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    Musical Monday with my fellow Oceanic Dreams author Tracy Krimmer

    6/24/2019

    Musical Monday
    Circle in the Sand - Promo Banner

    Circle in the Sand is out now – now – download your copy today and don’t forget to read the whole Oceanic Dreams series!

    1. Every book in the series is named after a song title. Why did you choose this song for your book?
    ​My book didn’t have a title. I hadn’t even considered one yet. One day while making dinner I had my Google Mini playing me an 80s playlist. “Circle in the Sand” by Belinda Carlisle came on. I had her cassette tape (yes, cassette tape) and loved that song. It just felt like the perfect title for my Oceanic Dreams book. ​

    ​​2. What song(s) are you currently listening to/loving and why?
    I am always listening to James Arthur. I love his song “Say You Won’t Let Go” and his newest, “Falling Like the Stars” is like a follow up to it. I am also obsessed with “Dynasty” by MIIA and most songs by NF. I don’t usually listen to Ariana Grande but I really like her new one “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.” ​

    3. Do you have a go to karaoke song?

    Um, no. I don’t do karaoke. Well, I shouldn’t say that. I would do karaoke in my parent’s basement with only a few people around. They have a big karaoke collection. I don’t have a specific song I sing, though.

    4. If you had to choose your theme song what would it be?’

    ​Right now I would have to say “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco. I honestly have heard the song so much that I tend to change the channel now when it comes on. But I love the message and it’s very relatable.

     

     

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    New release Friday, two romantic reads for your weekend

    10/26/2018

    New Release Friday
    Get ready for some fun reads this weekend

    All That Matters - CoverAll That Matters by Tracy Krimmer

    Dory Walker finally has both feet on the ground and looks forward to one thing only–becoming Mrs. Harris Malone. Her wedding is coming up, and she’s put her music career behind her for good so she can focus on what’s important in her life. Family comes first.

    Harris Malone is getting used to his young daughter living over an hour away but now faces a new challenge–unemployment. With a wedding in a few months, he’s in need of money, and he’s not sure how he’s going to find it.

    But as Dory and Harris plan their happy future together, a trail of lies follows them. From secrets to hidden truths, every aspect of their relationship will be tested. Will they say “I do,” or will a web of deceit force them into saying “I don’t?”

    ​​Get it here

     

     

    Millionaire Mountain Climber - Cover
    The Millionaire Mountain Climber by Laura Boon

    Mountain climber Matt Hanley is a former investment manager whose lean body and rugged good looks epitomize an outdoor adrenaline junky. When his business partner in their country hotel is injured, he needs an efficient replacement in a hurry.

    Hailey Gordon lives a chic city life free of adventures and daredevils. She craves stability and security but loses her job and boyfriend on the same day. A holiday job in France is the perfect escape from her troubles. Sparks ignite when Matt and Hailey meet, but she resolves to ignore the flame flickering between them.

    Aside from the fact Matt is her boss, she is convinced he is not her type. Matt is determined to teach Hailey to look beyond appearances. He needs to show her how good they are together, even if he must risk life and limb to do so.

    ​Get your copy today

     

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    New release Friday – two weekend fiction reads and a PR Guide for Writers

    8/24/2018

    New Release Friday
    All That Doesn’t – Tracy Krimmer
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    After a devastating end to her marriage, Dory Walker has rebuilt her life in her hometown of Sycamore Bay. She’s left her music career behind and is only looking forward to her future with her rekindled love, Harris Malone.

    Single dad Harris is doing his best to guide his young daughter and take the reins of his soon to be retired dad’s hardware store. With Dory by his side, he can do anything.

    But just when Dory thought she had it all, a surprise visitor turns her world upside down with a revelation that threatens to tear her family apart. She turns to Harris for help, but he’s caught up trying to save his relationship with his daughter. Can the bond between Dory and Harris survive these turbulent times?

    Grab your copy here.

