I’m currently working on not one, but two, writing collaborations, in addition to a book of my own. It’s not exactly the most tenable, and I’m not exactly sure how I got here, but I love each project and am unwilling to let any of them go, so I will keep struggling through until something is completed.
What I did want to talk about was the nature of collaborations. (This post will be one on the creative process, so if that’s not your bag, feel free to skip it. I’m trying to write more, so hopefully there will be something of more interest next week.) Right now, I’m working with Kirsten McCurran on one project, and Max Sebastian on another, and I have to tell you that the nature of the collaboration are so vastly different—neither better than the other, just…different. (more…)
I’ll do this in the form of an interview since I’ve received so many questions of the last month asking what my deal is. Go with me on this, it should be fine.
Sure am. Most days, something is being transferred from my perverted brain onto digital paper. I’ve been writing for almost twenty years (that makes me sound so old). Writing erotica is part of who I am, so don’t worry, I’m here until I’m not.
Things are just busy. Holidays, both my young kids have had birthdays recently. In-laws have visited, and some commitments in my day job have all conspired to rob me of creative time.
The second volume of Best Hotwife Erotica is available, exclusively on Amazon, for just 0.99 (or free if you’ve got a Kindle Unlimited account). Five great authors, five sexy Halloween-themed short stories, this deal is scary good (sorry, couldn’t resist).
This time around, a few of us tried an experiment. Three of these stories take place at the same Halloween party, on the same night. It all kicks off with Kirsten’s Blank Canvas short.
Details below: (more…)
In addition to receiving some great feedback from my readers, being an erotica author has introduced me to some other amazing fellow authors over the years. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Max Sebastian, author of Madeleine Wakes, for more than a year now, and am always impressed with how powerful his work can be, but also how thoughtful a writer he is.
I’m an erotic author from London, England, who has been writing steamy tales since the late 1990s, but only went semi-pro in the last few years. In real life, I’m a thirtysomething freelance journalist who juggles his work with being a stay-at-home dad.
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…)
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.
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: