Title: Things Good Girls Don't Do
Author: Codi Gary
Genre: Contemporary Small Town Romance
Publisher: Avon Romance (Avon Impulse Line)
Available in: Print/eBookLength: 352 Pages
eBook: August 27th
Print: September 3rd
Making True Connections
I recently made the acquaintance of another Avon Impulse author who was new to social media. On our Avon Impulse Super-Secret Facebook page, she introduced herself and asked the rest of us some marketing questions.
Being a newb myself to marketing, I told her the one thing I knew for sure worked (and it had taken me nine months to learn). We have a powerful tool, and it isn’t solely Twitter (what the heck is a hashtag?), or pouring over Facebook, or pinning pictures for hours (seriously Pinterest, you possessed me!) nor Tumbling with the best of them. I have found my favorite platforms, but the best tool to get the word out is…well, other authors, readers, and bloggers. I told her to USE US! Post something and we will Retweet, Share, Pin, whatever she needed. That’s the most amazing thing I’ve learned about the world of writing: other authors DO want to help. We have this big, literary family that will band together to spread the word, no matter if you’re traditional or indie published!
At least, that’s how it’s been for me. From other established Avon authors, to the bloggers they introduced me to, and the readers, writers, and other bloggers they knew. On and on it went until I had this incredible group of women: authors from different publishers and readers who just have awesome taste in shows and books, who helped share in my joys and triumphs, because I shared in theirs too.
THAT is the best advice I can give any new authors: get to know people. Find out their interests, read their books, and see if you mesh. It is important to have a support system during this crazy process of writing, blogging, editing, and waiting…waiting for that email that gives you the green light on your next project. Cause once that happens, the hard part really begins. You will spend months pouring over that project, editing it until your hands cramp, and crying pathetically when you get stuck. Making TRUE connections can help you not only spread the word about your books…but can bring a new kind of joy as you become a part of a community.
Good girls don't steal.Good girls don't visit sex shops.
Good girls don't have one-night stands.
For Katie Conners, being a good girl just isn't worth it anymore. It used to mean getting the life she always wanted. But that was before she got dumped and her ex got engaged to his rebound. So, after a bad day and one too many mojitos, Katie starts making a list of things a girl like her would never do, not in a million years . . .
As a tattoo artist with a monster motorcycle, Chase Trepasso isn't the kind of guy you bring home to mom and dad.
And when he finds Katie's list in a bar, he's more than happy to help her check off a few items. Especially the ones on the naughtier side . . .
Katie's more than tempted by Chase's offer, as long as they keep things uncomplicated. But as they spend more time together, she may just wind up breaking the most important rule of all: Good girls don't fall in love with bad boys.
About the Author
An obsessive bookworm for twenty years, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family. Visit her website www.codigarysbooks.com for latest news, social media, or just to say hi!
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