Against All Odds / Crossroads / Man vs Nature

#IWSG and Book Blast for Against All Odds–Can You Help?

In place of what is a truly awesome question from #IWSG (they always are), I am posting a plea for help in launching my latest prehistoric fiction novel, Against All Odds:

Xhosa’s extraordinary prehistoric saga concludes, filled with hardship, courage, survival, and family.

Based on a true story, this is the unforgettable saga of hardship and determination, conflict and passion as early man tries to make their new home on what we now call the Iberian Peninsula. There, they find enemies as well as help from unexpected sources. To survive, Xhosa and her People must be bigger-than-life and capable of doing the impossible because nothing less than the future of mankind is at stake.

If you’d like to know a little more about Against All Odds, here’s the trailer.

I need your help

I need help in by book’s Book Blast. Here’s how it works:

  • You agree to tell your community about my latest book, Against All Odds at some agreeable date between August 3rd – August 14th (or a custom date that works better for you).
  • I will include a link to your books and/or your blog post on the Book Blast post which will headline my blog for about two weeks. I want this to work for your marketing as much as mine!
  • Once you sign up, I’ll send you everything you need–blurbs, marketing pieces, videos, quotes. You use what you want, what suits your blogging style.
  • Just sign up on this Google form.

Before you begin: The form gives you options for what type of post you’d like. I can 1) answer a series of pre-designed questions, 2) be interviewed by you, or 3) send you one of nine newly-written articles about writing.  The questions–you won’t know what they are until you get them. The articles–you may choose but it’s first-come-first-served. When I’ve assigned all articles, no one else gets them. I hope this helps to drive traffic to your site to read a fresh, original article.

Here’s the link or fill in the form below:

I’ll publish a list of everyone who’s helping me on my blog with links to your Amazon Author page (or similar) with your latest books as well as to the post. Last year, it looked like this:

If you would like to help (and earn my unmitigated love), please click here or complete the form above to let me know which activity you would like to participate in. I’ll spring for the virtual coffee and cookies for everyone who visits!

Questions? I’m at

Thanks in advance for signing up!

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning


80 thoughts on “#IWSG and Book Blast for Against All Odds–Can You Help?

  1. Hi Jacqui, I’m putting together my launch materials for early September and was wondering if you’d mind if I used some of your ideas from this post. I’ll give you credit for it, of course. I’m trying to do a better job than I have in the past with launching my book and you’re the master!. Does that sound okay?? Let me know. ❤

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  2. Hi Jacqui – the video is brilliant – very enticing … I congratulate you on that – and thus I’m sure on the series … I’ll be around and commenting – good luck … and all the best in the run up to launch. Take care – Hilary

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  3. Congrats on your new book, Jacqui!
    I hope to read your trilogy… one of these days.
    I’m “put off” Facebook at the moment with all the drama over there, but I can certainly share on Twitter.
    Stay safe.

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      • Hi Jacqui

        I mailed you twice.
        I’m not sure if you received the emails because I’m having a problem with the writer-in-transit email address so I replied via webmail.
        Perhaps the mail is in your spam folder?
        I remember choosing August 05th to help with your book launch because that’s the IWSG Wednesday, the day I normally post.
        I’m sure I entered August 05th… didn’t I?
        You’ve put me down for August 15th.
        Sorry about this.

        Warm Regards
        Michelle Wallace

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        • Hi Michelle

          I’ll take full responsibility. I don’t always get the details right, no matter how hard I try! Do you prefer August 5th? There are three others on that day but I don’t mind moving you. I’m adding pictures of the host’s latest book so that visual I think will grab everyone’s attention (I hope). Let me know. August 6th only has one as does August 1st.

          Anything is fine with me. Just let me know what works best for your scheduling.

          Thanks again for offering to help with this!



  4. Hi Jacqui. Congrats on the upcoming release. I’d be happy to have you over in August for a Q & A. You can send all your promo material and I can send you my Q & A sheet you can pick from my questions and add 1 or 2 of your own if you like? 🙂

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  5. Congrats on another upcoming release, Jacqui! As always, your productivity impresses me. You have your fingers in so many pies. I’ll send out a tweet on your release day. Best of luck with the launch!

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    • That would be wonderful. I just read your post about how busy you world has been the last two years. That’s a lot of smoke to have no fire. I think something’s going to happen. If I sign up for the newsletter, will I be notified when your next book is out (in case you switch blogs)? Probably need to do that.


  6. Of course I’ll help, Jacqui! I really loved “Survival of the Fittest.” I picked a date near the end of August. Good luck! 🍀 🍀

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  7. Hi Jacqui, I filled out the form twice. I clicked the Google sheet to fill out, then came back to your blog and found the spreadsheet from last year. After I looked at it and saw that you have one column for the blog and another column for the social media. I filled out the form the second time instead of just adding the social media link in the comment knowing you’d be busy. You could just delete the first form.

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  8. Hi Jacqui, I’m taking a month-long blog break in August through Labor Day weekend. I would love to help in September with one of the ideas if you need more exposure then. I would definitely read and review on Amazon and Goodreads in the meantime. Let me know how I can help. And huge congrats! I’m looking forward to Xhosa’s next installment!

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  9. I signed up. I chose the article about how you’ve never had writer’s block, since that is interesting and goes with my writing book Keep Writing with Fey. 😉 I also chose August 17th.

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  10. Of course I’ll help! Reviews, interviews, whatever you need — you have my email 🙂 I’m doing this new thing where I share the book I’m currently reading on Instagram (tagging the author so people can find them) and sharing my reviews on Goodreads, Kobo, BookBub and on my blog.

    Good luck!

    Ronel visiting for IWSG day A Decade of Writing

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