Friday, July 13, 2012

Blog Hopping 7/13/2012

Welcome, fellow bloghoppers! You're looking at the personal blog of S.J. Bell, independent author. My first book, Bonds of Fenris, is currently available at Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other fine ebook retailers! Link on the sidebar, get 'em while their hot! It's been making a big splash on the internet, check out the reviews on Goodreads.

I was absent from the blog hop for a few weeks, partially due to some real-life drama, but also because I've been busy working on some short stories, which I hope to be able to reveal to you soon. In the meantime, I posted an analysis of the issue of recycled content in e-publishing (springing off from an earlier post which caused some degree of drama between me and the people of Tin Man Games). On a less dramatic note, I also hosted a guest post for the Wolf Girls Blog Tour!

In addition to this blog, I also have a separate blog for reviews, Lupines and Lunatics. Latest review is Taken by Storm. Check it out!

Happy hopping!

This week's ice-breaker for Feature & Follow:

"What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?"

My writing career, essentially. At the time, I was hoping to build cachet as an expert on werewolves in literature, which I thought would make me look good when It came time to attract an agent for my work. Well, it didn't help too much. Might actually have hurt, since agents specifically shy away from authors who review other people's books -- the risk of creating drama is too great. But I stuck with it, and it seems to have actually gotten me noticed on the internet, which is a very good thing for an indie author.


  1. Great answer. New Follower. Hope your writing career takes off more. Thanks for sharing. =]
    Here is My FF

  2. I am glad you stuck with it, this is one reason I do love Indie authors, I have since I started my blog I hadn't realized just how much hard work it is.

    New Follower

    My FF

  3. Very cool, keep writing! Indie authors are the reason I started my blog!

    New follower via GFC.

    Ensconced in YA

  4. Cool! Love werewolf novels! New Follower

    Kinx's Book Nook

  5. Werewolves!! :D
    New GFC follower! You can check out my blog here:

  6. Hey there! I just started following you!
    Here is my FF :
    Thanks (:

  7. keep it up indie author

  8. So cool! Congrats on your book. I followed on GFC and Twitter. My blog is Hope you'll stop by. Thanks!


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