I just wanted to give everyone a heads up: in honor of my birthday (happy birthday to me!) Stillpoint/Eros has put The Visitor Comes for Good, the box set of all seven Visitor stories (plus Goddess, the first hot sequel) on sale for this weekend only for just US$2.99!
It’s the the world’s oldest story: A girl, her fireman, and her other fireman.
When Lea heads off to Atlanta for a job interview, all she’s thinking about is the work. Well, and Sean, her best friend’s brother. Sean, the tall, muscular firefighter. With the gentle Southern drawl and the wicked smile. Whose couch she’s going to be sleeping on.
Well, actually, whose couch she hopes very much she won’t be sleeping on. But it turns out that Andy, Sean’s roommate, is another, equally hot Southern firefighter, and so when a visitor — or perhaps two — joins Lea on that couch, it sparks a series of events that none of them could possibly have foreseen.
But that none of them regret. Not even a little bit.
The Visitor Comes for Good contains all seven installments in The Visitor Saga — plus the first exciting sequel!
- The Visitor
- The Visitor Comes Home
- The Visitor Comes Again
- The Visitor Goes to Work
- The Visitor Entertains
- The Visitor Takes a Trip
- The Visitor Has Company
- Plus — the first sequel story, Goddess: The Visitor’s Wedding!
(MF, MM, MMF HEA ménage à trois. FMF and FFM threesomes. Interracial menage. Bisexuality/bisexual romance. Explicit language and scenes of sexuality between consenting adults. Adult readers only.)
Guess what! Juliet Takes Off is back on Amazon. Because we edited a sentence in the description that mentioned Allison wanting Ken to “make her a woman” — which always sounded ridiculously Harlequin Romance to me anyway. So gone is the reference to :gasp: virginity, and back the story goes onto the world’s biggest slushpile/marketplace. Sheesh.
In any case, the story has NEVER gone out of circulation on the publisher’s site, so I wanted to give them this plug… And what do you think? Should we keep the “BANNED ON AMAZON!” banner on the cover?
Kobo still hasn’t reposted most of my publisher’s stories but has assured us that they’re “reviewing all titles to make sure that they adhere to [their] content guidelines…. Due to the number of titles that are under review, it may take a week or two before we can restore all of the books. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.” Very nice. A week and a half too late. But still.
And “Bridget” is still off-line on B&N even though we’ve removed the offending word — “Virgin” — from the subtitle.
So. :twiddles thumbs:
Stillpoint/Eros post on Amazon and Kobo censorship
Over the past few weeks, a series of denouncements online and, more particularly, in a British tabloid that we don’t choose to link to have thrown many of the major online ebook outlets into a panic. Accused of being incapable of detecting and deleting all instances of their “vile trade” in child pornography, rape smut, and plagiarism (all rightly illegal in the UK, the US, and the rest of the world), several major ebook marketplaces have taken a variety of knee-jerk steps to give at least the appearance of doing something.
As has been reported elsewhere, Amazon’s ban-hammer has fallen on any erotic stories that mention virginity in any way. How do I know this? My story Bridget: Virgin Knot got booted with the same vague warning as Juliet Takes Off (which is, by the way, now permanently banned — w00t!). “Bridget” features two college students (so adults, of course), one of whom happens to be, see… a virgin.
Serves me right for trying to drop a Shakespeare quote into the title.
Also! Kobo suddenly dropped all of my Juliet titles — no warning, no nothing. My publisher emailed, and is waiting to hear back.
Still. I’m a bit bewildered.
ETA: B&N has also dropped “Bridget” without warning or notice. I’m guessing that some later-day Savonarola (or group thereof) did a trolling expedition through major US-based online stores and flagged anything with the word “Virgin” in the title. Go me. :-p
We’ve revised the cover and cut any reference to “sexual initiation” from the title or description:
- SmutTalk: Censored! (kdwestwrites.wordpress.com)
- SmutTalk: Censored! (The Post Script) (kdwestwrites.wordpress.com)