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Reviews for Indie Romance Reads

As Rachel said, show some love for Kat. ūüôā

Rachel Chanticleer

KH ReviewsKaleidoscope Heart Book Reviews: Supporting indies, one review at a time.

My buddy and fellow romance fan Kat created and runs KH Reviews, a fantastic indie-centric review blog to which I occasionally contribute. Kat is an avid reader and all around cool chick and you can tell she really puts her heart into maintaining this awesome romance blog.

Reviews are so important for authors and even more so for the average indie author, making grassroots sites like KH a haven not only for writers, but also for readers looking for something fresh. Several new blog contributors recently joined us and it’s so great to see all the reviews posted throughout the week. Self publishing is more popular than ever, but having dedicated indie review sites like Kaleidoscope Heart Book Reviews makes it easy to find those gems to add to your To-Read Shelves.

Give Kat some love, eh? ūüėČ

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Author Interview: Robyn Peterman!

Q&A with Robyn Peterman, NYT and USA Today bestseller author

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robyn petermanLast Sunday I had the opportunity to do a Q&A with Robyn Peterman, author of the BOTM we have this month in Trail-Mix Readers, Ready to Were (FREE!!!)

Here is a transcript of the conversation, and btw, if you haven’t read this woman’s comedy/parody PNRs you need to get into them. They are fantabulous!

J=Jen Winters R=Robyn Peterman, C= Candace Johnson Fox, V=Veronica Del Rosa

J: I’m going to start us off with a hard one! Robyn Peterman, I adore your comedy/parody. How did you get into writing it? What drew you to comedy and keeps you writing more?

R: I was an actress for most of my adult life and comedy is what I love. I used to punch up scripts (write jokes and stuff for scripts) when I was acting! I didn’t actually finish a book until 3 years ago…

J: DAFUQ?! YOU have a library on kindle…how to do you…

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A long read, but well worth it. I enjoy Confession Thursdays, even if I don’t comment often. Gotta wait until they feel me… out. ūüėČ

Trail of the Raven

I took notes while reading through Confessions, a weekly feature on a Facebook blog. If you aren’t aware of them, this may be extremely boring to you. If you are aware of them, it may still be boring to you, but Confessions are taking a week off this coming week, and you are desperate, so there.

On September 10, 2014, the blog, Indie Authors & Books Blogs, began a weekly series known as Confessions. The idea behind Confessions was to give authors, bloggers, and readers an outlet to say whatever they liked (within some reason) anonymously. These posts, converted to Graphics, (brilliant idea), became a meeting place for discussion about anything and everything to do with the book world, (mostly).

Confessions started off slowly, a like or two per post, a comment now and then, but over time they gained a following of Confessions addicts. With posts every half…

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KH Reviews Supports Indies!

Hear, hear, what Rachel said!

Rachel Chanticleer


Have you visited Kaleidoscope Heart Book Reviews lately?

Kat has been a busy, busy bee. Earlier this summer she gave the blog a makeover and it looks FANTASTIC. More recently, she added some awesome features and partnered up with Much Ado About Romance, a fun site which features all things historical romance.

If you have a minute, check out Kaleidoscope Heart Book Reviews. All the contributing reviewers are big supporters of independent authors and¬†if the blog gets regular traffic, it¬†could have its¬†very own domain! So give it a click (or two‚Ķ or three‚Ķ ūüėČ ) and check out some great indie reads while you‚Äôre there.

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Ten on Tuesday With Tim Hemlin

An interesting interview with an indie author

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Please welcome Tim Hemlin today! This is the first conversation I have had with him, however, his wife Valerie and I have been getting to know each other quite well over the last few weeks. I am excited to have him on my blog today!

What genre do you write and what drives it for you?

I write a variety of genres, including mystery, young adult urban fantasy, and dystopian science fiction. What drives any genre for me is characterization.  The newness of any world and the excitement of any plot will only be as good as the characters they are built around.

I agree whole-heartedly. Characters drive a story (sometimes my characters not only drive the story, but they drive me as well, haha)

How has self-publishing changed the way you read?

I read a lot more indie books now than I used to, and in doing so have discovered…

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Interview with Cinnamon Sin

Cinnamon Sin is an indie erotica author I met a little while back when she needed some help formatting her books. Being the good Samaritan, and nosey person, I am, I agreed. Whoa boy, she’s got some hot writing. Check out this interview she did with Jen. And then check out her books.

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10401387_1071456616215871_353809125111194373_nPlease welcome Cinnamon Sin today. She writes shorts works of erotic fiction and I have to say, I quite enjoy her little stories. 

  1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sure! Well, obviously it’s a pen name, but I am Cinnamon Sin. My friend helped me pick out the name when I decided to publish some of my work. Thank god for Veronica Del Rosa! She formatted all my stuff and helped me along every step of the way.

I met you through Veronica so I know how much she means to you. She is a doll! Helped me and several other authors with formatting, so I know exactly how valuable that is.

  1. What made you decide to write erotica?

Well, I like sex and I like reading erotic stories. I had a few readers tell me my stuff was good, so I just decided to make a go of…

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Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

Doesn’t Amazon realize that in the indie world, authors will rub elbows? I don’t know every single author I talk to, but now I might be barred from writing a review on a book I’ve bought? Shame on you, Amazon.

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A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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Presenting Special Guests-Jen Winters and Yuruch

An interview with Jen Winters and her demon. ūüėČ

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Hello, everyone. This is my friend, Jen Winters. She is the author of the Guardians series. In addition to being an accomplished author, she is also a married mother of two and co-admin for Author Promo Co-Op. She works very hard to keep a balanced life, which includes reading, writing, parenting, and promoting other authors! Let me tell you a bit about her books:

kissing demons

Kissing Demons is Book 1 of the series. Narrated by the kick-ass Guardian Geneva Archer, who, upon her natural death, was appointed by God the task of cleansing people’s auras when they are affected by evil and protecting the world from demonic attacks. One evening, she decided to have a drink at a hideaway bar for supernaturals, where she meets her soulmate, Alex Wolfe. The two begin a hot, steamy relationship. Unfortunately, Alex is the son of the demon Yuruch, who has been a thorn in Geneva’s side…

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Posting About the Positive

Way to go, Jen!

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We all have those moments in our lives that we remember as being fun or eventful and wonderful. I remember pushing that publish button for Kissing Demons and feeling so excited.




I was so naive.

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After I hit that button, things got HARD! I realized I was WAAAAYYYY behind on the learning curve for Indies. I spent a couple of months just learning the ropes of being an indie author and it was both fun and hard. Well, today is a new day and a new step for me. I just published my second novel Falling Angels. When I hit that button, I literally threw up. With KD I was excited and happy and hopeful, this time I was so nervous that I actually vomited. It was because I know now what I didn’t know then: being an indie is a tough gig and it takes a LOT of…

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