Happy HIDE A BOOK DAY! Find Hidden Raynetta Manees Books!

Happy HIDE A BOOK DAY! Authors & readers all over the world are leaving books out to be found today!  I have “hidden” three of my books; these are pictures of my books in their hidden locations.  Look closely—I’ve pictured tip-offs to the locations.  Good Luck!

#goodreadsturns10 #hideabookday, #ibelieveinbookfairies

Advertisements
Posted in Black Authors (African American), Black Culture (African American), Black History (African American), Black Romance Novels (African American), Books- Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get A FREE Signed Book on “Hide A Book Day!”

Tomorrow, Monday, September 18, I am participating in  Hide a Book Day.  As part of their Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, Goodreads is teaming up with fellow book lovers at The Book Fairies to hide books around their neighborhoods for people to find, read, and leave for the next person.

I will be “hiding” a signed copy of each of my “his and hers” companion books, “All For Love,” and “All For Love: The SuperStar.

[ “SuperStar was a finalist for the 2017 Emma Award for “Best Contemporary Romance!”]

click to purchase!

Per the rules, I will be hiding the books in a semi-obvious spot for someone to find, somewhere like a high-traffic area like train and bus stops, national monuments, and parks.

Once I’ve hidden the books, I’ll take a picture of each book in its “hiding spot,” and share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags  #goodreadsturns10 #hideabookday, #ibelieveinbookfairies.

Each book will bear this special Hide A Book Day sticker.  Be on the alert–thousands of writers and readers all over the world are participating and there will be a truckload of books out there to find!

 

Many books will also contain a personal note from the person hiding it that may look like this:

Good Luck!

 

Posted in Black Authors (African American), Black Culture (African American), Black History (African American), Black Romance Novels (African American), Books- Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Goodreads Book Giveaway: “All For Love: The SuperStar”

Goodreads is hosting a book giveaway for my novel “All For Love: The SuperStar!”  The book was a finalist for the 2017 Emma Award for Best Contemporary Romance! Enter for a chance to win one of seven signed print editions of AFLTS!

The giveaway runs from now until October 12.  Winner will receive their books promptly after the end of the giveaway with a personal note from the author: me!

This is the link to the giveaway on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/253935-all-for-love-the-superstar

Good Luck!

 

 

Posted in Black Authors (African American), Black Culture (African American), Black History (African American), Black Romance Novels (African American), Books- Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Question: “Why do we get crushes on fictional characters?”

I have been writing romance novels for 20 years now, and I have frequently had readers tell me they “fell in love” with one of my characters. I fully understand that because I have unfailingly fallen in love with each of the heroes of my books.

It’s rare in life, I think, to meet a person of your dreams. I say “a” person and not”the” person because I think each of us could find complete happiness with a number of dissimilar people.

We are all flexible and we all have multiple facets. So I could be as completely happy with my superstar entertainer, Darryl Bridges*, in one scenario as I could with my country preacher, Tyler Barnett**, in another.

We all have imaginations to some degree or another; else there would be no movies other than documentaries. There would be no such thing as fiction in writing. Fiction is by definition a function of imagination.

When the author’s imagination taps deeply into that of the reader is a situation in which a person could fall in love with a fictional character.

*Darryl Bridges is the hero in my novel “All For Love.”
**Tyler Barnett is the hero in my novel “Follow Your Heart.”
Posted in Black Authors (African American), Black Culture (African American), Black History (African American), Black Romance Novels (African American), Books- Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giveaway Results “All For Love: The SuperStar” Kindle Edition

Thanks to all who participated in the book giveaway for the Kindle edition of “All For Love: The SuperStar.”  I thought the giveaway would last over the holiday weekend but was thrilled to see all the books were snapped up the first day!  I would certainly appreciate any book reviews winners would choose to post on Amazon for the book!

There will be a book giveaway on Goodreads for the print edition of the book starting on Sept,12th!  I’ll post a reminder at that time.

Posted in Black Authors (African American), Black Culture (African American), Black History (African American), Black Romance Novels (African American), Books- Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amazon Countdown Sale Going On Now! “All For Love”

click to purchase!

Amazon is hosting a countdown sale for my five-star romance, “All For Love.”  The sooner you get it the more you save!  Don’t miss out!

The book’s price is only 99 cents today.

The book will be $1.99 tomorrow

The book will be $2.99 on Tuesday

The book will return to its full price of $3.99 on Wednesday.

(P.S,  Amazon Kindle Unlimited folks can read it for FREE!)

 

Posted in Black Authors (African American), Black Culture (African American), Black History (African American), Black Romance Novels (African American), Books- Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guest Author Spotlight! “Follow Your Heart” by Raynetta Manees

For this Labor Day weekend, my friend, Author Samara King, and I are doing an “author spotlight” featuring each other on our respective blogs.

My spotlight on Samara’s blog is on my totally unique, totally “unstuffy” Christian romance, “Follow Your Heart.”  

My spotlight article is  at https://charactersbehavingbadly.com/2017/09/01/character-crush/

Samara’s spotlight on this blog is below at https://rmanees.com/2017/09/01/author-spotlight-press-play-by-samara-king/

 

 

 

Posted in Black Authors (African American), Black Culture (African American), Black History (African American), Black Romance Novels (African American), Books- Writing, Famous People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment