This week has gone surprisingly quietly on my side of things. I’ve had plenty of stuff keeping me occupied of course, but the world at large seems to be letting me focus on getting things done… so that’s appreciated!
It has been close to three months or more since I’ve gone further than my mailbox, but that has meant I’ve churned out plenty of fun stories for all of you to enjoy! My support to everyone who is commuting during these difficult times.
That said, next week will finally have the first Inky Prelude dropping! Are you all excited? Because I am very excited!
This story is the first of a series that I think you’ll all quite enjoy. If you’d like to jump on this now, you can add it to your library on Smashwords, or preorder from Amazon!
I have another release dropping this week over on the EMCSA and ROM, namely a story called Golden Snare. Eye fascination, pendulums, coins, and a strap-on! What’s not to love? If you want to read it now you can over on my Patreon at the $10 tier, as well as tomorrow you’ll be able to see the second half of a story my $10 patrons got to see last week!
That’s all from me for the moment! I hope you all continue to enjoy, and that you take good care of yourselves and each other.
I won’t have a blog post until next week after the new year, so I need to get this out here now for it to be relevant! May 2021 be a year full of happiness and joy for all of you. That would be great for all of us to have a nice, happy, cheerful time. Things won’t magically fix overnight… but I wouldn’t mind if they did in quick order.
But this week has a new release… The Argentum Project Volume 12!
Available on both Smashwords and Amazon, you can now see the thrilling conclusion! Patina and The Domina Argenti, facing off for the fate of Midas City… and the world!
If you’d like to have all of it gathered up together? It won’t be out for another couple of weeks–releases are slowing down to every-other-week instead of every week–but you can preorder the compiled The Argentum Project now on both Smashwords or Amazon! The paperback will be up on Amazon soon, but not quite yet. Goodness it’s one heck of a big book, over 240,000 words… and over six-hundred pages!
This weekend a new Eleanor story will be coming out over on MC Stories! The third part will be up on my Patreon, so if you want to get to read it all right away… the $10 tier will hook you up with that right away!
What does the new year hold from me?
A lot of ink.
What does that mean? Well, you’ll be finding out very soon. Things are coming out slower from here on to help with reading, but I promise, hitting 26 updates this year is still going to get a lot of very fun stories. This year on the epub side is going to be a very Silver Girl focused year. I intend to have more sales throughout the year, but every release scheduled? That’s a year of Silver Girl!
If you’ve enjoyed Silver Girl, then I think 2021 will be a lot of fun for you!
For now, I hope you take good care of yourselves… and each other!
So, this week I made a little mistake. While trying to format this week’s release, The Argentum Project Volume 9: Te Nosce…
It accidentally ended up with the text of Volume 8 x.x
That’s really inexcusable, and I’m quite sorry. The problem has been fixed on Smashwords, and I’ve submitted the proper draft to Amazon. Hopefully this will be fixed in short order. For the meantime, please accept my humblest apologies.
That said, the fan who pointed it out DID get a free book of their choice, so I did at least do my best to reward the fan who reached out to me! 🙂
Volume 9 may have had a hiccup, but I think you’ll still really love where The Argentum Project continues to go!
Available on Amazon (even if you buy it before it’s fixed–it’ll update soon!) and Smashwords!
The other day someone was asking me what Smashwords is, why I’m using it, etc… I didn’t even think to mention the benefit of “Oh, and I can actually tweak it on the fly”. It really is a perk…!
So, again? Really sorry about that, but as far as I can remember this is only the… second? Third? Blip like this in my three years, and nearly 100 ebooks on sale, so…
Not so bad, I daresay!
But, that off to one side… don’t forget! The entirety of the Tomes of Modern Magic series is on sale on Smashwords! Use the code VY48S at checkout and save on either one, or both!
I’m a really big fan of Gift of the Sorceress, personally, and $1.99 for a 36k story? That’s gotta have some value to it, right? Check it out! Doesn’t it just have an amazing cover?
Another thing you’ll want to remember is that Tomorrow, Friday the 11th of December 2020, I’ll be hosting an AMA for The Adventures of Silver Girl! There’s a PDF inside of the appropriate channel in my discord server, and I’d be very happy to have you! The 15th anniversary is a really big deal to me, and I’m super excited to continue the celebration!
