March 16th Book Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN

Today I’m giving away an autographed ARC (Advance Reader/Review Copy) of RIDING ON INSTINCT!

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To read the blurb, an excerpt, and for more info on RIDING ON INSTINCT, click here

To find out more about the Wild Riders series, click here

To be entered to win this book, here’s what you have to do. There was some discussion on Twitter this weekend about author websites. People were talking likes and dislikes, what drives them crazy about author websites (music anyone? gah…one of my personal pet peeves about author websites), and what they love. So tell me what would make the perfect author website for you, and some of the things that drive you batshit crazy about some of the sites you’ve visited. And hey, if you want to take a look around my site and tell me what you love and hate about it, I’ll be happy to be the guinea pig. I’m always open to feedback, both good and bad.

Please don’t panic if your comment doesn’t appear right away. Some comments are being moderated and I’ll grab them and release them.

Because my blog is being a giant pain in the ass and holding comments in moderation and in spam and it takes me a bit to go find them, I’m going to choose winners at the end of every week, on Saturday, instead of every day. So check back every Saturday to see if you’re one of the weekly book winners. Because I’m not going to hunt the winners down. You have to come here to see if you’ve won and then contact me with your info (Other than ARCS being sent by the authors offering them, I’ll be shipping all the winning books directly from Amazon). Otherwise, come back every day for a new book giveaway. And don’t forget the grand prize contest plus all the rules about the daily contest giveaways here

71 thoughts on “March 16th Book Giveaway

  1. 1
    Lakota says:

    If an author has a series, i like to know the order the books should be read in, as well as any related stories in anthologies, with the order of those. If a cover changes as they sometimes do over time, it’s nice to know what the old one looks like versus the new one.
    Several times i’ve bought the same book twice, because i didn’t remember the name of the novel, but loved the author’s work… only to realize it wasn’t a new release.

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    Pat L. says:

    Good morning. I would love to win this book. I love series books, prefer to read them in order but it is not a must for me. If I discover a middle book in a series and find there are more before and more to come, I consider it a gift.

    I need a website to be easy to navigate and if a contest is running, some author sites do not list the winner – they just say winner has been contacted. I like to know who won and also this way I know it wasnt me and I missed the announcement or email. LOL.

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    katiebabs says:

    I love excerpts! If I am not sure if I want the book, all the author has to do is post a good excerpt and I am sold.
    Pictures of hot men work also. lol

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    azteclady says:

    (Please don’t enter me 😀 I have my very own pretty and shiny ARC)

    I hate the snap-preview thing that some blogs have. please please turn it off!

    I prefer websites that are both not cluttered and user intuitive–for example, if it’s possible, have all your links to the rest of the site on the same area in every page. Top menu, side menu, whatever, keep it consistent and together, so the reader doesn’t have to hunt for the links in a different place in every page, or go back to the main page to move to another section of the site.

    Thank you, Jaci!

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    Lisa J says:

    I like your website. It is easy to navigate.

    3 Things I do not like:

    1. Sites you have to be a programmer to navigate.
    2. A blog which is never updated.
    3. Outdated information – when your last release is 2006, might as well shut the site down.

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    Emily says:

    Hi Jaci! I like it when authors mention the available formats for their books, as well as who are the publishers. What I don’t like is when LOUD music pops up, background soft music is OK. Not sure if you can regulate that though. and some of the above comments already mentioned.
    Have a great day! Emily 🙂

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    Christine M. says:

    What I dislike: Music that can’t easily be turned off. Lack of updates.
    What I like: Book excerpts, Complete bibliography (including novellas, shorts in anthologies. Reading order of books (if part of a series, of course).
    One of my favourite author website, to give an example of what I like, is Kelley Armstrong’s. Not only is it easy to browse, but as she’s written freebies (shorts and novellas) for her readers they are included in the reading order of her series, which is great, considering that at the time I hadn’t finished reading it. And her site is updated about every 3 months with her upcoming releases, convention she will be at, etc.

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    Mikaela says:

    A good webpage should be informative, easy to load, and regularly updated. I like your webpage, Jaci, but I am wondering when you will realise that you have your Demon Hunter series as upcoming 😉

    As for what drives me nut is when authors forget, or ignore, to update their homepages. Honestly, I want to have information about their latest release, not having books released years ago stated to be upcoming.

