Honeybees, SWARM & Hawaii

19 May

May feels a bit like a swarm, doesn’t it? With graduations and award ceremonies and proms, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, it’s full of busy bees and making great memories. Buzz Books hopes you get a chance to slow down a bit this summer and … read!

Free Prom! 

To celebrate the end of the school year, we’re gifting Prom Dates to Die For on Smashwords now through Memorial Weekend with this coupon code: CJ85E. Click here to go get your ebook edition in your favorite e-format. A fun young adult novel with bite-size paranormal stories perfect for your vacations or lazy summer afternoons! FREE! Here’s what Pages Unbound blog recently said about each of the five stories featured in Prom:

“Darkness Becomes Him” by Kelly Parra – “The concept was great … a lot of action!”

“The Bone Flower” by Heather Dearly – “This story was very nicely imagined … both beautiful and a little depressing.”

“Every Breath You Take” by Lena Brown – “the story is very well-developed and had a fascinating premise.”

“A Kiss at the Threshold” by Aaron Smith also presents a very interesting concept, and it has my favorite protagonist (also the only leading male!).” “Gripping.”

“Tonight, You’re Mine” by Jenny Peterson – “Also intriguing. It incorporates some surprises and a bit of humor, which makes it a refreshing contribution to an anthology about proms gone wrong!”

If you take advantage of our free offer, we hope you’ll let us know if you liked it with a review on Goodreads, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Help us spread the buzz about Prom!

Prom is available as an ebook for $2.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and in print for $7.99 in our Buzz Books store and Amazon.

Calling All Honeybees!

We’re looking for a romance story to fall in love with to launch our Honey romance line. Who will be our first Honeybee, our debut romance author? We’ll post the full details after Memorial Day on our Contest page, but the contest prize will include a 40% royalty, glossy bookmarks, a book trailer, being a guest on our Hive podcast, a Facebook and Goodreads ad campaign and Honey swag including a T-shirt and coffee mug. Send us some Honey by following our submission guidelines. Fun fact: According to National Geographic, “Worker honeybees are all females and are the only bees most people ever see. They forage for food and build and protect the hive, among many other societal functions.”

And our unofficial Honey song? Why, it’s the Voice’s cutie-patootie country crooner Blake Shelton’s song, Honeybee, of course!

Coming Soon! SWARM, Buzz’ Mystery/Thriller Line

The logo is in the works and so is our first contract. We’re THRILLED to “bee” adding a mystery/thriller line to the Hive. (Sorry, couldn’t help the pun.) If you know of a great mystery book shop and mystery/thriller book review sites, send us the info so we can add them to our distribution list. More soon!

#buzzchat, #littlebrand, Loyalty Club

As promised, we’ll be posting all the buzz from the week Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. using the hashtag #buzzchat on Twitter from our @buzzbooksusa account. Biggest movies, books, TV and story news plus the latest with Buzz and a nice giveaway to those who RT and participate in our chat. If you have a small biz or work in one, check out our #littlebrand feed with daily tips on branding. And last week, we mentioned a Buzz loyalty club. We’re hammering out the details to makes sure it’s extra awesome, but know that those who love to read and share the buzz will get some great opportunities for free reads and swag, so stay tuned.

Next week’s Hive report: Malena Lott’s follow up to LIFE’S A BEACH, THE LAST RESORT about six women seeking mojo in Maui, releases Memorial Weekend along with a huge “girlfriends” beach bag giveaway – a giveaway meant to be shared with your best girlfriends! So fun, we can’t wait to announce it! 

Keep calm and read on.

Lit love,

Malena

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