What’s so not cool…

I don’t usually post ranty, unhappy posts. But this needs saying.

It was brought to my attention that my Elements of Retrofit outtake was added to Goodreads. *sigh* Okay, as much as it irks me, I can’t stop that. I did however, when posting that outtake, ask that it not be added, but whatever. Like I said, I can’t stop it.

BUT THEN I realized that the cover of Elements of Retrofit had been defaced and added as the book cover!

Like seriously, WTAF?

Literally, the original cover was written over with the outtake title and posted as the cover…

And that, my dear people, is so not cool.

Just so we’re clear here, I do not own the rights to cover art of books owned by Pride Publishing.  I, being the author, can use said cover art for promotional work. I have express contractual permission to do that, including the outtake banner I made – which includes their cover.  Other people do not. Unless they’ve contacted Pride Publishing and said “Hey do you mind if I infringe on all copyright and licensing rights and write over the top of the original cover art and post it on Goodreads?” which I’m pretty sure they didn’t, because I’m pretty sure Pride Publishing would have laughed all the way to their legal team. Just sayin’.

I have contacted a Goodreads librarian, who then very kindly had to contact a Super Librarian (they have capes and everything) to ask that the cover (and hopefully the “book”) be removed.

So before you think it’ll be cool to go and waste a bunch of people’s time to deface a book cover and add it to GR, my very humble little piece of advice is, please don’t.

And while we’re on the topic of using other people’s pictures/photographs (that you downloaded and/or didn’t purchase) for ‘fan-art’, that’s illegal too.  I guess it’s only a matter of time before someone in the m/m community gets made an example of and sued.  Using pictures found online is a tricky business, and I love a great piece of fan-art as much as the next person.  But the rule is simple:  don’t post what you don’t own. I buy most of my images for my promotional art for between $1 to $30, so if you don’t want to buy images, don’t do it.

In case you were unaware of how these things work, I’ll leave a link to another blog for your perusal, courtesy of BlogHer.com.

WHY NOT TO USE COPYRIGHTED PICS YOU FIND ONLINE

Or, alternatively, you can just Google “Can I get sued for using copyrighted pictures online?” and settle in to read the eleventy billion responses.

But, as I said above, I can’t stop anyone from doing these things. I would just really REALLY appreciate it if people didn’t use pictures they don’t have rights to, especially when that picture has my name on it. I’d rather not have my name dragged through the mud when the copyright holder takes you to court, mmkay?

On a much brighter, happier note, I hope everyone has a great week!

Cronin’s Key III Cover and Blurb!

August has been hella busy for me. By the end of the month, I will have had FIVE re-releases, plus one print release. But it doesn’t end there!  I also have the cover of Cronin’s Key III to show off!!

So without further adieu, I give to you the third and final book in the Cronin’s Key series <3

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BLURB:

History isn’t always what it seems…

Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he’s left powerless in their presence.

Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec’s view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.

This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren’t simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key’s true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has. And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.

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Clarity of Lines Re-release Day!!

 

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The new version of Clarity of Lines is now out!!  The additional content is a 2K word chapter in Cooper’s POV, and it’s only 99c this week!  <3

You can buy it at Pride Publishing HERE

 

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Elements of Retrofit Re-release!

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The new version of Elements of Retrofit is out! And it’s FREE for this week only!!

You can get it free at Pride Publishing’s site HERE

At the end of Chapter 12, there is a short 2K word chapter from Cooper’s POV.   In the next book, Tom mentioned taking Cooper to an art museum… well, this is that scene.

I am also Pride Publishing’s featured author this month!  And have done a short post on Pride’s blog to celebrate!  You can check it out HERE

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Sixty Five Hours New Cover!!

Like Learning to Feel and His Grandfather’s Watch, Sixty Five Hours has a pretty new cover!  And like Learning to Feel, the lovely and talented Mina Rivera made it for me, and I love it!

