Friday, May 29, 2009

Call for Influencers for The Blue Enchantress!

Hey everyone. I've been out sick with a cold for the past few days. You know the kind of cold that makes your head feel like it weighs 1000 pounds? Well, anyway, I'm starting to get geared up for my next book release, The Blue Enchantress. Be on the lookout during the month of July for some free giveaways! As in books and some extra goodies!
But for now, I'm putting out a formal call for influencers. What is an influencer, you might ask?

An influencer is a person who does as many of the following as possible.

1. Reads The Blue Enchantress (a free copy is sent to you from my publisher)

2. Posts a review on one or all of the following sites

c. Goodreads
d. Barnes and

3. If you liked the book, tell all your friends and family about it.

4. If you have a blog, post your review on your blog or have me as a guest blogger...etc.

5. If you are a part of Facebook, Shoutlife, Myspace or other online community, post a review about the book there.

6. If your church has a library or bookstore, tell the manager about the book.

7. Basically, just help me spread the word about the book.

Believe it or not, the best marketing ploy I'm told is simply word of mouth. So, if you like The Blue Enchantress, my hope is that you'll help me by telling other people about it.
If that sounds like something you'd like to do, then please leave a comment with your email addy so I can contact you to get your address. That way Barbour can send you a book when they become available. (Probably in a month)


  1. This sounds really great! Can anybody be an "influencer" even if they don't have a blog, facebook, myspace,etc.? I would enjoy doing the reviews and telling people about the book (I'm really excited about reading this one!). I've enjoyed all your other books immensely thus far!


  2. I would love to do this! I have a blog and could publish a review.

    southernblessings AT gmail . com

  3. I'm very much looking forward to reading the second book in the series. I'm looking forward to reading it as soon as it comes out.

  4. I did this for The Red Siren and I would love to do it for The Blue Enchantress. Sign me up! So sorry I have not visited your site recently. I miss it. But I'm back! : ) I hope you are over your cold. Have a great weekend!

  5. Yes YEs YES!! I Would LOVE to be an influencer! I have a facebook, am good friends with our church librarians (she loves your books too) and have a blog. I would also be more than happy to post reviews on any sites you request!! Of course, I you already know how much I really do love your books. :o)


  6. i would LOVE to help you with this! i have, as you can see, a blog, myspace, facebook, and a barns and noble account...i would love to get a copy of this so i can review it!

    and just for the record, you are my favorite writer (not just saying that) and you influence me a lot!

    God bless!

  7. If you don't already have me on your list, please sign me up!

  8. I loved The Red Siren and would love to have the chance to review this one also!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  9. I think I'm already on the influencer list, but if not, please add me to the list!

  10. Would love to help please sign me up. :)

  11. I would love to be of help to you!! I have a blog and Facebook and order from Amazon --just got your book The Red Siren.Also I introduced your book to our local bookstore.

  12. um YES! Is that even really a question I need to consider?? I emailed my beloved contact at Barbour to see if I'm on the list yet... if not, I wanna be!


  13. I love to read and I love to write. Sign me up and I will gladly write a review on it. (I'm pretty good at singing the praises of authors I love to other people too.:)

    Let me know what I can do.

  14. I love your writing, MaryLu, and would love to spread the word about The Blue Enchantress if you can use any more influencers. I'm one of the leaders of an online Christian fiction group with 400+ members and would be glad to post a review there, as well as other online sites and among reading friends at church.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  15. I would love to be an influencer...I've already spread the word about your first pirate series, they were too good to keep to myself! You can contact me at


    I can't wait to read the Blue Enchantress. The Red Siren was amazing, and as a fellow author, I love reading your work.
    God Bless,