Friday, January 31, 2014

Random vampire smuttery via Deviantart #Vampire #Smexy #ASMSG

Have you guessed that I'm not wearing any underwear?

Yep, its me again, surfing through deviantart for erotic vampire imagery. Maybe someday I will get my next novel written, but until then....

Having a little too much fun playing with her food

Is there something on my neck? I think I feel something on my neck

She was a fine vintage, thirty-something, a bit fruity, but still dry on the palate

Until we meet again, when I might actually have a chapter or something written, or more half-naked vampire images....



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Like Young Adult novels? Check out the #YA #SocialMedia HUB (FREEBIES-Promos-Excerpts) #ASMSG

If you enjoy Young Adult novels of all types, paranormal, fantasy, romance, thriller, you must see the NEW ASMSG Young Adult Social Media Hub!

The Hub has blog posts, excerpts, reviews, FREEBIES, Kindle Countdowns, and all the cool YA stuff you can handle!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Smoking HOT #Erotica and #Romance ~ #ASMSG #SocialMediaMadness (Freebies and Kindle Countdowns)

Come on down to the ole HUB, and see what kind of steamy debauchery and sappy romance you can find.  Blog posts, articles, excerpts, free books, Kindle Countdowns, find it all at the HUB:

ASMSG Rom/Erotic Romance Social Media Hub

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Deviantart Inspirational Imagery! #Vampire #Erotica #ASMSG

Who wants to go swimming with me?
I was cruising through Deviantart last night, looking for something, I don't even recall what, and I happened upon a series of artists I had never seen before, specifically vampire artists.

It was an orgy of vampiric imagery, the likes of which Bram Stoker never imagined in his wildest dreams of vampire debauchery. I just had to share them on my blog.  And, there's absolutely no way I can hold back from a twitter flurry of VAMPIRE SEXUAL FRENZY.

Just shut up and bite me already

The things I would pay her to do with that tongue....

You invited her over for dinner, but she's staying for desert,
 whether you want her or not...
I'll take that two for one deal all night long....
And lets finish this off with a little vampire menage...the more the merrier!

If you'd like to check out where these came from, start surfing deviantart. I began with the search terms 'Sexy Vampire' and that blew about three hours of my evening.

Until next time, or another installment of vampire orgy-fest.



Monday, January 20, 2014

Help design a SEX TOY & Win Patricia Knight's new novel! #NSFW #ASMSG

~~Design a SEX TOY Contest via PATRICIA A. KNIGHT!~~
Design a futuristic sex toy Patricia can use in
 her new release, Hers To Claim 
and get your name in the acknowledgments!
(It's okay if you want to use an alias...LOL)

Here's the deal:

The hero in my current WIP (work in progress) is a sexual dominant.
One of his favorite past-times is erotically teasing the sexually repressed heroine.
But what would the sex toys look like in a future world on a primitive planet lacking AA and AAA batteries...or electricity?
MMM...probably not.

So...what sort of toys might he use to keep the object of his attention quivering on the tips of her toes?

To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before! (cue the music).
Allow your imagination to run amuck. What shapes and colors would they take? What strange lifeforms could be adapted? Like quivering, pulsing oystery things or darty little nano-botts.
Indulge in kinky visions of the impossible future that would
make a Vulcan faint... 
Or a Klingon shudder...

        Then SHARE!
If I use your "toy" in my book, you get credits in the acknowledgment (yes, if you want I'll use an alias :) AND
and a signed copy of my book:
NO!!! not THAT book
Send your emails with descriptions and pictures to
Contest ends when the edits begin -- mid-March. The winner will be posted on my website.
Have fun!
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

THE NIGHTLIFE is now a Social Media Hub and Emagazine! #AwesomeSauce #HellYeah #ASMSG

The Nightlife Series goes Rebelmouse!  

In my quest for bigger-better ways to waste time in social media and showcase my content, I ran across a phenomenal social media hub tool, rebelmouse.  Basically, you can feed in filtered content from twitter, facebook, blog RSS feeds, and have a constantly refreshed feed of content. 

And, check out the #AWESOMESAUCE Emagazine:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

FREE Advance Review Ebook >> FOREVER ... AND 365 DAYS by Ulrike #Inspirational #ASMSG

Grab it now while its FREE!


Release Date: January 19th, 2014

A better life will naturally come your way, once you have mastered the art of right thinking. In her new inspirational book ULRIKE chronicles the thoughts and applications of a metaphysics teacher and author. She places great emphasis on making happiness your goal in life by applying scientific and practical methods. 

