2017 A to Z Challenge Blog: S is for Scout, Sworn to Protect, and Stone’s Throw

2017 BadgeHappy Saturday, also an S word! Welcome to the nineteenth letter of the alphabet and one of my particular favorites. The snaky letter S is sleek and is one of the first letters I learned to print, since it starts my name, Susanne.  See how many times it began words already? There are other favorites to include like SundaySolsticesunshine, sistersincerity, secretsuspense, and selection, but I’ve chosen three this morning on which I plan to focus: Scout, as in a Kindle Scout Campaign, Sworn to Protect, as in my latest romance suspense novel in said campaign, and  A Stone’s Throw, the first book in tShe Cobble Cove Mystery Series written by another perhaps new to you author, Debbie De Louise.
Today, I have all kinds of goodies for you under this letter.  So let’s get the party started!

S is for Scout, Sworn to Protect and Stone’s Throw.

Let’s start with Scout as in the Kindle Scout Campaign.  What is it?

Welcome to reader-powered publishing.
Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing. The best part is it’s an easy thing to do for readers as well as authors. 

Readers:

Nominate your favorites.

When you discover a book that you think is great, nominate it and the book will be added to Your Nominations panel. Keep up to three books nominated at a time, and update your nominations whenever you want.

Enjoy free books.

As a thank you from us and the authors you support, you will receive an early, free copy of all the Kindle Scout books you nominated that are published. Continue to champion the books and authors you helped bring to life by leaving reviews and sharing with friends.

Sworn to ProtectSWORN TO PROTECT is the book I submitted to the KS and now I need your help. The more nominations the book earns, the better its chances are of winning a publishing contract. It’s easy to do, there’s no cost to you, and you get a taste of my writing style. How can you help?  Go to the following link, https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2SRDO9I5ANVW7, and nominate the book. That’s all there is to it. Feel free to spread the word to everyone and anyone. The more people know, the better the chances are that the book will earn enough nominations for publication.

A Stone’s Throw

debbiehicksvillenewsNow, for today’s main feature, allow me to introduce you to Debbie De Louise.   Debbie is a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and the award-winning author of the Cobble Cove mystery series.

The blurb for A Stone’s Throw:

A stone's throw-001(1) (2)Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers… After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York. She hopes to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library. Secrets stretch decades into the past… Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. Her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John. Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered… When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John. As the pieces fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears… Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?

 

 

Read the beginning of this wonderful series here! https://www.amazon.com/Stones-Throw-Debbie-Louise-ebook/dp/B06XGNXQCS

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About mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.
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13 Responses to 2017 A to Z Challenge Blog: S is for Scout, Sworn to Protect, and Stone’s Throw

  1. I confess to being something of a technotrog, and a blogger who just writes for fun. I do read e-books, but I was unaware of Kindle Scout. What a great initiative. Thanks for introducing me to it.

  2. lissa says:

    I had no idea about the Kindle Scout campaign but it’s certainly good for authors.

    good luck to you & have a lovely day.

  3. I’d heard of Kindle Scout, but didn’t know many details about it. I imagine it’s great for some genres and less so for more niche markets.

  4. Scout sounds like an interesting project, I hadn’t heard of it before today. Thank you for sharing that. I like how you pick more than one topic for your letter. It is a great way to keep it interesting to read. Informative post.

    Thanks for visiting S for Strange Games
    Shari

  5. Wow, neat approach to do three S words in one day. Good luck with Sworn to Protect! The publishing world is hard, and that obviously includes the Kindle publishing world. A world I didn’t really know about until now so thanks for that as well.

  6. RuthsArc says:

    Hi Susanne. I wasn’t aware of Scout, so thanks for the info. I’m intrigued by the beginning of your book, have nominated it, and hope to be read the full story in due coarse 🙂

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