Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dhampyre: Blood Beginnings (Erotic High Fantasy)

In the peaceful town of Ironwood, a mysterious, darkly dressed woman answers the call for aid to watch over a farm after fears of a flying nightmare begin to circulate. Before long, this solemn traveller will be left with more questions than answers and a hunger that only one thing can satisfy. Seeking those answers will draw her deep into Ironwood Forest, entangling her at the mercy of monsters and plots she cannot even begin to understand.

The lives of common folk and the common monsters that live in peace together will change in her wake, but hers is a story in its blood beginnings. Hers is the path of a vampire's half-bred child; the Dhampyre.

The link section looks sparse in this case because this is infact an Amazon exclusive! That means readers with Amazon Prime can 'borrow' the book for free, and I have a number of tools to play around with.

Such as making it FREE as a short promotional event from the 20th to 21st!

This title is going to be one of my more interesting little projects, and the use of Amazon's Select feature is one instance of exactly how. In more interesting terms, contrary to the usual method of releasing serial volumes and gauging interest through time, Dhampyre will be a routine release of novella format length books with accompanying paperback on release, covering a full arc with several erotic scenes to drive the journey along.

What this does is give me the best of all worlds, giving me a place to write up the initial shorter chapter pieces one by one on a more-or-less weekly basis, get thoughts and feedback on the progression of those, then come back later and edit them all a second time to put into a chaptered novel book format where I can make full use of chapter breaks to shift the time, scene, character focus and even theme in a way that standard serial releases don't really allow.

So I'm really excited about this, but what's it all about? Fans of my other high fantasy titles - Daemonique, Deity of the Desert and Huntsman imparticular - will get some similar vibes from some of the content, and that's because it's set in the same world. There's strong connection to the Northlands and the history of the world that is only being teased out in whispers, so far, as well as using the same religious setting as in Daemonique. The town of Ironwood is far inland from Kinsport, where Daemonique's setting has moved to, and far south of the region's capital, but it is held under the same faith. 

This volume really sets up and gets you comfortable with the world and its inhabitants. There are a lot of monstrous types here, a lot of twisted creatures, spirits of nature and some more traditional types like the Vampire and the main travelling protagonist - the Dhampir, child of a Vampire and Human. Many of these monsters will be involved in wholly erotic encounters. 

Fans of my similar work and Monster Girls at large will find scenes including vampiric biting, Holstaurus cow girls, Alraune plant girl and Dryad wood spirit, a Manticore and more. These rich, varied monster types are a real driving force behind the setting,so their involvement and interactions with the girl who balances between worlds of monster and human will only get more intense from here on.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Dressmaker's Doll (A Dark BDSM Fantasy)

Fresh out of college, the opportunity to work under the reclusive bachelor, mysterious and renowned tailor Julian Landon in his secluded villa felt like a fairy tale for young Amy, yet here she is. This fairy tale is reality for her. 

As the days pass, Amy will be reminded those fairy tales were once much darker things. Circumstance will see her fall helplessly into a world of darker passion and submission to the man that swept her off her feet. 

His training will prove to be far more erotic and sensual than she could have ever imagined, drawing her deeper and deeper into his world. 

It’s a world Amy has no escape from. A world she no longer wants to escape.

I may have said this before - may have even said it a lot, knowing me - but this is one of those books on the side I wanted to write one day. One of the many twisted little dark things in the back of my mind. The opportunity arose for it to be a good time to write it, and so here we are.

The Dressmaker's Doll may seem innocent and innocuous enough at first, it begins as a nice story of how one little moment can set a person freefalling into the a world they'd never have expected. Once you get into someone's life a little differently, a little more intimately, a whole different side of them can come out. For Amy, this meant discovering Julian's dominance. As a dressmaker and designer he adheres to what people might expect, putting his passion into the creation of unique pieces while staying far and away from attention. He has his reasons for wanting privacy and there's as many rumours as stipulation to why.

