What’s an ARC? And How Can I Get One?

bookmedON THE TOPIC OF ARCs: - WHAT IS AN ARC? – HOW DO I GET AN ARC? – WHY ISN’T IT WORKING? ARC stands for Advance Reader (or Reviewer) Copy. Normally, ARCs are sent out to professional book reviewers and bloggers that have a big following so that these reviewers and critics can read the book and post a review, usually before the actual release. It gives the book visibility prior to release. Holly is generous enough to send ARCs to hardcore fans who aren’t professional reviewers or bloggers. IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW (on Amazon, Goodread, iTunes, Kobo, B&N, Blog, etc.). If you apply for an ARC, you get a pre-publication copy of the book but you are asked to post a review as quickly as possible. How do you get an ARC? On Holly’s Facebook page (link to the right), she will post an announcement saying that ARC applications are open and she’ll post an email addy. Send a blank email to that addy (please try to use something other than a Yahoo! or AOL). You’ll instantly get an email with instructions and a password. Fill in the required fields in the form and then… cross your fingers and WAIT! It could take a couple of days before you find out if you got an ARC. To be eligible for an ARC you have to have posted reviews of Holly’s books on amazon.com (it has to be .com) Having trouble? The automated system seems to not like Yahoo! and AOL so if you can open up another email account (gmail works great), for the initial step, then you can enter your regular email addy in the form. Sending the initial email doesn’t make you eligible. After the initial email is sent, you’ll get a reply with a link and a password. Click on the link, enter the password in the little box and it’ll bring you to the form. Can’t find links to your reviews on amazon.com? If you are using a mobile device or tablet, you need to go on the full site version (not the mobile version). Go to the bottom of the screen and click on “Full Site”. When you find one of your reviews on the full site, there should be a “Permalink” at the bottom of your review. Keep your finger pressed on the word “Permalink” until you have to option to “copy” or “copy link” and then post it in the form.

Thank you to the Ferroaholics for making this post about how HM Ward does ARCs! You rock!

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New Release: SECRETS & LIES 2: A FERRO FAMILY SERIAL, by H.M. Ward

SECRETS & LIES 2: A FERRO FAMILY SERIAL, by NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR H.M. Ward is out today!

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~USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES~
Volume 2 in a new series by New York Times Bestselling author H.M. Ward

Rebound sex gone wrong, plus epically bad luck, lands me in a sticky spot–at the front of a classroom, naked, with the totally hot, totally forbidden Mr Sketch Pad. I’m not a model, but here I am feeling more drawn to him each second. Add in that sexy smile and I’m totally screwed.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes.

 

BUY IT TODAY AT THESE RETAILERS:

Buy The Arrangement 16 Now Buy The Arrangement 16 Now!    iTunesbutton

(paperback to follow shortly)

 

What people are saying about Secrets & Lies 2:

“Funny, upbeat, sexy, young, hot, surprising, shocking, smart and… OH! THE ENDING!” – Melanie

“I am literally on a cloud after reading this book and can’t wait for the next one.” – Despina

“A goose, a cast of crazy characters and one determined freshman create the backdrop to Secrets & Lies 2. H.M. Ward has outdone herself again. Whatever the series, whichever Ferro is portrayed, these books are an escape to secrets, lies and love.” – Debi

 

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New Series Added to Kindle Unlimited: The Secret Life of Trystan Scott

TSseriesKUpromoThe Secret Life of Trystan Scott, Volumes 1 – 5, by NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR H.M. WARD is now part of Kindle Unlimited!
Kindle Unlimited is a new program offered by Amazon to allow readers to get as many books as they like for a flat monthly fee of $9.99. Think of it as one of the world’s largest libraries. You can go in, grab a book, read it, return it, and get another without leaving your comfy couch. Middle of the night and payday is a week away, no problem. Kindle Unlimited is perfect for people who are reading and spending more than $10 a month on books. If you have one reader in your house, you’re spending more than that. Mike & I already signed up for it.

KUpicInterested? Check it out using your FREE 30-day-trial! As a reader in a family of readers, I find this to be a great place to grab books–and with over half a million titles to choose from, there’s something for every member of your family. One membership and every Kindle that’s attached to your account can use it to read books for free.

