Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Guest post by Cynthia Sax author of THE SEEN TRILOGY: HE WATCHES ME, HE TOUCHES ME and HE CLAIMS ME ~ giveaway and review too




Cynthia Sax author of the Seen Trilogy is guest posting for me! ;-)

The Billionaire Hero

Cynthia Sax, Author Of He Watches Me



Gabriel Blaine, the hero of He Watches Me, is a billionaire. In 2012, there were 425 billionaires claiming the United States as their nationality so billionaires are rare. But then heroes are rare also.



Why is Blaine a billionaire?



Let’s look at the practical reasons first.



Blaine has built a successful technology company. When I think of founders of successful technology companies, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer and Mark Zuckerberg come to mind. All of these founders are billionaires. Many of these men were young billionaires. Blaine plays in the same leagues as they do. He should have the same net worth.



Blaine lives in Beverly Hills. To be more specific, he owns a mansion in Beverly Hills, a mansion with a backyard large enough for a swimming pool. This is where he meets Anna. She hops his fence and skinny dips in his pool. The average price of a house in Beverly Hills is almost 2 million dollars. Blaine is a financially savvy man and his house is worth much more than that. He wouldn’t buy such a large house if he couldn’t afford it.



Then there are the fun reasons.



When I fantasize, I definitely don’t fantasize about being broke! I might clip coupons in real life but when I dream, I’m buying whatever I want whenever I want. I’m not looking at price tags or choosing restaurants because it’s two-for-one night. When I read romance novels, I want them to have that fantasy element. Let me escape my penny pinching reality and tag along with Anna as she hobnobs with the wealthy.



When a hero is a billionaire, we know he’s been successful at something. If a hero has been successful in one field, it gives me, as a reader and a writer, hope he can be successful in other areas – such as creating a lasting, loving relationship. I want my couple to make it, to have a love to last their lifetimes and beyond.



Billionaires are the alpha dogs of contemporary erotic romance. They have the dollars to hire protection, to leave the country, to squash their rivals. They are accustomed to being the boss and issuing commands. They have willpower and confidence and inner strength. When they talk, other men listen. When they enter the room, everyone looks at them.



And when they love, they use all of that power, all of that influence to please their women. THAT is extremely sexy. 



What do you love about the billionaire hero?    


She desires to be seen. He wants to watch.

Anna Sampson has a naughty secret. Every night, she slips into her neighbor’s yard and swims naked in his pool. She fantasizes that the dynamic young billionaire watches her nightly nude aquatics, his brilliant green eyes gleaming with lust.

She discovers this isn’t pure fantasy. Gabriel Blaine has been watching her via his security cameras, and now that he has returned to L.A., he doesn’t plan to stop. That’s all he wants—to watch. Anna knows she shouldn’t allow him and she certainly shouldn’t want more, but she craves Blaine’s attention, needing his gaze fixed on her body.







His touch enflames her desires.
Anna Sampson has allowed billionaire businessman Gabriel Blaine to watch her, all of her. And looking is all he’s done—until now. After giving him permission to touch her, Anna realizes she won’t be satisfied until she has all of this handsome and secretive man.

Soon she tempts him, shreds his control, and pushes him too far. Blaine’s reluctance to take her virginity frustrates Anna. He fulfills her fantasy, but what is their reality together?



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A billionaire’s desires and a virgin’s wish to be claimed come together.

Two men want Anna Sampson. Gabriel Blaine is powerful, intelligent, the CEO of a successful company, and a billionaire. He’s watched her, touched her, encouraged her to become a strong, independent woman, a woman unafraid of her desires.

Now secrets from the past are exposed, threatening Anna’s freedom and safety. Will the man she loves stand by her side, or will he desert her, leaving Anna once again to face the future alone?

The searing climax of The Seen Trilogy.







About the Author: 

Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.


Author Links:  AuthorWebsite / Blog / Facebook / Twitter







My Thoughts:

I read all three books back to back. I could not stop reading until the end. ;-)

These books are super erotic and completely unacceptable for anyone other than adults!

In book one we meet Anna our heroine and our hero Gabriel. Anna is a poor girl working for a charity organization. She feels obligated to help others because her father went to prison for stealing. He was stealing in order to feed his family but he got caught.

Anna's mother couldn't handle the talk and left leaving Anna on her own.

She is house sitting for an uber rich snob and this is how she meets Gabriel.

He is her temporary neighbor as his house sits beside the house that she is watching.

He is a very private man and doesn't usually let people get to know him. For some reason, he allows Anna to swim (naked) in his pool every night without saying anything. One night he confronts her and they begin a relationship of sorts. She comes over and he watches her. ;-)


This book was a little on the crass side. It was very, very, hot though! ;-) I enjoyed watching the two of them become more than acquaintances. The ending was nicely done leading into the second book smoothly without leaving a cliff hanger. :-)

In book two, He Touches Me, you guessed it. They finally embark on a relationship of sorts. :-) This book is more of the same but I liked it even better than the first one.

The third book is He Claims Me and it finished the trilogy in a good way. I suspected the trouble that found Anna. I also figured that Gabriel would take care of it. :-)

This third and final book had all of the heat that the previous books had (maybe more). I liked seeing Anna get more comfortable with herself and the relationship between her and Gabriel as well.

I devoured each book quickly and I had a hard time taking a break from reading until I was finished with all of them.

I recommend all three of these books if you like your books to be compellingly erotic.

I received an ecopy of all three books in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought they were hot, hot, hot! I really liked them and I'm glad that I found Cynthia. I've already found a bunch more of her books that I want to read. She writes paranormal too! :-)









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70 comments:

  1. Perhaps too hot for me then but still you tempted me... i love to see a realtionship grow and blossom
    now i don't adequate billionaire to alpha because money doesn't mean good and responsible person and a alpha must be those...

    but i could give this series a try it it become available in a format i can read or i will check her paranormal seris because that's stay my first love^^

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    1. These are VERY hot, Miki. All I write is erotic romance and I use blunt language ( I come from the farm and farmers tend to call a spade a spade as my granddad used to say).

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    2. thank you for the head up ^^ at least i won't be surprised if i do read one ( i can read hot sometimes i just need to be in the mood for that) and since brenda is recommending them i'm not worried she knows me really well after the time^^

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    3. LOL My dads been a trucker my whole life so I totally get the swearing! I can spar with the best of them.

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    4. Amber, why doesn't that surprise me?

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    5. LOL um... who me? :D my mom tells me I swear like a trucker sometimes.. im working on it! I have made a whole new game of turning what would be a swear word into something completely out there. It makes for fun convos

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    6. ^^ i'm not that used to it but perhaps only because i kept to my books since little^^

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    7. I think it might just be a US thing. lol!

      What do you think Amber?

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    8. perhaps it's more acceptable in the US yes...though now the younger ones tend to be really uncivilised but let be honest even at my time they were some swearing but i can think of only 4 or 5 and still i didn't use them a lot^^;;( now we have other things i'm sure)

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    9. Yea I think its more over here. I didnt used to swear. I was a really good kid. It was as I got older. Plus I have 3 older brothers. I had to learn to hold my own.

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    10. Im not sure that its necessarily more acceptable but I have noticed that kids are more cruder now than when I was growing up.

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    11. personaly i do regret that evolution... no need to use crass word to get a point across

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  2. Awww... thank you for reading and reviewing The Seen Trilogy and for hosting me today!

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    1. Thank you a lot for coming to answer comments, it greatly appreciated

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    2. Your welcome. It was my pleasure. ;-) Thank you for taking the time to stop in and chat.

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    3. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to reading this series! :D

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  3. Definitely have to grab these! Thanks for sharing! Im glad there all out so we can read them back to back!

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    1. Yes, some of my reading buddies say they waited until now so they could read all of the stories in a row.

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    2. yes it definitely makes things easier so you can remember everything and also arent sitting there wondering what happens next. :)

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    3. it's a really pleasure to be able to read a series in once and not having to wait

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  4. Looks like a great read! I do love it when i can read one after the other :)

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    1. I like to read a series or serial all at once also, kiwi_chick!

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    2. Me too! I hate having to wait months to see what happens. I like that I wont with this series. :)

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    3. I was really happy that Avon released the stories one week after another, VampedChik. It is great when a publisher meshes up with how I prefer to read.

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    4. yes it's not that often publisher hear us, reader, out so it's great to find one that do it

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    5. Yes, that is exactly what I thought, Miki!

