I goofed in my last post, claiming Interstitial was the last of the Samhain casualties. I forgot poor Many Roads Home, which really is the last of them. It’s now up on Smashwords for $2.99, but use this code – QJ58H – at the checkout at Smashwords and you can get it for $1 until 17 July.
The last Another of the Samhain casualties has now been re-published at Smashwords in an anthology along with with the previously self-published sequels Synchronised and Impedimenta. The anthology is now available for $2.99 from Smashwords.
Please note that Synchronised and Impedimenta will no longer be available to buy separately. However, the three-story anthology is the same price as Impedimenta was originally on sale for, so no reader should be disadvantaged. If you already bought those stories through Smashwords, they will still be available to you for download.
Been quiet around here, although things have been happening. The bad news is that Samhain Publishing went belly up in February, but with professional good grace and speed, returned the rights to me the novels published with them. I will be making those available through Smashwords, though only slowly because I’m rather depressed about my books right now.
The reason for that is that All Romance Ebooks, through which (as well as Smashwords) I had sold all my self-pubbed ebooks) also went belly up at the end of December, giving me and other authors exactly one day’s notice before suspending royalties collection (while books remained on sale for another few days), and then refusing to pay anything but 10 cents in the dollar and only if I signed away all my rights to sue the pants off Lori James aka Samantha Sommersby (who is a damn thief). Note this is after they took their full 30% cut as well.
Worse than the money I lost (about $60, although considerable questions remain as to how accurate the accounting was), is that readers/customers of ARe were given no warning that their purchased books had to be downloaded within a couple of days, or they would be unavailable. The shocking lack of honesty and transparency hurt a lot of people financially and emotionally. Links here, here, here, and here for further reading.
So thinking about my books has been a bit of a miserable experience lately. But the good news is I have just put Somatesthesia up on Smashwords for $2.99. Get it for $2 (1/3 off) with this code – PM45Z – at Smashwords, until June 4 2017.
Steve McCallum is a private security professional, offering protection to London’s rich and secretive elite. When a nanny is attacked and her charge is abducted, Steve works with the police to find the missing baby. A chance meeting with a skirt-wearing artist with an unusual Talent, changes the case along with Steve’s expectations of happiness.
Luce Sherwood overcame tough times as a teenager to become a successful artist. His biggest problem is an unwanted ability to see what people have done in their recent past, but that proves to be a bonus when a kidnapper and the handsome guy pursuing him, crash into his life.
Despite their different backgrounds and very different jobs, the attraction between Steve and Luce can’t be denied. As they use words, touches, texts, and most of all, Luce’s silly cartoons to negotiate the tricky waters of their relationship, you’ll learn why sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words.
With thanks to my dear friends who helped and supported me with this.
It’s been an absolute age since I wrote anything, and now I have, it’s het/ff! Very different from anything I’ve written before (except maybe Lindira) and I have no idea if I’ll write more of it. But if you want to check out a porny little piece of BDSM f/f/m for a whole 99cents, then go read Bonnie’s Day At The Office from Smashwords, also available for the same price at All Romance Ebooks.
Every so often I am approached out of the blue by someone wanting to translate my books for another market (usually French). I’m never interested because I have nothing to judge their work by and I don’t want to lose control or copyright. I never had any issues like that with Paula. For her, this was a task she undertook purely for the benefit of Finnish lovers of m/m books, and with no thought of recompense at all. From all the feedback I’ve seen or had, her translations have been of the highest calibre, and it’s a pleasure to have these books available to the Finns, without any concerns about quality.
Okay, guys. I always knew a non-romance SF novella was going to be a hard sell to my usual readers. So let me tempt you to try Lost in Translation for FREE from Smashwords until 28 February 2015, using code UP67L
Why should you try it? Well, apart from it being a professionally edited novella, it’s got action! Friendship! Mystery! Non-annoying child characters! And it’s short! 🙂
Come on. Stretch yourself. It’ll only hurt a little 🙂
Pilot Bancilhon Pax doesn’t expect anything but relaxation during some planetary downtime, but news of missing children possibly trafficked for sex can’t be ignored. Pax investigates, a decision which turns the pilot’s ordered, predictable life upside down, and has strange and unexpected consequences for other connected to Pax in ways no one could ever suspect.
This story is not a romance. It has no sexual – or indeed gendered – content of any kind. It’s just straightforward science fiction. And you can buy it for just US$0.99 FREE from Smashwords until 7 February, 2015, 28 February 2015, using code UP67L
For those of you who just want the fics, the sales, the covers – there is a new account you can follow, without having to read about anything I have to say about life, the universe, and everything. Don’t forget the current sale on the Darshian Tales until 30 November!
The covers for the Darshian Tales have never been fantastic, because I’m not a designer. So I finally commissioned my good friend and wonderful artist, PL Nunn, to create new covers for all four books.
To celebrate, I am offering all four books for US$1 each through Smashwords until November 21. Coupon codes are:
Kei’s Gift: ER79V
Falling from the Tree: QM72T
Staying Power: EB42W
Home Ground: NE99L
Being my oldest books, they suffer from my not knowing as much about telling stories and writing as I do ten years on, but I think they’re still enjoyable. Why not try them and see if you agree? 🙂
Click on the images below to see them in full size. The print book versions will be updated shortly
A Finnish reader contacted me a while ago and offered to translate my book, since there is very little of this kind of material in the Finnish language. I was wary because I would have no way of checking the quality of her translation. I agreed she could translate it so long as she didn’t try and sell the book, or claim copyright over it.
I figured that would deter anyone, but nothing daunted, Paula Merensuo went ahead, and not only translated the book, but sent it out for assessment by other English speaking Finns. They approved, and let me know, so I’m happy to announce that “Jernan uusi isäntä” (“Jerna’s New Master”) is now available for free at Smashwords.
Remember, the translation is copyright Paula Merensuo, and the translated version must not be sold or put up for download anywhere without my permission. Other than that, if you are a Finnish speaker – enjoy!
(And if you have comments on the translation, please let me know and I will pass them onto Paula.)
Safe and sound and not even too jetlagged (thank you Singapore Airlines business class, ooh you are so awesome!)
It was all amazing. Iceland was even more stunning than I imagined, and Norway lives up to all the hype and then some. In no particular order, here are my own personal invented awards: Continue reading →