Saturday, May 11, 2019

Congratulations! You've Discovered the Mother's Day Depression Post!


The more I write about grief and depression, the more followers I lose. So why do I do it? Why do something that seems, on the surface, pretty bad for my writing career? Because I'm finally realizing there's truth to that old saying I never used to believe: if your work helps just one person, it's worth doing. Even if fair-weather fans bail, I'm here for YOU, you dear, darling ONE person who needs this post.

Yes, it might be a bummer! Read it if you want, don't if you don't. I'm not forcing anyone. Do what's right for you.

I want to talk about Mother's Day, because it's tomorrow, and it's on my mind.

As you probably know, my grandmother died six months ago. My cousin died just a couple months before her. I think that's all the background you need.

This'll be the first Mother's Day since my grandma's death, and it's hitting me hard. Not just my grandmother's absence (and I do miss her hugely), but the feeling that my family is disintegrating without her. She was the glue. She was the matriarch. Without her, how do we hold together?

For the past ten or twenty years, the whole family's been assembling at my grandmother's house on Mother's Day. It was never a planned event, like Christmas and Grandma's birthday, which were the other two occasions on which you could be sure to see all the aunts, uncles, cousins, babies. Everybody just sort of showed up at Grandma's house because she was the mother of the family. Where else would we spend Mother's Day?

My grandmother never wanted a "final resting place." She didn't believe in that sort of thing. So she doesn't have one. I really wish she did, because I want to visit her, especially on a day like Mother's Day. Although, that's the whole reason she didn't want a gravesite: she wouldn't be there, so why would we waste our time going there to see her?

Why? Because there's nowhere else to go...

I watched this TV show called Seatbelt Psychic, where a ride share driver who is also a medium does readings while he's driving people places. One thing he said was that our dead loved ones are always around us. It really upset me to hear that, because all I could think was: if they're around me, why can't I feel them?

I can never feel them. All I feel is alone.

Perhaps I shouldn't feel alone. I do have family. I have my mother and my siblings. That's who I'll be spending Mother's Day with. And I do feel fortunate, especially as a queer person, to have a solid relationship with my family. I know I'm lucky to have more siblings than a lot of people do, these days. A big family is nice. That's why I want to spend special occasions with my many, many aunts and uncles and cousins and their children.

After the death of my cousin this summer, I found out that he looked forward to our family gatherings as much as I did. They were a high point on his calendar. You make so many assumptions about other people's lives, you know? You assume they've got all this cool stuff going on. I'm sure people think that about me, too, that I've got this cool queer life doing cool queer stuff. The truth is that I look forward to returning library materials. I look forward to chatting with friendly cashiers. I don't have much going on, and depression steals your will to seek out new things to do.

My cousin was depressed. That's something else I didn't know about him. I didn't know that until after he died.

Sweet asked why I don't organize a big family event for Mother's Day, if I want one so badly. It's a nice idea, but it would have required more energy than I currently have available. Took me two weeks just to pin down my siblings. Maybe next year I'll be more emotionally stable. Maybe then I'll be able to take initiative. Then again, part of me just wants to be a kid (a 40-year-old kid...) who shows up at the party and doesn't have to do any of the organizing.

I love my family. I don't want us to fall apart. But, my mental health being what it is, I don't know how to keep us together.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

In Shadow: The #Audiobook


Is it psychological or paranormal? You be the judge.

My novel IN SHADOW centres around a young woman who really needs to process her emotions. She's buried a lot of really painful stuff so deep down she actively denies its existence. How does her pain manifest itself? In her shadow--a shadow with a mind of its own... one that can detach from her entirely to fuck her up the ass!

Or is it something else entirely? Is it the ghost of someone who hurt her deeply? Is it a force even greater than one individual? How can we ever know for sure?

In Shadow
An Audiobook written and narrated by Giselle Renarde

As far as Clover’s concerned, she’s got two choices: remain an outcast in the small town where she’s lived her whole life, or move clear across the country like her prodigal stepbrother Mason. Clover is forever paying for her father’s sins at home, but the idea of leaving is too daunting to imagine. When Mason comes home for their sister’s wedding, his presence reignites Clover’s past. A dark force follows her everywhere she goes. Even in dreams, there’s no escaping a hungry shadow...

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07Q6ZWDKR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-147968&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_147968_rh_us
Audiobooks: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/in-shadow/376602
Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/In-Shadow-Audiobook/712061465
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/in-shadow-3

...and many other audiobook retailers and streaming systems! Check for In Shadow wherever you listen to audiobooks. Check your local library, too!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When the Student is Ready...


The other day I was listening to a tarot podcast, when the podcaster mentioned she's the type of person who is often accused of reading too much into things. She said she analyzes everyday events as though they were meaningful, because, in her mind, they are meaningful.

I tend to do the same thing. If you were writing a paper about some literary novel, you would read significant insights into the most mundane details. You'd assume the author inserted those details intentionally, to represent a character's state of mind, or to foreshadow upcoming events, or something.

(As an author--at least, as the kind of author I am--I can attest that a huge amount of symbolism makes its way into the text via the subconscious. I'm not generally thinking about what every little thing represents when I'm working on a first draft. In fact, I make an effort not to think too much about what it means while I'm creating.)

The aforementioned podcaster went on to mention that when we hear a saying like "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear," we assume that "teacher" is going to be an actual human being, someone who will flutter into our lives and take on a guru role.

More likely, the teacher will appear in many forms simultaneously. It won't be a person. It'll be many people. It'll be a situation and a book and a TV show. It'll be an interaction with a cashier, with a co-worker, with someone you meet by chance. You don't have to wait for the Wise Woman to show up and guide you.  You are constantly being guided.  You just have to pay attention.

Last night I attended an event where a young man read a short piece of writing composed by his late grandfather.  This piece was beautifully written. I couldn't possibly do it justice here, but I want you to know we're talking about some fine-ass prose.

He wrote about a train journey. When it begins, you're entertained enough by the views, by the people around you, by the simple fact of being on a train. After a time, you start pacing the aisles, wondering how far you are from the station. When you get to the station, that's when the good times really begin. That's when you'll have arrived.

The truth, he writes, is that there is no station. It is an illusion.

This message has been coming at me, lately, from multiple sources. It just so happens that I LOVE trains (my maternal grandfather worked on the railroad), so this incarnation of the message struck me hardest.

I've been living a life without goals for a long time, now, and it's felt very empty. Now that I finally have a goal in sight--and a big one, at that--I'm super-focused on achieving that one thing that'll bring me happiness at long last. Meanwhile, as I wait for that goal, I find myself feeling antsy, wanting to get there faster, wanting to be there NOW.

One thing I've learned is that I need the goal in sight. I know what my life looked like when I had nothing to look forward to: empty, desolate, almost uninhabitable.

But the more I get lost in dreams of what life will be like when I reach the station, the less attention I pay to the little wonders along the way.

Without my goal, I'd be lost. Even if it is an illusion, it's a necessary illusion.  Now I need to learn to enjoy the journey. There's no sense feeling miserable along the way.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Giselle's Big Box of #BDSM #Erotica #Audiobook

https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details?id=AQAAAEDMQAwA0M
Giselle's Big Box of BDSM
15 Erotic Stories
by Giselle Renarde
Narrated by Giselle Renarde

Fifteen erotic tales of discipline, domination, spanking, submission, Alphas, Femdom, bondage and more by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Giselle’s erotic fiction has appeared in over 100 anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Bondage Erotica, Under Her Thumb, Serving Him & The Big Book of Bondage. Enjoy some of Giselle’s best BDSM erotica together in one collection!

Find your copy of the audiobook at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/id1451355113
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details?id=AQAAAEDMQAwA0M
Audible US: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07NLK4RZQ/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-142561&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_142561_rh_us
Audible UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B07NLKHBYS/?source_code=AUKFrDlWS02231890H6-BK-ACX0-142561&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_142561_rh_uk
Nook: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/1001829/giselles-big-box-of-bdsm
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/giselle-s-big-box-of-bdsm-1
Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/giselles-big-box-of-bdsm-15-erotic-stories/369864
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/398684874/Giselle-s-Big-Box-of-BDSM-15-Erotic-Stories

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

How To Get Out of Bed in the Morning

As you're probably aware, I am a very depressed person.

Last year, during all those Black Friday sales, I bought myself a tablet. I'm reluctantly dragging myself into the technology of today, I suppose.  Anyway, the only app I've installed so far is a mood tracker. It's been very useful in helping me check in with my emotions, but the reason I mention it is that after the first 14 days it was like "Hey, so... you're experiencing a severe depressive episode and you should contact a doctor and psychotherapist as soon as possible."

