Check out this gay werewolf romance with “hot, dirty sex scenes”


 

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Night Owl Reviews gives gay shifter romance Kick at the Darkness 5 stars:

This story had a bit of everything in it. It was funny in places, had action & adventure, had a really sweet love story and had some hot, dirty sex scenes (*clears throat* Parker was filthy). I’ll be honest. I wasn’t 100% sure this plotline could be pulled off. I mean zombies AND shifters? Well my fears were for nothing. Once again this author hit it out of the ballpark with a less traditional story…

reviewertoppick2Even if you don’t typically like the zombie apocalypse genre I still think you should give this book a try. It’s not overly violent or graphic and the love story makes it well worth it. (And I mentioned the sex scenes right? Because they were smoking hot.)

 

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See which romantic gay image #Google AdWords deemed too “adult”


 

For the past few months, I’ve been running ads through Google AdWords because they sent me an offer for $100 in credit, and I figured why not. When they recently sent an email suggesting I include an image to my ad for free, I followed their instructions to do so. My ads go to my Amazon author page, and AdWords scanned the page for images and then suggested a few ad ideas. I went with one featuring one of my book covers:

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Imagine my surprise when the next day I received this email:

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Uh…

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Really? Semper Fi features an “adult” image? I replied to ask them to tell what, pray tell, is “adult” about an image of two men who are fully clothed and not even kissing. I also mentioned how disappointed I was in Google as a company for these discriminatory standards. Unless there is sexual explicitness, images of LGBT couples are no more “adult” than those of their hetero counterparts. No way would an image of a man and woman in that pose be called “adult.”

A Google AdWords rep replied:

Upon receiving your request, I had reached out to the relevant team team to have a look at the matter. Some good news here – the ad has been re-reviewed and approved! In all likelihood, the ad was incorrectly disapproved or violated policies at the time of initial review. I have added a screenshot of the same for your perusal.

Google, in fact, is an industry leader in promoting diversity not only in the workplace, but outside of it too. I can understand your point of view here but I’d just like to tell you that we believe in removing barriers so Googlers can focus on the things and people they love, and that it’s important to provide benefits that serve the unique needs of our Googlers. Some of our most talked-about benefits include our caregiver leave program and our LGBT policies.

Having said that, we, as a company, thrive on user feedback. I have taken yours into account and will pass it on too!

Well, I hope you do, because that disapproval was a steaming load of bullcrap. You’re on notice, Google.

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WWII novel is “full on drama and romance laced with heated erotica” #gay #amreading


 

semper-fi-web-200x300 5 stars for this gay WWII romance from Multitasking Mommas:

The journey these two men take, their friendship turning into love, their struggles to make it in the ‘real’ world, all were beautifully and emotionally written…this is not only action packed, this is full on drama and romance laced with heated erotica…
This is an unbelievably beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL story that should never be missed nor disregarded. This is the one book that has solidified my belief that this author…has a knack for storytelling that is visually erotic, heartbreaking and full of love and hope.
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Terrific Amazon accounting tool for indie authors


 

If you’re like me, this is how you feel about the accounting side of being an author:

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Not to mention:

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So imagine my delight when I discovered the Author Earnings Dashboard. This program is such a lifesaver! It’s a Excel doc that automatically parses the Amazon royalty spreadsheets indie authors receive each month. All you need to do is click a few times, and the doc does all the tedious work of breaking down royalties by book and other metrics. It’s easy peasy.

Recently other authors have been talking about Book Report, which is a very stylish way to get automatic breakdowns of the KDP dashboard. While it looks great and does indeed give an instant snapshot of book sales etc. for that day, for me the Author Earnings Dashboard is far more useful. It’s not pretty, but it is damn functional. I don’t find it much of a hassle to check different metrics on my KDP dash. Sure, I have to click a couple things and refresh to see results for individual books, but it’s no big. Combing through the monthly spreadsheet report is a much bigger issue for me. Plus, Book Report charges $10/month. For me it’s not worth it.

The creator of the Author Earnings Dashboard, Michael, made me a version in CAD rather than USD, and was happy to show me how to update the currency rates in the future. This dashboard has saved me SO much time, and it was a one-time fee of $25 very well spent for the pro version. I highly recommend it to indie authors!

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Gay shifter romance is “fast paced, incredibly exciting, super sexy, and oh so romantic”


 

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Joyfully Jay gives gay shifter romance Kick at the Darkness 5 stars:

So clearly you can tell by the rating that I loved this one. LOVED IT! It is everything you could want in a romantic suspense. Fast paced, incredibly exciting, super sexy, and oh so romantic. Once I picked up this book, I could barely put it down, forgoing sleep and frantically turning pages to see how Parker and Adam manage to survive this crisis…

Incredibly exciting, very romantic, hot as can be, and just overall a wonderful thriller. I love Keira Andrews’ writing and I have to say, this book has to be one of my all time favorites of hers. Definitely a must read, especially for fans of a good romantic suspense story with some horror thrown in.

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Check out this gay zombie apocalypse romance (with bonus werewolf)


 

I’m delighted to announce that my new book is available! This is what I’ll be doing for the next 24 48  72 hours.

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Here’s more about the new book, which is quite a change of pace from my gay Amish series. I like to keep you guessing, as you can tell! I hope you take a chance on it. :)

 

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College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn’t made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He’s going to drop Adam Hawkins’ film class and start fresh tomorrow after he’s had a good sulk.

But Parker’s about to find out what a bad day really looks like—if he can survive the night.