“My book shows the’ how and the why’ of application in simple steps and by examples. It includes stories of real people,” Ulrike says, “I want to make sure that you get a clear picture and realize your potential, which can be achieved through your own right and good thought.”

We have to reeducate and retrain ourselves to think and act correctly. It is a daily task. Minute by minute we must be aware of our actions and make certain that love is our motive in everything we do. Love is the motivating principle of all things and Love is the mother of our being. Let us return to this source of all bliss, let us enjoy our health, wealth and happiness - now and forever…and 365 days


Or fill in the form below:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

WANTED: Beta Readers for new PARANORMAL SERIAL ~ SNOW BLOOD #Paranormal #Amreading #ASMSG

Sign up now for a limited offer beta reading of a 6 part paranormal serial:


Join the dark world of Brogio, the first vampire!  What past secrets torture his present-day existence? How can his Kindred dog help him overcome the forces threatening to destroy him and all that he loves?  

When Brogio must turn Snow, a beautiful white husky, in order to save the dog, a series of events are unleashed that reveal a sinister plot against the father of all vampires. As life and true death experiences bond the two together, they unravel a conspiracy that when resolved may return Selene, the love of Brogio’s life, back to him and set him free from the lonely existence that has plagued him for thousands of years! 


Or fill in the form below:

About the Author:

Carol McKibben writes from the heart of a dog’s eyes. Often telling her stories to Labradoodles, Basset Hounds and any stray that happened by, it wasn’t long before people stopped to have a listen! Now Carol writes for people and speaks to large audiences, dogs included.

Carol is a former magazine publisher and has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2007. As well as editing other authors’ works to realize their dreams, she has completed a novel, Luke’s Tale, and published a memoir, Riding Through It.





Sunday, January 5, 2014

A writer asks if she should be worried about bullies? YES, sort of. #Trollssuck #ASMSG

This morning I was asked by a dear writer friend who is preparing to publish her first romance novel, "What do you think of this?"

She had given me a link she found on twitter, a write-up about INTERNET BULLIES.

I am acutely aware of this problem, specifically bullies who troll books with 1 star ratings, troll social media with hateful comments, and use vicious shelvings and lists to spread hatred throughout Goodreads. Anyone who spends as much time in social media as I do will eventually encounter this problem (probably numerous times over). I had personal experience with a mess like this HERE, and again in a twitter blowout, where social media gurus were abusing a certain hashtag used for an author group I work with.

In my experience, there is never anything to be gained by engaging internet bullies. I tried, I vented, I unleashed that wicked part of me that I tap into for writing villains and horrific scenes of murder and mayhem. That monster belongs in my books, not in my social media.

Here's my practical advice, a policy for avoidance:

Yes there are bullies.  A fact of life.

The key to authors avoiding this, is to grasp the intricate balance between author/reader relations.  Never, ever attack a reader for a negative/critical review. If the reviewer admits they did not read the book, then sometimes, Goodreads allows that review to be removed, or in the case of spoilers, hidden.  If the review has wicked/nasty shelvings, those shelves can also be removed.

This is something to address with GOODREADS or AMAZON, not with the reviewer, and not in comments on the actual review.

This negative energy vortex generally only hits authors who are crossing the fine line of etiquette with readers one too many times. I have never crossed that imaginary line, but, the negativity did hit me, from a competing author, and again from a group of social media gurus. I hit back with a wicked vengeance.

In hindsight, that was a foolish mistake.

Luckily I skated past without any real issues. No matter how much hatred is flowing from bullies, never let them get you out on social media with anger, it will quickly become an epic, deranged episode of Jerry Springer.

The thing about Goodreads, you cannot be spammy, you cannot enter that site with a needy-begging please-read-my-book-I-need-ratings kind of mindset.  And that goes for anywhere in social media.  

If you need ratings, reviews, there are gazillions of proper ways to seek those out from fans of your genre, and none of it involves begging or becoming a sycophant.

Authors who misbehave badly with reviewers and solicitations have created a situation in social media where bullies are empowered by these few bad examples.  You must take pains to never be that misbehaving author, or you will become the next example, the next target.

Authors are not angels, and neither are readers. They both get ugly and these things escalate into massive proportion blowouts that can ruin book ratings averages very quickly.

