Thursday, December 20, 2012

All Stories on Smashwords Free!

As a Christmas present to my fans, I have created coupons for the two stories I have on Smashwords that have charges associated with them.  All three stories I have on there will be free until January 20, 2013.

The first story I published on Smashwords is Afternoon Delight. It's a fun story about two co-workers having an afternoon romp in the sack. The link to story is: The coupon code to get the story free is: QM37C

The second story I published on Smashwords is The Wrong Place at the Right Time.  It's a story about a woman who goes into a sex bar looking for her best friend and gets a new experience. This story is already free. The link to it is:

The third story I published on Smashwords is Is That A UPS Woman in Your Closet. This story reunites the two main characters in the story The Wrong Place at the Right Time for some hot sex in an office storage closet. The link for this story is: The coupon code to get this story free is: DP56C

During the next month, I'm going to be revising these stories and working on a fourth story that will cause so bed sheets to burn so please check back for updates on these stories and all my other writing projects.

Also, I have really exciting news for my Suddenly fans. Suddenly is now available for Kindles and Nooks and back in print at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  It's current ranking on Amazon Kindle sales is #17 in Lesbian Fiction and # 64 in Lesbian Romance. That's right up there with my favorite authors Gerri Hill, Karin Kallmaker and Radcyffe. Wow! Thank you to all my fans that made that possible.  I hope you will enjoy the Smashword stories as well.

And, don't forget about The Murder of Mr. Jenkins! The first draft in it's entirety is posted on the blog . That story was written with my partner under the pen name Williams Brewster.  I will also be editing it for publication, so please enjoy the free version of that book while it's available.

I wish all of you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Stories Forming

I've just about completed the first draft of The Murder of Mr. Jenkins and it will be going on the shelf for a little while so I can clear my mind of it. After a few weeks I'll go back to it and start editing. During those few weeks away from the murder, I have two new erotica stories that I'm going to be working on for Smashwords and some more chapters to The Continuing Story of Jamie and P. J.

I've also been doing some reading in my spare moments, which are few. I read "The Empress of the World" by Sara Ryan. This was a sweet lesbian story with some twists for the characters. The story is based at the Siegel Institute for the exceptionally talented. The characters Nicola, Battle, Katrina, Isaac and Kevin are there for summer classes that let them learn more about their exceptional gifts. The main character Nicola is an artists and discovering that she is a lesbian. She falls in love with Battle, a beautiful blond dancer who is terrified of her feelings for Nic. Battle tries dating Kevin for awhile but she and Nic sort of end up back together. The story ends, in the all too typical fashion with young adult gay and lesbian stories, with the characters going on with their lives and there being a hint that they might continue their relationship at some point in the future.

It really bothers me that there are so many stories like this. Of course, this was a traditionally published book and I think there lies the problem. A lot of traditional publishers don't want to risk stirring up controversy by letting the young gay and lesbian characters walk off in the sunset together. This is one of the reasons I wrote "Suddenly" and refused to let the ending be changed. Of course, my publisher, Itoh Press was okay with ending. Hopefully, more people will read my story and hopefully more gay writers will write more young adult stories with happy endings.

I also read my favorite author, Gerri Hill's new book, "The Keepers of the Cave." This was a really great murder mystery that bordered on paranormal. Gerri's creates characters that you would want to be your friends. Her two FBI agents in the story, CJ and Paige are both smart and beautiful women that you could see yourself having a beer with. And the scenario of the people of the small town of Hoganville live in a cult life that seems just a little weird at first, but turns out to be more weird and scarier than anyone, including CJ and Paige could imagine. Gerri is also great about throwing a romance into her mystery and she brings CJ and Paige together in a romantic and erotic way that will keep you turning pages. She is just a phenomenal writer. I aspire to be as good as she is.

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