Monday, August 27, 2012

Who Do You Trust?

I am pleased to announce that my newest book, A Matter of Trust, is now available for purchase on Smashwords.com and at Barnes and Noble's online store. (For once, they beat Amazon. It'll be up on Amazon today if nothing happens: I'll update the links accordingly. It's up on Amazon! See below.) It will also be available on the iTunes bookstore and other e-tailers as soon as it processes through. Click the picture or the link below to buy the book!



Here's the back cover text:

Stefan Antonescu, one of the world's rare and secretive true magicians, finds an unexpected visit from old acquaintance Cassiopeia Angelis setting them on the trail of a long-lost and legendary charm, the Silver Tongue. Soon, both Stefan and Cassiopeia find their ability to slake their lusts on beautiful mortals like the gorgeous Marica enhanced tenfold by their rediscovery of the spell that powered the Silver Tongue, the Invocation of Truth. But magicians are never satisfied... and now the sometime friends, oftentime lovers, and occasional deadly rivals are on a collision course as they struggle to reach the Stone of Truth and the ultimate power over others that it can grant those who dare to find it.

In addition to a stirring adventure story, this erotic novella in the Dreams of Control series contains scenes of erotic mind control, menage a trois, magically enhanced sex, and lesbian lovemaking.



I'm really happy with this book - at 24,000 words it's an honest novella and has an exciting modern-fantasy adventure story to justify all the hot erotic mind-controlled sex you love in the Dreams of Control universe. (If I do say so myself.) And all at no extra charge!

Enjoy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wow!

As of today Unspeakable Publications has had its best sales month EVER and it's only the 18th! Thank you so much to all of my readers. To celebrate, I'm introducing a "Best Month Ever = Best Reward Ever" tradition. From now on, in any month when we break our sales volume record (absolute number of books sold) I'll write a FREE short story and post it by the end of the next month.

Is this what they call "fan service?" :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Covers and the Barely Sane Writer

Here's how crazy I am:

Making the cover is the second step in the process of writing a book for me, after blocking out the storyline and selecting a title, because whoever is on the cover has to BE IN THE STORY. Furthermore, whatever they're doing has to be relevant to something they do in the story. Since I mostly use stock-ish images of women in not highly recognizable situations, this isn't as hard as it might be, but if they're doing something with their clothes or they have a certain expression or whatever, it has to be in the story. I can not have a story whose cover image doesn't relate to something that happens during the story. (This is one reason I'm trying to learn Poser.)

The story I started today, A Matter of Trust, has a male character (of course.) I now know what he looks like, because I licensed a stock photo with a couple in it. He looks like the man in the photograph! I wouldn't have picked the photo if I couldn't work with it at all, but it certainly solidified his appearance. (And also inspired a minor plot point having to do with how relatively young he looks.) Furthermore, the person has to be a significant character, and preferably appear early in the story. The person on the cover of At His Discretion is the second woman (Ekaterina) who appears in the story, not the first, and believe it or not, that bugs me a little, but the picture was so hot that I just couldn't resist it. :) The second woman who appears in Maestro (Maya) is also the character on the cover of that book, but that one I commissioned and none of the blonde models showed up, so it wasn't for lack of trying.

I'm also using a pretty graphic image on this new one (no actual naughty bits visible thanks to some Photoshopping - some sites won't post graphic covers) as the overwhelming consensus is that the nudier your cover, the better it sells. But I personally don't care whether a cover image isn't all that graphic... this is the other side of my insanity: I try to guess what the story is like based on the cover. I love the cover of At His Discretion even though all you can see is a little bit of bra, because to me it's all about the expression and the pose.

So, if you wondered, that's why Unspeakable Publishing publications have the highest standards of integrity when it comes to what-you-see-is-what-you-get. Because I'm nuts.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

"At His Discretion" Now Available for Purchase!

I am pleased to announce that my seventh published work, At His Discretion, is now available for purchase on Smashwords.com! It will be up on Amazon and Barnes and Noble by tomorrow absent problems when you read this, and on the iTunes bookstore within a few weeks. You can click on the picture or the link to go to the Smashwords page for the book, or the lower links for Amazon or Barnes and Noble:


Amazon: http://amzn.com/B008WP4ZCO

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/at-his-discretion-marc-cabot/1112474303?ean=2940014866507

This is a somewhat darker story than my usual: while there's no brutality and everyone ends up enjoying themselves, the not-so-good Doctor Parker has a little more fun with his scheme than his unwilling subjects do, at least at first. If a sense of helpless dread in a vict... I mean, subject really flips your switches, this is the story for you. Here's the back-cover text:

For years Doctor Adrian Parker has plotted and schemed to get access to the resources of industry-leading drug manufacturer Proxidine Pharmaceuticals. They already make the best habit-control drugs in the world, but Doctor Parker has a different, less noble goal. At last his access to their database of psycho-active chemicals has enabled him to perfect a willpower-supression drug. 

His first test subjects are Samantha, a gorgeous African-American woman with a body to die for, and Ekaterina, the receptionist at his lab facility with the face of an angel. Like any new drug, Doctor Parker's creation is going to require extensive field trials. And he intends to be very, very thorough in his testing...

I always need reviewers: if you promise to post a review (can be good or bad, I don't ask for editorial control) I will send you a coupon for a FREE copy of the book! Thanks and enjoy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Brief Update for Today

Sorry, guys. Houseguests and insanity at the day job has postponed the completion of At His Discretion until at least Sunday.  Keep checking in!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Just Checking In

Been busy at the day job and haven't had time to write this week, but I thought I'd give a shout-out to this really delightful blog about a hypnotic submissive. Definitely worth your attention!


http://hypno-sleepingirl.blogspot.com/