Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy: Who Rides It Better?

It’s cooler here in Southern California! And we’ve had a little rain! Yay!!

I set Blood Magic free and ran a promotion yesterday at Freebooksy. It totally exceeded my expectations with well over 2300 downloads at 7pm last night and it also broke into the top 100 ranking at Amazon. Honestly I expected less than half that many downloads.

So why did it happen?

While the ads and paid promo help, I honestly think this momentum started when I set the book free, announced in on Saturday on Facebook and readers began spreading the word like wildfire. I believe readers and fans really set this off, and I want to say a huge THANK YOU!! If this series takes off, it’s truly because you guys have been spreading the word and I appreciate it.

Of course, these “sales” are free downloads and essentially loss leaders for me. The hope is that once people read Blood Magic, they will get hooked, want to read the rest of the Wing Slayer Hunter’s stories and buy them. Only time will tell. As I said before, once I’m done with this promotional period and I have enough data, I’ll do one comprehensive blog outlining what I did in promotion and strategy, give you some numbers, tell you what I think worked and didn’t work.

Now let’s move on! Because Phoenix in Night Magic rides a motorcycle, let’s change Wednesday Worthy up a bit with Who Rides It Better?


Guy #1

Athletically fit caucasian man sitting shirtless on a black motor bike


Guy #2

Sexy young fit male model on motorcycle outdoors at dawn

So who do you think rides it better?

6 comments to “Wednesday Worthy: Who Rides It Better?”

  1. Silver James
    November 4th, 2015 at 10:02 am · Link

    Yay on the numbers! So excited for you.

    As for these guys? Uhm…neither? I like Guy #2’s bike better. But he deoesn’t do much for me. And Guy #1 sort of reminds me of a beefed-up Putin. So…no. Sorry. :( And finding really hot guys on bikes at legit sites where we can get the license? Yeah…not so much. I’d love to find a really hot, tattooed biker guy around here and arrange for Only to photograph him. We’d make enough to buy Christmas! LOLOL

    Happy Hump Day, witches!

  2. Jenn
    November 4th, 2015 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m pretty much with you on these guys AND trying to find hot guys on bikes, with or without tattooes.

    Do it! Search out that hot biker and get him to agree to a photo shoot :-)

    Have a great hump day!

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    November 4th, 2015 at 12:06 pm · Link

    Yay on the numbers! I hope this push helps you sell tons.

    I almost said #1, then Silver put that image in my head. LOL, turn about is fair play cuz lord knows I’ve probably done that with enough candidates over the years. Not a huge fan of motorcycles and motorcycle guys. Sorry. I fear motorcycles will forever by associated with either my uncle who road the super-luxury version or thugs. Hard to get excited about either of those.

  4. B.E. Sanderson
    November 4th, 2015 at 12:06 pm · Link


  5. Viki S.
    November 4th, 2015 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Fantastic news! Once people read BLOOD MAGIC they’ll want more. I think it’s a good strategy but I’m looking forward to your results.

    It’s number #2 guy for me :).

    I hope you guys continue to get rain in nice amounts not too much and not too little. It’s really warm here, upper 70’s. Very strange this time of year. I’m sure we’ll get back to normal soon enough ;).

    Have a good afternoon!

  6. Niki Daninger
    November 5th, 2015 at 1:08 pm · Link

    I have the paperback but I downloaded the digital copy anyway – gotta spread the love!!!

    You watch Jenn, this series is gonna take off and not JUST because you have friends and fans promoting for you – you know why ;)

    PS: I’m with Silver, bike #2 is more to my liking but neither of the guys does anything for me. Funny aside though – you posted a different photo of guy #2 a long time ago, when I was looking for a bare chest model for my MMC. I wanted a guy with a natural build and a little bit of chest hair. I bought that photo, then photoshoped it to beef him up a bit, added my guy’s face, and that is who is on my blog banner!
    PPS: Speaking of finding new models – I am seriously thinking about asking my cousin to do a shoot for me – I showed his pic to some ladies in my writing group and several swore they’d put him on their covers ;)

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