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    6. That is definitely very cool! I know it helps you keep readers that way since its still on our minds and we can just pick up the next with no hassle. :)

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    7. Well, there's a downside, VampedChik, because I receive less emails asking when the next story releases. I do love chatting with readers. (grins)

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    8. Very true. :) but Im sure we still like talking to you about how much we love them.

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    9. Isn't stressful when readers ask continously when will be the next release ... i can see it being flattering but when a lot ask the same...i don't know, i'm always to shy to jump on an author like that ( now if you tell me you love it ^^i could try to change)

      Like Vampedchik write, now that the serie sis complete perhaps you receive less email for teh next release but more message about what people thought of it, no?

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    10. Most writers get very little reader mail (I guess reader buddies are busy reading) so we love it and often boast about it when we receive it. I LOVE receiving emails asking me what my characters are up to. These are such fun and give me a reason to check in with characters.

      If you want to see the next story in a series, the best thing you can do is write the writer a nice email telling her or him why you loved the last story and then tell all of your buddies to check out the series. Many series get cancelled by publishers for lack of sales. I've heard of series getting cancelled because they were ONE sale short. Yes, that is such a tragedy! When I hear that, I kick myself for not having told more buddies about the series.

      EVERY reader makes a difference.

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    11. Wow thats insane! You dont have to worry about us not sharing here. We love to let each other know about new series that we loved. I will definitely spread the word about your series. :)

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    12. for one sale short?! that's really unfair.
      But Vampedchik is right here we don't hesitate to share and sometimes we even review on our blog after too ( if we got the book or the author offereed uis a review copy), my blog is really little but i'm happy to spread news about books i loved

      I will try to be a littl emore daring then because they are quite a lot of book i liked or loved but i guess i have been a little hesitant because a few years ago, i really, really wanted to know about a new release... for me it was normal, i discovered the book when it was trasnlated in french so i was ready to rebuy them in english to have the end but the author wasa little rude... in fact she does a book every 4/5 years only and she even put on her website that bothering her with asking when the new book was scheduled wasn't necessary and that she wasn't going to answer anymore.... after i guess i thought author were bothered by our letter^^ knowing it's not always the case it's really good. so thank you a lot for telling me so

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    13. Wow Miki thats awful. I've contacted authors and they were always very kind and sweet. I have heard of some that have let their "fame" go to their head and have turned very rude to their fans. But I dont understand that because without us they wouldnt have anyone to write for.

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    14. i do have met really kind authors since i started blogging but so far, i only had really few contact ( i mostly review the book i own) so i'm sure it's not the majority but i prefered to ask because i don't want to bother an author i love, i'm sure something they would like to answer but can't and having a huge mailing just for that can become tiring ( though i've stopped reading the author that was rude...5years for a book and not a kind word... oh no)

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    15. Im shy that way too! I know when I had to contact author to do book signings I was so nervous. And then have to set up everything and when noone showed it was just a mess. Luckily they were all very kind and understanding. I would also stop reading them too after how they treated you. I understand that they may get sick of the same question over and over but they should have been appreciative that there was an interest in it.

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    16. True but in author like in teh rest they are good and bad persons... we just have to make the selection^^ what i'm sure it's that i wouldn't spend all my money to go to one of her books signing for sure^^ i reserve that for treasured authors(if i was in the uS it xcould be different with a lot of convention i could meet new author too^^)

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    17. That is a great plus. I have met some great new authors at signings. I really look forward to RT cause I know that, taht will be a blast and to meet all these amazing authors. I wish I could take you with me!!

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    18. I'm dreaming of attending such a convention really ^^ from all the report, pictures and blog i saw from those who attended it looks fabulosu and so different from a book signing/ convention here...

      here you have to buy the book where the signig takes place ( so if you already bought all the book you must by one again) and it's only one book signed per person ( so impossible to make all teh serie spersonnalised) and no free books, nolottery to win special swag or gift card or anything so really attending one of yours is on my list of things to do in my life if i win euromillion ( and with you it would be even better!!)

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    19. That doesnt seem right. Alot of the authors I go to for signing I already own the books so I wouldnt want to have to buy another one. I understand that the retailers want the sale but to me you lose customers that way.
      Im hoping to totally win some kind of money to help fund if I can even go. I keep saving bits here and there. I have 9 months left.

