Friday, April 24, 2009

Be Our Guest

Join us!

We are always open to new members who write shapeshifter stories. However, if you can't commit to posting (weekly), please consider guest blogging instead.

Be our guest!

We are always open to guest blogging. We ask that you write a short article about a topic, or answer questions interview style rather than hit-and-run release promo.

Please send us your post as a word document attachment a week or so before you'd like it to appear and include your book cover. Let us know the date you'd like it to appear.


- No hit-and-run straight book promo. Your blog must contain an article or interview.
- Subject MUST be on the paranormal or shapeshifter related.
- Topics can be anything paranormal or fantasy-from real life to myths, history or just your thoughts on a subject.
- Include your Author byline and links displayed clearly.
- Do not create hyperlinks inside your Word document (display them fully so we can see them)
- Stop by to comment when your blog goes live.
- Articles can be anywhere from 200-1000 words.

Requested dates
We'll do our best to accommodate you, but keep in mind our member's blog days take precedence. The order your blog will be posted is in the order we receive the completed, ready to go blog entry. The only exception is if the topic you are writing about was recently done, or if you have recently done a blog and there are others who waiting ahead of you. We reserve the right to post them as we see fit.

-Email us at  Serenashay AT gmail DOT com to let us know you're interested.
- Send your blog article READY TO GO, including the byline at the end, and links and link names you want added to the blog clearly marked.
- We DO NOT edit, so make sure it's how you want it.
- Send your book cover. It will be used in thumbnail size as your Avatar.
-We encourage contests - A great way to get readers reading your posts is to have a contest, drawing a winner from those who come and comment. If you'd like to host an exclusive contest with your guest blog, please put the contest information at the end of your post by your byline- prize, when you'll be drawing a winner from the list of those who comment to your post. We recommend giving the contest at least three days.

Questions for interview-style guest blog:
Please pick any six questions:

Did you always want to become a writer?
How did you celebrate your first release?
How did your family react to fact that you also write romance novels? Have your family read your books?
Most authors are also avid readers. Is this the case with you? If so, who are some of your favorites? Have any influenced your writing?
Do you have living role models for your characters?
Where do you get the inspirations for your books?
Do you find it difficult at times to write love scenes?
What is your favorite book from the books that you have written so far? Who are your favorite hero and heroine, and why?
Which book was the hardest to write and which the easiest?
If you could change places with one character from your books, who would it be and why?
If you could travel through time to visit a special time period or famous person, what or who would it be and why?
How long have you been writing and who are your publishers?
What led you to writing?
What do you enjoy most? Any writing hurdles that you were surprised by?
What are you reading now?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Tell us a bit about your new release.
Do any of your characters from previous books appear in your latest?
Do you use more than one element of the paranormal in your works?
Have you written a series?
Do you have a favorite book or author that has influenced your writing?
Which book did you spend the most time researching and why?
Anything else that you’d like readers to know about you?
What was the craziest thing you ever did to promote a book?