Monday, February 8, 2016

Upcoming Release Spotlight: The Vicar's Frozen Heart (The Hornsby Brothers #2) by @KarynGerrard #Historical #Victorian


The Vicar's Frozen Heart By Karyn Gerrard

Book #2 The Hornsby Brothers
approx 55,000 words
Historical/Victorian
Heat Level: Sensual
Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press
Release Date: March 1, 2016

His heart begins to heal…

He gave her shelter from the storm, nursed her back to health, just as any good man might do for a damsel in distress. But Tremain Colson is more than just a small town vicar performing a gallant duty. He’s an ex-soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war, a nobleman hiding his aristocratic heritage. Yet despite his secrets, he cannot help but feel drawn to the fallen beauty and soon asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his charge…

And hers is lost…

Disgrace sent Eliza Winston out into the world, a governess in ruin. But once she finds herself in Tremain’s home—and in his bed—she realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing. No sooner does Eliza thaw the vicar’s heart than she realizes her own is in danger. For Tremain is not only the man she dreams of marrying, but a blueblood whose noble birth makes him an impossible match…



EXCERPT: Tremain sat by the bed, holding the icepack to her nose. The noticeable swelling did dissipate somewhat. What should he do next? Remove the wet clothes? For she would catch a chill if he didn’t. A strange mixture of anticipation and dread spread through him. Perhaps he over-thought it. It’s not as if he possessed anything as base as human feelings or desires. He could approach this in a cold and calculated manner as he did everything else in his life.
Her skin was chilled to the touch and despite his best effort to remain detached, his cock responded to the lovely vision before him. He cursed inwardly at his lack of control, decided to ignore his growing erection, and complete the task at hand. With great effort on his part, he stripped her down to her shift and thought he’d better leave it at that.
Once he covered her with two thick woolen blankets, he slumped back into the chair and exhaled. As he surmised, her figure was lush and her curves soft, just the way he liked it. Used to like it. He wondered what in hell he was going to do with her? The storm could continue for another day yet. In fact, in the nearby village of Hawksgreen, one of the local farmers predicted this storm by the direction of his weathervane and his trusty Farmer’s Almanac. Considering the man had not been wrong yet, Tremain stocked up with extra food. Good thing he did since he had an unexpected—and for the most part—unwanted guest.
Tremain frowned. He did not want company. Actually, he looked forward to the solitude for however long the storm would last. To be free from duty and service for forty-eight hours was a pleasant prospect. He slanted his glance at the clock, close to six No more sleep for him as he was wide awake. Reaching for the flask of brandy on the table, he opened it and took a deep drink, letting the comforting, slow burn curl its way down his throat.
And how would he, of all people, explain the presence of a woman in his residence? Especially an auburn-haired lady with a siren’s body and no doubt green-as-grass seductive eyes. The situation should prove to be interesting if nothing else. No two ways about it. When the weather broke, she could not linger regardless of her injuries.
Tremain watched her. And would continue to until she awoke. As soon as the storm dissipated he would see her on her way, and then he could return to his self-imposed, semi-isolated chosen life.





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Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. A multi-published author, Karyn loves to write historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes contemporaries. Tortured heroes are a must. As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.



  Check out: BOLD SEDUCTION (The Hornsby Brothers #1)


BOLD SEDUCTION
The Hornsby Brothers #1
Karyn Gerrard
Release Sept 1st, 2015
Lyrical Press


No offer is more daring…

BOLD SEDUCTION

An Intriguing Proposition

Passion. Seduction. Pleasure. These are the qualities of any courtesan worth her salt. As owner of The Starling Club, London’s most notorious house of ill-repute, Madame Philomena McGrattan has seen it all, heard it all, done it all. There is little that surprises her anymore, and even less that excites her. So when she is presented a chance at an irresistible seduction, she can’t help but rise to the challenge.

