Kindle Unlimited Pages Read & Global Fund Trends from July, 2015 thru December, 2015

Super interesting look at Kindle Unlimited by my good friend Chris!


KU Trends Jan 2016 GF PR


First, let’s look at the Kindle Unlimited payments for December, 2015. Then we’ll look at trends for the past six months.

What did Kindle Unlimited pay for pages read in December of 2015?

Kindle Unlimited paid $0.00461 per KENP page read in the United States in December, 2015. That’s a 6.3% drop compared to $0.00492 per page in November.

However, this was compensated as…

The KDP Select Global Fund was $13.5M for December, 2015. That’s a 6.3% increase.

The KENP pages read continue to drop somewhat, while the KDP Select Global Fund continues to increase significantly.

This suggests that:

  • More readers are joining Kindle Unlimited and/or on average they are reading more pages.
  • More books are having more pages read each month, on average.
  • Kindle Unlimited is continually increasing its share of the total e-book market.
  • But while Kindle Unlimited readers and pages read are…

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Guest Author Diana Cosby!!

Great book by one of my favorites.. If you’re a romantic, check it out. I finally got my new laptop so will hopefully be able to get back to posting and catching up on friends blogs 😊

Ella Quinn ~ Author

I’m so thrilled to welcome fellow Rom-vet and Kensington author Diana Cosby back to the blog!! Diana is here today with her latest release, An Oath Sworn!! Diana will also give away a copy of her book to one of you. All you have to do is tell her you want it!

First the lovely cover.

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Next the blurb.

Bound by honor to save a country they love …

The bastard daughter of the French king, Marie Alesia Serouge has just one chance at freedom when she escapes her captor in the Scottish highlands. A mere pawn in a scheme to destroy relations between France and Scotland, Marie must reach her father and reveal the Englishmen’s treacherous plot. But she can’t abandon the wounded warrior she stumbles upon—and she can’t deny that his fierce masculinity, Scottish or not, stirs something wild inside her.

Colyne MacKerran is on a mission for his…

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Cool reboot from my friend Ashley


All Hallow’s Eve begins each year at midnight on October 31st. According to legend, it is the one day when the spirits of the dead return to walk among the living. So, what better time to address the continuing mystery that has confounded and intrigued people for centuries? Namely…

What happens after we die? Do ghosts exist? Do all souls go to heaven? If not, do restless spirits haunt people and places? No matter where you live on this beautiful blue marble of a planet, the possibility of ghosts (or spirits) continues to haunt us.

Between the Shadows #31 Final Front Cover  Pictured is the cover of my Historical Paranormal Thriller, BETWEEN THE SHADOWS. Set in 1813 England and Scotland, BETWEEN THE SHADOWS is a stand-alone novel, but the first in THE LEGION OF MITHRAS series.  Release date for both E-book and Print is 13 November 2015.

BETWEEN THE SHADOWS introduces Patience Sinclair, a 19-year…

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The Georgians: What they ate

This is wonderfully interesting to me, so thought some of you might enjoy it as well. It’s from my friend and wonderful author, Regan Walker’s blog. Please check it out. I get up every morning intending to post something new on here, but alas, I become so overwhelmed by all the small Things in Life I must do first. I’ve come to the conclusion that there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done that I’d really like to do…i.e. Reading, more writing – poetry usually, working with my plants (oh, btw we have a little fox family that lives just down the road) photography and studying the art of digital manipulation to enhance my shots. NOW, go read about the Georgian Era, the food will surprise you!

All Things Georgian

Once again we are absolutely delighted to welcome a return guest to our blog, the lovely Regan Walker, who has  written another fascinating article for us. This time she has looked at a subject which is very close to our hearts – food!

ReganWalker_ToTametheWind - 800px “A sea adventure like no other, a riveting romance!” – Shirlee Busbee, NY Times Bestselling Author

For more information and snippets from Regan’s book please see the links at the bottom of the page.

Luis Meléndez (1716–1780), Still Life with Apples, Grapes, Melons, Bread, Jug and Bottle Luis Meléndez (1716–1780), Still Life with Apples, Grapes, Melons, Bread, Jug and Bottle

While doing research for my story, To Tame the Wind, the prequel to my Agents of the Crown trilogy, I was reminded how well the Georgians ate, even in the 18th century, particularly if they were people of means and had access to a large country garden.

