too bad my book's not out yet. My critique partner, Anne Loader McGee, has a new book out, Anni's Attic, if A is still available.

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  23. What a great idea! I love how supportive this community is!

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  24. Wow Michael!!! That's an awesome theme!
    And . . .I would love it if you had room for Champion in the Darkness. If not, I have a few other titles to suggest: Polar Night by Julie Flanders, or Boomtown Craze by M Pax, or The Magic Wakes by Charity Bradford, or How to Publish and Promote your book by L. Diane Gardner . . .and there are a bunch of other awesome authors who deserve highlighting, but I don't have the time to list them all here . . . hopefully you know who they are!

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  25. So glad to hear you are in Florida! As I just saw pics from a friend of mine in Chicago yesterday. Another snowstorm?!!! Gah!

    Stay warm and enjoy the water!! :)

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  26. If you need a book for 'W" I'd like to nominate by book. "Where The Four Winds Collide", my email is Hildie@hildiemcqueen.com. I'm excited about the A-Z challenge, still working on my theme!

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  27. That's a fantastic theme - so generous. I'm super jealous of your FL time!

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  28. Great challenge theme! Can't wait to read!

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  29. Hi is 'y' still free? Would love to include my eBook including story young 80. Let me know :) but regardless it's a great theme and one I shall read with interest as I need writers for my upcoming podcast! Great stuff!

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  30. I'm so jealous of your weather! Our high today is around 15. Come on spring!

    I love your theme. If you have a "G" spot open, I'd love you to feature Givin' Up The Ghost. My MC is actually hosting my A-Z with her paranormal case files :)

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  31. Michael, Michael this theme is perfect! But you certainly don't believe in making things easy for yourself, do you?

    If you're looking for T, you just know I'd love to have Three Daves featured, or if that's taken, maybe my short story Sway for S.

    Best wishes for surviving life without WiFi!

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  32. Hey, I would take that!
    I don't even care which book you do.
    The previous book:
    The House on the Corner

    The novella:
    Christmas on the Corner

    The serial (and soon to be released complete book):
    Shadow Spinner

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  33. Hi you!
    That's such a cool theme! I can't wait to see all the different authors! I'd love to be considered, if it would fit your plan. My new book is Yes No Maybe (Romantic flash fiction) or there's always 100 Blog Prompts... if either would suit, I'd be dead pleased
    Enjoy the sun - it's so chilly here!
    Love Laura x

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  34. Great idea! I recommend Shelly's Arkon's SECONDHAND SHOES: she is a creative, imaginative writer.

    My books are pretty much a lost cause.

    Heather McCorkle's BORN OF FIRE is a novella that is free right now!

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  35. Sounds like an amazing theme! Looking forward to all the good books :)

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  36. I adore your intros, Michael. Wish I had a book to feature. :( On the upside, I'm looking forward to reading 26 days of your incredible reveals. Yay!!!

    ~VR Barkowski

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  37. I see you already have a T, so how about my SF novella "Lyon's Legacy" for L? Please contact me (sandraATsandraulbrichDOTcom) if you need details. Great theme, and good luck with the challenge!

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  38. You - and your theme - rock! What a kind and billiant idea :)

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  40. What an awesome theme and a way to support our community!! :)

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  41. I also would like to leave a book title not of my own: Out Of The Great Black Nothing by Eric Trant. Eric has been one of my best bloggy buddies for a long long time, and I'm impressed with his writing career, and they way he has overcome personal tragedy to keep going and making his writing career productive.

    Have a good time in Florida :)

    .......dhole

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  42. Wow this is an amazing theme! Spreading the word. :-)

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  43. Cool idea, I'd love to be a part of it if "F" isn't taken. My novel is Flowers on Concrete by Greg Metcalf (not sure if my name will show up when I hit post)

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  44. Looks like an awesome theme, Michael! I look forward to reading your posts.

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  45. You are the most thoughtful blogger! I am humbled.

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  46. Thank you everyone! You are all AMAZING! And a special thanks to those of you who have me a shout out on your blogs.

    i do still have a few slots open ... These are the letters left...

    E, I, J, K, R, U, V, X, and Z...

    Not too many considering it' only been a few days posted... Thanks again for your kind words and help. Rest assured I will hVe the others. The author's will be surprised ...

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  47. Ha! I'm so sorry! I went to Misha's Google + page and thought I was on her blog. I'm so sorry!

    It still is a truly great idea. :)

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  48. Hi Michael!
    I'm sorry for my late visit. I've been falling behind. We were at the hospital WAY longer than anticipated on Monday for a minor surgery for my youngest son.
    Out of everyone's AtoZ challenge theme, I'm most excited about yours!! I can't wait.

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  49. What an incredible and amazing theme you have. I really love your intros and think this is such a generous and wonderful way to celebrate the A to Z and our blogging community. I'll mention this as well on my blog, sweetie.

    Hope you are enjoying yourself, relaxing and recharging your spirit. I miss you and have been such a bad friend not calling.

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  50. Great theme, Michael! I'm doing a similar thing for my AZ blog, and all my authors are already scheduled.

    Will spread the word for you, and hope we have different authors for the same alphabet.

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