A Dangerous Game

Studiousness. Practicality. Discipline. Such are the attributes of a good scholar, and such are the principles Lord Spencer Hornsby has built his life around. Alone in the Welsh countryside, with only his wolfhounds for company, Spencer has thrown himself into his work. There is little time for the pleasures of society, not even to think of the joys of the fairer sex. But when an unexpected guest arrives at his isolated hunting lodge, Spencer cannot help but be baffled by the presence of this dangerously beautiful woman. And when he discovers the reason for her arrival, and the pleasures she promises, he cannot help but find himself irresistibly intrigued . . .


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WICKED SALE: Wicked Men of Rockland Series on #sale 50% Off For Feb! @KarynGerrard #ContemporaryRomance



THIS SALE ENDS Feb 29th


During the month of February, both Wicked Men of Rockland books with Crimson Romance are on sale for 1.99! 50% off the list price! Snap them up!

THE WICKED BAD (#1 Wicked Men of Rockland)  BUY AT AMAZON

also on sale at AMAZON UK/AMAZON CA/AMAZON AU


HIS WICKED CELTIC KISS (#2 Wicked Men of Rockland)  BUY AT AMAZON

also on sale at: AMAZON UK/AMAZON CA/AMAZON AU




HIS WICKED CELTIC KISS by Karyn Gerrard
Book #2 Wicked Men of Rockland
File Size: 688 KB
Print Length: 181 pages
Publisher: Crimson Romance (October 20, 2014)
This is book 2 in my series, WICKED MEN OF ROCKLAND. Book 1 is THE WICKED BAD

BLURB: It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison’s world upside down. The problem is, he’s only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn't in this world traveler’s vocabulary.

Julie’s worked hard to get her life in a good place—dropping substantial weight and getting a great job at her friend’s bakery. But this handsome charmer is just as tempting as any of the decadent pastries she sells, and she can’t resist his advances for long. Julie fully expects Lorcan to break her heart—but she’s planning to enjoy every second she can of their explosive chemistry.

After years of danger as a soldier and a spy, Lorcan fled to tiny Rockland, Maryland for some boring downtime. He didn't count on meeting someone who could ignite his libido and soothe his damaged heart, and their passion soon leads to deeper feelings. But can Julie convince Lorcan he has more to offer her than just his wicked Celtic kiss?

Sensuality Level: Sensual




EXCERPT:

“Julie. You look beautiful,” he whispered with awe.The smile slid from her face and her lip trembled. Oh, damn. What did I say? He wasn't lying. He held out his hand, she took it and stood. “You've done your hair. Like ribbons of golden sun.” He dropped her hand and stepped close so her breasts brushed against his chest. He bit back a groan, then framed her face and stroked her flushed cheeks with his thumbs. A sheen of moisture glittered in her beautiful eyes. “Brings out those adorable gold flecks in your lovely eyes, darlin’."

 “Thank you,” she murmured.

Her vulnerable response touched him in a deep uncharted area of his heart. He lowered his head and tilted her face up. “I've been aching to do this since that night at the pub. Indulge me. Only a taste.” His lips barely touched hers, but it sent roaring heat to all parts of his body. Lorcan suddenly had a vision of sprawling her across the counter and plunging himself into her feminine heat. Where did that come from? Just from an innocent kiss? He didn't dare suckle those lips any more or he’d lose all control. He stepped back.

Julie’s eyes were closed and her lips still slightly puckered. A slight whimper of protest came from her when he moved away. "Thank you." Lorcan smiled broadly. “You’re welcome. You’d best prepare yourself, Julie. Whenever we find ourselves alone like this, I will be kissing you. You’ll never know when it’s coming or just how wicked it will be.”

Her eyes snapped opened. “Wicked?”

 “Aye, I've been told I’ve a wicked kiss.” He winked at her. “Shall we head out? Nick recommended this place so if it’s no bloody good, we can blame him.”

Julie smiled and nodded. He took her hand. Simmering flame, bloody hell.



THE WICKED BAD

(Book #1 Wicked Men of Rockland)
File Size: 531 KB
Print Length: 210 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1440573468
Publisher: Crimson Romance (April 15, 2013)

Nick Crocetti is an imposing figure in black leather riding his motorcycle about the town of Rockland. Owner of a bar, The Chief, whispers of criminal dealings and a murky past swirl around him. Dark and brooding, Nick is "the wicked bad" in looks and demeanor.

 Veronica Barnes, leaving a husband from a disastrously quick Las Vegas marriage and her high-paying consulting job, returns home after ten years to follow a lifelong dream and open her own bakery. Despite the mutual physical attraction - and a shared past - Nick and Veronica are wary of each other and have protective fences around their hearts.

 Can they break down the barriers of past heartbreak, or is Veronica just a good girl who longs to rub against "the wicked bad"?

 Sensuality Level: Hot

FREE READ: The epilogue to The Wicked Bad Click HERE

COMING SOON



My Wicked Soul
Wicked Men of Rockland 2.5
KG Publishing
Contemporary Romance novella

Approx 26,000 words



Unofficial blurb: Irishman Brogan Byrne is nearing the pinnacle of rock music success. Handsome, charismatic, with a three-octave voice and a wild stage presence, you’d think he had it all. But Byrne sinks to new depths of decadence thanks to the alluring temptations of being a rock star.

Carly Montgomery is an ambitious record executive offered an opportunity to be manager for the last leg of Byrne’s tour. Tough as nails, Carly doesn’t suffer fools gladly, especially a bad boy musician. When she detects his hidden vulnerability, staying professional becomes increasingly difficult.

Brogan, for his part, is broken inside. A haunting memory weighs on his wicked soul, fueling his behavior. Is Carly the one woman to help him forget his guilt and heal his heart?


Coming early fall 2016

Karyn Gerrard Bio: 

AUTHOR INFO: Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. A multi-published author with a few bestsellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes the occasional contemporary. Tortured heroes are a must.


As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.

Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.

Friday, January 29, 2016

COVER REVEAL: My Wicked Soul by @KarynGerrard Wicked Men of Rockland 2.5 #ComingSoon #rockstarhero



I've been giving a lot of thought as to my writing future. I've decided to leave another publisher behind, Crimson Romance.
The decision was for business reasons, a few I will reveal here, the rest I'll keep to myself. :)

When working with a publisher, you are bound by all their rules and restrictions. Certain word counts, how many book in a series, certain tropes, revisions and edits you may not agree with.

Now that I've got my feet wet self-publishing, I've decided to continue Wicked Men of Rockland on my own.

I'll be getting the rights back to Heart of Rock this summer. I am going to strip it down to the bare bones and redo it to fit the contemporary setting of my Wicked Men of Rockland world. In Heart of Rock, the hero's last name is Byrne. My hero in His Wicked Celtic Kiss is also a Byrne. Why not make them brothers?

I contacted Crimson some time ago and they stated they are not interested in previously published works, nor are they keen on novellas. Well, that was shot down. I went ahead and wrote book #3 and submitted it last fall. Three weeks later, I withdrew it. I had too much going on in both my writing and personal life. I would submit it later.

Only I began to realize, I would have more freedom if I continued this series myself. I envisioned four full-length books.  I am not contractually obligated to continue the series with Crimson. Now I can do them and have the option of doing novellas on secondary characters.

Like MY WICKED SOUL (cover by Melody Simmons) Brogan Byrne will fit perfectly into my Rockland world of wicked men. :)

So, where does that leave the first two books in the series, THE WICKED BAD, and HIS WICKED CELTIC KISS? For now, until I can contractually ask for rights back, they are staying with Crimson.

So look for MY WICKED SOUL this coming early fall. :)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Can You Be Self-Taught as a Writer? by @KarynGerrard #Opinion #amwriting


I don't claim to be a skilled writer. Far from it. In fact, you'll probably find mistakes in this blog post. Here's the reality. I don't have a university degree. Nor did I take any creative writing courses or attend workshops. I am not skilled in the ins-and-outs of grammar and sentence structure. I seem to have a brain block when it comes to tenses, but I am striving to improve.

I am not an expert in English Lit. So with grade 12 business courses stuffed in my credentials, how can I ever think I could become a published author? A pipe dream? A step too far?

Let's toss self-pubbing aside and the snarky comments from a certain segment of the literary world that claim, 'any monkey with a pulse and an internet connection' can upload a book and become published. Yeah, we are not going there.

Instead, let's focus on the craft itself. How many times have you gone back and looked at something you wrote five years ago and cringed?
Don't. Take pride that your writing has improved and you can actually see the evidence. University and/or creative writing courses sure come in handy for the technical aspects of grammar, story structure and such, but if you can't actually 'tell' a story then all the spiffy and shiny grammar and punctuation in the world is not going to get you published.

SELF AGGRANDIZING ALERT: One thing I have going for me, I am a storyteller. I always had a vivid imagination and vivid dreams I could recall in detail. Still do. I was the twelve year old at Girl Guide camp standing before the campfire making up a horror story off the top of my head that kept the other girls riveted. My stories were always read out loud in English class right up into high school. Bragging? Sure. It shows I have a propensity for storytelling right from childhood. I used to write poetry and short stories through my teens.

But then I was married at twenty, moved halfway across the country so my hubs could take up a teaching position. Writing became lost, though I was still a voracious reader.

But not romance. Yes, I was one of those people who looked down my nose at them. What did I know about the genre? Nothing. And I had no right to pass judgement. But so many do, don't they?
Long story short, I came to romance through gaming, doing sim stories, and I picked up a second hand copy of Simply Love by Mary Balogh one day for no particular reason.

I was hooked. Good and proper.

Over a period of several months I wrote a time travel romance manuscript. Found a bunch of digital publishers on the internet and submitted it. It was accepted in 24 hours. Hell, that was easy.

No, it isn't. First off, the manuscript was a complete mess. Luckily, the publisher looked beyond and offered a contract on the story itself. J.K Rowling is not the most skilled of writers, but by God, the lady can spin a tale. I am not comparing myself with JK, (far from it) but remember its the story that grabs an acquisitions editor, not if you've eliminated all dangling participles. (though that's important in its own right) Always pass in as clean as manuscript as you can. I had to learn that lesson the hard way. And I am still learning.

I'm not a success story. I submitted to different publishers, ones I thought would further my writing. Like climbing a ladder. I learned as I went, with each new manuscript, with each new edit, good or bad (and I've had both). My writing became longer in length, with more complicated plots and characters. I'm still learning.

In four years I went from a small digital publisher to a New York publisher's digital line. (not the Big 5, but hey. Still a publisher with offices and everything!) Is that an achievement? To me, damn right it is.
I never expected it.
I had taken an early retirement, decided to try writing again after decades away from it. Living in a small town, there wasn't much else for me to do. Gaming began to bore me. So writing became a new hobby. In 2011, I submitted the manuscript with no expectations of acceptance. In fact, when I got the acceptance email, I thought it was a joke.

I've since found out that writing and publishing is no joke and it is not a hobby. I take it seriously, but on my terms. What comes next, I have no idea.

But if a middle-aged woman with grade twelve business courses under her arm can be taken seriously by an associate editor in a New York publishing office, then anything is possible.

Further education is great, but if you don't have it, it doesn't have to be a roadblock. If you yearn to write, DO IT. Being a storyteller is 3/4 of it. If you can spin a yarn and tell it well, you can learn the rest as you go. And that's what editors are for, because no one person can do it all. Hey, there's nothing wrong with on-the-job training.

