Monday, August 1, 2016

Obsessive Pimpettes Promotions Present: Book Blitz: Same Page by @dos_twinjas

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So since its release last year, we've gone through a cover and series name change. There were a ton of things we didn't know when it came to our first Romance books, and we've since then tried to improve them in ways the audience didn't connect with them, and Same Page and it's sequel Next Chapter were the first in line.
 We tried to make note of what readers weren't sure of, or didn't like at all, and we came up with this.

Number 1: The ending to Next Chapter. We really don't expect people who've already read it to go back(but if you have, and want the new ending, email us. We're generous) but it does have a HEA ending versus a HFN ending in its place.

Number 2: Additional content. Both books have at least two new chapters that tell each other's family lives better than the originals. It's very important for people to see the push and pull Naima gets from her mother to understand where they end up in the long run. And Timothy being mostly raised by two women was also important to show, since it's shaped him so much, that we can't believe we hadn't done so sooner.

Number 3: New covers and series title. We'd originally only seen it as a duology, but we've decided to make it a series featuring the other characters after book two. Since it revolves around a book store, we renamed the series "Bookish Friends To Lovers" and Book Three will feature Ruby(who falls for a Romance author) in a f/f book, while Book Four will focus on Angel, the only other male character in the book who'd qualify as New Adult, and he'll be our first Afro-Latino male main character, so we're super excited about him(it'll also feature a bbw Black female main character of Afro/Indo-Guyanese descent). There's also an unannounced fifth book with a new character as well, and you don't have to read a single one to understand the next if some won't be your cuppa.

Number 4: Actually marketing it as New Adult from the cover. I think a bunch of people have liked it, but didn't know it was a NA book. And NA has a different tone in comparison to Adult themed romance, which we've always been highly attracted to. It's not to say we'll only write NA. We're actually doing a YA in August, and an Adult in September-October, so we're not trying to brand ourselves one way.

But Same Page has always been meant to be NA and follow the tropes of NA, which aren't always as appealing when one prefers YA or Adult.

Libertad actually came up with this series, and I helped her write it, but we were very happy with our first WoC protagonist being Nigerian-American, and we'll probably always make Black women with different cultures, from different places in the world, with different outlooks on life. My wishlist is to make a British Black woman MC, but all in due time.

Anyway, I just have to fan cast them, because I see them clearly in my head, but not everybody does!
I posted shirtless Travis Garland pics because reasons...

He's a pop/r&b singer from a boy band we used to bump. He got fine as hell though. See he eatin' clean too. He's how Timothy was in both our heads and dirty dreams XD So you're welcome, lol.

A naturalista on social media named Chime Edwards reminded Libertad of Naima, so I imagined her too. She's not Nigerian, but I've seen a ton of Nigerian-British, Nigerian-American or Nigerian-Canadians with her phenotype in common, and naturally big hair.

So, there you have it. The inspiration behind the MCs and the facelift of the series. If you know other books with African MCs, hook a sista up with a rec!



Naima vibed with Timothy from the first moment they met. Attraction wasn't supposed to happen, but it did with no time to turn back.

Timothy knew better. But that kiss made him forget about his girlfriend and he would do anything to get another chance to kiss those lips.

Can two close friends be on the Same Page in this "Brown Sugar meets Love Jones" Interracial Erotic Romance!

*Same Page Book One in a duology. It is suggested for Mature audiences due to strong sexual content and slight drug use.


 



Guinevere and Libertad go by many superhero aliases. Whether you know them by G.L. Tomas, the Twinjas, or the Rebellious Valkyries, their mission is always the same: spreading awareness of diversity in books. Oh, and trying to figure out the use for pocketless pants!

They host other allies and champions of diversity in their secret lair in Connecticut.


   

    

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