Funny, because my reaction was kind of like... you call THIS a severe depressive episode? Hang on to your hat, mood tracker!

Don't be too concerned about me--my mood has lifted significantly since then. And I'm going to tell you about one thing that's helped tremendously.

When I'm super-depressed, getting out of bed is a challenge. Big-time.  I wake up thinking "What's the point?"  And I often can't bring one to mind.

I recently read a book called UNCERTAINTY: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance. There were a few useful insights in there, most notably a description of something called Process Visualization.

With Process Visualization, instead of picturing yourself getting the thing you want (winning a race, landing that promotion, getting a million-dollar windfall), you envision yourself going through the steps it'll take get there toward a goal.

For me, the goal of every day is to get out of bed and do some work (writing during the day, recording audio at night, the business of being an author in between), so I visualize myself starting my day as follows:

I get out of bed, I brew a pot of tea, sit down with a cup and read for a while. After that, I go to my computer and work on my current book. When I've written a chapter, I reward myself by washing dishes (a bubble bath for your hands, as my old Girl Guides leader used to say).

You know what? The simple act of visualizing myself doing those tasks is enough to encourage me out of bed. Once I've pictured myself doing it, I have direction. I can get up because I know what I'm going to do.

If you have trouble getting out of bed, give Process Visualization a try. I hope it works for you as well as it has for me.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

#Swinging and #Swapping #Erotica #Audiobook

https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Giselle_Renarde_Swinging_and_Swapping_Erotica?id=AQAAAEBMi0vLFM&hl=en
7 Explicit Sex Stories
by Giselle Renarde
Narrated by Giselle Renarde

When one sex partner isn’t enough, it’s time to get swinging and swapping. In these seven stories, husbands share their wives with other men—and other women! Parties liven up when couples get wild. Bisexual roommates try a threesome. Anything can happen, and you’ll be amazed what does in Swinging and Swapping Erotica.

Included in this audiobook are the following short stories written and read by Giselle Renarde: The Couple with the Dragon Tattoo, Rainbow Night, Bisexual Roommate Butt Munch, One Wild Christmas Party, Separation Anxieties, Skyggen, and Wife Sandwich.

Mature Audiences Only.

Get the Swinging and Swapping Erotica audiobook from many online retailers, including iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/swinging-and-swapping-erotica-7-explicit-sex-stories/id1449839310?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Giselle_Renarde_Swinging_and_Swapping_Erotica?id=AQAAAEBMi0vLFM&hl=en

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/swinging-and-swapping-erotica

Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/swinging-and-swapping-erotica-7-explicit-sex-stories/367908

This isn't an exhaustive list of links. The audiobook is also available from many other retailers and subscription services!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Sale! March 3, 2019 - March 9, 2019

It's that time of year! Stock up on all those books you've been coveting during the Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Sale, March 3, 2019 - March 9, 2019!

The vast majority of my books are 50% off this week, including classic works and newer ones such as:











Find more books from me and my little Lexi at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/GiselleRenardeErotica/authors#published

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mercy is Now an #Audiobook! #adultery #erotica

https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N6PNNK4/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141246&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141246_rh_us
by Giselle Renarde
Narrated by Giselle Renarde

By twenty-three, Mercy had realized she wasn’t the only girl in the world to sleep with an older man—a married man. When she meets Simon by chance after they’ve parted ways, he’s still married. She’s engaged. He still wants her. She’s not so sure… until he offers her cold hard cash.

Join Mercy as she sells sex to an ex in five erotic stories by award-winning author Giselle Renarde.

This audiobook can be found at so many retailers it'll make your head spin.
Take your pick!

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N6PNNK4/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141246&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141246_rh_us

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/mercy-sex-with-an-ex-for-money-unabridged/id1451376511?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Giselle_Renarde_Mercy?id=AQAAAEBMOzN7bM&hl=en

Nook: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/1001680/mercy

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/mercy-101

Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/mercy-sex-with-an-ex-for-money/368727

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/397823458/Mercy-Sex-with-an-Ex-for-Money



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Monday, February 11, 2019

A Tragic Coolness Playlist

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/tragic-coolness
Music is my lifeline. That's one big reason I make playlists to accompany some of my books. I've done it for my novels In Shadow, Cherry, and now Tragic Coolness.

