Friday 14 March 2014

Guest Blogger - Brenda Perlin on Social Media Marketing.


Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author. Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Her latest book, Shattered Reality, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfilment.


Welcome to the world of Social Media ;-)

Marketing a book feels like an endless journey. There is never enough hours in the day to fulfil everything you have wanted to accomplish. Now I know why it’s called “Social Media.” It’s pretty much as social as you can get without changing out of your bath robe. All the hours of reading about authors books, their cats, dogs, favorite foods and so on. I mean it is endless! How does anyone even have time to take a bath let alone write a manuscript? How can we have the next best-seller when we are all so busy whittling away the hours enjoying a little “conversation.”

Don’t get me wrong. I love the interaction, the sharing of stories and knowledge. There is a wealth of information out there in the World Wide Web. Well, at least sometimes there is. One thing I know for sure is I will never be lonely at home by myself again!!! Facebook has solved that fundamental problem.

Now to learn how to balance my time better. Rome wasn’t built in a day and I am constantly struggling to find this balance I speak of with such optimism. For me I have to make a conscious decision to make the changes that I need to become more successful. I need to give myself a calendar and break it all down. How much time do I spend marketing (playing) and how much time writing. It needs to be done and I know it is possible. Are you with me in following a time calendar? Can we stick to it? I do know if we set our minds to it, anything is possible. So why don’t we give it a try and see how it goes.  Break out the licorice and let’s start writing again. :-) 

Thanks Brenda for sharing this piece with us :D I have read both of Brenda's books and wanted to share my take on them with you all. 

Brooklyn Rosen had high moral principles and was raised properly. Married for over fifteen years, those standards went out the window along with her fidelity when she met Bo. After becoming a self-proclaimed home wrecker, Brooklyn left behind her marital home, along with the damage caused by her emotional wrecking ball. But the whispered remarks followed.

In Shattered Reality (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book One) we learn what shaped Brooklyn, the trials of an unhappy marriage and a deep abiding love that would not be denied. We meet a troubled, spiteful wife, who does not want to become an ex.

Will Brooklyn and Bo survive, or will all be lost to a bitter woman?

My review: 5/5 Highly Recommended!

Shattered Promises (aka Home Wrecker I) is the fictional autobiography of a woman named Brooklyn. She starts as any biography would by talking about her childhood and then what led her to marry the man she did. She discusses her marriage and all the faults that led her to make the decision to leave her husband after she meets Bo. It's a unique way of telling the story of two people who have fallen in love and go through thick and thin to be with each other. Facing emotional abuse, as well a various health issues, you follow Brooklyn as she battles to be with the man she loves despite all else. It is the first in a trilogy and I am looking forward to reading the next book. Brooklyn deals with not only health problems that are devastating but also a vengeful ex husband and Bo's soon to be ex wife who seems to be intent on making Brook pay for what she has done - "steal" her husband. This book is a unique look on the tale of adultery. Brenda Perlin is an excellent writer who is able to write so well that you think you are sitting next to Brooklyn as she tells you her life story. I, for one, am excited to see where this goes.

The main character, Brooklyn must learn many valuable lessons about herself, not without making many costly mistakes along the way. Now that she has found what she considered, her “soul-mate” in Bo, she would have to continue to defend herself against even her closest of friends, family members, and Bo’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Ruth.

This first person account chronicles the inexhaustible struggles she faces with the man that she loves. Brooklyn must learn a thing or two about patience as Bo’s divorce settlement seems to be never ending. Throughout her journey, Brooklyn shares some of Ruth’s intimate emails to Bo and gives you a good look into the mind of a woman scorned. 

My review: 5/5 Highly Recommended!

Burnt Promises (aka Home Wrecker II) is the continuing story of Brooklyn and Bo as they start to live their life together. Bo has asked his wife for a divorce and she seems to be dragging her heels as long as possible to stop Brooklyn and Bo from being able to live happily. It's told, as in the first book, from the perspective of Brooklyn and in little snippets as if you were on the couch with the character talking about her life. It pulls you in and makes you feel like you're her friend and you end up rooting for Brooklyn and Bo to find happiness and for the struggles they have faced, and will continue to face to end and to allow them to have some time together with Ruth (Bo's soon to be ex wife) from spewing her volatile anger at them both. Brenda Perlin has a way with words and a unique way of telling a story

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  1. That is so beautiful Joey. I love it. Thank you!!!

  2. Brenda, it is a balancing act and I know you are so generous with your time and help. However, there comes a time when we have to take a step back and time for ourselves and our careers. But I for one feel guilty when I do!

    1. Thank you Karen. I have yet to find the balance...I am working on that. I do need to make some changes. I think I deserve it for myself. As we all deserve a better life. Baby steps. Love you Karen!

  3. This is great. I love this post and the picture of Brenda. :)