Final September Release, And Month reflection

So, for those of you just interested in the release, it’s Remote Control – Part 2 – Browsing.  Scroll down to find the release info.

So, September is pretty much done, and I know I won’t be releasing anything else in the month (it’s kind of easy for me to make that happen, after all…).  Overall, September has been a month that hasn’t been as good as I would have liked.  I only managed to put out 6 releases (one of which was an Omnibus) compared to 14 in August, 12 in July, and 17 in June.

There have been a lot of factors that have been interfering with my ability to work.  I was sick at the start of the month, had to fly out of town in the middle, and work (the day job) has been nightmarish busy.  Many days, I get home exhausted.  Often, it’s extremely difficult to have the energy to focus on writing.

Thankfully, a lot of the busy has been because it’s the end of the fiscal year for the government, and I’m a government contractor.  Work always gets crazy this time of year.  October, however, should be much smoother sailing, and I should be able to get back into my usual swing of 2-3 releases per week.  Here’s hoping, at least.

I was hoping to sneak out one last release this month (tomorrow) by finishing out Party Tricks – Hypnotic Bonds 2.  I’m about 4000 words in and have decided to scrap the whole thing.  It just wasn’t playing out well, and I don’t want to release anything that I don’t approve of.  I intend to re-write it, but completely from scratch.

BDSM and other “true” domination really isn’t my forte, I’m afraid.  I’m branching out, and Party Tricks was a huge success in that regard, but I need to be really careful the direction I take the story in.  Part 2 was proving to be far too aggressive for my taste, and it wasn’t jiving at all.  I’m going to re-board the story and see if I can get it to be a bit more playful, while still keeping some tension.  We shall see what we shall see.

I’m making it a goal for next month to finish out Partner Programming (early) and deepening desires (probably mid).  With those out of the way, I should be able to focus on Linder Academy (as always, got a lot of ideas, but hard to keep them up), Remote Control, and Spell Bound.  I’m hoping that by focusing down to only 2-3 series (with Party Tricks on the back-burner/as able track, since it’s not a really serialized plot), I can keep things moving.  This was honestly what I did starting out, and I think it turned out well.

Anyway, I think that’s enough rambling for one day.  I’ll put something else up on the blog at least in a day or two, but until then, have fun you kids.

 

New Release:

Remote Control – Browsing   Amazon

Contains Pseudo-Incest

Things continue to be a lot of fun for Jacob, as he moves from playing with bad girl Claire to getting creative with good girl Alice.  Alice is a stereotypical insufferable straight A student, and has spent her entire life making Jacob miserable.  The fact that she’s his adopted sister hasn’t helped.  Still,  Jacob thinks it’s time he fulfilled his duty to make sure that his little sis knows the way of the world, and he’s got some fun ideas how.

Check this part out for a fun story of a good girl discovering just what it’s like to let out her inner slut.

Two More Audiobooks!

Ok, apparently Audible got off their keisters and decided to start approving everything.  I’m pleased to announce that Recruitment Drive – Involuntary Volunteer, and Deepening Desires – Two Dragons, are both now available in audiobook format.  Please check them out!

I still have another part of Recruitment drive in the pipe, after that there will be a small delay.  I wanted to have these get out there and into the wild, and see how they do, before I go ahead with making too many more.  However, if you are interested, please give them a shot, and as always please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Conquering the World (Virtually)

So, when I first started this blog, I told myself it wasn’t just going to be an avenue for announcing releases, and I never really wanted it to be.  At least, I wanted to talk about my writing, but haven’t been doing much of that either.  I’ll probably ramble about my writing again at some point (but it really does feel like random rambling, because it’s not like people ask me questions… which by the way people are very much encouraged to do) but for today’s post, I’m granting people a rare glimpse into me as a person.

