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Pulp and Prejudice Book Signing

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Book News | 0 comments

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This is going to be a cool event. First of all, I have not done a book signing in quite a while. 2012 to be exact. And it’s probably time to come out of hiding. Secondly, I really enjoy one-woman shows, and this Jane Morris chick…she’s got quite the acting, writing, and directing chops. One-woman shows are fiercely emotional and full of life’s little truths, and this one happens to be about romance–in books, movies, and life. How awesome is that? Why don’t you come down on Sunday and find out.

I will be there with four other terrific romance writers: Maggie Marr, Allison Morse, Sylvie Fox, and Carol Ericson. And…I will have a very special deal on all three books in my Sex, Life, & Hannah chick lit series. Ripe for your summer reading. So…a book deal you don’t want to miss out on, a mini book fair, wine and snacks, and what’s sure to be a very funny show. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday evening. OK, maybe I can think of one or two things…involving an underwear model and some rope…but it’s not like you can’t do that AFTER the book signing and show.

See you there. No excuses.

Date & Time: Sunday, June 7th, 6:30 PM

Place: FanaticSalon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City, L.A.

Cost: $15

 

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Hannah at The LATimes Bookfest 2015

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Book News | 0 comments

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Hello lovers,

Just a quick note about this year’s LA Times Festival of Books, otherwise known as #Bookfest, especially if you’re on Twitter. I will be there along with my fellow LA and OC Romance Authors supporting the most popular genre of books. Booth 916 is going to be filled with romance authors telling you about their latest books, signing their books, information about the LA and OC chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA) for all you aspiring romance writers, two HUGE giveaway baskets,  and lotsa free schwag, including Hannah schwag from your favorite chick lit series: Sex, Life, & Hannah. I’ve also heard through the grapevine that some of the signing authors are hiring “Booth Babes”, yes, hot hunky MEN that you can take…pictures with (and maybe take home for the right incentive:) so you don’t wanna miss out. I am currently scheduled to be there Saturday, April 18th…in case you want to take pictures with me or ask me any questions about the last book in the Sex, Life, & Hannah series, which I’ve been working on diligently, and is coming your way #October2015.

See you at the festival! xoxoxo, Hannah

 

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April 12 Thru April 13 Will Be Awesome

April 12 Thru April 13 Will Be Awesome

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Book News | 0 comments

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What’s so awesome about the weekend of April 12th thru April 13, 2014?

Aside from the fact that the final season of one of my favorite shows, Mad Men, is airing…I’m doing something I haven’t done since 2006: Exhibiting at the LA Times Festival of Books. For those of you that have been, you know it’s a book lovers paradise, and for those of you that haven’t…perhaps you should make a maiden voyage this year. Especially since I’m giving away FREE BOOKS.

That’s right, if you come to booth 914/915 April 12th thru April 13th, and flash me the fancy poster at the top of this post on your phone, I will personally hand you a free book. What book you ask? I can’t give it all away, but I can tell you there is “sex” in the title, and in the book. I can also tell you there will be bikers, babes, and Beatles fans roaming nearby if you’re looking for an interesting daytime party before you settle in on your couch with martini in hand to watch Don Draper do what he does best.

Worried you won’t be able to find this post on the day? Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter. See you in a couple of weeks!

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Free for the Holidays

Free for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Book News | 0 comments

Holiday fever is in full swing and this year I’m trying something new. I’m doing a special five day promotion where you can download the first book in the Sex, Life, & Hannah series on your Kindle for FREE.

For those of you that have been on the fence about diving into my chick lit series, this is the perfect opportunity to get your feet wet. For those of you that are still in a quandary about what to get that certain someone that loves books like Bridget Jones’ Diary and anything by Sophie Kinsella, and watches Girls religiously, look no further and send them this book. And for those of you that know you’re going to need some Christmas filler while sitting on planes and trains and sneaking away to the local coffee shop for some desperately needed alone time away from the family, have this book in your back pocket. If you’ve been with me for a while you know the Sex, Life, & Hannah Winter Season is about a girl desperately searching for The One after getting badly dumped on New Year’s Eve, and for those of you that have no idea what this book is about, read a few excerpts on my website.

OK, now it’s time to take my marketing hat off and say: Thank you. I’m another year into my author journey and I could not be keeping the spirit alive without YOU. It really is the likes, and comments, and retweets, and bursts of sales, and reviews throughout the year that inspire me to continue writing. Without you I’d have gone back to journaling my neurotic thoughts in private a long time ago.

Have a wonderful holiday season. Spend it with people you love. Support your local retailers and artists. And make room for a little alone time, curled up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine, some gingerbread cookies, and a good book.

p.s. I would love to read your review on Amazon. Your reviews help me spread the word and also make me a better writer.

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SLH 3.0

SLH 3.0

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Book News | 0 comments

Those of you that have been with me long enough know that I’ve been through several iterations of websites. Trying to get things just right seems to be a continuous process of re-invention, even when it comes to cyberspace.

I’ve known that I’ve needed to go through another makeover for a while now. The blogging craze that reached its pinnacle a couple of years ago also took hold of me like a wild fire and before I knew it I was writing three different blogs…and working a lot less on writing actual books. That was definitely not my intention. It was time to take a step back and re-assess.

SLH 3.0 is my attempt at consolidating and putting forth an author website. A website where you can find info about me and ALL my books. Now I know, sexlifeandhannah.com is an unusual domain name to have for my main author site, and I’m sure during another makeover I’ll change that, but for now it makes the most sense. The Sex, Life, & Hannah book series has been the main focus of my writing since 2007 and it has defined me as an author. I’ve written a lot of content for that site and set up my social media pages for that book series…I didn’t want to start from scratch at this point. I also didn’t want to have to manage a fourth blog, so this is where I decided to land. I know, a bit unusual, just like S.L. Hannah.

If we’re linked up on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve noticed I’ve changed my name to S.L. Hannah. This is both an attempt to make those circles about more than just the Sex, Life, & Hannah book series, as well as potentially start using a pen name. I know. What am I thinking?! Everyone knows me as Dorota Skiysufhrrrkweifhfznpek. I swear if I had thought this through better I would have started using a pen name from the beginning because even though my name is super common in Poland, in North America, it looks like something the cat puked up. Not super suave for branding, but hey, I wasn’t thinking about branding back in 2005 when I published my first book.

There is a lot I like about S.L. Hannah. Hannah has been with me since I created my publishing company, The Adventures of Hannah. Then of course I wrote, Sex, Life, & Hannah. And I’ve been using the name Hannah as an alias since the days of being single and perusing bars and clubs and parties in the hills–WAY before Hannah Montana became a Disney pop sensation and EVERYBODY started naming their kids and main characters, Hannah.

Here’s the thing though: I’m not sure if I will ever actually use the pen name S.L. Hannah. I’ve been taking this online Amazon Sales course, and one of the many things I learned was this: the more books you write that you can attach to your author profile on Amazon, the easier it is be for people to find your books on Amazon and buy them–crazy Polish last name, or not. As I sit on the brink of publishing my fifth book, I wonder if a pen name even makes sense, although J.K. Rowling did it and it seems to have worked out for her pretty well.

Check out the new site: www.sexlifeandhannah.com and let me know what you think (all feedback is always appreciated). There may be a few things I’ll be able to tweak, but for the most part I’m going to focus on writing my next book. Stay tuned!

p.s. Those of you who bought the Sex, Life, & Hannah Book Club Membership will also notice that this feature is no longer available on my website. However, I will be honoring those memberships when Volume 4 of the chick lit series comes out (either late 2014 or early 2015). If you are a member, you will receive an email with a PDF copy of the final book.

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