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    Your site is great because it’s easy to navigate and there are excerpts. I LOVE excerpts. Basically it’s nice when an author’s site has a look & feel that is compatible with what they write. 🙂

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    RachG says:

    🙂 The cover is fabulous!

    As for author websites, I HATE when they aren’t updated. When you click on “upcoming books” and it’s from Aug. 2008; it makes me crazy! Or they have links that don’t work right…it seems kind of disrespectful. That’s how I know the author and it’s not the best first impression.

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    Laurie says:

    I like websites that are easy to navigate – let’s face it, we’re all busy people and don’t have time to search to find our way around (and back home again) complicated sites. I like clean lines and easy to read fonts and colors – and lots of excerpts, please!
    And please, please, please keep things up to date! I can think of a couple of hugely successful authors who are each into entirely new series and their sites are only showing mid-way through their previous series.
    I also don’t care for “intro” videos, etc. – just let me in and provide an option for me to watch the video if I wish.
    Sorry if this sounds like a bitch session – that wasn’t my intent!

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    Maureen says:

    The thing that annoys me the most about author websites is when a website is not updated to let me know what the next book is and when it’s coming out. If I see that an author I like has a book coming out soon I will go onto their website to get more info on that story and if the website hasn’t been updated to give out that info then what is the point of the website.

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    Judy Cox says:

    I like a website that is easy to maneuver about. I can’t stand when I click a button and it takes me 3 clicks to get to where I am going or sometimes I never get there!! Music I can live without, mainly because every website has theres set on a different volume. I love the interviews of other authors on the blogs. I look for the excerpts or blurbs. I like seeing the new covers. I also look for up to date info. I have to say most of you have very good websites and I know ya’ll work on keeping them up.

    I love the cover of Riding on Instinct!!

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    Natasha A. says:

    I.Hate.Music. At least the ones that AUTO play. Also, Put series together, or label them as a series, and what number they are in the series. Include the blurb with the book, and a link to read an excerpt (If you include an excerpt). Don’t use bright blue writing on a black background. Just really really be careful of the background colour vs. the font colour! lol

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    Karin says:

    The one thing that drives me nuts is the silly repeating music that some people think is a nice touch. I’m here to read and learn about new books and authors, not listen to silly music. Thank goodness for the mute button!

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    Melissa Conatser says:

    I love to read series, but I want to read them in order. It drives me INSANE to read a great book and find out that it was part of a series, but not the first one. Even worse, I have gone to authors sites and looked at their listing for a series, and bought the first one listed, just to find out later that they didn’t have the series listed in order, so I had to read the whole series out of order.

    I think sites should be uncluttered and informative, easy to navigate, and should match the authors genre or persona.

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    limecello says:

    No need to include me in this drawing- but I just wanted to say whoever wins this one is a lucky reader!

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    blodeuedd says:

    Me, me 😀 I wanna enter this one.

    I like webpages that are easy to navigate, if i want something, I want to find it easily. And it’s always fun if they don’t look like every other site out there, but have something of their own on it.

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    Stephanie S says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! I already have it pre-ordered but would love an ARC.

    I hate when I go to an author’s website to look at her booklist and it’s incomplete or books in a series are not labeled to tell you the order they go in. I love the way Jaci has Demon Hunter, Erotic Romance, and Romance labeled. When you click on it you know exactly what books you are looking at.

    I love for the author’s site’s look to reflect the books they write. It annoys me if the website hasn’t been updated in forever or a blog is listed but it’s been months since a recent post.

    Ok, I think that’s my biggest pet peeves on author sites.

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    Tamsyn Takamiya says:

    As many of the others have already mentioned, its important to have a website that is easy to move around in and frequently updated. I like Christine Feehan’s website. She has her books in series and also provides background information on the series. As an international reader, I would also like it if the author states clearly whether they accept international entries for their contests! I have won and later told that they can’t send the prize outside the U.S.!

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    MY biggest pet peeve on a author site is when they have a section that shows books to come and they don’t have a blurb about what they are about. Don’t tease me with a name or a possible cover and then don’t give me a clue what they are about. ARGH!

    I am not a big fan of having to register just to browse and I don’t like music.

    What I do like is covers – future story listing with blurbs, contest, when I can send for freebies or bookplate signing and a FAQ about series and such.

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    Amy S. says:

    Oh cool! Love this series! What I do like about author sites is excerpts, updates on books, and contests.

