Thursday, September 16, 2021

Her Halloween Party is on Kindle early, print books for sale, and whispers about audiobooks

 

Woo-hoo!

Her Halloween Party is on kindle EARLY! 

You can get it here. 

If your E-reader does EPubs, you can also get it on Smashwords

Here's the blurb:

A HAUNTED HOUSE TO DIE FOR

Bookish, broken yet beautiful, Amelia Craven is trapped. Trapped by controlling best friend Tiffany, trapped dating shallow guys, and trapped into joining Amteep university’s only sorority, the Omega Pis. But things go from bad to worse when she discovers the final initiation for pledges involves spending Halloween night inside the infamous Raimi House – a dark hell hole of macabre deaths and tales of demonic possession.

The only saving grace: she’ll get to share it with her secret crush, Guillermo Romero, and being there together is the only way she'll tell him how she truly feels. That is if they can survive the night inside the most haunted house in town.

A love-song homage to Eighties classic horror films, this rollercoaster ride is filled with scares, guts and gore – plus a true romance that might be the one thing that will be their salvation.

I'll be getting print copies in early October too, along with a few copies of the first three books. 

Other Print Copies For Sale:

My Hearts of Metal books are $10 plus shipping, except for Metal and Mistletoe, which is $7 plus shipping.

Brides of Prophecy books are $12 plus shipping. Go to the Contact form on my Website if you're interested. I will sign and personalize all books! 

Other Book News:

As many of you know, none of my books are available in audio. I REALLY want to change that. But there are several challenges I face. The first is cost. Yes, I could sign up with a royalty share program, but I've heard horror stories of too many authors having their rights tied up for a decade, so I'd really rather hire a narrator. I have a few possible ideas of raising the funds, but to do so, I will have to learn just how much is needed.

Coincidentally, the first step is finding a narrator. This is where I need YOUR help, if you do listen to audiobooks. You see, I don't listen to audiobooks. Something about my attention span wanders with them. Because of that, I don't know how to identify a good narrator.

So I am asking a HUGE favor to you audio-readers: Please reply to this email with some of your favorite INDIE book narrators. Not narrators for books published with the big houses because even if they aren't already contracted out to those publishers, there's no way I could afford their rates. Besides, I'd rather give a talented unknown the work.

Once I get a few suggestions, I'll look up those narrators and their rates. Then comes the step of figuring out how to raise the money. 

The fun part will be having some of you help me audition narrators!

I also want to know which book I should first focus on getting an audio release. Unfortunately my choices are somewhat limited, but I gotta start somewhere! 

Next time will be my big release day announcement for Her Halloween Party in print and the other platforms. I'll also have some really cool bookmarks!

Thank you again for being one of my readers!

Virtual Hugs!

-Brooklyn A.

 

Series by Brooklyn Ann

B Mine

(Horror Romance)

HIS FINAL GIRL

HER HAUNTED HEART

HIS SCREAM QUEEN

HER HALLOWEEN PARTY (September 2021)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Brides of Prophecy

(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 

Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda

Prequel: Tesemini (Free)

Wrenching Fate (Free)

Ironic Sacrifice

Conjuring Destiny

Unleashing Desire

Pleading Rapture

Melding Souls

Reclaiming the Magic

Leaving the Shadows 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hearts of Metal

(Contemporary Romance)

Standalones that intertwine

Kissing Vicious

With Vengeance

Rock God

Metal and Mistletoe

Forbidden Song 

Tempting Beat

Heart Throb

 

Scandals With Bite

(Regency paranormal romance)

Books do not need to be read in order

Bite Me, Your Grace

One Bite Per Night

Bite at First Sight

His Ruthless Bite

Wynter's Bite

The Highwayman's Bite

 

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For excerpts and special content, visit BrooklynAnnAuthor.com

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Last chance to get a review copy of Leaving the Shadows from Netgalley!

 

Hey, all!

If you want a free e-copy of Leaving the Shadows, it's not going to be up on Netgalley much longer.

It's also on Booksprout and Bookfunnel, but I don't know how much longer.

