Lusty Soul - BLOG
In this section I will post updates on my writing, promotions and giveaways, announcements, random rants, new reviews, and anything that I need off my chest. Check here regularly to see what's up.
January 25, 2019
What I want most of all as a writer is to be read. This may be somewhat of a narcissist motivation, but why else does someone create? So forgive me, I want to put myself out there, and collect your thoughts on the results of my creativity.
Amazon and Smashwords are just two of the platforms available to me. But they require that the creative process is finished, that the book is done, and this means that the result is a snapshot of all the months, and even years, of work that preceded it.
WattPad is different. This is a platform that encourages interaction between reader and writer during the creative process. The result here is as much affected by the input of the writer, as it is by the feedback from the reader, as the story progresses, chapter by chapter.
Go have a look. WattPad is free, it is a new way to discover and enjoy, in a literary world where the traditional earning models have lost their monopoly.
November 21, 2018
I started my publishing adventure at Smashwords 3 years ago, with Sultry Shower. After a while of disappointing sales, I moved my books exclusively to Amazon, in the hope that sales would pick up.
The exclusivity I owed to Amazon in that period didn’t rapport the desired results, and only being allowed to distribute through them felt limiting.
It is therefore that I have decided to move my books back to Smashwords. They’ll still be available at Amazon, but no longer in exclusivity (including as free downloads for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.)
What is Smashwords?
Smashwords is a fast-growing competitor to Amazon on the eBook market. They offer authors a platform to create, publish, and distribute their books while aiming at maximum creative liberty for the author, and a convenient and hassle-free reading experience for readers. Books at Smashwords are available in a variety of formats (epub, mobi, pdf,...) and are accessible from all devices, or from their web reader.
If you don’t have an account already, hop on over to their store, create an account in 3 easy clicks, and start shopping, for yourself, or for your friends and families. Holidays are coming up, and you can never have enough present ideas.
You can find my books on Smashwords here.
Be sure to bookmark my website www.lustysoulbooks.com for other news related to my work.
Hope to see you there.
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*The Fence is still exclusively available at Amazon until February 1, 2019. You can find it at Smashwords as a preorder at a low introductory price.
November 9, 2018
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a yearly global event that takes place in the month of November. Writers, professionals and beginners, or aspiring writers, commit themselves to writing a draft story of 60000 words.
My personal goal isn't quite as ambitious; I have chosen to commit to 40000 words, of which the first 10000 are a fact. Look up my project under the name Lusty Soul
I'm not telling too much about the project yet, but my patrons on Patreon have exclusive access to the online draft. One thing I can say is that I am exploring other genres for this story than the erotica you are used from me. No sex this time, but plenty of suspense, action, a healthy dose of humor, and maybe, a happy ending? Not sure yet, the story is in constant shift. But I am already very excited of where it is headed.
The working title is "Converging Tracks," and at the rate it is going, I may have a big announcement coming by the beginning of next year.
October 15, 2018
Since I started writing erotica, I have published 4 stories at Amazon—Sultry shower, Spicy Dinner, The Haircut, The Fence—but I have kept again as many in (what feels like) eternal draft. Stories I started but never finished, or haven't finished yet, for various reasons. Mostly because, as I was working on them, I encountered the limitations of my immature skills as an author. In other words, I felt not ready yet, not skilled enough yet, to do these stories justice.
I keep working hard to improve both my craft and my English, and I see a positive evolution with every new story I publish.
In the meantime, I want to keep these stories alive, and perhaps rekindle my connection with them, by posting them here in monthly installments.
The first story to make a reappearance is Lady and Vagabond
This content is exclusive for my patrons.