Satisfaction by Cher’ley

This post by Cher’ley Grogg

Chocolate in almost any form is great! Cake, candy bars, cookies, fudge, cupcakes, chocolate milk, chocolate ice cream and my favorite chocolate yogurt. (Fudge Recipe at the end of this blog) Chocolate activates endorphin in our brains and this causes us to have a feeling of satisfaction.

Another form of satisfaction is being in contact with people who would love to read your book.

If you have a computer, phone, Kindle, Ipad or anything electronic and if you are my friend you know I just did my first Kindle book give-a-way. I set my goal at 50 and I gave-a-way  209.  I am very satisfied with that amount.

This was my process:

  1. Decided the date and how many days
  2. Started contacting people with blogs (by contacting I mean begged)
  3. Changed my mind twice on the date
  4. Contacted more people with blogs
  5. Set the date with Amazon
  6. Contacted more people with blogs (finally reaching about a dozen)

Satisfaction comes from having friends who care and want to help each other. Here is a list of my wonderful friends who featured me on their blogs.

Drumroll-In please, in no particular order: 

I want to thank each of these lovely people for featuring me on their blogs.

 Linda’s Blog

 Nancy’s Blog

Kate’s  Blog

 Mike’s Blog

Neva’s Blog

 Doris’s Blog

 Allan’s Blog

Ginger’s Blog

 Lisa’s Blog

  Janet’s Blog

Hilary’s Blog

 Cher’ley’s Amazon Page 

I attended and shared each blog as much as possible. I also had several friends who shared the links that I put up on my various social media pages.

The next thing I did was to check to see what my give-a-way tally was about 3 or 4 times a day.

I checked twice a day to see how I was ranking in sales in the Action and Adventure category. I ended up ranking in the top 100 of ebooks sales.

It was a hard/easy process. I was excited through the whole process. It was also nerve-racking and time consuming. I don’t know yet if I will do it again. I am hoping to get some sales and some reviews from the give-a-way.

I want to thank everyone for bearing with me on the continual posts about my “Free Kindle Book” and thank everyone who downloaded it. I am grateful and satisfied.

**Have you ever put your book up for free? How did it go? What gives you Satisfaction? **

Easy & Delicious Fudge

Easy Chocolate Fudge


  • 6 minsCooking:
  • 5 minsLevel:
  • EasyCooling:
  • 120 minsYields:
  • 24 servings



LINE 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil.COMBINE morsels and sweetened condensed milk in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and vanilla extract.

SPREAD evenly into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.

Cher’ley’s Books are listed below and on sale at Amazon and local bookstores. 

Stamp Out Murder”.

The Secret in Grandma’s Trunk” This is an especially good book for your Tween Children and Grandchildren.

Fans of Cher'ley Grogg,AuthorAnd please join me on my Facebook Fanpage, that’s managed by one of my most faithful fans: Cindy Ferrell

Here’s a link to my WEBSITE

13 thoughts on “Satisfaction by Cher’ley

  1. Of course, the ultimate objective is to get your name out among readers, and see your sales go up as well. Let us know if you see a corresponding hike in book sales that you can attribute to your freebie effort.


  2. Thank you for the thank you, Cher’ley. anytime! ps After your huge effort it would be great (and nosey) to know how it affects your future sales.


  3. Congrats on the promotion – if your aftermath is like mine was you’ll see a dramatic increase in sales. I love chocolate, especially fudge so thanks for sharing your recipe. As far as hosting you on my blog, the pleasure was all mine Cher’ley. I’m glad I could help.


    1. Thanks again Linda, I hippie you’re right, so far no sales. Lol. I hopeyou love the fudge. My daughter doesn’t like peanut butter fudge, so she will love this one. Cher’ley


  4. Cherely, I am the anomaly in that I don’t like chocolate (I know, bad girl) but I do have friends who love it, so I guess I can make some fudge for them. I was glad you host you and thank you for the book. Will review when I get the chance. Doris


  5. Congratulations on your give-away, Cher’ley! One of the speakers at the Get Published! conference in Bozeman, MT in June spoke about his give-away experience, and yours sounds similar to his. I’d like to get Sage’s Big Adventure onto Kindle (one of my goals before year-end!) so perhaps next year I can do something similar. And, I LOVE CHOCOLATE! I keep mini-candy bars handy in my office!! Great work and again, congrats — I hope sales ESCALATE!!


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