Thursday, July 26, 2012

Taken for a Ride 2 & Dubious Consent in Erotica

As far as run-of-the-mill erotica goes, there are plenty of titles out there (some I've even pubbed) where "dubious consent" is used as a tag to tell readers there is some element at play in the work where at least one of the characters does not initially agree to the sexual advances of others, but winds up giving some form of consent before it's all said and done.

The line between dubious consent and nonconsensual is very thin. Going too far can get a work (or even an entire series) banned from one of the distributors.

Since I don't mind holding my hand over the fire from time to time, I've recently pubbed a sequel to my series "Taken for a Ride". It's the story of a young med student named Terry Givings that gets her weekly thrill and break from monotony by hanging out at a local bar frequented by bikers and other "rough" characters. She is entranced by one man in particular- Raul Julian, the president of the biker gang Brothers of Street. One thing leads to another and before she knows it he has her up against a wall and making her his submissive slut.

In the sequel, Raul has left her alone in her apartment and she finds herself confronted by three thugs from a rival biker gang, Dios Elegir, or God's Elect. They are a gang backed by The Cartel in Mexico and have no reservations about protecting their territory, and that includes flushing out and doing whatever it takes to bring down The Brothers of Street. When they invade Terry's home, she's left with little choice other than to do what they want.

Taken for a Ride 2 is now available at all distributors.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kobo Writing Life & A New Title Released!

So, yesterday Kobo Writing Life went live...and it's awesome!

The interface is slick and polished. It is so easy to upload new titles that I went ahead and uploaded everything I've written (KDP Select titles not included) in just over an hour. Doing that on any other platform would have taken me twice as long, if not longer!

There are tools and charts a plenty to track your sales, which is really nice. You can even edit stuff while it's being published. Titles take a few hours to reach a sales page, but this is much faster than Amazon or B&N. The last bonus is that you can make your titles free or any other price you want anytime you want. I'm sure the readers will love that!

The only really glaring problems I see so far are:

  • Inability to "tag" titles
  • No way for customers to search new releases under a particular category
  • No subcategories for erotica
  • The 'preview' option requires you to download a sample and have a Kobo account
  • Searching gives you results that are often way, way off base

Kobo, fix these issues and your customers (and your authors) will thank you!


Yesterday was also the release day for my newest experimental title; Impregnated by The Tentacle!

Here's the blurb:

In the distant future mankind has taken to the stars, colonizing planets and stripping them of their resources to fuel the expansion of the human race. Before these new colonies can be safely established, field researchers like Lisa Adams must catalog all flora and fauna.

She's an expert at what she does, but when an unexpected incident leaves her stranded and injured in the wild she's at the mercy of the native life forms she's been sent to study.

Warning: This 5,200 word long extreme erotica story features scenes of graphic sex acts, dubious consent, strong language, and sexual content for adults only! 

If sales on this one are good, I'll definitely be writing a follow up story.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Release!

Taken for a Ride just went live!

The Blurb:

Med school student Terry Givings likes to visit a rough and tumble biker bar as a way to break up the monotony of her ordinary life. Perhaps it's the thrill of being in such a dangerous place that draws her, but now she's found a new reason to go - the dead sexy leader of the motorcycle gang "Brothers of Street", Raul Julian.

He's a powerful man that gets what he wants. Now, he wants her.

Warning: This 4,500 word short story contains scenes of sexual dominance and graphic sex acts. Not for younger readers.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Just dropping by for a quick post so you don't think I've completely abandoned this blog!

Over the last few weeks, I've written and published several new titles:

Midnight Stories: Volume One

Also available is the next volume in the series, Midnight Stories: Volume Two

I've got another book, entitled "Taken for a Ride" which should be out in the next day or two! I'll be sure to post it up here as soon as it goes live!