D. F. Krieger

Saturday, June 25, 2011

You're A Winner

First of all, I was rather pleased with the people who stepped forward through various mediums to tell me their opinion on what I should write next. I tallied up the answers and the results are as follows:

Wings of Obsidian and Anchor My Stars are TIED!

That's right, you, the readers, decided you wanted dragons...and wanted more of the star-ship, Tartarus. I'm not one to disappoint, so I've started work on writing Wings, and already began an outline for Anchor. I'll be flipping back and forth between the two, but I'll likely have Wings of Obsidian finished first.

Now, it's time to announce a winner. Blueamosruby!!!! They have been contact via e-mail!

Don't give up, though. You still have a chance to win a copy of Sail My Oceans. I've been interviewed over at fellow Evernight Author, Fionn Jameson's blog! Stop on by and leave a comment until June 26th for a second chance to win your free copy! ~ D. F. Krieger

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crack My Whip!

As soon as Sail My Oceans was accepted for publication, Evernight put out a call for a Halloween anthology. Needless to say, I've been keeping myself pretty darn busy working on that in my spare time. Haha, spare time. What I meant to say is time not spent cleaning, taking care of the kids, weekly blood work at the hospital, cooking, or sight seeing with the visiting in-laws has been used for writing. No TV, no video games (that one almost killed me right there!), no reading, no nightly walks.

But, I finished Midnight Masquerade and sent it in last night. This morning, it was accepted for the anthology.

Now what?

Here's my issue, and one I really need help with from readers. I have ten or so stories sitting around, begging to be wrote. I have no idea which one to focus on. Without buckling down and focusing, I'll never get anything done. So I'm going to list my top favorites, and I'd love for people to comment, e-mail, tweet, facebook, whatever medium you desire to use, and tell me which you'd be most interested in reading. I'd love to give more details, but I'd rather not spoil everything too much.

Wings of Obsidian - Fantasy. It has the potential to spawn a ten book series. Dragon (who can shift to human form) and human woman.

His Prey - Historic America (before settlers hit the shores). Wolf shifter and deer shifter.

Claiming Bubastis - Ancient Egypt. Persian general and Egyptian Priestess.

Sinners and Saints - Historic England. Incubi and a witch.

Dryad Dreams - Contemporary. Dryad and Human.

Anchor My Stars - Sci-fi Futuristic. The sequel to Sail My Oceans.

Because I'm so grateful for the help, I'll even throw in this: Everyone who contacts me with their opinion will have a chance to win an e-copy of my new release, Sail My Oceans. To make it fair, I'll take comments until midnight (eastern time US) on Friday, June 24th . Saturday, I'll announce and contact the winner, as well as reveal which title won.

Please be certain you give me an e-mail address to contact you at in case you win! Now get to it and tell me what you want me to do! ~ D. F. Krieger

Friday, June 17, 2011

Released: Sail My Oceans

 

I'm happy to announce that, Sail My Oceans, is now available for purchase through Evernight Publishing. Here is the blurb:

Captain Lucy Verr of the pirate ship, Tartarus, lands on a backwater planet to do a few deals, and ends up buying a couple of men from the local jail house. They're gorgeous, and she can easily make a profit from them, but they have a secret, and an offer, that Lucy just can't resist.

Devon and Julius are best friends, and have been betrayed. When a beautiful pirate captain takes them aboard with intentions to sell them to the highest bidder, the men make her an offer - they'll cater to her most intimate desires every night of the trip if she'll take them home.

I hope you enjoy!  ~ D. F. Krieger

Friday, June 10, 2011

Why Write That

With my upcoming release date of June 17th, I thought I'd cover a topic that I've seen come up over and over. I'd never had to deal with it until recently, in public, when I was asked what my book, Sail My Oceans, is about.

"Its a futuristic erotica." My reply was without hesitation.

The woman got a strange look on her face. "Why? What makes you want to write that stuff."

I tried not to bristle. It was an honest question (even if there was a hint of disdain in her voice.) It didn't take me long to come up with an answer. I decided that I wanted to tell her the exact truth, and I'm going to give it to my readers too. My answer is simple.

"I write sex because I'm often sexually deprived."

I tried not to laugh as her eyes turned big as saucers. "Well, I'd think marriage would be the way to solve that," she finally stuttered.

"I am married..." I let it sit for a moment. "To the military."

And there it was. We're in a cluster of military bases. If you are old enough to have a thought process, you are old enough to understand military lifestyle around here. One golden rule of being married to the military: The service member is hardly ever home.

Example: As of this coming Wednesday, in two weeks worth of time, I'll have seen my husband roughly six days total (well evenings, not full days). His ship is performing work-ups off and on (mini deployments to gear up for the real thing) and he's gone for days. Most of June he wont be home.

I'm not going to cheat on my husband. With that being said, I'd like to point out that my husband knows exactly what I write, and why - And he's perfectly okay with it. As a matter of fact, he's often one of my beta readers/critique partners (having a photojournalist for a husband is awesome like that!).

So yes, I write erotic fiction. I'll continue to write erotic fiction for years. You know why? Because I'm sexually deprived so that American's can enjoy their many freedoms!

So tell me, dear readers, if you write, why do you write what you do? And if you only read, why do you read what you do? ~ D. F. Krieger