Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I'm also up on their blog with a silly pic of my son's big mouth. Decadent Blog
Most important, check out the lovely pic Cate posted and the fantastic review for Jay's release, Idriel's Sin directly beneath some evil Mistletoe.
Posted by Arlene at 7:44 AM
I can't contain my joy because my most recent release - Idriel's Sin - just received a 5 hearts review from MM Good Book Reviews!!! :)
I am very excited as this is one of my favorite stories, with angels and demons. Check it out!
Posted by Jay Di Meo at 6:24 AM
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Posted by Cate Masters at 2:09 PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Paranormal romance. 10,500 words.
Plant porn? Nah. Just a glimpse into the world of a pair of lovers you'll not easily forget.
Posted by Arlene at 3:42 AM
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Posted by Clare D. at 7:39 PM
Thanks to all that are enjoying and commenting on the tour!
Don't give up just yet all, I'm already uploading all the emails of those who are commenting and leaving emails everyday!!
So hopefully I'll see you guys on my blog commenting so I can enter your names in the contest!!!!
December 18th is the contest day!! $50 Amazon card is the prize.
1. You must leave a valid email in the comment box
2. You must comment on at least 2 different posts.
3. You must have fun, enjoy the excerpts and stories!!!
Hope to see you all on the cyber waves!!!!!
Posted by Mila Ramos at 2:50 AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here's the blurb:
Can a bad boy angel and a dispirited mortal find a Christmas miracle together?
Alice Garner scores a great contract to illustrate a children’s book by a famous author, but lack of inspiration forces her to cancel her holiday plans. Alone on Christmas to meet her looming deadline, Alice wishes on her Christmas tree angel for help.
Luke, newly promoted to Watcher Angel, is reluctant to take the assignment. Long ago, his fiancée broke his mortal heart on Christmas Eve, and even returning to Earth on his Harley won’t dull the sting. Good thing the ground rules forbid getting involved with an assignment—Alice is tempting, but he’d rather not stay on Earth.
But Luke brings Alice more than inspiration. He reawakens her heart. Now Alice has to convince him he’s her greatest wish. With a little Christmas magic, can she convince him to break the ground rules and stay?
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I am very happy to announce that my paranormal M/M erotic romance (novel) "Idriel's Sin" - featuring angels and demons! - was released today as ebook by Amber Allure. :)
Blurb: Idriel, a second-class angel accused of murdering his comrades-in-arms, is sent to bootcamp on Earth. The last thing he expects is Eligor, first class demon and more handsome than any angel, who grudgingly takes Idriel under his protection. While waiting for his sentence to be passed, Idriel trains with Eligor and finds himself falling hard for said demon. But Idriel’s days on Earth are numbered, and he knows it. Soon he will be sent to the Pit, according to Heaven’s Law, and nothing can stop it from happening – until all Hell quite literally breaks loose and what Idriel considered a sin may now be his only salvation.
The print version of the book is due out in early December. I love this story and I am so happy it has found a good home. I hope you will enjoy it and love Idriel and Eligor as much as I have. :)
Posted by Jay Di Meo at 1:14 PM
Friday, November 25, 2011
I would love to feature your work on TBR.
To book a guest date on TBR, first check the available dates listed under the 2012 Schedule tab. After selecting a date, email me at tbrtheblog [at] gmail.com to reserve yours. The new year's approaching fast, so I'll be putting an open invitation out on the general loops, but if you want to reserve a date, just let me know when and I'll gladly list your name beside it.
I'm hoping to make this a nurturing community for authors and readers alike, but to do that, I'll need followers and lots of them. I hope you'll support TBR with a follow, and perhaps help promote it after it launches on January 2.
You can also grab the blog badge shown here (and on the site's main page, top left), by right-clicking your mouse and selecting the “Save As” option, then (in Blogger) add it under Gadgets as a Picture with the link http://tbrtheblog.blogspot.com/
Help spread the word about TBR! And visit often to find great reads.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Hi everyone! The Hot Angels and Cool Demons blog tour continues, with wonderful posts from great authors of romance and erotic romance. Another week is left, and then we will choose randomly a commenter who will win lots of ebooks. So come and comment and win!
