I loved a book with bad reviews!

This should be a lesson to authors who toil over bad reviews.

I just finished Scott Weiland’s Biography. I absolutely loved it.

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The book has some…not so kind reviews, including some 1-star bashing. I, however, really enjoyed it. It was a great insight into a life of stardom, struggling with addiction, even as a child, as well as his struggles in love.

Sure, this doesn’t give every secret, every detail, but really, I couldn’t put it down. And if  I can’t put it down, then I count that as a great read.

Yes, it was sad. I’m reading about how he was enjoying his sobriety, taking it serious, feeling better. Yet, he’s dead. From chasing the dragon. So yeah, that sucked.

But if you are an STP fan, I suggest giving this a read.

#Giveaway to Celebrate my Re-Release

I finally received the rights to the last book in my Dirty White Candy series back from Liquid Silver Books. I don’t regret publishing with them. Every experience we have, we can learn from. However, I was never happy with the covers, and the price of the books kept going up, as sales went down.

They were pleasant when I asked for my rights back. They did ask why, and I gave them an honest answer. Still, they terminated my contracts when they expired and here I am. They’ve been republished with Syn Publishing, with great new covers.

In celebration of their re-release, Book 1, The Beginning will be FREE from June 26-30. You can grab your copy HERE.

 

 

Asshat of the Day, Cinco de Mayo Edition

EDITED TO ADD THAT THE COMMENTS WERE NOT MADE BY THE AUTHOR OF THE BEST SELLER.

 

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Dear Lord…SWEET BABY JESUS! It takes a special kind of tool to drag me back to a blog where I haven’t had much to say.

First, for those of you not ‘in the know’, authors, cover artists, and yes, even publishing houses use stock art. These photos are not exclusive and can be used more than once. Probably numerous times. There’s a group on goodreads (sorry, I tried to find it again but just gave up) that literally pokes fun at similar covers.

This article sort of touches on that very topic. It’s very likely that if you go looking, you’ll find the exact same photo on more than a few books. You can pay for exclusive photos, but those are salty.

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Okay, she’s discovered a similar cover. It happens. But Thieves? Really? Because this shit happens all of the time…rookie.

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“Seriously, They (sic) just took off his beard and filtered it. FUCK THAT” Uh, no. I’ve seen this pic before. This author put the beard on the guy (poorly, I might add.) But she didn’t bother to correct her croanie. Screenshot 2016-05-06 03.35.15

 

Now here, Ms. Shaw tries to tactfully defend herself. (Bravo for not losing your shit, by the way.) Let me direct you to the last comment by the asshat. “and not even a book no ones heard of but a pretty popular book.” Really princess? Because I’ve never heard of you or your book. It’s great to have self-confidence, but you passed that intersection a long time ago.

By the way, I never heard of you until now and this is the impression you left. You’re rude, arrogant, lack common sense and decency and probably needs to hire a PR firm…that no one else has ever heard of. You know…just in case.

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She continued on her book page…to insult Shaw MORE by comparing her to children. By the way, “Now who looks like a child?” You do.

Seriously. Then, Captain Obvious acknowledges that starting Twitter fights isn’t the best business decision. Excuse me…you posted a link to an author’s book on social-fucking-media and called her a thief. Twitter is open so you can respond. No one butted in, this woman tried to defend the name SHE worked for that YOU were trying to smear, fuckbucket.

This fine specimen continues to tweet to herself. If her book is anything like her tweets, I’m sure she gets a lot of returns.

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Meredith drinks a lot of wine, but perhaps you mean whiny? The last tweet? I. Just. Can’t.

We are a community. We should support one another. I’ve met so many fantastic authors, readers, bloggers…all who support one another.

For 10 years I’ve not called out another author. I have never said one negative word and gave an author’s name. You, my dear, earned screenshots. Congrats!

Ulterior Designs – Cover Reveal

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Ladies and gentlemen, I did some beta reading for this little gem and let me tell you, it is HOT HOT HOT!!! Here are the details:

Warning: This book is designed for readers 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.

A blueprint for desire.

With a shared passion for breathing life into an unconventional dream home, the attraction between a struggling new grad of interior design and an award-winning architect with eclectic sexual tastes is irresistible. But with a cloud of lies and loss hanging over him, the only arrangement Logan wants is one of indulgence and pleasure. However, fate seems to have another design plan in mind for them—a plan that ultimately leads them down a path of desire and discovery.

When the man obsessed with creating his unusual home sets his sights on the woman who keeps unknowingly navigating her way back to him, lust clouds his judgment and he makes an inappropriate proposition. After nearly blowing his chances with the talented and alluring beauty, he readjusts his plans, because it just so happens that his sexy ulterior motives go hand-in-hand with her expertise in interior design.

Though Chloe may be young and naïve in Logan’s eyes, she sees him for who and what he is: a man with severe commitment issues. But she’s optimistic—maybe too optimistic. And she isn’t easily deterred or scared away either, not even by the unusual nature of his design plans or his eclectic sexual tastes. In fact, she’s intrigued by them. Faced with a man who can give her not only the experience she needs to propel her career, but everything she’s ever fantasized about, she hopes that their physical and intellectual compatibility can prevail over his fears. And more importantly, that they can move forward to become not only design collaborators, but partners on a deeper level.

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London Brothers Series by CM Hutton

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Starting over was never easy for anyone. I’d heard the stories over and over.

But after the hell my ex-husband had put me through over the last year, over the last twenty years…well, I was ready to move on, repair what was left of my shattered heart and find someone to share my life with—someone who would put me first.

I deserved it. I’d done my time being in her shadow, being a cheap understudy, always second. For. All. Those. Years.

Never again.

