Happy Memorial Weekend Guest Post By Blogalicious and Diane Lockward, Author ~ Poet.

Hello and Welcome Everyone and Especially Authors! Today’s Guest is Poet and Author, Diane Lockward. I visited her blog and read two posts she had shared about the changes GoodReads has made to Giveaways and crossed over with Amazon KDP and a different way to do Promos and Giveaways. I hope it helps all of you to understand the “objectable and annoying” changes. Just how I and Diane feel about it! Lol. Happy Memorial Day Weekend Reading!

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Goodreads Turns Bad

Back in January Goodreads changed their Giveaway program. Prior to that time, authors could post a Giveaway for a book. No Fee! Members of the site could sign up to win a free copy. After the conclusion of the Giveaway, a winner would be picked, the author would be notified with a name and address, and a free book would go out in the mail. An author could offer multiple free copies and also run subsequent Giveaways.

I liked the program a lot. When I did a Giveaway for any of my poetry books, I’d get around 300 signups. When I did a Giveaway for one of my craft books, I’d get as many as 600 signups. These people who signed up would often indicate “I Want to Read” for the title. My book got in front of a lot of eyes and I felt kind of popular.

I liked the program so much that when I started Terrapin Books one of the promotion suggestions I routinely made to my authors was that they run a Giveaway at Goodreads. I can no longer make that suggestion, nor will I again run a Giveaway for one of my own titles. That’s because, since January 8, 2018, authors and publishers are required to pay a fee for the formerly free service. That may be how the business world operates, but poets and poetry publishers simply cannot afford to pay the fees. 

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Goodreads now offers two fee options:

1) the Standard package for $119 for up to 100 copies (either Kindle ebook or print book). 
2) the Premium package for $599 is available for either print books or Kindle ebooks. 
 
Full details can be seen at the Goodreads site.

I’m not at all convinced that either of these options will generate sales for authors, certainly not for poets and publishers of poetry books. And there is no way that I will pay for the service, nor can I ask my authors to do so.

For one thing, while I liked the program in the past and enjoyed having my book page fill up with Want to Reads, I never saw any spike in sales following a Giveaway. Maybe I’d get one new review. I wondered if other authors shared my feelings and experience. So I put the question out to a Facebook group that I belong to. I asked if authors had found that a Giveaway generated any sales.

Not one person said Yes. Not one. Not one person said she’d pay for the service. These people, by the way, included prose writers as well as poets. One author described her experience as “I did it but I don’t think it’s made any difference. I will not do it again.”

Another said, “I did it and zero effect!”

Another said, “I did get reviews on Goodreads from my Giveaway but no sales that I could see.”
A publisher said, “it did not increase the sales at all.“

One author who paid for the new service said, “I did it right when they opened it up to ebooks and it was half off! I didn’t pay for the ‘featured’ status or whatever but I ended up there anyway because it was brand new and there weren’t many other ebooks. I’m glad I did it then because honestly, it was worthless. Will not do it again.”

Not too encouraging, is it? I rarely go to the Goodreads website since the change. I wonder if I’m alone in that.

I also wonder if it would be worth trying out an Amazon Giveaway. So I’m trying it out. I just created an Amazon Giveaway for The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop. There’s a form that had to be filled out. Within an hour I received a confirmation of the Giveaway request. That was very similar to a confirmation of a purchase.

Then this morning I received notification that my Giveaway had gone live. The notification included a link that I can share so that people will sign up, but Amazon also somehow advertises the Giveaway. I just offered one copy. There is a cost for the person running the Giveaway—the price of one book and postage. I expect that the postage fee of $8 will not actually be that high. Amazon, unlike Goodreads, ships out the book. Not free, but more affordable than $119. Let’s see how this all works out! Till Next Time …

Goodreads Turns Bad, Part 2: Amazon

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WELL, In my last post, I complained about the recent elimination of the free Giveaway at Goodreads, now replaced with a costly Giveaway. The fee imposed makes the service prohibitive for poets and small press publishers. I decided that the time was right to try an Amazon Giveaway for my craft book, The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop. That experiment is now over. Here are the results.

