Launching *Hazard with Hearts*, Part II

 Earlier this month (September!), we shared the first set of snippets from the novel. Remember, each post has a teaser tag and a buy link (similar to the first one shared here).

Here's the second set for your EnJoYMenT! (Oh, repeating Sept. 7--because I like it!)

Sept. 7

“Sheldrake! That sounds as if you believe you are a monstrous beast in the forest, devouring whoever nears your lair.”

“You don’t find me a beast in the forest?”

 The gothic romance: a young heroine, an enigmatic hero, and danger all around, in The Hazard with Hearts. Coming soon!

 Preorder here.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GJXKK2N

Sept. 8

“You must keep all remaining secrets closer than a hand of cards,” Vivienne warned. “Miss Beale is an authoress. We mere mortals are fodder for her pen.”

 Coming soon : The Hazard with Hearts ~ mystery and suspense with a dash of romance.

 And a few snide comments about one authoress from another.

Sept. 9

She touched the shadowy figure in the window. The oil dabbed to paint the image had rough lines. “The artist didn’t depict the windows accurately. See these mullions. They are bars, like prison bars. See, the windows have no crosspieces, and all the house windows have three.”

“The man standing in the trees, he’s as much a ghost as the imprisoned woman. But he’s free.”

“And watching the house. Watching her. A lover? Someone who wants to free her?”

 Sept. 10

“Ride back as if the hounds of Hell are after you, Greggs.”

Sept. 11

The candle guttered. She quickly shielded it.

“Vivienne,” came the whisper.

She shuddered, realizing that someone was in these passages with her. With only a narrow board between her and a steep drop onto twisting stairs.

Sept. 12

He called himself aloof … but he was hiding from life.

Only now, with his third wife, threatened, did he understand.

Sept. 13

“Max!”

“Do you know? I prefer Max to Sheldrake.”

“It’s not proper,” she choked.

“But it is now you think of me. Of me, not the title.”

Sept. 14

“You say that so easily. Find another way to kill me. I do not like that it sounds so easy.”

Sept. 15

Dreams of knights gallant are all very well, Vivienne thought hazily, but a man who stops nightmares is a greater hero.

 The gothic romance: a young heroine, an enigmatic hero, and danger all around, in The Hazard with Hearts. Coming soon!

 Preorder here. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GJXKK2N

Launching a New Book

Teasers on social media can help attract interest in your book. Whether you use Facebook or Twitter, finding ways to get the information out to the world is the most important.

In the past, here at W.Ink we've used the Octave system, bracketing a release with 8 days of promos, all with buy links.

  • Cover Reveal
  • Tagline Teaser
  • Blurb Teaser
  • Release Date Flurry of Posts on the Same Day
  • W.Ink Glimpse of First Chapter (which usually introduces the main character).
  • W.Ink Glimpse for the second main character
  • W.Ink Glimpse ~ either of an inspiration for the novel, a subprimary character, or the known villain in action early on.
  • Video Trailer for the Book

For the recent M.A. Lee release The Hazard with Hearts, 12th and final book in the Hearts in Hazard series, W.Ink planned extra promotional posts.

> A 2-Octave series of snippets from the HwH novel for Facebook.

>A lead-up for all 12 books and the 4 bundled books, covers and taglines, for Twitter, ending one day after the HwH launch day with the final three-book Hazard bundle.

Here's the first set of Octave snippets from Hazard with Hearts.

Here are the snippets (first Octave set) that I pulled from the manuscript to create promotional posts on social media for The Hazard with Hearts. These are an interesting preview of the novel.

Launch is on Sept. 16.

If you haven't seen them, well--Enjoy!

Aug. 31

“Ghosts, my dear. On the darkest night, when no moon lights the velvet sky.” Julius Cavell swirled the brandy in his glass. “She drifts along these halls. When you see her, your blood will freeze. When she touches you, you will scream.”

 The gothic romance: a heroine in danger, an enigmatic hero, and ghosts, all in The Hazard with Hearts. Coming soon!

 Preorder here. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GJXKK2N (This line never changes.)

Sept. 1

Miss Beale watched the dowager’s ascent of the curving staircase. “I can never manage that floating ascent. I must add that to one of my books.”

Coming soon : The Hazard with Hearts ~ mystery and suspense with a dash of romance.

The "Coming Soon" alternates among three options.

Sept. 2

Miss Beale watched the dowager’s ascent of the curving staircase. “I can never manage that floating ascent. I must add that to one of my books.”

Sept. 3

“Will I enjoy meeting your new wife?” Mr. Beldreccan asked snidely. “Does she know that she is your third wife? Is she aware of the tragic ends of your first two wives? I might be tempted to call you Bluebeard.”

 The gothic romance: a young heroine, an enigmatic hero, and danger all around, in The Hazard with Hearts. Coming soon! (For here, I won't continue to repeat this line.)

Sept. 4

“I was exploring the castle ruins,” Vivienne explained.

“I asked you not to go there without me. It is dangerous.”

That whiplike retort made her feel like a disobedient child. “You said very little more than that.”

“Clearly you didn’t listen.”

“Clearly I did not.”

“Clearly—.”

“You did not explain,” she said over him, surprising Max into silence. Since their engagement, she had treated him with deference, but she wouldn’t be lessened to a child.

Sept. 5

She drew herself taller, adding an inch to her small stature. “I am the countess of Sheldrake. I do not give an inch to fear.”

 Perhaps she should.

Sept. 6

His second wife Rowena had believed him guilty. Something twisted in her had thrilled at the suspicion that her husband had killed his first wife. “Bluebeard,” she called him then laughed and said, “Goldenbeard, but still the same.”

Sept. 7

 Julius Cavell nodded. “Her ghostly aura was there, waving a warning to Lady Sheldrake.”

Miss Beale shuddered. “That is a delightful thought, a dead wife warning the living one.”



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