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Friday, January 29, 2016

Shameless Outlaws, Fifty Shades of Gaia, the Wrangler and Stolen Misery Now Available Online


More books wiiiide open for business! Image courtesy of FuckedandBound.


I've gone wide with several of my Amazon books that have been banned. You can find links for them and all the sites they are going wide at, on my International Bookstore site:

The Wrangler
Shameless Outlaws
Witless on Lothar
Stolen Misery

For the record, the sites are Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Inktera, 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), and Odilo.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Riverbeast Is Going WIIIIIIIDE!

I am publishing my books to a variety of publishers. In erotica author parlance, this is known as "Going Wide." What can I say? Source: Sex and Submission.com.

As noted in a previous post, some prude got ahold of my Riverbeast books, and they all got banned from Amazon for being too hot, sexy, kinky and fun to sell on Amazon.

I regret that I am unable to sell the books on Amazon, but there ARE other markets, and I've uploaded the entire Riverbeast series: Fink's Revenge, Awakening, Beneath Slavery, Games, The Saloon and The Gambler as well as the single volume that contains all six volumes in the series, Riverbeast: The Journey.

The books are available at Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Inktera (formerly Page Foundry), Blio, Axis 360, 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. Yes, I have been a busy author.

Other books of mine have been banned by Amazon, I'll be going wide with them, as well. I'll reserve Amazon for my stories that meet their very narrow definition of what's acceptable

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"Doin' Time In The Blue Shadows" Now On Smashwords


Click on the pic to go to Smashwords and buy, buy, buy!"

My first story has finally made its way through the Smashwords Meatgrinder (Smashwords' term for the software that converts a manuscript into a variety of formats used by various ebook retailers) and is now available for sale in a variety of formats. More stories should be forthcoming, as I have always kept the formats of my stories very simple, because I understand what XML is and how it works. And with XML, the simpler the better.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Setbacks and Achievements




Cover of my latest work. Eat your hearts out, Slavegirls From Beyond Infinity. You can't purchase it anywhere ... just yet.

 Some of you may have noticed that my catalog on Amazon has been severely reduced. At some point in the last few weeks, either someone read a bunch of my books and brought them to the attention of Amazon's censors, or some Amazon censor got busy prior to the holiday and reviewed a bunch of my books and found them not in agreement with Amazon's TOS.

As a result, four or five of my books got blocked (Amazon's pathetic euphemism for "banned") mostly books from my Riverbeast and President Slave Girl series. Realizing that I might see MORE blocked books, I went through my catalog and unpublished all the other books in those series, as well as several others, getting rid of ANYTHING that might be in violation of Amazon's TOS.

This resulted in my catalog on Amazon being cut in half, basically. The books that remain are, in my opinion, well within Amazon's TOS.

Unpublishing some of my books on Amazon turned out to be a futile response, however, because a couple of weeks ago I got notices that the SAME books that had been blocked by Amazon had been blocked again. And no, I had not resubmitted those books to Amazon. I'm not sure how my books got  blocked WHILE IN THE STATE OF BEING BLOCKED, but they did, as I got a new rash of notices.

And I also got a not-so-nice letter threatening that if I didn't stop submitting books that Amazon found bannable, my account would be suspended, which would mean no more publishing on Amazon. And that my books would get more severe scrutiny henceforth.

Well I'd feel confident that I'm not going to run afoul of Amazon's rules, except that I don't know how they got banned a second time, and I'm afraid to ask. Not out of general timidity -- when I got the second wave of ban notices, I wrote Amazon and asked why my books had been blocked a second time after being blocked, and I suspect that's what prompted the notice that I might get my account suspended. (And no, I did not get an answer to that second letter. Although I guess the suspension threat could be considered an answer of sorts.)

And I have no idea if I'll get a third set of notices of books that have already been blocked twice. As is usual with large organizations like Amazon, I suspect that the right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing, and the brain in between them has no fucks to give about that.

In the meantime, I have submitted to Amazon what I suspect might be my best, most fun works to date, "Slave Girls Of Outer Space." I wrote about the origins of it in this post from my Politically Sexy blog (which is NSFW).

To put it briefly: a 1990s B-movie called "Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity" had a series of opening scenes that promised an exciting space opera comedy about half-naked slavegirls on the run from interstellar slavers, but dropped that about ten minutes into the movie for an EXTREMELY tired remake of "The Most Dangerous Game." I wrote a review of it a couple of years ago in which I expressed the opinion that it would have been a GREAT movie if they'd stayed with the storyline that the opening sequence promised. I was casting about a couple of months ago for a new storyline to start, and I happened to reread that review, and I had an A-HA! moment. I would put my talent where my mouth was and write the sexy interstellar adventure story that I had envisioned from the opening sequence.

That's what "Slave Girls Of Outer Space Part 1" is, a 25,000 word NON-EROTIC (though still damn sexy) novella. I am damn proud of it. It's fun, sexy and funny, to the extent I'm capable of making it so.

