I hope you’ve all been doing well! Due to a slight oversight on my part, Ink Soaked Penumbra’s Amazon release was delayed by a day. This was entirely my fault, but hopefully it didn’t bother anyone too terribly much.
That said, if you want to see the next stage of the Ink Soaked Penumbra? It’s available now!
There’s also a fun new picture over on my website. Is it a bit shameless? Does it show that I’ve watched far too much JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure? Yes to both, but that’s not really such a big issue compared to how happy having that picture made me.
I’ve been working with Callidus to prepare for another podcast recording. No guarantee when it will happen, but we’re both really looking forward to it! They’re always a lot of fun, and I’m glad we’re making it more of a habit.
This weekend on ROM/the EMCSA there’ll be a new story with a superhero and her girlfriend going through a very complicated situation. On my Patreon, tomorrow will have the release of a new story with a focus on clothing fetishry and other very fun things.
Life in my corner of the world is relatively calm at the moment. Most of my focus as of late has been on my writing and hanging out with my friends and family. We’re nearly at the start of summer which isn’t a time with a lot going on… well, besides graduation, I guess!
I imagine a lot of people are very excited about school being over for the year soon enough–or already. I hope if that’s the case, you have a great time on the off season.
Talk of schools when on the topic of Mind Control reminds me of trilby’s amazing Legacy, Modren’s Trigger-Happy Girl Hunt, Tabico’s Sweet Oil, A. Regina Cantatis’s Willing Subject, and I’m sure there are plenty more that aren’t coming to mind for me. If you want a story that suits the end of a school year, then my story Strapped would fit the bill!
Next week will be more of Ink Soaked Penumbra, but I have been working on stories outside of the Midas City universe. Which? Well, they aren’t coming for awhile, but I give a hint and just say “panties.” It won’t be for awhile, but I know a lot of people have been very excited to se more.
This weekend on ROM/the EMCSA I’ll be releasing a story named Meritocramancy, a story about magic and curses. On my Patreon, people will have a chance to see Jade from Silver Eclipse in an all new tale. If you’d like to learn more? Check out my patreon!
I hope that you’ve all been loving this series so far! The responses I’ve seen over in my discord have been very favorable, so I’m imagining that’s the norm. Feel free to join us, and share your thoughts!
There’s also some new art of everyone’s favorite Shadow Kitten over on my website! Clyde_S did an absolutely lovely job with this commission and I’m certain you’ll all agree!
Over here in Oregon I am dying from the heat so while I have a lot of great things I’m working on for all of you, and that’s going well, the heat doesn’t leave a lot of room for much else so I’ll leave you at that for now!
I’ve been writing a lot, and next week I’ll be releasing Ink Soaked Penumbra Volume 2. The feedback so far has been really thrilling, and I’m looking forward to seeing these continued responses.
On the EMCSA/ROM the Tokusatsu inspired series I wrote will continue to release, and on my Patreon there’ll be a story about some fun, sexy magic. I have so many sexy stories for you all to read, and I hope that you’ll follow along with me!
For now, I think that’s all I really have to say. Please check out the podcast, my Patreon if that interests you, and look out for a new release on Tuesday.
And if you’d like to see a preview image of Celia and Helena to whet your appetite and tempt you to pick up a copy? My editrix Kia commissioned Kem Nguyen to put together a lovely piece you can see over on my website!
Most writers don’t go back and reread their own work very often. It’s not that we dislike the works (though sometimes it can be a love-hate relationship) but the connection to it is a different one where we can just remember it, or where we don’t get the same enjoyment from examining the words on the page as thoroughly.
Ink Soaked Penumbra?
It’s one I go back to annually and gaze at a section here or there, or reread in its entirety. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone feels about this expanded, more wholly edited edition!
I really cannot thank Kia enough for her hard work on the series. When it began back in 2005 I didn’t even read back over my own releases before posting them. By the time I reached The Argentum Project, I had a beta reader who pointed out the mistakes they found. Since then I’ve had several people skim for the errors they could find, and I’ve been very grateful to them all. I am similarly grateful to my other current editrix, aleksandra, even if her edited work has been largely confined to ROM/EMCSA releases.
Speaking of the EMCSA/ROM? I recently finished a series about a heroine going through a bovine transformation, but this weekend a new series begins with a tokusatsu twist on a recurring character! If you want to see all of it before anyone else, hop on over and support my patreon!
