Valentine's weekend book steals and deals

 Hello my wonderful readers! It has been a while, hasn't it? 2021 came in like a wrecking ball, I swear. 

Wasn't this year supposed to be the year that made up for 2020? Maybe that was just wishful thinking. It hasn't been all bad. Actually, this year has just been a whirlwind of work. I haven't had time to stop and catch my breath. And that, even if a little stressful, is really good. I have a lot of good things to share with you, as well as some good news for those of you thinking, "When is Katie going to write another book?" 

The News 

Back in November, you might remember me mentioning a little something about the #AudibleGate issue. For those that don't remember, let me sum up really quick. 

Audible provides creators (like myself) a platform to put our books up in audio form. To do that authors (like myself) usually have to work with a narrator (Voice artist) and audio producer (sometimes they are the same person) to turn the written word, into a form that can be listened to. Audible doesn't do this for us. All Audible does is provide the platform. They also control the pricing. So if you're wondering why audiobooks are priced so high... That's an decision. (Ppst. They are the same company). 

The Issue: Audible promotes its membership via a "Great Listener Guarantee." You, the consumer can return a book, even if you have listened to it, no questions asked, for up to 365days. And when you return it, you get a credit back allowing you to pick up a new book, which you could return again, no questions asked, ad nauseam. The thing is, when you make that return, audible already has your monthly membership. They lose nothing. But, while they lose nothing, they pull back the author's royalty for that book (pocketing all the money, both the author's royalty and the membership fee every month). And they don't even tell authors it is happening. They lump our sales into a "net sales" category, hiding the truth of how many books are sold vs returned, so we are none the wiser. 

The only reason we figured it out, was a glitch back in October. That was when Author Susan May exposed the truth and (needless to say) we authors were horrified to learn what had been happening right under our noses. 

Now that got caught with their hand in the cookie jar, authors and narrators (the right's holders) are fighting for fair rights, royalties, and transparency in accounting.

We're now heading into the middle of February, and though Audible has made some (minor) concessions, they have not yet provided the big ticket item. The transparency we desperately need. 

So, long story short, I will be highlighting this issue on Spilling Ink, Saturday Night, 5pm PST, by interviewing the people who did us all a favor by exposing this issue and took up the pitchforks to fight the Zon. Susan May and Colleen Cross

Join us Saturday Night, 5pm PST on Spilling Ink.

The Fun
On to something a little lighter. I have been having such a great time reading for you all each week. For those of you who missed an episode, you can catch all the chapters of A Weapon of Magical Destruction, via this link 

And this weekend I'm reading a saucy little scene from A Taste of Your Own Magic. Mark your calendar and check out the chapters you've missed so you'll be ready to see what happens next.

What is Coming Next?

"When's the next book, Katie?"

I know, I know. It has been a long time since I released a new fiction title. But, that will soon be remedied. I am in talks again with J.E. Taylor. You remember our last co-writing trilogy, right? 

The Running from the Devil series

Yeah that was fun. So much fun that we are nailing down the specifics to outline a new trilogy adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and mystery. There will be potentially three new books by the end of the year. Worth the wait? I hope so. I can't share too much now, we don't have the contract written yet, so I don't know how much I can say without getting into trouble. But soon as I am allowed to share what we have so far, you know you guys will get all the details. 

And yes, I am still working on book 5 in the ASSET series. I hit a wall there and I am not happy with where the story went. And if I am not happy, I know you will not be happy. So I am not going to release this book before all the kinks are worked out. My goal is to always deliver a story worthy of your time. So it will be a little longer before that one is ready. And, just like with the super secret trilogy, the moment I have something to share, you my favorite readers, will be first eyes on it! 

Sending lots of love. 

I hope everyone is safe, happy, and healthy. 


The Deals!!

Happy Valentine's Weekend to all my wonderful readers. Single or attached, no weekend would be complete without cozying up with a good read. And I have a few special offerings for you this weekend. Please feel free to browse through all the selections. And remember, many of these offerings come from other amazing authors who offer their books via Story Origin in order to reach readers just like you. If you like any of the books you see, consider checking out that other author's backlist. You never know when you might find your next "Must Read" favorite author!

It is forbidden for humans to know that dragons exist but when Dax sets his eye on the big island of Hawaii and meets the smart, sexy, and fiery Volcanologist, Dr. Jane Calman things start to change.

Molten Heart
$0.99 Kindle

Did someone say shifters?

Stuffed with hot alpha males, kickass heroines, and dark-eyed, brooding shifters of all kinds, this collection will deliver hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award-winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can't get enough of those dreamy shifters and other supernatural creatures like vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and more, this limited edition anthology will feed your cravings. Come now, and follow us into these fantasy worlds where sultry shifters meet their fated mates and always get their happily-ever-after ending.

★★★ Authors & Stories Featured in Sultry Shifter Nights ★★★
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One Night With A Vampire

How about a Vampire for Valentine's day?
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Sometimes the only way to forget the pain of a broken heart is to get back in the saddle. At least that is how Daphne’s friends see it. And since Daphne isn’t showing any signs of letting that happen, they take it into their own hands.

Blindfolded, Daphne is whisked away to the famed, House of Immortal Pleasures, a Vampire-run Brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, for a night of fun to exercise her demons of boyfriends gone bad..
With a few shots of liquid courage, a pat on the ass, and a donated gold card, Daphne is unwillingly sent to meet her fantasy lover of the night, Connor.

"Route 666"

by Sarah Johns

The ghosts of two husbands. Two sisters. A ritual gone wrong.

It's one hell of a road trip, for sure!

Route 666 is the first instalment of the Dade Sisters Adventures as they reconnect on the road trip of a lifetime. It’s an urban fantasy filled with love, laughter, and some out-of-this world goings on that neither could have imagined. Come join them for the ride, just don’t mind the rat and the chihuahua sitting in the back!

Free Sample

The Olde Town Pack

All the man-candy you can take, with none of the calories, because this one's off limits. The ultimate forbidden fruit.

Free Valentine's Day Weekend
Feb 12-16


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About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.