The Swingyards is now available on Inkitt, and you can read it here or click on the picture below. The first part, The Caretaker has been lingering on Amazon like a fart while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with it to continue the story.
I really regret not writing this under a pen name because this is sheer porn. I’m not going to lie. People I’ve known in real life have found it, read it and immediately asked if I am a swinger. (I’m vanilla. I just write about some shit.)
Back story on The Caretaker- It started with porch drinking with two of my neighbors. As I said, I don’t swing, but my actual neighborhood is a swinger hotspot. (My neighbors get a tickle that I write these.) One of my neighbors said I should write a series about a neighborhood of swingers.
So I did.
I wrote The Caretaker (35k) words in 10 days this past July. Granted, my kids ate poptarts, and I had no idea what day it was during those 10 days, but it went live on Vella on launch day, where it did well. I got 2 launch bonuses from Amazon and was crowned as a favorite several times.
However, Vella cheesed me off with their lack of searchability, people not being able to read them on their actual kindles and a lack of any promotion of the platform. It also seemed to welcome established authors with open arms and eschew indie authors. I don’t know if you’ll have noticed, but I’m not Hugh Howey.
The Substitute, part 2 of The Swingyards, now has 3 episodes on Inkitt. You have to bypass The Caretaker first to get to it. I’ll be releasing an episode/chapter every few days through February. (Or at least once a week.)
Check it out and leave a comment, review or whatever you’d like to leave on the story. I’d love to hear from you, either here or on Inkitt.