Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dispatch From the Stars

Breaking Radio Silence!

Many thanks to you, lovely reader, for being patient with my recent silence. The fall of 2017 proved to be a bit of a crazy time real-life-wise for yours truly. 

As I get back on more of an even keel and get back to my writing schedule, I'd like to reassure those of you waiting on Space Princess' Season Two titles that they're coming soon. Aside from real-world pressures, I was also finding myself a bit stuck in my first title in the new season and how to bring all its elements together, but a break has given me a fresh perspective and some new and pervy ideas that I'm excited to share with you all. So stay tuned for some very sexy retro-SF adventures in the New Year!

(In the meantime, if you're on the lookout for the perfect stocking-stuffer for that Star Trek-loving uncle in your life, might I humbly suggest that the paperback Space Princess Season One Omnibus would make a fine and eminently collectible stocking stuffer!)

With the holiday season looming, I also feel the need to report back to everyone on our experience with Smutfinder (and Starfinder more generally) that I first mentioned back in September. It will be the last of my tabletop games blogging here for a while and there's a lot to cover, so check it out below the fold!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Do Judge a Book By its Cover...

... at least when it's a Space Princess cover!

As I work to deliver Season Two of Space Princess with the fine people at Uruk Press, I'm delighted to bring you a sneak peek at cover art from the one and only Lady Amaranthine. I'm truly blessed to have her as the cover artist for this series, and to be able to share these images with you. Some mildly NSFW art after the jump.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Launching Into Starfinder (Smutfinder?): First Impressions

I'm Back at the Tables.

"You don't remember me? We played together a bunch of times. Remember
that guy's showroom, with all the lamps and shit?"
I'm tempted to label as "Smutfinder" the game of Starfinder that a little group of smutty lads and ladies are currently playing online; the game I recently joined. But Smutfinder kinda sounds more like a porn search engine, so, eh... maybe not.

Anyway, it's great fun to rejoin the world of tabletop RPG after a long time away, and this provides occasion for something new for this blog: a first-impressions review of Paizo's latest tabletop game and of the online app we're using to play it, Roll20. I'm looking forward to being a part of this gaming experience--the second session, in which my character Xata makes her first appearance, is up now on Dragon Cobolt's tumblr--and to sharing the ongoing fruits thereof with you, gentle readers. Let's dig in.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The New News

Since Our Last Episode...

It's been a little while since I last blogged here. I've been remiss in leaving it so long, but life gets in the way from time to time. There is plenty to catch up on and I thank you, dear readers, for being patient with me.

(Before we get into it, though, two hashtags you need to check out if you love great art: #drawingwhileblack and #latinoHispanicartist. You're welcome!)

The news? A new Space Princess title has been out for sale since the beginning of September, Season Two is in the works along with a fourth Sex & Sorcery, and along with some fellow erotica authors I have caught the tabletop gaming bug -- this time it's Paizo's new setting, Starfinder -- for the first time in a long time. Let's get to it! (One mildly NSFW image.)

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Of Pulp, Porn and Perfect Shadows

The Manuscript Has Landed!

The complete Pocket Rockets collection is with my wonderful publisher at Uruk Press as we speak -- pre-orders are available now -- and the freebie editions of the stories have either come down or are coming down as we prepare for release. I'm looking forward to getting the full collection out there, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it. 

The final story in the first Pocket Rockets series is "Perfect Shadows," a prequel adventure featuring the Thalian sex priestess who will later become Commander Oona of the S.S. Ecstasy. Set more than a decade before Space Princess Season One, it introduces us to a young Oona whose planet and society are still healing from the events of a galactic war that forced them to face the ordeal of occupation by an alien species. The Thalians are a prolifically polyamorous people, especially the class of hetaerae to which Oona belongs, but that's not to say they don't have particular attachments that go especially deep: Oona's first love and first husband, Airoh, was a hero of a quietist resistance during the dark days of the war, and never fully healed from his experiences. We find her mourning his recent death and trying to find peace on an isolated beach where an encounter with a group of strangers -- among them three Terran beauties belonging to an organisation called Space Princess -- will change the course of her life.

It might be heavy-ish sounding material -- one of my favourite things to do with Space Princess is to juxtapose silly bikini-girl sexuality, action and hardcore smut with more serious themes -- but not to worry, there is action, adventure and graphic sex aplenty to be had along the way as Oona both wrestles with her own personal demons and deals with a villainous smugglers' plot. (The story's title, in case you're wondering, comes from a monologue in the play "Edward II" by Christopher Marlowe: "[What] are kings, when regiment is gone, / But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?")

I thought I'd celebrate this milestone with a couple of reviews, covering both erotic and (for the first time here, I think) non-erotic titles. Have a look-see after the jump. (Warning for NSFW images.)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Dirty Dozen: An Erotic Story Portals Listicle

... or, Holla @ Ya Boi for the Straight Dope on Story Sites!

I'm pretty sure the proverbial kids stopped saying "holla at yr boi" a while ago, but whatevs, as the kids surely also no longer say. The point is I come to you today, dear readers, bearing delicious listicles. Or a delicious listicle. I saw this listicle in my mind's eye and it was good. If it goes right, I will gratefully accept showers of praise, and if it goes horribly wrong I would like you all to know that It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.

As part of my recent Pocket Rocket project, I found myself shopping around for various erotic story portals at which to promote some of the component stories. In the course of doing so I noticed a little something. There were lots of reviews of this kind of site from a reader's point of view, but finding out how it was to interact with them as an author was something else again. So I thought I would offer up the benefits of my experience.

Starting out with a disclaimer: I am not in the least little bit pretending my experience is comprehensive. Where possible I have tried to benefit from the insights of other authors and for as long as this here listicle is up, I will continue trying to do so. If there are story sites I've missed, I urge folks to hit me up here, on Twitter or by e-mail so that I can update. I have the sites in a rough ranking, but the whole idea of "ranking" something this complicated is mostly tongue-in-cheek, so don't take that aspect too terribly seriously.

This is a beginning, and as the Princess Irulan once said, a beginning is a very delicate time. I'll try to do it justice. And whatever I say here, to the proprietors of these sites in general and the non-profit / non-commercial sites in particular, I would just like to say that I know keeping these resources live and dealing with the fractious, opinionated communities they attract isn't easy. Bless you all for what you do.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Rocket To My Heart

The Pocket Rocket Freebies Have Expired! [UPDATE]

The complete Pocket Rockets Collection is going live on Amazon soon, which means the Pocket Rocket freebies are coming down. Nuku Vitani's "Cat-Scratch Fever" adventure is no longer live over on the venerable Storiesonline, but do continue to check out their content anyway. Here's what the story's promotional blurb had to say while it was up:

In the far-flung Edhae system, passenger shuttles ply the friendly spaceways between worlds and space stations. Staffed by a pair of comely stewardesses and the factory-issue Automatic Captain that supports them, Consolidated Flight ECS-727 seems mundane at first: but criminals have targeted someone aboard, and will stop at nothing to get what they want. It's up to catgirl Nuku Vitani to stop them, but torrid erotic perils await her if she hopes to prevail... much less come out with her job intact.

"Cat-Scratch Fever" showcases Nuku in her pre-Space Princess career as an interplanetary flight attendant of the sexiest sort, in an extended twenty thousand-word romp that includes bondage, femdom, toys, buttsecks, lesbian and bisexual play, devilish aphrodisiacs, naughty seductions, ruthless criminals and more. It will be included in the complete Pocket Rockets collection, coming soon!

Check out further Space Princess news under the break, including some hints at what's coming in Season Two. (Note: There's a gallery of NSFW Pics in this post.)