The Lost Centurion’s Stats, Pre-Bookbub

Before the Bookbub starts, and with the Freebooksy just ended, I’ll write down a few numbers to keep the data straight.

First of all, a few details about this promo. The Lost Centurion has been permafree for a while, and I’ve promoted this title several times. Recently, free downloads have dwindled to a handful a day, and a change of promotional strategy was called for. In the indie-publishing world, there’s no time to linger, we must study the market and make changes rapidly.

Monday, April 24th: my paid promo with Freebooksy totaled 923 downloads. Overall, a good result for a book that has been promoted several times already and it has been free for probably 2 years (I’ll have to find out when exactly I put The Lost Centurion for free the first time.)

Monday, April 25th: at 12:01 am, The Lost Centurion is #146 in the Free Amazon Best Seller List, #1 in demons & devils, psychic, and angels.

I paid $100 for the Freebooksy promo, and $226 for the Bookbub.

Money earned this month, before the Bookbub starts: $565.78 on Amazon, and $95.39 wide. So far,  this has been a poor month for sales, and it’s the end of it.

Now, I wait for the Bookbub to start…

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Monday, April 25th, at 2:05 am:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Angels
  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Psychics
  • #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Ghosts
The Lost Centurion’s Stats, Pre-Bookbub

The Lost Centurion’s Last Hurrah

61Gc7i5E7ZLIn the indie authors’ world, smart minds have been wondering  for a while if the era of the permafree has passed its prime. At the moment, I can’t remember when I first put The Lost Centurion for free, but it’s definitely longer than a year, probably two. The number of free downloads per day has dramatically decreased, which translates in fewer sales for the rest of the series. When I was accepted for a Bookbub for today, I decided it was time to put The Lost Centurion back to paid as soon as the promotion ends. Because Bookbub accepted me just before I was about to leave for two weeks, I only had two days to look for additional advertising venues, and only Freebooksy was available. Bookgorilla was all taken for the month, and Robin Reads rejected me. So, I stacked a Freebooksy yesterday, April the 24th,  Bookbub today, April the 25th, and I’ll send my newsletter on the following day. I am in Europe as I write, and Bookbub will start in six hours. I’ll write back in a few days to report final numbers. Meanwhile, thanks to the 936 downloads brought by Freebooksy, The Lost Centurion starts at #146 in the Amazon Free chart, and it’s #1 in a few categories: angels, psychics, demons and devils. I don’t expect spectacular results with Bookbub because this is the third time this title is promoted by them (the first time it was by itself, and the second as part of a boxed set), but it’s a good way to end a permafree nonetheless. Talk to you soon.

The Lost Centurion’s Last Hurrah

Cover Reveal: Ax: A Wolf’s Hunger Alpha Shifter Romance

 

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A Wolf’s Hunger: It can’t be stopped
Axelrod McKenzie left the Seattle’s Wolf Pack ten years ago, swearing never to return. The sudden death of his adoptive father and alpha of the pack forces Ax to go back on his word.
Suddenly plagued by a gnawing hunger that consumes him from within, Ax must confront his inner demons and his half-brother, Kendall; a brother Ax resents because by pack laws Kendall will inherit the alpha seat vacated by their father.
Little does Ax know that his life is going to get way worse before it gets any better. But the moment he has a glimpse of Aimee, Kendall’s fiancée, Ax’s life is forever changed by the revelation that the she-wolf is his fated soulmate.
Passions run high as the three of them must come to terms with their fates. Will love triumph over a family feud that has lasted for decades?

AX: A Wolf Hunger’s Alpha Shifter Romance

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Cover Reveal: Ax: A Wolf’s Hunger Alpha Shifter Romance

Ax: A Wolf’s Hunger Alpha Shifter Romance

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I’m pleased to announce my addition to A K Michaels’ brand new world, A Wolf’s Hunger. Ax: A Wolf’s Hunger Alpha Shifter Romance is currently available for preorders.

Ax: A Wolf’s Hunger Alpha Shifter Romance

Bound by Water: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Pisces

It’s cover reveal time for my Zodiac Shifters title, Bound by Water, that will be out on March 16th, 2017. This year, I’m experimenting with a few multiple authors series, and I’m quite excited for the challenge. Here, you MonicaLaPortaSmall 750can read the first few chapters of my merman story.

Sometimes, water ignites fiery passions…
The only merman shifter alive, Atreides is a famous painter, rich, and sophisticated. In his spare time, he helps the police recover stolen art.
A mere human—although exceedingly strong-willed—Ariel is an accomplished art thief who has sworn never to steal again. Until she’s forced to repay her father’s substantial debts, and the only way out is robbing an Etruscan artifact.
One night, they meet. He isn’t looking for a soulmate, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship. Yet, it only takes one passionate kiss under the full moon to intertwine their fates. Unfortunately, there’s a werewolf biker gang on their heels, and they won’t leave Atreides and Ariel alone.
Will love triumph over a bunch of enraged shifters?

 

Cover by Raven Blackburn

Bound by Water: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Pisces

Coming Soon: A Wolf’s Hunger Series

Promotion PosterI was invited by NY Times Bestselling Author A K Michaels to participate in her new project, A Wolf’s Hunger, and I’m very excited to see this new world coming alive thanks to the contribution of a group of a very talented novelists. Besides yours truly and the great A K Michaels, the list include several NY Times, USA Today & Amazon Bestselling authors: Julia Mills, Desiree A Cox, Cathy Jackson, Bella Roccaforte, and Kristina Canady. Cover by Sassy Queens of Design.

Stay tuned for more!

Coming Soon: A Wolf’s Hunger Series

Desired: Roman Holiday Meet True Blood

Desired, my vampire novel set in the blood courtesans world created by Michelle Fox is free today and only today! Grab your copy now!

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Welcome to the world of Blood Courtesans. Where Vampires are real, and blood is a commodity.
Once upon a time, I was a princess, a real one, but my life is no fairy tale. My parents died in a tragic accident; my aunt Flora, the woman who raised me as her own, is gone too. Now, I’m losing my ancestral home.
I’m desperate. Tomorrow, I’ll be homeless and completely alone for the first time in my life. If only there was a way to earn what I need in a month… Maybe there is—become a blood courtesan and sell myself to a rich and powerful vampire.
Time has run out, and I have a decision to make.
The Vampire Blood Courtesans: It’s not supposed to be about love… until it is.

Desired: Roman Holiday Meet True Blood