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Exciting Patreon Updates!

Exciting Patreon Updates!

It’s been a couple of years since AJ and I started our Patreon. We’ve had so much support since then and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken part.

This week we decided to revamp the Patreon and update our support tiers to give more back. The biggest update is the lowest tier—$2 per month—now has complete access to all the exclusive and advanced fiction and posts on the Patreon. Get bonus scenes, outtakes, WIP chapters, and more for half the price of a cup of coffee.

We’re also offering additional perks throughout the year so you never know when you’ll get a bonus. This week all Patreons at every support level got an advance copy of our new release, Loose Lips and Relationships, as well as a copy of the complete Free Men boxset.

We’ve got some exiting suff planned for the Patreon going forward, and we’d love you to be a part of our journey. Check it out—new Patreons get back access to all 100+ existing posts 🎉

Posted by Kate Aaron in Living the Dream
New Release from AJ Rose #mmromance

New Release from AJ Rose #mmromance

I’m excited to announce a new release from AJ Rose, written with a little help from yours truly. Welcome to Flaming, Missouri.

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Flaming is the perfect place for police officer Marc Warren to heal his battered heart after a broken marriage. The tourist town is an easy beat and he finds sanctuary in his beautiful cabin on the Lake of the Ozarks. So when Grant “Good Time” Taylor shows interest, Marc is in no hurry to let Flaming’s resident bad boy rock his boat.

Grant has no interest in dating locals. Tourists are plentiful and don’t want more than he’s willing to give. But a bar bet turns personal when Marc hands him a humiliating public rejection. If Grant wants to get under the mysterious officer’s skin, he’ll have to offer more than a temporary port.

The small town rumor mill gets a jumpstart as Marc and Grant realize what they’ve been missing all along—each other. But not everyone is happy for them. Someone will stop at nothing to sink the budding relationship. Can Marc and Grant overcome their fears to fight for each other, or is their happiness destined to drown?

Award winning authors AJ Rose and Kate Aaron have teamed up to welcome you to Flaming, MO, a cozy thriller series with feel-good themes, charismatic characters, and a small town with a big heart.


Available now from Amazon for $3.99 or included with Kindle Unlimited. Not in KU? Sign up now for a 30-day free trial.

Posted by Kate Aaron in Books
New Releases from Kate Aaron!

New Releases from Kate Aaron!

I haz exciting news. February 12th is the release date for the Free Men boxset, a collection of my bestselling series, plus three extra bonus scenes and the Free Men world map. It’s silly but I’m stupidly pleased with the map, and all the little details in it. It reminds me of the fantasy series I read as a kid.

The boxset is available now on Smashwords and Amazon, or look for it from tomorrow on iTunes, B&N, and all other ebook retailers.

I also have exciting news from France and Italy. Reines-Beaux, my French publisher, released The Dead Past in French, and Quixote Edizioni released The Soldier in Italian! *throws confetti*

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Posted by Kate Aaron in Books
Puddledown Mysteries, Now Available from iTunes and Barnes & Noble

Puddledown Mysteries, Now Available from iTunes and Barnes & Noble

Welcome to 1940s England. World War II is over, but for two very different men, peacetime brings its own perils. Set in small town England, this trilogy follows the adventures of Hugo and Tommy as they foil a murderer, solve a mysterious disappearance, and track down the sender of a series of poison pen letters. Three cozy mysteries, served with a side of forbidden love in a series rich in historical detail and local colour. Take a trip to Puddledown today! Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Books
The Patreon Dilemma

The Patreon Dilemma

There has been some controversy recently about authors signing up for Patreon. For those who don’t know, Patreon is a site where people can sign up to support creators (not just authors, but photographers and artists, musicians, models… you name it) by pledging them a fixed amount of money every month. Most Patreons start at $1 or $3, and can go all the way up to hundreds of dollars per month.

I’ll be honest, I’ve been considering it for a long time, but I hadn’t taken the plunge because getting a Patreon involves two things: 1. Talking about money, and 2. Swallowing my pride. Let me explain. Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Living the Dream
With Friends Like These… The #AllRomance Debacle

With Friends Like These… The #AllRomance Debacle

So the news is now out that All Romance Ebooks, a beloved specialist retailer adored by many an m/m reader and author alike, is closing its doors for good. The new hit yesterday afternoon, to shock and disappointment across our genre. Sentiments that quickly turned to anger when we read the email we received (or, in my case, the email others posted on social media; mine seems to have got lost in the post). Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Books
Blowing It Series: Now in KU

Blowing It Series: Now in KU

I’m selling my soul to the devil one piece at a time. For the next three months, read all the books in my Blowing It series—Blowing It, Balls Up, and the prequel, Dom on the Side, exclusively on Amazon with your KU membership. Continue reading →

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Sleeping With the Enemy

Sleeping With the Enemy

I did a thing I swore I’d never do: I’ve put some of my eggs entirely in Amazon’s basket. For the next three months, you can read the Puddledown Mysteries trilogy with your Kindle Unlimited subscription. Continue reading →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Books
You Don’t Owe Me A Review

You Don’t Owe Me A Review

It’s been a fact since before I was published that authors these days love reviews. It’s another fact that readers love to leave reviews — sites like Goodreads have created an entire reviewer industry out of ordinary, everyday readers. No longer do you need a doctorate in literature in order to bestow your lofty opinion from the hallowed pages of the Times Literary Supplement. These days, anyone with an internet connection can review whatever they read, however they like. Continue reading →

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Release Day: Dom on the Side

Release Day: Dom on the Side

 

When a one-night stand makes Ryan Jessop a casual offer to introduce him to BDSM, he discovers in Jim a skilled Dominant. Sameer Farouk is the right guy at the wrong time, and as far as Ryan can tell, not kinky. Torn between them, Ryan must decide if he’s prepared to gamble everything on one man, or if he’d be better off with a vanilla boyfriend and a Dom on the side. 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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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 →

Posted by Kate Aaron in Books