Oh Editing

Oh editing.

My daughter is doing Camp NaNo this year, which is NaNoWriMo but in April. So that has given me some impetus to get on the editing of the draft I wrote last November. It needs major changes, including making some serious decisions about the direction and purpose of the book. Is it even going to be erotica by the time I’m done? I don’t know. The task is daunting and calls for bold, decisive action.

So my goal is to get through the draft this month. To work on it every day, to see what happens.

Maybe next month I’ll have something to share with you, my loyal audience (such as you exist at all).

Oh editing.

Free Monster Erotica now!

Maybe you don’t know if monster erotica is really for you. I understand, a sexy golem risen from the mud of a fecund creek is a little out of the ordinary. You want to test the murky waters, dip your toe before you dive in head first. It’s natural to be a little hesitant when the unknown beckons. Maybe it’s your first time, and you don’t know what to expect. I get it.

You need an incentive. So, starting tomorrow, for 3 days only, Glommed By the Golem is free.

That’s right, the first time is free. Enjoy as my gift to you. Some harmless, delicious monster erotica. But just so you know, there’s a slight possibility that it could be addictive.

Glommed By the Golem.

In Which I Glom a Story From My Brain

The pandemic has lasted long enough for even me to write a second story on the theme. So here it is.

My research into the monster erotica audience indicates that readers of monster erotica don’t have strong preferences regarding gender and orientation, so I decided to try a male/male story this time, which is new to me. At first I wondered if I were getting it right, then I just let it flow and enjoyed the writing. I’ll let you decide if it’s any good or not, and I always welcome feedback.

Enjoy.

Oh, and one other thing. I learn a lot about language while writing erotica. Looking up “glom,” for instance, taught me that the word has two verb meanings, one that I knew, which is to attach, as in “glom onto” something. The other is more like stealing or snatching. You may read the story to see how I’m using the word here.

The Miasm Is Here!

Hey, it’s now available on Amazon!

Yeah, I’m the kind of weirdo who gets stuck in my house for weeks because of a global pandemic, then thinks, hm, there’s probably an erotica story in this . . .

And you get to enjoy my weirdness.

Here’s a link. Free on kindle unlimited.

New Story, Lizard vs. Cockroach

Hi folks. I know I should milk these things a little more, make some announcements and cover reveals etc etc etc but what can I say, I get impatient and I’m working at a paying job more now, pressed for time so I just wrote this story and published it today. I mean, I was working on the story for a couple weeks, longer than it seemed like it ought to take, and today I decided it was done and then took advantage of the publishing revolution we are living, in which anyone can publish anything, at any time.

So, here’s the story: a woman has moved to Austin, TX (coincidentally, the same move I made in August of this year), and she finds herself in a run-in with some enormous mutant cockroaches. (I myself have seen cockroaches here in Texas that were astoundingly large, but never felt myself to be in imminent danger.) Who is the natural enemy of cockroaches? I imagine it’s one of my favorite creatures, the lizard. So a lizard man saves her, and they go on to celebrate their humanity and aliveness together, in a beautiful way.

“Rescued by the Lizard Man” will be live on Amazon any day. Go check it out, free on Kindle Select. And please tell all your monster-loving friends, because apparently I’m not very good at telling them myself.

Lowering prices!

I’m in the process of lowering prices on my monster erotica titles, mostly from $2.99 to $.99. With the exception of the first release, “Lure of the Prairie Monster,” you can read them free if you have Kindle Unlimited. But if you want to own them, and share them with all your monster-loving friends, you can now do so at a better price. As of today, you can buy these titles for $.99:

Lure of the Prairie Monster

Summer of the Centaur

Santa Shifter

Last but not least, my newest story, “Christmas Blues With Krampus,” is introduced at the lower price.

So rejoice, dear friends of monster erotica, and enjoy these delicious stories for less.

Christmas Blues With Krampus, Excerpt

Cover of "Christmas Blues With Krampus." Partially-obscured male face smiling mischievously from the darkness.

“Oh, those cookies are as delightful to eat as they are to look at!” Brenda cooed over a cookie she was sampling in the trendy pop-up bakery. It had a little scene painted on it in icing, of a family around a Christmas tree, the smiling children holding yet-to-be-unwrapped gifts. “I’ll take three—no, a dozen. Rhea, can you hold this bag while I get my wallet?”

