A Tale for the Ages | My First #Novel on #Giveaway

FIREFLIES is Free on Kindle until October 23, 2018.

A couple reviews:

5 Stars: “This novel is a beautifully written work of love, family values, and a soulful connection to the spirit world. It reflects the time when countless migrated to the US to escape hard times in their own homelands . It shows how fragile life was then, and how through love and prayer almost anything is possible. The characters become your friends as their lives entwine with the spirit world and their day to day existence. You laugh and cry as Ennis leads you threw his short but meaningful life, only to feel goose bumps as the novel concludes. Definitely a must read”

5 Stars “This novel is a beautifully written work of love, family values, and a soulful connection to the spirit world.”

 

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#Video Book Review of Demons & Pearls by Katherine Hemmer

Several months ago, I saw Katherine was starting a channel for video book reviews. Being the daring soul that I am, risk taker to the max, I decided to send her Demons & Pearls and ask if she wanted to review it. She messaged me back and said she was interested. I sent her a copy via mail and the deal was set.

I didn’t hear from her for a while so of course as we authors often do, I worried she didn’t like it and decided against doing the video. Then I thought, hey, it happens and even if she didn’t like it and did the review, it was at least worth a shot. Any publicity is good publicity as they say.

Suddenly, a couple weeks ago she messaged me and told me she had read it and that the video review would be up soon. Tonight, she posted it and here is the video. If you enjoy her review, please like the video and subscribe for more reviews.

Check out this great pirate adventure book from P. S. Bartlett! Spoiler alert: I gave it 4.5 stars!

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Hope you like this video and subscribe to my channel.

Check out the first book review I did:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WlnP…

Check out this awesome Valentine offering from author Scarlett Flame!

Author guest post!

Check out this awesome Valentine offering from author Scarlett Flame!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have one of my top 100 bestselling books on offer for you.

A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives.
This book won Top in the #Erotica category, and 5th overall in the 2016 Top 50 Self-published books Worth Reading on Readfree.ly.com.
Nominee in the erotica category Summer Indie Books 2016
Go on treat yourself it is a BARGAIN
and #FREE to read on KU too

Newly edited and updated ready for your delectation
✰♡*•˛˛•*✰✰♡*•˛˛•*☆♡*•˛˛•*☆
A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives Book one

★*´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.• **

#FREE to read with #KindleUnlimited
99 cents US
99 pennies UK
Available in paperback

When University student Nicky Johnson decides to make an impromptu visit to a #BDSM club with friends she get more than she bargained for. The alcohol fuelled evening finds her asleep on her sofa the next day, suffering from memory loss. But who brought her home? #Dominant Dariel Pearson shows her that #spanking and submission can be empowering. Will this be a life changing experience for Nicky? This New Adult contemporary romance is a steamy, sexy tale of love, dominance and #submission.

http://amzn.to/2u1tAfM
Addictive! 3 April 2017 Loved this book! This was the first book I read from Scarlett Flame and it definitely won’t be the last. I didn’t want this book to end. I couldn’t put this book down. I’m really hoping there’s a follow up.

Delicious Bylucyr.on July 13, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
Five dominant stars for this delicious read! Scarlett Flame writes scenes s hot as her name! A sweet, hot combination of dominance and submission.

5.0 out of 5 stars Steamy!
ByRachel from BehindClosedDoorsbookreviewon December 27, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Amount of sex 4 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5 (Rounded to 5 / 5)

A Valentine’s Bind is the first book in the Manchester Dominants & Submissive series by author Scarlett Flame. This quick read had me completely enthralled and I read it in one sitting! The story was well written, and the characters were engaging.

In this story, Nicky wakes up after a night of drinking with her friends…The scenes were so darn hot that I recommend you have a spare pair of panties nearby!

A definite add to your TBR list!

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Don’t forget to check out my other books, including my latest Top 100 International Bestseller
“From Willing Sub To Enslaved Captive”

Nominee for A Golden Flogger Award
For Dark Erotica
Winner in the 2017 50 Best Indie Books of the Year

Come and join my readers group on Facebook​ 

To celebrate Valentin’s Day, I have one of my top 100 bestselling books on offer for you.

A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives.

This book won Top in the #Erotica category, and 5th overall in the 2016 Top 50 Self-published books Worth Reading on Readfree.ly.com.

