Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sharing FREE books = Biggest annoyance ever! (A GIANT RANT!)

You know, It's sad really, but you wouldn't think that sharing free books would be so annoying to deal with.

If you're a member of this MM romance group on FB you've probably seen my posts. I share free books I find on amazon. Make a simple post about it and leave.
Every day, either before or after work, I go to certain lists on amazon and click on the top 100 free in the GLBT/Gay/Gay Erotica category, I look through all the books there and filter out free books that I haven't seen before. Now because I've been doing this for a while I do recognize what's  new and what isn't.
I don't do this for anyone else but myself.
I'm not advertising or anything. I'm just looking for free books because I'm a poor bitch and always want new material to read that I don't have to pay for.

Also, let me make something very clear. I HATE AMAZON! I don't buy from them unless they're my 100% last resort. I hate their double standard when it comes to gay romance compared to MF genres. There can be bestiality and rape in MF (not that I like that shit, but an example) then say you find a Simple smut or BDSM novel, that's GAY characters, oh no! It violates their "sensitive"standards so it's banned. Whereas... that bestiality/rape novel is still up and it's perfectly acceptable. ?! THE FUCK?!
So yeah, I hate it but for free shit... hell yeah, I'll go on amazon and just read it through their cloud reader.

So, anyways, after a while, I kinda felt bad that I wasn't sharing all these new books I'd find.
It's weird but I really felt bad that I wasn't sharing all this free MM books with other people like myself that love the stuff. So first, I slowly started sharing Mpreg titles that I was and still sorta am a kick on, I'd share these free mpreg I'd find on the Mpreg group I'm a part of on FB.

I'd only filter out the mpreg to post there but still got over 20 just MM romance/Horror, contemporary, scifi..etc...
So, I was like... Well.. Why don't I share all the other ones I find?
I asked in that group (Mpreg group) where I should post all the other titles that aren't mpreg to? After a few comments I figured, well.. the mm group that's the sister (I think) to the mm romance group on goodreads sounded good. so then I started posting there with these new free books I'd find.

Now I had already come across an incident in the Mpreg group, someone complained about how those new indie authors abuse unlimited or something? Something or other-- because supposedly some authors "inflate" their books with free stories to cheat kindle prime or whatever the fuck it is, I decided to only share ones that sound like they don't..

Let me be really honest here, I don't give a FLYING FUCK, how they inflate their books. That's amazons problem not mine. I, as a reader, love that they include a free book because then I can really see if I truly like this author and would get their other things. That person made it seem like it was MY fault or my responsibility to... I don't know, do something. But I don't care. If that person was bothered by it, they should have reported it directly through amazon. NO ONE ELSE was complaining. It wasn't until she got all high and mighty about how it cheats unlimited kindle that one other person started in on it too. I ignored the whole thing until it blew over and then made a simple statement that I don't advertise or promote-- which I still fucking don't --I just find free books and share. If they don't like it then don't get it and report it on your own. Don't act as if I'm to blame. That's on that author, the person offended and amazon.

But in all of that mess, this was the kicker.... ALL THESE BOOKS ARE FREE!! FREE! FREE!!
F. R. E. E.!!!!!!
As in you don't waste a dime or your stupid amazon kindle prime thing on it.

IT'S ALL FREE. So the fact they they get all pissy about it in the first place and tried to somehow blame it on me annoyed the flying shit outta me.


SOOO----
Sorry I wen't off topic there. Got into a bit of rant, anyways, So I was very reluctant to share these other titles, even though I really wanted to share but didn't want to keep posting them in the Mpreg group when they weren't mpreg (which I was doing with a title here or there.)

It started off great my sharing. People seemed to like it. And then suddnely... one person started with the... "It's not free" -- "that's not free." -- "this is not free" -- "that one is not free either" -- "not free!"
And holy shit I got annoyed again.

What had/has me annoyed about the whole thing (again) and has me writing out this post in frustration is that you'd think people would just say fucking thank you or like and get the fuck outta there with their other new free goods instead of pointing out the obvious of YOU MISSED IT, so it's not free. Not that I posted a not free book, It's YOU who missed it. YOU missed out. Not that it was never free. Because again. EVERY SINGLE BOOK I GET and share IS FREE. I can show you my purchase history of all the books they've "not free!"--ed about. I.. I got them free because I got it on time.
But, oh, no!
There are people that MUST point out, they have it as their DUTY to point out that a certain book or books are no longer free.
CAN YOU NOT  COMPREHEND THAT THAT MEANS YOU WERE TOO SLOW AND SO MISSED GETTING THE BOOKS?!?!

They post and act as though I was the one that mislead them onto that book.

< Those are just a few examples when I was really, really close to just saying fuck them all and not sharing anymore.

But then... but then... ohhh~ A kind, kind soul stood up for me and said what I had been wanting to say for so long and told them to pretty much fuck themselves for me.

Ohh~ I wanted to hug her so bad. Because as she posted this, and a few comments before this, Some people expressed their gratitude and said thank you and all that made me feel all warm and fuzzy and was the pretty much the whole reason why I started sharing in the first place.

