The Circle of Friends Series by L. Diane Wolfe
Ebook ISBN 9781939844125
New Adult/Young Adult
Get inspired to achieve your dreams!
Book I...Lori - Driven by Olympic dreams, the swimmer appears destined for success. But something is holding her back. Can the star quarterback help Lori break free and achieve her dreams?
Book II...Sarah - There are no rewards for second best. Estranged from her father, envious of her best friend’s perfect life, Sarah’s unable to measure up to expectations. Can a future NFL receiver with baggage of his own make a difference?
Book III...James - Haunted by a troubled past, he’s determined to break free of the abuse and start a life with Maria. When a life-changing crisis erupts, James nears the breaking point. Can he find peace before the mistakes of his father destroy him?
Book IV...Mike - A prisoner of guilt for so long, he’s consumed with condemnation and unable to forgive himself. When Danielle enters his life, he can no longer hide the past. Will she be able to reach him or is Mike past the point of redemption?
Book V...Heather - When confidence turns to frustration, she finds her dream of coaching basketball tarnished. Heather struggles with a dying father, a troublesome sister, and a cocky player. Can Mark help the feisty woman survive?
To add your name to the petition - Change the "You Know This Author" Policy
Another policy of Amazon’s I wish they would change is their return policy. They are the ONLY one who allows ebook returns. (And that after a whole 7 days.) Many people abuse this system by either downloading a book long enough to read it or to gain “Verified Purchase” status. With digital purchases, there should be no returns.
What do you think about either of those policies?
Netflix-Like Book Services Would Be Happy if You Read Less
These services are more successful the less people read. However, romance readers are voracious readers. And for these companies, that’s bad.
According to the article:
But in a recently leaked letter, San Francisco startup Scribd revealed the company was planning to pull thousands of romance titles because their popularity was costing the company too much money.
...Scribd and its closest competitor Oyster pay publishers a sum of money each time “a fair portion” of a book is read. That and the fact that both Scribd and Oyster offer valuable reader data made for apparently sweet deals for publishers, who have lined up behind these services. But the deal in the end wasn’t so sweet for Scribd.
“We bore the majority of the risk when establishing a business model that paid publishers the same amount as the retail model for each book read by a Scribd subscriber,” the company noted in its letter. When readers read too much, as romance readers apparently did, the costs become too much to bear. Which points to a funny irony for e-book services: as long as they pay publishers every time a book is read, their businesses are more successful the less people read.
Is that not ironic?
Conferences, Workshops, Etc. and Publications page at the Insecure Writer’s Support Group site. We now have a full list of conferences, conventions, workshops, festivals, retreats, and seminars. There are still more to add, so I will continue working on it this summer.