Friday, October 17, 2014

Santa Baby Blog Hop Sign Up!



Time for Safari Heats annual Christmas Blog Hop. This year will be a little different. I try to give each hop a unique twist. This year it will center around the Christmas Carol, Santa Baby. Everyone will get a line from the song and each reader that finds the lyric will get an added entry in the grand prize.

Sign up fee is 25.00.
Breakdown of the fee.
10.00 goes to Carey for organizing the hop.
10.00 goes towards the grand prize.
5.00 goes towards the packaging and shipping of prizes.

The button to pay is on the top right hand side of the Safari Heat Blog.
Please send me an email with your info after you pay. You can send it to careydoucet@yahoo.com

I need the author's name and blog link.
Be sure and send me your real name and pen name. This keeps things from getting too confusing. Be sure and make it very clear on which is which.

You will need to write a short blog on something Christmas or Winter related. Keep it short. We will have too many bloggers to have long drawn out blogs. Feel free to share about your book. After all that is what the hop is all about.

Give readers clear instructions on how and where to follow you. Also where they can buy your book.

Each blogger needs to giveaway at least one prize. What that prize is will be up to the author. This is the blogger's responsibility. This is not the same as the daily prize giveaways that you can donate to me.

I do daily prizes on random blogs all throughout the hop. This really gets readers excited and gives you more opportunities to reach readers. You are welcome to donate prizes to the daily giveaways. But it is not required. These prizes can be anything from a ebook to a signed book or swag. It is all up to the author. I already have a bunch of signed books from some bestselling authors.

If we get enough authors we will be giving away a kindle. If not we will be giving away a gift card. Any money left over after the kindle is purchased will go to a second prize gift card.

Please be sure and share the sign up so we can meet our grand prize amount. The more authors the better the hop is. Authors are encouraged the send books to Carey to go on the grand prize winner's Kindle. Send them to me in either Mobi or PDF. This is even more exposure for authors.

Sign up ends Nov. 20. you won't be listed on the hop page until the sign up fee is paid. Your place on the list will be set according to when you signed up. So don't wait too long. The hop fills up fast. Our blog hops get tons of traffic. I even have authors that ask me to contact them when it is time for the next hop. So don't miss out on a great promo opportunity.

How the hop will work.

Once the sign up is over I will start on the hop page. This will list all the authors and their blog link.

The hop list will be on the Safari Heat blog page. At the end of your blog post you need to add the Safari Heat blog hop link and tell readers to follow the link to keep hopping. This keeps the hop simple. I try to make it as easy as possible on my bloggers. I want it to be fun and it is my job to do the majority of the work. Thats what you are paying me for.

You will also need to place the blog hop banner on the top of your blog post for the hop. This makes it easy for readers to know they are in the right place. You will find the banner at the top of this post. If you have a problem saving it then let me know and I can send it to you. Also feel free to share the banner or list it on your blog, Facebook, etc.

Okay now about posting.

When the hop is in progress please don't post anything on the top of the blog hop post. If you will need to post other blogs then please send me the direct link to the post. Readers will get frustrated if the have to trudge through blogs to get to the right one. This will cause the reader to just skip your blog. And don't forget to post the banner at the top of the post.

If you have something graphic in your post then please warn your readers. I have no problem with graphic but readers can get upset if they feel something was just sprung on them. Keep that in mind.

Also I will be sending you a line from the song Santa Baby and if the reader can tell me which line they found on your blog they get another entry in the grand prize. This makes the reader actually read each blog.

Blogs need to be up by 7 am on Dec. 13th. Central Time so adjust accordingly. If your post is not up I will attempt to contact you. If I don't get a response then you will be removed from the blog hop list and you will not get a refund or get added back to the list. I have worked hard to post all your info on the hop. So please understand all the work that goes into organizing an event like this.

I will send more info to the authors that sign up at a later date. This is just a basic run through for authors that have never participated in one of our hops. If you have any questions please direct them the Carey at careydoucet@yahoo.com

Here's to happy hopping!

Carey Abbott


Prize Giveaways

NYT Bestselling Author Gena Showalter  (Signed)


NYT Bestselling Author Lori Foster (Signed) 



NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre (Signed)


NYT Bestselling Author Elizabeth Boyle (Signed)


NYT Bestselling Author Elizabeth Boyle (Signed)


NYT Bestselling Author Elizabeth Boyle (Signed)



NYT Bestselling Author Elizabeth Boyle (Signed)



Author Jesse Hayworth (Signed)



Author Jesse Hayward (Signed)



Author Jesse Hayworth (Three Signed)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Safari Heat Services

Safari Heat offers a multitude of services. We aim to be a one stop shop for authors on their journey to publications. Whether you are a seasoned author or a newbie just starting your career we have something for everyone. Lets talk about what Safari can do for you.

1. Editing- Finally finished your book? Well don't forget the importance of a good editor. Even bestselling authors need editors. The worst mistake a new author can make is thinking they don't need an editor. No author is that good.

