Fated (Baal’s Heart III) now available in audiobook! (finally)

Baal’s Heart #3

Novel (117,000+ words)
Genre(s): Historical Fantasy, Erotic Action/Adventure, Triad, Gay

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With the captain’s mind in shambles, Jon and Tom set out to find the passage home through the black mountain range, hoping to find a cure for Baltsaros’s madness. However, when the men are forced to part ways, darkness takes root in the schism created; fate, lust, and vengeance become obsessions threatening to tear apart the fragile bonds holding the three together.

Following on the heels of Sacrificed, Fated takes the pirates on a quest to find those responsible for the captain’s bloody beginnings. But can they survive what awaits them where past and present meet?

The Complications of T – Narrated by Nick J. Russo

The Complications of T audiobook out now! (Actually out a bunch of days ago, but they’d spelled Nick’s name wrong and then it took longer than usual for them to whispersync it to the kindle version…)

Buy it from Amazon/Audible or through iTunes

The audiobook for the sequel, The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel, coming soon!

Back to Kindle Unlimited… Max, Kestrel’s Talon, Caged

I’ve been putting books back on Kindle Unlimited for fun. Seems that Amazon may have improved its fraud problem, so I’ve thrown Max, Kestrel’s Talon, and Caged back into the program to see.

Click on the covers for the buy links :)

 

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?)

Now Available via Kindle Unlimited

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Alrighty… So I’ve taken the leap and thrown it all* into KU for the next three months. Why the hell not? :)

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Available at Amazon

Tags: LGBT, Fantasy, Pirates

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Available at Amazon

Tags: LGBT, Fantasy, Pirates

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Available at Amazon

Tags: LGBT, Fantasy, Pirates

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Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Sci-fi, D/s

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Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Sci-fi, D/s

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Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Sci-fi, D/s

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 Available at Amazon

Tags: Trans*/Gay, Romance, Contemporary

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 Available at Amazon

Tags: Gay, Romance, Contemporary

 *all except for Better the Devil You Know. The Kindle edition is still banned at Amazon, but you can buy the paperback. If you’d like a digital copy you can buy one directly from me via Payhip or at All Romance eBooks.

Baal’s Heart Trilogy – now exclusive to Amazon and available with Kindle Unlimited

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Just for fun, I’ve taken Caged, Sacrificed, and Fated off the digital shelves everywhere but Amazon and signed them up for KDP Select—that means, starting today (Dec 01), you can read them with your subscription to Kindle Unlimited. Why? Just curious to see how they will do there. 

Yes, you can still purchase them outright from Amazon and the paperbacks are available at other places, as well as Amazon. I’ll regroup after the 90 days are up and see if exclusivity is worth it. :)

Caged: http://amzn.com/B00IDSQ5IM

Sacrificed: http://amzn.com/B00NH8G86C

Fated: http://amzn.com/B00V5JF03M