Duck! – Should you buy the new version?

Hi everyone 🙂

I’ve had a few questions about what has changed in Duck! and if the people who bought the first edition should or shouldn’t get the second edition too.

Here’s my attempt to answer that 🙂

The main reason I’m bringing out second editions is because I wanted to take them back from the original publisher and be able to have complete control over them. Since the last editions belong to the publisher, I had to bring out my own.

Since I was bringing them out I took the chance to tweak and re-edit the stories. For Duck! it was five years between editions. My writing has changed a bit in that time and I saw ways I could improve on my best effort from five years before. I’m doing the same with Magpie, although there are slightly fewer changes since it was only three years between editions.

There aren’t any big changes and if you’re happy with them as they were written in the first editions, you really don’t need to buy the new editions.

However, if you like to re-read the, but there were some quirks in the writing in the first edition which annoyed you, it might be worth re-buying. My best advice is to check out the Amazon sample, or the chapter I’ve posted up and see if you think it’s worth the money.

The only new info that went into Duck! was that the nest the story takes place in now has a name – the Anderson nest – after the shifter who originally founded it. And I mention that there are other nests which are breeding colonies – unlike Anderson they have both male and female shifters living in them and tend to only cater to one or two avian species.

New content will arrive with Albatross next year. There are also two short stories in the works that will be all new content – just need to find time to write them 🙂

Hope that helps 🙂

By the way – thank you to everyone on Facebook for the warm welcome!

*Hugs*

Kim.

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Duck! and News! and More News!

Hi Everyone,

Three posts in one, so if one part doesn’t interest you, keep reading another topic will turn up soon 🙂


Part One –

Duck! is out now!

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It’s on Amazon, All Romance E-books and Goodreads. The print version is also on Createspace. Ever since midnight last night I’ve been waiting for it to go on line with Barnes & Noble so I could do all the links at the same time, but no luck yet. Will update when it goes on line 🙂

If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask in the comments section (or anywhere else where I’m bound to see it – I’m easy like that). If you’d like a review copy feel free to e-mail me.

In case you’ve managed to avoid reading it until now – here’s the blurb:

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?


Part Two –

I have an agent. Her name is Deidre Knight. Her agency is The Knight Agency and she’s really lovely. Huge shout out thanks to Tibby Armstrong for introducing us!

If you’re wondering what this means from a readers point of view, I’ll tell you where things stand at the moment.

I’m still going to be self publishing English language e-book editions and print on demand editions the same as I have been doing the last couple of years. I have four series on the go, and all of them will carry on as before – nothing cancelled, nothing altered. (Those four series are FIT Guys, Kinky Cupid, Avian Shifters and Werewolves & Dragons, btw.)

However, you might see foreign language editions of some of my books at some point in the future. Audio books are also a possibility.

Again, any questions, feel free to ask. I probably won’t know the answer, but you can still ask 🙂


Part Three –

I’m on Facebook. I didn’t actually kick or scream but a fair bit of dragging might have been involved, lol.

You can find my profile here – and friend me if you want to.

You can also find my author page here – and like that if you want to.

Everything’s a bare thin on the ground there at the moment, but I’ll add more as time goes on 🙂

Questions – well I know even less about Facebook than I do about agent, but you can take a shot if you like 🙂


And I think that is it for now…

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

*Hugs*

Kim

Seeking Something – Available Now!

Hello Everyone,

It seems like I’m either rushing to catch up or have nothing at all to say. This month, I’m playing catch up.

Seeking Something is out now!

It’s Male/Male, BDSM, Erotic Romance and the sixth and final installment in the Sun, Sea and Submission Series. You can read it as a stand alone without having read the others in the series if you prefer.

101. Seeking Something

You can find it on Resplendence Publishing’s Website and on Amazon. (It should pop up elsewhere soon too.)

Here’s the blurb:

Billy Lewis thinks he might be gay. He’s also thinks he might be a submissive. The only thing he’s really sure of is that, at twenty-three years old, it’s time he found out what he’s really into. A hotel full of kinky gay men seems like the perfect place to find some answers. A little bit of alcoholic courage, and he’s ready to dive right into the deep end.

Gareth Vaughn isn’t the kind of man to second guess who he is or what he wants. He’s gay. He’s a dom. He’s at the hotel looking for a weekend of no strings fun with a willing sub. But, he’s not the kind of man who’ll leave a boy who’s drunk and out of his depth to sink or swim among strangers.

Gareth and Billy couldn’t be more different, but they’re both at the hotel seeking something—and they’re both about to get a whole lot more than they expected.

I will be back in a few days – and I may well have more news 🙂

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

Duck! (Second Edition) – available for pre-order now!

Hi Everyone!

This was going to be a newsletter issued on the 1st of the month and with details on everything due to happen this month etc, but it’s now 1:52am tomorrow morning, so I’m just going to do today’s news and come back and do other days on other days.

Duck! is now available for pre-order on Amazon and All Romance E-books!

It will release officially on August 12th – at which time it will also go up on Barnes & Noble. (At the moment only big publishers have the ability to list books for pre-order there.)

So here we go – as I said before, this is the second edition of Duck! It has been tweaked and re-edited, but the plot hasn’t altered.

Duck! has a new cover for the new edition, and it’s made by Kris Norris.

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The blurb:

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?

The pre-order links are – Amazon and All Romance E-books.

The Goodreads link is here. (The reviews are for the first edition. Your mileage may vary with the second edition on some points.)

A print edition is in the works.

And, finally, here’s the first chapter… Continue reading