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    Melissa says:

    Ooh, this is a good one.
    I want excerpts, ALL books listed, and I really like when they tell if they’re connected or not and where they’re available, all AKA’s or pseudonymns the author might write under, I LOVE contests, lol. And I really like it when an author gives you a hint of upcoming work…And I love to see upcoing covers.
    I HATE when sites are bogged down because of music or too much/many graphics that it takes the site forever to load. Unless it’s someone I’m desperate to know more about, I don’t wait. I’m not crazy about the ‘private’ areas, where you have to join to have access. I belong to several, and haven’t seen much that people should have access to if they take the time to go to an authors site.

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    Jennifer M says:

    My biggest pet peeve is when the site is not updated. Also don’t like when they don’t have excerpts posted. I don’t like when they get too cutesy because then it’s hard to find anything, otherwise I’m pretty easy 🙂

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    KristieJ says:

    One of the things I appreciate most about author websites is when they include links to their back list and a blurb about the books. When I find an new to me author I enjoy, I like to investigate their back list and it’s very frustrating to just see a list of their books. That forces me to Amazon to check things out and I’m not always sure of the validity of things on Amazon.
    Another important feature to me is their upcoming books – in fact that is vital – it get’s me excited as to what to look forward too.
    Also – too much graphics and slow to load can be somewhat annoying. And music. I was at one author website and it played music the entire time. If they have music – at least have a way to turn it off. I’m often listening to my own music while surfing and it clashes *g*

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    Roberta Harwell says:

    I’m not one to be critical of an author’s website. I see the website as that author’s personality and no two authors are exactly alike. Thank God. It is a way for the author to express to their fans what is going on in their lives and current projects.

    My only concern is updating the website on a regular basis. If the author has a contest, they need to send the prize out immediately to the winner. In the past I’ve had to contact authors to remind them. I do not find this pleasant.

    Have a great day.

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    Lillie A says:

    A must is an easy to navigate site. If I have to spend 15 minutes trying to find the backlist or anything else, it’s not worth my time. And I can’t stand the obnoxiously bright background colors or graphics that give me a headache.

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    Karin says:

    You hit on one of my biggest peeves about author websites, and websites in general, music that starts as soon as the page starts to load. It’s just really annoying, especially when there’s no volume control and the music blares out. Another thing I don’t like is that there are some author websites that are extremely hard to navigate.

    What I do like about author websites, and what causes me to visit them frequently, is when they’re easy to navigate. Having links that are clear and take me exactly where they say they’re going to take me, such as a book list or book page, makes me very happy.

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    Lori T says:

    Hi Jaci! I hope you had a good weekend.

    Things I do not like about a website is not being able to make my way around it and I really like to have the website updated and current.

    Things I like about a website is a list of the author’s work which included excerpts and reading order if the stories are connected. I love read about upcoming work and I am a big blog fan.

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    jeanne sheats says:

    I don’t know if this will help others but I get past the music problem by just not putting my sound on while visiting sites. Being up to date is very important and don’t make things too complicated.

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    Raonaid Luckwell says:

    What I like in an author’s website… Balance, the perfect balance of pictures, wording, etc.

    Music, depends on the songs and my mood.

    I also like one that’s really easy to navigate, straightforward. One I don’t have to wrack my brains to figure out or get lost very easily.

    I like how some authors have series books together, along with the title. I had promised a friend a long time ago I’d read books in proper order, so it really irks me to learn the book I thought was the first one was like fourth or something.

    I do like how some authors have a downloadable copy of their books, in the series order and things.

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    Pamk says:

    music, weird colors and unreadable fonts I been to websites where I have to highlight the text to read it. I won’t go through that for just any author lol. And looking at the books listing it gives blurbs, excerpts, and reviews on same page and takes forever to load even with dsl. Just give me the book and blurb and allow me to click if I want more info.

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    Lori Ann says:

    I like for authors to keep their homepage design simple. I do not like for music and videos to start loading as soon as I go to a website. I also prefer minimum graphics.

    The number one reason I go to an author’s website is to learn more about their books. I want to know what their upcoming releases are and information about their backlist books. I love excerpts, book blurbs, covers, and behind the scenes information. I would like to know which books are connected and in what order they should be read. I also enjoy reading things like interviews and blogs.

