Spoiler Protocol.

Hi! Last week was my birthday so I took an extended blogging vacation, but I’m back! And I can’t wait to come blog-visiting everyone!!

I read a lot on my break, and I was thinking about spoilers, and how horrible it is when a reader accidentally stumbles on one. It’s happened to me more than a few times, usually when discussing a book I’m in the middle of with someone who’s already finished.

My mom has been reading the Outlander books, and recently followed the author on Twitter. A fan tweeted something about how it was the anniversary of a character’s tragic death, and the author (or possibly her social media team?) retweeted it.

My mom was a few hundred pages from that occurence.

Naturally my mom (among others) was VERY upset and angry. The author’s/social media team’s defense being “the book came out over a year ago.”

So what if it’s been a year, five, or ten?? You have new readers picking up your books EVERY SINGLE MINUTE.

Personally I believe authors should avoid discussing their own spoilers. Obviously, there are exceptions. If there’s an event or a chat I would expect the author to discuss the ending, but then again anyone attending an event or chat would have most likely finished the book or series.

I would just always assume that at any time, anyone could be picking up my books. Now, I know as a reader, spoilers are sometimes IMPOSSIBLE to avoid, but I think it’s an author’s responsibility to at least put out a Spoiler Alert warning as a courtesy.

Another thing I like to do is wait till I’ve finished a book or series to follow an author on social media. Then, if a new book is being released by them, and I know it’ll be a while till I can get my hands on it, I’ll mute the author on Twitter till I’ve finished the book.

What’s your opinion on author’s discussing spoilers???

last week of summer

and I’m chasing the last, sad little rays of sun.

I’ll see you all next week!!!!

Cover Reveal for S.K. Anthony’s STATIC!

I’m so thrilled to help with S.K. Anthony’s gorgeous cover reveal for her novel, STATIC!

STATIC

The Luminaries

Book Two

 

Title: STATIC

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Release Date: September 2015

Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design

 

Synopsis:

 

Kevin Pierce is a teleporter, a ladies’ man, and a loyal friend . . . or so he thought.

As a genetically altered Luminary, he helps the government bring down some of the most dangerous criminals. Not very challenging if you have his special abilities. But when a group of rebel Luminaries attacks his Organization the fight for survival begins.

One shattering event after another tests the depth of his relationships, his sanity, and his powers. Emotionally torn, Kevin must choose carefully where his loyalty lies. In the middle of all the unexpected chaos he gets the biggest shock of his life when he’s faced by a betrayal he never saw coming. Angry, injured, and ready to even the score, Kevin goes Static . . .

 

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About the Author:

  1. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!

 

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You can find Book One here:

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Amazon UK    ~  Goodreads

CONGRATS, S.K.! And I can’t wait to read this one!