Rhea tried to smile cheerfully as she took a bulky shopping bag from her friend. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” was banging out of a speaker on the counter near her head, and she tried to shut out the insipid noise. She glanced at the dark-haired man behind the counter, wondering if he could adjust the sound, but he was occupied with the transaction. So she stood there, looking around the store, trying not to exude impatience. Her friend was the picture of holiday cheer, smiling and jiggling her head to highlight her earrings of sparkly little red and green bells. That racket coming out of the sound system was probably her favorite Christmas song.

That was why Rhea could never bring herself to tell Brenda how downright painful it was for her to participate in these holiday festivities. She knew that depression was common in the Christmas season, but she didn’t think her annual funk was simply biological. It was triggered by elements of Christmas culture, deeply ingrained in everything people did this time of year. When darkness of winter sets in, why not embrace it? Why not pull inward, like the animals do? Why cover every vertical surface with lights, why the forced gaiety and the endless repetition of commercially packaged pop songs with their relentless cheerfulness?

You’d think people had something to hide. Were they afraid of the dark? Or of their own inner darkness?

No, Rhea would never be good at this holiday thing.

But Brenda had insisted on dragging Rhea out shopping with her. She truly only wanted to share her joy with her friend. Perhaps her buoyant spirits would lift Rhea’s too. And Rhea tried to let it happen. Tried to appreciate the sweaters and fine glassware in the department stores, tried to enjoy the bustling city, tried not to think about the orangutans made homeless by the destruction of their jungle for plantations that supplied the palm oil in these lovely, hand-crafted cookies. Normal people didn’t think about those things. Just be like a normal person, she told herself. Be happy.

As they left the store, Brenda tossed a fiver in the bucket outside the shop, and a man in a Santa suit paused in his bell ringing to smile and thank her. Then she grinned and reached into the bakery bag and pulled out one of those shockingly expensive cookies. “And here’s something for you. Merry Christmas.” He grinned back and raised the cookie to her like a glass of champagne.

Turning down the street, Brenda handed Rhea a cookie too. “You need something to cheer you up. You’re supposed to be happy in the holidays.”

“If I could afford stuff like this, I’d be happier,” lied Rhea, taking the cookie.

“Aw, come on, just think of your favorite holiday song.” She really wanted Rhea to be happy.

“‘In the Bleak Midwinter?'”

Brenda laughed. “I love you, you keep me grounded.”

Rhea examined the cookie. It was really quite well done. The fine details of the little picture were stunning, the colors vibrant.

“You should pay attention, though,” Brenda added. “That guy in the bakery was checking you out. A smile goes a long way, you know.”

“He was?” It seemed unlikely. Brenda was usually the one who got noticed, of the two of them.

“Oh yeah. I’m surprised you didn’t notice. He looked like just your type.”

“What’s my type?”

“Oh, dark, kind of skinny, unshaven. Intense eyes.”

Rhea chuckled. “That totally sounds like my type. Though I might not call him skinny, so much as . . . lean.”

After a moment, she added, “But maybe he wouldn’t care if I smiled or not. He might like a surly woman like me.”

She took a bite of the cookie. It was perfectly crunchy and melted in her mouth. She looked at it again. “Hey, who’s that looking in the window?” It looked sort of like a face, but gray-blue, peeking through a window behind the Christmas tree.

They stopped walking to examine the cookie. “That’s Krampus,” Brenda said. “Funny, I don’t think he’s on the other cookies I bought.”

“Are those horns sticking out of his head?”

“Yeah, it’s a new thing they’re doing in Germany or someplace, he’s like anti-Santa, he kidnaps the bad children and throws them in a bag and eats them.”

Surely Brenda hadn’t heard the story right. Who would tell such a story at Christmas time? But Rhea did find something somehow satisfying in it. Maybe some people were finally acknowledging the dark side of winter.

She took another bite.

 

Will Rhea find help with her seasonal depression? Why is that blue dude on her cookie? Was the bakery guy really checking her out? And what about the orangutans? You can buy the whole story on Amazon now. Watch for free days starting next week. Free every day if you have Kindle Unlimited.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Krampus!

Hi friends, I promised you some new monster erotica this year, and I am finally making good on the promise. This is actually a story I wrote last year, but didn’t complete in time for the holidays. With some slight changes that make it even better, I am very pleased with this one. It’s a delicious revision of the story of the mysterious Krampus. In this story there will be no beating of children. Everyone involved will be a consenting adult. There will be a very long, forked tongue.

KrampusI have just now submitted to Amazon, so it may be a day or two before you can find it there. But here’s the cover, so you’ll know when you see it. As always, you can look at my author page for all my releases, and you can receive notices of news if you subscribe to the Crea DelRand blog.

Thank you for all of your support!