So after 24 hours of allowing “Hypnotic Condition” to be on sale, Amazon has now decided to block it. So it’s pretty clear that pulling out all references to family wasn’t what they needed (or maybe it’s the fact that the character has parents? He does refer to his mother I think 5 times, and does describe his father). Odds are very good that they’ll suspend the account soon, we shall see.
Either way, they’re making it quite clear that they don’t want erotica. The logical next thing to think they’re objecting to is dubcon, but I’m beginning to think even that isn’t the case, mostly because the piece they keep objecting to isn’t dubcon… he straight up asks her if she is willing to have sex with him. Some of my other stuff IS a little more on the fence, although I tend to steer clear of anything outright blatant in my work (the control tends to be more indirect).
In one month, I managed to reach #50 on the Erotica charts, with only 7 published pieces. I know there are longer, more established authors with bigger libraries out there… or at least there should be. I’m beginning to think that part of why I was able to get so high on the rankings in such a short time is that nobody lasts long in Erotica, and specifically what you write isn’t really relevant.
At any rate, not worth looking into. Amazon doesn’t want my stuff, so what. If you haven’t already, please head on over to my Patreon page, any support is always appreciated. I’m planning to start releasing some Patron only items over the weekend. First up will be a Sneak Peek at the first chapter of Hypnotic Relation, the sequel to Hypnotic Condition (ironic that THAT is the story that started it all… Hypnotic Relation also contains no dubcon…).
Additionally, you should notice a new link at the top for “Stories.” I’ve posted Hypno Hospitality, Squeaky Clean, and Deepening Desires. These three are from the Archives, and didn’t make it up on Amazon during this latest round. Deepening Desires was one of my first pieces, and was extremely popular during its run.
Thanks as always for listening, and for your support.