Bloggers Beware: My Second DMCA Notice

My 2nd DMCA notice, and it doesn’t get any easier receiving one. This time it’s from WordPress, and again, I was shocked and angry and upset. To my knowledge, I hadn’t done anything wrong. And I maintain it.

What is it with authors and publishers that they’re so trigger happy to send DMCA notices to bloggers? Doesn’t anyone know you can email bloggers (if an email address is available) or comment on any post on their blog and they’ll receive the comment and respond accordingly?

Here’s the post in question:

The post was written in 2-thousand-freakin’-5!

I guess they can’t take criticism, which was the reason for the DMCA notice. I bet if I’d written a glowing review, I wouldn’t have received one.

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Bloggers Beware: VSP Publishing

My fellow bloggers,

I would like to say a word on VSP PUBLISHING.

A little more than a year ago, I joined the book tour on The Seduction Expert, whose publisher is VSP Publishing, organized by Book Unleashed. In good faith, I helped promote the book.

Recently, I received an email from Book Unleashed, nicely asking me to take down the previous post that I did on the book, because the publisher wanted to release a new edition of the book. Which I did. I appreciate the email and would gladly remove any post I had done, whether on my blog or those cross-posted to Twitter.

At that time, though, I didn’t remember to delete the cross-tweet that I did.

So today, I received a DMCA notice from Twitter issued by the publisher, that they had removed the concerned tweets. Okay, fine. However, get this–the publisher reported, and I quote, “Description of infringement: This user do not have the right to use our picture without our permission.

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Only $1.99! Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey – Get it Now!

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LAST NIGHT WITH THE DUKE
New York Times Bestselling Author Amelia Grey
Last Night with the Duke
Series: The Rakes of St. James Book 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: March 7, 2018
Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?
The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling around London that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind–until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.
Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride in Last Night with the Duke, the first novel in the brand-new Regency Rakes of St. James series by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.
“An enchanting and lovely start to a new series.”
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“A fast-paced enjoyable romance with strong lead characters and a delightful, intriguing plot, Last Night With A Duke is a fun, engaging historical romance.”
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“Grey charms readers with the first in her Rakes of St. James series, a tale filled with romance, fun and enchantment. A quick, charming read from a shining voice of the genre.”
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Discover Awesome Books with Discounts and Freebies!

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BOOK DISCOVERY TOUR
Hosted by Book Unleashed
February 8 – 12, 2018
Featuring an exciting lineup of books for your reading pleasure.
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Turn to Her
TURN TO HER
Lynn Kellan | The Brothers Series Book 2 | Contemporary Romance
Ivan Antonov is determined to dismantle The Women’s Grid and anything else that spews man-hate all over campus. When his quest spins out of control, it targets Tia Garcia, the gorgeous psychology intern who lives next door. Her counseling program for women might lose funding, because the administration is feeling the pressure to eliminate every non-inclusive program on campus. Now Ivan must figure out how to protect her from the campaign he started. He also has to protect himself, because he’s falling hard for Tia – the one woman on campus who’s smart enough to figure out his darkest secret.

The Siege: A Novel
THE SIEGE: A NOVEL
Marilyn Baron | Mainstream Women’s Fiction, Romantic Thriller, Historical
Artist Theia Constas goes on a journey of self-discovery to Italy and Greece, where she finds love and realizes her passion through a link to her grandparents’ hidden past.
When her hotel in Florence, Italy, is besieged by terrorists, she finds herself thrust together with Wade Bingham in his honeymoon suite. Immediately attracted to each other, Wade conducts a siege of his own to win Theia’s heart.
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Secrets to Becoming a Wiser, More Confident and Happier You

DISCOVER: How to draw more meaning and a level of spirituality into your life, right where you are, and in spite of your busy schedule.
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Tempting the Domme

It takes a strong man to win the heart of an even stronger woman
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My Gentleman Thief

She was digging for happiness… when he stole her heart.
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When a Duke Pursues a Lady

An innocent woman. A loyal agent to the Crown. A path of deception that tests the bonds of love.
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Bear's Edge

Will Shayla give Grant the Mystery Man a chance?
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Legacy of Evil

One battle, one outcome. Who will win? Good or evil?
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Ruthless

He was a nomad, a ruthless killer, but he was her addiction, and she was his!
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Hot Deadly Desire

Is her lover the serial killer she’s hunting?
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More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

I loved Brigid Kemmerer’s LETTERS TO THE LOST (click on link to read the review), and when I saw that she has a new book coming on March 2018, I can’t help but squee! The hero, Rev Fletcher, is Declan’s (hero of Letters to the Lost) friend.

Here’s the cover, featured in HEA USA Today:

And there’s also an excerpt that made me wish March 2018 is here now!! Read it here.

Can’t wait!!

 

The Romance Reviews launches Inside Romance, a Romance Bookstore

The Romance Reviews (http://www.theromancereviews.com) launches May 1 a new bookstore catering mainly to romance book lovers. Inside Romance (http://www.insideromance.com) carries books from both bestselling and independent authors in all sub-genres of romance, including erotica, erotic romance and LGBTQ. Books are available in different digital formats.

Inside Romance (IR) is celebrating its Grand Opening with a 20% discount on all purchases from May 1 to 31. Use discount code GRAND20 when you check out. IR also has a fantastic Rewards Program to help readers with future purchases. Check it out now at http://www.insideromance.com

 

Here’s a look at the site: