Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BRILLIANT MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR A SERIES--FREE KINDLE BOOK: DON'T DIE DRAGONFLY by Linda Joy Singleton




DON'T DIE DRAGONFLY is the first book in THE SEER series. Flux published the 6th book in the series, MAGICIAN'S MUSE, in October 2010. So knowing that hooking a reader into book one compels them to gobble up an entire series, Flux is giving away book 1 as an e-book, and sales of all of THE SEER books are on the rise.
Congrats Flux and Linda Joy!


After getting kicked out of school and sent to live with her grandmother, Sabine Rose is determined to become a "normal" teenage girl. She hides her psychic powers from everyone, even from her grandmother Nona, who also has "the gift." Having a job at the school newspaper and friends like Penny-Love, a popular cheerleader, have helped Sabine fit in at her new school. She has even managed to catch the eye of the adorable Josh DeMarco. Yet, Sabine can't seem to get the bossy voice of Opal, her spirit guide, out of her head . . . or the disturbing images of a girl with a dragonfly tattoo. Suspected of a crime she didn't commit, Sabine must find the strength to defend herself and, later, save a friend from certain danger.

From the Author

I've always been fascinated with psychics and ghosts. I came up with the idea of a psychic "Nancy Drew" over 20 years ago. The original title for THE SEER was "Psychic Sleuth" but when I sold the idea to Llewellyn/Flux, they suggested THE SEER -- which I liked better. My editor was so excited by this series proposal in 2003 that she offered me a contract on only 50 pages. Then I had to hurry and finish the book -- it took three months. I usually take about 6 months to finish a book.

I'm often asked if the characters are based on anyone I know. Dominic is easy because he's based on my husband, who is an outdoors guy who loves animals and rides horses. Josh is based on an old boyfriend who was apprenticed to a master magician. Sabine isn't based on anyone. She came to me in dreams like a separate person who wanted her story told. When I imagine her, it's like she's standing next to me, watching to see what I'll write next.

Originally the series was only going to be 3 books. Then it was honored by YALSA (librarians) and I was asked to do a 4th book. More readers wanted another book, so I begged my publisher for a 5th book, and was contracted for #5 FATAL CHARM. That book was supposed to end the series. Still...it didn't feel over for me, so I left the plot about Josh open, hoping to write one more book. I was so excited when a new editor took over and asked for the 6th (and final THE SEER) MAGICIAN'S MUSE. It came out Oct. 2010 and ends the series in a very romantic way.

But the fun isn't over yet...remember the Goth Girl, Thorn? Well in 2012, she gets her own book (and hopefully a series if the books sell good enough). I've already written it and the tentative title is: GOTH GIRL MYSTERIES: #1. GRAVE SECRETS.

THE SEER SERIES:


Don't Die, Dragonfly (The Seer Series)

September 8, 2004
4.1 out of 5 stars(36)
$9.95
Last Dance (The Seer Series)

June 8, 2005
4.6 out of 5 stars(14)
$9.95
Witch Ball (The Seer Series)

January 8, 2006
4.4 out of 5 stars(7)
$9.95
Sword Play (The Seer Series)

May 8, 2006
4.7 out of 5 stars(10)
$9.95
Fatal Charm (The Seer Series)

August 8, 2007
4.6 out of 5 stars(11)
$9.95
Magician's Muse (The Seer Series)

October 8, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars(6)
$9.95

2 comments:

  1. that is an excellent tool. I'm downloading it right now!

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  2. Great idea! I'm really interested in reading this story, and I love hearing little tidbits about different authors' road to publishing.
    Thanks for posting, Jill.

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