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Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkein

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Kindle Edition published 2009-04-17
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All three parts of the epic masterpiece combined in one definitive edition of the text.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike.

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Captured and forced into a harem...

Maven Sun, a rebel on a mission, awakes in shackles to see the most extraordinary man--Tyr, a devastatingly gorgeous soldier troubled with his own secrets-- who promptly arranges for her to become a concubine aboard a pleasure ship.

Determined to fight for her freedom, Maven's plan to escape is complicated when the soldier with the beautiful eyes works his own agenda on her.

But a new danger comes aboard ship, and soldier and rebel are forced to confront their irresistible attraction...while fighting for their lives.

What they do sparks a revolution.

Alien Soldier is a clean science-fiction romance with a huge dose of action & adventure.

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Had three slots open up and filled them with:

Reclaimed by E.A. Ortega
Moonlight's Peril by Ashlynn Monroe
Abandon Future by Brian D. Cole

Best of luck!

Mark

https://www.amazon.com/Audience-Einstein-Mark-Wakely/dp/1606598406
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I checked and this outfit doesn't show up on Preditors and Editors, but they should. http://pred-ed.com/peba.ht

I edited a first novel a couple of years ago for an author who paid $2500 for publishing services. I figure they charged her about $250 an hour for the work they did. Other than a cover and formatting, she really didn't get anything for her money, and had to have it re-edited.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: No, I like errors in my work.
« Last post by This_Way_Down on Today at 04:17:11 AM »
You cannot possibly imagine the number of helpful emails some indies receive. I get my share to be sure. Observations are great, and best read in a review. You have to realize that we already take a vast amount of criticism on a daily basis. And though most of us very much enjoy our interactions with readers, the last thing we want is to have a prolonged discussion about our failings; particularly when it is on a subjective matter. For example: I've had readers write me about grammatical errors within character dialogue. The first time it happened (and this particular complaint is common) I politely replied that in dialogue the point is to convey the manner of speech; not adhere to grammatical rules. People often speak with poor grammar. This did not satisfy the reader and I quickly regretted engaging in the first place.   
If the observations are about the plot or story, then you are stepping way off into subjective territory. A writer may not be inclined to defend their story-line to a stranger, regardless of how well-intended.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: What Will Be the Next Hot Genre?
« Last post by Ann in Arlington on Today at 04:11:34 AM »
Lots of reports -- Betsy and I will review when we have time . . . locked meanwhile
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Methods for coming up with ideas for scenes?
« Last post by This_Way_Down on Today at 04:00:02 AM »
I spend a great deal of my workday on my back porch, mulling a scene or plot progression over in my head. I play it out in different ways until I have something that works. Sometimes it will come to me as I write. There is no set method. I just try to be careful it's an actual idea, and not just a tangent sending toward a dead end. 
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Q's on Science Fiction and Romance
« Last post by NanceyCummings on Today at 03:59:17 AM »
Scifi romances are romances first mixed with soft scifi. The story must hit all the romance beats and there must be a Happily Ever After. The heat level can range from sweet to very explicit. And yes, most feature a hunky humanoid alien as the hero. Human on human doesn't seem to do as well. How alien are the aliens? Barely. One or two weird features, maybe a different color, but basically humanoid.

Since the target audience for romances are women, the heroines are human the hero is "other" - cyborg, alien, etc. That's the majority of the market. Human male plus female other isn't as prevalent.

I've noticed that most SFR are really paranormal romances with aliens instead of shifters.
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It's not a huge change but has anyone else noticed the 'your book has just been published' email has changed? I got one the other day and it no longer has a link to your book and it also says that if the book has been republished, changed will take an extra 24 hours to appear. That's in addition to the normal publishing time.

Of course, they might've changed it ages ago and I've just realised but it does seem like they are buying themselves some extra time in the approval process.

It's been that way for awhile now. More than two months for sure. I hate it that they don't have that easily clickable link anymore!

Another thing I've noticed is the stretched out covers. Not a pretty look for books at all!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: No, I like errors in my work.
« Last post by she-la-ti-da on Today at 03:56:59 AM »
Yes, this has become my post-retirement career. It is relatively new to me so I am looking for constructive input and ways to build on it and improve it. I only email authors if I've read their entire book and I enjoyed it and want to read more of their work, especially those that are a series and I'd like to continue through the remainder of the series. That would be the first thing I let them know, along the lines of "I just finished your book and enjoyed your characters Dick and Jane and especially Spot. In reading I noticed: and then I'd give 2-3-4 examples.

I will reread the comments here and appreciate them. I couldn't think of any other means of contacting and interacting with authors so I tried the emails. I look forward to any further constructive comments that may help me figure this all out.

If you were looking for advice on how to start the career, you should do some research. You could have asked here for other editors' opinions or experiences. You could start a thread about your business, as many others have done. Starting out emailing authors about what they've done wrong -- whether you're correct or not -- isn't how it's done, no matter how much you say you enjoyed the work.

You've been a member since 2008, so I would imagine you've seen the threads where the emailing offering editing services were discussed. People used to get them from Goodreads, too. It's been a while since these threads were posted, but I recall them being kind of long.

I see you've removed the link in your signature, but I followed it when I first read the OP and it took me to a page where you advertised your services. This is how I confirmed my suspicions from the way the OP was worded that it wasn't about how writers don't want to fix their errors, but rather a round-about offering of editing services.

You'll find that we don't appreciate Warrior Forum-type businesses or practices here. We tend to be skeptical and not afraid to express our opinions. It's the kboards way and what makes the WC one of the best writer forums you can find.

That said, start a business thread, build a website, figure out how to promote your business and where. Ask other editors here for their advice. You'll find we really want to help. Good luck.
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