Sunday, 2 November 2014

November: Giveaways, a Free Story, Coming Soon News and Reviews!

Hello everyone :)

I'm posting the monthly news a day later than I'm supposed to, but not for the unsual reason (which is that I'm disorganised and the end of the month sneeks up on me). This time it was actually intentional, lol.

Tony's Move - a short story about Tony and Donovan from Worth a Shot - went live today. You can find it here as part of Amber Kell's birthday bash.

Leave a comment on that post and you'll be entered into a giveaway.

Which leads me neatly into the next piece of news. The giveaway is for titles I've written for Resplendence's Gems line. (That's 8 short stories if you only read MM, 11 if you read other gender combinations too.) 

This includes Hard at Work which will by released by Resplendence Publishing on November 12th.

Hard at Work is a Male/Male, BDSM short story set in the work place.

Here's the blurb:

Jake likes to think he’s a nice guy. He’s a kind and considerate boyfriend. He’s a firm but fair dom. He doesn’t let himself get stressed out without good cause.

But every guy has his breaking point. Jake’s been hiding an inappropriate erection from his boss for the last three hours. Enough is enough. It’s all Jake’s boyfriend, Danny’s, fault. Danny better have a good explanation, because Jake wants to hear it—right now!

You can read a tiny excerpt here.

And then onto results for last months giveaways:

Queer Romance Month winner: Elizabeth (9th Comment)

Boy Meets Boy Reviews winner: Jill (Also the 9th Comment)

E-mails will be turning up in your in boxes soon and thank you to everyone who commented.

What other news do I have?

Well, Axel's Pup is moving along nicely - I'm about three quarters of the way through the second draft. The more I work on it the more I love it - so that's good :)

Also, I'm thinking of doing some kind of giveaway for twitter followers - not sure what it will be or when it will happen, but if you want to follow me you can find me here.

And, one final thing - if you follow the different dramas that unfold on twitter, goodreads and writing blogs, you will probably be aware that a couple of different authors have been doing a host of weird, and very far from wonderful, things. (I'm not mentioning names because publicity is publicity.)

I tend to ignore these dramas because I don't have anything to say about them that hasn't already been said a lot of other places, but I've noticed quite a few posts in various places saying that if an author hasn't made a public statement saying which "side" they're on, they're assumed to be siding with the authors. 

So, here's my thoughts, for what they're worth. Stalking is wrong. It's wrong when a writer does it. It's wrong when anyone does it. There is no excuse for anyone turning up on a strangers doorstep uninvited, or for hitting someone over the head with a wine bottle! Also, bloggers have the right to blog, not blog, join a blackout, or do whatever else feels right to them. If you have any questions about what I think about it all beyond that, just ask :)

I've never formulated a "review policy", but I probably will soon. In the meantime the short version is this: 

I do sometimes read reviews for my work. If I see a nice review on twitter, I might favourite it and/or re-tweet it. If I see a nice review on goodreads, I might click like. If I know a reviewer, or if someone points out a review they've written, I might say "thank you for the review" or "I'm glad you liked it". That's it as far as responses go. 

If I see a bad review (and trust me, I've had ones that are pretty much as bad as you can get) - I don't comment, argue, respond, or do anything else. Same again, if you have a question about that, just ask :)

And, that's it - I'll be back on the 12th to talk about Hard at Work some more :)



1 comment:

Katherine D said...

Kim, you sound so reasonable!

Thank you for posting your thoughts on the issues of stalking, taking sides, reviews, and more.