Here is the schedule for the remaining days:
Hayley B. James
Tour Wrap Up
Jay Di Meo, Misty Malone, & Marie Dees
We are waiting for you! :)
Posted by Jay Di Meo at 11:52 AM
Saturday, November 19, 2011
So without further moment, Lets' introduce the second week dedicated to the Spellbound anthology out of Melange Books featuring some great authors.
In the sultry Big Easy, Viole Godin is hired to restore Magnolia Place, an antebellum mansion which is crumbling under a mysterious curse. Marie Verret and her dangerously attractive grandson, Lucien, believe Viole is the key to ending the curse one magical Halloween night.
Inspired by the works of Poe and Stephen King, Room 1309.5 is a story of revenge and despair. It is the author's first story to be published and received honorable mention in the Fifth Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards.
A mysterious mansion, long abandoned, harbors a past that claims those who enter. Then one day, by a stroke of luck, an intruder survives and uncovers its secret.
A man drowns heading for freedom in America, but his ghost is trapped. Washed up on the beach, the ghost is an illegal alien, not allowed to cross the street into Miami. A homeless man and a vacationing tourist search for his wife so the ghost can possess her.
There's something very peculiar about Uncle Vernon. Nobody knows what he does in the cellar. But he's quite harmless, really. Isn't he?
Nine dead. One missing. No suspects and no leads. What happened in the cabin outside Wilson Wyoming? Where and who is Mason Oliver? Deep within ourselves rests a greater mystery. Half Seen, Half Hidden traces the last three days of Mason Oliver and nine hitchhikers. Offering them shelter, Mason takes them to a secluded cabin. There they all sense the others aren't quite the strangers they seemed, and that they hold something extraordinary in common.
Don't stay in the Dark Lake Museum after sunset! But Kate Elliot has a deadline to meet. Working overtime, she realizes she's not alone in the creepy old mansion...
Four college friends mount an expedition to Latham's Landing-an abandoned island estate infamous for mysterious deaths-to gather pictures and inspiration for a thesis on the origin of fear.
Posted by Mila Ramos at 9:37 AM
Monday, November 14, 2011
After Misty Malone's wonderful introduction to the tour, today it's my turn to talk about my fascination with angels and demons and present to you my books and stories featuring these magical creatures. :) Drop by, comment and be the one to win fabulous ebooks from many talented authors at the end of the tour. :)
Click here to read the post.
Posted by Jay Di Meo at 7:25 AM
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Don't forget I'm looking for the winner of our first Amazon $50 gift certificate November 27th!
Make sure you leave those email addresses!
This week we shall be learning about the Curious Hearts Anthology from Melange Books LLC .
In this anthology, Melange authors combine their writing skills to weave a tale about what-if.
What if your heart, your destiny went into a different direction. Wouldn’t you be curious what your life would be if you had chosen that path?
Join the authors of this week’s Curious Heart Anthology as they explore this topic in their own curious way.
Mila Ramos, Paranormal & Contemporary Romance
Blog - http://jademystique.blogspot.com
Posted by Mila Ramos at 6:41 PM
Happy Sunday everyone. Today we are having the launch party of the The Hot Angels and Cool Demons Blog Tour! For two weeks, known authors of romance and erotica will talk about angels and demons, and present to you their stories. Join us in this exquisite blog-hopping tour, starting today!
Opening this tour is erotic romance author Misty Malone (Phaze books), guest-blogging chez-moi :) So come and read what she has to say about the hot topic of angels and demons - and mark your calendars, because during these next two weeks, we will move from blog to blog, learning and having fun - while at the end of the tour, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one free ebook from each of these authors!
Read all about it here.
We are waiting for you.
Posted by Jay Di Meo at 7:50 AM
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Find out what inspired Raine Delight's Devon Falls series today at Mariposa's Musings. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
On release day I usually show you the cuts that didn’t make it into the final story, and today will be no exception. During the delicate task of weaving this story together I had to make some choices. I wanted this to be one of those stories where the reader asks, did she really travel back in time, or did she black out and dream it? I needed it to be feasible in a fantasy setting, or contemporary. So here’s the ending that never made it, because I couldn’t work it into the real world.