This is why then I was like... oh no... I can't stop.

Even though I was so annoyed by those other people, this is why I felt I really needed to because I didn't want to let these kind people miss a chance of getting free books.

But yeah... It was short lived my happiness after she stood up for me because the next day I shared books... what happens??

.........YEah.... Yeah. Thaaaaaaat's right...
Still point out the obvious in such an annoying maddening attempt of just... still saying FUCK YOU. OMG.. it was like this person just needed to stick it to me and to the girl that stood up for me when I wanted to just remain quiet and not share anymore.. ohhh... this person STILL had to go and be a brat about it.

So... Because that one person still is the captain of obvious others have also continued to be just as keen on their obvious patrol.

Though sometimes their nicer about it.... < like such picture...

But holy fuck I'm still annoyed and still have the raging desire to quit. It's always that one that ruins it for everyone isn't it? Well I'm getting close to just stopping because they won't shut the fuck up about it.

Also, how some ask me for the uk link. ???
What?
What do I look like? Your personal assistant to do things for you? I already provided the link, look for it yourself!
Now, some people are nice about it, they at LEAST say please.
Other post: "Uk link?"
Like it's expected.. or my job to provide both options.
Ummm, fucking NO!!! Go get it yourself!
How hard is it to now search the item in your browser or phone if you have it there? You have IT, and the cover. You lazy bitch!
Haha... and yeah, I know. I'm probably the bitch here in thinking that but... really? WHY CAN'T THEY LOOK FOR IT THEMSELVES. Isn't all you have to do is change the .com with. .co.uk or whatever ??

And I know some people are gonna say/think,
OMFG, you're being way too dramatic, calm the fuck down, or something like, Then just don't share anymore then, duh!

*Sigh* But those few days that I go without sharing and me getting 15 + free books that sound good or from great authors like L.A. Witt that I sometimes find that she's put for free for a limited time, it makes me sad that I wasn't able to share with other MM-lovers and I feel bad all over again.

But really.. Why should I bother. Right? I do this every day for myself, why go the extra step and share with other people (SOME) that I truly feel, are slightly ungrateful?
I guess that answer is truly simple and I just shouldn't anymore.

I think I'll go back to only sharing mpreg. They're nicer and only those few people gave me problems about amazon's problem. Everyone else aside from those like two people there was all, "Fuck em, keep sharing we don't care. They can NOT GET IT and go away." one person even messaged me and said "Don't worry about what they're saying, I'm so grateful and found so many new authors so please keep sharing" so I felt better about that. Because they realized or, not realized but had the common sense to see that that wasn't my fucking problem it was theirs(the people who had a problem with it) and amazon's to report and correct.

Anyway, I truly just vented out my frustrations here. I feel so much better that I put this down. ahhh!!.. I just needed to get it out of me. Maybe after this it won't bother me as much anymore.

You know.. something along the lines of just needing to get it off my shoulders or what not.

Well, see you around on the net!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Review: Good Together by Valentina Heart ♥

A legacy of bullying and insecurity has left its mark on Troy, affecting all his interactions in the present. Adam is an ex-hocky player turned tattoo artist who knows what he wants and isn't afraid to go after it. But no matter how hard he tried, time and again he sends the easily scared Troy running.

Though both are nearly convinced it could never work between them, they agree to give it one more try. But then bad luck and fate conspire to leave Adam floundering to reach Troy while Troy worries over losing touch with Adam.


Author: Valentina Heart
Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay
Word count: 29,000 words


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I freaking LOVED the hell out of this book!!

Troy's insecurity and feelings of unworthiness come from a long childhood of bullying and humiliation. Added on to this was his family/home situation where he was ignored and neglected.
Of which left him with always thinking that he is not worthy of this person or that. This comes to the forefront when he meets Adam.

Adam who seems larger than life and brighter than the sun is assertive and goes after the things he wants and likes. In this case, that happens to be Tory.

However, when Troy's feelings of unworthiness get the better of him and he acts cold and distant, Adam thinks maybe this time he needs to let it go. Maybe they aren't meant to be... but he wants too badly to see where this could lead and even though he wants to throw in the towel he doesn't want to give up. Will he be able to make Troy see just how much he's worth and that he too deserves to be cherished?

MILD SPOILERS AHEAD...♥


Thursday, September 24, 2015

How to obtain multiple formats at ARe (A small Tutorial on Navigating ARe)

Sadly, ARe doesn't make it a habit, at all, to tell their customers that there are ways to download the format(s) you want at their store. There is, no ad, nothing at all, advertising that it's possible. Not a single link anywhere on the front page! Not even in their FAQ! (There really should be, you know?!)

A lot of people think you only get one format, and one alone when you buy from ARe.

I did too until I just happened to stumble upon it when I got so fed up that I couldn't get the pdf and epub. 
I guess you (or some people) say, "Well if people weren't so lazy, they could find it too!!" And um, no. It's not that simple. ARe is truly a confusing site sometimes. I still don't know every nook and cranny I only know how to report a problem and reset the formats I want. (now..)

So if you're one of those people that needs help figuring out their site, here is how you get multiple formats from ARe!

