Free Anthology and the Last chance to catch The Daddy Returns During Pre-order

My exciting news today is that we have a free book for you. My co-hosts and I in Sexy Spanking Reads (FB) teamed up to put together a fun summer anthology for you. This book has five hot, kinky stories and it’s absolutely free… with one small string attached.

In order to download it you do have to agree to sign up to our newsletters– not a bad deal at all. That’s it, that’s all you have to do. My story features Sam and Charlie on their honeymoon in case you needed more enticement.

Kisses and Kink is available and FREE!  

Looking for the perfect summer read? Look no further…

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Five Couples. Five Cruises. Five Times the Heat!

Come sail away with five brand new kinky romances welcoming summer, sun, and spanks. Ports of call include Australia, the Caribbean, Naples, Canada, Elysium plus more.

Download Kisses and Kink and find your perfect summer book boyfriend in these five sizzling romances!

Includes:

His To Claim – Libby Campbell

More – Poppy Flynn

Sea Dog – Delta James

His Taken Bride – Chloe Kent

A Brat in Paradise – Kessily Lewel

And after you grab your anthology… don’t forget to snatch up your copy of The Daddy Returns now, while it’s still on sale for the pre-order. It will be going live on June 3rd, so you have just a couple more days to grab it at the discount.

For those of you who read the Dirty Daddies anthology last year, you’ll recognize some of it. I tried to make it stand-alone for the anthology and I think I was fairly successful with that, but it has now been rewritten and expanded to almost three times the length of the short story.

It’s around 232 pages now (as Amazon counts things.) and has tons of exciting new scenes and fun for you.

Big Daddy Takes the Reins Sale!

It’s April Fool’s but this is no joke! The first three books of the Daddy Takes the Reins series are on sale for the week. It’s the first time I’ve put all of these books on sale like this. Taming His Brat and Keeping His Brat have never been on sale since release.

This is a kindle countdown deal so it may not be available in every country. Sorry, I don’t have control over that– it’s all on Amazon. I know some of my Canadian readers have complained about it. If you are in the United States or the UK you should be fine though.

The prices are staggered
Claiming His Brat .99
Taming His Brat 1.99
Keeping His Brat 2.99

The sale lasts through the end of the day on April 7th

You can find the series here: Daddy Takes the Reins

Erotica Versus Erotic Romance

This is probably going to be a fairly short piece and it’s just a light topic that you might find interesting. It’s related to the book side of things mostly, but does connect to the D/s aspects towards the end.

People often refer to my books as erotica, and they aren’t. I don’t write erotica, or at least I haven’t at a book length before, mostly because I tend to lose interest in the content. I correct them and explain that I write kinky romance, or erotic romance and there is a big difference there.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with erotica and it has a big following, but if you are looking for that genre than you’d likely be annoyed by my books and I don’t want to disappoint anyone.

Erotica places a huge priority on sex. The plot is very limited and is there just to get you to the next sex scene. Some people love jumping from one adventure in bedroom gymnastics to the next for the whole book, but for me I need a plot outside of the bedroom.

My books have a decent amount of sex in them, some might even say a lot of sex, and they are fairly graphic. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on those scenes, so I assume they are erotic and exciting, which is exactly what I hope for when I write them. But for me sex is just a part of relationship building.

I need the whole package to hold my interest, both as a writer and as a reader. I love a hot sex scene as much as the next person, but if I don’t have emotional engagement with the characters then I’m going to just skim through and then move on.

Erotic romance is a huge umbrella for romance books that have graphic sex instead of the old fade to black. They still have everything else you’d expect from a romance story: conflict, relationship building, misunderstandings, romantic moments, and finally a happy ever after (at least for now.) Sexual content is usually much less than half of the book.

Erotica is a much smaller genre that includes books that are basically all about sex. Everything in them is centered around sex. As a result, your percentage of sex vs plot is going to heavily lean towards most of the book being bedroom athletics.

But even people who know all of that still tend to slot novels with kink or power exchange dynamics into erotica. Why?

Well, I did tell you that this was going to work back around and connect to D/s aspects right? The reason is because a lot of people connect BDSM to sex. In their minds the two are pretty much the same thing. So, if you have written a BDSM novel then obviously it’s all about sex.

Of course, people who are experienced in the scene know better. Sex is a relatively small part of the BDSM world and as a result there are even power-exchange books out there with no sex at all. Discipline-only fiction isn’t the most popular genre on the market, but it certainly exists.

It doesn’t help that Amazon is often prejudiced against BDSM relationships in romance. There are certain words you can’t use in your keywords or descriptions or you risk being shoved into erotica—even though your books might not have nearly enough sexual content to fit in well there. I’ve heard recently even the phrase Alpha Male (which is often used as a codeword for Dom) is risky.

This means they will often move a book into erotica just on that basis, when really it has no business being there. It hasn’t happened to me yet, luckily because it’s hard to get it removed from that category, but it’s a constant worry when uploading a new book.

My last book, Taming His Brat, had some seriously steamy sex scenes, but when you count up how much of the book is actually sex, you’re looking at about 30% at most. The rest is a deep and detailed love story that involves bonding between Charlie and Sam, a mysterious stranger from the past, a plot to ruin their relationship, a letter from her dead father, and all kinds of other things that have nothing to do with a romp in the bedroom.

So far five people have told me that they cried over the letter from Charlie’s father. Believe me this is not what people are looking for when they read erotica.

Anyway, to break it all down for you it’s basically about the focus of the book. If you remove all the sex from your book and you still have a book, then it’s not erotica. If you remove all the sex and there’s really nothing interesting left to read than it is erotica. Easy!

And on that note, I’ll wrap up here. I did tell you it would probably be short and I need to get back to working on my current book: Lights, Camera, Daddy!

Surprise Sale!

I know I’ve been quiet for the past couple of weeks, but don’t worry I’ve got some good stuff coming up for you soon. Next Friday I’ll be discussing some of the differences between a fantasy BDSM club and the real thing, and I’ll recommend some of the books in that genre that I enjoy too.

But for now I wanted to let you know that I’ve got a surprise sale out for Claiming His Brat ! I had planned to do it for 10 days but Amazon is fighting me on it so for now it will be 8th-11th unless I can get them to bend. So, if you see it advertised anywhere for a longer period that would be why.

heavy sigh

Anyway! This is the only time I intend to put the book on sale this year so I would grab it while you can for .99 cents. And then if you love it you can go right on to the sequel, Taming His brat.

Hope you enjoy it and please don’t forget to drop a review. See you on Friday.

12 Days of Free Xmas Books -and Updates

Just a short post today! I told you I was participating in one more advent style book giveaway this month and I’d get back to you! So, this one is a little different. It’s a 12 days of Xmas theme… however it turns out there are actually 14 free books not 12. It starts on the 12th and runs through the 25th.

Each day there will be a new free book to download, most of them will require newsletter sign-ups. You probably already have my free book, but I doubt you have all the others so it’s worth checking. Unsubbing from these lists is just a quick click at the bottom of the email so if the work isn’t to your taste you can always leave.

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