I have ALSO written "Slave Girls Of Outer Space Part 1: The Erotic Edtion," which is a 33,000 word novella that's just like the non-erotic edition, except for 8,000 words which explicitly describe the sort of sexual shenanigans our heroines get up to. Readers can make the choice as to which version they like. I think both are pretty damn good.

Both books have been "In Review" for almost a week now. Normally books take less than a day to review, sometimes, just a couple of hours. This must be the greater scrutiny Amazon was talking about in its letter.

The first book I ever had blocked stayed in review for days and I sent a letter asking what was up and got a response that it had been blocked. So I'm not going to poke the Amazonian elephant about this book. I'll let them take their time and hope it is not found blockable.

In the meantime, I am taking my blocked and unpublished books and doing a maneuver called "going wide" with them, which is to say, publishing them on other platforms that are not so prudish as Amazon when it comes to sexual content. I already have published several of my blocked & unpublished stories on other platforms, specifically, I'm using the Direct2Digital and Smashwords platforms to distribute my stories to itunes, Kobo, etc.

I've uploaded the following stories to Barnes & Noble: Riverbeast 1: Finks Revenge, Riverbeast 2: Awakening, The Wrangler, Stolen Misery, Fifty Shades of Slave Princess Gaia, A Little Bit of Monica and Doing Time In The Blue Shadows."

I've also distributed "Doing Time In The Blue Shadows" on Smashwords and Direct2Digitial, using it as a stalking horse for any cow pies I might encounter with their distribution systems. So far, smooth sailing, so look for more books on these channels. And there are a lot of retailers covered by them: "Doing Time" is on sale at Itunes, Inktera (formerly Page Foundry), Kobo, Baker & Taylor, txtr, Flipkart, Oyster, Scribd, Gardner's Extended Retail, Yuzu, Tolino, Odilo and Gardner's Extended Library.

Look for a lot more of my books to be published on these channels. And in the meantime, I'll continue to publish on Amazon, so long as they'll have me, because I believe the REAL relationship in literature is between the writer and reader, not the writer and publisher/distributor, and I don't want to deny my readers the opportunity to read my books on the platform of their choosing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Jumping Through The Hoops



Cover of my latest Amazon publication. Click here to get it for free on Kindle Unlimited.

This is the cover of my latest fictional offering "Sucked Into It" which is paranormal erotica of the vampirish variety. It was originally published on my now-defunct Jolly Roper website. I updated it for book publication and edited it, adding about 1000 words. And I'd like to tell you about it to give you some idea of all the hoop-jumping I had to do to get the story suitable for Amazon.

The story is basically about a young college student named Rick who meets a hot young college cutie named Daria who wants nothing more than to suck his cock. She's fun, bright, very much taken with him but not needy about it, and just in general seems perfect.

But of course she's a vampire. Only in my story, vampires can drain the life force of a person through the exchange of sperm as well as blood. And of course, that's why Daria is such a cock sucking hose beast of a girl. She's just hungry!

In the story I had a scene where there are mother-daughter vampires, and the daughter is upset and tells her mom to go away while she feeds on a fellow's cock. I played it for laughs with the daughter going “Mooo-om, get out of here!” and mom's all “Well, all right ...”

But it occurred to me that this might trigger Amazon's censors. I have good reason to be wary of Amazon's censor's: six of my stories were recently blocked (or “banned” as the rest of us call it) by Amazon, probably after some censorious type read them and complained. Too many such complaints can get your account shut down, which means no more publishing on Amazon, which is at present by far the most profitable venue for indie publishers. So I took a hard look at my other books and unpublished about six more books, just to be safe.

I mean, if Amazon doesn't wanna publish a specific story of mine, fuck 'em, I'll publish on Barnes & Noble or Smashwords or some other venue, less profitable or not.

So I made an enquiry on a message board for erotica writers, and the response was very nearly universal: Amazon would block the book with a mother-daughter ANYTHING to do with sex, even if they were not having sex with one another.

There are a lot of writers who have written incest-themed stories on Amazon, and they've been required to jump through increasingly difficult hoops. They use code words to prevent Amazon from putting the ban hammer on them. The genre is called PI (for Pseudo-Incest) by erotica writers, and they might use “man of the house” to describe a father or son, but NEVER the words father or son because THAT would be INCEST.

So I decided to dump the mother-daughter theme, because it wasn't important to the story, it was basically just the pretext for some humor.

But then I remembered that I had mentioned that one of the witches was 300 years old, and had first become a vampire at age 14. THAT was to set up the idea that she needs a chaperone to travel with her whenever she leaves home, because she appears to be 14.

At no point do I mention that she had sex at 14, but it's clearly implied by the story. Three hundred years ago, 14 was marriageable age. (Hell, I remember an elderly maiden aunt from the Georgia mountains side of my family joking that a 16 year old girl who was unmarried was considered an old maid in her day).

