Authorgraph - autographing ebooks

Hey Everyone!

Have you published one or more ebooks and want another way to connect with your readers?
Do you want your favourite author's autograph, but have nothing for them to sign because you bought the ebook?
Did you know that authors can send a personalised digital autograph?

Last week I created an Authorgraph account. Authorgraph has been around since 2011. It's free for authors and readers and easy to use with clear instructions for each step. I used my Twitter account to sign up and it used my twitter handle to create the account.

For Authors
As an author, your book needs to be available on Amazon to be added to the database. You can let your readers know you're on Authorgraph a few ways. 
  • Share the link to your author page with your readers - mine looks like this https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/HeySaidRenee
  • Create a widget to add to your website. I have one in my sidebar. If you don't feel like scrolling - it looks like this 
Get your e-book signed by Renee Conoulty


Once you add your book, Authorgraph will send you an autograph request so that you can practice the process. Signing with a mouse is ridiculously difficult, so I suggest logging in on your smart phone or tablet and using your finger. It took me a couple of attempts to get something that looked like my regular autograph, but Authorgraph saves it for you so you don't have to go through that process for every request.

For Readers
You can search the database for your favourite authors and books. The digital autographs are sent as a seperate file. They're not inserted into the ebook, so you don't technically need to have the ebook to request an authorgraph. You could request one for paperbacks you own or even books you borrowed from the library. 

Here's what one of mine looks like on a Kindle. 



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Summer by the Sea by Jenny Hale

For Faith the one summer she can’t forget is when she fell in love as a teenager – only for her sister, Casey, to steal her man. Now, at the request of her beloved ninety-year-old Grandmother, Faith has agreed to a family holiday – at their childhood beach house, where it all began. 

Faith hasn’t seen her sister in years but is finally ready to forgive and forget, enjoy the sunshine and relive happy memories. What she’s not ready for is meeting Jake Buchanan – the owner of the beach house – or the long-forgotten feelings he ignites in her. 

Can Faith overcome the hurt of the past, rekindle the close bond she had with Casey and make this summer THE ONE to remember?



Hey! Here's my review.

This book started out slowly but within a few chapters, I was caught up in the story. There was lots of fun romance as well as the rebuilding of family relationships. I enjoyed seeing the sisters grow and come to realise that there's more than one side to the story. I loved the gorgeous beach setting.

I listened to a review copy of the audiobook. The narrator was a great match to the book and was easy to listen too.


★★★★

  • Where: Publisher Invitation
  • Format: audiobook

The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Hops the Atlantic by Tam Francis

swing dance, lindy hop, vintage, dancing, WWII
~Fall in Love on the Dance Floor~ 

When vintage fashionista Rose sews dissension between June and James, June is driven to choose between the security of her family, friends, and swing scene, or run off with an international swing boy. 

Will the handsome Swede turn June’s head with an offer to teach Jitterbug across Europe? And is he really the sparkling Lindy Hop star he claimed to be when he twirled her around the historic Catalina ballroom? 

Return to Violet’s world of big band jazz, seedy nightclubs, and WWII. Follow her through 1940s Los Angeles and early wartime Vegas when she transformed herself into a jazzy songbird. 

Will the truth about the murder, the mob, and her murky history undo her rekindled relationship with her lost Jitterbug love and newfound family? And will Violet, Charles, and June finally confirm a biological connection? 

The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Hops the Atlantic continues the story of two women from two different eras, confronting life-altering choices about love, marriage, birth, and death, contrasted by 1940s Vegas glamour and the seductive thrill of hopping across Europe.




Hey! Here's my review.



I absolutely adored the first book in this series (The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress) and snapped up a copy of the sequel as soon as it was released. I loved finding out more about June and Violet's stories. Swing dancing is a passion of mine and Tam does a wonderful job of immersing you in the swing dance culture of the early 1940s and of the resurgence in the late 1990s. Dancing, romancing, what more could you want?

I recommend reading book one first and I can't wait until the final book in the trilogy is released.

★★★★★
  • Where: Amazon
  • Format: ebook

The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty

A fun vacation game turns destructive, exposing dark secrets, deeply buried grudges, and a shocking betrayal in Nicola Moriarity’s intriguing debut.

Four friends . . . 

Joni, Deb, Eden, and Trina have been best friends since high school, sharing a bond that has seen them through their teenage years and into adulthood. But now, time and circumstance is starting to pull them apart as careers, husbands, and babies get in the way. As their yearly vacation becomes less of a priority—at least for three of the women—how can Joni find a way to draw the four of them back together?

Four secrets . . . 

During a laughter and wine-filled night, the women dare one another to write anonymous letters, spilling their deepest, darkest secrets. But the fun game turns devastating, exposing cracks in their lives and the friendships they share. Each letter is a dark confession revealing shocking information. A troubled marriage? A substance abuse problem? A secret pregnancy? A heartbreaking diagnosis?

Five letters . . . 

Late on one of their last nights together, after the other three have gone to bed, Joni notices something in the fireplace—a burnt, crumpled, nearly destroyed, sheet of paper that holds the most shattering revelation of all. It is a fifth letter—a hate-filled rant that exposes a vicious, deeply hidden grudge that has festered for decades. But who wrote it? Which one of them has seethed with resentment all these years? What should Joni do?

Best friends are supposed to keep your darkest secrets. But the revelations Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina have shared will ripple through their lives with unforeseen consequences . . . and things will never be the same.




Hey! Here's my review.

It seemed like the universe was speaking to me when within a few days, two of my friends recommended that I read Nicola Moriarty. That was enough of a prompt to check out her books. I discovered that one was being released within a couple of days, so I used my handy US Audible credit to preorder the audiobook. I downloaded my copy a couple of weeks before it became available to my Aussie friends and devoured it within two days. 

I loved the Aussie setting and the relationships between the friends. I was intrigued to find out their secrets. The method of storytelling was unique - via a narrator who often slipped into the background. The majority of the story was told by one of the four friends via a confession to a minister. 

The narrator was a great match to the book. She spoke clearly and was easy to listen to. I look forward to reading from Nicola.



★★★★★

  • Where: Audible
  • Format: audiobook

All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer *Cover Reveal*


Today is the cover reveal for All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The cover is designed by K Creative Designs.

All That GlittersAll That Glitters (Songs of the Heart #1)
By Tracy Krimmer
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction
Age category: Adult
Release Date: summer 2017

Blurb:
Country-music star, Dory Walker, never wanted to come back to the small town of Sycamore Bay. But after her fairy-tale life is flipped upside down, and her marriage becomes a casualty, she has no choice.

Harris Malone is a man with few commitments. He keeps a low profile most days while he cares for his young daughter and helps run his dad’s hardware store.

But when he and Dory run into each other at the local gas station, all either can think about is the searing kiss they shared many years ago.

Can a woman who only wants to rekindle her career and a man who enjoys a no-strings attached lifestyle find everlasting love?


You can find All That Glitters on Goodreads

Tracy KrimmerAbout the Author:
Tracy's love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She's been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees.

You can find and contact Tracy here:
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