Sunday, February 28, 2016

Book Sharing Time

I've been busy reading books this month! I've done some beta reading and some teaser finding and just plain reading for enjoyment! This month I have read books that made me laugh out loud, some that made me squirm and some that were total ugly crying.

I can easily recommend all three of these books and I will be featuring Horse in a blog later in March. So here are three of my favorite reads for February:

This is number 6 in the RTMC series and different from the rest since the title character is a werebear and not a werewolf as are the other members of the MC. I love all the books in this series. I just want to say that her shape shifters can do things I've never read in any other shifter stories. And I love it!

This is book 2 in the Bad Habits series and I so enjoyed this one! Book 3 is out now and waiting for me to get to it!

And this is book 7 in the Beyond series and features a menage a quatre with 2 males and 2 females. If you've read any of this series, you know the O'Kanes love each other without shame! This group is struggling to get to that but they find they all need the other 3 individuals to be the best they can be. The author is also setting the readers up for a change that's coming.

I can easily recommend all three of these books and I will be featuring Horse in a blog later in March.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mean People S*ck

The internet and social media never fail to amaze me. People find the strangest things to complain about. If one of my favorite authors has sold a bunch of books, I'm thrilled for them! I would never even think about purchases made by an author. It's none of my business and how would I know the source of the money used for said purchase. I've noticed several authors moving into new homes and I think it's wonderful for them. I wouldn't even begin to think the money came just from book sales though. Many times there is a spouse involved who is providing substantial income. There could have been an inheritance or another time of settlement. None of that matters because it's none of my business!

I think there are too many people complaining about things lately. I saw someone tell an author how upset she was when books she bought full price were put on sale for $0.99. I don't understand it! The same thing happens all the time in retail. Authors need to be able to grow their fan base and putting books on sale is one of the best tools they have!

It seems to me it is much too easy to make disparaging remarks via social media. I can completely understand the choice to withdraw from it. Of course that isn't a realistic option for many. The interaction with readers helps the reader connect with the author. I would sorely miss Kristen Ashley, Harper Sloan, Cherise Sinclair, Kallypso Masters and Candace Blevins if they withdrew. There are more authors I could put on that list as well. I just want them all to continue writing!!!

So my advice to authors ...