I tweeted about this when I first noticed it but I thought it was worth a blog post as well, and I’ve finally found a few free moments!
So, while I was paying attention to things that were not erotic (you know, like the job(s) and the kids and the cats and oh god all of that laundry; why can’t you be sexy, laundry?), Recess decided to sneak onto the Top 100 free erotica list on Amazon.com.
For serious. Have a look, it’s right there at number 6 (or maybe 7, it’s been fluctuating back and forth but mostly it’s at 6).
There I am, sandwiched between authors like Selena Kitt and Delilah Fawkes (she who led me to look into self-publishing erotica! Although she doesn’t know it because I’m shy; if you ever read this, Delilah, thank you!).
Let me say that again: I am on an Amazon top 100 list with Selena Kitt and Delilah Fawkes, two women who support themselves writing erotica. We are in the top 10, eight months after I published my first erotic story. Okay, so are a lot of other people, and sure, it’s just the free stuff, but holy shit!
(No more profanity, I promise, I’ll save it for the next story! No more parenthesis either, honest, cross my heart.)
I spent about an hour and a half on the phone to my mother the other night exchanging “holy shit!”s with her, both of us squealing like co-eds with the quarterback’s hands in our panties. And I know that may seem odd, using an analogy like that when referencing one’s mother, but you have to understand my mom grew up in the 60s in California. I bet you a dollar she’s reading this and cackling.
Okay, maybe not. Sorry, Mom! No more schoolgirl analogies!
But she was right, when we finally stopped squealing and started actually talking, that this is just the beginning. The start of a life spent doing what I’ve always loved to do.
Why am I rambling on? Really, this is just a long lead into a HUGE thank you to those who have read my stories. I thanked you a few days ago and I meant it; I mean it even more now. You rock, every single one of you. With that sort of encouragement, how can I do anything other than continue writing?
Maybe next I’ll tackle putting more effort into marketing!
Okay, maybe not. Author, know thyself.
Thank you. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.
Look for The Nymphomaniac’s Pillow Book 2 later this week! I’ll be pricing it at $0.99!
Keep that keyboard writing!
It’s been something of a challenge recently to keep the words flowing. I’ve taken on a second job and that combined with unseasonable heat seems to have sapped my creativity. However, with that said, I am in the process of working on two new pieces that should be done (relatively) soon!
She’s blessed with a spirited, open-minded, sensual existence that includes recognizing the potential for exhibitionism in a new apartment, her first sexual experience with another woman and her first threesome– as well as her first struggle with jealousy and her roommate’s steamy solution. I’ve been enjoying writing this. It’s been a challenge, yes, but it’s also been fun capturing a female/female sexual encounter in words– not just on the physical level but also on the emotional level.
Next will be a collection of flash stories, each touching on a fresh and creative encounter. The title is still undecided but my recent forays into flash erotica have been well-received and I’d like to reward appreciation with more to whet the appetite. Flash is interesting because it’s so short– the challenge of creating a living snapshot with words without losing any vital and vivid detail is immense. It’s going well though, and I’m looking forward to seeing what reception it receives.
I’d also like to say thank you to the readers who have made the last few months such a joy for me, as a writer. I’ve received a lot of feedback and a lot of sales. It would be easy to write in a void, just for myself and for the enjoyment of writing; I’ve done it before. But to write what I love and then to put it out there online for others to enjoy as well, and to see such a response… it’s incredible.
Thank you. And thank you! And you over there, thank you as well! You’re why I do this, and why I continue to do this. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings.
I recently had the pleasure of working on some cover art for Ella Dominguez. She made it a pleasure in two ways: providing a terrific starting image in the form of a painting by Rebekka Ivacson (used with permission), and by sharing with me the synopsis of a story that naturally piqued my interest.
What can I say, I’m a sucker for BDSM, bondage, and oral.
Ella’s novel is currently in review and hopefully soon to arrive but she’s published a sample on Amazon.com, which can be found by clicking on the image over there. It isn’t just one chapter but five for your personal enjoyment. I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you have an interest in seeing into the hearts and minds of people on both sides of the BDSM equation.
Thank you, Ella!
Isabel is a shy artist with an abusive past who has a very vivid fantasy life and unexplored unusual sexual tastes. When her very private and naughty-natured artwork is sold without her permission, she sets out to try and retrieve her precious paintings, unaware that the buyer has dark sexual tendencies.
Dylan Young is an eccentric businessman and art collector with very specific tastes in women and sex, and serious trust issues. When he comes upon a very erotic set of paintings, he purchases them and they ignite a want and need for the alternative lifestyle he was forced to give up.
When the two meet, Dylan immediately picks up on Isabel’s submissive nature and hatches a wicked plan to teach Isabel about his alternative lifestyle. He wants nothing more than to get his hands on more of her paintings and her body.
Their affair is intensely physical and despite Dylan’s wanting only a sexual relationship with distinct boundaries, he can’t resist her spirited nature and her immense talent. But Isabel has a hidden dominant streak that only Dylan brings out. Can they be a good match when they both yearn for control?
Let me introduce you to Laylah Roberts. Laylah Roberts is an author of domestic discipline and AB/DL stories (her blog can be found here), and she contacted me back in June about working up some cover art for a new story.
She’s since published Firecracker, which is (in my oh so humble opinion) a tasty (and toe-curling) exploration of BDSM in a committed relationship. It is definitely worth taking a look at, not just for the sex but also for the way it explores how a relationship can change completely and come out stronger for it.
Click on the image to be taken to its page on Amazon.com and read below for the description!
If you walk out that door, Sienna, then don’t ever come back.
Two years later, Clint’s cold words still ringing in her ears, Sienna finds herself on a plane, returning to Montana.
To the husband she’d run away from.
A phone call from her distraught best friend gives Sienna the courage, and the excuse, she needs to return. She’s determined to show Clint that she’s changed—to see if there was any chance he still wants her, or whether she’s truly lost him forever.
Clint is thrilled that Sienna’s come home, even if she is returning because of his brother’s accident. He wants to prove to his estranged wife that he’s changed. That he’s no longer the cold asshole she ran away from.
Sienna and Clint quickly discover their desire for each other hasn’t waned. If anything it’s increased, especially when Clint tells Sienna the secret he’d kept throughout their marriage. That he is a dom. That he wants to show her how much she would enjoy being his submissive.
But both of them are too afraid to speak about their real issues, to push each other for commitment for fear of scaring the other one away.
Will they ever get their act together and learn to communicate or will Sienna run once more?
Contains BDSM, spanking,explicit sex, M/F.
Why is it every time I try to type “cover”, my fingers insist on adding a “t” to the end? Hello, subconscious.
But yes! There are four delicious new pre-made cover art templates for you to choose from, at the oh so reasonable price of $30 per cover, with adjustments made to suit your own tastes. Have a look and if you like what you see, send me an email at corinnaparr at gmail dot com!
I have celebrated my first cover art sale by adding three new templates to the sale gallery! Have a look and if you’re interested in anything you see there, just send me an email at corinnaparr at gmail dot com.
I’ve also adjusted my ratios so that all images will fit both Amazon’s and Apple’s new dimension requirements for covers. The same price applies though: $30 for pre-created templates, $40 for covers in which you provide the image and $50 for covers in which I provide the image.