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Going Big In 2020

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.

Until then, here are two free short, spicy stories you can download anywhere but Amazon. Teenage Hot Tub Threesome | Poolside Surprise

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Magic Means Books 4 & 5 Release Date

2-book-boxset-books-4--5-TRANSPARENT-On November 21, 2019, Magic Means Books 4 and 5 are releasing in one boxed set. It’ll be available everywhere, not just on Amazon. This series is an obsession for me, and I’m so happy to continue the story.

These books continue the slice of life style of storytelling in and around the Van Veld Building, where anything can happen. There’s a lot going on as the High Priestess returns with a new plan for the Light Enclave and new characters move in, complicating and spicing up a lifestyle that was already exciting for Mack, Lilith, Isabel, her twin Inez and Scott.

This is the continuation of a writing obsession that puts character and story at the centre of an experience that celebrates drama and explicit erotic content. It’s the kind of series Penthouse might turn into a spicy soap opera, only with magic.

From the rooftop of the Van Veld Building where I’m watching over Old Town,

Damon Rain

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Magic Means Books 4 and 5 Will Be Published In One Volume

Magic-Means-Book-4-Cover-final-SMALLThat’s right, with Magic Means books 1-3 on Kindle Unlimited, I’ve decided to release books 4 and 5 together. They will sadly not be available through Kindle Unlimited, but will be on Amazon and every other major platform such as Apple Books (formerly iBooks), Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Smashwords among others.

I have heard you, and I’m happy to announce that, as of January 3, 2020, these and the rest of my books won’t be exclusive to any one platform, but will be available broadly.

Magic Means Books 4 and 5 make up one huge 128,000 word story which could not be split into two books as planned. It’s a slice of life style story that features the rising power of several characters, more of Mack’s story (including his faeries), and an explosive ending that launches the next three books in the series. It’s a trip into this world that is thorough, intimate and emotional and I’m eager to put it in front of you.

This series doesn’t have many readers yet, I suspect it’s sitting on hundreds if not thousands of readers as a freebie many people downloaded but haven’t read yet, but I know more people are coming. The reviews are great so far, so I know more people will be joining the readership and me on this mystic, sexual trip.

The copy editor for the series suggested the cover I’m using for Books 4 and 5, and he encourages you to take a close look. There’s a lot going on, so keep checking back, or subscribe to the site so you don’t miss a thing.

From my swank apartment on the top floor of the Van Veld Building in Old Town,

Damon Rain

 

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Founder: Magic Means Book 1 Is Free!

Founder-GenericSo 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.

OXXO,
Damon

 

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Seeker: Magic Means Book 2 Update

Magic-Means-Book-2-Cover-1Before 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?

OXXO,
Damon

Oh, and just in case you don’t have that first book yet, here are the links: Barnes & Noble, iBooks (by Apple), Smashwords, Kobo, Amazon (Not free yet, but I’m working on it).