Saturday, September 7, 2013

BLOG TOUR STOP!! Silenced and Silenced: The Overtaking By Raebeth Buda


Today we are taking part in a special book tour for the Silenced Series. We are the seventh stop for the tour. I'd like to welcome RaeBeth McGee-Buda to the blog today. Here's a bit more about her:

 
RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a
small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful daughter Emma, and a mother to an angel, Dakota Emily.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels connecting with readers and sending her messages are her main goals.

What NOT to do as a New Author....By RaeBeth McGee- Buda

Being a new author is exciting. You took the time to sit down and bring an idea for a book to life. The process takes you months or even years to complete. Your new baby has gone through the extensive process of editing and then formatting. Once the cover design is complete you’re thrilled and excited to get your book into the hands of your soon to be fans.
How does one go about it? 
How do you get your target audience to notice your book?
There are several ways on the internet to do this. Nevertheless, what ways are the right ways? I’m here to share my experience as an author and blogger. I have seen a few things within the past few months since my books release. 
One of the things I see some authors doing is spamming pages & groups on Facebook with their book information and purchase links. This is okay to do providing you share on the right pages. Always ask for permission before you decide to share your link on another profile, unless it has been stated within the description that authors can freely share their book information. 
I highly dislike when an author comes to my page, which I have set up for my fans and my work, and shares their links. As an example, “I’ve stopped by to like your page. Here’s mine for you to like.” Sharing this is okay providing you DO NOT message the author a few hours later and ask them AGAIN if they liked your page. When you like someone’s book/author page, don’t automatically expect him or her to like your page in return. Perhaps the genre you write isn’t one they enjoy or a topic their not interested in. One message is enough. Plain and simple.
The second thing I have seen new authors do is jump from event to event on Facebook spamming their book cover, description, and purchase links regardless of what the events are about. You NEVER share your book information in ANY way on an event unless you contacted the host and they gave you permission. Most events are hosting and highlighting another author’s work. Therefore, when you do this... you’re taking the spotlight off them. That is like going to someone else’s birthday party with you’re own cake to celebrate your birthday.  So not the right thing to do.
The third thing is you NEVER create a group or event and automatically add someone to it without asking first. Most authors are part of so many groups; they have a hard time keeping up with them. Adding them to another one without asking is a great way to create a dislike between that author and you. 
So in conclusion to this article the best way to begin getting your work out there is to always ask. Never just do. This could lead into a very bad situation for you and your reputation.

To find out more about RaeBeth, visit her on her website here. 

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Silenced
Publication Date: December 12, 2012

Blurb

Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time. A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain. When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is. Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.
Purchase Links for Silenced (1st book in Series)
Silenced 2: The Overtaking
Release Date: August 2013

Blurb:

In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die! In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away. After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.
Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her?
Official Book Trailer Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPxPfvrJMqk
 
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Silenced-2-Overtaking-ebook/dp/B00E6WWBAU/ref=sr_1_2_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378563078&sr=1-2

Review

These stories are AMAZING! They truly express what those of us who have depression really feel on the inside. anyone who has dealt with depression whether inside your own head or inside a family member or friends, you should read these amazing books.
I know myself, when I could not put into words how I was feeling, I came across Raebeth and the first book Silenced. When started reading it, I was actually able to verbalize my feelings to my doctor. even though as Amber in the book puts it, "The Darkness" as she calls it, that I put up with was not as dark as The Character in the book it definitely consumes you and the way Raebeth wrote these they are great for teenagers, mothers, fathers, anyone who MIGHT think they are depressed but not know it, anyone who has ever been depressed or like I said had anyone in their life that might be, this is a must read for ALL.
let me just say also that this book is good for people who are NOT depressed as well, I will be passing both of these books over to my 14 year old daughter to read, she is NOT depressed in any way shape or form but I would like her to read them and be able to use them and see that there are ways to get out of it, there are ways to get through it, and there are always people in your corner to help you through everything just like the character in this book has, her boyfriend her mother her friends all stick by her and help her through her hurtful dark times.
Amazing author, amazing writing, and amazing books.