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REVIEW:  By His Desire by Kate Grey

REVIEW: By His Desire by Kate Grey

Dear Ms. Grey, I don’t have a clue who you are. Your book By His Desire is currently the third best-selling erotica and the twenty-eighth best selling contemporary on Amazon’s eBook list; it appears to be the first book you’ve… more

#BloggerTip: Working with publicists

#BloggerTip: Working with publicists

One of the panels that BEA Bloggercon has had for a couple of years is managing relationships between publishers and bloggers.  Bloggers bemoan the seemingly relentless focus on statistics, something a new blogger often stresses over. From speaking with other… more


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