Anatomy of a Theft

Anatomy of a Theft

I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about people pirating my books.  I know there are large communities of people who exchange stolen ebooks without regard for authors’ rights or financial bottom lines. But I truly believe that the majority of pirated books are stolen by people who would never have bought them in the first place. That, combined with karmic hacker’s roulette (download the file and never be sure if this the one...

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The Last Great January Giveaway Contest

Sigh.  We knew it had to end.  Here’s the last Great January Giveaway contest.  I’m giving away five copies of The Daddy Dance, a category romance published by Harlequin Special Editions.  Want to win a copy?  You know what to do.  (And you have to be a U.S. resident who enters before January 31. a Rafflecopter giveaway Share...

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Psst! Wanna Read a Category Romance?

Contests aren’t just for light paranormal readers!  Readers of category romance can play the game, too!  I’m giving away five copies of The Mogul’s Maybe Marriage — what can be better than a hot romance in the middle of winter?  U.S. residents only, alas, and you have to enter by January 28! a Rafflecopter giveaway Share...

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Special Delivery!

One of the annoying things about writing for Harlequin is that they insist on buying all print rights for your book in essentially all markets throughout the world.  (Yeah, there are exceptions, but not many.) One of the fun things about writing for Harlequin is that they send you copies of your books from essentially all markets throughout the world.  The books come in plain brown boxes, with only a shipping label to let you know what’s...

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Brushing Up On French and German and Spanish

So, I was poking around on Amazon (and its various international siblings) yesterday, and I discovered all sorts of international editions of my category romance titles, THE DADDY DANCE and THE MOGUL’S MAYBE MARRIAGE.  (Harlequin owns international rights to them.  While I’m supposed to get author copies when they publish foreign editions, I often don’t, so it’s always a surprise to find the books floating around out...

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