Stranger than fiction: Amazon

Well, isn’t that strange.

Ok, so I have known the amazon spies are watching us and everyone we are connected to but I am not sure that what they find is the absolute truth.

As those of you who follow me know, I am a writer. And writers have followers. And a lot of writers I know friend a lot of other writers. Cool. Awesome. So much fun to have a group of people with similar interests. But I am wondering about this facebook/amazon connection thing.

Reason being? A few weeks ago a fellow author, which I have read and bought their books release a new novel. I, being a good reader and a lover of their words, go to leave a review and amazon informs me that I am unable due to the fact that I am somehow messing with the way they do business. I am like Ok, fine. Maybe it is because I have read some of their beta novels and have left reviews once they were released.

But I have bought the book and I have read the book, so why can I not leave a review? It is not like the author and I are best friends and hang out together. We are authors, who read other books who may or may not be ‘friends’ on facebook.

Well, today I went to go attempt to leave a review and found out that I am no longer allow to leave reviews on amazon. At all… What the H3ll??

I have never been rude, never been crude, never said anything that is uncalled for or hurtful. Honest, yes, 100%. So does this ban me from amazon?

I have emailed an inquiry into this matter and hopefully will be enlightened on wth just happened. Anyone out there have any ideas? Please shoot them my way. Because, if the trolls can write reviews, then shouldn’t legitimate readers who don’t bash authors to the point of self-loathing be allowed to write reviews even if they are on Facebook?

Sorry for the rant, just confused as heck about all this. Peace and have a great Sunday.

First Look at IA: INVINCIBLE ASSASSIN by John Darryl Winston

Seriously wicked new book on the streets from an amazing story teller. John Darryl Winston.


The only thing worse than having nothing to live for is having nothing to lose

When tragedy strikes his best friend, Harvis Young knows there will be a reckoning, especially since Naz Andersen possesses the supernatural powers of a god.

Now it’s up to Harvis to save the guilty from Naz’s wrath. Beyond the mean streets of Marshal Park, Harvis will discover a darker path than anything he’s ever seen. His friend may not have the only soul that needs saving.

Imprint: BHC Press/H2O
Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy
Series: IA: Book 2.5

On Sale: 10/2/2018

Available Formats:
Softcover:  978-1-947727-70-0, $11.95, 136 pages
Ebook:         978-1-947727-87-8, PDF, Mobi, Epub, $4.99

Preorder: Available July 10, 2018

For more information on INVINCIBLE ASSASSIN by John Darryl Winston as well as the complete IA series, visit the publisher’s website.

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Here is my interview with Kade Cook

This is an interview I just did with Fiona McVie. I hope you enjoy.


Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Kade: Good morning Fiona, it is so nice to be here.  I am Kade Cook and  I am old enough to know better but still too young to care. Haha

Fiona: Where are you from?

I live on the East Coast of Canada in a little town of Shediac, NB.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I went to school and got my degree in AS-400 RPG computer skills and worked for quite a few years in Moncton but decided to give it all up to become mom again. And stay home raising my kids and write stories.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

My latest news is that I just took part of…

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A Quick & Dirty Guide to AMS for Authors

Really great easy to follow post about AMS ads.

M.L. Humphrey

Once again the main AMS thread over on Kboards has grown to the size where it’s probably intimidating to newbies. And one of the wiser members over there suggested that maybe I should just put together a quick FAQ on AMS to direct people to.

Now, remember, I wrote a whole book about AMS ads (AMS Ads for Authors by M.L. Humphrey) the last time I decided to do something like this, so brevity on this subject is not my strong suit.

But here goes.

What Are AMS?

AMS is shorthand for Amazon Marketing Services. AMS ads are a type of pay-per-click advertisement that authors can use that allow them to advertise their books in Amazon search results, on Amazon product pages, and on Kindles.

There are multiple types of AMS accounts that have different dashboards and advertising options, but most authors just open the type of AMS account…

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My Debut Novel ‘The Time Company’ Is Now Available!


This is the post I’ve been dreaming of sharing! My first novel is real and ready! I know I’ve been sitting on the details, but finally I can tell it all!

As I mentioned in this post, I took a bookmaking class in my final semester of university. This course was the program’s big thing, and you had to be interviewed to get in (though as long as you had material and a good GPA, you were approved). Most of my class wrote nonfiction and/or compiled nonfiction stories from previous classes, but as I said, I knew I didn’t want to do that. I had my old half-baked fiction novel, and I was determined to use that. So I began the process of opening the file, reading the awful, cringy garbage I wrote in high school, fixing it up, and adding another 20k words to end the story. Then I…

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Morning #happinessisachoice

Hey world,

Just thought I would try something new here on my blog.

I know I write on my Kade Cook Books blog a little more than I do here and I haven’t done any interviews in a while but today I would like to try a new trend. A more uplifting look at the day.

I have been taking pictures for a while now on my Instagram page and sending them to my Facebook family so now I have decided to share with my word press family too.

Why? Because why the hell not. 😛 So here goes folks… have a great day.


Welcome to another beautiful moment in your life. Enjoy the gift. 😊


Our Dark Stars Review by Kade Cook

I recently had the privilege of reading Audrey Cunnyngham’s new book Our Dark Stars and thought it needed to be shared amongst the blog posts. So here goes.

From the very first page of this story, this incredible epic adventure, it is spellbinding.
Such an intriguing cast of characters, one could never find a moment where there isn’t something going on with them. It was so much fun that I was sad when it was over. It brought me back to a type of read that reminded me of the lunar chronicles mixed with Our broken stars, all compiled into one book.

Incredible storytelling, fun multi-dimensional personalities and a literary ride that you won’t soon forget.

Highly recommend this book and I look forward to Audrey Cunnyngham’s next work of word weaving. Great job!!