Free book giveaway, Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Free Books and Fun

Share the LoveToday we wrap up our Share the Love Scavenger Hunt. What an incredible month it has been! I hope you’ve had a blast learning about me and my books, but also found a few new authors you can enjoy. To wrap things up, we’re going to be giving away a huge stack of free books from some fabulous indie authors at our Facebook event page. So, hop over there and join the fun. We’ll be posting new games every hour, so if you miss out on one, just jump in for the next! Then, come back this afternoon for one final clue to our Scavenger Hunt here.
Happy hunting, and don’t forget to Share the Love!
Heather

Want to know what you could win? Check out all of these fabulous books! We’re giving them away today on FB, so get over there!

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Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Review to Win

Share the LoveEarlier I showed you a few ways you can share the love with your favorite authors by reviewing their books or sharing their links with friends. Now it’s time to put that to good use in today’s Share the Love Scavenger Hunt clue:
Read the post,
Review a book,
Then, share the link
And we’ll take a look.

Be sure to post your review link in the comments below so we’ll know where to find it! For a bonus entry, Share the Love with your friends by tweeting/sharing on FB this comment:

Want to win FREE books and #sharethelove with an author? Join the hunt! http://heathersutherlin.com/share-the-love-scavenger-hunt/ @HeatherSutherli

Our big giveaway day is next week, so if you’ve missed any of the clues, hurry and catch up with the hunt! You can find all the clues for the month here and don’t forget to look for bonus entries where you can help us Share the Love. In the meantime, we’re giving away prizes and sharing some of our favorite indie authors on the Facebook page, so join us there for more fun and free books. Happy Hunting!  ~Heather

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Share the Love for Your Favorite Author

Heather headshotAll month long we’ve been sharing the love of books and our favorite indie authors with our Share the Love Scavenger Hunt. If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know that the authors are sharing some too and that means FREE books!

Most of us become authors because we have a story to tell. Before we were writers, we were readers, and even now the writers I know are passionate fans.  The discussions and debates over books in a group of writers can get downright…lively. So, if you ask us what we think about a book or an author, we’re happy to tell you! And that is the best thing any reader can do for an author they love – Tell someone!

With that in mind, I thought I would share a few tips on how YOU, dear reader, can share the love with your favorite authors.

Share a Review
This the most powerful way to shout your love from the rooftops and tickle your favorite author’s fancy. A review is a public declaration of your affections. It not only cheers your author on to greater things, it sells books! That’s right – YOU have the power to help your author succeed. In the end all the work we put into our books is still worthless if our readers don’t share their enthusiasm with other readers. We rely on you to tell friends and family and anyone on the street with an iPhone or Kindle that we have a story worth reading. A positive book review is even better because it’s permanent and posted for all to see. Book reviews sell books!

While I was preparing for this post, I hopped over to Amazon to check out the changes they’ve made (They’ve recently nixed “likes” and “tags” which used to be easy ways to help readers find your favorite authors.) I stopped by the Amazon page for A Light In the Darkness and found a new review had been posted. My heart began to race and I nearly squealed with delight (yes, I really do this!) A new review filled with thoughtful opinion and cheerful enthusiasm can carry me afloat for the rest of the day and drives me back into the arms of my worrisome “work in progress” so that I struggle through another round of edits just to satisfy the desires of my readers who leave comments like, “I can’t wait for her next book in this series!!” Want to see more books from your favorite author? Leave a review telling everyone why they should read the author’s book and end it by cheering them on to keep writing. At the very least, maybe your review will help sell a few more books, pay another bill or even fund the next book in the series. Remember, reviews sell books!

Share a Link
Do you follow your favorite authors online? Another simple way to share the love is to join an author’s Facebook page, Twitter following, and blog and then share the links with friends. This is twice as fun when you are a fan of indie authors because most of us have a lot more time on our hands for fan interaction than the big names do. As a matter of fact, even when we don’t have a lot of time, we are likely to respond because most of us opted for indie status in hopes of connecting with our readers in a more personal way than traditional publishing allows. We’re fan girls (or boys) too, for the most part, so we get it. You want to know what’s up with a certain character or when the next book is coming out? Wonder how they were inspired or why the book writing is taking so long? All of that is usually shared in social media if you’re keeping up. So, if you have groupie tendencies, join the fun. Then, share the love by retweeting or sharing links to the posts that fascinate you and might interest your book loving friends. Who knows, you might even become actual friends with your favorite author! Wouldn’t that rock?!

 Share the Love
Now that you know how to share the love with your favorite author, it’s time to get busy! Come back later for today’s Share the Love Scavenger Hunt clue! 