A virus is unleashed, transforming infected people into zombie-like killers. After these quick and deadly creepers swarm campus, Parker only escapes thanks to Adam swooping him onto the back of his trusty motorcycle. Now they’re on the run—and stuck with each other.

When they’re not bickering, they’re fighting off the infected in a bloody battle for survival. Their only hope is to head east to Parker’s family, but orphaned Adam has a secret he’s not sure Parker will accept: he’s a werewolf. Can they trust each other enough to find some light in these dark days?

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What happens when Amazon incorrectly price matches your book?


 

If you’ve ever wondered what happens when Amazon screws up a price match, here’s a cautionary tale. I learned a few things:

1. It’s important to have a distinctive title.

2. It’s important to ensure the authors’ names are not similar (especially if the titles are).

3. It’s important to remember that Barnes & Noble is sloppy.

In April, I released A Way Home, the third book in my gay Amish series. Several days after release, a friend mentioned that I was shooting up the $0.99 chart at Amazon.

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That would have been great if I’d priced my book at $0.99, but it was $4.99. Except it suddenly wasn’t. All I could do was email Amazon, since there is no phone or live chat support (which really needs to change). About twelve hours later I received a response.

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No, sadly you did not solve my problem, because Saturday was five days away.

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I also learned not to take KDP support’s first answer when they tell you they need time to look into a problem and will get back to you within the week. You must persist to have your issue solved quickly. Now, I realize the KDP staff are busy, and I appreciate their hard work. But I had not changed my price, it was release week, and this is my living. It stood to reason that if the book had been price matched, they should and would be able to tell me that immediately. I triple checked all the other listings, and it was $4.99 everywhere.

After a largely sleepless night, I was checking other sellers again when my eye caught the name “Rebecca” in the URL for the Barnes & Noble listing. I peered closer, and saw that my URL said:

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Er, what? I searched for Rebecca Andrews’s book, and guess what? It’s — wait for it — $0.99.

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I realized Amazon’s bots had gotten confused thanks to B&N’s sloppiness. I immediately contacted Amazon again, and by noon they’d returned the price to normal. I was very relieved, needless to say. Several friends sweetly wondered how Amazon would repay me for the loss in royalties, but I knew it wasn’t going to happen, since their bottom line is: “Please note that we retain discretion to determine our retail prices.” So even if it’s their mistake, too bad, authors.

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It is what it is, and we don’t really have a choice unless we don’t want to sell our books on the biggest worldwide platform.

When I pressed them as to why this had happened since my book was never priced anywhere at $0.99, they told me they’d had a system problem that led to automatic price matching without human approval, and the rep was very apologetic. I hope it’s been fixed now, but in the future I’m still going to do my best to create titles that are unique. I knew “A Way Home” wasn’t sparklingly original, but I hadn’t even thought to look at the names of the authors with similar titles. I certainly will in the future! I’ll also be checking my B&N URLs carefully.

The same thing happened the next week on Amazon UK with the price dropping to 99p, and again I was told they’d need days to look into it. But when I responded again saying that wasn’t acceptable since this was clearly an error, they changed the price back that day, and said it wouldn’t happen again.

It likely wasn’t a bad thing in the end to do a brief sale at $0.99, but in the future I’d like it to be my choice when I change the price on my books. It’s much less stressful that way!

p.s. I have to give a shoutout to Draft2Digital, who were quick to respond to my email about the B&N cockup, and worked to have it fixed quickly on the B&N site. Great service!

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WWII novel is an “incredible historical male on male romance” #gay #amreading


 

semper-fi-web-200x300 Forget the Classics–I Read Romance recommends this gay WWII romance:

Jim is an incredibly sweet character and watching him struggle between his feelings for Cal and the opinions of society was both beautiful and heartbreaking. To me it felt like these two were made for each other, they completed one another and it was a natural progression from friends to lovers…

This is an incredible historical male on male romance and I would recommend it to anyone, whether you’re a fan of this sub-genre or not. Also a final thought you should check out the other works by this author, as they are all amazing.

 

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Gay Amish romance: “This trilogy has been one hell of a ride” #lgbt #erotica


 

Gay Amish romanceI’m With Geek recommends A Way Home, the end of the gay Amish romance trilogy:

With Isaac and David forced to reconcile their past, A Way Home ultimately looks to the future, and once again demonstrates Andrews’ skill at crafting multi-layered complex characters and riveting narrative journeys…

With this presumably being our last visit to these characters, Andrews gives them all, including the supporting characters, a respectful and well-crafted ending, but leaves the story open enough for a potential return to Zebulon or San Francisco in the future. If this is the end, this trilogy has been one hell of a ride: emotional and sexy, tragic and hopeful, and enough twists and turns to keep the reader turning the pages until the final moment.

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Gay Amish romance trilogy has “the perfect ending”


 

Gay Amish romanceBoys in Our Books recommends A Way Home, the end of the gay Amish romance trilogy:

I have grown SO attached to David & Isaac. They have a special place in and pull on my heart. I love these men. I want so badly for their ending to be OVER THE MOON happy. I want life to be PERFECT for them. Because they’re good good people…

I felt cared for while reading it. I felt assured that David & Isaac would find “a way home”. And it was the perfect ending for them. Even the slightly too-good-to-be-true epilogue worked for me. It’s what I wanted for the boys all along.

So, I’m happy…so very happy. And I’ll miss them…so very much. And I’ll read every word Keira Andrews writes…

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