Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Finer Things A #Spicy #NewAdult #Romance Short

The Finer Things
A Spicy New Adult Romance Short

By Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9780463515204

As soon as Melanie arrives home for summer break, she remembers why her parents' maid Sinta is her favorite person in the world. When Melanie meets Sinta's dreamy son, Jansen, he offers her a summer job at the factory where he works. She's amazed how good it feels to work hard and go home exhausted -- and making out in the parking lot during their lunch hour is just the icing on the cake! But how far will they go in a car?

Buy it from Smashwords! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/949185?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Saturday, July 13, 2019

In Pearls: #Lesbian #Spanking #Erotica

In Pearls
Lesbian Spanking Erotica
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9780463483855

When Davina moves in, Greer expects the delicious diva to help out with household chores. No such luck! Davina doesn't do windows... or dishes or anything else. One day Greer's frustration comes to a head, and she realizes the only way Davina will ever contribute is if she gets to put on a show. Greer is more than happy to watch her woman vacuum, as long as it's in pearls, high heels, and vintage lingerie!

Enjoy butch/femme lesbian erotic fiction today!

Buy the ebook from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/948559?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Friday, July 12, 2019

July Smashwords Sale Freebies

It's July, and that means it's Smashwords Sale month!

Pretty much my entire catalogue is 50% off, and a lot of my erotica shorts are available for FREE!  Collect them all! Here are some free ebooks now!
And Kimi Makes Three: Lesbian Threesome Erotica
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/945948?tag=GiselleRenardeErotica

Not Funny: Playful BDSM Erotica
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/944091?tag=GiselleRenardeErotica

Artists' Wives: Lesbian Stranger Sex Erotica
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/943801?tag=GiselleRenardeErotica

The Psychic Harem: Lesbian Group Sex Erotica
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/941314?tag=GiselleRenardeErotica

Wife Sandwich: Older Man, Younger Woman, Older Woman Threesome Erotica
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/907660?tag=GiselleRenardeErotica

Country Roads: Lesbian Erotica
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/833738?tag=GiselleRenardeErotica

There's more where those come from. For freebies and sale items, check out my catalogue at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/GiselleRenardeErotica/authors#published

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

#NewRelease #Audiobook! Sapphic Confessions: 24 #Kinky #Lesbian #SexStories

Sapphic Confessions
24 Kinky Lesbian Sex Stories
By: Giselle Renarde
Narrated by: Giselle Renarde

I kissed a girl...and I didn’t stop there! Twenty-four eye-opening lesbian tales so titillating you won’t be able to resist listening to the next confession. Butches, femmes, chapstick lesbians, bisexual beauties, experienced older women and curious first-timers admit to their naughty deeds in this hot new short story collection.

Bad girls get caught being naughty in church. A bi femme gets spanked by a butch stranger in her pool’s sauna room. An established couple hires a gorgeous girl for a first-time threesome. A fiery motorcycle dyke makes a scene outside a lesbian nightclub. An incorrigible house painter converts rich MILFs in their own homes. Driving lessons get dirty on a dusty country road.

All this and so much more in Sapphic Confessions: 24 Kinky Lesbian Sex Stories!

Giselle Renarde’s erotic fiction has appeared in over 100 anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Romance, Best Women’s Erotica, Girl Fever, and the Lambda Award-winning collection Wild Girls, Wild Nights.

Get SAPPHIC CONFESSIONS from Audible
Audible UK

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

First Time Spanked: #Lesbian #Spanking #Erotica

This one's based on a true story. I accidentally called my girlfriend "Mom" one time (in bed), so look at me! I have Daddy issues AND Mommy issues! Quality autobiographical fiction right here!

First Time Spanked
Lesbian Spanking Erotica
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9780463120460

When Louisa’s younger girlfriend slips up and calls her by the wrong name, Louisa shows her girl just what an older woman can give by doling out their very first spanking, followed by their second spanking, their third...

Get it from Smashwords! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/947997?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Monday, July 8, 2019

Out of Body: #Gay #BDSM #Erotica

Out of Body
Gay BDSM Erotica
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9781370976133

The moment Shirley the psychic detective gets her hands on a picture of the missing young man, she knows precisely where he’s at: he’s strung up naked against the door of a dank motel room. The Master approaches, riding crop in hand. Was young Luca brought to the scene by force or was he a willing participant in his own disappearance?

Get it from Smashwords! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/947579?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Friday, July 5, 2019

Question and Answer: #NewAdult College Consent #Erotica

Question and Answer
College Consent Erotica
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9780463997024

When Hambly University introduces the "Question and Answer" policy, Student Body President Jocelyn Reddick must sell Council on the program's validity.  Remus, the School of Art representative, can’t believe she wants to impose a rule on students that would restrict their sexual activities. Can Jocelyn prove it’s a good idea with a little one-on-one tutoring?

Buy now from Smashwords! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/947381?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Artists’ Wives: #Lesbian #StrangerSex #Erotica

Artists’ Wives
Lesbian Stranger Sex Erotica
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9780463339572

Tara’s never worked as an artist’s model before. She’s got a thing for artists, which is why she’s so let down when Master Reinhardt doesn’t make a move! But when a sexy young art student takes an interest in Tara’s hirsute nudity, she’s in for a treat. These girls have only just met, but that won’t stop them!

Get it FREE from Smashwords! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/943801?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Melonhead: #Queer and #Kinky #Erotica

Another day in July, another erotica short for you to read. This one's about a queer dude fucking a cantaloupe in a hotel room while two queer girls watch!

MelonheadQueer and Kinky Erotica
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9781370261390

Jai doesn’t make it through airport security too easily. His luggage gets rifled forty times per trip. That's why he never brings along his many, many sex toys. But Jai is a planner, and he knows a warm cantaloupe is heaven. His hotel room doesn't have a microwave, so a hotel worker offers to heat up his melon and bring it to his room. When she arrives, she isn't alone. Jai has two female spectators, and they aren't about to leave until he puts on a show.

Get your copy from Smashwords! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/947082?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Office Sex: Workplace #Erotica

July 1st marks the first day of the big annual Smashwords sale. Thanks to this sale, July is usually my highest-grossing month--and, boy, could I use the money this year! So I've decided to release erotica shorts throughout the month, in hopes of encouraging even more sales than usual.

It's time to stock up, and you might as well start with OFFICE SEX! When I read this story over the other day, I couldn't believe how hot it was. Perfect balance of romance and explicit sex, for a short story--if you like coworker crushes and rug burn!

Office Sex
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9780463171332

When a celebrity hotspot catches fire, the entire office watches it burn from their lofty glass tower. The fire reminds Isobel that anything can happen at any time. If a trendy restaurant can burn, she could be taken down in an instant… and she's only slept with one man in her entire life! If the end came tomorrow, she'd regret not making a move on Ahmed, her coworker crush.  The fire says 'Do it now!' Will Isobel listen?

Buy it from Smashwords now!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/946955?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Saturday, June 29, 2019

What Good is #Writing?


I used to tell people writing meant nothing to me. Family, friends, writers, readers... I told everyone that writing was something I only did to make money. Writing wasn't like breathing, for me. I didn't feel like I had to do it or I'd die.

I'd heard from a lot of other authors that they'd write even if nobody paid them for it.  Even if nobody bought their books.

Not me. I was only in it for the cold hard cash.

That was then.

It took me quite a number of years before I started to realize the place of meaning and resolution writing held in my life.  When I first started writing, I was selling erotica shorts to anthologies and periodicals. I was signing contracts with niche publishers.

I think it was the market for periodicals that dried up first. Anthologies followed a few years later.  Around that time, the small publishers I was signing with started toppling like dominoes.

So I started self-publishing. Why not?  The stigma was lifting.  It was suddenly easy to publish independently. And I had quite a number of works at my disposal, including those that had come back to me from publishers that had folded.

Things went pretty okay.  I was hardly a Kindle Millionaire, but I understood the process.  Publishing seemed pretty straightforward. I uploaded my books to various retailers through various distributors and in various formats. They sold copies. Again, not a million copies, but enough that I could pay my rent and put food on the table (and in my cats' bowls).

And now?

Looking at my life holistically, I'd have to say, at the moment, it's a mess. My career is a huge part of that mess. I've experienced an enormous amount of grief and loss this year--in terms of loved ones dying and so forth--but also in terms of loss of income, dwindling sales.

The last book I wrote that was meaningful to me sold two copies.

Although my career is writing, writing is not merely a career.  Not anymore.

Writing has become much more than a career.

Much, much more.

After my cousin's death this summer, I started writing about grief.  About my grief.  Non-fiction. I started out telling myself it was publishable, that I was writing for monetary gain. But I realized very quickly that allowing anyone on the planet to read the most intimate details of my family's pain would be a betrayal to those who were hurting the most. There could be a time in the future when that changes, but that's kind of not the point.

The point is that, even after I realized I was writing stuff I couldn't possibly publish... I kept doing it.

I kept writing because the act of writing helped me. That's when I realized I was actually journaling. Didn't feel like it, because I'd never typed a journal before. I'd run out of people to talk to (or, I convinced myself I had, convinced myself nobody wanted to hear me repeat the same thoughts over and over again), but I could always write.

It helped me so much. I could never have imagined how much, honestly.  If you're going through some shit and it's never occurred to you to write it all down, I highly recommend it. Most people have probably figured this out by the age of eight.  Guess it took me a little longer than that.

There's something freeing about getting to a low point in your career.  You can stop thinking about what others want from you, because clearly they don't want anything--if they did, they'd be buying your books.  It's a time when you can turn to yourself and ask, "All things being equal, what would you really like to work on?"

And then you can write a book like this:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/912373?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Or a book like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHW2Q2V?tag=dondes-20

Or a book nobody's ever going to see, because it isn't a book at all.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

#BDSM #Erotica, Collaring, a Towel Whip and a Public #Sex Reunion

I've got a few new erotica ebooks to tell you about. We've got collaring, we've got a towel whip, we've got reunion sex. Collect all three!

Not Funny
Playful BDSM Erotica

Bonnie's always suspected she could use a good dose of pain. Her sex life with Darren is satisfying, but very routine. She's tried to sell her husband on spanking, but he thinks the idea of adults smacking one another is a little weird. One morning, after a sexy shower, Darren surprises Bonnie by flicking her beautiful behind with his towel. She can't believe the burn. By mid-day her butt is streaked with whip wounds and she can't sit still. She places a call. Darren's only marked one cheek so far... would he mind rushing home to take care of the other?

Get it from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/944091?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
or Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=WkOdDwAAQBAJ


Back Row Reunion
Second Chance Sex

Mai Ly and Mike were so close in high school, but that was, what, more than ten years ago? Seems like only yesterday they got a little wild on a field trip to the planetarium. Now Mai Ly is a TV icon while Mike works as a lowly usher at a fringe theatre. When the house lights fade, Mike can't believe how eager his old friend is to revisit the past. But if Mai Ly liked Mike so much back in the day, and if she still likes him now, what's keeping these two apart?

Get it from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/944094?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
or Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=WEOdDwAAQBAJ


Diamonds and Gold
Adulterous BDSM Erotica

Jai Li isn't your typical millionaire businesswoman… or your typical submissive, for that matter. She's been married to her husband and Master for nearly 25 years, and she's spent 4 of those years cheating on him with a man in another city. It’s easy enough to claim she's traveling for business. But has Jai Li, the adulterous submissive, really pulled the wool over Master's eyes? Or will a permanently-affixed diamond and gold collar show her otherwise?

Get it from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/942891?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

More to come!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thank you for being a reader. #readers #writers #gratitude


I saw a tweet the other day that really pissed me off.

I won't say who it came from or even what line of work they're in, but the tweet was a real screw-you to all their followers. It said something along the lines of: you think you're so supportive because you follow me and retweet me, but if you're not buying my products then you're not helping me at all because retweets don't pay the rent.

When I saw that, I was seriously taken aback. I haven't stopped thinking about it, and it makes me want to communicate, now more than ever, that I don't feel that way about my followers on twitter or on my blog here or anywhere else. Quite the opposite. I appreciate the time you take to read my words, whether they're in blog form, tweet form, or book form.

I appreciate your time.

If you read something I've written here at Donuts and Desires or on twitter and you take a moment to share it with others, I appreciate that action tremendously.

In fact, it's about more than just your time. It's about much, much more.

