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Sunday, March 31, 2019

FREE books on Amazon and funny pirated copies

UPDATE 2 April: In the process of Amazon removing the pirated versions, they reset the prices of my books, so they won't be free again for another 2-3 days.

I managed to persuade Amazon to "price match" my books with Smashwords and Barnes & Noble -- so they are now free! This was my original intention when I released the ebooks, but it's not possible to set a KDP book to free when you first publish it. However, they are now free -- at least until (and if) I enroll them in Kindle Unlimited (which will require removing them from the other retailers and Wattpad).

There are currently pirated versions of both books for sale on Amazon (how bold is that!) priced at around $4 (the price changes by the hour, it seems). They have delightful new covers (bonus points for making them sort of relevant??)...
but the interior is a copy of my original Kindle files. (I've filed a copyright infringement notice, so lets see how long it takes to have them taken down -- they were up 2 days before I even noticed.)

The book details have been put through a translator in order to change the wording and, I assume, avoid Amazon's plagiarism bot. They are kind of funny, though, so I thought I'd share. The salacious stuff about abuse, neglect, and cults was removed altogether from book 2's description.

I especially like the idea of Wynter making "shake music" in the basement, and the description of the Clockwork Toys as a "musical gang".

LITTLE SISTER SONG
(Original)
Wynter has gone through her whole youthful time on earth behind a steel fence amidst the Arizona desert. Her scan for adoration begins the day she escapes on a transport with only a location and her sister's directions to overlook the past and grasp the world outside. 

Thumping on the entryway of an unassuming house in Seattle, she is invited by her actual family- - three more seasoned siblings who never realized she existed- - in a spot where they have hotcakes for breakfast and make shake music in the cellar. A spot Wynter needs to call home. They all offer a similar torment: their mom's relinquishment years sooner. Furthermore, they all offer an attach to facilitate that torment: music. 

In any case, Wynter rapidly realizes there are no cheerful endings. Her grown-up kin has issues of their own. Will she have the capacity to remain sufficiently long to taste her first tangerine, become familiar with the blues turnaround, and set up the family back together? 

Younger Sibling Song is the main book in the Wynter Wild arrangement.
Wynter has spent her entire young life behind a chain-link fence in the middle of the Arizona desert. Her search for love starts the day she escapes on a bus with nothing but an address and her sister's instructions to forget the past and embrace the world outside.

Knocking on the door of an unassuming house in Seattle, she is welcomed by her true family—three older brothers who never knew she existed—in a place where they have pancakes for breakfast and make rock music in the basement. A place Wynter wants to call home. They all share the same pain: their mother's abandonment years earlier. And they all share a bond to ease that pain: music.

But Wynter quickly learns there are no happy endings. Her adult siblings have problems of their own. Will she be able to stay long enough to taste her first tangerine, learn the blues turnaround, and put the family back together?

Little Sister Song is the first book in the Wynter Wild series.
OUT OF TUNE
(Original)
Wynter is attempting to discover her place on the planet. Presently in child care, her solitary want is to move home with her siblings.

While she discovers accomplishment by assembling a musical gang with some young men at school, she falls flat at the social standards required to become friends with the young ladies.

At the point when Wynter finds the world won't twist to her will, she brings matters into her very own hands.
Wynter is struggling to find her place in the world. Now in foster care, her only desire is to move home with her brothers, who become increasingly frustrated by her inability to tell them about her childhood.

While she finds success by putting together a rock band with some boys at school, she fails at the social rules required to befriend the girls.

Meanwhile, her sister Joy is falling back into the Light, the cult-like community where the girls grew up. Jesse and Indio find themselves competing for the title of Best Big Brother to Wynter, as well as Best Son to their negligent father. And oldest brother Caleb has a plan to gain custody. 

When Wynter discovers the world won't bend to her will, or his, she takes matters into her own hands.

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