You are the lucky winner of Deep: A Rape Fantasy, and a $10 gift card to Amazon! I'll be emailing you soon with your prizes! :D
I am deeply delighted you chose to visit today, whether you are with the Blog Hop, one of my fans, or if this is your first time.
A smidgeon about me, I'm a full-time erotic romance author with over 50 short stories out. I have everything from raunchy cheerleader "porn" to sweet historical erotic romance (with, of course, lovely sex!). I have been writing since I was a child, though it was much more innocent there has always been an element of the romantic. I have never had a book where the character doesn't progress partly out of love. I am a mother, a wife, and an artist.
For the blog hop I have decided to give away one of my books (Deep: A Rape Fantasy) and a $10 gift card to your choice of Smashwords, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. Simply place your name, preferred gift card vendor, and email in the comments below this blog for an opportunity to win!
Deep: A Rape Fantasy is the first of a story-heavy series about a school teacher, Alysson Jennings, and her best friend Micah Noble.
When Micah asks Lyssie about her deepest darkest fantasy, he isn't expecting her to talk about rape! The two discuss the different aspects of her fantasy, and Micah decides he wants to be the one to give it to her!
Each of this (currently) six part series brings a hot, dark, and steamy relationship to new levels and has the characters dealing with psychological and physical trauma.
Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you have a hot and steamy summer and a fun time exploring the rest of the blog hop!
P.S. Be sure to look around the "All Lesa's Works" tab to the left - if you don't see something you like email me - I love a challenge!
Its been a while since I've written a "business" blog, but for those that like that aspect of it, I figured I'd throw it out there.
About three months ago I hunkered down with the huge book on how to format your work for Smashwords, took a day, and uploaded a book. Then a few days later I uploaded another, and another until today I have just about 20 books up at Smashwords, and all of them are in the premium category save one which is still pending review.
In those three months I have brought in a good chunk of income. In fact that income is close to what I make on B&N with 50+ books out. I have found that I have many returning readers in Canada, a few in Australia, and that my books on Kobo are selling beautifully, and picking up on Sony.
There are a few things about SW that I am not in love with one is the reports on book sales. That's a bear all the way through, and I really don't know if my current payment is 3 months, 2 months, or 3 months, but SW only haha. I still will need time to figure out the timing and how things flow. The other thing that's difficult is there is no "set payout per book." For example:
Deep: A Rape Fantasy - Kobo Sale - 1.69
Deep: A Rape Fantasy - SW Sale - 2.43
Deep: A Rape Fantasy - SW Sale - 2.46
Deep: A Rape Fantasy - B&N Sale = 1.80
It makes for a bear putting it into my spreadsheets and attempting to check and balance my paychecks. But would I give up this massive increase to sales because of it? HELL NO!!!!
The other thing - oddly enough, is that SW doesn't scream professional to me. The website is. . . too simple? I sent my mother there to buy a book (she likes buying them to support me even if she doesn't read them), and her first question to me was "can I trust this site?" Its a shame, because the database and searching seems to be one of the best out there, but the simplicity of the design looks almost like a quickly thrown together blog. Again - totally not worth abandoning them for.
With the fact that the formatting has become so easy to me, broken down in simple easy to remember steps, the big boost in sales, the distribution to other major retailers, the knowledge that Mark Coker fought for Indie Authors against censorship with Paypal . . . I won't be going away anytime soon,
Some Issues Suck
Sometimes you are put up against obstacles you can work around and sometimes you can't. Our internet is having some serious issues, we have had the internet guy come out twice, we've had all sorts of extra things checked out and fixed, we've reset everything we've rewired some of it, and we're just about to the point of saying SCREW IT and going with a different internet company.
Six months that we've been struggling with it and in these most recent issues we're not able to work around them as they are issues on their end that can't be "reset" with a phone call.
I'm very much a when life gives you lemons make lemonade type person, but sometimes the lemons are so sour they should just go in the trash.
The good news with being a writer is that we are able to work offline a lot, even if its inconvenient at some point.
***The content on this page contains sexually explicit content
- not intended for people
Thoughts that tickle her fancy!