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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.


For His Display: New Release in Exhibitionist Encounters Series by Lynda Belle!


Available as a KU title. For limited time, priced at $0.99!

It’s here. After over a year of writing this one, I have finally released it into the wild for your reading pleasure. Each book in the series deals with a new couple that finds their way into the unique sex club in downtown LA. This is the last in the series, and I filled it full of hot, sexy scenes for you to devour. Here is the blurb:


Angela has been thinking about him since they exchanged cards at the airport bar. Will she call him? He would help distract her from her recent break up. Dialing the number, she’s hoping that maybe a little male companionship will at least lead to something more exciting than being alone.

Angela finds out Daniel is a sex therapist that specializes in a unique therapy. He offers his services to bring her fantasies alive, taking her to his own suite at an exclusive club in LA.

In this new safe environment, Angela can start to live out her exhibitionist fantasies, becoming a new star for the stage. It’s a night that she finds that being on display is something she craves, enjoying Daniel’s lingering eyes amid the audience watching her.

In the end, will he give her the ultimate prize?

***Like all my titles, it is exclusive to Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

For a limited time, it will be $0.99. Then, at the end  of October, it will go back to the regular price of $2.99. So, swipe it up when you can and complete the series.

Thanks for all of your continued support. This one took a while, but I promise, it was worth it!


New Release: The Perfect Fling (On Call Series #3) The final ending to the series!



For a limited time, available for $0.99 as a special release rate and on KU.

It’s here! The Perfect Fling has finally released. After months of hard work, it is now available for your reading pleasure. Available on KU too!

I would appreciate a review to hear about what you think. This took a little over 5 months to write. I was perfecting it and making it fit as the perfect ending to this series, thinking of you, the reader. I got lots of feedback on what people would be interested to see, and did research on real male escorts in Sydney to help with ideas. What has materialized is an erotic romance that hopefully will meet up to your expectations.

Thank you for all of the support in the past. It helps to keep me going since I’m writing full time now. -Lynda

What would you do if you had two men that were interested in sleeping with you at once?

And they’re identical twins?

Amanda is in her final days of her stay in Australia. She has finished her training for her company, and wants to make the most of her time with her temporary boyfriend, Jayden Holt. He’s also a male escort she is falling for hard. Can she come to terms to leaving him? What better way to spend her last few days than on a romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney to say goodbye.

But little does she realize that Jayden has planned a surprise for her with his twin brother. Can he convince her that sometimes life gives you the perfect fling? The perfect way to say goodbye is with two men.

Last Day For Holiday Deals: Free romance ebooks ends today!

This is the last day of the Christmas Gift deals. Three romance ebooks are on free discount for only one more day. One title is deeply discounted to $0.99. They return back to normal tomorrow. Load your new ebook readers with some awesome erotica romances.

I’ve included my title, Thankful In Vegas, co-authored with Marilyn Vix. I hope you enjoy this frisky Vegas tale. It feels like it may be the start of more, since I’m curious to see what happens with Dex and Fran. We’ll have to see what Marilyn and I come up with next. So, this is a free gift to wet your appetite until then.

You all have a great start to your New Year! -Lynda

  • Miriam Rosenbaum

marblemasqueradeGenre: Paranormal Romance

The Marble Masquerade-Remnants of the Past (FREE)

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7ECKH9

Books To Read: https://www.books2read.com/u/bo6BQv

  • Akaria Gale

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Brief Awakenings: Awakening Series Shorts (FREE)


  • Marilyn Vix and Lynda Belle

thankfulvegasfinalthumbGenre: Contemporary Romance

Thankful In Vegas (FREE)


  • Jessa Chase

myheartGenre: Contemporary Romance

My Heart, My Home (Love In Madelia: Book One) ($0.99)


Promotions, Facebook, Affiliate Links Affecting Author Accounts With Closure

I usually don’t blog about the business of self-publishing. But there are some times when things happen in the self-pub industry that start to affect many of us, it could affect you if you are a self-published author. If you’re a reader, it’s good to know what authors go through to bring you their stories. It is a thankless job sometimes, with little monetary reward but meager royalities and the adoration of readers. (Yes, I adore you all. I live for your comments and reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. And yes, I do read them. Thank you for all the praise over the last year.)

So, please forgive me while I go onto a soapbox for awhile and talk about something that has been happening in relation to book promotion. Some of you have been very grateful for the cross-author promotions I’ve been doing for the last several months with other erotica authors. I did it mostly to find a better way to promote books without paying the large fees to promotional sites that send out newsletters and emails with deals and free ebooks. I figured I could join together with other authors, and do the same thing with our own email lists. And our followers and readers have LOVED IT! In fact, I’ve picked up a few deals myself from my fellow authors. So, I know it’s been a win-win for us all.

