Tuesday, 20 November 2012

     Serial romance has become a new norm in indie publishing, at least if we’re talking about erotic romance or erotica in general. A more popular author doing this right now is Delilah Fawkes, author of The Billionaire’s Beck and Call series. Donovan and I have each decided to write at least one serial for our Seductive Dreams imprint. Donovan is writing a serial called A Game of Inches, a gay football romance. I’ve chosen to write my own take on the very popular billionaire domination story.

     Writing a novel requires a different approach than the short story format. Serial writing requires yet another unique approach. I’m writing The Billionaire’s Bedmate like this: I have three major scenes per instalment, all of which raise important questions, and have a cliff-hanger at the end so the reader will be excited about the next instalment. The cliff-hanger has always been in the nature of serials, and I try to add more by keeping the reader curious at all times. It occurred to me that if all novels in general were written like serials then whole novels would pack way more of a punch.

     My instalments are longer than many you will find of the billionaire domination variety. Please don’t take that as a knock against other authors who are currently writing these serials, as it isn’t intended to be. But I find that the biggest customer complaint about these serials is their length. So, I make mine longer so the readers are more comfortable with the price paid per instalment.

     So far, I’m really enjoying the process. It’s nice to write this just a little at a time rather than have to push myself to write it all at once. That allows me to work on other things that I want to, but I can also return to some very enjoyable characters regularly.

     If you’re considering writing a serial, my advice is to make your instalments a bit weightier. That way your readers will be happier. Make your characters ask tons of questions, particularly as the motivations of other characters are concerned. That will keep readers curious. And, most of all, give your readers one doozy of a cliff-hanger so they’ll be good and excited about the next instalment.

     I invite you to have a look at instalment #1 of The Billionaire’s Bedmate – “His Commanding Touch”, which is available at Amazon, Kobo and Smashwords.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Plus Size Erotica Is In!

     Plus Size erotica is in! Yep, along with other sub-genres of erotica, stories that feature Big Beautiful Women (BBW) really are a current trend. Naturally I had to make sure I satisfied that demographic of my readership, so I’ll get to that in a second.

     Big Beautiful Woman stories are, well, for big beautiful women. It flies in the face of the modern societal judgement of beauty and gives credence to women who have beautiful bodies that don’t fit the norm. I’m a big believer in the beauty is in the eye of the beholder motto. I really am. So, I doubt it takes much imagination to create a story in which a gorgeous and powerful man finds beauty and satisfaction in a curvy woman.

     Plus there just aren’t enough stories out there on this theme. I once attended a writer’s conference panel on gay themed fiction and an author of gay mysteries said he wrote gay mysteries because there weren’t any. He wanted to see them. I’m sure many BBW out there would love to be represented in some hot, sexy stories, so I and other erotic authors are doing just that.

     So far, I have just one BBW title out – Give Yourself to Me: A Billionaire Seduction – but count on more likeminded material from me. After all, Big Beautiful Women everywhere deserve it.
     In the meantime, check out this BBW tale!

Jenny, a curvy, big beautiful woman, is breath-taken when she catches a glimpse of Stephen Graham, the gorgeous billionaire, when he gives a talk at the library where she works about his keys to success. She becomes even more breath-taken when he surprises her after work by sweeping her off her feet and whisking her away to a luxury hotel. He says he has one secret to success that he didn’t share with the audience that he’s willing to share with her . . . depending on whether or not she can pass his gauntlet of passion.

This smokin’ hot story depicts graphic sexual content including spanking, bondage, fingering and rough sex that is not meant for readers under 18.
Available at Amazon

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Billionaire Erotica -- Why Does It Get Us So Hot?

     What is it about billionaires that get us so hot? I prefer to think that it’s numerous things. For one thing, they can not only sweep us off our feet but they have the means and resources to sweep us out of our financial lives for a permanent fix.

     Billionaires also have a strong sense of maturity about them. Let’s face it: we’re not dealing with little boys here. We’re dealing with men. They’re men who own blocks, not ones who play with them. They might be busy men with a little time for a relationship, but at least you don’t have to wait for them to get their act in gear.

     From there, you can use your imagination. Are they gorgeous? Well, they can be if you want them to be. Are they incredible in bed? Again, your imagination needn’t be limited. To that end, it makes a lot of sense why Fifty Shades of Grey took off. Romance is, at time, unbelievable but the heroine’s love interest isn’t that unbelievable. In a way, he’s as solid as they come. What woman wouldn’t love to have such a solid guy?

     I had a writing teacher who taught me this formula: the truth + a little imagination = credible fiction. With that formula, I wrote the story “Give Yourself to Me: A Billionaire Domination”. I figured I could write about a solid billionaire stud that is not just solid and decent, but gorgeous and amazing between the sheets. Look for more billionaire fiction to come from me soon.
Right now, the story is available exclusively on Amazon.

Give Yourself to Me at Amazon