As an indie publisher of erotic and sexotic books, it is my fantasy to have my books Eyed and eFingered by readers who “get” me; I like surprising them with a treasure trove of lush language and tart dialog. It’s all about sex, deft and explicit.
KathleenKBooks.com has a simple business plan: wicked good reads at reasonable prices. Between $5 and $10, print and Kindle. I appeal to impulse buyers (their feelings move them to action) who read for fun. Counterculture themes don’t unnerve them if the story holds. They like it spicy.
Rowdier readers are hard to target because they camouflage their interests out of social pragmatism… erotica is still stigmatized. That’s where the Kindle comes in. For your eyes only. The print versions are tailored for the nightstand, constructed vignette style so you can read a little or read a lot. I surrender digital versions to my stealth fans who suppress the deliberately-designed front-spine-backs into a hard-shell anonymizer.
That’s OK, the contents can stand unadorned on a glowing screen and still you move word by word, seeing through the eyes of the narrator, looking behind the words to discern the meaning. No hurry but plenty of rush.
These bedside readers fit in a rich niche of sex lit tradition: bawdy and wry in colloquial language. Vignette collections are the most inclusive of erotica based as they are on multitudes of moments with infinite points of connection. Not suitable for some, appreciated by others. I give a lot of latitude to the reader. I’ve been told that sassy, sexy, smart erotica is not for everybody but, then again, I’m not reaching out to everybody… I am seeking the well-read, the voracious consumers of sexy books that offer compelling word choices and adroit emotions.
SAMPLE from Honey B., Sexual Consultant
I helped a young man create a beautiful collage of Polaroids he’d taken of himself making love with his young woman. I was to consider how she might feel about various poses he’d captured. He wanted to pick the best blend, not just the ones that appealed to him. I did yank a few of his choices, either because they were repetitive or because, for example, he loved one image of his lips at her nipple so didn’t notice her ass looked a mile wide. We cropped that photo which led to him reducing other snapshots to essential elements. He was glad he’d asked me to help because I included four photos he had dismissed as unfocused but I felt they lent relief from his graphic choices. I suggested he put the collage against the headboard in front of his kneeling blindfolded wife and, after inserting himself into her luscious cunny, remove the blindfold and let her see what he “saw” when he thought of this very thing, their loving, their fucking, their sex.
I often assisted people in composing ads for swinger magazines. People on the verge of swinging are quite likely to benefit from a visit with me. Formerly formless fantasies are crossing into reality. They are ready to engage in a subculture that trips their deepest triggers.
Swingers are generally law-abiding, employed, vehicle-equipped and middle class. They do not want to pollute their daily lives with sexual intrigue but still they wish to indulge themselves in private interludes of sexual adventure. What better way than to meet the proverbial stranger, a stranger organized enough to join a club and get a code number, and have an address and pen-paper-envelope-postage. Dismissing the straight personal ads because they featured people who don’t want to admit they’re primarily motivated by sexual rather than social longings, like‑minded individuals turn to contact magazines that cut to the chase.
Single female insists on big brain, long fuse and common sense in a mannered man. See picture. Write letter. Save time, don’t lie.
He: 6’2″, 195#, 30-something. She: 5’7″, 140#, 25-ish, shaved. Watchers welcome. Pictures for trade. No hands-on.
Does anyone out there remember the zipless fuck? Forget the flowers, bring the condoms. W/F married but swinging alone. 33. 38-28-41.
Teacher seeks pupil. Instruction available in all aspects of service to your teacher. Please realize your letter will be graded for both content and form (neatness counts). There will be oral exams.
Big-assed bitch with bountiful tits wants bad boy in bed. Single men only, sneaks need not apply.
We seek physically fit couples for sexual sports. J. (with beard) is 40, 5-10, 170. A. (with breasts) is 45, 5-10, 135. Watch/be watched.
It takes an independent publisher to stockpile inventory with no meaningful sales to offset the cost of production – no corporate board would tolerate that. I flipped the math around, once I paid for a book master it was done, any money that came back was a bonus. Making the books was an act of faith at my own expense. I’d find something to do with them all, once they were actualized: finalized: commercialized.
I have crafted eleven books with more to come. There is a deep sense of pleasure in offering these as an indie author because each is a holistic act from conception through delivery. Guaranteed Committee-free. The stories boiled and bubbled in draft form for years as they were sharpened and pruned, spruced up, subdivided and reunited. One by one the books crystallized. They are hand-fashioned ornaments meant to enchant. There isn’t a trick to writing erotic-sexotic literature, it is knowing the value of anticipation and complete release.
I am reaching out, rowdier readers, inviting you to echo back. I have a standing offer to my fans for review copies. APRIL 2014 LIMITED OFFER for free book. Let me know if you’re curious. Info@KathleenKBooks.com
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