Thursday, October 18, 2018

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Party with Guest Post and Giveaway

Welcome, y'all! I'm so glad you've stopped by, to be a part of the Goddess Fish Tenth Anniversary Celebration.

Goddess Fish Promotions is one of the main companies responsible for the book tours that I host. Goddess and Fish are great to work with. I recommend them to bloggers in search of a virtual book tour company, and to authors needing such things as promotion, graphic design, editing, and more. (Oh, and you can find out how they got their nicknames, in one of the interviews on the tour. Check it out!)

So without further ado, I'm turning the controls over to the dynamic duo of Goddess Fish.


Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration!

"Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do?" We're glad you asked!

We didn't want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse.

Here are the initial entries:


Roses are Red. 
Violets are Blue. 
I'm awful at poetry. 


We can edit your book. 
Find things you didn't see. 
It will be fun to look 
At the changes from me.

Yeah, for some reason, Judy won.

Even better, her poem is correct. We DO offer editing as one of our options. Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:

I worked with Marianne on a complete edit and was very happy with the results. Her feedback was clear, easy to follow, and she probed on things I hadn’t thought of. She was also responsive whenever I had questions and helped me work through a few issues. Her feedback and guidance improved the quality of my manuscript, all at a very fair price. I’m working on my next book and plan to use their services again. 

J B Glazer, author, In Search of Mr. Anonymous


Choosing the right editor for a project is incredibly important to an author. Let’s face it, we want the best for our books. When I was considering editors for my first indie-published book, Regenerate, I naturally thought of Goddess Fish Promotions–and I’m so glad I did.

Marianne Arkins and Judy Thomas are incredibly attentive and professional during the entire editing process. Their input was invaluable and the story is much stronger because they cared enough to help unsnarl plot points and find order in the chaos.

I can’t wait to work with them again. Truly, a top-notch editorial team!

– Sarita Leone, award-winning author of Regenerate

We also offer Virtual Book Tours, Graphic Design, Social Media Promotion and more. You can see more testimonials here.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little (more information is below) and we'd like to do the same. We'd LOVE to see a little poem that tells us a bit about you in the comments. We'll be awarding random book giveaways and $5 Amazon GCs to some of the best poetry we find. It might not be at every stop, but when something really makes us smile, we'll reward it! Come on, be daring...

And now, more about us:

The Guest Post

Five things about Marianne you might not know

1.  I prefer my food at room temperature.  Also my drinks.  I drink my coffee lukewarm, I put my apples into the microwave for about 10 second, just to take the chill off. There are some exceptions, of course, but it’s mostly when practicality demands it (like ice cream).
2.  I love creatures of all kinds.  Mammals, of course, but that’s easy and most people love those. But also rodents (I had rats and mice as pets, and I LOVE bats) and most insects (spiders are good bugs). 
3.  I attended 13 schools in 12 years, and my family wasn’t in the military. They also never seemed able to move at the beginning of a school year, so I was forever “the new girl” starting months after everyone else had already found their place in the hierarchy at school.  It was good training for the real world though, so in retrospect I rather appreciate it.
4.  I used to read the dictionary for fun.  Hey, it was before the internet!  My daughter reminds me of this now and then when I toss out long, unusual words into conversations without thinking about it.
5.  I love action movies!  Disaster movies! The more things that blow up, the better.  As I’m writing this, I’m watching The Bourne Ultimatum, but I’ve recently watched San Andreas and 2012 among others.  I seldom enjoy romance movies (sometimes a good rom/com fits the bill, but not otherwise), but superheroes? Yes please!  End of the world disasters? Add it to the queue.   
What about you? Are we twins? Or not so much?

About Goddess Fish Promotions

Goddess Fish Promotions was established October 14, 2008. Why? Well, when Marianne became a published author and got her the first taste of trying to promote a book on a budget, there was only one other virtual book tour company in place at the time, and their fees were simply too high for a small press author. After coordinating and running her own tour, she knew other authors could use the same service for a reasonable price. Thus, Goddess Fish Promotions was born.

Because both Judy and Marianne were authors and editors prior to running Goddess Fish Promotions, they approach the business with a unique point of view, and treat their clients how they would expect to be treated.

Follow them on the web at

The People behind Goddess Fish

Judy Thomas - The Goddess

Judy has a college degree in English and she’s worked in retail, education, at her local library as well as an editor for a small press and for the now defunct ShadowKeep Ezine. She’s also a published author so can see things from both sides of the fence. In 2013, she “retired” and now spends her days helping authors make their dream come true—as well as working as much as she can with her local theater group.

Marianne and Judy

Marianne Arkins - Fish

Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne wrote her first novel at ten years old, built her first commercial website in 2000, and published for the first time in 2006. She worked as a professional editor for just over a year, and knows what it’s like to write, edit and promote a book on a budget.

