Happening Now! Multi-Award-Winning Author Kim Carter Virtual Book Tour…Her New Mystery Release of “Dark Secrets of The Bayou” on Tour Courtesy of Book Buzz.Net & RABT Book Tours.


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Kim Carter – Dark Secrets of the Bayou – Virtual Book Tour


Mystery, Gripping Suspense, Chilling Thriller
Date Published: November 2020
Publisher: Raven South Publishing
Now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Secrets-Bayou-Kim-Carter-ebook/dp/B08NDVZ755/


Dark Secrets of the Bayou


Catherine “Tink” Mabrey, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink’s co-worker and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her.Before she has time to explore her family’s history, or decide what to do with the declining property, local murders plague Tink’s homecoming.

She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a multiple murder investigation – and quite possibly, the prime suspect. When Candace retreats back to Atlanta, Tink, with the support of an unlikely cast of characters, sets out to discover clues that have haunted and tormented her family for generations.Could a concealed crime from the 1800’s, or the family’s estate itself, harbor keys to unlocking the past? The more they learn, the more they question whether some secrets are best left buried. 

Other Books By Kim Carter: 



Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle (2017)
Murder Among The Tombstones (2017)
No Second Chances (2017)
Deadly Odds (2018)
And The Forecast Called For Rain (2018)
When Dawn Never Comes  (2018) 

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Virtual Book Tour – February 22 – March 5

February 22 – RABT Book Tours – Kick Off
February 22 – Readers Alley – Excerpt
February 23 – A slice of orange – 
Guest Post February 24 – Logikal blog – Excerpt February 25 – Sandras book club – Excerpt February 25 – Nesies place – 
Excerpt February 26 – Lady Hawkeye – Excerpt February 27 – Salt and novels – Spotlight February 27 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – Spotlight
February 28 – B for book review – Excerpt
March 1 – Jazzy book reviews – Interview
March 2 – Nanas book reviews – Spotlight
March 3 – Texas Book Nook – Review
March 4 – On a Reading Bender – Review
March 4 – Geaux get lit – Spotlight
March 5 – RABT Reviews – Wrap Up 




ABOUT KIM CARTER

Kim Carter is an author of suspense, mystery and thriller novels. She was a finalist in the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and recipient of the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for her book Murder Among The Tombstones. This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators and were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend.

Her other titles include: When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, And The Forecast Called For Rain, and Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.

Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. Kim shared those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally. Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guideposts.

Prior to her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government ranging from Park Director with Parks and Recreation to the Grant Department with Human Services. But, ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunity to interact with a variety of people from all walks of life. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.

She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.

Kim started networking and made connections with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.

She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. Kim and her husband have three grown children and live just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dark Secrets of The Bayou Available on Amazon, B&N, All Author
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Congrats To Our Southern Christian Author, Cynthia Ulmer. She is Awarded 5-STARS From Readers Favorite, a Literary Influencer…Book Two of Her Series.

Lyon Media Services and Cat’s Reading Den proudly announces Author, Cynthia Ulmer has received a 5-STAR Readers Favorite Review!

Our Featured Christian Fiction Author has been awarded a 5-star book review for her book two titled “CLYDE and WANDA” of the book series “The Cedar Cove Chronicles,” a southern family drama . . .

 

YES, Cat does get a bit excited when all our authors are doing amazing! I am getting ready to start Cynthia’s book two of her series since I finished book one titled “TODD” a delightful read with a few twists and interesting characters to say the least. You can read my review post for “TODD” on Amazon or GoodReads.

Now, if you don’t know who Readers Favorite is? Here is a little about their book reviews and awards program as they are a big literary influencer. Authors receive marketing seals which let readers know all their books are exceptional reads. And here is a more about our award-winning Christian fiction author too!

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    ABOUT READERS FAVORITE

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Readers’ Favorite is owned and operated by authors for authors. Our staff and nearly all our 1,000+ reviewers are authors who have come together to provide fellow authors with a valuable set of resources to help them succeed.

Authors need feedback and exposure, and we provide this through free quality reviews and a free feature-rich review page, the opportunity to obtain recognition through our respected annual book award contest, and free Monthly Book Giveaway, Book Exchange, and Book Donation programs.

Real reviews for authors as they also need information and support. Thus we have created an Author Forum in our Author Area where authors can communicate with each other, ask questions, and share ideas on writing, marketing and more. We also provide hundreds of free articles that we have created to answer questions and guide authors through today’s often difficult and changing literary landscape.

