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Rainbow Awards 2015

Rainbow Awards 2015

Well, the votes are in! It was an incredible night, with dozens of fantastic books getting awards. I’m thrilled to announce all three of my entries — Blowing It, Balls Up, and The Slave — were all finalists. BI and BU got two honourable mentions each, The Slave got three. Here’s how it went down in my categories: Continue reading →

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Blowing It is On #Sale

Blowing It is On #Sale

Yes, you heard that right. From Sunday 29th Nov through Tuesday 01st Dec, Blowing It will be available for the bargain price of $0.99 from Amazon and AllRomance. It’s a top-10 LGBT bestseller reviewers have called “hugely entertaining, wildly fun, and wickedly hot!” Grab your copy now! Continue reading →

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Bumps In The Road

a-bump-in-the-road-1519580This is something of a confession. The last few months have been a bit of a mess for me. Visa stuff and family stuff and medical stuff, none of it very serious but all of it distracting, and my brain’s been turned to mush. I haven’t written much of anything since I finished Balls Up. I’ve got the sequel, Bottoms Up, all plotted out, but I’ve only got 15k written and it’s become increasingly clear in the past weeks that it isn’t right. There’s something missing and I can’t put my finger on what, but right now the book is sub-par. I’ve tried powering through but until I know what the problem is, I can’t fix it. So I’ve decided to pull up my big girl pants and made the difficult decision to shelve the book for the time being. Continue reading →

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Balls Up Charity Donation Update

When I published Balls Up exactly one month ago today, I pledged 10% of the first three months’ profits to Orchid, a UK-based male-specific cancer charity. That figure currently stands at a little over £200 ($310US). There’s still two months to go, and I’m hoping to give a whole lot more before the end!

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KDP Select and the Myth of “The Pot”

So we all know by now that Amazon is changing their payment scheme for Select borrows from a flat-rate payment triggered at 10% read, to a payment per page. They’ve delivered a laughable example of $0.10/page for this new system, which comes into effect next month. I think we all know it’s going to end up being something less than a cent per page when it actually happens, with the old payment of around $1.30 per read being the top-end of payouts for a full-length novel. Continue reading →

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Anniversary Giveaway Winners

Thanks everyone for entering! I used random.org to select five subscribers from my newsletter to win one of my backlist titles of their choice. The winners are:

Ekiehn

Bev S.

Carl M.

Jade C.

Kylie W.

All the winners have been notified. If you want to be in with a chance to win more books, keep up to date with my releases, and grab some free swag, sign up now! 


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Party Time — My Second Anniversary #Prizes

Two years ago today, I left my day job for the last time. I’d been published just shy of two years by that point (my first book, Blood & Ash, was released on 26th June 2011), I had a #1 LGBT title under my belt (What He Wants), and I was feeling frustrated enough with my job brave enough to take the plunge.

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That map shows every country in which I’ve sold a book since then. Continue reading →

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Announcing BALLS UP, Blowing It #2

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Sequel to Blowing It.

Owen Barnes’s life is finally going the way he wants. He’s making a living as an author, and his relationship with building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is going from strength to strength.

When Owen finds a lump, he buries his head in the sand. He’s too busy for doctor appointments and besides, it’s probably nothing. He pushes concern away and is soon swept up in a whirlwind of distractions. His best friend’s husband is falling apart and Owen needs to be strong for them, not burdening them with his fears.

He says he’ll deal with it when the new book is released, when Ryan and Sameer are more stable, when he’s done writing. Owen has a hundred excuses to hide one simple fact: he’s scared.

Eventually Magnus drags him to the doctor, and the news isn’t good. Can Owen cope with the unexpected turn events have taken, or is his perfect life about to go balls up?

~ Available from Amazon, ARe, and Smashwords. Coming soon to B&N, and iTunes ~

For the first three months, 10% of profits will be donated to Orchid, a male-specific cancer charity.

