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So February is almost gone, and as many of you have observed, there’s no book yet. I’ve also done a poor job of managing expectations, so I apologize for that.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make a February deadline for the next book in this series. I’ve had a few distractions come up, in addition to the fullness of my regular life. I will say that I’ve written over half of the book, and it’s one of my most ambitious to date. It’s also been one of the most difficult. I wrote a long time ago something about not doing sequels, and as I write this final book in the trilogy, I’m reminded of why that is.
Will this be the book that you’re expecting, reader? Probably not. Was the second book? Based on your reviews and your emails, for many of you, it was not. A fresh book with new characters is easy. We start with a blank canvas and zero expectations. I’m allowed to tell whatever story I want. With a follow-up, everyone has an idea of what they want, including myself. Worse, I’m tempted to start bending my narrative to meet the expectations of everyone. That would be a poisonous path to take. One of my guiding principals as an author is to not do that. I write for myself, and as soon as I stop doing that, I’m going to stop writing. I posted this years ago, but it’s worth mentioning again (not just to authors, but for anyone who strives to create):
If your work is filled with the hope and longing for applause, it’s no longer your work–the dependence on approval has corrupted it, turned it into a process where you are striving for ever more approval.
Who decides if your work is good? When you are at your best, you do. If the work doesn’t deliver on its purpose, if the pot you made leaks or the hammer you forged breaks, then you should learn to make a better one. But we don’t blame the nail for breaking the hammer or the water for leaking from the pot. They are part of the system, just as the market embracing your product is part of marketing.
So Training 3. It’s being worked on. I promise. It’s more than halfway there, and it’s rolling now. I’m putting everything I have into it because the story of Erin and Tom (and AJ) deserve it. To all of you chomping at the bit for the book, I ask for patience. It’ll arrive. There will be some surprises. And this story will finally be told in full.
As always, thanks for your support.
He harbors a fantasy of watching his wife with another man. She fantasizes about the hot, black guy she teaches in night school. And along comes Christmas, a time to make everyone’s dreams come true. A time for two, perfect gifts.
It’s been a good year, and so much of that has to do with you, my readers, and the support you’ve shown—through emails, through reviews, and through simply purchasing and enjoying my books. I can no longer put free books on Amazon, so this one’s priced as low as possible. Find it here.
If you’re looking for more Christmas (and holiday) erotica, here are a few of my personal favorites:
My Wife’s Christmas Surprise
Take an overweening boss, a beautiful wife, and a diffident husband. Add the booze and music of a rocking office Christmas party. Throw in a deep, festering, unresolved conflict. And what do you get? A very special, very twisted, very Boswell Christmas story.
Ho Ho Ho.
It Started With Mistletoe
When a snowstorm keeps Eve and Kurt in the neighborhood, they visit Marie and Brett’s hot Christmas party. Eve feels frisky after a few spiked drinks and playing down in the basement leads to another hot swap after the other guests have gone. This is the second story in the Eve & Friends series. The first is It Started With a Joke
And of course, my own (free) book:
Dan was resigned to a Christmas alone. He told himself it was fine, that experiencing the holidays through the smiles of others was enough. But on Christmas Eve, the prospect of life by himself without the magic of the season was crushing. And then she walked into Santa’s shop, one last present to unwrap before the holidays came to an end.
By now, hopefully you are aware that the first two books in my Training to Love It series are out on Amazon, and you’re probably wondering when the third and final book will be out. I promised an update, so here’s the best I can do: early 2016. And I’m shooting for very early 2016, but as these things go, it will probably not make it in January. My apologies for the delay, but this is my most ambitious project to date and I want to get it right. I took my time with book 2 and I hope everyone saw the merit.
That said, I took a break once I finished Training 2 and have nearly completed a Christmas short. I’m shooting for the special gift to you all to be available around Christmas Day, so watch for that.
And in the meantime, here are some recommended reads:
As always, thank you so much for your support and feedback!
The wait for book two is over. Training to Love It 2 is available on Amazon. Go buy it now!
And remember to leave a review to support me. I’ll put up more of an update later in the week on where the next book stands.
Okay, so I made up the concept of #newauthornovember (but it comes with a hashtag!), but with the influx of (really bad) erotica hitting the Amazon market, it’s not a bad time to introduce the idea. There’s just so much out there, and so much of it is poorly written, or too short, or obvious cash grabs. It can be overwhelming to sift through. I understand it, because when I’m not writing, I have a hard time finding good stuff to read, too. Of course there’s Ben Boswell, Max Sebastian, and Kirsten McCurran. I’d like to mention a couple newer authors to the scene: Arnica Butler and Sidney Sitravon. (more…)
November is here, and as you have probably noticed, Training to Love It 2 is not available. My sincere apologies. I’ve gone through several drafts, and while they’ve been good, they’re not quite right, and I don’t want to release something that doesn’t live up to the first book. I’m still targeting November for a release, though, and feel I’m close. I just need time!
But to tide you guys over until then, I’ve posted an excerpt from book 2. It should give you all a taste of that thing I’ve heard you all wished you could have seen in the first book. Enjoy, and watch this space (and Twitter) for updates on book two.
I’ve gotten a few questions around the Training to Love It series of books, through Twitter and email, so I figured I’d consolidate them into one post, and add a few new things. But please, if you’ve got more questions, leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer.
Also, if you haven’t done so, it’s available for preorder now on Amazon, with a release on September 30.
This one’s been a long time coming (if you’ve followed this blog or social media). Training to Love It is finally getting published. It’ll be out on September 30, only on Amazon.
Can a wife-watching fantasy be trained?
When Erin comes home from the gym and let’s slip that her new personal trainer is a man, Tom doesn’t know how to react. When he overhears Erin admitting that she’s attracted to AJ, her trainer, he becomes even more confused. He wants to be supportive, but he feels jealous. He wants to be understanding, but he doesn’t even understand his own feelings. Every time he thinks of Erin with AJ, his heart begins to race. Every time she says his name, his breath catches in his chest.
AJ ends up pushing more than just his wife’s physical limits. As Tom watches this newer, stronger, more assertive woman emerge with each training session, he realizes that this other man is pushing the limits of their marriage and their happy life. How far would they go for a fantasy? And whose fantasy is it? And what happens when things go too far?