Saturday, 17 March 2018

Vampire Woman (Book Review)

This is one of the first books I bought on Amazon Kindle. I think it was the cover that first attracted me to read the book description, then I became intrigued wanting to read the story.

I won't go into too much detail as to not ruin the plot but it's basically a short story about a vampire who's respectful to her victims and always makes sure to leave them alive after feeding. Even though she does have fangs, and the urge to bite, she instead uses a blade attached to her ring to leave the wound clean. She uses cunning and skill to lure her victims, and despite being hundreds of years old takes advantage of modern technology not relying on the old ways of a vampire. Despite living in a large creepy castle this story is set in modern times.

The story focuses upon the horror of what's taking place rather than gore which unfortunately is a trap a lot of modern horror stories fall into. It's not overly frightening per se but that may be down to the fact that it's written from the vampire's point of view, she's not afraid of herself after all.

My only criticism is the title 108 Mystery Stories at the top of the cover which is somewhat confusing.

The author, Jangle Charm, has a wide range of stories including children's books, mystery stories, romance and many, many more.

A  caring vampire.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Catering To Your Audience

I was thinking about this recently when it comes to my writing. I've written a lots of stories online directly upon my website, and through Amazon Kindle and Lulu. Generally speaking I publish conventional stories on Amazon, while Lulu tends to be compilations of short stories, and my website interactive stories, poetry and fan fiction.

However this changed in the last year or so when I began focusing upon Amazon Kindle books writing mainly erotica or conventional stories with an erotic element to them. This is what's known as Catering To Your Audience, i.e. those are the kinds of books that sell. It's a simple fact that a 30 page erotic short story will vastly outsell a 500 page novel even if both are priced at minimum.

While I do love writing erotica I do feel that I'm neglecting my other genres of writing. So it's just a matter of finding balance. I'm going to continue with the erotic stories for the sake of increased sales yet on occasional write something as far from erotica as possible. I've already started doing this on my website with the occasional short story. I'd love to be a famous writer some day but I don't want to be famous for only one genre.