The Girl in 6E: Revamped

The second book I ever wrote was a little baby called The Girl in 6E. At the time, six months after Blindfolded Innocence pubbed, I barely had a thousand Facebook fans. I was stumbling through this industry with no clear path in mind and thought 'Hey! I'll write an erotic suspense!'

The product was Girl in 6E. A 45,000 word long self-published book that sold a fair amount of copies, finding its way into the Erotica Top 100. The book introduced Deanna Madden, a recluse who worked online in the sex industry and who struggled with a desire to kill people. Think 'Dexter in Stilettos' and you'd have a glimpse into Deanna.

What causes a book cover to be banned?

I swear, from the looks of things, you'd think that I'm a sweet girl. Non-offensive, from the start of my buttoned cardigan to the Mary-Jane's on my feet. But, apparently, I'm still ban-worthy. I've done this post before. Five months ago. When Sex Love Repeat got smitted down by the Amazon gods and hidden in the corner of their site they typically reserve for incest and beastiality. Yep, Brother Fuckers, I love Bigfoot, and little 'ol me.

I'm back in the corner. Just the Sex - my collection of sex scenes pulled from three bestselling erotica books - BANNED from general search criteria. BANNED from recommendations or 'Customers Who Bought This Also Bought' references. *cue my big dramatic sigh*

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I really thought, with this one, I was behaving. The rules of Amazon covers: -no nipples: check -no butt crack: check -no penis or vaginas: check -no covering of above body parts with other body parts, such as hands: check -no overt suggestion of nudity: check

Thought I was covered. Panties on the cover. A finger slid underneath, but not too far. Way away from any exciting areas.

Eighteen hours. That's as long as this book made it before Amazon swooped down from almighty and smacked it into the corner.

I was PISSED. FURIOUS. My family ate cold food for a week while I ranted and raved. Then I had lunch with CD Reiss. Midway through my furious rant on all things unfair, she pulled out her phone. Looked up my cover. And about fell out of her chair. "Uh... no. You're wrong." she said bluntly. "That is DEFINITELY banworthy." Well...shit.

I've done the stubborn thing for two weeks. Crossed my arms, stuck out my bottom lip and said 'fuck you - I'm not changing it'. Then... I had to pay the water bill. And dog kibble. And I really really want some new stilettos...

This is a business. I can't sell what people can't find. So *dramatic sigh* I am going to change the cover. In one week. That will allow all of you who are passionate about this cover to snap up this ebook. I am also going to pub, in 2 days, a paperback with this cover on it. That will stay on Amazon for a while.

xoxo - hope you all have a kickass weekend.

big hugs,

the rejected one

Yay! Big news for The Girl in 6E!

So... six months ago I wrote this book, this book that stole my heart and took over my mind. I shouldn't use words like stole my heart. That makes you think of sweet romances and tear-jerkers. I should say this book ripped out my heart and played voodoo doll with it. Anyway, I self-pubbed it, posting it on Kindle in April, and crossing my fingers that I wouldn't scare the hell outta my Blindfolded Innocence fans.

I didn't. Those readers were SO supportive, and spread the word, supported me online, and didn't send me off to the psych ward with duct tape over my mouth.

Now, just three months later, I have fabulous news! I just signed a deal with Redhook, an imprint of Hachette, for print, foreign, and audiobook rights.

They have huge plans for this book, including a hardcover release in July 2014. I have spent the last month expanding this book, adding almost a hundred pages of content, and I am so excited about the book it is becoming. I cannot wait to share the final product with you all.

A big thank you goes out to all of you, the readers, who read my books and help to spread the word with reviews and recommendations. You guys are amazing, and enable me to have success. Also - if this message finds its way to any all rock my world. Thank you for sharing this unique book with your readers!

doing a quick happy dance, and then getting back to work. hugs to you all!

xoxo AT