     

     

     

    Chasing a Starr – Delancey Stewart
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    When a city girl comes up against a cowboy, some dust is bound to fly…

    Reine Halverson was 100% city girl – shiny, polished, and put together. A branding specialist for a huge San Francisco firm, she’d built herself from the ground up, covering her country roots with the gleam and glamour of city life.

    She might’ve been from somewhere else, but the city was her salvation. That life was behind her.

    Will Starr was a cowboy, through and through. His mother had tried to make him something else, but a combat tour in Afghanistan has a way of making a man see what he’s made of. And Will knew he was made up of Northern California grapevines, a hundred-year old farmhouse, and cattle land that had been in his family for generations.

    When Reine arrives at Starr Ranch Winery as part of the big city firm’s investment deal set up to save the family land, Will’s convinced she’s the last thing any of them need. But when she starts to find her way beneath his carefully built armor, he realizes there’s more at stake than the business.

    Reine might just walk away with what little remains of his heart.

    Grab your copy here

    The Ten-Step Publicity Plan for Authors, Laura Boon
    The Ten-Step Publicity Plan For Authors - CoverPress releases …. reviews … interviews … cover reveals … newsletters … blog tours … street teams

    You’ve written and published your book. Now you need a strategy to help more copies find their way into the hands of interested readers. Publicity is the most effective and least expensive marketing tool available to you. Even better news is that it’s not rocket science. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands ink-stained, you can create a successful publicity template you can tweak for every book.

    Have you ever wondered how the big publishers create all that publicity for their authors? Wonder no more. Laura Boon, a successful book publicist who has worked for multiple publishing houses, helps you plan a simple yet effective publicity campaign that will get your book ‘out there’ for minimal financial investment. Every time.

    The Ten-Step Publicity Plan for Authors is a short, succinct, practical and easy-to-implement publicity strategy for your book, fiction or non-fiction, new book releases, backlist titles and series. The ten steps cover:

    Content: identifying your unique attributes and angles
    Creating a database of appropriate journalists and bloggers
    Your press kit
    Reviews, interviews and pitching to the media
    Events and appearances
    Blog tours and other online promotions
    Websites and newsletters
    Social media
    Swag
    Timelines and countdown to launch

    Grab your copy here

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    Writers on Wednesday Featuring Tracy Krimmer

    1/31/2018

    Writers on Wednesday
    tracy Krimmer
    Tracy Krimmer loves coffee, popcorn, Drew Barrymore, and the movie Saving Silverman. She enjoys reading great books (of course) and writing realistic characters for you to enjoy. When she listens to music she prefers the 80s and 90s music she grew up on. In a typical day you’ll find her writing at one of her favorite spots–on the couch, at the kitchen table, or at her favorite hometown coffee shop.

    1. What was the inspiration for your latest novel?
    Christmas! My upcoming book, Something Just Like This, is very loosely based on How The Grinch Stole Christmas. I wanted to write a holiday book based on a favorite. The story took on a mind of its own, which they often do!
    2. When did you take up writing?
    I can barely remember a time NOT writing. I’ve always loved reading, and the earliest I can remember writing is around third grade. I wrote stories, poems, and journal entries from the time I was young.
    3. How important is setting/place in your writing?
    All my books take place in smaller towns or cities. I’ve never lived in a large city, and I like to write what I know. I’m not a big city person. The crowds are too much!
    4. Do you have a favourite character (s) in your current novel?
    My favorite in Something Just Like This is my main character’s brother, Hunter. He’s going through a lot and wants a second chance in life. Even though he’s not in the book a lot, I liked writing him.
    5. What’s the best piece of writing advice you were ever given?
    Don’t listen to other’s advice! Everyone’s journey in writing is their own. You can only follow your heart and your own path.
    6. Do you have a schedule for writing?
    Yes and no! I tend to work out in the morning, watch The View, eat lunch, and then write for a few hours. When I’m really in a groove, I’ll write for a bit right when I wake up. I tend to never write on the weekends. If I do anything writing-related on the weekends, it’s usually administrative or putting together newsletters.
    7. Are you a plotter or someone who tends to wing it?
    I’m a little bit of both. I like to plan out the first few chapters and then let my characters take over.
    8. Can you name three of four of your current favourite books or recent reads?
    Yes! In no particular order, Three Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe, Snowed in with a Billionaire by Karen Booth, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, and Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris are reads I read over the past year I really enjoyed.
    9. Can you tell me a little bit about what you are working on now?
    Well, Something Just Like This releases on February 14. Once that release is all set, I’ll be revisiting All That Doesn’t, book 2 in my All That series. I want to revise the first draft and get that off to beta readers and start writing the last book, All That Matters. I want to release both in 2018.
    10. What advice would you give to a fledgling writer to assist them on their journey?
    The only thing a writer can do—write. The more you write, the better you get. And you’ll never get anywhere if you don’t write.