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    Lisa N. says:

    I usually have the sound turned off, especially when I am computing at the library, so it doesn’t bother me as much. I really don’t like sites with a lot of videos and flash on the main page. For those with slower connections, it takes forever to load. I like sites with easy to find information (book lists with series order, publication dates, cover pictures, book blurbs, etc.). Excerpts are also good, along with making sure the site is updated when new books are released.

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    Eshani says:

    Ohh I want this book!!
    I have to agree with many of the comments already listed. I love it when author websites have a main page with the latest news and updated book release information on it, with a tab for the blog page, etc.
    I also don’t really like the flash movie clips for the books. Instead, I prefer a good excerpt that gives you a feel for the writing and the story.
    I also think that a websites with overtly loud colors and graphics can be a little too busy when combined with book covers and other actually important information. A cleaner space is much better.
    I actually really like the set-up of your blog Jaci 🙂

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    Fedora says:

    I really like:
    – clear listings of all of an author’s books, in several different ways, including chronological and by series (it’s nice to have easy click-to-buy links, too ;))
    – excerpts are always good!
    – regular updates–doesn’t have to be in depth or every day or even every week, but at least once a month on a blog or website is a nice reminder that the author’s active and it’s great to be reminded what’s coming next
    – easy to find contact info or a click-to-e-mail kind of link

    I can’t stand:
    – horrible color combinations/over-designed visuals
    – unreadable fonts (something simple and clean for most of it really works best)–I took a look at one site and never went back even though the content seemed good because I couldn’t stand the font. It was not meant for large amounts of text and made the whole visit really awful.

    Your site looks pretty good, Jaci! 😉

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    Miranda C says:

    Simplicity is important to me. Crazy fonts, colors, and graphics just distract from what’s really important.

    A complete, easy-to-find, easy-to-use menu is also a plus to me. It should never take me five clicks to find the description to a book. The menu should also be easy to spot (size, location, style, etc.). It should not just be box 4 of 6 on the right hand side of the page sandwiched between a review of the author’s latest book and an advertisement without something to set it apart from the rest. I also can’t stand when I have to click on a menu to activate it and then discover that just clicking on the words won’t let me access it.

    If you want music on your site, great. But include a way for the visitor to easily turn it off on the front page.

    One thing I would like to see more often on author’s websites, is upcoming information about series (I’m not talking plot, title, etc). When I finish the most recent book in a series I always want to know about the next. Has it been written yet? When will it be out? I’m not asking for a lot of detail but I’d like to know if I should go ahead and preorder the book, I shouldn’t hold my breath on a release anytime soon, or if it’s simply a work in progress.

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    danni says:

    I love for there to be excerpts of the author’s books. I also want to be able to click on the book and get a description of what the book is about. I like for there to be information about upcoming books that the author has coming out or is working on. I don’t want the site to be too complicated, for me, simple and easy is more appreciated.

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    Brandy W says:

    My favorite thing is when an author has their books listed and it shows how they are connected and what order to read them if even if they don’t have to be read in order.

    The worst thing for me with author websites deals with colors. I have such a hard time reading when it is all black with white writing. My eyes just can’t adjust and I usually just click away.

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    Lisa F. says:

    Oh man, I can’t wait for this book!

    I can’t stand music on some websites. Also when there is so much stuff on a page that it takes forever to load, like widgets. A couple are fine but when there is like 4 or 5 of them it takes forever. Navigation is important too, I hate having to click several different links to find info on one book.

    I like simple basic websites that aren’t to flashy and overdone. I love when websites list books in correct reading order.

    I agree with Miranda C. that when reading a series it is nice to know when the next book is out. I hate reading a book and be left in the air not knowing when the next release is out. Also when an author updates on a forum and not on their website. I hate having to sign up to every forum to get info on a book.

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    Jane says:

    It drives me crazy when an author doesn’t have any book excerpts. I would like to get a feel for the book. I don’t mind music, but I sometimes have issues with the colors, especially if I can’t see the text. I love finding out about an author’s WIP.

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    Ter says:

    HATE music on a web site. I also hate when an author does not have a picture up on their site. Not sure why, but I like to know what they look like.

