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message 1: by Patti (baconater) (last edited Jun 03, 2012 04:04AM) (new)

Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments A link that Rosemary posted a couple of days ago got me thinking that it might be fun for our authors to post twitter length synopsis of their books.

I think it might be quite a challenge to tell what your book is about in no more than 140 characters!

Please also put a link to your book on the amazon UK site in your post. If you could please tag it with the group store tag, it'd be very kind of you.

The group store tag is

&tag=ethings-21

Just tack that onto the end of the book link. If you do, the group will get a few pennies for our quiz fund. All money raised is given back to the group.

Please link to .com as well, if you wish, of course.

If you have more than one book, please do feel free to twitter blurb them all!

A separate post for each book would probably be best.

Good luck!


message 2: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine Versini (lorraineversini) | 8999 comments Can readers tweet the tweets? I mean I don't know if any of my "followers" click my links, but if they do, I'd quite like to contribute to the "kitty"


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Oh yes, Lorraine!

I'm hoping they'll be posted here then retweeted.


message 4: by Emma (new)

Emma (emzibah) | 4396 comments I will tweet them too. Again, not sure what effect it'll have but is worth sharing huh?


Rosemary (grooving with the Picts) (nosemanny) | 9083 comments Horrible old man mean to all even small sick boy. Haunted by personal ghosts on Xmas Eve. Wakes reformed, buys boy a turkey. #merrychristmas

As one author may have written


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Rosemary wrote: "Horrible old man mean to all even small sick boy. Haunted by personal ghosts on Xmas Eve. Wakes reformed, buys boy a turkey. #merrychristmas

As one author may have written"


Weyhey Rosemary! Yep, that's the sort of thing I mean.


message 7: by Steve (new)

Steve Robinson (steverobinson) | 2930 comments Sounds like a great idea, Patti.

Here's mine.

IN THE BLOOD. A dark secret locked in the past - a family historian trying against the odds to unlock it. http://amzn.to/N8KvRw #kindle

Okay, it was easy for me because I already have that tagline on the back cover. :o) There's not much room for anything more thatn a descriptive tagline after the books title and the link.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Hmmm. I guess having a short title is a benefit for twittering...


message 9: by Steve (new)

Steve Robinson (steverobinson) | 2930 comments It gets tricky if I want to add (A Genealogical Crime Mystery) to the title as it appears on Amazon.


message 10: by Philip (new)

Philip Whiteland | 3132 comments Boy grows up in 1950s/60s Burton upon Trent - nothing much happens funnily enough http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steady-Past-Y...


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments I like it Phil!


message 12: by Harry (new)

Harry Nicholson (harrynicholson) | 207 comments ‘Sharp as quivering hares are the Flecks. We've eyes and ears for things other folk miss.'
Much later, a young man finally understands his father’s words
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tom-Fleck-Har...


&tag=ethings-21


message 13: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine Versini (lorraineversini) | 8999 comments May I just say something? If we copy the link that's been shortened by Goodreads, it won't work if we just paste it in Twitter.
If possible, for those who have twitter, it might be a good idea to tweet their blurb/book link first, and then twitter will shorten the link. Then you can copy and paste the link on here. Hopefully the tinyurl will not be cut by goodreads and we just need to copy and paste.


message 14: by Emma (new)

Emma (emzibah) | 4396 comments Harry wrote: "‘Sharp as quivering hares are the Flecks. We've eyes and ears for things other folk miss.'
Much later, a young man finally understands his father’s words
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tom-Fleck-Har......"


Harry, I tried to tweet yours but it is 38 characters too long


message 15: by Harry (new)

Harry Nicholson (harrynicholson) | 207 comments ‘Sharp as quivering hares are the Flecks. We've eyes and ears for things other folk miss.'
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tom-Fleck-Har...


Special shortened version. Thanks, Emma.


message 16: by Emma (new)

Emma (emzibah) | 4396 comments That's better Harry, tweeted :-)


message 17: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine Versini (lorraineversini) | 8999 comments Just checked Emma, the link in your tweet doesn't work. If we copy and paste from here it just won't work. We need to do what Martin did, but for some reason it didn't pick up the ethings thing.

Martin, did you add the ethings thing and the hashtag, or was it originally in the link to your book and twitter didn't pick it up when shortening the link?


message 18: by Harry (new)

Harry Nicholson (harrynicholson) | 207 comments I'm confused too - but I can send Morse at 25 words per minute should it be needed.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Harry wrote: "I'm confused too - but I can send Morse at 25 words per minute should it be needed."

Brilliant!!!


message 20: by Harry (new)

Harry Nicholson (harrynicholson) | 207 comments Martin wrote: "Harry wrote: "I'm confused too - but I can send Morse at 25 words per minute should it be needed."

I was going to make an Inspector Morse joke, but stopped myself. That's great. Did you learn Mors..."