After a lot of talking with Amazon, we were able to include the entire ARRANGEMENT series, the entire PROPOSITION series the entire SECRETS series and NOW we’ve added the entire Secret Life of Trystan Scott series! That’s over $90 worth of books for $9.99. That’s less than 50 cents per book. Dudes, there won’t be a better deal!

For people who don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry. You do NOT need one. Just grab the FREE kindle app and read on your tablet, smart phone, or even on your computer. You’ll finally get to see why the FERRO series has sold over 4 MILLION copies. No more waiting until payday to buy a book. Yes!

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 5.20.52 PMThe Secret Life of Trystan Scott volumes 1-5 have been listed. See how it says Kindle Unlimited: FREE – that means it’s registered in the program. You also see the KU logo under it with a link for more info and to sign up.

Finished already and want to read more about Trystan? THE ARRANGEMENT 1-16 & THE PROPOSITION 1-5 (The complete Bryan Ferro series), are already enrolled and THESE TWO SERIES INTERTWINE! You’ll see a whole lotta Sean, plus learn some Ferro family secrets.

FYI: I don’t get a bounty or a reward if you sign up. Just saying, because some people like to know. We do have this in my house. Between us, we have seven Kindles and most are for reading. Up to ten books can be out at a time, from what I understand. We’ve not checked out that many books at once. It’s awesome though, because you can have multiple books on multiple devices at a time. And with my series alone, it pays for the 1st month.

Share this news with your friends and family, as it’s a limited time offer. This is a beta program, so it could change at any time.

To discuss the books or the sexy Ferro Family characters, check out Club Ferro on Facebook. You can compare notes and talk to nearly 6,000 other Ferro fans. It’s fun! To get the latest info on releases and upcoming events, text AWESOMEBOOKS to 22828 or click here.

I’ll let you know when more series have been added. For everyone waiting for a sale on my serials, here you go!

PS – The SECRET Life of Trystan Scott series is still available on all other sites, as before. This program is via Amazon, so I can’t change that part. But if you have a Nook and you want to buy the Nook Book, it’s still there too.

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Cover Reveal: SECRETS and LIES Vol 2 by HM Ward

COVER REVEAL FOR SECRETS & LIES 2! Coming super soon. Isn’t it pretty? Eeeep!

And I gotta say, that this is a light, funny story – girl picks the wrong guy to have a rebounder with and it all falls apart from there. Got raccoon? Hahaha.SL2cover

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KICKSTARTER FOR THE ARRANGEMENT FILM SERIES! EEEEEP!

ARKS2UPDATE: EEEP! It’s less than 24 in and we already have over 125 backers!

The time is finally here! After nearly a year of research, conversations, and consultations it’s finally time to kick this baby into motion. Hooray!

If you already know all about it and want to jump on the one-of-a-kind prizes head over here.

There was a question posed to the Ferro fans which was:

Should I sell the rights and let someone else produce THE ARRANGEMENT?

The response was a resounding NO. Fans were terrified that Sean would be ruined; and that there was no way to capture Avery’s personality and keep with the dark themes of the story. This isn’t light stuff. These are people fighting for survival – good people that do bad things, bad people who aren’t what they seem. There’s so much to this story and the fanbase is so ravenous that I kept the story–it was not sold and we decided to produce it ourselves and YOU CAN HELP.

Every film project needs backers. Those are the people who fund the project. That’s the stage that we are currently at–we need backers to fund this project. You guys know that this isn’t cheap. Yeah, I could make the pilot on my own, but who wants one show – one episode? Plus it takes my 6 figures for the one episode and burns through it with nothing left. What happens when people want more?

That’s where you guys come in. If I take my pile of cash and you guys chip in, we can raise the 2.1 million needed to make the first season of THE ARRANGEMENT.  The Ferro books have sold over 5 millions copies to hundreds of thousands of fans, so this is doable.

The funds will allow us to make the series. Best of all, the episodes will be available via DVD or instant download. If we bust the bank and raise way more than expected, you’ll hear me squeal from your house! And I know we can, so head over to the project page and make it one of the biggest kickstarters of 2014.

