Books, Free Fiction, Overworld, Serial, Updates


Firstly, as of last night, all the Elsa N. Neuman stolen books have been removed from Amazon. Thank goodness.

Thank you to everyone who warned me and the other affected authors or left 1* reviews warning other people away. You are awesome.

From the bit of digging I did myself, checking where some of the other books came from, it looks like they were all freebies taken from Smashwords, given new titles and covers and put into the Kindle Unlimited program. While this is unnerving and unfortunate, I’ll still keep putting free books out into the world for people to enjoy. However, if you ever see anything that looks or sounds like it might be mine, please let me know.

Thanks, everyone!

Secondly, Rift Riders is OUT NOW as an ebook. I’ll do a proper release post with all the links once it clears the Smashwords system and goes out to other outlets.

For now you can get it from:

Amazon (|| US || UK || AUS || CAN || and everywhere else)
and Smashwords

for the currently reduced price of .99 (which is as low as I can make it). Grab it while you can, because a week after it goes live everywhere it will be going up to 2.99.

Finally, this is your last day to read the Rift serial for free!

I will be removing it tomorrow (March 15th). No arguments. It comes down.

And this weekend Dragongift will begin. I will also be updating Courtship tomorrow as usual.

I hope you’ll be joining me. There’s a whole Overworld out there and it needs to be explored.


Merry Sunday…

I just settled down this morning to do a post or two about the fact I released Rift Riders yesterday, when I checked my author email and found out about this pleasant person.

Elsa N. Neuman.

She’s an author on Amazon with ten books to her name, all published in the last month. One of which is When Life Smile Again — which is a bloody stupid title. Also, when I read the blurb, it sounds strangely familiar.

Because it’s my book! Be With Me has been stolen and I’m too tired to get properly ragey about it, but I am pissed.

However, I am now learning how to report copyright infringement to Amazon, so I guess you really do learn something new every day. I also noticed a link to tell Amazon when a book is cheaper elsewhere, so I guess I’ll be using that in a minute because my free baby ‘Mero book is supposed to be a gift, not stolen.

Merry Sunday, everyone.

ETA: Received another email this morning alerting me about this, which means two on the side of good and one on the side of theft. Just need Amazon to hurry up and tip the scales in favour of the good people.

Also, Neuman had ten books up yesterday, this morning there are seven. If, as I suspect, this is because people are complaining, I wish Amazon would hurry up and suspend the account, since it looks like all the books were stolen.