Here are the links:

Netgalley,

Booksprout

and

Book Funnel

I have a very deep NEED for reviews because of the glitch that happened for release day. 

If you want a print copy,

You can get it on Amazon HERE 

or The Book Depository HERE

Or Barnes & Noble HERE

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Leaving the Shadows is available in paperback! Plus, opportunity to get a free e-copy for review!

 

Hey, all!

I have some exciting news this newsletter. The first is that Leaving the Shadows is available in Paperback!

You can get it on Amazon HERE 

or The Book Depository HERE

It should be available soon on Barnes & Noble and other places.


 But If you're broke and want a chance to read it for free, Bookbuzz has review copies available with links below!

There are now free review e-copies of Leaving the Shadows up on 

Netgalley,

Booksprout

and

Book Funnel

I have a very deep NEED for reviews because of the glitch that happened for release day. 

And remember, if any of you still have the wrong file of Leaving the Shadows on your E-reader, PLEASE let me know, so I can help you fix it!

Thank you again for being one of my readers. I love hearing from you.

Virtual Hugs to you all!

-Brooklyn A.

 

Series by Brooklyn Ann

B Mine

(Horror Romance)

HIS FINAL GIRL

HER HAUNTED HEART

HIS SCREAM QUEEN

HER HALLOWEEN PARTY (September 2021)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Brides of Prophecy

(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 

Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda

Prequel: Tesemini (Free)

Wrenching Fate (Free)

Ironic Sacrifice

Conjuring Destiny

Unleashing Desire

Pleading Rapture

Melding Souls

Reclaiming the Magic

Leaving the Shadows 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hearts of Metal

(Contemporary Romance)

Standalones that intertwine

Kissing Vicious

With Vengeance

Rock God

Metal and Mistletoe

Forbidden Song 

Tempting Beat

Heart Throb

 

Scandals With Bite

(Regency paranormal romance)

Books do not need to be read in order

Bite Me, Your Grace

One Bite Per Night

Bite at First Sight

His Ruthless Bite

Wynter's Bite

The Highwayman's Bite

 

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For excerpts and special content, visit BrooklynAnnAuthor.com

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

GLITCH IS FIXED! LEAVING THE SHADOWS IS NOW AVAILABLE on all e-Tailers

FINALLY, a whole month after what was supposed to be release day and 3 weeks after I discovered the problem, the glitch was fixed and Leaving the Shadows is live on all E-book vendors.

My formatter and I traced the source of the error to my original Word Document. Something in it was causing the e-tailers to reject the files and leave the placeholder file up as the book. (I'll never stop being embarrassed that you all saw that file). Microsoft was useless in helping me find and get rid of the bug in the document, so I fixed it the long way.

I re-typed the whole book in a clean document. And it worked! 

If you held off on buying the book until the issues were fixed, the coast is now clear!  You can order Leaving the Shadows on: 

Amazon Kindle

Apple Books

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

and Google Books 

If you already ordered the book, it *should* auto-update on your e-reader. If it didn't, you can manually update it in one of two ways. For Amazon, go into your Amazon Account, select "Content and Devices" from the dropdown menu.

Find the book in your digital content and it should have say "Update Available" Click that.

My copy had auto updated, so I had to show an example of a book on my kindle that didn't auto update.

For Nook, it appears that it should update automatically, but if it doesn't, you can click "My Nook" in your Barnes & Noble account.

For Kobo, here are their instructions:

To manage books on your eReader:

  1. Connect your eReader to your computer using a Micro USB cable and tap Connect.
  2. Open Kobo Desktop on your computer.
  3. Click eReader at the top of the screen.
  4. Download or remove books on your eReader:
    • To download books onto your eReader: Select the books you'd like to add, then click the red Download button.
    • To remove books from your eReader: Select the books you'd like to remove, then click the grey Remove button. Note: When you remove the book from your eReader, you'll be able to re-download it again. 

For Google Play:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books app .
  2. To refresh the app, pull the screen down.
  3. To remove the e-book or audiobook, on the cover, tap More. Remove download.
  4. To reload and open the e-book or audiobook, tap More. Download.
  5. If that doesn't work, go to Step 3. 

