Writing inconsistencies, facepalm and duh moments… 6

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Long time, no see….. Never say ever…. and all that eh? 😛

Today is my day to rant about something that is boiling inside me for quite a while and how convenient to have a blog to share my rant and talk about something that makes me cringe… like nails on a chalkboard…

reverse harem

If you love erotic menage romances, you probably saw this new tag or mention on blurbs and/or covers. You probably did not care much or thought it was another genre.

Well it is and it is not. In fact, this mention is misused, like BIG TIME.

Some authors decided a little while ago to use this tag in their stories not even knowing what it means, not even caring what it means. Most for greedy reasons, some because they did not do their homework, some just per honest mistake. So let me explain what reverse harem means:

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Reverse harem: A genre in manga and anime where a single (often ordinary) girl is liked and followed by a bunch of handsome men (3 or more) who are all madly in love with her. The girl often cannot pick which guy she should go out with and remains indecisive.  source

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Reverse harem anime is in a word, the reverse of harem anime. Your main character is a girl, generally clumsy, sweet, and average in appearance. (…)

The main character is surrounded by guys—lots of hot bishounen that will make your heart go “doki doki”! Just like with harem anime, you have a bishounen for all types of ideals like the megane character, the tsundere, the childhood friend, the playboy, the shota, and the sporty type. (…)

Unlike harem anime, reverse harem anime does not have nudity, although there may be a few shirtless scenes. It does not have ecchi scenes. It is not as comedic as harem anime, but the right bishounen can make your heart race and your face blush. Actually, some of the guys get downright aggressive, and while that’s cute in harem anime, in a reverse harem, it’ll have you clinging to the edge of your seat clawing at the screen.(…) source

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Reverse Harem is sub-genre of Romance. In these stories multiple men gather around one central, female character. This trope is popular in Manga and Anime.

“For those of you that don’t know, that means one girl with multiple guys (and no, she Doesn’t choose one in the end).” [1]

“It’s an anime where one girl is surrounded by a lot- and I mean A LOT- of sexy, good looking bishies (beautiful men). And usually all the men are in love with the girl as well.” [2]

“…the word ‘HAREM’ means a group of women or girls interested in a particular man or guy. ‘REVERSE’ as you all might know means the opposite of something. So if we reverse ‘Harem’ it would become ‘Reverse Harem’. And instead of a bunch of girls chasing a guy , it would be a bunch of guys chasing a girl. Not exactly chasing but you get the message. Reverse Harem is one of my Fav anime topics because they’re filled with romance, fun, awesomeness and of course a bunch of cute and hot guys. Reverse Harem Animes usually have only one female character (the main character ,can only be a female) who is surrounded by a bunch of guys. However in some cases there may be more than one female character. Now to the guys, well in reverse harem there can be up to about 15 or maybe more. All guys in reverse harem have different personalities which makes them all different.Because of this some get along well some don’t. Here are some of their personalities: SWEET, SOFT-HEARTED, RUDE, EVIL, SPLIT PERSONALITY, FLIRTY, SPORTY, COOL, SCARED, HAPPY, SAD, PAINFUL, ANGRY, PLAYBOY, CALM and HOT. These are only some , so control yourselves.” [3]

 

Nothing wrong here. Reverse harem anime is popular in Japan. I do not see anything wrong to be inspired and write a story with NO SEX, MULTIPLE IN LOVE GUYS with NO HAPPY ENDING!!

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Can you please explain to me why the heck EROTIC AUTHORS do think appropriate to tag reverse harem in their erotic story which is a relationship with heroes that DO HAVE SEX TOGETHER and have a HAPPY MENAGE ENDING??

WHAT IS THE FUCKING PART DID THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HERE?????

Reverse Harem is sub-genre of Romance….. WHERE? where is the romance if the ending is not a happy ending!!!! All the guys are in love but the heroine does not love any and is only in lust with them? Again WHERE is the freaking romance?

unless… unless erotic authors are using this tag to attract readers and believe that it is sexy and hot to use this tag…

Now… let’s refresh our mind ….

