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Reviews for Indie Romance Reads

As Rachel said, show some love for Kat. 🙂

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? 😉

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Blog Hop

Blog Hop for Paranormal Love Wednesday

On Sunday, I sent my latest manuscript to my editor. It’s the fourth book in a 5 book series, not counting the novellas. I have a weird weakness for writing novellas, getting a glimpse into a character you otherwise wouldn’t. Each book has a companion novella although they aren’t necessary to read for the overall arc of the series. Hey, I’m not that mean! Just don’t ask some of my other author friends, since they’d disagree with that statement. 😉

My latest hero was influenced by Dean Winchester from Supernatural. I love his attitude, the fact that no matter how bad things get, he’ll still crack a joke even if it’s just to make himself laugh. He’s not a jerk, just someone who’s been through a lot of crap and has learned how to survive it all.

And that’s what Victor is all about. He’s had to live with a bad situation and could either have become a total jerk or thumb his nose at it all and continued on his merry way. He’s sarcastic, loyal, aggravating, smart, and too handsome. What, too handsome? Not possible, right? Well you’d think that until you meet Victor and realize that it can be a curse to have all the sexual attention turned your way.

A little excerpt to prove that point:

“Victor, please,” she breathlessly pleaded.
A silent snort passed his lips. Vampires didn’t need to breathe unless they spoke, and they didn’t run out of breath. “Don’t touch me. I’ve told you before. Find yourself another mage or maybe a werewolf if you’re looking for a quick lay.”
“So crude,” Sandra pouted. “Can you at least look at me?”
He stopped and whirled around, surprising her. “I’ve told you time and again that I’m not interested. I’ve been polite, and now I’m being blunt. Leave me alone, or I’ll talk to Augustus. This is sexual harassment, plain and simple.”
Her eyes hardened, losing the innocent maiden act.
“You think they would believe you?” She waved a hand along her drool-worthy body. “Look at me. I’m every man’s wet dream. No one would believe I’d lower myself to harassing someone into sleeping with me.”
“And yet here you are. Get some dignity and find someone who is interested. I’m not playing hard to get. I simply don’t want you.”

Don’t forget to visit the other blogs in the blog hop by clicking HERE. *waves* Have a great day!

Indie Books

Reflections by K. Meador

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Pre-order today!

Reflections is a sixteen-story devotional designed to draw yourself closer to God. Experience Him through each unique story, which will let you know He is alive and involved in your life. Reflections will help you cut through life’s distractions and rely on the one thing that is truly important – a relationship with God.

Reflections serves as a refreshing reminder of God’s love and grace during difficult times. The world wants you to place your trust in your circumstances, success, talents and opinions of others, but God has called you to rise above and put your full trust in Him – to believe and apply what He’s promised in His Word more than anything else.

Experience the life-changing power of God’s words as you journey through life assured that God is concerned about you.

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Other Books by Author K. Meador

Historical Drama

Their Journey Begins

Journey to Freedom – First Edition

The Knight of the Dixie Wilds

 The Heart and Soul Series

Transcendence

Reflections

Illuminance (coming 2016)

Children

Princess Alexia and the Dragon

La Princesa y el Dragon

On Top of the Rainbow

Encima Del Arco Iris

Strolling through the internet

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.

imy santiago

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:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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