Although the contract fell through, the first book in the series is available from me, Amazon and hopefully in the next few days Kobo too :)
Proceeds from the book go to the Sandy Hook charity fund.
This is a section of one of my stories in the book called "DracoDreaming," at the moment, Angels Cried has the only printed version, although coming out shortly will be a book by the Peacock Writers. Another children's charity I write for, which will feature the story.
And, I will be bringing out my own book called "Drakanarc," which will contain a lot of dragon stories:-
“There is no need to worry about having the wrong side and missing the flights, the dragons will fill the skies.”
After an excited and sleepless night, I was roused by Piotr yelling to me “Goderon, you must see this!”
Waking from my sleep, I went to my window and true to Dimitriov’s word the skies were filled with beautiful dragons of all shapes and sizes. “I have seen them before but never so many,” I called back to my excited friend.
“Hurry up and come down, we’re going to the caves now!”
“I’ll be right down,” I replied, as I quickly put on a thick coat and leggings.
Climbing up the steep mountainside we could feel the winds from their wings but never did one of them attack us, even though they could have killed us with a simple knock.
Amazon are charging over $4for my new book, go to my blog and get it for $3 top price
I am not writing to make a fortune, but to sell a few stories. I can keep my prices down because there is no company mark up involved, you buy from me and I will email a copy to your address :)
If this is the same with Sexual Explosions, the best buy is to come to me and pay via Paypal I will only charge the rock bottom prices.
Although I do not need to justify my actions to anybody, I will explain the reasons why I am turning down the possibility of a contract with Horny Devil Publishing.
This may have been my only chance at a contract, I have a friend who has signed a 5 year deal with HDP, it would be great to get a chance like that but...
The reasons are:-
There is a mass of interest now on line for the book, with my blog on the other blog about the first page getting over 1,000 reads, and the one about the book coming out close behind on 750+, I realise this means nothing. But, there is a great chance of selling the series if I strike now, while interest is high, if I wait to see if HDP is interested, every day I wait that interest dies away and then I will have a devil's own job to restart it. Look at Chronicles, an award winning book that does nothing.
I may be making a big mistake in not waiting for the chance to get published, but with such a strong following, I feel it unwise not to try and capitalise on the growing groundswell my blogs have cost. I realise a book can get a lot more money and quicker, but at the same time, I may publish the book and it may die a death, whereas the ebook has a chance to flourish now.
After debating with my conscience, I came to the conclusions that this is not for me, I want to be recognised for writing good and intriguing stories not porn stories, that have a limited market.
I am not a prude, I enjoy writing erotica as it very tastefully written and sexy, but what HDP want crosses the line for me. TBH, I don't think I could keep to my contract as the areas they are going in, are areas that I prefer to leave alone. Rather like one lady I chatted to years ago, she could only climax, if she tasted her blood in her mouth - YUK - a little rough sex is not too bad, but once you cross that line and know the person needs to taste blood, to satisfy their needs. Where do you stop?
You heard it here first!
As of this time tomorrow, Sexual Explosions book 1 will be going for sale on Amazon.
I know it is on with a chance at Horny Devil, but if they can't reply to my email in 3 days. I can't wait for them, I am in the game to make a few dollars NOT to be kept waiting with no reply :)
My memory is almost infallible, this story will demonstrate this matter.
October 31, 1967 - a young schoolboy had the experience of a lifetime. I was privileged to be in Southampton at the last sailing from the UK of two of the worlds first super liners; Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth. This glorious sight stayed with me for my life, never had I seen such glorious ships.
Both ships had a glorious war record as troop carriers/ hospital ships, as they could out run any German surface vessel.
During this time, there was another image which has been imprinted on my mind, this is of a large glass ball approximately four feet in diameter bounded by brass rings, standing in front of an office block. I wanted to know if it is still there, alas, as I can no longer travel; this is something I will never know. I have contacted the tourist information, but being such a long time ago, I doubt if there is any information or record of the ball.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to anybody who has read the blog. Two days ago (Feb 23rd) was the highest number of reads - 415 - for the month, almost a hundred higher than the previous best. This if nothing else, will ensure the health of the blog for the next few months.
This is the story of one of my collections that may never see the light of day.
At the end of 2010, I started to write a series of allegoric love stories as a loving farewell to a lady called Faye' Dupre (seen here).
They were heartfelt and lovingly told, so much went into them, friends who knew what Faye' meant to me, cried as the stories were sent out. The love and anguish was out there to read. The stories were true love put into romantic settings, which led the readers in a world of alternate being.
If they are so good, why are you not doing them? I hear you ask.
The reason is because, when I was writing them, the stories were so personal and painful to write. I almost didn't finish the four book series, now I have had thoughts of a different ending. One I am sure my lovely Faye would have approved of.
At the time of writing, I was half way through the second story and broke down, it was days before I could continue.
The main objective is to sell my books via this blog and make more money than I got from Amazon. A tough call to realise, not at all. One sale for as little as $0.50c and I achieve the goal.
Objective 2:- To get a book published, not only self-pubbed; there may be a small chance of that as Chronicles is with a Maryland publisher and I have sent Sexual Explosions to a Florida publisher.
Objective 3:- Possibly the most difficult, is to get a story on line with the Black Library (Warhammer)
I was asked by some friends, if I was going in for the contest this year. I hadn't given it much thought, mainly because my resolution for the last two years has been not to enter a contest. I entered so many in 2011 I lost track of what was happening.
The thought of writing 50,000+ words in a month was daunting, I can't imagine why? In 2011, I was laid low by a torn tendon and was doing well over 20,000 a week, each week from July until the end of September.
Maybe next year I will enter
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