My Irish Research Trip – Weeee!

I am a little excited – okay, a lot excited – about my pending trip to Ireland. The trip is a hybrid of a research trip and a holiday. It’s going to be amazing!

And I’m leaving tomorrow (squeeeeee! Can’t believe my luck!)

As y’all know, I have written two books featuring hawt Irish book boyfriends, I am not-so-secretly hoping to get some inspiration for a third and maybe a fourth book, should the country be fruitful.

Galway Baby Girl and Saint Paddy’s Daddy were both inspired by the men of the emerald isle. 

If it’s not a fruitful trip, well, I got to visit one of the best countries in the world and have a wonderful holiday filled with experiences I won’t forget in a hurry. Oh, and I explored different places that will feature in future books for sure.

So here is my letting y’all know I shall be on a hiatus from emails and social for a month. Don’t worry though, because when I am back I will respond to every one!

Try not to miss me too much!

 

Until next time – happy reading!

S. L. Finlay

 

Check Out My New Look Website!

I loved all the red in the old website design, however, links on the pages didn’t look as good. When you’re blogging about say, how there’s a bunch of free in KU books available for readers, you don’t really want to have your readers squinting at the webpage, unsure exactly where the links are.

There are also pictures at the top of a couple of the pages. I picked them out special because I wanted people to more easily be able to identify which page they were looking at. I know how busy everyone is and if you’re catching up on the news here while also checking out my books in a different tab, I wanted it to be easier than ever!

I have a re-covering coming up tomorrow. The new cover – and books newer, shorter title – is beautiful, I hope you all love it! If y’all like it, I might just get a few more books covers made for some of the older books. My tastes have changed in big ways since I had a lot of the covers made, so we’ll see!

Until next time – happy reading!

S. L. Finlay

Deeper Than Books: Connecting With Your Favorite Authors

Recently, I had someone who is not on my email newsletter list get in touch with me. They said they didn’t want to sign up for emails but wanted the bonus chapter I was offering as an incentive to sign up for the email newsletter.

When I got the email, I wrote back promptly telling the sender that they could enter their email in the form to receive the incentive, then after they received the bonus chapter, they could click the unsubscribe link. I told them I wouldn’t be offended if they did that, as I know not everyone wants me in their inbox (yes, this is shocking news, please try not to fall off your chairs people!)

We had an email to-and-fro where the sender told me that if this was the case – and it’s honestly not just the case with me, it’s the case with most email newsletters, you can leave at any time – then she didn’t understand why more people didn’t leave because (her words) newsletters don’t offer you anything.

I thanked her for her thoughts and told her I respectfully disagreed.

Email newsletters are awesome. My readers will get heads up about new releases, will get the first offer of a freebie or a giveaway and will hear directly for me in a way that is far more personal than blogging or social.

During the release of Daddy, Boyfriend & Me this month, I sent a personal email to my newsletter recipients detailing a conversation with a friend that had related to writing age play. I also gave newsletter recipients a heads up that due to some sort of mistake, the print version of Daddy, Boyfriend & Me was available right away whereas the pre-order of the ebook would come out on the 21st. It was a bit of a wink-wink, nudge-nudge if you want the book early here’s how to get it. But I only gave my newsletter subscribers that heads up. I didn’t write it on the blog or social. I wanted the people who trust me with their emails and who let me take up precious space in their inbox month after month to have a special sneak peek if that’s what they wanted too.

In the past, the same has been true for when I was looking for people to join my ARC team to receive free books in exchange for honest reviews, when I was hosting a giveaway or when I would be offering a story or book for free (something that almost never happens, but when it does the time is so limited that sending emails means my most loyal readers will be able to nab their copies!).

It can be annoying to get 1000 author emails from authors you hardly know anything about, which is why I try to share little stories and ask my subscribers questions. I want to engage with my readers because it is you who I write for. It is you who supports me so I can keep doing what I love. You support me with your money, but more importantly with your words. I love the tweets and emails I receive more than anything. They keep me going as I have to push through rejection or writers’ block.

This is why I say – and have started to include in the welcome email with the short story or bonus chapter – if you don’t want to hear from me a couple times a month, you don’t have to. You can unsubscribe and follow me wherever you buy ebooks. Ebook retailers can send you a note when something new is out by me if that’s all you want.

So sign up, get your bonus chapter. If you like the emails you receive, stick around. If not, as I say, I won’t be offended if it’s not for you. There are other ways to keep tabs on new releases if that’s all you want for now.

Until next time – happy reading!

S. L. Finlay

Buy Books Direct & Save!

If you’re on my socials you would have seen last week when I posted about Payhip, a website set up so I can sell directly to you guys and pass on the savings as there is no retailer to take their cut. Payhip still does take a share of sales, but their cut is not as high as popular ebook retailers.

I have a store over there that currently has six of my books. There are four older books and two new releases. I will be adding four more books over the next month or so as I take each title out of kindle unlimited (where I have signed an exclusivity agreement) so I can sell directly to you guys as well as putting the books up for sale on the other retailers like Smashwords, Kobo, Apple, B&N, etc. etc. To check out the store so you can buy direct, just click here.

ALSO! In case you need the reminder, Daddy, Boyfriend & Me goes live on Amazon on Friday. If you have not ordered your copy yet, you’ll want to do so now so you can be one of the first to read!

I have my fingers crossed that the next time y’all hear from me, it’s about how wonderful the new release is going!

Until next time – happy reading!

S. L. Finlay

Come Find me on Medium

Addicted to medium myself, I decided I wanted to become part of the community so signed up with an account and started writing.

