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Lisa Burton

Hi, all, and welcome to another edition of Lisa Burton Radio. This week is a special edition, because it’s geared to all you authors out there. It might give some good ideas to bloggers who want to host guests too.

Today, I’ve collected a group of power bloggers who host authors on their sites. This gives an author a way to reach a larger audience than they might if they were simply posting about date-night or something. This means when you have a new book to promote, or maybe to give an older title a secondary push.

We’re going to start by addressing the three-hundred-pound gorilla in the room, and I mean that literally. Chris The Storyreading Ape, hosts one of the largest author blogs around. “Did you get my fruit basket, Chris?”

“Yes I did thanks, Lisa – very thoughtful of you to use edible leaves to weave the…

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We have a winner!

On November 13, with the release of the final book in my Chronicles of Fallhollow series, I promised to give away a complete eBook set of the series to one lucky person on Thanksgiving. That one lucky person is:

Sharon Porter!!

Congratulations, Sharon!  I hope you enjoy your ebooks.

If readers would like information about the series, please feel free to head over to my website to learn more. Links to purchase are also provided there or you can click on each book below to visit Amazon.









Thank you to everyone who entered. May you have a blessed holiday season and keep your eyes open for more possible Christmas giveaways!

BANE OF THE DRAGON KING releases today!

Happy Book Birthday to BANE OF THE DRAGON KING, the epic conclusion to the Chronicles of Fallhollow trilogy.

This book has been a long time in the making and I’m so proud to release Bane of the Dragon King into the world. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help and support of all my beta readers, my amazing editor, Cameron Yeager, and my publisher, Month9Books. I am incredibly proud of this series and to celebrate the end to a labor of love, I’m running a giveaway.  One lucky person will win the complete ebook set, in either .mobi or epub format, of the Chronicles of Fallhollow. This includes IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING


and of course, BANE OF THE DRAGON KING

Follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter.

Thank you, to everyone, for making this series what it is and for all  your support and love over the years. This may be the end of The Chronicles of Fallhollow, but there are more books coming in the near future. Stay tuned for all the details. You can always join my Street Team on Facebook as well as signing up for my newsletter (you get a free short story when you sign up) so you don’t miss any of the latest happenings.






What to do when your marketing strategy fails – a humorous recounting

As some of you might know, the final book in the Chronicles of Fallhollow trilogy – BANE OF THE DRAGON KING – releases November 13, but I’ll be darned if I can get any attention for it – or any of my other books for that matter.

The experts tell you to engage people in other stuff. To talk to people. To do things for people. To offer them things of value so they’ll like you. Create a newsletter. Give something away to people who sign up for your newsletter. Be nice. Don’t push sales. Post pretty pictures of your books. Get reviews. Be kind, and if you do all these things, people will flock to you. They’ll want to help you out. They’ll participate in sharing pictures and posts without you asking which will lead to people buying your books because you’re amazing. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

But what if you do all those things and all you hear are crickets? What if your following on Instagram remains below 1000 after you’ve been engaging for almost 2 years? What if you like, and like and like and comment, comment, comment on other’s pages and you get nada? What do you do then?

Me? I ugly cry. Yep. Just like Merlin. It’s not pretty.

Then there’s this.

But then some clown shows up and gives me a lecture

Which leads to this

No wonder I’m sad. Golem is right.

But then kick-butt, snarky me comes out of nowhere and gives me a ‘what for’

And then I’m all like

And so it begins again.

Hi. My name is Jenny. What can I do for you?