Example:  I know an author who has a certain set of conservative values, who came across a Facebook group of authors swapping book reviews. The rule in the group was no negative reviews. If you were to participate, it was for the purpose of bolstering the members with positive reviews. In some cases, some of these authors may not have even read the book they 5 starred.

Is that a horrible concept?  NO. Is it morally grey, potentially unethical?  YES.  

Goodreads allows readers to rate and shelve books however they like, as long as they don't resort to personal attacks on the author.  Amazon allows the same in reviews.  So, as long as its allowed for, it will continue, regardless of morality or ethics.

I follow a simple rule: I rarely review Indie work, but when I do, its always positive. If I have something negative to say about Indies, I don't say it publicly. I might go to them and say, hey, I think you could benefit from this and this. Usually I don't.  Chuck Wendig has a wonderful blog post about critical reviews of a fellow author, and I agree with him.

So, this author friend of mine gets all up in his righteous indignation about this heinous Facebook group doing 5 star reviews, and proceeds to blog about them, trying to inform the world of this unthinkable immorality (which goes on 24/7, with or without Facebook groups to organize it).  

Guess what?  This author soon found himself the target of bully attacks and one-star ratings on his books.  Surprised? Nope.

Common sense rules the day.

Don't engage negatively in social media. Don't engage negatively regarding reviews and ratings.  Don't use social media to 'call someone out.'

Now, on occasion, you might see me being an obnoxious bastard in social media. 

That's just me being me, projecting the tone of my obnoxious, perverse fiction novels, along with my own brand of snark.  I have embraced who I am, and its very liberating.   But, I draw the line at personal attacks.

So, next time someone spews reeking hatred all over one of your books, pull up Charlaine Harris's latest novel, or Laurell K. Hamilton's latest novel, and see how much hatred is spilled across those books.  While you're at it, see if you can find the fans who love those authors regardless of such a heavy, vocal, presence of negativity.

Internet bullies hit hardest in our insecurities. We perceive them as far more dangerous than they truly are.

Stop worrying about bullies and write.  Write with all the passion you can muster.  Write books that make you laugh and cry.  Write sex scenes that make it uncomfortable to sit in your chair any longer.  Write violence like you're eviscerating that bully who left you a 1 star rating. 

Write great books.  

Keep writing great books, and rise above the pettiness bullies would like to see you mired in.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Wrong Way to Promote Your Book on Twitter (REBLOG) #Spam #ASMSG

Because my own experiences as an author on twitter have been so very similar, I felt the need to reblog this insightful and entertaining blurb from Robert Bevan.
Before I get into this, I should make it known that I hate Twitter. I hate that it’s called Twitter. I hate that I have to refer to my posts on Twitter as “tweets”. I hate the character limit. I hate whole ‘race-to-get-more-followers-even-if-you-have-to-pay-for-fake-ones’ Twitter culture. I’d probably even hate most of the people I follow if I ever bothered to read what they write. Fortunately, I don’t. Twitter, at least for me, is the Diet Coke to Facebook’s having-sex-with-an-adventurous-gymnast. I’m not so good with analogies.
"What are these 'ogies' you speak of?"
So if I hate it so much, why am I on there every day? Well I’ll tell you. For all of the horrible continuous shitstorm that Twitter is, it’s also a fantastic means of getting your work noticed… if you’re willing to put in the effort.
You can find advice on how to use Twitter effectively all over the internet, and most of it will involve tips like “Be interesting and engaging”, “Don’t just spam your ads”, “Seek followers in your target audience rather than other authors”, and “Don’t be annoying”. I tried it that way in the beginning, and then one day I said “Fuck all that,” and developed the strategy I currently use.

On my journey as a self-published author, I’ve found that creatively breaking the rules of established conventional wisdom is often more effective than following them. You can see this in my amateurish book cover designs, my blurbs, and perhaps most in my decision to self-publish in the first place, rather than follow the age-old tradition of querying literary agents and publishers.

Let’s have a look at the conventional wisdom of Twitter usage, and discuss why I choose to give it two big middle fingers.

1, Be interesting and engaging. Who has time for that shit? I’m a self-published author. I know the path to success lies in writing more books. Every minute I waste trying to translate a coherent thought into text-message-ese is a minute that would be better-spent writing my next book.

