I hope you’re all doing well. My recent bout with COVID seems to be cleared away. I’m hoping to be a lot more productive very soon.
The penultimate chapter of To Serve and Obey is coming so very soon! And that means the series is nearly through. It’s been a really fun time seeing people’s reaction to what’s arguably one of Silver Girl’s most important outings.
I really can’t wait to see what you all think of the ending!
As for my Patreon, this week my $5 patrons get a story about a gem collection, and both my $10 and $15 dollar patrons are getting to read the follow-up to the spy story I wrote a couple years back. The higher tiers get to read more things before anyone else!
I know this is very short, but unfortunately I’m still not quite 110% quite yet.
Hopefully next week I’ll be right as rain, and there’ll be no more worries about any of that! But in the meantime?
I hope you all take care of yourselves, and each other.
Oh, one last thing?
I am ill, but it doesn’t change that my birthday is coming up! February 19th!
If you’d like to support me via grabbing something from a wishlist on Amazon? You are currently able to do so here! No pressure, it just seemed like a fun thing to do. I hope no one pushes beyond their means.
Meanwhile, if you want to pre-order the next? You can do so on Amazon, and you can add it to your library on Smashwords! 🙂
So, I’d love to make this a very long post about a lot of different things… but unfortunately my whole apartment caught COVID-19, and while I’m starting to feel better (nearly a week later, and after feeling pretty horrible) I’m mostly trying to just take it easy.
Please, get boosted, wear masks, socially distance… take it incredibly easy! I was boosted and masked, and it still feels this awful. Feeling better is incredibly relative and I don’t even know if I could end up with any long term effects yet.
It’s a whole new year… but this blog post has been written back in 2021 in an effort to keep myself from working too much for an entire week. As such, I’ll more be talking about the plans I have for 2022…
After wishing all of you a very happy new year!
2022 is going to be a very important year for me. Back in 2018 I sat down and decided to rewrite the original Silver Girl series because it was uh… let’s say… not my best work. I wrote it originally back in 2005, when I was only 18. Needless to say, few people are capable of writing the best work of their lives at such a young age. I’ve come a long way, learned how to accept edits and critique…
I’ve met so many people. Read so many stories. Had so many experiences.
The new drafts of the original 10 books that compile to make the full, original Complete Adventures of Silver Girl (which may eventually need a new name, it’s being debated for future-me to worry about) took a lot of time, and effort, and not all just mine.
I couldn’t have made this much progress without my lovely editrix, Kianna Skogseth. She was there for me through emotional troubles, she edited my books… What more can I say?
Rotem Dishon being the first artist I ever contracted for art will always be a very important person to these initial releases, even if Red Moon Rising, and the covers that follow, will be from new artists.
There’s just so many people for me to thank, and I’d forget someone if I tried to be thorough, so instead I’ll just make sure to thank Angie again for her loan of Pandora, even if the evidence of her from before I wrote her is basically gone from the internet, which is a shame.
Listing out everyone I thanked with a dedication would be silly when they’re written in dedications, but I almost want to.
2022 will have the final story, Red Moon Rising, following shortly after the conclusion of To Serve and Obey which is book 9 of the series. It features magic, lesbian mind control, heroism, and so much more. I don’t want to spoil it, for a large amount of reasons, but you’ll definitely all be enjoying that!
Red Moon Rising is a long story, and will take us well into 2022. After that, I already have a lot more planned for all of you. This year even has a planned Halloween special, and sequels to some stories that I think you’ll really enjoy that aren’t even Silver Girl related!
But for now, I think that’s a lot said here. I’ll have more to say in the future, more to write, release… but that’s pretty good.
My $5 Patreon tier this week is going to get to read the conclusion to Wired into the Grid. $10 Patrons will get to read a story about a vampire… and $15 Patrons get to check out a fun story about a very sexy collection.
So, we’re officially past the halfway point of December! Can you believe it? This part of the year always feels like it goes so incredibly quickly. I’m excited for 2022, even if that is a lot of ‘2’s. February 22nd is going to be one heck of a day.
Every day lately I swear I have a new idea that I can’t write yet due to having too many projects on my plate. It’s a good feeling, and it ensures that you’ll be having many more stories for many years to come.
This week, my $5 patrons are getting a chance to read my story about a woman overcome with an illness that only her doctor can solve with a little hypnotic help, and my $10 patrons? They get to take a look at the first story to be publicly released next year: Wired into the Grid, a story about a woman looking into a conspiracy at an automotive company. If you want to learn more, head on over and check out my Patreon! There’s lots of great stuff there, and I write a weekly blog for any tier where I discuss the specific things I’m up to writing.
The last serialized novel from me for 2021, To Serve and Obey, is finally releasing! I’ve been excited about this one for a very long time. It’s the penultimate story in the original Silver Girl saga, and while there’s a LOT more to come in the world of Silver Girl, it’s still an important milestone!
