Our clients’ take

Geoff Wakeling lives in London and escapes the smog of the city through his writing. The Inside Evil, even though being dark and mysterious, was a way to escape the drudgery of every day life and indulge in something a little more fantastical.

With a degree in Zoology, Wakeling is animal mad and has three cats, fish and five chickens in his London home. He is a keen gardener and conservationist. He is also still awaiting the arrival of his Hogwart’s Owl!

I’ve been writing for several years, but am eternally useless at marketing, which, in this game, is a killer. When it came to launching my second book in the CRYO series, Alina helped generate reviews for the first book, set up a blog tour and develop cover reveal and release day parties. I’ve been so impressed with her hard work, and I’ll be using her again later this year for another book launch, cover reveal and tour.

If want someone who you KNOW is getting the work done, and who you can contact at any time, Alina is it!

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Algenon Lusch is the author of the 52 First Dates book series; a story based on a true story of one man’s search for love.
A. Lusch fully believes in never settling, always striving for the perfect match, and never giving up on your man once you’ve found him – oh, and eating A LOT of donuts!

Alina swept in and picked me off the floor right when I needed her. I was just starting out; brand new book, brand new genre. I didn’t have a clue. She created a launch plan and ran with it, developing a tour, hosting several Facebook events (I had NO clue these virtual parties even existed), rallied around when I needed her and was, generally, quite fabulous. She was always there when I had a question and through working with her, i’ve not only had success with my series, but met some great people too.

I can’t recommend her services enough!

Find out more about Algenon here:

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L E Fitzpatrick was born in Hull, East Yorkshire, but now lives in West Wales, with her family plus lots of dogs and cats. She manages an office, volunteers as a room steward for the National Trust and also supports independent authors as a proofreader and beta reader. She obviously has no spare time because of this, but if she did it would probably be invested in walking in the countryside and enjoying the peace and quiet.

L E Fitzpatrick published her first series Dark Waters in 2011 and is currently working on her Reacher series.

As an indie author I tried to do everything myself and what an absolute nightmare. To start off with I didn’t have a clue what to do and then when I eventually figured things out what I had done was pretty awful. What’s worse was I hated every minute of marketing. Like most writers I’d rather be tucked away in a plot than drawing publicity to myself.

That’s why I turned to Eyes on Books who didn’t just take all the nasty marketing jobs off my hands they brought order to my publishing chaos. I released my latest book with Eyes on Books holding my hand every step of the way and I haven’t had to worry about a thing. They have sorted out book tours, release parties and even managed all the design and banner work.

Everything they have done has been highly professional and always on time. The book tours they have organised have been an absolute blast and my audience has really grown because of them.
But aside from all the work they did for me the biggest help was having someone to turn to whenever I had a question or needed help – which was usually two or three times a day. Alina and Eyes on Books have been with me every step of the way, being my personal assistant, my advisor, my counsel and my support. I probably wouldn’t still be publishing without their help and now all I have to do is keep writing.

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Taylin Clavelli lives in the United Kingdom, about 15 miles south of Birmingham, and a short journey from the world famous Cadbury’s Chocolate factory. She’s married with children and loves her family with all her heart.

Her love of books has been a long standing affair, with Taylin liking nothing better than to lose herself in an imaginary world.

Her first published work was Boys, Toys, and Carpet Fitters, developed for the Dreamspinner Press Anthology – Don’t Try This At Home

Eyes on Books was first introduced to me via Wayward Ink Publishing when they helped promote my first Novel. I was so happy with the service that I have used them several times since to promote three short stories culminating in a tour of all three.

Alina is an absolute pleasure to work with and her knowledge of promotions is exceptional. I have no doubt that without her, my books wouldn’t have had anywhere near the sales they did. She has a long reaching hand and a plethora of contacts which got my name and my stories out and reviewed. Which for a new author is essential. Being new to the game, Alina advised, guided, held my hand where necessary and was at my side or every step of the promotional journey. And the work she did behind the scenes was phenomenal. All blogs, interviews, reviews, parties, twitter, facebook (the list continues), went through Alina and Eyes on Books.

Eyes on Books took the headache and minefield out of promoting my work and got it to a wide audience at a very reasonable price.

Find out more about Taylin here:

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L. J. HARRIS is a mother of teenage twin boys who she loves with all her heart. Her family is her life, her soul, and the very reason she gets out of bed every day. Coming a close second to her family is her writing.

She only just discovered a passion for writing in the past five or so years. She’d always written little poems in birthday cards for family members, but that was as far as her writing aspirations went…until she decided to write poems and give them to family members as homemade gifts.

I was referred to Alina by my publisher, Wayward Ink. Having no clue, nor any time to market my books meant I needed support. Alina was wonderful and helped generate a lot more interest than I would have been able to do on my own.

Alina took me in hand and guided me through all the various promotions needed to get my work out there, and I will be utilizing EyesOnBooks again for future marketing without doubt.

