Separated, With Benefits comes out this Friday (July 22), and I am very excited for everyone to read this one. For those who want a taste of what is to come, though, I’m teasing you with an excerpt: read it now!
It’s also available to pre-order on Amazon.com.
Finally, unrelated to the upcoming book (but long overdue), I’ve finally published my last three books in paperback. My own copies arrived earlier this week, and I have to say, it’s nice to hold them in my hands.
Here are the links, if you’d like to order a paperback version (I know some of you were holding out). I’m listing links to both Amazon and CreateSpace (I get more royalties from CreateSpace!).
In the spirit of the holiday, I’m releasing an excerpt of my latest book, Nothing Forbidden, as a Halloween treat. It doesn’t require having read the first book in the Max and Katie series, Something Forbidden, but be warned: there are some spoilers in this short story if you have not read Something Forbidden.
Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
Hope you all got exactly what you wanted this Christmas. It’s been quite a year for me: four full length novels published, a couple interviews, a mention in Shape magazine, and the continued success of this blog. I have you, my readers, to thank for all of it. So my heartfelt thanks on a day when gift-giving is at its height. If you’re looking for some racy, holiday-themed reads, I’ve got a few suggestions after the break.
It’s a time for beaches, grilling, and the start of the lazy summer reading season. What better way to start it than some free erotica? Now through next Monday, download a FREE copy of Rediscovering Danielle (Naughty Wife Games) on Smashwords. All you need to do is “like” my Facebook Page (or, if we’re being honest, click that link and find the coupon code on the timeline, but please Like the page if you’re comfortable).
Still want more free erotica? Well, you’re in luck. Eight Hundred Dollar Heels is now free on Amazon, as is Moving Mrs. Mitchell, and (if you’re in a “Christmas in June” sort of mood) Naughty But Nice. And as always, check out the free stories I’ve posted on this site.
Enjoy the weekend and cheers to the summer season officially kicking off!
Let me start off by saying this: femdom isn’t my erotica genre of choice. In fact, it wasn’t even an erotica genre for consideration in my mind. Submitting to Her changed all of that.
Max Sebastian has outdone himself. I was a big fan of his first full-length novel, Anarchy of the Heart (which anyone who enjoys wife-swapping, wife-watching, or swinging stories should pick up right away). I’ll admit that I was a little disappointed when I learned that his next contribution would be a femdom romance. Man, was I wrong.
Submitting to Her follows Aiden Jones as his world gets upended by his new boss, Zoey Schoenberg. She shows the career bachelor what life is like with a dominant female planted squarely in it, and gives him a lesson in love along the way.
As he says on his blog, “while there is a lot of female-dominant sex in this book, some denial play, bondage and even some group sex, this is fairly light BDSM, fairly light femdom on the whole.” It’s femdom for beginners (or for those like me who might not be into anything heavier). What surprised me was that Submitting to Her struck a lot of the same chords that a wife-watching or mild cuckold story hits. It makes sense, though: you’ve got a strong female driving the story and a “weaker” (although not wimpy by any means) male setting his own desires aside for his lover. For this reason alone, I encourage anyone who’s a fan of Just Watch Me or Leap to pick this one up. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Anyone who knows me knows that romance is an important element in my erotica. Submitting to Her drives this home on all cylinders. This is a story of discovery, not just for Aiden and his acceptance of a submissive role, but of his capacity for love. As Aiden falls for Zoey, so does the reader (at least this reader). Both Zoey and Aiden grow a hell of a lot, both within themselves, and together as a couple. It’s a thrilling thing to watch unfold, and Max writes it masterfully.
Little known fact about me: I don’t read much erotica. When I’m not writing it, my tastes usually drift to more contemporary, non-erotic books. Max Sebastian is now officially one of the few exceptions to that rule. I couldn’t put this one down, and when it was over, it lingered with me like a happy memory. It was one of those books you want to race through, yet don’t want to end.
And for those of you coming here looking for “erotica for men,” I’d definitely bookmark this one (along with the above mentioned Anarchy of the Heart).
Thanks for sharing a glimpse into the world of Aiden and Zoey, Max, and thanks for opening my eyes to the eroticism of femdom.
Still not convinced? You can read the first of three parts of the book for free on Smashwords. Links below:
You’ve got the whole weekend ahead of you. Think of all that time you have to devote to reading about sexy teachers and the naughty encounters they could get up to with former students. Do it now for free.
Now through Sunday, February 17, After School Special is free to download for everyone. Still unsure? Here’s the book jacket:
When Andy’s friends convince him to visit a strip club in their final summer before college, shy Andy has a few things to worry about. Running into his history teacher, Ms. Fischer, was never one of them.
Moonlighting as a cocktail waitress at a strip club, Hayley Fischer is just as freaked out as Andy when her former student walks through the door. Is this a nightmare scenario for both? Or possibly a dream come true?
If you like it, please remember to leave a review on Amazon. A review is worth a thousand thank yous.
Still want more? Check out No More Lonely Valentines, just released yesterday for V-Day.
At the end of 2013, Smashwords announced that it would support the direct upload of EPUB files through a service dubbed Smashwords Direct. This is huge–definitely worth my redundant blog post here. Smashwords has always been a champion of the self-publisher, but it required your story be uploaded as a Word .doc, and then subjected to something called the “Meatgrinder.” That requirement is now gone. Hooray!
Personally, I’d stopped publishing on Smashwords because of the hassle of reformatting all my books into Word. The amount of time that took versus the sales I was seeing wasn’t worth it. Now, I don’t have to worry about that. In celebration of this, I’ve published Naughty But Nice for free, in addition to posting Leap and Rediscovering Danielle at their regular prices. Grab it now (or later, because it’s going to remain free for the foreseeable future).