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Last Chance for 4th of July Deals!

Today is the last day to pick up your 4th of July deals and get those summer reading lists filled. Deals are either Free or $0.99. Hurry! They return to regular price at midnight tonight! -Lynda

List of July 4th Erotica/Erom Deals 2018

  • Lynda Belle (Paranormal & Contemporary Erotic Romance)

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

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

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure Omnibus ($0.99)

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

 

2) Jacinta Laurenti (Lesbian Fairy Tales)

Thorns & Roses (FREE)thornsroses

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

  • Colbie Dunbar (MM Mpreg)

Longmead Trilogy ($0.99)

US Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/Longmead-Woods-Trilogy-Alpha-Omega-ebook/dp/B079Y5TL8N

UK Amazon Store(Starts July 2): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Longmead-Woods-Trilogy-Alpha-Omega-ebook/dp/B079Y5TL8N/

  • Marilyn Vix (Erotic Romance)

loveinoneactLove In One Act ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Love-One-Act-Steampunk-Romance-ebook/dp/B07CRVXYVZ

  • Sierra Wolfe (Fantasy Erotica)

Ravished in the Druid’s Garden ($0.99)

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

 

Taken in the Dragon’s Den ($0.99)

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

 

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4th of July Erom/Erotica Deals Start July 1

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Greetings everyone! July is going to be the month of some special deals. I’m kicking it off with a spectacular 4th of July promo with a couple of my erotica/erotic romance author friends. Choose from FREE titles and $0.99 discounts. Start the celebration early with some of these titles. Hurry! All deals end after July 5.

  • Lynda Belle (Paranormal & Contemporary Erotic Romance)

I’ll Be Home For Christmas (FREE)

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

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure Omnibus ($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)

Longmead Trilogy ($0.99)

US Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/Longmead-Woods-Trilogy-Alpha-Omega-ebook/dp/B079Y5TL8N

UK Amazon Store(Starts July 2): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Longmead-Woods-Trilogy-Alpha-Omega-ebook/dp/B079Y5TL8N/

  • Marilyn Vix (Erotic Romance)

Love In One Act ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Love-One-Act-Steampunk-Romance-ebook/dp/B07CRVXYVZ

  • Sierra Wolfe (Fantasy Erotica)

Ravished in the Druid’s Garden ($0.99)

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

Taken in the Dragon’s Den ($0.99)

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

christmasinjuly promoPLUS, the deals don’t stop there. I’ve also included my Christmas Erotic Short in an Instafreebie Group Giveaway that starts today. It goes on all of July. You guessed it, Christmas in July. Here is the link to pick up your Free Instafreebie downloads.

https://claims.instafreebie.com/gg/fiZ2B3SxTgQJp87K6W73

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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Lynda Belle Pulling Her Titles From Kindle Unlimited

sexywritingI am announcing that all of my titles will be pulled from the Kindle Unlimited program on Amazon starting on April 1. Over the next two months, titles will be slowly leaving the program, but will be available to read through their last term in the KU program. My followers/readers are welcome to borrow my titles from the KU program until they are no longer available. They will still be available to buy on Amazon, and will soon start to be appearing on other retailers in other ereader formats.

This will be the last weekend my catalog will fully be in KU! Grab them now while you can! I wanted to give my readers time to have a last hurrah! before they are removed slowly from the program. So, enjoy!

Link to a list of Lynda Belle’s Titles here on the blog!

Link to Lynda Belle’s Author Page on Amazon!

How Long Will This Take?

I’ve unclicked the renewal box in KU. So, some titles will start becoming unavailable from KU by April 1. Many more will have about a month until they are not available in KU, and the full catalog will be out of KU by end of May. So, this gives some time for any of my followers/readers to pick up titles over the weekend before they start to become unavailable. Keep in mind, they will still be for sale on Amazon, just not in the Kindle Unlimited program.

What Will This Do To Bimonthly Discount and Freebie Deals?

They will still continue! The freebie titles will now be through Instafreebie and different selected $0.99 deals will be on more retailers. So, it will be a win-win for readers. The only real change will be that titles won’t be available as KU reads.

Why Is This Happening?

I guess this has been brewing with me for awhile, and the episode of shadowbanning erotica and erotic romance this last week on Amazon has just been the last straw. KU is not worth it anymore to me, and I can just use Instafreebie and list titles I want at $0.99 to use in promos. SO, that KU draw is totally dead. After almost 3 years in KU, I’m pulling out. I’ve also seen a real slow down for KU reads in the last 6 months, and I’m not sure if this is due to Amazon promoting erotica and spicy romance less or not.

But I need to think about my bottom line, and reach new readers to help stay in business. So, this is an option that will help me do so. It seems to me to be the right time to leave the Kindle Unlimited program.

Thank You To Everyone That Has Been A KU Reader In The Past

I do want to thank everyone that has enjoyed my stories and have read through my titles in the KU program. I am glad that you have stuck with me, and I promise to write more outstanding titles for your pleasure. This restructure is going to allow me to move full speed ahead, and still be able to write great erotica and erotic romances for you.

***AGAIN TO NOTE: Lynda Belle’s titles are going to be leaving the KU program starting on April 1. It will take a full two months for all titles to be fully out of the program. So, feel free to read and enjoy her titles as they remain in the KU program. This will be your last chance to read them in KU over the next two months.

-Lynda

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.