I design covers as a side-side-hobby. It began out of necessity for self-publishing, then morphed into something I did to help out fellow authors. When I went to post the cover of Nothing Forbidden, though, I realized that I was about four months behind on updating my cover gallery. So, for those interested, check out the last few months…in covers.
I told you I was writing! Between the new addition to our family and a new job in my professional life, I’ve been quiet on the erotica front, but not inactive. What started as a side project and short story turned first into a novella, then a novel. I wanted to explore the aftermath of Something Forbidden, as well as set up a new book (Training to Love It, a book I’ve mentioned it a few times in the past). What I ended up with was a full blown sequel to Something Forbidden, as well as my first book told exclusively from a female perspective (Katie’s).
I’m really pleased with the evolution of her character, and while it’s not really a fully formed thought in my mind, I could see myself writing a third book for this fun couple. But that’s going to have to wait for the many other projects I’ve got on deck.
Now would be a great time to re-read Something Forbidden (or pick it up if you haven’t). Look for Nothing Forbidden in the next month or so. Also, check back the week of Halloween for a special little sneak treat (see what I did there?). Blurb and cover after the break.
I can’t believe that we’re already in August. Part of me is still in the mindset that 2014 has only just begun, and yet we’re already over halfway through the year. I’ve been pretty quiet of late in the blogosphere, but I promise you that I’m being productive behind the scenes. Those who’ve been following along know I’ve got a novel in the works called Training to Love It. Well, that project has spawned a whole bunch of others, including a sequel to Something Forbidden that will set things up for Training. It had begun as a short, unfolded into a novella, and now I’m thinking it may be a book of its own. Leave a comment here if you’d be interested in that sort of thing.
In the lack of anything substantive to say beyond the above, I’ll give you a few recommended reads for this month, from my favorite authors. (more…)
At last, a new book from me! Well, kind of. It’s a collection of short stories (all but one of them completely new to you). Between books, ideas often strike me that don’t have enough to become full-length novel material, but need to get written anyway. I’ve collected the shorts I’ve created over the past year and bundled them into Wife Sharing Shorts, Vol. 1. And as a bonus, Max Sebastian has contributed a new and exclusive story to this collection: “The Three Laws of Wife-Sharing.” Don’t miss it!
I’ve released the first of these shorts for free on this site (“The Ballet”), so check it out and see if this is something you’re interested.
Blurb after the break: (more…)
My apologies for not writing anything since March in this space. I’ve put a few things on Facebook and Twitter, but haven’t had a big enough update to post here. Unfortunately, I still don’t! My non-writing life has been jam packed in the last few months. I’ve managed to get some writing in—for example, Training to Love It is only a chapter or two away from completion. I’ve also got a new book in the works (something that I thought would be just a short story but has blossomed into a full-on novel).
So in short, here are a few quick updates:
Hopefully my next post will be more exciting, but I wanted you all to know that I’m still alive and still writing. Thanks for the continued feedback and encouragement.
Okay, everyone, got a few things coming up in the next couple month, including a couple of my own books. But first things first, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to all of you who’ve helped make March my best month as a writer to date. Cool With Her held in the Amazon’s Top 100 books in Erotica for over three weeks. I literally could not have done that without you, so thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now for the new stuff! (more…)
It’s been a busy few weeks for me. Not only did I put out a new book of my own (Cool With Her), but I’ve designed a slew of new covers and, more exciting, published a second book under the KW Publishing imprint: book one of Max Sebastian’s epic wife-watching tale, Madeleine Wakes.
This one’s good, guys. Max gets it. He gets what the wife-watching subgenre’s all about (at least the side of it that I enjoy). He understands that no matter what happens, the heart of the fantasy is the relationship between husband and wife.
The Madeleine trilogy is a slow burn, for sure, but anyone who is a fan of my books will fall in love with this saga. The first in the series explores the inception of the fantasy and it’s voyeuristic roots (“watching” is in the name for a reason). The next two, Madeleine Plays and Madeleine Strays take the fantasy to it’s natural–yet still surprising–conclusion. Oh, and it’s not split into three parts without reason. Each part is longer than most erotica out there; combined, it’s a sweeping tale.
Seriously, I’m not sure why you’re still reading this blog post. Go and buy it. You can even borrow it for free if you’re an Amazon Prime member (you are, right?).
Book description after the break.
Hey, look at that, I made my self-imposed deadline of March 1 to get a new book out in 2014. My novel book, Cool With Her, is available exclusively on Amazon (at this time), so head on over and pick it up.
This piece of erotica (and it’s definitely erotica) is heavily inspired by the snow-filled winter we seem to be having (here in the states), although it was started well before the snow started piling up. Quick teaser: five friends get snowed in together while celebrating one of their birthdays; they’re close, but they get a hell of a lot closer by the time the snow melts. (Read the full blurb after the break, or on the book detail page.)
Fans of All In: Strip Poker Done Right should like this one. While there are no cards involved, there are sexual bets made on beer pong and a made-up game that’s a mixture of Truth or Dare and Never Have I Ever. As you may know, I’m a big fan of erotic games in stories to help break down inhibitions and get characters to be naughty. This one’s no exception.
Also, fans of Casey from Unconventional (of which I’m one) should know that she’s one of the five. So if you’re curious to learn more about what happened following the Vegas-based story, this should give you a few clues.
Pick it up on Amazon now. If you’ve got a Prime account, you can even borrow it for free. The paperback version should be available in a week or two.
Amazon has one singular category for erotica. As of this writing, that category has 112,234 titles in it. That’s a lot of browsing, just to look for something that meets your tastes. Search is hit or miss, right? Sometimes, I put in the proper keywords and presto, I get exactly what I’m looking for. Most of the time, I’m either turning up the same titles I’ve seen before, or getting results that baffle me.
I’ve long wanted to create an affiliate site just to put a layer of meta-data on top of Amazon (and other sites, but Amazon has the biggest catalog). Maybe one day, I’ll get there. For now, though, I’ve teamed up with fellow authors Kirsten McCurran, Max Sebastian, and Ben Boswell to create a stop-gap solution: eroticaformen.com.
I’m not going to get into the existential debate of whether there is such a thing as “erotica for men.” Max Sebastian does a good job explaining the rationale on his site. Here’s a peek:
[T]he point is that this site isn’t saying what male erotica is, what all men want to read in erotica, or that this is just for men. It’s trying to be a positive thing, stating that men like quality erotica too, and at the end of the day we’re looking for similar things in our erotica to women. [read the full article]
The take-away: while the site name does have “men” in the URL, it’s not exclusively for us guys. And while I do take the discussion seriously (and have not only hashed that out here on this blog, but devoted a section of my blog to the topic), this post is just to get you to check out the new site. I’ll make a nice, big call to action so that that’s clear:
What we’re hoping to create, in this initial push, is a resource for you. Is it helpful? Are you able to sort through our books to filter down to what you’re looking for? Send us your feedback, whether you’re a guy or a girl. It’s in its infancy, and there are many more features we’d like to build out, so this is your chance to help us prioritize.
Thanks and enjoy!