It's just puzzling, especially when you consider how Ally Blue paid zero dollars for this thing of beauty from Samhain Publishing, which is an original compared to the amateurish graphic design hatchet jobs from Dark Castle Lords above.
Speaking of which, I also hear that this publisher charges authors money to meet and greet the models. I'm sure you can't blame me when I tell you that the first thing that popped in my head when I heard this was, "Wait a minute, are these people running some kind of escort service?" Curiosity got the better of me and I looked at their listed models on the publisher website. These guys look like standard oily Fabio-ish beefcakes to me, except for Julian Fantechi whose name (or more accurately, face) I recognized if only because his naked ding-dong photos are all over the Web if you know where to look. Why would anyone want to pay money to meet these guys without getting at least a lap dance in return for all that money spent?
I don't know, something feels seriously wrong with this one. People are paying money for crappy covers and alleged meet-and-greet time with Chippendale dancers and Playgirl models. Are these guys that amazing that one will pay money just to have conversations with them after taking a few photos together at some convention?
Let me be clear here that I am not saying that Dark Castle Lords Publishing is a front for a prostitution ring. I'm just saying that those authors are paying way too much for poor to mediocre services and products from this "publisher" and I honestly do not understand why.
Mrs Giggles hates epublishers with a vengeance ever since Gail Northman stole her lunchbox back in second grade. She deliberately uses her blog to spread vile rumors while working on her latest soon-to-be-rejected erotic romance, Improper Seductive Goatse. You will not find any excerpt at mrsgiggles.com, however, because she doesn't want to make anyone feel like an inferior author.