Monday, October 17, 2016

Too Hot For Amazon Campaign

The Latvian Women's Double-Fucking team is still mad that their sport wasn't included in the Olympics this year. (I've been having fun posting pics with captions on Reddit of late, this is my most popular to date, over 1300 likes. Relevance to this post: this image is too hot for Amazon!)

Text of a post to my blog on Goodreads:

I'm an erotica writer who has had books banned by Amazon. You get enough books banned by Amazon, and you lose your Amazon account, so I've moved all my titles that even MIGHT get banned by Amazon to Smashwords and Barnes and Noble.

If you are an erotica writer who publishes on Amazon, you know what a minefield it can be. (If not, I'll be glad to go into detail in a thread devoted to that topic.) But the thing is, it's not just the writers who are being hurt by Amazon's peculiar censorship, it's the readers -- they are being denied the content they want by Amazon.

So I was thinking all the Smashwords authors whose content has been banned (Amazon prefers 'blocked" but it means "banned") by Amazon should get together and develop some marketing tools to let indie readers know the content they really want is on Smashwords and not Amazon.

One of the simplest and most powerful ways to do that, I think, would be to develop a "Too Hot For Amazon!" campaign which would involve letting readers know that the content that they want is on Smashwords, not Amazon . No individual author would own the campaign, it would be a group endeavor designed to benefit all the authors involved.

The campaign could involve:

1) Develop a "Too Hot For Amazon!" logo that all authors involved could put on their Smashwords titles to let readers know that this particular book is full of scorching hot content that readers seek

2) Talk up the "Too Hot For Amazon!" topic on blogs, on message boards (like this one) to try to get readers and other authors interested in books on Smashwords and in their books ... of course, as part of it you could promote your OWN books as Too Hot For Amazon! while promoting the general notion that Smashwords is the place to go for content you can't get at Amazon.

3) Could also portray Amazon as fuddy-duddy and dull. This should be fairly easy since the content that authors are producing there tends to BE more fuddy-duddy and dull. What we want to do is attract readers who are not content with Amazon's product, and make them aware of the Amazon censorship that is making the product so dull.

4) Might even run some ads for your books on Smashwords that are "Too Hot for Amazon" 

I can do all of these things myself, for my books, but I'm just a single voice i n the wilderness. All of us working together, I think, will be able to pry many more readers loose from Amazon. So I thought I'd post here and see 

1) If there are a lot of other authors on Smashwords in my situation (I know there are) who
2) Like this idea and want to go with it.

I think it could benefit, not just Smashwords erotica writers, but ALL Smashwords writers, because it will bring greater attention to Smashwords, and erotica readers read a LOT of stuff besides erotica.

What say you, O solons of the Smashwords author group on Goodreads?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Erotic Slave Girls Of Outer Space: The Novel Is Now On Sale, Plus A Censored Version!

Click here or on the pic to get the book at Smashwords. This is the novel-length, uncensored version. If you have not purchased part 1 of "Slave Girls of Outer Space" this is your best option, because it includes Part 1 and Part 2 and is cheaper than buying both independently.

I seem to be writing novels lately. The second installment to my epic "Erotic Slave Girls of Outer Space" story, which was SUPPOSED to be a 20,000 word short story turned into a 40,000 word novelette. When I added it to my original 32,000 short story, I realized I had a perfectly good 72,000 word novel.

And so here is that 40,000 word novelette, "Erotic Slave Girls Of Outer Space: Part 2 -- Alien Harem." Dita and Maria are captured by the Zeskon Empire and endure all sorts of sexy things before … well, can't give the whole plot away, can I? But I can say I'm very proud of the planetary megastructure I envisioned for the story, a multi-layered transparent plastic sphere that surrounds an entire planet.

This is part 2 of "Erotic Slave Girls of Outer Space: Alien Harem." Click here or on the pic to buy it. If you have already purchased Part 1 of "Erotic Slave Girls of Outer Space," this is your best option as it is cheaper than purchasing the whole novel.

The ending DOES leave room for another book in the series. Because DAMN that was fun to write … if it's half as much fun to read as it was to write, it's gonna sell very well.

"Erotic Slave Girls of Outer Space: The Novel (Includes "The Anthrax Codex" and "Alien Harem") is basically parts 1 and 2 of “Slave Girls of Outer Space” stitched together and given uncensored, unabridged, unbelievable life. In part one I had fun with ideas about a sex-positive sex slave, bondage toys and zero-gee sex, and in part two I had fun with the effects sex pheromones might have among a breeding population of sexy humanoids whose brains are wired in subtly different ways that produce subtly different effects.

I also had fun with a set of futuristic bondage toys and the effect they might have on an escape attempt involving a banquet for prudes. I also have some fun with the idea of a sapient humanoid species whose women experience full-on estrus, you know, baboon-style estrus with the swollen labia and the willingess to fuck anything that moves.

And I'd like to apologize to prudes everywhere for all the fun I've been having imagining the possibilities kinky sex could have when paired with future technology and post-scarcity interstellar empires. Except I don't feel at all guilty about it.

But prudes notwithstanding, I understand that there are people who does not care for explicit sex scenes, so I edited the explicit sex scenes out for "Slave Girls Of Outer Space: The Novel" which is a censored version of "The Anthrax Codex" stitched together with a censored version of "Alien Harem" to create a censored version of "Erotic Slave Girls of Outer Space: The Novel." You still know what's going on, mostly, but in a third-person, briefly summarized sort of way. And the book remains very sexy, primarily because it still confronts sexual issues, practices and customs very directly. Just no explicit descriptions of people putting some of those practices into practice.

Two options to buy here: Smashwords or Barnes & Noble. This is the censored version, so if you want all the explicit sexy parts, do not buy it. But if you DON'T want the explicit sexy parts, this is the one to buy. It is still full of nude language and adult facial expressions, though. Fair warning! 

There is no censored version of "Alien Harem" being sold separately, because the censored version of "The Anthrax Codex" was offered for free. Like any good drug dealer, though I am willing to offer the first taste for free, the second taste is gonna cost ya. Bwahaahahahha!

The censored version of “Slave Girls Of Outer Space” is ONLY available on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble. The reason: despite the fact that I cut all the explicit sex scenes out of “Slave Girls Of Outer Space” to make it a merely sexy science fiction novel, I got a notice from Smashwords that the censored version of “Slave Girls of Outer Space” would have to be labeled “Adult” before it could be included in their Premium Catalog, which includes Amazon, Apple, Kobo, and about a dozen other distributors you've never heard of.

Well I felt that this was bullshit. The censored version is a lot like Philip Jose Farmer's “Flesh” or John Norman's “Gor” novels or “Kushiel's Dart” by Jacqueline Carrey, or “High Couch of Silistra” by Janet Morris, or “The Velderet” by Ceclia Tan, or a whole shitload of other SF books where sexuality is a central theme or sex is a constantly recurring event, but is not explicitly described.

And I also didn't CARE that the book wasn't to be distributed in the Premium Catalog, because I'd looked up my Smashwords sales records and found that the ONLY two markets in which my books are selling are Smashwords' own sites and Barnes & Noble. (I don't even bother with Amazon any more, they'd ban “Slave Girls of Outer Space” in a nanosecond). I'm doing well on Smashwords and Barnes and Noble, sales are growing, but the Premium Catalog, I've had a total of two sales
So I had this thought: “fuck the Premium Catalog.” Well a more complex thought than that. One of the reasons I wrote the censored version of “Slave Girls of Outer Space” is that I wanted to get the book out from behind the Adult barrier that distributors hide “erotica” behind. For almost every distributor, if you want to see “Adult” materials, you have to opt in by clocking on a button or some text somewhere on a webpage. And that text/button is generally not prominent. (Kudoes to Smashwords for putting their opt-in text in a prominent place, though, it's right up there in the blue bar at the top of the page.) The opt-in button is VERY hard to find on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

So searches within those sites do not show up your books if they are labeled adult. And most customers don't bother with looking for opt-in boxes, they just look for what they want and if they don't find it, shrug and move on.