I’ve been working really hard to get as many words out as possible, working on commissions and e publishing releases, and keeping up that schedule has lead to a bit of burnout.
As a result, I’m at the moment trying to take it easy without a lot of very exciting things to say about this exact moment… but a friendly reminder that the Mother’s Day sale is still going on, and Ink Soaked Penumbra Volume 1 drops on Tuesday, so be ready for that!
My apologies for not being more exciting. There’s a lot of writing coming your way, including stories on ROM/the EMCSA. Me taking a break from active new writing shouldn’t slow down any of that.
The biggest news from me for the moment is that I’m now fully vaccinated. It doesn’t kick in completely for another week, but as someone who has been very concerned about all of the nonlethal effects of things, this is a big deal for me.
My latest paperback release!
You can pick up the compiled e-book on Smashwords, and that gives you one easy way to read through Poetic License, Ballpoint to the Brain, Blotted Lace, Ink Blots, Sealed with a Kiss, Ink Bot, and Prequill all in one convenient file! If you want a paperback, or prefer the kindle store, you can pick up a copy on Amazon!
There’s a preorder available for the next story’s first volume, Ink Soaked Penumbra, and you can find that on Amazon or Smashwords!
So, that’s pretty exciting! The original series of Silver Girl is six books long now, though that’s hardly the end of the series… book six represents an important milestone: breaking past half way! There’s a lot more sexiness to come, so I hope you’ll join me!
So today is the last day of the Debased April sale, but for May I went a little differently…
Three stories heavily featuring mothers (but not My Girlfriend’s Mom is a Hypnotist) are on sale for 25% off! Through June 3rd, the first Thursday of next month, you can pick up Strapped, Taming the MILF Next Door, and Traditions, all for 25% less than normal! This sale is only on Smashwords, and it’ll be over when next month gets a blogpost, so don’t miss out!
Strapped features a story of a stepmother who has something important to share with her stepdaughter, Taming the MILF Next Door has a precious young woman getting much closer to a very attractive woman, and Traditions has a young woman becoming a part of her mother’s family’s long held traditions.
All of these felt pretty appropriate to me for May, and I hope you enjoy them if you give this sale a look!
In a couple of weeks Ink Soaked Penumbra will release, and that story actually won an award! Way back when, the MC Community as I knew it on the fiction side of things was largely on one forum: the MC Forum. It’s changed a lot since then, but at the time it was under the leadership of JR Parz of Master PC fame. Some people wanted to start off a yearly awards program, to celebrate the most exciting releases of the year…
Some people reacted very poorly.
Between that and some of the very brazen heteronormativity of the MCF, that’s why I created the Argent Garden forum that would become the MC Garden later on.
Regardless, Ink Soaked Penumbra was voted the top FF story of 2007, which made me extremely excited. I don’t know if it’ll be the best story of 2021 on its rerelease, but I’ve done everything I can to make that the case!
That feels like a fair bit to talk about for the week, so that’s all for me! Take care of yourself and each other, and I hope you continue to enjoy!
Oh, before I go, while it seems the sale on Silver Eclipse has ended, my editrix has a post on the Silver Girl subreddit showing that two of the first three paperbacks are currently on sale! This isn’t something I can control, but if you want to grab a copy? Now is a good time!
The end of April is upon us! That’s not exactly exciting, but it does mean that we’re through 4 months of 2021, or a whole third of the way through the year. Doesn’t that feel just… impossible?
Well if it does to you, then we’re on the same page!
Today I’ll be getting my second vaccine shot, so that’ll finally be out of the way, too, which is great all around because the first one wasn’t that fun and while I’ll be down for the booster, I’ll be happy to have it behind me. 🙂
This year has just flown by so far, with so many releases that I’ve been excited to share for a while, and so many more to come… a woman can’t help but be a fair bit excited!
As a part of my own reading, as I mentioned before, I’ve been going back and going through some of Iago‘s old work. It’s really fascinating the way that they can so effectively make lesbianism into a cosmic horror? That’s basically the way I would describe their work, and I mean that in the most complimentary way that I possibly can. One won’t find the a lot of the traditional trappings of an mc story, but what they’ll find instead is a cosmic erotic horror of sorts, and it’s pretty great for that.
