Good news and bad news….


HautingDanielle BOOK4 200x300 Good news and bad news....The good news is The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge went live today on Amazon. The bad news, one of the chapters—a critical one, shifted order. Instead of being Chapter 38, it is now Chapter 35. Yikes!

I have uploaded a corrected file with Amazon and have contacted them about the issue. Normally they will send out corrected files to who ever ordered the book.

But if you’ve already downloaded the eBook and don’t want to wait for the corrected file, you can go ahead and read it.

BUT, when you get to Chapter 35, which begins “Someone needed to tell Brian” – skip that chapter, because it is really Chapter 38, and frankly it will give away the who-done-it.

The rest of the chapters are in the correct order, so keep reading. But when you reach Chapter 39, stop and read the chapter that begins “Someone needed to tell Brian” – which is actually Chapter 38.
I am really sorry for this.

If I’ve just confused you and you have questions, you can email me at bobbi@robeth.com.

Thanks, Bobbi

UPDATE: I received notice from Amazon around 5 pm Arizona time that the corrected file was live. If you purchased the eBook after that time from Amazon, it should be the corrected file. I still haven’t heard back from Amazon in regards to them contacting readers who downloaded the eBook prior to that time. 

It should be live at Kobo and Barnes & Noble shortly –they received the correct file. It is already at Smashwords and should reach iTunes in a few days.

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New Look for the Unlocked Hearts Series

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Cover designer Elizabeth Mackey has given my Unlocked Hearts series a new look! I especially love the Sugar Rush cover with the London Bridge in the background. Sugar Rush takes place in my hometown, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, home of the London Bridge.

The eBook covers are still updating, so they aren’t all up. It will take a few weeks before the paperback versions are updated with the new covers.

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The Ghost Who Wasn’t live at Amazon!

HautingDanielle BOOK3 NEW 400 200x300 <i>The Ghost</i> Who Wasnt live at Amazon!THE GHOST WHO WASN’T, Book 3 is finally live at Amazon!

Normally it takes less than 12 hours for a book to go live on Amazon, yet for some reason, it took almost two days before the third book in the Haunting Danielle series made it to Amazon’s Kindle bookshelf.

It made it to Smashwords and Barnes & Noble by its intended release date–March 30. We’re still waiting for it to show up at iTunes and the other eBook venues.

Hope you enjoy the story!  The adventures of Danielle Boatman, Walt Marlow and the other characters of Haunting Danielle continue in Book 4–The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge–slated for release June 30, 2015.

 

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Haunting Danielle’s newest release!

HautingDanielle BOOK3 NEW 400 200x300 Haunting Danielles newest release!Where oh where is The Ghost Who Wasn’t–Book 3 in the Haunting Danielle Series?

I promised it’s release for yesterday. I kept my promise, in that the eBook is available online, unfortunately it still hasn’t showed up at the Amazon store.

I emailed Amazon this morning to see what the holdup is, and they promise it will be live in “next hours” — not sure how many hours that is, but i hope that means sometime today!

In the meantime, you can find the eBook at Barnes & Noble and at Smashwords.  It will take a few days before it hits the stores at iTunes, Kobo and a few others.

I hope you enjoy the story!

Look for Book 4 in the series — The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge — slated for release on June 30, 2015.

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Look for Book 3 in the Haunting Danielle Series
March 31, 2015!

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Look for a new name too. We’ve decided to give each book in the series its own title. Initially we wanted to keep it simple and number the books. However, Amazon tells us if we do it that way—using the series name as the main title of each book—the series name won’t appear in the product description in the same way as it does on our other two series.

It will take a few days before the new covers and titles show up on the different venues.

Book 1: THE GHOST OF MARLOW HOUSE

Book 2: THE GHOST WHO LOVED DIAMONDS

 

And our newest release—scheduled for publication on March 31, 2015:

 

HautingDanielle BOOK3 NEW 400 200x300 Look for Book 3 in the <i>Haunting Danielle Series</i><br>March 31, 2015!Book 3: THE GHOST WHO WASN’T

When a local heiress goes missing Danielle discovers it’s not always possible to distinguish the living from the dead. To complicate matters, it seems Danielle is not the only one who communicates with spirits. Her new guest claims to hear Walt. But, something’s not quite right with Marlow House’s newest medium.

Danielle must move quickly before her best friend joins the spirit world.

