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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Review of’The Belvedere; on inkitt.com.

‘Hooray for James and Harriet!

I became interested in this book because it was written by a man. I thought no way could a guy write romance. Well, I was proven wrong. I loved the innocence of Harriet and the patience of James. The author writes with such elegance and his characters just come to life. They are very well defined, so it makes it easy to fall into the pages of this novel. The descriptions of the scenes will put you there if you allow yourself to go. Harriet’s innocence is endearing. I think between her and James, she is definitely my favorite. I would have loved to know more about James’ mother and sister. Mrs. Ward seemed to be a woman who loved her children, knew what they were capable of, and wouldn’t waste anytime chastising them if they were in the wrong. It was refreshing to meet James’ mother. I liked her. This is an amazing story of innocent love that just doesn’t happen in this time. In some chapters, thoughts, or spoken dialog repeats itself. Almost like the author was reiterating what was already said. I’m not sure why that was, but it was only a minor inconvenience as I wanted to move along with what was going to happen next. But if you want to travel back in time where women were polite and demure, and men were gentlemen all of the time, read The Belvedere. Fantastic work.’  Kayresia Bass.

June 18th, 2017

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Eight copies left of ‘The Belvedere’ and ‘Loss of Innocence’ on inkitt.com. They are now rising to top place again, neck and neck for the ninth and fourth time respectively. Get them while you can.

Inkitt again

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Stories of mine on Inkitt.com.
Polite stories with plenty of chapters?: ‘Saving Selena’ (about 1820), ‘The Caroline (about 1870)’, ‘In Love and War’. (about 1865 and earlier). Blistering, but good stories: ‘Loss of Innocence’ (the time setting is today), ‘The Belvedere’ (1820), ‘Love will find a way’ (1820). Early polite stories, upon which I broke my teeth in, and set about 1820, 1 Deception by Proxy, 2. Fate The Relentless Hunter. 3. The Elusive Miss Wakefield. And others. Greg Alldredge just left a good review of ‘The Caroline’. ‘Loss of Innocence’ moves fast, and if you want to see how a man really writes a love story, this is it. I let you get into my head, as I am both hero and heroine, and bear. The polite version of this same novel is called ‘The Promise’. Take a look. You won’t regret it, but I might.

Competition is NOT closed!

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

My outspoken stories: ‘Loss of Innocence’, and ‘The Belvedere’ are climbing up the ranks of the 4,000 or so novels listed on Inkitt.com for the fourth and ninth time, respectively. They are also getting good reviews.
Two other of my nineteen novels on this site, are also showing good progress: “A Mind of Her Own’, and ‘A Kitten in Delightful Trouble’. However, be warned, these novels are not for the faint of heart, but if you like to be challenged, go for it.

Competition close

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

‘The Belvedere’ is now climbing for the ninth time after I added 20 more copies, and ‘Loss of Innocence’ is  beginning the climb for the fourth time.  One constantly waits to learn what the outcome of it all will be.

New Novellas on Inkitt.com

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

“The Belvedere’ is down to 2 copies left and is in top place for this eighth go around. ‘Loss of Innocence, reached the top for the third time this morning, and I have now added 20 more copies for those avid readers out there.

I put in several new novellas on inkitt.com, including “Three Stories of Wartime.’
The teaser for the lead-in story, from WWII says:

‘Covered in blood, she ran, laughing hysterically down the sandy slope, Mashito’s head in one hand, and the doctor’s briefcase in the other. Her nakedness was barely covered by Mashito’s short jacket.’

The book’s other stories are from the Civil War, and from one of the recent desert wars.
Briefly; The first story recounts some of the bloody atrocities of the Japanese in the Pacific war, following Pearl Harbor.

The second recounts a heroic tale of intervention by a lone Civil War soldier returning home after the war had ended, and taking on seven confederates. They intended violence and mischief, if not worse, and he had been hunting them down steadily, and relentlessly, over the previous weeks, whitling their numbers down from the twenty they had started with. He intended to die, but not until the last one of Downey’s renegades was also dead.

The third: ‘A Medal for What?’ is a short story of love, and violence for which medals were awarded for something which could never be openly revealed, or spoken about. It is erotic.

More on inkitt.

Friday, May 19th, 2017

I added another twenty copies of ‘Loss of Innocence’, and am climbing again on inkitt.com.
I also got a strange review of ‘The Promise.’ Ah well, I’ll take it.
“The Belvedere’ is climbing too.
Now, do I add another couple of erotic stories or focus on the pedestrian, poiite stuff?

competition

Monday, May 15th, 2017

On inkitt.com, “Loss of Innocence’ reached the top, a few minutes ago and I got 20 more copies added to the freebies, so it begins the climb to the top again for the second time, along with its stablemate, ‘The Belvedere’ climbing to the top for the eighth time, and with another stablemate “A Kitten in Delightful Difficulty’ not too far off the pace, and with another ‘A Mind of Her Own, just a little farther back.
Place your bets.
Of course they are all very very warm stories. I may just add another one to the motley crew, and watch that climb too. What is there about erotic stories that is so popular?

Inkitt.com rankings

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

“loss of Innocence’ is now down to ELEVEN copies left, from 30, two days ago. I have had this book on Inkitt.com for a few months now, and it did not move until the last couple of weeks. Go figure.
There is a duel going on between ‘The Belvedere’ and ‘Loss of Innocence’ in the climb to the top.
For those of you who would like to read a polite and not too warm a version of this story, packed with adventure and promise, as well as a fight to the death…. I shall say no more… then read ‘The Promise.’ It is the same story in all of its essentials.

another inkitt moment.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

‘Loss of Innocence’ has shot up the rankings on Inkitt.com overnight with only 19 FREE copies left. It will likely soon pass my other top novel, ‘The Belvedere’, which has 17 copies left for the eighth time. It has now broken that barrier of 20 copies through which all of the popular novels cycle.
The teaser is exceedingly sexually suggestive (here it is:

He slid his hands up her legs to find the top of her panties, took hold of them. and eased them slowly down her legs, turning them inside out, uncovering delicate lips he ached to touch and kiss (except he has his eyes closed on her insistence and can only imagine this).

It is a story of ‘love at first sight’, complicated by a boating accident, a young maturing woman waking up to her sensuality, and a rogue grizzly bear. Because of the accident, the young woman has no insulin and they may not be rescued for a week. That is when Doug appears in their midst. His task is to rescue her. They have fallen in love with each other, and they both know it. It will be an interesting walk out. The grizzly complicates everything further.

A much less warm version of this story, but just as action-filled in a polite and less outspoken way, is also on Inkitt.com, for those with less tolerance for raw emotion. It is called ‘The Promise’.
Enjoy.