More #FREE #Books! Cristi Taijeron has Offered Up her Books Too!

From Cristi’s Facebook Page (which by the way you should go and give her a “like”):

In celebration of my latest book release, King of My Nightmare, I am giving away free eBook copies of the stories where the revered buccaneer captain, Mason Bentley, first showed up as a supporting character. If you haven’t met him yet, come aboard and get to know the man who the most dreaded pirates fear, noble and rouge leaders respect, and women of all kinds swoon for. 😉

“Keep in mind that behind every legend, there’s a bit of truth. And sometimes, that truth is more fascinating than the myth.”
-Mason Bentley-

And don’t forget to pick up her latest novel, King of my Nightmare!


#Amazon Removing Reviews Citing the Reviewer “Knows” the #Author

I am an independent author who has now had this happen twice. These are friends/fans of mine on Facebook and I want to know how Amazon knows these people are my friends. Of course my friends are reading and reviewing my books. They are the first to even know about them! I am a small business who relies on my friends and acquaintances to spread the word for me.

This is just wrong and so unfair.

We as authors have enough challenges just finding an audience. It is completely unfair that reviews can be removed simply because our friends choose to be part of our audience.

Add to this, the two readers whose reviews Amazon removed PURCHASED my books through Amazon. These weren’t review copies. These were purchased Kindle downloads.

Where does it stop? Authors, actors, musicians and artists of all mediums are closer than ever to their fans, dropping the degrees of separation to ONE. The fans love this and so do the artists.

Apparently, Amazon doesn’t get it. 

Check out this petition for more information.

Amazon review removal



DEMONS & PEARLS On #Thunderclap! Can You Help Me Hoist the Colors?

Hey everyone,

Sorry to interrupt your day…well okay, no I’m not because I really need your help with something.

I have a new book launching on April 14, 2015 and I’m trying something new this time called Thunderclap.

First of all, it’s FREE and EASY. You just click on the link and sign up to take part in my book launch. Thunderclap will do the rest.

What will happen is on the date and time I specify, which will be 4/21/15, #Thunderclap will share my post about the book via your Facebook, Tumbler or Twitter pages ALL AT THE EXACT SAME TIME! How cool is that?

My book message will be shared over several social networks and I am hoping for it to be sent out to over 100,000 people all at once!

Here’s the catch, I need at least 100 people to sign up for Thunderclap to share my message. There’s no limit to how many sharers I can have but I have to have at least 100 or the campaign is a failure. 😦

So if you don’t mind sharing my book on your Twitter or FB page on 4/21/15, please sign up. 🙂

THANK YOU!!!P.S. Bartlett Demons and Pearls Cover

Accessorize Like A #Pirate – Fill Your #Treasure Chest With #Sparkle!

I came across another wonderful Facebook Page today as of course, I was scoping out the latest cool pirate info on J.J.’s Pirates Among Us page.

Pirates Chest Jewelry a Division of Kings Forge and Muzzleloading

PC Rings

The main male character in The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge, has a penchant for shiny baubles and big, gaudy rings…which end up getting him caught in a bit of a pickle in the book but anyway…as soon as I laid eyes on this jewelry, Maddox “Blacksnake” Carbonale immediately came to mind.

Maddox loves the finer things in life. He was raised in the lap of luxury and grew up knowing what the finer things were and never lost his lust to own them. He was well educated and enjoys surrounding himself with beautiful things. Furniture, books and jewelry are his favorite objects of affection…well, that is until Ivory comes along. 😉

If Maddox came across this site, he’d weigh anchor and head for the nearest trading post to seek out this fine jewelry maker for sure!

So, weigh your own anchor mateys and check out Pirates Chest Jewelry online.

I see you!

I see you

Get Flushed by J.J. Nikitin!

One of my favorite Facebook pages to peruse is Pirates Among Us. She always has the best of everything pirate! We’ve struck up a friendship through our mutual love of pirate lore etc. and through this, I not only found more treasure than I could have imagined but she is also a published author!


Click on the book cover to go get her book Flushed today!

Captain Flatus Codswallup needs ten-year-old Lucas’s help getting his sewer-sailing ship seaworthy, and flushes him as a new recruit. Lucas learns it’s not all toots and giggles as a pirate in the sewer when threats of mutiny strike. Lucas must decide between saving Flatus’s butt and getting home before his plumber father misses him. But when the pirate ship falls under attack, Lucas learns who Flatus’s sworn enemies are. Plumbers like Dad! Now Lucas has to choose a side that doesn’t get everybody killed as plumbers and pirates meet in the messiest battle the sewers have ever seen.

J.J. Nikitin

The Beautiful J.J. Nikitin!

You have to go like her Facebook page as well. She shares some of the most beautiful imagery of pirate ships, pirate lore and modern day pirate adventures (the mostly legal kind of course!) and all things related to loving pirates!