Who Wants To Name My Reality TV Show AND Win $50 For Doing It*?

*’It’ meaning for naming the show, not the other ‘it.’ I’m not paying you guys $50 to ‘do it.’ Just saying.

Hold onto your panties guys, because here comes a shocker: You should actually see TWO posts from me this week! Crazy, right? From me, the blogger that wasn’t, lol.

I’ll be back this weekend to announce some pnr shifter stuff under J. M. Klaire’s name, but right now I need your help to name a reality TV show.

Here’s another shocker- my next Jenny Klaire book, March Of The Cowboys, hit a snag and is running veeeeery late. Cowboys In January actually published in January. Val-Entwined Cowboys, my February offering to the book gods, came out Mid-March, and my March-intended-title I was just talking about? Yeah… It’ll be live July 10th.

But, if you’re as bad about remembering things as I am, and you want to grab it now, before you forget, it is available as a pre-order. Just click right here, or click on that damn fine-looking cover, and order yours right now.

Go ahead, I’ll wait.

If you click the link (not the cover) it should even open in a different window, so I won’t even go anywhere, I’ll be right here when you get back. (I’m not quite smart enough to figure out how to get the cover’s link to open in a different window, so be forewarned- if you follow him, there’s no telling if you’ll ever make it back here. But, what a way to go.)

Click on the cover to pre-order March’s story now.

Got it? Ok, good. Took you long enough, jeeze. Did you stop for coffee or something?

So, what was I saying? Oh, yeah.

The book won’t be live until July 10th, so to keep you entertained until then, I’ve got a contest for you.

March’s story takes place as she’s competing in a reality TV show. It’s a country music version of a show like The Voice or American Idol, and it needs a cool name. I set up a rafflecopter contest to name it. To enter the contest click here, and tell me what you would name your country-music-singing-themed-reality-TV-show, if you had one.

I’ll look over all of the suggestions, pick the best one, and slap that name into the book in the right spots before the book goes live. (No, it is not publishing so late because I couldn’t think of a good name, I promise.)

The person who submits the name I pick will win a $50 Amazon gift card and will also get a mention in the front of the book.

So, what happens if you enter and then three days later you think of an even better name that you wish you’d submitted instead? That’s OK! You can submit that one, too. As a matter of fact, you can submit a name every day between now and when the contest ends, if you can think of that many cool reality TV show names.

Now, since I’ll actually be looking through all of the submissions and picking the name I like best for the story, there’s no point in submitting the same name over and over every day, as it’s not a random drawing… BUT… I do have one of those going on, too.

At that same link, I also have a second contest you can enter. I’m looking for a few of your favorite romantic country music duets to mention in certain strategic spots in the book, as well.

Anyone who wants to play can click that link and enter once a day, between right this very second and when the contest ends July 10th. Put in either a show name suggestion or your favorite duet, or both. The big $50 Amazon gift card prize will go to whoever suggests the show name I decide to use, but I’ll also be giving away 10 other Amazon gift cards, worth $5 each, and they’ll be randomly drawn by rafflecopter from all the other entries of name suggestions and duet favorites, whether I use them in the book or not. Fun, right?

Click the cover to get this one while it’s on sale!
So feel free to enter every day!

Oh, one more thing. To give you guys something else to read while you’re waiting on March’s story to go live, I do have Menage A Cowboy on sale right now for 99 cents. It’s also in Kindle Unlimited (KU) for those of you who subscribe to that. You can click here to grab it in a new window, or click on the cover instead and take your window chances if you’re done reading all of this.

See you guys again later this week for some paranormal shifter romance stuff from my alter ego author personality. Until then!

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Logging the technical stuff

I started the pen name Jamie Klaire September 2013, the first shorts debuted 9/12/13. This post covers the first six weeks- units sold, titles out, aprox cash made- in my first six weeks. Boring post, more for prosperity’s sake. I wish I knew other author’s starting story so I’m writing mine. Better blog posts to come, I promise.

By Title:

Shared On My Husband’s Birthday– sold 10 in September, 4 in October- 14 total

Massaged And Shaved By My Step Brother, AKA Shaved And Massaged By My Neighbor, depending on retailer. Both editions together- sold 13 in September, 5 in October- 18 total

Dirty Little Secrets (Compilation of 6 stories on Amazon, and 3 ‘family secrets’ stories elsewhere) together- sold 2 in September, 3 in October- 5 total

Hot For Teacher (This title was down most of October for a rewrite- I wasn’t happy with it. Originally my only 99 cent story, I rewrote and lengthened it, re-releasing it Oct 31 for 2.99)- sold 5 in September, 1 in October- 6 total

My First Menage– sold 4 in September, 1 in October- 5 total

Please Officer, I’ll Do Anything (Both original and Step Brother Versions)- sold 5 in September, 6 in October- 11 total

Spying On My Sister (AKA Spying On My Neighbor, depending on retailer)- sold 4 in September, 2 in October- 6 total. (Note, I released this title as a freebie on Smashwords October 26, with a bonus preview of Shared On My Husband’s Birthday included. Hopefully it will eventually be free everywhere, allowing a free sample of my work. We shall see if that helps sell the other titles. So far on Smashwords it has been free downloaded 229 times.)

Seduced At The Marine Masquerade Ball (AKA Deflowered At The Marine Masquerade Ball -I guess Amazon has issues with the word ‘Deflowered’, and also available at some retailers as Deflowered By My Step Brother At The Marine Masquerade Ball)- this title was released in October, so no sales in September- sold 8 in October- 8 total.

My plan was to release a handful initially and to add 2 short stories a month. I released 6 titles in Sept, but took one down for rewrite. October’s two titles were one original, and the rewrite. As of the end of October I have 7 titles up (some titles are available in two editions, and I did release a collection, but in reality I consider them 7 original shorts.)

Total Titles Sold Sept/Oct- 73 titles. My first goal is 100 titles sold, goal not yet met.

Aprox Cash Made In First Six Weeks- $86.51 September, $61.83 October= $148.34 total

A far cry from Selena Kitt’s aprox $500,000 a year, but even she had to start somewhere. And since I don’t consider my first ‘starter stories’ anywhere near her skills as a storyteller, I’d be happy eventually just to quit my day job and maybe end up with a tenth of her yearly income. $50,000 a year for telling erotic short stories purely for fun? Oh yeah, count me in. But, I’m at the very beginning, so we shall see.

 

Quick note- October sales seem to run one sale per day- writing this on Oct 31, I show 30 sales. (In the interest of full disclosure, October also logged 9 units refunded. I think someone downloaded, read, and then returned 6 of my titles, just from the way they seemed to happen, but that leaves 3 others. 3 seems more like a valid ‘oops I one-click ordered’ number. Either that or I really suck. Need more months, titles and sales under my belt to determine. Septembers refund number was more like 2, out of 43 sales. 2 out of 45 seems way more normal than 9 out of 39. I guess only time will tell.