2. Ebook Covers- As much as we would like to believe we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover that thought process could leave you with low sales. With all the books on sites like Amazon readers just don't take the time to read all the blurbs. So you have to catch them with a fantastic cover that jumps off the page. You would be surprised in the sales you can make with a cover that catches the reader's eye.

3. Social Media- Let's face it almost everyone is on Facebook, etc. Sales can really soar if you have good exposure on Social Media sites. So be sure and join as many as you can handle. But be sure and stay active on the sites. So limit them to whatever you can manage. We also do banners for FB, etc.

4. Reviews- I can't stress how important reviews are but you need honest reviews. Not fake reviews from friends and family. With Safari Heat you will get those honest reviews. We do not guarantee good reviews. These are honest reviews done by readers. But this is the best way to know where you need to make changes in you writing career.

5. Print Covers- Some may think print covers are not necessary because most readers read on a Kindle or some form of a tablet or their phone. But some still want the feel of a book in their hands. If you for go the print version of your book you may lose sales.

6. Website Design- Every author needs a great website. And I know most authors are lost when it comes to trying to design their own website. If you are creative enough to do it yourself then I say go for it. But for those of you that need some help I recommend you hire someone that knows what they are doing. This will take the headache out of the process. You will still have to get the content you want on the site to the designer but that is a simple enough task.

7. Blog Design- I won't go into this too much sense it is pretty much the same thought process as website design. You need a great blog to go with your website.

8. Formatting- This is another big one. You can do it yourself but hiring someone makes it easier on the author and insures it is done right. Bad formatting can lead to bad publicity. I see it all the time in reviews. It takes a lot of dedication to make the right impression and once you make a bad impression then it is too late to changes it. Your only course of action would be to take on a pen name and start from scratch which is a royal pain.

9. Advertise With Us- Advertising is very important. The more readers that see your book the more likely they are going to be to buy it. It is a proven fact that few readers buy a book the first time they see it but if they see it multiple times on different sites they are more likely to spend the money. So be sure and post your book on as many sites as you can. The more exposure the better.

We are having a sale on our services from Oct 9th-Oct 31st. 

Ebook Covers- Premade covers are buy one and get two free.
Personalized covers are $5.00 off.
Contact Carey- careydoucet@yahoo.com

Social Media Banners- Banners are $3.00 off.
Contact Carey- careydoucet@yahoo.com

Reviews- Reviews are always free.
Contact Nikki- Stormgoddess925@yahoo.com

Print Covers-  Take $5.00 off print covers.
Contact Cuhowlofwolves@yahoo.com

Blog Design- Blog Designs are $5.00 off.
Contact Carey- careydoucet@yahoo.com

Advertise with us- Take $2.00 off each add you place.
Contact Carey- careydoucet@yahoo.com

My team and I look forward to working with you all. Please feel free to share this post. Hope you are all having a great day!

Carey Abbott/Tabitha Blake

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Huge Premade Cover Sale

Buy two cover at regular price and get two free of same or lesser value. You will find the premade cover page in the right hand side of the blog side bar. Sale runs Sept. 12th-18th.

Happy Shopping,
Carey Abbott

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sexcapades Blog Hop



Blog Hop will be posponed until Sept. Sorry about this. I will be having major back surgery to have a disc removed and rods and screws put in. I was in an accident that has caused a hurniated disc and my spine is unstable. This is going to be a long recovery. I will be working right up to the date of my surgery. If you have donated prizes or signed up for the hop please do not worry there will be a hop just at a later date. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding. 

Carey Abbott

I am signing up authors for our Sexcapades blog hop. It is going to be a lot of fun.

I will give you a place and you will write a short sex scene. It can be as sweet or erotic as you want. Now you aren't going to get off that easy. Pardon the pun. The scenes will be a little quirky and you really need to use your imagination.

The author with the most creative scene will win a $100.00 gift certificate to Safari Heat. Services not included with the gc are editing, print covers, website design, and formatting. But Blogger set up is included in the gc. You will find a list of our services to the right hand side of the blog.

So this is going to be very different from most hops. Not just will there be prizes for the readers but authors will also be entered to win this huge prize.

Examples of the scenes: Row Boat, Fitting Room, Motorcycle, Tree. Yep! These are going to be so much fun! And the readers will be picking the winner.

We will also give away a Kindle HD 7 inch. And possibly an Amazon Prime upgrade if we get enough authors. Plus many other prizes.

Sign up will run through July 25th,

To sign up you just need to pay with the button to the right of the blog. The cost is 20.00. After your payment is completed just send me the following info. Send it to careydoucet@yahoo.com

Name:
Pen Name:
Email:
Blog Hame:
Blog Link:

I will send more info on how the hop will work later after the sign up is over. My blog hops are very easy to set up. So if you have never participated in a hop no worries. I will guide you through the whole process.

Please feel free to share with everyone. The more authors we get the better the hop will be.

We are also accepting prizes. Even if you can't join the hop please contact me and donate a prize. Prizes can be anything from e-books, signed print books to swag.

If you are donating a prize I need the following info.
Your Name:
Pen Name:
Prize you are donating:
Link to Website or Facebook, Etc. You only get one link.

All the info is to be sent to careydoucet@yahoo.com

You can also use the above email for any questions you might have. Now please don't send me questions on how the hop will work at the moment. I will send all that info after the sign up is over. Don't worry about it. I will send a very detailed doc for all the signed up authors and will be available for questions after you get the doc.

Hope you will join us,
Carey Abbott/Tabitha Blake

Welcome to the Sexcapades Blog Hop!

Grand prize is a New Kindle Fire HDX 7”
And books to start the winner out.

We will also try to give the kindle winner a free year of Amazon Prime. With Prime you get to read books for free, listen to music and watch movie. Now there are limits on what you get for free. Certain book and movies etc. And if you have Prime you can switch this to a gift card. I will know more after the sign up and how many authors we have. Then we will know if this prize will be an option. Below is the link for more info on Prime.
PRIME

We have a daily prize giveaways as well as prizes at each stop. You will find that list at the bottom of the hop page.

Hoppers get extra entries towards the grand prize by doing the following things listed below.
                                                                                                       
For each blog followed, for each author followed on Facebook, for each author followed on Twitter, and for each blog you leave a comment. The entries add up quick. Now you are not required do a certain amount to win. But the more you do the better your chances are. So that is all up to you.

Comment Example:
Name: Jane Doe
Comment: Great post!
Twitter: Followed
Facebook: Followed
Blog: Followed
Country you live in: US

 We will also be taking votes on the author that wrote the best sex scene. Now the authors will be getting prompts as to where their characters are and they are going to be crazy and lot of fun. I will be  decide on the best way to vote later. But this will also get you another entry into the Kindle prize. Plus the author that wins will receive a $100.00 Gift Card to Safari Heat. So don't forget to vote for your favorite author.

If you don't leave an email and country you will be skipped over. The reason is without an email we can’t contact you. And the country is because anything that needs to be shipped will only be shipped to the US and Canada. But anyone can win an eBook.  I will try to give them out to readers outside of the US and Canada. I want everyone to be able to win prizes.

If you have any questions on the hop just email me at (careydoucet@yahoo.com)

Author's who are paying to be in the hop are not eligible to win prized. This is only for authors who are blogging in the hop. It just wouldn't look on the up and up.

Here’s to Happy Hopping,

Carey Abbott/Tabitha Blake


Please be patient I am still working on updates on this page. 

Blog Hop Author Links

1.) Tara Lain -  http://www.taralain.com/blog

Prize Giveaways

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Ashley

New York Times Bestselling Author Bonnie Vanak

Signed Book- Demon Wolf

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Bella Andre
Signed Book - The Look of Love
New York Times Bestselling Author Caris Roane


Signed Book - Borne In Chains
Ebook - Embrace The Dark
Swag Pack - Journal, Note Pad, Note Cards, RTC Cards, and Sticky Notes.
Caris Roane
Award Winning Author Gail Barrett

Signed Book - Fatal Exposure 
Award Winning Author Becky Barker

Signed Book - Chey's Cowboy
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cat Johnson

Signed Book - One Night With a Cowboy
Award Winning Author Mary Behre

Signed Book - Spirited

Friday, June 13, 2014

Cover Art (Premades and Personalized) Advertisements, Blog and FaceBook Headers at Amazing Prices!!!

Time for another sale!!! Through June 25th.

Premade Covers
2 Premade Covers/$50.00
3 Premade Covers/$60.00
4 Premade Covers/$80.00
5 Premade Covers/$100.00
6 Premade Covers/$120.00
7 Premade Covers/$140.00
8 Premade Covers/$170.00

Personalized Covers
Personalized Covers 2 for $100.00
Personalized Covers 3 for $150.00
Personalized Covers 4 for $175.00

Advertise with us!
Get your book and a link in the side bar of Safari Heat.
Buy one month for $25.00 and get the third month free.

Premade Blog and Face Book Headers
On Sale for $30.00
Buy 2 at $30.00 and get one free

Personalized Blog or Face Book Headers
2 for $50.00
3 for $65.00

Please take the time to share the sale. 
And if you need any of the services above contact Carey at
careydoucet@yahoo.com

I will only take orders through email. Please don't try to contact me through the blog. I may miss your comment. The email above is the best way to reach me. 

Have a great day,
Carey Abbott/Tabitha Blake

Update

I'm back but have to say not much has changed pain wise. I will be having another procedure on the 23rd of this month and if that doesn't work we may have to talk surgery. Just giving everyone an update. But I am taking on work. Unfortunately the bills keep coming. And medical bills can be so expensive! Hope you are all having a great day!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Update on Schedule for Next Week

For those of you that don't know...I was in an accident and am now dealing with a hurniated disc in my back. On Monday I will be having a procedure done to help with the pain. If all goes well I will only be off work until Wednesday. But if you need a cover or any of our other services please email me and I will contact you asap.

Have a Great Day,
Carey Abbott, Tabitha Blake