Who Wants To Name My Reality TV Show AND Win $50 For Doing It*?

*’It’ meaning for naming the show, not the other ‘it.’ I’m not paying you guys $50 to ‘do it.’ Just saying.

Hold onto your panties guys, because here comes a shocker: You should actually see TWO posts from me this week! Crazy, right? From me, the blogger that wasn’t, lol.

I’ll be back this weekend to announce some pnr shifter stuff under J. M. Klaire’s name, but right now I need your help to name a reality TV show.

Here’s another shocker- my next Jenny Klaire book, March Of The Cowboys, hit a snag and is running veeeeery late. Cowboys In January actually published in January. Val-Entwined Cowboys, my February offering to the book gods, came out Mid-March, and my March-intended-title I was just talking about? Yeah… It’ll be live July 10th.

But, if you’re as bad about remembering things as I am, and you want to grab it now, before you forget, it is available as a pre-order. Just click right here, or click on that damn fine-looking cover, and order yours right now.

Go ahead, I’ll wait.

If you click the link (not the cover) it should even open in a different window, so I won’t even go anywhere, I’ll be right here when you get back. (I’m not quite smart enough to figure out how to get the cover’s link to open in a different window, so be forewarned- if you follow him, there’s no telling if you’ll ever make it back here. But, what a way to go.)

Click on the cover to pre-order March’s story now.

Got it? Ok, good. Took you long enough, jeeze. Did you stop for coffee or something?

So, what was I saying? Oh, yeah.

The book won’t be live until July 10th, so to keep you entertained until then, I’ve got a contest for you.

March’s story takes place as she’s competing in a reality TV show. It’s a country music version of a show like The Voice or American Idol, and it needs a cool name. I set up a rafflecopter contest to name it. To enter the contest click here, and tell me what you would name your country-music-singing-themed-reality-TV-show, if you had one.

I’ll look over all of the suggestions, pick the best one, and slap that name into the book in the right spots before the book goes live. (No, it is not publishing so late because I couldn’t think of a good name, I promise.)

The person who submits the name I pick will win a $50 Amazon gift card and will also get a mention in the front of the book.

So, what happens if you enter and then three days later you think of an even better name that you wish you’d submitted instead? That’s OK! You can submit that one, too. As a matter of fact, you can submit a name every day between now and when the contest ends, if you can think of that many cool reality TV show names.

Now, since I’ll actually be looking through all of the submissions and picking the name I like best for the story, there’s no point in submitting the same name over and over every day, as it’s not a random drawing… BUT… I do have one of those going on, too.

At that same link, I also have a second contest you can enter. I’m looking for a few of your favorite romantic country music duets to mention in certain strategic spots in the book, as well.

Anyone who wants to play can click that link and enter once a day, between right this very second and when the contest ends July 10th. Put in either a show name suggestion or your favorite duet, or both. The big $50 Amazon gift card prize will go to whoever suggests the show name I decide to use, but I’ll also be giving away 10 other Amazon gift cards, worth $5 each, and they’ll be randomly drawn by rafflecopter from all the other entries of name suggestions and duet favorites, whether I use them in the book or not. Fun, right?

Click the cover to get this one while it’s on sale!
So feel free to enter every day!

Oh, one more thing. To give you guys something else to read while you’re waiting on March’s story to go live, I do have Menage A Cowboy on sale right now for 99 cents. It’s also in Kindle Unlimited (KU) for those of you who subscribe to that. You can click here to grab it in a new window, or click on the cover instead and take your window chances if you’re done reading all of this.

See you guys again later this week for some paranormal shifter romance stuff from my alter ego author personality. Until then!

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So Much Sexy Free Stuff Post-Christmas!

Soooo, I’ve been hard at work getting ready for the new year, setting up pen names wide as KU has gone to the South Pole for me and many others. But, that means much Free-ness for you!
All three names have something big going on, so if you don’t like one genre- keep on scrolling.
JM Klaire is up first with not one but two free books for you guys. No hurry either, both will be free for a good long while. First up- my very first, toe-dipping, PNR shifter short. And it is definitely short, lol. But it’s FREE and it’s fun! It’s quick and sexy and perfect for a fast shot of shifter goodness! The cover sucks ass though, but that’s cause I did it myself.

Click on the cover to get it FREE!
Click on the cover to get it FREE!

Also Free is the series starter to my Alpha Hunted series. It’s longer than Alpha Bitten, but as a prequel it is shorter than the rest of the books in the series. The very last book, the sequel, should be live any minute now, so the full series is done. No long waits between books. Click on the cover, grab Before The Hunt and kick off one long, sweet, sexy, funny and intricate series to keep you warm til New Years!
beforethehunt
Before The Hunt goes to an instafreebie link, cause it just dropped out of KU and I haven’t gotten it up anywhere yet.

