Once again March and April saw quite a few readers not coming forward for their booty, which makes Randy very sad (see how sad Randy looks?). Please find below a list of those who never contacted me:
April 30: adam (#11) — Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men by Eric Arvin/Wilde City
April 27: choccygrl (#19) — The Gravemen by Melissa North/Less Than Three
April 22: Jeannine (#18) — Collared Souls/Elizabeth Noble
April 20: NICKIE (#2) — Inescapable by Mina Kelly/Loose id
April 17: Margaret Lewis (#14) — A Betting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion/Wilde City.
April 3: Sara Nilsson (#46) — Touch & Geaux by Abigail Roux/Riptide
April 2: Virginia Utley (#29) — My Dear Watson by L.A. Fields/Lethe Press
April 1: Gigi (#15) — Hidden or Exposed: A Collection of Lusty Gay Male Tales/Jason Maxwell
March 31: Susan C (#6) — A Beautiful Disaster by Willa Okati/Loose id
March 26: riley (#4) — A Dangerous Thing audio/Josh Lanyon
March 24: Pamela (#47) — Covet Thy Neighbor by L.A. Witt/Riptide
March 18: Cat (#6) — Erasing Shame/Yeyu
March 8: Nette (#27) — A Slave in Skoria by John Tristan/Loose id
March 7: Joe (#23) — Emergency Servicing Anthology/H.L. Holston
March 2: Dian (#9) — Golden by Sean Michael/Torquere Books
Yesterday the Loose id free ebook was Grime and Punishment by Z.A. Maxfield. Randy tossed his..er the salad, and the winner is…
Congrats Manuela! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] reviewsbyjessewave.com so that I can forward your information (including eformat of choice) to the publisher. Thanks for playing everyone.
And if you didn’t win this one today, you can buy it via Amazon: Grime and Punishment (The Brothers Grime)
Today the Loose id free ebook is Roughed Up by Hank Edwards. Here’s the blurb:
FBI Special Agent Aaron Pearce and his lover Mark Beecher are taking a well-deserved vacation relaxing on the beaches of Barbados Island. They spend lazy days in the sun, on scooters seeing the sites, or in their room making love.
Title: The Apothecary’s Garden
Author: Julie Bozza
Cover artist: Anne Burgess
Publisher: Manifold press
Publisher Buy Link
Amazon Buy Link: N/A
Genre: contemporary m/m romance, May/December romance
Length: 70000 words/278 pages
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A guest review by Sirius
Summary: Achingly beautiful love story, but unfortunately when I finished it I felt that the age difference between the protagonists was too extreme for me to completely buy it.
Yesterday the Wilde City Press free ebook was Ghosts of Alcatraz by Carol Lynne. Randy tossed all of the names into the air and the winner is…
Congrats Bryant! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] reviewsbyjessewave.com so that I can forward your information (including eformat of choice) to the publisher. Thanks for playing everyone.
Many romance readers seem to think that a writing career is something that is not only glamorous but a way to make pots of money quickly in their spare time and, if they’re very lucky, they can parlay writing into a full time career. However, only the most successful authors can afford to write full time and there are not that many of those rare beings in this genre, so it’s important to know what you can expect to make as a writer before you jump in.
And the dreams don’t stop. Readers also have visions of their books turning into movie scripts like one very famous (or infamous) writer who recently did just that! They figure they can write in their pyjamas and not have to commute to work, as the commute would be from their bedroom to the den/office, after they catch up with the morning shows and drink their second cappuccino or latte. Doesn’t that sound idyllic? However the truth may not be the picture I just painted because writing is hard work if you do it right and produce quality work, as any experienced author will tell you. So this post is an attempt to find out if there’s any money to be made from all that hard work, and if so, how much.
Author: Jeff Erno
Cover Artist: Zathyn Priest
Buy Link: Losers
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 3.5 stars
A Guest Review by Sammy
Review Summary: A gut-wrenching look at the effects of bullying that resolves into a life-affirming future for one young man.
Today the Loose id free ebook is Grime and Punishment by Z.A. Maxfield. Here’s the blurb:
The Brothers Grime is Jack Masterson’s way of helping people in crisis after disability ends his career as a firefighter. Jack’s people get to a scene long after the physical trauma ends. They don’t solve crime or rescue the victims. They help people move on. The new job is all Jack wants or needs, until he gets the call about old flame Nick Foasberg’s suicide.
Title: Community Service (Broken Mirrors 3)
Author: Vaughn R Demont
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher Buy Link
Amazon Buy Link: Community Service (Broken Mirrors)
Genre: M/M Urban Fantasy
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars
A Guest Review by Raine
Summary Review: This Spencer and James double act – balancing on the frenetic edge of disaster – works the trick.
Yesterday author Angelia Sparrow offered up a free ecopy of the new MLR Press anthology Butt Pirates in Space, with stories by T.C. Blue, Kiernan Kelly, Shae Connor, Kage Alan and Angelia Sparrow. Randy did his thang and the winner is…
Congrats Jbst! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] reviewsbyjessewave.com so that I can forward your information (including eformat of choice) to the publisher. Thanks for playing everyone.
And if you didn’t win this one today, you can buy it via Amazon: Butt Pirates in Space
Today the Wilde City Press free ebook is Ghosts of Alcatraz by Carol Lynne. Here’s the blurb:
Love is a powerful force. Unparalleled, unpredictable and often unforeseen. Yet it can surface in the most dangerous of situations. Suffocation, mutilation and dismemberment aren’t the normal outside influences that bring two people together, but inside the newly refurbished Alcatraz Prison, anything can happen.
Title: The Poodle Apocalypse
Author: John Inman
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links:Amazon; Publisher
Genre: zombie, humor
Length: novella (88 pages)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A Guest Review by Larissa
Review Summary: A zombie apocalypse, like you have never seen one before.
Yesterday Josh Lanyon offered up a free AUDIO copy of his Come Unto These Yellow Sands. Randy loves audio books and the winner is…
Congrats sylvie! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] reviewsbyjessewave.com so that I can forward your information to the author. Thanks for playing everyone.
And if you didn’t win this one today, you can buy it via Amazon: Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Scratch, painted by Rey Arzeno for HORN GATE by Damon Suede
Our lovely Wave has asked me to talk about the way Horn Gate happened and why I’ve taken a little authorial detour to write about enslaved sex demons instead of closeted first responders. The truth is, this paranormal story took hold of me and wouldn’t let go… and my new year’s resolution for 2013 was that rather than dictating what the Muse does I’m trying to meet her with wide ears and open heart.
2012 was a wacky year for me on every level. Serving on the board of the Rainbow Romance Writers and an organizer of GayRomLit ate up most of my spare time…while my anxiety about getting Hard Head as perfect as possible completely kicked my ass. I didn’t want to let anyone down and the pressure became excruciating. I stopped sleeping and eating for a long stretch there, and though I wrote every day, I became increasingly mistrustful of everything I wrote. The whole reason I started writing romance was because it was so liberating and somehow I’d managed to cripple myself with anxiety over disappointing my fans and colleagues.
Title: A Little Bite of Magic
Author: M.J. O’Shea
Cover Artist: Kalen O’Donnell
Publisher: Loose id
Amazon Buy Link: A Little Bite of Magic (Little Magic)
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Paranormal
Length: Novella (104 pages)
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn
One Sentence Review: Witchy-foodie goodness with some issues for me