It was easy to set up the Amazon Giveaway and it went into effect immediately as Goodreads now does also (used to be a 7-day wait period). While a Goodreads Giveaway allows the user to select the length of time the Giveaway will run, there is a 7-day time limit on the length of the Amazon Giveaway, but that time will be cut off once a winner has been selected.

There are several options for how a winner is selected. My Giveaway was over within hours of its start time. I selected that there would be one book given and that each entrant had a 1 in 100 chance of winning. I would increase the 100 if I were to do another Amazon Giveaway as that would extend the time.

Amazon provided me with a Giveaway page code, but I never used it as the time was up so fast. They quickly sent me statistics. I had 424 Hits (people who looked at the Giveaway), 175 Entrants (people who entered the Giveaway), 14 Page Visits (people who went from the Giveaway page to the book page).

So the exposure for my book with an Amazon Giveaway was far less than with past giveaways I ran at Goodreads, but I could increase the exposure if I changed the odds.

I was given the name of the winner as I was with Goodreads, but with Goodreads, I had to mail out the book while with Amazon they mailed out the book. Before Goodreads turned bad, the only cost I incurred was the cost of one book, envelope, and postage. Amazon charged me a “setup cost” of $27.09 and later refunded $.06. The price for my book at Amazon is now $18.64 discounted from $21.99. So I was charged $8.39 for postage and handling. It would cost me less if I mailed a copy from my own stash and paid the postage.

Conclusion: I doubt I’ll do another Amazon Giveaway as I don’t see any particular benefit to it. It’s far less costly than a Goodreads Giveaway, but had no apparent effect on sales.

But just to continue this experiment one step further, I’m going to try a Giveaway on Facebook. I’ll let you know how that turns out and hopefully, Cat will fill you in on those results! Lol.

Poet and Blogger, 
Diane Lockward

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I am Diane Lockward, I live and write poetry in New Jersey. I am the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement. My earlier books are Temptation by Water (Wind Pub, 2010), What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve’s Red Dress. I am also the author of The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, a how-to book for poets; and the sequel, The Crafty Poet II. My poems appear in a number of anthologies such as Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times and in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. My poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and The Writer’s Almanac. I am the founder, editor, and publisher of Terrapin Books, a small press for poetry books.

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Meet The Author Behind The Writer of The New Book: 40 Tips on Creative Writing: A Guide for Writers …

Hello and Welcome Writers and Visitors!
All my writers are in for a treat as my friend and fellow Author, Dan Buri has released a new resource to help writers become the best at their craft. Behind every #1 Best Selling Author is an exceptional writer, and Dan is no different except? Writers come to him as a trusted resource for writing! He lives in the Pacific Northwest and is an active attorney by day and an amazing writer by night. His release titled “Pieces Like Pottery” had hit #1 on Amazon Best Seller list and with over 100 book reviews, readers are enjoying it.

Now Dan has released a new guide to help authors become more creative and seasoned writers with his new release titled:

40 Tips on Creative Writing: A Guide for Writers to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Book

 

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40 Tips On Creative Writing by Dan Buri FACEBOOK and TWITTER TEASER
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ABOUT THE BOOK & GUIDE:

Whether you’re just starting your writing journey or you’ve been writing for years, 40 Tips on Creative Writing is a must-have guide for writers. Filled with inspiration, motivation, and helpful everyday writing tips, this book provides a fresh look at how to become published and find readers.

For those writers just starting out, you’ll find advice on how to find your voice as an author, how to foster successful writing habits, and how to avoid the dreaded writer’s block. For those that have been writing for years and have seen their works published before, you’ll find some fantastic motivation to re-energize and inspire your writing and excellent advice on how to grow your readership.

The first half of 40 Tips on Creative Writing focuses on the writing process and how to hone the craft of being a writer. The tips help on how to become a more diligent writer, how to avoid common pitfalls of unsuccessful writers, and how to allow your passion for writing to come through in the words you put down on the page. The second half of the 40 Tips focuses on getting involved in the writer community, publishing, and marketing.

