I stopped writing

and, I don’t think anyone noticed.

This past spring I put out two novella’s in my Malice series, the first one, no problem, the second was more of a struggle.  Since then, I have been able to write only, maybe, a paragraph to a page or two at a time, nothing like my obsessive writing of the past.

In January, returning home from a trip, I had caught a cold.  Or, so I thought.  I don’t know what it was.  People in the medical field, my doctor included say it wasn’t Covid19.  I’ve since gone to another doctor, who also doubts that it was Covid19 and stated that other viruses, other illnesses, can cause the effects I described.

I was sick for six-eight weeks with fevers, chills, coughs, and on and off cold behaviors.  Over it all was this intense fatigue that worried me.  It hasn’t ended all these months later.  I have a hard time concentrating, I sleep too much, and I’m definitely depressed.  This new doctor didn’t seem too impressed or concerned, sigh.  I hate being dismissed that way.  I live in a constant brain-fog.

In the meantime, I had to get out the Lesfic Bard Awards, and that was a real challenge for me to concentrate on, but I persevered and slowly but surely got the work done.  The same thing with getting out my author’s books through Shadoe Publishing.  But, my own, nope, can’t do it, too much distraction, fatigue, and other things.

Fortunately, this lockdown has a silver lining.  There are a LOT of people who suddenly want to do audiobooks.  My massive backlog of novels, novellas, and shorts are almost all coming out in audiobooks!  The same thing is happening with Shadoe’s authors, which is great for all involved.  However, this means an awful lot of listening time (for the past three months, almost ALL the work I have been able to do).

At this time where I can only get out a paragraph or two, or a page or two, still nothing seems to be getting accomplished there.  It’s not that I don’t have the ideas, plenty of those.  I also seem to be able to enjoy and still do make covers of stories I hope to write.

Still, it depresses me that I can’t seem to concentrate enough to finish these thoughts and get the work done.  I have to wonder how much of the politics and depression over the lockdown is affecting me.  Normally I am a solitary person so the lockdown shouldn’t affect me.  I’ve never been a political person, but the last five years have really made me aware of things that are affecting my life, my future, and those around me via these people in positions of power.  It is all depressing.  I know I am not alone there, I see people posting on social media, ALL the time about their feelings of despondency over the situation.  Please, hold on until you can cast your ballot, but above all VOTE the bastards out of office.  VOTE, VOTE, VOTE is all you can do!

In the meantime, I have set up on my website a way for people to not only buy my books directly but get audiobooks, especially if they have never tried them before, for FREE!

Please feel free to reach out to me, I do like hearing from people who have read my books, who knows when this brain fog will lift, maybe something you say will trigger me and get me writing again!

Thanks for listening to my rant and buying my stories, it does mean a lot to me.

~K’Anne

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Free Audiobooks

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Yes, you read the title correctly, I’m giving away FREE audiobooks.

Please follow the directions even if you already subscribe to this blog and I’ll be happy to send you the codes to listen to these titles:

  1. Subscribe to this blog (if you have already, take a screenshot).  New subscribers, I should get a notification.
  2.  Send me an email with the screenshot showing you have subscribed.  The link to my email is here and highlighted.
  3.  Share this blog with as many friends as will ‘listen’ and I’ll be happy to give them a book too!  If these three aren’t their cuppa tea, I have more here for you all to choose from.  I’ll give away as many as ACX will allow!

That’s it!  Let’s all enjoy ourselves with a good read while we are in this together!  Stay safe and let your mind take you somewhere else for a few hours.  Looking forward to your emails.  This offer is good for a week or until ACX says I have no more codes (both US and UK-related).

~K’Anne

Attention new followers

Hello to those who signed up on my website for the free book and are wondering how to get it.  When you signed up, or ‘followed’ my blog here on WordPress, if your email address was visible, you got an email from me with the links to the free book.  If you already have a wordpress site or something, all I got was your name that you are now following this site and a do not reply email from wordpress…I have no way to contact you to give you the free book.  So, since I didn’t delete those emails notifying me you signed up, please contact me at kannemeinel@aim.com with your contact information and I’ll match that up to what I’ve received.  There are literally 100’s and I’d like all you nice people who signed up, to get the book you signed up for!

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Since you signed up, you should be getting an email about this post and hopefully we can get it straightened out immediately and get you reading my book(s)!

Also, check your spam folder since I may have sent it already and it might go there!  Hopefully NOT!  Happy reading.

Thank you!  ~K’Anne

FREE books

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Jae has compiled a list of EIGHTY free lesfic books for your viewing pleasure, surely there is SOMETHING there for you to download (including one of mine).  So, take a look at the list and subscribe to their newsletters/blogs and enjoy the read!

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Outback Bred

Because I put the first FOUR of this amazing series up on Amazon Kindle Unlimited, I’m able to offer this to new readers who I want to get hooked on my writings!  On September 15, 2019 for only ONE day, we are offering this book to those readers!  You can read these first four in any order.  Give it a try, I’m sure you will love it.

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Get your copy here.

Find out what others are saying about this particular book in the series:

Five Star

K’Anne’s books get 5-stars!

DR

September 6, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition
Jennis Slaughter

August 29, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

A Woman Down Under Series

A Woman Down Under Series Mock up 3Something the fans have said (and I do listen) is that they hate to wait for a new book in a series to come out.  Once their interest is engaged, they want to know what is going to happen in the next part of the series, right away, not to have to wait.  Well, that’s where this series is a little different.  These are the first four in what I hope will become a fantastic and captivating series for my fans, new and old, to follow.

See, not only is this series new, but it takes place in about the 1850’s of Australia, in the Outback and is told by four different women from their perspective.  No, it isn’t the same story told four different times, but rather their stories told from their points of view and what happens to them.

You can buy any of these and read them in any order too, which I thought might be a plus, another thing that readers sometimes worry about, did they get all of them in the series, are they in order.

* I’m releasing them on the same day, so you don’t have to wait.

* I’m releasing them as novellas, in paperback, on the same day too!

* I’m releasing them on Kindle Unlimited, something I haven’t done in ages, so you can get them potentially for free if you have joined their program.

If you aren’t on Kindle Unlimited, and that is okay, they are only $4.99 *US and really for under $5 you can’t believe the adventure you are about to embark upon!

I really want people to try out my writings, some who might not have read my historical romances before.  Also, my current fans will have this new and awesome series to enjoy as they already know I write detailed and dramatic stories.

So don’t wait, pre-order your copy today from Amazon!

Btw, there are more already written and waiting to come out, but, one at a time, okay?  It’s making my editor’s hair turn gray!  Lol.  I have been working on this for a while because I wanted to try this concept of releasing the series all at once.

Only these first four will be on Kindle Unlimited, the rest, as they are available will come out normally (for me) and randomly and be available on all the platforms.

Enjoy!

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Outback Born

Outback Bred

Outback Heritage

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Winners ~Day 10~ FINAL

For the winners of the giveaway!

The last TEN winners of a published story of your choice from my website:

  1. Tinna Webb
  2. Rosie
  3. Erzabet Bishop
  4. Melissa Pannett
  5. Michael Orton
  6. Melanie Tyson Carrier
  7. Mary Rose Cassavant
  8. Lori Rosen
  9. Griz Rodriguez
  10. Gai

Winners will be notified by email!  Congratulations to all 100 winners over these last ten days!  Thank you for entering my fabulous giveaway and participating!  Happy Holidays everyone!