Writer Beware: Kiss Library: Pirate Site Alert – Written By Victoria Strauss

Today I discovered another very useful warning, written by Victoria Strauss on the ‘Writer Beware’ blog. Thanks so much for all the work you do, Victoria. We really appreciate your support and efforts.


I’ve gotten several alerts over the past week about a pirate site that’s new to me (though not new: this warning was first published in September 2017): Kiss Library, where many authors are finding unauthorized electronic versions of their books.

Kiss Library differs from the typical pirate site in a couple of ways. Unlike, say, Ebook Bike, run by serial copyright thief and “information wants to be free” ideologue Travis McCrea, it doesn’t simply offer pirated books for free download but appears actually to be selling them. Also unlike Ebook Bike and other pirate sites, it seems to promptly respond to DMCA notices.

I found two of my own books listed.

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Writer’s Beware: Scammers From The Philippines

Also on ‘Writer’s Beware’ I found the latest blog post about scamming emails from the Philippines. Victoria Strauss worked hard to provide us with an entire list of senders we should be aware of. Thank you very much, Victoria!


Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware®

I’ve been expending a lot of words and time lately warning about the latest scam phenomenon to hit the writing world: fake publishing and marketing companies that, through outrageous prices and worthless services, extract enormous amounts of money from unwary writers.

Based in the Philippines (despite their apparent US addresses, phone numbers, and telemarketer names) and focusing primarily on small press and self-published authors (particularly authors who’ve published with one of the Author Solutions imprints), these companies recruit writers with relentless–and highly deceptive–phone and email solicitations. Some do provide the services authors pay for, albeit at seriously inflated prices and often of poor quality. Others just take the money and run. I’m hearing from a growing number of writers who’ve paid five figures in fees to one–or, in some cases, more than one–of these scams, with next to nothing to show for it.

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It’s ‘Sundance’ Giveaway Day! Be A Part Of It And Win!

As previously announced today is

Sundance Giveaway Day

on the Website of the Paranormal Romance Guild


The Release Giveaway will run from

August 18 – August 24, 2019

Check it out, read, comment, play along – and win.

There are going to be three winners and each one will get wonderful prices.

 

Check out the Release Giveaway here


You can find the books and where to get them here:

Soul Taker:
https://books2read.com/u/m2roOj
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Sundance:
https://books2read.com/u/mgGGeX

Reminder Of The Release Giveaway for Sundance

The Paranormal Romance Guild will publish a ‘Release Giveaway’ for ‘Sundance’ running from

August 18 through August 24, 2019

I’m very excited about that!

Sunday you will find the Giveaway on the website of the Paranormal Romance Guild:

https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/

There will be three winners! Make sure you are going to participate. I’d be very happy to welcome you there!.


Soul Taker Secrets – Who Would I Cast For My Characters?

I have been asked not once, not twice, but many times: “If Soul Taker would become a movie, who would be your dream cast?”

Now that ain’t easy…

See, there are quite many characters, and in my case, I would hope every single actor of the ‘leading crew’ would stay through the entire series, which, of course, ‘The Council Of Twelve’ is.

Who are the leading characters in this particular book? I would say, we got 14 of them. Yes, fourteen. The entire Council Of Twelve, plus Katie, of course, and their main opponent, Lucifer.

So, let’s get started:

Michael – Chris Hemsworth

 

 

Raphael – Christian Kane

 

 

 

Uriel – Anthony Dale

 

 

 

 

Gabriel – Steve Howey

 

 

 

 

Benadrel – Laz Alonso

 

 

Tsechirel – Dwayne Johnson

 

 

 

Zachariel – Jason Momoa

 

 

Anghariel – Ian Somerhalder

 

 

 

 

Centriel – Ryan Reynolds

 

 

 

 

Deonur – Aaron Taylor Johnson

 

 

 

 

Simael – Orlando Bloom

 

 

Santanael – Daniel Dae Kim

 

 

Katie – Arielle Kebbel

 

 

 

 

 

Lucifer – Chris Pine

 

 

And of course, there is that one character in my series. A character I would never show or describe. But I secretly dream about His voice is the one of James Earl Jones.

 

 

(All pictures are courtesy of Google.com)


Of course, this post was born in an overtired good mood – and maybe tomorrow I would switch them all or replace them. But right now, these are my favorites.

That doesn’t mean I won’t be open to some recommendations or suggestions. Let me hear them in the comments.

Have you ever thought of casting your books? I’d be curious to hear that too.

 

 

Sundance Got Its Second 5-Star Review

I’m so very excited to see that Sundance got its second 5-star review. I’m happily smiling my day away. 😀


Having read the first of this series “Soul Taker” I knew we were being introduced to new worlds and adventures and looked forward to the next installment. And I can safely say this second book in the series did not let me down. If anything I felt it really helped things take off even more.

