This sexy yet endearing erotic romance focuses on Haley’s sexually aggressive best friend Allie, the fiery redhead readers got to know in the first book in the series, Kissing Haley. She may have met her match in Cam’s best friend Colin though. Can two best friends date two best friends? It’ll be a wild ride, that’s for sure.
My second release, My Unexpected Striptease, is now available for purchase on Amazon. This one’s a little different than Kissing Haley. It’s much shorter, a brief novella of 18,000 words, and it’s much naughtier. A little less story, a little more action. But there’s still plenty of story, I promise 🙂
This latest release is priced at $0.99 due to the short length. It’s also available to read free with your Kindle Unlimited subscription, as always.
If you’re thinking an author publishing their first book is a stressful experience, you’d be right. The process itself was smooth, but there are so many things to get right. I proofread the book endlessly, so I’m not worried about that. I’m more worried about things appearing correctly on the million different devices out there, links working on social media, the book description on Amazon not getting garbled, all that stuff 🙂
Anyway, go get it! If you buy it I’ll love you, and if you have Kindle Unlimited you can read it for free.
Debut day for a new author is full of happiness, excitement, tension, stress, fear… yeah, things are getting worse, I know. I’ve been working on several different stories, but the one below is coming together the best, so I’m nominating it to be my debut release.
Kissing Haley is the first book in the novel-length College Secrets Series. Not to throw in a spoiler here, but the female lead’s name is Haley. She’s a sophomore at Oaklun University, a fairly reserved girl until she hears something one night that ignites a fire in her. Cam is a university professor in the department Haley works in as a student assistant. She’s crushed on him for a long time, but her new experience causes her to do something without thinking. A short but hot and interesting road sends them crashing toward each other. I think it goes without saying, but the Student-Teacher and Older Man themes are front and center here.
Future volumes in this series will be coming in the near future, unless I’m run out of town by angry readers, or I die, or something like that.
In the world of independent publishing on Amazon, there’s really no way to guarantee an exact release date, at least not in terms of when it’s available to purchase. That’s because when an author submits a new work, it’s held for review by Amazon. This typically takes hours, and not more than 24 hours. But, as with most things books these days, the Amazon Gods control all and everyone is subject to their whims.
With that in mind… I plan to submit the files for my first book, Kissing Haley, on Sunday, November 25. If the Amazon approval process runs a normal course, that means they will be available for purchase or Kindle Unlimited borrowing by Cyber Monday, November 26, though it could be the same day if the process is quick.
Amazon links to the book will obviously be posted on this site as soon as they are available to me.
When you’re getting ready to launch a new writing endeavor there’s a ridiculous number of things you need to take care of before you hit that publish button for the first time. Domain names to register, social media accounts to secure, websites to create and get online, connections to make, and much more. Not to mention a little thing we authors refer to as actually writing. It’s all for naught without books to publish and share with the world, after all.
Creating a New Website
This particular (first) post relates to the website part of the equation. I’m lucky enough to have done a few websites in the past, enough to at least be proficient with WordPress. It’s not something I especially enjoy doing, I’d much rather be writing. In this day and age though, an author’s online presence is a necessity, not a nice extra. A functional website that’s easy to navigate and at least decent-looking. It’s something that absolutely must be ready to go before anything gets published.
Back to WordPress. I’ve used it a number of times over many, many years, and it’s amazing how far it’s come. There are plenty of purist (or snobby) web designers that won’t even give someone credit for making a site if it’s done with WordPress. I can see where they’re coming from, to a point. It does make it much easier to put something up you might not be able to figure out otherwise. Add in the loads of plugins and themes made by the community, and you really can do anything with it.
WordPress might be free, but a lot of the good plugins and themes are not. I’ve put a good bit of money into some of the things driving this site, not to mention the cost of the hosting itself. Again, it’s not optional in 2018. Where an author may have spent money to travel to meet publishers or agents in the past, today that money is spent on building an online presence.
OMG It’s Done
I think. Yay? It even does all sorts of cool rearranging when you use different screen sizes. Pieces of content move from top to bottom, left to right, anything to fit the screen. Something the kids apparently call “responsive design.” In my case, that means picking themes and plugins that claim to do that for me.
I’ll forever be adding new books, writing new posts, adding reviews, posting sales, and all of that. But the torture of trial and error and constantly reloading the site to see what I broke with the latest change should be over. Mostly. If you happen to be poking around and find something that doesn’t work, looks wrong, or you just think it’s stupid, feel free to Contact Me and let me know. I won’t be offended. Unless you’re a real asshole about it anyway.
I’m so glad it’s done. Now I’m going to write a really outrageous sex scene to congratulate myself. Til next time…