Cocooning The Butterfly by Laila Doncaster – A Book Trailer

If Halya had known what the Knight Riders stood for, stood against, and what they did to protect her life from the Demons Den gang, would she have experienced the trauma and heartache that she had gone through?

Possibly, but that’s not what happened or how it was.

Sheltered and innocent to the reality of the bikers that swarmed about her everyday life, and the modern world, her family did what they had to do to save her from sure death. The Demons wanted her dead, but they had to find her first.

Orphaned and uneducated about the real world she was bullied, beaten, shunned, molested, raped, battered, harassed and broken, but her faith and will to endure gave her the strength to search for the man in her nightly dreams.

This is Halya’s side of the story, what she went through and how she overcame the pain and sorrow of her past.

Loving her, protecting her, sheltering her in warmth and tenderness, her dream man, The Buffalo, it was his destiny in Cocooning the Butterfly that would save her spirit from sure madness, as he used his horse whisperer’s tactics to make her feel safe.

A biker’s war, a long-standing feud over a multi-million dollar ranch, one boy and one girl were destined to achieve the promise of the old men of long ago.

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“Cocooning The Butterfly” book is receiving wonderful words of praise and 5-Star Reviews – available worldwide at every major online book sales outlet.

A clean read, romantic, drama, literary fiction novel.

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Novels & Poetry ~ Awards, Contests & Reviews

The possibilities are endless and these links will take you all over the globe.  There are an abundance of Writers Awards, Contests, and even free Reviews out there for the grabbing.  There is money available and having your name listed on any of these Awards and Websites is a true honor for any author.  Are you seeking one in particular?  You might find it here, if not, please let me know and I will add it to the list.

