I'm sure I'm not the only person on the planet who needs to look forward to something. And when September rolls around, signalling the end of summer, this can be a tough time for many of us.
That's why I've planned something special for September. A little extravaganza for you and me.
a brand new book of flash fiction called Erotica Every Day--so named because it includes 30 stories, one for every day of the month. I guess a new book should be exciting in and of itself... but after 12 years as a writer... it's not. I mean, it's great and all, but not jump-for-joy great.
But you know what is jump-for-joy great?
Coming up in September, I'm going to post every story from Erotica Every Day right here on the blog!
That means you'll be able to read brand new fetish fiction for free!
Here's how it's going to work: on the 1st of the month, the 1st story goes up. I post it (I'm thinking I'll do that each day at midnight), you read it. But wait! On the 2nd day of the month, the 1st story comes down and the 2nd goes up! That means if you show up on the 14th, you won't be able to read 14 stories. You'll read one. Just like every other day.
You snooze, you lose.
buy Erotica Every Day as an ebook and in print. There's also a large print edition which is available now, and an audiobook that should be available in the next couple weeks.
If you don't want to wait or you won't be internetting in September, please do buy the book. It's full of fetishy goodness.
In fact, why don't I tell you the story of Erotica Every Day? You like stories, right?
Well, I do, so I'm telling it.
Over the past couple years, a lot of the publishers I worked with early in my career went out of business. As a result, I got my rights back on a lot of books. The influx of old works meant I was spending all my time republishing old stuff, and zero time writing new stuff. Months and months and months went by when I wasn't writing at all.
One day I looked at my computer, and I asked it, "Do I even know how to write anymore?"
It didn't answer, because I don't have one of those fancy computers that talks to you. So I had to answer my own question. And the answer was, "I don't know."
But I had an idea.
I decided to start every day by writing one flash fiction story. Well, that's a bit of a lie because I actually start every day drinking a cup of tea (I quit coffee a year and a half ago--did I mention that?) and reading.
Often, whatever I was reading that morning would give me a little flicker of inspiration, and I'd go off and flash away. Other days, I'd seek out inspiration from a list of fetishes Sweet and I came up with. That's why this is such a fetish-driven collection. Or, what do they say on those cooking shows? "Fetish-forward." And now you're wondering what kind of cooking shows I watch. heh.
This summer I was working on recording a novel of mine when I came down with a case of strep. I took my strep on my family vacation, and when I came home it was cured (thanks to antibiotics, not my family) but my voice was fucked. I couldn't record more than 5 minutes of audio at a time. My voice would crack, break, my throat would start to burn, I'd worry the strep was simply dormant and pushing myself too hard might bring it back.
I was really frustrated. Audio recording is an essential aspect of my writing business at the moment. It worried me that I couldn't work.
And then I thought about this book of flash fiction.
A lot of these stories clock in around the 5 minute mark. They were the perfect length to get me back on my feet again. I really don't know what I would have done with out them. I owe my flashers a debt of gratitude.
I also owe my Patreon patrons a debt of gratitude. I owe them weekly audio erotica, too. But in September I'm going one better. Or six better. Or something. Anyway, Audio Erotica patrons will be able to listen to a new story EVERY DAY throughout September. If you've been thinking about becoming a patron, this is the time to do it.
I am so excited to be able to bring you a full month of erotica. Whether you're enjoying the text version here or the audio version at my Audio Erotica Patreon page, I just want you to know how much I appreciate the time you spend interacting with my words. There's only so much time in the day, and I'm honoured that you spend some of yours with me.
Get the ebook at...
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=p39qDwAAQBAJ
Get the standard paperback from https://www.amazon.com/dp/1725995883/
Get the Large Print edition from https://www.amazon.com/dp/1726050483/
See you in September!