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    20. Strange i know but it's how it works here ( when i went somewhere it was a little better you could buy any book to have one signing ticket so you could take a book by another author but still ( since you couldn't bring your own books....)

      ^^ we will see if we can give you link to visa card ( always only us) or if you have paypal ( do you? i don't) for some of them to help you save a little more so you could have fun thinking about us

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    21. I do have a paypal account. I've heard of that where you could take one that you owned. I know with Jennifer Rardin I owned every single one that she had released and she signed and personalized each one for me. I was more than fine if she just signed them but she was having fun thinking of things to write.
      You know if I go I will make sure that I take lots of pictures to share with you. Im going to also send you tons of stuff from it once I get some of them money back that I know I'll spend. :) Im still thinking about sending you some books. Im unemployed at the moment so I dont have really any income but I'll find a way. :D

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    22. Oki now i know which contest i can give you, and don't worry about me ^^ you have other priority right now ( but i count on you for the pictures)

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    23. I will definitely take tons! I promise!

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    24. ^^ and you could add bookmarks and swag to that^^ ( better you prepare a lot of luggage also to put all teh books you will receive^^

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    25. Yea my friend that Im supposed to go with went one year and told me all about all the goodies you get. We plan on driving there so we wont have to pay for the extra luggage. :)

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    26. oh yes that's a really good idea^^ ... i saw the post one international blogger did after attending.....4 huge pile of books.. she received 4 piles of books ( pile at least 60cm high if not one meter)... so it would be heavy if you had to fly ( and you have a place there where you can send them but they don't take care of the books and it's not sure it arrive so driving would be the best i think

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    27. Yea plus Im not that big a fan of flying. I actually really like going on road trips so it will be fun. Im not sure though how far it is. I'll have to ask my dad(hes been an over the road truck driver for over 30 years) he could tell me how long it would take so I would know if we have to save extra money to stop for the night or whatnot. I know just paying for the convention and hotel will be insane.

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    28. i know you have to reserve early to have a room and perhaps they have some special price too?

      Your dad will be a great help yes^^ he will be able to tell you the best way and all^^

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    29. I think that if you do it early enough then they might? I still have to talk to my friend about it all so we can plan. Im hoping we can get it for a good deal cause I figure its probably going to cost like $1000 at least. :(

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    30. ... i hope you mean with the travel by car included because it seems to be a little too much for me......

      You know if it takes place at new orleans like i think it does... try to send an email to suzanne johnson to ask question, tell her you are interested to attend and would love to have info on the hotel near not too expensive and such...she lived there for a long long time so she could help i think ( and you have nothing to loose by asking) that wy you would be able to plan more effectively i think

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    31. Thats a great idea. :) I know that the convention takes place at a hotel and usually they have some kind of deal. But I know theres only limited rooms. I know the numbers keep changing we were going to go 2 years ago when it was in Chicago but alot of stuff happened so we couldnt go. I think thats what we figured to pay just to go and for the hotel. Not including food and gas.

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    32. Thats why Im still not 100% on if were going because its so darn expensive! I try and save a bit here and there but I dont have much coming in so Im hoping that I can save or figure something out.

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    33. you have nothing to loose by asking ... i don't know perhaps they are bloggers that could lend you a room there or some sort of bed and breakfast cheaper than the hotel... don't give up so soon

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    34. I havent yet. :) My friends husband knows some guy that works in the hotel business so she was going to talk to him about maybe using his discount? Im not sure yet. But there are a few other people that were interested in going so I figure we could fit like 4 to a room depending on if there are 2 beds so we could all split the cost. Heck Im willing to sleep in her suv! LOL but I would need a bathroom so i dont think that would work out. :)

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    35. tha's something i'm wobndering... in the USA the price is for the room ( no matter how many persons in it?) or per person?

      in france you have a price for a room....( ex 30euro) if there are 2 bed you can be 2 or 4 etc it's still 30 ( more beds , more expensive i guess)

      in spain it's per person... you can be in a room with 2 bed and alone you pay ex 60euro but if you friend come to take the next bed it's 60eu she must paid too ....

      you can ask yes but for that too i'm guessing you must reserved in advance so better not wait too mucjh if you need to see for a back up plan

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    36. Its pretty much the same here. 2 beds can have 4 people that sort of thing. I know sometimes its different with kids that you can have more. I know we've fit 6 of us into a 2 bed room once. 2 of them were little kids so we could fit 3 to a bed. It usually just depends on the hotel. There have been some that never even ask how many so I know that there are ways around it too.

