August MacGregor

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Trump Erotica: Raising the Political Erection (er, Election)

In only a few days, the 2016 Election Primaries finally shift from just the candidates talking to Iowa voters having their say in caucuses.

Among all the poll numbers and debates and verbal jabs being thrown around, there’s a juicy piece of news that didn’t get near the amount of media coverage: a fictional erotic story about Donald Trump.

I discovered this on a news feed and had to read more about it on the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian (among others). Here’s what they’re reporting…

The story began when Comedian Elijah Daniel tweeted on January 20:

i’m going to get drunk tonight and write an entire donald trump sex novel like 50 shades of grey & put it on amazon tomorrow i swear to god.

Elijah Daniel, unlike many politicians, stayed true to his word and self-published Trump Temptation: The Billionaire & The Bellboy. The novella is soaring on Amazon. As of today, the e-book is number 1 on two of their categories: humorous erotica and gay erotica.

Readers seem to be enjoying the book, judging by the 243 reviews — and a staggering 93% of them are 5 stars! This is the kind of feedback that self-published authors drool over. Here’s a small taste, written by the anonymously named Purchases:

If “50 Shades of Grey” had been written by someone who wasn’t a Twilight fangirl, and edited by an actual editor, “Trump Temptation” would be that book. The twists and turns (and steamy, true-to-life depiction of the BDSM lifestyle) will leave you as breathless as our protagonists. I look forward to reading more from author Elijah Daniel in the years to come; he has a bright future as an author.

According to The NY Daily News, Daniel took just four hours to write the 10-page novella, while imbibing “trashy mom white zinfandel.”

If you’d like some peeks into what resulted from that Zinfandel-fueled writing sprint, head over to Cosmopolitan for nine excerpts. Here’s one to tickle your funny bone — and possibly the blood flowing faster to your naughty bits. Cue the cheesy porn music while your eyeballs feast on this:

It was him. It was Donald! He stood there in front of me, like a tall stallion. With his oily orange skin glistening in the sunlight as if he were a soggy cheeto, his hair unkept and messy, like a gorgeous rat’s nest. He was beautiful.

I’ve read critics claim that 50 Shades of Grey marked the end of civilization as we know it, and I leave it up to you to decide whether Trump Temptation either picks civilization off the ground or stomps an orange boot on it.

Daniel has certainly found success from his novella, and he’s springing from it. As reported by Newsmax, he hired a Trump impersonator to read the audio version of the story, and sequels are in the works. Do I smell an epic trilogy here? But that’s not all. Supposedly, two TV series have come out of the novella’s success. No word on what those TV series are about, though.

Will Trump Temptation inspire other authors to try their hand at writing humorous erotica involving political candidates and try to snag some of that popularity? Lacey Noonan already came out with A Cruzmas Carol: Ted Cruz Takes a Dickens of a Constitutional (in December), but that didn’t strike as loud a chord as the Trump story — since it has no reviews on Amazon.

I have to admit that it’s, well, tempting to give a shot at a humorous piece to see where it goes. I had fun writing Bavarian Beauty, which tried to instill humor with romance and sexiness. But that novel was about a man’s fixation with dirndls, not politicians.

A humor story will need to wait, as writing Billionaire (just a working title) is going very well. I started the romantic story last spring, then put it to the side since I was having trouble with it.

What a difference a year makes. This story has been in the back of my mind, trying to sort itself out, and the writing is much smoother now. The billionaire in this book isn’t Donald Trump — nor Christian Grey. Instead, I’m trying to make him into his own character. And it’s been quite fun. No white Zinfandel has helped the writing process, but maybe I should try it with another story.


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Revenge: First Draft Finished

I’m very happy to say that the first draft of Revenge is done!

Even happier because I’m pleased with the shape of the draft. There have been drafts for other stories that I felt needed a ton more work. But this one doesn’t give me that feeling. I’m putting it to the side for a few weeks, then coming back to it for editing.