 

Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Scandalous

Seen Recently author Larisa Walk asked authors to share something scandalous or quirky about one of their characters. I had to think about that for a while. I have quite a few quirky characters including one kid who sees visions of a mysterious girl and sketches her obsessively, and a girl so caught up in the man she sees in her dreams that she leaves behind the love of her life and almost dies! But scandalous? Ha! My characters are as clean as fresh fallen snow. They are nearly perfect. Sure they may whine or complain, but they are basically good. But… they aren’t ALL good. I mean, what’s a good adventure story without a villain, right? My main characters may be offered sainthood, but my villains are down and dirty. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that they are truly scandalous. And yet, I never really cover those nitty gritty details in my story. So, today I’m digging in to what makes my villains tick. What makes them so mean and nasty? I’ll give you a sneak peek in today’s Share the Love Scavenger Hunt Clue:

Click here and scroll down to find today’s clue

You’re looking for SEEN and then here’s what you’ll do

Read about Margo and tell me this quick

What makes her evil? What makes her tick?

 Want a bonus entry? Have you seen the long list of prizes we’re giving away on the 28th? Wow, it’s getting long! A ton of great books from some fabulous authors. We have a lot of chances to win. You gain entries by commenting your answers to our clues here on the blog, but you can also win on FB with our daily games. So, for today’s bonus entry, Share the Love by sharing the link to our FB event either on FB or twitter. You can visit my Twitter page and retweet my announcements to make things easy. Don’t worry, we’re keeping track of who follows through. Don’t forget to #sharethelove!

Heather

Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Share the Love, people!

Share the LoveI know Valentine’s Day is over, but we are just getting started with our Share the Love Scavenger Hunt. We’ve got so much planned that we decided to spread out a little. My good friend, author Felicia Tatum, and I are joining forces in a new Facebook event to Share the Love. On February 28th we’re giving away prizes ALL DAY LONG! You will want your name drawn, I promise you! So, get busy hunting those clues, posting your guesses, and sharing the love with your book-loving posse. Here’s today’s clue:

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue
Don’t worry, dear readers, 
We have prizes you!

The date has been set,
We’re ready to cheer.
Choose the prize you want most
And then post it here.

That’s right. We want to know which of our prizes you’re dreaming of winning! (Oops! I gave it away.) So, visit the FB event page and scroll through our prize selection. Then, come back here to post your answer under comments. Want a bonus entry? Share the love by inviting your friends to join the fun. You can post our event link on your Facebook page or click the “Invite Friends” button on the event page. Be sure to let us know that you shared the love so that we can count your bonus entry. Happy Hunting!

Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Day of Love

Share the Love

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t have a Valentine today? No problem, because we’re sharing the love here all month long with our Share the Love Scavenger Hunt. Also, we’re giving away extra prizes today in honor of Valentine’s Day. Want to know how to win? Follow the clues, share the love, and win big!

Do you like jewelry? Sparkling things divine?
Follow the clues and mine shall be thine.
I’m Author of the Day on A Love 4 Lit
There you will find a wee little hint
Come back then and tell us here
The name of two characters I hold dear.

Okay, I know this one is a bit more tricky, but you could win some real treasure – a custom charm bracelet from Cassie’s Creations filled with book cover charms from each of my books. You could even order more charms later to add to the collection! I’m also giving away free books today to those who share the love! To grab your share the love bonus points, just share this post on Twitter with my twitter name @HeatherSutherli at the end or share on FB with friends and then come back here to let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to comment with your guess on today’s clue. Best of luck and happy hunting!

Heather

Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Books for a Buck!

Today begins an event so epic, so colossally awesome, I could hardly keep it secret. But now it is finally here! I will shout it from the roof tops!

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Bestsellers * Award Winners * Hot New Releases

 30 authors offering 35 titles at an amazing 99¢ price (limited time offers)

That’s right, the Books for a Buck blog hop has arrived! For two days a crew of incredible authors have lowered their prices, placing their bestselling titles at 99cents – for TWO DAYS ONLY! Snatch these up while you can, readers! Some of my favorites are listed on there and I’m going to add the rest to my kindle. Don’t use kindle? No problem! Just choose the author you’re interested in and follow their link. Their books will be listed on their website along with all their available formats. My YA fantasy books, A Light In the Darkness and SEEN, are both listed this weekend at 99cents for the hop and you can find them in all major retailers which I keep listed under the My Books tab.1st books

 Want to check out the other incredible authors featured in this Books for a Buck blog hop? Here are the books listed by category:

Young Adult

Defy the Stars by Stephanie Parent (romance/verse)

Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton (paranormal)

Seen by Heather Sutherlin (fantasy)

Sally Singletary’s Curiosity by JM Cataffo (fantasy/mystery)

Blue Sky Days by Marie Landry (contemporary)