A ménage à trois (French for “household of three”) is a domestic arrangement in which three people having romantic or sexual relations with each other occupy the same household. It is a form of polyamory. source

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A love triangle (also called a romantic love triangle or a romance triangle) is usually a romantic relationship involving three people. While it can refer to two people independently romantically linked with a third, it usually implies that each of the three people has some kind of relationship to the other two. source

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So can someone explain to me why EROTIC AUTHORS decided out of nowhere to use REVERSE HAREM all of a sudden???

Please note the word EROTIC in Erotic Authors. I do not mind one bit the NON EROTIC authors who may use reverse harem tag correctly because their stories are very similar to the manga/anime and their audience is young adults. Here my rant is all about EROTIC AUTHORS.

Japan anime are NOT erotic romance and will never be similar. Multiple men with one heroine are either a menage, a polyandry relationship or a triangle. Reverse harem is a genre in itself that has nothing to do with erotic romance. So again….. EROTIC AUTHORS…. Which part of NO SEX did you not understand when you are tagging reverse harem??

It makes no sense. It is plain stupid. It makes me want to yell to those authors that using this tag means lying to the readers.

A menage is a menage. If you read a story where the heroes do have sex in the same “bedroom” and end up together… IT IS A FREAKING MENAGE!!!!!

Now lets talk about the word HAREM that I do abhor.

Where the heck is the romance in this??? A harem means a bunch of people from teenagers to elders who are prisoners, who have no freedom, who are used for sex, who have a master that can do whatever they want with, including scaring, beating, killing even. Those masters are no BDSM Doms, they are literally men who rape women who are generally sold by their own fathers and families. Do you really think that underaged women are happy to go to a harem, married or not married to a man generally old enough to be their grandfather? How do you call older men forcing teenagers? PEDOPHILE . RAPIST.

Am I exaggerating? Really?  Yes, probably. It is never black and white. But for me Harem is not synonym of freedom and just that in itself is enough for me to abhor this.

So tell me now, WHERE THE F*** IS THE ROMANTIC SIDE IN AN HAREM?

The idea that women do phantasm to be a mistress on a throne and have dozen of men naked at their disposal is ridiculous and degrading. There is NO LOVE STORY in that. There is NO ROMANCE in that.

Yep. You can be CERTAIN, that I WILL NEVER BUY ANY STORY WITH THE TAG REVERSE HAREM in it or referred to.

For me it is insulting me. It is insulting the free woman I am. It is insulting the reader I am. There is no excuse to use this tag without knowing the meaning and consequences of it.

Ask yourself this question: among all the publishers you ever visited online and checked all the menage romances available, have you ever seen “reverse harem” in their categories? no?… there you go!

I invite you to read my blog HERE. You will notice that in no shape of form I mention reverse harem there… because it has NO PLACE in erotic romance…

So reverse harem? Heck the F* no!.

 

 

 

 

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note: MY rant. MY blog. Everyone is free to think differently.

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#Erotic #Menages #Romances on my radar… October 9, 2017

tenor2Happy Menage Autumn Reading day!

Long time no see after a long deserved break from reviewing. But I am back now but still on my own pace. 😀

However, sharing new releases and welcoming new blog guests will be my pleasure… so stay tune!

Meanwhile… here are some new and old menage romances I found. Authors I love to read and some new I am very curious about…

Enjoy!

 

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How much hurt can four people retain and still function as loving caring adults and members of a possible family?

Sophia Hudson has just met three of the most handsome desirable men in one week than she’s met in over a year. Too bad for her that they seem to have no interest in a solid sized career woman that doesn’t need to be rescued or bankrolled. All that Sophie needs from a man is his love and devotion.

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Jack Kelly. Driven. Volatile. Lonely. He grew up believing that some kinds of love are just wrong…

“No Kelly has ever been worth a damn in this town until me. But the money? I can’t talk to it, I can’t fuck it, and believe me, it’s a damn cold bed partner to wake up next to.”

Dylan Smith. Sensual. Nurturing. Bisexual. He sees nothing wrong with enjoying the pleasures in life…

“Just let yourself go. It’s okay to let me love you. To let both of us love you.”

Cate MacMillan. Curvy. Smart. Frustrated. She’s ready to shake off her insecurities and stop denying herself…

“No one else has ever made me feel like this. Wanton. Shameless. Free.

Three friends who grew up together…

Their childhoods were shaped by one man, their resentments fueled by two misunderstandings, and all three will be pulled back into each other’s lives by a loss that affects them all. What they’ll find together isn’t what any of them expects… but it might be exactly what each of them needs.

