I mentioned Booksprout in my Marketing Northern Survival Sunday Update #2. I stated I had never heard of or used the service before this date. Wanting to give this service an opportunity to see what it could do, I uploaded a copy of the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes (PDF and Mobi formats).
Unlike Northern Survival, this is truly an ARC (advanced reading copy), and I’m sure when the paperback is reviewed when it arrives in two weeks, I’ll find things I need to correct and want to change. Keep this in mind if you decide to participate.
A few organic copies will be snatched up, but I’m interested in seeing if I can generate more interest by promoting the service and book. There are only 20 copies available.
If you are interested in reading an ARC of the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes, visit the ARC Page and download a copy. I have October 26th as the last day to comment (including preparing reviews) because the book is scheduled for an October 27th release.
the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes
Mary Lola Barnes has everything: a loving husband, two wonderful grown children, good friends and a lovely home. She has no business asking for more. It doesn’t matter if she feels something is missing. She’s just being silly. After all, what could she ask for? When new friends enter her world, she’s ill prepared for the harsh light that shines on the imperfections in her life. It reveals the emptiness she refuses to acknowledge.
If you love stories about women redefining themselves after decades of living, you’ll love the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes.
I classify this as contemporary/women’s fiction/small town romance, inspirational. The main characters are in their early 50s. There’s no set year for this story. It probably took place sometime in the past 20 years. The location is a fictitious place in Pictou County, Nova Scotia called Pleasantry.