Monday, December 31, 2012

Jillian Dodd Day!


 Jillian Dodd
An Exceptional Person and Author


How do you say thank you to a person and author that you've never met, have only chatted with on Facebook and Twitter, and already own all of their books? Write up a blog post about them of course :D 

Today is BIG day on the blog and we have a special mission in mind...to PIMP the ever-so-amazing woman, Jillian Dodd and her wonderful novels!
Jillian has no idea that us and 98 other authors are going to blog about her today, or that book bloggers have jumped on board too to help us thank her for what she's done for us.

Jillian Dodd is a best selling author of some really awesome young adult fiction. Her writing is pure escapist entertainment, which has found thousands of fans…but more about that it a minute. In the short time we've "known" Jillian, we've seen her offer incredible support for other authors, reach out and help bring traffic to wonderful book blogs, and always be extremely kind and generous to her readers.

So why exactly are we telling you all this?

On the 21st of December, 99 authors were part of a promotional activity to sell 99 e-books for 99 cents. Jillian had come up with a marketing plan while chatting to other writers about the best way to bring their books to the attention of the reading public. So when we were invited to participate in this AWESOME opportunity, we immediately jumped at the chance.

Like a General, Jillian assembled the troops while issuing clear step-by-step instructions on what we had to do, how and when we had to do it and we all responded in a good and timely manner. We never felt overwhelmed with all the information being thrown around and we're pretty sure that we have Jillian to thank for that!

By the end of December 21st, ten of us were in the top 100 in the Kindle store. By this time Amazon had come aboard to assist in the 24hr price drop and helped us with the Kindle Daily Deal and the majority of us found our rankings soar. Many of us sold hundreds of books. Many were in the top five of their specific category genres. Readers were ecstatic, authors were excited and Jillian stayed up with virtually no sleep for forty-eight hours to make sure the whole thing went smoothly.

And let us tell you, it was a thing of beauty!

But back to her books!

Did you guys ever watch Gossip Girl? Or Beverly Hills 90210 in the early days? Well, if you enjoyed those, you’re going to love the steamy Keatyn Chronicles. Readers have gone wild for Keatyn and her complicated life, never mind her even more complex love life.
Book one is Stalk Me and it has garnered over 138 five star reviews.

Here’s the blurb:

Gossip Girl meets Hollywood in this steamy new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.

She's just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because, really, things aren't all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.

Book two of The Keatyn Chronicles is Kiss Me. Since it’s release on the 26th of November, it has 157 five star reviews.
Here’s the blurb:

I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.

I’m at a boarding school, where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left.

Jillian's books might be categorised under young adult, but we can highly recommend them for anyone who loves to be entertained by a truly memorable character and adores very well-written escapist entertainment.



Links: Jillian Dodd website http://jilliandodd.net/

Links: Jillian Dodd facebook http://www.facebook.com/jillian.dodd.3

Links: Jillian Dodd goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4833990.Jillian_Dodd?auto_login_attempted=true

C.A. Kunz, mother and son author duo of YA Paranormal/Fantasy and Dystopian novels.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for participating in this. I feel like it's my birthday or something! And I need to thank you as well. You were one of the first big name authors I met on twitter and were always so nice to me. I felt like I made it just talking to y'all. Best wishes on your future books and I'm looking forward to working together again :)

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  2. Great post! ALways the best way to say thank you is a blog post!!!!

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  3. Thanks for the author/book info. Always looking for something new to read :)

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  4. Nice to see new authors. WIll have to check it out. Tammy

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  5. What a great idea and post! Super cool. :)

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