    Something Just Like This
    Something Just Like This - Cover
    Love? Second chances? That crap is for romantics, not realists like Juliette. She has a bad attitude about love and an even worse one when it comes to second chances. And she may dress like an elf for a few weeks out of the year, but that doesn’t mean she loves Christmas.
    Stability? Purpose? Landon is surfing a pleasant wave of both until he’s fired. Devastating news from his sister certainly doesn’t help. At least he has the holidays to look forward to.
    ​When Landon shows up at the mall and Juliette prevents a disaster, he can’t stop thinking about that sweet elf. Juliette doesn’t believe in the spirit of Christmas, but she can’t help but wonder why Landon was in her line that day. Could Landon deserve one of those second chances she’s so unwilling to give?

    Excerpt of Something Just Like This
    ​“Don’t be a Grinch!”
    “Huh?” I lift my gaze and my best friend and co-worker Carly stands in the doorway, the smile so bright on her face it almost blinds me. “What do you mean don’t be a Grinch?”
    “Oh, you know,” she says as she makes her way into the room, planting herself in my chair. “Like you are every holiday season.”
    “I’m not a Grinch.” Maybe I am. I try my best not to show it. It’s possible I don’t have a convincing poker face. Poker was never my game, anyway.
    “You most certainly are. Every Christmas party you sulk at the table drinking gin and tonic and refuse to join in on anything. This year, you are in. You’ll be the life of the party.”
    “Over my dead body.”
    “Shit, Jules, your stiff body would be a better time than you are alive at these functions.”
    She’s right, and I know it. Why is she always right? I want to take offense but it’s no secret I’m not Christmas’s biggest fan. I may be the only elf working at the mall that despises it. The elf job isn’t for me, though. I do it for others. That’s festive, isn’t it? Isn’t Christmas about giving? I do plenty of that.
    “Leave me alone. And why are you so bubbly? Did you drink a bottle of bubble bath or something?” I grab the container of pens, staples, and paperclips out of the box and place them on the desk. This is much easier to deal with than the picture of my family with our fake smiles.
    “Oh, I don’t know.”
    She dots her face with her fingertips, moving them around from one side to the other. Why is she acting so weird? “Wait.” I stop when I see it. “Are you wearing an engagement ring?”
    She squeals and pops out of the chair, rushing over to show me. Her hand misses smacking me in the face as she shows off her princess cut ring, sparkles and all. “Pretty.”
    “Pretty? Are you kidding me right now, Jules? This ring is gorgeous and fit for the fairest princess in the land.”
    “Which is you, I assume.”
    “What crawled into your pants this morning? Or should I ask who didn’t? Another bad date, huh?”
    I shrug, not in the mood to discuss my date with Romeo. No joke. My cousin Dana claimed she found the perfect guy for me, and I said yes to a blind date. His name was Romy, like Mira Sorvino in that movie Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. I’d only ever heard the name Romy from that movie. It turned out he used Romy as a nickname for Romeo. Yeah. Dana set me up with a Romeo because of course we’d be Romeo and Juliette. Barf. I don’t even spell my name like the Shakespearean character, and the last thing I would ever do is poison myself over a man. Dana had her fun. I did not. She’s never setting me up again.
    “Let’s say I got home very early, watched an entire movie, and was asleep by ten.”
    “Ouch. That is a bad date.”