Chop from Seducing Liberty: “That’s a wrap for the day, ladies and gentlemen. Want you back here Monday at 6 a.m. to finish the beach scene.” Liberty blinked, staring up at the mid-day sky. For a moment she’d thought she’d been in another place. A wet dream. That’s what she got for watching her assistant fuck. A shadow fell over and she lifted her chin to stare at a face backlit by the sun and in silhouette.
“You need a hand up?”
She reached out and took his hand. Something about him…
He pulled her to her feet and chest to chest. Liberty’s eyes widened. Dark hair, blue eyes and a wicked smile. Her heart bounced against her tonsils. No. it couldn’t be. Thomas didn’t exist—well, not in her time. He wore a white button up shirt, with the sleeves rolled to his elbows and blue jeans—so un-patriotic. Well, not something she’d ever seen him in, and damn if he didn’t wear 2011 well. “Thomas?”
“So this is what you do when you’re not spying for the Patriots,” he said.
A second man made his way over to them, dressed in knee length khaki shorts and a t-shirt with a sexy pirate woman and rum ad on the front. His hair was a little longer, but the spark in his eyes and the come fuck me vibe, was more than familiar.
Definitely not a wet dream. “Aaron? How did you…”
“Not sure, but I have to tell you the men’s room down the beach is amazing. You hit a lever and all the waste disappears—and hot running water pipes into a bowl for you to wash your hands. And jet skis, and my God, have you seen the bikinis? Do you own a bikini, Madelyn?”
“Bikini?” She blinked. “Are you really here? On the set? Was any of our date real or was it all a figment of my imagination?”
Thomas smiled. “Yes. Yes. And all of it—real. Somehow you brought us with you. When we woke, we were lying on the sand dressed like this. A note from a someone called Madame Eve was between us.” He handed it to her.
Liberty took the envelope and opened the flap, slipping the paper out.
Your dates have come to you. Enjoy. She looked up. “Are you staying?”
Thomas and Aaron nodded. “We talked. Wherever you are, we decided we want to be—if you’ll have us. Besides, we already have a job. Some director guy offered us a part in something called a movie. He said we looked like the perfect Patriots, and could use a couple of replacements.”
She couldn’t agree more. Liberty smiled and hooked each man’s arm, walking them down the beach and toward her trailer. “If you liked the toilets, wait until you see my shower.”
Buy link: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=385&osCsid=r3k7ufgetqfro68ic8mrffimu7
Thanks for stopping by and helping me to celebrate Seducing Liberty’s release day!
Posted by D L Jackson at 5:54 AM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Welcome to the Month of Marvelous!!
Welcome to a wonderful month of amazing stories, great authors, and just the most intense soon-to-reads you've seen in a while. So pick a day, or everyday and join me as we look at all the different dates of delicious decadence. (Say that fast three times)
If you don't know which day to pick, you have a choice from Melange Books Authors , Bewitching Tours Authors, NuncaSola Authors and many more all sharing their great books!
So pick a date....pick all the dates! Make sure you comment though with your email address (*evil grin*)
Two lucky contest reading lovers will be chosen from the vat of emailers for the chance to win two gift cards. If you can answer just one question.
What kind of gift card?
Two $50.00 Amazon Gift Cards!
So pay attention out there, the first contest is on November 27th and the second on December 18th!
And away we go!
Starting off the tour is David Russell on a two day whirlwind!
Mila Ramos, Paranormal & Contemporary Romance
Blog - http://jademystique.blogspot.com
Posted by Mila Ramos at 8:42 AM
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Well here it is, the calendar of Melange Books Authors , Bewitching Tours Authors, NuncaSola Authors and many more all sharing their great books!
WOW is all I have to say!!!
So pick a date....pick all the dates! Make sure you comment though.....*evil grin*
Once the Month of Marvelous starts, I'll tell you about my 2 contests for those lucky people keeping track of the entire marvelous month.
