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It will always be you by Tina Ness Cover Reveal
After surviving four years with a commitment-phobic boyfriend, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to settle down. Too bad her biggest crush, Marshall Roderick, leaves her flustered, trembling, and unable to utter a single word when he’s near.
Assuming he’s the very definition of a womanizing bachelor, Elizabeth relegates him to fantasyland and makes no move to get to know him. That is, until a chance encounter along the shores of Lake Superior leads to drinks and a budding romance.
Confident, successful, and freakishly handsome, Marshall is everything Elizabeth has been looking for. But when an unthinkable act of violence shakes them both to the core, she discovers that Marshall isn’t as carefree and put-together as he led her to believe.
Now it’s up to Marshall and Elizabeth to figure out if their love can heal the scars of the past and turn them into the people they’ve always wanted to be.
Coming October 2014!!
About the Author:
Tina is driven by her many passions. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, two girls and two boxer dogs. Some of the many things she enjoys are cross-country skiing, fishing, photography, boating on Lake Minnetonka, music, reading, traveling, food, wine, fitness, nutrition, family and friends.
Tina did the photography for her own cover and also designed her cover from top to bottom with her talent in photography and Photoshop. She figured she would give it a go and is happy with how it turned out and so is her publishing company. (Wise Ink Publishing)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
This is the first book cover I've ever made, but I have eight years of Photography and Photoshop experience. My publishing company wanted me to hire someone, but I convinced them to give me a go at it. Well guess what? they loved it! Just a few very minor suggestions for change, but overall I got rave reviews. Can't wait to share it with you all on July 24th!
Add your e-mail to my list and you will get a early sneak peek before it goes public!! I will also be doing a give away of the first chapter exclusive to my e-mail subscribers! Don't miss out!
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NO your right!
(Okay they never really fell in.)
My fearless crew!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I learned that Pinterest is ranked 3rd in Social media networks (yes, 3rd I know, right!) I heard there were benefits, but quite frankly didn’t take it too seriously—Pinterest is just a place to save things you like and keep them organized, which in and of itself was extremely intriguing to me and obviously many others. But really what benefit would a business have with the idea of freezing dog toys in a block of ice to keep a dog busy in the summer or how doing 600 crushes, 80 burpies and 100 jumping jacks everyday can give you the abs of your dreams. None, unless of course they own a dog grooming business or a fitness club. Plus it gives us Foodies a place to put the food we like while dodging the Facebook scrutiny “I do not care what the hell you ate for dinner last night!” Yikes did I just admit to being one of “THEM.” In my defense it was long long ago and the few times I did share what I ate for dinner I included the recipe—I was only trying to be helpful, not bore anyone.
There is a slew of useful information out there on how and why to use Pinterest for business, and although I am a writer and avid reader, I really don’t care to spend hours learning the technical jargon and the why’s and how’s to do this and that. But being the nice person I am I spent hours reading and learning just for YOU and made you an easy to follow checklist of the basics. I know, how thoughtful of me, right? I also supplied a few helpful links for those who need more info below. So anyhoo, here is my simple list of 15 things to do on Pinterest to help your business.
15 tips for adding Pinterest to your business social media arsenal
1. Put the boards you want people to see first, first! Be sure the cover photo is as eye catching as possible.
2. Have at least five pins per board, so it fills all visible space.
3. Find out what is trending right now and pin it, but be sure not to pin too many at once. Try to pin only a handful a day, you don't want to overwhelm people.
4. Chose multiple topics to pin about and keep them fresh.
5. Have a good variety of boards, not just business related. Don’t be afraid to show people who you are.
6. Follow others in your business and who share common interests. Repin from their boards often!
7. Turn your Pinterest account into a business account. Convert to Business
8. Split up your bigger boards. Say you have an all fashion board; break it up into several boards like outfits, dresses, shoes, accessories etc.
9. Make your Bio count by using keywords that pertain to your business.
10. Be creative with your board titles, use a play on words, a song title, a funny movie quote, be fun and playful.
11. Long vertical pins get noticed, so whether you’re designing a new pin or you have multiple pinning options to choose from “Go Long!”
12. Include the source of your pin and be sure it links to the desired location.If it does not, delete it. Quality pins are important.
13. Add a custom Follow me button to your blog or website.
14. Add a Pin it Button to your blog posts by using Widget builder.
14. Add a Pin it Button to your blog posts by using Widget builder.
For more info go read Pin it button overview .
If you found these idea’s useful please share this post and feel free to comment and of course PIN IT!!
More great info....
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Well it turns out most (yes MOST) of your Facebook followers on your Fan page will never even see your posts on their feed ever, unless you pay Facebook to boost your posts (this effects everyone with a Fan page btw) so I need for you all to take your remaining 15 seconds of the 30 to add your e-mail on the right, so I can keep you up to speed with new news (I promise WILL NOT bombard you with e-mails)
Your ongoing support means to world to me, Thank you!
For those of you who want more info on this Facebook Fan page change got to http://socialtriggers.com/facebook-lowers-my-reach/
and there are a billion others if you Google- Facebook fan page changes 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Yesterday I met with a very capable and talented book cover designer. I have no doubt that she could do a great job of building my book cover. She would also offer the benefit of another contacts in the book business and would have multiple connections to share. She would have a vested interest in wanting my book to succeed and would have my back. She would be someone I can work with in the future and I can share ideas with her. I could hire her and focus on the many other things I need to get this book and future books ready to share with the world
Well a no brainer, hire the girl…right?
Consider this now….I have eight years of experience in the photography business having had my own studio for much of this time and am also well-versed in Photoshop. Capturing the images just the way I envisioned them and designing a cover in Photoshop is totally do-able for me, I have the perfect model who is a friend of mine and I could buy a ticket and head to Florida, get the images I need, have myself a much needed little vacation in Florida where I have never been, catch up with my friend, see another piece of the world outside of Minnesota and head home refreshed ready to tackle my book cover and have multiple other image at my disposal to use for promotion pieces without the need to buy the rights from someone else and save myself a very good hunk of money. But the time I will spend on all of this would keep me from promoting my book, blogging, editing and social media (although my trip to Florida would give me something to talk about other than just my book.)
I also have another option--wait until the snow melts and take the images on the shores of Lake Superior, saving even more money, but may also wind up short on time due to the obscene amount of snow we have here in Minnesota which may linger too long and make my June book cover due date a little closer than I’d like. I do however work pretty well with time crunches.
Option one- Gain time to focus on promoting and editing and have a great connection in the business, by hiring a cover designer.
Option two- Doing the cover and photography myself, get a trip to Florida, have multiple images to use for promotion, save a good amount of money, but don’t gain a connection and lose time that could be spent promoting and editing.
Option Three- Wait for Minnesota to be green, save a great amount of money, have images that match the books location perfectly, have multiple images to use for promotion, but don’t gain a connection and lose time that could be spent promoting and editing.
*Option two or three could very likely result in an image for book two and save me even more money.
The opinion of either author or readers are both welcomed and appreciated. Thanks you for taking the time out of your busy lives to read this over!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
My book title reveal video has been released. I added some funny outtakes at the end!