#AmReading: When More is Less in #Writing

Reading a new author is like dating. You sit together in some place comfy, like a restaurant, or your bed (ah-hem) and you get to know that author. And when you are a writer, like I am, you read a book in the manner of an older person who dates (ditto here too.) You know what you like and you even know a thing or two about this romance business. You also know how it is done, properly.

So I am reading this book, and I so want to like it (and please don’t think it is your book, because I read A LOT of books in between writing bouts, so the odds is it isn’t yours. Honest. But if the shoe fits, you’re going home with the prince regardless of whether that glass slipper was yours.) Continue reading

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#MMRomance #Bookreview: Breathe by Piper Scott

Breathe by Piper Scott Title: Breathe
Author: Piper Scott
Genre: MM Omegaverse, BDSM
Print Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Lovelight Press
Publication Date: December 7, 2017
Miss Primm’s Rating: 5
Heat Level: 5 of 5 flames
Hanky Rating: 0 out of 5 handkerchiefs
Content rating: (M) Explicit content. For mature readers only. Light BDSM.

Atop an empire of his own design lives an alpha waiting to die.

CEO Marshall Alcrest has the financial world at his feet, but it’s been years since he’s made an omega kneel… and he’s come to terms that it’s too late to ever see it happen again. A grim prognosis will cut his days short if he doesn’t take action soon, and Marshall is ready to say goodbye to his hollow, lonely life… at least, until he crosses digital paths with an omega who makes him feel alive again.

Trapped in a world that doesn’t see his value exists an omega dying to live. Continue reading

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Romance Bloggers Adds Pinterest Board

Pinterest SignTwo days ago, I achieved something that I thought was impossible to do, get a good auto upload of Romance Bloggers Aggregator to Pinterest. A plug-in I previously bought crashed the site, but the developer went and fixed so things to make it work properly. So, I cross my nimble little fingers.
For those that don’t know Romance Blogger is a collection of different blogs of romance writers. If gives readers a place to go to look at the content of the blogs of different writers instead of hopping from blog to blog. The owners of the blogs give permission to me to add their blogs to the aggregator. 

The Pinterest board is a value-added feature, along with the Facebook and Twitter pages that auto post from the blog aggregator. The more platforms the aggregator reaches, the better. 
 
I have an aggregator for another niche which draws in a lot of traffic each day. Eventually, Romance Blogger will too.
 
The aggregator is useful for those bloggers that post fairly often, one to three days a week but who can’t keep up a daily schedule of blogging and risk disappointing readers looking for fresh content. It is not useful for bloggers who post occasionally because their content will drown in the feed of more prolific bloggers. 
 
You can find click on these links to go to Romance Bloggers and the Pinterest Board
 
Any Romance blogger can get a free listing on Romance Bloggers. I do ask that they post two links on their blog, one to Romance Bloggers and the other to this blog http://missprimm.com.
Nest project! Instagram!
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#BookReview: Remember When

Title: Remember When
Author: Harper Logan
Genre: MM Contemporary, MM New Adult
Print Length:
Publisher:
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
Miss Primm’s Rating: 4.5 stars (rounded up to five on Amazon)
Heat Level: 3 of 5 flames
Explicit content: For mature readers only.

Blurb:
When Cuke awakes in the hospital, a piece of him is gone. Three years have disappeared from his mind, and he doesn’t even recognize his life – or the people in it. And then there’s this super hot guy who appears to be his boyfriend…

Bouj will never be able to erase the memory of Cuke’s skull cracking against the pavement during a typical game of basketball. He’d do anything to help his roommate piece his life back together, but he runs into an awkward situation when Cuke seems to think Bouj is his boyfriend. He knows he should correct his friend’s mistake… and yet, something stops him. Continue reading

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#Romance Bloggers is Live

Romance Bloggers is an aggregator of Romance Blogs available for free to any romance author with a blog with an RSS Feed.

You: Who is this woman and what is she talking about?

Me: I am Angelica, a romance ghostwriter. I write the words for other people (or their pen names.) But I also work on my own books and have a couple I’m preparing for release.

