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Bloody Sunrise
by Gregg Bell

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Denny O'Callaghan is afraid to open his eyes.

He'd been out drinking last night with the guys, and his head throbs, his arms hurt, and he can't remember what he's done.

He opens his eyes. Blood. On his sheets. His pillowcase.

Then he gets a call: his ex-wife was murdered last night.

He desperately tries to piece together what happened. But he can't explain how he got the scratches on his arms, the police want to know about the domestic violence report his ex filed against him, and his buddies say he was raging against her last night before he stormed off on his own.

Right about the time she was murdered.

 

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Iron Pipeline @ 99c - Thriller
« on: Yesterday at 06:03:03 PM »

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It depends on the book? Are the characters in the UK or America?

It its in the UK use a local accent.

If I bought an audiobook and the American characters were all speaking with a British accent for "reasons". I'd return the product for a refund and the review would mention this misstep.

This.

Caveat: I almost never listen to audiobooks, but I do feel like I'd be confused if it was set in the UK and the reader had a US accent or vice versa.

2nd Thought: even if set in the US, if character of POV is from UK that might be o.k. Or vice versa. But, again, I don't listen to audio books much so . . . .

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Readers don't care, until they get confused which is which, and then they care, one-star the book without giving an explanation.

Rather than fixating on the crime of headhopping, look at why the guideline about headhopping exists, or why any other writing "rule" exists. It's because either of these two things:

1. Don't bore the reader
2. Don't confuse the reader

You bore the reader with repetitive, slow, unengaging prose (don't use crutch words, show don't tell, use interesting words). You confuse the reader with strange jumps (no headhopping).

I'd agree with this. As a reader -- who is NOT a fiction writer -- I don't care about person, or tense, or any other craft type "rules". I want to read a good story, that's not got spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. I won't stick with it if I'm bored or confused.

I would add a third thing, though: Don't ANNOY the reader. I've stopped reading books where either the character was so annoying I just had no interest in continuing, or the style was annoying. For me, that usually means trying to be too 'cute'. It's hard to describe exactly what I mean by that, and for that I apologize, but is usually, it seems to me, the result of someone trying to be clever, and not succeeding. :)

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The Book Bazaar / Re: That Elusive Something - published 23rd June
« on: June 23, 2017, 11:44:58 AM »

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The Book Corner / Re: Kindle First -- June 2017
« on: June 23, 2017, 06:07:29 AM »
I finally picked: went with The Man of Legends.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Final Frost! (A dragon epic)
« on: June 21, 2017, 04:24:19 AM »

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The Book Bazaar / Re: New LitRPG Series: Ripcord Online
« on: June 20, 2017, 07:47:55 AM »

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Owner's Lending Library?
« on: June 20, 2017, 07:39:07 AM »
I guess I don't really browse specifically for KOLL books . . . but when a title comes to my attention, I generally wishlist it. If it's in KU -- so probably a KOLL eligible book -- or part of Prime Reading, I put it on one list. If it's not, it goes on a different list. If it's a 'big publisher' title, I look for it via Overdrive with an eye to borrowing it from one of the libraries I subscribe to.

From there the only trick is to keep track of where I got the books on my kindle! There's a definite time limit on library borrows, and I do want to get to any KOLL books quickly enough that I don't 'waste' a month. The Prime reading ones are lower priority since they basically won't expire. And there are still a few favorites that I buy as well as series that I ration myself on so that I don't get either burned out on them, or get to the end before there's another book due. ;)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Taxes for US authors living abroad?
« on: June 20, 2017, 07:28:43 AM »
Perry:

Find a tax expert

If the link doesn't work . . . I went to www.naea.org and clicked "Find a tax expert", an orange button upper right. On the next page I clicked "find a tax expert" in the middle of the page without entering any location info. That takes you to a page where you can sort by country on the left.

Good luck!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Taxes for US authors living abroad?
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:56:42 AM »
Very few civilized countries tax earnings from outside the country. (The US is the great exception.) Assuming Japan follows the civilized norm, you would pay taxes on your JP earnings to Tokyo, and on all your other Kindle earnings to Washington.

Indeed,I think it would be best if you also declared your JP earnings on your Schedule C (and on Schedule SE if you clear more than $400). As you probably know, the IRS has gotten hard-nosed about expatriates who dodge taxes, and it might be worth a bit of a tax hit to avoid getting flagged by the system. (And don't forget the questions about foreign bank accounts!)



bolded above: this would almost certainly be the wrong way to report the income. If it's wages, it goes on the line for wages even if wages from a foreign country and paid in foreign currency. As such, it would more likely to cause a flag in the system and correspondence, precisely because national tax agencies are communicating with each other.

Again, for someone in this situation of being an American working/living overseas, I cannot recommend strongly enough that you consult an professional who has experience in your host country.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover & Text Poll
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:48:25 AM »
new to the thread . . . and didn't take the poll because I don't read that much science fiction. But, as regards the most recent post. In the thumbnail your name looks fuzzy and I can't read the title at all. The image is dark and I probably wouldn't know what it was without having seen it large.

I don't know about art or color palettes or layout or font style . . . . that's just what I see when I look at it.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Owner's Lending Library?
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:57:10 AM »
You can only borrow from KOLL via a Kindle or Fire device. You can't do it from your computer or on a tablet or phone with the kindle app. (Sounds like you know that but, just in case. ;) )

It's still around . . . . I got a new KOLL book just last week.

I admit I don't try to browse via the kindle. I have a wishlist of Koll/Prime Reading books that I keep on my computer. When I want to 'trade in' a KOLL book, I pick the next one I want to get from my wishlist and go directly to it on the kindle. I can borrow and return the previous one pretty much in one step.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Taxes for US authors living abroad?
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:21:51 AM »
Anne, this is fascinating stuff, thank you. So as a resident of China and an American citizen, would my self-publishing income also fall under the Foreign Earned Income exclusion? I have a professional file my taxes, but he always asks to see my income statement from my company that shows how much in tax I paid to the Chinese government. My understanding of the Earned Income exclusion was that it was to prevent double taxation - but since I won't be paying Chinese taxes on my self-publishing income I wouldn't be able to use the Earned Income Tax exclusion. If I could claim it - and everyone else could, as well - it would seem to me that successful self-publishers should be flocking to high-quality of life foreign destinations to enjoy that first 100k tax free.

Anyway, again, I know I should consult a tax professional. I do appreciate your expertise and insight, though.

I have no idea what the Chinese government wants to see. But your US return should include both Chinese income and your self employment. And then exclude what you can by law*. Note that if you exclude it from your US return, however,  the presumption is generally that you're paying to the host country whose income tax rates are, in most cases, much higher. Your guy is asking to see your company income statement -- does he know you also have self employment?

*OR, he may not be excluding the Chinese income, but rather taking a foreign tax credit for taxes paid to China. That's another way to do it; perfectly legal. Sometimes the exclusion is better, sometimes the foreign tax credit is better. For some countries the exclusion is not allowed; China may be one of them. And even that can change. If I were you I'd look at the return and then ask the guy to explain how he prepared it and why so you understand what's going on.

And, again, it's NOT Earned Income Tax exclusion -- that's a completely different program. (My name is also not "Anne"; it's "Ann" ;) ) It's the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and applies, in general, to all income earned by a US person while a bona fide resident outside the US. There are some restrictions and 'time in country' requirements that may need to be met to qualify, but you basically don't get to pick and choose what to put on your US return based on what your host country is taxing, or on what you think you have to report to it. You are meant to report it ALL on your US return and then exclude what you can. EVEN IF your income is below the excludable amount, you should file the return and report and exclude it. Remember, many countries are sharing info with each other, so if you don't report it, you may get a notice down the line and have to deal with it then anyway. The notice will start with something like, "You owe us $xx,xxx because you never paid your taxes, also dad $x,xxx in penalty and $x,xxx in interest." It's WAY more trouble -- and possibly more expensive -- to resolve such a letter than to just file the return properly the first time.

Bottom line: It's a HUGELY complex issue, and there may be different rules depending on the country you're living/working in. It is foolish, in my opinion, to try to do navigate without the assistance of a professional who has experience with your particular situation. For those to whom this is a new thing, check the membership of www.naea.org -- the The National Association of Enrolled Agents -- I bet they have a member in your host country who can help you out.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: The Ugly Girl Party
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:59:22 AM »

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Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

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KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

A brief recap of our rules follows:

--Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

--We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Amazon's fake book problem
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:35:18 AM »
Slightly off the argument on hand and back towards the first of this, my daughter downloaded a free book two days ago on her kindle. Last night she was telling me, that while she really enjoyed the second book in this book, she was annoyed that only the first chapter was at the beginning then she was directed to go to page something like 372 ( I don't remember the number) to read the rest of the first book. I've read a lot of you guys complaining about this, but it's the first time I have actually seen it. I know she downloaded it from the top 100 free list by genre  because I showed her how to find that the same day she downloaded the book, after she expressed issues finding free books.

I personally hardly ever download free books because a few months back I ran into three or four in a row that were single chapters from a dozen different books geared at getting me to buy the full version of each. That being said I have downloaded a few that were legit books in the past that I did continue on to read and purchase  the sequels, but these experiences certainly can put a sour taste in readers mouth.

That's something I'd report to Amazon on the book page for sure and also by complaining to kindle CS and maybe even an email to jeff@amazon.com.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Taxes for US authors living abroad?
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:29:38 AM »
Disclaimer: I'm not a CPA, and could be very wrong, but I believe you would still qualify for the earned income credit as long as you're paying taxes in Japan. The U.S. has tax treaties with several countries to avoid double taxation. You would still have to pay self employment taxes to the U.S. though. I heard good things about this tax company for expats: https://www.greenbacktaxservices.com/

My wife is from W. Tokyo and we're looking at moving back there this fall, so this has been on my mind as well.

The earned income credit is a completely different animal. It's a credit available for fairly low income persons, usually those with kids. And you have to be a full year resident of the US so it doesn't apply if you lived any part of the year in another country.

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