Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, The Outro

Imagine my surprise the other day when fellow writer Avery Debow dropped me a line on Facebook and said, "G.B., ya wanna play along on a blog hop?" (not those exact words, but it's creativity in action here). I said, "Sure thing. What do I have to do?"

My friends, that was the wrong question to ask, 'cause little did I know that I would have to blatantly pimp myself, not once, but twice. But, as they say, trial by fire is the operative phrase of the day, so here goes nothing. And I want make it clear that to everyone that I'm having a bit of fun with this post and I genuinely thank Avery for not only thinking of me, but for picking me to participate in this blog hop as well.

So, just exactly what is a blog hop? For starters, it ain't no Easter Bunny rabbit thingy. A blog hop is a way for the casual and hardcore reader to discover new authors in genres that are in or out of their comfort zone. With bookstores downsizing (B&N) or going bye-bye (Borders), it's important for readers to find out about new authors any way they can, and a blog hop can only compliment what your favorite independent bookstore already does for you.

For those of you visiting Cedar's Mountain for the first time, I here to tell you a little bit about my paranormal/erotica novel, Line 21, and direct you to others who would be deserving of your time. Also, you should stop by a week from today (20th) to read a little Q&A about Line 21.

Since it has been suggested by others that I need to be a bit creative with this blog hop, instead of writing a short blurb about the book, how about I show you a video about it?



Line 21 is currently available for your Nook, Kindle and in print. Please check my book blog for further details.

Again, please stop by next week for a pretty funky Q&A, and please stop by Avery Debow's blog, 'cause it will be worth it. And check out her Facebook page as well.

11 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with shameless pimping!

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  2. Hey, I'm participating in my first blog hop too, on Friday. But mine concerns the Wizard of Oz, LOL!

    I like your new header photo. I'll be glad when outdoor BBQ season is here again.

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  3. General comment: This was supposed to go up today. But like most things are going this week, I made a slight boo-boo.

    Oh well, life goes on. And now, on with our show!

    M: Absolutely! Anything I can do to get my book out to the masses is always a plus.

    Debra: Wizard of Oz definitely sounds interesting. I will definitely check that out.

    Ah yes, the header. I took that a few years ago when I was having lunch at my favorite local restaurant, Goldburgers. Weather was excellent as well as the food. :D

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  4. I like the blog hop idea. It's a good un.

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  5. Charles: Thankee. I think it's a good 'un as well.

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  6. Oh the hot dog and fries are back too! :D I hope the blog hop gets you many new customers!

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  7. Joe: I hope so too. Can use all the help I can get. :D

    Yup, the hot dog and fries are back for the annual pimping of all good things related to spring and summer.

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  8. Blog hopping is an interesting concept.

    It made me think of a sock hop- So what's your all time fave '50's tune?
    Mine's Teen-ager in Love" by Dion n the Belmonts.

    You're right, without all the cool book stores, you really need to get yourself out in the marketplace.

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  9. Snaggle: "Whispering Bells" by the Dell Vikings is my favorite 50's song.

    Yup, gotta pimp myself when I can and where I can.

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  10. I just have to butt in to your conversation with Snaggle, sorry, I love Whispering Bells by the Dell Vikings. What a classic song and I love Dion and the Belmonts too but I prefer some of their other songs to Teenager in love like I Wonder Why.

    That's it, I'll shut up now. :D

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  11. Joe: No problemo. I grew up listening to 50's/60's music, but now as I'm approaching 50, I listen to specialized doo-woop shows that play more of the non-hits that the 50's/60's produced.

    I like Dion & The Belmonts as well, and would be more than happy to listen to some of their non-hits too.

    I just find "Whispering Bells" a better vocal song for them than "Come go with me".

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