Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Sale!

For Cyber Monday, I am having a sale of 22 different erotica titles! Just go to my profile and click the one your heart desires. :)

Just remember... Sexy as fuck for under a buck!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Talent Versus Popularity

It's been a while since I wrote (and these are words which will count towards my Nano total! Nyah!) and this post has been lingering in the back of my mind for a while. When it comes to success, what is better? Talent or popularity?

Obviously, the key here is to define what "success" means to you. If being successful means making lots of money, then it's hands down popularity. If you're not popular, you will not make money. Ergo... popularity wins.

If being successful means being fulfilled personally, then I think talent would win... but only by a narrow margin. After all, it's good to read something of yours and think, "Wow, that's really good." But it's pretty fulfilling knowing that people bought and read something YOU made. It validates your time expenditure.

If being successful means critical success, ie good reviews? Then definitely talent. There are some talented as fuck writers out there who aren't making money, yet all of their reviews are glowing... and they aren't even bought reviews either! That sort of writer writes because they want to put something enjoyable to read out into the world.

For me, personally, being successful is a bit of all three. I write because it makes me happy, which fulfills me personally. I would also love to make money and be a critical success, heh. Who wouldn't want all three? The most important part of that equation is simply being happy to write though. I would be writing anyway, regardless if I got paid for it or not. Getting paid and having other people enjoy my stuff is like icing on an already delicious cake.

Really, I know this is a pretty small blog post... but it was an easy question to ask and answer. I think each writer needs to define why they write, and what would make them a success in their own eyes. Becoming popular or talented, now that's another story altogether. Talent takes work, a lot of hard, eye gouging work. But becoming popular takes a lot of dedication, especially on social media. You need to be "real" yet pimp your books, have to interact without getting personal. It's a weird thing.

I may do some more thinking on this, but that's all I've got for now. Still editing Prince of Cups. Will have another update soon.

Friday, November 13, 2015

New Naughty Book Snitch Review ~ Sorceress of Desire

Yes, finally I have gotten back on the reviewing kick after a little while of being absent. Not really absent, but I was concentrating on finishing Operation: Deep Nine and now I'm concentrating on finishing Prince of Cups. It's at 52,000 words so far... officially novel length! In two thousand words, it will officially be double the size of Queen of Swords. I'm ... really happy about that. End result? Not much time for reviewing.

Here is the review on the Naughty Book Snitch site. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Rock Hardin: Agent of A.S.S. Operation: Deep Nine is Live on Amazon!

I'm a bit late in announcing it here on the blog because it was my anniversary weekend too. Yes, I got married on Halloween. Plus, with all the hours I was working lately, I was pretty beat. But yes, Rock Hardin: Agent of A.S.S. Operation: Deep Nine is now live!

Jotham, so excited by the sexy spy series, has made like nine covers for it already. Nine. This is a tough series for me to write, so I will poke at them slowly and when they are done, they will be done... but I can't waste nine of his covers! They are some damn awesome covers. Just takes me longer to write the stories to go with them.

Now that this book is done, after a month, I am switching gears to work on The Prince of Cups, the sequel to The Queen of Swords. Although sexual, this series is not so sex intensive. It's... well, it's plot based. Super villainy. There are, and always will be, sexy times IN it, but it's... not the point? I mean, I hope people enjoy the sexy times, but the series is always going to be plot and characterization first, sexy times second. I'm already 26K into it, and I'm guessing I'm about halfway through. It's hard to say; the plot keeps growing!

Here's the cover for Deep Nine. Jotham is the best at making them!!