As a man, he's a wholly different beast of dominance and power that takes Amy's breath away and lets her mind run wild over the dark, sordid pleasure of submitting to him and how he makes her feel like a doll with just some simple commands and a ball gag. This leads to showing her the darker side of clothing, making her submit not only to him, but his design. Through Amy's perspective, the seemingly simple act of putting on clothing manages to become its own powerful and erotic act of submission for her.

Her walk down this dark path is an interesting one, with a possibly controversial end that really makes it a dark fantasy. I left a lot of it essentially vague to not spoil the mood, as surreal and improper as it may be, but this story is as seen by the young girl. I might write 'the other story' surrounding it one day, depending on feedback and such, but that's all I'll say outside of the end-of-book author note. For now, enjoy this tale.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Year in the Rear with the Gear - One Year of Publishing Erotic Fiction

First image in my gallery.
A year ago to the day, Leona D. Reish appeared with Daemonique I: The Darkest Desire. Back then it was ‘vol.1’, a mess of formatting and with a different cover piece. Not to imply I know what I'm doing now, but my blog posts back then sure a mess, too.

A day later, Smashwords’ read an ebook week kicked off, so I pushed to release a second book that got in on the 7th. Seeing that come around again now brings back a lot of memories. I was really very easily disheartened back then when nothing really happened through that first week with its sale event going.

In some senses, I’m just as easily disheartened now, and certainly still learning. I'm aiming to tie up current projects before I really start on anything new, since now I've a better understanding of things, I don't have to be so scattered about it. So we'll see how things go. As much as they change, I think they're going to stay the same.

Sat in a different corner of the room, at a different desk, though, things have really come a long way. It's really been a year, huh...

For sake of index-browsing scroll fingers, the rest of this post is pretty long and getting put behind a pagebreak. First year anniversary though, should probably celebrate or something. 

Christmas at a military base with a disembodied brain.
My kind of fun.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hide With Him (BBW Paranormal Erotic Romance)

Lynne Hill is a girl haunted. Not by her past or circumstance, but a darkly handsome man. His passion and interest in her is something from her wildest fantasies, but can the big, shy girl handle living those unspeakable dreams out? Under his dominating gaze, she might not have a choice. Giving in to temptation and playing his games, even in public, she's starting to doubt she wants a choice.

It's a dangerously sexual game Lynne is playing, but she may not be able to stop.

This series started like many do, a sort of experiment in something a little different, and if my highly impartial and scientific measurements of looking at numbers and going "holy shit, what", people really enjoy this series too.

That's really awesome. The first volume, Hide From Him got a really nice five star review, which I don't doubt has helped with bringing it to other people's attention, and making me feel really good about my writing. That, combined with everyone else taking interest in and enjoying the first book is a really good way to get more and sooner. An so here we are! I love to hear back from people in any form, and I've been getting a bit more contact lately and I honestly think about it fondly day to day a lot.

So what's in this second volume? The story practically picks up where it left off, with Lynne being rudely awoken by having her breasts played with in bed until she's left with a pretty messy face because she wouldn't get up. From there, there's some introspection and development of just what this erotic ghostly figure is, more developments and a bit of shopping.

That might sound innocent enough, but around 'Him', the heat is rarely turned down for long. It's one of the things that makes writing this series fun, considering what he is, there's just all sorts of freedoms from a normal relationship and interaction that lets me dive into hard, fast and frequent sexual implications, and even some other things like humour and a little philosophy.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Darkfallen: Expanding Elena (Body Expansion Gangbang)

Far underground in the now demonic prison, countless tales of surrender to seduction and corruption are played out, unabated. While the world above seeks to forget and seal those demons within their hold, they are not left powerless and without pleasures of their own.

This is one such woman's story. Walking the halls after her last session of fun, the succubus Kynthia spots a petite noble lady all alone, and takes an interest. Her demonic lust to change and warp the things around her will see the small woman come to be much bigger and softer, tearing the clothing from her figure and gathering an audience to the show of boundless, sizeless depravity about to unfurl. It's an audience Elena soon wants little more than perform for.

This volume starts out with the same succubus lead as before, bearing the same demonic dick she took from playing with Jacob in the first volume. So, indeed, it's another futa/dickgirl volume. They're just fun! Succubus are very sexually free with demonic energy and body modification like that too, so it lets me jump straight in without being odd.

