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Awakened: BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance
by J.S. Wiley

Kindle Edition published 2016-01-30
Bestseller ranking: 427006

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From her curvaceous hips to her whiskey colored eyes, plus-size beauty Abagail Cole should be at the top of her dating game. But after a recent breakup with her cheating fiancé, she's never felt more like the stereotypical lonely cat lady.

So, determined to move forward and have some fun, Abagail decides to take a spontaneous trip to a local sports bar and get her buzz on. There she attracts the attention of tattooed, bad-boy millionaire Caleb Delaney, a mysterious and passionate wolf shifter who is immediately bewitched by Abagail's charms--and would do anything to claim her as his future mate.

But when a gorgeous new neighbor also catches her eye, Abagail soon finds herself torn between the affections of two gorgeous, intense love interests. And to make matters even more confusing, she's been experiencing steamy encounters with a presence in her dreams, waking up breathless and longing for more.

As she …

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Your thoughts on co-writing?
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:46:44 PM »
Well... clearly, Im in the collab camp. But I dont think its something that Id do with someone who didnt have books out already, or before Id published myself. You need that experience so you can refine your goals and reasons for joint projects, and to temper your expectations.

I get mad at anything that isnt 100% mobile compatible.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread. October promo open
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:45:58 AM »
Is this still a thing? Is Patty still sitting at the shops waiting for internet? Its australia so thats pretty likely.

Patty I shot you a quick email, but I havent been in touch for a long while - your addy hasnt changed has it?

Writers' Cafe / Re: Tips for tripling weekly output?
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:47:01 PM »
I second everything here, but also allow yourself to adjust. Take care of your eyes and your brain.

I just started doing bigger days on a regular basis (went from 2k to 4K on three of my writing days a week) and its *really* tiring at first. Allow yourself to break, make sure you take regular trips outside to look around and get some sunlight, and stretch between sprints. Do this, and youll adjust quicker than if you go balls deep, ignore your body signs and dont look after yourself.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Planning ahead
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:39:38 PM »
Meeee! Ive set up two pages of my passion planner and done some goal setting and target making in the front :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Unconventional epic fantasy - destined to fail?
« on: December 01, 2017, 05:10:41 AM »
Sanderson almost headed this way with Mistborn. He really nailed it and I wish hed followed through.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Typography for LitRPG
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:34:18 AM »

She did some of Jason Ciprianos typog and the full covers and text on Realm of the Nine Circles.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Has anyone used a K-lytics report
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:32:13 AM »
Im NOT into data. I hate it. Its confusing and overwhelming, but the fantasy report I got a year ago was still very informative. I skipped a lot of pages, drilled down to the sub-genre I was writing in and got a good overview of what the movement was like.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Mastodon
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:18:12 AM »
I love it so much! Im in which seems to have a large amount of writers and other creatives. It has a similar feel to twitter with the short, mostly text based updates, but the CW feature hides not just triggering content but also rants, politiposts, [crap]posts and more. It gives the feed this super casual, upbeat, buoyant tone. I dont ever want to go back to twitter.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Confessions...
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:07:39 PM »

I like your new covers.

Thanks! I changed them ages ago but never updated the sig. The new series only came out last month and its sooo fun to see them all lined up like that.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Confessions...
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:01:30 PM »
Im desperately lazy and I dont even care.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 35% 70% royalty question
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:15:35 AM »
People select the 35% royalty if they have high delivery fees. Thats why the option is there.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Character Lists (at front of book) Yay or nay?
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:42:20 PM »
I [expletive]ing adore them (in the back though). My memory is awful and Im dyslexic, so  similar names (or even not so similar names) can blend together and get confusing. This isnt a fault on the authors part. Its a great tool for large casts.

Writers' Cafe / Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:51:16 PM »
Greetings! I'm a fantasy author from the US who now resides here in Sydney, NSW. Something that is common and that I see a lot is self-published and indie authors are able to get a table at a function or event and do book signings and sell their books. Does anything like that exist here in Australia? NSW? Sydney? I love the Ren and Medieval Faires and did see a booth with a few authors doing this, but are there other places? Is there an Indie Writer Expo held yearly here? Looking for a place I can sit, sell and do book signings.

Jon Ray

Supanova, comic con, the Sydney and Brisbane writers festivals, genre con are just a few events you can look into.

Writers' Cafe / Does fast release work mid-series?
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:45:55 PM »
I'm about to wrap up the first arc of my current series. When it launched earlier this month, I dropped book two after seven days and book three after 18 days. This book will be about a month out.

The first major arc wraps up on book four. Has anyone experimented with holding back on publishing a mid-series book, then using a rapid release schedule? Or is it more important to keep the existing books floating by releasing as soon as books are ready?

