April 7, 2017

Normally, I update everyone on Mondays over on my Facebook page. This week, I decided to hold off until Friday, because The Higher You Fly released Tuesday and things have been a little crazy. Plus, a lot is going on and I have some information that needs to go out to all readers and book bloggers, so I wanted to post it all on my website. Keep reading, because there are a lot of giveaways I'll be posting at the end.

Publishing is an ever-changing atmosphere and with this release, I have done things differently to see if a few changes on how I handle releases makes a difference. So far, the changes haven't been for the better. It happens and the best thing I can do is keep rolling along.

I've learned that giving ARCs out in exchange for shares (not reviews!) of my release day post on FB doesn't work for me. Out of 30 readers, only 4 readers shared on release day. I had hoped this would prove better than using a promo company where my results have been mixed in the past. So, it was quieter than I'd hoped. Luckily, I'd planned ahead in case that happened, which means noise about my book will happen, just later than expected. Which brings me to this announcement...

On April 14th, there will be a release blitz hosted by Book Unleashed. If you're a book blogger and would like to sign up, you can do so HERE.

While we wait for the big hoopla of excitement to start that another DK book released, I have a giveaway going until the 15th on Facebook to try to get people to share the news that The Higher You Fly is available. You can click on the link below the picture to go to the giveaway. Once you're at my Facebook page, all you have to do is share the picture. Very simple and there are paperbacks of The Higher You Fly to win!

Yesterday, I was going through my notifications on Mentions (that's the Facebook platform that those with blue verified checks on their page use) and found something that blew me away. We Do What We Want Book Reviews & More is having a Debra Kayn Extravaganza Giveaway. You all won't believe what they're giving away.

THREE Kindle Fires
THREE $25 Amazon Gift Cards
ONE $100 Amazon Gift Card
$50 LuLaRoe Gift Certificate
           You can enter to win HERE.

I want to give a huge, huge thank you to We Do What We Want Book Reviews & More for going above and beyond for me. Thank you doesn't even express how much I appreciate this. Please, go give them a LIKE on their Facebook page. They routinely give and give to readers, and love to discuss all books.

I also want to give out a big thank you to the ladies of Milwaukie Book Club. These ladies meet in-person twice a month at each others' houses to discuss books they've voted on to read and I'm so lucky that for the last three years they always take the time to devour (their words) my books. Because they receive paperback ARCs a month ahead of my release, their excitement and feedback is invaluable to me before the public gets to read my books.

Last, if The Higher You Fly is the first Debra Kayn book you've read and you're interested in finding out more about the secondary characters found in the book, you'll be happy to know they already have their own stories. I've listed the titles of their books below to make it easier for you to find.

Kurt and Risa — Fighting To Ride

Cam and Christina
— Wrapped Around Him

Merk and Desiree — Time Owed

Remmy and Natalie — Struggling For Justice

Ink and Lilly — Living A Beautiful War

Lee and Shari
— Starving For Vengeance

Poppy —  He belongs to Kurt and Risa (see above)

Sawyer — He's in book 4 to 8 of the Bantorus MC series. While he doesn't have his own book, he plays an important role within the club.

****I can't stress enough that The Higher You Fly is a single title book. You do not have to read any books before you read THYF.

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