First let me state for the record, I truly have nothing to complain about. I have the best hubbie in the whole world, three wonderful children, my first grandchild is on his way and the Patriots are in the Super Bowl once again. For the record, I do love the Pats and stand Bill Belichick and Tom Brady all the way, despite the naysayers crying about Deflategate. Watch this from Jimmy Kimmel it explains it all.
Oh, but I’m frustrated. Perhaps it is just my exhaustion talking. I have worked three extra shifts this week at the hospital. Yes, I have a regular 40 hour job besides being an author. We had a blizzard that swept through the area and dumped three feet of snow. A hospital doesn’t shut down. I got in before the storm hit and stayed. For the last week, I haven’t done much with my writing. So I need to catch up.
I have a few thing that I wanted to address. The first is…THANK YOU readers for the response to Southern Legacy series! I have never had such a great start. Usually for me, it takes a while before a new release starts to sell. Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia have had my best release yet. Thank you!
I thank you for your patience. I was told that releasing Southern Legacy as a series of cliffhangers would be the kiss of death. It has been a concern. I just didn’t know how else to release Southern Legacy.
I sincerely hope that I have given sufficient warning what to expect from this series with my author’s note. If not, I apologize. It is not my intent to mislead anyone. This series comes from a manuscript I wrote a few years ago and set aside. The book was too long to put into one ebook, way too long. When I came back to it and started revising it, I had a decision to make. Either cut it or release it in four books. I chose to release it in four books. I am hoping to have the entire series completed by the end of the summer or earlier. At that time, I will release the entire set together as well as individually and will, then, offer the book in print and audio. The shorter books are meant to be easier to read for the ereader. If you don’t like cliffhangers, don’t worry. I will be releasing the books in a set after the last book has been released.
Now as for the reviews...please…if you are upset with the book being a cliffhanger and don’t feel I gave sufficient warning, please let me know and leave me a comment here. I will be happy to discuss it with you. I can assure everyone I have no desire to aggravate my readers.
Also, I want to discuss reviews on my books on Amazon. I have received disturbing FB messages and comments that some of your readers’ reviews on my books have been rejected by Amazon. This seems to becoming an issue, which I have no explanation. BUT IF YOU HAVE HAD A REVIEW REJECTED BY AMAZON for one of my books, please let me know by leaving a comment.
The other issue I wanted to address is my book covers. Amazon has begun Amazon Marketing Service. Mind you that most of my books at the moment are exclusively on Amazon because of KDP. I was excited this week about Amazon starting up the program. I submitted to it immediately…only to be rejected…totally rejected. This was what I was told about the two books I tried to submit:
Due to our guidelines we do not allow overtly provocative imagery such as partial nudity or blatantly sexual, prurient content in the ad.
Now here are the two covers.
Now let me reiterate that Broken Legacy is a former #1 Amazon Historical Romance. Maybe it is just me, but I don’t see the issue. Am I wrong? These are romances… My momma is going to be so disturbed to know her baby girl’s books have been banned from Amazon Marketing because they are too provocative! For shame on me! Honestly, I love my covers. Erin Dameron-Hill is the best!
What do you think? Let me know! Stay warm and safe!