Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Guess where I will be this upcoming weekend? The 38th Norwescon annual conference opens on Thursday and I will be gallavanting all weekend long with a friend and fellow writer.

I have no idea what to expect as this is the first time I've been to the festival, but as a Philip K. Dick fan, I'm thrilled to know that the same-named awards just so happen to be part of the event. And of course there is this little known Game Of Thrones author guy who will be there. Apparently, he has a TV series? :D

I'll be reporting back with all the shenanigans, so just know that my twitter feed, facebook posts and Instagram will be very lively!

Instagram: https://instagram.com/maddenruby/
Twitter: @ruby_madden (public) & @rubenesqueen (private)
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/RubyMaddenAuthor

Also, my paranormal-shifter pseudonym, Emerald Wright, has a Part 2 coming out this weekend. If that is your cup of tea, Part 1 will be FREE Friday-Sunday (4/3 - 4/5).

Enjoy your Weekend! 


Friday, March 20, 2015

KINKLECTIC: Free, Free, & Free

Why hello! While my nose, lungs and eyes battle the early onset and onslaught of Spring and her seasonal allergies, I'm wide awake this Friday morning preparing for a busy weekend. I have a very nice treat for you and I plan on breaking some ranking records at Amazon.


You see, us ambitious folks at KINKLECTIC have decided to make all THREE of our BUNDLES FREE for the weekend. Yup, that's right - ALL THREE OF THEM.

So, go get em!!! Read em!!! And most importantly, RATE/REVIEW them!! I'd be thrilled for crazy amounts of stars at the end of this giveaway. Even if it is just for one, two or three of the stories in a bundle that you found yourself enjoying, please let the world know. Seriously, it matters. It's what will keep us putting together more BUNDLES. You like more, right? I know I do! :P

What READERS think matter the most to me. Serious.

Okay, off to go drink another SBUX. Have a great weekend. :)

~ Ruby

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Borrow, Read, Review, Repeat (BRRR...)

Hello Dear Readers,

I'm known for trying things out to see how it goes. Late last Fall, I launched an ARRC  program, which stands for Advance Read Review Copy. It garnered decent results, but nothing that surprised me. I like being pleasantly surprised, so I'm shaking things up.

One of the most crucial aspects to publishing is being able to get ratings/reviews. Why?

Well, outside of it providing other readers information about how good a book might be, there is another little known aspect to it.


That's right, ads. In order for an author to get and pay for an ad via many of the best book advertisers out there, they need a minimum # of ratings and reviews. Otherwise, they won't run the ad, doesn't matter if the author can pay or not. In a way, this sucks. In a way, this is great.

Advertisers do this so they can ensure that they're sending top-rated, quality reads to their subscribers. This, I support. I wouldn't want crappy reads pimped and promoted, so I get it. Since I know that on average most of you find my stories to be good (4-star) or great (5-star), I really want to reach more readers through targeted promotion and advertising.

Will you help me get there?

I have a 4.5 average star rating at GoodReads and a 4.0 star average rating via Amazon. This means I would qualify for most ads IF I have ten or more for the title I want to promote. This is how I will get out of the trenches.

So, I need your help. Seriously.

I've changed my ARRC program to a BRRR program. What's that,  you ask?


Basically, you join my BRRR mailing list, you request what title you would like to read. I send you the INSTAFREEBIE link where you select what file type you want to read (mobi or ePub). (Borrow is just a euphemism, you get to keep your copies. So, yes... FREE copies always for anything already published). You read it. You rate and review it at Amazon & GoodReads. You email me links to your reviews. And lastly, you select another title to start reading. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

My ENTIRE bibliography is available for YOU TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO READ. 

If  you like the sound of that, then by all means, subscribe now and let me know what you want to start with. :)

When I have new titles ready for release, they will AUTOMATICALLY be available to you to read, rate & review. Just ask.

Let me know what you think? It's a different approach to the advanced read/review programs that many authors use. Most of the time, they're telling you what they need read and reviewed. You might not get to choose. I'm offering you the CHOICE. Like a library system. :)

I'M ALL ABOUT THE READER. This business isn't so much a PUBLISHING business as it is a READER business. Yes, YOU. YOU are my priority. The rest are just MIDDLE MEN. That's right.

We don't need them anymore. :P