Monday, April 21, 2014

Pirating E-books is Not Okay. No, Really. It's Not.

Why Piracy is Not Okay

I've been getting a lot of search criteria hits that point to people looking for free illegal downloads of my books again, so I'm addressing it.

Here's what it boils down to:

If you are not me or my legal representative, uploading my e-books ANYWHERE is illegal. It's stealing and promoting e-book piracy.


My books are available at plenty of retailers for very reasonable prices and always have been.

You may be under the misconception that authors make a lot of money because the names with awareness in popular culture are successful (Steven King, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Danielle Steele, etc.). The truth is that the vast majority of us do not make much even with sales every day. It takes a lot of sales to match minimum wage in the United States (currently $8.00/hour in California), but even when we make that much in royalties for the year ($16,640), odds are that most authors have worked way more than 40 hours per week not just writing, but editing, creating marketing strategies, writing blog posts, doing promotion, etc., so our real hourly wage is still tiny. It is a small percentage of authors selling enough books to make a full-time living and live independently of a day job or spouse's income.

I am not one of those independent authors.

So when I get notifications of people looking to steal my work - yes, that's what is is, stealing - it hurts and it pisses me off. Buy my books or don't read them. It's that simple.

Friday, April 11, 2014

May 13th is Jacob and Beth's Series Birthday!

Something special is coming on May 13th!

Beth and Jacob were born on May 13th, 2007, the day I wrote the first scene ever. The story went through a lot of changes once I had a first draft in March of 2009 and it took another two years of work before I introduced them to the world.

Since May 13th, 2011, my readers have received something special about Jacob and Beth. This year, a four-book e-book bundle is releasing for $0.99 USD for one week. The special price is good for one week only.

Sooner to the day, links will be released, but for now, mark your calendars! If you've been hesitant to pick up these four books, here is your chance - they will never be at a better price again.

Thanks for the support!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Release Day! Get LOVED now! My Once and Future Love Revisited #4

LOVED is now available!

The wait is over. Read Jacob and Beth's fourth book in the series today.

$3.99 Smashwords e-book$6.99 paperback

Barnes and NobleApple. Amazon US. Amazon UK. Amazon CAN. Amazon AUS.

After Beth’s car accident, the truth came out about why she pushed Jacob out of her life and she realized she made a terrible mistake. Jacob declared his love, Beth agreed to date, but this relationship has to be on her terms. 

Beth witnessed Jacob’s bad side first-hand while working for him and trust needs to be rebuilt. Add to that the pressure of paparazzi, and she’s understandably gun-shy. 

Jacob told Beth he loves her, but her feelings are still a mystery. Building a relationship requires something he’s never been good at—patience. Can he give her the time she needs to see he has changed, or will he push too hard for those three little words and drive her away? 

Loved is the fourth of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache. 

New Adult Contemporary Romance saga. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.

Amazon paperback link. $6.64. Amazon UK link

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Latest About My Once and Future Love Revisited #5

Update on Jacob and Beth's 5th and final book

With LOVED almost released, I'm doing revision on J/B 5 to bring it in line with the changes to the series. One part of the work is changing 33k into full 3rd person instead of the 1st/3rd combo the series had been in when first written, so it's a lot of work on top of editing the story itself. Only after this is all done can I continue drafting the book to completion.

I'm 10 chapters into the work so far. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

All my books are now at Barnes & Noble!

All My Books are at B& Now






Dylan and Jen

Kissed/Betrayed bundle

Forgiven/Loved bundle

Trust and KISSED are free titles. BETRAYED is $2.99. FORGIVEN and LOVED are $3.99 each.

DYLAN AND JEN is $0.99.

The Kissed/Betrayed bundle is $3.99 and the Forgiven/Loved bundle is $6.99.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LOVED Excerpt - Coming April 6th!

An Excerpt from LOVED (My Once and Future Love Revisited #4)

Read the first two chapters of LOVED before release day!

Chapter One
September 2011