Monday, October 22, 2012

Add a giveaway to your blog - Join the Feel Real Fantasy Blog Tour

Among the people who enjoy my fantasy novels, many of them remark upon how much they enjoy the characters. They feel real to these readers who connect with my fantasy fiction, and they want to know what will happen next to the people and magical beings in my stories.

Therefore characters from the Rys Rising fantasy series will be my ambassadors on the blog tour to promote my recent completion of this fantasy quartet. I liken it to actors appearing on talk shows to promote a movie, except I'll do it with words and fictional characters.

Rys Rising, Savage Strom, New Religion, Love Lost

The content I offer participating bloggers will be character profiles. A character profile provides a description of the character, my insights about the character, and two or three quotes or a short excerpt featuring the character. See an example.

Although my fantasy series has many characters, I will also offer flash excerpts from the four novels of the series (Rys Rising, Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost.) This way I can accommodate all interested bloggers and offer each one unique content even if I run out of main characters to profile. The flash excerpts will be about 200 to 300 words along with an introductory sentence or two to set the scene.


Bloggers like to host blog tours because they get some free content.

But giveaway prizes are much better for drawing extra traffic to your blog and keeping regular readers engaged (and maybe rewarded). Therefore, all participating bloggers will be able to present the blog tour giveaway drawing to their readers.

I'm giving away:

- $25 Etsy gift card

- Rys Rising complete fantasy series ebooks (Rys Rising, Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost)

I'm running the giveaway through Rafflecopter, a widget service that should make things easy for everybody. It will handle the entries from various blogs and automatically open and close the giveaway on my selected dates. It will also allow me to randomly pick the winners. See widget below.

Please note that the Etsy gift card prize is only available in the United States. The ebook prize is available worldwide.

If any bloggers are wondering what Etsy is, it is my favorite online marketplace, especially for gift shopping. It is a sprawling wonderland of artists, crafters, creatives, and indie entrepreneurs of many stripes. I have no doubt that the person winning the gift card will find something to treasure from the Etsy marketplace.

Tour dates: November 16th to December 16th.

Interested bloggers can participate in the tour by leaving a comment here with:

- A link to your blog (Make sure your blog has some way for me to contact you.) 

- The date you want

Then I'll follow up by email and we can work out the details and deliverables. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway