Our run with KU is over. Our books are now available at ALL other retailers. Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, Nook and Google Play now carry all of the Countermeasure Series as well as the two released titles in the AWE Crew series.
For direct links to the titles, please visit the two series' reading order pages.
As many of you may (or may not know), book stuffing is a widespread problem on the Amazon KU market. If you haven't seen the discussions about book stuffing on social media or are not sure what exactly book stuffing is, you can get a good primer from authors who have been vocal about it. "Book Stuffing" + Google is your friend.
Amazon is slowly starting to react to the problem, but it appears that offenders on KU grow faster than mogwai thrown into a full bathtub of water.
We don't want to give any author using unethical business practices a platform and have no interest in stirring the pot any further. Instead, we felt spotlighting KU authors who are doing things the right way would be a better use of our time and energy. They are proof that authors can be successful by following the rules.
If you know authors not engaging in book stuffing practices on KU, please message us and we'll be happy to include a link to their Amazon Author page to our list.
|Bonnie R. Paulson|
Hear ye, hear ye! We have important news that will affect all our newsletter and ARC list subscribers.
Cecilia and I have had our mailing list and ARC group for over five years now. We are not avid newsletter senders, but that's what we use to communicate new releases, deals and other news related to our books and writing.
On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in Europe, and because of it, we will have to restart our mailing list from scratch.
While we know the vast majority of our subscribers are not from EU countries and that our subscribers were fully vetted even when they didn't directly sign up via our website, we have no way to filter out the EU residents only for verification.
Because we want to make sure everything we do is compliant and impervious to scrutiny, within the next few days, everybody will receive an invitation to confirm subscription.
With a simple click, you will be able to remain on the list. Those who decide to discontinue the subscription can also do so through the same email.
This is the very important part! You must check your junk folder and if you find our email there, follow the information to add us to your trusted senders otherwise our future newsletters will always end up in your junk mail.
Those who are marked as unopened or don't reply by the May 25th deadline will be purged from the list.
We have also decided to terminate our ARC group. We will honor ARCs for those who had already signed up to receive a copy of ACE. Stay tuned as we will introduce a new ARC program through a different medium in the next few months (one more reason to remain a subscriber!).
We hope you’ll remain a subscriber and join us in the new adventures we’ll unveil soon!
Chris & Cecilia
ALL of our books will be available on KU until April 2, 2018. They will return to wide distribution after that. If you haven't yet done so, now it's the time to grab them all so you can be ready for the final installment of the Countermeasure mystery.
|Uncharted||(Available via newsletter subscription)***|
|Ecstasy by the Sea||Amazon|
|Cuffed at Midnight||Amazon|
|Passion at Dawn||Amazon|
|To Russia With Love||Amazon|
|Lost to Rapture||Amazon|
|Locked and Reloaded||(Pre-order iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Google Play )|
Visit the Retailer Links page for audio and print versions.
One of the most challenging aspects of being indie published is putting books on library shelves. While not easy, there are ways to accomplish that, but they often require upfront investment and reader interest to come to fruition. With more and more readers turning to digital libraries, particularly OverDrive, we decided to put more effort in finding ways to reach those digital shelves instead.
That’s where Draft 2 Digital comes into play. Late last summer, they began offering distribution to Overdrive and we jumped on it as soon as possible.
While the process took a while to complete, it’s finally a reality! All our currently published titles (with the exception of Gator which is published under a different agreement with Amazon Kindle Worlds), are now available for request from OverDrive digital libraries around the world.
If your local library offers access to OverDrive with your library card, you can recommend titles or the entire series for purchase through the recommendation tool.
For a full tutorial on how to recommend titles at your OverDrive digital library, please visit OverDrive’s help site.
We hope to make our books accessible to many more readers that way but we need your help to do it. Recommend our titles today!
Chris and Cecilia