What Am I Doing?

Publishing your first book is a fantastic and ridiculous experience. It requires more than just a good idea for a story. Much more. If you have written something that you think is worth publishing, you have to decide: self publish or not. I chose to self publish. So, all of the decisions were mine. Also fantastic and ridiculous. Something that started on a whim (a blog for another day) is now requiring some serious thought and research. Where do I publish? How long should my “story” be? Should I put all of my stories together and make a book? Should I structure it as a series instead? How much should I charge for it? Where and how to publish? How many times should I edit/update? Who should read it? Should someone read it? What should I name the characters? Should I use a pseudonym? What will my pseudonym be? Who do I tell? What if they want to read it? Is it good enough to publish? Will anyone like it? Read it? Buy it? And on and on until I am a freaked out mess. (If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have a tendency to obsess and over think some things. Not all things, just some things.)

While trying to nail down the answers to these questions (and many more) I also had to figure out a name and think about the cover. Fortunately for me, I had a graphic artist friend (see her info) willing to do the artwork for free. So, I phoned her with my name dilemma.  I told her the name I had picked out, “Dreams and Fantasies” which she thought was too literal. Dang. She suggested “Deep Surrender” or “Dark Ecstasy”, which I loved but a quick search told me they were already books. Then we started getting silly: “Lick Me” (already taken numerous times); “Fuck Me Cross-Eyed” which lead to “Fuck Each Other Stupid” (a line from one of my books, actually); “Hard Surrender”; “Dark Hardness”; and “Hard Darkness”, to name a few. It was funny and we were laughing, but I still hadn’t picked out a name.

I started to research how important a good title was. Maybe I could just pick anything. Concensus was that the title was VERY IMPORTANT! Great! More anxiety. Somehow in all that searching, I found a link to Lulu.com . An online publisher that had a “title grader” on it.  Fabulous. I just answered a few questions, typed in the name and Lulu provided me with a percentage score on whether or not the book would be a best seller. I entered every name we had come up with and received the scores of 16%, 27%, and 32%. Bummer. I wanted to sell my books, turn lots of people on, and quit my day job. Even 32% wasn’t good enough for those lofty goals. And, then I typed in “Dark Compliance”…..score of 69%!  I think we have a winner here.  Name search over. Anxiety and obsessing over (for now). I will let you know how it works out.

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Introducing Hard Compliance!

Hard Compliance Series: Book #6 Debut!

Buckle up your seatbelts, stow your belongings, get yourself together and take a long deep breath… The Hard Compliance series by Bianca Ahonen is about to make its debut!

All erotica fans and horny people out there, listen up as I am coming to bedrooms near you. One book at a time. As Carrie Bradshaw said, “Some love stories aren’t epic novels, some are short stories… but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.” Before I introduce Eric and Carrie, let me introduce myself.

Who knew a girl who spent 12 years in Catholic schools wearing the same uniform as everyone else would lead to becoming a grown woman writing erotica? Four of those years were even in an all-girls’ school with no boys allowed. Maybe that is why I have always been boy crazy . I can sure tell you that when I graduated at 17…writing erotica stories was not on my radar. And, I am sure that those amazing nuns who taught me grammar, spelling and sentence structure, had no idea what they were preparing me for!

I have always loved reading and writing but never had a story when the thoughts of penning something came to mind. It became a way to pass time and the whole thing snow-balled. I looked down one day and had written over 500 pages filled with stories, sex…and more sex. I wasn’t planning on publishing any of this. But, a friend who kept begging to read what I had written, made an offhand comment about publishing my stories and 6 months later…..here I am. These stories turned me on. I am sure they will turn you on.

Hard Compliance is the first in my series… well, sort of a first. The middle is now the beginning.

Having written about 10 beginnings and having the makings of either a long book or a variety of short stories… for a brief moment I was stuck… but realized, maybe a series? Stitching everything together to make one book would have taken too long and I was looking for something quicker. (It HAS been six months since I started down this road…I need a spanking as I failed my swift goal…quick, my ass! I had hoped for sooner but now is the time!) While editing towards the end, I realized the beginning of my writing was too tame and the later stories  were the opposite. (Get ready for some sexy good lovin’!) So, I decided to start in the middle and Book 6 will be debuting first.

The middle, now beginning, introduces Eric and Carrie and will set the scene so to speak. I will then continue to publish their on-going relationship with the other books. Of course, starting in the middle of their relationship is fitting as the “beginning of their story”, where these books begin, is actually somewhere in the middle of their story.

Eric and Carrie meet when they are with other people. Their connection, however, is instant as soon as the look into each other’s eyes. Soulmates? Maybe. Probably. Their “connection” binds them together for years. Unfortunately, they seem to be a case of “right couple…..wrong time, wrong time, wrong time.”  They lose track of each other while living their lives, but the internet is a fabulous thing. They reconnect just as Carrie is  entering a nasty divorce and Eric is married to someone else, with a baby. Their friendship remains platonic in words and action….but continues to grow as they support each other through the trials (literally and figuratively) and tribulations of life. Years go by and they are finally free to be together at the same time. Book 6 picks up a few months down the road, after they have blended their families.

As a newly published author, I want to thank you for reading my beloved Hard Compliance series and supporting my love for writing. Eric and Carrie are dear to my heart and I hope they become friends of yours too. Share this blog with all the erotica lovers you know. I have found my new passion and am so excited for what’s to come.

So grab a glass of wine or a hot cup of tea or jump into a steamy hot bubbly bath or curl up in bed and get ready for some fun, fantasy, and a whole lot of sex. Start with just one or all of these short stories if you’re in the mood for a quickie or if you like multiples…read one after another….after another….after another. And don’t worry, I have more from where this came from.

Here it is…..check it out and get turned on….