Release day for Revenge of the Space-Surfing Butt Monkeys is just two months away. Is it time to get anxious and insecure yet?
Cover aside, there's still the uncertainty of how the book will be received. I've been hustling to get reviews, even signed up for some review websites, like Booksprout, BookSirens, and Voracious Readers Only. I also got a spot coming up with HelloBooks (it's like a smaller scale version of BookBub - I'll be sure to let you know how that goes), and that's not to mention all the dozens of people I contact directly for reviews and guest posts. Of course, none of that automatically generates reviews or sales, and even if I do get reviews, there's no guarantees they'll be good.
As of writing this, I still don't have any official reviews. The best feedback I have is still from a beta reader:
If you're interested in helping me spread the word about Butt Monkeys, PLEASE feel free to sign up for my blog tour coming up in May. I will take all the help I can get...
And in case anyone is interested in reviewing an ARC of the new book, please hit me up! Here's the details to refresh your memory:
Title of Publication: Revenge of the Space-Surfing Butt Monkeys (Gale Harbour Book 2)
Date of Publication: May 3, 2022
Available: Kindle, ePub, Paperback
No. of Pages: 321
Newfoundland, Canada, 1993.
It's been a year since a handful of kids defeated the Psycho Hose Beast in the sleepy town of Gale Harbour, Newfoundland. Our heroes have entered into the era of rollerblades, Super Nintendo and oversized plaid shirts… unless you’re a goth, then it’s the era of Maybelline eyeliner, boots with too many buckles, and infected safety-pin piercings.
Thirteen-year-old Niall O'Neil is navigating a blossoming relationship with his crush, Harper Jeddore. Unfortunately, the power that allowed them to defeat the monster from the deep is still within them, and they are no closer to understanding or controlling it. When just touching your girlfriend can kill innocent bystanders, it complicates the already precarious practice of teenage dating.
But lurking in the backdrop of teenage romance, a sinister power is growing in Gale Harbour, and dangerous people are turning up in the small town with possibly deadly intentions.
Will the kids defeat this new threat? What did the US Air Force leave in the abandoned Hansen Air Force base? What is a space-surfing butt monkey? And most importantly—will anyone get to touch a boob?
How was your month?
Hugs & Kisses,
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I hope you get some people here at IWSG that are willing to review your book.
Wishing you all the best.
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange
I really like your cover. I'd be glad to shout out about your book in my Follower News in May. Email me at email@example.com if you're interested.ReplyDelete
Both covers are great and relay your sense of humor better.ReplyDelete
The titles and covers are both memorable. I know all about slim budgets in book production!ReplyDelete
I signed up. Love the covers. Good luck with your release day.ReplyDelete
That certainly is an interesting premise. What genre do you have it listed in?ReplyDelete
Congrats on the upcoming publication date and on making it past the anxiety to get it out there. That title and cover totally have me snickering, so it works for me. I'm not really into YA personally, and I still kind of want to read this one just because of the what??? factor.ReplyDelete
Anne from annehiga.com
Those covers look good. They're really eye catching, which is ultimately the most important thing. But I understand not feeling 100% happy with something like that. I'm not 100% happy with my book cover either. Or my book. Or anything I've ever done. We writers are our own worst critics sometimes.ReplyDelete
Many congrats and love the covers.ReplyDelete
I give book shout outs on Fridays. I'd be happy to shout out yours:)
Covers are so hard to get right, yet so important for sales. Best wishes for your new release.ReplyDelete
Covers are killers. I struggle with mine, and I use a pro!ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the best with the release. My life is too chaotic to make any promises about reviews, but I hope I can do a shout-out for the day.
Signed up for the blog tour and an ARC to refresh my memory of the Butt Monkeys. This book is delightful! Glad to share.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry I can't sign up at this time, I'm trying to market a new release while moving back to Canada in May, where I won't have internet for probably a month. But I do wish you the best of success on your tour and release!ReplyDelete
"Butt Monkey's" LOL. It sounds like a fun read. I'm not reading right now, but I'd be glad to do some tweets for you on release day. Let me know @LadyGwenTweets.ReplyDelete
Hope you get some good reader! Looks like a fun book!ReplyDelete
I'd be more than happy to give you a shout out on my blog and in the IWSG newsletter. Just send me the details.ReplyDelete
I'm intrigued by the blurb and will have to check out the first book!
I like your updated book cover, you did a great job!ReplyDelete
Yes Covers are problematic David. I pay someone at fiverr for one of my genres and I've paid rather big bucks for my women's fiction. Do you go to any of those FB groups who will give advice on your cover? I've made, LOL.ReplyDelete
Your cover is unique! Good luck with the new release!ReplyDelete
I really love these covers, very eye-catching and memorable. This post is the first I've heard of your books, but I'm intrigued to read them now.ReplyDelete
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