Don’t you just love surprises? Well I do, and today, Matty Says it’s time to spread the love.
Best-selling author of YA Fiction, Jillian Dodd, has no idea that 99 authors are going to blog about her today, or that reader and bloggers have jumped on board to help too. Why? Because we want to thank her for what she has done for us.
Jillian Dodd has been an incredible support to me, in what can often be a lonely roller coaster ride of a publishing journey. She’s helped me in more ways than I should probably list, and she is always there, not just for me, but many authors. She’s helped so many of us find our footing in this crazy world of books, and she works hard to see others succeed. She’s a rare gem in the world of writers.
So why am I blogging about this today?
On the 21st of December, 99 authors came together for a promotional activity to sell 99 eBooks for 99 cents. Jillian did the majority of the work, organized everything, and came up with a marketing plan. When I was invited to participate, I jumped at the opportunity.
She put in weeks of hard work setting the event up with authors, bloggers, and promotional sites, all the while preparing and leading all of the authors in a beautifully streamlined process. To say she did an incredible job is an understatement.
At the end of the 21st December, ten of the 99 authors were in the top 100 in the Amazon Kindle Store. By this time, Amazon had come on board to assist in the 24hr price drop, and help us with the Kindle Daily Deal. A lot of us found our rankings and sales soar, many sold hundreds of books, and some were in the top five of their specific genres. Readers were ecstatic, authors were excited, and Jillian stayed up with virtually no sleep for forty-eight hours to make sure the whole thing went smoothly. It was amazing.
Jillian is a talented author and incredible friend, and as such, it’s time to say thank you. Today, I want to take some time out to spotlight some of her books.
Readers have gone wild for Jillian Dodd’s, The Keatyn Chronicles. They love her complicated life, never mind her even more complex love life. Her characters are fabulously drawn out and they keep readers coming back for more. So check these out!
“Gossip Girl meets Hollywood in this steamy new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.” And did I mention it has garnered over 138 five star reviews.
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.
She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because, really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Since its release on the 26th of November, it has 157 five star reviews.
I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.
I’m at a boarding school, where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left.
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