    Where to Buy Something Just Like This
    Amazon

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    Book Blitz Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer

    10/6/2017

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    This is my stop during the book blitz for Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 27 September till 3 October. See the tour schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-ugly-beautiful-girl-by-tracy-krimmer/

    Blurb
    Ugly Beautiful Girl - Cover​Nerd. Weird. Ugly. That’s me. And I don’t want it to be anymore.

    Now is my time to make my mark on the world. My college roommate doesn’t make it easy. Neither does her brother, Jesse, but for completely different reasons. He makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

    Wanted. Important. Beautiful.

    But we can’t be together because it isn’t real. Someone like him could never fall for someone like me. We aren’t meant to fit together.

    Even if I fall apart without him.

    You can find Ugly Beautiful Girl on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35652017-ugly-beautiful-girl
    ​You can buy Ugly Beautiful Girl here on Amazon http://amzn.to/2trSJfT
    Ugly Beautiful Girl is available on Kindle Unlimited

     

     

     

     

     

     

    About the Author
    tracy Krimmer
    ​Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees.

    You can find and contact Tracy here:
    – Website: http://www.tracykrimmer.com/
    – Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tkrimms
    – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KrimmerAuthor
    – Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7153703.Tracy_Krimmer
    – Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tracy-Krimmer/e/B00J1S52SM/
    – Bookbub: https://bookbub.com/authors/tracy-krimmer
    – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracykrimmer
    – Newsletter: http://www.tracykrimmer.com/newsletter/
    Giveaway
    ​There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Ugly Beautiful Girl. One winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift card.

    For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:

     

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    Book Blitz All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer

    6/15/2017

    This is my stop during the book blitz for All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 19 till 25 June. See the tour schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/all-that-glitters-by-tracy-krimmer/

    All That Glitters - Cover
    All That Glitters (All That #1)
    By Tracy Krimmer
    Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction
    Age category: Adult
    Release Date: summer 2017

    You can find All That Glitters on Goodreads:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34109955.All_That_Glitters__Songs_of_the_Heart__1_

    You can buy All That Glitters here: http://books2read.com/get-ATG

    Blurb

    Country-music star, Dory Walker, never wanted to come back to the small town of Sycamore Bay. But after her fairy-tale life is flipped upside down, and her marriage becomes a casualty, she has no choice.

    Harris Malone is a man with few commitments. He keeps a low profile most days while he cares for his young daughter and helps run his dad’s hardware store.

    But when he and Dory run into each other at the local gas station, all either can think about is the searing kiss they shared many years ago.

    Can a woman who only wants to rekindle her career and a man who enjoys a no-strings attached lifestyle find everlasting love?

     

    About the Author

    tracy KrimmerTracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees.

    You can find and contact Tracy here:
    – Website: http://www.tracykrimmer.com/
    – Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tkrimms
    – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KrimmerAuthor
    – Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7153703.Tracy_Krimmer
    – Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tracy-Krimmer/e/B00J1S52SM/
    – Bookbub: https://bookbub.com/authors/tracy-krimmer
    – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracykrimmer
    – Newsletter: http://www.tracykrimmer.com/newsletter/

    Giveaway
    There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of All That Glitters. One winner will win a $10 Amazon gift card!

    For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
    ​http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1000e4f1244/

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    Cover Reveal – All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer

    2/20/2017

    Today is the cover reveal for All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by K Creative Designs.

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    All That Glitters (Songs of the Heart #1)
    By Tracy Krimmer
    Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction
    Age category: Adult
    Release Date: summer 2017

    Blurb:
    Country-music star, Dory Walker, never wanted to come back to the small town of Sycamore Bay. But after her fairy-tale life is flipped upside down, and her marriage becomes a casualty, she has no choice.

    Harris Malone is a man with few commitments. He keeps a low profile most days while he cares for his young daughter and helps run his dad’s hardware store.

    But when he and Dory run into each other at the local gas station, all either can think about is the searing kiss they shared many years ago.

    Can a woman who only wants to rekindle her career and a man who enjoys a no-strings attached lifestyle find everlasting love?

    You can find All That Glitters on Goodreads

     

     

     

     

     

     

    tracy Krimmer
    About the Author:
    Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees.

    You can find and contact Tracy here:
    Website
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Goodreads
    Amazon
    Instagram
    Newsletter

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    Tracy Krimmer
    2/20/2017 02:29:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Jay Walking blog tour – author Tracy Krimmer stops by for a chat

    8/11/2015

    Jay Walking Blog Tour Promo
    Q&A with author Tracy Krimmer about her new novel Jay Walking
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    1. What was the inspiration for your novel?
    Two things really made me want to write this novel. Jay Walking always was an idea brewing, and I began writing it before with a different character. I wanted to write a book that dealt with body image after having a baby. When I published Caching In and saw people’s reactions to the best friend in that book, Chelsea, I knew Chelsea needed her own story, and this was it.

    2. When did you take up writing?

    I barely remember I time I didn’t write. I started in grade school and for a long time focused on poetry. It wasn’t until recently, maybe 2012 or so, that I began to feel the urge to write again. Before that, it had been years since I wrote, maybe a decade.

    3. How important is setting/place in your writing?

    I write what I know, so I don’t venture much out of the state of Wisconsin (USA). In Caching In, my character goes to Nevada, but in Jay Walking everything is set in Wisconsin. I may take my character’s travels to different states, but not quite yet.

    4. Do you have a favourite character (s) in your current novel?

    I really like Chelsea’s dad. He loves her and his grandson so much. He’s harsh with Chelsea, but he only wants what is best for her.

    5. What’s the best piece of writing advice you were ever given?

    Head down. Keep writing. After a book release it is so easy to get caught up in reactions and reviews, but I need to just keep going. Once I finished ARC’s for Jay Walking, I dove into another book and am doing great on that. I think this is because I decided to keep moving.

    6. Do you have a schedule for writing?

    Not really. Not yet, anyway. Right now I leave my laptop out and write when I can. Come September my plan is to write about an hour and a half a day in the morning. After my workout of course!

    7. Are you a plotter or someone who tends to wing it?

    I used to be a complete pantser, but now I am in between. I know the ending, and I know the beginning. I get the beginning scenes down in a few sentences and when I have about 12 chapters, I start writing them. Chapter 12 on I depend on my characters to do the rest.

    8. Can you name three of four of your current favourite books?

    This is always hard to answer because there are so many I love. I just finished reading Let’s Be Frank by Brea Brown and loved it. My all-time favourite’s are Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, and the Glamourist Series by Mary Robinette Kowal. I know, none of them are chick lit!

    9. Can you tell me a little bit about what you are working on now?

    Sure! The Pastime Pursuits series will continue with Kate’s story. Kate was a character in Caching In and people have asked about her. I don’t have a publication date set yet. I hope 2015, but most definitely 2016.

    10. What advice would you give to a fledgling writer to assist them on their journey?

    Build yourself a great community of writers you can learn from and teach as well! I belong to many online writer’s groups and have “met” amazing authors. I wouldn’t be anywhere without their support.

    Author Bio
    Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her first romance novel, Pieces of it All, released in May 2014 followed in December with Caching In, a romance mixed with the hobby of geocaching. She also has written several short stories.
    LINKS TO BUY:

    AMAZON US:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YAWO7AI

    AMAZON UK:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Walking-Pastime-Pursuits-Tracy-Krimmer-ebook/dp/B00YAWO7AI

    KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/jay-walking-2

    iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1014335561

    Barnes & Noble / Nook:
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jay-walking-tracy-krimmer/1122226295?ean=2940152192391

    Comment

    Tracy Krimmer
    8/9/2015 11:54:25 pm

    Thanks for having me!