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Memorial Day Weekend Erotica/Erom Deals May 25-28 Free & $0.99

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Greetings to everyone! I hope you are ready for the start of summer. If not, this is the place to be for deals on erotica and erotic romances. I’ve gathered together some fabulous deals, both Freebies and deep discounts to $0.99. There is a wide range of genres from historical, lesbian fairy tales, paranormal eroms, romantic suspense, and contemporary erotic romance. Dive in and get your summer reading started. The deals end at midnight on Monday, May 28.

List of Deals for Memorial Day Weekend Promo 2018

  • Lynda Belle (Historical Eroms/Contemporary Eroms)

The Day I Met Her (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Day-Met-Her-Exhibitionist-Exhibitionism-ebook/dp/B015YOYHRS

For The Women Of Rome (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Rome-Roman-Erotic-Tale-ebook/dp/B01CUYSM94

Pop Up Deals:

Highlander Bride Taken (FREE Memorial Day ONLY)

https://www.amazon.com/Highlander-Bride-Taken-Scottish-Erotic-ebook/dp/B00UUM9YFA

The Perfect Escort (FREE Thurs. – Saturday during Memorial Weekend)

https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Escort-Call-1-ebook/dp/B010E4V50U

  • Jacinta Laurenti (Lesbian Fairy Tale)

Sweet and Sour ($0.99, Free in KU)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CFKQ9YC

  • Cordova Skye (Fairy Tale Fertile Erotica)

Seeding the Dawn (Fertile Retelling of Sleeping Beauty) (FREE)

https://claims.instafreebie.com/free/nm0xFw4s

  • Pandorra (Paranormal Erom)

Immortal Bound (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H4NS9V

Fate Bound (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078M3Q9XK

Blood Bound ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07895V3HZ

  • Marilyn Vix (Contemporary ERom)

Thankful in Vegas (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Thankful-Vegas-Marilyn-Vix-ebook/dp/B01MRVNVK3

A Cat For Two (FREE) 

  • Laney Powell (Steamy Romantic Suspense)

Affair With The Billionaire Episode One ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D8YQ3KW

***Note, deals start at midnight, Friday May 25.

 

 

 

 

 

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Coming this Friday: Erotica and ERom deals for Memorial Day Weekend!

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Get your summer reads for free or for $0.99 starting on Friday, May 25. I’ve gathered some of my top author friends together to bring you some of their latest releases with freebies and deep discounts of $0.99 each. I’m proud to say this is the third bid deal of this kind. I’ve been running these promo deals for over 2 1/2 years. Each one features new titles and genres. So, join in the fun. It all begins this Friday!

**See you then! -Lynda

 

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Erotica and Erotic Romance Getting Shadow-Banned on Amazon

sexywriting So, being the Indie erotica and erotic romance writer, I’ve been on top of a development that started on March 22, just before the weekend. I went to a steampunk conference over the weekend, and missed the first initial hoopla and worry from what was going on. And then it all hit me in the face on Monday, March 26–Amazon was changing the rankings on erotica and re-categorizing some spicy and erotic romances into erotica.

When ever the Zon starts messing with things like this, it means something drastic is about to happen. Last time, it was KU2. That sucked to no end for people that wrote short stories, me included, where everyone started to get paid by the page instead of by single unit download. Now, they are starting to “shadow-ban” titles, spicy romance and erotic romance too, that has an “adult theme”.

The Low Down of What is Going On

There are a lot of rumors and speculation about why this is happening. In clearly the Zon’s fashion, there are no real answers when sending emails or messages to the powers that be at Amazon. Just answers to the point that titles are being reassigned to the erotica category because your book has “adult themes”. This is not only affecting regular erotica, but a lot of the steamy and erotic romance that clearly follow a romance plot line and isn’t all about the sex. Is it censorship?

Well, you have to look at why it might be happening. There is apparently a law that passed in US congress on March 21 that is supposed to help stop online sex trafficking. FOSTA or the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act is supposed to help stop online sex trafficking, but it is having a much wider affect because it holds the websites accountable, retroactively. So, many websites, including Craigslist’s personal ads, are shutting down and purging of sexual explicit content. In essence, the new administration is cracking down on sexually charged content, and it’s leading to a purge on many sites like Apple, Reddit, and Amazon.

What Does This Mean To You As A Reader?

