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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hell Raising and Other Pastimes by Jayce Carter - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Jayce Carter and her new book, “Hell Raising and Other Pastimes,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her 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 a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Jayce and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Hell Raising and Other Pastimes

by Jayce Carter


GENRE: Paranormal Erotic Romance



Lots of people have told me to go to hell—I guess they finally got their wish.

I’ve finally accepted the fact I might not be entirely human, so you’d think life could give me a minute. Instead, I find myself sucked into hell at Lucifer’s demand, and I realize death is even more complicated than my life was.

I’m still searching for how to stop the missing spirits before it’s too late, and with no suspects other than Lucifer, I have to survive hell—where everything wants to kill me—so I can confront the devil himself. Not even my love life can be simple, though. Troy is terrified of his werewolf side hurting me, Kase and Grant are lying to me, and Hunter is keeping his own secrets. I know better than to trust anyone, especially the men who have taken over my life.

Get to Lucifer’s Court, find out the truth about the missing spirits, figure out exactly what I am, and try not to die along the way. Oh, and don’t fall in love with the men who will for sure break my heart and possibly get me killed.

Easy enough, right?



Hunter nodded, then tossed pieces of twine onto the table. “Rooms for the night. I’d say it’ll be better than sleeping on the ground, but they often rent these things by the hour.”

“Let’s just be glad they don’t have black lights here,” Grant said.

I nodded at the twine. “What’s with the rope? Does the bondage come complimentary? Come for the rooms, stay for the rope play?”

“You telling me you want me to tie you up, shadow-girl?” Hunter picked one up and reached across the table to catch my wrist. He tied it on me, the feeling of his strong fingers against me enough to make me wonder if the rooms might give us a second, spider-free, shot at sex. “These are enchanted to get us into the rooms. Think of it like a keycard, hell-style. We have four rooms, and the sigil on the bead matches the one on the door of the room.”

I twisted the string on my wrist. “There isn’t a bead on mine.”

“That’s because you’re approved for all the rooms.”

The statement sounded nice until math caught up with me and fucked me like it always did. “That means I’m not getting my own room, doesn’t it?”

Hunter didn’t even try to look sorry. “It isn’t nearly safe enough for you to sleep alone, shadow-girl. You’ll bunk down with someone else.”

“And let me guess—you’re offering?”



Top Marketing Tips

First, let me make this clear—I am not a marketing expert. I am new to this, and marketing is not in my normal wheelhouse.

However there is one main thing that I have learned and taken to heart.

Marketing isn’t just about selling a book, it’s about selling the author. Sure, you can talk a reader into picking up your book if you’re lucky, but what you want aren’t just readers—it’s fans. Back when I worked at a bookstore, what I discovered was that readers became dedicated fans when they felt like they knew the author. They wanted to know the person, to feel like there was a flawed, real person there, behind the words. That helped make them go from picking up a book now and then to waiting excitedly for each release, to one-click-buying new books.

This means that spamming promo images of a book doesn’t work. Readers can see that whenever they want. Instead, what draws in people, what makes them want to follow an author and connect is a sense of who the author is as a person. They want to see all those little flaws and quirks that make the author real.

For me? That mean pictures of my new puppy and sharing the sorrow when my beloved dog passed away a few months ago. It is pictures of my coffee, of the beautiful desert sunsets that inspire me, of food when I go out to eat. Those are all parts of my life, a view into who I am as a person, showing I am more than just my books. It gives people something to connect with. The days of writers being some name without a person, of them hiding away are mostly over. Readers now want and even expect that individual feeling. They want to get to know the person who wrote their favorite works, and often those interactions are what really make them fans.

How do you do that? Social media is one of the best tools here. Participating in groups, sharing parts of our lives, and otherwise creating fun and meaningful interactions are what draws people in. With my fanfiction, I often joked that the conversations that happened in the comments sections drew more people than the work itself, but there is some truth to that. The author themselves is often what makes the difference between two similar books.

Think of it like this—there are two restaurants who offer similar food that you like just the same. One place has a polite but quiet hostess who talks little but does her job fine. The other restaurant, however, has a very friendly hostess who always knows your name, who makes jokes that make you laugh, who feels like a good friend. Which place would you choose to eat at?

The reality is that as authors, we are as much the product as our books. Once I learned this, marketing became a little easier.



Jayce Carter lives in Southern California with her husband and two spawns. She originally wanted to take over the world but realized that would require wearing pants. This led her to choosing writing, a completely pants-free occupation. She has a fear of heights yet rock climbs for fun and enjoys making up excuses for not going out and socializing.













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  1. Jayce ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your intriguing new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Interesting take on marketing! Thanks!

  3. I enjoyed the author post. Most people don't think about how hard it is to get the word out - especially these days!