Future plans … and yep, I’m also Anwen Stiles

Happy new yearHope you’ve all had a lovely holiday season. I haven’t been active on this blog in a long while, spending my time mostly on Twitter these days. I wanted to pop by and give an update on what I’ve been up to in the last year. I’ve been asked what I’m working on of late and what my publication plans are in the future, and I have to say that I definitely have some (plans, that is). 🙂

If you’re interested in other things I’ve written, you can check out the stories of Anwen Stiles, which is the name under which I publish my short fiction (and one fantasy novel). As Anwen, I’ve published a number of short stories, all of them erotic and exclusive to Amazon (which makes them available to borrow for free if you’re signed up for the Kindle Unlimited program). I’ve listed the titles and genres below.

Anwen’s Author Page Link at Amazon

A Menage, Sexy and Short Romance Series (erotic, three men, one lady, it must be love):

The Fantasy Guild Series (multiple partner erotica — very sexy, little to no romance):

Golem’s Mistress, Magic’s Price (an erotic Fantasy novel, includes magic and romance, previously published under the title “Golem’s Revenge”)

  • Golem’s Mistress, Magic’s Price will be available for sale again in late August 2015 as a full novel, and will be available for borrowing with Kindle Unlimited

Risky Hookups (sex with strangers/exhibitionism erotic series of four short stories, no romance):

 

I hope you’ll check out some of my stories I’ve written under Anwen Stiles, and let me know if you enjoy them. You can write me here at the blog, at my email address deena@deenaward.com, and/or follow me on Twitter.

Here’s to a great New Year, and may you find lots of books to love in 2015! Cheers!

Paperbacks and Collection Now Available

ptopcollect250-2I’m happy to announce that paperback versions of the four books in “The Power to Please” series are now available at Amazon. I’ll be enrolling them in the exciting new Matchbook program. If you haven’t heard about Matchbook, it’s scheduled to roll out in October.

Also, I’ve released The Power to Please Collection, one huge Kindle volume containing all four books in the series. Buying the collection is a big savings over purchasing each individual title — about 33% off, give or take a point — and hey, I’m a writer, not a mathematician ;-). Currently, it’s only available at Amazon.

I’m considering exploring audiobook possibilities. Drop me a line if you’re interested in an audio version of my novels. If enough people show interest, it would make my decision a lot easier.

Thanks for all your support out there. I really appreciate it!

 

Giveaway and review of “The Submissive’s Last Word”

Jodie over at Fab, Fun & Tantalizing Reads has posted her terrific review of “Submissive.” If you go to check it out, be sure to enter the giveaway. The main prize is a complete e-book set of The Power to Please series, and a runner-up will receive a $5 gift certificate from Amazon. Deadline for entry is this Friday, so don’t miss out on a chance to win! 🙂

Sir is released from the dungeon

His Name Is SirI uploaded the new cover for “His Name Is Sir” this past week, and I’m pleased to report that, today, Amazon has removed the adult filter on the title.

As I suspected, I’m going to miss the old cover, but I like the new one very much. I think it gives a different feel, yet suits the story all the same. Best of all, the new cover ensures that anyone looking for the book will now be able to find it more easily.

An HEA for “Sir” — whew! 🙂

“Submissive” is live at Amazon

The last book of The Power to Please, The Submissive’s Last Word, is live and available for purchase at Amazon. Can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of it.

I’m in the process right now of getting all four books on the Barnes and Noble Nook site. Expecting “The Businessman’s Tie” to go live any time, and if it goes all right, the other three books will be following it.

Some of you have asked about print (paperback) copies, and if I have any plans to make some. Yes, I do have plans to do that … at some point. I’ve got someone working on it, but I don’t expect it to happen any time in the near future. I’ll certainly post an update here on my blog and at Facebook when print versions become available.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

The cover — and a publishing date

Coming 08/16 to AmazonI’m happy to reveal the cover of the fourth and final book of “The Power to Please” series, The Submissive’s Last Word. Ta-da! I hope you love it as much as I do. I’m celebrating the reveal by putting The Businessman’s Tie on sale at Amazon for 99 cents all weekend. If you know anyone who hasn’t tried the series, let them know it’s a great time to give it a go.

And I’m even happier to write that I’ve completed the initial draft of The Submissive’s Last Word and it’s now in the editing process. Thanks to that, I’ve finalized the publication date — August 16, 2013, only two weeks from today! I’m excited and can’t wait to get the book out there to all my readers who have waited so patiently for the conclusion of the series.

I’m torn about finishing this last book. While I’m thrilled to have completed the story, I’m now faced with saying goodbye. After living with these characters, particularly Nonnie, for nearly a year, I suspect that I’m going to miss her and the others when the final edit is complete and I shoo them out of my author-nest, this time permanently.

For now, I’m focusing on editing The Submissive’s Last Word into the finest novel it can be. After following such a winding, treacherous path, Nonnie deserves only the best recounting of this, the final leg of her emotional and erotic journey. I’m determined to give it to her. 🙂

And the title is …

I’ve been hard at work on the final book of the Power to Please series, and I’m happy to report I’m a little over halfway finished. I was kicking around several possible titles and have at last settled on the one that fits best.

The title of book four is “The Submissive’s Last Word.”

Now it will be possible to finalize the cover and I hope to have it up here in a week or two.

I don’t know when I might finish “The Submissive’s Last Word” and be ready to publish. It’s going well so far, although I can’t begin to consider a publication date before the rough draft is completed. I’ve got my fingers crossed to have it available before the end of summer.

It seems like the process is taking forever this time. I have to remind myself that I was well into the rough draft of the third book before I published the first one, “The Businessman’s Tie,” back in February. I actually began writing these books in the fall of 2012.

Thank you for your patience and for being part of Nonnie’s story. She has a lot of work to do before her journey concludes and her tale is told. I’d best quit blogging and get back to it! 🙂

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Speaking of the power to please

I’ll tell you what pleases me — the success of last weekend’s promotional giveaway at Amazon and a five-star review at Manic Readers.

“The Businessman’s Tie” had a spectacular ride on the Amazon bestselling lists in the USA, UK and Germany. Sunday afternoon, it hit its apex at #6 on Amazon.com’s free erotica list and floated between #6 and #8 for the remainder of the day. At Amazon.co.de, it reached #11 for English language free erotica.

Most exciting of all was that “Biz” rose as high as #2 on the UK free erotica bestseller list! Truly, a wonderful weekend.

In other happy news, I discovered today that Manic Readers released their review of “Biz.” Alberta gave it five out of five stars and said some very kind things about the book. Am I pleased? You betcha!

Suddenly, I got this image of the guys in that insurance advertisement, the one with the banjos. I see the man asking me, “How pleased are you?” My response, “As pleased as Ron Hoyte loosed at a Topless Breast Convention.” Cue banjo playing.

Okay, wait … hold the banjos. I may have exaggerated. It would be impossible to match Ron’s level of delight in that particular situation. He is, after all, the connoisseur of boobage. Don’t know what I was thinking.

Uh-oh. Breaking news. Resume the banjos. Seriously.

I was getting ready to go post this when a friend called and told me to check the top 100 paid Erotica Bestseller list at Amazon UK. There, at #78 and #79, are “The Playboy’s Proposition” and “His Name Is Sir,” respectively, side by side.

There is no way Ron Hoyte could be happier than I am right now. This is the first time I’ve charted on a paid list. Hurrah! Took a quick screen shot since they will likely fall again before morning. 🙂

Happy music play on.

P.S. — Indeed, it didn’t last. Twenty minutes later, they dropped to #93 and #95. LOL. Fun while it lasted, all the same.