So the “Adult” censorship wall, DESPITE the claims that it doesn't really exist because there are opt-in buttons for it, is real and quite a problem for erotica writers. But that's where my habit of being generous with plot and characterization and so forth pays off … because after stripping out ALL the explicit sex from my 75,000 word erotica version of “Slave Girls of Outer Space” I STILL had 55,000 words worth of plot and characterization.

A novel's worth. And I feel I should be rewarded for my attention to story and characterization by being able to publish the non-explicit version of my story, and garner attention for it and my OTHER novels and stories, from OUTSIDE the paywall.

And since neither Smashwords nor Barnes & Noble have ANY problems with my non-explicit novel NOT being labeled adult, I published to both of them separately. If Philip Jose Farmer and John Norman and all those others can do it, so can I. Hopefully more readers who will enjoy my work will find it this way.

Monday, August 15, 2016

"Pet Shop Slave Girl #1: Katie Now Available

You can get the book in a WIDE variety of formats (including the Kindle's Mobi format) here or by clicking on the pic. You can get ALL my books by visiting my International Bookstore links page.

Wrote another story just too HOT for Amazon, and by hot I mean full of slave rape, lots and lots and lots of slave rape. Because really, if you are going to fantasize about slaves having sex, part of the fantasy is that the slaves have to have sex with their owners, or whomever their owners order them to have sex with, like it or not. That's slavery, and that's sex slavery. It's part of the fantasy.

But Amazon is not grown-up enough to understand that, or rather, does not believe its corporate interests are congruent with understanding that. They are willing to get in bed with sex-negative feminists and prudes rather than work with the authors who are driving most of the sales of indie books.

So it's off to Smashwords I go, where I'm selling some books, but not nearly as much as I did with Amazon, largely I think because Smashwords does not have a subscription service like Kindle Unlimited to create additional revenues and drive additional sales.

I'm studying the works of other authors to try to determine how THEIR slavegirl fantasies manage to exist inside Amazon's structures. So far, no answers, only questions. But I'm sure I'll find a few answers down the road.

Meanwhile, we have “Pet Shop Slave Girl #1: Katie, the first in a proposed series of stories dealing with the lives of women living in the not-too-distant future in the early stages of a post-scarcity society where almost everyone lives on Basic Income because robots … well, the foreword to my story explains it very nicely:

The year is circa 2116, and the Oligarch War has been over for about 50 years. Only it isn't called the Oligarch War any more, it's called the Socialist Rebellion because the winners write history, especially over the short term.
Millions died in the Oligarch War, but those who survived are living wonderful lives. All their basic needs are taken care of -- food, clothing and shelter, at no cost. Almost everyone, even most members of the former technological elites, is unemployed and unemployable due to automation. But the same machines that displaced almost all human workers build everything humans need, from homes to food to clothing to gadgets and geegaws, with little or no need for human supervision or assistance.
The Basics, as the unemployable humans are called, couldn't afford to pay for any of the things the machines produce and would be back in the street shooting at oligarchs and dying by the many more millions in short order, if not provided for. And the Oligarchs don't want that ... some few of the millions of Basics managed to kill a few hundred Oligarchs (and tens of thousands of their minions) despite their fleets of drones that can blanket the skies. The deaths of millions of Basics is a statistic, but the death of a single Oligarch is a tragedy.
Basics get an allowance to buy the consumer goods that make some of the Oligarchs rich, and making Oligarchs richer is the whole point of Western civilization now that the Socialist Rebellion has been quashed. It's a good life for the Basics unless you make a mistake and do one of the few things that can get you kicked off Basic.”

