Wednesday, September 21, 2016

So What Now For Many-Eyed Hydra?

Succubus Summoning 201 is finally done, dusted, and out for you all to buy (aside from the print version, but I'm just waiting on the artist for the full coverflat of that).  That's a great weight off my shoulders.  While it was in an unfinished state I was in an awkward situation of wanting to move onto other ideas, but feeling like I couldn't because the arc was still incomplete.

So what now?

Here's a list of various things I'm planning on getting stuck into over the next few months/year.

First up I want to get the H-space Monster Girl Bestiary back to its regular weekly slot.  There will be a few slight changes.  The last few entries had started to creep up to 2K+ mini-stories, which wasn't the original purpose.  I'm planning to spend the next week or so writing up the various ideas that have accumulated in my notebook so I have a nice surplus to post weekly while working on other stuff.

Literotica's Halloween Contest is on the way.  Last year I wanted to enter as many short stories as I could and ended up with just two (although missing the deadline with "A Chance Glance..." likely resulted in it being a better story overall).  Writing the Nurse Honey story "Last Night of Freedom" under ridiculously tight time constraints for the A Night at McHooligans ebook taster showed me I could do it when sufficiently prodded.  I'm thinking of using the month around the contest as an experiment - a sort of coin-operated Hydra where some of the choices are made by the audience, i.e. you.  I doubt it will be fully interactive, more like a series of options decided by vote or first response, and then I have 2-3 days to get a 5K story based on those options entered into Lit's contest.  Possibly something like what Lunareth has done with their Queen of Butts series.  We might end up with 5-10 cool stories, or I might break down into a quivering heap after a week.  Who knows.  Might be fun.

More on that next week once I've had a think on the framing device and how to make it work.

After that silliness the next step is make the Sandwiched by series a thing again.  I got halfway through Sandwiched by Stomachs before it got knocked aside by more pressing concerns.

The reason why I want to make Sandwiched by work is because it was a test case for a proper serial with continuity - Okasare Kenny.  I always intended that to be an ebook novella series and then in a fit of madness tried to turn it into a daily serial on my blog right after doing the Let's Play of Monmusu Quest: Paradox.  That did not go so well as I predictably burnt out from the posting schedule after a couple of weeks and had to halt it.  I liked the original idea though - 13 monster girls, each in their own novella in a monthly serial spread out over a year.  Given what happened with Sandwiched by I don't think writing it month by month will work.  For that one I'll need most of it, likely at least the first 8 or 9 chapters, in the bank before I start publishing.

Another thing I want to write is a novel idea featuring Nicole.  This is something I've had plotted out in my head for a while.  I wrote an opening chapter a while back, but it was another of those ideas I felt too guilty to push further while the Succubus Summoning 201 arc was still unfinished.

Which leads us to Succubus Summoning 301.  Phil's adventures clearly aren't over yet, but after the way 201 dragged out, I know I need a short break to work on something completely different so I can clear my head and get enthusiastic about the series again.  This will likely be the book I move onto once the Nicole novel is done.

Anyway, this is a rough plan of what I think I'll be working on over the next year.  Of course, #ChaosWriting might throw me off in other directions, but I won't mind so long as those are productive directions.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Night at McHooligans is out!

Three erotic horror short stories set within the Succubus Summoning universe.

“A Night at McHooligans”.  Novice warlock Phil Rowling visits a rough pub on Halloween with his succubus, Rosa, and the enigmatic daemon, Carnivrillarofax.  A vicious bar brawl provides opportunities for carnage and sex for the two daemons while Phil just wants to escape with all his limbs intact.

“Last Night of Freedom”.  Groom-to-be Jake Bellett is determined to stay faithful to his future wife while on a wild and raunchy stag do in Tallinn, but when he sees the well-stacked blonde in the red latex devil bodysuit everything goes to hell.  Literally.  The woman is the succubus Nurse Honey, and she will test his fidelity to the limit.

