From now until July 31, a dozen of my novels and short stories are free on Smashwords! Go browsing here.
Now, the three books that set up and explore the story of my favorite Occult Shop: Van Veld Books, are free forever in a brand new digital boxed set. You get everything you would if you were to buy books 1-3 separately as well as a big preview of Book 4, so you can enjoy the founding of the modern bookstore and see where the story starts to go from there.
I love writing Magic Means. it’s a series where so much is possible, and it’s so much more than a simple erotic series. It’s a slice-of-life series where you live with Scott, Isabel, Inez, Mack, Lilith, his faerie tribe and so many more characters as they try to find their way through life in Old Town.
Old Town is simply a quarter of Verlor, where free love didn’t end with the 60’s and a growing number of people practice the light side of magic. The worlds of faeries, elves, dwarves and humans intersect with increasing regularity, and there are secrets everywhere. The Dark Enclave, a group of evil magical practitioners, and other organizations would like to see Old Town come to an end, and they make this plain from the very beginning, as Scott starts setting up his shop.
It is truly an exciting world to tell stories in, and I often get lured into side plots that lead to erotic encounters with new and old characters as they flirt, experiment and celebrate each other. By making these books free, I’m inviting you to take a look at the very beginning, so you can see what I’m talking about and fall in love with one or more of the characters yourself.
I’m working on Magic Means Book 7 now, as I finish editing Book 6 with a group of brave copy editing faeries who have an endless appetite for this series, just like I do.
As of today, here are the sites that have it for free:
For an agonizing three months all my best books have only been available only on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited platform. Sure, I opted in myself, but after spending on advertising, writing more content and releasing it wide (Magic Means Books 4-5), and working on other plans to get page reads there, things didn’t turn out as I would have liked.
Most importantly, people who didn’t want to grab my stuff from Amazon couldn’t get it elsewhere. As I discovered through a few direct messages and emails, that is definitely a problem.
So, soon you can expect to find my work everywhere, no more exclusives. That is, unless it’s one of my new short stories, which won’t appear on Amazon for the foreseeable future because those stories are too controversial or graphic for that platform.
I think there will be a day when Amazon removes most of the self-published controversial erotic content from their platform, and I plan on already being well established elsewhere, on platforms like Smashwords, where imaginative writers and interested readers can enjoy pretty much whatever they like. Barnes & Noble, Kobo Adult, and the Apple Books platform deserve a mention too. They haven’t caught the censorship bug yet.
So, on January 7, 2020, my books will be set free, and they’ll be available everywhere quality racy pop literature is sold. For Kindle Unlimited readers who discovered me there, you have until January 3 to read those pages, after that you have to buy my work like everyone else, but it’s worth it.
So is Seeker: Magic Means Book 2, sort of. Let me explain briefly.
First, I’d like to thank the readers who stepped up and reported that Founder needed a price match (It was free everywhere OTHER than Amazon at the time, see the previous blog post), because I’m sure that helped. I’d like to thank Amazon as well, because they could have simply denied my request and discarded the reports you submitted. Thanks for setting my book free, Amazon, you’re pretty cool after all.
This week nearly two thousand people downloaded Magic Means Book 1, and thanks to Amazon setting Magic Means Book 2 free in some regions, it’s been downloaded over three hundred times.
Let’s not forget other platforms, where Magic Means Book 1 and 2 have been downloaded nearly a thousand times, and it’s slowly inching its way up the Romance charts. Barnes & Noble and iBooks are seeing some downloads too, but Smashwords is easily in second place behind Amazon. Thanks to all the platforms that offer Free as an option, it’s the best way to get my new stuff in front of people risk-free so they can see what I do.
I’m still working on getting Amazon to make the second book: Seeker: Magic Means Book 2 free, and they reassure they’re looking into it for me, so here’s hoping. In the meantime, you can download it for free from any other quality EBook retailer, especially Smashwords who offers a basic Kindle version.
I hope you enjoy these books, and please review my work once you’ve finished reading it. Future readers will thank you for giving them even a one line comment, because many decisions to download are based on those and the number of stars you leave behind. Thank you again!
Now, I’m going to get back to work on Gathering: Magic Means Book 3.
Before I give you this little update, I’d like to say thanks to all the people who downloaded this book for free so far. I hope to start hearing from you through reviews, tweets, comments or telegrams. I’d just like to know if you’re enjoying it so far, and to thank you again when you turn up with your thoughts and opinions.
So, if you’ve finished Book 1 of Magic Means, Founder, you’re probably wondering; “Hey, Damon, when do I get the next one?”
I have some good news! I just finished a pass on the whole thing, and my beta readers are getting the manuscript tomorrow! That means I’m on track to get this out there (on Smashwords for free and Amazon for 0.99 because they’re being dicks, in my opinion), and everywhere else sometime next week or earlier!
I am so exited to get Seeker out there because the action really picks up. The first book feels more like a soft introduction compared to the second, which introduces a couple important new characters, gets into the history of Old Town and the area around it, and there is definitely some heavy erotic content in that. I think there’s some lovely lighter, more sentimental stuff in there too, because our characters aren’t just two dimensional fuck-puppets, but serious fictional people with feelings.
This is one of those books, according to test readers and myself, that doesn’t need the erotic content to be good, which is my goal in writing this series. It’s an ongoing drama that is good without the spicy stuff, but even more fun when you add it in. In Book 2: Seeker, I especially start hitting that mark and I love it.
I really can’t wait, but I have to. Those beta readers have got to get their hands on it, tell me where I messed up, and give it the all clear before it hits the street.
The third book in the series is already partially written, and I’m already having fun with it, so the series is looking good.
What did you think of the first one?