2021 has been a long year in some ways, and also gone by incredibly quickly in others. The start of December is always an odd time. On the one hand, there’s still plenty of the year left. On the other, 11 of the 12 months of the year have passed. That’s still a pretty big thing.
This time of year always makes me very reflective, but that’s even more during the end of a year where I literally moved across the country. Other very important things happened, too, but it’s hard to overstate what a big deal it’s been for me to move to the east coast. Boston is a lovely place, and I’m much happier here than I was back in Portland.
Plus I finally sought treatment for my sleep apnea, which has been incredible for me in every way.
Wherever you are, and whatever your living situation, I hope that the end of 2021 can go well and give you a good start for 2022. That year has too many ‘2’s, quite frankly, but it also looks pretty neat.
I’ll have more thoughts looking back on the year, fiction, mind control, future plans in weeks to come… but for now, I think I’ll focus on what you can get from me soon–besides just To Serve and Obey, of which there’s much more to come!
This week my $5 patrons get to read the conclusion of Figura’s first outing! Will she be in any shape to return in future stories? What will be her fate? There’s only one way to find out… though if you drop $10 over on my Patreon, you don’t need to wait until Saturday–you can know right now!
Speaking of the $10 tier, if you’re at that level you’ll get to read about a woman with a bizarre medical condition, but her doctor is all too familiar, and all too ready to help give her just what she needs!
There’s a lot more to come before 2021 ends, and I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy all of it!
For a bit now I’ve been releasing pieces of Book 8, but now they’re all released… and so is their compilation!
In one book you can get Flash Friction: the a story of Valerie and Olivia trying to become closer friends, In over Her Head: the story of a heroine Dragout looking for evidence of a conspiracy in Midas City, Obedience over Matter: a story about the heroine Monica Fourier who doesn’t like to make a big deal about herself but now no longer has a choice, Silver Gray Starlight: Silver Girl on patrol once more trying to end the machinations of a once very dear friend, and Pink Candy: the return of everyone’s favorite sugar fiend.
You can pre-order the start of the next book, To Serve and Obey, on Amazon right here. It’s also up on Smashwords!
Can you believe this month is half over already? Over half over, actually. It seems unreal to me that such thing would be the case, but, well… it is! Nothing anyone can do about it but look forward to the remains of the year. Obviously since I only moved in September everything is still “my first x in Boston” when it comes to these last couple of months in the year, but I really do love it here.
It’s such a nice place, though I will never stop giggling at the local accent.
Still, there is some exciting news for everyone who loves my writing: I now have a CPAP machine! I sleep better, I wake up faster, and I have more energy! I predict that in no time, as I adapt to this (and get a mask that actually fits!) I should be doing amazingly.
That’s pretty good for everyone, if you ask me.
This week on Patreon, Chapters 7 and 8 will drop for all of my $5 patrons. For all of my $10 patrons… you get to see the way the story ends! If you want to see it sooner, it’s going to release tomorrow at noon. Drop $10 my way, and you get it in epub, mobi, and pdf formats! Download and enjoy. No DRM included!
On Tuesday, the compiled To Patrol and Control will be available everywhere! Well, everywhere, or at least everywhere I sell my books! That means if you want to preorder the ebook on Amazon, you can do so here. If you want to add it to your library on Smashwords? You can do so here!
It’ll be out in paperback, too! I press “go” on late Saturday/early Sunday, and when it goes live is up to mystical forces out of my control.
That, or Amazon’s review processes.
It’ll be at the same Amazon link. I’m looking forward to having it on the shelf next to the previous seven. Can you believe this is the eighth Silver Girl book? We’ve come so far, and I’d like to thank all of you for your support along the way! Every sale, every comment, all of it means a great deal.
Anyone following my Twitter lately is probably familiar with my recent sleep woes. I’ve had bad sleep off and on for a long time, but I didn’t realize quite how bad it really was until I talked to a person at CVS about a home apnea testing kit. Well, last night was my first of two nights and I can tell you one thing definitively:
I hate that test.
So that’s where I’m at right now, but I can make a recommendation this week before I get to what’s coming to Patreon! Back in 2005, a friend shared a Depeche Mode cover by a band I’d never heard of before–Hungry Lucy. Ever since it’s been one of the tranciest songs I’ve ever heard. Finally, after 16 years, I listened to the rest of the album.
Apparitions is a great time, and you can listen to it all on Bandcamp here, for free! It’s on Spotify, too but if you don’t have a pro membership you’ll be suffering through whatever random order it decides to place the tracks. Hearing Ode too early on would kinda defeat the purpose entirely. I especially recommend Blue Dress, Bound in Blood (either version) and Stretch (similarly either version!)
That’s me for the moment, but what’s coming from me on Patreon?
