Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lost In The Wilds Published!

Description: When Milena the scout is discovered by the elves she is spying on, they do not kill her. Instead, they capture her and bring her back to the clan's village, a secret home for the beleaguered elven race. Contrary to what the young woman has been brought up to believe, the elves are not monsters. The huntress who captured her, however, does have some very specific plans...

Very quickly, Milena learns of the new elven society, so very different from the ruins of the society she has seen in the south. Up north, beyond the mountains, the elves have mixed their previous, refined culture with something approaching noble barbarism, and the result is spectacular. For the young scout, at least, the meeting with the clan, and Strana, becomes a turning point.

Lost In The Wilds contains almost 10.000 words of sweltering hot futanari erotica, involving impregnation, voyeurism, interracial and a whole host of other delicious things. While it is set in a world after the disaster for the elves, they manage to live on, and even prosper in a new way. Strana, the majestic elven huntress who gets her hands on Milena, young human scout, shows the girl that glory first hand.

Author Notes: Wow, I just... I loved writing this. Loved, loved, loved. I can only hope that you, my readers, will like this as much as I did and do. I won't spoil any more than what the description already does, but if you love my fantasy erotica stuff, this is pretty much a must. In my opinion, of course!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Darknest: A Dark Fantasy Anthology

This is a bit of a milestone for me. I'm participating in my first multi-author bundle! All of the authors in this bundle come from the same little corner of the internet that I do. A site called Darknest. It started out as a hub of all things related to WoW erotica. Stories, art, screenshot manipulation, ads for people to find partners, but has since expanded into a bunch of other online games. It's a regular old community now, though WoW is still it's main thing.

In the many years since Darknest started, it has gone through multiple sets of owners and moderators, yet the community has endured and, for the most part, grown stronger and stronger. This bundle is a way for the participating authors to pay a little back to the place where most of them started posting their stories. As such, all profit (Until a certain limit that I don't expect we'll hit) generated from the bundle goes towards Darknest's upkeep.

The bundle contains one of my stories, A Different Prince Charming, and 6 other stories. There's even USA Today bestselling authors in there. I'm in fine company. Anyway, the shared theme is dark erotica, though the specifics vary. There are orcs, shifters, demons and more. I should note, as well, that the only Futa/F story in the bundle is mine. Just a heads up to my very loyal readers who prefer that particular niche.

If the bundle looks interesting to you, pick it up! It's cheap, and great value. Heck, even if you only want it for one of the stories in there, it's cheaper than getting that story on its own. And even if you don't want to spend the money, but think the bundle looks interesting, please consider sharing its launch with your friends. A good launch means everything for these sorts of bundles. :)

I'll be back this Sunday with this week's release, Lost In The Wilds.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Getting Railed Published!

Description: Bernadette is young, married without children, and thoroughly bored with her life. Her husband is busy both with working to support the two of them and with his hobbies, leaving her with far too much time on her hands. When Bernadette's friend brings up a recent, tantalizing experience she had with a professional dominatrix, it doesn't take much to push Bernadette into making the call of her life.

To Berndette's surprise, horror and secret joy, the dominatrix, Anthea, sets their meeting aboard a train. For a much too short back and forth trip, they will have a room all to themselves, though, of course, the threat of discovery always looms. On the train, in Anthea's capable hands, Bernadette finds release she had never even dreamed of having.

Getting Railed contains 8000+ words of scorching futanari contemporary BDSM erotica, featuring the petite, bored, walking stereotype blonde Bernadette and the confident, imposing dominatrix Anthea. In the domme's capable hands, Bernadette discovers the release of a side of her that she had hidden away to the darkest depths, knowing that her husband could never satisfy that side of her.

Author Notes: This is almost a return to my roots. It's D/s, which I'm repeatedly told I'm great at writing. Perhaps because I love it! There's also a helping of cheating, which I for some reason love as an erotica kink lately, and then finally the slightly unusual locale. Why a train? Well, who doesn't love trains just a little bit.

