What Happened to Author Adam Dreece Can Happen to You, Indie Author.

I am shocked. Absolutely shocked.

Amazon.com – A Vengeful, Simplistic God?

While I’ve been decompressing after a severe bout of IABOS (coined by indie author, C. A. Hocking) after the publication of Man and Brother, wretched things have been afoot for independent author Adam Dreece.

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (30 March 2015)

MondayBlogsParticipating in #MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

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“What Is #MondayBlogs and Why Should Bloggers Participate?”

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (09 March 2015)

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Sorry this #MondayBlogs round up is a little late; I’m feeling under the weather. I’m sure it’s just a run-of-the-mill winter whatever. No big deal, but things get delivered late sometimes.

Participating in #MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

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A Monstrous Infatuation: Is it Paranormal Romance or Science Fiction?

CryptidSeriesHummingbirdBreatheFireI have a painful confession, one that may get me deservedly mauled by a cryptid: I am a genre snob.

Recently, my husband told me that my new series is paranormal science fiction romance. Had I a fireball handy, I would have singed his darling wavy locks in a fit of pique. I haughtily conceded I perhaps wrote paranormal science fiction and fantasy. He said (in his charmingly calm tone with his genial smile, which got my inner pyrokinetic desperate to flick my inner Bic) that it was not fantasy. It was paranormal; it was science fiction; and it was definitely romance.

He’s right. The Cryptid Series is covered by the paranormal romance genre umbrella, but I am learning this is good–not bad.

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Indie Imprint Book Review: Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone

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A book review is the greatest gift a reader can give to an author, especially to an indie author. A couple of lines and a handful of stars can elate a writer one loves; apathy can end that same writer’s career.

Recently, I had a bit of trouble. Almost two-thirds of my first novel’s customer reviews disappeared from a major book distribution site; the reviews slipped into oblivion with no explanation. I contacted the distributor and got an explanation.

They blamed the reviewers for not following their guidelines; they blamed me for not telling the reviewers, whom I do not know personally, to follow their guidelines. Mind you, these reviews had been perfectly acceptable to them for longer than a month. Suddenly, they were not.

What am I to do? How can I turn this around? I can’t restore my novel’s reviews; they are gone. I can, however, safeguard here my own book review of another independent author’s novel.

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (02 March 2015)

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Welcome to March #MondayBlogs Madness!

Participating in MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (23 February 2015)

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Yes, it’s been a while since I participated in #MondayBlogs. I was ill, or I didn’t have much to say. I did this week, so I participated fully. A great mix of blogs this Monday, so I hope people got to reading them. I especially hope people commented them.

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