For reference, I'm roughly taking six weeks to complete a book right now (that may slow over Christmas as we are movingn, but will pick up when school starts at end of January)

Writers' Cafe / Re: I like Google Docs. But...
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:14:16 PM »
Are you saying you have a file per chapter? Why, if you don't mind me asking?

I use docs (and have scrivener also, but docs is what I need to use right now). I use descriptive  chapter headings to navigate via the outline.

It is an Amazon policy (and always has been) that you can only use the affiliate links on your own website or blog. That means not on Facebook or Twitter or any of the other social media places. You are also not allowed to use them in Newsletters. But, you can direct your fb ad to a landing page of your own, i.e. part of your website. That's what I do: I Direct to a landing page on my website, then I can put the affiliate link into the buy now buttons from there.
Amazon now allow you to use affi links on Facebook, but you're not allowed to use paid promo on that post (do not in ads or boosted posts)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Createspace closing its store? And so it begins...
« on: October 14, 2017, 01:50:45 AM »

I'm in a country where ISBNs are free

Wait WHAT??

ETA: damn, I always forget you're in NZ, not Aus. Still, I just looked up the price here and it's not tooo bad ($88/10)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Shall we play guess the KENP again?
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:22:50 AM »

I'd just caution anyone starting out: don't spend money you can't afford to lose WITHOUT quitting.

My first three books cost me $100 each for covers and editing combined. I could have spent $1000 or more, on more expensive services, on promo... it wouldn't have sold any better. Why? Because I didn't know I was aiming wrong with the cover, trying to copy a British trad pub instead of American indies. I didn't know how to vet my editor and ended up with one who introduced more errors than they fixed.

Because my losses were time, not money, I could justify trying again. And again.

I recovered and re-edited but most of all, I didn't sit in a corner crying over $3k wasted when I already had crippling debt. It meant I had the chance to learn, and the money to try again, to tweak it, to learn.

Those books will never sell 'well' because they're not tropey enough and I guess they just weren't good enough. But I have more books now, more skills,  and more opportunities. I've never had to go into the red to do it.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Reign of Reads - selling email addresses
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:12:36 PM »
Who even BUYS lists? It's somehow more surprising to me that an author would be that dumb, than that a useless promo service would sell it int he first place.

Writers' Cafe / Re: The best Facebook Author pages
« on: October 01, 2017, 02:26:47 PM »
Michael Anderle's Kurtherian Gambit and associated pages.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Trends in epic fantasy?
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:07:56 PM »
I can't leave this thread without giving a shout to Katika Schneider's Devotion. Really 90's-esque epic fantasy, definitely noble bright. One of my faves.

I don't like grimdark but damn, Lawrence is a true master. His prose hooked me and I somehow fell in love with Jorg even while he was nailing babies to crosses. (I don't think he actually did that, but the fact I don't know for sure tells you how awful he was). I'm a horrible person.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Please show me how to be wide AND in KU!
« on: September 28, 2017, 07:27:03 PM »
Some people sell books, some sell authors. I guess it depends on whether you can write or not...

To the OP: I've read one of your books and you can write. Write another one. :)

Naw thanks! I'm not asking for me, to clarify. I'm asking because others have asked me, and I imagine there are at least some people thinking this is legit and info worth paying for.

Now, I'm not JUST referring to the advertisement listed above, though that's one I saw. Another one came up in my feed a week or two ago. I blew it off, because I assumed it was a scam. Then, bookfunnel claimed we can sell through them without violating Select terms (huh?). These claims are persistent enough that I worry people will be caught unknowingly.

I didn't want to throw up a blanket warning because I know I don't know what I don't know. Still, red flags abound and I didn't want to say nothing.

ETA: to anyone thinking of anything that seems to good to be true, BRK hit it on the head. Just write another book. Hang around, learn while you do. Launch each one better. WRITE each one better. There are no quick fixes or golden geese. No one will sell books you can't sell yourself.

Writers' Cafe / Please show me how to be wide AND in KU!
« on: September 28, 2017, 02:30:50 PM »
Sound like a scam? I thought so too, but there are people now claiming to teach a method to both reap the benefits of select and also enroll in non-Amazon platforms.

Of course, it's all 'proprietary' info. No peeks behind the curtain here. Is it outright lies? Are they classing 'wide' as bookfunnel only (who claim you can sell via them while under 90 day contract, sounds sounds just as bogus)? Are they scheming preorders and timing contract expiries, then ripping down books and re-enrolling?

This thread is either a huge warning to people shelling out mega bucks for bad advice, or an info thread where someone can tell me yes, this is a thing, and here is why (if not how) it adheres to terms. Because if Amazon is not explicitly ok with this they can cancel our entire account.

So, what gives? Legit, or giant bowl of nope?

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