Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brie Lives Her Fantasy... The Fourth in the Series by Red Phoenix

The fourth book of the series is now on Smashwords and Amazon! Brie is about to find out how a Russian Dom can make her Indian Warrior fantasy a delicious reality. But that is not all that happens in this sexy novelette. One of the girls has made a willful mistake and will pay dearly for it. 

Brie Lives Her Fantasy

Brie’s fourth day of Submissive Training is upon her – Auction Day! Brie finds herself in the hands of a new Dom, one who has quite the reputation. The sexy Russian fulfills her fantasy in creative ways she never expected. It is a day filled with anticipation and hot steamy sex. But not all the girls are as lucky as Brie...

This delicious novelette continues Brie’s fourth day of sexual adventures as a student at the Submissive Training Center.

Brie has eagerly anticipated Auction Day, curious how her Dom will be able to fulfill her favorite fantasy. The man who wins her turns out to be a highly respected Dom from Russia (which only means good things for Brie). Sadly, one of the girls fails to disclose an important part of her past and suffers greatly for it. It is a lesson none of the girls will forget. To end the day, Brie has a brief moment alone with Sir - the first time since the huge fallout.

* Adult Reading Material (18+) This book is for mature audiences only and contains sexually explicit content.

A big shout out to Tameika Ortiz who agreed to edit the piece and did it tirelessly so I could get the book out today. Thanks a ton, missy!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Importance of a Book Review

Spawned by a review.
The Significance of the All Mighty Book Review

As a reader, you hold great power. You can express to the world your thoughts and impressions concerning the book you just read. Most people are busy and even if they like the book, they don't have the time to leave a response. It is a crazy world - it's understandable.

However, when you leave a review you not only help those who are interested in the work, but you can also have an influence on the author as well. In my case, I had a reviewer who left detailed information letting me know exactly what she enjoyed about the story and went on to say that she hoped to see more in that genre.

I was just experimenting with the Dom/sub world and her review of Sensual Erotica: The Flame inspired me to delve into the world with my novelette, Brie's First Day of Submissive Training. The positive response I received concerning the novelette spawned an entire series - all based on that one reader's review.

Until I started writing, I didn't understand the significance of the all mighty book review.

The reader holds great power.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Brie Learns Her Power... The Third in the Series by Red Phoenix

“There is nothing more intoxicating than looking down at my sub trembling at my feet in breathless anticipation for my next action or command.”
  ~ Mr. Gallant

Brie Learns Her Power as a Submissive is free on Smashwords for the next few days. It's fresh off the presses, but still needs a little tweaking as I work out the kinks. If you just have to know what happens to Brie on that third day, feel free to check it out. Otherwise expect to see it on Amazon sometime next week for 99 cents.

Book Description:

Brie’s third day of submissive training is a hot sexy mess. She has no idea that her actions from the day before have serious consequences. Training becomes intense, stretching Brie in ways she could never imagine as the trainers determine whether she should remain in the program. In the midst of the turmoil, Brie comes to understand her true power as a submissive.

This spicy novelette continues the sexual adventures of the Brie Bennett as she explores the Dom/sub world via The Submissive Training Center.

Extended Description:

Ms. Clark is not happy with Brie’s performance after the second day and makes it her mission to put Brie in her place. Unfortunately, that is not the only issue. Others know of her intimate session with Sir after school hours. Such an infraction could tarnish the school’s reputation. Brie is about to discover new avenues of fulfillment - ones that will surprise and test her. Her final practicum includes a passionate encounter with Marquis Gray, the ghost-like man with eyes that pierce the soul.

* Adult Reading Material (18+) This book is for mature audiences only and contains sexually explicit content.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Now I Understand...

I was shocked and upset that a reviewer of one of my books lied and accused me of plagiarism. I could not understand why someone would stoop so low. Now I understand...

Through Google, I was able to find out the reviewer is an author. Is it possible she feels threatened by my book's success and thought slander was a viable option? I actually feel sorry for her.

Success does not come from tearing others down. It comes from doing your best work and never giving up.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why Would Someone Lie in a Review?

I respect people's opinions on my books. Some people enjoy my writing style and some people can't stand it. That's okay, different strokes for different folks. You are not hurting my feelings when you give your honest opinion.

However...when you out and out lie, I do take offense:
  1. I NEVER asked this individual to review my book.
  2. This IS my original work.
  3. One should read the story carefully before throwing accusations: Troy Dawson lives in India and is dating an Italian girl he works with. Thrilling Her is part of a series. (Those simple facts refute all of the points made in the review.) 
  4. Writing is my full-time job, so producing 24 "quickies" and novelettes is certainly possible when a person has a strong work ethic and the muse is with you.
1.0 out of 5 stars Sensual Erotica: Thrilling Her, May 3, 2012
"This person, who claims s/he wrote this book for sale (FREE) at [[ASIN:B0079R4H1A Sensual Erotica: Thrilling Her)] Amazon, sent me this request for a review of this 16-page story.

This is the worst example of writing I have ever seen. This is NOT erotica, it's poorly disguised pornography that looks as if it was stolen from some writer.

I say this because part of the time the man's name is Troy and sometimes it is Dawson (now, there's a hint that this was probably lifted from some other writer). It is supposed to be English, but there are too many references to places in India and the two people in this ridiculous story sometimes slip into Italian for words the person re-composing this story probably didn't know in English.

There is too much head bobbing. There is no timeline followed...things happen inconsistently with the writer's time frame of the story or they are referenced as happening but do not appear in this story...as if they were edited out but the references to them were not. In the beginning, Troy doesn't know the woman, yet he knows she usually doesn't wear her blouse unbuttoned so low. The female knows what the male is thinking...the male knows what the female is thinking--what planet are these two from?

My advice to anyone thinking of buy this book...well, any writer worth their weight (and skill) does not publish a book every day or even every other day since December 13, 2011.

There's something fishy here when writers are asking for reviews of something so obviously horribly written.
I felt I needed to say something in response to this person's false accusations. I worked hard on this series and am proud of it.

I simply cannot stay silent when someone accuses me of plagiarism.