October Newsletter

Hi Everyone!

Happy October!

A few different things to update everyone on this month…

Expanded Distribution!

Also known as a posh way to say I finally have my ebooks up for sale on a few more websites 🙂

My indi titles are now all available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Apple Books (which was called iTunes or iBooks until recently), Smashwords (plus the places Smashwords distributes to) and Payhip. Links to all the channels are on the individual book pages on my website.

The only ones left to add are the free ones, which I’ll be doing in between writing projects, as time allows.

Print books

Apologies if any of my print titles are showing as temporarily unavailable. Create Space (the people who used to produce my paper backs) have just merged with Amazon, and there are a few teething troubles. They will hopefully all be available again soon, along with the print version of With a Kiss.

Content Notes

I’ve been working on a project for a little while now, getting content notes for my stories written and posted on my website. It’s something that will always be something of an ongoing project, but I finally have the indi ones more or less done.

I wanted to make them as easily findable as possible for those who want them, but not put them where people who consider them spoilers will trip over them – so they’re all grouped together on a dedicated page. There’s a link on each book page on my website, and I’ve updated each of the book files to put a link in them too.

While it’s never possible to cover every single topic someone might want to be warned about, I’ve tried to cover the main ones effectively. So – references to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, drug use, self harm, secondary character death etc.

I’ve made them as detailed as felt possible, noting where the content is on or off page, or where it’s a reference to something in the character’s past. It would be fair to say there are significant spoilers all over the place.

The books I’ve made content notes for are – Axel’s Pup, With a Kiss, Duck, Celebrate, Magpie, Worth Waiting For, Worth a Shot.

For what it’s worth, I think they make my stories sound a lot darker than they really are. They are mostly just a mixture of kinky and soppy.

Hopefully they will help where they can help and be ignored by everyone else 🙂

Here’s the Content Notes Page.

Social Media

I’m trying to change the way I use social media. The first step in that is going to be a complete social media detox. So, I’ll be taking a complete break from social media during October.

I’m also trying to speed up and get more writing done, so hopefully those two things will work well together 🙂

If you’d like to get in touch with me, I’ll still be reachable via e-mail, and I’ll still see the comments posted to this blog. However, it’s really unlikely I’ll see anything anyone says to me on Facebook (both page and profile), Twitter, Messenger or Pintrest.

Sorry in advance if it looks like I’m ignoring any one, that’s really not my intention!

New Releases

My last new release, for those who were on holidays at the end of August / beginning of September and might have missed it, was Straight to Hell. It’s a MM, BDSM, Erotic Romance Novella. Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed so far!

The next release is the second edition of Once a Brat, which will come out at the start of November.

Works in Progress

I’m working hard to finish the new version of All the Gear. That should go off to my lovely editor some time this month.

Next up is Bayden’s Alpha. By the end of the month, this book will finally have my complete attention.

It probably wouldn’t be entirely truthful to say that Bayden’s Alpha is coming *soon*, since it’s a long book and will take quite some time to write, but it is now properly in the works 🙂

And that’s it – Hope everyone has a great October!

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

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Kinky Cupid – Coming Soon

Hi Everyone,

Some of you will already be familiar with the Kinky Cupid Series. It’s what I like to refer to as my Frankenstein series. It’s been through the wars. Three different publishers, three different cover styles. The order of the books have changed twice and at various times only the second or fourth books have been available. Release dates have been pushed back several times too.

But, over the next nine months I am going to get it all finished, and it will all be available – nice and neat and in order as an indi series.

I have the rights to all the existing titles back, I’ve written the missing title, I’m working on the final re-working, and I have new cover art by the fantabulous Kris Norris.

The first book – Once a Brat – was originally published by Riptide Publishing. A new edition will be released in November 2018. I don’t plan to change the text at all. This is the new cover…

14. Once a Brat

The second book in the series – Bast Over Apex – originally came out with All Romance Ebooks under the title Call Me Sir, Boy! as part of their Perfect Strangers Collection. I got the rights back quite a while ago and the indi edition is already out, as is the audio version. The text was tweaked and re-edited to fit the Kinky Cupid series, but not substantially changed. Click on the cover below to see the book page on my website.

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The third title in the series is called Sticks and Stones. It’s completely new. I’ve only just finished writing it and it will be going off to editorial this week. For those of you who have read some of the other titles in the series, this is Dan the bartender’s story and he’s paired with a new character to the series. It will be released in February 2019.

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And, last but not least, the fourth story in the series is All the Gear. It was originally released under the title All the Gear, No Idea, by All Romance Ebooks as another part of their Perfect Stranger Collection. This one may well end up being re-written from scratch. There is so much I want to change, it will probably be easier to do that than to edit the existing story. The same characters will find their happy ending, but the way they get there might change quite a bit. So far the only thing that’s certain is the cover!

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And that will be the series complete!

Before that series, I have another new title – Straight to Hell – in a new collection – Hearts and Handcuffs. More about that to come in another post 🙂

*Hugs*

Kim.

December Newsletter

Hi everyone!

Happening this month:

I’m trying out a weekly FAQ post on the blog. It will go up every Saturday this month and then we’ll see how it goes.

Works in Progress:

Axel’s Pup has been beta read (the first time I’ve ever used beta readers – it’s been interesting!). I’m now working on the third, and I hope final, draft before it goes off to be edited.

Giveaway winners (names used are the ones publicly listed on the relevant platform):

Amber Kell’s Birthday Bash: JackieG

Boy Meet Boy Reviews: Alaina

Twitter followers: Michele Rakes

Blog followers: Libby

Goodreads friends: Bronwyn Heeley

Each winner will soon recieve an e-mail, twitter DM or Goodreads message letting them know what they’ve won 🙂

And, that’s it. Whatever holidays you and yours are celebrating this month, wishing you a wonderful December!

*Hugs*

Kim.