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HAPPY NEW YEAR! AWESOME 50% REBATE ON JAN SPRINGER eBooks!! Today only!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! AWESOME 50% REBATE!
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
We spent much of the holidays at my writer’s retreat nestled beside the cozy new toasty stove. Unfortunately the cat, CheeChee doesn’t seem to like it as whenever it turns itself on, she starts howling. LOLOL
Over the days while we were there, we adopted a family of blue jays and chickadees who loved the sunflower seeds and other seeds we put out for them. It was fun!!
There was hardly any snow which was great so we could go on the hiking trails for brisk but cold walks.
Alas to the SALE! I just wanted to also drop you a note about today’s rebate sale at All Romance eBooks!
50% Rebate on my books (ones with the crowns)
SALE!! SALE!! 50% rebate!!
SALE ON ALL JAN SPRINGER ARe EBOOKS that have a CROWN!! That makes all 38 of them!!
or Just put JAN SPRINGER into the AUTHOR SEARCH AND SEE ALL THE SAVINGS!

JANUARY 1, 2015 ONLY (Today only)
Now, it’s back to writing for me. Hope you have a great day!!
ENJOY & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jan

4 stars! for Bared To Him ~ Night Owl Erotica Reviews

First review in for “Bared to Him” – Tentacles Shifter Erotic Romance by Jan Springer

…attention grabbing plot…charming…loved this book…sequel to Passionate Ink ~ 4 stars, VRainey, Reviewer at Night Owl Erotica

Here’s the link for more of this exciting review:

http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Reviews/Vrainey-reviews-Bared-To-Him-by-Jan-Springer

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Now available :

Amazon | ARe | Smashwords | Nook | Apple | Google Play | Kobo

A Tentacles Shape Shifter Erotic Romance

Human by day, and a tentacle shape shifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with. He’s an irritating, arrogant male who teases her to no end. Due to her ancestry, Miranda knows she has a chance at becoming a shifter just like Gray. Alone with him, travelling the high seas on a yacht, Gray suddenly becomes the only male she wants to mate with, and she’s going to gets what she wants…

Alaskan custom boat maker, Gray Wagner, promised Miranda’s dad that he would keep his daughter safe during their weeklong ocean voyage to attend a mutual friend’s wedding in California, but Miranda’s succulent shifter scent is driving Gray to distraction. He knows he shouldn’t be thinking about doing all the dirty and delicious things he wants to do to her, but all his promises to Miranda’s father disintegrate when Miranda shifts and Gray goes primal…

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Bared to Him is a tentacle sequel to Passionate Ink – but can stand alone.

Sequel to “Passionate Ink” – Find Catalina and Calder’s story here

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Passionate Ink

Jan Springer
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Line: Twilight – Shapeshifter/Tattoo/Tentacle fetish/Erotic Romance
Book length: Short novel

Formats: Ellora’s Cave | Nook | Nook UK |  Kobo | ibooks ARe | Kindle

Tattoo artist Catalina Brown falls head-over-orgasms for the stranger who asks for a tentacle tattoo on his…most sensitive body part.

Normally mixing business with pleasure isn’t her thing, but he’s a sexual magnet she’s instantly drawn to, particularly after Cat experiences a wicked-hot artistic high while tattooing his every succulent inch. It all seems too good to be true.

Octoposeidon shape shifter Calder Croft catches the female’s succulent scent when she passes his California marina, and he can’t ignore the way she fires his blood. After meeting her, he’s stunned to discover Cat has no idea she’s a shifter about to come into her Change.

It takes all his self-control to keep from ravishing the sexy woman right on the spot. Calder has to tell Cat the truth about her heritage. She’ll either accept her birthright as a shifter—or succumb to madness, forever losing their chance at love…

HAPPY READING!

jan

 


Is Amazon a Threat to our First Amendment rights?

 

Is Amazon a Threat to our First Amendment rights? (@Suzdemello @MFRW_ORG #ellorascave #notchilled)

Amazon is known for its ruthless business practices—it doesn’t merely squeeze competition, it strangles it until it dies.

(http://www.salon.com/2014/09/27/4_ways_amazons_ruthless_practices_are_crushing_local_economies_partner/)

Amazon currently sells 40% of all new books sold in the USA. Their percentage of the market in ebooks is even larger—perhaps 66% according to the above-cited Salon.com article.

Amazon is not merely a book seller, but a publisher, and it favors its own imprints and minimizes the ability for readers to find its competitors. The most famous case on point is that of Hachette. Check this URL for Stephen Colbert’s clips on the issue: http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/search?keywords=Hachette

And the below is quoted from a letter sent by a group of authors to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and its BOD:

About six months ago…Amazon began sanctioning Hachette authors’ books. These sanctions included refusing preorders, delaying shipping, reducing discounting, and using pop-up windows to cover authors’ pages and redirect buyers to non-Hachette books.

