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Update on Free Read ~ A Cautionary Tale

Sadly the link to the free read is no longer up for your convenience. Let me explain.

Authors use the internet for many things. To do research on a story. To offer excerpts to entice a reader to read more of their work. We even use the internet to promote ourselves. One way we do that is to offer free reads. We do it on lot’s of sites. Goodreads, All Romance eBooks, Rainbow eBooks, Barnes & Noble, and even Amazon. We do it so that you, kind reader, will discover our work and perhaps purchase one of our other books. This is all well and good, and it is usually a win/win situation. Alas, that is not always the case.

This Monday, June 18th 2012, a person claiming to be a publisher (self or otherwise), pirated several free reads from M/M authors and F/F authors who just happen to be posting free reads for the summer reading events. We post them on the sites we belong to, like Goodreads, and we post them for our followers on our blogs. The despicable person, who shall remain nameless unless he/she/it continues to do this, stole those free downloads and uploaded then on Amazon with the intent on making money off of them. He/she/it did not even bother to remove the names of the authors from the front of the book covers, nor did he/she/it attempt to hide the fact that those books all had disclaimers regarding infringement rights. He/she/it clearly pirated…stole…ripped off those books.

I will still offer my book to you if you are interested in reading it, but you will have to get the free read at either Goodreads, All Romance eBooks, or Rainbow eBooks. I have linked each of these sites for you. Again the title is A Pharaoh’s Promise, by GL Roberts. I hope you will check it out.

Gentle reminder: this story is about a romance between two men, and may be considered NC17.

A Pharaoh’s Promise is the story of the love between a Pharaoh of the Hyksos Dynasty, and the slave that carves and paints his image on the walls and obelisks of Lower and Upper Egypt.  It was originally released on Goodreads for the M/M Romance group’s Love is Always Write event.

GL Roberts

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