My Books, Writing

My book is a finalist!

2014finalistI’m happy to announce that my novel An Illusion of Trust is a finalist for the 2014 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBooks Awards in the Best General Fiction category. And I need your help to win. I’m asking you to vote for my book.

You have to register before you can vote. It’s completely free, of course. If you registered to vote last year and still remember your login, you’re all set. Please vote for An Illusion of Trust in the General Fiction category. (And remember, you can vote once in each category.)

Some people have found registering a little confusing, particularly when they got to the “reveal code” part. But don’t worry,  I’m making it easier for you with screen shots!

1. Go to the eFestival of Words site. (Clinking the link, will open a new tab or window, so you’ll still be able to see these instructions.)

2. You will arrive at the portal page. If you’re not registered, the first step is to register. (See arrow in image below.) If you are registered, login and skip to #5.



3. On the next page you’ll fill in your name, email, etc. and below that is the “reveal codes” section. (This is like a Captcha to verify you’re a real person.) Most people see an image, usually asking you to pick one answer (like image 1). When you do that, code words will be revealed and you’ll type them in the edit box. Then scroll down to check the user agreement and Submit. (See images below.)

Some people have to click to play a video and the code words pop up after a couple of seconds (you can type in the words as soon as they appear). Some people have been lucky and got one of the reveal code images with the code words already revealed (like image 2) and you only have to type them in. And others have seen an image asking a question such as “Which one is yellow?” If you see such an image, you’ll also see an arrow at the end of the edit box (where you type the code words) click it and the answer to the question (“yellow submarine”) will appear in a drop down box.





4. Next you see a page with offers from sponsors. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SELECT ANY!!!


5. After that you’ll be taken to a Thank You page and you’ll automatically be logged in. Click the word Portal at the top of the page. That will take you to the page pictured below. Click the words Congratulations to the 2014 Finalists! (See arrow.)



6. That will take you to the page of categories. Scroll down to Best General Fiction and click to vote. (See image below.) On the next page you’ll find An Illusion of Trust, Linda Cassidy Lewis (Two-Four-Six Publishing)  which you will select and then click the Submit Vote button.



That’s it, you’re done! And I thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to vote for my book.


Contest, My Books, Novel, Writing

Got a few minutes to spare?

2013finalist-tinySix weeks ago, I announced that my novel The Brevity of Roses had been named a finalist in the Best of the Independent eBook Awards. Now, I’m reminding you there are only four days left to vote. But not only am I asking for your vote, I’m giving you a pictorial to show you how to do it. (Images courtesy of author Lisa Regan. More about her at the end of this post.)

Have you already voted for another book? No worries, you can vote for one book in each category! My book is a finalist in the General/ Mainstream Fiction Category.

STEP 1. Go HERE and register.

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The Captcha thing–hit play and a phrase will come up along the bottom of the video after 2-4 seconds.  Type that in.

After you agree to the terms and hit submit, you’re actually DONE.  It will take you to a page that says, “You’re almost finished . . . ”  THAT’S AN AD.  You don’t actually have to do anything there.  So close out the page.


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STEP 2.  Then go HERE to the Awards Hall to vote. Or after you click PORTAL, look for this and click on the words AWARDS HALL:

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The General/Mainstream Fiction category is the second listed in the Awards Hall and if you click on it, you’ll see THE BREVITY OF ROSES as the first entry. Just click beside it to vote. Thank you very much!

41Dx9SyihRL-199x300BUT WAIT, while you’re there, why not vote for another book? Since Lisa Regan graciously loaned me her screen caps, but mostly because her book has 73 reviews on Amazon and 63 of them are 5 stars! please consider voting for Lisa Regan’s suspense novel FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER in both the Best Novel and the Best Hero/Heroine categories.

I hope you’re enjoying your last days of summer … or winter if you’re on the opposite side of earth from me.