Monday, January 13, 2014

I am a MARSocial "Author of the Year" Competition Finalist!

From Romantic Comedies to Eroticism, from Crime Fiction to Fantasy, from Contemporary Fiction to Science Fiction and one autobiography by a dog named Lynyrd Skynyrd...okay, he had some help...this compilation of genres has proven to be quite a competition. 


MARSocial, in conjunction with Keeran Vaani Creations International Film Producers, has designed a competition that is run by authors for the benefit of all the authors who enter. Excerpts of the participants’ book are shared via friends, family and followers on social media throughout the competition. With well over 200,000 individual Marzian (MARSocial Members) author's book excerpts tweeted and retweeted over a millions times, this competition has provided excellent exposure for all who participated.



I submitted an excerpt from my debut novel, The Kitchen Dance. At the bottom of excerpt, viewers can support their favorite authors by sharing the link on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. Just click on the highlighted text to read each finalist's excerpt.

In the final stages of the competition; authors’ chapter excerpts are being tweeted to millions of followers around the world in hopes to claim the coveted Ephraim Prize. On February 1st the winner will announced and they could have the chance to have their work turned into a film adaptation by Keeran Vaani Creations.

According to founder of the competition, Joseph Ephraim or “Cap’n Joe” as he is known online, “Our Aim is to give all our Marzian authors who enter this competition as much maximum exposure via the large social media networking sites as we possibly can.

What really makes the competition stand out is that, like no other literary contest I've ever heard of, the authors actually HELP each other to gain more recognition for their hard work. It has been a great experience just being a part of such a supportive community. I'm already a WINNER for just having entered.

WARNING: Some excerpts may have mature content.


http://marsocial.com/docs/marsocials-author-of-the-year-competitionlight-of-darkness-days-of-reckoning-victorsbooks/The Prophecy by Lisa Jones











Light of Darkness by Victor Wright










The Harvest by Anne Ferretti 












The Best Laid Plans by James McAllister











With Devils Dwell by Anne Reeve











Awakenings by Hally Willmott











Between Boyfriends by Sarka-Jonae Miller











































Someone Else's War by Erin Solaro











The Glasgow Curse by William Lobban












Arousing the Legacy by A.J. Raven










The Realm of the Purple Dragon by Laura Crean











Monsoon Reign by R.C. Fettig











Larkin's Letters by Jax Jillian











Allon's End: Corr Syl the Warrior by Garry Rogers











The Reporter and the Girl MINUS the Superman by S.C. Rhyne











Godonism by Theo Von Cezar











Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul by Linda Hays-Gibbs











To Hide From Death II When Death Comes Stalking 
by Theresa Moretime








Dead Blonde by Beck Robertson











The Brain Exchange by Robin Glasser











When the Chips are Down by Anne Rasico











Arielle: Immortal Awakening by Lillian Roberts











Babylon: Rise of the New Age by Janie E.M. Storer











Second Chances Sammy's Story by Annie Edmonds











Desperate Pursuit in Venice by Karynne Summars











The Danish Pastry by LaRae L. Parry











Leadership by Virtue by Jaro Berce











Xhazul's Box The Rainbow Sphere by Jon Castle










What's Your Name? Life as a Rock 'n' Roll Dog








Suki: What does love really look like? by C.F. Winn



The Dark Citadel by Jane Dougherty











Concealed in my Heart by Regina Puckett











The End of Humanity by Coleman Weeks












One Hot Summer by Ian Barker












Prophecy's Heir by D.J. Ridgeway









Worry is the Darkroom Where Negatives are Developed by Doug Bolton


The Turning by Xao Thao











Dumb Waiters: The Awakening by Kyle Brown and Bailey Johnson











Kerri's War by Stephen Douglass











Destiny's Decision by Lisa Glenn











A Stranger Came Crawling by A.G. Moye











Bertram & Gertrude's Steamy Amsterdam Weekend
by William Frederick











Revelations of Cian by Augusta Fern












Sam, the Superkitty by Marion Lovato











The Genealogist's Guest by Ann Simpson











Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender