A Writer’s Friend!

Writers are artists, they either write for people to read or just write because they love to. In this digital age of publishing, some writers are clueless on how to promote their books, it’s a different terrain and it could be daunting. I belong to the school of writers who write for a living but would continue to write regardless of the money factor.

I can’t call myself a great publicist, it’s funny but I could be shy, not always but sometimes. You can also describe me as a hermit who rarely venture outside unless it’s absolutely necessary. Work, home, church, take kids to school, work, back home, dinner, write and write and write!

My life is so predictable but I love it! I’m so glad I got that out of my chest!

Now, where am I going with this you may wonder? Well, I have decided to promote a couple of my friends who are writers. They’ve done the same for me, so I’m basically reciprocating their good gestures. Writers need other writers as friends, writers need readers as friends and I guess we can do this one step at a time,  as my husband used to say, ‘a single tree cannot make a forest.’ And I think he’s right.

Today I’m going to feature Charity Parkerson, an award-winning author (she’s won several awards, most of her books are on one bestseller list or another)

Here she is:

 

Charity!

        Charity Parkerson!

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                                                                                                    The Book Cover!

 

 

Blurb:

Their love was legendary, cursed, and forbidden.
The fates conspired to keep them apart, but destiny will bring them together again…
When one of their own becomes the target of a demon bent on revenge, the Society will do anything to keep her safe, including stealing a God from the Heavens.
Heru, son of Geb, once sold his soul to forget her, and now he’ll give anything to keep her safe.
Gods and Demons collide in the final instalment of Charity Parkerson’s award-winning “Sinners” series.

 

Excerpt:

“I dreamed about you last night.” Heat flooded her face at the confession. She knew it must be the shade of a strawberry, but she lifted her eyes to his, holding his stare steadily, as if daring him to mock her words. For a moment, she could have sworn a look of triumph passed over his face, but it was gone as quickly as it appeared.

“What was the dream about?”

Marissa had thought that it was impossible to be any more embarrassed than she already was, but at his question, she discovered a whole new level of humiliation.

“Um,” she stuttered before admitting, “I don’t want to tell you.”

“Oh,” he crowed. “It was that kind of dream, was it?” While his eyes were shining with mirth, her face was on fire, and she really wanted kick him.

Shut up,” she hissed.

“Ever as you command,” he said, but she could still hear the laughter in his voice.

Fanning her face, Marissa practically danced in place in her discomfort.

“Are you having some sort of fit?” Adriana, Marissa’s mom, asked, slicing through her mortification.

Marissa had not heard her approach and she shot a nervous glimpse at the tree line to find Harold gone.

“I was attempting a spell.” Marissa answered Adriana’s question absently while searching for any sign that Harold was still hanging around. When her mom remained silent, Marissa glanced over to find her watching her closely, and she pasted a fake smile on her face in order to ease her mother’s obvious concern.

“Okay,” Adriana said, drawing out the word and sounding as if she didn’t believe her, which was a spot-on observation, since Marissa was lying.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon- US-  http://ow.ly/jtGfn

Amazon –UK- http://ow.ly/jtu8c

Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/ju66m

Kobo: http://ow.ly/jyysl

Smashwords: http://ow.ly/jy5yh

All Romance Ebooks: http://ow.ly/ju3ob

 

About the Author:

Charity Parkerson was born in Tennessee, where she still lives with her husband and two sons.  She is the author of several books including thirteen Amazon bestsellers. You can like her at http://www.facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson. Be sure to visit her at http://www.charityparkerson.com  and you can read her blog at http://charity-thesinners.blogspot.com

Her “Sinners series” was voted one of the top ten best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Romance Reads

Her book “The Danger with Sinners” was named “Best Book of 2012” by Paranormal Reads Reviews and is a finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance in the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Association Awards.

She was named as one of the top three Indie authors of 2012- EbookBuilders

She is a member of The Paranormal Romance Guild, is a Goodreads moderator, a member of Coffee Time Romance, and co-host of The Melissa Craig and Charity Parkerson show.

She won author of the week in August of 2011, and is a four-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath.

You can follow her on Twitter @https://twitter.com/CharityParkerso

 

 

Additional Links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

Punk & Sissy Publications

Here is it folks, I appreciate your friendship always, hope you’ll check out Charity’s books, she’s a fantastic writer.

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A great friend of mine interviewed yours truly a couple of days ago, to those who’ve seen it, thanks a million, to those who haven’t here’s the link again! http://eyebeforee.com/2013/04/01/eyebeforeseyi/

I’ll be back!! (Like Arnold Schwarzenegger!)

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Much love. 🙂

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28 comments on “A Writer’s Friend!

  1. A great post! Love the blurb of the story!!

  2. Reblogged this on arrowgatepublishing and commented:
    Great post from a great writer!

  3. Alastair says:

    Nice of you to promote your friends 🙂

  4. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Thank you Ms. Seyi Sandra David for introducing us all to Ms. Charity Parkerson.

  5. Ryan Brooks says:

    All very true, Seyi. I’m very much a hermitic literary type myself, but no one is an island, as they say. By helping another we help ourselves. 😉

    Also, love Charity’s work, excellent choice! Tres bon. ^^

  6. breeroberts says:

    Great post! You sound a lot like me – shy and hermit-ish. I love that you’re promoting other writers. That’s a great way to get reciprocation, which is invaluable for shy folks that don’t feel entirely comfortable promoting themselves. Love your blog!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for your kind comment, I’m glad you like my post!! I just find it a little bit unnerving to keep sounding my own trumpet which is what most writers do, it’s not wrong in its entirety but sometimes it could be a bit… too much!
      By promoting others, you’re technically promoting yourself, that’s what I think… and I might be wrong!! Thanks for your visit!!
      Much love. 🙂

  7. tsizzles says:

    Quite the resume Charity’s created for herself. She does have some years behind her writing. This makes you the protege? You aspire to be like her or have a style, texture, mood and life of your own in your writing? The excerpt was nice. Would have loved to get an idea of who the main character is, what the story is centered on, and for me, most importantly, whether there is a point in the main character’s life where they have to overcome their weakness as part of facing the greatest challenge in their lives: their antagonist.

    I’ve also just learned that your name is pronounced “Sheyi.” Glad to know that now!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for your comment. Charity is a very good friend of mine but our styles of writing differs greatly. I write Supernatural/ psychological thrillers and what I call ‘political fiction.’ Every writer has their distinctive voice so I’m not her ‘protégé’ as you put it.

      I’ve realised writers who aspire to be like other writers need to find their own voice, their own niche or brand. I have mine and she has hers. I have read a lot of Jeffrey Archer, James Hadley Chase, Harlan Coben, John Connolly’s books etc. That doesn’t make me write like them, I admire their style of writing but every artist is distinctively different!

      On her blurb, I’ll pass your message across, she might change it to bring out those points you noticed.

      You’re right about my name, the ‘H’ is silent! Thanks for your visit.
      Blessings. 🙂

  8. Wow I give her huge “woot woot” for the accolades! You put together the post so well too!

  9. lucewriter says:

    Thanks for a lovely selfless post :)!

  10. Uzoma says:

    Sis you are very kind and know how to spot a good book. Well, the blurb of Parkerson’s certainly sounds good…intriguing. I look forward to spotlighting you and your books as well. Thanks for introducing her to me.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks dear brother, looking forward to that and you know I can’t wait for your book to be out! Then we’ll shout it to the rooftops! Enjoy the rest of your day!!
      🙂

  11. adamjasonp says:

    How nice and selfless to not merely give a shout-out to a friend, but take the time to go well into one of her books and positive record.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you Adamjasonp she supplied the blurb and her background info, I just inculcated everything into my post. Glad you like it, I also appreciate your comment!
      🙂

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