Note that I set the story about a century from now, and that I have a civil war that kills millions occurring about fifty years from now. I think such a war is unlikely, but I do think that if the present trends toward increasing automation, increasing concentration of wealth at the top, and the corporate oligarchs continue to use their political clout to dismantle the social safety net and prevent the construction of new nets, civil unrest of some kind will occur. Something short of open warfare, perhaps, but certainly rioting, protests, mass demonstrations, and other forms of protest.
But it's hard to make any kind of definitive predictions about the future because technological change is moving faster every day and will almost certainly create changes that will throw my predictions completely off. Over the scale of a century, it's almost inevitable. I mean, the people who lived at the turn of the 20th century walked or rode horses to get around, did not have access to electricity except as an arcane scientific oddity, used chunks of ice shipped in from the north to preserve their foods or put them in underground cellars, had no mass media, and still had very high death rates due to infant mortality, though modern sanitation was helping reduce it.
At the turn of the 21st century we have all these things, plus computers, the Internet, the beginning of nanotechnology, nuclear weapons (well not all change is good) air travel, satellites, and manned trips to the moon. And things are probably going to move FASTER in the next century. The predictions I have made are absolutely TIMID compared to the changes that occurred over the previous century.
Still fun to think about, though.

From what I'm saying you are probably thinking I have written a science fiction story full of political implications disguised as porn … and you'd be right. But the disguise is hardly superficial. The story is FULL of sex slavery, slave rape and graphic erotic content. All the science fiction content is hidden away in the background.
Our protagonist, Katie, has little or no interest in the history and origins of the world she lives in. As a young woman on Basic Income, with all her needs provided for without effort on her or anyone else's part, her whole life is concerned with hanging out with her friends, buying clothes and geegaws, or better yet getting boys to buy them for her by dating them and having sex with them, which she thoroughly enjoys even without the lovely presents from boys.
When she screws up and winds up off Basic Income and forced to become a Pet Shop girl on sale to anyone with the means to buy her, Katie finds her life considerably less agreeable … but not wholly disagreeable. It may be slave sex, but it's still sex with a boy, and Katie likes sex with boy, even if she's bound, gagged, hooded and has a … well, read the book and find out.
Here's the blurb:

Katie couldn't believe it. There had always been a way out for a clever, pretty little thing like her, no matter how badly she screwed up.
But now here she was, standing in the window at the local Pet Shop, wearing nothing but a collar, cuffs and shackles, looking out at the customers, any of whom might buy her at any moment. Her old life on Basic Income seemed like an idyll now … living free, no work, no responsibilities, spending all her time shopping, visiting with friends, and dating boys. Boys who gave a girl nice toys if they liked you.
And all the boys liked Katie. She was pretty and she liked boys and she having sex with boys. It had been a wonderful life for clever Katie, until the day Katie got a little too clever for her own good and did one of the few things that would get her kicked off Basic ... and into a Pet Shop, where girls were sold to the wealthy elite who could afford them.
Katie has no control over who will buy her, and when she is purchased she will have to do whatever her purchaser wants her to do. Which is very likely to involve sex. Lots of it. And any way her owner wants it, whether she likes it or not. They used to call it “rape” and “bondage.” Now it was “the privilege of ownership” and if bondage was involved, well that too was a privilege of ownership. And you had to do something bad to get owned, everyone knew that, so how could anyone object? Katie can't.

Whatever will clever Katie do now, other than whatever her owner wants?

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Full President Slave Girl Saga Now Available!

Here it is, folks, over 100,000 words of piquant social commentary smothered in a rich, creamy gravy of pure pornographic filth. It's post-Amazon, so the covers are much improved, i.e., more graphic, and so are the contents. Click on the pic to go to Smashwords and get the full volume, or go to the pics below the post to get any of the other volumes. (Book 1 is a freebie, by the way.)

It's been a while since I've published anything but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. Au contraire! I've figured out a new method of working that has made me much more productive than I have ever been. What I do is, I turn on my computer and pull up my music files and get a nice concert going, then pull up a folder full of porn and set it to display in a slideshow.

With the music for the ears and the porn for the eyes I pull out my cell phone that has a free app called Simple Note on it and then take out a little bluetooth keyboard I got at a discount at Frye's for fifteen bucks (don't mean to brag, but damn …) and I go to town writing my text in Simple Note. It might seem that the porn and the music would distract me, but they don't. They seem to aid in concentration, I think by providing what is for me a pleasant and rewarding environment. Maybe it shouldn't work, but it DEFINITELY does -- my output increased four or fivefold.

Unfortunately, that method of productivity eventually led to a strained back as I was sitting at my desk writing for three hours at a stretch without getting up.