So if I’m not there to be interesting or engaging, what do I post? That leads me to my next bit of anti-wisdom…

2, Don’t just spam your ads. I absolutely just spam my ads. That is 100% of what I do on Twitter. Well… that and spam other people’s ads. What’s that? Then why the hell does anyone follow me on Twitter? Segue Time!
3, Seek followers in your target audience rather than other authors. Why does anyone follow anyone on Twitter? One reason is that people like to follow celebrities, find out their opinions on politics or what they had for lunch or some such bullshit. That’s certainly not why people follow me. Another reason is that some people are just Twitter whores who want a bunch of followers. I’d guess that’s why a certain amount of people follow me, because I generally follow back (and unfollow those who unfollow me). But the primary reason people follow me is because I have something to offer them. These are the people who, just like me, are on Twitter to sell their shit. They retweet my book ads, and I retweet theirs.

I know what you’re thinking. “What’s the point? Other indie authors don’t want to buy your books. You’re just spamming each other. It’s just a huge circle jerk.” And you’re right. The people who follow me are not my target audience at all. Neither are most of the people who follow them, because we’re all pretty much just following each other. But “most” is the operative word there. For every person with tens of thousands of who retweets one of my tweets (my soul dies just a little bit more every time I say that word), I might reach a few hundred new potential readers. My followers, the whores and spammers, know this, which is why they continue to suffer through my bullshit, and spam it out to their own followers.

Am I making Twitter a worse place by doing this? Probably, but in my mind that’s the equivalent making dog shit less tasty.
There's literally nothing you can't find on the internet.
4, Don’t be annoying. Too late, bucko. If you’re on Twitter, you’re annoying. This is why my follower count continuously goes up, in spite of me tweeting the same thirty-something book ads over and over again every day. Sure, I lose followers every day as well. As funny and entertaining as my ads may be, they get old after the forty-seventh time you read them, and so some people finally decide they’ve had enough of me and drop me. But by that time, they’ve already either bought my books or decided they weren’t interested. My work with them is done. I simply unfollow them right back and get back to my spamming.

“So, Bob,” you say. “You’ve explained why you constantly act like a giant spammy douchebag on Twitter. Thanks for that. But in a moment of hollow shame, I too spammed my book ads, and they neither sold any books, nor gained me any followers. What am I doing wrong?”

There could be a number of things.

Maybe you write shitty books. Please don’t take that personally. I don’t know you or your books, but there are a lot of shitty ones out there. Maybe they have shitty covers. I mentioned above that my books have amateurish covers, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t put any thought into them. I like to think they have a sort of rough charm that appeals to my target audience.

Maybe you write shitty tweets. Twitter is not a subtle man’s game. Each person following you is constantly getting bombarded with hundreds (or even thousands) of tweets per minute, depending on how many people they follow. “Please check out my book. (title)(link)” just isn’t going to cut it. You need to stand out. Be bold.
Be funny.
Be borderline offensive.
People will draw their borderlines at different places.
Before I leave you, I'd like to share some tips on how to get the most out of your Twitter relationship with me. Some of you might be wondering why I don't retweet you. Here are a few possible reasons...

1. You don't retweet me. Maybe you mention me. Maybe you say nice things and even share a link to my books. Maybe you even copy and paste one of my tweets into your own tweet (By the way, why the fuck do you do that?). But if it's not a retweet, I'm going to ignore it.

2. You make your own tweets nigh-impossible to find. As I mentioned before, I don't like Twitter. I want to spend as little time there as possible. I want to be in and out in twenty minutes. I'm not going to spend ten minutes scrolling down your Twitter feed searching for something you'd like to have retweeted. If I don't find anything in the first ten seconds of scrolling, I'm probably going to skip you. Do yourself a favor. Whatever message you want the world to see, post that shit on top.

3. You're a spammer.

Yeah, I know. We're all spammers. I'm talking about Twitter meta-spam. When you tweet those ads for products that auto-tweet your crap for you, or keep track of your followers, or whatever. If I see the words "Contributed tweets for @SomeStupidAsshole are delivered by @SpamGeneratorShitheads", you get skipped.

4. You don't follow me. My Twitter family has grown to the point that I can't retweet everyone who retweets me anymore. So while I can't blame you for not wanting to watch my endless stream of recycled spam, and I do appreciate your retweets, I give priority to those who are following me.

So there we have it. I've shared with you the secrets of how we can make Twitter an even more miserable place together, and maybe sell some books. Will my strategy work for you? Who knows? Give it a try. The nice thing about Twitter is that none of your followers really give a shit about you or what you have to say. So even if this doesn't work for you, nobody will even remember it twenty seconds later.

-- Robert Bevan.