As soon as THE ARRANGEMENT PROJECT is funded, we can coordinate schedules with directors and cast, and we’re that much closer to getting a real live Sean Ferro on your screen and into your living room. ;)

What the frog is kickstarter? It’s crowdsource funding: It’s where everyone gives a little bit to make stellar things happen. In return you get to be a part of something awesome and you can choose different prizes that suit your budget, from $1-$10,000 as a reward for chipping in. Here are some of the awesome things done in 2013 with kickstarter. It’s amazing what people can do when they band together!

What happens if we don’t get enough backers to hit the 2.1 million dollar goal? Nothing. You don’t get any prizes you hoped for and there won’t be a TV series, movie, or anything. It’s just over.

The first 24 hours count BIG TIME. So share the project with your friends and family. If you’re an Indie author, so am I! 100% all the way. Help me out. Spread the word and let’s make this the most swicked cool kickstarter ever!

Got questions or ideas – TALK TO ME BABY! I’m all ears. :)

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HEAD OVER HERE AND PICK A PRIZE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! TELL YOUR MOM! TELL YOUR DOG! Dude, got $1? Let’s do this!

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New Series Added to Kindle Unlimited: Secrets

The SECRETS series, by NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR H.M. WARD is now part of Kindle Unlimited!
In case you haven’t heard of it yet, this is a new program offered by Amazon to allow readers to get as many books as they like for a flat monthly fee of $9.99. Think of it as one of the world’s largest libraries. You can go in, grab a book, read it, return it, and get another without leaving your comfy couch. Middle of the night and payday is a week away, no problem. Kindle Unlimited is perfect for people who are reading and spending more than $10 a month on books. If you have one reader in your house, you’re spending more than that. Mike & I already signed up for it.

There are some older titles that we grabbed, plus some newer works. And you get a FREE 30-day-trial, so check it out. As a reader in a family of readers, it’s a great place to grab something, and with over half a million titles to choose from, there’s something for every member of your family. One membership and every Kindle that’s attached to your account can use it to read books for free.

After a lot of talking with Amazon, we were able to include the entire ARRANGEMENT series, the entire PROPOSITION series and NOW we’ve added the entire SECRETS series! That’s over $75 worth of books for $9.99. That’s less than 25 cents per book. Dudes, there won’t be a better deal!

For people who don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry. You do NOT need one. Just grab the FREE kindle app and read on your tablet, smart phone, or even on your computer. You’ll finally get to see why the FERRO series has sold over 4 MILLION copies. No more waiting until payday to buy a book. Yes!

SECRETS 1-5 have been listed. See how it says Kindle Unlimited: FREE – that means it’s registered in the program. You also see the KU logo under it with a link for more info and to sign up.

THE ARRANGEMENT 1-16 and THE PROPOSITION 1-5 (The complete Bryan Ferro series) are already enrolled and THESE TWO SERIES INTERTWINE! You’ll see a whole lotta Sean, plus learn some Ferro family secrets.

FYI: I don’t get a bounty or a reward if you sign up. Just saying, because some people like to know. We do have this in my house. Between us, we have seven Kindles and most are for reading. Up to ten books can be out at a time, from what I understand. We’ve not checked out that many books at once. It’s awesome though, because you can have multiple books on multiple devices at a time. And with my series alone, it pays for the 1st month.

Share this news with your friends and family, as it’s a limited time offer. This is a beta program, so it could change at any time.

To discuss the books or the sexy Ferro Family characters, check out Club Ferro on Facebook. You can compare notes and talk to nearly 6,000 other Ferro fans. It’s fun! To get the latest info on releases and upcoming events, text AWESOMEBOOKS to 22828 or click here.

I’ll let you know when more series have been added. For everyone waiting for a sale on my serials, here you go!

PS – The SECRETS series is still available on all other sites, as before. This program is via Amazon, so I can’t change that part. But if you have a Nook and you want to buy the Nook Book, it’s still there too.

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New! Get THE PROPOSITION Series for FREE via Kindle Unlimited

propseriesKUpromoThe NEW YORK TIMES bestselling THE PROPOSITION series is now a part of Kindle Unlimited.

I’m going to tell you what it is, in case you haven’t heard of it yet. This is a new program that is offered by Amazon to allow readers to get as many books as they like for a flat monthly fee of $9.99. Think of it as one of the world’s largest libraries. You can go in and grab a book, read it, return it, and get another–all without leaving your comfy couch. Middle of the night and payday’s a week away, no problem. Kindle Unlimited is perfect for people who are reading and spending more than $10 a month on books. Let’s face it, if you have one reader in your house, you’re spending more than that. Me & Mike already signed up for it.

