Blogging Truths and a Few Facts
The above picture was the original logo and header for NaughtyEditions.com. Then after a few to many hacks I bought another site and better security. Also a porn site bought Naughtyedition.com (no ‘s’) and took all the traffic I was getting. Beware: If you are getting a large following, buy the domains around your website just in case. I went from a few hundred visits per day to less than a hundred in the month the hacking and porn site popped up. Oh and I forgot to mention the jerk that bought that site then tried to sell it to me a few months ago. (stupid poop head)
Some believe blogging should better the world in some way, be controversial, or contribute something to humanity. I say what a crock of cat poop. I believe the internet is for entertainment and communication of information all over the world…and Porn. Yes, I said it porn. The internet is 30% porn, and sex has been a booming industry for…forever.
I never read a book about blogging until I needed to write about blogging. I learned to blog on the job and some would say I still do not blog correctly. Nevertheless, I am comfortable with my style of blogging. There are many paid experts will tell you how to blog the right way. The truth (as I believe it): There are no right ways to blog, only your way (plus grammatically correct writings, which I still have a hard time doing).
I blog like the way I speak, informally and sarcastically. Some things to avoid that I have done in the past is the use of profanity, and risqué graphics or pictures even if it is the book cover. I have a “You must be over 18 to view or enter this site” disclaimer. If you deal with any questionable material such as adult romance, then you need to have that.
Myth: I can be paid for blogging and make loads of money. Truth: I am still not paid for any of the blogging that I do. I report, discuss and evaluate urban fantasy, and romance novels. I give you, the reader my honest opinion. One day someone will pay me to BIG money to blog, right. Well back in reality, that will most likely not be the case. Since the blogging became the “thing” to do the internet has been flooded with blogs. Some of these blogs are nothing but commercials.
Blogging for me is an offer of my opinion of books that mean to entertain you. Sometimes these books do not deliver, and when that happens I like to call the author out on that. While their books may entertain, I really will give you my honest and sometimes less than thoughtful opinion. I am not an English major, or an editor, however I do have a college degree. I feel it is my job to tell when authors are doing good work and where you should spend that hard-earned cash. I have a wallet, computer and a butt ton of time, all of which I use to buy, read and blog about books. Why do you give your opinion? Because reading books are, my passion and I want to share that love of books with you, the readers in the blogosphere. I love fiction, mostly romance fiction, some urban fantasy and of course erotic fiction. (Again, sex sells.)
So if you want to try it out on your own go for it. Help an author out by leaving feedback and reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords, BN.com, Allromanceebooks.com and any other book selling website. As long as you are respectful and have constructive input about the book, (not a retelling of the story) the review will be welcomed by the community. Happy Blogging!
LGBT Pride BlogFest
These blog fest participants are some of the industries best and brightest in this fast growing genre. Stay tuned to see more from these authors but stay for the contests and giveaways. There will be prizes every day and a grand prize of an eReader, book, and gift cards.
Participating Publishers and Sponsors
- Stephanie Burke
- Shelter Somerset
- Elizabeth Jewell
- HC Brown
- Raven McAllan
- Alice Gaines
- Kayelle Allen
- Ana Raine
- Silvia Violet
- Margie Church
- Declan Sands
- Rowan McBride
- Megan Slayer
- Whitley Gray
- Viki Lyn
- Cathy Pegau
- Nina S Gooden
- Molly Daniels
- Dianne Hartsock
- Sage Marlowe
- Vivien Dean & Elise Whyles (Double Header for the at Columbus Festival)
- Mychael Black
- Avery Dawes
- Deanna Wadsworth
- CJ Black
- Draven St. James
- Raine Delight
I have to tell you so am I. Yes I run an on again and off again review spot. But since, the book that shall never be named, became overly popular it is hard to find quality reads. My guess is that every housewife and generation Twilighters feel they can write their dreams too.
Amazon has been bombarded with serial books and people are now complaining about the length of a novel.
General practice says what type of book for what ever length.
Short Stories <7,500 words
Novellas 7,500 <30,000 words
Novels 30,000<100,000 words
super novels 100,000+ words
Over on Selena Kitts Blog she talks about great ways to spot a good read. So you won’t be duped in to buying crappy books on the site that shall not be named again. here is the link or you can click on Selena’s link above. http://selenakitt.com/blog/index.php/2013/05/13/survival-tips-for-the-pornocalypse-2-erotica-readers-unite/
Author: Silvia Stancil
Genre: Interracial Paranormal Menage Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Word Count: 8,470
Publisher’s Website: http://www.evernightpublishing.com
Club Heat, 1
Independent bartender Kit Blank has a problem lately, and it comes in the form of Jax Heart, the sexiest and most sophisticated vampire in the entire city.
While she’s more than happy to hit the sheets, chat it up, and spend all her free time with Jax, the thought of actually committing to him leaves a bad taste in her mouth. Worse yet, as much as she digs Jax, he’s been completely turning her off lately by pushing her toward a real commitment…the kind that comes with fangs. Kit is torn. Does she really love Jax, or is she truly only ready for a boy toy?
But it appears she may have underestimated Jax, who shows up at Club Heat to surprise her in a whole new ensemble…leather jacket, hand ties and all. The only problem is, when Kit’s ready for round two, Jax doesn’t actually remember any of it. Is Jax lying? Has Kit gone crazy? Or are they both suffering from a mysterious case of double vision?
Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), sex toys, anal sex, bondage
Overall Enjoyment: 2
I am not quite sure I understand the metaphysics behind the changes in Jax. I can see how the bad boy routine is a very popular turn on for women, but I didn’t understand the purpose of the events. If the attitude and the change was just to drive the characters to sex then okay, flimsy but okay. I can’t say I liked this one, but I don’t dislike it. I would have gone a different direction for more stable and believable HEA or HFN. I would not recommend this one because it just left me befuddled. Maybe if its gets a revamp the author can them add about 10k words to it to round out the story more.
Night Sins (Forever) by B.J. McCall $4.49 Coming Soon
Night is made for sin and vampires rule the dark.
Willing Captive (Outpost) by Ashlynn Monroe $3.49 Coming Soon
Learning aliens exist is bad enough, but knowing they plan to sell her as a sex slave is far worse!
Dante Burning by Amanda Steiger $4.49 Coming Soon
Love between humans and shifters is complicated… and wild.
In The Company of Strangers by Stephanie Burke $2.99 Coming Soon
When Cosimo helps a cute alien bunny, he’s lost in the company of strangers of the most erotic kind.
Available Friday 04/12/2013 (When it’s Friday Somewhere!)
Discount Code: TaxRelief2013 — 10% off any order
Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge — stop by the Changeling Bar and Grill every Friday for our latest Flash Fiction Challenge! Readers, authors, reviewers — anyone over 18 is welcome to come out and play!
– Write a quickie with the above theme
– 100 to 150 words
– any authors or readers can come out and play
– Post at the Changeling Bar and Grill