Saturday, July 6, 2013

Changes to Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week

Strong is Sexy  Heroine of the Week has really taken off. I'm grateful to the authors who have participated, have retweeted, told their friends. I'm thankful for the readers who have enjoyed it and I hope you have found many books to add to your TBRs.

I'm pleased to announce that I have ONLY ONE SPOT left in the 2013 lineup. *as of 7/6, 12:07 PM Mt. time*

It also the last FREE spot. As of 2014, Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week posts will no longer be free. By January, I will have invested countless hours (a year and a half), that equal weeks, actually, in posting your heroines, cleaning up formatting, and making these posts look pretty. I will be working full time again and wish to have something for my time. Many of you have offered books in exchange. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Some of you hosted me on your own blogs. I thank you for that too. But next year, there will be no books for me to promo, so this won't be possible.

In today's society and culture, blogging has become a business. Many bloggers charge 10 to 25 dollars a post. They get something for their time. I feel SSHW has been successful enough that I can finally do this. I also know how very much authors pay for blog tours. If you are paying 30 dollars for 5 to 7 blog stops, that's over 4 dollars a blog post, so I'm NOT asking a lot here.

So, once that last free spot is filled, Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week will be $2.50 a post and paid via paypal upon scheduling. 

Please note, this does not apply to book reviews. If I get a book, I post a review. I will never accept any kind of financial reimbursement for reviews. If I ASK YOU to guest on my blog, again no charge. Book Tours? No charge. I sign up for those because I want to.

Thank you, everyone, and have a wonderful weekend.

Have a strong heroine in your book?

Book Babe has 325 blogger followers, 78 networked blog followers, 290 FB fans, and last month alone had over 5,300k hits. It gets over 150 hits a day from Google, FB, and Goodreads. I also share these on my author page, which has over 1,200 likers and my personal twitter, which reaches at least 565 people.

Every week, I feature a strong, sexy heroine from a different book. If you would like to feature your book and heroine, email the following to tchevrestt (at) yahoo (dot) com

What you need to send me: A blog post/paragraph or two telling me who the heroine is, what book she is in, and what makes her both strong and sexy. It can be "she's strong because she did this... she survived that..." It can be anything you want, as long as she's strong in some way.

What is sexy about her? Let's make it about more than just nice legs, big breasts, etc. Sexiness is more than physical. It can be her ability to take care of herself, of business, her persistence, something she does for others. Examples from the book of the heroine in her strong moment are welcome.

I also find blurb, cover art, and buy link to post with it. Button and link will be provided for the author to post on his/her own website once the post is live.

Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week is on a first come, first serve basis. No pre-sheduling. Want a spot? Send a post. Don't have cover art yet? That's ok. Just send the post. We will find the other stuff later.

Please do not read this and then email me asking "What do I need to do?" If you are still wondering that at this point, you need to read it again, slowly. Thank you. I'm sorry, but this has grown tiresome.

***Another note**
Please respect that Book Babe is not looking for submissive women in BDSM relationships. If your heroine is getting raped, beaten, hog-tied, or dominated by a man for "enjoyment", please do not email me.

***Revision 7/5/2013
MOST of Book Babe's audience is in the United States. If your book is not available for purchase on Amazon U.S., I'm afraid this would be a waste of your time. My followers need to be able to buy it. So...if your book is not available for U.S. followers, please do not participate.

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