Monday, June 16, 2014

One Year In

Purity Taken.
Exactly one year ago, I published my very first ebook, Purity Taken. Incidentally, this is also my 100th post on this blog. Anyway. I allowed myself lofty expectations that I knew were unrealistic, back then. I wrote an awful lot of drivel about writing on this very blog, when I really had little idea what I was doing, and certainly wasn't in a position where I should be advising anyone. Hell, I'm still not in a position now where you should listen to anything I say, really. Other than when I say I've published something new. You should listen to that.

I have learned a lot over this one year, and I know I will continue to learn more. About writing, about self-publishing, and about the ever-changing publishing business. I learned the value of non-shitty covers. (See below)

It feels as if I have been at this far longer than I really have, too. I'm not sure why. I know that it's not unusual to spend many years, decades even, for some writers, without being successful. I suppose I had the hope and dream that I would not be one of those waiting a decade.

I'm not so certain about that one anymore, mainly because I'm not sure what to qualify as success anymore. Making a living as a writer? I can do that right now, thanks to gradually increasing sales and a generous commissioner whom I appreciate very much. Am I successful simply for receiving payment for my work? Obviously I do that. I'm fairly sure Stephen King qualified anyone who got paid for their writing, whether once or multiple times, as a writer. I write what I love, and that's really what matters in the end, I guess. Not the amount of money on my bank account. So I suppose I am a success. I can still be more of a success, though.

The thing is, I have difficulty quantifying a goal. Originally, I wanted to make a living writing when I was
thirty. Here I am, still 3 years away from that, and I'm making a living. What is the goal then? To make more? To write a bestseller? That's out of my control. All I can do is to keep writing and writing. In the end, I don't think there is a goal. Probably just the journey. Keep writing, keep publishing, keep improving, keep living off being an author.

With all that said, though, I love looking at my sales. I'm not sitting in an office handling someone else's crap, no offense to any manure dealers out there, I'm watching something I've crafted myself be bought and (I should hope) enjoyed. There's an entirely different feeling to that than working in an office. Which I did. It was what cemented in my mind that writing was what I had to do in life. But with this, I've had a direct hand in everything sold. I'm at a point where I think I understand the joy of creating more. And it took business to really push that into my mind. Other people are seeing my work and liking it. How awesome is that? Seriously. That's awesome. And Strange.

Of course, it doesn't get any less awesome when you see what has happened after I got my act together again in mid February and started the process that has now seen me release a story or bundle every week since the start of March. You can see the effect it had for yourself, right here:

That graph only counts sales as a number, too. A bundle is worth more than a short, obviously. But still only counts as 1 sale on that graph. As you can see, effort really does equal reward. I think I open that graph almost every day (Even if I only update it once a week) just to kick myself mentally at that long, 6-month break I had with publishing. Where could I have been today if I hadn't had that break? It's difficult to say. And it doesn't help anything to wonder. Still, it makes me a little sad and annoyed. It also makes me lucky, because I have read many authors out there who waited until they were well into their 40s, 50s or 60s with writing. They feel like they've wasted time, too. I'm not even 30.

What does the future hold that'll help me prevent such a 6-month breakdown from happening again? I can't say 100% for sure, of course, but I've already decided that I will keep this 1 short a week schedule up for at least a full year. By next March I should have 50+ works out there, and I should be able to make a real judgment of how I'm doing as an author by then. If I'm making a living (800-1000 sales/month minimum) or on my way to it, sweet. I'll probably keep the 1 story/week stuff up in that case. Probably until the end of 2015, anyway. I want to get into writing novels eventually. Not necessarily erotica novels, either. Fantasy. Under another pen name, of course.

I do know that if it turns out I can't live on writing then, I'll have to move to a place with lower living expenses. Writing is all I can do to live. Which is why I'm doing it. The "Don't write if you can do anything else" adage is probably really a reference to that. Writing for a living isn't "worth it" if you can do anything else. If you can be satisfied doing something else. Me, I can't.

Anyway, let me take stock a little. I've released over 20 stories so far, amounting to almost but not quite 2 a month over this last year. Really, though, I released 4 stories in the first 8 months and the remaining in the last 4. A few bundles and a lot of short stories. I feel like I'm beginning to get a little traction. And I feel like every month, every week's release, brings me a little closer to some immaterial dream of "making it" as an author.