Tis the season of giving! *wink, hint hint*
November 6 David Russell Part I
November 7 David Russell - Part II
November 9 NuncaSola - Del Carmen
November 11 Anna James -Isabellas Dilemma
November 12 NuncaSola -Del Carmen
November 13th - 19th: Melange Books Curious Hearts Anthology Authors
Nov 14 - Jane Carver
Nov 15 Walt Trizna
Nov 16 TD Jones
Nov 17 James L. Cricket
Nov 18 - Jenny Twist
November 20th - 26th: Melange Books Spellbound Anthology Authors
Nov 20 John Mecom
Nov 21 Tara Fox Hall
Nov 22 Walt Trizna
Nov 23 Joanna Foreman
Nov 24 John Steiner
Nov 25 Tori Ridgewood
Nov 26 Jenny Twist
November 28th Kiss and Tell Tour - Rashda Khan
November 29th Kiss and Tell Tour - Elysa Hendricks
November 30th Kiss and Tell Tour - Arwen Lynch
December 1st Book Tour Blog for Michelle Beattie
December 2nd - Kiss and Tell Tour - Melissa Mayhue
December 3rd Kiss and Tell Tour - Karen McCullough
December 4th Kiss and Tell Tour - Nina Pierce
December 5th Kiss and Tell Tour - Barbara Monajem
December 6th Kiss and Tell Tour - Laura Kaye
December 7th Kiss and Tell Tour - Stacey Kennedy
December 14th - Ruth J. Hartman
December 15th- Anna James - Shattered Dreams
December 17th - Nunca Sola's Terri Molina
Posted by Mila Ramos at 4:30 AM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Join us in a month of erotic romance featuring hot angels and cool, badass demons! As planned (yet with a small delay) I declare November "Angels and demons month" and invite you to join us (so far confirmed participants are Marie Dees and Barbara Elsborg but with more joining us) to do a blog tour, promote our stories, and make a list of erotic angel/demon stories for our readers! :)
All authors who have written/are writing an angel and/or demon romance/erotic story and would like to participate, please contact me this week at: email@example.com
Let's get us a little piece of hot heaven (and cool hell!) :)
Posted by Jay Di Meo at 6:12 AM
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Being a gryphon shifter has put widow Mrs Sophie Farrel and her small daughter Flora in jeopardy. A corrupt mining officials knows she can detect valuable cryst and plans to sell her to the highest bidder.
Posted by Melisse Aires at 4:31 AM
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Well I've been a bit busy with school but I am having another blogging phenomenal again!
From November 6th- December 17th, I am hosting an array of authors from all over the wonderful board. We will have some paranormal of course, some romance, some anthology authors.
So I hope you save the dates!!!
PS. To those of Paranormalist persuasion (i.e. my Paranormalist author friends), if you wish to blog during this time, just send me an email and we'll see about some open dates! :)
Posted by Mila Ramos at 11:01 AM
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I'm at The Romance Studio today with three contests. Come over and check it out. http://theromancestudio.com/party/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13254%3Asnowing-in-connecticut-a-book-and-contests-the-stormy-love-life-of-laura-cordelais&catid=1%3Alatest-news&Itemid=54
It's snowing in Connecticut and parts of New England. It's snowing in Central Park in New York City. Be safe and warm, everyone.
Susan Hanniford Crowley
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Posted by Marie Dees at 1:15 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I'm so excited - release day's finally here! Today, The Wild Rose Press released Romancing the Hero, a contemporary fantasy, as part of its Faery Rose line. Romancing the Hero's a novella, but its 70 pages are packed with fun and romance. And oh yeah, I can't forget mayhem. It's nearly as much fun as the romance!
Here's the excerpt:
“Jody Feather?” The deep voice rushed at her like a hot breeze, reverberated through her, and stopped her where she stood.
“Yowsa,” she said on an exhale.
He cocked a delighted brow. “Pardon?”
“May I help you?” Please say yes.
“I believe it’s the other way around.”
“Really?” Thankyouthankyouthankyou! “I mean… what do you mean?”
