Due for publication in the coming week …
Yes, you read it correctly. It’s the title I’ve chosen for my upcoming collection of short stories.
I did intend to write a post about another ‘resources’ book, but I thought it might spice up the reading if I said a little now about my latest project.
Why mention it now?
I’m in the final stages of preparing to publish my next thriller, ‘Amsterdam Calling’ and I wanted to give myself a break from the story as usual between edits. The erotic collection will probably be published by the end of next week, which is ahead of the thriller.
Why produce a collection of erotica?
Why not? I enjoy writing them in between all my other types of storytelling and I’m still incensed by the likes of ‘Fifty Shades …’ and how weak it was as a plot, no matter how much money the author made from it.
Why short stories and not a novel?
Instead of writing about something I know nothing about, which is what the author of the ‘Fifty Shades …’ trilogy did, I am writing about a genre which I have perhaps more experience than she did in hers. Enough said there I think.
How many stories are in there?
A total of 12 short stories although a couple of them are longer than normal to do justice to the plot.
What is included in the storylines?
Bi-curious female, bi-curious male, gay, ménage, voyeurism, cross-dressing, transgender, BDSM.
Who should avoid it?
I’ve written a disclaimer inside that suggests that the following categories of reader would be best advised not to indulge: the under 18’s, the prudish, narrow-minded, unimaginative, easily offended or homophobic.
Am I out to shock?
No, just as I’m not publishing to jump on the bandwagon. I don’t think it will make me a millionaire. For me it does two things, apart from the fun I had writing the stories over recent months.
1. I wanted to show that with a little knowledge and some imagination, a writer should be able to tackle any topic.
2. Now that I have other topics out there and selling, I want to see if my attempts at this specialised genre are entertaining.
Would I consider writing a novel in this genre?
Yes I would, but it would only happen if I had sufficient good reviews across the three platforms when it goes on sale.
The good news is that I intend to use it as a practise run to publish on Amazon (for Kindle), Smashwords and Kobo. I intend to publish my next thriller on all three platforms and this will let me see all the glitches early.
There is other good news. Nobody sees who buys an eBook, so you can sneakily upload it and read it and nobody will know unless you tell them.
Okay, you can take your hands away from your eyes now – it’s all over. 🙂