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CHERYL HEADFORD was born into a poor mining family in the South Wales Valleys. Until she was 16, the toilet was at the bottom of the garden and the bath hung on the wall. Her refrigerator was a stone slab in the pantry and there was a black lead fireplace in the kitchen. They look lovely in a museum but aren’t so much fun to clean.

Cheryl has always been a storyteller. As a child, she’d make up stories for her nieces, nephews and cousin and they’d explore the imaginary worlds she created, in play.

In present times, Cheryl lives in a terraced house in the valleys with her son and her two cats. Her daughter has deserted her for the big city, but they’re still close. The part of her that needs to earn money is a lawyer, but the deepest, and most important part of her is a storyteller and artist, and always will be.

I was introduced to Alina via Wayward Ink Publishing. Prior to the launch of by book, Project X with WIP my approach to publicity was hit and miss. New to the worlds of the web and social media I literally didn’t have a clue.

Since the marvelous job Alina did with Project X – arranging a Facebook event, and blog tour, I’ve gone back for more twice.

Alina has revolutionized my view of promotion and publicity and she makes it so easy. I don’t have to remember anything, or work out anything, all I have to do is write posts, turn up at parties and read reviews. I can heartily recommend her to anyone who wants great service with a smile even when you’re being a total pain in the bottom.

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Laz and Lachi Publications is the combined writing team of J.T. Cheyanne and V.L. Moon. The two met in 2010, fell hard and fast for each other and married in April 2014. They write both independently and together in the gay erotica and gay paranormal genres. They also have a couple of contemporary romance novels under their belt.

If you are looking for the ultimate book tour with great spotlights, amazing bloggers and the professionalism and support of true greatness, you cannot go wrong with Eyes on Books and Alina Popescu. Our book tour was a flawless run of pure perfection. We were given plenty of notice on what was required from us, our questions were answered promptly and efficiently and most importantly the spotlights and blog appearances were on time and posted as scheduled. The exposure we received was tremendous. We will definitely be using Eyes on Books for all of our future releases. Thank you Eyes on Books and Alina Popescu for everything you did for us.

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JAMES COMINS is incapable of writing about himself in the third person. His future autobiography will probably be titled, “The Man Who Groaned His Way Toward Death.” He writes stories for children and adults.

Born down the street from Stephen King, he now divides his time between Denver and Seattle.

Alina put together an amazing promotion package, landing me a dozen interviews, guest blogs, promo spots, and excerpts I never would have gotten otherwise. Terrific to work with and tireless in promoting my debut novel Fool School in all the right places, Alina was a dream. I’m eternally grateful.

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Layla Dorine lives in the Midwest in a house with as many cats as people. She loves the outdoors, wandering the woods and searching for mushrooms, fossils, and all sorts of interesting things. She writes about hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggled, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other things she knows and loves. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing she’s taking pictures, practicing martial arts or curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.

I was first introduced to Eyes On Books through Wayward Ink when my first book was released. I knew nothing about blog tours or book promoting of any sort and had no idea how I was going to reach people to let them know about the book. But Alina and Eyes on Books organized everything. My first reviews came through Eyes On Books blog tour stops, and Alina worked with me to guide me through the process of giving interviews and providing excerpts for the novel. She was there to answer all of my questions and once I had my own blog up and running, she was there again to guide me through the process of taking part in blog tours to promote the works of fellow authors. I have found several must read novels through reading Eyes On Books tour reviews and have had the opportunity to review some wonderful new novels by taking part in tours myself. Eyes on Books is a valuable part of the fellowship between readers and authors and I cannot wait to take part in many more tours to come.

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Dianne Hartsock

Dianne Hartsock is the author of m/m erotic romance, both contemporary and fantasy, the psychological thriller, and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer. If she can’t be writing, at least she has the chance to create through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Currently, Dianne lives in the Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play.

I have done several blog tours and a Release Day Blitz with Eyes on Books, and I have to tell you the experience has been fantastic. Alina is a breeze to work with and answers my questions and concerns in a timely, informative manner. She’s knowledgeable about the market and my tours have always been filled with blog sites appropriate to my genre and lots of fun to interact with. Eyes on Books not only sets up the tour but creates attractive banners and deals with the Rafflecopter, leaving me free to enjoy the tour. I’ll definitely be using Eyes on Books for my future releases.

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Jo Tannah

I am a wife, mother and blogger by day, a writer by night. It can be
difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps me on my toes.
I grew up listening to folk tales my father and nannies told either to entertain us children or to send home a message. These narratives I kept with me and finally I wrote them down in a journal way back when I kept one. Going through junk led to a long forgotten box and in it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction and horror I had taken time to put to paper, brought to light that these were tales I never met in my readings.
The tales I write are fictional but all of them are based on what I grew up with and still dream about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for my pleasure. And I hope, yours as well.

I’ve known and worked with Alina Popescu for some time now and have always relied on her PR works and skills. When I first started out as an author, she didn’t hesitate and went on and helped spread the word-without being asked. She’s like that. One thing is certain when working with her, you are guaranteed that what she offers as a marketing tool, will be what you get and more. She goes the lengths to spread the word and it gets out there.

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