This is just a quick post to say this blog is still open even though I haven’t posted much. I changed the header and background this evening.
On the writing front, not much new. I’m working on some ideas but the character who I want for the main MC doesn’t want to cooperate and it’s the second MC who wants to take over the story which isn’t what I want. So in the meantime I’ve hit a stalemate.
Before I go, Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who are mothers to any two legged, four-legged or more-legged beings. I hope your day is a good one 🙂
Here’s hoping 2017 turns out better than 2016. Wishing you good times, good friends and wonderful memories. May you have a very happy 2017!
If you’ve been following the All Romance ebook retailer scandal, here’s a thorough blog post that gives good information on what’s happening.
All Romance Steals
I’ve copied and pasted the following from Debbie McGowan’s blog. If you’ve purchased any of my books from ARe and can no longer access them on ARe, please contact Beaten Track Publishing for your book.
Today, All Romance eBooks, LLC announced the closure of their site and services on 31st December, 2016.
If you have purchased any Beaten Track titles via All Romance eBooks and have been unable to download them, please forward your receipt to us (email store at beatentrackpublishing.com), along with the format of ebook you require (epub, mobi, PDF), and we will send your ebook.
Beaten Track Publishing titles are no longer available from All Romance eBooks.
Many thanks for your support.
EDIT: This is an edit from information I’m getting from other authors. If you’ve preordered books from All Romance and the book was published by a different publishing house, you can present your receipt to those publishers, like Dreamspinner, Less Than Three Press, NineStar Press, and they will honor the books for you. Many authors will also do the same thing. But please check this information out for yourself to be sure it’s correct.
Christmas is almost here in my part of the world. I’d like to wish all of you Happy Holidays for whichever holiday you may celebrate. I hope you are surrounded by good people, happy times and whatever else your heart desires.
Merry Christmas, from me to you!
Each year there are a few online ebook sellers that gift free ebooks for the twelve days leading up to Christmas. The two I’m watching this year are, All Romance, and Forbidden Fiction.
For All Romance, each book they offer is available for two days, then a new one replaces a previous offer. Just go to ARE’s homepage and click on the moving banner when it shows a free book. You should see two free books. Today’s offer is only one because it’s the first day. Here’s the link to All Romance Ebooks
Forbidden Fiction lists all their 12 books on one page. Each book has a code under the book. When the day arrives for your freebie, click on the book’s image and it’ll take you to the page for that book. Add it to your cart and use the code they provided. Their link is here: Forbidden Fiction 12 Days 2016
If you know of any other generous ebooks sellers gifting books this holiday season, feel free to share their links in the comment section.
Happy 12 Days of Reading!
Today the blog, Books, Coffee & Captured Moments, has started posting holiday books for it’s 2016 M/M Holiday Delights Reading List. If you’re looking for some holiday books to read, keep an eye on this blog and you might find a book that catches your attention.
My Christmas story, A Little Christmas Magic, with Ryan and Boone, is featured today along with three other authors. Take a look, A Little Christmas Magic
Brad Vance Author
I had to make a few regrettable unfriend decisions on Facebook today. The “Whoo Trump!” people are long gone, but these are people who said, stop posting hate, let’s come together, let’s respect each other’s opinions, and if you can’t do that, unfriend me.
So I did. Because this is not Pepsi vs Coke. I’m gay. I’ve got chronic illness and (obviously lol) mental health issues. I’m a loud and proud atheist. I’m everything they want to kill. And if you support those who want to kill me, or even think I should just lie down and respect their opinion on the subject of kicking me to death, I’m done with you, because clearly you don’t have skin, so to speak, in the game. Or, worse, you do and you have your head in the sand.
And if you enjoy reading gay romance? Let me give you a little taste…
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I don’t use KU, but for those authors who do, you might find this blogpost interesting.
Ruth Nestvold - Indie Adventures
For the past several weeks (and in some case months), authors publishing through KDP Select have been noticing a massive decrease in pages read (KENP = Kindle Edition Normalized Pages). I blogged about his before here and here, mostly about how it has hit me personally. In this post I would like to attempt a summary of what’s been going on and what the authors affected think might be causing it.
Most of what I know comes from a discussion thread on Kboards, a forum for indie authors. The thread was started on Oct. 2, and authors quickly began chiming in with information on decreasing numbers of pages read on Amazon. A few authors said they had seen no decrease, but the vast majority have observed decreases of between 30% – 90%.
Naturally, once we noticed that we weren’t the only ones taking a huge hit to the…
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