There are some older titles that we KUpicgrabbed, plus some newer works. And you get a FREE 30 day trial, so check it out. As a reader with a family of readers, it’s a great place to grab something and with over half a million titles to choose from, there’s something for every member of your family. One membership and every kindle that’s attached to your account can use it to read books for free.

After a lot of talking with Amazon we were able to include the entire ARRANGEMENT series and just added THE PROPOSITION. That’s over $60 worth of books for $9.99. That’s less than 50 cents per book–dudes, there won’t be a better deal.

For people who don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry-you do NOT need one. Just grab the FREE kindle app and read on your tablet, smart phone, or even on your computer. You’ll finally get to see why the FERRO series has sold over 4 MILLION copies. No more waiting until payday to buy a book. Yes!

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THE PROPOSITION 1-5 (the complete Bryan Ferro Series was added today!) See how it says Kindle Unlimited: FREE – that means it’s registered in the program. You also see the KU logo under it with a link for more info and to sign up.

THE ARRANGEMENT 1-16 are already enrolled and THESE TWO SERIES INTERTWINE! You’ll see a whole lotta Sean, plus learn some Ferro family secrets.

FYI: I don’t get a bounty or a reward if you sign up. Just saying, because some people like to know. We do have this in my house. Between us, we have seven Kindles, most are for reading. Up to ten books can be out at a time, from what I understand. We’ve not checked out that many books at once. It’s awesome though, because you can have out multiple books on multiple devices at a time. And with my series alone, it pays for the 1st month.

Share this news with your friends and family as it’s a limited time offer and can change without notice. The is a beta program, so it could change at any time.

Then, AFTER you read all about Sean, check out Club Ferro on Facebook. You can compare notes and talk to nearly 6,000 other Ferro fans. It’s fun! To get the latest info on releases and upcoming events text AWESOMEBOOKS to 22828 or click here.

I’ll let you know when more series have been added. For everyone waiting for a sale on my serials, here you go!

PS – THE PROPOSITION series is still available on all other sites, as before. This program is via Amazon, so I can’t change that part. But if you have a Nook and you want to buy the NookBook, it’s still there too. :)

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SALE! SECOND CHANCES 99 cents TODAY! (reg. $7.99) GO GET IT!!!

**search this book for a cameo appearance from a Ferro family member** ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS! (regular price $7.99)

Second Chances: A Novel

Description:

I’m not a catch, I’m not even certain I’m what they’d call ‘mentally stable,’ not anymore. Too much has happened too fast and it ripped my soul in half. I’m alone, a plastic stick in my hand that says the one word we’d been so eager to see: Pregnant. Lucky in love once is a miracle, but I lost him, and this baby is all I have left. My life turned to ash in a blink and there’s nothing I can do about it. Years pass and I’m still here, but it doesn’t feel like it, not until the lawn guy, Daniel Clement, checks me out. Me. A yoga-panting, pony tailing, frumpy-butt, frizzy mommy who’s covered in whatever the baby tossed on me at lunch.

Daniel’s dark eyes linger too long, as if he likes what he sees. I’m shocked and flattered, but he’s too young. The age gap between us is over a decade, but that doesn’t stop him. If I sleep with him everyone will think I’ve lost my mind. Maybe I have, because everyday that I see Daniel’s sexy, toned body glistening in the sunlight, I consider feeling him pressed against me, naked. The few times his fingers grazed my skin were heaven, but once the clothes come off–he’s a god and I’m… me.

I’ve been alone for so long. Surely one kiss won’t hurt anything, one taste of his mouth should be harmless. Things don’t have to go that far, but I’m wrong. Love only comes around once in a lifetime. Only fools think otherwise, and I’m the biggest fool of them all.

Genre: New Adult Romance
Type: Stand Alone Novel (346 pages, print edition)

Get SECOND CHANCES for 99⊄ today at these retailers:
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SECOND CHANCES VIDEO TEASER:

SECOND CHANCES Video Teaser by H.M. Ward & Stacey Mosteller

What Other People Are Saying About SECOND CHANCES:

“A home run in the co-author department!” -Crystal

“The story is both fairy tale mixed with a shot of real life, sprinkled with a helping of sexual tension and finished off with a serving of meddling parents.” -Azz

“This story is funny, sexy and heartfelt. It’s filled with lovable characters and relatable situations! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to hire a lawn boy.. because, really, every woman needs her own Daniel!” – Melanie

Happy Reading!

