Character Inspiration: Dreams

Character Inspiration Dreams - Lauren Mayhew AuthorDreams are full of people, some that pop up more frequently than others, and some who you’re sure you’ve never even met before. But all of the dreams are created by you, and each of the people in them is a character in that scenario.

Throughout my trilogy, characters and certain events have all come to fruition because of my crazy dreams. My dreams are so weird, I’m surprised my mum hasn’t sent me to be sectioned yet. On the plus side, I can get some wicked storylines and characters from them. Continue reading “Character Inspiration: Dreams”

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L – Liliana Frye

Liliana Frye - Lauren Mayhew A-Z Blog Challenge 2016A-Z Blog Challenge 2016 – Liliana Frye

OK, I’ll put my hands up, Liliana is my own creation and I couldn’t exactly go through this whole challenge without mentioning at least one of my characters could I? (Just pretend she’s not my creation for a few minutes!) Liliana is the protagonist in ‘Reality is in a Dream‘ and the soon to be released Mourning Memories.

Liliana is 16 – sort of – and living in a very boring world. Her parents are stupidly over-protective and she doesn’t have many friends. Her school life is based very much on my experience at school. Her two friends, Melanie and Carey are over-exaggerations of two people I used to call ‘friends’. The only friend that she can truly rely on is the new kid Justin. Continue reading “L – Liliana Frye”

Reality is in a Dream – Discount!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00024]Not only have I re-designed the cover of my book ‘Reality is in a Dream’, I’m also putting the price down to 99p/ 99c! It will be 99p from today (28th) until the end of the 29th November.

It will then be priced at £1.99/ $1.99 for Cyber Monday 30th November, until 3rd November!

After this, it will go back to full price of 2.99, so make sure you get your copy before this offer ends!!

I wish I could do this worldwide, but Amazon only allow this sort of deal to be done on the UK and US sites.

If you would like to buy my book at the discounted price, I would greatly appreciate it! I’d also love it if you would leave a review once you’ve read it!

Here are the links!!!

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PYYADWM

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PYYADWM

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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I GOT A CAR!

So, for any of you that have read my first ever blog post ‘My Year So Far‘, you’d know that one of my main aims for this year was to get a car. I’ve finally achieved that and here she is!!!

Mini!

I’ve named her Wonder. Not only is she wonderful to drive (I’m sorry), she’s a Mini ONE, so it just sort of made sense.

I’m still getting used to driving again after nearly two years of not being behind the wheel, but I’m improving. I’m not stalling as much, though people still feel the need to beep at me. Beeping isn’t going to make me move any quicker, it’s just gonna make me panic and stall more.

I did get Wonder in June, but I thought I’d have a little while of driving before I let you all know. What do you think? Do you like her?

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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How Do You Advertise?

Lauren Mayhew Author - Liliana TrilogyI’ve really been struggling to make sales for my book. I know it’s my first book and no-one knows who the hell I am, but I still would have expected a few more than… well… zero!

Here’s the link to my book: Amazon UKAmazon US Have I done something wrong with the listing?

The price of my book was relatively high, so I have changed that to the lowest that Amazon will allow an eBook to go and yet, even with Twitter and Facebook, I still can’t get people to click the link to my book.

I’ve tried Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads paid advertising and yet nothing seems to work. Continue reading “How Do You Advertise?”

My Book is Free for a Limited Time Only!

I joined Kindle Select just to see how things went for my book. I have now listed my book for FREE for today and tomorrow! If anyone is interested in reading my book you can download it using the links below! 

If you do read it, please leave a review so that I know what you think! Thanks!

UK AMAZON HERE

US AMAZON HERE

Reality is in a Dream

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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Don’t be so hard on us!

I’ve seen a fair few people talking about mistakes in Indie books and how it has a negative impact on readers and the Indie author name. This really annoys me, especially when it comes from Indie authors themselves.

Not long after I published my first book, I realised that there were a few mistakes in it. Some were missing words, words spelled wrong and the occasional comma missing. To correct the mistakes I would have to pay £29 to revise my book and at the time, I didn’t really have the money to spare, so I left it as it was. Continue reading “Don’t be so hard on us!”

Future Project

I bought a Dream Journal a little while ago, because I have some really bizarre dreams. Part of the story line for my book (click here to read Chapter 1) came from a dream and quite a few elements for book 2 are from dreams and nightmares.

Dream Journal

Continue reading “Future Project”