Over on my Patreon campaign you can see the ending of Candy Pink Rosé without waiting for Saturday… and tomorrow, a new story set in Chronos, Liminal Floor, will be available to read! I think you’ll all love it! It stars Windy of all characters, someone who doesn’t get the spotlight all that often!
I’ve been continuing to simply adore The Kat Came Back by SoVeryFascinated. Please reach out, praise them, let them know just how much it’s loved so they keep writing more! I don’t want them to stop creative for the archive due to a lack of feedback!
Rumor has it that Callidus is working on something special. I don’t want to tip their hand for them, but you should keep aware of their stuff–read their story, Compliance and Acquisition, on MCStories and give feedback there, too!
That feels like enough from me for the week!
For now, I’ll bid you all adieu and ask that you take care of yourselves… and each other!
I hope you’re having a lovely Hypnovember, and the continued anniversary of Silver Girl! The original story was posted between November 7th to January 8th, so while I may not count the whole time as the anniversary usually… it’s the 15th, and that feels special to me.
It’s as many as three ‘ten’s!
While this week only saw one brand new release, I have a few exciting announcements if you prefer to make your purchases via Smashwords over Amazon! …but let’s start things off with my latest release, the sixth volume of The Argentum Project!
This volume really has things heating up! Next week is a double-sized volume, so I hope you’re all ready for some drama, some smut, and plenty of mind control!
But, I said there was some big news, right? Right! Everything currently out for Silver Girl is also on Smashwords… except for Silver Eclipse. I’ve been withdrawing from KDP, for a variety of reasons, but unfortunately Silver Eclipse doesn’t run out until December. Once it does, the files are ready, and I’ll push them through! Sorry in the meantime for the delay.
There’s a lot more to come on Smash as I get the rest of my catalogue up there, but formatting takes time, and there’s so much to get done.
A lot of excitement!
I have a big art commission coming up next month, one that I think everyone will love. At the same time, my patreon, where you can support my free stories released online, a story set in Midas City’s first part is currently available at the $10! Its name is Candy Pink Rosé, and I think you can guess some of the characters you might see. You can check it out here!
Work on further Silver Girl releases? Going very smoothly, and a project I began during NaNo last year (I think, time is very fucky for me anymore) is scheduled to be resumed in January. It won’t be seen for awhile yet, but drafts for major projects take a while between being written and released! It’s a story set in the same Midas City universe, but so far I’ve been calling it “Untitled Madam Kistulot Project” or UMKP for short.
If you haven’t been following Tabico and Uzubono’s CORE, there’s an epilogue for volume 15 coming up soon! I’m pretty hyped for that!
Recently while checking out Modren’s Discord I saw she had fun with an AMA about Whiteout featuring the cast within, so I’m thinking of scheduling an AMA for the first Adventures of Silver Girl novel as a celebration of the anniversary. It would be limited to the first story, and the events therein. If you don’t want to miss out, join my server now!
That’s all for this week, but look forward to more same Kistulot Time, same Kistu–wait a tic. Until next time, take care of yourselves, and each other! 🙂
This month has continued to be pretty great for Silver Girl’s 15th anniversary! Before I share some of that, I’d like to start out by linking to the latest volume of The Argentum Project., the latest in the series’ rerelease!
But on to other things! Two very kind fans commissioned some surprise artwork! One of them was Modren a writer I rather enjoy myself, who commissioned this classic picture of the heroine!
I think this does a lovely job of showing off her monochromatic look, her powers… she just looks all kinds of adorable here, doesn’t she?
If you want a bit more than that, there are some more pictures I have yet to put up on my website, including a very sexy picture of Pink? You can check out the Silver Girl Subreddit! I didn’t start it up, but hey, it’s full of lots of good stuff, so give it a glance!
As for more thoughts on Silver Girl to go with this week? When I began writing Silver Girl, I’d always wanted to write novels, big, long, dramatic novels full of intrigue and action and drama. Silver Girl was the first time I really felt like I was on the right track, making something that really worked. It wasn’t the first novel draft I ever completed, but it was the first that didn’t feel like it had any random, weird problems.