Jump to what is going on this month, June 2016. There is a new fear on the wind from the Zon (Amazon) lately. They are cracking down on a TOS rule that is part of their affiliates program about using massive mailing lists with affiliate links in their website. I’m going by what other bloggers have said since I haven’t had an affiliate program since Amazon pulled the program in California due to laws passed to collect sales tax from Amazon in this state. With websites anchored here, Amazon would have had to pay sales tax, and they cut loose all the websites with addresses in this state. They’ve done this in other states too. So, I haven’t had any affiliate links tied to my website for several years. So, again, any references to TOS is taken from other websites.

Here is a listing of some of the websites that have been listing their stories of how their accounts have been nuked, or canceled, due to many reasons:

  1. Some are for large amounts of clicks suddenly( The theory is that it’s a click farm picking prawnie authors to help hide the fact they are a click farm.) http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/06/dangers-for-prawny-authors/
  2. closure and reinstatement story,   https://pjbayliss.com/2016/06/06/steal-my-books-please/
  3. sharing your link with all the metadata tags/tracking tags(So, just take your pasted link to your ASIN), https://pjbayliss.com/2016/06/06/steal-my-books-please/
  4. Identity Fraud connection to closed account: https://darrienia.com/2016/06/18/authors-beware-a-new-danger-for-ku-authors/
  5. Pixel of Ink Shut Down Thread: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,237670.0.html
  6. More on ebook promoting websites shutting: http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/06/15/amazon-brings-the-hammer-down-on-discount-ebook-sites/

Here’s the thread on Kboards.com’s Writer’s Cafe that drew my attention to this topic:


The speculation of what exactly is going on is this long thread above. It’s one of several things mentioned going on. But I have to say, while this happens, the Zon on a purging spree, it’s good to steer clear of the situation. Several things I’ve been doing with my cross-author promo ring clear:

1)  It’s unclear whether it is promo sites, Facebook KU groups or click farms distracting their trails causing the accounts to be taken down. But as usual, steering clear of the Zon’s efforts to purge is always wise.

2) The recent closing of Pixel of Ink because of violation of affliate program clicks with their mailing list/website shows kind of the way the Zon is going right now. So, I’m really happy that I’ve been leading this new trend of promotion for authors where we utilize our own blog and email lists to share sale deals with readers and followers. After all, giving real people great deals is what we want in the end. Real sales from real readers that will want to come back for more deals.

3) Future cross-author promos: going to avoid additional mention of titles with paid promotional websites.

4) Some authors have larger lists than others. It is a bigger benefit if you’re a small prawn joining with a big prawn. But it is good to have content and deals whether you have a large or small mailing list. It gives content and deals to your followers. I’ve gotten such positive feedback in comments about how my followers really like the other deals from other authors. I mean, you can only post so much about yourself and how to write. Readers do appreciate other topics, and reading deals is right up their alley. So, with my 220 mailing list, 32 followers on my blog, and 1500 on Facebook, it is my humble numbers that I share with you all. Adding all the authors in the promo together, we get a pretty big pool of readers/followers that we promote to. We are joining together in this sharing with each other. Authors helping authors.

So, I’m happy that this way of promoting, cross-promo with other authors using our blogs and mailing lists, might be the way of the future of promoting if the big promo sites get taken down. The ways of them getting money from affliate clicks might be their demise now that the Zon is cracking down in that part of the TOS. They are most likely going to go subscription, and how many people will join and shell out another fee for something they’ve gotten for free all this time.

Maybe all these account closures is a temporary cliche going on because of the current Amazon purge. Legitimate authors getting swept up in the new Amazon war on scammers happens. It’s just horrible that the legit authors get destroyed in this process. If you’ve all joined me in this experiment of cross-author promo, thank you. We’ve been doing other promos than the promo sites lately, so that may help. It also might put us in the middle of internet promotional and publishing history. The days of large promotional sites might be waning, with authors choosing to do cross-promotion instead of hefting out hundreds of dollars to a promo site.
Who knew the big promo sites were violating TOS to get money? With the threat of their account being shut down, authors are going to choose to ban together to promote more together than rely on high-priced promotion sites with huge mailing lists. (I’ve always thought creating your own list makes more sense anyway. The saying is you just need 1,000 superfans to be a best selling author.)
I’ll update when I find out more, but for now, it may take some time to figure out what is really happening. Some are figuring to ignore KU all together, but some of us that do make legitimate money, writing real stories, aren’t running quite yet. Mostly avoiding what might be triggers, Facebook ads, the Affiliates Program(which I can’t do since I live in California. Some states have been banned by Amazon for this program due to sales tax laws passed in the state), possible Fiverr or other author promo sites, and just sticking to author cross-promos. All we can do is wait and see.
Until further notice,
UPDATE: The person that lost their account on Amazon has had it reinstated.  She is also leaving Kindle Unlimited/Select. She received a form letter from Amazon letting her know that she needed to avoid third party promotional sites that gave guarantees.

I concluded that even with a form letter, it still seems to point to this, a third party promotional site. Otherwords, they would have sent her another form letter. And it also seems to go along with what Amazon is purging right now, third party sites using the affiliate codes in their emails which is against their TOS. Sometimes you have to read between the lines, even with a form letter. 😉