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    37. so you have the same system as france the price is per room not per person^^ good to know and yes that could help you

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  5. That rude writer was the exception, not the rule, Miki. Most of us love hearing from reading buddies. But be warned, you might receive a novel-length reply back. LOL I just wrote a very long email to a reading buddy curious about Blaine.

    Hey. (grins) She asked!!!

    As for the one book short, this is a business too. Businesses have target sales numbers to reach.

    I was sharing this info more as a reader with writing exposure, not to benefit my own books. I try to always tweet or post about the books and series (which by other writers) that I read and love. I know how one little tweet can make a difference.

    Many writers won't talk about sales challenges but if I see the next series is being delayed or the writer isn't talking about the next story very much, I try extra hard to spread the word about that series. It breaks my heart when a series I love to read is cancelled.

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    1. I'll have to watch for that now. It breaks mine too when they cancel them. Thanks for enlightening us! We definitely love to help out authors in anyway we can! :)

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    2. I'm really glad you told me that Cynthia, really. i understand that she is not the majority but it's rassuring to know that authors love getting mail ( perhaps i'm also shy since it's not my native language and i know i make mistakes sometimes)
      Now having a really long mail in answer wouldn't bother me at all^^ and i'm sure she isn't either because like you said she asked and she must be really happy to have an answer with info that will perhaps make her ask more questions^^

      yes books are business but for one book! i mean even the publisher could have bought one and offered it to keep teh series living....
      if it was hundred i can understand but one it's seem so unfair.

      I follow another author who is telling us how it goes and we try to make publisher hear us out.... because sometimes a book doesn't have the sales they want but it can be their fault too not always the author one.
      i mean start a series in paperback then suddenly in the middle start to make them only in hardback...of course they will loose readers, the price isn't the same and they loose even more if they don't reedite the first one in teh same format... a lot of readers love homogeneity on their shelve s( i do!).. i love the author so i did take the hardback ( and they are issuing trade ^parperback again but one year later so i finish with both copy to help) but still... why they don't make a survey to know what teh fan of said author want and respect that ( for example they will do the same with teh kate daniels series now... and sadly a lot of fans said they wouldn't be able to continue which i understand... à the series had success and they risk to make it fail...( or worse.... suddenly the series continue only in digital that 's even worse)

      As reader i sometimes think we have little control and way to help so promoting author i love sound normal to me... if it could offer them the sale they are needing it's would be even better ... but i admit .. i can't see if the next release is delayed and such so it's difficult to know if they do need more exposure ( by the way i know " storm force" by suannah sandlin need some boost^^ it's on sale as kindle temporaly)

      i saw many series topped or at least their translation stopped and each time i feel devastated because i need the end of the series i love

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    3. I agree that it discourages me when they change formats. Alot of series I started were released in paperback or trade then they switched them to only hardcover or the other way around. And a few just started releasing as digital. They should have them available in all formats. So I usually stop getting them if they do that because if I have them one way I want all of them that way.

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    4. me too i hate change^^;; and when it change like that i don't even know where to put them ( they had a special place and because teh new one are too big i must change all teh shelves)

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    5. Writers have no control over formats, VampedChik. None. That is our publisher's decision and even NYT bestselling writers find it almost impossible to influence it.

      All writers are readers first. We share the same frustrations. We often can't voice these frustrations in public because that's kind of like talking bad about our team members (our publishers are making what they believe are the best decisions for the books) but we do feel these frustrations.

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    6. it must really be frustrating not to have a word to say aout that and even worse to feel like you can't even speak about it because publishers do make mistakes too and it's not fair if because of one of their mistakes a series come to be cancelled ( for example if teh sales drop after a change of format they can't take it on the author and stop the series... they were the one to change it)

      book publishing is really a strange universe sometimes for the bystanders we are as readers so thank you a lot for giving us a little inside view Cynthia

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    7. I figured it wasnt the authors fault. Its just an annoyance. Thank you for all the insight though. It does make you look at it a different way and how hard it is for all of you.

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