This is pretty amazing. If your browser is new enough (and why would you still not be using one of the new browsers, such as Google Chrome or Firefox? If you can't use one of those, get a portable version which you should be able to run practically anywhere right here: scroll down to the “Internet” section) you should see the first page of my short erotic story ‘First Time Fuck Buddies’ in the embedded Kindle Cloud Reader below.
The actual text of the story starts on the very last page, because Amazon doesn't allow me as an author to specify where to start the sample. Which is a shame, as now you get a number of pages of front matter, and only the first four (yes, 4) lines of text from the actual story. Check it out below.
I haven't figured out how—or even if—I can change this, because I would much rather you get the first eight pages of my actual story to sample. Removing the front matter would be an option, but not really. I like the front matter in books. I'm one of those people that will actually read those pages, so to strip them out of my own books would break my heart. But maybe that's the only option.
For now, you get the first four lines.
What? Not enough, you greedy bastards?
Okay. Okay. You win. Go over here and just download the whole ebook. How's that for a sample, huh?
I am Cecilia Lansing.
Trying out this erotica writing thing. Find links to my stories here.
This QA with Nathan Fillion at Dallas Comic Con is great; maybe I should start watching Castle...
Dean Wesley Smith highlights a comment from his blog on ebook pricing.
John Scalzi rable rousing against bad book contracts.
An excerpt from my novel–length wip and a shameless cry for attention.
I'm missing out on writing hours because I haven't set up a good workspace for myself at home.