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Avast! Pirate Sites

AvastSome thoughts on pirate sites

I’ve been seeing a rash of pirate website selling deeply discounted or even free ebooks.  I am not going to rant about how unethical these sites are or that you are stealing from the author.  There are a million posts like that.

I’m going to offer another perspective.  As a reformed computer geek, I view these “here today gone tomorrow” pirates sites as nothing more than a virus waiting to infect your computer.  Literally.  Did you know that some sites can infect your computer with a virus or key logger just by visiting?  You might think, I have X Brand Anti-Virus software so I’m safe.  Uh, no.  Since these programs are built by people with the sole intention of messing up your life, they evolve to evade Norton or McAfee, etc.  Hence why your software has updates, to counter the new stuff.  So,  you can get computer bugs.

If you buy a discounted book, the site owner might just take your payment information and use it themselves, especially credit cards.  If you slap your personal information down to buy a discounted book you have no guarantee that site wont turn around and sell it or use it to buy high prices electronics overseas.  Can we say identity theft?

A free download from an unknown site could result in the aforementioned virus too.  Especially if the file is zipped.  So you might think that you are getting a free ebook but instead you get free porn pop ups and a trip to the tech guys to get it removed.  Imagine trying to explain the porn infestation?  Ha ha.  And that’s just the light end of what could happen.

So, in summary, please purchase and download your ebooks from sites you trust.  Amazon, B&N, All Romance Ebooks, the author’s own website, or the publisher website.  Type in the URL to your browser yourself.  Sometimes phishers try to make their site look legit by using an Amazon logo so don’t click funky ads or weird looking addresses.  Protect yourself buy avoiding scam sites.  🙂

Book Tour: Tethered by Pippa Jay

Tethered by Pippa Jay

Tethered by Pippa Jay

She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.

For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?

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Requited Goes Live Tomorrow!

requited cover 02Add to Goodreads today!

Requited is listed on Goodreads so you can add it to your “To Read” list and I highly recommend that you do!  The ebook short will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and LeanPub for purchase.

Still holding out to win a copy?  You can sign up for my Newsletter and one random person will receive a free copy. And you can also sign up for my Rafflecopter and earn extra entries by tweeting daily.

I’m so excited to be able to share this with you!

Win Requited by Elle Clouse

IMG_0396Sign Up for my Newsletter for a chance to win!

Not only can you win a copy of Requited by joining my  Rafflecopter giveaway here, but if you sign up for my Newsletter, you get another chance!  If you are already signed up you are automatically entered.

Tomorrow I will release the blurb or the cover, maybe both.  I haven’t decided.  What do you want to see?  🙂

Requited is Coming Your Way

UnrequitedHere’s your chance to win!

Requited, the companion story to my steampunk romance short Unrequited, is written, edited, has a shiny new cover and is ready to go.  Just in time for Renea Mason’s Reader Appreciation Event on Facebook.  You can enter to win a copy of Unrequited there.

You can enter to win a copy for the NEW Requited here at my Rafflecopter giveaway!  I’ll be blogging throughout the week with more information.  Contest ends Aug. 2nd.

Requited will be available for purchase Aug. 1st (assuming no calamities or unforeseen problems).  More to come!!

Cover Reveal: Tethered by Pippa Jay

Tethered by Pippa JayTethered by Pippa Jay

She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.
For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?

A science fiction romance novella, coming from Breathless Press 25th July.

Add it to your Goodreads shelf HERE.

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Review: Fatal Desire

Fatal DesireFatal Desire by Valerie Twombly

Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom. 

Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love. 

When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?

Book two of the Guardians Series picks up where Eternal Flame left off furthering the overall story by following Caleb and Lileta as they deal with their unlikely pairing.  The dynamic between the two is intriguing and propels the book forward with a lot of tension and teasing.

I dare say I enjoyed book two more than book one since I liked the characters a lot.  Something about Caleb really resonated with me.  I follow Valerie on facebook and I think book 3 is due out soon and I have a theory who the couple will be.

A Little Check in From Moi!

Old Book

Stealing the Wolf Prince is closer to publication!

Content edits are completed on Stealing the Wolf Prince!  My time with my awesome content editor is over and now I am back to waiting.  Hopefully a copy editor will be emailing me soon so I can start that adventure.

I learned a lot about the editing process so far and I plan on applying what I’ve learned to book two.  Deceiving the Bandit Lord is printed out and I’m ready with my notebook and colored pens!  It shouldn’t take me long to get it cleaned up now that I am more familiar with the process.

Also, with this weekend being a holiday weekend, I plan on working on another short story.  A companion story called Requited.  Find out what Axel thought through the adventure of rescuing Kali.  It’s been fun to write so it should be super fun to read.

 

 

I’ve been waiting for this book!

 

Between the Waters by Renea Mason

Magic is no match for love…Between the Waters

Trapped somewhere between life and death, demigod Cyril has lost the ability to communicate with his love. But not before giving her valuable lessons in magic, as well as his blessing to move on without him.

 Coming to terms with Cyril’s absence isn’t easy, but Linden is doing her best to honor his wishes. Until she receives an unusual request from Moreaux, an estranged member of Cyril’s family. Bizarre things are going on with Mary, the former housekeeper, and Linden can’t let them go. But when her investigation leads to a mistake that nearly costs her life, Cyril’s best friend, Overton, steps in and violates a promise he made centuries before to bring her back from the dead.

 Gratitude turns to comfort, comfort turns to desire, and desire leads Linden to a shocking revelation. In her charge to uncover the truth behind Mary and Moreaux, she discovers a spell she can’t undo without leaving wounds on her heart, wounds she knows will never heal…

I’ve been waiting for this book for EVER.  Not really, but I’m very excited to read fellow Etopia Press author Renea Mason’s new book!  If you are like, wait, it’s book two, I don’t want to start on book two, then check out my review of Impostors’ Kiss (Book .5) and Symphony of Light and Winter (Book 1).

And, if you still aren’t sure, click ‘Read the rest of this entry →‘ below to read a chapter one!  Warning: Adult Content.

Buy the book

Amazon.com (available at other international Amazon sites – Canada, UK etc.)

http://www.amazon.com/Between-Waters-Symphony-Light-Renea-ebook/dp/B00KD3P108/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400247610&sr=8-1&keywords=Between+the+waters+Renea+Mason

BarnesandNoble.com

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1119535446?ean=2940149353644

All Romance eBooks

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-betweenthewaters-1515271-340.html

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