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How Reviews Can Give You Insight Or We All Wear Our Corsets and Garter Belts Differently

snapsinfrtcorsetBeing an Indie writer since 2007 has brought about a fairly thick skin. I’ve been self-publishing for awhile, now in three genres. I’ve got a whole bunch of freelancers that I hire to do beta reading, development and editing, and cover design. Lately, I’ve been doing my own formatting and have experience in High Tech PR. So, I’ve always done my own publicity.

So, I know the no-nos of not commenting on any reviews you may find for books. But there is one that happened today that got me thinking. It’s a one star review on my Bordello of Vampire Pleasure Omnibus edition that made me think, really, what is up with this? It’s a fairly LONG scathing review that points out what seem to be many glaring errors. Most are opinions of course, but I tend to be a stickler for detail. So, I went back and checked on some of the comments. I came to a conclusion after checking some of the claimed facts. Everybody has their own experiences that they bring to a book. That is what they judge it by. And that everyone wears their corset and garter belt differently.

Now, if you think about the many experiences a person can have, reading and in life, you get a vast amount of ways a book can be interpreted. In fact, good writers can make it that the reader thinks that you wrote it, when in case if they really check, they assumed it from your clues. Those assumptions, what you create in your mind from the book, is the magic of reading. And for every person that reading experience will be different. That’s why some people will read a book and love it, and others will hate it. We all bring different experiences to the reading of the book.

So, in the review, I wanted to check some facts just to make sure. It would bug me if I missed something. I checked on the claims about corsets and how to wear your garter belt. So, the review claims that corsets lace in the back and snap in the front, and garter belts have to be worn underneath underwear. Well, I did go back and check, and I did mention the hook being unhooked. I don’t specifically say in the front. But one can assume that it was in the front. Or back. Or where you would think it would be. I’ve had all manners of corsets. Mine mostly unhook in the front. Some clothes could be in the back if they are custom(like bras). Really would depend on what you’ve experienced, and you’d imagine this in your reading assumption.

I also was in a floor show cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show (played Magenta by the way) when I was younger. We always wore our garter belts on the outside, with panties underneath. We didn’t need to pull them off. Just went swimsuit style, where you move the material to the side, right?

Also, I have to admit, I’m not part of the BDSM lifestyle, and I’m not trying to be. I wrote it as the vampires reading the minds of the humans and then creating the fantasy they wanted in the brothel. About whether I spelled Dom or Domme, I could always go back and change that. But then, I also called a incubus a succubus in another story. I sited it as being of the succubus race. So, I wasn’t trying to emulate the lifestyle, just the fantasy of it. So, it works for some people. It’s fantasy fun, erotic hopefully for those that read. The vampires feel that way too, even when they temp the humans into becoming vampires themselves. Death is on the line. Even that can be erotic.

So, what did I come away with? Even scathing reviews can be helpful. I realized that some people just wear their corsets and garter belts differently. There’s nothing wrong with that. And that I still don’t understand why people write huge, long scathing one star reviews. I don’t think I’d have that much mind space to rant about something negatively.

Even one of the lowest reviews I gave for one of my favorite authors, Anne Rice, was more of a 2 star review. It mostly said “Can we stop writing about angels for awhile and get back to vampires?” But you can always take away something positive from the most negative things. I hope Anne Rice did. She put out Prince Lestat a few years later after my review. Maybe enough of her fans told her we wanted more vampires, and she listened.

None of the people that write one stars are fans or in an author’s demographic most of the time. So, for those other authors out there getting a one star review, lament a bit. See what you can get out of it. I’m sure there is a positive kernel you can retrieve. If anything, go back and read some of the reviews where people enjoy your writing. There will be more positive reviews to follow that one star review. Soon, it will just make your book look like it’s been read by real humans that have opinions. It will spur on others to try it. Now, get back to writing and remember, we all wear our corsets and garter belts differently.

 

 

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First of 2016 Releases: The Perfect Date On Call Series #2

 

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Available on Amazon for $2.99 or as a Kindle Unlimited title

It’s finally here. After 3 months of intense writing and revision, the next installment of the On Call series, The Perfect Date, is ready to go. I have to say. This series is taking a little longer than some of my other shorts. In fact, each new installment is turning into a novella. Which is cool with me. Each story project seems to have a mind of its own. Since I’m a pantser, the characters tend to tell me their stories. Some take longer than others.

Of course, you all benefit. So, I can officially say I’m awfully proud how this one is turning out. It’s Pretty Women meets Fifty Shades, except less BDSM. Why? Well, I had some in originally, but it just didn’t work with the characters. Some of the things Jayden is coming up with on his own really don’t need a BDSM kink. He’s a sex worker. He’s all about the erotic and sensual pleasure of his partner. BDSM just doesn’t fit Amanda, and he knows it. So much for some of my behind the scenes thinking. As you can see, my characters talk to me. It’s not crazy if you write it down and call it a book. 😉

So, here’s the blurb:

Jayden. An Aussie male escort.

She can’t stop thinking about him.

Could she fall in love with a male escort?

It was dangerous territory. Amanda was craving her new boy toy with a vengeance. But was it lust or something more? Her loneliness was making her reach out to him again to schedule the perfect date. It would be all fantasy. Could she pretend it was real? Or did Jayden have ideas of his own that would turn the perfect date into something entirely unexpected.

Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Date-Call-2-ebook/dp/B01AO9VMG2

There are two more books in my mind so far in the series. It’s looking like it may stop with four. I personally don’t like a series to ramble on for like 7, 10, 15 installments. It’s why you see that a series of mine will be 3 books or maybe 4. If it’s more than that, it’s unusual. That’s why about book 4 it should wrap up. If it doesn’t, blame the characters. They weren’t done yet with telling their story.

So, enjoy this one. While traveling in the UK, I was being inspired by new stories and ideas. I’ve got a Valentines Story in the works that is shaping into a series called “The Lonely Hearts”. It centers around characters dealing with a holiday. It came from “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”. I thought that would be a stand alone. But than I got another idea for Valentines Day. So, thus a series is born. Probably I’ll follow up with St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween which will give three in the series.

Plus, I still have an awesome Roman Slave story in the works. That will prove fun to write. I keep having historical erotic fictions popping up. Way too much fun.

So, 2016 is starting as an inspiring year. I’m glad you’re with me on the adventure. Until next time, -Lynda

 

 

 

Christmas Erotic Short: “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Released today

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Available on Amazon.com at $0.99 and as a Kindle Unlimited Title

I’ve been busy getting my word count in for NaNo. I’ll have to say, I’ve been fitting in all kinds of erotic shorts over the last two weeks. I’ve almost finished the second On Call Series short, The Perfect Date. Plus, I’ve completed the first draft of a new historical series. Think Roman slaves. It’s going to be fabulous.

But the exciting news today is the release of the new Christmas Erotic Short: I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Theresa had decided to stay home for Christmas.

Who needed the family stress? She was going to be the tough, singleton on her own.

Then, he called.

Nick was home for the Holidays too. Why not get together for a little Christmas cheer? Turkey and cranberry sauce always tastes better when two are sharing a meal together. Or when it’s shared on each other. Theresa gets the best gift a girl could want. A man that wants her on Christmas Eve, and she can’t get enough. Nick unwraps her slowly, giving her something Santa never could.

I had way too much fun writing this one. I put on the Christmas Music from a Youtube Yule Log/Music video. In fact, HERE IS THE LINK TO IT!

 

I highly recommend reading it with the video playing in the background, and a glass of Merlot(or favorite alcohol beverage of choice) in hand.

I’m releasing it at the bargain price of $0.99. It is also a Kindle Unlimited title. So, have a fabulous start to your Holiday Season. And say it with me, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

I’ll Be Home For Christmas: An Erotic Romance Short

 

 

 

 

New Release: Bordello Of Vampire Pleasures #2 Aug. 17

Available on Amazon for preorder. Releases Aug. 17.

Available on Amazon for preorder. Releases Aug. 17.

Bordello Of Vampire Pleasure #2 Releases Aug. 17

Available for Pre-Order/Get your review copy

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure will release on Aug. 17. It is available for preorder now on Amazon.
PREORDER YOUR COPY HERE!

Natasha was looking for a way to forget her ex-boyfriend.
She found a vampire. He’ll make her forget.
Permanently.

Vampires came out of the undead closet fifteen years ago. The vampire bordello was just outside of Vegas, and a short drive from her hotel. Could the perfect vampire help her forget her latest man mistake? One fantastic night of secret fantasies will prove to be not only unforgettable, but the answer to what she was looking for, true love.

A Message from Lynda Belle,
Greetings my naughty darlings! I am so excited by the release of this new vampire short. I have always been inspired by Anne Rice and the fact she wrote erotica as Anne Rambling. This is my delicious vampiric erotica series that is a joy to write. Except, I’ve put my own twists into the vampire world and functions. It’s a little True Blood meets Lestat.

Plus, for the first time, I’m offering preview copies. If this goes over well, I’m planning on more in the future. So, stay tuned for updates in the newsletter. I’ve got a historical pirate series pounding in my head that will eventually make it to the page. Plus, I have to dive into Sydney again and see how my favorite techie is doing with her male escort. More to come my pretties. Until then, think those loving, dirty thoughts. I’ll be hopefully in the middle of them.
-Lynda

New Release: Highlander Bride Freedom: Third in the Scottish Erotic Tales

New Scottish Erotic Tale released to complete the series. Available as a Kindle Unlimited title.