For Apple Books:

  1. In the Books app  on your Mac, click the Download from iCloud button  next to All Books in the sidebar.

    The Download from iCloud button shows available updates and recently downloaded books and audiobooks.

  2. Choose specific books and audiobooks to update or click Update All.

 

And that should cover everyone who preordered or purchased the book before I got the problem fixed to be able to see the complete book.

Again, I cannot apologize enough for this disaster.

Other news:

We're sweltering in this Pacific Northwest Heatwave, but it's not stopping me from working on my books and art. First priority is getting Leaving the Shadows formatted for paperback. That will hopefully be done by the end of the week. I will then get some signed copies to sell.

My second priority is working with the publisher of my B Mine series on getting the cover done for HER HALLOWEEN PARTY, which WILL be releasing late September/Early October. I am really excited for the final (for now) installment of my B Mine series.

Other things I'm working on are getting my Brides of Prophecy books in Hardcover, and researching the costs of audiobooks. My finances aren't great, so I don't know when I can get my books done in audio, but so many of you have been requesting audiobooks that I am looking at all options to get them done.

CAT UPDATE

Phantom is still eating and drinking and snuggling a lot. His seizures are, for the most part, under control. He had the first seizure in almost a month last week. If he has another this week, we may think of raising his meds or trying a different med. He also had a bladder irritation issue that was making him pee blood. We tried a few different treatments and they did nothing to help. The vet now has us give him IV fluids under his skin every three days and IT'S WORKING! No more blood and he's more energetic and not fainting anymore! 

We know that there's only so much that can be done for him since he's 20 years old, but we want him as comfortable as possible until he's ready to say goodbye. But for now, he's doing pretty good and growing his fur back and enjoying sunbathing in the back yard. He is pouting at us for not letting him out in this heatwave.

Thank you again for being one of my readers. I love hearing from you.

 

Books by Brooklyn Ann

B Mine

(Horror Romance)

HIS FINAL GIRL

HER HAUNTED HEART

HIS SCREAM QUEEN

HER HALLOWEEN PARTY (Fall, 2021)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Brides of Prophecy

(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 

Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda

Prequel: Tesemini (Free)

Wrenching Fate (Free)

Ironic Sacrifice

Conjuring Destiny

Unleashing Desire

Pleading Rapture

Melding Souls

Reclaiming the Magic

Leaving the Shadows

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hearts of Metal

(Contemporary Romance)

Standalones that intertwine

Kissing Vicious

With Vengeance

Rock God

Metal and Mistletoe

Forbidden Song 

Tempting Beat

Heart Throb

 

Scandals With Bite

(Regency paranormal romance)

Books do not need to be read in order

Bite Me, Your Grace

One Bite Per Night

Bite at First Sight

His Ruthless Bite

Wynter's Bite

The Highwayman's Bite

 

-----------------------------------------------------------

For excerpts and special content, visit BrooklynAnnAuthor.com

 

I love hearing from readers! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me an email!

Contact@brooklynannauthor.com


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Son of a glitch! The wrong file for Leaving the Shadows is on the E-tailer sites. It WILL be fixed ASAP.

 

I owe all of you a HUGE apology.

If you noticed that I didn't send out a celebratory release day email, it's because it came to my attention that my formatter uploaded the wrong file for Leaving the Shadows to all of the E-book retailers. Then she was out of town for a whole week. Well, now the right file was submitted--and yet it's still not showing as live. Apparently other authors are having the same problem, so maybe my formatter didn't make a mistake after all?

Anyway, we are working on the problem and I will let you all know when the correct book is live.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Interview with Anthony Northrup: Author of Stephen King Dollar Baby, The Book



Film reviewer, author, and film festival host, Anthony Northrup, has been an online buddy of mine ever since I joined the “All Things King” group on Facebook. Over the years, we’ve gotten to know each other’s works. And he’s interviewed me a couple times and reviewed my books. When he put together a book about both Stephen King’s “Dollar Baby” films, (Short films that independent filmmakers are allowed to make as long as they are not for sale or distributed anywhere. King sells the rights to these for a dollar and calls them his “Dollar Babies”) and essays from authors and filmmakers about how Stephen King has influenced their work. I was honored to contribute an essay for Stephen King Dollar Baby: The Book.