MINE is a 104,000 word steamy, standalone MMF bisexual ménage romance with no cliffhangers. It’s intended for readers who enjoy explicit scenes of MF, MM, and MMF on the way to the kind of HEA that combines sweet with heat… and doesn’t let up until everybody is fully satisfied.

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What starts as a simple ritual soon turns carnal when a monk falls for a young woman under his tutelage.

All her life Chanyn has wanted to find her one true love. When she encounters the dashing Lord Dain, with his kind eyes and pure heart, she believes her dreams of love are finally coming true. Until she meets with the roadblock that is her betrothed’s bondmate.

In a world where men outnumber women ten to one, Khial never thought he’d have to contend with a woman entering his bond. He gave his heart to Dain when they were just boys and has been by his side every day in sickness and health. These days it’s mostly in sickness as Dain’s health deteriorates. Though his attraction to Chanyn increases with every encounter, Khial can’t help but resent the young woman who comes into his love story to play the hero, but marriage to her may be the only way to save the man he loves.

To prepare Chanyn for her union with the two males, Lord Dain hires a Pleasure Hound, an ancient order of monks tasked with instructing new husbands, who have little to no contact with women, in the art of female pleasure. Years ago a scandal left the Temple of the Pleasure Hounds near destitute. The young monk responsible for the scandal is given a chance to redeem himself and the temple when he is called upon to train the bonded triad in the orgasmic arts. But what starts as a simple ritual soon turns carnal when the monk’s heart begins to yearn for Chanyn, and hers for his.

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Wren doesn’t feel like the girl most likely to end up living happily ever after. Especially when Adam, aka THE BIG MISTAKE, comes back into her life. He wants a second chance, but Wren’s afraid to risk another dent in her battered heart.

When Adam reconnects with Wren, he’s torn between wooing her and pursuing Tomas, the sexy guy in the flat next door. They both make his heart sing—how can he possibly choose? Or maybe he’s finally found a man and woman to give him the balance he craves.

Tomas knows better than to let his personal life interfere with his job as an undercover officer, but he can’t get enough of Adam…or Wren. Or Adam and Wren, when they’re hot, naked and writhing together in his bed.

Suddenly Wren’s gone from the girl most likely to get ripped off to the girl most likely to get off. But it’s more than sex. She, Tomas and Adam have something special, something they’re determined to protect at all costs.

This book is the story of Adam who first appears in Kiss a Falling Star.

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Our choices are rarely cut and dry.

Sara: As the daughter of Senator and presidential hopeful Jentsen Holbrook, I spent a good deal of my life under public scrutiny. What I wore. Where I went. Who I dated. It was just the way of things. I’d become what was expected of me, until I ran from my obligations and woke up one morning in Cross de Raven’s and Eryk Hale’s world, two hot guitarists from the mega-famous metal band, Cinder. For the first time, freedom to be myself was within my reach. And along with that? Inevitable scandal.

Eryk: True beauty walked into my life, more beauty than I ever deserved. I partied hard. Rocked harder. I wasn’t good enough to touch Sara’s petal-soft skin, hold on tight, or love her, but regardless of my bad boy ways, no one was going to stop me from trying.

Cross: Sometimes, no matter how hard we fight for what we want, love won’t save the day, and truth doesn’t always set you free. Then again… Maybe, just maybe, when you find the one you’ve been searching for, love can find a way.

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Jenna was there to mend Luke’s heart after Eric left town. Now that Eric’s back, how long will it be before Jenna invites him to share her and Luke’s bed?

Eric didn’t know Luke would be heartbroken when he left town to join a hotshot forest fire crew in Western Canada. They’d been best friends since kindergarten, had gone to school together, had bought their first car and a home together and had shared their lovers. At some point, friendship had turned to love.

Luke didn’t expect, when he brought his crazy cat in for stitches, that his heart would be mended by the sassy new veterinarian. Jenna may have been new in town but she’d heard the rumors and she liked the carnal fantasies he spun for her in bed of he and his best friend sharing her.

Of course, that was before Eric’s job brought him home and back into their lives.

Jenna isn’t sure she can be what they need, but she’s not going to give up without a fight. Even if that means inviting the sexy firefighter to share their bed. Surely there is enough love to go around.

