Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are best known as the authors of the #1 Amazon Sales & Selling book, Go for No!† They are professional speakers who travel internationally speaking to audiences about how to overcome fear of failure and rejection.† Although they have written several business books over the last fifteen years, Onyx Webb is their first fictional series.
They are married and manage to write to together while staying happily married, a fact they are very proud of. Richard and Andrea live in Central Florida along with their cat, Courage.
Guest Post By Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton on “Book Promotion”
As authors with a lot of experience publishing and marketing non-fiction books, fiction has been completely different with a whole new set of challenges. With non-fiction it all comes down to what problem you are solving for the reader. For our best-selling book Go for No! that helps people overcome failure and rejection, finding people who need that problem solved is the goal. No who wants to read fiction needs a “problem” solved. Most people have a TBR pile a mile high!
It is so early in our process, that I can’t say that any one strategy has “worked” in getting readers. But we’re focusing on short term goals right now.
The first goal is to get 100 reviews. We have created a group we call the Onyx Webb 100 – a invitation only group super fans that we can count on to help us spread the work about the book and to help with reviews. Plus they get some fun Onyx Webb swag! So that group is currently growing and we are inviting anyone who really loves the series to become part of it. Every reader, every fan of Onyx Webb is so valuable.
And of course the goal is always to get read! For us that means to have an interesting hook about what the book is so that readers are compelled to try Onyx Webb. That is why we call it a supernatural soap opera. The book rotates on three “tracks” which follow different characters in different times. Some people aren’t into that some love it. We hope the ‘soap opera’ analogy helps attract people who like a lot of characters with intertwining stories.
Movies and tv series inspire our writing – we’ve written screenplays in the past. So we wanted to create something that was long running and in-depth (like a Downton Abbey or True Blood series) but with paranormal elements. In our case, we keep it simple, it’s all ghosts!
Publisher: Courage Crafters Inc. (March 17, 2015)
Category: Paranormal Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Thriller
Tour Date: August & September, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, †264 Pages
The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series.
Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each characterís story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.
Praise for Onyx Webb by Andrea Waltz and†Richard Fenton:
†”There isn’t a page that doesn’t hold our attention.“-Grady Harp, Amazon Reviewer Hall of Fame
“Thereís only one problem with the book Onyx Webb ñ it was over too soon. When I finished the last word, I was ready for the next book, but itís not out yet – bummer for me and all the other readers who enjoyed this story!
The authorsí writing style is descriptive and visual, which makes the story flow well, and the characters are interesting and well developed. The author does a good job of capturing the essence of each time period so that the reader knows where and more importantly when the characters are living. The story so far covers the 1900s, 1970s and 2000s, so there are marked differences in most aspects of the characters’ lives. Even with the different years represented it’s not confusing for the reader, possibly because each character is so distinct, which lets the reader identify character with time period.
While this is billed as a ghost story, itís more than that since the characters are so interesting, and I think this will appeal to a wider reading audience than just ghost story lovers or mystery lovers.
I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment to this compelling story.”- Robin Surface, Amazon Reviewer
“I loved this book! Couldn’t put it down. Great writing and totally believable characters. The story lines move along so well and in some form or fashion begin to tie into each other. I am anxiously awaiting the next book.”-Alicia, Goodreads Reviewer
“Wow! That’s an understatement, though. Onyx Webb is one of those books that you just don’t want to put down because it grabs you from the beginning and keeps you wanting more. Not only do you get one story, you get three! And they are all told in different times, like the 1900s, 1970s, and in the current, 2000s. So you get three different points of view, and at first you’re thinking “What does this have to do with that?” But then you see it, and it’s like, WHOA! Of the three different story lines, they all connect in some way, and it’s pretty cool to see how it does.
This is such a good book!! You just have to read it. It’s really cool how authors Waltz and Fenton bring all of the story lines that span over time, together to all fit.
I highly recommend this book! And it’s just Book 1, so I’m really hoping Book 2 is already in the works because I am anxious to see what happens next!!”-Ella Marie, Reading Is a Way Of Life
“Amazing! This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time!“-Melanie, Fang-Freakin-Tastic Reviews
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