These sanctions have driven down Hachette authors’ sales at Amazon.com by at least 50 percent and in some cases as much as 90 percent. These sales drops are occurring across the board: in hardcovers, paperbacks, and e-books. (http://www.authorsunited.net/)

Well-known is Amazon’s dislike of sexy covers, adult-oriented books and erotica; it seems to especially target purveyors of steamy books. Though Amazon touts its independent publishing program as a boon for writers, many indie published authors, especially in erotic romance, complain that Amazon’s search engine has made it difficult if not impossible for readers to find their books. The Kindle Unlimited program has cut further into their book revenues. Ellora’s Cave, one of the most prominent publishers of steamy and erotic romance on the web, has downsized radically, citing a massive drop in Amazon sales of its books as the reason.

The loyalty of many customers to Amazon is misplaced. For example, Amazon often does not feature the best online price for a book or other item. A couple of cases in point:

On 30 Sept, the price of one of my shorties, Highland Vampire, on Amazon was $2.51. The price at Harlequin’s site was $2.39.

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Being the daughter of Brits, I’m a tea drinker and lately have been into using loose teas (they really do make a better cuppa). Initially I had been purchasing from Amazon—isn’t that the place we’ve all become accustomed to checking first? Then I went to the Twinings Tea site and found that I’d been grotesquely overpaying. My fave Darjeeling at Amazon costs $8.24 and it’s an “add-on item,” which is some sort of irritating practice at Amazon—I couldn’t get the tea without buying other stuff, and I couldn’t find a work-around for that bit of Amazonian weirdness.

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The same tea is almost half the price–$4.49—at Twinings.

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  Like many, I have come to rely on Amazon for so much! I listen to music on my Amazon music player on both laptop and cellphone, and download music from Amazon as well. I’m an Amazon affiliate. I also buy books for my Kindle Paperwhite, which I love, from Amazon.

But maybe it’s time to cut the cord. Why should I fund an entity that seeks to exploit me, maybe even put me out of business?

I’ll probably take down my Amazon affiliate ads—that won’t hurt, as they’ve never earned me a penny. I’ve changed my email signature line, which used to direct folks to my Amazon author pages, to instead include my website and blog. Other changes will be harder.

I’m an Ellora’s Cave author. I also have books placed with two other publishers that have disappointed me in myriad ways—see these links:

http://www.harlequinlawsuit.com/ and scroll down to #9 at

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194729–scroll.

So I want to go indie. But Createspace and KDP are fabulous platforms for self-publishing. How ethical is it, given my concerns, to use those platforms?

And beyond my personal worries, there’s the greater problem. Amazon sells a huge number of books, films, music and other creative and factual works.

Should one entity control so much of what goes into our minds and thoughts?

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 About the Author:

 Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, has written seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she’s held the positions of managing editor and senior editor, working for such firms Totally Bound, Liquid Silver Books and Ai Press. She also takes private clients.

Her books have been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists.

A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She’s left the US over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She’s now writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.

–Find her books at http://www.suzdemello.com

–For editing services, email her at suzdemello@gmail.com

–Befriend her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SuzDeMello, and visit her group page at  https://www.facebook.com/redhotauthorscafe

–She tweets @Suzdemello

–Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/suzdemello/

–Goodreads: http://bit.ly/SuzATGoodreads

–Her current blog is http://www.TheVelvetLair.com

 


Go get them Tentacles! Bared to Him a Bestseller!

Squeeeeing! Bared to Him is a Bestseller over at All Romance ebooks!

NEW RELEASE!

Bared to Him

A Tentacle Shifter Erotic Romance.

Alaskan Tentacle Shifter Gray Wagner is the last male that boat-builder Miranda Bolton

dreams about falling in love with.  Until she begins to fantasize about all the naughty things he can do to her…

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A Tentacles Shape Shifter Erotic Romance

Human by day, and a tentacle shape shifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with. He’s an irritating, arrogant male who teases her to no end. Due to her ancestry, Miranda knows she has a chance at becoming a shifter just like Gray. Alone with him, travelling the high seas on a yacht, Gray suddenly becomes the only male she wants to mate with, and she’s going to get what she wants…

Alaskan custom boat maker, Gray Wagner, promised Miranda’s dad that he would keep his daughter safe during their weeklong ocean voyage to attend their friend’s Calder and Catalina’s wedding in California, but Miranda’s succulent shifter scent is driving Gray to distraction. He knows he shouldn’t be thinking about doing all the dirty and delicious things he wants to do to her, but all his promises to Miranda’s father disintegrate when Miranda shifts and Gray goes primal…