Tragic Coolness is a story about unrequited love. It's based on my favourite opera, Eugene Onegin.

A girl falls instantly in love with a guy, but she's horribly rejected by him. Years later he decides he can't live without her.  By then, she's married and she's got kids and she's happy... or, at least, she claims to be.

I had to listen to a lot of break-up albums to compile this playlist, so I hope you'll have a listen. It's intended to accompany the book, so I guess you'll need a copy.

Here are some places where you can buy Tragic Coolness.
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/901726?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHW2Q2V?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=NNpyDwAAQBAJ
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tragic-coolness-giselle-renarde/1129759465
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/tragic-coolness
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1439408697

Where can you find the Tragic Coolness playlist?
Right here:

Music is very meaningful to me, and creating these playlists makes me feel closer to you. I do hope you'll enjoy the songs I've selected to accompany my book Tragic Coolness.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Skyggen, the Shadow Woman #Paranormal #Erotica #Audiobook

Skyggen, the Shadow Woman
A Paranormal Erotic Romance Story
Written and Read by Giselle Renarde

There's nothing like a holiday to escape urban anxieties. Little does Mirjam know she lost something essential during her stay at a rustic vacation villa--she lost her shadow. When she returns home without her shadow side, Mirjam can no longer cope with everyday pressures. Life becomes very shabby until a flamboyant woman crashes through the door. It's Skyggen, her lost shadow, now engaged to marry a very wealthy man. In Skyggen's presence, Mirjam rediscovers her capacity for jealousy and duplicitous behaviour. Perhaps she can even win back what is rightfully hers...

For Mature Audiences.

Get your ears on Skyggen now from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Giselle_Renarde_Skyggen_the_Shadow_Woman?id=AQAAAEBMCGVIOM&hl=en
Nook: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/251846/skyggen-the-shadow-woman
Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/skyggen-the-shadow-woman-a-paranormal-erotic-romance-story/358719
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/390240285/Skyggen-the-Shadow-Woman-A-Paranormal-Erotic-Romance-Story

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Friday, February 1, 2019

New #Bisexual Fiction: Pie Girls and the Very Lonely Man

https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=l3-FDwAAQBAJ
Feels like I haven't written a book in forever, even though I have. Tragic Coolness was released not too long ago. But that was an adaptation (of an opera) and it also wasn't erotica.

My new erotic novella Pie Girls and the Very Lonely Man feels... I don't know... bouncy and fresh?  Which is weird, because it describes a lot of death and cheating and loss.  Just in a fresh and bouncy way.

I also feel like I've gone back to my roots with this one. I just wrote it the way it came to me. I wasn't concerned about what anyone might think--of the characters, of their adultery, of a wife seducing a man she barely knows while her spouse is asleep in the next room.

I didn't care what anyone might think of me for writing this.

I was grieving very deeply when I wrote this book, and I didn't care about anything except listening to what my brain was telling me to write and getting it all down before the sweet essence of the book could slip away.

And there is a special sweetness at the core of PIE GIRLS. I can't call it a romance, since it involves so damn much adultery, but I will tell you that I find it romantic, especially when you consider that everyone ends up happy by the close of the book.

If you like my classic repertoire, I know you'll like PIE GIRLS.  This one takes me back to my early days of writing, when I had no awareness of "the market", when I was just writing what I wanted to write.

PIE GIRLS AND THE VERY LONELY MAN is bisexual fiction. It's erotica. It's a depressed-people comedy with a satisfying HEA for two girls and a guy. Who should read it? Anyone looking for a bit of a pick-me-up. It's fun (in my opinion), and it's got heart.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/920415?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Pie Girls and the Very Lonely Man
Adult Fiction by Giselle Renarde

When Butler meets a retro rockabilly pie shop owner, the last thing he expects is that she’ll try to seduce him. No, scratch that. The last thing he expects is for the pie girl’s wife to walk in on them! When the pie girls invite him to stay at their house, a visit to a lonely small town grows into the kind of adventure Butler wouldn’t have dreamed up in his wildest fantasies. Can a lonely man live in a dream?