If you’re writing a book, an essay, a poem, an article, or a journal, this book will help you refocus and invigorate your writing. 40 Tips on Creative Writing is an excellent guide for writers new and old. It is a great addition to any authors bookshelf and a fantastic gift for any writer! A visit to Dan’s website, Nothing Any Good | Indie Author Book Blog, Writing & Publishing Advice is a must.

 

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About The Writer Behind The Author:

Dan Buri is the son of an indie author. His father has two published books and countless article credits to his name. He has his father to blame for his passion for writing. Dan’s first collection of short fiction, Pieces Like Pottery, is an exploration of heartbreak and redemption. The book is uniquely heartfelt and explores the depths of the human struggle and the search for meaning in life.

Dan’s second book, 40 Tips on Creative Writing, provides a fresh look at how to become published and find readers Dan’s non-fiction works have been distributed online and in print for nearly two decades, including publications in Pundit Press, Tree, Summit Avenue Review, American Discovery, and TC Huddle. The defunct and very well regarded Buris On The Couch was a He-Says/She-Says blog musing on the ups and downs of marriage with his wife.

Dan is an active attorney in the Pacific Northwest. He has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the World’s Top 300 Intellectual Property Strategists every year since 2010. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two young children.

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One thing readers won’t read about me anywhere is when I was a little boy many of my siblings and cousins were at the zoo with our parents. We visited the petting zoo area and then it was time to go home!  Except? They forgot ME at the zoo!! LOL.
They came back to get me and found my sleeping in the hay with the baby goats!” 

 

Dan enjoys and is asked to be a Guest Writer on any blogs and website! Just as he features writers and authors on his own. And his website is a great resource. Here is more about his website and blog! Make sure you check out his Writing and Musings Page as he shares some funny stuff from his Twitter each week!

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About Nothing Any Good

 

Nothing Any Good is a community. Indie publishing is difficult. A love of writing does not mean we will see our work published, nor does it mean we will find our readership. Not in the least.

This site offers advice for writers and recommendations for readers. The site aims to help make sense of the difficult world that is indie publishing. It supports indie authors. It provides compelling content in the form of essays and stories provided by a variety of sources.

In an homage to the most famous writer from my home state of Minnesota, F. Scott Fitzgerald, (with all apologies to poetic songwriter Bob Dylan), “Nothing any good isn’t hard.” This is a difficult path we have as indie writers. I hope I can help.


“Always Remember: Good writing doesn’t come the first time you sit down.”

In short:
1. Don’t worry about whether you have anything important to say. If you are inspired, say it.
2. Write often. You won’t become a good writer unless you’re regularly finding time to write.

Please feel free to Contact Me with any thoughts, questions, or requests. I want to hear from you! Dan Buri, Author

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Dan’s books can be found here: 

Amazon (4.5 out of 5 stars with over 100 reviews)

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Review For “The Brilliant Game” By A. Gavazzoni and The Finale of Her Amazing Trilogy.

Readers … if you love a good Psychological Thriller Romance Light Erotica Suspense? Then, Author, Adriana Gavazzoni’s New Novel Trilogy is what you should be reading! She is an amazing business lawyer by day and a sizzling writer by night … I just finished Book Three of her trilogy “The Hidden Motives” series and it is a fantastic read! I’m not saying this because I work for her in promoting her books, oh no!

It’s from loving all three books after reading them in this series. She is a talented writer and creative with all the twists and turns packed into all three of her titles. Now I am not the best writer of reviews as I never like to spoil a good read. But here is my review and a few others that tell readers this is a Highly Recommended book and why she is winning so many Book Awards!

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Psychiatrist Simone Bennet feels like a pawn on a chessboard—as if some invisible, master chess player is toying with her life and the lives of the people she loves and cares for.
A series of horrific events—several murders and Simone being tortured at the hands of a serial killer—culminate in the kidnapping of her daughter and have turned Simone’s life upside down.

Struggling to stay afloat in the middle of a sea of chaos, Simone continues to receive her psychiatric patients and do more work for the New York attorney, Carl, while local police, the FBI, and Edward—Simone’s boyfriend, best friend, and business partner—are working hard to locate her child.

