Sunday, 24 August 2014

Now, I've got a confession...

As most people who visit this blog know by now, I am an independent author. I'm not with any publishing house, so I self-publish my works. If you're a regular reader, you know that I've written detective/police procedural books under my real name. You also know that earlier this year, I published my first romance novel under a pen name. However, recently if you've visited here, I've alluded to a series of novelettes/short stories that I have written; one's more on the saucy side of the spectrum. I'd like to talk about those today.

Now, what I have to say about them will not be favourable for most parties. They will shock most of my friends and families - both current and future (by that, I mean my future in-laws, as I plan on "walking that aisle" next year.) - and I've been warned that any public discussions about this series will not be shared by them on social media. I understand their reluctance, whether it be for religious or political beliefs. Heck, I'm surprised I went through with writing them in the first place. What I'm about to say is taking a big risk. I'm hoping for added book sales, but at the same time, I risk tarnishing whatever "author cred" I've had. So, like a bucket of ice water being dumped on my head for charity, here it goes... 

My second pen name is Crimson Nuage, and I'm the author of the "Fiery Freedom" series of erotic romance stories.

The series details the twisted romance between an author, Steven Roberts, and his #1 fan, Freedom Topaz. The first book in the series, Desire in the Desert, showcases how the couple first met while Steven goes to what he believes is an author's conference in Phoenix. Book #2, Branded Canuck, sees Freedom travelling to Steven's home in Vancouver to continue their romance, and she leaves him a special gift. The finale, Bound by Commitment, has Steven on the trail of Freedom, but he ends up earning the attention of a hospitality student who is more persistent than Freedom is. Steven needs to shake her off and find Freedom before it's too late.

All three books are available on Amazon, Kobo, and various Smashwords services (i.e. Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, etc.), and if you're an eReader, I've even made Desire in the Desert free to start you off. So far, over 1,000 copies of Desire have been downloaded among various platforms, but if you like the series, don't hesitate to continue on with Branded Canuck, and Bound by Commitment.

That's all I wanted to say/plug, and thank you.