Does any writer enjoy editing? Maybe there are some out there. For me, it’s a process that pales in comparison with writing — the action of creating is much more thrilling than reading my work with a critical eye, constantly asking “Does it work?”

My favorite part of editing is when it’s finished. Because I’m glad for having done it, and finding those mistakes when something isn’t described well and needs cleaning. When a wrong word is used — a word that’s spelled correctly, so the spell-checker won’t pick it up. All those kinds of errors can sneak in. It feels good to clean those suckers up.

While Revenge is waiting on the side, I’m returning to a story I started last summer and ran into a road block. These certainly come up in different stories. Sometimes, I’m able to keep writing and get through it. But other times, frustration continues. I’ve found the best thing is to leave the story alone and come back to it.

In this case, I started a romantic story about a billionaire and hit a road block — then worked on Revenge (which began life several years ago as a short story and grew to the length of a novel last year). Now I’m returning to the billionaire story and seeing if the road block is still there. Fingers crossed that the writing will come more smoothly.

And it’s funny timing, given the Powerball jackpot is at $1.5 billion. Yeah, with a ‘b.’ Crazy! Of course, after taxes, the winnings would no longer be more than a billion. But after receiving tons of millions from a lottery ticket, would the winner really care?


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Nothing Any Motherf*cker Said Was Going To Get Me To Quit – Guest Post by CD Reiss

Inspiration from a writer that switched from writing mysteries to erotic romance and found better success … a reminder of the power of persistence and guts to take on new challenges.

David Gaughran

Shuttergirl4CMYK-pinkA new year is the traditional time for making all sorts of promises that we probably won’t keep. But there is something noble in the effort alone, right? And in that vein, I have a great motivational guest post from an author who is killing it at the moment: CD Reiss.

I’ve been friends with Christine for a while, probably since around the time I started self-publishing back in 2011. Then, she was a writer of mysteries.

They did okay, but she couldn’t seem to take things to the next level. So she reinvented herself in 2013 as an erotic romance author and started kicking all kinds of ass.

But as with any “overnight success” story, there is a lot more to it.

I think one of the hardest things for newbies to nail down is the right mentality. It’s part of the weird dichotomy that is our lot. We have to have incredible self-belief…

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End of 2015 Wrap-Up

With 2015 nearly ended, I want to write an update of what I’ve been up to. I haven’t been good about posting on my blog — since I haven’t posted since mid-August.

I’ve been deep in writing my novel when I carve out time after my day job. The book (Revenge is the working title) has been shaping up very nicely. It’s easily the longest novel I’ve written (it’s more than 175,000 words). The end is in sight for the first draft, and I’m eagerly looking forward to it. Then, once the draft is done, I’ll put it to the side for a few weeks before coming back to it and editing.

The editing stage has taken me a while for other stories, and I think this one will be no different. After all, it’s long — and it has the most involved plot of any of my other books. My next-longest book, Tara & Steve, is much more straight-forward by comparison. (That novel grew out of a series of short stories.)

So please don’t think I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth. I’ve fallen into my day job and a writing project that I have adored. It’s felt incredibly good to get this far into the novel, and I’m happy with how it has progressed.

My focus on the book has caused my blog posting to suffer for the past many months. I’d like to swing by here more often in 2016, and do some writing on a much smaller scale. Not a post a day like I did in January & February 2015, but at least something more frequent than allowing four months to pass between posts.

Thanks for keeping up with my blog. I hope you had beautiful holidays, and I hope you have a wonderful New Year.


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Best Friends

Thanks to all who downloaded my free e-books over the weekend. I very much hope you enjoy the stories!

And now, a quote from Groucho Marx…

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
― Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

dog, by Chris Frewin (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Chris Frewin (Flickr, Creative Commons)

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Quote from Good Reads. The photo above is used under the non-commercial Creative Commons license. Click on image to jump to photographer’s Flickr page.

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