Amazon and the Pitfalls of Public Domain

I’ve recently published the first three parts in a series of new erotica works set in my Victorian Steampunk world. What makes these different is I set them inside the public domain work of Jules Verne. I embarked upon An Erotic Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Much like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,…

Return On Investment: deal with it bitches!

One of the more brutal ways reality dickslaps your fantasies in the face is calculating Return on Investment. It’s the triumph of hard math over starry-eyed aspirations. But self-published writers need to face the reality of the situation just like every other business. Yeah yeah, you’re not in it for the *money*, you’re a *purist*,…

Can we Just Agree Lady Clankington is a Goddess?

As we all should be aware I have a soft (wet and shaved) spot for Victorian erotica. Something about the language, the innocence, the repressed sexuality and the possibility for adventure has always turned me on. HG Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Jules Verne, all those period adventures are just so much fun. Stiff-lipped heroes and feisty…

All the Reasons I Stand With Stoya

New York Magazine has a fantastic background on the stand Stoya took against rape in the porn industry. “What I’m doing right now is lying fallow, like a field, or hibernating like a bear — existing in a rest state,” she tells me of her self-imposed exile. “But also trying to figure out how much…