Monday, January 17, 2011

Announcement. Come join the Street Team

It's HERE!

I know you clicked this page cause you saw "Street Team" and thought, "What's that?". Well, if you love The Talisman Series and told your friends about it, then... I want to reward you and invite you to be part of my peeps, my closest fans, my TEAM!

A Street Team is my special group of folks who have and continue to spread the word about The Talisman Series! And as a member, you get special benefits and I won't kill off your favorite characters. *wink*

Ideas of things you can do to get membership:
  • Snag a banner below and post it on your blog, website, twitter, myspace, etc.
  • Pick a team: Nicholas, Julia, Phil, Enigma and post the graphic.
  • Tell 10 people OFFLINE about the Talisman Series who have never heard of my books before.
  • Tell 10 people ONLINE about the Talisman Series who have never heard of The Talisman Series before.
  • Refer 10 people to join The Emerald Talisman Facebook Page.
  • Recommend the books to 10 people on GOODREADS who haven't shelved the books yet.
  • Share the Emerald Talisman trailer with everyone you know. Host it on Facebook, your blog, forums, Tweet the link, etc.
  • WRITE me asking for bookmarks so you can hand some out or include in contests!
  • Ask me to do an interview, character interview, blog day, give-away, etc on your site!
  • Add my Browse the Book widget to your blog, MySpace, Facebook, website, etc.
  • Blog about The Talisman Series.
  • Request a copy of The Emerald Talisman & review it! (Honest reviews, please) and share it at Amazon, B&N, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. Tag your friends!
  • Recruit peeps to SUBSCRIBE on my blog so they never miss a post or contest.
  • Spread the word and place links to content, trailers etc in other paranormal romance reader message boards, comment sections of articles about similar authors, as well as the comments sections of friends and social networking sites.
  • Send a message or e-mail to friends and family members you think would enjoy The Talisman Series (don't be a spammer though)
  • Tell everyone you know about the books. Link them to purchase books on Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Tweet about the books, the characters, include a buy link. Do the same on your other social networking sites. Don't forget to Tweet @brendapandos
  • Make a fan trailer and post on YouTube.
  • Grab a countdown to The Onyx Talisman (coming soon)
  • Think up some new ideas and I'll add and credit you on this list!
**** Just doing one thing on the list makes you an automatic member!****

What’s in it for you?

  • All Street Team members will get a special, exclusive, autographed Street Team bookplate for their copy of The Emerald Talisman and/or The Sapphire Talisman and a special bookmark with charm. Check out FREEBIES on how to request this. NOTE - these bookplates are special and only for Street Team members.

That's not all...

  • Talisman Team Members will have their names listed in the acknowledgment section of The Onyx Talisman! Hurry up - you don't want to miss out on this!
  • Team Members will also have exclusive contest, story excerpts, deleted scenes and contests not available anywhere else.
  • There will also be ARC (advanced reader copies) giveaways and T-Shirts or other special items.

If you'd like to join this exclusive club, just click here to join the Yahoo group!

If you have posts, blogs, pictures, video, whatever beyond these listed, please send links to or tweet me the link @brendapandos so I can thank you and RT.

Hugs, Brenda

The Sapphire Talisman

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Where am I?

Sorry followers. With the new year, and my new writing goals, I've been trying to make every moment count and write! I'm working on the last installment of The Talisman Series, The Onyx Talisman and my new work in progress which is a secret. :) heh heh. You can bookshelf TOT on GoodReads now if you want.

I happy to announce that, The Sapphire Talisman is flying off the internet shelves everywhere and I'm so thrilled, and it's cheaper too. $11.51 on Amazon folks! Thanks for all the support and great reviews out there. My hard work is finally paying off, literally. I am working to put together a Street Team so you can be involved in the final process with Nicholas, Julia and *cough* others, and be rewarded for letting others know about it. Keep your eyes peeled for that one.

For those wondering, The Onyx Talisman should be available sometime beginning of fall. I am not going to have a book come out in December ever again... Was I crazy? YES! My family is just now recouping as Mommy comes back into their lives again. Well... kind of. With my hefty writing goals, I can be found buried in a Word document or drifting off into my dream world as my characters speak to me, and I forget which step I am in ... conditioner? or shampoo? Only writers are allowed such luxuries of being so nutty.

If you want to send words of encouragement and push me along, I'm all for it!

Hugs, Brenda