Monday, January 12, 2015

Puppet sex, sloppy smooches, and a chance to win a signed book

These days, authors have to get pretty creative when it comes to book promotion. When Best Man for Hire came out two weeks ago, I covered my body in peanut butter and ran screaming through my neighborhood wearing a yellow fedora and a set of nipple tassels printed with scenes from the novel.

But the tassels kept getting stuck in the peanut butter, so people were reading the scenes out of order and learning the major plot twists before they even got to the first blowjob scene, which made several people angry enough to chase me through the streets with two-by-fours.

I narrowly escaped with my life.

To simplify things a bit, I decided to try a different form of promotion. I also partnered up with my fellow author Melia Alexander, since we shared the same release day and she's really good in a fist fight.

With the aid of my super-talented video producer husband, we created a series of four videos that made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube over the last couple weeks. In case you missed them (or if you just wanted to check them out again) here's a roundup.

Oh, and may not want to watch these with young children or judgmental co-workers in the room.

Video #1: How to get ready for a New Year's Eve kiss

Video #2: Why you should leave your mistletoe up all year long

Video #3: Puppets perform a sexy scene from my book, Best Man for Hire

Video #4: Puppets perform a sexy scene from Melia's book, Merger of the Heart

So there you have it – the promotional alternative to peanut butter and nipple tassels. Which one did you like best? Tell me in the comments and I'll enter you (wow, that sounds filthy) ahem! I'll enter you in a drawing for a signed copy of one of my other romantic comedies (your choice between Making Waves, Believe it or Not, and Frisky Business).


Unknown said...

ahaha. i love them all but #3 is my pick. puppets make everything better ;)

Stephsco said...

Obviously puppet sex. Okay, maybe just obviously for me because puppets are one of my humor languages.

I just read Best Man For Hire and I loved Making Waves. I've recommended Making Waves a bunch of times :)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I like the puppet video best, though they're all good. Youtube is a good way to promote your books, seeing as how everyone spends so much time on that site these days.

bn100 said...

puppet video

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Mary Preston said...

Puppet sex all the way - seriously funny.


Deborah Blake said...

See, and I loved the first two, but the puppet one is going to give me nightmares for weeks.

Anonymous said...

I loved the puppets, but are you telling me there isn't a video of you running around in peanut butter and tassles?? :D

Marcy Shuler

Cara O said...

Ha! Love the puppet sexy scene!

dianne clark said...

I like the puppet video.Just read making waves and frisky business, loved them both!I had to share them with a friend at work,two new fans!

Robin the Book Nerd said...

I love the puppets! Tawna's Best Man for Hire scene was great!

Shout out to Craig for being a wonderful male puppet!!

Tawna the things you did with that Candy cane and neck stretches had me cracking up.

Thanks for the chance!

robin dot nichole 79 at gmail dot com


Thanks so much for all the comments, guys! I threw all the names in the hat and picked one, so congratulations to MARY PRESTON! Shoot me an email at tawnafenske at yahoo dot com letting me know which book you want and how you'd like it signed, and I'll get that in the mail to you ASAP. Thanks again!