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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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.



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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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