Hunterland by Dana Claire Book Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway! {Ends 3/23/23}

Mar 10, 2023 | 1 comment

Supernatural meets Nancy Drew in Dana Claire’s New Young Adult Novel Hunterland, by a very talented writer. If you haven’t read Dana Claire’s other series, start now. They are full of action, creativity and romance.

Book Details:

Hunterland by Dana Claire

Publisher: CamCat Books (February 7, 2023)
Category: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
Tour dates: February 13-March 24, 2023
ISBN: 978-1792361357
Available in Print and ebook, 310 pages

Book Description:

Liam Hunter has warded off hungry vampires, slayed monstrous beasts, and put agonized spirits to rest since he could hold a stake. When trouble comes through the Hunterland message board, alerting them that nurses are dying at high schools across Wisconsin in a string of fishy “suicides,” the Hunter family hits the road to save the

The trail leads to Falkville Falls, where Liam clashes with Olivia Davis, whose maddening family seems inexplicably embroiled in this haunting mess. Olivia has always mothered her little sister, Pepper. But when the Hunter family opens her eyes to the hidden underworld of real monsters prowling the dark, she realizes she can’t protect Pepper from this newest threat by herself. Can the two families work together to uncover who or what is responsible before the next murder, or will this vicious death cycle have no end?

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Guest Post:

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before

I have so much advice, I could talk about it for an entire week and still not be done. But I’ll narrow it down to 10 things I wish I knew about before becoming an author.

1. Take the time to learn the industry. Go to conferences, online/virtual events, speak to
other authors, and do your research. It’s an overwhelming industry but there are a lot of resources and tools out there that can support you.

2. Make author friends. Many writers get caught up in the insecurity of a lonely occupation.
Make friends in the industry by joining writer groups, going to events, and staying
connected online.

3. Build a brand. Figure out what type of author you want to be, what message you want to portray, and how to execute it. For example, I knew right away I wanted to write Young Adult but I also knew I wanted to write all types of genres and not be pigeonholed to one specific style. It’s why I spent my first six books in all different genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, PNR, Retelling, and Contemporary Romance all in the Young Adult category.

4. Create a street, beta and ARC team. My success as a writer is only partially from my deliciously captivating stories, the rest is from the love, support, and feedback of my fans. Without them, I’d be still living my stories in my head rather than seeing them in print.
They will help you take your stories to the next level and then help you promote them out into the world.

5. Learn your market. Do research on who your readers are, where they hang out, and what they like. For example, I write Young Adult fiction. My readers are on social media, especially Tik Tok (or rather BookTok), they follow tropes, are passionate, and are vocal. I meet my readers where they are and this helps me grow as an author.

6. Ask for help. If you don’t know something, ask. Many times I found myself frustrated and wondering how to get to the next step. I’ve been lucky to build a community and use those resources as a way to get “unstuck.” If you do the same, you will save time and energy.

7. Develop a book marketing strategy. Writing a book is only 50% of the work, the other half is getting it out there. You could have written the next Hunger Games, but if no one knows about it “the odds will never be in your favor.” Wink wink… Learn how to market your book to the right audience and you will be successful.

8. Time management. There are only so many hours in a day and as an author, you have a lot on your plate: writing the book, editing, strategizing your launch, releasing your book, and then continuing to build excitement around it. You have to manage your time.

There are many software tools out there that can help. Sometimes I use them. Sometimes I just have a daily or weekly To-Do List in my planner, but regardless I stay on top of my time and make sure to use it wisely.

9. Take breaks. Some authors talk about writer’s block. I call it writer’s overload. Whether your not sure where the story goes or you just can’t find the words to write out the scene in your head, stepping away from your work is always a good idea. Go for a walk, hang out with friends or family, play a game, go for a drive along the coast, watch a movie, or read a book. Whatever it is, do something that is away from your computer screen and manuscript. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your story is to walk away from it. It’ll be there for you when you come back with fresh eyes, a clear mind, and a full heart.

10. Stay positive! Do not let self-doubt cloud your ability to fulfill your dream. You are good enough. Your story does need to be heard. And you do have an audience for it.

I hope these ten things help others feel encouraged to follow their dreams, motivated to write the stories in their minds, and be inspired to stick with their writing. It’s not an easy job. But then if it was…. everyone would be doing it.

Thank you to anyone and everyone who has read one of my works. You make it all worthwhile.

Meet the Author:

DANA CLAIRE is an award-winning author whose stories explore identity, fate, and destiny in the crossroads of romance and adventure. Her love of romantic tension and the supernatural effortlessly translates into spine-tingling action and unforgettable characters. She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her adoring husband living her dreams: writing books, telling stories, and changing the world, one reader at a time.

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The Tour Schedule: 

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus Feb 13 Kickoff & Excerpt
Wendy Wall-to-wall books Feb 15 Review
Kimberly Amazon & Goodreads Feb 17 Review
Nora Storeybook Reviews Feb 21 Guest Review & Excerpt
DT Amazon & Goodreads Feb 22 Review
Sal Bound 4 Escape Feb 23 Guest Review
Bookgirl Amazon & Goodreads Feb 24 Review
Suzie My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews Feb 27 Review & Interview
Nancy The Avid Reader Feb 28 Review
Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings Mar 1 Review
Gud Reader Goodreads Mar 2 Review
Ashley’s Bookshelf Mar 3 Review
Jessica JBronder Book Reviews Mar 6 Review

Bee Book Pleasures Mar 7 Review

Laura Lee Celticlady’s Reviews Mar 9 Guest Review & Excerpt

Lu Ann Rockin Book Reviews Mar 10 Guest Post

Lisa’s Writopia Mar 13 Guest Post

Mark Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus Mar 14 Guest Review

Lisa’s Writopia Mar 15 Review

Giveaway Details:

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  1. Teddy Rose

    Thanks so much for hosting!

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