Sunday, 15 February 2015

Sinister Desires Release Party and Google Hang out!

Sounds like fun, right? Well it will be!Sinister Desires is coming on Tuesday, Feb 17th!

Release Day Party - Tuesday, February 17th

Join us on Facebook for the release day party! Win stuff, meet people, celebrate the anthology!

Authors and bloggers, join us that day to meet new readers! 

Google Author Hang Out - Wednesday, February 18th

Join us on Google Hangout to interact with the contributing authors! Ask your questions before the event and have us answer them the day of!

RSVP and submit questions here:

We hope to see you all at both places!!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

In Which Jaden Comes Clean...

I don't like romance.

I mean I like it, I remember what it was like when my dark little heart would pitter patter over a new love, or what it meant to be wined and dined by Mr. Wilkes instead of going out to dinner without the kids and just talking about the kids. WTF is up with that?

Anyhow, I mean as a genre. I've tried, I really have, but I can't read it. I want to read it to learn, I want to understand how other authors craft their stories, I want to know what marks I'm not hitting and I want to hit them in order to reach more readers.

But I can't read it.

At this point I'm also nervous about picking up too much from other books and regurgitating them in other forms. I know there is so much of that happening in this genre, and in the book world in general. There's this constant pressure to produce, produce, produce that apparently wasn't around even a few years back, and I don't want to accidentally borrow a line here, or a phrase there, and cobble them into my own bizarre backyard frankenstein of quivering wombs and clenching lady caves.

But here's the thing. I fucking LOVE romance. Does that make sense? I know, it doesn't. I love it because it allowed me to start writing. I love it because I've met the most loyal, passionate, intense and hilarious readers of any genre. I truly believe romance readers are the shit!

I love it because it's provided my family with a decent "stay at home" income over the last year or so.

I love it because for some reason I'm drawn to write sex and love and human relationships, and when I'm surrounded by those passionate romance readers I mentioned, I can be completely unapologetic about tossing in a quivering this, or a clenching that.

I am not ashamed to write romance. I used to be, for the first year or so, I'd couch it in terms like, "ladies naughty fiction" or "contemporary fiction". At some point I thought fuck it, I write dark erotica, I write romance, deal with it motherfuckers.

And that felt good.

But I was still blocked. Everywhere you look, people tell you "mommy porn" isn't really "literature". It's not really well written, it's mass produced pulp for the peanut munching masses (women predominantly).

As a feminist, a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a human being, this has been pissing me off lately. How is it any less meaningful or serious as say...the Tom Clancy spy jerk off franchise? Or the Dean Koontz horror jerk fest? Why do we ignore the fact that the biggest selling genre pretty much anywhere in the world is romance? What does that say about our stupid, backwards oppressive culture?

So I've been embracing the "cheese" lately, as I call it. I've been losing my preconceived notions of what "mommy porn" is and learning to write through my block. I've been writing short pieces, 5-10k, most of which will never see the light of day. Or maybe they will. Who knows?

Anyhow, I guess what I'm trying to say is I don't read romance, but I love writing it, I love my readers and I love doing what I'm doing.

If you don't like it, you can go choke on a bag of dicks and read your Tom Clancy novel. :D

(PS I have nothing against Tom or Dean or any other genre. :D)

Monday, 9 February 2015

Sinister Desires Pre-Order!

A dark anthology...

For a limited time! Here's your chance to purchase Lily White's banned book "Her Master's Courtesan" along with several other amazing read.

Tired of hearts & flowers? Does the sight of teddy bears make you want to throw up in your mouth? Like your erotica as dark as your soul and just as twisted? 

Indulge your SINISTER DESIRES with these ten delectable tales of forbidden fancy from previously banned authors. 

Limited Time: February 17th to 28th, 2015 

Only $3.99

Pre-order Links:

Amazon US
Amazon UK

A percentage of the proceeds from this anthology will go towards combating censorship in publishing. We will not go gently!

WARNING: Anticipate that ALL books in this antho contain VERY disturbing situations, dubious consent, rape, strong language, and graphic violence.


NYT, USA Today, & International Bestselling Authors

Beneath the Burn by Pam Godwin
Amid corruption and power, rock stars and drugs, Jay and Charlee must face their worst fears. When the battle is over, what will be left...Beneath The Burn.

Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts
This New York Times Bestseller is the story of a young woman kidnapped and held hostage by a human trafficker out for revenge. Gritty, violent, and not for the faint of heart. 18+

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & International Bestselling Authors

Empathy by Ker Dukey
Brother. Detective. Contract Killer. Blake is all three and the last thing he wants is...EMPATHY.