“A Chance Glance and a Chance Conversation in a Student Bar”.  New student Devin Lucassen feels out of place as a metalhead in a bar full of trendy students.  Then a chance glance and a chance conversation expose him to a sexy and terrifying shadow world of demons and magic.

Available on Amazon, Smashwords and Kobo.  It should also be distributed to other ebook retailers via Smashwords.

This is the little collection that was supposed to come out before the release of Succubus Summoning 201, but ended up being put back because of time pressures.  "Last Night of Freedom" is the brand new Nurse Honey story.  Originally I planned for it to be a short short along the lines of the H-space Monster Girl Bestiary stories.  Then I had so much fun writing it the story expanded to a similar length as my other erotic horror short stories (5,500 words).

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

For those that wanted more Nurse Honey...

Here's a little excerpt from the extra story I added to the A Night at McHooligans mini-collection.

“What’s your name?” Jake asked the well-stocked blonde in the red latex devil bodysuit as she led him to a private area at the back of the club.

“Honey,” she replied.

Seemed appropriate, Jake thought.  She was certainly sweet on the eye.  He was almost drunk enough to say that aloud, but was thankfully still sober enough to know how cheesy it sounded.

Honey took him through a dark velvet curtain.  To his right was a line of wide chairs facing a mirrored wall.  Each chair had a partition screening it off from its neighbour.  Jake glimpsed one attractive girl gyrating for the benefit of her unseen watcher.  He thought Honey was going to take him to a vacant seat, but instead she took him to the left, down a short corridor, and then through a door into a small dark room.

There was a large mirror on one of the walls and the rest were covered in dark burgundy drapes.  Spot lights in each corner of the floor gave the room dim, intimate illumination.  Further light was provided by a neon strip running along the bottom of the mirror.  A big wide black armchair faced the wall with the mirror.  Unlike the corridor with mirrors, it was the only chair.  This room was for the private private dances.

“Your friend said it was a special night for you,” Honey said.  “I told him I’d take you to the VIP room for a very private show.”

“Very nice,” Jake said.

He remembered Harry’s words about this place being more than just a strip club and felt an illicit thrill course through his genitals.

There was also a stab of guilty conscience.

Jake shoved it aside.  This was just a lap dance, nothing more.

The chair was upholstered in the same shiny rubber as her bodysuit, only black instead of red.  It was also extremely soft.  Jake sat in the chair, and sank... and sank... until it felt like the piece of furniture was practically engulfing him.  The rubber surface was warm and slightly tacky.

Honey stood before him and pouted suggestively as she ran her hands over her luscious latex-covered curves.

What.  A.  Fucking.  Body. Jake thought.  The glossy red latex clung so tightly to her form it looked as though it had been painted on.  It reflected the intimate lighting and showed off her body to devastating effect.

She stepped forward and pushed his knees apart.  She slithered down to a crouch between his legs.  Dark eyes smouldering with filthy intent, she looked up at him while she lapped away tantalisingly close to his crotch with a pink tongue.

Then she poured herself into his lap.  The soft chair shifted with the addition of her weight as she rubbed her big breasts up Jake’s chest.  She pressed them into his face and he caught the scent of rubber mixed with sweet perfume before she fully submerged his face in her cleavage.  Jake came up with a goofy grin on his lips.

She sat back in his lap.  Her hands went to the plunging neckline of her bodysuit.  The V was stretched taut across her ample bust.

“Want to see more?” she asked.

I've finished all the final editing and formatting and I'm about to upload the ebook to Amazon and everywhere else.  It usually takes about 24 hours or so to go live.  I'll put a fresh post up tomorrow as soon as it's available.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Succubus Summoning 201 is out!

The path to becoming a warlock is long, difficult, and—in Phil Rowling’s case—filled with unhealthy amounts of dangerous sex.

