Tuesday, May 24, 2011
More About Babycakes: Upcoming Release
I have a new short story being released sometime this month by loveyoudivine.com. I've been writing for lyd for about five years, ever since I found out I could publish short story e-books as stand alones. Up until then, for years, I'd always submitted my work to larger lgbt publishers like Cleis Press and Alyson Books. Before that, I was pubbed in periodicals and journals dating back to my college days.
Babycakes is a perfect example of what's been being published for many, many years within the gay fiction genre. It's the kind of story I would have submitted to an editor ten years ago for a gay anthology, not something I wrote because it's a hot trend right now. I've been right here doing this for a long time, loving every single minute of it.
But I'd also like to make it clear this is erotica, not romance. I always try to distinguish between the two here on the blog because I'm always reading about how readers can't tell the difference and wind up buying something they didn't expect. I also try to keep it simple...as simple as possible without being boxed-in. The short stories I write are usually more erotica than romance. The full length novels are usually erotic romance. And I always post something on the blog about this when there's a new release. It can get complicated, and booksellers don't always categorize properly. Strawberries and Cream at the Plaza is a short story, but there's nothing erotic about it...it's pure romance.
So if anyone has questions, feel free to e-mail me and I'll be more than happy to go into more detail. Readers do this all the time...some even ask for spoilers and I'm more than happy to oblige.