Monday, January 12, 2015

Introducing "Sandwiched by"

What is Sandwiched by?

Sandwiched by is a series of linked short stories I’ll be putting out in 2015.  In this case the link is a thematic one.  Each story will feature one (un)lucky guy sandwiched between the hot and sexy bodies of two (or more) monster girls.  If you remember the scenes in Succubus Summoning where Phil was wedged between Rosa and Verdé, or Puff and Pfaffle, then you’ll have an idea of what’s in store.


There won’t be anything linking the stories together other than the theme, although they may link back to events in my other story universes.  Some will be nice, some will be funny, some will be icky, and some will be downright terrifying.  The one thing they’ll all be is sexy (I hope!).

I’m planning to put out one a month through the usual ebook outlets (Amazon, Smashwords, etc).  Lengthwise they will be a similar length to my other stories (4,000 to 8,000 words, although there might be a few longer ones if I get carried away with all the sexy).  I’m going to sell them at 99 cents each, which seems a fair price for individual short stories.  Going below $2.99 results in significantly reduced royalties from Amazon (35% instead of 70%), but I don’t think $2.99 is a fair price for a 5,000 word short story.

Initially, I wasn’t a big fan of selling short stories separately, but the advent of ebooks has changed things considerably.  A lot of erotica authors have reported a lot of success with selling shorts and Sandwiched by is an experiment by me to see how viable shorts are.  Varying the lengths also allows me to get work out more frequently rather than hoarding a bunch of stories and then missing the date I should have put a collection out.  It’s also a challenge to me to see if I can set a project and maintain that monthly release schedule.  A few of the ideas in my ideas folder are for serials and it might be fun to do something similar with an old-style pulp serial (with tons of gratuitous sex, obviously!)

So why not post these Sandwiched by stories up on Literotica or on your blog here?  Simple cold economics.  This is now going to be my job and if I want to keep it as my job I need to make sure it brings money in.  This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop posting on Literotica or take my existing stories down.   Free sites like Literotica are great advertising and if people like something they tend not to mind paying for more of the same goodness.  Think of it as getting more options to read more hot stories by me.

I’m hoping you’ll be tempted to give Sandwiched by a look anyway.  The first story will be out later this week just as soon as I’ve finished the cover.  It features two characters from Succubus Summoning getting a little more action (and if it’s not the two characters you were hoping, don’t worry, they’re going to get a story as well).

And speaking of Succubus Summoning, yes I know the latest chapter has been delayed again.  I was supposed to wrap up the series in Nov/Dec.  Sadly this got knocked around in all of the fallout from losing my job and having to move country.  Now I’m into the deadlines for the new collection coming out in March.  I’m hoping I’ll get that out of the way in Jan and can then devote Feb to (finally!) completing the Succubus Summoning 201 arc.

15 comments:

  1. This sounds incredibly lovely to say the least! The sandwiching scenes Phil was in with Puff and Pfaffle & Rosa and Verde were both very hot!

    For some of the monster girls, will you be borrowing them from Kenkou Cross's stuff?

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    1. Not so much, although when it comes to certain monster girls (either mythical or obvious hybrids with plant/animal/monster) it's impossible to avoid some similarities.

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  2. don't forget the peanut butter and jelly! XD

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  3. looking forward to it!

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  4. Are you considering releasing a collection of the stories once you're finished and selling them at a slight discount? Doing this would allow you to make the 75% and would allow me as a kindle owner to not have 8 different separate titles added.

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    1. I'll probably collect them all together at some point, but not for a couple of years afterwards (I want to see how the singles do). I'm going to include a code letter with each single. There are no concrete plans in place to make full use of it, but having it there will give me some options in the future with regards to making extra material/collected versions available to people that have bought all the singles. I don't want people thinking they're paying for the same things twice.

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  5. I'm pretty interested what monstergirls you might be using and how elaborate those sandwiches will get.
    Maybe a thief is being pounced against a treasure chest by the massive(but no less treasured) chest of a wild, unmilked cowgirl, before the chest unexpectedly opens and they find themselves to be eternal components in a Mimic's threesome.
    Or two absorption-happy ladies ala Nurse Honey or the Delivery Special Soap girl have a man wedged between them and they're doing a tug of war for whose body he will sink completely into.
    But....you have a tendency not to disappoint, so my heavy-handed suggestions are likely not necessary, lol

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  6. I hope that some of these stories are "Nicole" stories.
    Not all though.
    It feels good to have the "Happy" ending. But the fantasy is in the succubus/other monstergirl having her prey's life in her hands. Too many happy endings and the fantasy evaporates. No escapes and the ending gets depressing. I think that's why Succubus Summoning is so popular. He doesn't lose his soul, but he never really escapes. Perpetually on the precipice.

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  7. You've got my dollar(s). Best of luck M.E.!

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  8. You have my best wishes as well. Don't forget to enjoy the process :)

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  10. I really love this idea, it's a great way to get read more stuff from you and it's a very affordable price you can't beat $0.99. Hell why are we still talking bout it shut up and take my money.

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  11. >>Going below $2.99 results in significantly reduced royalties from Amazon (35% instead of 70%), but I don’t think $2.99 is a fair price for a 5,000 word short story.

    Is it any better for you if I buy it from the other sources (excessica, smash)? Just tell me what's best for you, I don't have a preference :)

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  12. I like shorts! They're comfy an easy to wear!

    ...Sorry, could not help myself. :P
    Already this sounds like it could be quite successful from the interest comments above. Can't wait to see what you have to dish out. Take my Loonies! (canadian, eh?).

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