Sunday, July 8, 2018

Board Game Bliss: Game Night #1 - Coming Soon!

Hiya Peeps!

My newest story, a contemporary erotic romance (romantic erotica?), is coming soon. I'm going to hit publish on Amazon tomorrow (Monday), so it should (hopefully) be ready for you to download and read late Monday or early Tuesday. This one is called Board Game Bliss, and it's the first in the Game Night series. 

This one, as always, will be 99 cents or a free download if you're a member of the Kindle Unlimited program. Take a look at the cover and the description, and let me know what you think. Hopefully you're eager to read it! 

Game Night turns into more fun than he could have ever imagined!

David and Samantha have been best friends their whole lives, but he’s never told her he wishes they could be more. This week’s Game Night, though, might prove to be a bit more interesting. Not only has Sam put in much more effort than ever before, but her boyfriend is nowhere to be seen. David isn’t sure what’s going on, but when he makes a quip about her boyfriend not being around for all this effort, she breaks down and calls him clueless. When he goes in to comfort her, he finds she’s been harboring the same romantic thoughts as him for years. Now they’re both holding the same cards, and they won’t be playing a board game tonight.

This 5,000 word short story is for anyone who enjoys games, romance, and bedroom fun!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sex, Sentience, and Pain

Hiya Peeps!

My Laila Fayre short story, Sex, Sentience, and Pain, is out soon on Amazon. This one is about a sex robot who is gaining sentience and is tired of being abused and raped. This one isn't really for the faint of heart, as there is some pretty graphic violence to go along with the descriptive sex. It's as much a horror story with science fiction (robotic) elements as it is an erotic short, which is why I wrote it as Laila Fayre instead of Clara Zaynn. (Fun fact, this was also the first thing I wrote after my six or so month hiatus, even if My Hot and Grungy Night was published first.)

This should be available tomorrow, if not later today. Below you'll find the cover and the description as it will read on Amazon. As always with my short stories, I'm pricing it at 99 cents, and it'll be a free read for those of you with Kindle Unlimited. I hope you give this one a look!

She was built to take abuse, but she won’t stand for it anymore.

The sexbots feel nothing, are made for the most violent of men, but Lola’s different. She’s growing into sentience, and she doesn’t like to be hurt. Though her programming won’t allow her to do anything about it, she’s growing beyond robotics. When one of her engineers takes her for a test run, so to speak, she might now know the meaning of love. And she refuses to let these hurtful monsters of men take that away from her ever again.

This 5,000-word erotic short story has plenty of horror and hints of science fiction. If you enjoy the robots from Westworld, you’ll want to read this!

This story is filled with descriptive sexual encounters and even more descriptive violence, so no one under the age of 18 should read. This is your “Explicit” warning. Also, if robot rape triggers you, do not pick up this title!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

My Hot and Grungy Night

Quick update: It's available here!

Hiya Peeps!

I've hit publish on My Hot and Grungy Night, my first short story since November of last year. It'll be available on Amazon soon, I'm guessing tomorrow. It's priced at 99 cents, and available for free to anyone in the Kindle Unlimited program. Here are the cover image and the description as it will appear on Amazon.

An epic night of grunge music and so much more!

She lived a wild night 25 years prior, one she still remembers fondly. It was a time of the grunge music gods, and while this band didn’t live up to that status on stage, she found them to be so much better in the dressing room backstage. Though it was a short encounter, it was all she could handle, as they pleased her in ways she never thought possible. No, it wasn’t a night she could tell her grandkids about, but not every story is meant to be shared. This one has kept her fueled!

This 4,500 word short story has music, a bit of lesbian action, and a fun bout of group play to make most everyone happy!

I hope you give it a read and enjoy it!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

More Writing Coming Soon!

Hiya Peeps!

Long time no see. I'm back; sort of. At the end of last year, and for a most of this year so far, I figured I was done as an erotic author. I had absolutely no interest in writing sexy things, so I decided it was a good time to retire Clara Zaynn/Laila Fayre. I even deleted my Twitter account because I didn't want to give anyone false hope. My plan was to go back to my YA roots and rebrand myself; see ya, erotic writing! And that's sort of what happened, though it's still a major work in progress.

You see, I had been a professional writer for well over a year. I didn't have a day job, so to speak, because I had done really well with a trilogy of YA books I wrote a few years back. I figured there was enough traction as to where I'd still make enough money to call fiction writing my job. Yeah, no, didn't happen. I actually became Clara Zaynn because erotic writing has a history of being pretty lucrative on Amazon. Didn't prove true for me, but I kept at it because I loved writing the naughty stuff. After Steamy Punk Sleepover, however, I didn't care about writing anymore. (Though there was something else in there that was a major factor.)

I had to give up my dream of writing full time and reenter the workforce. I was working on Steamy Punk Sleepover while I started my new (seasonal) job, and I went pretty strong with it. When I published it, I was quite proud of that story, and I figured it would be no problem to keep writing. Problem was, I lost all momentum and enthusiasm for writing. Not just sexy stuff, but everything. And when I was finally done with my seasonal job a couple months later and ready to get into my full-time employment, I discovered I still wanted to write, but not erotica. So I "killed off" Clara Zayne (and by extension, Laila Fayre). Obviously, I left my books on Amazon, and a few people continue to enjoy the stories, but that was it.

