Author Archives: Anne Chaconas, Badass Marketing

About Anne Chaconas, Badass Marketing

Social media consultant, Badass Marketing. I make you look GOOD.

Releasing today: The Allegories of the Tarot Anthology!

Allegories of the Tarot Badass Marketing Blog Tour

Get the Allegories of the Tarot Anthology in on Amazon and Smashwords.
Add the Allegories of the Tarot Anthology to your Goodreads to-read shelf!

Swing by the Allegories of the Tarot Facebook page and enter the release-day giveaway of a custom Tarot box–complete with Tarot deck!

Allegories of the Tarot

Who hasn’t been fascinated by the mysterious Tarot, writer and reader alike? For centuries, fortune-telling by the Tarot has caught many an imagination, but nothing like what will be presented here.

22 cards… each an individual splinter of the human psyche.

22 writers… honing each splinter into a story of triumph and decay, arrogance and humility.

Stories of the brightest lights and the darkest corners of the weirdest minds.

22 cross-genre worlds.

22 portals into the Universal.

Only one way to get there.

Come with us. Cross the portals. The Universal awaits.

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Beware, All Ye Who Enter Here

In this space, we work on the assumption that you have the ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT. This means that:

  1. You have drive.
  2. You have spirit.
  3. You have enthusiasm.
  4. You have motivation.
  5. You WANT IT.


If you want to work with me, you need to have the drive to succeed. You also need to be aware that not all ideas will be successful, but know that an unsuccessful idea is not the end–it is merely pointing you toward a new beginning.

If you want to work with me, you need to have the spirit to be daring, to strike out on your own, to be different, to work hard and work smart. You need to believe in yourself, in your creation–and in me.

If you want to work with me, you need to have so much enthusiasm that you could power a small metropolis with your nervous energy alone. You have to LOVE what you do, be willing to take chances for it, and know that sometimes (almost always) you will have to take leaps of faith without a safety net.

If you want to work with me, you need to have the motivation to be brave, to try to new ideas, to be innovative and cutting edge and cool. And not “cool” in the “popular crowd” way, either; cool in the HOLY SHIT DID YOU SEE THAT WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT way.

If you want to work with me, you need to WANT IT. What is IT, you ask? IT is whatever you want it to be. But, whatever it is, you have to WANT IT with your WHOLE SELF, with your WHOLE SOUL, with your WHOLE MIND. Because if you don’t, then you’re wasting your time, and mine. And I fucking hate wasting time.


If you want to work with me, you have to be in it 110%. Not 90%. Not 95%. And certainly not some half-assed 22% filled with excuses and hemming and hawing. BE IN IT TO WIN IT. OWN IT. WHATEVER IT IS. OWN IT AND ROCK IT.

All others need not apply.

FAMILY MAGIC Birthday Bash Scavenger Hunt!


FM-Bday-Bash-Banner-600x250All good things must come to an end–but, we figured, they don’t need to come to an end silently and quickly, do they? NAW! Here at BAM! we like to end things with a BANG. So that’s what we did!

????????????????????????????????????????If you haven’t swung by Patti’s Birthday Bash send-off post, please do–she’s got the BANGiest of BANG-y surprises there for you, Syd superfans.


We’re giving away lots of awesome stuff during this tour (and if you haven’t entered to win the ENTIRE HAYLE COVEN NOVEL SERIES, you really should get your ass over to Rafflecopter and ENTER–it ends tonight at 11:59pm EST), and we’re giving stuff away to the people who answered trivia correctly over on Patti’s Facebook page, but we’re not done. NO, SIRREE! Because there ain’t no party like a Sydlynn party, cuz a Sydlynn party don’t STOP.


Here’s the deal: Hidden away in the different posts of the birthday bash are five items: a pentagram, a silver Persian cat, a statue, fuzzy socks, and a soccer ball. Fans of the series will immediately recognize their significance. Here’s what they look like:


Here’s what you gotta do:

  1. Go to each of the posts of the birthday bash. You can find a list here.
  2. Look for each of the scavenger hunt items listed and pictured above.
  3. Click on the picture (or on a link VERY close to the picture) of the scavenger hunt item. It’ll take you to a page right here on the BAM website for that specific item.
  4. Copy that URL.
  5. Collect all five URLs for all five scavenger hunt items.
  6. Send them to

Yup, that’s right–everyone¬†who sends in the five scavenger hunt item URLs wins the scavenger hunt prize:¬†AN AUTOGRAPHED 11×17 POSTER OF THE HAYLE FAMILY TREE!

Pssssst! I decided to give you a head start–who do you see at the top of this post? Why, I do believe it’s Sassy, a silver Persian cat! Go click on him, why dontcha? BOOM! YOU’VE GOT THE FIRST SCAVENGER HUNT ITEM!

You have until 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, October 16 to find all five scavenger hunt items and send an email with their page URLs to


Looking for blogs to host zombie mayhem awesomeness

zombiewestLooking for blogs to host the lovely Angela Scott when her ZOMBIE WEST Omnibus (which contains her WANTED: Dead or Undead, Survivor Roundup, and Dead Plains) debuts in December!