Therapist by Jaden Wilkes
A handsome and charming sociopath meets his match in a femme fatale intent on destroying him from the inside out.

The Decimation of Mae by D.H. Sidebottom
He called me his lamb. He was the shepherd. As Master, he demanded my mind and surrender and used it to shatter my heart. His violence broke my spirit. His hatred slayed my soul.But it was his kind and gentle side that took my life? Literally.

Joseph Fallen by M.S. Willis
There is a fine line between genius and madness, love and hate, right and wrong. Discover how Joseph falls from light into the pitch black depths of ultimate darkness.

Roman by Kimber S. Dawn
Roman is a man of little words and lesser morals. Roman has never felt emotions like guilt, shame, or remorse. How do I know all of this? Because, my name is Heather Mackenzie and I've been number thirteen for a lot longer than I ever intended to be.

Flawed by Francette Phal
All Lacey wants for herself is a better life. And she does all she can to work towards that goal. But one mistake brings her world to a crashing halt, redirecting her on the path to utter destruction. But it's a destruction she finds herself craving beneath the brutal hands of serial killer Knox Bishop.

Facade by Ker Dukey & D.H. Sidebottom
I am, Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a facade, I am already gone. I am a no one. Especially to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity.The sin in his immorality.

Her Master's Courtesan by Lily White
He does not want love or kindness. He only wants complete submission. Erotic Horror. Currently banned from Amazon.


I am writing.

And writing and writing and writing...

I'm starting to feel like that girl from The Red Shoes. About two years ago a friend of mine from the mommy boards started dabbling with writing. Then another girl mentioned a friend of hers doing this crazy thing called self publishing. I read the free preview of her wildly successful book and thought, why not?

So I set out on this writing journey and tossed a novel together in about a month. You may or may not have heard of it, I don't blame you if you have...Reverse Cowgirl. I thought it was a clever title, it was an uninspired sweet love story, I slapped some hot cowboy abs on the cover, had some friends with zero publishing knowledge edit it for me, and hit publish.

It was rewarding and I could finally say I was a published author. Check that one off the bucket list.

But then something happened.

I sold a book, and then another, and then another, and shit, people seemed to not hate it.

By then I was paying attention to things like market trends and industry analysis and thought I'd better throw another book out there. If I could write six or eight books a year, and they each bring in roughly a hundred a month, that would be a few hundred extra cash each and every month. Big money back then!

My second book was a new adult long assed cliffhanger because I'd read that 1) NA was THE genre to write in, 2) people wanted long books, and 3) people wanted series.

It wasn't well received, it hurt like a motherfucker at the time, but looking back I read those scathing one star reviews and I'm like, "Damn, they were right, the fuckers." (That's the thing about one star reviews, the might sting at the time, but with some distance and perspective, you can see why they didn't like the things they didn't like. Don't pander to your audience, be true to your characters, but listen to everyone. As I always say, let the five stars feed your ego, and the one stars feed your craft. But that's another blog post for another day.)

So a little over a year ago I published Dirty Little Freaks and started to be more *me* online than *author me*. And lo and behold, people liked it. People bought DLF more than my other two combined and I was buoyed by the positive feedback.

At this time, my other businesses started to suffer. I noticed I no longer cared about renewable energy resources and their application to agriculture, I no longer obsessively combed horse sale sites looking for a foundation mare for my Gypsy Vanner breeding farm, I no longer worked that hard on our Bed and Breakfast business plan, I no longer wanted chickens, goats, sheep, cows, basically I wanted nothing but to write.

And it only got worse.

The Beast was published in March of last year and was insanely popular. It still sells. A lot. Every month. Unfortunately I was also blocked by Amazon at that time and lost my momentum, but that book alone earned me more than all my other titles combined.

Since then I've been consistent in earnings, enough that I make more than I would teaching at the college or running the farm/B&B full time. Sounds peachy keen, right?

Some days, yes, I love it.

Some days I feel like those fucking red shoes, I can't get them off my feet and I can't stop dancing!

Only I can't stop writing.

I have SO MANY books in my head, so many people coming out. I think I've lost that balance between interacting with people and doing takeovers and having fun online that I had a year ago, and lately it's been feeling more and more like a dark obsession.

The good news is that you'll have more of my crazy mind fuck twisted shit to read.

The bad news is that I have to scale back on social media. I can't do both. 

So, if you like something I write, help a possessed author out. Read it, love it, leave a review and tell everyone you know about it! :) 

I'll be around of course, probably just as much as I have been. lol But right now I'm feeling the tug of writing more than marketing.

But marketing sells books.

And selling books keeps me in business.

And so...

I seek the balance.

Right after I get a few thousand words out of my head.