Sorry, guys, I’ve had a crappy week, full of stomach pain, and I just can’t concentrate enough to write a good segment. Ginger tea only takes you so far. I’ll try for early next week.
Ugh. Just ugh and ugh and ugh.
I went to the doctor because I was having chest pains and discomfort – turns out my acid reflux is still refluxing even though I don’t have heartburn – and I discovered that Aetna mysteriously cancelled our insurance.
I call Aetna.
They: You stopped paying.
Me: No. It’s an automatic draft from our account. We’ve had it for years.
They: You did it through billpay then.
Me: No. We filled out the paperwork and gave you the right to draw. It’s not done through Billpay and I can provide you with the bank statements.
They: Um. You’re in default! We’ll reinstate you now, but just so you know if you default again, we’ll cancel your insurance.
Me: You stopped drawing money out and didn’t notify us in any way. No bill, no phone call, no email, nothing. This is the
second (Gordon says fourth) time you’ve done that in our four years with you.
They: Just give us the money over the phone.
Me: Here is $3,000. Reinstate us.
Had I not gone to the doctor, I would’ve had no idea they didn’t withdraw the money. I think that this is a deliberate attempt to drop us as customers. Now I will have to call them every month to verify that we have insurance.
This is crazy making and is the worst part about being self-employed.
I finish the call and get into a chair.
Nurse, taking my blood pressure: You are slightly elevated.
Me: That’s because my body is increasing my blood flow so I can punch my insurance company in the face.
She: Ah! Well, that explains it.
It’s been two hours and I’m still mad.
Ilona, did you write this morning?
Because I had to make an ad for Nolastorycon. I need to get it done. It’s an ad. It needs to have the author name, and the book cover, and release date. Any idiot can do an ad in photoshop and I am not paying $500 for it.
And did you send this ad in?
Yes, I did.
And you don’t see anything wrong with it?
WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT? i SPENT TWO HOURS ON IT, IT’S AN AD, IT’S FINE, IT’S… It has the wrong date on it. Damn it all. Damn it all to hell and back.
Hey, that date isn’t quite centered…
Please feel free to use the add as a banner or for book promoting purposes. 🙂 We are delighted that we could bring it to you. It’s our pleasure. Thank you.
Magic Steals was previously published in Night Shift anthology and is now being rereleased as its own ebook for those who didn’t want to buy the full anthology.
Dali narrates this one, so I guess it’s a bit of a sequel. Below are the two Dali novellas, in case you missed one.
Night Shift is our final anthology with Ace.
Wow, that sounded awfully final, didn’t it? Don’t worry, we’ll do more novellas. We’re just not going to do anthologies anymore. Novellas take a lot of time and I have access to our sales numbers.
Check this out: Magic Dreams was part of Hexed anthology. Hexed sold 28,584 copies to date. Magic Dreams sold 41,832. 🙂
It also eliminates frustration for readers who automatically one-click without reading description and realizing the novellas have been re-released.
Some disappointing news for the fans of the audio edition: Magic Binds audio release will be delayed. I knew something was up because by now I should’ve gotten an email with a request to call and pronounce all the Russian and other weird words. Renee is on her honeymoon. 😀 Many congratulations! Unfortunately, this means […]