Nominee in the erotica category Summer Indie Books 2016

Go on treat yourself it is a BARGAIN

and #FREE to read on KU too

Newly edited and updated ready for your delectation

✰♡*•˛❤˛•*✰❣✰♡*•˛❤˛•*☆♡*•˛❤˛•*☆

A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives Book one

★*´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.• **

#FREE to read with #KindleUnlimited

 99 cents US

99 pennies UK

Available in paperback

When University student Nicky Johnson decides to make an impromptu visit to a #BDSM club with friends she get more than she bargained for. The alcohol fuelled evening finds her asleep on her sofa the next day, suffering from memory loss. But who brought her home? #Dominant Dariel Pearson shows her that #spanking and submission can be empowering. Will this be a life changing experience for Nicky? This New Adult contemporary romance is a steamy,sexy tale of love, dominance and #submission.

http://amzn.to/2u1tAfM

 Addictive! 3 April 2017 Loved this book! This was the first book I read from Scarlett Flame and it definitely won’t be the last. I didn’t want this book to end. I couldn’t put this book down. I’m really hoping there’s a follow up.

Delicious Bylucyr.on July 13, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase

Five dominant stars for this delicious read! Scarlett Flame writes scenes s hot as her name! A sweet, hot combination of dominance and submission.

5.0 out of 5 stars Steamy!

ByRachel from BehindClosedDoorsbookreviewon December 27, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

Amount of sex 4 / 5

How explicit 4 / 5

Story 4.5 / 5

Overall: 4.5 / 5 (Rounded to 5 / 5)

A Valentine’s Bind is the first book in the Manchester Dominants & Submissive series by author Scarlett Flame. This quick read had me completely enthralled and I read it in one sitting! The story was well written, and the characters were engaging.

In this story, Nicky wakes up after a night of drinking with her friends…The scenes were so darn hot that I recommend you have a spare pair of panties nearby!

A definite add to your TBR list!

*********

Don’t forget to check out my other books, including my latest Top 100 International Bestseller

“From Willing Sub To Enslaved Captive”

Nominee for A Golden Flogger Award

For Dark Erotica

Winner in the 2017 50 Best Indie Books of the Year

Come and join my readers group on Facebook​

Why Six of My Books are #Free on #Kindle Until 7-8-16!

A few weeks ago I was feeling a little low because my life had gotten a bit out of control and I had too many things going on that required my complete attention. To be honest, this has been going on much longer than I cared to acknowledge but that’s how life goes.

I was in a slump. Unable to read or write much of anything and the only light I could see at the end of the tunnel was a train coming. Then it hit me; writer’s block combined with disappointment in my sales due to my lack of interest in my own life and happiness. Book reviews had tapered off. I’d become lax in my marketing and I couldn’t decide which direction I wanted to go.

I’d held on so tightly to all of my books for three years and feared without an agent and a major publishing company, I’d never sell enough books to achieve the level of success I need and want in order to finally quit my day job and write full time…my ultimate dream.

In the throws of all of this brain scramble, my original plan came roaring back to the surface like a wave crashing over me. My original dream while I was writing Fireflies was just to be read. I just wanted people to read my books and hopefully enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. It was never about getting rich quick (thank goodness right?) or overnight fame. At its core, this journey has been about sharing my work with the world and finding readers who’d want to join me on this voyage.

“Give them away.”

That was the voice I heard. Since I started giving them all away yesterday, I have already received some wonderful feedback from people who have started reading the books. As of this writing, I have given away a grand total of 6,444 books. I am not naive enough to believe that all of these downloads will be read and even fewer of those will be reviewed. However, had I not opened the gates and invited so far almost 6,500 people in to try out my books, my odds of ever reaching these people would have been near ZERO.

Here we are into day 2. We have until Friday midnight to reach as many readers as I can. I’d love it if you would assist me with either sharing this blog post anyway you can and/or downloading my books and hopefully, reading one of them. 🙂

Thanks so much for your time!

Free Book Giveaway 2016

 

Get this fantastic voyage into historical fiction for ‪#‎FREE‬!!!

Get this fantastic voyage into historical fiction for ‪#‎FREE‬!!!

From June 20th-24th, you can own AMBER WAKE – GABRIEL FALLING on ‪#‎Kindle‬ for FREE!

