OK...So, I know that I haven't been around here much lately. My apologies. It's been a busy summer with stories coming out under my name.
My entrance into the world of erotic fiction was quite by accident with the first short story. A much longer erotic / crime novella followed Pandora's Box.
Although the story is under the Solstice Publishing umbrella and I haven't seen sales numbers for the story thus far...from the up and down (no pun intended) Amazon rankings, the story appears to be selling?
There are still no reviews and I have no idea if those that purchase it are actually reading it, but the numbers are encouraging.
With that in mind, I've started off into another erotic / crime novella as a follow up to the Lucy Owen / Pandora story.
For the time, I haven't settled on a tittle, but I have found the cover that I hope to use and plan to release this one myself as a self-pubbed story.
I know...I risk that lack of editors behind me, but I think that I can do a fair job of it with what I have learned and by self-publishing, I can have a little more control as to pricing and free days and such.
I've tried this recently with another crime novella Crossfire and may have shot myself in the foot by running it through Smashwords and not just Amazon. With the Smashwords listing, I can not take advantage of Amazon's 5 days each quarter.
Look for this one to be out there in the world in the next few weeks / months.
I'll keep you as things progress.
Author, Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis is a central California native and grandfather of three rambunctious little ones. When not tending the herd, he’ll try his hand at writing fiction.
Chris lives with his wife and a little dog that has nearly lost his mind. His work has been published in both the U.S. and England.
What genre or genres do you find yourself writing?
I’ll write just about anything, Crime, Westerns and horror under my name and erotica under the penname of TJ Adams. It depends on the mood?
For me, crime is the easiest to place. My first erotic short story was an accident that was followed up with an erotic / crime novella Pandora’s Box. Pandora has been my best selling story so far and it’s only been out for a few months, go figure?
Music or silence?
Silence…definitely silence. Although music does influence my writing, metal mostly, but more than one of my stories has been inspired by an old school country song.
Do you read much?
I do…and I always have, but not the classics like most would think. I enjoy history when I’m looking to get away.
I do tend to read a lot of other indie writers these days from both sides of the pond. There are some great writers out there that deserve to be read.
If you could tell your younger (writer) self, anything—what would it be?
Start sooner. Although I’ve always enjoyed writing, back as far as elementary school, I didn’t start into writing my own stories until ’99 or 2000. My original plan was to write for my own entertainment and the practice and pursue writing after retirement (which is only a decade away now?)
Fortunately for me, I began to submit to small publications back in 2012 and haven’t stopped since.
The million dollar question—are you working on anything at the moment?
Of course, after this many years of writing, it seems that I always have a couple of irons in the fire. This year saw an even dozen stories get signed, everything from short stories to novellas to my first novel length story, so most of my time has been working with editors to get them sorted. Nine have been published with a short in an upcoming Halloween anthology out in a few days.
The novel hasn’t made editing as of yet and one of my crime novellas will be paired with another central California writer to be out be years end?
How can readers find out more about you?
www.christopherdaviswrites.com for me and www.tjadamsfiction.weebly.com for stuff on the naughtier side.
Connections by Steve Bederman FREE October 1st - 5th
Even when he’s hidden away trouble inevitably finds Mitch Jacobs. In his life he has known incredible highs and demoralizing lows; those from his personal failings so evident in his life and while building his company. In spite of this, starting with a simple idea, he has grown Symbiotic Technologies to a position as a world leader.
He believes that what he has gained versus what, and who, has been lost has been a poor trade.
Mitch has become reclusive, living deep in the Colorado mountain backwoods with his wife who was the former President of Colombia. Since he handed over the company to his employees there has finally been relative peace and safety.
In this, CONNECTIONS, the fourth book of the series, the reader travels from Colorado, to Quebec, Colombia, and to Washington DC; The White House. His beautiful wife, Pilar Reyes Cruz, finally goes home to the land where she once was elected as the first female president of this machismo country. She is still recognized throughout the world for the salvation of her troubled people and, as many believe, the future of all of Latin America.
There is no running from lust, and love, and business, and negotiation. Terrorism can show its ugly face at any moment and in many forms. Seemingly disparate events are all connected. Whether Pilar regains her purpose and Mitch refocuses on running one of the most passionate and inventive technology corporations in the world, are but two of the many questions left to answer. The US President, the King of England, the President of Colombia, and the world’s back alley power brokers all converge into Mitch Jacob’s continuum of CONNECTIONS.