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Social Service: Free on Amazon.com

Today you can download a copy of my erotic novel, Social Service, for free on Amazon.com!

Social Service is the sequel to my debut novel, Under Order

This story is about Heather Green’s first six weeks with a kink-friendly community and with her owners.

She is introduced, she is shared, and she feels more owned than ever.

Meanwhile, the community is preparing for Saturnalia, an annual event where the Masters and slaves switch places for a day. What will happen when everything turns upside down?

While this is a sequel book, it is not necessary to have read Under Order to enjoy Social Service.

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New Covers!

I’ve been working with a couple of people to make my covers for the next few books. Finally, we came up with drafts today for my first novel (of which I will be replacing the original cover image) and the sequel. You can click on the images below to enlarge them.

I’m very happy with them and looking forward to doing more! So far in the editing queue we have the sequel to Under Order, a set of spanking short stories (which are hot, btw), and a sci-fi erotic novel that I completed this month for NaNoWriMo.

Thanks so much to my friendly photographer and Photoshop whiz!

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This is all very interesting…

My entire book has become insanely different then it was during my first draft.

Better-different, though.

This is my first novel. I’m a published author (print, even!), but most of what I write is the non-fiction variety… articles, reviews, etc. So, this novel writing business is new to me. And the entire process has been quite enlightening.

Three things I’ve learned about writing novels are:

  1. Writing an entire novel is fun. Much more fun than writing non-fiction. Even though I keep telling myself, “Ok, Sade, relax. It is, after-all, just a sex book,” I’m finding myself completely enamored with my characters and what they end up doing. It’s almost as though my fingers are just a tool for these characters to use in order to get their story told. When I’m writing, I get into the flow where I feel as though I’m actually reading the story as it happens. Pretty damn trippy. And I think that in spite of this novel being ‘just’ erotica, the story I’ve developed is entertaining.
  2. The editing process takes just as long as the writing process. It is slightly tedious, but rewarding just like the writing process. I’ve found myself making huge diagrams of the timeline of my story, setting apart chapters, flipping chapters around, adding foreshadowing for something that ended up happening near the end, etc. Etc. Etc.
  3. Writers need to read. Especially us beginners. I’m constantly thinking about other books I’ve read and learning about the style, the rhythm, the character development. I was approximately 15,000 words into my novel before I picked up some erotic fiction we just, eh-hem, happen to have in our house… And re-reading these books really helped me develop my own process. I think that a lot of people have the desire to create, the desire to write. But browsing some of the free erotica on the web tells me that some authors don’t spend enough time reading (though I will admit that a lot of quality, free erotica is definitely available).
So in spite of about five million unforeseen problems and unrelated adventures that have come up this month, I’m still hoping to have the first book available by late July. Yay!

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I do not want to be the leader.

One of my favorite quotes, by Anaïs Nin:

“I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.”

Anaïs Nin was one of the first well-known female erotic writers. Her diaries, short stories, and novels are all worth a read. I love her attitude towards life; her willingness to make mistakes, and her ability to see life as a medium in which to revel in mistakes and freedom both.

Not a perfect person, of course. No one is. But an interesting woman and a lovely writer.

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Why do you want to write erotic fiction?

I’ve been asked this question a few times since getting myself online and really starting to focus on my writing. Why do you want to write erotic fiction? 

I wasn’t sure of the answer; I’m still not, actually. It’s complicated. 🙂

There are many reasons I like to write. Writing for me can be sort of a form of meditation; I involve myself to a degree where I’m actually not involved in the story anymore. I get to watch it unfold. I become less of a creator and more of a spectator as I observe how characters interact, change, and develop throughout the story.

Sometimes I do get frustrated. The characters might present new challenges that I had not expected, or interact in ways that makes my original idea about the story melt away.  But the frustrations fade as I watch the stories unfold.

And that is part of why I like writing fiction. But why I like writing erotic fiction?

I think at least partly, I like writing erotica because of the freedom it represents. I love that, while erotica has existed since humans came up with words (and before then was, and still is, depicted in art), I can now read an erotic story in public without feeling ashamed or nervous.

I can read pretty nasty, taboo sex scenes while sitting on a bus next to a complete stranger.

With kindles, nooks, and other mobile reading devices, we not only have more in-expensive reading material at our disposal – we also have a new freedom to read whatever the hell we want. We took the cover off the book.

I remember back to when my young, teenage self was first discovering sex. I looked online to get information, to read stories, and to really help myself understand what sex means. Erotica was a big part of my personal understanding of sex. Erotica helped me feel like I wasn’t totally crazy because I wanted to experience some kinky types of sex. But, I always had to hide what I was reading. I had to delete the history on my browser, I learned how to look for the hidden files to make sure everything was deleted (which also led to the revelation that my brother was, like me, looking up unmentionable stuff on the internet).

Now, with so many options of mobile devices, with so many people having their own [password-protected] personal computers… erotica can be a part of our reading material.

And I like that. I like that a lot. 

So that’s part of why I enjoy writing erotic fiction. I also enjoy thinking about sex… and that might, *a-hem*, be a pretty big factor as well. 🙂

 

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