Bloggers Beware: My Second DMCA Notice…and Third and Fourth…and Counting

Update March 13, 2019:

I’ve since received two other DMCA notices, one from Sabrina Jeffries and another from Cassandra Dean. Forgive me if I don’t post snippets anymore of the notices, as it’s time I don’t want to waste. You can hit me up for them if you want. Post in comment below.

My thoughts:

1. I don’t see what I did wrong. I merely used the book cover of these authors as a graphic for the review of their books, introducing their new book or in commenting about covers. NOWHERE DID I SAY that I am the owner or cover artist or that I own the book cover. *color me baffled* So where did I go wrong that I would be served a DMCA notice?
2. Don’t these authors appreciate free publicity?
3. Well, since they don’t, I’m going to remove all previous posts I’ve made on them and their books.
4. I’m certainly not going to waste time on them anymore. DMCA notices, even receiving it for the 4th time, don’t get any easier.
5. It also means I’m not going to post anything more on these authors, nor even read or review their books. With the thousands of books being published each month, I daresay I’ve got a lot of choices of reading material.
6. So authors I’m boycotting (and counting):

a. Elise K Ackers
b. Sabrina Jeffries
c. Cassandra Dean

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Disappointed

woman in blue shirt wearing face mask

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Every situation, even a pandemic, is a test of a person’s character. You thought you know a person, well…

My uncle, who’s a doctor, recently asked for help for donation of PPE (protective personal equipment). As we all know, PPE’s are needful in order to protect our frontliners who are already doing a lot to help patients who are sick with COVID-19. (And everyone who’s not in any essential business, please STAY AT HOME! Let’s do our part to #FlattenTheCurve) Coincidentally, I’ve a friend who’s doing a donation drive for PPE’s and distributing them to various hospitals. So I decided to get in touch with her, hoping she could divert some of the stuff to my uncle’s hospital.

She allotted some PPE’s for me, but she’s also in need of donations so she can purchase them. So I thought, hey, why not get the relatives and friends to contribute? If everyone gives even a little, put together, it’s a lot and could help out a lot of medical workers. So I sent out texts…

Guess what? Nobody responded! (except 1 aunt)

I have to say I’m disappointed. Maybe they’ve already donated elsewhere. Maybe they’re strapped for cash. Maybe they don’t trust me. In some places, people’s generosity in situations like this shone through. Maybe I’m just not inspiring enough. Maybe…I don’t know…

Anyway, I just wanted to express my frustration and disappointment. We’ll still donate to my uncle’s hospital, but it’ll be a much smaller pile than if we’d had more donations.

Stay safe, everyone!

Please note: This is not a call for donations.

 

Recommended Series to Binge Read

It’s the perfect time to binge read series I never had time for. And there are a lot!

Personally, I’m going to binge read Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. I hear you gasping in horror. Yes, I’m the ___ (I’m not sure of the correct word) who hasn’t read the entire series yet. Oh, I’ve read a few of the books, but not enough that would give me an idea of the series arc. So that’s my main goal for this quarantine.

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In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”–the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was…

Read this Review at The Romance Reviews

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New Release: Inheritance by Jennifer Bene

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From USA Today Bestselling Author
Jennifer Bene
Inheritance
Series: Fragile Ties Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Mafia Romance
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
Falling for the girl he kidnapped shouldn’t have happened.
Falling for the girl he kidnapped shouldn’t have happened. Especially not Lianna Mercier, daughter of the man he hated, and heir to a family name steeped in blood and violence.
But now she’s his entire world, and Lianna’s is burning down around her.
David may have lit the match that set her life on fire, but all he wants now is to keep her safe. With their future on the line… can he even ask her to choose him after all he’s done?

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New Release: Gone by Karyn Good

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Gone
Series: Aspen Lake Series Book 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: May 6, 2019
Gone…but never forgotten.
Ever since a devastating family tragedy seventeen years ago, Grace Bighill has struggled to keep her remaining family from falling apart. Then the discovery of her mother’s body in the woods unearths a connection to a decades old murder case, and Grace is dragged into a politician’s bitter bid for revenge.
Constable Mike Davenport’s days in Aspen Lake are numbered. He’s ready to take his next step up the career ladder somewhere a lot more cosmopolitan. He’s avoided any emotional attachments, despite having fallen hard for a certain stubborn local. But when a body turns up, Mike’s careful intentions collapse in the face of Grace’s grief and her exhaustive efforts to care for her family.
A search for answers leads Grace and Mike down a twisted path proving no one can escape their roots. But someone might die trying.

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New Release: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey

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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Amelia Grey
The Earl Next Door
Series: First Comes Love # 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
One fiercely independent widow. One honest proposal. One unconventional game of love.
When Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, learns of her husband’s sudden death, she realizes she’s free. At last, she can do, go, and be as she pleases. Finally, she can have the life she has always dreamed of. She doesn’t need, or want, to remarry. Especially not the supremely dashing Earl of Lyonwood, who makes Adeline yearn for his desire . . .
Lord Lyonwood, son of a philandering marquis, will not be like his father. He wants to run his estates and watch them flourish – and find a wife who brings love to his life. When he meets spirited and self-reliant Adeline in a case of near-scandalous mistaken identity, Lyon feels he’s met his match. But Adeline isn’t interested in a marriage proposal. She will only accept becoming his lover – and Lyon finds it hard to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adeline’s resolve . . .

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Pre-release Blitz: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey

The Earl Next Door Tour Graphic
The Earl Next Door
Series: First Comes Love # 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
One fiercely independent widow.
One honest proposal.
One unconventional game of love.
When Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, learns of her husband’s sudden death, she realizes she’s free. At last, she can do, go, and be as she pleases. Finally, she can have the life she has always dreamed of. She doesn’t need, or want, to remarry. Especially not the supremely dashing Earl of Lyonwood, who makes Adeline yearn for his desire . . .
Lord Lyonwood, son of a philandering marquis, will not be like his father. He wants to run his estates and watch them flourish – and find a wife who brings love to his life. When he meets spirited and self-reliant Adeline in a case of near-scandalous mistaken identity, Lyon feels he’s met his match. But Adeline isn’t interested in a marriage proposal. She will only accept becoming his lover – and Lyon finds it hard to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adeline’s resolve . . .

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Release Blitz: Cole by Tory Richards

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A New MC Romance by Amazon Bestselling Author Tory Richards
Cole
Series: Desert Rebels MC Series # 1
Genre: MC Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 1, 2019
His job is to protect his MC but he can’t resist her, she can’t refuse him, and deception will test the strength of their attraction to one another.
He can’t resist her.
She can’t refuse him.
Lies will rip them apart.
As enforcer of the Desert Rebels Cole’s job is to protect his MC. A favor for a friend has them taking in a young woman they think is trying to get away from a crazy ex. Turns out she’s lying. When the truth comes out, so does trouble to the club. Cole wants Raven, but will their insane attraction to one another be enough to overcome the deception and give them a chance at happiness?

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