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Facebook Blues

I’m not sure how many of you use Facebook, but I have been on it daily ever since I set up my author page. Previous to that, I never used it, and didn’t see what the big deal was, or why people would want to put so much of their personal lives out there for the whole world to see.

 

After I published my first book, I started looking for ways to market it, and that’s when I got hooked. That’s right, I’m an addict. I have spent countless hours clicking around, sharing posts and checking out other peoples pages. And since I have only been a user for 7 or 8 months, I don’t really know what it was like before that. I do know that the changes that they have recently made… suck.

 

And I say suck in the nicest way possible. I mean, lets face it, I totally understand why they did it. Most people don’t use a conventional computer any more. Most people use a tablet or some other device, so the streamlined feeds for every page makes sense. I still hate them.

 

Used to, when you came to my page it was amazing. I mean it, I loved my page. I put stuff on it that was informative about my books, some advertisements, reviews, and upcoming events, but I also put stuff that was fun. I love puzzles and interesting food for thought items, and my page was plastered with them.

 

I also kept my page clean. Everything had a visual appeal, down to the way the little boxes fit together on my screen. I loved pinning a post and providing an experience when you visited my page, would make sure it was all current, and would remove or hide things if they didn’t fit in with what I had in mind. It was perfect. And… it’s gone. Sigh.

 

So today, I have realized that I don’t spend near as much time on good old Facebook as I once did. I guess it’s because I’m depressed that my page doesn’t look as appealing to me. Or maybe it’s the resentment I still feel that even though I have almost 6000 likes and followers, my posts don’t make it to more than a few 100 people… unless they are of a cat or I pay to ‘sponsor’ them. I have noticed that one guy sponsors his daily pic, with his cup of coffee and a cute little saying to think about. That’s ok, I’ll pass. I have better things to do with my money.

 

I will just go, suffer through my withdrawals… and continue to look for another social media place that I can mess around with and call home. Any suggestions?

 

 

Weekend Giveaways for A New Life: Life of Recovery

UPDATE – it looks like everyone who started over the weekend finished on time – thank you all for participating and a HUGE thank you to all the pages who hosted for us!!!

 

 

Guys – I have been coordinating with several blog sites to line up a huge giveaway weekend event for A New Life: Life of Recovery, so those of you who have been wanting to win a copy, get your clicker finger ready!!!

I will update this post with links as they become available, as it looks like we will be hosted by 10 different bloggers… that will be 10 signed paperbacks up for grabs, plus at least 10 ebook copies!!!!

Oh, and if you haven’t noticed, I LOVE to send my girl around the world, so if you are outside the states, you are STILL ELIGIBLE TO WIN – So lets see where else in the world we can send our heroine TORI FARRELL

You can follow me here – on facebook – or hit up my twitter – see the contacts link for more information

UPDATE – a few still have not posted their giveaway (we will get it eventually I am sure) but feel free to hit these guys up for your chance to win!!!

I will leave this page up until all have cleared, as some have notified me they will be late in posting…. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

FOLLOW THESE LINKS TO REGISTER – EACH LINK IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN

jUST CLICK AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THEIR SITE…  ENJOY  AND  GOOD LUCK OUT THERE!!!

1.  Completed – thank you so much Scandalous Book Blog for hosting us on facebook!!!

2.  Completed – thank you so much Book Babblin on Facebook

3. Complete – thank you Panty Dropping Book Blog on Facebook!!!

4. Completed – thank you to Baby Cakes Book Blog on Facebook.

5. Completed  blog spot for A Love Affair with Books – thank you for hosting!!!

6. Completed – thank you We Like It Big Book Blog on Facebook!!!

7. https://www.facebook.com/BookwormBridgettesWorld will be opening their giveaway at midnight to run through midnight on Wednesday WOOT!!!  If you don’t want to go through FB, this link will get you there as well… http://bookwormbridgette.blogspot.com/2013/12/Samantha-Jacoby-Spotlight-Giveaway.html?zx=d6ae5f9bac10a946

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Life of Doubt Teaser

It has been such an AWESOME DAY… I wanted to leave you guys with another Life of Doubt Teaser… This is a little meeting of the FBI agents who are working on Tori’s case….

   Remaining after the room had cleared, Dr. Bennet, Warren La Buff, and James Godfry sat in the tiny chamber. Leaning back in his chair, La Buff lamented, “I think we should have brought the judge in on this. He isn’t going to be too pleased when he finds out he was duped.”

   “How is he going to find out?” Dr. Bennet countered. “The only way anyone will ever know is if her identity is discovered and a birth certificate is located, which it won’t be. Otherwise, no one will question my judgment.”

   La Buff narrowed his eyes at the doctor’s words. “Don’t get cocky. You better hope no one finds out. I cannot believe I am even involved in this.”

  Godfry gave him a wry grin, “Like you have never done anything that wasn’t by the book. Come on, this is perfect. The judge signed the papers.” He turned his palms toward the ceiling, indicating his hands were clean and continued, “The girl practically works for us already. All we do now is give her a few weeks on her own, and then we reel her in. You guys can get her off on her little assignment, and when she is done with that, we offer her a full time job doing what she is best at.”

   The three men stared at each other, considering what Tori Farrell was best at, the pause in the conversation growing long. La Buff nodded slowly, “All I can say is, you are fucking with a girl who has murdered about a dozen of the worst men we have ever had on the books. You better hope she never finds out you did this to her on purpose, under false pretenses. I don’t think she would bat an eyelash taking care of any of us in the same manner.”

Introduce yourself to Tori’s story and get Life of Recovery
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