The A-Z of Choosing a Blog Tour, Solomon's Compass & The Faerie Prince

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Today, I have some ground to cover, so I’ve put my humdinger of a post on Choosing a Blog Tour here for people who want to read the full text. 

The nutshell section is below if you have to take a flyover, considering that there are tons of other bloggers to visit in the Challenge. 

  •  Research the blog tour of your choice before you make a decision and put down your cash.
  • Find a tour company that’s a good match for your book.
  • Know exactly what you’ll be getting for your money.
  • Determine whether you’re willing to work within the tour operator’s guidelines.
  • For best results, aim for a high synergy level between you and your tour operator.

Tomorrow, we’ll talk about Do’s and Don’ts during blog tours. 

I'm happy to share Carol Kilgore's new release with you. 

From chilling prologue to final paragraph, Carol Kilgore's SOLOMON'S COMPASS is an edge-of-your-seat mystery offering a pitch-perfect blend of suspense and romance, with enough twists to keep readers compulsively turning the page.
                                                   --VR Barkowski, Al Blanchard Award Winner

The lure of buried treasure. A sexy former SEAL who makes her crazy. Could USCG CDR Taylor Campbell want more? Don't ask. A story of love, loyalty, and the value of keeping a promise, SOLOMON’S COMPASS is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Carol writes a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss. Always at least one crime; always a love story. You can find her here:

Rachel Morgan's new book will be launched soon. I’ve been looking forward to the cover reveal because, to sum up Rachel’s covers in a word, I’d say magical. So without further ado, I give you the Faerie Prince.

Title: The Faerie Prince
Author: Rachel Morgan
Publication Date: May 30th 2013

Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. 
Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly-insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.

Add THE FAERIE PRINCE to your to-read list on Goodreads.
If you haven't yet read the first book in the Creepy Hollow series, THE FAERIE GUARDIAN, you can find it at the following places:

To connect with the author, visit Rachel Morgan's blog.

Don't forget to check out the Pick Your Pack YA Reads Giveaway to win five pairs of books, as well as a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card.


  1. Congratulations Carol and Rachel!
    So far I've not had to spend money on a tour.

    1. Good for you, Alex. I know it had to be a lot of ground to cover for you.

  2. stopped by to say "hi" on the wild A to Z chase
    Blog tours hmmm - so much to do so little time

    1. Thanks. True that. Much to do. Not so much time in which to get it done.

  3. Oh good. Thanks Joy. I'm reading the other post now. I need to find out the fee range.

  4. So happy for Carol, and I've just discovered Rachel's books this week thanks to all the great blog posts about them. Looking forward to reading both of these ladies' books!

    Heading over to read the blog tour post now.

  5. Congrats Carol and Rachel. Yes Choosing the right tour can make or break your book's release.

  6. Congratulations to the authors and thanks for your continued posts to help authors.

  7. Congrats to Carol and Rachel! I'm off to check out your blog tour posts. :)

  8. Hi there! I stopped by because I'm looking for other writer's blogs to follow. I come from the A-Z Challenge. I just discovered the concept of a blog tour yesterday and I look forward to hearing more about them.

    The books you mentioned look very interesting as well! I will have to check them out and add them to my Goodreads list1


  9. Congrats to Carol and Rachel!
    Joy, with your knowledge and experience, you could run your own blog tour company...

    1. I wish I could stay home and write all day, but I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon. For now, I write and edit along with juggling a full-time job. For something like this, I think you need to be able to dedicate all your time to building links and what not.

  10. If I can avoid paying for a tour then I will! Congratulations to Carol and Rachel! I've seen both of their covers around quite a bit lately :)

  11. Great tips, there. My publisher is doing the scheduling for mine. Phew. But there's still lots of work.

  12. Congrats to Carol and Rachel! I am not yet published (fingers crossed, my work has been submitted to one and in the process of submitting to two other agents who requested it), so I have not even looked into blog tours, yet. They appear to be a lot of work. I hope they are productive. I didn't even know that you had to pay to join a blog touring company. Just shows you how out of the loop I am. I am looking forward to reading the rest of your A to Z post.

  13. Congratulations to Carol and Rachel! Great information regarding getting a book tour, Joy.


  14. Thanks, Joy, for helping me spread the word about Solomon's Compass. I appreciate it very much. And good luck to Rachel with The Faerie Prince!

  15. Congrats to Rachel and Carol! I haven't hired a tour yet. Perhaps in the near future. :)

  16. Congratulations to both.

  17. Samantha, as we go along, we learn lots on the journey.

    Donna, wonderful for you. That's great. I had to do my own with my first couple of books and at the time didn't have a clue what to do. I thought the publisher was going to do it. Not so.

    Melissa, if you aren't too pressed for time or you like organizing things, you can do it yourself.

    Thanks, Nas.

    No worries, Carol. :) Hope it's doing well.

    Mary, I hope both books do well to. Rachel's is out in May. Haven't done any hiring myself yet, but I did some research again quite recently.

    Ninidee, thanks for stopping in.

  18. I had no idea people actually "bought" blog tours. That's kind of cool!

  19. Thanks so much for sharing the cover :-)

  20. Great tips! I have to pay attention to these things now. Might have a book out soon. ;-)


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