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Jordan Rowe is an average woman that joins an exclusive club called, DARK. Every client is given a thorough examination. Only a few are accepted.

Before going inside, the clients drink a shot (or two) of Dark Ice, which hides the pain in your body and heightens your senses. No masks. No blindfolds. You crawl into the club that is pitch black and have sex with 19 strangers. The only thing left to do is enjoy your DARK experience…

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More than a decade ago, Roman Calder had a scorching affair with the sister of one of his best friends. Augustine Spencer drove him so crazy he thought of nothing but her. The only thing they did more often than heat the sheets was fight. Unprepared for the intensity of their relationship, Roman broke things off and concentrated on things that made sense to him: his career and putting his best friend, Zack Hayes, in the White House.

Gus Spencer is known to Washington insiders as the president’s secret weapon. Gorgeous and brilliant, Gus runs the press pool with the determination of a shark. No one dares to cross her, not when she’s known for having a spine of steel…but long ago one man melted her down. Despite the fact that she’ll never forgive Roman for breaking her heart, now that they work together she can’t get him off her mind.

When a dangerous investigation leads both Roman and Gus to London, the heat between them becomes unbearable. As they begin to unravel an international conspiracy, they find themselves falling all over again. But when a killer threatens their world, can they fight to stay together or will the sins of their past keep them forever apart?

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coming soon: November 13, 2017

A warrior with everything to prove.
Tristan Knight has served the Admiral of England since he was a teenager. As a knight he has pledged his life to protect the Masters’ Admiralty, and when he’s assigned to escort an archaeologist on a research trip he knows the menial task is punishment for the failure of his last mission.

A woman in a gilded cage.
Sophia Starabba is a brilliant scholar and accomplished law enforcement officer, working for Italy’s cultural heritage protection department. But none of that matters to her family or the other members of the territory of Rome. To them she’s the “Principessa”- daughter of the Admiral.

The man who holds the key.
James Rathmann lives for mysteries. In another life he would have been a detective, but a love for digging in the dirt made him an archaeologist. Now one of the world’s leading experts on coins, and curator at the British Museum, he’s been called to Rome to examine a recent discovery.

An old enemy back from the dead.
Among the coins they find something alarming–a message from a villain everyone had assumed was long dead. Tristan leads them on the trail to identify and protect the next potential target and possibly discover the identity of the Domino, a killer and anarchist who plagued the Masters’ Admiralty in the past.

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A newly expanded version! – Coming soon: November 14, 2017

One love. One obsession. Double the trouble.

This time, he won’t take no for an answer.

For three years, Daniel Armstrong has wanted the beautiful, fiery Bridget Kelly. But when he sees her at Houston’s premier BDSM club and realizes she has an interest in submission, his determination reignites. A charity auction provides a means for him to possess her and do good at the same time. Who could resist? Focused solely on Bridget and the decadent delights he intends for her, he outbids everyone to claim her.

Helpless, trapped by the glare of a spotlight at an auction she never agreed to participate in, Bridget is stunned when bidding for a weekend with her goes higher and higher.

She’s frantic when she realizes the gorgeous, successful Daniel Armstrong has won her. For years, she’s been attracted to the renowned heartbreaker, but she’s kept him at a distance to protect herself.

Then one night, she sees him at a BDSM club, and there’s no doubt he recognizes her submissive tendencies. Now that the devastating Dom knows her naughty desires, she’s doubly determined to avoid him.

When he claims her, she believes things can’t get worse. Then he introduces her to his identical twin, Jacob. Suddenly, she’s faced with not one, but two men determined to make her every fantasy come true and take her to the heights of submission.

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51ApLe3E-ZLComing soon: November 13, 2017

As long as Antonio has Justin and the Silicon Valley start-up they built together, Antonio’s content to hide his true feelings. He’d rather keep Justin’s friendship than confess his love and lose everything.

But Justin’s gotten careless with their business.

The board of directors sends them Emily, a contract developer, to ensure their rules are being followed. Justin doesn’t expect her to be the one-night stand he played out the scorching fantasy with, of sharing her with Antonio.

As long hours and tight deadlines push the three closer together, they heat up keyboards and the sheets. If their private hookups become public knowledge, she’ll lose her job, they’ll lose their company, and the three will be torn apart before they discover if all of them can find happily-ever-after together.

