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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?
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…)