To date, I have written about female wet dreams – yes they’re real, and I have experienced them! – I have written about my star crossed love affair with the manchild and things my ex says about me to the next guy. Tomorrow I will be publishing an explanation of one of the reasons we women won’t jump at casual sex.

As my newsletter subscribers know, I have been having trouble with writers block lately after a tough March and this has helped free me up a little from the block, although, it isn’t perfect and I still feel a sense that I need to keep writing to get through the block – on Medium, apparently – before I can write more fiction.

Today, my parody of My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast’s erotic novel Belinda Blinked hits Amazon. The book is titled The Interview and is actually pretty hot – if I do say so myself! – after today’s release, I have one more release later this month I have a book coming out about a kick-ass Australian witch falling in love. After that though, I have no idea what I will be writing, so this will hopefully free me up so I can keep writing as I have not been able to put pen to paper and write anything romantic in over a month, which is a really long time for me.

Until then, enjoy my stories. You can find more of me on my Medium over here. I will be releasing a story – non-fiction – on medium every weekday. If you’re a paid member, don’t forget to clap for me so I can earn a little extra cash to support my writing.

Until next time – happy reading!

S. L. Finlay

Principal Daddy’s World-Wide Release

Normally I post a blog as soon as a book goes live, however, this time I wanted to see how the launch went before talking about it on the blog.

Last month the first book in the Emerald Creek series, Taming Her Boss was released. Although it’s a bit different to what I normally write, it seems to be well-liked by readers if the star rating on Amazon is anything to go by.

On Friday though, Principal Daddy as the second in series, became live everywhere! That’s right, this series is released everywhere ebooks are sold as you guys have told me you’d like to see more of my books in more places! Of course, since I made that part of the announcement on the email newsletter – as I always email them before I hit up my blog audience – I had a few people tell me that they would like to see more of my writing in Kindle Unlimited. It’s hard to make everyone happy, but I’ll keep that in mind for the book releases into the future, that some people want Kindle Unlimited and some people want to buy off B&N or Kobo.

On with chatting about this book though…

Hot, in control and always seen in a suit, school principal Rick Calder had caught shy and uncertain Yasmin Piper’s eye, and her heart. 

Yasmin: He’s hot and I want him. He comes in to the cafe where I work looking every bit of professional, sexy man. That whole authority figure thing? Wow. He is hot without even trying! But, there’s just one little thing, one teensy tiny secret that I have, one which I am not sure how to tell him about. You see, I am into age play and it extends a little past calling my boyfriend’s daddy in bed. How do I tell him? I can’t be with a man who doesn’t know about my deepest desires.

Rick: Yasmin was a cutie, working in the local cafe so she could send her only child to my school, she had grabbed my attention and I couldn’t keep away. But how to I make the move on someone so timid without scaring her off? I needed to make her mine. I needed her body, her heart, her everything. Then, when she was right within my grasp, she told me a secret that changed everything.

Will he be able to get beyond the fact that as the school principal – the big man in charge – he’s her perfect fetish? Will he be able to cope when she tells him her deepest, darkest desires and longings? Will he be compatible when he hears her secret?

Book #2 in the Emerald Creek series, this Australian suburban/small town romance can be read as a sand alone or side-by-side with the companion books that tell the tales of other residents of Emerald Creek. All books have HEAs and hawt book boyfriends for your reading pleasure!

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Ya’ll should order your copy now!

Next month I will be releasing something different again, but it won’t be of a fetish or BDSM bent. I am still wanting to explore all the crazy, sexy, romance-y ideas in my head, so we’ll see how much you love next months release!

For now though, all you age play and male dom lovers, you know which book to get your hands on!

Until next time – happy reading!

S. L. Finlay

Cover Reveal For Principal Daddy!!!

Last month I released the first book in the Emerald Creek series, Taming Her Boss. It was fun to write, but I think because it’s not my normal brand of daddy dom story, many of my readers didn’t quite take to it like they do the hawt daddy stories I normally pen.

Today though, I have something I know you’ll all like! Not only is Principal Daddy set in the Emerald Creek with many of the same familiar characters, but it’s a daddy story with a hot little twist to it. He’s the school principal.

A heady mix of daddy and school disciplinarian, I hope you guys love this eagerly awaited title!

Hot, in control and always seen in a suit, school principal Rick Calder had caught shy and uncertain Yasmin Piper’s eye, and her heart. 

Yasmin: He’s hot and I want him. He comes in to the cafe where I work looking every bit of professional, sexy man. That whole authority figure thing? Wow. He is hot without even trying! But, there’s just one little thing, one teensy tiny secret that I have, one which I am not sure how to tell him about. You see, I am into age play and it extends a little past calling my boyfriend’s daddy in bed. How do I tell him? I can’t be with a man who doesn’t know about my deepest desires.

Rick: Yasmin was a cutie, working in the local cafe so she could send her only child to my school, she had grabbed my attention and I couldn’t keep away. But how to I make the move on someone so timid without scaring her off? I needed to make her mine. I needed her body, her heart, her everything. Then, when she was right within my grasp, she told me a secret that changed everything.

Will he be able to get beyond the fact that as the school principal – the big man in charge – he’s her perfect fetish? Will he be able to cope when she tells him her deepest, darkest desires and longings? Will he be compatible when he hears her secret?

Book #2 in the Emerald Creek series, this Australian suburban/small town romance can be read as a sand alone or side-by-side with the companion books that tell the tales of other residents of Emerald Creek. All books have HEAs and hawt book boyfriends for your reading pleasure!

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Ya’ll should pre-order your copies now, so you receive them just as they’re released, before everyone else.

Until next time – happy reading!

S. L. Finlay