Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

What quantifiable and verifiable ways is Amazon using to determine if I know the author of a book, or not?

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

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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Infinite Grey

Calling Through The Fog

grey-front-w352Serial book-doer E.L. James has done it again. Grey has hit the shelves with a squelchy thud, and this time the world of not-BDSM, where non-people do not-plot things to and with each other, is told from Christian Grey’s perspective.

Cleverly, the book is called Grey, because it’s about Christian Grey but it’s also from his viewpoint, and Grey is his surname, so, because the book is about him, the title matches his name, which is what he calls himself.

But the real genius of this shift in the narrator’s focus is that it opens up the possibility of an almost infinite number of sequels. And so, to celebrate this milestone in publishing, and to honour the least interesting character in literary history, it is my pleasure to offer you a taste of what is to come…

Grey from the perspective of Grey’s left slipper

I cannot deny it…

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The Plot Thickens by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba – 99 cents Blitz

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The Plot
Thickens (a novella) – Book Two
Lengh: 100
pages
Release
date: December 27th, 2013
Blurb:
18+ adult content
What happened while Semya Slotin and Josh Heinz were busy solving
Johanna Cartier’s murder in Bird Of Prey?
Polliannah’s story… When Polliannah Koch Guryev meets John Allen, she
thinks that she’s finally found her Prince Charming a tall, blond and handsome
banker. What could go wrong?

John Allen has a job to do and getting closer to the beautiful Miss Koch Guryev
is supposed to be a means to an end. But then they fall in love. He’s a hit man
on a mission, she’s the sister of his targets. What possible future could they
have? Now he and his Russian Princess have to leave London for their safety. But
it may already be too late for them…

 
 

 Only 99 cents until April 22nd!

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Great Deals @ Amazon & Happy Easter!

Seawitch Reviews from the bookshelf

There’s some great deals going on at Amazon.

mag med menMAGNIFICENT MEDIEVAL MEN  

pics from Amazondark and deadly


DARK AND DEADLYemerald isleTHE EMERALD ISLE set
  

THE HOW TOhow to srs series &

warriors of legendWARRIORS OF LEGEND  That’s enough to hold y’all for a bit isn’t it?

I’ll have a review of THE OTHER HALF in the next day or so.  What is it about affairs…hmmm?  Books, cheating songs…

Happy Easter to all who celebrate.

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Promo Post Taking Chances

Cassidy Crimson's Blog

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src-tdls-takingchances-fullTitle: Taking Chances

Author: Suzette Cauler

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Risking her life is nothing new to shape-shifter Dakota Laveaux, but when the thief-for-hire enters the Ettore compound, she gets far more than she bargained for. Determined to keep a haunting promise, Dakota will do anything to complete her mission, but the dangerously sexy Kane Ettore, leader of the Ettore vampire clan, becomes a delicious distraction. From the moment they meet, Dakota is drawn along on a roller coaster ride of mistaken identities, missed chances, scorching passion, and undeniable bliss.

Has sleeping with the enemy ever felt so good?

Dakota is hopelessly torn between her need for revenge and the insatiable hunger Kane inspires in her. With her life hanging in the balance, Dakota must decide whether to trust the vampire she’s already betrayed or take her chances with the cunning werewolf who has promised to help her…

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Book Excerpt from Passion, Power and Privilege

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I’m hosting an excerpt today from erotic contemporary romance novel “Passion, Power and Privilege”. This is an adult excerpt though, so 18+ only.

Book Excerpt

Kate awoke the next morning after a much-needed sleep, delighted to be in his arms. With an evening council meeting scheduled, she planned to work out at the club and then enjoy a manicure at the spa before heading to the office. Kate showered, then wrapped in a robe, walking to the kitchen to brew coffee, softly kissing a rather handsome man who was still sleeping soundly. She brewed a pot of coffee and reviewed the morning paper before returning with two coffee cups to get prepared for the day. The shower was running when she returned, and she stood, observing him through the glass doors. She was aroused, watching his long, lean, beautifully proportioned body. She lingered, remaining in the doorway as he stepped…

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