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#book #review: A mate to cherish by Lavlah Roberts #MFM #menage

Title: A mate to cherish
Series: The Hunters, #1
Author: Laylah Roberts (Eliza Lee)
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Genre: Sci-fi opera
Content: MFM
Stand Alone: YES
Re-issued /Re-edited: NO
Date published: August 14, 2017
Published by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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ISBN|ASIN: B074TCDGK8
Page count: 181p

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synopsis3They are fallen from grace. A race once worshipped that had grown arrogant and greedy. Now they are few and spend their lives hunting the guilty and bringing them to justice.

A sexy dream. Two hot, sensual lovers. More pleasure than she’s ever felt before. What more could a girl want?

Um, maybe for it to be real. Lauren has hit rock bottom. After fleeing Earth, she ends up penniless and homeless. Before she can even begin her new job, she’s arrested for prostitution and thrown in jail.

Could things get any worse?

Well, yes, actually. They could.

Try getting horribly ill, ending up on the auction block, and being sold to two gorgeous, domineering, stubborn men who intend to return her to the very place she fled.

Malik knows the female in their dreams is their mate. He wants her, craves her, but he can’t bond with her without Tarin, and convincing Tarin she’s theirs will be an almost impossible task.

Tarin is always in control. Always in command. But when the hunt leads them to Lauren, he finds that very control tested. She intrigues and annoys him. Brings him both joy and terror.

But most importantly, she makes him feel.

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myreview5Hey guys! Long time no see! After a much needed long break from reviewing, I decided that it was time to share my sarcastic yet honest me with you all again! Happy?

It does not mean that I stopped reading menage romances but I also read mainstreams, BDSM, all kind of books I liked. The reason of my long silence is mainly because I found myself repeating the same thing over and over again and I found myself boring. Or maybe it was because I found a lot of the authors boring? One or the other. Anyhow, I decided to give it a try again. 😉

A mate to cherish…

With my love for sci-fi menages, it was easy for me to spot this new release. I am always on the fence when I read a long synopsis. Most of the time the authors or the publishers do not know how to tease,  yet not explain the story in it. It is always a turn off for me as I have zero interest to read a book if I already know the plot and the epilogue. But I was definitely intrigued with this story.

What I truly liked the most is the plot. It was original but most of all I did not know what truly happened to the heroine before almost the end. This goes in concert with knowing beforehand the plot and epilogue here. I want to be surprise. I want to be kept on my toes. I want to think of possibilities. I just do not want to know at the first chapter what will happen. Laylah Roberts: mission accomplished!

So one I was “in” the story, I wanted also the characters to be as good. It was. But somehow it missed a little bit of something for me to fall in love with them. But I must say that I loved the heroine who was not a doormat. Yeah yeah, that did not change for me here. And both heroes had different personalities and they did not do everything together as one body, two heads. That also did not change for me. 😛

I liked the dynamic of their relationship. It was interesting to see the reluctance of one character to fall. I like that also. It gives more interesting depth in the building threesome menage.

I cannot give a 5-stars review only because the credibility to have a starving sick woman becoming healthy, still thin but on her feet after 5 days, was a bit stretchy. This is something I do struggle with: timeline. Here, they used alien technology to heal her bad flu but could not give her a healthy weight since she was still too thin.

I also struggle a little bit with the sex scenes. I did not find them especially hot. In fact a little bit boring. But since I am very picky on this, it was not like a major disappointment because it is never a surprise. The reverse on the other hand is because very rare.

The winded heroes were not called angels but I liked the interesting ambivalence between them and the “gods” which looked very much like the Greek gods in a way. I look forward to know more about them. I am sure the author will find an interesting way to mix them more in this new series.

I liked the fluidity of the writing. I liked that the ending was quite surprising and opened some doors for the next stories without introducing me who it would be. Again, I was kept on my toes and loved it.  The other good part is that this is book 1 of the series which is, for me, is always a plus as I know the when where how and why.

The epilogue lacked a bit of romance in my opinion. I would have love some baby on the way or something cuter. But it was a good epilogue.

It was the first time I read this author and now I will keep her name on my follow list. It is nice to add names on this list. So I definitely recommend this book of 181 pages which is perfect length to develop a strong plot, know the characters and appreciate the story as a whole.

