This has been a remarkable year for me as a writer.
2011 saw the publication of two of my novels — MONOGAMY SUCKS and DEAR HEF — and a paranormal erotica story Swinging with the Supernatural that was included in the Lazy Day Publishing print anthology INDULGENCE: Tales of the Cirque Romani.
However, the year started in a much darker place with me receiving hostile indifference toward my novel MONOGAMY SUCKS from some critics and readers. Yet through steady persistence of promoting my books in social media and in the mainstream press, I have been able to overcome a lot resistance to the explicit nature of my work.
MONOGAMY SUCKS continues to perform well in the Amazon Kindle sales rankings consistently placing in the top 50,000 out of 800,000 books. My others books are also slowly finding an audience.
I make no apologies. Frankly, I don’t write for the faint of heart. I try to depict sex without the rose colored glasses typical of mainstream erotica. I call it real life erotica with all the messy parts left in.
I must admit I do revel going into other areas that many other writers avoid — male sexual insecurity, disappointing swinging and casual sex encounters, the limitations of monogamy and traditional relationships, the honest truth about the swinging lifestyle, and how the Internet distorts our sex and romantic lives. I try keep things humorous as means to engage my readers as I delve into thorny and uncomfortable issues.
Still, each day it seems I find new readers who embrace my vision. That support is priceless for a writer, and so rewarding when you can find it.
I will have more to offer in 2012 as I am half way through writing the sequel to MONOGAMY SUCKS which I hope to finish by this summer or fall. It will be just as sexy and controversial as its predecessor.
Take a chance on my three books. You will not be disappointed. You might even enjoy yourself and find out something about how other people live.
Isn’t that why we read novels in the first place?
Happy New Year to all my readers, supporters and fellow authors, writers, bloggers, poets, artists, musicians, filmmakers and songwriters.
Just in Time for Halloween: My Dark and Sexy Story “Swinging with the Supernatural” is Featured in New Paranormal Erotica Anthology “Indulgence: The Tales of the Cirque Romani” Released Today
What happens when a swinger, a lady sword swallower & a lady midget sword swallower meet?
This intriguing scenario is explored in my story “Swinging with the Supernatural” as part of the new provocative paranormal erotica print anthology Indulgence: Tales of the Cirque Romani being released today just in time for Halloween.
Indulgence: Tales of the Cirque Romani will be available in a digital version on Amazon Kindle, B&N and other retail outlets for $4.99. The print version will be available on Amazon as a print on demand book later this week for $9.99. The new anthology features 10 Lazy Day Publishing authors weaving sexy tales about a fictional carnival troupe called the Cirque Romani. This is the first print offering by the digital publisher Lazy Day Publishing.
This story was a departure for me as I’ve never previously written in the genre of paranormal erotica. I really enjoyed it as it reminded me of the Science Fiction and Fantasy stories I used to write when I was younger. I believe the readers will enjoy the final result as well as the other excellent and intriguing stories in this collection.
My tale in Indulgence: Tales of the Cirque Romani is about swinger Willy Roamer’s unusual and sexy trip to the carnival to watch a performance of the traveling carnival troupe the Cirque Romani. During his adventure, Willy meets a lady sword swallower and a lady midget sword swallower and discovers some supernatural secrets possessed by the troupe.
It’s a very sexy and different kind of story written in the same frank and unflinching manner as my readers of my novels Monogamy Sucks and Dear Hef have come to enjoy. I wanted to combine my brand of real life erotic fiction with a supernatural story, including vampires and shape shifters. I added some new interesting wrinkles to these familiar mythic creatures, too. I am very grateful for Lazy Day Publishing giving me an opportunity to stretch myself as a writer.
Indulgence: The Tales of the Cirque Romani also features the work of authors Alta Hensley (Master of Ceremonies), J.M. Kelley (Laws of Attraction), Amy le Blanc (Til the Day Makes Us), Ty Langston (Coming Home), A ‘Jeeper’Wade (Tiger Tamer), Liz Borino (Jesse), Rae Spencer (Cigany Flame), Ava Riley (The Beast Within) and Elizabeth Thorne (Bound by Silk).
I have read the entire anthology and I’m very taken with all of the stories. The authors all delivered sexy paranormal stories that will intrigue readers.
I highly recommend this collection and you should also pick up additional work from these fine authors.
Also check out the cool book trailer Lazy Day Publishing created for Indulgence: Tales of the Cirque Romani at the end of this post. It’s awesome, too.
Lazy Day Publishing Unveils Hot and Sexy Cover for its Upcoming Print Anthology INDULGENCE: Tales of the Cirque Romani coming out on Oct. 19
Today Lazy Day Publishing unveiled its cool cover for their upcoming print anthology INDULGENCE: Tales of the Cirque Romani being released Oct 19.
As you can see at the top of this post, it’s a hot, sexy and unique cover that captures the intriguing aspects of the book featuring 10 Lazy Day authors, including myself writing sexy stories of paranormal erotica about a fictional Carnival troupe — Cirque Romani.
My story entitled “Swinging with the Supernatural” answers the question what happens when a swinger, lady sword swallower and a lady midget sword swallower meet. This story is my first attempt at writing paranormal erotica. I really enjoyed it as it reminded me of the Science Fiction and Fantasy stories I used to write when I was younger. It is a hot read you don’t want to miss as are all the stories that ask for your INDULGENCE.
Look for upcoming news on this blog about INDULGENCE: Tales of the Cirque Romani, including Lazy Day Publishing launching a book trailer soon for its first print book release.
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