Sunday, December 16, 2012

Reflections on my finished blog tour

Over the past 30 days I've been touring blogs to promote my recently completed Rys Rising fantasy series. I featured excerpts and character profiles from the four novels Rys Rising, Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost.

I also had giveaway prizes, which I awarded today. My correspondence with the winners this morning was surprisingly gratifying. It truly was better to give than receive. When I contacted the winner of the Etsy gift card, I expected a dispassionate response from someone who had forgotten he or she even entered the drawing. Instead I received a swift and delighted response. She said she loves shopping at Etsy and was thrilled with the prize. I made someone happy!

The lady who won the second prize of the Rys Rising complete series ebooks was also excited. She was pleased to get the novels just in time for her Christmas vacation and she emailed me back to say that she started reading them immediately. I hope she likes them!

Overall, my experience with my blog tour was valuable and positive. I'll be working on a concept for my next giveaway/promotion over the next few weeks. Now that I have 8 fantasy novels published, I'll be in constant promotion mode and seeking ways to interact with readers and bloggers in mutually beneficial ways.

Until then, sample my fantasy fiction by starting either the Rys Rising or The Rys Chronicles series for free. The first novels are always a perpetual giveaway at my websites