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Haunting Danielle Book 3 — off to the Beta Readers!

flower <i>Haunting Danielle Book 3</i>    off to the Beta Readers! It’s been an entire month since I posted. What have I been doing all that time??

Today I planted some flowers. I took a picture of one of the pots I planted.

But that isn’t what I’ve been doing all month. I’ve been writing Haunting Danielle Book 3!

While planting my flowers today, my first beta reader finished the book! I am so excited!

I’ll be sending the book off to my other beta readers in the morning, and hopefully I’ll be able to send the manuscript off to the editor sometime next week.

I’m hoping my readers enjoy this new book as much as my first beta reader has.

In other news my radiation treatment is going well. I feel terrific. I’ve nine days of treatment left, so my last treatment will be March 27, unless I miss one of the treatments for some reason. I have MUCH to feel grateful about.

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Fifty Shades of Grey—don’t believe all the criticism.

bigstock Romantic couple in a hotel roo 12127391 <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>—don’t believe all the criticism.As mentioned in my previous post, I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey Friday night. This movie is based on the first book in the series by E. L James.

I watched the movie knowing the basic story line, yet I can’t compare the movie to the book; I’m not qualified because I haven’t read it. One thing I find interesting are the anti-50 Shades posts and links flooding social media, with claims the movie glamorizes abusive behavior—some sites even list chilling quotes from the movie to prove their point.

The efforts to discourage viewers obviously haven’t worked, considering how well the movie has been doing, and those claims haven’t been entirely accurate. For one thing, I don’t recall the chilling quotes in the movie, and if they were there, they must have been taken out of context.

I can’t speak for the books—but in the first movie, the male lead, Christian may have issues—but he never forced the female lead, Anastasia to do anything. When she said “stop”—he stopped.

I saw Anastasia as a sexually curious, naïve yet spunky young woman who experienced an instant chemistry with charismatic Christian. Her character shares a trait with many naïve women, in that she hopes to “fix” the man she is falling in love with.

I saw Christian as a screwed up, basically good person, unable to have a normal relationship—imprisoned by his sexual issues which stem from an abusive childhood.

Could their relationship (if they were real people) be a recipe for abuse? Certainly. But I don’t believe it is bad to explore—via literature or a movie—how such a relationship might spiral out of control. Anastasia was okay with a playful spanking and a little rough sex, but she couldn’t wrap her head around the fact Christian wanted to punish her, hurt her. I never felt the movie condoned abuse. If anything, it could be seen as a cautionary tale.

As for the acting, I think Dakota Johnson did a brilliant job. I loved her in the role of Anastasia.

The viewing I attended was sponsored by a local woman’s business group as a charity event, as part of a “lady’s night out.” The theater was packed—with women. By the response of the audience I don’t think the movie is swaying women toward submissive behavior. When Anastasia stood up to Christian at different points in the movie, or got sassy with him, the audience cheered. They also laughed at the many humorous parts, lines often delivered by the talented Dakota Johnson. When the movie ended, the audience groaned—they wanted more.

One of my male writing friends asked me about the movie. His wife wanted to see it, and he was afraid he’d find the sex scenes so lame he wouldn’t be able to resist commenting, thus spoiling her enjoyment of the film. For some reason he seemed to think the sex scenes would have a bunch of sappy dialogue. Uhh…no…in fact, I imagine a guy might find the sex scenes in the movie pretty hot. As for me, I was a tad uncomfortable watching them in a theater filled with other women. But, they weren’t (IMO) any racier than what we might see on an HBO show, like Game of Thrones. I’d feel more comfortable watching those type of scenes at home with my husband. It isn’t something I want to watch with a group of people.

Another “issue” expressed with the film is the outrage by some in the BDSM community who claim the movie doesn’t accurately depict their lifestyle. Umm…I didn’t know there was some sort of certification process for the BDSM lifestyle. As I mentioned in the previous post, James never claimed to be writing a how-to on BDSM. I am fairly certain that if you gathered up all those who claim to be part of the bondage and sadomasochism community, you’d discover there will always be factions pointing fingers at others, declaring they are not doing it right, therefore are posers.

This movie isn’t for everyone. For those who dislike graphic sex or sexual subject matter, you’ll probably want to skip this one. But if you’re concerned the movie glorifies abusive relationships, I wouldn’t skip the movie for that reason.

Will the second movie fulfill the haters’ prophecy and glorify domestic violence? I have no idea. I’ll have to wait and see for myself.

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