Plagiarism and piracy are sad realities in the new world of self-publishing. I used to think that it was mostly limited to “entrepreneurs” stealing stories off free sites like Literotica and Eroticstories.com and selling them through KDP (see my blog post “Amazon pirates will probably steal your erotic stories“). Alas, the e-pirates have gotten bolder as the promise of more money hangs out there. Dark erotica author Skye Warren had her books ripped off directly from Amazon (they even used her author name in the title). And very recently, someone alerted me that Rediscovering Danielle had be “repurposed” in a hotwife anthology without credit given.
But this particular tale has a happy ending (we all love a good HEA, don’t we?).
Unconventional: Business Meets Pleasure is now live and available on Amazon for $2.99 (or free if you want to borrow it from the Kindle Lending Library). The paperback edition should be available either later this week or next week.
Unlike my past couple books, Unconventional doesn’t fit neatly into the wife-watching genre, but that’s not to say that the element isn’t present (it most certainly is, it’s just not as much of a plot-driver). If you enjoy books involving sexy older women, powerful executive females, crazy adventures in Las Vegas, or that inexplicable tingle that can accompany the right kind of jealousy, then Unconventional may be for you.
I’m happy to announce (officially) that my next book, Unconventional: Business Meets Pleasure, will be available by the end of October. I quietly added the blurb and book cover to this site a couple weeks ago, but if you haven’t checked it out yet, then go now. If you’re looking for more on this story, then you’re in luck. Check out the excerpt after the break.
I don’t think that naughty wives, romance, and happy endings are mutually exclusive. Anyone who’s read my books shouldn’t be surprised by this, but I think there’s a wide enough array of opinion that it bears putting my own out there.
For me, the niche genre of wife-sharing, or whatever you want to call it, is all about the couple. That relationship between husband and wife is the main character, and like any character, it can either grow better from experience, or worse. Maybe it’s the optimism that I carry through life, but I will always go for growth. (more…)
As promised, Something Forbidden is now available exclusively at Amazon.com. Help an independent author out and spread the word: a review, a Facebook post, a tweet. Anything and everything would be very appreciated by yours truly. For those of you who enjoy reading the old school way, the paperback edition of this book will be out in the next few days.
Time for me to crack a beer and celebrate. The blurb is available after the break. (more…)
Here’s a taste of my latest novel, Something Forbidden, a story that demonstrates that even the most normal of couples and the strongest of relationships are looking for something a little forbidden to spice things up. This will be available on Amazon around September 22. You can sign up for alerts on my author page.
I nodded at the man’s half-empty pint. “Refill?”
“No, I’m fine for now.”
I knew the look in his eyes. He was a guy with a secret he was dying to tell. I’ve been in the bartending business close to 15 years—recognizing that look was second nature.
I cut right to it. I found that most people in his situation appreciated that. “Want to talk about it?”
The guy’s brows went up. He glanced behind him, thinking that maybe the question wasn’t directed to him. Seeing no one else, a smile spread across his face. “Am I that obvious?”
Max Sebastian recently directed me to an interesting blog titled Intimate Thoughts of a Married Man. The blog’s author, “slider”, is supposedly a married man who harbors a fantasy of watching (or at least sharing) his wife with other men (you can read my thoughts on this subject here). It was started in April of 2010 and it’s still active, although just barely. I started to read it to get another perspective on the inner conflicts of a man with this fantasy–think of it as research for future books like Just Watch Me or Leap. I ended up getting hooked. (more…)