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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Love Supernaturally, by Charlotte Copper

Book Specs:
Title: Love Supernaturally
Theme(s): New Adult
SubGenre(s): Contemporary, Paranormal
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Keywords: romance, supernatural, witch, angel,
Page Count: 70
Digital Price: 1.99
Release Date: 2016-05-18

Blurb:
Cassandra Wilson, angel and first-year nurse, spends her days helping other people. Day after day. Life after life. While her best friend feels the young nurse needs a little love in her life, Cassie avoids serious relationships. She saw what her mother went through, and unless Cassie can find another angel to spend her life with, love and a family are not in her future.

An innocent night out with Fraser, a university junior and varsity hockey player, leads to something more serious and Cassie begins to experience feelings she’s been trying to avoid. But the sudden discovery—by both herself and Fraser—that Fraser is a witch, combined with his need to please everyone around him, poses a challenge to the couple’s happily ever after.

Excerpt:

Cassie took the stairs two at a time and almost ran into her roommate as she came to the small landing at the top.
“Whoa,” said Gabriella. “What’s got you in such a hurry?”
“Nothing.”
Gabriella folded her arms across her chest and tapped her tiny bare foot.
“I’ve gotta shower. I’m going to the movies.”
Pink toenails beat an impatient pattern on the hardwood.
Did the girl have gypsy blood? Her psychic abilities were uncanny.
“With a hockey player,” Cassie explained.
Gabriella’s foot stilled and her eyes widened. “Which one?”
“Fraser something. I didn’t get a last…”
“Tall, with dark, curly hair?”
“That’s him.”
Gabriella laid a hand on Cassie’s arm. “Be careful, he’s a player. And I don’t mean hockey.”
That wouldn’t be a problem. She didn’t want a relationship and this wasn’t a date. And if the night did end with sex, well, she’d welcome a little…distraction. After all, she was an angel not a nun.

Buy Links:

Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6779


About the Author:
Charlotte Copper lives in Stouffville, Ontario - that's in Canada, eh. When she isn't working at her full-time job, Charlotte likes to craft, read, go to movies, and, of course, write. Charlotte hopes to have all of her stories published some day because, as a romance writer, she believes in happy endings.

Contact Information:
Website:  http://charlottecopperauthor.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/charlotte.copper.52
Twitter::  @charlottecopper   https://twitter.com/CharlotteCopper


Monday, 9 May 2016

Blogging and Pictures #MondayBlogs

Have you read about Living For Naptime blogger Chrystie's recent post titled, "Blogging Mistakes to Avoid"? If you haven't, it's here

In a nutshell, Chrystie normally uses her own pictures on her blog, but she ended up turning to Google a couple of times. For this particular incident, she went to Google to find a picture of a green pepper. That picture was copyrighted and the photographer sent her a C&D order via his/her attorney. After Chrystie diligently took it down, she was then slapped with a $7200 fine for damages.

I'm also guilty of going to Google for the occasional photo, or more specifically an animated gifs--because they crack me up and make my posts pop. I naively, and wrongly, assumed, if I accidentally used a copyrighted photo, a C&D would be the end result, as I'm not using the photo/gif for promotion or making money off it.

Well, I'm wrong!

Normally I set my google search for royalty free pictures, but am not confident I did this for all my photos, nor that the Google search was correct with its results. I'm not going to risk it! I've reverted all my previous posts to DRAFT, and will have to painstakingly go through the 200+ posts and check for any pics and remove the ones I find, regardless if they're royalty free or not, because I'm not going to bother checking that detail (as it will take waaaaay too much time).

That's not really what my post today is about...It's about the irony.

The green pepper photographer priced his photo at $750, and sued for $7200 of damages after a C&D was diligently and promptly followed.

How is it possible, in our current society, a book priced at $4.99 that took months (or years) to complete, can be plunked on a pirating site, and when the site is issued a C&D for the books, they take it down and that's it? No suing for damages or lost income. No slap on the wrist. But a picture of a green pepper, that cost little to produce in money and editing time (the camera is probably pricey, but so is my laptop, so I'm ignoring price of technology), gets this distinction?

Am I the only one scratching my head?!?