New Scottish Erotic Tale released to complete the series. Available as a Kindle Unlimited title.

New Release: Highlander Bride Freedom

In the arms of her Scotsman.

Married to his uncle.

Discovered in the storage chamber.

A scream.

The new Lady McFarris has made her choice to love at all cost. Caught in the arms of her lover, the nephew of her husband, will she sacrifice her love to live? Conall is the next in line for the clan chief. She could love him in secret and pretend the heir they are trying to make is really her husband’s. Will their plan work? Or will her brothers find out the secret she is keeping. To save her life and his, she may have to make another sacrifice. This time she might not be as lucky.

****Available as a Kindle Unlimited title.

Link Here: http://www.amazon.com/Highlander-Bride-Freedom-Scottish-Erotic-ebook/dp/B0127TCU1I
MESSAGE FROM LYNDA BELLE:
With this Kindle Unlimited title, the Scottish Erotic series is now complete. This frees me up to work on the two unfinished series, Vampire Pleasures and the On Call series. I keep coming up with tons of ideas. My brain is tuned into naughty fantasies with plots that will tug at your heart. I’m enjoying Eroms so much, I’m going full tilt on them now.

After 6 months of trying out erotica and erotic romances, I think I’ve found my calling. I am happy to be at your service, writing for your pleasure. If you’d like to connect and let me know what stories you’d like to see in the future, please connect at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lynda_Belle
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009088394656

Have a fabulous end to your summer. More shorts are on their way! I promise. *wink*
– Lynda

New Release: The Perfect Escort will be first in On Call Series

The Perfect Escort is the first to be available on Amazon and other retailers.

The Perfect Escort is the first erotic short to be available on Amazon and other retailers.

So, you might have wondered what’s been going on over the last month? I really do try to release a short every two weeks, but this last one took about a month. But I promise, it was worth the wait. It is about 40 pages, and introduces everyone to a whole new set of characters and romantic heart tugs that will pull you right into an erotic frenzy.

What would you do if you could hire a male escort? That’s the exact dilemma that Amanda Thompson has opened herself up to in my next erotic short, The Perfect Escort.

Sydney is a city where anyone could find love. But like most techies, Amanda doesn’t have time to date. She’s an American in a foreign country with a Mom reminding her about the ticking clock. But in the twenty-first century, women have more options.

Her co-worker shows her the perfect alternative, a male escort. Why not?

Jayden Holt is a gorgeous, model quality male escort. He has no strings attached. Amanda thinks she might have hit the jackpot. But will she get too close to something that is too good to be true? Will he be man enough to not let her?

Now this series is special since it will be available on Amazon and other retailers such as Barnes and Noble and Kobo. Everyone with an ereader will be able to read this series. It’s that special to my heart. It will be shaping into the area of an erotic romance. So, if you like your erotic sensations played with along with a dash of romance, this should hit the spot. As I continue to write, please feel free to leave reviews and comments. Love to hear my readers comments. It does help spur me along and to write what you wish. Remember, I’m hear to serve your erotic needs. As you wish.

Enjoy! More surprises ahead for your summer reading. The last in the Scottish Erotic series will be on the way as well as the next short in the Vampire Pleasures series. I’m sure that all the new releases will heat up your summer. Until then, take care, and hold a good thought for me. -Lynda

AMAZON LINK TO THE PERFECT ESCORT

SMASHWORDS LINK TO THE PERFECT ESCORT

***Other retailer links will be added with the information is available.

New Vampire Brothel BDSM Erotic Short: Bordello of Vampire Pleasure

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure is available on Amazon for purchase and as a Kindle Unlimited title.

Bordello of Vampire Pleasure is available on Amazon for purchase and as a Kindle Unlimited title.

I’ve been banging away on the keys to get this little beauty ready for you all. I’m proud to announce the release of a new erotic series with the launch of Bordello of Vampire Pleasure. I’ve combined two of my favorite things, vampires and BDSM. Nothing like inducting a newbie into the BDSM world. I’ve always been interested in this kink from my first real exposure from Anne Rice’s Exit to Eden. She was writing erotic romance before it was even thought of in the 21st century. Proud to say I’ve joined the ranks of my writing idol and have written one myself.

You can find it on Amazon for purchase, and listed as a Kindle Unlimited title. Look for more in the series since I leave this ebook short on an interesting cliffhanger. I promise there will be more. In fact, punishment will be my speciality.

Enjoy!

LINK TO BORDELLO OF VAMPIRE PLEASURE ON AMAZON