#W4WS - I need the Wolf Pack!

Writers4Writers - I need the Wolf Pack!

I'm just one author, a lone wolf, plodding his way across the barren writing landscape. I throw my head back, and yelp a prayer to the heavens. 

Tonight, as is all too often, my singular howl is stolen by the wind--an offering to the omnipotent Moon who sees all, yet responds to little. She jealously guards the way to the universe, and has left me unheeded at the gates again. 

I'm alone...

I lower my gaze, preparing to trek onward--always onward--when a reply echoes in the distance. My ears perk. My claws instinctively sink into the hard, cold earth preparing to launch me into airless flight. 

Could there be another? 

Soon, one howl becomes a chorus. The wind yields to OUR voices! The Moon, she yawns in white and yellow radiance, bidding us enter to frolic among the stars! The Wolf Pack has found me. At last we run as one.



Today I'm extremely honored to be a featured author on Writers4Writers. What is W4WS? Here's the skinny:



Our Mission:
• Help writers bring awareness of their book(s) to tens of thousands of new people
• Help writers reach Amazon Top 100 in at least one category (i.e., suspense, free, etc.)
• Increase sales of their book(s) after the promo is over
• Drive new traffic to their blog and increase following
• Create verbal and viral buzz.

How it Works: 
The spotlighted author will choose a social media avenue, such as Twitter or Facebook (or both). Then, the good people of Blogdom will promote the author’s book to their Twitter followers or Facebook friends, that is, incredibly large new audiences the author could not reach on their own.

Facebook: The writer posts an image of their book along with a short blurb and a link to Kindle on their blog. Visitors simply click the Facebook page, then share the link with their FB friends. https://www.facebook.com/Writers4Writers

Twitter: The author posts pre-written Tweets on his/her blog. At your convenience, simply copy and paste Tweets into Twitter. Or go to #W4WS on Twitter and Retweet.

So there it is. For the next few days I'm asking the Wolf Pack (my fellow authors, bloggers, and friends) to join in howling my name to the sky in the hopes of helping me find a larger audience--and maybe even the stars. :)

Specifically, I'd like to share news of my latest release, Dark Prelude, Moonsongs Book 3:



Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal/how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. Unfortunately, a lot of on-the-job training is required to be a monster hunter, and unlike her computer repair business, this gig could literally kill her.

Dark Prelude finds the feisty protagonist, Jenny, searching for her best friend Marshal's missing father in the midst of a freak, West Texas winter storm. To survive the frigid night, she'll have to deal with a hated town rival, face a monstrous creature no Moonsong hunter has ever encountered before, and undo a mysterious curse. Can she keep everyone alive? If not, who will pay the ultimate price?

Dark Prelude is approximately 17,000 words or 53 pages, and is the third volume of the Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, paranormal-horror-action novelettes by author E.J. Wesley.

~Moonsongs Series List~

Blood Fugue, Moonsongs Book 1
Witch's Nocturne, Moonsongs Book 2
Dark Prelude, Moonsongs Book 3


If you'd like to run with the Pack, along with sharing links to this post, here's how you can help:

Tweet and/or Facebook about the latest book in the Moonsongs series, Dark Prelude:

DARK PRELUDE TWEETS TO COPY/PASTE

Jenny will face a monster no Moonsong hunter has ever faced before--Dark Prelude http://amzn.to/ZL0MUU #NewAdult #paranormal #fiction #W4WS

"The wind greedily pulled at his scarf and muted his voice...only the groaning tree branches replied." http://amzn.to/ZL0MUU #fiction #W4WS

Dark Prelude,  Moonsongs Book 3--a #series of action-packed, para-horror novelettes--available now http://amzn.to/ZL0MUU #RT PLZ #W4WS #WS4U

DARK PRELUDE FACEBOOK UPDATES

#W4WS helping authors! Indie author E.J. Wesley just released Dark Prelude, the third installment of his Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, paranormal-horror-action novelettes. Action-packed, 'rural' fantasy in the vein of television shows like True Blood, Supernatural, and Walking Dead. http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Prelude-Moonsongs-Book-ebook/dp/B00CA513FY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365702983&sr=1-1

#W4WS love! Help indie author E.J. Wesley spread the word about the latest installment in his 'rural fantasy' Moonsongs series. Dark Prelude is a New Adult, paranormal-horror-action novelette--with a Texas twist. http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Prelude-Moonsongs-Book-ebook/dp/B00CA513FY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365702983&sr=1-1

I'm also making the first Moonsongs book, Blood Fugue, free on Smashwords this week for those who want to start the series from the beginning.

