Authors: Feature You and Your Book

I thought I would update my blog in terms of how I can help authors and help you promote your book. First and foremost, I want to mention I am with WOW! Women on Writing and we do blog tours. So if you are searching for a bigger way to promote your blog (rather than hunting down one blog at a time), please contact me for more information on Women on Writing's blog tours. Here are a couple examples of blog tours I've put together (Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend by Cheryl Carpinello blog tour and Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper by Fiona Ingram blog tour.

If you do not have the funds for a blog tour and/or are not ready for paid advertising, I'd still love to help you in some way. Read below for details but I offer -
  • Book Reviews (see my recent 2019 update)
  • Author Interviews
  • Guest Posts (written by you, the author, but read below for prompts!)
  • Book Spotlight
  • Be a Guest Contributor to "3 Suggestions on a Saturday Night" (my favorite way to promote authors!)
  • Author Review Exchange (very new, very experimental)

My email, by the way, is npyles86[at]gmail[dot]com, so send me an email if something I offer catches your eye.

Book Reviews (updated November 2019)

Until January 2020, I am unable to accept books to review. Please keep me in mind around that time, because I do love reviewing books! I just have quite a lot on my plate at the moment. Until then, I'd love for you to write a guest post to my blog! Or take a look at some other ways I can promote you and your work.

Books I enjoy:

I love reading mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, suspense, humor, young adult fiction, middle-grade fiction (I'm a kid at heart!), science fiction and fantasy (to a point), Christian fiction, children's books of any kind, chick lit and cozy mysteries. For the most part, I don't read nonfiction but I could always change my mind for the right book. I also tend to avoid fictional books that address religion except in Christian fiction, so keep that in mind.

Also, one thing to note, if you want to ease your mind, is that if for some reason I don't like a book, I will tell you rather than post a review to my blog. If I don't like it, I'll encourage you to seek out other ways to promote your book (i.e. an interview with me, or some other way you can contribute to my blog). My view is just because I don't like it, doesn't mean others won't like it.

If you want to email me to see if I will review your book, include information about your book, the first chapter (this will easily tell me if this is the right for me), and links to your Amazon or Goodreads page. You can email me at npyles86 at gmail dot com.

Author Interviews:

I'm very excited to offer the chance for you to be featured on my blog in an interview! I'd love to chat about you and your book. Interviews include excerpts (if available), a link to a purchase page, link to your website(s), and any photos.

Upon receiving your email for an interview, I ask you to give me a couple of weeks to get information together. Also, if you are asking about being interviewed, than include information about you and your book.

Guest Posts

If you want to write for my blog in some way, I'd love for you to submit a potential guest post. Stumped in terms of what to write? Here's a few prompts:

  • What inspires you to write? 
  • Why did you write your book?
  • What are the lessons you've learned while writing your book?
  • Books you enjoyed reading as a kid, teen, or young adult
  • Books you recommend that you've read this past year
  • How have you changed as a writer?
  • What about your genre can you share with my blog readers? (Things you've learned writing for your genre, difficulties publishing in this genre, tips for successfully publishing in this genre)
  • Why did you choose the publisher you did? What led you to indie publishing, self-publishing or traditional publishing? What are things you've learned along the way?
If any of these prompts strike your fancy, send me an email about what you will be writing about and I can get you scheduled on my blog. If you need some help with how to write a blog post, let me know I can lend a hand.

Book Spotlight:

This is a fairly simple way of promoting your book on my blog. If you want me to spotlight, send me an email letting me know the following

  • About the book
  • About you, the author
  • Excerpts I can use in the post
  • Links to your websites, social media, and where people can purchase your book (as well as the Goodreads page for your book)
Be a Guest Contributor to '3 Suggestions on a Saturday Night'

I host a regular (well, trying to be regular) feature on my blog called, "3 Suggestions on a Saturday Night." I would LOVE a guest contributor. Any guest contributor will be spotlighted and I'll include info about you, your book, buy links and GoodReads links as well. Your book will also be the image associated with the post. Here's one of the posts I've featured recently.

Let me know if you'd like to be a guest contributor and answer the following (and say why!):

What is your Saturday night reading suggestion? 
What is your Saturday night movie suggestion?
What is your Saturday night [wild card] suggestion? (I'll leave that third suggestion up to you! It can be a song you are listening to obsessively, blog you follow, bottle of wine you just enjoyed, coffee you are drinking, etc.) 

Most importantly, list why these are your suggestions. 

If this sounds like something you'd like to be involved in, send me an email with all of your book information, as well as information about you, buy links and your suggestions.

Experimental: Author Review Exchange

I'm not always able to accept books to review and I do get quite a few emails from authors wanting exposure. If you are an author and want your book reviewed, and you are open to reviewing someone else's book, let me know. Your review of this book will be featured on my blog as a "guest review" and I can either do a Q&A with you about how you felt about the book or you can write up your review in some way. In exchange for reviewing someone else's book, your book could be reviewed and featured in a guest review post. I can't promise anything and honestly, this is merely experimental, but if you are open to trying this out let me know!

So, there you have it folks! You can email me at npyles86 [at] gmail [dot] com.Clearly state which type of feature you are interested (one or more). If you are already taking part in some type of blog tour, you can send me that info as well.


  1. Hi Nicole.

    I've just encountered your site and I'll definitely pursue getting in touch in one or other of the areas you have highlighted as being of interest to you.

    I'm a little bit left field as a writer because i'm a free verse poet, but consider myself a storyteller. To date I've published 2 collections in that form and I think there has to be a way to take my poetry work and push it into mainstream consciousness. So that's my interest.

    I have another collection coming out around November, and I'll see if I can get a pitch together for you that might be of interest. Called 'The New Asylum - a memoir of psychiatry - I think it might have a unique place and voice, but we'll see.

    i'll be in touch. If it doesn't interest you, that's fine, too, of course.



    1. Oh I'd love to read your book! Be sure to email me when it comes out.


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