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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Author. New Series. New Launch.
« Last post by Sarah Shaw on Today at 03:01:03 PM »
Looking at today's results I see you've only given us your ranking at different times. Could you post book sales (also pages read if you're in KU) as well? Just going by the rank it can be hard to tell how a book is doing, given the murkiness of Amazon's algorithms.
I've been diligently working on the sequel, Thorns Entwine the Blade. I'm currently in revisions, and it's due to be released early 2018!  :D
Hello there, Kboarders!

With my recent release of Hell On Wheels, I've officially turned Hell Hath No Fury into the first of a series! That title was originally on my stand alone stories thread. Now a shiny new thread for the official shiny series!  ;D

Current LIMITED Deal --- Hell Hath No Fury is $0.99 through October 13, 2017

NEWEST RELEASE --- September 26, 2017 --- Hell On Wheels!

Hell On Wheels

Boyfriend hate your job? Well, he can go to Hell.

Yup, Moira's still dead. And her ex from life, not so much an ex anymore, isn't happy that Moira agreed to take the devil's place once she retires. Makes it kind of hard to while away their unlives on the second floor of Hell.

But Moira's not willing to back out of the deal, stubborn as, well, hell. Even when a sleazy three-piece, supposedly from the fourth floor, demands the job for himself, she refuses to withdraw.

Once Moira uncovers some of Hell's secrets, though, she starts to question her commitment.


Hell Hath No Fury --- Currently on sale for $0.99!

Stuck in Hell with an ex-boyfriend. What's a girl to do?

Moira died. Of course, she never expected to appear in Hell once she did. But Hell isn't the fire and brimstone place so many people fear. More like a cross between an office building and a dormitory. And the devil, a sexy, disembodied voice in an endless expanse of darkness, sticks Moira with the job of Welcomer for the second floor of Hell. A job which comes with a skimpy little demon costume.

If that isn't enough to drive a strong-willed woman into fits, Moira finds out she's on the same floor with Jared, an ex she'd rather forget exists, only now she feels a strange attraction whenever he's around. Fun times.

To make matters worse, one of the new arrivals, Douglas, is a creepy old guy who stalks her and clearly doesn't belong. After a stomach churning confrontation with him, she decides she doesn't want to find out if she can die a second time. So Moira's got to find a way to shake Douglas, all while trying to come to terms with her conflicting feelings for Jared.

Who knew death would be as complicated as life?
Writers' Cafe / Re: I can't seem to get started on my next novel
« Last post by Evenstar on Today at 02:55:14 PM »
I get this, usually when I'm losing enthusiasm for something I'm in the middle of. I can take two weeks of procrastinating before I get back into writing. It's a productivity killer!

I've found the only way to effectively deal with it is pure will power. I make myself write even though I'm not feeling it at all. I sketch out the scene so I don't have to think too hard while writing it, and then I get it done even though it feels stilted and like it should all go straight into the recycle bin. But the relief at having it done is enormous and when I go back to it later to edit I then realise it wasn't as bad as I thought and quite readable, it was just really hard to write.

And often it is just one scene that I can't move past, even though I'm enthusiastic about the rest of the book etc. Do you think you might have a particular scene that is blocking you?
Writers' Cafe / Can someone do me a favor and check my formatting?
« Last post by rockondon on Today at 02:50:38 PM »
I don't have a kindle but when I check out my books on my kindle app, I'm not sure they're formatted correctly.
I was wondering if someone would be willing to download a free mini book that I put out on smashwords and tell me if it's formatted correctly, if the links work as they should, etc. If the formatting on that is screwed up I'll assume my other ones are too.
Here it is: Ruins of Scell

