Careened – Baal’s Heart #3.5 – Free for a limited time

It looks like my pirates are getting a bump in readership… for the new readers and the longtime fans, did you know that there is a Baal’s Heart short? It’s a tiny book, holiday-themed, and follows the events in Fated.

For today and tomorrow it’s available for free at Amazon! Get your copy here.

Queeromance Ink – New Book Site!

There’s a new site in town: Queeromance Ink is a directory of LGBTIQA romance and related books, with links to purchase them from a variety of other sources, including publishers, distributors, and in many cases, the authors themselves.

Wonder where you can purchase my books? Check out my page. :)

Cyber Monday at All Romance eBooks – All my titles 50% off*

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If you’ve been waiting to purchase a non-mobi copy of Kestrel’s Talon or Max, this is a great time. They’ll both be going exclusive to Amazon for the next 90 days (and in KU) starting tomorrow :)

*readers get store credit

Happy Halloween Sale!

October 30 & 31 ONLY

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Smashwords Sale! – Use coupon code at checkout

Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas –  $4.99 $2.50 w/ code NJ48X
Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires – $4.99 $2.50 w/ code TE66E
Fated: Love and Redemption – $4.99 $2.50 w/ code XU87S
Careened: Winter Solstice in Madierus – $.99 $FREE w/ code EP76C

The Complications of T – $1.50 $.99 w/ code SS98X
The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel – $2.25 $.99 w/ code HQ45P

Kestrel’s Talon – $5.99 $2.50 w/ code BU28Z

Max – $2.99 $1.50 w/ code EN53Z

Sarge – $1.75 $.99 w/ code NK98T
Murphy – $1.75 $.99 w/ code EF85U

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Better the Devil You Know – $4.00 $1.99 Buy here

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All Romance eBook sale! – All books :)

All my books 50% off at All Romance eBooks! (readers get store credit)
All my books 50% off at All Romance eBooks! (readers get store credit)

Click here to buy my books at 50% off at ARe

Goodbye, Kindle Unlimited, Goodbye! (for now?)

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I’ve made the decision to pull my books from Kindle Unlimited for the time being. Why am I saying things like “for now” and “for the time being”? Well… it is a hard decision to make.

Here, I’ll show you why:

Pros of being in KU

Cons of being in KU

  • Increased visibility with Amazon customers
  • Use of Amazon stuff like Kindle Countdown Deals
  • Only have to upload my files to one place
  • Less people return my books
  • I make more money overall
  • I might make more money but at less than half a cent per page read, it really devalues books overall, and not just mine.
  • It’s less than half a cent per page because the money comes from a pot that is split up every month amongst everyone enrolled in KU, and there are a lot of scammers publishing fake books or books that are rigged to make the reader reach the end (in which case Amazon pays the scammer for every page in the book), so us non-scammers have to share the pot with these assholes. (tl;dr: Authors have to share profits with scammers)
  • When you are enrolled in KU, you can only sell your books through Amazon. So I might get great visibility with Amazon customers, but folks who prefer to buy elsewhere are shit out of luck.
  • I am at the mercy of Amazon’s sudden policy changes – which have largely failed to curtail the scammer problem. *two-finger salute*
  • Amazon continues to censor, ban, and stonewall its authors and paying customers.
  • I have to deal with the uploading files all over the place when I make a change… but… enh. *shrug*

So there you have it folks: my decision making process.

As of today, Caged, Sacrificed, Fated, The Complications of T, The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel are out and will be followed by the F.I.S.T.S. books on June 1st and Careened on June 20.

Kestrel’s Talon will be out around August 13.

By pulling out my books, it means that I stand to make less money, which is what makes it such a shitty decision: Ho hum… do I stay in a fucked up system, chained to their exclusivity clause to make more cheddar, or do I go wide and make my books available to a wider audience… at a possible loss? (Oh yeah… Something else about the exclusivity thing? You have to stay in the program for 90 days. Then you can either opt out—so no KU and you can sell your books in other places—or renew like a chump.)

Ultimately, I don’t write for the money… Even with my books in KU I don’t make anywhere near a living wage. It’s hard work but I write because I love doing it, and I get to share my stories with like-minded folk.

But. Well. Money is nice. *shakes head*

Anyway… I think from now on (unless I cave and go back to wearing the golden handcuffs) I’ll put new releases into KU for the 90 days but not renew. Who knows.

(and feel free to chime in… what’s your opinion on this?)

Ho Ho Ho! Surprise! Merry Christmas from Baal’s Heart

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Surprise! A holiday short!

Man, was I happy to catch up with the guys :)

Available exclusively at Amazon (and Kindle Unlimited)

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(Bloggers, if you want to hit me up for a copy, email me here)