After summoning and being dragged off to hell by Verdé and her sexy succubus friends, Phil returns to Wargsnouts College for Warlocks to discover he’s been placed in the fast track Advanced Studies class.  Here students are taught how to control and harness the power of their daemons.  Phil just wants to find out how to stop his succubi from trying to kill him and his fellow students with mind-blowing, soul-draining sex.  On top of this he also has to worry about a callous teacher who doesn’t care how many of his students die, a vengeful student sending an alluring arachne assassin after him to sexually suck him to death, and additional lessons from his own succubus, Cέrμləa, that might just unhinge rather than broaden his mind.

Magic, mayhem, monster girls, and dollops and dollops of weird sex abound as hapless novice warlock Phil Rowling continues his misadventures in succubus summoning.

The new ebook is out!

You can find the digital version at:
Barnes & Noble
Excessica's own website
and other online ebook retailers.  (If you can't find it at your online ebook retailer of choice, let me know and I'll try and sort it out.)

The print version to come as soon as I get the print manuscript and coverflat done.

(The mini-ebook collection set in between 101 and 201 is also on the way.  That bonus Nurse Honey story I said I'd do ended up clocking in a little longer than I expected at 5,500 words or so.)

I hope you all enjoy it and please spread the word.  If the book does great it will make it harder for my lazy ass to come up with more excuses to put off starting 301. ;)

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Another Cover Sneak Peak - A Night at McHooligans

This is for the ebook version of "A Night at McHooligans" that is (was) meant to bridge the gap between Succubus Summoning 101 and Succubus Summoning 201.

Given the very short time constraints, I think the artist did a good job on this one.  It's got a quick 'n' dirty vibe that reminds me of seedy old thriller paperbacks.  It'll do the job.

My original plan was to put the ebook short out about two weeks or so before Succubus Summoning 201 as both a way to introduce Carnivrillarofax for the people that might have missed the original story and as an appetiser for the main book coming out later.

As Succubus Summoning 201 should be hitting all the ebook tomorrow...

Did I mention I suck at deadlines?

In this case the extras ending up working a little too well.  The most common request was for a short story featuring Nurse Honey.  I was going to rattle off something quick in the region of 2-3K words, but then I got a little carried away...  (Nurse Honey giving someone a sexy lap dance while dressed in a red latex devil outfit, who wouldn't! :) )

This should be coming out at the end of week, either at around the same time or just after Succubus Summoning 201.  I'll post full details when it hits the virtual shelves.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

More Updates on Succubus Summoning 201

I have a release date, and it's soon.  This Friday to be exact.  On the 9th September Succubus Summoning 201 should be available to buy from Amazon and similar places.

I also still suck at deadlines.

I wanted to get everything in so I could sure of the release date and have a nice couple of weeks hyping it up here and on other websites.  As it was I delivered the manuscript 7 hours after the Monday noon deadline, and this for a book where I'd already completed the final chapter two months ago! :)

Thankfully my publisher, Excessica, were still cool with everything and Succubus Summoning 201 should go live at the end of the week.

One thing I want to clear up now before it disappoints readers who might have been expecting to find a lot of new stuff in the ebook version - there are not many extra scenes this time around.  I tried.  I had a plan for a few extra background bits on college life through the eyes of Darvill. I battled with it right up until the morning of the day the book was due, but I couldn't get them to work.

(This is one of the reasons why the manuscript was delivered 7 hours late.)

What I did do is spend a lot of time adding a bit more polish to the chapters.  Some sections were rewritten to be less clunky, a lot of typos were found and fixed, and I changed some of the terminology to be more consistent across the whole book.  It should be a much smoother read now.

It should also be free of some of the weird continuity errors that inevitably happen when a series is spread across five years and the writer forgets or misremembers details.  One of these errors I only managed to spot in my final proofreading check on my kindle.

(This is the other reason why the manuscript was delivered 7 hours late.)

It's Succubus Summoning 201, but it's a much higher quality version of Succubus Summoning 201 (crosses fingers, hopes he didn't miss too many typos...).  I hope you all enjoy it when it comes out at the end of the week.