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.