Buy the book from the retailer of your choosing, including...
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/920415?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=l3-FDwAAQBAJ
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N7BJ8PL?tag=dondes-20
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pie-girls-and-the-very-lonely-man-giselle-renarde/1130417118
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/pie-girls-and-the-very-lonely-man
...and many other ebook stores!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Excitica has closed its doors and this sucks for everyone.

You know how everything is terrible? Well, here's more terrible to add to the list.

If you check out Excitica's storefront, here's what you'll see:

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Excitica will be closing our doors, effective immediately.

Unfortunately, we are unable to continue providing you with the stories and books you love in the current climate due to strict payment processing standards holding us hostage. We have attempted to fight this form of censorship to no avail. We will be paying all publishers and authors royalties owed to them. We apologize for this lost opportunity and regret that we won’t be able to continue our relationship.

Readers, please download your purchases before Friday, February 8, 2019. Thank you all for your support through the years.

In case you're not familiar with Excitica, it was the erotica ebook store Selena Kitt created when other ebook retailers started removing tons of erotic stories and books from their shelves--particularly taboo erotica, dubcon, noncon, hardcore BDSM, and whatever else the retailer deemed offensive.



Selena created Excitica so independent authors/publishers like you(?) and me could get our work out into the world, like the internet gods intended.

I'm gutted that Selena's had to close Excitica's doors. I've been working with her for more than a decade and I love her like family. She has done so ridiculously much to help other authors, building co-ops and websites that would benefits erotica readers and writers alike. Trust me, she has been fighting the powers that be for years any time our books have come under fire. She's the one who's always gone to bat for all of us. I could never do what she's done, for myself much less for erotica authors as a whole.

Erotica's always had a bad rap, and it takes a strong leader to create spaces for readers who read it and writers to write it. Selena's been that leader for more than a decade. She's done her damnedest, and I can only thank her for her efforts.

I can't fault Selena for the closure of Excitica. I can only praise her for building it in the first place.

But Excitica's closure does not bode well for those of us who read and/or write erotica. It doesn't leave us many retailers to purchase from or publish at. The only ebook retailer (that springs to mind) that continues to allow taboo content is Smashwords, and I thank the many, many readers who continue to purchase my work and Lexi's from that source.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Tale of Three #Taboo #Erotica #Anthologies, or Testing the KU Waters in 2019

In case you haven't heard about Lexi Wood, she's the sock puppet who lives in my apartment and writes taboo erotica for me to publish.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B3C3492?tag=lexiwood-20
Two years ago, Lexi wrote 6 brand new, never-before-published stories about stepdaddies and stepdaughters doing the nasty. Usually I publish Lexi's stories individually, but since I had 6 in my possession that had not yet been published wide, I figured I'd bundle them together and introduce them to Kindle Unlimited for 90 days.

I'm not sure why I made the decision to put New Taboo Erotica in Kindle Unlimited. I almost never put anything in KU, seeing as I have a monstrous fear of commitment--so much so that being exclusive to one retailer even for 90 days makes me jittery.

But I made the decision, and, boy, was I glad!

As an author, as a business, as an author-business, I generally rely on a long tail of sales to earn my income. We're talking mediocre-to-poor sales spread out over years, even decades. That's how I operate. I view every book I write as a long-term investment.  I don't expect it to earn its keep within a week of being published, or even within the initial 90 days. If I had a baby (highly unlikely), I wouldn't expect it to walk and talk at 3 months. I view my books in the same way.  At 90 days, they're still infants.

That's how I operate. I don't have monumental expectations of anything I publish.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B3C3492?tag=lexiwood-20
So when New Taboo Erotica brought home the bacon, I was blown away.  Truly.  I don't think any other book I've written has paid my rent in the first month of its existence. I know there are a lot of authors who rely on new release income spikes, but I'm not one of them.

New Taboo Erotica felt like a boon, and the results came as a big surprise.

Still, by the end of that 90 day exclusivity period, pagereads had trickled off, so I took the book out of KU and sent it out into the wilds of the big wide world.

The next year, I decided I would do it all over again.

I didn't see any reason why lightning wouldn't strike twice.

Except that Amazon's algorithms seem to change on almost a weekly basis, and you can never expect the same thing to work from month to month, much less year to year...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071CVP5MY?tag=dondes-20
At any rate, I instructed Lexi to write 6 more brand new taboo erotica stories.  I bundled them together, called them New Taboo Smut, and published them into KU last winter.

