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Parched by Z.L. Arkadie
January 1st, 2013Tour DetailsHeroines With Heart 0 Comments

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General Information To Include in a Blog Post

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Below is information that anyone who is participating in the blog tour can use on their websites and in their blog posts. It’s completely optional to include the information and available primarily for your convenience.

Heroines With Heart blurb (if you want to include something about the tour):

Heroines With Heart is a massive blog tour that runs throughout 2013, that features books with strong female protagonists. We have authors from several different genres, including young adult, mystery/thriller/suspense, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and Christian fiction. We are also giving away fun digital prizes and sharing new and noteworthy books throughout the year. Want updates?

Z.L. Arkadie’s blurb (if you want to include something in your post about her):

I have a BA in Broadcast Journalism and an MA in Communications Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. For the past three years I’ve read scripts, providing coverage for production companies and screenwriting contests but have been writing fiction consistently for 12 years.

Less formally, I absolutely love TV and am not ashamed to admit it! I’ve recently completed all 7 seasons of The Gilmore Girls and am watching all 7 seasons again. Before The Gilmore Girls, I watched all 4 season of Felicity about 4 times. I’m holding my breath, waiting for China Beach to be released on DVD. And I have a remarkable list of favorite TV shows, Mad Men competing for the top spot with Fringe. Yes indeed, I love TV. I also love Seattle, Washington, which feels like the color blue to me—tranquil, cool and yet vibrant. And more importantly, truly what I love most is writing—and to watch the world around me so that I can tell its stories. Also, visit me at http://zuleikaarkadie.wordpress.com/.

Images:

Author Image Download Link: http://zuleikaarkadie.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/line-draw-ebay-phota-2.jpg?w=490

Parched Cover Image Download Link: http://img2.imagesbn.com/p/2940012758187_p0_v1_s260x420.JPG

Parched Description:

Get to know a new kind of Vampire for our kind of world…

“Baron Ford, he says and pauses to pick apart my expression, attempting to read how familiar I am with that name. I nod stiffly to give no indication I know exactly, who that is. I’m shocked to hear it in this setting, at this stage of my life, the one far away from Cambridge, Massachusetts over five years later.”

Advertising Exec, Clarity Parker thought she would never see Baron Ford again. Five years ago, she fell in love with him on their magical first date and then poof–he literally vanished into thin air. That’s why she’s past stunned to hear his name again. After all, five years have passed since that night. And to add intrigue to what Clarity considers an embarrassing and unforgivable insult, he’s asked that she be exclusively assigned to his multi-million dollar account.

Clarity tries her hardest to avoid Baron but he finally catches up to her and when he does, he issues a warning–things are not safe for her, especially since the fog has rolled in.

Before the day is over her entire world will come crashing down on her. Everything about her life that she thought was true is a lie, and she doesn’t know whether to jump for joy or rage against everyone who’s deceived her. However, she has no time to choose between reactions. Baron was right. Her life is in danger–so is his, and they need each other to fight the forces of evil that threaten them both, and possibly the entire world!

One thing’s for sure, from this point on, their lives will never be the same.

Linky List Code:

This is how we keep track of links for the tour.

Step 1: Add the code to your blog post. (Note: Free blogs at WordPress.com do not allow javascript, period. This script will not work. You just need to put a link to http://heroineswithheart.com/attendees/ instead.)



You can also grab the code here: http://www.linkytools.com/get_bloghop_code.aspx?id=180021&type=basic

Step 2: When you post about Seeds of Discovery, come back to this page and add your link to the tour. Your link will show up across all the pages on the January tour. That’s it!

Contest Information:

The contest takes place from January 1st-31st in conjunction with the Heroines With Heart blog tour. All the contest information is contained in the widget, so just add it to the end of your blog post.

The code is here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can also find the code here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/NDU0NTI3OTUzNDRlNzNlMWE1MDc3YWMxNTc4NWQ4OjM=/ and find instructions to add it to your WordPress or Blogger blog here:http://www.rafflecopter.com/questions/#install

It’s recommended that you include the contest embed code in your blog post as that’s what gets people excited!

If you would prefer to link to the contest (or just can’t get the contest to work on your blog) you can post a big, beautiful link to the contest on the Facebook page: http://bit.ly/10fFNJy.

Links to Purchase the Book:

http://www.amazon.com/Parched-ebook/dp/B005E3PFS0
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005E3PFS0 (Amazon UK – Kindle Edition)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Parched-Z-L-Arkadie/dp/1463760922(Amazon UK – Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/Parched-1-Z-L-Arkadie/dp/1463760922(Amazon US – Paperback)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/parched-z-arkadie/1032774850(Barnes & Noble Paperback)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/parched-a-paranormal-romance-zl-arkadie/1105648076?ean=2940012758187 (Nook)

Honest Review Option

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This option is a larger commitment, but if you are planning to read the books anyway, honest review posts are typically large traffic drivers. The other benefit to the review option is that reviews can be cross-posted to Amazon which gives you more entries into the Kindle Fire drawing pool. If you choose this option, you’ll receive an ecopy of the book for the Kindle and Nook platforms so you can read the ebook online or on a ereader, iPad, or smart phone.

Review Copies of the Book

You can also contact heroineswithheart@gmail.com to request a digital copy for the ereader of your choice.

Review Prompts:

Just in case you aren’t sure what to say in your review, you can just finish these sentences to get started:

  • One of the things I liked/didn’t like about the book was…
  • I liked /didn’t like ________ because he/she was…
  • Parched is good for anyone who…

Short Email Interview Option

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This option will take about 15 minutes of your time. Easy peasy!

To create the interview post all Z.L. Arkadie needs is 5-7 questions that you’d like her to answer. You can ask her anything you want about the book or not about the book, doesn’t matter! She is happy to answer all questions. If you are stuck for questions, here are some topics she loves to talk about:

  • Writing (her work, or writing tips in general)
  • Fun stuff (like who her favorite superhero is)
  • Vampires (she’s done a lot of research!)

And here are some questions to spark your creativity (feel free to use these questions in your interview post if you find them interesting):

  • What is one book everyone should read?
  • Who is your favorite character in Parched?
  • If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
  • Who are your favorite authors of all time?
  • Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
  • What motivated you to start writing?
  • If you could go anywhere in the universe where would that be?
  • What is your secret desire?
  • Which place in the world are you dying to visit?

After you have the chance to read the book (if you choose to), you can also send Z.L. Arkadie follow-up questions. Please give Z.L. Arkadie at least three days to answer your email before following up.

Excerpt Option

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This option is for bloggers who want to participate but don’t have time to create content for the blog tour. Copy and paste the information on the page and load it into your blog. All you have to to do is hit publish! This is truly a two-minute-or-less option.

You can excerpt anything you want from the free ebook sample available for download at Amazon.com! Keep in mind that many readers do not appreciate spoilers, so try to leave those out for best results.

Want to join the blog tour?

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Go to the blog tour sign-up page to become a participant >>

Email any questions to heroineswithheart@gmail.com and someone will get right back to you!

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