Dirty Thirty!

A few newsworthy items…

Quick reminder about the Smashword’s Summer/Winter sale. You can get the Miriam F. Martin books for half off until the end of the month. Not a lot of time left on the deal.

And something I hadn’t entirely realized… I’ve gone thirty weeks of posting two short stories per week without repeating. “Control” was quickie number thirty, and “For Friends and Money” was the thirtieth humpday story.

Originally I’d planned on writing a brand new short story for each week for 52 weeks. Then life smacked me around and I had to dip into my catalogue to keep things going. But I still wrote a bunch of new work, so total win.

I’m resetting my goals again. So in the meantime, I’ll repost some of the older Wednesday stories until I have a backlog of new stuff. Any requests, you can leave it in the comment section.

And one more thing… I’m rebranding Siren’s Garter yet again. Still have a lot of work with cover designs, but I’m pleased with the new direction. I don’t think I’ll relaunch the issues this year, but certainly early next year I’ll have enough to a) publish more issues, and b) re-release the older issues with new designs. Right now I have six issues published, and the next four mostly put together.

I’ll much more to say about all that when I’m closer to having final products.

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale on Now!

As previously mentioned, the tenth annual Summer/Winter Sale at Smashwords runs from July 1 to 31. Throughout the month, thousands of authors and publishers put books on sale at deep discounts, so be sure to check this out.

And of course, my Miriam F. Martin/Siren’s Garter line of erotica stories are 50% off! No need for a coupon, the discount will apply when you add my books to the shopping cart.

Doesn’t matter what device you read on, Smashwords provides multiple formats including epub (works on most devices) and mobi (for Kindles). You can even download formats for the old Sony and Palm devices.

Happy Fourth to those of you in the States!

Enjoy!

A milestone I hadn’t realized…

With Sunday’s “In the Bag” and Wednesday’s “Friends with Batteries,” marks 25 weeks of posting two stories per week. So that’s 50 erotica short stories. I sort of knew I had a lot of work out there, but hadn’t really thought about it much. And I feel like I’m only beginning.

I began this as a challenge to myself to write a short story every week, which fell apart faster than I’d hoped. Then I kept things going by using my backlist stories. I have three more I’m willing to use for Wednesday, after that I’ll either need to write more or re-post older ones. I like the idea of writing and publishing a short story per week. We’ll see how this goes again.

I still have a lengthy list of Sunday Quickie stories to draw from, plus a number that have never been published. They don’t take as much focus to write, so no worries about those.

But I plan on re-posting some of the older Wednesday stories anyway, at least every now and then. A number of the people following this blog probably never got to read the January and February stories. So, if you’re curious about any of the titles, or just want to re-read one, let me know in the comments. Here’s the list of the Wednesday stories so far.

And yes, I’m working on novels and novellas too. My productivity and focus is slowly ramping up, so I’m taking on longer projects. Just going slower than I wanted.

Issue Two Now Available

SG_Issue2v3Siren’s Garter: Issue Two is now available at your favorite book seller.And even more content is on the way! Issue Three will become available by the end of September or early October. And the two stand-alone novella titles are already published… Never Marry the Femme Fatale and The Other Kind of Big Sleep, featured in Issues One and Two respectively.

Issue Three contain the complete novella The Billionaire Cougar’s Day Off and a number of… ahem… interesting short stories.

Happy reading!

Publisher’s Desk: Free Content

I plan on doing a Publisher’s Desk post every so often, maybe once a month, to give updates and show how I’m working behind the scenes to get Siren’s Garter up and running. Lot of work ahead of me. The website is getting there, slowly and step by step. I’ve got some cover art done, but still have some branding issues to decide on. Mostly I’m focused on creating content, both for the print/electronic periodical and for the website.

So here’s a sneak peak at the free content I have planned for the website.

Monday Quickies will be featured stories of 300 to 1,000 word length (1-5 pages), appearing every Monday on the blog. The same stories will also appear in the periodical, in a section called “Quickie Confessions.” They will be in the style of Penthouse Forum letters, short first-person accounts of intimate encounters. (Entirely fiction, of course.) Look for these to begin in April.

Hump Day Stories will be featured on Wednesday. These are short stories, 3,000 to 6,000 words long (12-25 pages, give or take), reprinted from the back issues of Siren’s Garter. The story of the week will remain free to read until the next Hump Day, when it will be replaced by the next story. I won’t begin this until I have a large stock of stories to draw from, perhaps after Issue Three or Four hits the market, so look for this in 2017.

Also further down the road, I plan to have an email newsletter. This will be strictly for announcing new titles, and will only be sent out once every month or so, if that.

Like I said, the focus now is just producing content. I’ll be around fixing up and making the website pretty, but I won’t have much to show you for a few months. I think in the next Publisher’s Desk, I’ll discuss cover art and the branding direction I’m taking with Siren’s Garter.

Until then, stay sexy!

Website under construction!

Siren’s Garter will be a bi-monthly erotica periodical published by Hermit Muse Publishing, with the first issue slated for sometime in 2016. Each issue will be packed with sizzling hot stories, including a full novella and short stories. The content will focus on M/F relationships and kinky encounters, with the occasional M/F/F and M/F/M story.

SG will be published in trade paperback and electronic formats.

More information to come! (Pun intended.)

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