Beauty of Fear-Trailer

Friday, December 28, 2012

Beauty of Fear available on Amazon!

There are positives and negatives to self-publishing.  The biggest positive is that you don't have to deal with the rejection letters that often accompany your solicitations to publishing houses.  

Beauty of Fear on Amazon!


The negatives? Self promotion.  No agent or publishing company to do the marketing for you.  You have to: Word of mouth, rely on your friends, blogs, blog hopping, blog interviews, family, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, you name it, you have to do it.

Now, if you are lucky enough to join the right FB and Blog groups then you can expand your word of mouth promotion exponentially.  Add in other sites where you may write (for me its FanFiction) and that increases your potential audience.  I say potential because it doesn't mean they'll read it.

As a writer, you know darn well that if they would just read your work they'd be hooked. Right?  Its not always that simple though.  And then of course there are things like websites, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and a minor thing called paying your dues.  

Oh yes, and lets not forget the value of a good book trailer…working on that now, along with the sequel to Beauty of Fear.  The working title is Silence of Fear.

I love to write, I love to teach.  Sometimes the greatest joy I get is from a writer who is stuck and needs to bounce ideas off of someone.  I like being that someone.  Keeps my mind flexible.

Anyway, back to the self promotion…If you read the book, please leave an interview.  If you don't, I ask that you at least peek at the sample offered on the Amazon site.

A review:
Review for Beauty of Fear

5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty of FearDecember 28, 2012
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This review is from: Beauty Of Fear (Kindle Edition)
I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Beauty of Fear. L.E. Perez captured the fear, the drama and the plight that the main character of Leigh faces and deals with. Also the undercurrent of confusion she feels for the strong gorgeous Jordan, and the intense handsome Rick. The pace is fast, exciting and electric which will capture and enthrall readers and leave them wanting more!


Ciao for now and ask yourself, have you read a good book lately?  If you haven't, check out mine!

L.E. Perez



Monday, December 24, 2012

Beauty of Fear-now available

That's right folks…its done, uploaded, published as an ebook and available through Amazon. 

That's a happy Me!
You can follow the link here:


or search on Amazon under Beauty of Fear.

This is hopefully the first of many more.  This is definitely just the first in what I am calling the Fear series.  The next book is already being written!

I appreciate folks letting me know what they think about it, so I look forward to folks reading and reviewing.

Thank you to all of you have have supported me in this venture, be it with words of support, encouragement or just plain telling me to cut the crap and publish already.  I appreciate all of it.

Next on the agenda is a revamp of the website.  Gotta make it more interactive for folks.  So with all this I have a request.  If you read the book, please review (prefer good reviews of course).  If you don't, at least follow the Facebook page our this site.  Apparently being self-published equals shameless self promotion, so here I go….

L.E. Perez

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Final Check in and HUGE Thank you...

     I know final check in was for Wednesday but life kind of through us all a heck of a curveball.  Was driving to New York early that morning for my mother in law's funeral.  It's been a heck of a blow to all of us and most especially to her husband of 59 years and her 8 children.  She was the matriarch of a family that extended beyond the immediate.  She accepted everyone, she was a wonderful woman and in my heart and mind always will be.  During the drive we were informed that a grandchild due in April died in utero, so we've been mourning that as well.

     In the midst of my love being at her bedside in the hospital in NY and those of us holding down the fort here in Florida, I completed my first book, thanks to my family and the support from ROW80.  It is a forum that I recommend for any writer, struggling or not.  We as writers need to be able to bounce things off of one another, we need to have other voices tell us things.  We need the simple guidance and parameters that ROW80 offers.  So, Kait Nolan, thank you, for starting this.  Claudia Lefeve, thank you for turning me on to it.  I will continue to participate and hope to again beginning in the New Year.

     The holiday week will be spent continuing to support my family and finalizing my cover and edits so that I can upload my book by Christmas.  It is my gift to myself.  As for Christmas?  The kids will have it on a reduced scale but us adults?  We rescheduled for February. 