Now, remember!
YOU HAVE TO DO THIS FOR EVERY SINGLE FORMAT YOU WANT...After your initial download. 
So if you get pdf, but also want epub & mobi, you'll have to do this/follow these instructions twice!


Now then, 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review: The Destruction of Kirill by Pax Asteriae

He thought he'd experienced the worst kinds of pain imaginable. Apparently not. The past wasn't a patch on this.

Born in the workhouse and molded into an obedient slave, Kirill expected his life to be simple: serve his wealthy owners until they grew bored and sold him, repeating the process again and again until the day he died. He never wanted his master's precious only son to take an unhealthy interest in him, and he didn't expect one single horrifying summer's day to plunge his life into ruin.

Now he has to adjust to another kind of life: one with a man who never wanted to own a slave and has no use for the one he now possesses. But just when Kirill thinks he's finally found normality it all comes crashing down again—and worse, this time it's all his own fault.

Hauled into a world of chaos and destruction by a charming stranger, Kirill struggles to manoeuvre his way without letting both his past and his grief overwhelm him, but is his rescuer all that he seems, or has Kirill walked from one hell straight into another?



Author: Pax Asteriae
Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy
Word count: 32,290 (Length: 130 pages)



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: It's Complicated (Tucker Springs #7) by L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt always knows how to pull at my heartstrings and just feel her characters.

This was no different. I was so reluctant to read it because a lot of my friends warned me away or whatnot, so I was just kind of afraid because I love L.A.'s books so much. I didn't want to read a book of hers that I would hate. lol
But today I finally got the courage to and oh man.. I have NO regrets. I truly don't.

In fact, I'm upset it took so long to read it! lol....

Now remember, These are just my own thoughts and opinions. 

But if you like what I have to say and don't mind my little warnings, please, PLEASE give it a try.
I loved this so much. I hope you might too.

After their umpteenth breakup, Brad Sweeney and Jeff Hayden are living apart and starting over from scratch. The morning after a promising first date, they’re more optimistic than ever that they can make it work this time . . . until Jeff’s ex-wife and business partner calls to announce she’s pregnant with Jeff’s baby. Brad’s already competing with a demanding business for Jeff’s time. Now there’s a baby on the way, and worse, he’s afraid Jeff is still carrying a torch for the woman who’s carrying his child.

Jeff is desperately trying to keep his life together, but before he can even get his head around the news that he’s going to be a father, his ex announces that she wants to leave Tucker Springs. Now he either has to take over her role at the shop while ferrying the baby back and forth from Denver, or move the business—and himself—with her.

Brad and Jeff knew reconciliation wouldn’t be easy, but they’re rapidly running out of room for compromise. And sooner or later, something has to give.



Author: L.A. Witt
Genre: contemporary, drama, romance
Length: 205 pages (Word count: 52,000)


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Monday, January 12, 2015

HELP JUNE RESTOCK VIEW FINDER vol.1-6!!! (PLEASE DONATE! EVEN A DOLLAR IS MOST LOVED!)

A CALL OUT TO ALL THE FUJOSHI GUYS AND GALS OUT THERE!! 

Juné is asking for help in funding (to restock/reprint) View Finder 1-6!!! Eeekk!!!

 Now... I totally, Already own all of them but I so want to help because omfg! It's yaoi! LOL.. spread the lurrrveeee!!
 Anyways, They're asking for help!! And if you can, you know the fujoshi world will dance and jump in joy for anything you can donate to the cause!  Even a single $1 (dollar) is helpful!!

 So, have an empty spot in your View Finder collection? Now is your chance to help AND get it for yourself! ;) including extra goodies!
 See more info at DMPs/Juné's kickstarter!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

  NOT ONLY THAT!! GUYS GUYYYSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT ONLY THATTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
 IF ENOUGH PEOPLE HELP, (when they reach $50,000) A FOREIGN LOVE AFFAIR WILL GET RESTOCKED/REPRINTED TOO!!!!!
 THIS... Is the most fantastic News!! If you ever needed/wanted A Foreign Love Affair, SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ALL ACROSS THE FUJOSHI COMMUNITY

 For again, if enough people donate, if they reach the $50,000 mark, you can get your hands on it!!! <3 Not only that!! If you have been wanting to go and have a few hundred to spare, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to not only help AND get yourslef View Finder, BUT you can also get yourself a STARTER PACK TO YAOI-CON!!!! More info on that is also at the kickstarter! Or if you have questions ask there! (scroll down) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

 So really guys, If you can help at all... HELP, HELP, HELP!! help DMP meet their goal to reprint View Finder!! ♥ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!! 2015


OMFG!!!

We're in 2015!!!

Ahaha!! Like... WOW... here I thought the world would end in the whole 2012 shit but... we're still here!! lol...

Wow... Another year and another chance for things to go beautifully or.. horribly wrong. lol..

But here's to many great things to come for everyone!!

I have a stable job I have my family and I have my beautiful dog. haha! I hope things stay this way and well... I just hope this year is full of nothing but laughter and happiness for me and my family.


Happy New Year!!