Lately, I’ve seen more “readers” connect with me on Twitter than “techies.”

This pleases me to know with help from my current readers I’m garnering the attention of other readers.

My readers are “talking” about me.


I’d love to go way back but a few current ones I will point out that I favorited or retweeted:

Please take a moment and if you have a twitter, follow these Literary folks and thank them for me for their support.

It’s always nice to author’s to see others “talking” about them since when we that started out as writers REALLY HATE TALKING ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR WORK.

And really that’s the author’s hardest job of talking about ourselves.

When we were young and you heard people “talking” about you, it always felt like a bad thing.

Now with the 21st Marketing techniques of “engagement” and SEO (search engine optimization) being talked about is a good thing.

My first experience with “readers” talking about me occurred with stealing innocence.

When I put this book up initially, I really didn’t think it would garner any downloads at all.

I had it for free on a site I built and then put a comment box underneath.

I had become disenchanted with the book because all my rejections letters pretty much said, the story had too many characters in it and it would confuse the reader.

I didn’t want to cut down on characters so I just felt “well, if no ones else wants it, I’ll just offer it for free.”

I forgot about it and came back three months later to over 100 comments about the book.

Readers were loving it and I was shocked and amazed the book had been downloaded over 900 times.

If anyone has the earlier edition you can still see the ugly masquerade blue cover on that version.

This was my first eBook experience and it was my first experience where someone was talking about me and I was shocked! Really shocked they wanted more and loved Jaelen.

Even I can’t understand how he got Kimberly to love him cause he’s still one of the meanest characters I’ve ever written aside from the Hearts and William Stone. 


I’m pretty proud of myself on that experience and I learned from that to help my readers more and more “talk” about me.

I even love to say Tuesday is TalKing Day. That’s the day I’d love for my fans to “talk” about me on their social network.

On Facebook, You could tag my MichigansLiteraryWorld in your status message if you want me to like or re-share. Or even make a comment about it on my page and then re-share that status message.

Also, you could tag me on Twitter using my handle: @sylviahubbard1. (See above twitter statuses for details.)

In the New Year, I’m going to have #SneakReaders chats on Twitter. These are chats with specially invited readers that will take place there as we discuss more to the sagas that are building around the four different families you as readers constantly as me about:

  • The Hearts
  • The Bellinis
  • The Blacks
  • The Lotts

There are upcoming stories to coincide with current stories, but we won’t go into that right now. It’s going to be fun!

Trust me.

Signing off. And if you haven’t enjoyed stealing innocence, please take a moment to download it. If you have, leave a review wherever you have purchased it and also, take a moment and check out stealing innocence II: The Ravishment.

Yeah, you want me to give you an update on stealing innocence III: Lethal Heart, but at this time, I STILL can’t.

But I will tell you, King Heart’s story comes out first.

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stealing innocence

By Sylvia Hubbard
Rating: 1 star1 star1 star1 star0.5 star
(4.50 based on 2 reviews)

Published: March 16, 2009
Words: 112308 (approximate)


Kimberly could not believe what her uncle wanted her to do after her wealthy husband unexpectedly dies. Uncle Charles kidnaps a man, ties him to a bed, and orders Kimberly to rape the man until she is pregnant.

When surly, mean tempered Jaelen his cold eyes realizes the beautiful, angelic Kimberly intentions, he vows to escape and get revenge if it take the rest of his life.

Available ebook reading formats

How to download ebooks to e-reading devices and apps.

Format Full Book
Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser) View
Online Reading (JavaScript, experimental, buggy) View
Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps) Download
Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others) Download
PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing) Download
LRF (Use only for older model Sony Readers that don’t support .epub) Download
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices) Download

(I would like to thank @lyancyy for letting me borrow his music for the video. He’s awesome!)