It’s that time again- time to reflect over the year just passed and shout a big HELLO to a fresh new one!
Well, what a year 2012 was!!
In fact, so much has happened over the last twelve months, that writing this blog is making me wonder how I squeezed it all in!
As well as having a handful of new short stories sprinkled across various anthologies (such as Best Bondage Erotica 2013), and on the brilliant www.oystersandchocolate.com, I’ve managed to edge my foot slighty further through the door of novel writing- and boy does that feel good!
The first major event for me in 2012 was the upgrade of The Perfect Submissive from an ebook to a paperback. I will never forget the moment Hazel from Xcite contacted me to tell me that my first novel’s reviews had been so good that Xcite were willing to take a gamble on me, and produce it in hardcopy. I was sat in my favourite cafe writing the conclusion to novel number two when I read her email! Extra caffiene and chocolate was consumed that day I can tell you!!
Then, hot of the back of this excitement came the news that my novella A Sticky Situation was to form part of the new Secret Library collection- little did I know that this was to become one of my best selling e-books, and my first visit to the top 5 of the Amazon UK Erotica charts!!
The icing on my writing cake (as if the year could get any better!!!) was the publication of my very own The Best of Kay Jaybee collection!
Then, my very first solo work, The Collector, which was kindly termed “a unique take on erotica” was given a beautiful new cover for the publication of its 2nd edition!
Beyond publications, 2012 was incredible for many other reasons! I’ve had some amazing guests on my blog! From Kd Grace, Ashley Lister, Donna George Storey, Jeremy Edwards, along with many other wonderful writers and artists, right up to the lovely Lily Harlem on 18th December.
I’ve also been lucky enough to visit lots of my fellow writer’s blog sites, and was priviledged to be interviewed, along with Shanna Germain, by Dr Dick, for his Erotic Mind series, and then- to bring us up to date- my latest Christmas story Candy at Christmas (Christmas Eve story on Oysters and Chocolate) was turned into a podcast by the Sexy Librarian herself- the lovely Rose Caraway, whose beautiful voice turned my tale into one of the most popular erotic podcasts ever!! (Still in shock about that to be honest!!)
Add to that my trip to the libraries of Dudley with the wonderful Kd Grace (to share the word on erotica as part of the Between the Sheets promotion), taking part in several readings at the Sh! Women’s Store, the first Eroticon conference in Bristol back in March, and my second photo shoot with Vanity Studies, then 2012 has been a hum dinger!!!
So- how can 2013 top that!!?? Well, the next Eroticon awaits in March, and I hope to do a reading or two- or three- back at Sh!…
My next Secret Library novella for Xcite, Digging Deep, will be out in March, and there will be new novels…the sequel to The Perfect Submissive, a romance, and something else…but you’ll have to wait and see what that ‘something’ will be….
So here’s to it! HAPPY 2013 EVERYONE!!
I wish you all fantastic adventures in the months to come!
Love Kay xx