The Giveaways

For Everyone

Enter to win! 
  • One $50 Amazon/BN Gift Card 
  • Two $25 Amazon/BN Gift Cards
  • Two $10 Amazon/BN Gift Cards


    For Authors

    Enter to win!
    • Two $10 Gift Cards for any Goddess Fish Promotions service 
    • Winner’s choice of either a free Blurb Blitz (2 wk) or Book Blast (5 day) 
    • 50% off any tour (excludes Review tour or Full Service Tour) 
    • Four free 25-page complete book edit 
    • Two Winner’s choice of teaser or social media cover graphic design

    Follow the tour for interviews, spotlights, and more guest posts. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

    Tour Participants:

    Oct 1: T's Stuff - Interview
    Oct 1: Let me tell you a story - Spotlight
    Oct 1: White Sky Project - Spotlight
    Oct 2: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews - Interview
    Oct 2: Harlie's Books - Spotlight
    Oct 2: Independent Authors - Spotlight
    Oct 2: Bookish Reviews - Spotlight
    Oct 3: Romance Novel Giveaways - Guest Post
    Oct 3: Romance that's 'Out Of This World' - Guest Post
    Oct 3: underneath the covers - Spotlight
    Oct 3: Tory Richards - Spotlight
    Oct 4: Kimmi Love - Guest Post
    Oct 4: Notes From a Romantic's Heart - Guest Post
    Oct 4: Books,Dreams,Life - Spotlight
    Oct 4: FUONLYKNEW - Spotlight
    Oct 5: Author Deborah A Bailey - Guest Post
    Oct 5: Rainy Day Reviews - Spotlight
    Oct 5: Christine Young - Spotlight
    Oct 5: Books Direct - Spotlight
    Oct 8: Angel's Guilty Pleasures - Interview
    Oct 8: The Tired Buyer - Interview
    Oct 8: The Layaway Dragon - Spotlight
    Oct 8: Lampshade Reader - Spotlight
    Oct 9: Nickie's Views and Interviews - Guest Post
    Oct 9: Bookaholic - Interview
    Oct 9: Writing is my Oxygen - Interview
    Oct 9: Travel The Ages - Interview
    Oct 10: Mythical Books - Interview
    Oct 10: Sascha Darlington's Microcosm Explored - Guest Post
    Oct 10: Wake Up Your Wild Side - Spotlight
    Oct 10: Kit 'N Kabookle - Spotlight
    Oct 11: Beyond Romance - Spotlight
    Oct 11: Dena Garson-Real... Hot... Romance - Interview
    Oct 11: Harlie Williams, Writer - Spotlight
    Oct 12: The Bibliovert - Spotlight
    Oct 12: The Book Connection - Spotlight
    Oct 12: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love - Spotlight
    Oct 12: Nana Prah's Blog - Spotlight
    Oct 12: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin' - Spotlight
    Oct 15: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess - Spotlight
    Oct 15: Danita Minnis - Interview
    Oct 15: So Many Books - Interview
    Oct 15: Reviews by Crystal - Spotlight
    Oct 16: The Reading Addict - Guest Post
    Oct 16: BooksChatter - Interview
    Oct 16: Casey's Corner - Interview
    Oct 16: Locks, Hooks and Books - Spotlight
    Oct 17: Just Books - Spotlight
    Oct 17: The Avid Reader - Interview
    Oct 17: Linda Nightingale ... Musings - Guest Post
    Oct 17: A Hippie's Bookshelf - Spotlight
    Oct 18: Jane Reads - Guest Post
    Oct 18: Bayou Book Junkie - Interview
    Oct 18: Sybrina's Book Blog - Spotlight
    Oct 18: Vickie's Kitchen and Garden - Spotlight
    Oct 19: fundinmental
    Oct 19: All the Ups and Downs
    Oct 19: Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand
    Oct 22: Lisa Book Blog
    Oct 22: One World Singles Blog
    Oct 22: Mixed Book Bag
    Oct 22: Books in the Hall
    Oct 23: Fabulous and Brunette
    Oct 23: Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer
    Oct 23: It's Raining Books
    Oct 24: Erotica For All
    Oct 24: Laura's Interests
    Oct 24: Book Bite Reviews
    Oct 24: Welcome to My World of Dreams
    Oct 25: Where Landsquid Fear to Tread
    Oct 25: Hearts and Scribbles
    Oct 25: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
    Oct 25: Straight From the Library
    Oct 26: Bookstanista
    Oct 26: Sharing Links and Wisdom
    Oct 26: Jazzy Book Reviews
    Oct 26: Readeropolis
    Oct 29: Dawn's Reading Nook
    Oct 29: Regan Black
    Oct 29: Books,Dreams,Life
    Oct 29: Long and Short Reviews
    Oct 30: Andi's Book Reviews
    Oct 30: Edgar's Books
    Oct 30: Iron Canuck
    Oct 30: Deal Sharing Aunt
    Oct 31: Bri's Book Nook
    Oct 31: bookish bibliophile
    Oct 31: books are love
    Oct 31: Two Ends of the Pen

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