FREE! FREE! FREE!

“5.0 out of 5 starsAn action packed journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705.”
“5.0 out of 5 starsNow, I want to warn you… this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!”
“5.0 out of 5 starsTotally unpredictable and a real gem of a discovery – Highly Recommended”

AMBER WAKE is Featured on eBookDaily!

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http://ebookdaily.com/free-kindle-ebooks/2016-06-21/B01BI6BI82

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Editorial Reviews

5 STAR Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales is an historical adventure novel written by P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester. Captain Gabriel Wallace had no idea that his presence in a tavern filled with Royal Navy men and sailors relaxing with their companions would lead to his court martial and expulsion from the Royal Navy. When his lieutenant and good friend, Miles Jacobs, mentioned that there was a problem in the upper level of the tavern involving Admiral Hawthorne’s wife, Wallace had no choice but to intervene. The outraged Admiral was ready to shoot the miscreant who had been with his wife right then and there, and he was oblivious to any attempts made to reason with him. In the fray, the Admiral was stabbed and later died, and Wallace was charged with interfering with the Admiral’s attempts to defend himself. While Wallace escaped imprisonment or the noose, his enemies, particularly the corrupt Admiral Chambers were not through with their vendetta. However, Wallace did not sit idle during the month he spent awaiting trial. He had been busy following the trail of evidence against those who had long wished his family harm, and he had made a few plans of his own.

P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester’s historical adventure novel, Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales, is an exciting and fast-paced story set in the early eighteenth century. As I read of Captain Wallace’s trial and expulsion from the Royal Navy and his decision to turn to piracy, I was reminded of Sabatini’s classic pirate adventure tale, Captain Blood. The action scenes in this novel are vivid and filled with sounds and images, and the plot is compelling and complex. The authors’ characters are marvelously portrayed, especially that of Miles Jacobs, whose loyalty and concern for his friend prompts him to put everything at risk. Amber Wake is well-written and the plot is a delight. Anyone who’s ever enjoyed a good pirate movie (and who hasn’t?) or found themselves wrapped up in a classic adventure novel will have a grand time reading this authentic and suspenseful tale. It’s highly recommended.

 

Book Ratings – When Over 18 Isn’t Quite Enough #Reviews Matter

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Star ratings have been around for as long as I can remember…and that’s a pretty long time. I’ve always believed anything from three stars and up is wonderful. However, those stars don’t mean nearly as much as what the reader has to say about your book or rather, their written review. There is so much to be learned from well thought out, honest reviews. Be they good, bad or somewhere in between, those thoughts matter more often than they don’t.

AMBER WAKE received a three star review today. To be honest, based on the reviewer’s comments, I believe she was quite generous. She was very complimentary on the writing, the characters and the story. However, the reader felt the book was for mature audiences only and I agree with her 100%.

 

The book is well-written, the characters are complex and interesting. However, this book, in my opinion, is definitely for mature audiences. There are slang words for male body parts, unsettling adult situations, and material I skipped over in order to not read to my teen-aged granddaughter. I knew it was a pirate’s tale, but until about chapter five there was nothing objectionable. I read to my husband whose vision is not good enough to read to himself. Our granddaughter was visiting with us while I was reading. I had to skip a lot. Thus, I felt embarrassed at some of the material. I put the book aside and did not finish it.”

Is there graphic violence? YES because, well, pirates

Is there profanity? Very little

Are there sexual situations? Nothing graphic or gratuitous

With the above questions answered, I’ve considered consulting my co-author to possibly add in the author’s notes that the book is for mature readers and give it say, an 18+ rating. However, there are droves of readers who are far beyond 18 years of age who still may find some of the subject matter not to their taste and even objectionable and that’s okay.

I’d personally like to thank this reviewer for two reasons; first, for her honest opinion and for sharing that opinion so others who may be put off by certain subject matter, don’t go into this story looking for Pirates of the Caribbean or at the very least, a Disney pirate tale and second, for enticing those who enjoy this type of realistic, although often times shocking and even ugly side of history, exactly what they’re looking for and more. With her praise, as well as her dislike, she has done this wonderful book so much service that I simply couldn’t go to bed tonight without sharing it.

As authors, we always hope everyone who reads our books will love them but the reality is not every story is right for everyone. Leave your reviews anyway…please. They mean so much more than you know!

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