Now, in addition to that, I wanted to play around with expansion a bit. It's another of those kind of magical kinks you can only really do in fiction where someone's body rapidly grows and changes. As the subtitle may imply, this is about expanding a woman named Elena, another of the demonic prison's unwitting residents. 

So what's fun about it is what begins as clothes-ripping and button popping breast and butt expansion, making them big and soft to play with -- not to sound hipster, but I one day found out I was writing BBW before I knew it was a thing, far back as Hot, Wet & Tied Up. Bigger to any degree means softer and cuddly, who doesn't like squishy cuddles? -- following on into exhibition and inviting in the crowd of Incubus that have gathered to watch through the cell bars. That's why I like Darkfallen, I can just set it up with 'yep, demons everywhere', with ulterior world building in the Daemonique series, and get down to some good, hot erotic action.

Sometimes you just want something a little simpler and fast fun, I like to change the pace with writing like that too, and so here we are.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shoes of Glass: The Second Step (A Femdom Erotic Romance)

As the relationship between a self-conscious, injured young woman and the kind-hearted, easily manipulated man at her feet continues, the things he does to her heart are beginning to frighten Erica. Daniel is beginning to occupy her thoughts and actions more often, which will lead to Erica testing the strength of his pledge to her, both in town and in private.

Tied up in Erica's domain of leather dominance and lace submission, held firmly under the caress of her heel, Daniel can only endure her wishes to meet with the reward of passion to follow. Taking this second step of endurance to follow the first will show Daniel the cracks in a beautiful woman's defensive shell.

It's nice to come back to this series, and a good place to start the new year. With step puns.

Well not so much puns, but it was a funny idea in my head and in the moment. The title however is very serious, if changed from what it was in back lists. That's one of the reasons I added text to say those are subject to change, though. It's really amazing what you end up writing sometimes, and for all you plan ahead, enough little things changing can lunge it in a completely different direction.

Now, the end result is the same, and some of the merit in being the sole proprietor of the madness in my head is people don't know what it started out as. Some of those scenes I've moved forward into the third volume, with it looking like it can take up four total instead of the initial three I had in mind. Having said that, I don't think I really had three in mind, it just felt like after doing the things I had for the current volume, a third would wrap things up, but not so much now.

That's a good thing though, that means more plot, more romance and more of this funny couple that aren't really a couple exploring their kinks together under guises and fronts to hide from the feelings that are really starting to grow in them.

You might not expect that from something that started off as a femdom, crossdressing and foot fetish showcase story, but since the beginning, it really has taken off to be as much of an interesting romance as an erotic one. The important caveat is none of it would be possible if you took out those erotic connotations, since they're very key to the core fact that Erica hates her body, but enjoys dominating Daniel, and the things she gets to wear hide that body, giving her strength.

It might not go so smoothly forever, though. Wounds heal and things happen.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Little things make big differences

This image is pretty much the only way to get across how awesome it feels to hear from people about my writing. It doesn't happen often, though even if it did, that wouldn't change how great and moving it is. So really, thank you.

I'm an emotional sort of person so it's easy to nudge that feeling one way or the other. I'll admit - while I don't expect it to happen to readers - my own writing and imagining future events for various books has brought me to tears from emotional investment.

It may also be an image to define that I'm going to try and worry less about what I think is and isn't appropriate to relate to for all that 'public image' shit. I mean, I write erotic fiction and have an 8bit banner & (vampire) monster mascot, a fear of discrimination over interests being further afield should get flagged a little sooner than this.

The fact that I haven't really met people that associate or openly enjoy things like this in these writing circles shouldn't leave me to think I have to leave them out of my appearance as a person. It has, for however long since things will always seem pretty ominous and unknown, but I don't know.

New year, so I'm going to worry about stupid things like that less. It's not to say I'm going to move into being obnoxious or offensive about use, but that should be obvious enough already in that I'm not an obnoxious sort of person.

Anyway, new author feature tomorrow for Shoes of Glass: The Second Step.