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Thanksgiving & Holiday Erotica and Erotic Romances: FREE DEALS

Last chance to stock your ereader with deals!

Thanksgiving2019BannerThe last giveaway of the year starts now with over 45 titles for you to choose from for your ereader. Hosted by Prolific Works, I’ve gathered together some of the finest authors of erotic romances and erotica to bring you Holiday titles and a variety of interests. Choose from Holiday stories, paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary, all very hot and spicy titles.

It will only be for this week! After that, the next deals will be in the New Year. So, this is your last chance to get books to help you get through your Holiday season.

Here is the link to the giveaway on Prolific Works:
https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/LfE9SFWfUy2VHRYNwHsX

Dates are Nov. 24 through 30!

Plus, a message from Lynda Belle:
“I’d like to thank everyone for being supportive through this year. It’s been a hard one, with my writing being affected. I’ve had several deaths in the family, and it has just slowed down my writing. But I promise, 2020 is going to be a better year. I’m coming back into a more focused mind space, and hope to have out more titles with sequels to my popular series. So, stay tuned through the newsletter. It will keep you up to date on everything.” -Lynda

Have a happy Holiday Season and New Year!
-Lynda

Labor Day Deals Sept. 2-8 -Erotica & Spicy Romance

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Labor Day Weekend Erotica/Erotic Romance Deals!

It’s time to say good-bye to the summer. With Back to School and the fall approaching, time to snatch up deals for the cooler autumn months. Pick from several different genres: paranormal, contemporary, historical or fantasy romance. From novellas, shorts or full novels, there is sure to be several that will fit your taste. Discover new authors! Hurry! The giveaway is only for four days, over the Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 8.

Snatch up your deals now:

https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/y31whwYViDQCTWeiy1tc
Coming up next month: Paranormal/Halloween Erotica Deals!

-Lynda

New Release by Lynda Belle: Falling Into Vegas Romantic Short!

FallingInVegasCVRFINALGreetings everyone,

I’m proud to announce my new romantic short co-written with Marilyn Vix: Falling Into Vegas. It’s the second book in the Thankful In Vegas series. I helped spice up the intimate scenes while Marilyn worked on building the plot suspense. We seem to make a great team. What do you think? You can get started with the series by reading Thankful In Vegas, and continue the story with Falling Into Vegas. Leave comments below for feedback or leave a review on any of the retailer sites it is available. I always read comments and reviews. It’s great to hear what you think!

**Thank you for your continued support! I hope you enjoy my newest release. -Lynda

Blurb for “Falling Into Vegas“:

Is dating a gambler in Vegas a good idea?

Especially if you work for him?

Fran has fallen hard for a Las Vegas gambler, Dex Luxom. But he’s also her boss. That doesn’t stop the passionate love affair happening between them. What started as a job opportunity has sprung into a full-blown affair. But when Fran finds out she looks like his dead wife, will it put a damper on their relationship? Or will the bullets flying past her when they are taking a romantic day trip make her rethink dating a gambler was a good idea? It all comes down to the New Year’s event that may split them up or bring them closer together.

***To start the series, here is the link to the first book, “Thankful In Vegas”.

thankfulvegasfinalthumbBlurb for “Thankful In Vegas“:

Do dreams really come true? 

They can in Las Vegas.

Fran Hurley is a maid at a Las Vegas hotel. Her dreams of being a showgirl have not materialized after moving to Las Vegas. In the middle of her cleaning shift, she breaks down, slumping into the towels of her maid cart. Along comes Dex Luxom, the owner of the hotel. Concerned why one of his employees is having a breakdown, he whisks her to the entertainment department of his hotel and gets her placed in one of the shows.
But her luck doesn’t stop there. Dex is interested in Fran, and won’t give up easily. Haunted by the fact she looks like his deceased wife, he can’t stay away from her. When Fran discovers he is a gambler, she decides she needs to take a chance with Dex, and finally be thankful she’s in Las Vegas.

***The next book in the series is forthcoming and will wrap up the story of Fran and Dex.

Barnes and Noble Links:

Falling Into Vegas:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130638665

Thankful In Vegas:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130527701

Apple iTunes Links:

Falling Into Vegas:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/falling-into-vegas/id1453399612

Thankful In Vegas:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1451684848

For information on the co-author Marilyn Vix, visit her website here: http://marilynvix.com.

 

Halloween Erotica and Erotic Romance Deals 2018 Starts Today: Oct. 26-31

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Today is the start of the big Halloween erotica and erom deals! Pick up deals from FREE to $0.99 now until Halloween. From Menage, Vampires, Shifters, Omegas to Ghosts, there is a little something paranormal for everyone! I’m planning on stocking up myself. Plus, once you’ve read through these fabulous titles, please submit a quick review. It really helps the authors to write your opinions, even if it is something as simple as “I liked it.” Enjoy and have a spooktacular Halloween! -Lynda

The Master List for the Halloween Erotica/Erom Promo

  • Colbie Dunbar (MM Mpreg)

The Omega’s Halloween ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLWS6YL

 

  • Diana Persaud (Shifter Erotica)

Lucien’s Mate: Soul Mates Book 1 (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FP43PP8/

Unwanted Mate: Soul Mates Book 2 ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FP5B4WI/

Protective Mate: Soul Mates Book 3 ($2.99)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G2UGLIC/

 

  • Lynda Belle (Vampire Erotica)

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure #1 (FREE)

https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/peB9FVmO

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure #2 ($0.99)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bordello-Vampire-Pleasures-ebook/dp/B013UZP4XE

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bordello-of-vampire-pleasures-2-lynda-belle/1129636638

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bordello-of-vampire-pleasures-2

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1437609230

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure #3 ($0.99)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bordello-Vampire-Pleasure-Pleasures-ebook/dp/B016NP1HXO

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bordello-of-vampire-pleasures-3-lynda-belle/1129708856

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bordello-of-vampire-pleasures-3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1438308382

 

  • Pia Monroe (BDSM Erotica)

The Arrangement (Part 1) (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/Arrangement-Part-Total-Control-ebook/dp/B0749Q9JMH

Bewitched on Halloween Night ($2.99) (Halloween Menage)

https://www.amazon.com/Bewitched-Halloween-Night-Pia-Monroe-ebook/dp/B07JGQC4J9

 

  • Lady T L Jennings (Victorian Romantic Erotica)

The Lady in White: First Story from “Secrets and Seduction” (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007CLEYB6/

Under the Full Moon: First Story from “Corsets and Cravings” (FREE)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061DGL94/

Secrets and Seduction: Victorian Romance Erotic Short Story Collection ($0.99)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F6348JU

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

 

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

 

**Remember, sign up for my newsletter and blog to stay in touch for future deals.

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