It was a total flop.

I'd tried to replicate my initial success using the same steps, the same template, the same theme, the same author... and the result was utter and dismal failure.

What a let-down.

So why on earth would I try it again this year?

Well, I didn't actually plan this.  I'll start by saying that.

November was National Novel Writing Month. I planned to... you know... work on a novel. But then my grandmother died, and I was still reeling from the tragic death of my cousin last summer, and grief sent me spiraling.

Most unexpectedly, it was Lexi who saved me.  She took over, planting herself at my computer and spewing out story after nasty, taboo story.  She was uncontrollable! She'd finish one story and immediately start on the next.  She'd have two on the go simultaneously.  It was wild.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MLW8Z3F?tag=dondes-20
What we ended up with were 6 brand new taboo erotica stories. And these ones were themed: sex-with-an-ex. How can a stepfather and stepdaughter also be exes?  Well, you'll obviously have to read these six stories to find out.

With these 6 previously unpublished stories at my disposal, and at the same time of year I'd published New Taboo Erotica and New Taboo Smut, it seemed only natural to continue my KU experiment.  Well, it wasn't an experiment the first two times, but it is now.  As much as I distrust and dislike KU, curiosity got the best of me.  I NEED to find out what will happen in 2019, on my third attempt to publish a bundle of 6 new taboo erotica stories by Lexi Wood.

The book is called Taboo Sex with an Ex.  Will it be a huge success?  I doubt it.  Will it be a dismal failure?  Probably!  Don't you love my optimism?  Hey, I'm a realist.  Everything seems to be tanking these days.

But I'm giving Taboo Sex with an Ex the opportunity to succeed in its initial 90 days.  Lexi's stories are scorching, they really are.  She writes dirty stuff.

If you're into dirty stuff--especially dirty stuff with a daddy fetish and a focus on the tension that exists between ex-lovers--you're going to want to read this collection. And I don't just say that because I want your sweet, sweet KU pagereads... although that's definitely part of it. These stories deserve to be read. They're trash in the best sense of the word.  They're filthy, forbidden garbage stories that will get you off just like they got me through a period of intense grief.

They're just that good.

Am I skewing the results of my KU experiment by asking you to read Taboo Sex with an Ex? Maybe. But it doesn't matter. This isn't real science. It's just me and Lexi, earning a living with our sex writings.

Read it Taboo Sex with an Ex today:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MLW8Z3F?tag=dondes-20
Taboo Sex with an Ex
6 Explicit Erotica Stories
By Lexi Wood

These girls love taboo sex so much they just keep coming back for more… even though they know they shouldn’t… even though they said they wouldn’t! In this mouth-watering collection of sinful smut, six young women return to strictly forbidden men to fill their needs as only the man of the house can. They shouldn’t have done it in the first time. They shouldn’t come back for seconds. But here they are, pretty and purring and ready for more!

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MLW8Z3F?tag=dondes-20
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MLW8Z3F
CAN: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MLW8Z3F
AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07MLW8Z3F

Monday, January 7, 2019

One Wild Christmas Party #Swinging #Swapping #Erotica #Audiobook

https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Giselle_Renarde_One_Wild_Christmas_Party?id=AQAAAEBM7HSsKM&hl=en
Christmas is over for many of us, but for some of you excessively jolly folks, the festive season never ends.

If this is the case for you, or you just don't want to let go of the holidays quite yet, why not have a listen to the audio version of my story ONE WILD CHRISTMAS PARTY?

This story was originally published in a print anthology as HEAD TO MISTLETOE, but when I did the audio version I wanted a more in-your-face title, or at least one that was a bit more keyword-y.

Swinging, swapping, spankings and novelty undies! This year, Ravinia's Christmas party is the hottest ticket in town.

Listen to ONE WILD CHRISTMAS PARTY, written and read by me, by following one of these links or finding the audiobook at some other retailer or subscription service (you should be able to find this baby all over the damn place)...

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Giselle_Renarde_One_Wild_Christmas_Party?id=AQAAAEBM7HSsKM&hl=en
Nook: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/257509/one-wild-christmas-party
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/one-wild-christmas-party
Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/one-wild-christmas-party-group-sex-erotica/361298
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/392718825/One-Wild-Christmas-Party-Group-Sex-Erotica

https://www.patreon.com/audioerotica
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