Back spasms are REALLY FUCKING PAINFUL, it turns out ... big muscles that cramp and put you in screaming pain every time they strike. Which was a LOT when my back went out. 

It's all better now, after two or three days spent pausing to scream periodically, things got better. Slowly. I get up regularly and stretch now, none of those three-hour marathons.

Anyway, that's in the past. Here are five volumes of the Eileen MacCammon saga, the story of a moral conservative prude who gets elected President and then unleashes a reign of terror with her Morality Laws restricting commercial sex activities of every kind, and a lot of noncommercial sex activities too. In her arrogance and pride she overreaches even what Presidents can do. She goes after not just strippers, prostitutes, porn filmmakers and erotic book publishers and writers, but also the customers of strippers, prostitutes, porn filmmakers and erotic book publishers and writers – which turns out to be practically everyone.

In the next election, everyone votes for MacCammon's opposition, not wanting to be in jail, or have their loved ones in jail, and the result is the biggest wave election in US history. MacCammon and all her Congressional supporters wind up out of power. And MacCammon is prosecuted for her crimes as President (she over-reached a LOT, it turns out) and stripped of her civil rights, save for the right to life.

Because of this, she can be kidnapped and raped and sexually enslaved by anyone without penalty – she has no right to freedom. Her friends try to hide and protect her, but very soon she is kidnapped by her enemies and given a mock trial and then put through a lot of sexual torments, basically doing most of the things that people got put in jail for just watching during her Administration. She's kept in strict bondage the whole time. Worst of all, her enemies use nanotech to transform her mouth into a homouth, a vagina where her mouth normally is. Sex workers get the homouth voluntarily, and can transform back and forth between normal mouth and homouth at will, but MacCammon's mouth will only transform with activation from a remote control, or by performing the very sex acts that MacCammon was railing against as President.

That's just the set-up, covered in Book 1 of the series, “The Homouth” which is free. The other three books detail MacCammon as she's kidnapped, sold (she can be bought and sold, she has no civil rights) and makes various escapes from the powerful oligarchs and ordinary people who want to have the President of the United States as their very own sex slave. She disocvers a world of slave sexuality and desire, not just imposed on her, but brought forth within her. (The nanoset her captors put in her with the homouth also had the effect of cranking her libido up to 11).

How will MacCammon cope with this new world of slave sexuality? Can she ever come to terms with the gulf between her prudish ways as President and her sluttish ways as a sex slave? Can she own the harm she has done to millions of Americans with her repressive ways as President? And how will it change her?

To put it simply, this is a slave sex-filled odyssey that is full of bondage, rape, sexual bondage, submission, humiliation, and it has a plot, too! A character than progresses and changes! Woo-hoo! Furthermore, since it's post-Amazon, it's not required to pedal back on the sex slave fantasies, which has hindered me a lot. The covers are sexier too!

Read book one for free and if you like it, get the complete novel in complete confidence that you will like it as well. And at 116,000 words of pure pornographic goodness, it's a hell of a deal.

Below are the other new, sexy covers with links to their Smashwords sales pages. The book will be available on other platforms, too, once they pass review … but not Amazon. Amazon's gonna have to grow up a little before it becomes a proper book market.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Promo Video For The Final Veil

You can buy or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited at Amazon by clicking here.

Final Veil Now Available On Amazon

You can buy or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited at Amazon by clicking here.

It's been a long time since I've put anything up for sale on Amazon, and if you think it's because I've been set back by all the blocked books I encountered last November, you'd be absolutely right. But I wasn't just sitting around, I was going wide with my other books, i.e., publishing on other venues, as the post below indicates.

But I've not given up entirely on Amazon, and today I've published "The Final Veil" a 120,000 word mystery novel. Due to the fact that it has a lot of explicit sex scenes and there is a romance between the male lead and one of the characters, I've classified it as an erotic romance, but it's more of a detective story with lots of sex. Here's the blurb:

April Dancer is the best damn belly dancer on the planet. She's been all over social media and on television, a living advertisement for the beauty and grace of belly dance. She's also an openly acknowledged consensual Gorean slave girl, living happily with her master Jeff and her consensual sister in bondage, Kitten. When she disappears, the call goes out to John Bowman, via the beautiful and mysterious Lady Astra, who taught April belly dance, and whose dance studio is next to Bowman's office.

John Bowman is a former Atlanta police detective, now spending most of his time tracking down people who have been cheating on disability and worker's compensation programs for big insurers, and tracking down the occasional missing person. With his crew of technical specialists, and his personal willingness to make it with beautiful women and knock heads with bad guys, he's able to bring resources to bear that get results. And in a case like this, full of sexy slave girls, strippers and belly dancers, Bowman is going to have his lap full.

Who kidnapped April Dancer? One of her lust-crazed fans from her days as an exotic dancer? The Mothers of Propriety, a collection of morally snooty types? Or the ALFALFAns (the Alliance of Lesbian Feminists Against Legalized F*king and Assault) a collection of womyn who despise myn? Or was it a desperate TV-crazed nutjob? Can John Bowman find April before someone decides that murder is no worse than kidnapping and sends April through the final veil that shields life from death?

This novel is a little over 122,000 words long, and each word is better than the one that preceded it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Slave Girls Of Outer Space Now On Sale

Now available, along with the erotic version, on the usual gang of suspects' websites. See below for list.
"Slave Girls of Outer Space" and "Slave Girls of Outer Space: The Erotic Edition," are both now for sale on Smashwords and a variety of other sites, including several sites that are not among the usual suspects, such as Apple and Kobo.

The books aren't available on Amazon because they're still in review. Apparently when the Pornapocalypse hit me (see "Setbacks and Achievements" post below) it somehow froze both versions of "Slave Girls of Outer Space" in the middle of the review process, which rarely takes more than a day but has now been in place for, ah ... about two months.

I've not been all that eager to get the books reviewed, because they are a lot closer to the edge of Amazon's TOS than I want my Amazon submissions to be after getting that letter warning that they were going to close my account if I submitted any more edgy stuff. I don't think they go PAST the edge of Amazon's TOS, but I don't want to be anywhere near it in my current works because I still want to be able to publish on Amazon. So I'll leave them in Amazon's Hurt Locker or wherever they are and move on.

It's a shame, they're some of my best work, fun and bouncy and full of adventure, excitement and danger.They're inspired by the first ten minutes of a gloriously ridiculous B-movie called "Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity" which promised a story about gorgeous slave girls on the run from space slavers, but which turned into a pallid, seriously underlit remake of "The Most Dangerous Game." I wrote the story that "Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity SHOULD HAVE BEEN ... after the slave girls escape, instead of turning into a poor remake of "The Most Dangerous Game" the slave girls travel the galaxy, encountering aliens, superhuman artificial intelligences, spies and space pirates, having hairs-breadth escapes and kinky zero-gee sex, as well as kinky normal-gravity sex.

Here's where you can find the books:

Slave Girls of Outer Space:
Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Inktera (formerly Page Foundry) Apple (itunes), Kobo, Indigo Books and Music.  (These links lead directly to the book, the ones below lead to the retailer.)

 Blio, Axis 360 (distributes to libraries), txtr (an ebook app for Android devices), Overdrive, Flipkart, Scribd, Gardner's Extended Retail, Yuzu, Tolino (a group of German retailers who have an ebook subisidiary), and Odilo.

Slave Girls of Outer Space: The Erotic Edition:
Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Inktera (formerly Page Foundry) Apple (itunes), Kobo.  (These links lead directly to the book, the ones below lead to the retailer.)

 Blio, Axis 360 (distributes to libraries), txtr (an ebook app for Android devices), Overdrive, Flipkart, Scribd, Gardner's Extended Retail, Yuzu, Tolino (a group of German retailers who have an ebook subisidiary), and Odilo

And for you Amazon Kindle users, Smashwords does carry the story in Mobi format, which is the one that the Kindle uses. Word to the wise!

The Erotic Edition is exactly like the regular edition, only there's more description of this sort of thing:

Adventure, romance, intrigue, intergalactic space operas and ball-gagged, bound women getting their brains fucked out! What's not to like? Image courtesy of Sex and Submission.