The other day I was thinking about book reviews. I don't read reviews of my work, but I appreciate beyond words that readers take the time to share their thoughts with the entire internet.

Sharing your opinions with the world isn't always easy, especially when you consider the nature of what I'm writing: erotica and queer fiction. If you write a book review about my work, you're sharing a lot about yourself.

Some readers are not in a position where they're able to be "out" as kinky or queer or whatever the case may be. They don't feel they can tell the world this is what they're reading. If you fall into that category, I want you to know it's okay. I don't wish for you to put your security in jeopardy to boost me up. Just know in your heart how much I appreciate that you're reading my words.

And if you are in a position to share your views on my work with the world, I appreciate that too. I appreciate it tremendously. And I appreciate it even if you didn't buy the book you're reviewing--if you checked it out of your local library or you got it for free during some kind of promotion or you found a tattered copy in a bus station bathroom.

Yes, I write for a living. Yes I need to put food on the table with my words. And pay the rent. And cover utilities. I couldn't do any of those things without readers. But does that mean I begrudge the people who "only" subscribe to my newsletter, who "only" retweet me once in a while, who "only" read the free stories on my blog? No! Not in the least.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/750860?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Let's be real: this is the world of erotica. Most of the people who buy a title like "Forbidden Family Erotica" won't remember my name once they've read my smut. And you know what? I'm okay with that.

Not every reader needs to be a fan, and not every fan needs to be a reader. Most of my twitter followers have probably never read my work, and they probably never will. But every so often someone retweets a book trailer I've made, and that gets seen by a few people who've never heard of me, and they get interested in my work and a fan inspires a reader without even knowing it.

It's so shitty for anyone to tell their followers "if you're not purchasing my product, you mean nothing to me." I can't get over it. It's got me so riled up.

Hey, YOU. Yes, you! If you're reading this right now, you mean something to me. I've written these words. You've read these words. No money has changed hands, but we've got a connection. And that means something.

At least, to me it does.

https://www.patreon.com/audioerotica/memberships
And if you want to support me financially, Patreon is as good a place as any!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Dressing Up: Fun in Women's Clothing #Erotica #Audiobook

Dressing Up
Fun in Women's Clothing
Audiobook Written and Read by Giselle Renarde

Panties! Dresses! Heels! Wigs!

Wearing women’s clothing sure can be fun. Just ask the men in these three stories: Night Nurse, Yours for Life, and Max Alone in See-Through Panties. Whether he’s on his own or under the command of a good woman, these guys cut a good figure in makeup, uniforms, and even collars and leashes.

Let Giselle tell you a bedtime story (or three) and hot dreams are sure to follow!

Find Dressing Up at...
Nook: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/234427/dressing-up
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Giselle_Renarde_Dressing_Up?id=AQAAAECMulD6zM
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/dressing-up-2
Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/dressing-up-fun-in-womens-clothing/340817
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/381887686/Dressing-Up-Fun-in-Women-s-Clothing
...and many other retailers, subscription and library services!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Who Reads Short Shorts? #erotica #ebooks

Okay, so they're not actually SHORT shorts. As far as shorts go, they're a pretty standard length. But nobody ever wrote a song that goes "Who wears pretty standard length shorts?"

Anyway, what I'm trying to tell you is that I've been publishing a lot of my old anthology contributions as erotic ebooks. Just little standalone stories. Just a little treat for the mental taste buds at a low, low price. The ones I'm going to tell you about today are all priced at $0.99, I'm pretty sure.

Here are just a few of my erotic stories newly available as ebooks. Hope something strikes your fancy!

Yours for Life
Feminization Erotica
ISBN 9780463506127

Brian thinks he’s old. The little man no longer stands at attention, and he refuses the blue pills Marina encourages him to take. Middle age is a time for chaste companionship, he says. Well, Marina won’t take his lack of enthusiasm lying down. She’s full of lust and she’ll try any trick in the book to arouse his interest, especially if it means putting her husband in a dress and making him hers… for life!

This story includes puppy play, feminization, senior sex, collaring, married sex, a bisexual wife, and femdomination of a sissy husband!