Cheers~

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: The Vicar's Frozen Heart by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #NetGalley #Historical #ComingSoon



The Vicar's Frozen Heart By Karyn Gerrard

Book #2 The Hornsby Brothers
approx 55,000 words
Historical/Victorian
Heat Level: Sensual
Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press
Release Date: March 1, 2016

His heart begins to heal…

He gave her shelter from the storm, nursed her back to health, just as any good man might do for a damsel in distress. But Tremain Colson is more than just a small town vicar performing a gallant duty. He’s an ex-soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war, a nobleman hiding his aristocratic heritage. Yet despite his secrets, he cannot help but feel drawn to the fallen beauty and soon asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his charge…

And hers is lost…

Disgrace sent Eliza Winston out into the world, a governess in ruin. But once she finds herself in Tremain’s home—and in his bed—she realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing. No sooner does Eliza thaw the vicar’s heart than she realizes her own is in danger. For Tremain is not only the man she dreams of marrying, but a blueblood whose noble birth makes him an impossible match…





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AUTHOR INFO: Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. A multi-published author with a few bestsellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes the occasional contemporary. Tortured heroes are a must.
As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.


Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.

     Karyn's Site/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Amazon Page


Check out Book one, now available:
and on sale for 99 cents until Jan 31st



BOLD SEDUCTION
The Hornsby Brothers #1
Karyn Gerrard
Release Sept 1st, 2015
Lyrical Press


No offer is more daring…

BOLD SEDUCTION

An Intriguing Proposition

Passion. Seduction. Pleasure. These are the qualities of any courtesan worth her salt. As owner of The Starling Club, London’s most notorious house of ill-repute, Madame Philomena McGrattan has seen it all, heard it all, done it all. There is little that surprises her anymore, and even less that excites her. So when she is presented a chance at an irresistible seduction, she can’t help but rise to the challenge.

A Dangerous Game

Studiousness. Practicality. Discipline. Such are the attributes of a good scholar, and such are the principles Lord Spencer Hornsby has built his life around. Alone in the Welsh countryside, with only his wolfhounds for company, Spencer has thrown himself into his work. There is little time for the pleasures of society, not even to think of the joys of the fairer sex. But when an unexpected guest arrives at his isolated hunting lodge, Spencer cannot help but be baffled by the presence of this dangerously beautiful woman. And when he discovers the reason for her arrival, and the pleasures she promises, he cannot help but find himself irresistibly intrigued . . .


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

BOX SET: Appetite for Love #NewRelease #99Cents 7 #Foodie Romances! with @KarynGerrard His Wicked Celtic Kiss

Candlelight dinners and sweet treats are the ingredients for love. These seven couples offer more than just a taste of romance to whet your appetite. It's a full plate of fun, a few food fights, and a satisfying menu to fill your cravings for passion.
  • The Meatball Mistress: Ryan Garridy is a diehard commitment phobe, struggling to keep his Italian restaurant afloat. The last thing he needs is to hire Cara Manzoni, a woman who skipped out on paying for her meal. Unless, that is, this secretive stunner can save more than just his livelihood.
  • A Sweet Deal: Richard Morgan's father will sell the family business to a rival candy company unless Richard marries to secure the business he loves. This deal is the only thing standing between mergers and acquisitions rep Yvette Cruz and the promotion she desperately wants. Will a growing attraction between them be enough to sweeten even this corporate rivalry?
  • Company Ink: Violet Young fought hard to land her position with Wynne's Kitchen, New York City's world-renowned bakery at Rockefeller Center. Unfortunately, she's asked to train her new boss, sexy Ben Preston, who could cost her the next promotion she needs. Will Ben and Violet turn up the heat, or do their careers take the cake?
  • His Wicked Celtic Kiss: It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison's world upside down faster than she could ice a cake in her bakery. The problem is, he's only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn't in this world traveler's vocabulary . . . unless Julie can help him learn a new language.
  • Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for restaurateur Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with allergist Petra Lale. A little romance just might be chicken soup for his heart.
  • Marrying the Wrong Man: Morgan Parrish's dad planned her marriage to a man destined to be president of the United States, but she fell in love with the town drunk's son, got pregnant, and fled. Now she's back and waitressing at the bistro Charlie Cramer manages. If they give in to the attraction and screw things up again, their daughter will deal with the fallout . . . or they just might get that American dream after all.
  • Delicious Deception: Artist Emily Kate Boudreaux spends her days running a restaurant on a Texas bayou because it's what her family expects. Then sexy chef Connor Rikeland walks into her life and turns her business and her bed into one hot adventure. But Cajun cooking isn't his ticket to fame, and his story is a sham. Emily Kate must decide what's real, what's a lie, and what's worth risking her heart over.
Sensuality Level: Sensual


BOX SET OF 7 NOVELS for 99 cents LIMITED TIME!