BLOOD FUGUE TWEETS TO COPY/PASTE

"...one of those endings that you least expect, giving it that "OMG" reaction." Read Blood Fugue #FREE today http://bit.ly/ZL9y5a #W4WS

"Jenny--is written amazingly well. She's a tough chick--& also surprisingly very funny." #READ Blood Fugue FREE http://bit.ly/ZL9y5a #W4WS

One last bit, feel free to create your own tweets, etc. with the links below:

Blood Fugue, Moonsongs Book 1, is available at:
Amazon
Smashwords
Barnes & Noble

Witch's Nocturne, Moonsongs Book 2, is available at:
Amazon
Smashwords
Barnes & Noble

Dark Prelude, Moonsongs Book 3, is available at:
Amazon
Smashwords
Barnes & Noble


E.J. Wesley can be found at:
Goodreads
Twitter
Facebook

A HUGE 'thank you' to everyone who helps. Your support, as always, means the world to me. :)

~EJW~

53 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your cover for Dark Prelude! Off to tweet away.
    Congratulations EJ!
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    1. Thanks SO much Elise! Truly appreciate the encouragement, especially telling me you like the cover. :)

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  2. Posted on facebook. Congrats on your latest book.

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  3. "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives." - sorry, your mention of a lone wolf made me think of that quote from Game of Thrones.

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter.

    Congrats on your release! :D

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    1. Clare, you're allowed to quote Game of Thrones on this blog so long as it exists. I'm a huge fan! :D

      Thanks so much for your support, as always,

      EJ

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  4. Good luck and I hope W4W'S makes an impact for you over the next few days! Best wishes from one of the hosts!

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    1. Thank you, C.M.! I've had crash course over the last couple of days on how #W4WS works (I've helped people out with it before, but never really knew how it all went down)--great project. Very cool thing for you and the others to do. Thank you! :)

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  5. Posted a couple of Tweets. That awesome intro alone shows you're more than worthy of being spotlighted! I recently read Blood Fugue and can't wait to read the following parts.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Nick! You know me, I can't resist a chance to be a little silly/creative. lol Hope you've been well, and thanks again for your support and encouragement. :)

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  6. Awesome tweets! I've already started tweeting and I'm howling out with the pack. Good luck!

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    1. Awwooooo! :D Thank you so much Christine!

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  7. Ready to run with the Wolf pack. After all, I am a Wolfe!

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    1. That's how I knew you'd hear the call, LD! :)

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  8. AAAAOOOOHHHH!

    Running with the pack. Tweeted and shared on FB!

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  9. of course, I tweeted and FB'd for you. Great book. Hope it sells well.

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    1. Hi Catherine. :) Thank you for helping out!

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  11. Hey, EJ.

    TWEETING like made.... I hope I don't give anyone a headache. LOL.

    Congrats on your new book! Will be over to W4W in just a sec.. I need to get out just a few more tweets. Lol.

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    1. Oh, I'm the same way, Michael! I'm always worried about driving people nuts when I do these things. But the reality is, if you look at my total tweets, probably less than 5% have anything to do with specific book/author promotion. I think my true friends and followers know that, and will hopefully cut me some slack when special things like this (for me and for others) come up. :)

      Thank you for your support, as always.

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  12. Started my tweeting and will do FB later, so glad you were chosen for this. Congrats! :)

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    1. Thank Julie! Truly appreciate your support.

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  13. Tweeted and FB'd, and scheduled some tweets for you!

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  14. Oh, forgot to say - love your theme! Watch out for the wolf pack!

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    1. :D I was totally intimidated by what you all did for your W4WS theme, to be honest. Thought it was so clever and cool! So I had to come up with something, and of course it needed to be silly and overly dramatic. :)

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  15. Just tweeted and posted my five-star review E.J. You are an excellent writer.

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  16. retweeted and put the cover on my blog side bar...hope it helps!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Good to connect with you on Goodreads as well. :)

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  17. Two tweets so far, but I'll try to do more!

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  18. Sooooooo awesome, EJ. You're just the coolest. I'm going to go snatch a copy now! I want to read more about Jenny and her awesome adventures. And how neat you're being highlighted here. You're writing is a hidden treasure and more people need to read your work!!!

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    1. Er... "Your" writing... note "You're" ...

      *dies*

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  19. YAY! Glad your books are getting some well deserved love today!!:D

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  20. That's awesome, EJ! Tweets and Facebook posts sent. :)

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  21. It's very sad to watch the news tonight. That's a nice of you to step back and put promotion on the back burner in light of the tragedy.

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  22. I tweeted and G+ and will shout out on FB. Congrats.

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  23. So sorry I'm late. Off to shoutout now!

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  24. Love the idea of a writers' wolf pack!

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  25. Wishing you the best of luck! I love everyone working together to help. :) I just tweeted one of the tweets you had listed! Off to share on fb now!
    ~Jess

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  26. This sounds like a really awesome idea!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  27. This is a wonderful idea! I'm posting on Facebook for you now! I hope this goes well for you and you're able to get your book out there for as many as possible to see :)

    Cheers!
    Jen

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  28. Consider it tweeted! Congratulations, EJ!

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