My $5 tier is getting part 3 of The Adventures of Figura, while my $10 tier is getting the penultimate section!
Next year, I’m strongly debating making it so the early preview tier is only a week ahead instead of two. So if you wanna get two weeks ahead, now is the time to jump on that!
And in another couple weeks, To Patrol and Control, the compilation, will be released! If you’d like to preorder the ebook (as always, a paperback will be coming on the same day, but Amazon doesn’t let you preorder those for… some… reason… but it will use the same link) then you can do so here on Amazon! If you want to add the compiled ebook to your Smashwords library, you may do so here!
TPAC is the 8th in the original 10 stories that comprise The Adventures of Silver Girl. In retrospect, having the first remain “The Adventures of Silver Girl” isn’t doing me the most favors. At least Star Wars Episode IV gets to be called “A New Hope”, right?
But a couple weeks after TPAC’s compilation drops, a new story will begin to release… but you’ll need to wait and see more as we get closer!
For the moment, I’d like to highlight some great stories I’ve read recently.
Modren‘s Whiteout was a great story, and another tale in the same universe by the same writer? That’s practically guaranteed to be gold. Dating the Enemy, commissioned by my editrix of all people, is a solid story. If the idea of a heroine going on a date with one of her villains strikes you as a fun setup for a cute MC story, then you owe it to yourself to read this one!
Kallie is hardly a stranger to… anyone who reads my work at this point, I daresay. I’m pretty sure her reach has extended beyond mine… but her writing deserves notice! Two of her recent tales, Succubimb and Shackles are absolutely amazing so far. Succubimb is a fun tale about a nerd wanting to summon her perfect bimbo. Shackles is about a woman getting a bit in over her head with a very overzealous heroine. That’s how I’d sum it up so far, though.
Finally, CactusJuggler is one of the best writers on the archive for dark, twisted, naughty smut that’s just crude and crass and wrong. Catch More Flies continues this trend, and I heavily recommend it. This hits so many fun kinds of twisted, naughty heat, and if I didn’t recommend it I’d be doing you all a disservice.
So with that said, what else am I up to?
Well to find out what I’m writing actively you’ll want to head over to Patreon and et in on my weekly blogs there, but also a hint: UMKP.
This weekend, my $5 patrons will be getting the second section of Figura’s tale, To Change the World, Change Yourself. My $10 patrons, on the other hand, will be receiving the chunk just past half way, chapters 7 and 8. If you’re enjoying the story and want more of it, faster? It’s just a quick Patreon subscription away!
I’m never upset if anyone dips in, then drops back out.
It’s under a week until my next story, Silver Gray Starlight! I’m so excited for it to hit the virtual stands, and for all of you to get a glance. It’s the return of a fan favorite character, and I imagine you’ll all be very happy to see her.
To check out the synopsis and look into pre-ordering, you can head on over to Amazon, or Smashwords!
Also, if you didn’t see Eshie’s amazing art of Aureus and Patina, you should really check out the latest art over on my webpage! To see it all in a gallery, you can click here, or you can click here to see the updates which makes it easier to see what was added when!
Also, I’m not the only one with exciting release news!
Head on over to Callidus’s blog and you’ll get to see that they’ve got something coming soon, too… but don’t let me spoil it! Check it out, and get excited now!
People who subscribe to my Patreon for $5 or more get to read the first part of En Pointe this weekend! It’s a story of corruption, a story of clothing fetishry, and it’s outright delicious. People subscribing at the $10 tier already were able to read En Pointe, and this week they’ll be getting the first part of a new story about a super heroine who wants to make the world a better place, and may just need to struggle to hold on to her self along the way…!
All patrons get to read a weekly blog that’s only for Patreon talking explicitly about what I’ve been writing. It gets you a closer, more intimate connection here with me.
Additionally, part four, Silver Gray Starlight, is available for preorder on Amazon, and to add to your library on Smashwords. I still don’t understand why Smash doesn’t let you preorder, but I can confirm they’re good with email alerts, so if you want to keep up to date on Smash? Follow my profile! You’ll always be alerted right away. Amazon has similar, but it’s really bad at letting you know!
So, Obedience over Matter, huh? Obviously, the title comes from the expression Mind over Matter, but when someone’s mind is gone, well.. what’s left there?
In this case, you can imagine.
I think you’ll enjoy this, and what’s to come!
You’ll learn more about Silver Gray Starlight in another week~
As for now, I look forward to seeing more response to OoM. The first few responses have all been amazing, so it’s pretty great at the moment!
This weekend, on my Patreon my $5 patrons get to read Lighting the Way Down in epub formats, and my 10$ and up patrons get to read the second section of En Pointe, a very fun section!
I’m finally really catching my breath here, and it’s pretty great to settle in and enjoy my desk and my computer setup! Lots of time to write, revise, edit, and format for all of you to enjoy!