Anyway, it’s about time I interviewed him, so here we go:


I noticed that you got your start writing film reviews for your local paper, the Tri-County Sun. What inspired you to start writing those reviews and submitting them to the Tri-County Sun?


Great question Brooklyn Ann.  It was pretty simple. I’ve had a passion my entire life for films, and as you know, pre Covid 19, I was like a fixture at the theater. Where I live there are a couple of local newspapers. I happened to know the owner of one of these papers and asked him if he had a movie review column. He said no.  We worked out a great deal and that got the ball rolling. This happened ten years ago now, and this coming May marks my tenth anniversary writing for the Tri County Sun, which now also shares my film reviews (and celebrity interviews) in another newspaper in our area as well.  So now I reach even a broader base of readers. 


When did you become aware of Stephen King’s “Dollar Baby” films? How did you get your first opportunity to see one?


The first time I ever heard of a Dollar Baby film was when I was reading the monstrosity-sized book, STEPHEN KING ENCYCLOPEDIA by Stephen Spignesi.  When I read this book, I asked myself  What’s a “dollar baby”? Not too long after that, in 2013, as I was on social media, I came across director Billy Hanson,  he was talking about his Dollar Baby film, SURVIVOR TYPE,based on Stephen King’s short story from the book, SKELETON CREW. I introduced myself to Billy, and asked if I could interview him and review his film. He said yes. Afterwards, he was so impressed with the article, he introduced me to other Dollar Baby filmmakers and the ball began rolling from there.  


I read that you had lots of opportunities to meet people, network, and attend film festivals back when you lived in the Hollywood area, and when you lived in South Carolina, where many King adaptations were being filmed. But then you ended up in North Dakota. As a fellow resident of a rural state (Idaho), I am curious how you adapted the situation to be able to keep in contact with your friends and connections, attend film festivals, and keep up with the convention circuit.


Well, this is a lengthy question. You have all the correct places I’ve lived, however, not in the correct order.  I do live currently in North Dakota, for the past 19 years. Previously I lived in Southern California, in the San Fernando Valley (for 10 years). Before that I lived between North and South Carolina, and California as a kid, and teenager. I was actually born in  Riverhead, New York, and resided there until I was five years old. Now that we’ve got the timeline straight of where I’ve lived, I can answer your initial question of how I was able to network. When I was an adult living in Southern California, I lived in Studio City, and Sherman Oaks, which is considered the Valley (San Fernando).  These two cities border one another and Ventura Boulevard runs along the perimeter of both. While I was in Southern California I met several celebrities, which include, directors, actors, and writers. They came into a well known and frequented retail store I worked in. This made it easy for me to interact with many of the people that I’ve built contacts with in the early 1990’s, and although I don’t reside in So-Cal now I have kept in contact with many of these people who have become personal friends.  This has been a basis for me to be able to have the opportunity to review, and interview quite a few of those people I met well over 20 years ago. As far as the film fests that I have held in the past 7 years, they have all been in Minneapolis MN, at Crypticon Horror Convention. One thing I can say regarding living in the Carolinas, as a child the film SILVER BULLET was filmed in Burgaw, NC, that is also where I lived. There were several other Stephen King films such as MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE, CAT’S EYE, and FIRESTARTER, which I believe were a basis for my life long love of movies, most particularly Stephen King. 


I LOVED Silver Bullet! It had to have been exciting being around where it was filmed. Now for my next question: When you decided to compile your interviews with Dollar Baby filmmakers, and turn it into a book that also included interviews and essays from other writers and figures in the Stephen King fandom, what was your greatest challenge in undertaking this massive project?


