Eight.

Hello all.

Friends and Readers, I have a request. I set myself a very modest goal of selling 100 books this year. I know it doesn’t sound like many, but everyone has to start somewhere.

This is my somewhere.

I need to sell 8 more books to make it to my goal. I have 30 days to get there. Can you help? If you haven’t purchased a copy but have been considering it, now is the perfect time! If you know someone who enjoys vampire stories (heavy on the vampire, light on the romance), pass this on to them and encourage them to buy a copy, or maybe even purchase a copy to give to them for Christmas (or other festive occasion).

One other reason to purchase now: the price is going up. As of January 1, the price for the ebook will increase to $2.99. Currently, you can purchase the ebook for 99 cents. Ebooks can be sent as gifts as well, so if you already have your copy, you can purchase one (or more!) for someone else.

Turning Point is available all over the globe through Amazon. Please remember that even though it is through Amazon, every purchase supports someone you know (me!) personally.

Please consider purchasing a copy today! Some global purchase links below. It is available in ebook and paperback!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Amazon Japan

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Brazil

Amazon Netherlands

If you having trouble finding it where you are, let me know and I’ll get a copy to you.

Real Talk.

Hello readers.

I haven’t posted a proper blog post in a while. If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s consistent.

Anyway, yesterday I was a guest on a podcast (Books Café by Scott Paton of Free-Ebooks.net). It was an enjoyable experience and if you follow me on other social media platforms, you’ll see I’ve posted about it already. If you’re interested, here’s the link to my interview.

But, I’m not writing entirely for self-promotional reasons. I’m writing because unexpectedly something bubbled up during yesterday’s session.

Heart.

It wasn’t a long or drawn out discussion, but we talked about the difficulties independent authors have in finding readers. It’s absolutely true. At least for me.

During the discussion I talked about manufacturing posts versus posting from the heart. I never set out to manufacture a fan base or look for the perfect sound bites to draw people in, but I have done that in an effort to sell books.

Sell books. Not connect with people.

Lightbulb.

Big freakin’ lightbulb.

Isn’t it amazing how changing one’s perspective, even slightly, offers great insight? That’s how I feel today. I have discovered something about myself. I’ve been really worked up and stressed out about SELLING ALL THE BOOKS, but really, I should just chill and connect with people who actually might like to read them.

So, now what? I’ll continue to market my book, but I intend to spend less time being “clever” and more time being real.

Have a great weekend, readers.

Book Tour.

Turning Point is on a Book Tour, presented by Silver Dagger Book Tours. Check it out below and be sure to visit Silver Dagger Book Tours for more information and to see which other blogs are hosting Turning Point!

Enjoy!

Turning Point
by K.M. Smith
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy
Adam is the resident vampire in a small college town in Michigan. It’s the same scenario every night: wander campus, snag a co-ed for dinner, get home before dawn. Rinse. Repeat–until an irresistible new professor appears. From the shadows, he follows her every footstep, lurking, until he witnesses a tragic accident. As life drains from the object of his desire, he is faced with an impossible choice: Should he intervene or not?
22 years later, Alice Peterson is well on her way to graduating from college. Her life and goals are set, and her future is bright. But Alice meets Adam and a tempestuous wind portends a different fate. Thrust into a world she thought to be fictitious, Alice must rely on wit, cunning and newfound powers if she hopes to survive. Adam will do what he must to keep Alice from learning too much about her past, including the unthinkable.
No good deed goes unpunished as familial bonds are pushed to their limit and new relationships are tested. Filled with action and bloodlust-fueled drama, read on to unlock the mystery when Alice reaches her Turning Point.
**Only .99 cents!! **
K.M. Smith has been around the world and currently resides in Texas. Writing is her passion, and writing about vampires and people with different supernatural abilities makes her giddy. Growing up in Michigan and spending time in several parts of the world has provided her with unique perspectives and innumerable opportunities for storytelling. K.M. is married to a wonderful and understanding man, and she is the mother of two children who test her knowledge of life and push her limits of caffeine intake daily. She is a bit of a dabbler and jumps headfirst into any endeavor she takes on (like writing a book and turning it into a series). When not at her desk, she can be found smashing her way through the tennis courts in the suburbs of Houston. Occasionally, she can be found writing at her blog kristynotkirsty.com.
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
$25 Amazon

Contest

Hello dear readers.

You should be glad you can’t see inside my head. It is a bit of a jumbled mess in there these days.

Anyway…if you follow me on Facebook (or if you saw the “Sunday Funday” post) you’ll know I’m running a contest. If not..let me tell you all about it!

Turning Point is coming out in paperback on October 1st!

To celebrate, I am running a contest through my Facebook page: K.M. Smith, Author

Check the page for “Games” posts. Comment on as many as you like, and you’ll earn yourself chances in the Grand Prize Drawing (Held September 19th).

Prizes include: signed copies of the paperback book, vampire fangs, a facemask, pins and buttons, book marks and possibly some other small goodies all inside a wooden box.

Sneak Peek…

The complete rules are in the Notes tab on my Facebook page, but that should be enough info to get you going.

Can’t wait to see you over on Facebook and good luck…who knows maybe you’ll be the big winner!

What Happened to Monday?

Not sure if you realize this, dear readers, but it’s Tuesday today. I know, I’ve let you down. You rely on my weekly posts to remind you that it’s time to get up and put your work pants on. I’m sorry to have failed you this week.

But never fear, your Monday update is here. On Tuesday.

Who’s really counting the days anymore anyway?

So, this week: Busy. Marketing plans. Content creation. Book finishing. Prizes.

More on that last one later.

Anyone else have 24 tabs open on their computer? Just me?

Alright then. As you were.

See you next week. On Monday. Pinky swear.

And if you need a book to read to hold you over until then, might I suggest Turning Point?

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