Tongue in Cheek – available now

Yes, another experimental publication, and it’s now available on Amazon.

When I set out to compile the collection—Tongue in Cheek: Erotic Poetry, I said I’d try for thirty rhymes, but that was, of course, a minimum. I’m delighted to report that I achieved fifty. There are very few short poems included because I found that the genre doesn’t lend itself to smaller offerings. Indeed, some are quite long, and there are a few serialised rhymes in there.

Whether or not this book is a success, it was, like all my erotica, great fun to create.

I’ll soon be leaving erotica on the back shelf and I’ll concentrate on my other writing, but more of that in a future post. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in sampling erotic poetry:

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A Matter of Taste

There is niche writing, and niche poetry, all of which cater for select tastes. I consider erotica among the niche genre, and so over a period of months I’ve been gradually building a collection of erotic poetry.

Why would any otherwise level-headed individual do such a thing?

I write a variety of genre and therefore my readership includes a wide cross-section of people. When it comes to poetry, the attraction to all the writer’s efforts is negated by the word ‘poetry’. Sadly, unless a person enjoys the written word in verse, they will not venture there. It’s like a like a vegan going into a restaurant—they will rapidly pass any meal on the menu which mentions meat.

Erotica, as I’ve said before is like oral sex—it’s a matter of taste. This, (erotica, not oral sex), is an area I’m now happy to accept attracts attention and sales, but rarely produces reviews, and therefore the titles are possibly overlooked by those astute readers who will only buy something which has been vetted and reported on by others.

Having taken all of the aforementioned into consideration, I yearned to know what would happen if I could produce the ultimate niche book—a collection of erotic poetry.

I had a few aims, among which were amassing at least thirty poems, including a wide range of sexual preference, and some longer, serial poetry. Having achieved my aims, I can report that I’ve created a collection of fifty verses of erotica.

I’ve already started the process of editing each and every poem. Unlike my other creative writing, this is not a task I tackle for hours at a time, which is why I’ve been working on it piecemeal for so long.

Will you be one of the daring ones to step into the world of erotic poetry, perhaps scantily dressed, or even naked?

There’s no need, you’ll be able to download it to your Kindle and read it when you desire.

If I believe that erotica and poetry are niche markets, why then have I invested so much time blending the two?

It’s simple. I believe it’s what a marketing guru would call ‘thinking outside the box’.

Surely the interest factor will capture the imagination of some readers, and then perhaps they’ll take a look at my other publications?

Maybe some of my present readership will pick up such a title out of amusement or genuine interest in the idea of erotic poetry. The verses will be much easier to read than a novel or novella. Size matters—to the erotica author.

My target publication date is Sunday 3rd March.

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A Class Act – available now

If you’re familiar with my writing you’ll be aware of my penchant for the double entendre, whether it be in a title, or a chapter heading. I feel I’ve surpassed myself with this title.

When you read, ‘A Class Act’, what does it mean to you? 

There are several interpretations, and I’m delighted to report that in this title I’m using at least four—yes, four.

This is not a short story or even a novella, it is a character-driven erotica novel.

I will complete my Work in Progress titles and then leave erotica for a while. The genre provides me with pleasure in the creation of the characters and their stories, but irrespective of sales, there is little feedback.

Although I will be focusing on my mainstream work, I will keep my promise to continue mentoring a new author on the erotica scene. She has some great ideas—perhaps I was meant to be an erotica mentor—who knew?

For those of you who are interested, I’m supplying the usual links—enjoy. As a point of interest, when you use the Amazon Preview/Buy link you’ll be able to read three chapters.

If you do, go on to try more of my titles, please consider leaving a review–they’re scarce.

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