Silver Girl has always been a series about exploring fetishes, and exploring the journey of mind control. Characters are mentally manipulated all the time, but it isn’t every story in the genre that really follows the long term effects, the way that a character would adapt and shift and grow. Most mind control stories end with the principle characters pretty thoroughly fucked in a way that doesn’t allow for much follow-up, but I didn’t want Silver Girl to end after just one volume.
More than once people wanted Silver to stay with a certain owner, or in a certain situation. That always felt fair enough to me, but also like it somewhat missed the point. I’ve always tried my best to fully indulge a sequence. This is something I feel much better at now than I was when I started, but it’s always been the goal. When Sarah moves on to the next situation, it’s because from where she started, there’s nowhere else to take it that isn’t redundant.
That isn’t to say there isn’t a way to revisit the same characters, or the same ideas… just that for Sarah, any more with that owner would be more of the same. That doesn’t mean it would be bad, but it means those sections are still there, ready to be read again, and again.
More recently I’ve been taking commissions that explore some of these ideas from a new angle. For example, if you want more Mind Bore? Check out Rewired over on the EMCSA! A story featuring a Chronos favorite will be uploaded there soon, and even sooner on my Patreon if you’d like to see it sooner.
For now, that’s me! I have a lot of writing to do! I hope you’ll be back again next week!
Times are stressful all around, but you’re getting that enough from every other direction. My stance on current events is pretty well known, I’d like to hope. If not, check my twitter, it makes things exceedingly clear.
But November is always an exciting time of year for me, because fifteen years ago, in 2005, November is when I first published Silver Girl to MC Stories! Before going into that any further, I’m going to drop a link to the latest story in the series, the fourth volume of The Argentum Project!
Out now on Amazon and Smashwords, pick up a copy today to see where Patina’s adventures take her next!
But back to Silver Girl’s history a tiny bit. It isn’t too widely known, but the first place Silver Girl was published was actually on Deviant Art of all places! Back in the early 2000’s I used to put the occasional bit of fiction up there and was involved with a corner of the MC community there. It wasn’t very large at the time, and it was much more focused on images, but there were a few of us pervs hanging out, making things deviant.
That was where I met Angie, the woman who originally created Pandora. She was always just on loan to me, but I appreciated the opportunity to help there be more of a character I really enjoyed. Through roleplay, Pandora and Silver Girl got up to all sorts of shenanigans back in the day. It was a lot of fun!
While Silver Girl was first on Deviant Art, putting text there was a simple matter of copying over rich text, without any special spacing between paragraphs. This meant when I brought things over to the EMCSA and took it down from Silver Girl, I missed… a “few” paragraph breaks, at time making dialogue a mess.
It really surprises me sometimes, looking back, that Silver Girl ever caught on to be the strange little thing it is!
Three Silver Girl books began their life as roleplaying transcripts that were enhanced, twisted, tangled together… and the first drafts of these often had very clear breaks between the players involved. These rewrites have in part been to smooth that jarring aspect, as well as enhance how many times a scene was originally written far more bare bones.
Before I began work on this project, I’d always said I wouldn’t “George Lucas” these stories. They were loved, after all, and changing them too much might make that magic go away.
Over time, I’ve come to realize there’s a big difference between one man taking a collaborative art project and making it fit his vision, and a woman who wrote a story between the ages of 18 and 20 trying to make it not so rough. I’ve kept to the notion of never altering the sequence of events through removing content, or adding contradictory content. It could be argued that adjusting Sarah’s attitudes here or there to be less backwards might change some things, but it’s impossible to not write things from an adult perspective and realize how backwards some things I thought really were. These things have had to change, but the story itself remains the same, if, in my opinion, doing a better job of living up to its potential.
So far all of the feedback I’ve gotten for this project has been immensely positive, and it’s been making me really happy! I’ve been working really hard so that this time next year? We’ll be able to look back, see all of the original Silver Girl series published in a new format, all of it be available in paperback… and then we get to see new stories told!
