In honor of my gal pal, Debbie Dickerson's, cover reveal event, I’m going to hold a sweet ass pre-event giveaway!
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An Inked Beauty Series
“Welcome to Beautiful Ink. One of these bitches will be right with you.”
When Harlow Gentry re-opened the doors to Beautiful Ink with her six best friends she never would have thought that it would sustain as the hottest tattoo shop in town. Keeping up with the long list of clients, while trying to keep a shop full of needle-wielding, crazy women in check, makes for some serious late night therapy sessions with a bottle whiskey and a big bag of chocolate.
And as if Harlow’s plate wasn’t full enough, her life is thrown for a loop when a sexy inked up blast from her past stumbles back into her life.
Slade Harrison, Vice President of Lucky Sinners MC, knows a thing or two about women. He likes em’ quiet, submissive, and easy to please. But when Harlow Gentry shows back up in his life his world is tilted on its axis. She’s like none of the women he’s ever had moan beneath him. Her fiery, independent attitude and sharp tongue was what had him intrigued all those years ago, and there’s nothing that is going to stop him from getting her back.
Who will break first?
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Good morning, my book loving friends!
And what a wonderful morning it is! The sun is out, I've got my nice, big cup of iced coffee in hand, the birds are chirping, and....
Oh, hell to the motherf*cking no! Again? For real? You've got to be kidding me!
Yep. Again. The Plagiarism Plague strikes again, folks, sending out another one of it's trolls to f*ck an author. Hard. Really, really f*cking hard. And let me tell you, with this one there was no lube used, babes. None. Nada. Zilch. The Plagiarism Plague just clawed it's way up from the pits of Hell and reared it's ugly head, pushing it's way in dry and unexpected.
Who does that? Like, seriously. Who in the everloving f*ck steals the work of another author to make it their own? I mean, didn't you play as a child? Did you never use your imagination to come up with some pretty kick ass things to do as a little human? I know I did! Hell, I used to make mud pies and tried to sell them. Albeit my mother was the only one who would buy them, bless her heart. I made dirt roads in the ground, making my own towns out of boxes and leaves and zoomed around Dirtville with my little brother's Hot Wheels. Hell, I even went as far as to play Barbies by myself. And let me tell you, Barbie and Ken did things that would make a whore blush! Shhhhh...say nothing about that little detail. I was nine! Give me a break!
So you have no imagiation of your own I'm assuming? Okay. Fine. But where in coming to that realization did you even think that it was okay to steal someone else's work? You NEVER EVER steal from an author! That is just as bad as stealing a woman's vibrator or a man's favorite porno. You could lose fingers over that sh!t! And besides, the book community is a tight band, a force to be reckoned with. At least for me it is. It's kind of like that f*cking pair of jeans in that traveling pants movie. Once something happens to one author, about a sh!t ton more find out. Once one finds out, the next one gets wind of it and so on. THE JEANS ALWAYS COME BACK, PEOPLE! STAY AWAY FROM THE F*CKING JEANS! THEY DO NOT FIT YOU! THEY WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE YOURS!
You are not safe. There are sharks in that water and I am one of them. We might smile and bat a few eyelashes, but we are always there, always watching, and we will always have each others backs no matter what.
And beware, because we bite. Hard. Really f*ucking hard, and we leave marks.
So my suggestion to all those would-be plagiarists out there is to think twice before you snatch up someone's book baby and try as you might to make it your own because you might find yourself and your would-be career, shot to sh!t in a matter of minutes.
✯`*•. I hate doing this dishes but I hate silverware even more...
✯`*•. I loathe doing the laundry especially boys sweaty, stinky socks...
✯`*•. I wish I had a professional chef come visit my house at least one day a week...Okay, maybe five days a week. The other two I'd buy take-out.
✯`*•. My children drive me crazy and bicker with each other on most days...
✯`*•. I hate dusting...Period. Cobwebs and dust bunnies are evil.
So did you read all of the above? It's not a rant. It's not a complaint. It is, however, my life, and I wouldn't change it for the world. And with ALL of the chaos I swim in on a daily basis, I have even found the time to write some pretty kick ass stories.
How with all of the chaos do I fine the time to write, you ask?
Because I'm a damn SUPERWOMAN that's how! And because that mix of chaotic madness is what fuels my imagination. It actually inspires me.
And guess what? I'm not the only one!
There are SO many amazing indie authors out there who write phenomenal stories. Some work full-time jobs, some are single mothers or single fathers, some are married and raising families, and some are college students and with all of that they still bust ass to put pen to paper and create those stories we are all hungry for.
So why is this a problem, you ask? Well, it isn't. I think it's amazing! I believe that if you can combine all of those things listed above and still write your ass off, then you're a f*cking rock star!
The thing that toasts my ass is that some of these brilliant authors do not get the recognition they so deserve and THAT bothers me. A LOT!