Simone is analyzing another set of Lara’s journals, and she becomes dragged into a vortex of sex addiction, suffering, and Lara’s struggle for some kind of balance in her life, while Simone battles an inner fight against her mixed feelings for the enigmatic lawyer.
Filled with twists and turns, this final book in the Hidden Motives trilogy reveals a deranged, steamy, and disturbingly brilliant game of sex, murder, and mystery and chronicles a woman’s conflict between love and reason.

Fasten your seat belts before you embark on this roller coaster, and prepare for the most unpredictable end! …  NOW  Available on Amazon

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“Five Star Trilogy.”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Bailey

After reading all three of these novels, I don’t think there is a novel this author could write that I wouldn’t read. Even if I didn’t like the subject matter, I’m sure I would still read her books because she is such a fantastic writer. This is what made this books so special and such page turners… the author’s writing.
But I do not want to shortchange the story, the world the author built in these books. The story of Lara and Simone and the cast of other characters, was simply dazzling and wild.

My only disappointment was finishing this book and anxiously awaiting this author’s next book. Hoping it won’t be long.

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About the Author

A. Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author and has been a lawyer for twenty-seven years. She won for her first book Behind The Door: The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice; Book Excellence Award 2017; Bronze Medal on Independent Publisher Books Award 2018; Honorable mention at Paris Book Festival 2017; Honorable Mention at Reader’s Favorite Award 2017 and was a finalist to the Independent author.

Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel. She invites readers to visit her website/blog anytime for updates on upcoming books and events. http://www.agavazzoni.com and check my blog agavazzoni.com/blog and my twitter account for news @a_gavazzoni


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The Brilliant Game (Hidden Motives Book 3) by [Gavazzoni, A.]

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REVIEWS: 

on May 18, 2018


Never Seen The Ending Coming and Wow, What A Finale of This Trilogy!


From the first awarding-winning “Behind the Door” begins a thrilling and steamy into of a sex game or was it murder? Through book one keeps you enthralled into then the backstory as Simone goes through all the journals in book two of “Lara’s Journal.” But book three? What a roller coaster ride of mishaps, circumstances, murder, and oh poor ‘Simone’ has been through more than one person could ever manage!


I never spoil a good read, that said, the author has seasoned her writing chops in the finale of this “Must Read Trilogy.” The author has a way of weaving in spicy steamy romance, sex, thrills, and suspense with loads of twists and turns all the while touching on topics like mental illness, psychiatry, sexual behaviors, and more interesting issues.

That is what makes this series unique and keeps you pulled in until the last page and exceptional plot and storyline. I think the end of this book’s description should really be at the VERY BEGINNING: “Fasten your seatbelts before you embark on this roller coaster, and prepare for the most unpredictable end.” Absolutely True!!

I Highly Suggest All Three Books As Book Three Is Now My Favorite … Cat Lyon

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March 29, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition –  RM Griffin alwaysdaddygirl

The Brilliant Game (Hidden Motives Book 3) by A. Gavazzoni hits the nail on the head with regard to mental illness. I have a mental illness and have been dealing with it for twenty-six years. This book gives the naked truth. It does not sugarcoat it. It truly gives you an understanding of the battles mentally ill people have to fight. It is not always roses and unicorns when dealing with a mental illness. The book has hot, R-rated sex. That does not bother me. Who am I to judge someone? Only God can do that.

Another beautiful thing is how real this novel feels.

I would recommend reading this series in order. In each book, the author widens the reader’s knowledge of mental illness. Also, the development of the characters is woven beautifully into this series. I received this book free for review. Kudos to the author for her understanding and kindness toward people like me who have a mental illness, for how she makes the story come alive, and for the suspense she brings to her books. These are the reasons I give this book five stars.

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on April 19, 2018

This was a good read. The simultaneous plot line between Lara’s journal and Simone’s real-life make it very interesting. There is a lot of sexual content which makes it a mature read, but adds to the fun.

Plus, by the end of this book, there are a number of surprises that surfaced to add to the it’s impact. I was very pleased.

 

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Readers Can Read Free If You Visit Book Buzz For This “Kim Carter” Mystery!

