Character Interview with Hutch & A’ris – Friday!

Mark your calendars, because we have a very special interview coming up later this week. You’ve got until Friday to read up on Hutch and A’ris, because they’re taking a break from The Dry Lands to come and talk to us for as long as it takes Hutch to drink a cup of rash. Which isn’t long. But hey, it’s Hutch, ladies. I’ll ask him to sip slowly.

These two are hilarious together, but I can’t promise they’ll behave.

Friday. Be there for their first public interview. #HutchnAris

Spoiler Reviews Just Suck

I have a mini-vent to get out there to the reviewing world. Before I start, first you must understand that I love each and every reviewer that has taken the time to leave a comment on one of my books…even the less favorable ones. It means you read the book and have a passionate opinion on it. I know there will be good and bad reviews. That is how the industry works and in the Indie world, we (authors) rely on reviews quite a bit to get our names out there. In a sense, we wouldn’t do well WITHOUT a balance of favorable and unfavorable reviews.

So you have seen me posting about leaving honest, spoiler-free reviews. What does that mean, exactly? It means if you are going to leave a review for one of my books, I want it to be an honest depiction of your feelings on the book and what you deem it worth rating. It also means that I appreciate the kinds of reviews that do not flesh out the plot twists or surprise moments so that any potential reader won’t have the book ruined for them if they choose to pick it up. This doesn’t bother just me when it happens to one of my books, but it bothers every author I’ve ever talked to about it. And we can’t do much about it. We can’t protect our potential readers from seeing those kinds of reviews.

To many, this may not seem like a big deal, but let me ask the fellow readers this question – if you were standing in a book store holding a book, reading the back cover, and a person next to you said, ‘Oh, wow, that’s a great book. The main character goes to jail after killing her husband, but then you find out at the very end it was her neighbor Mrs. Jones who did it because she was having an affair with the husband! It was so good, you should really read it!’ Be honest, would you then spend your money on the book and buy it, if you already know how it will play out? No, you wouldn’t. Spoiler ridden reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, etc…are there for every potential reader to view. The least a reviewer who chooses to ruin it for others can do is include this in their title, “THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS” so those who don’t want to know what happens won’t read it. No doubt, that review wouldn’t be read often.

It’s a sad fact that there are people out there who actually gain a bit of pleasure by divulging the juicy parts of a movie or book to their friends. I’m not posting this for those people, I’m posting it for the ones who truly think they are leaving a detailed review that will be helpful and don’t realize that plot spoilers might ruin the book for others. Maybe this shouldn’t bother me, maybe I’m too sensitive on the subject? Well, it bothers me because selling my books is how I make my living. Every sale lost from a spoiler review DOES impact my sales – that’s one less person that may not come back to read a TMDBook.

If you enjoy my books, you know I love you. I write them for you all to enjoy, and I just ask that you think about what goes into a review before you post it publicly. Let your friends, family or someone across the world enjoy the book just as much as you did – without the spoilers. Being lost in a Fiction world is so much more fun when you have no idea what’s coming around the corner. ❤

NEW RELEASE ALERT!!

Good Side of Sin is finally HERE! 

Wait no longer! The highly anticipated third book in the ‘Save My Soul’ series has been released!!!

11/25/13

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Josselyn has just spent the last three months in intense Line of Defense training so she could join Malcolm’s search party. Little did she know the archangels had no intention of letting her bring back into Heaven an angel who had opened a portal between Heaven and Hell, at least not before saving God’s creations from the tight grasp of Lucifer first.
Three months have passed since the angel Rhyan released nine repented demons from Hell, and now innocent people are dying, but their souls are not going to Heaven. Josselyn’s mission is to find the demon responsible for stealing the souls and bring it to justice before Lucifer gains enough power to rise and claim Heaven and earth as his own.
Her whole world is shaken when she discovers what tool Lucifer is using to track down the one key to the release of his eternal damnation. Thoros is one half-souled immortal she prayed she would never see again. The ex-Prince of Lust had stolen her heart and crushed it with a cheeky smile. Now, not only is she being forced to put her damaged ego aside and face the only man that has ever hurt her, but she has to work with him in order to complete her assignment.

Is she strong enough to keep from falling in love with him again? Or is their love the only thing that can keep Lucifer from getting the one thing he wants most? Heaven.

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Excerpt:

