May 24, 2016

I have answers and I want to say thank you...

Over the course of 2 months, I've received some insight to the troubles I've had with professional blog reviews being removed on my Amazon book pages and the low star attacks on Goodreads (which I'm happy to say have been fixed at GR).

I now know who is behind it and why.

This is what I've learned. An indie author has a beef with a book blogger who happens to support my books. This indie author went to her street team and organized readers to attack my books when they release to "pay back" the blogger for not liking her book. She also went to her indie author friends and had them join the bandwagon. These attacks have been on my last 3 releases.

Take a second to let that sink in.

My books are being attacked because an indie author doesn't like a book blogger…who happens to enjoy reading and supporting my books.

It's good to have answers. Thank you to the bloggers, reviewers, readers, and especially to Amazon for coming forward and supporting my books.


I know readers will wonder how reviews can be removed and it's quite simple from what Amazon is telling me. If 9 individuals click on the "report abuse" button on the review, an auto-bot removes the review automatically from the book page. Bam! They're gone. When the professional reviewer tries to post the review again, they're blocked with a message informing them that their review sounds like a similar review and the reviewer is biased toward the author (read the reviewer is trying to put up multiple reviews for one book and that's cheating, even though the Amazon auto-bot hid the first review), and that blogger is blocked from reviewing any more of my books again.

I have some important business to share this morning.

There's 9 days until Touch Slowly releases. I've had to make changes on how I handle the book release that is not the "norm" for me. Let's put some rumors to rest, shall we?

Please read the following link if you're a professional book reviewer. You ABSOLUTELY can have an arc. *No review required* 

Readers - I know so many of you stay up until midnight the day before release to buy the book. I love that! But, I'll warn you that last book release for this series Amazon's auto bots held the book in "holding" until it could be reviewed by a real person. They don't like the word prostitute. It could happen again, but never fear...because of all the hoopla with groups messing with reviews, I have someone at Amazon who I can contact to speed through any trouble. Trust me, they want to sell my book and the book will be there on June 2nd. Of course, now that I say that the book will probably be there at midnight...everyone knock on wood.

The digital book will be exclusive to Amazon with this release. This is something new for me. Kindle Unlimited subscribers will be happy to know that it'll be "free" to them. For everyone else it will be $3.99. For those curious, I believe the book is over 350 pages.

Paperback books will still be available at all retailers and libraries worldwide.

That's it. Let the countdown begin!

May 17, 2016

This is romance...

Almost 27 years married, and he still gives me butterflies.

May 15, 2016

Have you had your foot tapped?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say there are other women out there that have a husband/boyfriend who does not like you to put your feet on the dash of their car/truck. Anyone want to confess that they've had their foot tapped, too?

May 5, 2016

I'm writing. Really, I am!

I swear, I'm writing. I just like to play a lot too, and who would blame me when there are prairie dogs to feed?

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