WHAT READER Doesn’t Love a Free Read in Exchange For a Book Review?
ALL Details Here on Book Buzz! “When Dawn Never Come.”

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When Dawn Never Comes
By Kim Carter
Publisher: Raven South Publishing
Published: January 2018
ISBN: 978-1947140073
ASIN: B078L4FLSH
Pages: 298
Genre: Mystery, Suspense



Jordan Maxwell, a twenty-seven-year-old freelance journalist, ventures to New York City to make a name for herself. With both of her parents dead, she struggles to get by living in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city. In a twist of fate, Jordan finds herself the sole heir to her great-uncle’s estate in Solomon Cove, Maine.

Packing her bags, she heads to Maine where she soon realizes that her rags to riches journey entails much more than she bargained for. Crime was unheard of in this small fishing village of Solomon Cove …

 

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“SOME RAVE REVIEWS FROM AMAZON”:

“The book has some unique storylines that will keep the reader engaged until the end.”

“The story draws the reader in and has an amazing twist. Why is Jordan connected? The discovery is stunning, making this book was impossible to put down!” Top Contributor:

“This is the second book of Kim’s I have read. I loved the plot and characters and the settings. You just don’t want to put the book down. I look forward to her next book.”
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DEADLY ODDS
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“All Kim Carter Mysteries are also Available On Amazon online!”

 

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Kim Carter is an award-winning author of contemporary mystery, suspense, and thrillers. She has won the 2017 Readers Choice Award and has an array of titles relaunching soon for: When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, and No Second Chances under Raven South Publishing. Her novel series titled Murder Among The Tombstones is a Clara and Iris Mystery. Clara and Iris were first introduced in Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.

Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base that she enjoys interacting and engaging with. One of her favorite things about writing mysteries is the research and traveling she does to bring her novels to life. Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children. She and her husband spend their time in Atlanta with their three retired greyhounds.

She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology, and now has become a career writer and author. Between reading and traveling, she will continue to write mysteries for some time …

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When Dawn Never Comes

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Intimate Interview With Author, A. Gavazzoni, and Her Steamy Psychological Thriller Trilogy and Our First Brazilian Writer.

Hello and Welcome Readers, Friends, and Visitors,

 

You are all in for a “Fabulous Book Treat.” Please meet Author, A. Gavazonni (Adriana) and her new novel release; “BEHIND The DOOR” A Sensual Steamy Romance Suspense.  Amazon readers and reviewers are raving about this new Brazilian author who is a talented writer, beautiful, and smart (she is a Brazilian Lawyer). Now released as well is Book Two, “Lara’s Journal” and just last month Book Three and FINALE titled; “The Brilliant Game!”

 

 

 

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Here is just a little of what reviewers and readers are saying;

 

Totally impressed

“A well-written psychological thriller.
Deep and complex, sexy and surprising. A real page-turner from beginning to the end.”

“Amazing, exciting, and super sexy.
If you pick it up, you won’t be able to put down.
Highly recommend this one!”

Clever Plot. I couldn’t decipher till the end! …

“I couldn’t decipher till the end! Very mysterious and sexy! holds your attention from the first page to the last one.”

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ABOUT THE MULTI-AWARD BOOK Winner:

When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor, and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, to research strange sexual behavior for her next book.

Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance, and light erotica.

**Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!**

A Mystery Suspense Erotica Story    . . . .

 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR IN HER WORDS:

 


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“My name’s A. Gavazzoni and I’m a lawyer and professor of law by day and a writer by night.  When I’m not practicing I enjoy spending my time writing novels and legal books and am a voracious reader. I’m a very active person and love to dance exercise, and travel. My favorite countries are France, Italy, and the USA. I speak four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and I am currently studying Chinese. I hope to master it someday!”

 

I did ask Adriana a few more details of other hobbies and interests.

She enjoys painting and cooking and learning how to cook Indian Spicy food. She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She is an animal lover and has two poodles -Gaia and Juno. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.

