Posted 2 months ago

Help Out an Indie Author

brittany-diamond:

Hey guys! When it comes to self-publishing, existing reviews are crucial to gaining more exposure. How many reviews a book has on Amazon is one of the main things that makes a new reader more inclined to buy the book.

I know, it’s kind of a chicken/egg debacle. If a book has reviews then people have read it, but they won’t read it if it doesn’t have reviews? It’s just one of those mysteries.

So!

To help my book, Veridia, get off the ground, I’m making an offer public that used to be semi-private: Get the book for free, leave a review on Amazon. It’s that simple! This arrangement is ideally for those who can’t afford to purchase the book (I am, ironically, one of those people, hence why I made the deal in the first place), and that sentiment still applies. I’m just making the offer more well known and open to everyone without them having to ask. 

If you’re interested, drop me a message with your email and I’ll send the book as an attachment the second I get it. 

This is a deal for honest reviews. You are in no way obligated to leave a positive review no matter what you think of the book, and I would never try to ‘buy’ reviews from you guys.

Every review is vital at this stage, please help or reblog if you can!

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Posted 2 months ago

Brittany Diamond on Twitter

Gonna see what this whole ‘Twitter’ thing is all about. Follow for…I don’t even know what.
Posted 2 months ago

brittany-diamond:

VERIDIA by BRITTANY DIAMOND

Leyna Alpern, an ivy league student suffering from hallucinations and chronic depression, is dragged into an impossible realm by an entity who wants to consume her soul. With the help of living representations of her survival instinct, a good friend she screwed over in the past, and others, she may be able to survive the insanity of Veridia and take down its creator. Maybe. 

Available for download at:

Amazon****

Smashwords

*If neither site offers a format that works for you, contact me and we’ll get you set up.

**If you are not in a position to buy this book, please contact me for an alternative.

***This work contains depictions of depression, self-harm, scenes of graphic violence, and one occurrence of non-consensual groping. If you stand a chance of being triggered, please tread carefully or do not read.

****The editor, Alana Mancuso is currently the only listed contributor, but I’m working to correct the info so that it lists Brittany Diamond as the author.  

Posted 3 months ago

readysteadytwat:

Guess who this nerd is staring at.

Posted 3 months ago
I just wondered if you've recently watched "return to tomorrow" from Season 2 because it is NOW MY TOTAL FAVORITE THERE'S A DAME OF THE HOUR BUT SHE'S NOT AND SHE'S WITH KIRK BUT SHE'S NOT AND COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF JEALOUS SPOCK AND SLASH UGH
writewordswithmusic asked

I haven’t watched it recently, to the point where I had completely forgotten all of this djskldjklf

Posted 4 months ago
I love you sosososososo much :) you don't understand. Your videos make me sooo happy! You provide so much evidence and I just - it's so perfect. :)
writewordswithmusic asked

Posted 4 months ago
Posted 5 months ago

Pssssssst

I’m totally watching the Obsession episode for the next Commentary

oh yes

Posted 5 months ago
For the person asking about chess as a symbol for romance: the book The Birth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn Yalom has some interesting info on that, including a whole chapter on chess and the cult of love.
calliatra asked

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Posted 5 months ago
Quick question, as research for a k/s fic I'm writing. Was it you who made a point about chess being used as a symbol for romance/courtship? I can't find a source for it, and wondered if you knew anything about it.
theparanoidbassoonist asked

Ah yes! That was probably me. Chess was used as a form of flirting/courtship in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and I’m sure Shakes used it in other works too, I just can’t name them off the top of my head. It was a fairly common trope of his day so other dudes used it too. (But none of them directly influenced Roddenberry like Shakespeare.)