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** Please note, no new additional content has been added.

I’ve uploaded the new cover in to All Romance eBooks (Link is HERE)  and I’ve uploaded the book into Smashwords (Link is HERE) but it will take up to a week for the book to appear on sites like B&N, Kobo or Apple, where it will be FREE.

I have also submitted the book to Amazon (link is HERE) where it is live BUT it won’t be free on Amazon until they price match it. For Learning to Feel and His Grandfather’s Watch, this took almost two weeks. So please don’t pay for the book. It’s FREE. Check out the links to ARe and Smashwords, and until Amazon list it as free, I can’t promote the book there.

In other cover news, I’ll have Cronin’s Key III bright and shiny new cover to share soon! <3

 

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So I’ve had a lot of new covers lately :)  Totally Bound gave me eight new covers for my existing titles, and I’ve had new covers made for my free reads as well. Well, I’ve shown off Learning To Feel’s new cover, I’m waiting for the brilliant Mina to work her magic on Sixty Five Hour (Eeeeek! Can. Not. Wait)  but I kind of forgot about His Grandfather’s Watch…

So, while I should have been doing taxes and edits, I got playing around in PicMonkey  (best tool for procrastination, everrrrrr)  and made this little cover myself. :)  There is no new content added to the story, just a pretty new cover.

 

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I have put the book on Amazon, and like Learning to Feel, I’m waiting on Amazon to make it free. Apparently I need it to be free on larger sites like B&N or Apple before Amazon will take it seriously. Sites like All Romance eBooks isn’t good enough, according to Amazon. And, the problem with this is, to get books on B&N etc through Smashwords can take up to a week.

I’ll post the links anyway, but please remember it’s FREE. Don’t pay the .99c Amazon insists I price the book at. So until Amazon reduce the price, I would suggest downloading from All Romance eBooks or Smashwords.

LINKS:

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Learning to Feel has a new cover!

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LOOK AT THE NEW PRETTY!!

Learning to Feel, one of my free reads, has been available for two years now, so it really was time for a new cover. The very lovely Mina Rivera outdid herself. It’s just beautiful…  I did tidy up the formatting, but nothing in the book has changed, there are no additional scenes, nothing new, except the cover. 

I am still waiting for Amazon to put the price to zero (they have to be notified repeatedly that the book is available cheaper somewhere else before they’ll reduce it) so if you want the book with the new shiny cover, please check out the links to ARe or Smashwords. It should be on B&N when Smashwords release it to them – which can take up to a week, so please be patient. Though please be aware all formats are available at Smashwords, and the book is free. :)

LINKS TO DOWNLOAD

You can download this book for free at the following places:

All Romance eBooks HERE

At Amazon HERE

At Smashwords HERE

Stay tuned for Sixty Five Hours new cover – coming soon!! 

Win copies of Gay Sex Club Stories 1 & 2!

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I’m in the mood to give some ebooks away!  Two lucky winners will each win a copy of Gay Sex Club Stories 1 & 2!!

So, to enter in this contest, simply comment on this blog post.  It really is that simple!

Winners will be drawn (using a random number generator) at 11am 07.07.15.

Good luck!

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Who is A. Voyeur?

As it states on A. Voyeur’s blog (said wordpress can be found HERE) A. Voyeur is the pen name of an author who writes romance, and is used for an outlet of smut and fun.

And yes, that other author is me.

A. Voyeur was created for two reasons: to test the waters of erotica on Amazon’s KU platform, and to simply have some fun writing.

Every now and then, writers will get so bogged down in plot, story arcs, character development and research (basically the basis of writing) that they forget to have some fun. And for me, as a writer, smut is my fun.

I know a lot of my readers will call BS on that, because my stories do tend to fade to black a little. ;) My romance writing is about the characters, and while there will always be some smut, it’s not page after page of sex. I publish them under the category of “romance” not “erotica” because that’s what they are. Yes, sex is important – particularly if it shows character growth and relationship development – and sometimes it’s just gratuitous, because sometimes that’s what sex is.

