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When authors threaten reviewers...

I got an email this morning raging about a three star notice and threatening to post fake review on my titles. So this is what I’m doing about it...   Every time someone reviews one of my books on Amazon, I get an automated message. If I’m doing a review tour, I go round instantly because I asked someone for their time and I’m grateful.  If they loved it, I say . I also share and promote that review over FB, Goodreads, my blog and anywhere that will take me. If they didn’t love it, I say, “I’m sorry you didn’t like it. Better luck next time!” but I don’t share the review via social media because I’m not a damn idiot. I read all critical and negative reviews to see if there’s something I should be doing to improve on my work. There was an early notice of The Bonus that said I needed my characters to talk more. I took that to heart. There was a recent review of The Beast and The Sibyl that said the title was too obscure. That’s another good lesson. In fact, the be

I got some new reviews For The Beast and The Sibyl

The Beast and The Sibyl A Prydain novel By AJ Adams 75,000 words Price $3.99 The Beast and The Sibyl is part of the Prydain series and it follows Beast, a very dark romance . However, this novel can be read as a standalone, and unlike the first novel it’s a paranormal romance. Excerpt “We caught a Beast! A real live poxy Beast!” Bastards. Calling us beasts while they cheat, steal, and lie. I got kicked in the ribs, a whip laid about my shoulders, and all the time they were screaming. “Hang him!” “Beat him!” “Kill the Beast!” Then I saw her. She was standing there, staring right into my eyes. For a moment, I thought I was looking at a Valkyrie, one of Valhalla’s shield maidens. She had hair the colour of ice, and eyes as blue as the sky. Tall, willowy, and silent, she looked unworldly. There was a wolf at her side, too. I blinked, expecting her to vanish, but it wasn’t a vision. She was real. The knowledge hit me with a punch that sucked the bre

Have you seen Marissa's new dark novel?

If you like very dark romance, you've probably heard of Life of Anna. Well, Marissa has been busy and she's bringing out a new book. Here's the release! Welcome back to the world of The Brotherhood... Sabrina Mansfield is compelled to be a professional ballerina for reasons she can’t explain. Ballet grounds her, completes her like no other activity, and attending dance camp in Boston is more than a dream come true. Her summer is full of amazing experiences, dancing, and laughter. She didn’t expect to fall in love… When Christopher “Chase” Ralston graduates at the top of his class from West Point, his only aspiration is to follow in his late father’s footsteps and join the elite Green Berets. He expects to spend his summer leave visiting with family and friends before heading off for training. Love is the last thing on his mind, but a glimpse of a young woman has him questioning his desire to remain single. Banished because he dared to become more than

The blurb for Dark Hunter

Okay, tell me what you think of this as a blurb for Dark Hunter, a Zeta cartel novel.... Rip Marston is a merciless killing machine. After a decade of hunting his prey, Rip joins the Zetas. The job offers protection and a new killing field but even the cartel are wary of having a monster in their midst. Coming across a badly beaten unconscious girl, Rip sees an opportunity. Posing as her saviour will please the cartel - and provide him with his very own helpless captive. Isabella Maria Franco is beautiful, wilful and used to making hard choices. Having grown up in the comfortable but lethal embrace of the Gulf cartel, she rejected a life of violence. But when a dark presence from her past returns, her world falls apart. Betrayed and beaten, she escapes, only to find herself in a living nightmare. Surrounded by her enemies, one man stands between her and death. Terrified by her sadistic captor, she has little choice but to submit. But embracing his darkness leads t

Interview with Marissa Honeycutt, author of Finding Sabrina

If you like dark romance, you'll have heard of Marissa Honeycutt's Life of Anna. I was lucky enough to beta read the first draft back in the day, and it's been fun watching the series grow and take off. What's even better is that Marissa is releasing a new novel, Finding Sabrina, Part 1: Master of My Body . Like Anna, this is a dark erotic paranormal political conspiracy novel. Last week I asked her to share some thoughts about the new book - and I thought you'd be interested! AJ: What did you love most about your most recent story?  Marissa: I loved getting to know my new characters. They were a challenge, as they wanted to be their own people, not just rehashing Alex and Anna from The Life of Anna. Chase, especially, was a challenge to get to know. I wanted him to be a really good guy, but different than previous "good guys" that I wrote. It was fun researching West Point and learning the traditions that go along with that school. Most of al

Facebook Takes A Leaf From The Zeta Cartel Handbook Of "Free" Advertising

FB sends me an invite to try out an ad for free for my new book cover. "Free $10 credit" it says. "Click here to boost this post" I say okay, and then I get a message,   Then I get another message saying,  And when I look at my "free" ad I see they are asking me for money.  Honestly. Lure me in with free stuff, then snatch it away, threaten me and then demand hard cash. Facebook would be right at home with the Zeta cartel.  Update: 23rd August 2017 FB wrote to me to say, "OK, you can advertise" I suspect a trap...

OMG you are the best!

So I wrote to you all and asked for advice on how to get my books noticed. WOW!  Best move I ever made because you gave me some amazing ideas! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Here's what I've done so far....  I've opened my Facebook page again, so please do come and Like the AJ Adams page.   I've claimed my Goodreads author page , and would love to see you there, too.  I 've started this dedicated blog, I'm making some new covers along the lines you all suggested, I'm buying promotional tours from tips you gave me, and I'm also working on better (okay much filthier!) titles for the new stories coming your way. I'm joining Goodreads groups, putting my books on their bookshelves and tagging them properly.  I'm also working up more plans based on the rest of your advice, and will come back to you in a few weeks with more updates.  In the meantime, if you see conversations or groups or bookshelves where  I'd fit, woul

New hot cover for Dirty Dealings!

Here it is: the new cover for Dirty Dealings! <- this was back in 2017! This was the old cover: What do you think? Do you like it? Would you buy it? Would you think, "Now there's a smoking hot dark and dirty romance I want to read?" I really hope so!  I love the red on the new cover, and it's much more dramatic, especially in a thumbnail, but I do miss seeing Quique's abs. I mean, the one man army is seriously built.But we tried moving him up and then we couldn't see his face, and he went from hot to just abs... So totally conflicted!  Let me know what you think, and please tell a friend to check it out? EDIT: and here's the current cover 2021 Find Quique here at your favourite shop

Welcome to Dirty & Dangerous Romance!

I thought I'd go totally independent and have a blog just for me. If you don't know me, I'm AJ Adams and I write dirty and dangerous romance. We've got bad boys from the Zeta cartel, the most violent and depraved organised crime organisation in the Americas, Belial’s Disciples, the biggest, nastiest MC in England and an assortment of sex slave buyers, marauding Beasts and other assorted villains from Prydain.  I'm writing all the time, but in the next few weeks I'll be promoting Beast, the first Prydain novel. If you like your men nasty and your sex dirty, you're going to love Rune. He's an evil bugger who has no problems with rape, pillage and plunder. As for Wynne, she is one of my favourite girls. Tough and with an evil sense of humour, she is the only person in Prydain willing to take on the Beast.... BEAST A Prydain Novel By AJ Adams $2.99      He stuck the knife in the ground and stripped off his leathers. The tunic came off, revealing