The Story Cartel Experience

Story Cartel has been around for less than a year, so it’s not surprising that many people may not have heard of it. It’s developed a unique symbiotic system of exchanging free books for book reviews prompted by several stages of giveaways. According to their website:

“Story Cartel is full of books that are read and discovered by people like you. Since October 2012, over 10,000 readers have downloaded and read over 100 books, generating more than 1,700 reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and blogs. Thousands of readers are connecting with new authors right now.”

It works like this. An author uploads an e-book with all the usual accoutrements: title, book cover, blurb, sales link. Story Cartel offers the e-book for free downloads for a limited time, usually 20 days. Anyone willing to review the book posts their reviews and registers with Story Cartel and becomes eligible for one of three gifts from the author (author’s pick): three $10 Amazon gift certificates (1 per winner), five physical books mailed out to winners, or an e-reader. Continue reading “The Story Cartel Experience”

Featured Collection: Jackie Weger

Jackie WegerJackie Weger writes well-researched, happily ever after romance novels in which ordinary couples fall in love and titillating tension the old-fashioned way–before they fall into bed. Romance readers love to imagine themselves inside a love story and that is something easy to do with Weger’s novels. Raised to a level of imaginary word art Weger’s heroes and heroines do not live in a vacuum. They are surrounded by work, family, friends and problems, just as the rest of us in our lives. The well-drawn characters in her books will make you laugh and make you cry. You won’t soon forget them. Let Jackie take you on a memorable romantic journey with these titles: Continue reading “Featured Collection: Jackie Weger”

Book Blogger Spotlight: BestChickLit.Com

Charlotte Foreman runs the fabulous book blog She first began reading actual novels at around age 11 after a series of children’s books based on urban legends was published, although they’d now probably be classed as YA. Charlotte says, “They became the latest fad at my middle school and anyone who was anyone was reading them – they scared the pants off me, to be honest, but I slowly waded my way through them. A few years later my reading addiction was cemented after I read Flowers in the Attic by V C Andrews and ‘borrowed’ my mum’s copy of Jilly Cooper’s Riders.” Continue reading “Book Blogger Spotlight: BestChickLit.Com”