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Bi Visibility eBook Sale

In honor of Bi Visibility Day on September 23, 2017 and Bi Week September 17-24th, my publisher, Beaten Track Publishing is having a sale and will also hold a Rafflecopter giveaway.

All ebooks that

  • Feature at least one bisexual main character
  • Present positive portrayals of / explore issues relevant to bisexual (or other non-monosexual) people.

are 50% off. BTP publishes authors that write across all genres.

Take a look at Beaten Track Publishing’s  site, find a new author, and check out the books. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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I’m Not Going to Be Nice About this Shit

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Hillary Clinton’s book, What Happened? is due to be released September 12th, but some passages have already leaked.  One, in particular, has gotten a lot of press.  You can read it above.  Headlines such as “Clinton Blasts Sanders” make it sound as if she says terrible things about him.  Of course, any time a woman says anything less than adulatory about a man, she’s being a shrew and a bitch, she’s castrating him, she’s “blasting” him.  But look at what Clinton really says.

  1.  She and Bernie Sanders agreed on so much.
  2. Sanders shared her horror at Trump becoming President.
  3. She appreciated Sanders’ campaigning for her in the general election.
  4. Sanders was correct that Democrats needed to strengthen their emphasis on working families.
  5. Sanders was correct that, due to our insane campaign finance system, there’s always a danger of spending too much time courting donors.
  6. Sanders engaged a lot of young…

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Interview Roulette

What’s Interview Roulette? It’s where author Kim Fielding interviews authors with random questions and today was my chance to play the game on her blog. I’ll provide the link and if you visit it, one of the things you’ll find out is what Harry Potter house I was put into.

Go and find out more about me at K Fielding Writes

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The All Romance Fiasco

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.

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All Romance eBook Closure

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.

 

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Free 12 Days of Christmas ebooks

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!

 

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Holiday Spotlight 2016 – K.C. Faelan

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A Chronicle of the Amazon Page Flip Controversy: Or, how to piss off a ton of your vendors all at once

I don’t use KU, but for those authors who do, you might find this blogpost interesting.

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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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Beaten Track Publishing

As some of you know, my publisher is Beaten Track Publishing. I was lucky to sign up with BTP soon after I wrote my first story, If At First You Don’t Succeed, for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group. Debbie McGowan runs BTP. She’s an editor and a fabulous writer in her own right. Debbie is so good in fact, she won the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance for her Historical novel, When Skies Have Fallen.

But this isn’t really about my thoughts on BTP, I wanted to post a link to Book Bike Reviews where Bec has written a great blogpost about BTP and the authors connected with it. So hop on over to visit Bec and her cute little owl mascots to read the Beaten Track Publisher Spotlight blogpost.

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It’s Off to Camp Nano!

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Camp Nano is here and once again I’ve joined a Camp, I’ve also changed the header for the blog to get in the mood! Last year was the first time I participated in Nano. I also participated in camp nano earlier this year and worked on catching up on the reviews I was behind on. My plans for this month are to write reviews, make some blog posts and maybe, just maybe, start work on a short story. I’ve already made good progress on my word count and hope to stay on track, even if it’s only a few words a day.

I have some awesome cabin mates and Noah Homes is our Cabin Leader. He’s the graphic artist that created the cover for my co-authored book Metamorphic Heart and the second edition of BTP’s Boughs of Evergreen Anthology. The cabin is filled with other lovely authors from Beaten Track Publishing and our friends. We have BTP’s editor/publisher and very talented author, Debbie McGowan. She wrote When Skies Have Fallen which recently won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance. Also shacking up with us is the writer and poet, Al Stewart and his cohort, Claire Davis. Their books make a reader laugh, think or tug at the heart strings. There’s also Ofelia Grand, the lady with the lovely name, but she scares me with her horror stories! Ofelia has lured Amy Spector into her lair and those two have written a spooky anthology together. I can see them huddling in the tent discussing schemes and nefarious deeds. We also have VW Singer, a talented author who makes great computer graphic covers for his BDSM books, they have intriguing plots.

In next week’s blog post I’m going to share how I came to write Aligning North, which is the story of Blake and Zac, and hiking the Grand Traverse Trail through Yosemite National Park. I’m always interested in how an author comes up with their ideas for a story and the reason for their choices so I thought you might be interested what my thought processes were in writing this fun summer story.

I’d like to wish my fellow Americans a great Fourth of July! Whether you go watch a parade, fireworks or decide to stay home and barbeque, I hope you stay safe and enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend.

Happy Fourth of July!

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