Ok, onto the next name. My erotic short-stories name, Jamie Klaire, is next. What is she unwrapping for your post-Christmas hangover helper? Caught With The Cowboys! It’s super short, too, but it’s super freaking hot!

Click the cover to get it FREE!
Click the cover to get it FREE!

And last but not least- Jenny Klaire. My newest name doesn’t have enough of a back catalog to give a freebie, BUT Claimed By The Cowboys is on sale. It’s normally $3.99 so grab it now at $0.99 while you still can. It’s not available on Apple/iTunes tho, as they’ve deemed it too hot and refuse to sell it!!!

Click the cover to get it at $0.99 for a limited time!
Click the cover to get it at $0.99 for a limited time!

Jenny has a new release coming very, very soon too, so keep an eye out here for its announcement, or better yet, join her mailing list. You can join all three mailing lists at JKlaireRomance.com.

Taboo, Or Not Taboo: That Is The Question

I’ve been pretty scatter-shot in my first few short stories, experimenting with what comes naturally. Please Officer, I’ll Do Anything was my first. Pretty straight forward- cop, handcuffs, could be caught at anytime cuffed naked to his light bar. I had been seeing cops everywhere, and it had always been a fantasy, so I brought yet another ‘get me out of this ticket’ story to life.

Then came Shared On My Husband’s Birthday. That’s my personal favorite so far. I think the cover is beautiful. I stole bits of it from a novel I wrote under another (tamer) pen name, and raunched it up quite a bit. Husband and wife, roadside tryst interrupted, brings questions and experiments of sharing the marital bed with others.

Then came My First Menage, my least favorite so far. A FMM story. I came up for air after that one, and started looking around at what other authors write about. Wow. Everything is out there. It was liberating and terrifying at the same time. Teacher/ student, daddy/ daughter, milking, breeding, alien tentacles, water sports, latex, shoving S&M whips up backdoors and prancing like ponies- EVERYTHING.

Almost taboo pseudo incest seemed to be popular, so I tried my hand there too. My next two titles were Spying On My Sister, in which no actual sex happens between the sisters, but one sister walks in on the other sister’s threesome ¬†and watches unseen, and Massaged And Shaved By My Step- Brother.

Imagine my surprise when I tried to upload those last two to Amazon, only to find them blocked as unacceptable. My first thought was “titles like ‘Fucked And Bred By Daddy’ are OK, but this is blocked?” And my second thought was “Jeeze Amazon, where do you think I got the ideas for these titles in the first place? Umm…Your catalog.”

I had walked unknowingly smack into the uproar soon to be labeled the Pornocalypse. Little did I know about the unknown new rules and the crack down, and I’m glad I wasn’t one of the many authors who lost a lot of titles in the melee. But over on Smashwords, those two titles were the only ones anyone bought. Hmm. After a lot of research lurking on blogs and Kboards, I repackaged those two into the prettier Spying On My Roommate and Shaved And Massaged By My Neighbor for Amazon.

I also altered Please Officer and uploaded a stepbrother edition of that one, put it with the other two ‘family’ titles, and sold it as a trio. “Dirty Little Secrets (Family Trio- Banned On Amazon)” is my best selling title on Smash. There is a definite audience for those types of books. Next I wrote Seduced At The Marine Masquerade Ball, uploaded that pretty one to Amazon, then altered it. Now there is also a Deflowered By My Step Brother At The Marine Masquerade Ball. I had figured out a system. Write what ever I want, make one pretty for Amazon, and one taboo for other retailers. Twice the titles, half the work.

Hot For Teacher was next. I didn’t really see the need for a Hot For Step Teacher, so I left it alone.

Then something odd happened- I wanted to write a cheating wife story, but I felt guilty for even thinking about it, so I ran the idea past my husband. Now why would I feel the need to ask my husband if he’d mind a cheating wife story, but I didn’t even think twice (or ask) before pounding out a swinging married couple story (we don’t swing, just saying) or step sibling stories?

My husband’s response is a blog post in the works all by itself, and I plan on tackling that soon, but for now I’ll stick to this topic. Why was I comfortable writing pseudo incest but nervous about exploring a cheating wife? Wow it took a long time to get to the point of this whole post:

What am I comfortable writing and why? And where do I draw the line between making money and pissing off karma? So I figured I needed a mission statement, the way other new businesses do. I needed to figure out my lines, why they are my lines, and put them down on paper to fall back on later if I’m ever tempted to cross my lines. I don’t want to get caught up in writing things that creep me out just for the money. That messes with the flow of the universe, karma kicks in, and life gets miserable. I’ve already picked a shadow world as it is- writing erotica is still frowned on in many a circle.