I have a new plan of attack for my YA career, which I'm still hard at work on, but as I'm creating new worlds to write in, a funny thing happened: I missed writing smutty stuff. I didn't realize it, but all of the sudden, a few weeks ago, I cranked out a dark (violent and rapey) erotic story, with horror and science fiction undertones. I didn't sit down and get it all on the page in one sitting, as I was still very much rusty, but after a few days, I had a short story that will be a Laila Fayre short in a few weeks. I did post a bit about it on my new Twitter account (more on that in a minute), and I'll say more about it here as it gets closer to publication. I enjoyed the heck out of writing that story, so much so that I belted out a much nicer Clara Zaynn short not long after. And I had a blast writing both!

When I realized I wasn't done with my erotic writing, I went back to each of my titles and added a big chunk of advertising to the back, with links and descriptions of all my stories. I also, today, started a new Twitter account. I don't plan on using it much, as I get so addicted to social media that it takes time from my writing (especially now that I have a day job that takes up much of my time). Basically, I'm going to use Twitter to advertise my upcoming titles. I don't know how many people will see it, as I don't plan to be on it much, but I feel better having it. I may also post silly and otherwise things that I don't feel comfortable posting under my YA writing name. So you have that if you choose to follow me!

So what I'm saying in this long, rambling post is I'm back sort of. I won't be around much on social media (Twitter and this blog), but I will advertise when new stories are coming out. I have two blog posts coming up about my two newest titles, but, like I said, they are still at least a week away before I'm ready to unleash them. I will most likely post them later this week or next week.

That's it for now! See you next post!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Steamy Punk Sleepover

Hiya Peeps!

So I have a new one out today. It's a contemporary lesbian erotic romance called, as you probably guessed from the title of this post, "Steamy Punk Sleepover." It's mostly about two girls with many geeky tendencies finding each other and discovering their relationship after a hot weekend together. There is a steampunk-based collectible card game and a trip to a vintage store to find steampunk-appropriate clothes involved, to say nothing of some fun and geeky TV watching and conversations involved. A second "to say nothing" is of the tons of hot sex involved. This one brings the steamy! 

It's available now on Amazon, so go ahead and check it out here! It's 99 cents to buy or free to download if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited. Check out the cover and description, and I'd love to hear what you think! Enjoy the steamy (and geeky) read!

She thought she was simply out to drink some beer while checking out her new cards.

When the new series for her favorite steampunk-based collectible card game come out, Ashleigh figures her weekend will consist of nothing more than figuring out how to tweak her decks with the booster packs. After she dodges a couple of guys she has no interest in, though, she’s surprised when a sexy young woman captures her attention. She’s never been attracted to other women, after all. She soon learns that this girl, Monique, is her perfect partner. Not only is she gorgeous and easy to get along with, but she wants to learn how to play GEARSQuest and get into the steampunk culture. Ashleigh is all for that! Monique doesn’t simply prove to be a new best friend, though, but a hot lover. Ashleigh has never been more satisfied. Will Monique become Ashleigh’s “one” for life?

This 18,000-word short story shows Ashleigh’s introduction to lesbian sex and learning she can become a steampunk above and beyond her favorite card game. If you enjoy a bit of geeky culture mixed in with your erotic lesbian romance, this story is for you!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Laila Fayre - My New Pseudonym

Hiya Peeps!

So I have some big news that may or may not affect you. I've decided to convert my non-contemporary romantic erotic stories over to a different author name. Basically, my darker titles, past and future, will be written under the name Laila Fayre. I think this helps my branding, and since I'm making no secret that Laila Fayre is me, there shouldn't be any real confusion. I'm not going to get a new Twitter handle, but do everything for Laila Fayre stories with my @ClaraZaynn Twitter account. I may or may not start a new blog. I don't post here often enough as it is, I don't believe, to warrant a new one, but I'll decide about that later.

For now, I'm going to change five of my titles: "Can You Help?" "The Passionate Possession of Room 1426," "5 Tales of Erotic Horror," Carnival of Sin, and The Dragon's Mate. If you already own or have read these books, there's no need for you to go out and get it again; I'm only changing my author name, not touching the text at all. I mean, if you want to buy them again to get the new cover I won't say no, but I'm telling you there's no need. The covers have not been changed, either, except for the name.

So why did I choose the name Laila Fayre? I actually went about it like I was naming a character. I have an old Writer's Digest character naming handbook, and I wanted a good mix of light and dark. I found a bunch of names that fit, and I puzzled them together, both for best sounding and names that didn't actually exist (or at least not with much of a presence on social media and elsewhere), until I was happy with the results. Laila, I found out, basically means "night," though there are variations on it. That went well with the dark-vibe I wanted. The name Fayre, I found, basically means "beautiful," so that was a great contrast or compliment to Laila. Plus, I love the way those two names sound together, and there are not many, if any, others going by that name, at least that I saw. So my horror erotica (and other non-contemporary) titles will now be written by Laila Fayre.

I have no idea how long it'll take Amazon to approve the author name changes, but I'm not too worried about it. As I said, Twitter will not change for me, so don't worry about that. I will update this blog (sometime in the near future) to have all my Clara Zaynn titles on one side and all my Laila Fayre titles on the other, so look for that soon. I will also see about adding a new tab to my website, which I've been horrible about updating lately. So check those soon! Otherwise, it'll be everything as normal. I'm beginning the plotting process of a novella or novel for Laila Fayre, but that's still a long ways off (probably not until 2018). I will have new Clara Zaynn stories in the meantime, so don't worry about that. Otherwise, that's all the news I have for now! See you all soon!