I trained at South Shields Merchant Navy college and became certificated in the operation of mobile radio stations - then I joined the merchant navy and saw a good bit of the world (mostly the Far East). It was hot (and sometimes biting cold), we were over-run with cockroaches and the ships were venerable - but I'd be pleased to go back to those days anytime.


message 21: by Harry (new)

Harry Nicholson (harrynicholson) | 207 comments Martin wrote: "Sounds like you've had some very interesting experiences, Harry."
I suppose they were - compared to the humdrum life I have now . . . trying to grow a decent leek that won't be scorned by the lady in the kitchen.
I've not touched my memoir writing for a couple of years. . .


message 22: by Jacquelynn (new)

Jacquelynn Luben (jackieluben) | 278 comments http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tainted-Tree-.... Adopted American girl comes to the UK and finds romance, while uncovering her English family’s shocking secrets.

I hope this is OK.


message 23: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments (random: my actual twitter blurb is "Life is too important to be taken seriously. - Oscar Wilde")


Simon (Highwayman) (highwayman) | 4698 comments Who said life is not a rehearsal?


Simon (Highwayman) (highwayman) | 4698 comments I hope it is because I keep fluffing my lines.


Gingerlily - The Full Wild | 36808 comments I keep lining my fluff.


message 27: by Philip (new)

Philip Whiteland | 3132 comments More stories of growing up in Burton upon Trent. Still nothing happens. That's funny! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crutches-For-...


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments There's some really good tweets in here!

We'll just ignore the bad jokes from the usual suspects, shall we? ;)


message 29: by John (new)

John Logan (johnaalogan) | 346 comments Thomas Ford can identify the driver who caused the crash that killed his wife, but the driver will see him dead first
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

(Thanks Patti!)


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments That's a good'un John!


D.M. Andrews (author) Andrews (dmandrews) | 1551 comments Some twitter blurbs are funny. What gets me is the people with a gazillion followers and no blurb at all...how do people decide whether or not to follow them?

Here's mine:

The official twitterings of fiction writer, D.M. Andrews, author of the all-ages fantasy The Serpent in the Glass & Jane Austen parody Pied and Prodigious.
England · http://www.writers-and-publishers.com

https://twitter.com/authordmandrews


Pretty boring, huh?


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Yep Darren. Pretty boring. :)


D.M. Andrews (author) Andrews (dmandrews) | 1551 comments But practical ;)


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Never expected practicality from you though!


message 35: by D.M. Andrews (author) (last edited Jun 09, 2012 02:57AM) (new)

D.M. Andrews (author) Andrews (dmandrews) | 1551 comments *whistles innocently*


message 36: by Ian (new)

Ian Butler (burgerbardad) | 25 comments Here's mine:

Burger Bar Dad by Ian Butler. Paul Castle loves his son Jack and hates being a Burger Bar Dad.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Burger-Bar-Da...


D.M. Andrews (author) Andrews (dmandrews) | 1551 comments Why do I have a blank post above? GR does weird things sometimes!


Rosemary (grooving with the Picts) (nosemanny) | 9083 comments D.M. Andrews (GoodReads Author) wrote: "Why do I have a blank post above? GR does weird things sometimes!"

I thought you were just being very.... deep


message 39: by John (new)

John Logan (johnaalogan) | 346 comments D.M. Andrews (GoodReads Author) wrote: "Why do I have a blank post above? GR does weird things sometimes!"

I thought it was a coup in minimalism!


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments I thought you had nothing interesting to say.

Which makes me wonder why most of my posts aren't blank...


message 41: by Emma (new)

Emma (emzibah) | 4396 comments I thought..............nothing


Gingerlily - The Full Wild | 36808 comments Brain? Thought? Its the weekend, and I've started on the apple vodka.


message 43: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine Versini (lorraineversini) | 8999 comments D.M. Andrews (GoodReads Author) wrote: "Why do I have a blank post above? GR does weird things sometimes!"

Did you start your post with one of those HTML arrow-looking signs? Click on edit, the message should come up


D.M. Andrews (author) Andrews (dmandrews) | 1551 comments Ah, thanks Lorraine. It's so hard remembering the different way forums work!

Edited!


message 45: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine Versini (lorraineversini) | 8999 comments I got caught doing the same, it did use to work before :)


message 46: by Pedro L. (new)

Pedro L. Alvarez | 2 comments Okay. Here's my attempt:

@DragonFireNovel - A tyrant king, a dreamer, a warrior princess... and a dragon. A fantasy/adventure story of romance, hope, sacrifice, and the most unlikely of heroes.
http://amzn.to/HEO25j


message 47: by Pedro L. (new)

Pedro L. Alvarez | 2 comments Hmm... title of the book would help.
"Dragon Fire" - fantasy/adventure


message 48: by Shaun (new)

Shaun (shaunjeffrey) | 2467 comments The shocking story of a teenage girl groomed for sex. Day by Day: shaunjeffrey.com/Day-by-Day.php #kindle #99cents


message 49: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Lawston (andrewlawston) | 1790 comments Something Nice - 10 short stories from a twisted imagination. Haunted photocopiers and puking neighbours. http://amzn.to/HTpe6K #kindle


message 50: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Holme (natashaholme) | 799 comments Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia: A Diary on How I Acquired my Eating Disorder:

Tweet (139 characters):
Obsessive 19 year old falls in love with women, but has sex with men, behaviour which leads to an eating disorder, all recorded in a diary.

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