Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Playing with Tigers 2 is now at Amazon

After another quick edit and adding a new scene to the book, I'm happy to announce that Playing with Tigers 2 is at Amazon and has been updated at Smashwords!  There will be a third (and final) novel in the series, however, I am currently devoting all of the time where I can write in peace to current projects, so I have no accurate estimate on when that will be available.  My best guess is before valentines day, give or take a few weeks due to cover art drama. 

Speaking of which, I have done a few sketches for the Swordmaster Dasan series, and will be updating the cover art on the first around the same time as I publish the second and third.  I plan to offer all three in one package for roughly the same price as they would be separately, and as usual I wish to thank the few who did review it.  It's not the sort of thing that many people will admit that they read, but I appreciate the feedback because it lets me know that someone somewhere enjoyed it, and that my friends is better than money. 

I am doing another edit on the promotional short for Playing with Tigers, and I'm toying with the idea of offering another one, since there's a lot of content that was cut from the second book to keep it at only far too large instead of unbearably large.  I got carried away with it, lol.  The question is, who from the series should it star?  I liked the way that the original showed Keel through Kaji's point of view, but I don't really want to get into Kura's head either lol...  There is a scene between him and Loki that could easily be a very hot and nearly scandalous short story, especially because of Loki's kinks, but that crosses the line between the two series, and I already do that too much. 

I have had a flood of story ideas lately, and I mean flood.  At least one a day over the last week.  Only, I don't know if I want to do a collection just yet.  Perhaps offer them for free?
I'll keep you posted on that.

The Cat the Crow and the Carriage is waiting for a final edit and a rewrite on one of the scenes before it's published.  I have been procrastinating, but it should be along soon enough.  I was advised by my only honest friend that I should keep from making the story too long (bad habit of mine) so depending on what sales look like I may write a second one to that, because I have so much to work with in the story that a sequel would be quite easy.

Well, that's it for now I guess...

S. Kaeli Hart 

Monday, October 8, 2012


I don't flatter easily, I want to make that known, lol.  I have been taking my time with many side projects, more or less ignoring the Playing with Tigers series for now because I received more feedback on the Swordmaster Dasan stories.  Odd now that I think of it, admitting you like those is probably more risky to the public eye than Playing with Tigers.  Still, it seems that the people who do like it, really like it. 

Every now and again I'll take a look at the pages for my books, always hoping someone has left their thoughts there for me, and usually I am disappointed, except on Smashwords itself, anyway.  I was having one of those writer moments where you look at your past work and wonder if you should continue, and I figured, why not go and take a look at Amazon? 

Well, I am very glad that I did.  I had forgotten to upload Playing with Tigers 2 up there, because I figured it wouldn't be desired anyway.  I was not only shocked to see that there was a rating, I nearly had a heart attack.  Five stars...  I disagree with that, and I know I can do better.  But, I'm still quite happy with my five stars and as a response to that, I am going to spend tonight rereading the sequel and hammering out it's kinks (HA! GET IT?) so that it can go off to Amazon with my blessing. 

If my reviewer happens across this blog, please be aware that there is a short promotional story that has been out almost as long as the actual book has.  It's available for free on every retailer except Amazon because they insist that I charge money and so I put on my angry eyes and gave them the finger. 

Other news

Since my artist for Swordmaster Dasan 2 flaked out on me (the brat) I did a few sketches myself.  I haven't drawn since I was seventeen, and although I was pretty decent at the time, ten years does a lot to deteriorate what I have in me lol.  Need to refine, color crop and scan.  It's lewd, you've been warned.

Other book is coming along well.  And that's all I have to share, have lots of work to do!  <3

~ S. Kaeli Hart

Monday, October 1, 2012

Upcoming work

So, anyone that frequents my blog (ha, let me believe) might remember I had mentioned a short story that was untitled awhile back.  An extremely dark gay romance short, that I was writing away at to no end.  Well, I was looking at it a few weeks back, and I realized it has quite a bit of potential.  More than I was giving it credit.  So, instead of a short, it's being converted into a full novel. 

The Kitten, the Crow & the Carriage is the title I was thinking of, but one of my friends stated that perhaps it should just be called the big book of words that start with 'c' because they're my favorite critics lol.

Because I am reworking that to try and pull it into the right shape and still keep the same feeling that I had in the short story version, it will be probably closer to thanksgiving or Christmas when I release it, if I don't decide to send this one to a publisher.  I really can't deal with the rejection that I have been promised by all of my published friends on my first try, lol.  I'm a coward, but at least I'm honest about it. 

Besides, I already have the cover done ;D

My first try at a book with an actual story and not just enough to string a long line of sexual scenarios together...  Big step, need to actually try to be romantic (not my strong point) but I think I'm doing okay with it.  I'm taking my time with this piece because the main character more than ever thinks like myself, which is why (also for the first time ever) I have decided to give first person a valid attempt. 

For anyone interested in what to expect, the book takes place in an entirely new setting, and was written in it's entirety to 3 songs. 
Gaelic Storm - The storm
Parov Stelar - The snake
Parov Stelar - Catgroove

Odd that all three titles actually are in the book in a way.  I really am trying to get away from my dark storylines, and they keep sinking their claws into me and pulling me back.  Actually, I didn't think they were dark until a few other people brought it up, lol, I always thought that it was better to see someone rise up from very extreme circumstances myself.  Anyway, back to writing and playing that accursedly addicting MMO that I won't mention because it has enough victims, including me...   At least I have a tiger to ride in the game though, anyone who's read my novels understand why that makes me giggle and clap with glee haha

Happy hunting everyone ;) 

Stephanie Hart - Hakura on Moonrunner if you're an addict as well.  ;D