Various things have made me somewhat slow to get through much of it, but the five stories I’ve read through so far have this incredibly devious energy to them. From a Chain Letter morphing a woman’s comprehension of reality, to a reporter getting in over her head with a cult, to a twisted neurologist… Gosh, if you want to see a mind control story that is very uninterested in exploring “how” and just why and what.
Don’t forget you only have one last month to get in on the sale for Debased! It ends next week, and then the next sale will begin for May!
This week over on my Patreon the second half of “Why Buy the Cow When You Can Make Your Own?” will be available, and on ROM/the EMCSA, you’ll be getting to read Elven Mundanity, a followup to my story Elven Superiority.
There’s a lot of great writing still to come from me this year! On Tuesday the compilation Ink Slick Preamble drops! I’m so excited to have it on my shelf, and I hope at least some of you are, too!
Prequill is a very important story, finally giving us a better glimpse at Yana N Ritter than we’ve even seen in Blotted Lace, and well… I won’t spoil any more than the synopsis, but this story is very revealing.
I hope you all enjoy.
The process of rewriting, and rereleasing Silver Girl with the polish and effort it always deserved has been very rewarding, and that may be best exemplified by this series. I’ve always adored the inky tales most of all, which never denigrates the others, and seeing them like this has been immensely gratifying. The response has been as thrilling this time as it was the first.
Do you know I was actually incredibly self conscious that no one else would find ink compelling as a mind control method?
In other news, ROM and the EMCSA are going to get another fun superhero story this weekend, and I recommend keeping your eyes peeled!
If you want to know more, and see things in advance? Consider supporting my Patreon!
I’ve been reading a lot of Iago lately on the EMCSA, so expect some thoughts about those stories here soon enough! But for now?
I hope you’ve been having a decent April so far! Mine’s been alright. I’m very glad to be getting vaccinated, but also as a warning: be prepared to possibly feel like you have the flu for a good five days or more! It’s not very fun, but it’s much better than brain damage or lung scarring!
Wear a mask! Get vaccinated when you can if you don’t have legitimate health problems that make that impossible!
On other news, I’ve been doing a bit of reading lately, and I have some stories that you should read!
First off, have you read Modren‘s Whiteout? I feel like I’ve mentioned it a time or two but I can’t be bothered to check. If you haven’t, there’s never been a better time! The third follow-up to Whiteout, the Greyscale Anthology, is out now! Each of these are cute ongoing glimpses at the cast of Whiteout. Whiteout itself was a fun (if often anxiety inducing!) story about a super heroine who finds out she may or may not have a bit of a hypnosis fetish after running into the titular villain. I guess she technically isn’t the most titular, but she works for that more-or-less. Heavily recommended, give them a glimpse.
On the other hand, we have Skaetlett‘s Gatekeep Gaslight Girlboss. A hell of a title, right? This one is a fun look at a woman forced to take an internship as part of her college program, and well… a thing Skaetlett gets is how bad capitalists and business women really can be, and they use this to wonderful effect. It’s a fun read, and I recommend it if you like the thought of a businesswoman abusing an intern with mind control.
Additionally, I’ve been continuing to read through trilby as a before-sleep activity, and having a lot of fun with it. Recently finished a story that I don’t know how to properly describe besides “when you find out it was written in tribute to a dead character from another author’s work, you aren’t surprised.” Escapee is sad, and miserable, and it captures a thing I think is under represented sometimes…
Mind controllers who do the kinds of things you see in a lot of these stories?
Bad people. Really bad people.
Something makes me sad when a mind controller who does legitimately bad things is just glossed over, and you get this sense they’re both mind controlling women by the dozen but would never hurt a fly. That’s just… not how anything makes sense to me, without a good reason.
A follow-up to Escapee, Loveknot, also ended up on my to read list. It’s incredibly not Escapee, though it still shows how unrepentant many mind controllers are and expands on that universe in fun ways. It isn’t my favorite trilby story, but it’s still a good read.
So here you are, four stories you can read for free… so you can give them a look, then remember I have a sale going on all month!
All three books in the Debased series are on sale on Smashwords! Get yourself a copy today if you enjoy breasts as a mind control methodology and bratty women who always get what they want!
Don’t forget that this Tuesday, the final tale in the Ink Slick Preamble is being released! Be excited! Be hyped!