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Amber Polo
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Be careful asking friends and family who don't ordinarily review books. I've seen reviews that mentioned the reviewer has known the author for years or mentioned connections. Another red light that the review is from a friend and perhaps not credible is when that's the only review the person as ever posted.
A Newbie's World with Erin... What is the best use of my marketing time and will bring me the most sales? Starting out as a new author, I had little idea how much time I would be expected to devote to marketing my book...
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Very good points, Amber. Though I think they are such a significant source, we can't discount them.
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Oz, the Great blogger loves my book!
First review by a dog.
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Free  Kindle book - Dec. 26-30

Bliss is a dog-shifter, able to change from human form into that of a sleek white greyhound.
Accompanied by her best friend Harry, a disgraced werewolf/dogshifter mongrel, and hotly pursued by the evil werewolves, Bliss’s quest takes her across the sacred sites and ancient mounds of the American Southwest. Kidnapped by dogcatchers, sold into racetrack slavery, and forced to fight wolf dogs Harry and Bliss never lose sight of their goal—or each other.

http://www.amazon.com/Recovered-Shapeshifters-Library-Book-Three/dp/0985774827/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378754065&sr=1-6
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Enjoy The Story Farm, a flash fiction cute holiday gift for writers...
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Cute trailer for a cookbook.
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My first Kirkus Review
This week I received a special Christmas present.

I spent a part of my life in libraries, often as an Acquisitions Librarian. One wonderful memory was of my time in Arlington, Virginia where I had the opportunity to work with two of the finest librarians in the country. These amazing women were true book people. They knew books and knew how to build a wonderful library collection. Acting as their assistant I learned a lot about books and book reviews.

In those days, besides a few respected newspapers and literary journals, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Virginia Kirkus Service book reviews were the mainstays of libraries and bookstores. A bad review in one of those powerful forces could doom a book.

Since I never expected to actually write a book myself, I didn't appreciate reviews from the author’s point of view. But now I have my own Kirkus review! And I’m thrilled!

Recovered, the third in my Shapeshifters’ Library series, was reviewed by Kirkus. And here’s what it said: 

“Author Polo does an excellent job organizing the details of her inviting series for new and returning readers... At its core, the narrative illustrates how… kindness can heal humans and dogs—and maybe even cats… A fanciful read that remains loyal to its noble principles.” – Kirkus Reviews

To celebrate two of my Shapeshifters' Library series are free for kindle readers. And I've put my republished Arizona romance, Heads in the Clouds, at special introductory price, plus a  GoodReads Giveaway 

Retrieved (Book 2) Free through December 30
Recovered (Book 3) Free through December 30
Heads in the Clouds (an Arizona aviation romance)- Introductory Price $.99 until January 1st
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http://amberpolo.blogspot.com/2013/12/shapeshifters-library-series-free-on.html 
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Heads in the Clouds - Introductory Kindle Price $.99 until January 1
Print $10.99 on Amazon

Love is in the air…
An Arizona Aviation Romance
Can a meat-eating Texas advertising woman find love with a vegetarian Buddhist and get her pilot’s license despite interference from her wacky Arizona airpark neighbors and a high flying Alaskan Malamute?

http://www.amazon.com/Heads-in-the-Clouds-ebook/dp/B00GDBON8U/ref=la_B002E74F9O_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383350645&sr=1-9
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