I know I've abolished most of this touchy-feely crap on the blog for a while, now. I don't intend to change that. But since this is a special one-time post, I'll allow myself to delve into it just for a moment. I've had my problems. Everyone does. An up-and-down (No innuendo, now) depression since around the time I was 14, give or take a year. I'm 27 now, and it's still going. Especially now, these last few weeks, I've felt a real downturn. It's the reason I've been quiet. It's the reason why I didn't release anything last week. I don't think the depression will ever go away, though this episode will pass. I've accepted that, in a way, even as I work daily to improve my state of mind and my life. And writing, well, it's cathartic. It's the real reason I do this. It keeps me sane in a way that working in an office never could.

So I guess I want to round this post off by saying that.. I might be in a little trouble right now, but don't worry. I will come back. Writing is what I want and have to do. It's the only thing I -can- do.

I hope to be writing a similar post to you again in another year.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Why Erotica?

This is a question that I think is always present in my mind at a low level.

Occasionally, I try to gel with other communities of erotica writers, but it inevitably ends within a month. The reason for this, quite simply, is that I get tired very quickly of people shamelessly espousing that they are in this for the dolla dolla bills, yo. Somehow, that disgusts me.

I've tried to examine why that is, but I'm still not sure. I want to make money from this as well. Enough to live on. But really, money isn't the goal. The writing is. I know, that doesn't sound believable when I write erotica, does it? But it really is the truth. I love writing, and to have written. I have images in my mind all the time, image that I need to get out in the form of words. I also have this basic, instinctual repulsion from people who write erotica purely for the money. I believe it tarnishes a genre of writing that has enough to contend with as it is.

This post was spurred by me leaving yet another group of erotica writers. Perhaps as a testament to the motivation for their writing though, I happily noticed that it took these people many more times the titles to get the same sales that I make with my relatively modest library. I know, schadenfreude and arrogance doesn't suit anyone. I'm not perfect. But, at least, I think my motivation for writing is better and more noble.

Writing erotica and talking about being noble. I really am further up my own ass than I realize. Oh well.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Futanarium #2 Published!

Description: The Futanarium is a Futa/f compilation or bundle series of scorching erotic short stories, each one unique and exciting in its own way. There's impregnation, adultery, reluctance, devoted submissives and hints of BDSM throughout. Whether you like sweet surrender, needy romps or dominant claimings, you will find something for you in this 5-story, 40.000+ word bundle.

This bundle contains the following short stories:
A Twisted Pact
Hard Shoulder
The Grove's Gift
Prayers of Perversion

Author Notes: At last! A second bundle. I've been looking at this one coming up in my schedule for a while, and honestly I was very tempted to get it out there quicker. But... I need a bit of a back log to keep up this story a week thing. Nevertheless, I hope any new (Or old) readers enjoy the chance to pick up a bunch of my work at a reduced price.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Joygirl (Dickgirl Decorum #1) Published!

Description: Daphne Harrow runs a promotion business, and frequently works with entrepreneurs to create not just the right branding for their companies, but ensure that the environment at their business is just right. She’s the whole package. When two young women contact her to employ her services, she soon learns that they desire more than her skill at promotion, however.

She is offered an extremely lucrative contract, but there are terms she isn't immediately comfortable with. Her company needs the business, however,and her husband travels a lot. He's distant. She has needs. What harm could it really do to go along with the carnal demands laid on her if she wants the contract?

Joygirl is part 1 of the 3-part Dickgirl Decorum series, and contains 5000+ words of searing futanari sex. It details the interactions between Daphne, a young businesswoman eager to see her little company prosper and not afraid to skirt the law to see that it does, as well as two very well-endowed dickgirls, Selma and Melanie, running a successful software company. The two need someone, though. Someone to handle both marketing, and their needs.

Author Notes: I know it's such a simple thing, but I love the casual sex/fucking on a desk sort of thing. Imagine a world where it was normal to have sex while doing other things. Wouldn't that be awesome? Messy, granted, but great. Unf.