Friday, November 11, 2011

Going for the Indie Publishing Gold... maybe...

Pic from Jimmy Thomas' ~

For several reasons I've been looking for way to dip my toe in the Indie publishing waters. One reason is because my main publisher doesn't take short stories, and with e-readers exploding in use, I believe there's more of a demand for them.

While reading through and revising another novella with the thought of making that my first Indie, I remembered an erotic Christmas Flash I wrote a few years ago... just for the pure fun of it... that ended up to be 9500 words.

So, I'm going for the gold. That is, hopefully, I'll get the story out there in time for the Christmas reading season. The cover art is contracted. I have someone who I hope will format it for me. Tech-wise, I ain't that smart.

Right now, I'm reading through the story, polishing and also expanding some. It's about 10,300 words at this point.
So, if this is your kind of read, stay tuned for the outcome of my Indie publishing adventure.

Here’s a sneak peak of the opening chapter ~

Santa Baby, Several Stars Away

A Short Shapeshifter Erotic Romance
by Savanna Kougar

Chapter One:
Santa Baby, Waitin’ Just for You

Rarely reckless, Kaily flung off the negligee she’d first thought to wear. It landed in a red ephemeral heap beside the tastefully trimmed Christmas tree.

So what if she’d just broken into his house...well, she hadn’t exactly broken in...more like she spied on him until she found out where he hid the extra key...lodged in a crack of the frame above the door of the Victorian mansion he’d resurrected from certain crumbling death, and now obviously treasured.

The only thing Kaily could see that was amiss in the traditional holiday atmosphere he’d created with the help of the town’s local historical club, had been a garish red ribbon. The long wide sash with a simple bow attached to one end practically shone.

Kaily stared at the unexpected invitation.

Certainly, the river of red ribbon didn’t belong on the floor as a decoration, and she couldn’t see anywhere else it belonged...except wrapped around her.

Since she was giving herself to him as a gift for Christmas...well, why not?

Wildly inspired, Kaily plucked up what looked to be about three yards of ribbon. After strategically emphasizing her full breasts, she arranged it around her naked body. Naked that is, except for her gold ankle bracelet, her ‘I want to seduce you earrings’...and a whimsical pair of faux-fur trimmed santa boots.

Have a Magickal Shapeshifting Autumn!


Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~


Serena Shay said...

Mmm, I think Santa Baby will be a wonderful jumping off point for your indie adventures! Good Luck, Savanna...I can't wait to read more. :)

Savanna Kougar said...

Happy Reading!

Savanna Kougar said...

Oh, hey, Serena, thanks!

Gem Sivad said...

Awesome, Savanna. Good luck with your indie publication.

Savanna Kougar said...

Gem, thanks. I need all the luck I can get. The whole formatting thing has me in a dither.

William Kendall said...

Very good!

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi William, thanks!