 

Here is an amazing interview and questions she was asked over on Awesomegang …

 

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Those are just a few interesting answers from Author, A. Gavazonni in her Awesomegang Interview. I can tell you Adriana is a very sweet woman with a big heart for animals. She has a wonderful “sense of humor!” ….  and working with her in promoting her first novel series has been so much FUN! I just might have to add Brazil to my “Bucket List” and give her a visit someday soon! Lol.

A. Gavazzoni Books:

Behind the Door: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives Book 1)

As of today, her steamy sexy book one, Behind The Door” has made honorable mentions and has won over 5 book awards so far. I can tell you this girl hasn’t slowed down as she has released book two, and just a short time ago book three now has released titled; “The Brilliant Game” the finale of this amazing novel trilogy! And now it has released in a Portuguese edition too! It starts out with hen Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor, and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental.

To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance, and erotica …

Lara's Journal: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives)

Her Follow-up book two titled; “LARA’S JOURNAL” of The Hidden Motives series and begins from book one. Simone Bennet is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial-killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment! Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life.

As Simone tries to deal with the contents of Lara’s haunting diaries, one of her patients gets himself into a bit of legal trouble, forcing Simone to return early from her vacation. Although she’s happy to be back on her home turf, she finds herself surrounded by a whole new set of problems. A killer is out there, and this time, he seems to be after the people Simone cares about most. Suddenly, people around her are dying, a stalker/admirer keeps showing up at all the wrong times, and Simone’s dear friend Edward has a new girlfriend—forcing Simone to analyze her feelings for him and her attraction to Carl.

 

 

The Brilliant Game (Hidden Motives) (Volume 3)

NOW Released! Book three the finale and readers say; “Fasten your seat belts before you embark on this roller coaster ride and prepare for the most unpredictable end!” – As Psychiatrist Simone Bennet feels like a pawn on a chessboard—as if some invisible, master chess player is toying with her life and the lives of the people she loves and cares for. A series of horrific events—several murders and Simone being tortured at the hands of a serial killer—culminate in the kidnapping of her daughter and have turned Simone’s life upside down. Struggling to stay afloat in the middle of a sea of chaos, Simone continues to receive her psychiatric patients and do more work for the New York attorney, Carl, while local police, the FBI, and Edward—Simone’s boyfriend, best friend, and business partner—are working hard to locate her child.

Simone is analyzing another set of Lara’s journals, and she becomes dragged into a vortex of sex addiction, suffering, and Lara’s struggle for some kind of balance in her life, while Simone battles an inner fight against her mixed feelings for the enigmatic lawyer. Filled with twists and turns, this final book in the Hidden Motives trilogy reveals a deranged, steamy, and disturbingly brilliant game of sex, murder, and mystery and chronicles a woman’s conflict between love and reason …

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 And? Book Reviews Tell ALL! Her is Book Diva’s Review of “Behind The Door”

“From the moment you start to read this well-written story you find yourself becoming captivated and eager to turn the pages. The storyline seems so real that you just cannot stop yourself from falling head over heels with it all. This is truly a thrilling, sensual and erotic read, and trust me; you won’t want to put it down!!”

An Amazing Review For “LARA’S JOURNAL”

“Fantastic!! What a great follow up from Behind the Door! The suspense in this series followed by the sizzling steaminess left me astonished! I could not put this one down. Please A. Gavazzoni, don’t make your fans wait too long for book three! The cliffhanger in this one was so intense!”

Exceptional Book Reviews Already For “The Brilliant Game – The Finale”

This was a really good read. The simultaneous plot line between Lara’s journal and Simone’s real-life make it very interesting. There is a lot of sexual content which makes it a mature read but adds to the fun and story flow. Plus, by the end of this book, there are a number of surprises that surfaced to add to the impact. I’m very pleased. The way the author wrote the story, the turns, the mystery, the thrills and everything was amazing. If I would sum up the book it’ll be:

Story – Awesome
Plot – Interesting
Characters – Lovely [My favorite Simone]
Mystery – Ooooooooo
Thills- I still have goosebumps

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Well, there you go! Author, Adriana Gavazzoni has done it again with her fantastic novel series “Hidden Motives” and readers and reviewers couldn’t be happier with this trilogy. If you are a big fan of hers? Go visit her new Official Author Website and connect with her on social media so you will “be in the know” with updates, new releases, and book signings. I hope you decide to give this trilogy a read, as you won’t be disappointed!

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New Release By Author, A. Gavazzoni – Book 3 of “Hidden Motives” Trilogy and Cold Coffee Press Author Interview.

Hello and Welcome Readers and Visitors,

“The wait is finally over for Book Three of “The Hidden Motives Trilogy” by amazing Brazillian writer and author A. Gavazzoni” … The Brilliant Game her new release is now Available On Amazon Kindle.

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Spotlight Interview With Author A. Gavazzoni

A. Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author. She has won The Golden Book Award-Readers Choice, along with 5 other amazing awards and mentions for her first novel Behind The Door – Book One of her Hidden Motives Trilogy. 

Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.

Adriana invites readers to visit her website/blog anytime for updates of upcoming books and events. http://www.agavazzoni.com

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Interview:


What makes you proud to be a writer from Brazil? 
Brazil is a blend of cultures, religions, colors, and freedom that inspired me to write novels based on all kinds of subjects, from psychiatry to sex, with no bias and no judgments.

What or who inspired you to become a writer?
My legal career, the necessity to tell my clients’ stories for judges made me a storyteller but also my passion for books, I’m a voracious reader and I love a good story. I believe my love for books inspired me to write.

Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage?
My upbringing was great, my parents always gave me a lot of freedom to do things my way, they were always very supportive of my decisions and that helps a lot when you decide to start a different career like writing. To have a supportive family allows me to fly.

When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? 
Three years ago, but I have been writing since I was a kid.

What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process?
To be able to do what I love most in life, tell stories.

What has been the most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? Publishing brought new and wonderful friends among writers and readers to my life, people from all corners of the world. That’s the best in my opinion, to have friends.

How many published books do you have? 
Three. A legal book published in Brazil and Two Novels.

Please list the titles of all your books: Included in my “Hidden Motives Trilogy is: Behind The Door (Book One) – Lara’s Journal Book Two) and now – The Brilliant Game (Book Three Finale).

Please tell us the genre of each of your books. 
All three are Sizzling Psychological Light Erotic Thriller/Suspense …

Do you come up with your title(s) before or after you write the manuscript? 
The first one I was in the middle when the name came to me and the second one I knew from the beginning. Now I just finished and released a new novel titled; The Brilliant Game!

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Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre?
My genre is a blend of psychological and erotic thrillers with a “dash” of mystery and suspense. I’m a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers because I love to be surprised. I love the unpredictable, so thrillers are my genre. I wanted my novel to have all right ingredients like Passion, mystery, unpredictability, love, and drama that only psychological and erotic thrillers can have.

Which book title would you like featured in this interview?
Behind The Door – the first one of “Hidden Motives Series.” And a New Release Shout Out of my New Release:  The Brilliant Game.

What was your inspiration, spark or light bulb moment that inspired you to write the book (one book) that you are seeking promotion for?
I was traveling with my best friend Alisson and I we were talking about books and he told me: “we should write, we have lots of stories to tell.” And I told him: “Yes, let’s do it!” So that’s how Behind The Door’s idea start to sprout in my mind.


What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors?
If you want to be an author, start writing for yourself and don’t mind about pleasing people, think about writing for your own pleasure and you will have a masterpiece.


And Lastly, Who is your favorite author and why? 
So many marvelous writers inspired me…to start with, the classical ones, such as Emily Bronte, Stendhal, Dumas, Saad Marquis, Margaret Mitchell…and modern ones, such as Morris West, Marc Levy, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Colleen McCullough…but I could list a hundred here…the poems of Alisson Matos—a Brazilian writer, and poetry from Baudelaire to Allan Poe.

 

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(Interview courtesy of  Cold Coffee Café
Cold Coffee Press)

 

New Book Review – Kim Carter Mysteries – Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle by Melissa J – Book Addicts Reviews!

Cat’s Book Review Blog Pick of The Week! And? She gave Author, Kim Carter a Rave Review of Book One of her New “Clara & Iris Mystery” titled “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle!” ~ Melissa J is my Blogger of The Week!

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