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I wrote a pair of books with Amazon erotica bestselling author Ben Boswell, and they’re now available over at Amazon. Parallel Lines: An Experiment in Temptation is a story about a married couple who have been together for ten years, and while they’re not exactly in a rut, they’re in…something. So they decide to try an experiment: they’ll each have flings with one other person. Of course, nothing’s ever that simple, right?
The books were something of an experiment in collaboration, too. I’d written Ian’s Obsession in parallel with Kirsten McCurran’s Because He’s Watching a couple years ago, but this was different. Ben and I weren’t just writing different sides of the same story. We weren’t writing from the perspective of different characters looking in on a shared experience. We were writing the same story. Meg has parts of me and Ben in her. So does Mal. Similarly, the storyline was shaped by the two of us, with each of us bringing our strengths and preferences to it.
Were we successful? I think so. Probably beyond anything I’d imagined, actually. The story that we forged was a lot more powerful and poignant than I could have hoped for. But that’s just my opinion. Read them for yourselves and tell us yours!
I wrote a porn! Well, not quite, but I wrote a story for a porn site that’s accompanied by some explicit and artfully shot photography and cinematography on FrolicMe.com. There’s an excerpt available here, but you’ll need to be a member to read the whole thing.
But this isn’t a blog post advertisement of that site (although it’s a high quality one). Instead, I get to talk about this fantasy of mine…and no, it’s not one of the kinds of fantasies that I frequently write about. This one’s more of a…professional one? That’s not the right word, but it works well enough. Anyway, I think it would be pretty cool for a studio to turn a book or story of mine into a movie (most likely a pornographic one, given the nature of my books, and let’s face it, that would be a hell of a lot more fun). Thing is, I’m a snob, and wouldn’t want it to be too…porny. (more…)
Ben Boswell and I wrote a pair of books together, Parallel Lines: An Experiment in Temptation. The books follow a couple who, after ten years of marriage, decide to experiment with other people. They do so mutually, each promising the other that it’s only a fling—not an affair, not anything permanent, just a fling. But of course, nothing is ever that easy, right?
They’ll be out on July 7, but you can pre-order your copies now. These will be an Amazon exclusive (sorry to all you readers in other ecosystems) but there will be paperbacks available.
Blurbs of the books and links directly to each after the break! (more…)
Here are some of my thoughts on Amazon’s new payout to authors under the KDP Select program. Word of warning, unless you’re an indie author, you probably don’t care about what I’m going to say as it’s pretty inside baseball.
And if you’re looking for the TLDR version of it, here it is: I think that if you’re a writer of longer-form books (novels and novellas), then getting paid per page is a better way to handle royalties than getting paid per borrow. (more…)
Happy Friday (or Saturday, or Sunday, or whenever you first read this). I’ve got a new short out, exclusively on Amazon (which also means that if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, you can borrow this for free).
Bryce King was his wife’s college boyfriend during her “bad boy phase,” whatever that means. That, and a single photo, are all that Chris knew about the guy. So naturally, he’s curious. When Chris finds himself seated next to Bryce King on a plane, headed back home to Philly, he realizes that he’s got a golden opportunity.
But when he does learn more about the kind of man Bryce was, and the wild and dirty women he dated, can Chris handle it? Is that his wife that Bryce is talking about, and did she do all of those things? And when he finally gets home, will he ever be able to look at her the same way again?
It all started with this simple question from Kirsten McCurran:
Which do you prefer? Cheating wife or shared wife stories? Why?
— Kirsten McCurran (@KirstenMcCurran) May 12, 2015
It led to a pretty lengthy Twitter discussion around the possibility of a female-led hotwife story, and whether a story like that was possible. Could something truly be a “hotwife” (or naughty wife, if you prefer), which is typically a male-led fetish, while also having the wife being the driving force behind the fantasy?
I didn’t want it to be lost to the twisted tubes of the internet, so I stuck it all in a Storify story. Read it if you’re curious, then come back here and tell me what you think.
There’s a subset of the subgenre of naughty wife erotica that would like to see the wife punished for her misadventures. This variant is typically called “burn the bitch,” or BTB (not to be confused with the corporate lingo), usually features a cheating wife, and is almost always not my thing.
This’ll be short, but I felt like it needed to be addressed because these story lines are so tangential to the ones that I am drawn to, and I’ve gotten a few readers asking (or suggesting) I explore a BTB. Simply put, I won’t. To me, a happy ending is pretty damn important, both from a romantic perspective, but also from a literary one. I write about couples (and wives) who explore a naughty side of themselves that they didn’t know they had. The goal is always to strengthen their relationship by understanding themselves better. To write a story that ends in revenge runs contrary to what I’m trying to do as an author.
Let me be clear about a few things. Opinions are opinions, and I’m not judging those people who enjoy this kind of literature. Our desires are crazy and inexplicable things, and sexuality is even more enigmatic. Also, real life is messier than fiction. People cheat. People get hurt. People hurt their loved ones. And a lot of times, marriages end in divorce (or worse). I strive to write stories full of characters that (hopefully) feel real, and they go through their ups and downs, and things may even get dark, but in the end, I’m writing their destinies, and I feel like writing one that ends in tragedy would be a waste of time for me.
Again, this is only my opinion, and it’s one of many. But hopefully this’ll help set your expectations about my books.
Stephen Warren’s college girlfriend, Brigitte, was every guy’s dream come true—a busty blonde with a kinky streak. They didn’t last, and Stephen eventually settled down with a great woman, but even seventeen years later, Brigitte still visits his dreams.
Chrissy Warren is curious about the woman who shaped her husband during his most formative years. As they relive that fateful summer of young lust, they unlock fantasies that neither knew they had—Stephen’s voyeurism, Chrissy’s craving for sexual adventure, and most stunning of all, Stephen’s buried desire to share his wife.
When they get invited to a destination wedding in the Virgin Islands, knowing that Brigitte would be there with her playboy husband, will this couple be able to resist the dream of playing with another?
I don’t know about you guys, but it’s rainy and wet here. The perfect weekend for staying in, curling up with a good book, and reading. Looking for a little sexy escape? Here are a few books from my fellow authors to get you through it. (Also, I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve done one of these.)