You: But what is this aggregator thing? Continue reading

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#BookReview: Heard: An Omegaverse Story (Breaking Free Book 3)

Heard: An Omegaverse Story (Breaking Free Book 3)
Author: A. M. Arthur
Genre: MM Alternate Universe Romance (Omegaverse)
Print Length: 301 pages
Publisher: Briggs-King Books; 1 edition (November 12, 2017)
Publication Date: November 12, 2017
Miss Primm’s Rating: 4.5 stars (rounded up to five on Amazon)
Heat Level: 3 of 5 flames
Explicit content: For mature readers only.Triggers: descriptions of non-con, sex slavery

 

An omega who can’t speak meets an alpha who won’t listen….

Karter Jenks is a first-year constable who’s still trying to prove himself to his superiors, so he isn’t looking for a mate right now. Soon, sure, but he also knows he has work to do to change his alphahole tendencies around omega rights. The Kell Iverson trial opened his eyes to how cruelly some omegas are treated, and Karter doesn’t want to follow in his authoritarian father’s footsteps when he finds his mate. And he absolutely does not expect a homeless omega vagrant and burglary suspect to be his bondmate.

Jax Orris escaped a life of captivity and pain to save himself and his infant son. Living as vagrants isn’t ideal, but it’s better than trusting the authorities who landed Jax in hell to begin with. When their hiding place is discovered, Jax is shocked to feel the mating bond with the young alpha who’s been tracking him—and even more shocked when the constable doesn’t immediately arrest him for his crimes. It helps him trust Karter enough to accept his help in keeping himself and his son safe from the men Jax escaped.

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#Romance #Ghostwriting: Why your job ad gets slim pickings for #writers

Miss Primm gets it.

You publish for niches. Sales for niche books are iffy and depends on how well the launch goes as to how many copies it will sell. Some of you are pushing books for 99 cents on Amazon, and at 35 cents per book royalty, it takes a lot of book sales to make your return on investment. You expect, however, that if you price it right you will.

Then there are the others who price the book at $2.99 making a better ROI on fewer sales.

But both of you run into the same problem.

You are both churning through the same readers, not really building an increase of repeat readers because the simple fact is that there is a finite number of readers of a specific niche. Continue reading

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#BookReview: #MMRomance~A Little Bit Like Love

A Little Bit Like Love File Size: 4196 KB
Print Length: 278 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B0749CK4W6
Heat Level–Explicit and for mature readers only
Categories and Keywords: MM Romance, Gay Romance, Second Chance Romance, Billionaire Romance

What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?

Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.

When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.

But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.

One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.
Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.

Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.

With one-hundred and fifty-two (mostly) five-star ratings on Amazon Brooke Blaine doesn’t need my review. But she’ll get one anyway. Continue reading

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#FreeEroticFiction: Ganymede Station, Part One

Earth from space sation

Earth from space station

I never do this, but Miss Primm also hates keeping her own rules so:

Go check out this story on Literotica: Ganymede Station, Part One

It’s the story of a down and out gay alien living on Ganymede Station, a deep space waystation for intergalactic trade. Cheynex, who calls himself Cheyne, has had a difficult life, abandoned first by his mother and then his father. To pay the rent he’s a rent boy, picking up space pilots who don’t mind paying for playing. Cheyne dreams of getting his own pilot’s license, partly to free himself from his dreary life on Ganymede. But that isn’t in the cards for Cheyne who can barely make the rent, let alone pay for something as expensive as flight school. Things change from bad from worse when the local pimp, an alien of Cheyne’s own race, demand he pay her a percentage of his earnings. And so the story begins. Continue reading

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#BookMarketing: #SerialFiction vs. Standalone #Books

Self publishing[Lone figure walks toward slatted wood box in center of large room and stands on it. Taps the end of a hand held microphone. We hear dull thuds strum through speakers we can’t see.]

Hi. I’m back.

Yes. I know it’s been awhile. Stuff happens.

Medical stuff. Thank you for asking. I’m fine now.

And then there’s that damn inconvenient thing about earning a living. No. I’m fine. I have more work than I can handle. It’s just, you know, work.

Which is the topic I want to talk to you about. More specifically I want to talk to you about serial stories versus standalone fiction.

Here is the thing. My two recent freelance writing projects took me from serial work into standalones. The reason for this is that the people that commissioned that work did a horrible thing. Continue reading

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