In addition, we provide professional, low-cost proofreading, editing and critique services starting at just $1 per page. We add fast and friendly customer support by email, phone and text message to make sure authors get the help they need. We truly are looking out for our fellow authors.

In fact, we were the first book review company to not post negative reviews and provide authors with constructive criticism instead, which has now become an industry standard. We were also the first to offer Review Exchange and Book Donation programs to help authors receive more reviews and recognition.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ CYNTHIA ULMER 

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Cynthia Ulmer was born in Newport News Va and raised in Leland, NC. Her Cedar Cove Chronicles is a series of books based on childhood stories and family memories she heard as a child. There are 6 books in the series, chronicling the lives of the Jansan family during the ’40s and ’50s in Southeastern NC.

As you read the series, you will grow with the family and experience life as it happens to them. Cynthia always wanted to be a writer and has a natural gift at bringing characters and situations to life.

Visit and Connect with the author: WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreadsAmazon,

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Clyde and Wanda
The Cedar Cove Chronicles, Book Two
by Cynthia Ulmer



Clyde and Wanda
Christian – Fiction

265 Pages

Reviewed on 03/04/2020

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BOOK REVIEW BY READERS FAVORITE ~ CLYDE & WANDA 

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

 

Clyde and Wanda is a work of fiction with Christian themes and plenty of interpersonal family drama and was penned by author Cynthia Ulmer. In this second novel in The Cedar Cove Chronicles, we find ourselves following the Jansen family seven years after the events of book one, in which Todd wondered about his Uncle Clyde who had disappeared whilst off at war. Now Clyde has returned and gotten married, started a family and a business. He had hoped life would finally settle down for himself and his wife Wanda, but the past always finds a way of catching up with us when we least expect it.

Author Cynthia Ulmer writes family fiction with plenty of details and nostalgic, highly descriptive moments. The atmosphere of the work overall makes it feel like you’re living in a black and white movie, with strong characters who are easy to relate to. Wanda’s backstory becomes more interesting and heart-breaking by the minute, making for an intriguing plotline that develops the family dynamics more and more.

Readers who appreciate a strong message of Christian values such as faith and devotion are sure to enjoy the novel on that level too, and Clyde makes for a strong hero character in that respect as he tries to keep his life together despite the ever-present threat of trauma and trouble returning.

Overall, Clyde and Wanda make an excellent addition to a strong family saga with plenty of vivid characters and memorable moments: A most highly recommended read.

 

Cat’s PR Friends Show us How To Social Media For ‘Building Your Brand and Use It To Grow Your Small Business Too.

Cat’s amazing friends of Strong Social – Media Blog is a great place to visit as they are a growing PR media site that helps “the little guys” become better at branding themselves as authors, writers, and if you are like me, run a small media marketing and book promoting brand and business.

They know the importance and power of Social Media to help authors build their brand and gain exposure, sales, and reviews for all their books. Let’s see what they are teaching us today about Branding and Using Social Media for your small business …~Cat Lyon

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4 Easy Tips to Apply Social Media Strategies to get your Brand Noticed

Social Media is no longer something that companies can go without. We’ve long past that time when small business owners thought that communicating with their key audience was more of a choice, rather than a mandatory necessity.

It so happens that being present on social networks has become a must in almost every sector of activity, and here are the top 5 social media must-haves for every brand:

5. A Social Media Manager

Sure, it sounds redundant, but trust us. Having a social media manager is mandatory if you want to get optimal results from your entire digital communication strategy. You can start by creating the social media accounts for your brand by yourself and try to keep them constantly updated, but sooner or later, you’ll realize that this activity is taking up more and more of your time.

This could lead to you getting distracted from your company’s core focus, making it necessary to hire a professional social media manager to take care of the work and to take things to the next level.

4. Instagram and Youtube Are a Must-Have

Even if you’re not activating in a very dynamic domain, your brand needs to be present on Instagram and Youtube. Assuming you already have a Facebook and a Twitter account, you should start placing a strong focus on the visual like book trailers or more about your craft as a writer.

When it comes to visual, Instagram (for photos) and Youtube (for videos, of course!) are the key social networks to focus on. More and more companies are shifting their communication efforts to visual content, because, we all know it, people have less and less time to read.

Keep it social with strong visual content!

