Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Most writers would much more like to write than promote their latest work, but it does take sales to keep money flowing in to where the writer can write full time. Since promotional work is unavoidable, then it might be fun to try something different. 

 Sometimes the best way to increase sales is to give away one book in the hope that the reader will like it and purchase other works that are available for sale by the author.  Amazon makes this easy to accomplish with their system. Therefore the e-book version of HER HONOR’S BODYGUARD will be free on Amazon this Thursday and Friday which would be June the 28 and the 29.  This novel can be found under the list of novels written by Johnny Ray on his author page on Amazon which located at
The interesting part of this weekend promotional is a book signing of a different sort. Johnny will be setting up at Wagon Wheel, a large flee market in St Petersburg, Florida. There he will have a large poster which has the QR code on it. After customers purchase his novels online, he will sign a book cover and give it to them. The QR code will be on the large poster, fliers which will be handed out, and of course will be be located on his business cards. The QR code looks like this

Johnny’s previous works include THE REJECTION LETTER, THE HERITAGE, and MODELS AND LOVERS. His latest novel, HER HONOR’S BODYGUARD is a romantic thriller set in Tampa, Florida.  Readers are calling this novel, “a true masterpiece of the romantic thriller, Fast and Fun, A Breakneck pace, A gripping cross between mystery, A gripping cross between mystery and romance that had me hooked from the very beginning, Gripping romantic thriller! However, you judge for yourself. A brief introduction to the novel follows. 

Do first loves ever really die? While reunions can take many forms, there is always one question that has to be answered sooner or later—what happened?

     Vance had always been extremely proud of Noella, and just because his life had been ruined, he saw no reason why she had to have the same faith. When his dad died, leaving him and his mother penniless, he dropped out of law school and ended his relationship with Noella, but in doing so, he stopped a scandal that could have ruined her family. These secrets he would never let her know. Ironically, years later, he would have never guessed she would be instrumental in ruining his career with the Tampa police force. 

     After Noella finished law school and started pursuing her goal of working up the ranks in judgeships, she never considered inviting another guy into her life. As such, when someone attempts to threaten her into vacating her seat on the bench, and by force if necessary, she knows of no one else she really trust as much as Vance, who now has a successful bodyguard and private detective business.

     She knows that Vance might hate her for her part in having him dismissed from the police force, but what he will never know is that she actually saved him from going to prison. Additionally, she now thinks he was framed, and perhaps by the same people who are threatening her. She had to talk him into taking her on as a client . . . but would he agree to her request? 

     As the number of attacks on her life increases, Vance soon has no choice but to offer her his protection, and in spite of everything, when they see each other again their old attraction for each other returns. She wants the truth. He wants the truth. However, making the ultimate sacrifice is not always easy to understand, whether given or received. Ultimately . . . could they now trust each other with these secrets? While their lives depend on discovering the truth to their past, these truths are locked in deep secrets that could also destroy them.

For more information on Johnny Ray and his books, please follow him on facebook!/pages/Novelist-Johnny-Ray/131358440209483 where there is also a new application where you can see all of his work. To be added to his mailing list, drop him a note at Johnny Ray loves to work with bloggers, and radio and TV host.


1 comment:

Arlee Bird said...

I don't know why so many writers are so turned off by promotional work. To me that seems like the biggest adventure.

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