For the last few weeks *Weekend Captive* was removed from Amazon. Not just for the reformatting, heck – I had that taken care of within a day. But rather because the book only came up by direct link and wasn’t anywhere in their database to be found (by searching ASIN, title or author). Not to mention it was removed from my Author Central page. Well it all came back today so if you missed it – it’s back. Of course Amazon’s explanation was that my cover and/or description was sexually explicit and *that* is why it couldn’t be searched. Yeah, right. The cover is a rose, the description is PG13. I honestly don’t have words. I still feel like I was intentionally being censored. Weekend Captive was number 7 on Amazon Erotica when it was pulled for the oddly formatted “e” in Chapter 2. Training Amy was #3. When Weekend Captive was pulled, Training Amy immediately jumped to number 7-8 (and it’s held steady). Whatever – it’s back now and I’ll just make sure my covers and descriptions on future books continue to be tasteful. I don’t want to anger the Amazon Gods. Of course I’m not so sure it’s Amazon so much as the religious zealots in this country. I say that because Weekend Captive on Amazon UK was virtually unaffected.
My sister actually had her home loan initially denied by a company in Texas because the very Christian woman (that’s how she described herself) approving loans didn’t approve of my sister being divorced. Of course the woman didn’t get away with it. When the realtor contacted the loan company (and the woman’s boss) she was pretty much fired after admitting that’s why she denied the loan – because there was no reason my sister’s loan shouldn’t have gone through. So anyway, point being that from pharmacists who refuse to sell birth control to loan officers who refuse to approve the loans of divorced women – to people working at Amazon or readers picketing Amazon’s erotica titles… I highly suspect religious zealots were behind it.
Okay – enough of me ranting for the day. I’m off to write!