Classic Giselle" erotica--stories I wrote at the very start of my career.
When I first started writing, there was only one person who believed in me: my grandma, of all people. I love grandmas who are cool with sex stuff. I love that I've got one. I knew that, when I released my Classic Giselle anthology, it should somehow honour my grandma.
If you follow me on twitter, you probably know by now that my grandmother's been in hospital for nearly a month.
When she was admitted, she was delirious. She's got a number of infections and she's not doing great.
I don't know how things'll turn out in the end, but I decided now is the right time to honour my grandma with an anthology of classic erotica. It's actually a lot of fun. My grandma's pretty hilarious. She wouldn't want a book made in her honour to be all depressing.
So I've put together a collection of ten stories I wrote way back when, and that collection is called Classic Giselle: Queer and Quirky Erotica.
Thing is, I've also been reflecting on how much I appreciate my readers. With Valentine's Day coming up, I figured this book would make a nice thank you gift. So, from now until February 14 2018, the ebook is absolutely free at stores like Kobo, iTunes, Smashwords, BN and eXcitica.
After Valentine's Day, Classic Giselle will cost money. But, again in honour of my grandmother, I'll be donating all the royalties I earn from Classic Giselle throughout 2018 to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).
When my grandma's vision began to decrease due to macular degeneration, the CNIB was there for her every step of the way. And when I say they were there, I mean RIGHT THERE. In her house. People came in to teach her how to adapt to her changing vision.
My grandmother is now legally blind. She's always been a gadget geek, and the CNIB introduced her to accessibility technologies that have proven invaluable in navigating the world. And even tricks like how to pour yourself a glass of water when you can't see the water. Or the glass. They've done so much for her, and this is my way of acknowledging their help and care.
Classic Giselle is a double-whammy thank you. No, I'm wrong. It's a triple threat thank you. It's a thank you to readers for actually, you know, reading my words. It's a thank you to my grandma for believing in me. And it's a thank you to the CNIB for helping my grandma over the years.
It's been an exhausting couple weeks, but I'm so pleased to be able to give you this book of strange and silly stories. Free until Valentine's Day from the following ebook stores:
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/classic-giselle-giselle-renarde/1127910589