American Book Fest Awards

ARC Contemporary Poetry Magazine

Augur Magazine

Autumn House Press Book Awards

Axiom Business Book Awards 

Barnes & Noble New Writers Program 

Ben Franklin Awards 

Blank Spaces Canadian Literary Arts Magazine

Book Festivals Publishing Events Around the World 

Brick Magazine Literary Journal 

Canada Book Awards

Canadian Authors Literary Awards 

Canadian Children’s Book Center CCBC Book Awards

Canadian Children’s Book Center Marilyn Bailie Picture Book Award 

Canadian Council of Arts Governor General’s Literary Awards 

Canadian Jewish Literary Awards 

Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award

Canadian Literature Quarterly Criticism & Review 

Canthius Feminism & Literary Arts 

Capilano Review of Writing & Art 

Carte Blanche Magazine 

Carousel Literary Arts Magazine 

CBC Books & Literary Prizes 

Chanticleer Book Reviews & Contests 

Crime Writers of Canada Book Awards 

Claremont Review 

CV2 Contemporary Verse 2 Canadian Journal of Poetry & Critical Writing 

Dan Pynter’s Global Ebook Awards 

Dalhousie Review Literary Journal 

Digital Book World Award 

Epic eBook Competition 

Eric Hoffer Award 

Event Magazine Poetry & Prose Contest 

Exile Writers Quarterly 

Existere Journal of Arts & Literature 

Feathertale

Fiddlehead Annual Literary Contest 

Filling Station 

Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Awards 

Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards 

Grain Magazine Journal of Eclectic Writing

Geist Culture Magazine 

Geoffrey Bilson Award Young Adult Historical Fiction – PDF Download 

Hart House Review

Hazlitt Net Fiction Poetry 

HA&L Hamilton Arts & Letters 

Humber Literary Review Contests 

Hugo Awards 

Ibby Canada Children’s Literature & National Awards 

Indie Excellence Awards 

IR Indiana Poetry Review 

International Book Awards 

Kindle Scout 

Kirkus Book Prize 

Literary Classics International Book Awards & Reviews 

Literary Review of Canada Poetry 

Mackinac Magazine 

Magpie Award for Poetry 

Malahat Review Poetry Fiction Nonfiction Contests 

Man Booker Prize for Fiction – PDF Download 

Man Booker International Prize – PDF Download 

Maynard Online Poetry Magazine 

Montreal Review 

Mystery Writers of America Awards 

National Book Foundation Award 

National Indie Excellence Award 

National Book Foundation Awards 

Nautilus Book Awards 

Nobel Prize 

Notes And Queries Literary Culture 

On Spec Canadian Magazine 

Pen – Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction 

Poets & Writers – Grants Awards & Contests 

Prairie Fire Canadian Writer’s Magazine Contests 

Prairie Journal 

Prism Canadian & International Contemporary Writing Contests 

Pulitzer Prizes 

Puritan Magazine Thomas Morton Memorial Prize 

Pushcart Prize 

Queen’s Quarterly 

Random House, The O. Henry Prize Stories 

Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews & Contests 

Reader Views Literary Awards 

Romance Writers of America Awards & Contests Links 

Rubery Book Award Competition 

RULA Ryerson University Library & Archives 

Room Magazine Fiction & Poetry Contests 

Scotiabank Giller Prize 

Shelf Media Group Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition 

Story Monster Dragonfly Book Awards 

Sub-Terrain Annual Literary Awards 

Taste Canada Awards Culinary Books 

TD Canada Canadian Children’s Literature Awards 

Understorey Magazine 

Vallum Contemporary Poetry Chapbook Award 

Walrus Amazon Canada First Novel Award 

Windsor Review 

Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebook Awards 

Writer’s Trust of Canada Awards 

Writers Union of Canada Self-Published Awards 

 

Canadian Traditional, Self-Publishing & Hybrid Publishers

Just some of the Publishing Firms I’ve found so far, and most are Canadian based – the majority of which are listed members of the Canadian Publishers Association – however, some may have offices located in other countries. Finding the right method of publishing, or publisher, is like finding a needle in a haystack. Be aware! Not all traditional publishers are the same, and they all have their own methods and procedures for manuscript submissions. I personally, chose to publish with a ‘hybrid’ publisher – Book Baby – because I wanted the control, ownership, and rights to my work, but I also wanted the best royalties available, as well as a distribution channel that reached the world. I got all of that, in one easy to use control dashboard, where I can do anything and everything an author would want or need to do to publish, promote, market, sell, advertise and offer discounts or coupons. I wish you all the best on your journey.

Flanker Press

University of Alberta Press

Formac Publishers

ARP Books

Boulder Publications

Essence Publishing

Signature Editions

Orca Books Canada

Coteau Books

McGraw Hill Educational

Talon Books

Dunburn Publishing

Great Plains Publishing

ECW Press

Breakwater Books

Palimpsest Press

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Brick Books

Book Thug Publishing

Invisible Publishing

Mansfield Press

TouchWood Editions

Arsenal Pulp Press

Ryland Peters & Small

Nimbus Publishing

Caitlin Press Inc

NeWest Press

Second Story Press

Guernica Editions

Douglas & McIntyre

The Porcupine’s Quill

House of Anansi

Heritage House Publishing

Goose Lane Publishing

Anvil Press

Hancock House Publishers

New Star Books

Playwrights Canada Press

Tradewind Books

Fitzhenry & Whiteside 

Austin Macauley Publishers

Pemmican Publications

Thistledown Press

Harper Collins Canada

Between The Lines Publishing

Inanna Publications

Barlow Books

Penguin Random House Canada

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishers

Cormorant Books

Turnstone Press

Coach House Books

 

 

Get Social – Essential Networks

As an author, it’s important to be visible to the public as much as possible, and Social Media is the key.  So many tools out there, to get you connected, but also, and more importantly, for your readers to connect with you.  No matter what your genre, there is a Network waiting for you, and with an open mind all of these Networks can provide you with stepping stones to success.  Know of another great Network?  Let me know!

Wikipedia – Social Networks List

Twitter

Facebook

GoodReads

WattPad

StumbleUpon

Tumblr

Pinterest

Google+

MySpace

Scriggler

Instagram

Romance IO

MineEye

LinkedIn

BookGorilla

BookBub

Amazon Author Central

AZ Quotes

Reddit

Author’s Research & Resources

Authors need Resources – that’s a fact.  Finding the right resource can be a total nightmare.  Some of us, as newbie authors, have no idea just how vast and complex the book market and world really is.  Here’s a list of just some of the incredible number of research and resources every author needs to know about.  If you know of a great resource that’s not on my list, please tell me about it.  Every author can be successful if they know the rules of the game, and where to locate those rules.

Government of Canada – Canadian Heritage

Retail Council of Canada

BookNet Canada

CataList Canada

Book Depository

WorldCat

eBound Canada

Canadian Electronic Library

National Library of Canada

Gutenberg Canada – Public Domain

Gutenberg Australia – Public Domain

Gutenberg USA – Public Domain

Many Books – Public Domain

LibriVox – Audio Books – Public Domain

Internet Archives

Wikipedia – Online Research Encyclopedia

JSTOR – Digital Library 

TopShelf Magazine

Askew & Holts – Library Stock

Wikimedia Commons

DuoLit – Best Newbie Author Info

Canadian Writers Union – Contracts

Canadian Writers Union – How-to Guides

Quill & Quire – Hottest Canadian Writers Online Magazine

Glossary of Publishing Terminology

CANSCAIP – Canadian YA Literature Association

Canadian Council for the Arts – Grants

Canadian Encyclopedia – Writers Search

Wikipedia – Public Domain Images Resources

Harvard Law School Library

Creative Commons

British Library

Digital Vatican

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