What to expect from a killer blog series.

Just in case your eyes haven’t wandered over to my sidebar, to the very first image of the sidebar, I’ve added a button. (Yes, it took me a while to figure out how to scale the image so it fit!)

That’s right.

May 7th – May 25th you’re invited to a Spies, Murder and Mystery Marathon. Right here.

After pondering the topic of branding for about forever, I figured out that it’s this genre I love. Mysteries. Any kind. They can be funny, serious, deadly, for the young, for the old – you name it.

That’s what I love to read. That’s what I love to write. (Of course, I am a multi-faceted complex person so I do love other genres and books too. I mean, really, we’re people and created to enjoy many different things.)

Last year after the Roecker sisters released their first book, The Liar Society, I came to a conclusion. You can read about it here. Basically, I loved that they used their release to promote other books! I knew that’s what I would do.

I’m holding off on a blog tour. Instead I invited authors from every walk of publishing and some fab bloggers to participate in the blog series. I’ve already received the first guest post and it’s pretty cool. No, more like awesome.

And almost every single day there will be a giveaway! Signed paperbacks. eBooks galore.

I’ll keep you updated as the blog series grows. You’re not going to want to miss it!

Side note: I’m turning to you my fellow creative friends. Any fun ideas to promote a spy novel?

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23 Responses to What to expect from a killer blog series.

  1. Matthew MacNish March 26, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Thank goodness you’re waiting until May. I can’t even think about anything else until after the A to Z challenge is over.

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh March 26, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Yeah, wait until after the Challenge for a tour. But I’ll definitely give you a shout out on May7!

    • Laura March 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      Alex and Matthew – That’s why I’m releasing in May. I wasn’t that naive to try and do anything in April. 🙂

  3. Leigh Moore March 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    umm… promoting a spy novel… Tracking down clues? Maybe a whodunnit? I love stuff like that. And wow! The marathon sounds awesome! Yay for spy books! I lurv them, too. When I was a kid, me & BFF pretended to be 86 & 99 solving cases. Hilarious~

    You’re right where you should be b/c Spy Like Me is superfun! <3

    • Laura March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      I keep brainstorming ideas but I’m only looking for easy ideas b/c I’d rather not spend too much time promoting and more time writing! The blog series might be all i do. And thanks! 🙂

  4. Karen Lange March 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    How about a mystery that needs to be solved by giving clues on your blog or something? Trying to think of what would be easiest for you and readers. Hmm, will give it some thought. If anything fabulous hits me will let you know. Will definitely give you a shout out on your release date, Wish you the best!

  5. Patti Nielson March 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I like Leigh’s idea of hunting down clues, maybe use other bloggers to have words that make a clue. Whoever gets the question right gets a prize. And I’m totally looking forward to reading your book.

    • Laura March 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

      I like those ideas but I might hold off on something that elaborate until all the books are out. I love to plan so I usually have to remind not to go big.

  6. Lisa Green March 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    It’s getting closer!!! I may have finished reading an awesome spy novel this weekend… ;D

  7. Donna K. Weaver March 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Awesome! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  8. Stacy March 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    This is a great idea, Laura. A perfect way to promote yourself the RIGHT way, by helping others. I wish my book would be out by then to participate.

    • Laura March 27, 2012 at 12:53 am #

      That really was half the reason i started blogging – to help promote books I love and my friends.

  9. Ansha Kotyk March 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Just posted this to my FB account. I can’t wait! And great job with the button. Can I steal it for my blog? Oh, wait, I just told you I was going to steal it. Kinda kills the fun in figuring out who dunnit. 😉

    • Laura March 27, 2012 at 12:54 am #

      You sure can steal it! 🙂

  10. Julie Musil March 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    What a totally fun idea! I can’t wait to see the posts, as I’m sure I can learn a lot from them. I love mysteries myself, even if it’s a small mystery within a bigger story.

  11. Anna Staniszewski March 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    I’m trying to think of an awesome spy-themed thing you could do, but I’ve got nothing… 🙂 Really, it sounds like you’re doing all the right things!

    • Laura March 27, 2012 at 12:54 am #

      Spy is a cool theme. But I’m learning with self publishing it’s not as much about the big marketing push when your book comes out. It’s like I have to rewire my brain to think differently.

  12. Jemi Fraser March 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Sounds exciting! Can’t wait 🙂

  13. Andrea March 27, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Sounds fun, Laura! I’ll be watching for it!

  14. Traci Kenworth March 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Sounds like fun, Laura!! I will be there!!

  15. Karen Strong March 28, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Love this idea Laura! I also love mysteries as well. I’ll be tuning in.

    Let’s see, my brain is mush since just getting off work but I did love your famous heist thing. Or maybe since your book is set in Paris, what about telling us about some famous mysteries there?

    (Just read your comment above — this may be too much work/research — I know you’ll think of something!)

  16. Creepy Query Girl March 28, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    awesome Laura! Can’t wait!

  17. Margo Berendsen March 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    I think this is a MARVELOUS idea! I love the idea of promoting other books along with your own. It’s win-win.

    Maybe you could have a contest for people to share 100-200 words of a time when they spied on someone and got caught? I know my girls are always spying on each other.

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