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authorbio3Laylah Roberts has loved reading since she was little and has recently discovered the passion of writing. She hopes you love reading her books as much as she loves writing them.Join my newsletter for sneak peeks, snippets and deleted scenes:

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Thousands of customers and authors PISSED OFF because of AllRomanceEbooks ARe

polls_pissed_off_4939_667577_poll_xlargeTitle says it all…

2 days ago Are added a banner saying their site would close on december 31, 2016 at midnight, and they did.

Thousands of authors and customers are pissed off. Why? Not because they closed. Shit like that unfortunately happens a lot lately. But because they did not give us time to react when they knew perfectly well that ARe was going south since 2014 (read the 2 articles in the bottom of this blog)

Customers were “invited” to save their ebooks NEW YEAR EVE…. one by freaking one…. manually, no ZIP, no one step to do it… took hours to do that depending if you were a long time customer. On top of it, everyone freaked out and the site was EXTREMELY SLOW and took forever to save each ebook…

I was a customer since 2009, so yeah I got few hundred menage ebooks there. Since I am freaking to loose all my menages, I of course save them different ways, so I have them all but then again since I am a freaking person, I saved them again the last 2 days and spent hours to do so.

Can you believe it that I used to praise ARe??? How naive I was…

The other direct impact on my blog is that thousands of links are now down, including most my covers. So it will take time to update them. When I could, I put all the buying links available but my old reviews may not have this. It will take a while before my blog has all the covers back. I am not so worried about ARe links since I shared other links.

I am proud of my blog. I am also a huge menage romances advocate. And one by one, publishers are closing… Ellora’s Cave (who stole so much money from the authors)… Samhain (who is more decent with the authors but still closing)… Are (many authors will not be paid from all the sells done the last quarter 2016 and many customers lost their ebooks in their library since the site is completely down)… and probably many other publishers I do not know.

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Lori James does not know the meaning of those words…

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ARe aka author Lori James aka Samantha Sommersby aka SJ Harper stole thousands from authors and customers. Thousands of $$ in her pocket. It was not only long time planned but carefully done that it took everyone per surprise during a time when we should all celebrate and be happy to live in countries where censorship does not exist. Sadly, I know few people in the business who acted just like her. For me, what this person did is a con artist job and I hope she will not have a pass on this.

No wonder authors go indies. Indie means that an author has no publisher. I am saying this because what ARe did, a couple of other publishers did too. ARe was a gold place for indies. Where will we find them now? I used to check this site every day. every single day to check new menage romances, new authors too. It was a fantastic place to find both publishers and indies. what now?

Amazon… I hate this place on top of not offering a paypal option and if I could use a gift card, I am not just ready yet to buy from them. Barnes & Noble… I never bought anything from them, do they even accept paypal? Where else? Oh yes, directly from publishers. Manic readers is also a place to find new releases but not buy from them.

I am also upset for all those authors who lost much lately, so many doors are closing. They loose their trust, loose money, struggle to promote their work and at the end of the day, us, customers, are also losers…

Now what?

Of course it is not the end of the world that Are has shut down. There are way more dramatic issues around the world. It is only the cherry on top of a sour cake. I will still find my way to buy new menage romances. But at the end of the day, it sucks to be treated like shit, authors and customers, by ARe and such.

NO FREAKING Thank you ARe for hiding until the very last minute you were closing.
NO FREAKING Thank you ARe for waiting 2 days before the New Year Eve to tell your customers (authors and readers)
NO FREAKING Thank you for your lack of integrity and I hope Karma will pay you a visit… because NO FREAKING WAY it is/was the right thing to do!!

Mrs Lori James, I wish you bucket loads of karma your way!

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Dirty laundry is coming out… always. Guess who is going to BOYCOTT Lori James (pseudonym of Samantha Sommersby and urban fantasy as SJ Harper) as from this very minute?? How do you explain that ARe is in trouble for the last 2 years but they gave us a 3 days notice during the holidays? How do you call this practice? mmm? Read those articles and you will be as sick in your stomach as I am.

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Publisher All Romance Ebooks: Closing Hits New Low In Stealing From Authors

Court Documents Regarding All Romance E-Books’ Disturbing Business Practices Surface

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Note to Authors: Do not give up, please. The road will be probably more bumpy but you can rely on fans. We WILL spread the word on social medias and your work WILL BE known one way or another.

