Friday, April 24, 2009

Influencer List for Exposure

When your worst fear comes true ...

Exposure, my next stand-alone adult suspense, releases in two weeks. Time once again to put together an influencer list.

In return for a free copy of Exposure an influencer agrees to help spread the word online and in person about the book. I'm looking for folks who can reach a good number of listeners. An influencer is asked to write an honest review for online bookstores--without giving away plot points of the story. Beyond that here are some other ways an influencer might help publicize the book:

1. Recommend it to your book discussion group.
2. Recommend it for your public/church library.
3. Post your review on your own blog.
4. Twitter about the book/put a note about it on your Facebook page.
5. Tell bookstore employees about the book and suggest they recommend it to suspense lovers.
6. Encourage your friends to read it/buy a copy.

You get the idea. All of these recommendations, of course, must be honest. If you don't like the book and can't recommend it--don't.

Influencer books come straight from the publisher so slots on the list are limited. If you're interested in being considered for the list, please e-mail me and tell me how you would publicize the book and what kind of following you have (online and by word of mouth). Have some bright idea I haven't mentioned? I'd love to hear it. Past influencers still need to e-mail me; with each release the list is started over. E-mail at: brandilyn (at) brandilyncollins (dot) com. Make sure to include your street address.

Behind the Scenes Look at Exposure

My Seatbelt Suspense brand means a fast start, fast pace, high stakes, emotive characterization, and plenty of twists. With each novel I work hard to meet the standards of my brand. But a good suspense is more than a tension-filled story. A good suspense says something about life, about our human condition--physically, emotionally, spiritually. It's a story that takes you to the depths, then brings you out with something to cling to.

So--what do you fear? More important, how much do those fears hold you back? That was the underlying question in my mind as I wrote Exposure. We all face fear--usually in a multiplicity of forms. Not until I wrote Exposure did I realize the extent to which those fears can bind us.

Fun fact: You long-term readers of F&F know my fear of the dentist. You can find my "World's Worst Dental Patient" story here in the archives. Some of that story made its way into this book.

From the back cover

Someone is stalking Kaycee Raye. But who will believe her? Everyone knows she’s a little crazy. Kaycee’s popular syndicated newspaper column pokes fun at her own paranoia and multiple fears. The police in her small town are well aware she makes money writing of her experiences. Worse yet, she has no proof of the threats. Pictures of a dead man mysteriously appear in her home—then vanish before police arrive. Multisensory images flood Kaycee’s mind. Where is all this coming from?

Maybe she is going over the edge.

High action and psychological suspense collide in this story of terror, twists, and desperate faith. The startling questions surrounding Kaycee pile high. Her descent to answers may prove more than she can survive.

Read the first chapter
At Amazon
Interview with about Exposure
Congrats to our winner from yesterday: Bill Giovannetti, please e-mail me. You've won Adam Blumer's Fatal Illusions.


Pam Halter said...

Brandilyn, I'm terrified of the dentist, too. I haven't seen one for 28 years. When I was a child, going to the dentist was like going to the torture chamber. When I related my experiences and feelings a couple of years ago, my parents were shocked ... and my dad was even in the room with me! How could they not know the pain that doctor was inflicting? Did they think I was crying and screaming for fun??


Jill said...

I had my own nasty experience with a dentist last year. My fun included the dentist numbing the wrong side of my mouth, sewing the inside of my cheek to my gum after pulling a tooth, and multiple return visits to take care of an infection that he said wasn't there. I've changed dentists.
I'm an avid fan and I'd love to be an influencer for Exposure!

Nicole said...

Can't wait to read it. I've got it covered on the CFBA Tour.

karenp said...


I'd love to help spread the word about your book via my facebook, twitter, and my personal blog.

I also do blog tours for authors. If you're interested, here's more info


Jen's Journey said...

As an avid reader of your novels, I would love to be an influencer. I can also write a review for the newspaper for which I am a reporter in addition to posting on Amazon, and three other blogs, as well as facebook.


violet said...

Hi Brandilyn - I'd love to read one of your books! I post reviews first on Blogcritics (they want first publication), then on my blogs and Amazon.

To see my reviews go here.

Traveling Woman said...

I have been proud to be an influencer for you on other books, and would love to do this one too. You are such a good author, I recommend your books to a lot of people. Pat

Niki Turner said...

I would be honored to be an influencer for your latest novel! Hope I'm not too late!