As of this writing, the BookLikes functionality we all depend on - the automatic importing of new books into the database when we use the search function - is 'under review'. That means that for the time being books have to be manually added using the Add New Book button, OR
Use the Shelve It widget. This widget currently works only with Amazon.co.uk, but the UK site has almost all the same inventory access as the other Amazons, so other than remembering to go to .co.uk instead of .com, or whatever your default may be, this might be a viable way to add books to the database faster.
So where is this widget, how do I install it, how do I use it?
Turns out finding it is the hardest part, because it hides in plain sight. Go to your shelf page. You'll find it there on the top right. It looks like a small book. Drag that to your browser bookmark bar (you might have to turn this on in your browser settings).
That's installation taken care of.
To use it, simply go to http://www.amazon.co.uk and search for your book. Once you find it, click the Shelve It link that's now in your bookmark bar. There will be a small pause and depending on which browser you use, you might see it starting to load another page. It should then take you to the new BookLikes book page for that book. Done. Imported. Now you just have to remember to add it to your shelves.
The shelve it function does not, at this time, bring in the book cover. If you think about it, when you're on the Amazon page, before clicking the Shelve It button, drag the cover to your desktop (or screenshot it, whichever you feel comfortable doing). After you hit the Shelve it button and it takes you to the new BL book page for that book, you can "Add Cover" and upload the cover too. This will make everybody's day.
If for any reason clicking the Shelve It button takes you directly to the BL dashboard instead of the book page, the import failed. Make sure you're on the Amazon.co.uk site, not any of the others, and try again. If that doesn't work uninstalling/reinstalling it might: drag the widget off the bookmark bar (which uninstalls it) then go back to your shelves and drag it back on. Try again.
Happy importing. :)
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With passion at full throttle, there's no turning back.
When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.
Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious biker gang he's trying to take down. Yet Lana has no intention of giving up her case, which means he'll have to keep her close to keep her safe. A risky proposition-especially when their blazing chemistry reignites an unforgettable passion.
But when a dark terror emerges from the past, Lana goes on the run...and James gives up everything to save her. Backed into a corner, Lana must face her fears, including the one thing that frightens her most...her overwhelming feelings for the man whose searing glance sparks her most hidden desires, the man she should not trust, but cannot resist.
Harley and I had our whole lives planned out, until her plans changed, and those plans didn't include me.
After years spent trying to get the love of my life out of my head and repair my too-damaged heart, I thought I was finally moving on…but life sure has a funny way of letting you know when those best-laid plans are about to be turned upside down.
My entire world was rocked when Harley unexpectedly moved back to Oak Springs. Every miserable moment I'd spent trying to get over her and every hour I'd wasted trying to erase her from my life came back to haunt me the minute she walked into my office, fear in her eyes, and asked me for help. Would I…or better yet, could I walk away from her this time after all that she had put me through?
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Blind Love is book five in the Cowboys and Angels series.
REVIEW: BLIND LOVE (COWBOYS & ANGELS) BY KELLY ELLIOTT
Blind Love by Kelly Elliott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Every angel should have her own cowboy. Tripp and Harley are haunted by an incomplete past, an unfinished love and a motherlode of pain. Secrets destroyed what had once been so beautiful. Will anger and pride continue to stand in the way? Tripp is a man with a plan. His career is his first priority, until his heart gets in the way. Harley is the woman he can't forget and the heartache he can't forgive. Blind Love is a tale of two stubborn people finding their way back to love. The climb is treacherous, the emotions run deep, but so do the secrets that tore them apart in the first place. Can they learn to forgive, before they lose their second chance? Elliott is a shining star when it comes to matters of the heart. She reels in with seduction, but adds an edge of mystery and heart to balance out the mushy stuff.
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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.