I also know that I don’t think about things in life in the same ways a lot of other people do- quick detour here, but it’s my blog and I can do what I want, so…

I’ve seen ads for egg donors and for surrogates, and I thought those through as well. I couldn’t be an egg donor, even at $5000 a pop. That’s my genetic material. No matter who used that egg- that kid is half me. My genes running around somewhere without me freaks me out. I couldn’t do it. I’d consider it my kid. But I could easily be a surrogate. I almost did it actually. That’s just babysitting. If a lady couldn’t get pregnant for what ever reason, but a scientist took her egg, mixed it with her husband’s sperm, and wanted my healthy womb to use as an oven to bake their kid til it was ready? Yeah, I could do that, no problem. That’s babysitting- here have your kid back, was fun, thanks for the $20,000.

So, I know I’m weird. Back to the taboo, I did what I always do- I put myself in their shoes. I realized that I can’t do step mom or step dad stories. That creeps me out. There’s a line there for me. They are supposed to be authority figures, trustworthy and stuff. I’ve been married before and I am officially a step mom to a step daughter who lives with her mom. Even if I was inclined to like girls myself, or if she was a step son, I could never do my step kid. Ever. Just gross. And a step dad with a step daughter is gross too. So since I wouldn’t ever do that in real life, I won’t write about it.

But step siblings I see differently. Even though that freaks out a lot of other people (and that’s ok) I see that differently. My daughter’s dad remarried a lady with boys. Sometimes the boys live with them, sometimes they live with their dad. But my daughter lives with me. So they are all under one roof decently often, but they don’t live together. And when they are together, they fight more than anything else. So I put those real life actual people into consideration. If my daughter ever ended up with one of those boys, would I forbid it? Nope. I wouldn’t encourage it, but they are not related by blood in any way, shape or form. They never lived together as brothers and sister. And honestly, I’m thinking there is a divorce in the works over there anyway, so they probably won’t even be step siblings for very much longer. If they ever ended up together I wouldn’t encourage them to tell everyone how they met, but I wouldn’t disown her by any means. Therefore- I have no issues writing about two not-blood-related, fictional, over 18 characters getting it on.

I read about real life cases of student/ teacher happening all the time. If it happens in high school or younger, I want to go take care of that teacher personally. But college? I know it’s not right, but they are adults. So I wrote a college title Hot For Teacher.

I did actually sit down and put a mission statement together, and here it is:

Alter Ego Publishing is devoted to being a premier provider of quality erotica of any length. We are aimed at giving our readers and writers an outlet for well written erotic works to entertain and excite.
Our erotic stories are fictional fantasies, an escape from reality. Imaginations are meant to be explored and should be allowed to run free without considerations for real world consequences- fantasy is fantasy and that entails a freedom not available in the real world.
Our mission is to profit and grow from publishing erotic, sometimes taboo, stories featuring of-age consenting adults. You will not find works here that include minors, blood relatives, forced rape for arousal purposes only or animals that can not consent. (That last part is for later- if we find ourselves covering the popular shape-shifter type erotica.)
Taboo works, including “pseudo-incest” relations between two grown, consenting, not really related characters are offered, in addition to other not quite legal in real life situations like teacher or babysitter type sex.
Our goal is to put out (bad pun intended) quality work, on a consistent monthly basis, with occasional titles being offered for free as we grow.

Sounds official, huh? Even though so far Alter Ego Publishing only consists of my pen names, but whatever.

Now, I am off to work on my next story, which by the way involves a cheating wife at this point. That conversation will be covered on this blog soon, as writing is how I work things out for myself in my own head in addition to just writing smutty fantasies.

Blog Virgin

I’m a classy, prim and proper married mother on the outside, and on the inside (and in my younger years) I’m kicked back in tight jeans and a cinched corset, playing poker with one hand and sipping whiskey with the other. A mouth only a sailor would love, a two-step that just won’t quit and a raunchy imagination to top it all off.

I spent many a dark night ‘entertaining myself’ with my own fantasies before I was old enough to know that the good feeling had a name- orgasm, so my vivid imagination came hard and early. Who knew back then that my dark fantasies could be written down and shared with others?

I have discovered the new frontier of writing erotic short stories and selling the ebooks online, and this blog is my attempt to keep my thoughts in order and to log my progress. I plan on being very honest for two reasons: One, that’s just how I roll. Why do this and not be honest about it? My hopes, dreams and sales numbers will be legit, even if my pen name Jamie Klaire is made up. I do have a family to think about. And two, I want to look back on this later as a time capsule of my career- from humble beginnings to multi millionaire. Or to at least hopefully a not-quite-so-starving-artist who will one day be able to quit her day job and write full time. Either way, honesty is the best policy. I’ve often wondered how writers got their starts, this will at least cover mine.

I hope to publish at least two short stories a month to Amazon, Smashwords and Nook. I have a small handful up there now. At the end of the month I will publish on here how many titles are up and how many copies have sold so I can keep track from the very beginning. I’m sure I’ll also announce new releases and my thoughts as I write more stories, but for now this will do as a first blog post. Heading off to see if I can attach this blog to my Amazon Author Page.

Hopefully I’ll pick up a few curious followers along my journey.

Thanks for reading,

Jamie