All posts by M. C. Questgend

Born in 1971, M.C. Questgend traveled the country with his parents as a military brat. Settling in Texas where he was first introduced to alternative lifestyles, he was able to finish high school and continue his new "hobby" in college. After college, he and "she" returned to start a family, but the strain of his "secret" was too much for his now ex-wife. Married a second time was not the answer, so M.C. has transferred the stress to the pen and keyboard. Writing erotic stories - some loosely based on his and "her" life as well as stories involving aspects of the LGBT community, a community and lifestyle he has come to privately embrace. M.C. Questgend is a pen name used to protect his privacy and anonymity. The intent was to write stories that entertain, inspire and motivate - which are as much sensual and heartwarming as they are sexual and explicit. Want to know more about M.C.? Visit http://www.mcquestgend.com or follow M.C. on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/mcquestgend).

Success is built around honest friends

The last few weeks have given me time to think about a number of things. As a fiction writer and a writer of erotic tales, it’s important that I tell an “entertaining” story and at the same time, not sell out to those who want something so specific it questions my integrity as an independent author. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all of the feedback I get and have never been shy about asking and begging for feedback about my work, but just because someone wants more of “this” or less of “that” doesn’t mean I am simply going to comply. The important thing for me is that I try and reach at least one person – whether they enjoyed the story or not.

While I have some close friends who live near me who have always been supportive and helpful, I get a great deal of feedback from outside the US, which can be exciting knowing that my stories are traveling around the globe, even when it’s a small audience.  Over the last few years, I think I have done a great job of being patient when it comes to measuring my success as a writer. I have received quite a bit of feedback related to my work and I am grateful for it.   Sometimes I have to beg for feedback, which I really don’t like to do, but I have a few friends who are very helpful and one in particular has been a huge part of my success. I have never met her face to face (not surprising for some of us still in the closet), but her honesty and genuineness has been more than an inspiration to me. She has motivated me without trying. The person I am speaking of is Sally Bend.

I came across Sally’s site via Twitter, where I do most of my book marketing and after reading her reviews of others and having a chance to read her own work, I realized that the style is not important, it’s the interpretation. Sally has reviewed a number of my books and confirmed the direction I was taking with each piece. She is not afraid of giving criticism and at the same time praises authors without spoiling the book.

If you get the chance to visit her site (http://www.sallybend.com) or follower her on Twitter (@bibrary), you won’t be disappointed. Thanks, Sally for your honest and kind words and for reminding me to stay true to who I am… as a writer and as a human being.

Sally was gracious enough to post a web interview with me some time back… Check it out here.

College Pledge Week: Tricks and Treats

College Pledge Week: Tricks and Treats

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Luke is just trying to get through college and his roommates are not helping. When he decides to attend a frat party to get them off his back he meets Karen under unique circumstances. Her welcomed help starts a nice new friendship, but Karen and her little sisters Lisa and Ashley have a few surprises in store that will have Luke question more than what college courses to take next semester.

Handle With Care: Collection Volume 1

Handle With Care: Collection Volume 1

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Available individually for 2.99 each… GET THIS BUNDLE AND SAVE.

This book series tells the story of Andrew, Casey, Amy and Mike…

Book 1: Handle With Care
Andrew is a young mail clerk trying to get ahead and move up the corporate ladder, but has a secret and that secret has been exposed. He now has to make some tough choices. Ignore the blackmailing threats and risk a promising career or give into them and risk the same thing. Find out how Andrew comes up with a third option and turns the table on his blackmailer.

Book 2: Handle with CD Care
Andrew is now Julie and flourishing in her new life working along side Casey. So much so that the company is growing at a record pace, but things are about the change. Casey’s sudden departure now leaves Julie with some tough choices to make. How does she run the company and keep her clients happy? She uses her hidden assets and what she’s learned to keep one client in particular very happy and a staff member even happier. Only this story doesn’t end happily… it ends with a cliffhanger.

Book 3: Handle with Caution: Casey’s Return
After returning from a long eventful vacation, Julie learns that her Andrew persona has been reported missing and the police suspect foul play. She now faces her worst fear and jail time if she is not careful, but the investigation is no accident and Julie must not only find out the who, but the why and bring them all to justice before her life comes to a gruesome end.