What does it mean to romance readers of adult romances (formerly new adult), spicy romance, erotic romances and erotica? It means you are going to have a harder time finding what you like to read. You can still find erotic romances and erotica on Amazon, but not in a general search. And since the general store ranking is gone, there will be less “customer also bought” suggestions for titles.

There are still erotica categories, but they are harder to find. I’m sure other websites may follow suit. I haven’t heard anything from Kobo yet, but they are in Canada. So, that might be the saving grace for them. ANY US COMPANIES will most likely be reacting to this law. But then, I expected something like this from this administration. I knew the suppression would begin, but wasn’t sure how.

So, what could be next? Well, it’s come to the time where I will need to, and many other authors, will have to consider KU2 a mute point now. The promos haven’t been as productive lately for me, and going WIDE, which means taking my titles to other retailers, will be the only way to get new readers and help me meet my bottom line. So, in all likely hood, as an erotic romance or erotica reader, you may not find titles you want to read in KU anymore. They will still be on Amazon, but harder to find, and you’ll have to pay more for them since it won’t be profitable for them to stay in KU any longer.

Plus, I am going to try to continue my promotional bimonthly lists. It will still be a way for you to find fabulous erotica and erotic romances from good authors. But as far as the deals, there might be less freebies and more just $0.99 discounted titles.

So, yes, bottom line, you will most likely start paying more for these erotic romances and it will be harder to find them. But looks like I’ll keep up my promotions as long as I can. I’m also going to check with the other authors to see if they are planning to stay in KU. Not sure how this will all turn out, but like with most changes like this, adaptation is sometimes the only option. And to stay in business, sometimes, it’s the only choice for an author.

What Next?

Through all the things I go through as a self-published author,  I’m going to keep writing. I have some ideas for stories I haven’t finished yet, and will keep going. I’ve had to recently go back to work, and not write full time. That has been a set back too. But whatever happens, I hope you stick with me as I wade through yet another obstacle in the road for an erotica and erotic romance writer.

I hope you understand also, because not only do I write it, I read this genre too. So, I’m going to feel your pain. I am considering maybe ending my KU membership too. If enough writers and readers pull out, maybe Amazon will get a hint that this kind of censorship is just not what the customers want. But then, I’m just one little author in a much larger pond. But then, it’s all I have.

UPDATE: 

The ranking for the erotica titles for both indie and traditional published titles have come back on Amazon. It is possible that things either have been reworked and categorized, or more likely, it was some cliche that went on for more than a week.

An email from a Kboarder, Nate Hoffelder, is quoted as saying:

“A recent Kindle Store change inadvertently affected the display of sales rank for some titles. We have corrected this issue.”

Whether all the erotica being given new categories was due to a cliche, or something else, it is unclear. Some people still have had their titles recategorized, but the sales ranking has been added back on to many erotica titles that were missing them. So, I’ll keep updating as more happens with this.

 

Other blog posts about this subject:

The Digital Reader:

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/29/amazon-has-shadow-banned-romance-titles-from-the-kindle-store/

The Motherboard:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjpjn4/amazon-erotica-best-seller-rankings-removed

The Tech Crunch:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/29/new-federal-rules-blamed-in-disappearance-of-kindle-erotica-titles/

Kboards Thread on subject:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,261904.msg3642901.html

Forbes Media Article:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamrowe1/2018/03/31/amazon-deranked-romance-titles-week-restoring

St. Patty’s Day Getting Lucky Erotic Romance & Erotica Deals March 16-19 ONLY!

stpattypromo2018They’re here! Deals so you can get lucky all this weekend with some fabulous erom and erotica deals. Enjoy paranormal erom and erotica titles from top authors. Stock up all this weekend. Plus, follow my blog to get the first dibs on future promos. Promo starts today and runs until March 19. Get titles for FREE or for a huge discount to $0.99. Hurry! Prices go back up next Tuesday!

 

Master List to Fabulous EROM & EROTICA Deals March 16-19 ONLY!