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Review: Coming back by Lauren Dane #MMF

Title: Coming back
Series: Ink and Chrome, Book 3
Author: Lauren Dane
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Genre: Contemporary
Content: MMF
Stand Alone: YES
Re-issued /Re-edited: NO
Date published: December 8, 2015
Published by:
Grand Central Publishing
ISBN|ASIN: 9781455586288 | 1455586285
Page cou
nt: 316

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synopsis3Mick Roberts, the newest partner at Twisted Steel’s custom hotrod and motorcycle shop, looks like a man with everything. But secretly he still craves the connection he lost when his best friend Adam and the love of his life Jessilynn walked out. Then, he wasn’t ready for the pleasure they promised. Now, things have changed.

Rich, powerful, and insatiable, Adam Gulati is used to getting what he wants. And there’s nothing he wants more than Mick and Jessi. He hasn’t seen either in over a year, but the second he sets eyes on them again his memories-and his desires-can’t be denied.

After trying to live without them, Jessi Franklin realized no one else can satisfy her like Adam and Mick. The three of them need one another-in more ways than one. It’s time to stop pretending and submit to the hunger they all share. But once they go down this road, there’s no turning back. As deeply devoted as they are, no one knows what great bliss their forbidden fantasy will find-or the price they may pay . . .

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myreview5It truly sucks to realize that some menage romances did not cross my path. Coming back is the perfect example. I will not list the reasons but it means that I need to find a better way to find menage romances! Welcome Book alerts! Something that I will now check on my favorite’s authors’ blog/site.

I know Lauren Dane for quite a while. Before I used an e-reader, long long ago, my only way to read menages was to buy prints on amazon. Since I became obsessed with this genre and a complete newbie, I bought dozen of prints, not knowing most of the time who was the author, if she was any goo. It took me probably a year to narrow my tastes, discovering sub-genres such paranormal, BDSM etc. No twitter, no facebook. Social medias came later. So I have quite a nice menage library and to be honest I have quite a few that I never read… But Lauren Dane was never part of this un-read list. It has been a while since I read Laid OpenLaid Bare, Undercover, Tart but even few years later, I know they are 5 stars. Now after reading Coming back, I have this urge to revisit every book Lauren Dane published, print or ebook, to check which ones I missed!

First think I have in mind is how Lauren Dane deliver such an intimate story. Let me explain. Some authors are great to write a plot and characters. But we know it is a story in the back of our mind. Lauren Dane has this incredible gift to make me feel like a stalker. I read her and I am the one behind the tree lurking people in their yard and house. I feel. I see. I get it. Lauren Dane does not need villains who want to kill the heroine or end the story with the “mandatory” DP sex scene. No. She writes a story as if her characters are real people. It is this kind of story that will haunt me and never forget, like the titles I listed above.

So what makes this story special then?

Definitely the characters entwined with everything else: plot, romance, sex… The heroine, Jessi, is one of the kind. She is funny, loving. She was raised by 70’s kind of hippy parents but not over the top peace and love. Just a loving sweet family.  She is definitely the glue but she is not front and center. Mick, one of the hero, is a little bit more present versus the other hero, Adam. I felt that the author was more into Mick since he had more baggages than Adam. I would have liked to know a bit more in depth Adam but this is just because I could not get enough, not because it was needed in the story.

This is a realistic menage. Best friends evolving to lovers but too immature to handle it, then each go for a few years in different directions to learn and grow, and just came back together with the knowledge of who they are and what they want in life and future. Add to that the families and friends who are definitely part of their life and you get the plot, a plot that everyone can relate. The story is about failures and success. It is about homophobia and bigotry. It is about freedom. It is about love and friendship. It is about resolving past issues and moving on. It is about choices.

There is a little Top/bottom BDSM elements in this story. However, you will not find the usual big bad Dom male. There is no club. It is not about BDSM. The dominance is not over the top but justified. I cannot explain too much without giving away clues. Just be aware that it is not a BDSM story.

I will miss those characters.

I will add this story on my top list re-read.

I definitely recommend this story 200%.

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authorbio3The story goes like this – While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.

Today Lauren is a New York Times bestselling author of over fifty novels and novellas across several genres.

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