I have signed up to a few (well, at least three dozen) newsletters during the past month. Why? Because I wanted to see how my fellow writers do it. I've been studying their newsletters, to see what they do differently, and also if there are any similarities. Well, I was quite surprised at what I found.
For the most striking part, nearly all of those 30 authors I started to follow seem to focus on their female audience only. They create stories and giveaways, targeting single women, or desperate housewives. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that. I myself love a book cover that has a hunky guy strip naked just for my pleasure, but to do that all the time?
Then the next thing I noticed was the so-called 'book boyfriend', or 'BBF' craze. Which I get, I seriously do! Who wouldn't love the nearly-perfect single dads, or ex-marines, or half-dragons? At first I thought that I might be doing something wrong, as I don't focus on any of those things. But then I realized a major difference between their stories and mine. Mine aren't necessarily targeted at a specific audience. I rather want my stories to be universal. And yes, I have lots of male readers, too. In fact, I believe that number equals (if not exceeds) my female fans.
So, what about the male readers?
Well, I've been thinking about that. A lot. And, because I want to please everyone (I know, I know), I wanted to create a surprise that will (hopefully) satisfy both. And hence this 'Book Boyfriend and Girlfriend' Giveaway, featuring strong heroes and heroines. As you might have noticed, I simply love writing in a mixture of styles, representing both the female and male protagonists. It's fun, and I truly believe that it speaks to both my male and female readers.
Hmm, I might even reconsider my covers. Later. But for now, I want to start the fun. As you might be aware, I have been quiet on the giveaway front since early July. That was due to many reasons, which you can read in my earlier posts, if you wish. I wanted to say thank you for sticking with me, and also wanted to apologize for the delay in getting your signed paperback copies to you. Let's see if I can make it up now, shall we?
The last giveaway started in July, and again, please accept my sincere apologies for only posting the winners now. Here it comes:
Michelle C. Smith, UK
Oliver F, Italy
The winners will be contacted shortly with details on how to claim their prizes, which are 1-1 signed copies of my erotica titles. Congratulations! Please note that if you didn't win anything this time, there will be plenty of chances in the future. In fact, below is your next chance, so stay tuned.
September Book Boyfriend & Girlfriend Giveaway:
Okay, so here's the deal: I've been talking about book boyfriends and book girlfriends, to satisfy both my male and female readers, right? Well, it's time to fulfill that promise, by giving you the titles for my next signed paperback giveaway:
1. Truth or Dare?
2. Squirm Under My Watch
3. The Escort's Taxi Ride, Part 1
4. The Escort's Taxi Ride, Part 2
Yep, 4 titles in total, all of which portray strong female and male protagonists. And of course, a steamy happy ending. Deadline is the 31st of October, 2017.
The requirements are as usual, all you need to do is sign up to my newsletter, comment on this blog post, or any other blog posts by me. The choice is yours, and so could be one of my short erotica stories. If you want a little steam in your life for free, you know what to do. Good luck, and I will be posting on my blog more often from now on, I promise.
P.S. Every winner will also receive a FREE audiobook. Amazing, right?