Despite the best efforts of November, The Shore is now published on KDP. Click the picture to go through to the book page. It’ll cost you the pricely sum of 99 cents. Not even a dollar!
It’s based partly on real life events (I know both people the tale is based on and what really happened that day) . I’ll leave it up to the imagination of the reader to decide where real life stopped and my imagination took over. The water really was that cold though, and at least up until they get out of the water, all the spectators were there too.
The cover concept has been revised due to previous covers being filtered by Amazon. They’ve been filtering anything that shows any flesh. Maybe I went too far in toning things down. One observation has been that the cover looks like it might be literary rather than erotica. I was going to take the cover picture myself (this is a royalty free image with free permission to use) in which case I would have had a pile of clothes in the foreground. Otherwise I’m not sure I would have changed it much at all anyway.
I have to come think that a cover doesn’t need to ooze sex. What do you think?
I have to say, real life is being a bitch right now. Despite a few hundred interuptions I finally got the third short story out.
Reflections of real life here only in that I did research a fairly well known webcam site for the main character’s muse. Partner gave me more than enough help looking through the pages and pages of models. I did consider joining the site as a model for research purposes, but got cold feet. And my ego is not ready for some of the vile trolls and assholes that frequent those kinds of sites.
Have to say that I really admire the women that give it a go. Some of the shows are out of this world.
Quite amazing how long a simple site update can take. Moved a few things around and added the second of the short stories that I have on Amazon to the list of erotica available via the menu. Added a few ways to get to it all actually. Probably a small portion of overkill, but I like the way I’ve done it for now, so it remains.
I actually have the next three stories ready for proofreading and cover design too. Must pull my finger out there. Writing them takes the least time of all. It’s everything else that takes forever.
Might also help if things were a bit warmer here. Cold is creeping in already and the heating here feels broken. Nothing worse than typing with freezing cold fingers. You wouldn’t believe the number of typos this entry had before I fixed them. Damn cold!
Next on the agenda – get some more interest in my Facebook page. Really want to be able to have the name fixed, and I think I need 30 likes for that? How hard can it be to get 30 likes?