Give & Take: A Tale of Erotica

I’m pleased to say that my debut erotica novel is now available for download. I know I’m naturally biased, but I’d like to think that this story will put some other books of the genre in the shade … or should that be shades?

There are no millionaires with hang-ups, or naive virgins. In this story you will find only a handful of characters, but they are interesting – just like the situations which are presented throughout the tale.Give and Take - the final cover

What is it about?

Nick and Kirsten are an attractive couple in their early 20’s and share an apartment. To the outside world they are perfectly matched, but behind closed doors things are not so straightforward.

Nick’s appetite for sexual experimentation goes beyond what Kirsten will allow. Kirsten’s love for Nick is pushed to the limit, however, she confides in a friend and takes a course of action that nobody would have expected – least of all her boyfriend.

The couple find themselves in a world where they will both see fantasy become reality, but at what cost?

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Until this title becomes available on my author website, I’ll add the appropriate links in this post and in my main menu.

 Give & Take Amazon.co.uk    

Give & Take – Amazon.com        

(The sample available on Amazon does the introduction perfectly)

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This genre does not appeal to everybody, so I realise that there will be those who have enjoyed my other work but will not buy into this one – which is as it should be.

If you should decide to try this story, I would be grateful if you left a review.

If on the other hand you would like to read the book and not make it public; that is understandable. I’ll be happy to receive a ‘confidential’ opinion or review. If you’d like to opt to do so, please use the contact page of my author website:

http://www.tombensonauthor.com/contact/4584860327

The only person to see any contact made in that way will be me, so confidentiality is guaranteed.

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There will be a follow-up to this post once the book has had time to ‘breathe’. As with any novel, if I have sufficient positive feedback, a sequel will be on the cards. On the subject of sequels, I have other work in progress at the moment, but for a few days I will try to catch up with blog visits and reading.

As always, thank you for checking out my blog and buying into my brand.

If you opt to try the new book – enjoy! (oh yes, one other thing … wear something comfortable 😉 )

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Coming Around and other erotic stories – available

Coming Around - 020714 Coming Around and other erotic stories, is now available on Amazon for Kindle owners and on Smashwords for other eReader owners, like Kobo.

Live links:

Amazon.co.uk £1.96*

Amazon.com  $3.29*

Smashwords.com $3.29*

*These prices are estimated due to the publishing sites sometimes being out by a few pence/cents.

I’m now registered with Kobo Writing Life, but due to content issues with their extensive Terms and Conditions I will not be publishing this book there. With effect from July 2014 I will be publishing all my other titles with Kobo. I apologise for any inconvenience to Kobo reader users.

This collection is an even bigger experiment than my novels. I will first of all be keen to see if it sells, but how it’s accepted and whether anybody leaves a review is very important to me.

I’ve already decided and said so in the inside information, if I capture sufficient interest and reviews I’ll seriously consider a novel in this genre.

Whether or not you buy, you can go to Amazon or Smashwords to sample.

Thank you for coming by.

‘Coming Around and other erotic stories’

Due for publication in the coming week ...

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. 🙂