Weekend Updates 6/20/15

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We sent Shurrn out to the LAE 2015 Event. She’s currently loading up on book swag and hobnobbing with various authors. We plan to do several giveaways in the coming weeks to celebrate. Be sure to follow her twitter and instagram for photos and evidence of book-related tomfoolery.

Active Giveaways

We’re giving away three eBook copies of Rebel: A Stepbrother Romance by Kim Linwood. Click here to enter!

We’re giving away an eBook copy of The Hunted: Temptation by Ivy Smoak. Click here to enter!

New Releases

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Amy Lane – The Deep of the Sound (Bluewater Bay #8)

E.L. James – Grey (Fifty Shades #4)

Vi Keeland – Beat

M.N. Forgy – Relinquish

Amy Harmon – The Song of David

Clarissa Wild – Stalker

Meghan March – Beneath These Chains (Beneath #3)

Scarlett Ward – Step F*@k (Book One)

Ivy Smoak – The Hunted: Addiction – Part 1

Melody Anne – Burned (Forbidden #4)

Linda Morris – High Heat (Hard Hitters #1)

Karina Halle – The Offer

Rachel Blaufeld – Vérité

T.M. Frazier – King (King #1)

L.A. Casey – Kane (Slater Brothers #3)

Victoria Danann – Two Princes (Sons of Sanctuary MC #1)

Robin Covington – Redemption (Nashville Nights #3)

Ophelia Bell – Dragon’s Melody

N.A. Alcorn – Forget (Changing Colors #1)

Staci Hart – Hardcore (Complete Series Box Set)

Cover Reveals

Melissa Collins – Repaired (Expected publication: June 23rd 2015) Available for Pre-Order

Tillie Cole – Reap (Scarred Souls #2) Expected publication: November 10th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Sales & Deals

GET NAKED – Four Best Selling Authors – Four Best Selling Novels – ONE GREAT CAUSE at a fabulous low price! All proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House

To celebrate the release of “Dragon’s Melody” on June 21st, 2015, the Sleeping Dragon’s Omnibus will be discounted for a week. This omnibus contains all six books in the Smutsonian Approved Sleeping Dragons Series

L.V. Lewis – Jungle Fever Duology – On Sale for a limited time. A boxed set of The Ghetto Girl Romance Duology, which includes the books Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever and Exit Strategy.

Eight New York Times Bestselling Authors – Dark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance: Paranormal Romance Boxed Set – only 99¢ for a limited time!

Hot Free Books

Load up your Kindle with these FREE eBooks:

Ophelia Bell – Animus (Sleeping Dragons #1)

Ophelia Bell – Tabula Rasa (Sleeping Dragons #2)

Ophelia Bell – Gemini (Sleeping Dragons #3)

Georgia Cates – A Necessary Sin (The Sin Trilogy #1)

Zoe Dakota – Bear Country (North Cascades Shifters #1)

Lilith Darville – Scorpio Begins (The Scorpio Saga Book 1)

GIF of the Week

It’s no secret that Shurrn is a collector of GIFs – she’s a regular goddamn magpie when it comes to picking up little moving images… Unfortunately, not all awesome GIFs are applicable to reviews or live blogging her books… So, each week Shurrn will bless us with a new ridiculous GIF…

Next Week

We are absolutely packed with smutty goodness next week!
Some of the exciting highlights: 

  • The Smutsonian is thrilled to bring you a review of Cameron’s Contract by Vanessa Fewings.
  • We have a review of All the Arts of Hurting, a beautiful Historical MM Romance by Amelia Faulkner.
  • We’re bringing you a review of Renewed, the second installment of Harper Miller‘s Kinky Connect Chronicles series.

Plus we have excerpts, interviews with some of the most talented authors to type a sex-scene, and several giveaways! Stay tuned my darling perverts!

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Weekend Updates 5/09/15

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We’re reluctantly weighing in on this week’s Author/Blogger relations fiasco known as Black Balled – the new release from Andrea Smith. In this industry, Egos inflate quickly and somehow the entire blogging community got pulled into the gravitational pull of two people who don’t like each other, but who claim to represent their respective demographics.

Our official stand on this absurd Scandal:

We’re not fans of the blogger involved.
We don’t give a lot of fucks about the author either.
Neither party has endeared themselves through this whole feud.

On one side we have a blogger, Baba, who consistently writes HONEST reviews. Sometimes brutal, painful, scathing, reviews, but that’s her prerogative. All reviewers are giving their individual opinions based on subjective experiences and preferences. Here’s OUR honest opinion – We don’t dig Baba’s reviews, and her ratings consistently diverge from ours, So we don’t follow her. We don’t read her reviews, and that’s about it – If one particular author had enough sense to do the same, we wouldn’t even be writing this… But alas, we’re here to remind everyone that just because you don’t agree with someone doesn’t mean they’re not entitled to their opinion. Only an asshole would say something like that.

*clears throat*

Long story short, Baba panned a couple of Andrea Smith‘s popular books (I mean, it was a little more complicated than that, but whatever) and the author decided it would be a good idea release a book called Black Balled and then pretend it’s not an obsessive commentary on a reviewer that didn’t like her…

I read the blurb for Black Balled and was appalled – the following image was a screen shot of the Blurb on GoodReads. It has since been updated to something less incriminating incendiary:

Andrea Smith argues that her character Babu has nothing to do with Baba and that she loves all bloggers. She’s claims to be completely baffled as to why anyone would draw correlation between her ongoing feud with Baba and the release of Black Balled. I have never seen so much backpedaling in my entire life.

Truth is, everyone knows that Baba can be brutal with her criticisms. Most readers who enjoy her reviews aren’t dissuaded in the least from reading books she rates poorly. What readers didn’t know until this stunt is that Andrea Smith is churlish and petty at best, and phenomenally creepy and disrespectful of the blogging industry at worst.

