Friday, July 24, 2009

Promote Whatever You Want On My Blog

Ladies and gents, it's that time of the month again. The blog has been getting a decent amount of traffic, especially considering I do next to nothing to actually promote it. So, by leaving a comment below, you have a good shot at reaching a new audience.

A brief reminder about the rules:

1) Promote anything you want so long as you
2) Don't promote anything about or for me.

Have at it. I'll leave this post up for a few days, and as always, thanks for stopping by.


Clayton Bye said...

A terrific new review for The Sorcerer's Key...

Thanks Brian,

Clayton Bye

Annette Gisby said...

I've been having some mixed reviews for my novel, Drowning Rapunzel. Manic Readers thinks it's a great suspense, but lacking in the romance department :) Alternative compared some elements to Hitchcock:

"Although this is a romance, it is also something written along the lines of the old Hitchcockian themes where clues are given, but you're so involved that they escape until the end when it suddenly makes sense and you go "I should have figured that out". A real treat to read."
full review by witchgiggles/altenative-read here:

"Overall, I liked Drowning Rapunzel. Again it wins in the suspense genre—and it definitely keeps you guessing and evaluating potential suspects all the way through. I think the romance aspect (it is listed as a romantic suspense) could have been removed without much effect to the story as it seemed quite awkward much of the time—almost forced. So if what you want is romance I can’t really recommend this novel but if you like mystery/suspense then it gets a thumbs up from me!"
Full review by AlexJouJou for Manic Readers below:

And if you'd like to know some more about Drowning Rapunzel and my other books, you can visit my website:

take care,

Brian O'Rourke said...

Nice review and thanks for stopping by.

Brian O'Rourke said...


Thanks for stopping by. I don't need to tell you this, but don't take the mixed reviews to heart. Just learn from them what you can and keep writing.

And seriously, if your work reminds someone of Hitchcock, that's quite a feat!

Natasha Bennett said...

Hi Brian,

Here's a review for War of the Soulites:

I really liked War of the Soulites. It’s kind of a Resident Evil fused with The Matrix and Super Troopers—a gory, battle-loaded, mental overload in a way that I loved. The characters are complex and intriguing, with complex interactions that progress in a way more real-to-life than most stories adhere to (I half-expected Mark and Elizabeth to have a steamy scene or at least a sloppy kiss, but the story leaves that possibility open without jumping right into it in the whole two weeks or so in which the story takes place). The story is simple but complex-enough to fulfill everything you’d need from a less-than-two-hundred page story. I love the idea of the Soulites! They’re just so unexpected but so elegant at the same time. Ms. Bennett, please tell me there’s a sequel!

kap said...

Thanks, Brian. I'm riding several highs. My paranormal thriller STRUCK was released as a paperback two weeks ago, and it's getting great reviews. Amazon still has it at 32% off cover price, and that's a great deal. Details at my website or blog:
Yesterday, Lyrical Press sent me the cover for DARK KNOWLEDGE, a paranormal thriller to be released in October. I love the cover! See it at my blog and see if you're as awestruck as I am.

Thanks for the opportunity to promote.

Keith Pyeatt

Antonia said...

lol definitely up for some shameless self-promotion!

Can Gem and Shirak find their way through madness and sorrow to forge a new peace?

Gem Tunuviel thought her father's insane quest was at an end. She was wrong. He is resolved on destruction. Driven to escape him, she seeks the faces in her visions: other Rikashi, dragon shape-shifters like herself.

Shirak Gwindor, haunted by nightmares of half-remembered tortures, is also following a vision. He struggles to keep his attraction for Gem buried under his rigid sense of duty.

As a force draws the Rikashi together, can Gem find acceptance with others of her own kind, or must she keep her true self hidden?

And Mickey of YouGottaRead Reviews says : "Every element of her story is just as important as the next, each character fully developed, no matter how minor they might appear at the time."

Buy it here!

Brian O'Rourke said...
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Brian O'Rourke said...

Keith -

Welcome back, man. That's exciting news about Struck! And yes, that cover looks great.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Welcome. Nice review there, sounds like a good read.

Toni Zuma said...

Looks like a good day for sharing reviews of our darlings. So here are a few (excerpts, of course) I've received about ^Hot Summer Fling.^ Thanks for the open mic opp, Brian! TZ

* If you are looking for a read that is quick, full of sex, and riveting, then this is the book for you. -- Tonya, You Gotta Read

* ...some very hot sex packed into the pages. If you’re looking for a quick, erotic read this would be a perfect read for you. -- Tracy, Book Binge

* Hot Summer Fling is most definitely hot. This story will make you wonder just what you can learn from a summer fling. Find yourself and enjoy a Hot Summer Fling for yourself. -- Dianna, ManicReaders

* A good first person story can be hard to find, but this is one. Filled with WAY HOT loving, and female cattiness, it was well rounded and very enjoyable. A great read. My hats off to you, Ms Zuma, for a wonderful job done and here’s to many more in the future.
-- Wisteria, Whipped Cream

* I enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Zuma has penned a book that makes being a bad girl seem like a good idea, especially when there are hunky men like Jack involved. -- Sheryl, Sensual Cataromance

Heat up your summer with ^Hot Summer Fling^ from Lyrical Press.

