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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

More Strange Activity on Amazon Affecting Authors and Customers

So, the last week of March, there was an activity that happened to a lot of erotica and erotic romance authors having their books shadow-banned on Amazon. This was the action of putting titles into different categories and not having them show up in a general search or the store. Eventually, some answers came out that it was a “mistake” and that the titles were being put back.

Now, more is coming out in regards to reviews. People, regular Amazon customers, are having their accounts removed from Amazon for having violated “Terms of Service (TOS)” that they received a free product or gift card to do a positive review. Secret groups have formed on Facebook and Twitter to discuss what happened. Many former customers on Amazon are using the tag #amazonclosed to discuss how many don’t know why their accounts were closed or how maybe writing positive reviews for a free gift or gift card might have backfired on them. There is even speculation that it is Russia hacking Amazon and closing accounts.

Then, this last week starting in the beginning of April, authors have noticed hundreds to thousands of pages reads being taken out of their March Kindle Unlimited reports. According to a Kboards.com thread,  many of the authors have noticed a drop over the last week. The speculation is that it could be from the shadow-banning of the erotica, that made many other titles much more noticeable the last week of March. Or it could be because of the recently closed accounts, and they are deleting the reads for all of the accounts.

Who can say what it truly is, but Amazon itself. What has been disclosed by Amazon are new law suits filed this week a UK book stuffer on April 5. Book stuffers make up bogus books using previously published book material or sometimes just gibberish, to get clicks and reads. But often, they use “bots” and click farms to manipulate KU page reads and rob Amazon and legitimate authors of hard earned cash from the program. They also tend to rank high and get reads from unsuspecting readers that think they are a legitimate book.

Many authors and I’m sure readers will be happy to see these scammers finally going down. I know there has been a calling to clean up KU for years, and it seems to finally be happening. But there is a lot of fall out, of legitimate customers and authors, losing accounts or pages. This always seems to happen. It’s hard to know who has been playing by the rules and who has not. And to make it more difficult, scammers sometimes have picked legitimate authors to focus their bots on and buy reads to make them look more legitimate. There have been reports of some authors having this happen to them.

So, it might be that finally Amazon is going after the book stuffing scammers that have plagued Kindle Unlimited for years. And it might be also some back lash of still going after reviewers that still receive gift cards and free products to do positive reviews on Amazon. Of course, it’s a private website and all reviews belong to Amazon when you write them. But because of this backlash, I have noticed a real fall out of people wanting to review for Amazon anymore.

Most people have been leaving reviews on Goodreads these days for my books, and just not bothering with Amazon anymore. Plus, Kindles tend to direct you to the Goodreads site to review when you finish a book. I know, I’ve started reviewing more when I’m done with a book on my Kindle on Goodreads, and not even bothering to review on Amazon. Though, the email prompts will get me to motivate these days and write a quick review of a book I’ve read on Amazon these days.

So, it was surprising to me to hear there were still people leaving reviews for gift cards and free products still. The Zon also has the right to regulate its own website, which in some cases, is welcomed to get rid of the scammers. But in true Zon fashion, the nuclear option does sweep up some innocent bystanders. Reading tweets about how people will not be able to buy things for Easter or other means just shows how much power Amazon has over our lives now.

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

Coming Soon: December Erotica/Erotic Romance Deals! Dec. 15-18

Dec Erom Banner finalIt’s time to stuff your stockings with some great erotica and erotic romance deals! I’ve gathered together several of my erotica/erom author friends, and will bring you some FREE and $0.99 deep discounted Holiday erotica and eroms to get you into the Holiday/Christmas spirit.

Come back on Friday Dec. 15 for the start of the fabulous sale! It will only last for 4 days. Then, all discounts and free titles will go back to their original price. Christmas comes but once a year. So, enjoy these deals as gifts from all the authors and myself.

**Follow my blog or newsletter to get the scoop on all future deals. Happy Holidays to you! -Lynda

Thanksgiving Erotica Deals FREE and $0.99 Nov. 17-21

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Just as you’re sitting down to eat that dinner with friends and family, you can be thankful for all the fabulous deals below from several of my erotica writing friends. We’ve whipped together a satisfying selection of Free and $0.99 erotica to stuff your reading list for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

So, before you get on that road to visit your family and friends, download these to your ereader. You can be thankful to have all these titles to steam up your Holiday meal.