I'm not sure about the rest but as for me as an indie author I can say that I'm not rolling in the dough from book sales. I'm lucky if I get paid enough in royalties to buy a gallon of milk, let alone buy enough groceries to stock my kitchen! Most of us aren't dripping in diamonds and rolling around in new cars. I'm lucky if I have enough money to replace my broken flip-flops. And don't get me started on what it costs out of pocket to get those books ready for release.
And let's talk freebies and reviews for a minute, shall we?
How many times have you received an ARC copy of an indie author's book and enjoyed the hell out of it? Were you aware that that author who gave you that ARC copy won't get paid for it? Most authors send out or give away MULTIPLE copies of their works and DO NOT receive even half of the reviews against the total of ARC copies that were given out. Why is that? You received it right? You read it didn't you? You might have even fangirled over the book and told all your bookish friends about it. Am I getting warmer? Okay, then. So where's the review? Why wasn't one left? And how about when an author posts a book for FREE? Did you get that copy? Where's the review? Seems to me that it's not a hard thing to do, really. Get it. Read it. Review it. Easy Peasy!
Like I said, we're not swimming in the benjamins, folks. Reviews to me are just as valuable as getting paid to write the books! LEAVE A REVIEW PLEASE! Hell, even if it wasn't your cup of tea, most of us would still like to hear your take on it.
All indie authors deserve more recognition than what they receive. They are some of the most honest, hardworking people I have ever had the pleasure of befriending. I am truly blessed to call myself an Indie, and have many people to thank for riding right along with me on this amazing journey.
Read and Review, folks! You will ever know how much we appreciate it!
Now I need to give a shout-out to a few indie authors out there! Check out their links below!
As a new indie author I have met the most amazing people, fans, readers, and authors alike. I have been welcomed in this fantastic Indie world with open arms and quite possibly a few open legs..But we'll just save that one for later (Don't look over there. You know who you are) But seriously, I have, by far, met some amazing people that not only have made me feel welcomed and loved, but have also had my back in every which way possible. They are kind, sincere, and quite honestly the most patient and understanding people out in Social Media Land.
But lately I have started to question...EVERYTHING!
Recently, within the past two weeks, it has come to my attention that a very kick ass author friend of mine has been dealing with some creepy ass sh!t that stemmed from months ago and has resulted in cyberbullying, personal attacks, lives threatened, and personal information plucked right off of social media and shared with the world in a very negative manner. Children have been involved, ladies and gents! This is not cool beans at all. In fact, it makes me sick.
Before I became an Indie author, I too was a fan/reader. Avid, I might add and still am. But back then, if I wasn't taking care of my minions, cooking, cleaning, or locking myself in the bathroom, claiming to be doing my business just so I could have one sliver of peace and quite, I generally had my nose crammed far up in a book, taking in every last word while my imagination ran wild. By the way, my imagination rawks ;) And I too would enter giveaways and contests, and from time to time I still do because there's always that ONE signed paperback giveaway that I really, really want to win. Whatever. Don't judge. And I'm always patient when it comes to receiving those prizes. But this whole enchilada isn't about who forgot to send what. It's about claiming sh!t that never belonged to you in the first place and trying to receive it. Big no no! Big! Huge! Um...if your name isn't tagged in the giveaway as the winner, how the hell are you going to claim that sh!t? I think someone might be a few tacos short of a grande meal, folks.
Okay, enough with my babbling. Here's the bottom line.
Authors are some of the most hard working people I know. Some have full-time jobs, some are single parents, some are college students, and some are raising families all while writing those fabulous stories you like to read. AND SOMETIMES WE DEVELOP BRAINFARTS. It's not uncommon, really. But we do keep detailed account of our winners so there isn't any mix-up. And when you claim a prize that isn't yours please take note that you WILL get blacklisted because that's just not fair to everyone else. And we get it. You're going to get pissed off and run down the hall screaming like a toddler throwing a fit. Fine! Have your temper tantrum. But it absolutely DOES NOT warrant an author to be cyberbullied and having that author's personal pictures of their children plucked off their personal profile and pasted where they don't belong. On a fake Facebook profile you created. I mean, that's just creepy! Like Creepy McCreeperson creepy. And it absolutely DOES NOT warrant personal threats that include bodily harm. C'mon, people. This sh!t's not cool and it's totally not worth the legal ramifications that could quite possibly result in this idiodic, asinine behavior.
Ask yourself this, Cyber Bully...Is it really worth it? Because now...you are on my radar as well.
And to everyone else, get back to reading those fantabulous books and have a very Happy Easter! By the way...I like chocolate too!
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S.L. Romines lives in a small town in Central California, and if you blink you just might miss it. She resides on a ranch with her family which she lovingly refers to as the funny farm. Between getting dish pan hands, listening to three bickering teenagers, pretending that she’s a gourmet chef (her family would like to disagree), and trying to tune out the sound of twenty-seven deranged Guinea fowl, somehow she finds the time to write about crazy characters that even make her laugh till she cries.
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