Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Special Guest Brynn Stein Brings A Ray of Sunlight

I'm so pleased to have Brynn Stein on my blog today to talk about new marketing ideas she trying out on her book Ray of Sunlight, published by Harmony Ink. And there's a giveaway!!

Marketing Ray of Sunlight
by Brynn Stein

Thanks so much for having me on your blog today, Aidee.

I tried something new for PR for this book. Several somethings new, actually. The above FB cover, and all-purpose banner was made by Lex Valentine at Winterheart Designs. She has an account at a royalties free site where she gets her pics. I love it. The boys aren’t exactly what CJ(blond) and Russ look like in my head, but they’re pretty darn close. And I love her catch phrase.

Another thing I tried was a book trailer, also done by Lex. Apparently she uses a site that allows her to use popular music. I’m not sure of the particulars, but she assures me it’s all legal and above board. I had heard the song “Who I Am with You” by Chris Young. It was perfect for Russ. He was heading down a path that led to a dead end, until he met CJ. CJ’s love of life (even though he had such little of it left) and love of Russ helped Russ be a better man.

I really love the book trailer. I think I’m going to start making them for all my books. Go check it out if you get a chance and let me know what you think of it.

GIVEAWAY! Comment below for a chance to win.

Here’s how the giveaway will work. Visit as many sites as you want, as often as you want. Each comment will enter you to win one of the following prizes: 1st) An autographed paperback copy of Ray of Sunlight, 2nd) An electronic copy of Ray of Sunlight, 3rd) Your choice of audio or electronic copy of Living Again, 4th) An electronic copy of Through the Years, and 5th) an electronic copy of Haunted. The takeovers for Harmony Ink’s blog and Facebook page will be part of the tour, so comments on there will count. I will draw the winners during the FB takeover and will announce them then, but will come back and announce it to all the sites too. So, you don’t have to leave your email address here if you don’t want to, just remember to check back. You’re also welcome to leave your email in the comments if you’d rather or email me at with the subject heading of “just in case”, so I can contact you if you win, if you don’t want to have to stop back by the blog sites. You don’t have to be present at the FB takeover to win.

Blog Tour Stops
Bike Books Review
Grace Duncan
Susan Laine
Jo Ramsey
Alicia Nordwell
Jana Denardo
Lex Chase
Sean Michael
Charley Descoteaux
Anne Barwell
Karenna Colcroft
Anna Butler
Nic Starr
Shae Conner
Jessica Davies
Aidee Ladnier
Emma Tett
Harmony Ink Blog
Harmony Ink Facebook Page

Ray of Sunlight
(a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title)

Author: Brynn Stein
ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-874-0
Pages: 180
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Buy Now:  Dreamspinner  |  Harmony Ink
Review:  Goodreads

Blurb: Russ Michaels has his whole life ahead of him but no plans beyond dropping out of school as soon as he turns eighteen. He’s been in and out of juvenile detention for the last four years and thoroughly expects to end up in an adult penitentiary at some point. He hates life and everyone in it, especially this latest community service that he earned in lieu of juvie yet again.

CJ Calhoun has big plans. He wants to bring joy and happiness to sick and injured children for as long as he can by performing as a clown. The problem is, he has stage-four cancer and a horrible prognosis.

When circumstances throw these two polar opposites together, they find they have more in common than they imagined. CJ discovers Russ’s talent for art and arranges for Russ to create a mural in the hospital foyer, which leads to a tentative scholarship to the Art Institute. As life changes in ways neither of them could have expected, Russ must work harder than ever to better himself as CJ struggles with his deteriorating health.

Buy Now:  Dreamspinner  |  Harmony Ink

About Brynn Stein

Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.

Brynn lives in Virginia near her two grown daughters who encourage her writing and provide a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.

Contact Brynn: Wordpress  |  Facebook  |  Email

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