Monday, July 26, 2010

Are first chapters an effective marketing tool?

A discussion at Lyons Literary blog convinced me they are. Or could be, if your first chapter interests people. :)

So in advance of tomorrow's release of my historical novel (which I like to call a historical adventure romance), I've posted the first chapter of Angels, Sinners and Madmen on my web site. While historicals may not be to everyone's liking, I hope the first chapter will entice people to want more. The trailer and excerpt are here.

On Wednesday, I'm also launching a new blog series called Casting Call - I hope you'll check it out. First up is Angels, Sinners and Madmen.

Though I'll still be visiting plenty of blogs (see the crazy schedule here), today also marks my last official stop on my blog tour at Margaret West's wonderful blog.

And tomorrow is my monthly post at Popculturedivas, a tribute to my much-maligned home state of New Jersey. I hope you'll pop over!


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I didn't know you were from NJ. You'll have to give us your thoughts on that show I've never watched, Jersy Shore.
Congratulations on your new release.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Susan! I've never watched it either. My hubby's always watching reruns of Bones or NCIS, and I don't have much interest in TV - not even when I worked for the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg. :)