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    Tasha W. says:

    I love it when authors have pictures of their book covers and have descriptions and trivia about the story or where they got their information. It drives me nuts when the website doesn’t list the publishing dates. I’m one of those people who, when I find an author I like, likes to read their books in the order they were written. I also don’t like it if an author doesn’t specify if certain books are part of a series or not. To end on a positive note, I also like it when authors have excerpts or the first chapter posted. I don’t like the wait between books. 🙂

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    Jody F. says:

    I don’t like when a site has tons of graphics, it seems to make navigating so slow. I can take or leave music (depending on the song). I love having blogs and message boards so readers can talk to each other and the author easier. And a definite must is excerpts, especially for future books. I have a low level of patience, so anything that gets me through the wait is a good thing.

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    Jeanette Juan says:

    I love it when authors put up excerpts that allow me to find out what the book is like and they sometimes hook me onto the book. I really hate when music suddenly blasts on, especially when I’m listening to my own music. I prefer silent websites that allow me to wander around in peace.

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    sara hurt says:

    Hiya Jaci. I would love to win this book, thanks for the opportunity.
    As far as an authors website goes, I want it to be user friendly and very informative. Bio’s and excerpts are great. As far as design I like to see the author’s personality shine through.

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    Lexee says:

    I hate it when the author website has their books listed but doesn’t have a link for more information, what the book is about. I like when they have the book page that has the links so that you can find out more. I also love contest pages, lol. I also like the information on an author. I love their coming soon pages but then again it really sucks to wait when you get psyched up for a book and have to wait months for it to come out.

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    Erika R says:

    I like when the author has different sections for his/her different series, along with info on the author as well. Updating at least once a month at least would be great, especially with little sneak peeks or deleted scenes. I don’t like when there aren’t any excerpts for each book as well as a blurb. Info on your favorite authors doings would be cool too.

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    Diane M. says:

    I like where the author has up to date information. But no music or flash. If it is slow to load on my computer with a fast connection I usually do go back.

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    cheryl kellery says:

    I like easy to browse and organized websites. I like tabs at the top with categories for books, bio, misc info so you can find what you’re looking for. I also like the books to be in chronological order and if they’re part of series to list them in order.

    Your site is easy to get around and find what you’re looking for.

    I’d love to read the ARC you’re giving away today!!

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    Holly Z says:

    An easy to use menu is a must! A design that goes with the flow of navigation, instead of clicking on a link and then wondering where the menu went to. Too many graphics are a no-no also, I don’t need to see dancing glittery elephants on every page! A reading list is nice too (in order!), and enough pages to get information across in a concise way without needing to click through twenty pages!

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    Angela H. says:

    I like a clearly labeled website that is updated more than once every 6 months..lol. I feel pretty fortunate that so many of my favorites like you have such great sites, but I have one fav. and she never updates her blog, if you don’t have time don’t have one. Any how thank you for the wonderful contest and I am with you lady on the music what a pain in the a**. Have a great night!

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    Pam Griffith says:

    I can’t wait to read this book. I like to go to an author’s website and see the list of books in the series or the stand alone books they have. If the books are a reprint, I like when they are noted and if they changed the name of the book. I like reading excerpts from their books. If an author has a new book coming out soon I like to read about the new book. I like to see a complete book list of the books or e-books that an author has written or if they have books or e-books under another name.

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    Midnight says:

    I hate it when an author does not have:
    blog is not updated
    their books in order
    -by release date
    -connected in a series

    how do i know which order to read if it is not represented on the book itself and then i get lost trying to find in on the website???

    I love
    reading excerpts
    date the upcoming releases are out …

    all in all a very user friendly website that is unclutteres and in a comlpete order of understanding what you are trying to find it and where to start looking, updated at least in tune with the release of the authors books … not coming soon from 2007 … keep the fans interested in you and your writing … without them you would not get far …

    good luck to everyone and I can’t wait tell it is released

    :winks:

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    kh says:

    i like excerps trailers, covers
    sometimes excerpts are not up earlier for me

    love the cover

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    Zhan says:

    For me, a great website is one with extensive excerpts, is easy to maneuver, and doesn’t take forever to load.

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    Mickey M says:

    Things I like on a website:
    1. UPDATED listed of author’s titles.
    2. Release dates (even if they are tentative.)
    3. Excerpt of current release.
    4. Music is optional, but if you have it please no cheesy music.
    Things that irritate me:
    1. Cheesy music
    2. Hyperlinks and hypertext that do not work.
    3. Contest links that do not work.
    4. Outdated information – I want to read your books, don’t YOU want me to read them?