But ultimately, books published under the name N.R. Walker will not contain copious amounts of sex.

Now A. Voyeur books are a different story. Literally, and figuratively. :)

Titled Gay Club Sex Stories 1 & 2, they are super short (book one is 13.6k and book two is 11K), and each book contain separate, different sex scenes. Book 1 has 5 scenes, Book 2 has 4.  There is no plot, no story arc, no character development. These are just smut for the sake of smut.

Why different pen names?  It’s really not uncommon for authors to use different pen names for different genres, and it really is just a way to keep my laundry sorted, if you know what I mean.

The covers are fun (and made by me, as you can probably tell LOL)

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PLEASE NOTE: These books come with a warning. They contain material some will find offensive, so reader caution is advised. Scenes include bareback, cum-play, some bondage, and some serious sacrilegious content. If that’s not your thing, don’t read these books. If it is, then I hope you enjoy :)

There was going to be a third, but that’s yet to be decided. I have other deadlines and commitments to meet first, but I do like to never say never.

Sooo, if you’re looking for something different, short, hot, smutty, mindless entertainment, then you can check them out at these links:

Gay Sex Club Stories 1

Gay Sex Club Stories 2

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Nine New Covers Reveals!!

I have LOTS of new covers to show off!  Nine to be exact!!

I made the decision for my books currently listed with Totally Bound to stay with them, instead of me self-publishing them. Totally Bound is rebranding their LGBTQ section to now fall under Pride Publishing, and to celebrate the launch of this new press, they’re revamping existing titles.

Not only do my books get new covers, but I’ve also added some additional content to them! (NOTE:  My Turning Point Series will NOT include additional content, but Elements of Retrofit, Clarity of Lines, Sense of Place, Three’s Company, and Taxes and TARDIS will.) And they will be re-released throughout August, available in ebook and paperback at the same time (apparently).

This new content is generally added to the end of the book, not integrated throughout. So, in my Thomas Elkin Series, we have approximately 2000 words at the end of each book added, and finally Cooper gets to have his say! That’s right, each book has a small chapter of Cooper POV. :)

Three’s Company has both a prologue and an epilogue.  The short prologue (1500 words) is told from Simon’s POV, and the epilogue (3300 words) is back to Wil’s POV. :)

Taxes and TARDIS now has a gorgeous little epilogue (2000 words), which was probably my favourite additional content to write.  I think everyone will agree when they read it. :)

The Turning Point Series doesn’t include any additional content. In my heart, these stories are complete. The three books have a combined word count of 220,000, and trying to add more to Matt and Kira’s story felt forced and wrong.  I struggled with what to do for four weeks before I finally decided not to do those boys an injustice by adding content that would detract from their story.

From my understanding, anyone who purchased my titles originally from Totally Bound will be able to download the updated books for free.

So, without further adieu, the covers…

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I also received my cover for the Italian translation of Blindside! OMG it’s gorgeous! And will be available for purchase on July 7th.

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And in other cover news, I have had the lovely Sara York resizing my paperback covers to all now be 5×8, not the 6×9 they were previously and any/all formatting issues will be fixed. Cronin’s Key I & II are already available in 5×8, but I’m awaiting proofs of my RDH series and Blind Faith series before I let them go live. I will advise when this happens, and will be adding an order form to my website if anyone would like a signed copy. You will be able to pay for them through PayPal. :)

Aaaaand, lastly (but super excitedly) I will be giving Sixty Five Hours and Learning to Feel new covers as well. The very talented Mina has graciously agreed to help me give these books new covers. I thought it was very fitting that a friend I have known since my fandom days is giving my ex-fandom books new life :)  I will share pics when I have them!!!

Soooo, I think revealing 9 covers at once is pretty amazing and I hope you like them.  <3 <3