Thank you Julie @80087u83
My Thoughts / October 8, 2017

A quick shout out to my friend Julie who put this beautiful video together while I was gone. Even though she is going through some difficult things right now, she took the time to think of me.  Thanks Cutie for letting me into your small circle and I hope I can someday return the favor.  

Response to a Fan – Why do you write these stories?
Book Reviews , My Thoughts / October 4, 2017

I had a reader reach out to me recently and to protect the “innocent”, I am keeping her identity secret.  She asked me why I write stories about the transgendered community… in fact, her exact words were “Why do you write about crossdressing fags?” I have never been shy about wanting feedback, good or bad, but this one struck a nerve.  For those who have read my work, I am more than just an erotica writer.  My decision to write about the transgendered community is a personal one, but not completely private.  My interest in writing about transgendered individuals is because of my introduction and experiences in the lifestyle.  While not my choice, I accepted my circumstances and made my confusing experiences a part of my everyday life. I draw from my experiences when I write.  Sometimes they are pure sexual fantasy, but many times, they are memories that inspire me to tell a greater story.  As much as we don’t like labels, the world has accepted them for the most part, but a label, unfortunately, is not just a word. Some labels breed emotions that we would rather not see or hear about.  It was clear this reader was…

Being Published… Is it just about the numbers?
My Thoughts / July 2, 2017

I have been publishing work for a little over a year now and have found it very gratifying.  The draw to my work by readers could be better, but when you consider I only advertise on twitter and the web site, the interest is really more than I could have hoped.  It did however get me thinking about publishing and why we want to publish.   We publish for different reasons.  For some of us it is all about the money.  For others its about the message the author wants to convey.  Truth be told there are a number of reasons why we write and publish.  So why do you write?  Is your writing validated by publishing?   That is the tougher question.  Validating your work through publishing can increase our confidence and motivate us… but why?  Is it just to see your name on the cover?  I tend to look at this from the standpoint of the reach my work actually gets. Publishing can definitely boost our confidence and drive us to do more sometimes, but when your work doesn’t draw interest in the form of unit sales, that confidence can turn into a depressed attitude and become more…

US… UK? and Beyond – What is the issue with eBooks outside the US
My Thoughts / June 12, 2017

I am growing increasingly frustrated with Amazon right now.  So much so that I putout a feeler on social media to see where readers were getting their ebooks from (Kindle or iBooks).  The unanimous response was Amazon Kindle – which frustrated me even more because of the problems I was having. I recently got wind of something I was ignorant about and maybe I still am.  I friend from Canada reached out to me not too long ago informing me about one of my books not being available in Canada.  As I looked into it I also realized that this was similar to what was happening in the UK and other parts of Europe.  I have a specific author page in the UK with Amazon, but as I look at the postings, it indicates that they are available in the US and not specifically in the UK. Has anyone else seen this issue before?  If so how did you address this or is it even an issue?  I am curious and concerned as I have been having some major difficulties of late with Amazon and specifically Kindle Direct Publishing which has held up the release of other works I have…

Self Publishing Can Be Self Aggravating
My Thoughts / May 25, 2017

I started publishing my short stories and books a little over a year ago and while I have been very happy with the interest and feedback I have received, I have to admit the process is a pain in the ass sometimes.  What I should say is the process is fairly simple, but the waiting and the support is what can be frustrating. There are a lot of tools and other writers who have their own tips and tricks to self publishing – ALL HAVE  VALUE and you should consider reading a number of authors’ viewpoints.  Mine are exactly that… mine.  Some of you who have tried this process with Amazon have recently seen a few changes – especially after the merging of CreateSpace. Here are a few things you should prepare before you ever publish. The obvious is make sure you have an idea of what your message really is with your work.  No one has read your work yet, so the cover and byline are going to be the first draw. Then consider eBook or Paperback… or both.  Depending on length and topic of your work you may consider one over the other.  Many people are gravitating more…

sshhh… I Buy Erotica
My Thoughts / May 23, 2017

I recently read an blog post from another author Ann Michelle (see her post here) Where she discussed the concerns readers have about purchasing her erotic tales.  I have seen a similar situation and her options have fantastic merit.  The option of creating a “plain brown wrapper”  for her books could a great thing for the readers who don’t want to look like a freak when the mailman delivers them.  The challenge with this is creating the “fake front” as she described.  That is a lot of work and it is important to remember that we do take pride in our passions.  Sometimes adding useless pages to reach the story you really wanted to read could discourage a reader. The “Separate Amazon Account” is a much better option.  The only people who are aware of your true identity are the folks at Amazon.  I write under a pen name and do this for my authoring of my work and While I am not worried about items I purchase, I am always concerned about maintaining my privacy. Now one that she left out, which is something I have begun doing after a recent request for of all things autographed copies of…

New Friday Freebie Series
My Thoughts / May 19, 2017

Something I have been thinking about for some time was to share some of my “shorter” stories rather than sell them on Amazon.  Initially, I was hoping to put some of these into a graphic novel, but found it increasingly difficult to find the right artist.  So I am going to take a shot at this myself using some creative photo editing tools and some text to speech software to create audiobooks that I hope will enhance the stories. All dressed up and no place to go on Friday, maybe I can help… To access the Friday Freebies, click here and register The first of these stories will be out on May 19th and audiobooks will be added later so please stay tuned.  

Feedback Frustration
My Thoughts / May 18, 2017

When I picked up the pen and started writing, I was thrilled at the amount of feedback I was receiving.  At the time, I wasn’t even looking for it.  Now that I have several stories and books out, I expected to see more reviews.  I still receive support on social media with the likes, retweets and shares, and yeah I still get some of the sickos who want me to help them play out their  fantasies, but I noticed most recently that while I get email from some of my closer friends, I am not seeing the feedback on the web site or amazon sites. I am curious as to what may have happened.  I thought initially it was just timing, but then I wondered if it was the changing climate here in the US.  The government has come under so much scrutiny about cyber and citizens being watched, I got paranoid and thought readers were not commenting because they were scared as well. I traveled through Europe last year to promote my books and meet a couple of long time friends and was thrilled at the turnout.  Scared as hell to go out in public but Europe is not…

Paperback Updates
My Thoughts / May 15, 2017

I am really excited at the interest readers have had to my stories and books.  I was even more blown away that one of my fans was interested in getting signed copies.  A little strange for an erotic writer, but more of a welcome surprise.  With the help of a few fellow writers, I was able to republish the books on Amazon and they are available in paperback.   Current Titles available are: The Messy Truth The Nightmare Vacation VR-Nica ShapeShifter ShapeShifter – A New Journey The Assistant