Well even though there's no sex scenes involved here (the character is just mentioned in passing) the mere implication of teen sex 300 years ago might get Amazon's censors cranked big time, as teen sex equals child porn and is the third rail at Amazon, unless your name is Vladimir Nabakov. And the 14 year old vampire was not at all essential to the story, so out she went.

THEN I got to thinking about the Big Sex Scene in the story (there are smaller sex scenes as well, but it's the denouement of the story). Those familiar with my ouevre will not be amazed to discover that the female character in it is shackled, cuffed hands behind and ring gagged throughout the scene. The guy is also tied spreadeagled. The catch here is that it's done for their own safety. Won't explain why, because spoilers. But in the original story, the two are just tied up with no explanation by the vampires. And that made the scene appear to be … NON-CONSENSUAL.

Most of the erotica writers at Amazon who write stories that involve rape use the word “dubcon” to describe the genre, for “dubious consent” because, you know, no rape. They can't even use the words "nonconsensual." In their blurbs and covers for the stories, they use the term “reluctant” to imply all the non-consensual rape they and their readers are enjoying fantasizing about. Writing dubcon is considered very dangerous stuff among Amazon erotica writers – many won't even write the watered-down stuff, though there is clearly an avid market for it among the female readers who make up the vast majority of Amazon's erotica purchasers.

Well, I couldn't get rid of the scene, it was essential to the story. I suppose I could have made it a vanilla sex scene, but what fun is that? I wasn't all that interested in the rape aspects, as it really was not a rape scene, both characters were into the scene for different reasons. But I wanted to keep the bondage, dammit. Amazon DOES currently tolerate bondage, though in my humble opinion they would prefer vanilla sex and not much of it, except for all the lovely money the erotica brings in (it's the hottest market on Amazon).

So I figured out a way to make the scene's consensual nature evident, while retaining the bondage, and not only that, cranking up the emotional intensity of the sex in the process. Can't reveal how I did it without spoilering the story, but I will say this:

Damn, I'm good.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Her Butt Says "Yes! Yes! Yes!"


Chained hand and foot, gagged and collared, and relentlessly fucked, she only wished that her sorority sisters could see her now ... they had mocked her for believing a stay in a local basement could be more fun that a trip to San Pedro Island for spring break! Image courtesy of SexAndSubmission.com.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Corporate Training: Book 3 Of The Homouth Series


You can get Corporate Training by clicking on the pic or clicking here.

Book 2 of the President Slave Girl Series, formerly the Homouth series (because the number of people who search for the term “Homouth” is WAAAAY lower than the number who search for the term “Slave Girl”) ended with President MacCammon strapped to a hydraulically-controlled rape rack in a hidden niche at a reception held by her new owner, billionaire oligarch Art DeFabio.

The denouement for Book 2 was, for me, the scene where DeFabio enters the niche and sticks his cock into former President MacCammon's homouth (a vagina nano-engineered to appear where her normal mouth is at times) and gives her a good chewing out for not obeying the rule of Power, which he seems to regard as a force of nature. I conceived it sort of like the executive TV mogul's speech to Howard Beale in “Network” only the recipient is female and has the mogul's cock in her mouth.

The potential of the cock-in-mouth soliloquy has not been much exploited in movies (save for some scenes in “Deadwood”) but I'm an erotica writer, dammit, I'm not one to stop at, well … anything.

In Book 3 I wanted to do a riff on the standard sex slave training meme, but of course I can't serve it straight up, no, I also wanted to slide in some sly parallels between corporate slavery and sex slavery. And of course, lots and lots of sex, bondage, sexual bondage, lesbian sexual bondage, public sex, and of course tons and tons of humiliation and torment (often while in bondage) for MacCammon, because she has been a very bad, prudish and evil President. But I threw in some growth as a character for MacCammon, as well, through an encounter with an old enemy. It's all good!

Now here's the blurb I wrote for Amazon. Note how differently it reads. I have to very carefully skip around the topics I'm actually covering in the story while still somehow striving to convey what the story is actually about. I suspect some of the authors on Amazon put more time and effort into their blurbs than they put in the stories themselves. Hell, having read some of the stories … I know they do ...

Trapped in a corporate training facility deep under a skyscraper, former President of the United States Eileen MacCammon must somehow maintain her sense of self even as her trainers teach her to submit to their every salacious command.

MacCammon is forced to confront an old enemy for the entertainment of Art DeFabio, the billionaire alpha mail financier who controls her life, and his friends. Can the sound political instincts and will to win that drove her to win the Presidency help her win the confrontation with her enemy, and triumph over DeFabio and his One Percenter friends? And can she overcome her old prejudices as she does so?


In "Corporate Training" former President MacCammon gets to know voters as she never did before, as seen here. Image courtesy of TheUpperFloor.com.