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Starla Criser
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I just bought the book and look forward to reading it. I'm working on a story for the Challenge line, too. Best of luck.
Accidental Romance The Challenge series By Jessica E. Subject Contemporary Western New Adult Romance ISBN: 978-1613334607 At twenty-two, Leanne Declan has graduated from college and hopes to take over the fami...
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Thank you, Starla! I hope you enjoy Accidental Romance. :-)
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"that explains the attitude"...good line.
It is release day for  Little Light of Mine Club Decadence, Book 3 So I felt it appropriate to give you a little preview.  Enjoy a little snippet from  Little Light of Mine Setting the scene...  Dex and Elena, althoug...
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Thanks Starla.   He is definitely capable of adjusting her attitude.
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I don't care for books like that myself. Yet there is becoming more and more censorship in America. The mainstream media won't print the truth or else they distort it and present it in their paid for point of view. Obama is trying his best to take away freedom of speech. He has gone so far as to sign a bill that makes it a felony to voice a protest when some political person who is guarded by the C.I.A. is making a speech. If you speak out or even raise a printed sign the feds will arrest you and charge you with a felony and you will be sent to prison. I think Pay-Pal should re-think their position. They are being paid to collect business transactions. They should do that and not have an opinion on what an author writes.  I think everyone should speak out and protest the suppression of freedom of speech.  The very foundation of a free society is "freedom of speech."  I don't like a lot of things some people say, but no matter what I think, they should have the right to say it.
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I have a new website just for writer's tools and tips: From Rubbish to Publish. The newest article is Taxes and Record Keeping for Writers.
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WARNING: About Barnes & Noble, "Stork Media" and Lulu. I found a listing for one of my books at B&N supposedly selling for $40.68 for a paperback. I contacted my publisher, who contacted B&N and they found out about this "Stork Media" thing. Here is the first message she sent me back: "There are a couple of these companies. What they do is list the book, and then if it sells, they order a copy from Amazon, and pay for the overnight or two day shipping. They still will make an almost 100% profit. If they list 10,000 books like this, even if they sell to just a couple dozen suckers a day they make a mint.

We (and other booksellers) have been fighting with Barnes and Noble and Amazon to require these sellers to list the books as "used but excellent" or "used but unread" or something, and that only original publishers or their authorized agents can sell books as "new" but so far no luck."

The publisher did some more checking and this is the second message she sent me: "There's nothing we can do about it, we've checked. Once "Stork Media" buys the book they can do whatever they want with it, burn it, use it for toilet paper, OR resell it . Now there is some suspicion that at least some of these places are buying epubs, and then actually PRINTING the books at Lulu, buying them, and reselling them. MAJOR no-no, but as long as they keep the listing at Lulu private it's unlikely they will ever get caught. Lulu has gotten some flack for it.

Amazon won't let you upload just anything to Book Surge / Create Space which is Amazon's print on demand service. They do check and demand some proof about rights, but Lulu doesn't do any checks at all on what you try to print."

Interesting and disgusting!
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i forgot to add that i had told them i had sought lgal advice regarding them selling my book for such a high price. try that and see what happens.
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Family is big time important to me, When we get together to do something fun, like creating a huge mess at my sister's house making gingerbread houses after Thanksgiving, I am completely happy. To see some of our architectural "wonders" go to my website.
Family Traditions: Making Gingerbread Houses. Posted on November 28, 2011 by starla. Share. Tweet. Our family has many traditions that involve lots of laughter, great fun, and sometimes huge messes. F...
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Whatever! The curve goes from "Fred Flintstone's house" to near perfection (okay, yours). I definitely fall in the lower part of the scale. Again, whatever.
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Very nice summary. I know all of this, but I fail at most of it. Sad to say.
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We all could use some help, I'm sure! :) Thanks, Starla.
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Mouth soaping and a paddling...great!
Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday Spankings. Today is the last day that I’m going to share an excerpt from His Firm Guidance for a while but for this week I’m continuing from where we left off last week. Whitney w...
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Thanks Starla :)
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I guess I should have read this post before commenting on the post just above this one.  I am very glad that pay-pal changed their mind and is not suppressing freedom of speech.
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Want some fun Christmas treat ideas? http://bit.ly/soG4Pq
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Do you shop 'til you drop for fun? Or could it possibly be not really for fun, but instead something more of a problem. I'm sharing some thoughts and links about the problem of Shopaholism today on my blog.
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I just found out from my publisher (Decadent Publishing) that Another of my ebooks, Maggie's Secret Wish, has been pirated by www.freebookspot.es. There really is very little you do to stop this other than watch out for it. What I consider worse, though, is that Amazon Kindle is now choosing certain books to be part of their Lending Library, without the author's or the publisher's permission. A writer friend of mine (Patricia Davids) has had 4 of her books put in this program. Yes, it's a way for more readers to see your work, but the author/publisher gets nothing. Amazon buys one of the books and puts it in that Library. This is wrong.
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I agree 100%! How in the world do they get away with that, and more importantly, how do they have the consciences to do so?!
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Romance writer, women's fiction writer, community volunteer
Skills
Writing, working with new writers, organization, creating memory quilts
Employment
  • Criser, Gough & Parrish
    Community Coordinator, 2000 - present
    Representing the accounting firm within various community organizations
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Wichita - Denver - Alamagordo - Seattle - Emporia - Great Bend - Holdrege
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Writer, traveler, community volunteer
Introduction
Remember the line "Live, laugh, love"? That's me in a nutshell. I try to "live" my life to its fullest, sometimes I overfill my daily life. As for "laughing," I do so at every opportunity. And I "love" my family, my friends, and the many people I work with as a community volunteer. Oh, and I write romance...so "loving" is a duh in my world.

You can find me on several websites. Starla Criser (my "over 55" relationship stories), Starla Kaye (my slightly hotter romance writing), S.K. Fero (my up-and-coming Western romance writing) and From Rubbish to Publish (my attempts to help other writers).
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If there is a possible computer problem, I can find it...and get my daughter to fix it.
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  • Wichita State University
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Female
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Starla Tolliver (maiden)