3. Focus on Understanding Social Media Management Tools

If your brand has a lot of things to communicate, you can easily forget to post certain updates or news because you are present on too many platforms. This is why opting for a social media management tool that helps you organize and schedule posts on different social networks is a life-saver.

Hootsuite is one of the most popular choices out there, but feel free to look around to what best suits your needs, or consults with your social media manager (if you already have one) on what tools you should start using.

2. Try Getting More into The Analytics

Sprout Social is a very special social media solution for every brand. It’s being used by top worldwide companies because not only does it make social media easier to manage, but it also provides detailed-customized reports to help you improve your digital communication. And save time posting by automating your posts on social media by using Buffer (dot) Com. They are an affordable Social Media Management Platform.

“Buffer makes it easy for businesses and marketing teams to schedule posts, analyze performance, and manage all their accounts in one place.”

They both can also be considered strong lead generators for your business if you analyze all the reports carefully and make the necessary adjustments in order to achieve your business goals.

It’s definitely worth giving it a shot!

1. Focus on hashtags

Hashtags are as important today as they were the first time they were introduced by Twitter. It helps people search and index a certain topic, making it easier for you to connect with your core audience.

Use websites like hashtagify.me to get the best relevant hashtags you need to send out your message. Hashtags are one of the easiest ways to make your message visible to a wider audience, so be sure to include them in your updates.

Now let’s talk about to grow your business on Social Media!

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5 Tips on How to Use Social Media for Small Businesses

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It’s no longer a secret that social media helps any business in reaching its targeted audiences. Not only that, but social media has become a must-have for any business, be it big or small. It’s a very fast, efficient and easy to use way of getting in touch with your current and future possible clients.

It helps in raising awareness about your company, it helps in getting leads for your business, and it’s a way of letting people know what your company is doing on a regular basis.

Sure, everything sounds good in theory, but let’s look over 5 tips on how to use social media for small businesses. A more practical approach.

5. Start by setting up a social media plan for your business

First thing’s first. Set up a social media plan where you do an audit of your company and try to figure out which social networks work best for your industry. We’re not going to lie to you, research does take up a lot of time in the beginning. Help is out there, and affordable if you “just want to WRITE,” look to our friend ‘Cat’ of lyonmediaservices.com and she can surely help. WHICH?

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The good news? That it’s worth it and you only have to do it once. At least to that extent. After that, it’s all about her trying to keep you relevant in your field and do constant check-ups on what the competition is doing. Which brings us to our next tip…

4. Research your competition and keep up to date with the latest news

In the digital age, not knowing what your competition is doing is a definite disadvantage. Especially since doing research or checking updates from your competitors has never been easier.

Start by following their social media accounts and see what they’re posting. Analyze their content and try to identify a pattern. See what works with their audience and how they engage with people who approach them. You can even take it a step further, by subscribing to their newsletters, webinars, conferences and so on, just to be sure that you’re always in the loop.

Take whatever works from their social media communication and add it to your plan.

 

3. Master one social media platform

Spreading too much, too fast is almost never a good idea. Sure, start by creating social media accounts for your business on all the relevant social networks, but try to master one platform before being “too social” on all of them.

Time is a limited resource and most likely, you will not be able to invest the same amount of time on all social networks. Rather than having 3-4 accounts with less developed content, try on focusing on one and get yourself noticed there. After that, it’s easy to scale and take a part of your audience with you. This blends with the next tip we have in store for you.

2. Engage with your audience. See what they have to say

This tip is probably the most important one of them all, however, this does not mean that you should skip all the other steps. Engaging with your audience can prove to be crucial, especially when you are a small business or a company that’s just starting out.

Your customers and the relationship you build with them is all you have. This is why you need to nurture it and put almost as much time in it as you would put in your products and services. Establishing a loyal fan base is key in taking your business to the next level. Answer questions and ask questions. This will get the ball rolling.

1.Create Your Brand Recognition

If you manage to create a strong brand recognition, you can already consider yourself a winner. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should leave your guard down, but it does mean that you will need to put less effort into your communication activities and you can focus on taking your business even further.

You’ll be able to focus more on developing your product, think about scaling up and how to acquire more customers, once your company has established itself as a strong brand.

You’ll be able to communicate more, by saying less. You’ll appear professional, but also close to your audience.

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If you’re interested in learning more about social media management, or if you have any questions about social media for small businesses, do not hesitate to contact our specialized consultants. CAT SURE Highly Recommends Them!!

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