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Includes HIS WICKED CELTIC KISS


This is book 2 in my series, WICKED MEN OF ROCKLAND. Book 1 is THE WICKED BAD
Category, contemporary romance of approx 60,000 words, not erotic


BLURB: It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison’s world upside down. The problem is, he’s only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn't in this world traveler’s vocabulary.

Julie’s worked hard to get her life in a good place—dropping substantial weight and getting a great job at her friend’s bakery. But this handsome charmer is just as tempting as any of the decadent pastries she sells, and she can’t resist his advances for long. Julie fully expects Lorcan to break her heart—but she’s planning to enjoy every second she can of their explosive chemistry.

After years of danger as a soldier and a spy, Lorcan fled to tiny Rockland, Maryland for some boring downtime. He didn't count on meeting someone who could ignite his libido and soothe his damaged heart, and their passion soon leads to deeper feelings. But can Julie convince Lorcan he has more to offer her than just his wicked Celtic kiss?

Sensuality Level: Sensual



AUTHOR INFO: Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. A multi-published author with a few bestsellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes contemporaries. Tortured heroes are a must.
As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.

Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.








Monday, January 11, 2016

That Pivotal Moment You Decide NOT to Quit Writing, At Least For Now by @KarynGerrard #Publishing #EC


Oh, have I given this serious thought lately. So Why didn't I throw in the towel? Well, first off, I have a contract to fulfil. I am almost done the story. One good thing, it hasn't affected the writing itself.

So what in hell is my problem?

The disappointments are piling up. When they outweigh the fun of writing, that is the time to quit in my book. Why continue? Why torture myself?

Here's an example, in 2013, I had a good year. Two of my books sold well. I was offered a contract at Ellora's Cave. Wow! The top erotic romance publisher! I was ecstatic, break open a bottle of white wine (I did).

Didn't take long for that balloon to burst. By late spring of 2014, the rumblings had started in earnest, so much so I listened to my gut alarm and turned down a second contract and made the decision I would not submit to this publisher again. By Sept 2014, the lawsuit against a blogger, Dear Author, had come to pass, along with layoffs of editors, etc and public statements of non-payment from authors and editors.
By the time the book KNIGHT OF CHRISTMAS was published in Dec 2014, I felt bitter about the whole non-experience. I did not promo it, All the joy I felt writing this story? Gone.
I also lost all interest in writing erotic romance.
As for payments, they are still behind. They've more or less been behind since my book was published. I am paid up to March 2015. (check rec'd Nov 5th, nothing since) The few emails I sent were never acknowledged or answered. I made a statement about EC in October HERE

I had a similar experience with Silver Publishing. The Ellora's Cave thing stung more. Cut deeper. This was supposed to be a milestone, a notch on the belt. A multi-million dollar successful operation. Which goes to prove no one and nothing is as it seems on the internet. Now I wait out my time until I can ask for my rights back. I only have one book with Ellora's Cave, I can't imagine having all my books there. I feel for those authors dealing with bigger issues than I am.
Meanwhile, I am disappointed (and let's face it, bitter) and because of this, made a vow I will never submit to another digital publisher owned by individuals. There are just too many problems and variables.
Yes, a bigger publisher can be daunting and you can get lost in the pond, but at least there is some veneer of stability. (I hope) Also I am self-pubbing.

The writing is fun. The rest of it? Not so much. So I am going to focus on writing and push the annoyances aside.

For now, I'm pushing forward and not giving a certain publisher another thought. They sucked a lot of joy out of my writing life, but not all of it. Why continue? I won't give them the satisfaction of giving up.

Onward.
 
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