Thanks in advance.  :)
The Book Corner / Re: Book Discovery Day!
« Last post by KBoards Admin on Today at 02:46:36 PM »
Gun Dealing (The Ryder Quartet Book 2), by Ian PatrickTrace the weapons and catch the assassins. Detectives on the hunt for criminals out of control. After a brutal assassination of four police constables Detective Jeremy Ryder and his team are on the case. Meticulous work on ballistics and forensics begins to shine a light in the dark world of depraved criminals. It is action all the way, counterpointed by scenes of intense emotion among victims and their families, and warm camaraderie among the detectives. Drawing from the author's experience accompanying detectives to the front line of crime, on exhaustive interviews with forensics officers, and on research in the exact locations where the crimes occur, this crime thriller takes the reader into the real world of dark ...
Grabbing Life by the Balls: The Winning Formula, by Brian QuinnThis is a how to guide that will give you the strategies and tools necessary to succeed and become an effective and well rounded individual. If you're looking to dramatically turn your life around for the better or build upon your success this is most definitely the book for you. I've jammed pack this book with all of the essential success principles needed to have unending success. So if you're looking to raise the bar in all aspects of your life this most certainly is your book. If these principles are practiced daily I guarantee you will see drastic improvement in your life!...
Found By Vampires: Daughter of Asteria Series Book 1 (Asteria's Daughter Series), by Joy Mosby"unlike any Vampire story you would expect. . . With a touch of violence and an enthralling story line. . . provocative and addicting" All I wanted to do was enjoy my last summer of freedom before I had to become an adult, but when the vampires of San Sebastian found me, my life changed forever. Trapped in a foreign city where I barely spoke the language I was forced to trust the monsters I thought only existed in books.  One would help me achieve greatness, while the other would enslave me in a bid to reach his own goals.  This is the first part in Katie's journey to reach her prophesized destiny as Asteria's Daughter.  A face paced, and sexy look at the undercover world of vampires.  ...
Marigolds and Murder (Port Danby Cozy Mystery Book 1), by London LovettLacey 'Pink' Pinkerton has left behind a six figure job and her reputation as the million dollar noseóa nickname her super sense of smell earned her within the perfume industry. With her pet crow Kingston and a tabby cat named Nevermore, she is settling right into her new life in the small coastal town of Port Danby. With a flower shop opening soon and a full cast of quirky neighbors and friends, her new digs are exactly what she's been looking for. Away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city Lacey has found peace and happiness. However, her heightened sense of smell proves to be of use once again when a Port Danby neighbor turns up dead. Lacey finds herself caught up in an unexpected murder investigation alongside th...
An Adventurer's Heart: Book 2 of the Adventures on Brad, by Tao WongHaving returned from their time with the Army, Daniel and Asin must now complete the Dungeon in Karlak.  To do so though, they will need to get better gear,more Skills and higher Levels.  Taking a quest, the pair must leave Karlak to travel across the Kingdom of Brad and learn a few life-lessons along the way.  The Tales of Brad series is a traditional fantasy story with LitRPG elements....
Bad Boy's Bard (Fae Out of Water Book 3), by E.J. RussellBook three in the Fae Out of Water series  As far as rock star Gareth Kendrick, the last true bard in Faerie, is concerned, the only good Unseelie is . . . well . . . thereís no such thing. Two centuries ago, an Unseelie lord abducted Garethís human lover, Niall, and Gareth has neither forgotten nor forgiven.  Niall OíTierney, half-human son of the Unseelie King, had never lost a wager until the day he swore to rid the Seelie court of its bard. That bet cost him everything: his freedom, his familyóand his heart. When heís suddenly face-to-face with Gareth at the ceremony to join the Seelie and Unseelie realms, Niall does the only thing inhumanly possible: he fakes amnesia. Not his finest hour, perhaps, b...
Miss U: Angel of the Underground, by Margaret Utinsky<em>Miss U</em>, first published in 1948, is the autobiographical account of Margaret Utinsky's experiences in the Philippines during the Second World War.   In addition to her work as a nurse caring for wounded soldiers, Utinsky was instrumental in setting up an underground network to smuggle food, medicine, and money to Allied prisoners-of-war held at Camps O'Donnell and Cabanatuan (many of whom were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March).   Her code-name in the network was "Miss U."   However, she was eventually captured by the Japanese and subjected to 32 days of imprisonment and torture at Fort Santiago in Manila.   Following her release, and after six weeks in a hospital for treatment of ...
Crimson Security, by Evie NicholeDark, dangerous, and deadly when crossed. Things are bound to get hot when the men of Crimson Security are involved.  Book 1 My name is Darby Connors and Iím in deep.  Maybe too deep for me to make it out alive.  It isnít the first time Iíve been in trouble while doing my job, but this time feels different.  Something is coming for me.  Someone is coming for me.  Hendrix Crimson is assigned to guard my body, and guard it, he does.  Caught up in the mess Iíve made, he tries to help me solve the case Iím working on so he only has to worry about one killer coming after me.    Book 2 My name is Lacey Holt and I do not need help from Jagger Crimson.  Someone is messing with my family, and ...
Where was there any notice about this? I haven't seen anything, gotten no email about it.

I'm not sure how I feel about a proof copy being watermarked. It does seem like it wouldn't help check out the cover (which is kind of important). But, typical Amazon.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Page flip kicks me on the way out...
« Last post by TwistedTales on Today at 02:46:25 PM »
Assuming all that is true (which is a pretty big assumption to me, but I'll go with you on it) why would you assume this company with so little regard for its vendors (again, under these assumptions) would increase the fund by $27M rather than let the page rate drop which costs them nothing?

I think there's a different conspiracy theory for how Amazon pitch the page rate. It's more along the lines of slowly boiling the frog. If they drop the rate too quickly, then authors might leave faster than they can replace them.

That theory might have legs. After 2016, it appears more authors left KU, evidenced by two things that happened around that time:

1. The total number of books in KU didn't change for months when it had been climbing by around 50 - 70,000 - 100,000 books a month.
2. They ran a competition where only NEW books enrolled in KU could submit, suggesting they were trying to build KU numbers.

So, this conspiracy theory might be true.
Hello jbsmith82

Welcome to the KB Writers Cafe as a vendor!

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Sounds like a bit of Spartacus going on there. Nice!

Never even crossed my mind.   :o  But that's the great thing about reading, right?  We all see different things the author never intended.

If you give the books a try, then I hope you enjoy them.  Thanks for commenting in my book thread.   :)
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