Actually, Whit, my husband, who is also my cover designer, has been nominated for best cover, for Superstar. And I’ve been nominated for best series, for The Rockers of Storm Crow which includes Rock Star, Morning Star, Dark Star and Super Star. Isn’t this just too boss for words? Best yet, you guys get to vote on it, so get over to the Swirl Awards site and vote for me. Thanks, you’re the best.
Latest Entries »
I’ve said continually that we need more blogs that review and discuss diverse romance. Well lots of them have come under the radar while I haven’t been paying attention. Blog media is an important tool for discovering and promoting books. Read these blogs and be sure to comment. Blog hits increases their visibility in the Google algorithm and gives them an opportunity to earn advertising revenue. It also gives us authors another venue for promotion. So go, and go often AND comment. Thank you. I just discovered Musings of a Romance Junkie and she has a list up on her blog of diverse bloggers. Go check them out. And if you know more bloggers, please list them here. I’m starting a page at the top of this blog of diverse bloggers and will add to them as we go. Thank you so much.
Coco Fierce Book Blog
Monlatable Book Reviews
Brazen Babe Reviews
WOC In Romance
Romance In Novels In Color
Interracial Romance Book Reviews
My Reading Nook
Paperback Book Addict
Diverse Book Tours
Kimberly Siple had a brilliant suggestion. (Seriously, I’m going to put her on the payroll, she’s always coming up with great stuff!!!) As I’ve already mentioned, it’s hard to find good authors, the way our market has been flooded with garbage makes it even harder for newbies. Kimberly suggested that the established authors in the genre start promoting the newbies to help give them a leg-up. As y’all know, I already do this, and so do many other authors, but now is the time to step our game up, so to speak. The two best author I’ve discovered of late is Lavender Parker. Who do you know? Add them to the comments below and I’ll keep a page up on my blog. Also, we’ve seriously got to start tweeting and Facebooking more in this genre. We’ve got some tremendous talent out there. It just doesn’t make any sense to allow them to languish and fall away under pure garbage.
Yes, ladies, we’re under assault once again, and this one has the power to totally destroy us. We’ve got an issue right now with fake books flooding the IR marketplace. These books are not real books, and the authors aren’t black women. The pictures on the author pages are from stock photo sites. This is a deliberate attempt to exploit the marketplace we’ve built. They’re stealing stories from free sites like Literotica slapping an interracial cover on it and uploading it. They’re bad, sometimes even racist stories. They’re putting them in BWWM category because “jungle fever” is hot right now. If it’s in Kindle Unlimited with BWWM featured prominently you can almost guarantee it’s counterfeit. Use Google Image to google the author’s picture. More likely than not, it’s from a stock site. I’ve spent so much time looking at stock photos of black women I recognize almost all of them immediately.
Amazon pays by the borrow in Kindle Unlimited, or at least they did until recently, so it doesn’t matter if the reader finished the book or not. Meanwhile our genre is flooded with this subpar racist filth making it look as though we created it. And you just know these are the books review sites will pick up to review so they can continue their claim that black folk can’t write. Further, these books are pushed up on the Amazon algorithm meaning no one even gets to see real interracial romance stories. When you put BWWM in the search on Amazon all you get is hundreds of pages of this crap. This is costing us major sales. Major. Please, please go on Amazon and tag these counterfeit stories and complain to Amazon about the way its readers are being ripped off. As an author Amazon won’t let me do it. Thank you so much. And help me save our beloved genre.
With the internet blowing up with stories about Cecil the Zimbabwean lion slaughtered by that monstrous dentist in
Texas Minnesota (my bad, I stand corrected) I got my National Geographic yesterday and there was story about taxidermy. I’ve always found the practice creepy. Seriously, I don’t want anything dead in my house, but understand it serves a role. Anyway, this was one of the pictures in the story. Okay, I can comprehend that there are people who love the “thrill of the hunt.” Though how challenging could shooting a giraffe be? How the hell could you miss the thing? But why in the hell would you want to bring dead animals back to your house? I love animals, and I grew up in the country where men routinely hunted deer and birds for food. I have no beef with either of those. Those people were always very responsible, and the fees they pay in licensing and such help the state maintain the wildlife. With deer in particular, they’d be overpopulated and most likely starve if there was no responsible hunting, but why would anyone want to live in a house with the bodies of the animals they’ve killed. The dude in this picture is from Texas too, and he claims his hunts helps with conservation, and maybe it does, but damn if it doesn’t seem sick as all hell to me.
Love this quote:
Pussycat in Peril was a wonderful addition to this series and I look forward to seeing more of Ms. Holcomb’s Pussycats find their happily ever after.
All my books are 25% off so don’t miss out. That means you can get THE WHOLE PUSSYCAT DEATH SQUAD SERIES for less than $10!!! Exciting adventures, perfect for a beach read. Or better yet, staying at home under the AC with a cool (adult) popsicle.
#AReBlast #interracialromance #multiculturalromance #pussycatdeathsquad