    For the record, I LOVE you site – it’s very easy to navigate and user friendly. Not to mention colorful for the juvenile readers in the crowd (smile.)
    Add me to the contest list, I do want to win the ARC!

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    Caffey says:

    Hi Jaci!
    I got to figure out how to use that Twitter! I don’t know how to find out where to read these things!!

    I love to read authors recommendations and hear about books they read! In between waiting for your books to come out, I love to hear what you’ve read and recommend. I know that I’ve found some more great reads that way. Keeping a list at the site, makes it easier to go to when visiting your site. I’ve read a post on your blog now and then about what you read and recommended but this way I have a link to go to to find that.

    One thing that drives me nuts is going to a site and having to wait while graphics are going on, like some sort of intro to the site/books but it can really be long and no way to stop it so I can go directly into the site, especially those authors I read. Then some designs don’t have a way to easily find things, usually its with the same site that had a picture show or whatever you call it, before coming in. And there may be words up like “Ships Sailing’ instead of Books available which makes it hard to really find what I want. I like what you have. Direct into the site with out a movie first (but don’t you dare take off the cowboys in the front page, LOL). You have the words to the different sections to your site right up there and easy to find!

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    Paula says:

    Rather than repeat what’s been said already, I’ll just mention one of my pet peeves that hasn’t come up yet: “Snap Shots” (those pop-up preview windows that you see when your mouse is over a link on a website using WordPress).

    Please, authors, google how to turn it off, it just slows down and distrupts reading and navigating your site.

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    May says:

    I’d love to know the forthcoming book by the author.

    What I hated are the slow-loaded website.

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    Teresa Rozich says:

    I like easy navigation. And I Don’t like seeing photos of authors. I know that’s weird, but for me, it ruins things. I like the mysterious. I like not knowing what they look like. Once I know, they lose their mystery and I sometimes have trouble separating author from work.

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    gypsywitch says:

    90% of authors will email you back,some takes a while, which i undersatnd, i wouldnt want them to stop writing to answer Me LOL

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    Janet H says:

    I dislike:
    Website that has music, is slow to load or the page scrolls with an echo.

    I love:
    The Book pages. I want them to have excerpts, publisher, publication date, and of course a nice big cover photo. Each series should have a page/section and show reading order.

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    Hi Jaci! Great topic 🙂 Actually I have to tell you the truth I love your website. It is very well organized and easy to navigate. I love how you have the books under each genre that is what I like when authors have that so I can visit each genre & look at the books they do have under that.

    One thing I don’t like about authors sites is when they have way to much stuff on their site. It’s hard to look through especially when I do those scavenger hunts *g* I can’t navigate the page easily.

    I also love when authors give us sneak peaks to their upcoming releases also inside looks about their books too. I do love excerpts too 🙂

    Hugssss
    LindaH

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    Shell Bryce says:

    I too want this book….it was one of my “5” but to win it in print would be so much better and I love my wall of keepers!!! My problem with the author sites is that I have trouble finding the links that I want to get too alot of the time. You have to go to one link to get to another…..and yeah the music bothers me too…..but I like the little visual effects just no volume!!!

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    Helen MacDougal says:

    Website should be easy to navigate and kept up to date! Book sounds intriguing! Would love to win ARC..don’t really have any!

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    seton says:

    all I care about is that authors clearly outline what genre the book is and how the series is related (characters, etc)

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    Tiffany says:

    The MOST important thing for me is if the author has books in a series that they be listed in order. I’m super paranoid about reading series in order and I like to be able to find that information readily. I love to see information about upcoming books, and I really enjoy a blog or newsletter that is updated regularly and lets us know what’s going on with the author and their writing status. I like that connection between author and reader.

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    Larena Wirum says:

    I don’t mind when there is music and such on a site but I would prefer the opporunity to turn it ON. Not have to try to figure out how to turn it off or not be able to at all. There have been times when I have gone to a site to check something out and I had to close out because it had sound playing and it was real convient to have it on at the time.

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    Karen T. says:

    I hate it if the blog or website is not updated regulary, if contest winners are not announced and a site is not easy to navigate. Prefer no music, but then I can keep sound off. LOL.

    Like excerpts and info on upcoming books and of course regular contests. LOL.

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    PhyllisC says:

    I hate to repeat any of the comments but I agree about the music – it is usually too loud when it comes on. I also like to have any books in a series listed in order.

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