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Pushing My Luck

Hello All,

It's been a couple of months since I updated my blog. I know, how shameful of me. I was enrolled in nursing school and it zapped every waking second of my days.  I've since decided that it wasn't for me, and well, what a relief.  This said, I'm probably pushing my luck since I haven't been on here for so long, but if any of you are merciful enough to forgive my absence, I'd appreciate it if you'd read the below blurb about the launch of my novel, PAWN OF THE GODS on Kindle Scout.  It's only up for thirty days so any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

The thirty day launch for my novel, PAWN OF THE GODS began this morning on Kindle Scout. 

How It Works
My book is posted for thirty days, along with hundreds of others in various genres. Readers click the following book link: PAWN OF THE GODS take a gander at the first five chapters of the story, and decide whether they believe it's good enough for publication on Amazon. If the answer is yes, they simply click the NOMINATE THIS AUTHOR button, and that's it.

At the end of the thirty-day campaign, my nominations are tallied and the book will be removed from the panel, freeing up that nomination for another book. Then the author will receive an email notifying them whether his/her story was selected for publication. 

Regardless of the outcome, I'd like to thank each of you for all the support you've given me over the years, while I toiled over this novel. 

Cheers




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