Duplicity (Spellbound #2) * 1st book NOW FREE! * by Nikki Jefford

 New Adult/Upper Teen: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Treason (Grimoire Saga #2) * 1st book NOW FREE! * by S. M. Boyce

The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear by M. Pax

ReVamped by Ada Adams

Troll Or Derby, a Fairy Wicked Tale by Red Tash

Neverlove by Angela Brown

Flight (The Crescent Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Vaempires: Revolution and Vaempires: Zombie Rising by Thomas Winship

What Kills Me by Wynne Channing

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

New Adult/Upper Teen: Contemporary Romance

Preservation (Preservation, #1) by Rachael Wade

The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder

Make It Last by Bethany Lopez

My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Day of Sacrifice Omnibus by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Fall for Me by K. A. Last

The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

Reunion by Jeff Bennington

Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2) * 1st book FREE! * by Karina Halle

Guardian Of Fate by L.J. Kentowski

Ember’s Curse by Gena D. Lutz

FEARLESS by Tawdra Kandle

 Science Fiction and Fantasy

Perfection Unleashed by Jade Kerrion

To Ride a Puca by Heather McCorkle

Contemporary Romance and Chick Lit

The Reunion by Elizabeth Aloe

The Game Changer by Marie Landry

Broken and Mending by J.B. McGee

What are you waiting for? Go grab some great books at fabulous prices! Oh wait! I almost forgot today’s clue for the Share the Love Scavenger Hunt. Here it is:

Visit the hop and you will find
a few new reads that are one of a kind.
Come back and tell us about one that looks nice
The best part of it is, they’re all just the right price!

Want a bonus entry? Share the love by telling your friends on Twitter or Facebook about the Books for a Buck bloghop. You can use the buttons below to help you out. Then, remember to post it here so we’ll know to award your bonus entry. Happy Hunting!

Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Share the Author Love

Share the LoveThis month we’re celebrating book love with our Share the Love Scavenger Hunt. It is never too late to jump in and play along. You can win free books and other swag!

So far all of our clues have been about me and I’m starting to feel a little narcissistic. So, today I want to share some of the authors I love. I often post book reviews or author spotlights on this site that showcase fabulous indie authors who are breaking out onto the publishing scene. You can find them easily on my site menu to the right under “Indie Authors”or under the list in the sidebar titled “Indie Authors I Adore”. Today I’ll be tweeting about my favorite indie authors and sharing the love for their books using the #sharethelove hashtag. I would LOVE for you to join me. Do you have an indie author you adore? Please share it on twitter, FB, or even just tell a friend. Authors can’t make a living and write more books for you to love if their books don’t sell. We rely on readers to Share the Love with friends and family and even the general public through book reviews. If you want your favorite author to keep writing, then tell them so by sharing a book review or a tweet. It will make their day and maybe even send them back to the keyboard for another day.

Ready for today’s clue? It’s a bit tricky because there isn’t a direct link. Here’s a hint: you will find the answer here on this page, but still have to follow a link for the answer. Here it is:

Some authors, I adore.
Others can be such a bore.
Discover those I love the most
Then comment here their books and boast.

Share the Love for bonus points by tweeting about an indie author you love or want to read. Then, comment here with a copy of your tweet. If you share your twitter name, I’ll retweet your comment!

Happy Hunting!

P.S. BIG news is coming tomorrow, so come back and visit for more fabulous fun and FREE books!

Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Inspired to Write

Today I’m sharing one of my secrets to writing fantasy over on my friend Christine Locke’s blog. I thought that would be a great place to hide the answer to the next clue. So, here it is:

Christine asks what inspires me most,
So, I shared what compels me.
It may not be eloquent or worth a boast,
But it’s the power that propels me
To write.

Stop by and say hello. I would love to hear what inspires you, so please leave a comment on her blog and share it with us. Then, come back here to comment with the answer to today’s clue. I would love to give you a bonus entry for sharing the love, so Please share Christine’s blog post with friends on Twitter or Facebook. Then, come back and let me know so we’ll get your name entered for prizes. Happy Hunting!

Share the Love Scavenger Hunt

Meet Your Hostess

Today I’m placing the finishing touches on something BIG for this weekend. That leaves me little time for our Share the Love Scavenger Hunt clues this morning. So, let’s cut right to the chase:

Today I want you to know a little more about me
But not about the awards I’ve earned.
So, take a second to follow the link
Post a comment, tell us what you learned.

(Did I mention poetry is not my forte’? I’m a novelist, people!)

For bonus points today, you can Share the Love by sharing our Scavenger Hunt with friends on FB or Twitter. Be sure to mention that you did so in our comments section and if you leave your twitter name, I’ll follow you 🙂

Happy Hunting!