Showing posts from February, 2014

new internet debate laws

If you're in an internet skirmish, the moment you bring up your opponents' sex life, weight, appearance, or popularity (number of followers)* you've lost the argument and are banned from the internet for at least 24 hours--an internet time out. If you do this continually--especially if you occupy any position of power--you will be forced to return to middle school as a small fat gay male with no fashion sense**.  You will relive those three years over and over until you get The Point. If you still haven't figured it out and/or you're tired of the middle school cafeteria food, you can choose to be a Muslim in the deep south.  If you back away from an argument first, you are granted extra internet bonus points. You may use these to get out of internet time outs early. If you make up dumb internet rules of behavior, you will be ignored or called names. If you ignore the names and don't sigh about being ignored, you get extra internet bonus points. For eve

for the next day, a victorian romance usually priced at $3.99 is only 99 cents

See? I'm doing a reasonably big push on this baby, tossing bottles on the ocean, sending out the news all over the internet. Go buy it from Amazon Hate the big A?  Go buy it from Barnes and Noble. some other fun books listed at ereadernews today. I'm going to go read some more Ben, wait, no I'm not, I'm reading RITA books. So far, only one of the 8 is gripping me. This is Love Between the Lines.  "The characters are colorful and animated, befitting a thrilling story line" --RT Magazine. "My best read of October was Love Between the Lines by Kate Rothwell . This inventive Victorian romance is anything but ordinary..." --Anna B., Heroes and Heartbreakers blog

Our new cover!

Bonnie and I got the rights back for this book and are putting it up ourselves.  It's already up at Amazon and at ARe .  It should be available soon at Barnes and Noble, but I swear that place is acting cranky-odd. Our former publisher had taken it down--it was definitely gone--and then today the old version popped back up. It was definitely just B&N being spooky. The publisher had nothing to do with it. Anyway. Look! Two half nekkid guys.....and it's this story: What does a jaded earl see in a studious young man? Everything he never knew he was missing. The dark, alluring Peter, Lord Northrup, is Stephen's every nighttime fantasy made flesh and he's in Stephen's bed, ready for passion. When Peter discovers the bedroom mix-up, he's ready to leave until Stephen begs him to teach him all the things he's only imagined. The two men, visitors at a country house, begin a delirious, passionate affair with Northrup as teacher and Stephen

free book!

For a short time Love Between the Lines is FREE at All Romance Ebooks.** 4.5 Stars! "Rothwell's historical romance is pleasing from every angle!" --RT Bookreviews Magazine Danger won't deter this intrepid reporter--even when life and love are on the line. Sir Gideon Langham wants the best for his flagship newspaper. Hiring daring female reporter Lizzie Drury, aka "Trudy Tildon," seems like a smart decision--until he finds himself falling for her. He knows she'll risk everything to get a story which is perfect for an employee, but not for the sort of woman he plans to marry. Lizzie longs to write real, in-depth articles. When handsome Sir Gideon offers her a job as more than a stringer, she reluctantly leaves her New York beat for unfamiliar London. But as she pursues a murder investigation, ghosts from her past become all too real. Digging up dirt sometimes unearths danger. Now someone is after Gideon's reputation--and Lizzie'

Rip off

A while back,   someone stole one of my books and claimed it as their own. They took the whole thing and didn't change a word. They simply put their name on my book and published it. I didn't have a lot of trouble proving plagiarism and that other, stolen version was gone within days. But now someone I know is having a less clear experience. Perhaps the person who took from her made enough changes that my friend won't be able to make the formal charge of plagiarism?  For someone to be formally labeled a plagiarist, they have to steal your very words. Not just your ideas. That particular formal charge going to take some work. Someone else will have to do a line-by-line. I'm not going to make comparisons. I have Roberts's books. I haven't bought the possibly-plagiarizing copy and I'm not likely to. I've seen enough to know I don't want to give her money. But .let's just take a quick look: Wendy Roberts has a Ghost Dusters series, and her f