He shoved another armload full of socks and t-shirts on top of jeans in a duffel bag, then turned to walk to the bathroom to retrieve personal hygiene items. He barely glanced up to acknowledge Isaiah, arms crossed over his chest in a comfortable stance, leaning on the doorjamb.
“Going somewhere?” Isaiah asked coolly.
“As far away from here as I can get,” he responded from the darkened bathroom.
“You do know there is a meeting about to begin downstairs, right?”
Thoros nodded once as he re-entered the bedchamber, not bothering to look at the archangel. He tossed the items in the duffle with the rest of the things he would need for his extended journey. “I am aware of the meeting. I am also aware that she does not want or need me there.” He looked left then right, and then paused only another brief moment before zipping the bag closed and tossing it over his right shoulder.
Thoros meant to walk through the doorway, but Isaiah stood upright and blocked the only exit with his body. Well, there was always the window. He thought about turning and diving through the glass and wondered briefly if he would clear the cement and land in the water of the underground swimming pool. The cement would hurt like a bitch. Hell, who was he kidding? The damn glass would hurt! He knew fleeting wasn’t an option. The angel would have already put a halt on that shit.
Letting the pack fall to the floor, Thoros rolled his eyes toward the ceiling and huffed. “Out of my way, old man. She made it clear she doesn’t want me. If you didn’t hear her, I can give you a recap: it was a whole lot of ‘get lost’.”
“Old man? I’ll have you know I look younger than you. Especially as of late. You should exfoliate more, and moisturize.”
“You knew what I meant.”
“That I am thousands of years old? Yes,” Isaiah nodded as his lips pursed together. “I am that. That also means I probably have a lot of wisdom, and listening to me would more than likely be in your best interest.”
“Listening to you has done nothing but piss me off, angel.”
“You have to go with her. You have to know that it is difficult for her to trust you when she has thought all along that you’ve betrayed her.”
Thoros’ jaw locked down tight and he spoke through his teeth as anger burst from the depths of his half-soul. “Yeah, and whose fault was that? You could have told her at any time in the three months we’ve spent apart that I was the one who saved her. That I am the one she is destined to be with. But no, instead, you were a coward who let her dream day and night about going in search of the lost angel, a male fate never intended her to be with!”
Isaiah moved out of the way to let him pass and Thoros jumped at the chance, grabbing his duffle and rushing through the doorway. “I see. You are just going to take the easy way out? Never look back? Never see her again?”
“Oh, I’ll see her again,” he said, but didn’t bother slowing down or looking at the archangel. “I’ll see her every time I close my eyes.”
“She deserves for you to give her time, Thoros. If you truly love her, then you must know that walking away is not the answer to your problems.”
Thoros froze as his boot landed on the third step from the bottom of the grand staircase. Love. He allowed himself a moment to think about that word. His skin flushed hot and his foot slipped to the next step, causing him to lose his balance and having to reach out for the banister to steady himself. He believed she was his soulmate and that he wanted to be with her—but love? No. Love? Never. He had never been in love before. Was this what this horrible feeling was? And what happened if the one you allowed yourself to fall in love with didn’t love you back? What the hell happens then? Right. Broken heart. That’s what the horrible feeling was. Fan-fucking-tastic! He had never expected to experience it before, but he never imagined it would actually hurt. He rubbed at the center of his chest and fought the hot sting of tears that filled his eyes. He looked around him, all of a sudden dizzy. Wiping at the sheen of sweat that had broken on his brow, Thoros swallowed hard and concentrated on calming the erratic beating of his heart.
“Do not give up on her. Your time will come, son.”
He turned around and looked to the top of the stairs at Isaiah, blinking the angel into focus. “And what if it never does?” he whispered around the lump in his throat.
“You will know you tried and will never have any regrets where she is concerned.”
“I already have regrets where Josselyn is concerned. I regret ever having met her.”
Thoros turned and stumbled down the remaining steps, and then crossed the foyer and opened the front door.
“It’s for the best.”

Isaiah didn’t respond to his thought, so he took a step over the threshold and closed the door gently behind him.

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JOSSELYN
THOROS

If you’re new to the series, you can pick up ‘SAVE MY SOUL’ book 1 for FREE everywhere online, and you can pick up ‘HELL’S GIFT’ book 2 for only $2.99!!!

Good Side of Sin (A ‘Save My Soul’ Novel)
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Josselyn has just spent the last three months in intense Line of Defense training so she could join Malcolm’s search party. Little did she know the archangels had no intention of letting her bring back into Heaven an angel who had opened a portal between Heaven and Hell, at least not befor…

All About Sarah Niles

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What would you do for fifty thousand pounds?

All About Sarah Niles is set to be the first fully crowd-funded lesbian feature film, created and funded by the people who know and love the genre best.

From the author who brought you, The Submissive Scullery Maid, The Dark Cully’s Mistress and many more stories that have reached the top of the best sellers rank on US and UK amazon, delve into Shiralyn J Lee’s big screen adaption of Loving the Pink Kiss.

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Growing up in the UK Shiralyn turned her attention to writing novels after she moved to Canada, where she is now married to her wonderful wife, Janice.

From her kitchen table, she has entertained people all over the world. Her tales of steamy sexual erotica make 50 shades of Grey look like a child’s tea party. Included in her work are pieces that are aimed toward the younger generation and this is where All About Sarah Niles fits in.

The film offers an audience the chance to not only watch but also be a fundamental part of its creation. With donations starting from as little as $10 going up to $65,000 (with many steps in between) it really is possible for anyone and everyone to be part of the biggest lesbian film of the decade. From exclusive backstage information to signed copies of the script and even chances to be in the film, there really is something rewarding for everyone.

Fundraising starts on Oct 31st 2013 and will run for three months on the dedicated crowd-funding site www..indiegogo.com, with all money raised going to fund cast, crew and equipment needed to make this film a possibility. So why not treat yourself, or buy someone a holiday gift that really can’t be beaten. You can also help by liking and sharing the indiegogo fundraiser post, together we can get this movie made.

To keep up to date with the film, see exclusive content and find out more on how to donate, ‘Like’ the Facebook page, ‘SarahNilesMovie’ today.

Or for more information, you can email: allaboutsarahniles@gmail.com or check out the fundraiser on IndieGoGo today!

Interview with Indie Author Land

I don’t do interviews often, so I should share them when they happen, right? 😀

Thanks, Indie Author Land, for having me on your site!