You all have a Happy Thanksgiving! And if you happen to not be in North America, you’re welcome to enjoy them as a November Holiday gift. Enjoy! -Lynda

List of Fabulous Thanksgiving Erotica Deals:

  • Lynda Belle (Erotic romances/Historical Romance)

Thankful In Vegas (FREE)

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

For the Women of Rome ($0.99)

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

Rockin’ Him Hard Omnibus ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Rockin-Him-Hard-Hot-Groupies-ebook/dp/B00T8O66L6

 

  • Jacinta Laurenti (Erotic Lesbian Tale)

Taken by Briar Rose (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071SG9NVN

Rapunzel’s Surrender ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZXV1XJ

 

  • Janet Lynn (Fertile Erotica)

His Fertile Brat, an erotic story (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D6DZL0Q

 

  • Colbie Dunbar (MM/Mpreg Romance)

The Rogue’s Secret ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Rogues-Secret-Alpha-Omega-Longmead-ebook/dp/B0771LK7FM

 

  • JL Pearl (Historical Erotica)

Mr. Darcy’s Darkness, A Steamy Pride & Prejudice Variation Romance ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077BFM8FD

 

  • Kelly Carson (Holiday Erotica)

Santa’s Secret Helper ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CN3NLG

 

  • Geneva West (Paranormal Shifter Erotic Romance)

The Danger of Loving a Werewolf ($0.99)

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

 

 

 

 

Last Day: Halloween Erotica Deals Free and 99 Cents!

halloweenerotica17bannerSo, today is the last day to pick up your Halloween erotica deals. After today, they return back to their regular price. Stock up while you still can. I am. 😉 -Lynda

  • Lynda Belle (Paranormal Erotica, Vampires)

 

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Available on Amazon as a KU title

Bordello of Vampire Pleasures #1 (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Bordello-Vampire-Pleasure-Pleasures-Book-ebook/dp/B00Y3J1V16

 

Bordello of Vampire Pleasures 1-3 Omnibus Edition ($0.99)

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

 

New Release Discount: For His Display (Exhibitionist Series #3) ($0.99)

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

 

  • Jacinta Laurenti (Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales)

allhollowsevecvrCinderella’s All Hallow’s Eve (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Cinderellas-All-Hallows-Eve-Lesbian-ebook/dp/B076CJXRLP

 

 

  • Amanda Lutterman (Military Paranormal Erotica Romance)

 

Hammer (FREE)

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

 

hammercvrProject Genesis Box Set ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X3WTR2K

 

 

  • Lady TL Jennings (Gothic Victorian Romance and Erotica)

 

ladyinwhitecvrThe Lady in White (Victorian Romance and Erotic Short) (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Seduction-Victorian-Romance-collection-ebook/dp/B007CLEYB6

Secrets and Seduction (A Victorian Romance/Erotic Shorts Collection) ($0.99)

 

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Seduction-Victorian-Collection-Collection-ebook/dp/B00F6348JU

 

  • Jocelyn Dex (Zombie and Paranormal Erotic Romances)

 

Trick or Zombie ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Trick-Zombie-Sexy-Tales-ebook/dp/B071G61JRP

 

SexytogocvrSexy to Go: Halloween (Paranormal Anthology: 10 authors) ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/Sexy-Halloween-Box-Set-Shapeshifter-ebook/dp/B01LZQHV0A

 

  • Cordova Skye (Breeding Erotica)

 

Seeding the Ashes ($0.99)

seedingtheashesAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Seeding-Ashes-Fertile-Retelling-Cinderella-ebook/dp/B071F1JNH5

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/seeding-the-ashes

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seeding-the-ashes-cordova-skye/1126368651

iTunes/Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeding-the-ashes/id1234375734

 

 

  • Dani Barbados (Paranormal Erotica)

 

Taken Under the Troll Bridge ($0.99)

takenunderbridgeAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Taken-Under-Troll-Bridge-Trollrotica-ebook/dp/B00UY7FJL4

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/taken-under-the-troll-bridge

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taken-under-the-troll-bridge-dani-barbados/1122167246

iTunes/Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/taken-under-the-troll-bridge/id1076141568