Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Secret Lives" is now available for purchase for a mere $0.99

Here we go, folks! The Secret Lives anthology, which includes my extra-kinky MC fantasy "Knights in White Bondage," is now for sale on Amazon for less than a dollar. I hope you'll check it out - and please leave some comments!

I'll be back this weekend with musings on the hottest part of the mind control induction process.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Supernatural sex and religious cunnilingus

Well, folks, the anthology will be out very soon, and - incredible news - it'll be priced at at mere $0.99. I was shocked by that, but the other contributors are more experienced at this sort of thing, and they swear that's the best price for an anthology. Our goal is to get onto some bestseller lists, thus building our reputations as individual authors and as a group. And that's only our first goal. Our second is to keep putting out more themed anthologies as the months go on. I won't be able to contribute to all of them because I don't write quickly enough, but I'll join in as often as I can. This is a fine group of people, and now that I've finished reading the galleys, I can tell you they're a fine group of writers.

Here are the story synopses, in what might or might not be their order within the book:
  • Tempted by Blood by Jacqueline Sweet—When the boy you love won’t give you what you need, maybe his evil twin will. 
  • Knights in White Bondage by A. Regina Cantatis—An enchanted thrall and her Mistress visit a fetish resort, where they fascinate their fellow guests and attract the attention of a would-be knight in shining armor. 
  • Forking Around by Audrey Lusk—When you see the world differently from everyone else, it takes something unseen to make it a less lonely place. 
  • Mrs. Wong's by Troy King—Take one jaded fixer, one mysterious young woman, a dash of magick, add a seedy dive, and mix thoroughly. 
  • Spooked by Ruby Madden—When Clementine inherits an aging Victorian mansion from her late aunt, never did she suspect she'd uncover a mysterious secret about a lover from the past, brought to the present, in the form of a ghost. 
  • A Dangerous Seduction by Heather Cole—Soledad has everyone fooled that she's an ordinary librarian until a mysterious shapeshifter makes her want to reveal more than just her true identity. 
  • Vixen by Christin Lovell—Plus size Jessickah Banderkoff is a bartender by day, a guardian to the Underworld’s Kingdom by evening, and the vampire king’s lover by night, but every good thing must come to an end, right?

And here are the keywords submitted by various authors. I've grouped them by story but, just to make things more interesting, I haven't put them in the same order as the listing above. I don't think you'll have any trouble figuring out which set is mine, though. ;-)
  • shapeshifter, paranormal, werewolf, gangsters, magic, anal penetration, goblins, witches, sexy librarian, bisexual, assassins, sex outside  
  • Witch, tough female, gun, seedy bar, dive bar, Chinese food, bathroom sex, noir, private eye, thriller, demon possession, magic, Wong, paranormal, magick, summoning, fight  
  • BBW, vampire, paranormal, werewolf, shapeshifter, Russian mob, underworld, erotic romance, action, vixen, femme fatale  
  • BBW, interracial, BWWM, HEA, ghost, haunted mansion, romance, supernatural, paranormal, mystery, spook, spooked, witch, white-witch, murder, death, reincarnation, dreams, apparition, nightmare, love story  
  • Paranormal, sassy, dimension travel, Borges, alternate reality, Lovecraft, Machen, invisible, alien, monster, man, stranger sex, giant ant-sex, romance, HEA
  • mind control, lesbian, gay, fetish, latex, bondage, bdsm, fae, fairies, resort, total enclosure
  • And here's my guess at what the keywords might be for the person who didn't submit any (To be honest, she had good reason: she was the one gathering everyone else's so she could submit them as a group): vampires, evil twin, Penrose Academy, school for magic, witch, wizard, alternate reality, enchanted mirror, warrior woman

Finally, in fulfillment of the clickbait in my title, I offer the following video. It's not totally off topic; if you read the older version of my story, when it was called "Someday My Prince Will Come," you'll remember it had some Egyptian elements. But really, do I need a reason to post a video of a beautiful woman promising you a religious experience between her legs? I think not.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

This, that, and the other

Where to begin? I have so many things on my mind this week that I can't share them all in one post. I'll leave at least one of them for next weekend but don't worry; you'll still have plenty of nuggets to choose from here.

First up, I'm about to publish another story - in an anthology called Secret Lives that will debut on or around Halloween. The cover at left isn't quite the final version. For one thing, there are now seven authors involved instead of six; and for another, the cover artist (and story contributor) Jacqueline Sweet might decide to tweak the image some more.

My own contribution will be a vastly improved version of one of my oldest EMCSA tales, "Someday My Prince Will Come." I've retitled it "Knights in White Bondage," and I promise you'll find it at least twice as hot and three times as kinky as it used to be. I've learned a lot in the years since I wrote the first version. As for the other writers, I'm not sure what they have in store, but our theme is supernatural secrets; and among our number are the aforementioned Jacqueline Sweet, who writes for the EMCSA; Devon March, who collaborated with Jacqueline Sweet on a not-quite-but-nearly-MC story I loved called Fifty Shades of Gay Tentacles; and at least one woman who specializes in vampire erotica. I'll tell you more when I know more.

Now on to some e-publishing notes. First, I'd welcome some feedback on an idea I'm considering. I think I'm going to take my existing stories off Smashwords and offer them exclusively through Kindle Unlimited. The only time I get sales from Smashwords anymore is when I announce a new story here on my blog and offer 25% off coupons, and I can still give you those. What I'm thinking is that in the future, I'll publish new stories on both Smashwords and Amazon for one week, offering the Smashwords coupon as usual. But after that first week, I'll remove the story from Smashwords and sell it only through Kindle Unlimited. Does anyone have strong feelings about that? If so, sound off below. Remember that I've set up my comment section so that you can speak in total anonymity, and I don't delete anything except spam and troll posts.

