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Check out Asana, a #FREE project management tool to help manage your writing career

I love this…very useful tool!


Recently, I have been posting EVERYWHERE about how much I love Asana and how much it has helped me out with all things Pure Textuality PR related.  I’ve also mentioned to a bunch of writers that it can help them out.  After discussing it with an author on my Facebook page, I decided it might be high time to do up a blog post to show you how Asana can benefit you and your writing career.



The driving force behind how a writer manages a good portion of their career is cost.  The great thing about Asana is you can have a team of up to 15 people in your Asana workspace before you have to pay a dime.  As long as your team is under 15 people, you’re golden grahams and the tool is totally free.  Now, that being said, you can create more than one…

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Cover Reveal – Phoenix Awakening by Shakuita Johnson


Title: Phoenix Awakening

Author: Shakuita Johnson

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: Fall/Winter 2016


Two warring factions and a wedding pact for an alliance…
Phoenix Bellacore was to be married; she had a duty, one that she decided she’d rather be human than to fulfill. The only daughter of the current King and Queen of the Dawn Immortalis it’s her sacred duty to ensure the alliance of her people to the Dusk Immortalis.
She knew what had to be done; she had accepted her fate, until she met Piper Nightingale. Warrior…. General…. Killer. Piper is the only son of the Dusk Immortalis Royal Family. Although many think of him as being fierce, hardened…cold. Fire burned in his heart when he laid eyes on Phoenix. How could he ever let her go?
Rather than marry the king of stone and ice, Phoenix curses herself to a mortal existence… living and dying again and again, cycling every eighteen years. She doesn’t remember all that was before… she doesn’t want to remember, all she wants to do is become the forgotten.

Wycked Ink is the best ever!!!! If you’re looking for a great cover check her out! Goodreads link to come in the next week or so 🙂 For now to stay up to date on updates join my Newsletter of my Facebook page.

3-star Reviews aren’t the end of the world. Hint: They actually help you.

Very good read for all authors…

T.E. Ridener- The Indie Author With A Dream.

When I published 180 Days I was really nervous that people would hate it and wouldn’t take me seriously in what I was trying to convey.  The message, you ask?

Everyone deserves to be accepted for who they are, and everyone deserves love.

I knew a lot of my readers would shy away from the book because it wasn’t their ‘cup of tea’, and I was completely okay with that.  It was a story that needed to come out. The voices were so loud, so demanding.  So I sucked in a deep breath, crossed my fingers and toes, and uploaded it for publication.

What I did not expect, however, were so many 5-star reviews! Seriously. Every time a new review came in, it was 5-stars.

And that began to worry me because no book can be taken seriously if it has all 5-star reviews.  Readers don’t trust a book that doesn’t…

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PURE TEXTUALITY PR ADVICE: How present is your online presence?


Yesterday I posted a link to a Pure Textuality PR blog post, but no one was able to access it.  Turned out, there was a problem with my DNS on GoDaddy.  This has now been corrected and the website is loading again.  I apologize for the inconvenience.  I’m reposting this now so everyone can view it.  Thank you all so much for your patience!

Good morning, bibliophiles!  Today I’m here to talk to you about your online presence.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a book blogger or an author, well-established or a super-green newbie, to make it in this industry, you need to have an online presence.  You may hate certain aspects of it, but the truth is most of your marketing and networking is done online, so it’s a necessary evil you must embrace if you want to experience a modicum of success.

In today’s post, we’re going to go…

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Cover Reveal – Back of Beyond by Neeny Boucher


Title: Back of Beyond
Author: Neeny Boucher
Tentative Release Date: February 2016
Cover Reveal Date: November 23rd, 2015


Dina Martin and Nicholas Riley are total opposites. She’s the good girl with the perfect grades and he’s the bad boy with the reputation. Growing up together with close family ties, they have been at war as long as they can remember. When the unthinkable happens, neither of them wants it.
Set in a small town at the turn of the millennium, this story is about family and friendship, the love of music and how sometimes who you don’t want, is exactly who you need.



Release Day Blitz – Slut by Jettie Woodruff

(The Twin Duo #2)
Jettie Woodruff
I thought losing my memory was the worst thing in the world. Forgetting
who you are, and where you came from was like driving on a road with
only right turns. All leading in the same direction. A direction I
wanted to avoid, a dark tunnel that I had to enter if I ever wanted
Losing my memory wasn’t the worst thing in the world.
Learning, who I was, and the secrets I had kept was way worse. The
unbearable pull and the passion we shared, mixed with the past that I
didn’t want to remember, created a whole new storm. The perfect storm of
two kinds of crazy. Stupid little fish.


(The Twin Duo #1)
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Woodruff is a lifelong writer, living in a pretend world since she was a
little girl. Jettie spent hours filling pages of spiral notebooks with a
number two pencil and a wild imagination. Her very first story was a
scifi of all things.
Jettie writes more along the lines of erotica
now. She likes to keep her readers on edge, and deliver a story that
will pull out every emotion possible. Writing on the edge of taboo and
dark, Jettie hopes to distribute an adventure you’ll not soon forget.
Married for twenty five years, raising two boys and one girl has left
lots of writing material. She has recently become a grandma to not one,
but two of the most beautiful little girls on planet earth.
Jettie also hates doing this bio. That’s all you get. She loves to read and write. What else is there? ❤
Readers In The Know


PURE TEXTUALITY PR ADVICE: When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books

Great Advice…


When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books was actually a workshop I’d written along with several others for a convention that didn’t end up happening, but I decided to share a portion of it here today since I don’t anticipate teaching the workshop anytime soon.  Never say never, right?

What follows are various pieces of advice and things to think about when you get ready to design the cover for your book.  The post consists of what I consider to be the most important highlights from the workshop.  A small portion of this post is right out of my Open Letter to Indie Authors, but most of it is new info.  Hope you all find it helpful!

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Callisto Carvanis: And A Legacy Was Born Update

I’ve finally come up with a release date and working on getting pre order links up for Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks. I will upload to Amazon the day of release.

Release date is Dec. 21, 2015 and the pre order price will be $2.99 until Dec. 26, 2015 then the price will go up to $3.99



Kobo | BN | iBooks

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The first book in my Dark Indiscretions Series is FREE. Please feel free to pick it up and give it a shot. I have uploaded a revised version with around 6K.

I also have some poems that are FREE on Smashwords and BN.

10850076_4787841711438_4272670409494381782_nShakuita Johnson is a 30-year-old Psychology major. When she isn’t going to school or working, she is doing what she loves most. Writing. She also loved to watch Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her mom.

Dark Indiscretions is her first novel and is a Paranormal Thriller. She has followed it up with Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed, Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel, Dark Indiscretions: Seer Destined and Rumspringa (Dark Indiscretions #3.5).

She also released her Dark Romance which has a bit of suspense entitled And So She Waited and her first erotica serial Kiss and Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute.

She is currently working on Callisto Carvanis and the final two Dark Indiscretions books.

Visit her online and read her poems and one attempt at songwriting on her blog at You can also find her at or Check out her website at Sign up for my newsletter at