Buy your copy from any number of online retailers, including Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/940286?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica


The Psychic Harem
Lesbian Group Sex Erotica
ISBN 9780463282519

Dianne's given enough to her greedy long-term girlfriend. When Jane leaves her for a grad student, Dianne decides to be the greedy one for once. She visits The Psychic Harem, a group of women who have been bred for the selected trait of sexual generosity. All she has to do is lie back and enjoy while they fulfill every need and desire Dianne never knew she had. 

This one is lesbian sci-fi group sex set in the not-too-distant future (next Sunday A.D.)?

Buy it from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/941314?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica


Mourner for Hire
Terrifying Ghost Sex Erotica
ISBN 9780463357125

When out-of-work actress Dahlia is offered an easy gig at the cemetery, she scoops it up. All she has to do is visit grave sites on behalf of her clients, who have better things to do than pay respects to the dearly departed. Dahlia talks to the spirits. That's not part of the job, it just helps to pass the time. Bobby is her favourite--until he talks back! And when this supremely solid spirit follows Dahlia home, she finds him impossible to resist.  

This one goes out to all you dubcon/dark romance/dark erotica fans! You know how it goes: ghost soldier follows woman home from the cemetery, wants a taste of that supernatural spirit sex, yadda-yadda-yadda, to be honest I forget how it ends. Read it and find out.

Also available from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/941483?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

More to come! I'll keep you posted.
And if you haven't checked out my Friendly Music Visitor site, it's updated every damn day, so get your ass over there: https://friendlymusicvisitor.blogspot.com
Thanks! Love you!
Giselle

Monday, May 27, 2019

Are you lonely? Do you like music? Then, do I have a treat for you!


I won't lie to you: it's been a while since I've felt enthused about work. I'm having a midlife crisis, and everything is in flux. But I'm still here! I'm still scrawling away in the background, producing BRAND NEW EROTIC FICTION for you to enjoy at a later date.

But why am I even talking about writing? That's not what I'm here to tell you about. I'm here to tell you about a BRAND NEW PROJECT I've dreamed up that'll hopefully help those of us who are socially isolated feel not so alone.

Yes, you heard that right: I'm socially isolated. I don't think it was even a gradual thing, for me. I think that, once I started writing full-time, my world instantly grew smaller. In the beginning, I'd take on part-time jobs because I needed the money.  I never realized how helpful it was for my mental health to interact with people out there in the world.

This summer, as I was dealing with the death of a family member who was also isolated and depressed, I realized I needed to change my life. I started doing volunteer work again, and that has helped tremendously (I highly recommend it!), but it wasn't a cure-all. My career as a writer is still very solitary, and I have trouble making friends and all that.

Months ago, I started thinking about how all the resources I've ever heard of that helped people who were socially isolated were for seniors. But the truth is that a lot of younger people feel isolated, too, these days. I wanted to create something online that would help us feel some connection, give us something to look forward to every day, but I didn't know what I could possibly do on a daily basis that wouldn't leave me disastrously overwhelmed.

Well, this week it hit me! I knew I wanted to do some kind of "friendly visitor" thing, but the other day I realized that I'm often posting whatever song is stuck in my head to Twitter.  I LOVE music. Like, music is magic. Music saves me. So I thought... that's what I can do: create a home for us to gather in day by day, where we come together around a song!

Whether you feel socially isolated or you just love music, I hope you'll read about my new project, which I guess is called A FRIENDLY MUSICAL VISIT EVERY DAY and is located at https://friendlymusicvisitor.blogspot.com

I wrote up a whole thing last night, to introduce you to my new project and hopefully get you interested in returning each and ever day. You can read it right here: https://friendlymusicvisitor.blogspot.com/2019/05/what-is-this-where-am-i-whats-it-all.html

Wish me luck with this!  There's nothing worse than starting something new only to find that no one cares. But, of course, that's not going to happen here! This is a great idea, and lots of people are going to love it! (I need to keep telling myself these things...)

Tell your friends!
Giselle

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Based on a Former Life: #Writing #AgeGap #DaddyFetish #Erotica


I don't tend to keep on top of things.

That's especially true when it comes to the daily drama of the romance world.

But I happened to notice everybody freaking out about a chart-topper on Amazon. Apparently this book featured father/daughter incest and underage sex. It's since been removed from sale because both of those things go against Amazon's terms of service. This book's also been banned by Smashwords, and Smashwords will sell you books about getting fucked by your mom, a bull, and the family dog. It takes some effort to get your book bounced from their system.

