Coming in June! TURN by M.S. Fowle

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T U R N

by M.S. Fowle

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In the new world, Demons rule. Humans are mere sustenance now.

Evelyn Samson still believes in a better fate for her fellow human survivors, but her faith is tested when she’s captured by the enemy. That’s when she meets Bastian Darcey, who’s been ordered to convince her to join the Turn and help lead Demons to total global domination. Considering how stubborn they both are, can Darcey actually talk her into it? Or will Evie die in that Demon city before he even gets the chance? Both their fates, as well as the future of the new world, hang in the balance.

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To Be Announced: My New Book!

Coming Soon

The time has come for me to break the ice a little on my upcoming project. I’m purposefully sparing a fair number of details for now, as my official announcement will be next week. Until then, I welcome you to feast your eyes upon a few tidbits of what’s to come.

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What to Expect:

Genre(s):

Dark Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Dystopian Fiction

Setting:

Slightly in the future, in a Dystopian world where the cities thrive and everything else withers away.

Protagonists:

(1) Colonel Bastian Darcey – frightening and vicious, Special Operations Coordinator and Senior Personal Advisor to the President of the New World Administration

(2) Evelyn “Evie” Samson – strong-willed and outspoken, lead speaker for the revolt and younger sister to the President of the New World Administration

Issue:

The entire world is quickly approaching the verge of extinction due to war and famine.

Twist:

NOT vampires. NOT zombies. But something equally paranormal/supernatural, mysterious and (especially) dangerous.

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I know it’s not too much to go on, but you’ll get plenty more next week. BUT, if you’re already interested, let me know if you might want a FREE copy in exchange for a review. Just CLICK HERE to contact me and we can work out the details via email.

 

To be continued…

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Deliverance

by Brittany Comeaux

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Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Description:On a cold winter night, the kingdom of Daldussa invaded Cierith, a peaceful and prosperous kingdom. The king of Daldussa, Bogdan, murdered the king and queen of Cierith in cold blood while their young daughter watched in horror. Bogdan then proclaimed himself dictator of the conquered land.

Ten years later, the princess of Cierith, now under the alias “Crystal,” is the leader of a rebel group called Deliverance and she uses her magic to fight Bogdan’s tyranny. She has many friends and allies who aid her, including Blaze, King Bogdan’s only son. Cast aside by his cruel father, Prince Blaze joins the rebellion bent on revenge.

Soon Crystal and Blaze will discover that they must both fight for their lives not only to protect everyone else they hold dear, but each other as well.

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Why YOU Should Care About Copyright

Whether you’re a writer, a cover designer, or even a reader – you NEED to care about copyright. It’s actually one of the easiest things to have violated, especially given modern technology and all the new trends that go with it. You post photos of yourself, your friends and your children to a few social media sites you enjoy, thinking only your own followers will see them, click ‘like’ or leave a comment and move along. The next thing you know, there is your photo on the cover of a book, without attribution and most certainly without your permission.

That’s what happened to an Ohio couple when their engagement photo was used for the cover of an erotica ebook. Needless to say, they were appalled and are now suing not only Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble, but the indie author who published the book as well. It’s widely assumed that the author designed and created the cover herself. And I have to assume that she was either ignorant of any and all copyright laws or just didn’t care when she sought out and downloaded the personal engagement photo of the unnamed couple, as well as images of the famous NFL player this particular author is obviously obsessed with. All such images have since been replaced with stock images the author purchased the proper rights to.

The point is… CARE ABOUT COPYRIGHT. I’m sure you can imagine how upset you would be if someone stole your entire book and uploaded it onto another vendor’s site for financial gain. Or if you happened by a book store window and saw your child’s face on a book about child abuse.

Do unto others…

There are countless legitimate stock image sites that offer beautiful photographs that can be purchased and licensed for use on a book cover. There are also plenty of reputable book cover designers out there who follow the laws. The laws were written for a reason – to protect us. That only works when you follow and comply with them.

If you’re an indie author on a tight budget and you have no choice by to make your own book cover, check out some stock image sites that offer the proper licensing for such use. Just be sure to read their Terms of Use/Service and, most importantly, the license attached to each image.

These are just a few:

PLEASE NOTE: Be extremely cautious of any stock site containing an enormous amount of digital artworks, like manipulations and paintings. These are most likely stolen from the original artist and/or off wallpaper websites, which are NOT licensed for commercial use. Also note that Google is NOT a legitimate resource for finding usable images. Online search engines seek out and display any and all online images fitting the keywords you’re using in your search and most are not stock or resources.

If you happen to find an image you absolutely love and want to use more than anything, find the original artist and ask permission. If they say ‘yes’ then keep the written permission handy at all times, so there is never any question. If they say ‘no’ – find something else to use. I’ll channel my mother by advising you to ask yourself the following questions: Is it mine? Do I have permission? If not… you can’t use it. It’s that simple.

The best way to protect yourself is to hire a professional designer and there are plenty out there who won’t break your budget. Shop around, compare art styles and pricing. Not only will you get a book cover that will help you sell books, you’ll have the added protection of proper licensing.

Here are some cover designers to check out:

I hope this story circulates and more authors learn about the copyright laws that are attempting to protect us. Though I’m sure the indie author facing this lawsuit has probably sold a fair number of books due to all the bad press, I bet it’s not the way she wanted to increase her sales. She may even want to find a new pen name to avoid further ridicule, should she wish to continue her tales of lust with her celebrity love interest.

Write on, my friends.

 

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