The Book That Is Too “Something” To Mention On Facebook

My first novel. Click here if you want to preview or buy.

Nobody is reading my book. This isn’t helping my ego. The people I know who read it liked it. One of my Twitter friends bought it and read it. She’s a professional editor. She told me the book was “entertaining.” I loved that. The problem is probably the blurb on Amazon. I’m not very good at that. I tried advertising on Amazon. Apparently, I’m not selecting the right keywords. Sorry to whine. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. It’s just hard to write a second book when the first one isn’t being read.

I’m not writing about this because I want to whine and get sympathy. I would love to sell more books. The price for the digital book is only $2.99. I don’t think it’s too expensive to take the risk of reading it. However, there is something I’m worrying about: Are there too many sex scenes, especially kinky scenes that include the male protagonist being spanked by his partner? Would it be smarter to keep the sex to standard, straight sex? You know, vaginal and oral sex instead of spanking?

I don’t feel a moral imperative to spread the word about female domination. I like writing about it. The main plot of the book doesn’t need the spanking at all. The second book-in-progress has some lesbian sex in it. I’m seriously considering dropping it. Mrs. Lion likes the first book but hesitates to push it to her Facebook friends. Is it embarrassing to admit you read a book with spanking in it? Fifty Shades of Grey included female spanking. No one minds admitting to enjoying that book.

I’m thinking and writing about this because I want to write books that Mrs. Lion and her vanilla friends can read and recommend. If I remove the spanking scenes from Fan Mail, will it be safe to tell her friends about it? It isn’t that I need to promote F/m relationships. I’m in one, but I’m not evangelical about it. Obviously, if you are reading this blog, you have an interest in it. That’s fine. I’m pretty sure you don’t share this interest with friends and relatives.

If the book didn’t talk about male submission and spanking and kept the hot sex scenes, would you tell your friends about it? I want to sell books. What do you think?


  1. Hi. I really liked your book. I’m just starting to write my review and should be blogging about it in a day or two. Personally, the sex is great. But you are correct when you say the story works even without the sex. I’m looking forward to book two. And I paid close to $30 for this first one. Shipping, and money conversion upped the cost for my hard copy. So I hope you don’t get discouraged. Sometimes it takes a while to get the word out. I follow some writers and they have all sorts of tricks to encourage people to purchase their work. Perhaps joins a writing forum would help you learn some of the tricks.

    1. Author

      Thanks for your support. The paperback is expensive. Amazon makes it impossible to keep that price down. The kindle version is much cheaper and is available for reading on any computer. Your encouragement is most welcome. I’m seriously considering dropping the kink level.

  2. I enjoyed your book too! I like the story. I even imagined myself in the story, since I have visited my of the locations.

    1. Author

      Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I’m very happy you enjoyed the book.

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