Tag: Opinion Posts

Kindle Worlds: More Vampire Diaries from (the real) L J Smith?

So I heard the announcement the other day about Kindle Worlds, and that one of the licenses already secured is for The Vampire Diaries. I believe it is for the show’s “world” not the book’s “world” but right now I don’t want to split hairs. 

Amazon’s Inaffective Review Policing

Either Amazon’s algorithims that are designed to weed out reviews by those with a interest in the product, or affiliated with the product are selective, or ineffective. Not long ago, shortly after the John Locke business exploded, reviews began disappearing left and right from amazon, 

What I learned from Sookie Stackhouse. Or: The pressure to end a series well.

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (SSTB) I am heartbroken. I haven’t even read the book yet, and I’m heartbroken over how the Southern Vampire/True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse series is ending. And I’m heartbroken over what CH must be feeling, reading the reviews posted today. 

Happy Monday Morning everyone! – Updates

Monday morning is supposed to be blah, right? The weekend is over, back to the grind. Yadda Yadda. Well not here, not this week, not this time. I just sent Broken Stone to the editor. Yup, we’re almost to the finishline. Once line editing is 

Barnes and Noble vs Amazon

I see a lot of posts and articles about Barnes and Noble. Some in comparison to Amazon. Some in comparison to long gone and often missed book stores. And some not comparing it to anything, but simply reporting the latest and not so greatest. Almost 

An Author’s Perspective: What I Look for in a Review Blog

I tend to keep my toes on both sides of the author and book blogger line. I straddle the fence, teetering frequently into the territory of both roles. For posts, I much prefer blogging about books I’m loving, authors I want to support, and other 

Gratitude

Let’s talk for a minute about being truly thankful. No, no, don’t worry. You didn’t go to sleep and wake up to find that time has slipped away and it’s already November. (That’s next week) I know November is traditionally the month when we discuss 

The Army Wives Finale and Cheap Endings: My Personal Promise

Army Wives Cast ¬©¬†Lifetime As a blogging author, 99% of my topics are about, well, books. Mostly my books, occasionally other peoples books. Oh yeah, and a little bit of soapboxing thrown in for good measure. I’ve got a horrendous cold and so I was 

Tips Tricks and Fantastic Finds

Today I have a plethora of things to tell you all about so settle in and stick with me, this might be a bit of a long one. Furthermore, it will spawn the full gamut of the reading and writing world. First things first – 

As Authors, We Have To Know Better

I tend to try and stay away from hot button issues. While I often encounter online drama, especially in the book community, I try not to get involved. I read and watch so that I can be informed in what is going on in the