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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Party - Celebration Tour - Interview - TWO Giveaways!! - Enter Daily!!

Hey lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Marianne and Judy for their 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour!  For other stops on their Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win LOTS of fabulous prizes!!!  See below for more details!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Marianne and Judy and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary


Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration!

Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do? We're glad you asked!

We didn't want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse. Here are the initial entries:


Roses are Red.
Violets are Blue.
I'm awful at poetry.


We can edit your book
find things you didn't see
It will be fun to look
at the changes from me.

Yeah, for some reason, Judy won!

Even better, her poem is correct. We DO offer editing as one of our options. Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:



“I worked with Marianne on a complete edit and was very happy with the results. Her feedback was clear, easy to follow, and she probed on things I hadn’t thought of. She was also responsive whenever I had questions and helped me work through a few issues. Her feedback and guidance improved the quality of my manuscript, all at a very fair price. I’m working on my next book and plan to use their services again.”

~ J B Glazer, author, In Search of Mr. Anonymous

“Choosing the right editor for a project is incredibly important to an author. Let’s face it, we want the best for our books. When I was considering editors for my first indie-published book, Regenerate, I naturally thought of Goddess Fish Promotions–and I’m so glad I did.

Marianne Arkins and Judy Thomas are incredibly attentive and professional during the entire editing process. Their input was invaluable and the story is much stronger because they cared enough to help unsnarl plot points and find order in the chaos..

I can’t wait to work with them again. Truly, a top-notch editorial team!”

~ Sarita Leone, award-winning author of Regenerate

We also offer Virtual Book Tours, Graphic Design, Social Media Promotion and more. You can see more testimonials here:




What would we find under your bed?
Judy: Nothing.  The last mattress set we bought was so thick, I had trouble getting into the bed when it was on the frame.  So, we took the frame out and set the box spring on the floor.  Now it’s the height of a normal bed.

Marianne: Dust bunnies, maybe.  I have dogs and a cat, so it gets a little furry. I try to vacuum there, but … I’m sure I miss some.

What was the scariest moment of your life?
Judy:  Christmas night a few years ago.  My husband had a stroke and was in the hospital nearly a week.  It was a rough time, but he’s fine now.

Marianne: My husband was in the ER for something completely innocuous, started seizing and went into VTach and had to be revived with a defibrillator… all in front of me.  A funny, while this was happening, this hospital employee came and stood by me quietly.  Once things were settled down, he turned to me and said, “You handled that really well.”  Apparently he was there for ME, lol.  I’m definitely the person you want with you in an emergency. I’m stone cold calm.  But after, I fall apart.

What group did you hang out with in high school?
Judy:  I didn’t have one particular group … I was in chorus and drama club, but got along well with pretty much everyone.

Marianne: I got along with everyone, but I was in drama and choir, so that’s mostly who I hung out with.


We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little (more information is below) and we'd like to do the same. We'd LOVE to see a little poem that tells us a bit about you in the comments. We'll be awarding random book giveaways and $5 Amazon GCs to some of the best poetry we find. It might not be at every stop, but when something really makes us smile, we'll reward it! Come on, be daring...

And now, more about us:



Goddess Fish Promotions was established October 14, 2008. Why? Well, when Marianne became a published author and got her the first taste of trying to promote a book on a budget, there was only one other virtual book tour company in place at the time, and their fees were simply too high for a small press author. After coordinating and running her own tour, she knew other authors could use the same service for a reasonable price. Thus, Goddess Fish Promotions was born.

Because both Judy and Marianne were authors and editors prior to running Goddess Fish Promotions, they approach the business with a unique point of view, and treat their clients how they would expect to be treated.



Judy Thomas

Judy has a college degree in English and she’s worked in retail, education, at her local library as well as an editor for a small press and for the now defunct ShadowKeep Ezine. She’s also a published author so can see things from both sides of the fence. In 2013, she “retired” and now spends her days helping authors make their dream come true—as well as working as much as she can with her local theater group.

Marianne Arkins

Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne wrote her first novel at ten years old, built her first commercial website in 2000, and published for the first time in 2006. She worked as a professional editor for just over a year, and knows what it’s like to write, edit and promote a book on a budget.











This giveaway is open to EVERYONE!!!

Marianne and Judy will be awarding One $50 Amazon/B&N GC, Two $25 Amazon/B&N GCs, and Two $10 Amazon/B&N GCs to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.



This giveaway is open to AUTHORS!!!

Marianne and Judy will be awarding Two $10 GCs for ANY Goddess Fish Promotions Service, Winner’s Choice of either a Free Blurb Blitz (2 weeks) or Book Blast (5 days), 50% off ANY Tour (Excludes Review Tour or Full Service Tour), Four Free 25 Complete Book Edit, Two Winner’s Choice of Teaser or Social Media Cover Graphic Design to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. Goddess Fish Promotions is solely responsible for the giveaway prizes.


  1. Thanks for hosting us! Readers, what is YOUR scariest time?

  2. Marianne and Judy ~ Congrats on 10 years!!! It is so great to have you here!!! Good luck on the rest of the book tour!!! :)

  3. Happy anniversary and congrats on 10 years!

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on 10 years.

  5. Great question, scariest time for me was when I had to rush my son to the hospital (he was 4) because he couldn't breathe and he was diagnosed with asthma and pneumonia.

  6. What led the two of you to collaborate, and do you have any plans to do so again in the near future?

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