February 2013 Promotion

February 2013 Promotion

I’m ready to try a new promotion. Something in it for me, something in it for you.

Here’s the challenge:

Create a reading list with OCEANSWEPT in it.

Here’s what you get:

The winner, drawn at random, will get to be a beta reader for my short story in the OCEANSWEPT CHRONICLES and the first few chapters of UNDERTOW (the sequel). What exactly does that mean? You get to read these pieces in their draft form before anyone else. You give me your input on the story, give me suggestions on how to make it better, identify mistakes, etc. I only have about five beta readers. It’s a pretty elite group. Super special. Honors and benefits. Wowee. There is a responsibility that goes with this though. You cannot distribute the manuscript to anyone. It’s illegal. So it’s just your special secret. 🙂

Here’s how to do it:

Create a Listmania list on Amazon.com (Here are instructions)


Create a Listopia list on Goodreads.com. I couldn’t find a good link for instructions, but it’s pretty easy. Log into Goodreads.com and on the top right area of the page next to the search bar is a link that says “Create a list.” Click that, and it’s pretty easy to figure out.

Make any list you want, put as many books on it as you want, but you need to include OCEANSWEPT. You can create a list called “Good Summer Reads” or “YA Romance” or “Books that Would Make Great Movies” or “Books with Sweet Covers” or “Terrible Indie Books You Shouldn’t Waste Your Money On.” Anything you want. Create a list, fill it with books, include OCEANSWEPT. And then, let me know about your list. You can leave a comment here, leave a comment on my personal blog, or message me on Facebook or leave a comment on my Facebook wall (Facebook.com/LaraHaysAuthor).

You get an entry for each list you make.

Ways for More Entries:

You get additional entry every day you share your list. So Tweet it, post it on Facebook, blog about it, whatever. So if you do all three things – Twitter, Facebook, and blog – you can potentially get three entries every day per list. Again, leave a comment on one of my sites or message me with the link of where you shared it and you’ll have your entry.

At the end of the contest, I will use Random.org to randomly select the winner and my new beta reader. This contest goes through March 1.

– Lara

P.S. If there is another website/location besides Amazon.com or Goodreads.com where you can make a reading list, you can do that and get credit for it too.

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