This is not the first case of Author backlash, nor will it be the last. I really do appreciate authors identifying themselves loudly like this so I can make sure not to support them in the future. Makes my job easier.

Last year there was an uproar about Authors lashing out at bloggers for their unflattering reviews -It’s the risk you take when you offer an opinion on anything on the internet. That you’ll be sucked into a battle with pissy Trolls. But that’s not what concerns me the most. In 2014 an author tracked down a reviewer and showed up at her house. That is psychotic and terrifying.

Should we as a blogging community be less concerned with retaliatory authors like Andrea Smith because she chose to lash out in a non-violent way? Where do we draw the line?

In the case of the Black Balled fiasco, I suggest letting both sides stand upon the mountain of unflattering behavior they’ve built for themselves. Good luck climbing down from there.

Now, I’m done talking about this.
Let’s all move on.

Last Week's Winners

We agave away three copies of the fabulous BDSM Erotic Romance, Teach Me by Cate Bellerose to the following lucky winners: Shayla, Jennifer, & Sara!

Active Giveaways

We’re giving away an eBook box set of the Amanda’s Kinkdom series by Connie Cliff. Click here to enter!

We’re excited to give away a copy of Polished by Alyssa Turner – a fabulous MMF Stand alone. Click here to enter!

We’re giving away a copy of the STORM Box Set by Tara Crescent – all five books in this completed BDSM Erotic Romance. Click here to enter!

New Releases

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Ella Frank – Trust (Temptation #3)

Amelia Faulkner – Blood Moon Rising (Tooth & Claw #2)

Tina Folsom – Luther’s Return (Scanguards Vampires #10)

Kendall Ryan – The Gentleman Mentor

Stylo Fantome – My Time in the Affair

Sawyer Bennett – Yield: A Legal Affairs Story (Cal and Macy #3)

Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick – Last Kiss (Hitman #3)

Christina Lee – Two of Hearts

Monica James – White (I Surrender #4)

Emma Hart – Dirty Past (The Burke Brothers #2)

Alexa Riley – Taking the Fall: Vol 3 (Taking the Fall #3)

Eight Awesome Authors – The Way of the Warrior Anthology

 

Isabelle Richards – When Fates Align (When Fates Collide #3)

Helena Hunting – Pucked

Scarlett Raynes – My Lord, My Master (The Three Kings #1)

Cover Reveals

Multiple Amazing Authors – Taste Me Anthology (Expected Publication: 2015)

Pepper Winters – Fourth Debt (Indebted #5) Expected publication: August 11th 2015

Tia Louise – One to Chase (One to Hold #7) Expected publication: June 25th 2015

Victoria Denault – One More Shot (Hometown Players #1) Expected publication: June 2nd 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Karina Halle – The Offer (Expected publication: June 2015)

Alice Montalvo-Tribue – Mirage (Expected Publication 2015)

 

 

Hot Free Books

Go load up your Kindle with these FREE smutty titles!

Ella James – Hansel, Part One (Hansel #1)

Aleatha Romig – Consequences (Consequences #1)

Tia Louise – Runaway: A One to Chase Prequel (One to Hold series)

Liliana Lee & Jeannie Lin – The Obsession (Princess Shanyin #1)

Nadia Nightside – Maid Made Bare (Maid For Pleasure #1)

Devon Hartford – One Year Love: Part One (One Year Love #1)

GIF of the Week

It’s no secret that Shurrn is a collector of GIFs – she’s a regular goddamn magpie when it comes to picking up little moving images… Unfortunately, not all awesome GIFs are applicable to reviews or live blogging her books… So, each week Shurrn will bless us with a new ridiculous GIF…

Next Week

We are absolutely packed with smutty goodness next week!
Some of the exciting highlights: 

  • The Smutsonian is thrilled to bring you a review of the fabulous Channeling Morpheus Box set from Jordan Castillo Price, and we’re making the case for Audio books!
  • We have a review of the upcoming Katy Regnery release – Bidding on Brooks, the first book in her new Winslow Brothers series which serves as a companion to our favorite English Brothers series.
  • We’re bringing you a bit of Alien Femme Domme badassadry from Kayla Stonor and her book Restrain by Treaty – we freakin’ loved this book.
  • Plus we’re giving our opinion on Trust, the Finale of Ella Frank‘s Temptation series – find out if Logan & Tate rode off into the smutty sunset together!

Plus we have excerpts, interviews with some of the most talented authors to type a sex-scene, and several giveaways! Stay tuned my darling perverts!

Shameless Self Promotion

Let me smut up all of your social media platforms!
Follow us all over the place!

If you don't already, join the thousands of awesome people following the Smutsonian!

Follow The Smutsonian Blog!

Follow me on GoodReads Where I live blog progress on all my books…

Follow Shurrn on GoodReads

Friend me on Facebook... I love making new friends!

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Find me on Instagram... It's mostly my dogs, but my dogs are awesome!

Follow Shurrn on Instagram.

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Check out The (Tiny) Smutsonian on Tumblr - It's smaller & has more eye-candy!

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Crushing on Jake Bass - My infatuation with Male Model/Porn Star on display (HIGHLY NSFW)

Crushing on Jake Bass – My infatuation with Male Model/Porn Star on display (HIGHLY NSFW)

Crushing on Jake Bass - My infatuation with Male Model/Porn Star on display (HIGHLY NSFW)

Hot Hipster Hunks – Like we wouldn’t have an entire Tumblr dedicated to beards and tattoos? Be serious…

Crushing on Jake Bass - My infatuation with Male Model/Porn Star on display (HIGHLY NSFW)

For the Love of Dicks – Just some good ol’ fashion gay porn (HIGHLY NSFW)