Our move to San Diego provided a fresh start, a new place away from all the hurt and memories. Life as a single mom to three teenagers had its’ challenges, but we were adjusting and my kids were doing well.

It was time to focus on my happiness, for once. I had a huge capacity to love and I wanted to share my love with a man that respected it, accepted it and gave it in return.

It was just a matter of time before he found me and showed me what true, honest love was all about.

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**FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY! 18+ This book contains subject matters that may not be suitable for all audiences. Limited domestic abuse and mild violence.

Jason

I was a fool…

– for letting Lori Ann convince me that we were wrong for each other.

– for watching her walk away from me fifteen years ago and not stopping her. – for not realizing she was in trouble.

– for thinking her nightmare, our nightmare was over. I was a fool for letting my guard down.

And now, I’d do just about anything to keep her safe, including the most reckless, foolish thing a man — a cop, in fact — could do.

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Jason saved me, only to nearly lose me forever.

We’d been fools to think Antonio wouldn’t come after me. I was still his wife, after all. He’d hurt me, broken my arm and left me in pieces, but he wasn’t finished. He’d fooled me for years, made me believe he was a great man. Now that I knew the truth, I was going to fight like hell to save myself and Jason, to save the love we’d finally confessed.

I prayed that what I was about to do would be enough. I was done being someone’s fool.

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*WARNING: Although this is a love story, this book contains violence, explicit sexual situations and stories of abuse against women. If you are sensitive to these issues, this may not be the book for you. BE ADVISED.*

Everyone thought they were so smart. I wasn’t doing all the love and marriage thing. I was happy with my life. And tired of my brothers, my sister and my parents hinting at me falling in love and settling down. Really?

Hell, no. I realized I was the talk of the hospital. Everyone speculated how many nurses I’d slept with, but I didn’t care. There weren’t that many. In reality, I only enjoyed the company of a few. The others knew what it was…one night, nothing else. I wasn’t settling down any time soon—or ever.

There were only a few things I really cared about…my parents, my sister and brothers, and my job. That was it. I was a damn good doctor. Good sibling? Well,

maybe not so much. But they loved me regardless. I was comfortable. I was happy. Life was good.

Until one day, one event changed my whole life. The dam of emotions that opened in me were unbelievably painful and overwhelmingly raw. And I hated it. Hated every fucking bit of it. And the helplessness I felt, nearly destroyed me—and her.

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Get to know CM Hutton...

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I’m a wife, a mom of three, a friend, an aunt, a sister, a daughter and a teacher.

Now, I can add writer to my list! I’ve always wanted to write and finally found in- spiration and support to do it.

I live near Austin, Texas with my family and love to read and travel. Put me on a beach with a good book and the world just disappears around me.

Paradise Taken was my first novel and is a highly emotional book based on true events. Its sequel (Saving Us) was released February 2014.

Loving Her, an Amazon Best Seller, was my second book and very close to my heart.

I love that you are willing to take a chance on a new writer and promise to keep striving to put out great books! Be sure to check out my newest releases, including the London Brothers Series, Honest Love, Life of a Fool and Without Peace.

I’d love to chat with you, so look me up on any of my social pages. Happy Reading. 🙂

~CM Hutton

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Show it off Saturday!

Today I’m featured over on Coffee Time Romance for Show it off Saturday!

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Shifter Chronicles Goes on Tour

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With the help of my PA, the Shifter Chronicles has a month long tour. Here are the places and dates:

1/6-Ebooks Galore www.ebooksgalore.net
1/7-Outrageous Heroes-spotlight http://www.facebook.com/outrageousheroes
1/8-Author Sandra Love-spotlight http://authorsandralove.blogspot.com/
1/9-LBM Book Blog http://lifebooksandmore.blogspot.com
1/10-Diane’s Book Blog-character interview http://dianes-book.blogspot.com
1/11-Dreamer Talks Books http://cometomefantasy.blogspot.com
1/12-Eskimo Princess Book Review-spotlight http://eskimoprincess.blogspot.com/
1/13-A Bit Bookish http://www.abitbookish.com
1/14-Midnight Angel Book Heaven www.facebook.com/midnightangelbookheaven
1/15-Sapphyria’s Steamy Books http://saphssteamybooks.blogspot.com/
1/16-Literature Litehouse http://literaturelitehouse.blogspot.com/
1/17-Danielle’s Domain http://daniellesdomainreviews.blogspot.com
1/18-My Reading Reality https:/www.facebook.com/myreadingreality
1/19-We Read With A Glass of Wine http://wereadwithaglassofwine.blogspot.com/
1/20-Indy Book Fairy http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/
1/21-One Book Boyfriend At A Time http://www.facebook.com/onebookboyfriendatatime
1/22-Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics http://sweet-n-sassy-book-a-holics.blogspot.com/
1/23-Stormy Nights Reviewing http://stormynightbloginandreviwing.blogspot.com/
1/24-The Color Of Ink  https://thecolorofink.wordpress.com
1/25-Bound By Books Book Review http://www.boundbybooksbookreview.com/
1/26-PRATR https://pratr.wordpress.com/
1/27-Bookwench I Am http://bookwench-i-am.com/
1/28-2 Bibliophiles Guide 2bibliophiles.blogspot.com
1/29-Free to Be Me https://theresacarle.wordpress.com/
1/30-Butterflies Books Dreams butterlfiesbooksanddreams.blogspot.com
1/31-Angee’s Afterthoughts http://www.angeesafterthoughts.com/
2/1-Rockstar Reviews rockstarsreviews.wordpress.com
2/2-Ebook Addicts http://ebookaddicts.net
2/3-Alpha Book Club-spotlight http://alphabookclub.org
2/4-Ebooks Galore www.ebooksgalore.net