Where in “Soul Taker” we were introduced to an existing angel who gets promoted from Soul Taker to Guardian, this time we see the beginnings of a angel’s rise. Born to parents who made a deal with God for a child, if even for only a short seven years, we watch young Cara grow not only in the mortal world, but in the next one as well. In Heaven she is given the name Sundance, and begins to learn her strengths and grow in skills to the point of being welcomed into another rank of Angels a “Warrior”, one of the first in a very long time.

But for all her skills and abilities, which have impressed even the Archangels, she still has much to learn. Her first assignment will take her back to Earth where she will experience not only pain, but love with a mortal. Is such a thing allowed?

You’ll have to read to find out the answers to that. But there is much more awaiting both the reader and Sundance. For her powers and skills have been noticed not only by higher authorities, but ones below as well. And soon she finds herself the focal point in a dastardly plot from the netherworld.

The author has done a brilliant job with this book in many respects, including uniting both her first and second books with a brief, but satisfying meeting between our former Soul Taker, and this new Warrior Angel. I very much look forward to more of this series which is just beginning.

Currently, the book can be purchased here:

Amazon Ebook US
Amazon Paperback US
Amazon Ebook UK
Amazon Paperback UK
Amazon Ebook DE
Amazon Paperback DE
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Sundance Release Day – Wonderful News And My First 5-Star Review

Today, right on my ‘Sundance’ release day, I got the most amazing news!

#1

Even though I was told the paperback wouldn’t be published until Tuesday, it was published today early evening. (Unfortunately, even though I linked the two books, the ebook and paperback currently still separated.)

If you prefer to read paperbacks over ebooks, here it is:

SUNDANCE – AMAZON PAPERBACK


#2

The Paranormal Romance Guild will publish a ‘Release Giveaway’ for ‘Sundance’ running from August 18 through August 24, 2019. I’m very excited about that!

August 18, 2019 you will find the Giveaway on the website of the Paranormal Romance Guild: https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/

I will send out reminders for the Giveaway in due time.

The Paranormal Romance Guild is a very supportive writer’s guild, offering services (critique, beta-readers, reviews, blog), help, support and advice for their members.  They offer three membership levels: Reader = free, Premium 1 yr. Premium 2 yrs. The services are available for free for the Premium members. You might consider becoming a member. https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/register/

Currently, the PRG runs a Fall & Winter Holidays WIP contest. All writers can participate, members as well as non-members. Read more about here: https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/wip-contest19/


#3

Sundance got its first 5-star review! This is so exciting I’m enthusiastic!

“wonderful”

REVIEWED BY: LINDA TONIS
MEMBER OF THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE REVIEW TEAM
When Cara’s parents begged and prayed for a child they were given a daughter but they had to make a deal, the child was on loan for only seven years at which time she would be taken away. Cara’s parents revealed everything to Cara just before her seventh birthday and when she turned seven she woke up in the School of Divine Army with Archangel Michael as her teacher. Her eleventh and final year she was an angel warrior the first in nearly three hundred years. Six years later she took her final exams and became a warrior master ready to fight evil and be given a name. Since she loved to dance in the sun her name was Sundance.

Her first assignment was at a castle in Germany where seven warriors lived and where someone in the castle was a spy trying to pull the warriors down to the dark side. The warriors were human but assisted time and again helping the angels in their fight against the monsters from Hell. Unfortunately when Sundance arrived is was to be greeted by demons who attacked her and managed to poison her with their blood. She was saved by one of the seven warriors, Anaan and from the minute he brought her back to the castle and to his room he wouldn’t let her out of his sight. He carried her anywhere she had to go and they fell in love. Their relationship was platonic but very real.

Sundance went on missions and trained and returned to Anaan whenever possible and then she discovered that he was taken to Hell and tortured and she knew she had to help him. What she found when she saw him was a man she loved but who was unrecognizable, bleeding, tied to the bed in his room that he had trashed and when she touched him she knew that there was still a demon residing inside him. What happens to him is something you will have to find out for yourself.

Sundance begins to display powers that surprise even the oldest, most powerful archangels and she is brought before the Council of Twelve. She was convinced that she was there to be punished but that was not so, she was rewarded and given more powers. The Council knew about her falling in love with a human and had no problem with it but eventually Anaan would need more than what she could give him.

Sundance was an amazing character and fought time and again against evil until one fight was one fight too many. As an angel she didn’t die but what happened I will not reveal. The book ends with a cliffhanger with a lot of unfinished business and a lot of unanswered questions but in spite of that and the fact that the book ended with “To Be Continued” I still loved it.

Currently, the book can be purchased here:

Amazon Ebook US

Amazon Paperback US

Amazon Ebook UK

Amazon Paperback UK

Amazon Ebook DE

Amazon Paperback DE

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