Lastly (for now, anyway - remember that I have lots of other things on my mind), may I ask an easy favor? An Amazon commenter dropped a negative review on What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything? because she didn't realize she was getting into an EMC story and got squicked out. Now, I'm not angry with her, and I'm not blaming her; I can understand why she didn't know what she was getting into. Amazon's new, stricter rules meant I had to word my synopsis very carefully to keep away from the ban hammer. But I'd appreciate it if some genuine EMC fans would balance out the negative review with some positive ones. I don't want anyone to be rude to the other reviewer; I'd just like some EMC fans to tell potential readers what they enjoyed about the book (As someone named Kevin has already done - thanks, Kevin! ;-) )

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Kinky elves

I was going to post something more sensible, but I've been sick for a week and a half (which, BTW, is why I didn't post last weekend), and my brain still isn't back to normal...by which I mean "as normal as it ever is." So this is what you get today.

Never mind why, but I've spent the day Googling for Tolkien-related art. I've found some great stuff; and then I've found, well, this sort of thing. The artist clearly has skill, and if she finds my post here, I hope she'll understand that I'm not really making fun of her...well, not entirely. I'm delightfully aghast (which is quite possibly how she meant me to feel anyway). And since I know a lot of my readers are into Tolkien and/or BDSM and/or gay sex, I hope you'll enjoy these pics as much as I did.

And now, without further ado, I present a very non-traditional love story between an Elf and a Dwarf.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

A gift exclusively for my blog readers

This is a thanks and a sort of semi-Easter egg for those of you who've bought What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything? It's a map of the Imperators' complex to help you orient yourself and show you at least some of what's in store for you on Mahé (I've quite intentionally left a few things out of the image).

But first, at right is someone else's more official map of Mahé. It's the capital island of a chain that lies in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar.  Like the story says, the Seychelles is the most exclusive resort area on the planet, and the Glacis District (where my story is set) contains some of the most exclusive hotels in the Seychelles.

Now on to my map. Yes, it's the cartographic equivalent of a ransom note cut from different magazines, but I didn't try to make it look real. That would have taken weeks. Instead I tried to give you a good idea of what's where, to aid you in navigating the story. The only other place to find a map like this is on your own notepad - if you choose to draw one of your own.

Helpful hint: if you right click and open the map in a new tab, it gets helpfully huge.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything? - Now on Sale!

At long last, What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything? is now available for purchase. I've had to make it exclusive to Amazon because Smashwords just refuses to accept my file*, so unfortunately that means I won't be able to offer 25% coupons. However, if you purchase the book between October 22 and October 23 PST, you'll get 25% off during the Kindle Countdown Deal I've set up. But even if you miss that special, the e-book is still only $3.99 at full price - for a book that was over 1200 pages single-spaced in Word. So however you buy the book, you're getting a great deal.

Here's the whole blurb. I hope you'll check out the book and enjoy it to the full:

Imagine yourself as a reporter on a radically altered planet. After a disastrous mission to Europa, two astronauts have returned to Earth with strange powers and a newfound lust for world domination. No one can stand before them. Now they've invited you and several dozen other telegenic young reporters to a press conference in their island lair.

You know they’re up to something more, but what? And what can you do about it anyway? The Imperators have the power to warp everything around them – plants, animals, and humans – and so far no one has been able to stop them. They seem unkillable, and the pacification fields they send out periodically reduce earth’s populace zombies. How can you possibly resist them?


You can't...at first. But this is a story in which you chart the course of your own adventure. If you set out on this journey, you will encounter the Imperators – but how and when you encounter them, and what happens next, are all up to you. Perhaps you’ll choose to surrender blissfully, or perhaps you’ll choose to fight. You might try joining forces with the enemy. Or if you’re especially clever, you might find a game-changing hidden plot line that turns the whole story on its head.


Meanwhile, you can also search the Imperators’ complex for clues: What happened to them on Europa? Why are they so alike in some ways and so different in others? What do they have in store for you and your fellow reporters – and, indeed, for the world? Are they really as unstoppable as they seem?

 

"What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything?" is all about choices. The first two are your character's gender and (very loosely defined) orientation. After that, you'll have your pick of 1862 more story paths: enough to keep you exploring the Imperators' world for days or weeks to come.


Thanks once again to my beta readers K, Lady K (no relation) and anemone. I couldn't have done it without you! You'll be getting your free copies soon.


*But only after accepting a slightly faulty version that three people bought before I removed it. Sorry about that, folks!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Next weekend, my "Choose Your Own Adventure" goes to print

Pretty nearly all the kinks are worked out (thanks to K, Lady K, and anemone), I have a cover and a blurb I'm happy with, and all that's left are a few small additions/corrections.

Here's a bit of what to expect from the story:
  • It's a very widely expanded version of my EMCSA story, "What Do You Give the Man Who Has Everything?". Almost every scene from that story makes it into the new one, yet that's only about 10% of the content. This e-book is huge: in my single-spaced Word document, it's over 1200 pages.
  • There is a mind controller of each sex for you to submit to, resist, or...well, there are other options, but I'll let you find them on your own.
  • You can choose your protagonist's gender and (very loosely defined) sexual orientation.
  • There's a mysterious location at the top of the mountain where you'll find lots of answers (as well as a few lies), but it's not easy to get to.
  • There's a game-changing secret plot line that really does kind of turn the story into a game.
  • There are over 1860 individual story segments to choose from.
  • You are allowed to make stupid choices. If you do, 95% of the time you'll end up getting what you deserve. 5% of the time, you'll get something better than you deserve.
Writing this story has been occasionally frustrating but frequently exhilarating. I hope it will exhilarate you when you read it. Stay tuned for next weekend's announcement - and the usual 25% off coupon. :-)