 Amazon | ARe | Smashwords | Nook | Apple

Bared to Him Coming Soon to: Spunky Girl, Kobo and Google Play

Bared to Him is also in the Wicked Hot Box Set! Details coming soon…

Bared to Him is a sequel to Passionate Ink

For Catalina & Calder’s story – click here

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Passionate Ink

Jan Springer
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Line: Twilight – Shapeshifter/Tattoo/Tentacle fetish/Erotic Romance
Book length: Short novel

Formats: Ellora’s Cave | Nook | Nook UK |  Kobo | ibooks ARe | Kindle

Tattoo artist Catalina Brown falls head-over-orgasms for the stranger who asks for a tentacle tattoo on his…most sensitive body part.

Normally mixing business with pleasure isn’t her thing, but he’s a sexual magnet she’s instantly drawn to, particularly after Cat experiences a wicked-hot artistic high while tattooing his every succulent inch. It all seems too good to be true.

Octoposeidon shape shifter Calder Croft catches the female’s succulent scent when she passes his California marina, and he can’t ignore the way she fires his blood. After meeting her, he’s stunned to discover Cat has no idea she’s a shifter about to come into her Change.

It takes all his self-control to keep from ravishing the sexy woman right on the spot.Calder has to tell Cat the truth about her heritage. She’ll either accept her birthright as a shifter—or succumb to madness, forever losing their chance at love.

 

HAPPY READING!

 

jan


Attracted to Her (Ellora’s Cave) is now on Apple iTunes!

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Now Available!

Ellora’s Cave | Nook | Kobo | ARe | Kindle | Apple iTunes

Millionaire sex-toy creator Aniston is on a mission. She’s going to crack the icy exterior of her best customer’s assistant Madilyn and melt her heart, if it’s the last thing she does. Her tempting strategy includes her glass chateau in the Colorado Rockies, a bit of bondage, toys she’s whipped up especially for Madilyn and lots of erotic pleasure.

Relationship-shy Madilyn has kept her intense attraction to Aniston hidden behind her cool exterior. After a disastrous breakup with her first—and only—girlfriend, she’s not interested in risking her heart again, no matter how sexy the other woman is.

When she discovers Aniston skinny-dipping in her luxurious swimming pool, Madilyn is faced with a decision—to jump into a relationship all the way, or leave without knowing if the sizzling chemistry between them could lead to much more.

Inside scoop: These passionate women experiment with many sensual treats, including a little light bondage.

Author Note: Madilyn also appears in “Attracted to Him”

A Romantica® GLBT female/female erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Nice Girl Naughty at iTunes!

Nice Girl Naughty has found it’s way to iTunes! Squeeeeing!

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Blind since nineteen, Summer has blossomed into a famous wood carver, her talented hands giving life to erotic art. When her own life is nearly taken by a serial killer, she finds herself whisked to a secluded wilderness cabin by sexy bodyguard Nick.

Summer can’t get enough of touching Nick’s thick, powerful muscles and all those other hard, yummy male body parts. It doesn’t take long before the cabin’s every surface—horizontal or vertical—is marked by their scorching lovemaking.

For years Nick has stayed away from nice girl Summer. Now he’s back, and sweeping his gorgeous redhead into the naughty, erotic sex-fest they’ve been craving for years. With passion blinding him, Nick doesn’t realize their hideout isn’t safe—until it’s too late.

Ellora’s Cave | Nook | Nook UK | Kobo | ARe | iTunes | Kindle

Happy Reading!

jan


“Attracted to Him” is now available in Nook!

Hope your day is going great!

Dropping a note to let you know that “Attracted to Him” is now available in Nook format.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/attracted-to-him-jan-springer/1118636685?ean=9781419990571

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/sample/read/9781419990571

Newly single billionaire Daniel Knight has it all—luxurious estates, a successful company—and a whole lot of stress. After his personal physician orders Daniel to take a vacation, he takes off for his compound in the Virgin Islands.

Dr. Sander Jonas has lusted after his patient for years but due to a pesky sense of professional ethics—not to mention Daniel’s former boyfriend—he’s never made a move on him. But when Daniel is injured while swimming, Sander frantically rushes to his boss’ aid and finally gives into the overwhelming attraction he’s kept hidden for too many years.

Will scorching water sex with custom-made adult toys, hot loving nights surrounded by lush palm trees and white sandy beaches prove to be exactly what the doctor ordered to heal Daniel’s wounded heart?

Inside Scoop: This book contains sizzling male-male loving and steamy sex scenes in a beneath-the-ocean room where marine creatures are the unwitting voyeurs. This book also contains some references to past child abuse.

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HAPPY READING!

Jan