The timbre of his deep voice filled the space between them. “I’m here to help. Use me.”
Wait. This had to be a prank. “I get it. Mimi sent you.”
His brow furrowed. “Mimi? No.”
Patience waning, she heaved a sigh. “Who are you?”
“I think you know.” He leaned a ripped bicep against the doorjamb in a move that seemed scripted—by her.
“No. Tell me.”
“Jake? Ring a bell?”
She might have guessed. “Oh right. Jake Emerson?”
He clucked his tongue. “The one and only. I knew you’d recognize me anywhere.”
“Even at my own condo. Go figure. So why are you here? As a prop for the signing?” Damn, he fit the role perfectly, too. She couldn’t have picked a better actor. She jotted another note to ask Mimi if he could pose for the next cover. A cardboard cutout would be perfect for signings.
“Is that what you need?” he asked with a hint of disappointment.
She peered past him. “No bags?”
“I travel light.”
“Didn’t she tell you? There are several events. Dinner, the keynote, plus the signing itself. You might want a change of clothes.” Though if anyone could pull off wearing the same outfit every day, he could. She could claim it was Jake’s brand, his image, an intentional move to make him recognizable to conference attendees. Mimi always droned on about the brand, the brand.
Besides, who’d notice his clothes? They only wrapped the prize beneath. And what a yummy prize. She had to hand it to Mimi, the marketing genius.
Musing aloud, she murmured, “Where did they find you?”
“They didn’t. I’m Jake.”
“Right. And I’m Lara Croft.” Not even her Halloween costume could turn her into the sexy heroine.
He chuckled. “You’re better than that bimbo.”
Oh boy. “Let’s not get carried away, shall we? It’s temporary.”
“Why? Do you plan to kill me off?”
“Don’t tell me you’ve read the series.” All that and a reader to boot.
“I don’t need to read it. I live it.”
His devilish smile almost blocked out his words, which hit her like a slap.
Yikes. “Listen, Mr…” Rolling her hand, she prompted him to finish.
Method actor, apparently. She’d play along for now. “Sure. Mr. Emerson.”
A car horn sounded outside.
“The taxi.” And she hadn’t remembered whatever she’d forgotten. Too late now. “Give me two seconds.” She hurried to grab her jacket.
“Take all the time you need, baby.”
The endearment brought her to a screeching halt. “Hold on. I get that you’re ‘Jake Emerson’ but when we’re together, address me as Ms. Feather. I am not your baby.” Or anyone else’s, unfortunately. After this weekend, she’d change that.
His mouth curled down in a brief frown. “Pity.”
“Give it a rest.” She’d written this scene in the second novel, when Jake first meets that leading lady. How many scenes had he studied? Hopefully he wouldn’t reenact too many. Sure, she loved her work, but not so much she wanted to live it. Except for certain parts, like the shower scene in book three… You don’t have time for this.
After grabbing her bag, she said a quick goodbye to Frank. “It’s only for the weekend. See you Monday.” She glanced at the man waiting at her door. “Tuesday at the outside.” Never rule out any possibilities. Her parents taught her that. And she’d made it Jake’s motto, one of the reasons fans loved him. Time to make it her own motto as well.
The saying had given her the strength to leap from journalism into fiction. If they only knew what she considered leaping into now… well, she was old enough to face those consequences. And enjoy them while they lasted.
Holding a hand to his sculpted abs, he bowed. “May I carry your bag, Ms. Feather? Or are you too liberated for such a show of chivalry?”
Wiseass. He had that aspect of Jake down pat. “Please. Take it, with my gratitude.” It gave her a chance to follow him down the walkway, and admire his rippling biceps and tight end, made more luscious by his swagger. She paid particular attention. She had to, or she wouldn’t be able to describe it in all its vital deliciousness in a later novel.
Oh yeah, she loved being a writer.
Get your copy today from The Wild Rose Press!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Make sure you read the important announcement beneath this one, too!