  • Lynda Belle (Highlander Erotic Romance)

Seduction of a Highlander (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Seduction-Highlander-Erotic-Tale-Tales-ebook/dp/B01K8YEMU6

Highlander Bride Taken Omnibus (Erotic Scottish Tales 1-4) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Highlander-Bride-Taken-Lynda-Belle-ebook/dp/B01LX67OBG

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure Omnibus (1-3) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Bordello-Vampire-Pleasure-Lynda-Belle-ebook/dp/B01GQNMNZE

  • Jacinta Laurenti (Lesbian Fairy Tales)

Thorns & Roses (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079VDDHQT

  • Colbie Dunbar (MM Mpreg)

The Rogue’s Secret ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0771LK7FM

  • Pandorra (Paranormal Erotic Romance-Vampires)

Blood Bound ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07895V3HZ

Immortal Bound ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H4NS9V

Fate Bound ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078M3Q9XK

  • Marilyn Vix (Supernatural Erotic Romance)

Never Marry A Warlock (Beware of Warlocks #1) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Never-Warlock-Beware-Warlocks-Novelette-ebook/dp/B00FNI0C98

****Note: Sale starts at Midnight, March 16. If the price hasn’t yet come up, check after midnight on Thursday night.

 

Coming this Friday: Getting Lucky Erotic Romances and Erotica Deals $0.99 & FREE

stpattypromo2018Feeling lucky? Starting on Friday, you’ll have a mighty selection of paranormal erotic romances and erotica just in time for St. Patty’s this Saturday. Spice up your weekend before all that celebrating. Find a bit of the Irish in these stories from highlanders seduced by the Fey, lesbian fairy tales, and mpreg sensual tales.

**It all begins this Friday, March 16th! Follow my blog to get all the info for this and upcoming deals!

May the luck of the Irish be with you! -Lynda

Coming Soon: Erotic Romance Deals Feb. 9-13

EroticRomFebDeals2018Back by popular demand, erotic romantic deals are arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day. From Feb. 9-13, choose from several different best selling authors. Genres include historical romance, gay romance, lesbian fairy tales, and paranormal romances. The ebooks will be either FREE or $0.99. So, come back on Feb. 9 to start picking up these great discounts and stock up for your Valentine’s Day reading.

See you then,

Lynda

LAST CHANCE: Holiday Erotica & Erotic Romance for FREE or $0.99

Today is the last day to be able to get these fantastic deals. Scroll down to find your perfect match for the Holidays. From erotic romances to kinky holiday stories, there is a lot to choose from. Pick up the FREE and $0.99 titles today. Tomorrow, they all return to their regular prices.

Look for more deals and promos in the New Year, with added releases from me. And from everyone involved in the promo and myself, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Best wishes for you in 2018! -Lynda

Master List for December Erotica/Erotic Romance Deals 2017:

  • Lynda Belle (Holiday Erotica)

I'll_Be_Home_For_ChristmasFINAL1I’ll Be Home For Christmas (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Ill-Be-Home-Christmas-Romance-ebook/dp/B0186SOG16

For His Display (Exhibitionism Encounters Series Book 3) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/His-Display-Exhibitionist-Encounters-Exhibitionism-ebook/dp/B07652WFK9

 

The Perfect Fling (On Call Series #3)(Male Escort Erotica MMF) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Fling-Call-3-ebook/dp/B06WWJ86VT

 

  • Colbie Dunbar (MM Mpreg Romance)

roguebabyThe Rogue’s Baby ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077R8MTSM

 

  • Jacinta Laurenti (Lesbian Fairy Tales)

Snow White’s Destiny ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0788K4KV1

 

  • Geneva West (Paranormal Shifter Erotic Romance)

werewolfdanger

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0778ZRWC9

 

  • Sierra Wolfe (Dark Fantasy Erotica)

Ravished in the Druid’s Grove (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TBD8OK0

 

Druid'sGroveTaken in the Dragon’s Den (Dea’s Desire Book 2) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0787QJGHG

 

  • Veronica Cane (Holiday Erotica)

kinkyscroogeThe Kinky Side of Scrooge ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018BWI9CE

 

  • Amanda Lutterman (Military Erotic Romance)

Hammer (FREE) (Project Genesis Book 1)

https://www.amazon.com/Hammer-Project-Genesis-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00SMT2GFS

 

Jace (FREE) (Project Genesis Book 2)

https://www.amazon.com/Jace-Project-Genesis-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00T2EWKW6

 

flintFlint (FREE) (Intergalactic Mates Book 1)

https://www.amazon.com/Flint-Intergalactic-Mates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00SIXR4RI

 

  • Guri Malla (Holiday Erotic Romance)

santashohoSanta’s Little Ho Ho Ho (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077XZCL6X

 

  • Lady TL Jennings (Gay Victorian Erotic Romance)

gentlemenmistletoeGentlemen under the Mistletoe (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UGTFA

 

Immoral Intentions (Gay Victorian Romance Novelette Collection Vol. III) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073XSF2TC