Author Archives: Gabriella West

About Gabriella West

Indie writer/editor and author of historical novel TIME OF GRACE and contemporary LGBT romance ELSIE STREET.

Some Thoughts on Charlottesville as the Eclipse Approaches

I don’t have anything particularly profound to say about the tragic events in Charlottesville this weekend except to say that my greatest fear after Trump was elected was that there would be blood in the streets. And so it has … Continue reading

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Another promo!

My LGBT historical novel Time of Grace is free for two days, Sunday, July 16 and Monday, July 17 on Amazon. Although Time of Grace has been in the Kindle Unlimited program for a while now, I’d like to take … Continue reading

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Summer/Winter Sale on Smashwords

It’s nearly the end of June, so I enrolled a few of my books in the annual Smashwords Summer/Winter sale! Although the “winter” part of the name refers to the Southern Hemisphere, it could also refer to summer in San … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend Freebies

Here’s a quick link to an upcoming erotica promo that looks interesting–I know that at least two ebooks feature historical erotica, if that’s your thing (and it kind of is mine!). https://lyndabelle.com/2017/05/26/memorial-day-weekend-eroticaerotic-romance-deals-free-0-99-may-26-29/ Books are a mixture of free and 99 … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Buy My Book (says David Gaughran)

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
I’m just back from The Smarter Artist Summit in Austin, Texas. I won’t try and capture the magic of the event – Kobo Mark does an excellent job – but I would like to talk…

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Read an Ebook Week 2017

Tomorrow, March 5, brings the start of Read an Ebook Week on ebook platform Smashwords, which is where I started my own self-publishing journey in 2011. According to the site, “This [their catalog] is the hub of the action, where you … Continue reading

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Days of Fear, Glimmers of Hope

Now that we’re into the second month of the new presidency, I find myself feeling a mixture of emotions. Exhausted, first of all, as the pace of everything has speeded up. Enraged at wretched cabinet picks like DeVos–that’s a given. … Continue reading

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Monkey Business in Publishing

I’ve posted before about All Romance eBooks, which I’ve always regarded as a nice little niche market for my work, despite eccentricities like taking $1 off my royalties if they paid me through PayPal, and constant “sales,” not to mention … Continue reading

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Christmas

Christmas is here, a time of year when I feel inexplicably content and happy much of the time. As I’ve gotten older Christmas has become less about “getting stuff” and feasting, and more about memories. Somehow it all adds up … Continue reading

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The Downhill Slide: Two Literary Biographies

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay Literary biography can be such a depressing genre, although I read it, I realize, to feel vicariously alive, to really … Continue reading

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