On behalf of the 2018 Lesfic Bard Awards, we want to express our gratitude to the judges who gave selflessly of their valuable time to read the many entries we received in our first year. Not only did they read the entries, they graded them using a system we devised that we feel is particular […]
On my birthday this year I am planning on giving away 10 books a day for 10 days (my birthday is November 10th). On my birthday my 100th published work: Vetted Again will be released. I’m giving this gift to you, my followers, fans, and friends. You enter here and you can enter EVERY, SINGLE, DAY! You earn points by sharing it, signing up for my blog, commenting on my blog, as well as my fan page on Facebook! Share on Twitter, Facebook, with your friends to earn points. Those with the most points WIN the story of their choice from the following published works. There is romance, drama, mystery, and intrigue! From Shorts, to Novellas, to Novels, surely there is SOMETHING for EVERYONE! You can see them at www.kannemeinel.com:
Facebook, in an effort to stop the various nefarious activities that screwed with not only it’s site but social media in general, has stopped ‘allowing’ WordPress to automatically post to it. That means that if you are seeing this, it’s probably because you subscribed to it (thank you), you saw it on other media sites like Twitter, Linked In, or I posted it on Facebook (if I’m not in Facebook Jail, funny, not funny).
I understand their rationale but for people like me who are fairly active on Facebook, they are preventing ‘free’ advertising which is what their ultimate goal is. As mentioned in my Facebook Jail article (which, ironically got me put IN Facebook Jail for posting it), they’ve screwed me over many times when I pay for advertising or they put me in jail when I post too often or too much. I get that, they have to control spammers, but really, their site is ideal to post in the various groups I am in. I occasionally do pay other posters to post about my books, after all, I have to watch it or I’ll be in trouble with Facebook (which happens often enough).
I really hope the improvements on Facebook actually work, however, it’s like pulling teeth these days as their site goes through updates (without telling us). They learned their lessons by not announcing some of their updates as people in general don’t like change and think their opinions will matter with such a large company. Good luck with that, all you are doing is bitch’n and moan’n about something YOU have no say in. We are the product, not the powers-that-be and once you realize that, the better.
Meanwhile, if you have subscribed to my blog, thank you. If you are reading it for the first time, thank you too! Enjoy my books!
Recently I received a couple of letters via email about my books. It’s fun to hear from readers, at least, for me it is. It’s also important. I don’t know about other writers but I go through ups and downs about my writing. I keep telling myself I’m writing for me so that I don’t write because I think it will be a best-seller and the readers will all buy it…nope, can’t do that or you wouldn’t write your true self. I do write because I enjoy it, the stories are clamoring to be written, and, I’m rather over-zealous…in case you all hadn’t noticed…I’m fairly prolific.
Recently I consulted a PR Agent and his suggestion was, release less and make them anticipate what you are going to release more…um, how do I do that when I’m trying to get the stories out there? I mean, really, do you, the readers WANT to wait? Maybe the ‘experts’ are right (write? ha, ha) and I should release less because people are probably sick of seeing me advertising books all the time, but, then there are those who are waiting on things:
Alice, my serial-killer series in the Malice stories has been waiting to make further appearances in Book #23 for a year. How can I deny her and her demons?
Pirated #3, tentatively named Pirated Life has also been waiting over a year, do you all want to find out what happens with their story?
Recently I released a prequel to my Vetted story in Cavalcade and eagerly anticipate the sequel to Cavalcade since I couldn’t fit it all into one novel. I mean, really, would you pay for a 500 page book nowadays? I think that would be off putting to some. Fortunately, I wrote them both this spring and my editor is finishing up the second one, Pioneered, due out in August…YAY! And, just for kicks, I finished up Vetted Further, the sequel to Vetted, because there was so much more story there.
So, for this author, I do WANT to hear from you. If you loved, hated, or just enjoyed the stories, please let an author know…because, without the fans, the readers, the followers, we are JUST writing for ourselves and while that’s fun, we also need the feedback. Thank you in advance and you’re welcome to the stories!
This wasn’t an easy book for me to write. As I’ve mentioned before, I started it in 2011. I found the topic to be very depressing, but the idea of it never left me. Over the years I had added to it as I found information I thought would be good in the story. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the reviews I have gotten. No, they aren’t all five star and they shouldn’t be…this isn’t a perfect book, it isn’t even a perfect story, it is however a very scary scenario that one family could have lived through. I hope those who read this, will give the book a chance. In the meantime, here are some of the reviews I have been getting:
Thank you to all who have read it, will read it, or are reading it, your reviews do help and are appreciated!
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April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018
I really liked this story and the thought K’Anne put into it! If you want to read a book that you won’t want to put down, start reading Survivors now! It’s well written and well edited! A really good read!
One of the great things about working with K’Anne and Shadoe Publishing, is you get a chance to see a number of great events, review wonderful books by really talented authors and chat to K’Anne herself about her writings and what she does to help authors get their work out there to readers. Earlier this […] […]