Through the rest of this month I’ll probably be waxing nostalgic about this series here, so I hope you continue to enjoy these little drifts back into the process of getting from The Adventures back in 2005 to The Argentum Project’s re-release now in 2020!
Take care of yourselves and each other, and happy reading!
I hope that you’ve all had an absolutely wonderful week! Mine’s had some bumps, but it sure is hard to feel too poorly when your air goes from toxic, to clean! As someone with asthma, air quality is a very real concern. Thankfully, that’s not an issue for the moment! We should probably do a bit more about that long term, but that’s not why you’re all here! 🙂
My first big topic of the week is that I plan on slowly putting my Amazon releases up on Smashwords. KU has been less than profitable for me lately, and I really haven’t enjoyed the exclusivity from the start. As a result, every time I release a new story from now on, not only will it be up on Smash as well, but I’ll also be trying to throw up a few of my earlier releases!
KU terms are for 90 days, so unfortunately some of my stories renewed before this could be changed. Sorry to say there. However, I still fully intend on doing my best to make sure that, going forward, dual releases are maintained and my back library is more widely available. It’s also been brought to my attention that some sell erotic fiction on itch.io so I’m tempted to triple post, but that may be a bit much and I’m not sure the value. Let me know if there’s a place you wish you could buy my stories that allows direct submissions! iBooks, iirc, will not be too happy to accept most of my work…
Unfortunately, this will mean next week doesn’t have a Smashwords release, as it’s going to be The Argent Road, the complete compendium of the stories of The Argent Road that lead up to The Argentum Project.
These stories are Wherever I May Roam, Dust High, Misted Facets, Nocturnal Interlude, and Informant. There’s also going to be a paperback! Look forward to all of that hopefully going off without a hitch next week. I’m definitely eager to get my copy on a shelf! I quite respect/understand if you’re more concerned with a digital version. That tends to be how I read most of my smut, too.
So that’s what’s up next for Amazon: a compilation! I know, that’s not very exciting… but what’s going to come after that? That’s a fair bit exciting!
Sadly, some of those stories are still in Kindle Unlimited, and it was either not release the compilation in both places at the same time, or expect everyone to grab up all of the individual pieces before the next big story starts to flow. Hopefully I’ve made the right decision. Let me know if you disagree! I’m certainly happy to hear feedback.
I’ve been doing my best to work up a buffer, because my next story release is going to be a rather big deal… for me, anyway!
The Argentum Project!
This story was originally 100k, the longest of the original series! However… I kinda found that it wasn’t really living up to its potential. Most of the series has become a fair bit longer as a result of this, but when you take a 100k story, and extend sequences, really let them flow and linger and be the hottest they can be, well…
You end up with a story that at the moment is about 245k. That’s 245,000 words!
I’ve done my best to make this story the hottest thing I’ve ever written, and I think it does a great job of achieving that goal. Lots of twisted fetishy heat. Lots of deep character moments. There’s a lot of varied forms of control, and one of the biggest casts the series ever gets! Some old enemies, and new friends…
For the first time, I’d like to show it off to all of you–the cover of The Argentum Project!
As you might imagine, 245k is… a lot of words! The original story took me a long time to write at 100k, and this one took a very large chunk of the year to get this far. Editing is on going, but…
I’m going to try something a little different with this release! We’re going back to Silver Girl’s serial roots!
No section will be released that isn’t a complete experience, while still being a part of the greater whole. When it’s finished the story will be compiled, as I plan on continuing to do with my stories once they get long enough.
Additionally, there won’t be weeks between the release! It’s going to be week, after week, after week, until the series is complete! What I’ll do right after is still up in the air. I have a few plans in mind. However, a week after The Argent Road’s compilation releases… TAP will begin to release, too, simultaneously on Smash and Amazon!
I hope you’re all looking forward to it! I know I am!
That’s been taking up a LOT of my mental focus as of late… but don’t worry, I’m planning to keep right on going! My hope is that I can release the rest of the original series of Silver Girl, rewritten to perfection, without pause! The world is in a chaotic place at the moment, but hopefully you’ll be able to rely on my smut for some fun distractions.
Until next time, take care of yourselves… and each other!