Friday, January 13, 2012

I Adore this Cover

Wouldn't this make a terrific erotic romance cover? Hunky, moody man with helmet hair, partly hidden in shadows. Yum. Actually, this image is being used in the Jockey underwear ads. The website was broken for several hours, presumably because too many people (i.e. women) wanted to see the debut of this shirtless image. Not surprisingly, Tim Tebow is spurring sales of women's Jockey underwear, too.

Good luck against the Patriots, Tim! I'll rooting for you and the Broncos.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Management Skills to be Featured on Diesel eBooks!

Diesel eBooks will feature my novella, Management Skills, in the Diesel eBooks webstore as the "Deal of the Day" on Friday. 9 copies will be sold for $0.50 each, starting Friday 01/13/2012, 11:00 AM EST.

First come, first served! The deal lasts 72 hours, or until all nine are sold.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pirates in Translation

Like most e-books, the cover of My One was constructed using a stock image. I wondered how many other books have similar covers. So a few weeks ago, I did a cover search. Google allows a user to upload an image and search for similar or identical images. And guess what came up?

This book is titled El, by January Rowe. According to my Spanish-speaking(ish) son, "El" means "Him". Knowing the title made it easy to find a pdf of El. My novella was translated into Spanish. Without permission. (The pdf has no copyright info. The Samhain symbol has also been obliterated on the new cover.)

Here's the blurb of El:

Can anyone tell me if the El blurb is well-written? Should I be flattered somebody bothered to translate My One--or embarrassed? Or should I just be mad at the pirates?