Ohhh, there were a lot of challenges. However, the biggest would have to be contacting and setting up interviews and reviews with the Dollar Baby directors themselves.  After reading Stephen Spignesi’s book, STEPHEN KING ENCYCLOPEDIA, I initially found out about the Dollar Baby program. That was new for me, and it piqued my interest. While I was on a social media network one day, director Billy Hanson made a comment on one of my friend’s posts about his newly released film, SURVIVOR TYPE.  Of course, I couldn’t let this pass, so I reached out to Billy and was really happy he responded to me. From there things began to happen, and he was my first Dollar Baby short film viewing and review, followed by an exclusive interview with him. He was pleased with what I did and from there things started to snowball. Through his networking others in the Dollar Baby program actually began reaching out to me asking where they could send their film for review, and an interview with them. Mind you, this is an exclusive program so none of these films are currently released to the public to view except through film festivals.  


I love that you’re a metalhead like me. Who are some of your favorite metal bands?


Although I am a lover of many genres of music, yes, I am a metalhead. However, my taste runs along the line of AC-DC (who is my true passion), and have seen them in concert in the 90’s. I’ve also seen Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue, Skid Row, Van Halen, and several others. Of course, I love Ozzy (who was truly, back in the day), considered one of the first metal gods while with Black Sabbath. 


Other than the King, who are some of your favorite authors?


My book collection is diverse, so my list of favorite authors is a bit long. However, my very top favorites are: Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Stephen Spignesi, Richard Chizmar, Lee Gambin, Carrie Fisher, Mick Garris, Anne Rice, Gabrielle Stone, Mark Dawidziak, Andrew J. Rausch, David Tocher, Poe and Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Bev Vincent, Robin Furth, Rutanya Alda, Kevin Quigley, and of course, Brooklyn Ann.  I am also a big fan of autobiographies as well.


You have a very busy life, managing the All Things King group on FB, interviewing authors and filmmakers, doing reviews and articles for the Tri-County Sun, as well as working on your burgeoning career as an author in your own right. How do you manage your time to keep up with it all?


*laugh* There isn’t enough time in the day!  It really is a full-time job with all I have to cover, but I squeeze in everything whenever I have free time or I have to simply make time. However, downtime is few and far between. I also work a 9 to 5. You know, a starving artist, haha!


What has been the best thing about being part of the Stephen King fandom?


I think it boils down to three things: (1) fellow Stephen King fans.  Running a Stephen King fan page on social media for 9 years, I have met some absolutely wonderful and amazing people all over the world.  We all come together to talk about Stephen King, something we all have in common. To visit with fans and talk and feel the same excitement and passion that I share is a wonderful experience.  (2) Studying Stephen King’s works is something die hard fans do. Not just reading his books or watching his films, but actually breaking his stories down, analyzing them is fun, yet an educational way of enjoying King's works. (3) Collecting.  Some fans are happy with just buying the books or dvd’s, but some fans have (or need) to own EVERYTHING King, from T-shirts to buttons, to rare collectibles, to action figures.  The bigger the collection, the prouder fans. 


Finally, a fun question about North Dakota food. I’m now hopelessly addicted to Dots Pretzels (anyone reading this interview should fill out a request form at their local grocery store to get this addictive snack!). Are there any other awesome foods from your region?

So Addictive!!!!



Glad you like the Dots Pretzels. To answer your question, the food in the north eastern part of North Dakota where I live is mainly Norwegian, and bland. We are pretty particular eaters being that some of the best Mexican food you can get is in Southern California, so that isn’t something we can find here that tastes authentic. To tell you the truth North Dakota is a huge agricultural state, so it’s pretty much a meat & potatoes kind of place. My wife is an excellent cook and is very diverse (Greek food, Italian food, gourmet foods, etc.), but we do sometimes like to get the deep fried pickles and the chocolate covered potato chips as a fun North Dakota snack. 

To wrap it up, it’s kind of fun on the receiving end of an interview. I really liked the questions you asked and I hope your readers will enjoy them and my answers as well.  Thank you, Brooklyn Ann.  

If any of your readers are interested, or diverse Stephen King fans, they can look for my book at Bear Manor Media.com  or Amazon.com under the title: 
STEPHEN KING DOLLAR BABY: The Book by Anthony Northrup.  

If you want to see some Dollar Baby Films, on April 23-25th, there is going to be a 3-day virtual film festival hosted by Barker Street Cinema with Q&As from Anthony Northrup and several of the film directors. Details are
HERE.