Posted by Arlene at 6:41 AM
This contest is awesome. Readers are clearly picking what they like in romance, and they like Barbara Elsborg. She's made it into the top 4. Every single vote counts, let's see her fly all the way! Two Birds, One Stone!!!!!!!! PLEASE VOTE
That title again: Two Birds, One Stone
Posted by Arlene at 6:31 AM
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Still awaiting edits, so I don't have a release date, but here's the (unofficial) blurb:
Some days, it’s best to lay low. Lance Knight finds out the hard way – when he encounters his longtime foe, witch Morgan le Fay, at Medieval Merriment. Her curse kept him wandering the world for centuries. When he also meets Gwyn McCartney there through a 1NS date, he’s struck by her resemblance to his true love, Guinevere. It gives him hope for the first time in centuries. First, he must face Morgan to break the curse, and he has only one hope: his sword, forged in the fires with Excalibur and imbued with magical powers by Merlin.
Gwyn McCartney’s had it with dating. Her friend’s setup through 1NS with Lance Knight irritates her, especially when Lance acts bored at Medieval Merriment – her employer and greatest fantasy. When a wench threatens Lance – a witch, he says – her fantasy world seems all too real. After Lance kisses her, she knows she has to battle Morgan le Fay. Can she free him, or will she lose him forever to the witch’s curse?
Decadent also contracted a contemporary, Tonight You Belong to Me, for 1NS. You can see the cover and blurb here!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Barbara Elsborg's 3000 word story has made it into the second to last round.
She's paired against a great story, and all these authors are winners, but seeing as only one gets to win--please!! Do ask everyone in the world to vote for Two Birds, One Stone.
Posted by Arlene at 11:49 AM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Today at Mariposa's Musings find out how a nightmare inspired an amazing series.
Friday, October 7, 2011
This time her angels are paired with a wolf/faery tale, and there's no doubt in my mind which way to vote.
Round 2, number 4.
Two Birds, One Stone Rocks!!
Posted by Arlene at 5:45 AM
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Posted by Rebecca Leigh at 1:22 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Barbara Elsborg got picked from 8 zillion submissions for a contest with Allromance e books. She is one of 32 entries, and voting goes on all week. This is a huge contest, with no entry fee and some hot cash prices. The story will come out in an anthology, seeing as Barb placed.
You can read as many entries as you like. Barb's paired with another, and you can vote only once between a pair.
One week to make sure Barb goes on to the next round!!!
Two Birds, One Stone is number 7.
Posted by Arlene at 8:05 AM
Friday, September 30, 2011
THE ONLY CATCH, YOU HAVE TO BUY AT LEAST ONE BOOK AND THAT BOOK IS TITLED--ASHES.
(you also have to be 18 or older). Not sure what self centered author wrote it, but hear it's good. Dont tell everyone but the coupon code is MFAS2011
Muse Book store
Posted by Arlene at 5:44 PM
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Uprise Project is celebrating in a more meaningful way. It's building a web site that will be used to distribute banned and challenged books to impoverished teens across the country. But they need our help. Read more about their mission here.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
YAY -- I have a new paranormal release!
Today is a good day for vampires! It's a good thing too, because my new Dreamspinner Press m/m BDSM (mild) short story THE REGENT'S CAPTURE was released today and it has . . . vampires!
Posted by Rebecca Leigh at 3:00 AM
Monday, September 12, 2011
I know I'm a little late posting this here but I thought you might like to read my very first attempt at a Six Sentence Sunday. Come Check it Out For My Upcoming Military Scifi Romance Release- 'Cold Warriors'
Friday, September 9, 2011
Posted by Rebecca Leigh at 9:57 AM
Monday, August 29, 2011
Though you may not be related to a goddess like my heroine, you can still be a goddess in the kitchen with these recipes!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hi everyone! I have some great news and wanted to share it with you. My m/m paranormal novella was released today with Amber Allure Press! :)
This is the story of Thane, a human man, and Suresh, a male elf, who meet in a lull in the war and discover their feelings - and lust - for each other. ;)
Thane leaned forward, putting down his glass. It was the man with the long ponytail he’d seen at the lobby. He sat alone, staring into his drink, his fine features locked in a scowl. A strand of dark hair teased the base of that long, white throat. Even from afar, his eyes glittered, some pale shade of crystal, and his lips curved into a slight sneer, beautifully shaped and soft-looking.
