#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

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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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Book Review: Dead Handsome

Dead Handsome: a Buffalo Steampunk AdventureDead Handsome: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure by Laura Strickland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story hits all my happiness buttons. A handsome roguish Irish man, a spunky heroine and a truly weird mix of steam punk and paranormal elements (robots!). I fell in love with Liam and Clara and their devotion for each other. Attraction wrought by magic and reinforced with good old fashioned soulmate love, these two sizzled across the pages.

While the opening moved a little too slowly for me, once you hit the major story mystery (no spoilers!) the pace picks up to where you finish reading before you know it!

The author wrought the combination of steam driven mechanical servants with 19th century life seamlessly. Her portrayal of 19th century sociology was true to life adding a realistic edge to a fantastical story. Oh, and if you are woman and don’t fall in love with Liam, you have no soul. 😉

This story will appeal to readers of romance, paranormal romance, magical realism, steam punk and science fiction. If you want some spice in your lunch time latte pick up this book.


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Excerpt: Eastmont Clan: Jake

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Jake walked into the high school guidance office and saw his youngest brother sitting in the right bank chair. His right eye sported a bright black and blue mark. In another set of chairs across from Luke sat a brown skinned boy with dark hair and eyes glaring at him.
Yee naaldlooshii,” the boy hissed. Continue reading

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What I Want to See In My Science Fiction Romance

4345993453_a09968918d_zMiss Primm is an unabashed reader of science fiction romance. SF was my genre of choice when I tore up the libraries from age six up, and as I’ve (clears throat) matured, I gained an appreciation of the SF Romance category. But let’s have a moment of clarity here. Most of the titles under this category on Amazon are bad. Let’s face it, the writing sucks.

I happen to believe that writing sex into a piece does not automatically classify it as literary trash. Sex is a part of life, and I really don’t understand all the delicacy surrounding the subject. You remember this scene in Star Trek don’t you? Continue reading

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Narcissism and Slut-Shaming


Warning: the following article may present some objectionable views. If you happen to believe that woman are/should be subordinate to men,and deserve to be treated badly, I suggest you don’t read it so you don’t get unduly upset. Also there are four letter words here, which may or may not be more objectionable than the views expressed here.

A three decades old study involving over 475,000 participants reveal men are more likely than women to be narcissists.

They found the widest gap in entitlement, suggesting that men are more likely than women to exploit others and feel entitled to certain privileges.

Another study found that up to 7.7% of men in the US have Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a mental illness, where the extremes of narcissism interfere with the individual’s functioning in society. What isn’t clear is what percentage of the population display narcissistic traits. One study put the number at 30% of men, but then again this may be a case of figuring out what color the dress is.

It doesn’t help that narcissism seems to play a role in leadership traits, those hunky alpha male/bad boy traits that many women seem to find so attractive.

“The second largest difference was in leadership/authority. “Compared with women, men exhibit more assertiveness and desire for power,” Grijalva says.”

Of course this last point could be explained by women suffering societal backlash when they display aggressive traits:

Individuals tend to observe and learn gender roles from a young age, and may face backlash for deviating from society’s expectations,” Grijalva says. “In particular, women often receive harsh criticism for being aggressive or authoritative, which creates pressure for women, more so than for men, to suppress displays of narcissistic behavior.

Another study suggests that heterosexual men’s narcissism is linked to an adversarial and angry stance toward heterosexual women more than toward other groups. Although narcissists may want to maintain feelings of superiority and power over all people, narcissistic heterosexual men are particularly invested in subordinating heterosexual women.

“This is likely to be due to women’s unparalleled potential for gratifying, or frustrating, men’s narcissism, the author concludes. They are crucial players and even gatekeepers in men’s quests for sexual pleasure, patriarchal power and status.”

The results suggest that narcissistic hostility is associated with a group’s potential to provide or withhold gratification rather than ideology about a group’s sexual orientation or conformity to heterosexual gender roles.”

Which brings us to slut shaming.

There is an alarming tendency in our culture to call women bitches, whores, cunts, and sluts.

Mind you, Miss Primm is not talking about dirty bedroom talk between two consenting adults. No, I am talking about how some men feel free to call women bitches, sluts and whores outside the bedroom when women do things that men do not like.

If you think about it, you see it everyday.

The woman who becomes the boss “slept her way to the top,” labeling her a slut. Of course, that has nothing to do with the fact that the man doing the slut-shaming coveted that job. Also, the woman who is the boss is a “real bitch” even when her behavior mirrors that of her male peers. The man who sleeps around on his wife might be called a “dick,” which is a backhanded compliment, or a bastard, which is a slur against his MOTHER. But a woman who sleeps around is a whore. Yep. Even when she doesn’t take money for the sex act, she’s a whore.

It’s more than a double standard. It is the use of language in the attempt to control women. And it just isn’t right.

We do other things to our language, like labeling feminists as man-haters, dykes and controlling bitches. We twist the very word that celebrates the power of womanhood into an ugly epithet. And if you are woman, and you think that being a feminist diminishes you as a woman, then its time to rethink your role in society. Every woman should stand up for herself and her gender, and doing so doesn’t make you less of a woman. It makes you more of one.

It’s time for us ladies to stand up and put a stop to it. And if you are a man, take a few minutes to stop and think about how you or the men you know display just these attitudes. If you feel in any way feel these attitudes justified, then it is time to take a look at just how well that is working for you in your life. If you count the number of broken relationships on more than one finger it just might be the problem wasn’t the other party.

And ladies, there are some of you who have men in your life with these attitudes about their past relationships. And you, being the good girlfriend/wife may sympathize with him. But I can almost guarantee that it is a matter of time before you are the next bitch, slut or whore in his life when you do something he does not like.

It’s time to stand up for ourselves, and it’s time to stand up to those who abuse us with words. We need to go beyond, “you never hit a woman,” to “you never disrespect women with your words.”

Because we don’t deserve it. We never, ever, deserve it.

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Ellora’s Cave & E-book Sales: A Cautionary (First Amendment) Tale

If This Was Your Cover for your erotic e-pub Amazon would hide this search result.

Amazon Would Bury This Image in Search Results

In a Publisher’s Weekly article, Ellora’s Cave admitted to some shocking news:

Ellora’s Cave CEO Patty Marks confirmed the house is downsizing in the wake of what she described as “drastic’ and unexplained declines in its e-book sales via Amazon. Marks confirmed the layoffs of freelance editors, and said the house continues to have discussion with Amazon to find the cause of the sales dropoff.

According to Marks, the issue is likely related to a change in Amazon’s search algorithm. Many of Ellora’s Cave’s bestselling authors and titles simply don’t show up in the Amazon search engine anymore.

Marks said Ellora’s Cave sales via Amazon have dropped by as much as 75%.

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