In true dork fashion, I have started to play Ingress, which is an Augmented Reality game put out by Niantic.  So far, it’s been pretty fun, and it’s actually gotten me out of the house, which I suppose is a plus as well.  The basic premise is that the world has been invaded by Exotic Matter, and various factions have popped up around controlling exotic matter (or XM).  Naturally, it looks like XM might be an avenue for these beings called shapers to invade the planet, and it also seems like XM might be able to control people’s minds.

There are two factions, the Enlightened, who believe that the shapers are here to help humanity, and seek to spread their control so that humanity can reach the next level, and the Resistance, who believe that the shapers are just coming to conquer us and are fighting to stop that from happening.

Who wants to take a guess if I ended up on the pro or anti mind control side?

Till next time folks.  As a writing update, just finished the first draft of the second part of Remote control, and will probably try and finish up Party Tricks 2 over the weekend.  After that, no clue what’s next, but at least I’m back in the swing of things, now that things have calmed down.

Party Tricks – Now available in audiobook format

Thanks to the lovely voice of Miss Lana Lee, who has a most awesome accent, by the way, Party Tricks – Hypnotic bonds is now available as an Audiobook from Audible and Amazon.  Lana really managed to bring Chrissy to life, and her reading of the character is simply awesome.

Check it out at

http://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/Party-Tricks-Hypnotic-Bonds-Audiobook/B00FBCPVQU/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1380075498&sr=1-1

As always, stay tuned for more info, and expect more literary goodness soon.

Releases 09/21/2013 (Old Stories now on Smashwords)

Hey folks.  Got an interesting bag today.  Technically four releases, but only one of them is new.  I’ll explain.

New:

On Call Side Stories – Shawna’s Day  Amazon

On Call - Shawna's Day_Mini

I felt Shawna didn’t get enough screen time in On Call, so I figured the first Side Story should focus on her.  Honestly, the fact that she shrugs off relationships was something I wanted to explore more, and many of the scenes in the story popped into my head and I found them hot, so wanted to share them.  It’s currently Amazon exclusive, because while you don’t NEED to have read On Call, it sure as hell helps.

The link MAY go dead if Amazon rears it’s head again.  As many of you know, they’ve been a little arbitrary in content enforcement.  While the content is fully within the rules, they’ve been overly aggressive on descriptions.  At any rate, if it does go dead, I will work to get it back up ASAP.

Now, Old:

As some of you know, certain of my titles have been Amazon only.  This is mostly the heavy Incest titles, and that was because when I first started writing (it seems strange, but it’s only been four months….) I was exploring certain distribution avenues that I no longer use.  Those avenues didn’t allow even pseudo-incest.  Since I was (and still am) a new writer, I wanted to take advantage of free promotions on Amazon to get myself out there.  It seemed only logical for my Incest stuff to fill that role.  On Amazon, if you want to be able to make a title free, you have to join the select program, and can’t release those stories anywhere else.

A few days ago, three of my titles that had been in select have fallen out, and I’ve gone ahead and released them to Smashwords.  I’m going to release the rest of the series as soon as I am able.  I’m posting them like new announcements, even though they’re available on Amazon.

My Sister’s Brainwash – Lasther  Smashwords / Amazon

My Sister's Brainwash - Lather - Mini

 

My Sister’s Brainwash was the first incest story I really wrote, and I had a lot of fun playing around with the characters.  I also really enjoy the Mind Control device, because sometimes it’s really nice to get back to the basics.  While the modern world makes me want to have anything placed on the head be small and concealable, an old school brainwashing helmet can still be a lot of fun.

Greg’s not the nicest of my main characters, but while he’s a little mean, he isn’t cruel.  The way he and Melinda constantly bicker make you wonder who’s really to blame for their feud.  Check it out to find out!

My Sister’s Brainwash – Rinse  Smashwords / Amazon

My Sister's Brainwash - Rinse - Mini

 

Rinse of course naturally followed after Lather (and yes, I do feel clever about the title).  Greg continues his campaign of torturing (not really torture, but you know) his sister, as she continues to more and more need him to help deal with her mother.  No longer content to just make her embarrass herself, he wants something a little more substantial.