So, the results of my time with ROW80 this time around are below…expected release date: 12-24-12
Amazon.

New Cover
New Synopsis-Beauty of Fear (Book 1-Fear Series)


The First One died to pique her interest,
The Second to touch her soul.
The Third One died to steal her peace,
The Fourth makes Fear, his goal.

Violence leaves a stain on your soul, and the fear that accompanies that violence can never be removed.  It can be hidden, shadowed, and put away, but throw in just the right set of circumstances and it will blossom once again.
Leigh Ramirez has been through a lot in her short life: an abusive husband, raising two kids on her own, and two near death experiences on the job.  All she wants now is to get back to a sense of normalcy, in her life and at work.  She wants to move on from all that’s happened to her.  It was her decision to leave police work and put that life behind her, but when a young girl is found dead in a local park with something of Leigh’s in her hand, Leigh is lured back into the world she left behind.
Someone wants Leigh to experience the beauty of fear.  They want her to live it, feel it, and breathe it. 
 As young women continue to turn up dead, their resemblance to Leigh is lost on no one, least of all her.  Each victim found takes a piece of her soul, steals more of her peace. It doesn’t take long for Leigh to realize that this can have only one end.  Even while her friends try to protect her, Leigh refuses to go into hiding and is ultimately forced to face her greatest fear, as it threatens both her children’s lives and her own.  

L. E. Perez

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Home stretch....

My ROW80 check in...

I did it.  Editing is primarily done, wrapping up loose ends in the storyline, done.  Teaching myself to coonvert, format and prepare for upload to Amazon.  Then I got to the synopsis...Holy Smokes...Didn't really have one that was cohesive..Do now...


The First One died to pique her interest,
The Second to touch her soul.
The Third One died to steal her peace,
The Fourth makes Fear, his goal.
Violence often leaves a stain on your soul, and the fear that accompanies that violence can never be removed. It can be hidden, shadowed, and put away, but throw in just the right set of circumstances and it will blossom once again.
Leigh Ramirez has been through a lot in her short life, an abusive husband, raising two kids on her own, and two near death experiences on the job. All she wants now is to get back to a sense of normalcy in her life and at work and try to move on from all that’s happened to her. It had been her decision to leave police work and put that life behind her, but when a young girl is found dead in a local park with her business card in hand, Leigh is lured back into the world she left behind. As young women continue to turn up dead, their resemblance to Leigh is lost on no one, least of all Leigh. Her friends try to protect her, but Leigh refuses to go into hiding and is forced to face her greatest fear.
 
Does it work?  Well, its what I got.  Looking at uploading no later than December 21st.  Yup, Doomsday!  Why Not?  It may be earlier, who knows. Regardless I am already at work on the sequel and a YA story involving time travel.   Way to much going on in my head...
 
Oh yeah, did I forget copyrighting? And we're going through some very rough family stuff right now...Sigh, if not for this I probably would have gone a bit cuckoo by now.
 
Anyway I look forward to my final updates and participating in the next ROW80!

L. E. Perez

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Unbelievable!

I'm done.  I'm done with my book.  I mean there are a couple of little things here and there that I immediately realized I forgot to include but other than that....
 
Now I'm going old school.  Printed it up and am reading through and editing, page by page.  This happens to be much harder than writing.  The temptation to immediately go and fix my softcopy is overwhelming but I am determined not to go back to it or even open it until I am done editing the hardcopy.  The I'll fix it.
 
So my goal now?  A Christmas Ebook release.  It will be my gift to myself and to my family since they've had to put up with me all this time.  What does that mean?  I get off easy for Christmas of course!
 
Throughout the writing of Beauty of Fear. my characters underwent changes in personality I hadn't given any thought to.  Kind of freaked me out when I saw my original written characterizations and the finished product.  I get it now when a writer says their characters came to life.
 
Once I am totally done, I will get started on my next venture.  I already have a sequel in mind for this story-Thinking of calling it the Fear Series.  Plus, a new idea for a YA book/series.   So many thoughts, so little time.
 
So till next time, Ciao...
Proposed Cover