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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.

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.