Beginning in the late 1600s, many in the English aristocracy sent…

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Life in the South

Ya’ll Yankees gotta learn this way of livin.  (Just kiddin’)
Now Shughah, This is Southern!!!



Southerners know their summer weather report:
Humidity, Humidity, or Humidity

Southerners know their vacation spots:
The beach, The rivuh, or The crick

Southerners know everybody’s first name:
Honey, Darlin’, Shugah

Southerners know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southerners know their religions:
Bapdist, Methdiss or Football

Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Foat Wuth

Southerners know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food

Only a Southerner knows the difference between a
Hissie fit and a Conniption fit, and that you don’t “HAVE” them,
you “PITCH” them. and have even been known to Hissie fit or
a Conniption fit and then “Fall in it”.
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens,
turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up “a mess.”
Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general
direction of “Yonder.”
Only a Southerner knows exactly how long “directly” is, as in:
“Going to town, be back directly.”
Even Southern babies know that “Gimme some sugar” is not
a request for the white, granular, sweet substance that sits in a
pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
All Southerners know exactly when “by and by” is.
They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture
of solace for a neighbor who’s got trouble is a plate of hot fried
chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor’s trouble
is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin’!
Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between “right
near” and “a right far piece.” They also know that “just down the road”
can be 1 mile or 20.
Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference
between a redneck, a good ol’ boy, and po’ white trash.
No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the
flashin’ turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
A Southerner knows that “fixin” can be used as a noun, a
verb, or an adverb.
Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, and when
we’re “in line,”… we talk to everybody!
Put 100 Southerners in a room & half of them will discover
they’re related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, “y’all” is singular; “all y’all” is plural.
Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
Every Southerner knows that tomatoes with eggs, bacon,
grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy
is also a breakfast food; that scrambled eggs just ain’t right without
Tabasco, and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
When you hear someone say, “Well, I caught myself lookin’,” you know
you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
Only true Southerners say “sweet tea” & “sweet milk.” Sweet tea indicates
the need for sugar & lots of it — we do not like our tea unsweetened.
“Sweet milk” means you don’t want buttermilk.
And a true Southerner knows you don’t scream obscenities at
little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just
say, “Bless her sweet little heart”… and go your own way.
To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your
Southernness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage
gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your little heart!
And to those of you who are still having a hard time
understanding all this Southern stuff….bless your hearts, I hear
they’re fixin’ to have classes on Southernness as a second language!
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are
fah-evah! There ain’t no magazine named “Northern Living” for a good
reason. There ain’t nobody interested in livin’ up north, nobody
would buy the magazine! Now Shugah, send this to someone who
was raised in the South, or wish they had a’been! If you’re a Northern
transplant, bless your little heart, fake it. We know you got here as fast
as you could.


Well, they’re finally here, the lazy days of Summer…. At least on the days I’m at home I just want to sit outside by the pool and read, tend to my plants, try to take pictures that aren’t too stupid…. anything but work. Yuck….. LOL

Some of these pictures are of one of my cats stalking the 50 million squirrels in my backyard. No, she never catches them since she doesn’t have claws. She occasionally catches one long enough to bop it with one of her paws. She loves the pool and is often found just hangin’ out, over the edge actually, drinking from the pool.  It’s salt water, not chemicals, but I can’t seem to stop her.  She thinks it’s one big water bowl. The squirrels come up and drink from it too as they hang over the edge. It’s really funny to watch…

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Introductions: Alan Wright

Beautiful photography from my beautiful and talented Australian friend & some other of her friends. :D


Today I would like to introduce you to Alan Wright.  He is another Melbourne based photographer and I know one day I will get to meet him.  He goes to some amazing places to take photos and I want to go to some of them to.  I have got to know him more because of Facebook and that is where you will find him, Alan Wright Photography.


There are places that he has taken photos of that I have been to as well.  It is always very interesting to see how other photographers interpret places, it helps give you inspiration and ideas.

I asked Alan where he was and how long he had been doing photography for.

I live in Werribee Victoria and I love being here because I am very close to The Great Ocean Road and Point Lonsdale. I have been shooting for around 3 years and…

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Earth Day…. Our world is so varied… Physically, temperature wise, and location..


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