Brita Addams

Guest Post: Random Acts of Promotional Kindness by Brita Addams

Random Acts of Promotional Kindness

Last year I started a Facebook page called Random Acts of Promotional Kindness, where I hoped people would help each other promote books, events, giveaways, contests, and well, anything else book related. The page got some attention and people used it as I intended. But I wanted more, so I recently started a RAPK Facebook group, and it has taken off nicely for being so new.

There, everyone can put up excerpts, links to their websites, buy links—anything they want, but I ask that everyone keep it clean, because Facebook is so blinking judgmental. Nice shiny covers are welcome, but no nudity. Excerpts should be tamer than you might like, but put a link in for the racier bits. LOL

This your personal invitation to join the Random Acts of Promotional Kindness group and use it regularly, not only to promote your own work, but to help others reach a wider audience. I will never add anyone to the group, as I think that’s rude, but I would love to see more members.

Promotion is expensive and if we can help each other, we should. We’re also working with Writers Online Network or WON, for reciprocation. WON is a year old and they have many promotional avenues for authors.

They host many themed radio shows on Block Talk Radio and the blog is very active. You can contact Zachary Phillips for a guest blog spot. Check them out at Writers Online Network. They are looking for a host for the show I created, And the Rest is History. Interested? Contact Will Prater.

Open your promotional horizons and check out WON.


hertimelessobsession-510I have a release coming out on January 23rd. Her Timeless Obsession is a het Regency romance and is available for pre-order now and download on release day at Musa Publishing. I’ll be on tour with the book from January 25 to the 30th, and I invite everyone to join me. I’ll have a giveaway of a backlist books along the way.

A love that transcends time.

Ever the explorer, Honey Danby discovers a treasure trove in her dusty 1910 London attic. Old trunks filled with clothes, journals, and love letters written between two lovers in 1810 entertain her and leave her longing for a time and a man long past. Dressed in an irresistible gown from one of the trunks, Honey discovers a heart-wrenching love story. When she learns that all was cruelly torn asunder, the handsome soldier’s loving words written to his H. catapult Honey into an adventure that defies logic.

When, dressed in a crisper version of the gown, Honey inexplicably awakens inside a rumbling horse-drawn carriage, she discovers she shares the antiquated vehicle with the man who tore the lovers apart. Can she convince this stranger to forego his unreasonable demands, or will history repeat itself on a misty August morn in Green Park?


Something new on the horizon

2015 started with an idea to write a story set in a city I’m very familiar with, New Orleans, in the early part of the 20th Century. In the planning stages, I called in my author daughter, Lindsay, to brainstorm, and she immediately suggested it should be a gay romance. While I started writing het romance five years ago, I love gay romance more every day. The story is steaming along, with on protag born in the Red Light District. I’m working on the draft, after which I’ll go back and put the flesh on the bones. I’m excited to finish this one and get it sent off to the publisher. Feels good to write something new after spending the last year rewriting my hets and getting them a new home with Musa Publishing after the original pub folded.


Brita LogoAbout Brita Addams

Born in a small town in upstate New York, Brita Addams has made her home in the sultry south for many years. In the Frog Capital of the World, Brita shares her home with her real-life hero—her husband, and a fat cat named Stormee. All their children are grown.

Given her love of history, Brita writes both het and gay historical romance. Many of her historicals have appeared on category bestseller lists at various online retailers.

Musa Publishing publishes Brita’s heterosexual historical romances, including the rewritten and expanded, best-selling Sapphire Club series, each with new titles. Again, each of the titles have again hit the best-selling lists at various online vendors.

Tarnished Gold, the first in her gay romance Tarnished series for Dreamspinner Press, was a winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, Historical Romance category. The book also received nominations for Best Historical and Best Book of 2013 from the readers of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group.

A bit of trivia—Brita pronounces her name, Bree-ta, and not Brit-a, like the famous water filter. Brita Addams is a mash-up of her real middle name and her husband’s middle name, with an additional d and s.

Readers can find more information about Brita Addams at any of the following places:

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Monthly column at The Novel Approach
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2 thoughts on “Guest Post: Random Acts of Promotional Kindness by Brita Addams

  1. Brita, what a great idea. I love your FB page. Think I joined it. Hope so. I never know if I’m pushing all the right buttons. I like promoting other writers, too, and try to do it as often as I can on my teeny tiny Goodreads blog. I’ve been absent a few weeks there trying to get some writing done but know how important promotion is for all of us. Love the cover of your new book. The brown, sepia? tones are gorgeous. Take care and hugs your way. Talk soon. Paul


  2. Brita Addams says:

    Thank you Paul. I’ve missed you these past weeks. Good to know you’re writing. I do like the idea of all of us helping each other to promote our work. It makes sense.

    Kelly Shorten did the cover of the book, and she nailed it. The heart pin is mine and Kelly kindly used it. I inherited it from my grandmother and it has been worn by every bride in my family, including aunts, cousins, me, my two daughters, and daughter-in-law, over the last 50 years. It plays a significant part in the book.

    Big hugs to you and Bob.


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