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#HAHAT Blog Hop Winners

I used Random.org to select four comments left on the Hop Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia blog post, and the winners are:

Main Prize: Signed paperback copy of The Slave and £15 AKT donation

Jenf27

Runners Up: Backlist ebook of their choice

Angela

KimberleyFDR

Alaina

The winners have all been emailed (check your junk folder! — email me at author {at} kateaaron {dot} com if you can’t find it). Thanks to everyone who commented and participated in the hop. Keep on fighting!

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Unmasking Piracy

So we all know as long as there have been digital files, there have been people stealing them. Generally I don’t lose sleep over my books surfacing on torrents or forum websites. I know in 90% of cases they’re using my title to hide a virus, and the people downloading them wouldn’t have paid money for my books anyway, etc etc. I know in the grand scheme of things, I’m not losing much in real terms from piracy. That doesn’t mean I have to like it, or condone it, and you can bet your ass when I find it, I report the shit out of it. I can write DMCA notices in my sleep. Continue reading →

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Coming Soon ~ BALLS UP ~ Blowing It #2

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The sequel to Blowing It

Owen Barnes’s life is finally going the way he wants. He’s making a living as an author, and his relationship with building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is going from strength to strength.

When Owen finds a lump, he buries his head in the sand. He’s too busy for doctor appointments and besides, it’s probably nothing. He pushes concern away and is soon swept up in a whirlwind of distractions. His best friend’s husband is falling apart and Owen needs to be strong for them, not burdening them with his fears.

He says he’ll deal with it when the new book is released, when Ryan and Sameer are more stable, when he’s done writing. Owen has a hundred excuses to hide one simple fact: he’s scared.

Eventually Magnus drags him to the doctor, and the news isn’t good. Can Owen cope with the unexpected turn events have taken, or is his perfect life about to go balls up?

Expected Release: June 2015

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200 Authors. 2 Weeks. 1 Massive #Fundraiser

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From today until 1st May, a collective of 224 authors, bloggers, and publishers of LGBT fiction are giving back to anyone prepared to give a little to charity. Rather than spending $5 on a book in the next two weeks, please consider donating that $5 to an LGBT charity of your choice, tell us about it, and go into our massive draw to receive a book in return. It’s our little way of saying thank you to everyone who supports our community.

Hop on over to DiverseReader to take part!

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Last Chance Saloon

rainbowpizza2Due to the absolutely overwhelming response we’ve received to our call for authors of LGBT fiction to donate books for a charity giveaway scheduled for 18th April, we’ve reached capacity and are closing the RSVP date for donors at the end of today (09 April).

Authors, if you want to make a donation, this is your last chance. Please contact me (author [at] kateaaron [dot] com), AJ Rose (ajrosefiction [at] gmail [dot] com), or Meredith King (diversereader [at] yahoo [dot] com) by the end of the day to get involved.

Readers: get excited! We’ve got hundreds of authors, review blogs, and publishing houses all offering rewards to anyone prepared to donate a little bit of time or money to charity, so be sure to keep an eye on DiverseReader on the 18th April for your chance to take part.

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Calling All #Authors of #LGBT Fiction

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I love the LGBT community. I love our idealism, our optimism, our faith in a future that will get better. I love that we’re not afraid to stand up and fight to make the future better. I love how we look after our own, take kids in off the streets when their own parents don’t want them anymore, and are prepared to do battle all the way through the highest courts in every land to make our voices heard. I also love our allies, and the wonderful crossover community that is M/M. We are more than a genre, more than a disparate group of individuals. As a collective, we are righteous force to be reckoned with. Continue reading →

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The Poison Pen — Available Now!

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There’s a crisis in Puddledown. Weeks before the wedding of Helena Fairfax and Walter Evans, a malicious poison pen writer is wreaking havoc. Closer to home, Hugo Wainwright has his own troubles–Tommy Granger’s family are visiting. When Hugo receives a note, Tommy starts to panic. Can Hugo uncover the author, or will the veiled threats of an anonymous stranger drive him and Tommy apart?

Available from Amazon, AllRomance, and Smashwords.

Coming soon from B&N, iTunes, and in paperback.

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