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THE ARRANGEMENT Series by HM Ward is Now Part of Kindle Unlimited

arrangementvolpaperbackcoverThe NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING THE ARRANGEMENT series that you know and love is now part of Kindle Unlimited!

This is a new program that is offered by Amazon to allow readers to get as many books as they like for a flat monthly fee of $9.99. Think of it as one of the world’s largest libraries. You can go in and grab a book, read it, return it, and get another–all without leaving your comfy couch. Middle of the night and payday’s a week away, no problem. Kindle Unlimited is perfect for people who are reading and spending more than $10 a month on books. Let’s face it, if you have one reader in your house, you’re spending more than that. Me & Mike already signed up for it.

There are some older titles that we KUpicgrabbed, plus some newer works. And you get a FREE 30 day trial, so check it out. As a reader with a family of readers, it’s a great place to grab something and with over half a million titles to choose from, there’s something for every member of your family. One membership and every kindle that’s attached to your account can use it to read books for free.

After a lot of talking with Amazon we were able to include the entire ARRANGEMENT series. This is the first of the HM WARD titles to appear in Kindle Unlimited. The plan is that as the weeks go on, my other series will be added.

For people who don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry-you do NOT need one. Just grab the FREE kindle app and read on your tablet, smart phone, or even on your computer. You’ll finally get to see why the FERRO series has sold over 4 MILLION copies. No more waiting until payday to buy a book. Yes!

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THE ARRANGEMENT 1-16 were all listed today and should appear shortly. The listing above has already been added to the program. See how it says Kindle Unlimited: FREE – that means it’s registered in the program. You also see the KU logo under it with a link for more info and to sign up.

FYI: I don’t get a bounty or a reward if you sign up. Just saying, because some people like to know. We do have this in my house. Between us, we have seven Kindles, most are for reading. Up to ten books can be out at a time, from what I understand. We’ve not checked out that many books at once. It’s awesome though, because you can have out multiple books on multiple devices at a time. And with my series alone, it pays for the 1st month.

Share this news with your friends and family as it’s a limited time offer and can change without notice. The is a beta program, so it could change at any time.

Then, AFTER you read all about Sean, check out Club Ferro on Facebook. You can compare notes and talk to nearly 6,000 other Ferro fans. It’s fun! To get the latest info on releases and upcoming events text AWESOMEBOOKS to 22828 or click here.

I’ll let you know when more series have been added. For everyone waiting for a sale on my serials, here you go!

PS – THE ARRANGEMENT series is still available on all other sites, as before. This program is via Amazon, so I can’t change that part. But if you have a Nook and you want to buy the NookBook, it’s still there too. :)

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New Release: THE ARRANGEMENT 16 (The Ferro Family), by H.M. Ward

AR16THE ARRANGEMENT 16 (The Ferro Family) is out today!

THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD

Volume 16 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials

I’ve gone from a future of possibilities to nothing in a single gunshot. Homeless, penniless and without the man I love, my hopelessness overwhelms me and I seek unexpected comfort from people long absent in my life. I can’t lose Sean—not now, not ever—and I’ll do anything to get him back, even if it means using myself as bait.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each.
~The Arrangement Vol 1-16 are on sale now.~

BUY IT TODAY AT THESE RETAILERS:

Buy The Arrangement 16 Now!  bn   Buy The Arrangement 16 Now!   Buy The Arrangement 16 Now!

(paperback to follow shortly)

What people are saying about The Arrangement 16:

“If you like mystery with an edge of sexy, this is a MUST READ.” -N. Venable

“Best one yet! So many Ferros at once!” Keitha

“Fall in love with Sean even more!” -Sue D.

If you are a new fan and would like more information on this series, click here.

This series is fan driven–which is really unusual and way cool! The main thing to know is that it has over one million rabid readers and I write more as they ask for more. This is my only fan-driven series, and you’ve never encountered a series quite like this one before. Check it out!

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