Then the man dipped his head to sip at his drink, and an elegantly pointed ear peeked through his dark hair.
Also, my short m/m/m paranormal story, featuring a vampire, a demon lord and an angel, is now out in the Ravenous Romance anthology "Three's a charm"! :)
The anthology is available here!
Posted by Jay Di Meo at 8:26 AM
Friday, August 26, 2011
Posted by Rebecca Leigh at 10:03 AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Piracy is a romanticized term for illegal book sharing. Not only are hackers stealing ebooks to distribute on their own sites, but “book clubs” also offer the chance to read an ebook and pass it on.
Is it any wonder no indie author - whether with an epress or self-pubbed - can catch a break? Or has to work full time at writing, but also a day job just to be able to do what they love?
Not only do ebook authors not get an advance, and receive only a percentage of royalties, but many publishers withhold royalties until a sales reach a certain amount. Sales are further lowered by thieves who siphon off profits with illegal sharing.
And make no mistake about it: it is illegal.
Margaret West cited some disheartening statistics in her recent post. But disheartening doesn’t begin to cover what I felt when I read Tracy L. Darity’s post about CreateSpace allowing resellers to print POD books and sell them at an insanely high price, and when the author fought back by selling at a lower price, snap! the other seller instantly lowered their price to outsell her. Oh, and there’s much more. Read her post, though it may turn your stomach to learn resellers can use POD to sell your book as used, so you the author will never see a profit and John Kremer’s post about how Amazon rips off authors.
So now I have to limit distribution of my Kindle books because resellers will pilfer it. I wondered how some copies of my books were being sold at ridiculously high prices. That’s the reason.
Amazon already forces authors to opt into their lending program, which cuts into profits. Why this media giant needs to rip off small-time authors, I’ll never understand. But I highly discourage readers from using this feature. Like many others, I priced my work below its fair value to encourage readers to buy. I know the economy’s tough. I like free stories too, when authors (and sometimes publishers) make them available as such. Not when others decide they should be free and help themselves.
Worse, some authors are finding their work resold under a different name. Apparently some peole are creative in the worst ways: converting ebooks to text, then putting a new cover on it and slapping their name on the product. Also covered under Mr. Kremer’s post.
I can’t wrap my head around how someone can put so much effort into stealing another person’s hard work. It just boggles my mind. Authors put so much heart and soul into their stories, sometimes years of their lives. And just like that, someone steals it?
Fighting illegal sharing – and Amazon, it seems – is impossible. So my best defense is to educate readers. If you love the books authors write, then please please please never download a book from any sharing site. Please please please give the authors their due by purchasing directly from the publisher, or if the author’s self-pubbed, then use the links they provide. Don’t buy from a reseller. Don’t download a free copy. You’re hurting them more than you know. You may justify it by saying, “it’s only one copy, it won’t impact them” but that’s wrong. Everyone thinks the same thing, and illegally shared copies quickly add up to many many copies. Please thank the author who writes stories you love by legally purchasing their work. And if you want to share their work, recommend your friends buy copies too. But don’t give it away. This business is tough enough. Authors need your support.
Monday, August 15, 2011
In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life — until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side.
Pursued for a secret he does not possess and with the fleet at his heels, he has but one thought: to stay alive. His pursuers aren’t inclined to sit down and talk, although that’s not the end of Elei’s troubles.
The two powerful parasites inhabiting his body, at a balance until now, choose this moment to bring him down, leaving Elei with no choice but to trust in people he hardly knows.
It won’t be long before he realizes he must find out this deadly secret – a secret that might change the fate of his world and everything he has ever known – or die trying.
Posted by Arlene at 9:56 AM
I'm chatting about the horror classic, The Wolf Man, at Karen Michelle Nutt's blog today.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Can't resist fallen angels? Stop by Mariposa's Musings to find all about Karen Michelle Nutt's Warriors for the Light Series. Hope to see you there!
Monday, August 8, 2011
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