Friday, December 31, 2010

"Controlling Sarah" Now Available at Literotica.Com

Controlling Sarah is now available from another outlet, Literotica.Com.  That link is a little more work safe that BDSMlibrary.Com, but if you work in a very prudish place, click it at home.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Proud to Report New Sales


First Amazon Kindle sales of Controlling Sarah Chapters 1-10 and Controlling Sarah Chapters 11-13 today.  Sales rank is not showing as I write.

New Book Projects

Controlling Sarah (Controlling Sarah: Chapters 1-10)
New price $0.99 soon.






I created a new blog for the new projects, Controlling Sarah, see the latest post on the column at the left.

Right now, the first 11 chapters of Controlling Sarah (not safe for work) are available free on BDSMlibrary.Com (still the #1 read for December, 2010) and has been submitted to Literotica.Com.  I recommend both sites if you are into well written erotica, even if you do not like my writing.  For those who find objection to those sites, Controlling Sarah: Chapters 1-10 (reduced to $0.99) is available for Kindle, as well as Controlling Sarah: Chapters 11-13 ($2.99). I strongly urge readers to go to the free sites and see if you like the beginning.  A summary by chapter is available on that project's blog too.

This may sound quirky, but it is my version of fair.  As a price placeholder for Controlling Sarah, I set it at $9.99 to discourage people from reading a pay version and go to the free version.  In hindsight, that sounded stupid, so the new price is $0.99.  For some reason, Amazon would not give me the option of publishing chapters 1-10 free, the minimum price it would allow me was $0.99 and I priced it there because it is free on other sites and the Kindle version received better editing, at least that is my new logic behind it.  New chapters will be published around $1.00 per chapter in files of three to five chapters.  I am currently working on a prequel that may go straight to Kindle, to Femdom Cave, or both.  Now at about the 15,000 word mark on the prequel.

From that project, I sent the first ten chapters to FemDomCave.Com, since my villain in the story is a dominant woman it, seemed like a good fit.  To my surprise, I was assigned and editor who liked the story, but it was not the right kind of story for their audience. My mind got to work, chapter 13 was not yet published at the time, so I took that, with chapter one, and created a new 7,000 word three chapter beginning of a new story, Nancy and the Boss, the original working title of what became Controlling Sarah.  The readership of Femdom Cave prefer that the submissives not submit too easily and in the original story, both Ed and Sarah Kneeler are very submissive already and a naturally dominant couple takes over their lives. So, if you are looking for a lighter version of female domination, the original is the one for you.  If you are looking for something rougher and meaner, stay tuned for the release of Nancy and the Boss.

Right now, the editor is looking over the beginning and, hopefully, will get back to me about some expositional and setup problems he noticed.  I noticed several things that I thought needed changing too.  Everything sounds promising.  Nancy and the Boss will be a much different series, even though the beginning shares some elements with Controlling Sarah, like the same main characters and locations.  It should be viewed in the same light as an alternative history, or alternate reality story if one wants to get that deep into an analysis.
Controlling Sarah: Chapters 11-13
Only $2.99!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Video Frustration

The guaranteed way to calm down the workweek population of Crystal City is to have my camera in hand, with a fully charged battery and an empty 8 GB SDHD card installed.

Yesterday was a great day to record. The great part began right after I ran the battery dead in my camera. Film makers could not have scripted and directed the acts of stupidity that I saw in just one traffic light cycle  on the 2200 block of Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA. A couple decided to cross in the middle of the block, half way between two crosswalks.  From their cue, small throngs of people began crossing every which way, including in the marked crosswalk.  All of this while the traffic light was green and there was traffic coming from both directions, to include a Pentagon shuttle bus.

Today I have a full battery. I wanted to post a picture of the usual long lines of people at the taco cart on 23rd & Crystal drive. Of course, they weren't there today. I made my way to my usual lunch place, readied my camera to start recording a replay of what happened yesterday. Nothing. Everybody was operating with the utmost courtasy, which is a good thing, but not good for a blog.  When I went outside for a smoke the occasional jay-walker shot right past me and was gone before I could get them on camera.

A friend, Kourtney "Coach!" Young, sent some stills he took last year of "Crystal City Under Siege". They were taken during a demonstration against KBR around March, 2009. He has some video too, working up a story for http://sukisstreet.blogspot.com/ that I plan to use it in.

Welcome to My Author's Blog

This is my personal blog where I will be posting just anything that comes to mind.

I already have several blogs, all on Google's Blogspot:
http://sukiproject.blogspot.com/, where both me and my character developer post news items of interest to us. If there is a tie-in to the Suki series, we note that at the end of the post. Much of it is current events.

http://sukisstreet.blogspot.com/, where I am the only poster and it is Suki Series specific. I try to post items that tie the current world to the 2030s world I write about in my books. Currently I am posting pictures and videos of locations from the books. Video is also posted on my YouTube channel. Stills are on my Panoramio account.

http://sukislinks.blogspot.com/ is a blog I have posting privileges on, but I do not own that one. My character developer does. It contains mostly tech information. She wrote a fan-fiction story, Suki: Settling the Score, that has quite a few devices and methods that I adopted for both Suki With A Twist: Part One and in the outline for Suki VI.

http://skipoject.blogspot.com/ is a humorous blog that came about in an odd way.  I was getting strange traffic in January 2010, from the sidebar on the blog: "This blog exists because of some funny/strange traffic on another blog. This one is mostly satire. Go check out some tech, news, fun stuff, or go buy some books."

That strange traffic was on the Suki Project blog and, although I didn't mention it in the comments there, it looked to me like someone was trying to tell someone else through a bad phone connection the URL of the blog. Perhaps one of the people is not a native English speaker. Haven't seen much oddness since then.

Again, welcom to my Author's Blog and I hope enjoy your visit.