Genre: YA/Western Romance/Action¬†and Adventure–with added zombies for utter mayhem.

Review copies of all three books are available!

Tour’s taking place November 25 to December 20.

Sign up and read more about each book right here! 

The FAMILY MAGIC Birthday Bash kicks off today!


Welcome to the Family Magic Birthday Bash Extravaganza!¬†Family Magic,¬†the first book in Patti Larsen‚Äôs epic 20-book Hayle Coven young adult series,¬†is having its second anniversary‚Äďand we‚Äôre bringing the magic, fun, and awesomeness to this birthday celebration!

Join author Patti Larsen and Badass Marketing for a week of fun, contests, giveaways, never-before-shared deleted scenes, and a kick-ass scavenger hunt that will have you looking for magic in unexpected places!

Check out where the party’s happening right here!

Here’s what’s happening over the next week:

About Family Magic

Family Magic by Patti LarsenHer mom’s a witch.
Her dad’s a demon.
And she just wants to be ordinary.

I batted at the curl of smoke drifting off the tip of my candle and tried not to sneeze. My heavy velvet cloak fell in oppressive, suffocating folds in the closed space of the ceremony chamber, the cowl trapping the annoying bits of puff I missed. I hated the way my eyes burned and teared, an almost constant distraction. Not that I didn’t welcome the distraction, to be honest. Anything to take my mind from what went on around me.

Being part of a demon raising is way less exciting than it sounds.

Sydlynn Hayle’s life¬†couldn’t be more complicated. Trying to please her coven, starting over in a new town, and fending off a bully¬†cheerleader who hates her are just the beginning of her troubles. What to do¬†when delicious football hero Brad Peters–boyfriend of her cheer nemesis–shows¬†interest? If only the darkly yummy witch, Quaid Moromond, didn’t make it so¬†difficult for her to focus on fitting in with the normal kids. Add to that her¬†crazy grandmother’s constant escapes driving her family to the brink and Syd’s¬†between a rock and a coven site. Forced to take on power she doesn’t want to¬†protect a coven who blames her for everything, only she can save her family’s¬†magic.

If her family’s¬†distrust doesn’t destroy her first.

Find Family Magic on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
Connect with Patti Larsen on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Karpov Kinrade’s FORBIDDEN TRILOGY gets a makeover (+GIVEAWAY!)

Best-selling award-winning authors Karpov Kinrade are sharing their newly designed covers for the Forbidden Trilogy and revealing the cover for their newest addition FORBIDDEN MEMORY (Prequel)! Congrats to my darling friends! Aren’t the covers GORGEOUS?

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Help us celebrate by entering this Rafflecopter giveaway!


From the award-winning, bestselling author Karpov Kinrade (the new pen name for Kimberly Kinrade).

Those inside are special, gifted with unique abilities, abilities that make them dangerous to the outside world. Since childhood, they’re trained to control their powers, to show restraint, and to defend themselves. For years they practice, honing their gifts for one purpose: to be rented out to the highest bidder as a spy, to be used as a weapon against others.

Sam never questions her role at the secret organization dubbed Rent-A-Kid.

Until she meets Drake.

She reads minds. He controls minds. Together, they might get out alive.

Get Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire, Forbidden Life, and the Forbidden Trilogy Omnibus on Amazon.

Add the Forbidden books to your to-read shelf on Goodreads!


Dmytry and Kimberly are the husband and wife writing team behind the Kiss Me Series, Seduced Saga, Eye of Newt, Sunrise & Nightfall, Wanderlust, and The Fallen Series.

Kimberly is the award-winning, bestselling author of the New Adult paranormal romance series The Seduced Saga, the YA paranormal thriller/romance The Forbidden Trilogy, and children’s fantasy series The Three Lost Kids.

Dmytry writes fantasy‚ÄĒbe it urban, dark or epic‚ÄĒis a musical composer, pianist, and designs books covers (exclusively for his wife‚Äôs and their co-authored books).They live with three little girls who think they‚Äôre ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.

Become a member of the Street Team for Karpov Kinrade.

Connect with Karpov Kinrade on Facebook and Twitter.

Connect with Kimberly online: Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Amazon, Goodreads.

Connect with Dmytry online: Twitter, Google+, Amazon, Goodreads.

Neat-o Facebook Shiz: Custom group URLs

If there’s one thing I love, it’s giving custom URLs to things. (For the uninitiated, a URL is just the fancy-schmanzy acronym for a web address.) It just makes thing look so much more professional–and¬†it makes giving the URL to people that much easier. It’s one of the great detractors to Google+, in my most humble opinion–you can’t have a custom URL for anything, and so you end up with a gobbledygook profile URL (like mine, for example: — blech).

Facebook, however, understands the awesomeness of having custom URLs, and gives you the option to have them for everything. Now, most people know that you can set custom URLs for personal profiles and pages, but did you know that you can set them for groups, too? Yes, indeedy! You can! Continue reading