Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Last Chance to be in the Drawing for a Character Named After You!

There are only a few days left in my February Prize-A-Palooza, as I will be drawing my last prize winners on  National Tooth Fairy Day (a.k.a. February 28). 

What I am awarding on February 28? 

  • One autographed copy of my paranormal romance, "Despite the Ghosts"
  • 20 autographed bookplates (a bookplate is a label  you can stick to the inside of your copy of my book, so that even if I don't have a signing in your area, you can have a signed copy!)
AND...I will be drawing ONE name from ALL of the people that have participated in my challenges this month to award the grand prize:


This last, EASY challenge is about my new Author page on Amazon. Here's what you do:

  1. Go to my Amazon Author page at 
  2. Check out my page, including the reader pictures I posted under my profile picture, my blog links, reviews, and upcoming events, etc. If you like it...
  3. Share my Author page to Facebook by clicking the Facebook "f" icon in the upper right.
  4. Tag me "Dylan Newton" or "Dylan Newton Author" once you've shared my Author page to Facebook...and that's it! Your name will be entered into the drawing for the above prizes! :)

But if you REALLY want to help me out (and have your name entered THREE TIMES):

  • Click "LIKE" on my Amazon Author page (in the upper right hand corner)*
  • Click on my book, "Despite the Ghosts" and click "LIKE"*
  • *You may have to sign in to your account to do this. 

What is the deal with me and asking for LIKEs? Do I have some sort of self-esteem problem?
Well, yes, but that's a topic for another post.

The real reason behind the LIKEs is that's how Amazon 'ranks' authors and books they present to readers. In addition to sales, a increased amount of LIKEs gets my name and my book a better chance of appearing when a reader browses Amazon for...let's say paranormal romances. Or books with psychics, etc. The more  of a cult...erm, following, you have on Amazon, the higher your rank, which increases your likelihood to appear as a option for buyers...which will hopefully translate to more sales.

That's the theory, anyway. As most of you know, I'm late to the whole 'promote yourself' gig on social media, so time will tell.

But...I do appreciate any and all help you can give me! And who doesn't want some freebies just for helping a writer...and maybe get a character named after you for your trouble?!?

Good luck on the last Prize-A-Palooza Challenge!!
Happily My Ever After,

My Amazon author page again is:
My Facebook author page is

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Blow Me a Kiss" Photo Opp & Give-Away!

February's Prize-a-Palooza continues with this week's give-away for helping me fill my Author page with pictures of readers holding my book, DESPITE THE GHOSTS (or my website page, etc.)!

"Blow Me a Kiss" photo opp starts today! Post a picture on your Facebook page of YOU holding my book (or even a picture of my book), and either tag me on Facebook (DylanNewtonAuthor), or send me a message letting me know you have a picture you'd like considered.

On Valentines Day, I'll award one lucky winner with...

A box of deluxe chocolates and a bouquet of flowers, just for helping me out!

Plus...I'll choose the most creative, fun, sweet, amazing <insert adjective here> photos to "live" on my Author Facebook page and my Amazon Author page 

Keep it PG-13, guys!  ;)

Thanks for joining in my...
Happily Ever After,

Take this opportunity to "Like" my Author Facebook page at ( and see what other nonsense I come up with during February's Prize-A-Palooza! :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Scavenger Hunt-----PRIZES GALORE!

Check out a cool scavenger hunt and book give-away--I'm participating, as well as some great local authors. 

Win free books!

Main link to the scavenger hunt:
Main link to the giveaway portion:

It all ends on February 18---Good luck!!


Friday, February 1, 2013

February is Creative Romance Month...and Prize-A-Palooza!

February is National Creative Romance Month...
and Dylan's Prize-A-Palooza!

Yep,  in honor of creative romance month, I will be hosting fun contests, scavenger hunts and photo ops and showering my winning participants during a month-long Prize-A-Palooza. As a special surprise, ONE LUCKY PARTICIPANT will have a CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU in my next book.

How cool is that?

How can you participate in Prize-A-Palooza? Easy...go to my Facebook Author page (, "Like" me, and then watch for Facebook updates. I'll be posting every few days with a new way you can win one of these prizes:

  • Creative Romance Month wouldn't be complete without giving away a romance novel! I'll be awarding 3 autographed, personalized books of my paranormal romance "Despite the Ghosts" (shipped to you for free by me!), as well as 1 e-copy (for Kindle, Nook or e-Reader).
  • Box of Chocolates
  • Bouquet of Flowers
  • And a bunch of cool Author Swag!!

AND...all participants will be entered in a drawing to have a CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU in my next novel!

Again, just go to my author page on Facebook ( and "Like" me to see what's in store for the month.

Good luck and thanks for celebrating Creative Romance Month with me as I...

Happily My Ever After,

Facebook link again is
And hey, as long as you're here, enter your email address at the right to have Happily Ever After delivered to your in-box!