Bottom line is you can't publish books featuring sex with minors. Ever. Anywhere. This is what we've all agreed to as authors.

So that whole thing happened.

But it didn't stop there.

Because after that incident, I started seeing authors hating on other books... books wherein the main characters were not related or underage.  Books about legal adults engaged in consensual sex.

Hoo boy.  Here we go.

Remember 10+ years ago, when authors supported each other?  Helped each other?  I do.  I was blown away by the kindness and generosity other writers showed me when I was started out in this business.

Now what do we get?  Authors tearing each other down.  Authors scratching each other's eyes out.  Petty jealousies that turn into witch hunts.  That's what I've been seeing lately.

After the rapey child molester book was taken off the market, I saw authors calling for other books to be taken down too--pretty much any book featuring an older man and younger woman. Consenting adults with an age gap.  Everything must go.

Look, I'm kind of glad nobody in that romance world really knows or cares I exist (or they've hated me for so long that it's not even fun anymore), because I've written a ridiculous amount of age gap fiction and I'm not going to stop because a bunch of angry authors think it's "disgusting." 

Why do I so often write about older men and younger women?  Because I lived it.  You know this about me. You know I was involved with one of my high school teachers, a much older man, a very married man.  I've told this story so many times you're bored just thinking about it. So am I.

Through fiction writing, I'm able to process my experiences as a teen and young adult.  I'm able to think about that time in my life from every angle.  I'm sure that, in reading my fiction, readers who've shared similar experiences are able to process their shit too. I recently heard someone say there's no "junk food" when it comes to media consumption. Even if you think of some stupid TV show you watch as a guilty pleasure, it changes you.  Everything we consume (books, movies, TV, music) works inside our brains in ways we're not even aware of.

Okay, so one thing that attracted me to the older man I was involved with was that... this might sound a little strange... but he was just so sad.  Like, really really sad. Existential ennui, depression, suicidal thoughts. I was so drawn to that.  I just wanted to make him happy.  I wanted to use my body to make him happy.

I was drawn to other qualities, too.  He seemed so knowledgeable and wise. Nobody in my family had gone past high school, and he had a MASTER'S degree. Like, wow, so educated! *swoon* Smart and sad. Shut up and take my virginity!

Did I think our relationship was fucked up while it was happening? Of course not!  I'd have gone to the ends of the earth to defend the choices we made.  Looking back, do I think it was fucked up?  Hell yes. But does that mean I regret my life choices? No, not at all. And does that mean I shouldn't fictionalize my personal experiences? No. It's my life. I'm gonna use it in my books.

"Fine, write your life--but depressing litfic only. It shouldn't be presented in a positive light."

Haha. That was the hottest sex of my life. You think I'm not going to present it that way? My libido's waning by the minute and I very often wish there was some way to recapture those delicious years.  I can't recapture them in life.  I can in fiction.

Pretty much everything I write is massively fucked up.  I'd be bored if it wasn't.  If a bunch of other authors hate me because I write taboo erotica or student/teacher sex or adultery or age play, let them hate. I stopped caring a long time ago.

Except I guess I do still get riled up, or why would I be writing these words?

And why would I have decided to post my new adult novella CHERRY for free at Wattpad?

CHERRY is one super-smutty book.

It's about an 18-year-old girl who falls for her father's best friend on vacation. It's pretty much exactly the kind of book a lot of authors seem to want to burn these days. What I keep thinking is: if a book doesn't appeal to you, DON'T READ IT.  It's obviously not for you. It's probably for the person who's been through this--who's going through it now or who went through it when they were younger.  Or maybe it's just for the reader who wants to peep some hot sex between an older man and a young woman. Why so much judgement? Sheesh.

Anyway, today I posted the first chapter from CHERRY at Wattpad so people can read it for free. I'm going to post a new chapter every day until I'm out of chapters. More info here.

People who find this kind of book offensive can skip it. Or hate-read it. I really don't care.  I'm making CHERRY available FOR FREE for the people who want to read it--to process their experiences... or just to get off.

https://www.wattpad.com/456958988-cherry-chapter-one

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.

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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