On Call – Connecting   Smashwords / Amazon

On Call - Connecting_Mini

 

On Call was my second series with incest themes, but has no relation to My Sister’s Brainwash.  It developed into a much longer series, and is the first to get a sequel.  On Call tells the story of Matt’s glorious invention, a cell phone that allows him to control the thoughts of those he calls.  Since it’s untested, he naturally decides that he should first work out the kinks by relying on a subject that’s close to home.

That subject just happens to be his sister, Leah.  While at first he just intended to keep things scientific, old feelings resurface and things end up much more interesting than he intended

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So, that’s it for this release.  Like I said, something new, three things old.  This post might make people think I’m only writing incest, but it’s more just been a kick lately.  Incest stories are fun, when they’re done right (and it’s not just “I want to get with my sister” but rather there’s some themes of revenge, or convenience, etc.).

As I mentioned last night, got a lot on deck, if I can find motivation. At the least, I’ll tease the stories at the top of my to-do list:

Remote Control – Browse

Spell Bound – Intrigue

Party Tricks – Hypnotic Bonds 2

Partner Programming – Debug

New Directions – Headhunting

Linder Academy

And that’s all.  Until next time folks

On Call Side Story

So, it looks like Amazon’s anti incest/pseudo incest is going to be a pretty aggressive policy.  The description of my latest was blocked, even though it never said they were having sex, only that it was an erotic book, and two characters were related.

To that end, I rewrote the description and I hope it will be available tomorrow.  We’ll see.  As any of you who have followed for a while will know, I don’t write JUST incest, and when I do, there’s usually some story element to it (such as My Sister’s Brainwash/Squeaky clean, where parents getting married on seventeen year old’s actually caused the dramatic tension).

As I mentioned in my last, I’ll try and make a point of at least highlighting HERE if something is incest or not.  For now though, on Amazon, there will be no indication.  Please note that I try to keep it contained to a particular series, so you shouldn’t have to worry about it just randomly popping up in a series that hasn’t had it as an element.

With that though, wish me luck that the story gets through.  It’s honestly a pretty hot story that was a lot of fun to write.  I’m planning on writing the next part of Remote Control over the weekend, might finish re-writing Dark Deals (now that I know the serial format is very palatable to readers) and maybe the last part of either Deepening Desires or Partner Programming (being fried makes it very hard to write an ending, I’m afraid).

Ok, last update for the night, but just thought I’d say something.  Till next time.

Spell Bound – Witches – Available Again

So, even though it’s not really a release announcement, it looks like things have been sorted out with Amazon and the title is again available.  You may notice that there is a shiny new cover.  Unfortunately, Amazon will not tell you exactly what they are objecting to when they don’t like your book, so I changed around the cover as part of the blind guessing process.  I don’t think the cover was the problem at this point, but I don’t want to futz with it to change it back.  I’ll reuse the cover on a later part (since they’re serial covers they aren’t as tightly bound to the character.)

I’ve also submitted something that should hopefully be up tomorrow.  It looks like Amazon is overly busy, so reviews are taking a while.  This MAY be due to them cracking down on incest/pseudo-incest, which is what hit Witches.

Amazon has a thing about even Pseudo-Incest, and that’s what got witches pulled.  I had to remove pretty much ALL indications of the topic from the description.  This irks me a bit, because I have always prided myself on people knowing what to expect from one of my stories.  To that end, I want to remind people that you can ALWAYS come here and find out about my stories, or send me a message.  I know incest/pseudo-incest can be a big issue for people, so don’t want people to find out too late.

At any rate, hopefully that release is just held up by delays and isn’t blocked.  Work has been CRAZY busy (I’ve been passing out when I come home some days, and I work a desk job….) and this battle with Amazon has really sapped my will to write.  Thankfully, the plots are still forming in my head, but the knowledge that Amazon could block them arbitrarily has made it hard to focus on writing.  Hope to get some time in this weekend, especially if everything is sorted out on releases.

Oh, and since I like having covers up, here’s the new one for Spell Bound – Witches

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