Rita Vetere said...

Hey Bri--

Today I'd like to promote my friend's blog: Without a Manual

The woman never ceases to inspire me.

Thanks, Brian!


The Egypsy Speaks said...

Hi Brian! Thanks for the promo op! I am currently putting final touches on my upcoming novel "Crucifying Angel" tbp by Desert Breeze Publishing! It's a scifi-ish romance crime thriller (yikes!)that takes place in Las Vegas. It's scheduled for release November 1!
P.I. Barrington

Darkin Inc said...

The best in full cast audio drama podcasting. All free.

We have horror, sci-fi, fan fiction and original works.

Our current adaptation of John Carpenter's Escape from New York has to be heard to be believed.

Coming this October - Halloween 3 - "Voices In The Dead of Night" the BrokenSea 3rd Annual Halloween season podcast.

Lacey Diamond said...

Hi Brian-thanks for the opportunity to promote my newest release-HOT PROPERTY-a contemporary romance.

Betsy Alexander rides a Harley to blow off steam after stressful work days peddling real estate in a soft market. She desperately needs a motorcycle ride after her first encounter with the arrogant hunk Skylar Blakewood. Then to find out the real estate developer snatched up the land she'd planned for her dream house and a hillside
of Christmas trees,knocks her off her sturdy footing,literally.
The book can be purchased through my publisher.
I do have a few erotic romances some may be interested in. You can find them by visiting my website.

Fran Lee Romance said...

Shameless, eh? Okay! Come on over to my website at and join the fun! I have a new release coming out July 31st, and am having a contest to WIN a FREE copy!

Hallie's Cats
Ellora's Cave
July 31, 2009

Frances Pauli said...

Thanks for the promo day. ;-)
I write a free Space Opera serial--goofy, hopefully funny, at:

Also for anyone trying to get published, aspiring authors, or those fans of e publishing like myself, I blog tips along the way, my general take on the business, and writer beware info at:

thanks a ton,
Frances said...

Thanks for the opportunity Brian! Very much appreciated!!

I'm the author Ian Faulkner and my own blog can be found at:

My new dark fiction anthology 'None So Blind' is published today by GWP.

Contained within its pages are eight darkly delicious tales to chill the blood and set the senses reeling!

Cold Birth:
For a midwife, doctor, and a vengeful mother; the whole act of giving birth takes on a horrific new meaning.

Ever wonder what is really concealed under the covers of a pram? One young mans’ day in the park turns into a supernatural nightmare when he peeks inside to find out.

Sean Knox, a young British soldier, badly injured in Northern Ireland, thinks he is free from his harrowing past when he leaves the army and enters civilian life. But your the horrors of the past have a way of catching up with you, even years later. And with terrible consequences!
There are monsters on the streets. We see them everyday. They are us.

And The Hunter Home:
A journalist sets out on a dark voyage of personal discovery after reading a bizarre suicide note. His own family may not be all they seem to be…and from within the darkness a creature from hell is stalking him; shadowing his every move. A monster from legend that can’t possibly be real! Or can it?

Grandpa Billy:
Three kids are trapped in a burning house with no hope of escape. A horrific death seems inevitable. But help can come from the most unexpected of places. Even from beyond the grave.

None So Blind:
A terrorist and an old woman meet in a busy cafe; with some very unexpected results!

Non Omnis Moriar:
After the accidental death of his small son and the suicide of his wife; a man finds himself haunted by the past. But is that all that’s haunting him?

Dinner For One:
Be careful who you go out to dinner with. Blind dates can be murder.

You can order direct from the publisher:

ISBN: 978-1-907190-11-7

Brian O'Rourke said...

Thanks for stopping by, and wow those are some good reviews!

Brian O'Rourke said...

Darkin -

This is another first. Last month someone promoted a clothing line, this month you're here to pimp podcasts. Very, very cool.

I listened to a little bit of EFNY, and I must say the show has good production quality.

Brian O'Rourke said...


You're very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Brian O'Rourke said...


Did you say FREE? (Just wanted to emphasize that for the readers here)

Thanks for stopping by.

Brian O'Rourke said...


Very cool. Have fun at the Spokane Science Fiction Convention. Hope it's a blast.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Hey Ian,

A fellow GWPer, heh? Thanks for stopping by, nice to meet you.

Trinagon said...


I wanted to promote my review site. For more information, visit

Amy Ramsey
Ramsey's Reviews

Accepting all Genres.

Anonymous said...


Kathy Murphy said...

Thank you Brian
I am a new writer with a book on
The name is September.
If you have time check out my "myspace"page
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Kathy Murphy

The Egypsy Speaks said...

Hi Brian! I'm P.I. Barrington and my first novel, "Crucifying Angel", will be released November 1! It's the first of the "Future Imperfect" series! The books will be available through! Thanks again Brian!

The Egypsy Speaks said...

A bit early, but Saturday,January 23, 2010 I (P.I. Barrington) will be paneling with two fellow authors, Sue McGinty and Hannah Dennison at the Upland Public Library from 2-3:30 p.m. It's free and everyone is invited. Details as the date nears! And, again, Crucifying Angel, the first book in my Future Imperfect series will be available as an ebook November 1 2009 at

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