So first, thank you to everyone for all the support. I’m really pleased and flattered and grateful that people are actually interested in reading what I write.
Just, thank you!
So without further ado, hi, I’m Tess and I write smut. And sometimes other things.
But mostly I try to write slightly thinky, realistic, character-driven erotica. That’s what I think I’m doing, anyway. People do kinky stuff, but hopefully in the way real people might, when they’re having an especially good day. Which is to say, I write about people in strong relationships trying new things, like bringing in new sex partners, and sometimes about their relationships getting complicated and ending, too, but usually in ways that mean its for the best. So people change, and develop, and live their lives, and that’s connected to the sex they’re having. And they have a lot of sex.
Some of what I write is about women and men, and some of it is about women and other women, and this should be clear from the blurbs.
So anyways. Here’s the new plan. I’m going to start putting everything I write up for free as soon as it’s done.
Yep, that's right. Everything I ever write. All of it. Free.
I should probably write that as FREE!!!
Then, every so often, I’ll also make anthology collections and put them up for a price. Because then it can be like a weird validation thing, with the getting paid. But without actually stopping anyone from reading.
So that all sounds a bit weird right? Everything’s free except it isn’t? Well, I really like this place, and I also like people reading what I write. So it kind of makes sense, at least to me. And yes, it is kind of part of a devious plan to, um, I don't know, win you over, I guess, and guilt you into one day eventually buying things. But really, really mild guilt, I completely promise. So don’t worry if you ever end up buying anything. Read all the same!
Because, yeah, I want to sell billions of books one day, but I also want people just to read what I write, and I don’t want people to feel pressured to pay, and this all seems like it might work.
So just to be really, completely clear, so no-one is upset when they realize later on. The anthology books collect stories into an actual book, and an ebook is probably easier to read, and if you would like to buy it, I would really appreciate it, and that would be fantastic. But on the other hand, if you’d rather try reading a little first, or would rather not pay at all for whatever reason, then please don’t!
Because the stories in the books are the same stories as are already up for free as stand-alone ones. And the ones that aren’t, those are on my website, and are usually the shorter or less smutty ones.
So if you’re already paid for stuff, please don’t feel like you’re getting tricked here or something, because paying has always been only if you wanted to, and you didn’t have to. This is just trying the same idea on a bigger scale. And if you have paid in the past too, you really don’t need to pay again, there isn’t anything new you can’t get elsewhere.
I mean, except the new stories as they appear, which I’ll keep putting up as free, like I have been for the last month or so anyway.
So basically, there’s no need to pay for anything unless you want to.
So right. We’re all clear on this?
And also, um, thank you. Really, just thank you all heaps for reading what I’ve written until now, and wanting to read other things, and just for everything, really.
on Oct. 26, 2015 :
3.5 stars rounded up
Sharing Naomi is a short, sexy story story about a couple (Naomi and Matt) and Matt's best friend Harry. Basically, it's the story of what happens when Matt and Naomi agree to invite Harry to join them for a threesome.
There are thousands of ménage stories out there yet I found this one particularly refreshing due to how realistic it was. For example, Matt and Naomi don't simply ask Harry to jump into bed with them; the way the threesome is arranged is a bit more complicated than that. I was very impressed by Ms. Mackenzie's ability to write in a way that allowed me to practically feel the character's emotions, excitement and at times their tension and anxiety. At times, the emotions and insecurities were palpable. I am confident that if I was Naomi's, I would've had the same concerns and feelings she had. I can also imagine many men behaving and feeling similar to how the male characters in this story did. Because this book was so realistic and believable, I enjoyed it much more than most of the other ménage stories I have read.
Although I liked this book, it wasn't perfect. Unfortunately, the story ends rather abruptly and, in my opinion, ends in an odd way. There's no cliffhanger yet for me, there was some unfinished business related to Harry. Also, there were several typos and words were completely missing in several places. I did enjoy the story though and will definitely be reading more books by McKenzie.
(reviewed long after purchase)
My Smashed Reviews
on March 21, 2013 :
In the middle of this story Naomi imagines that "she could keep going like this all night." She was not bragging, she was just totally lost in the moment. I had the exact same feeling about reading this story. This story was a great combination of sex, desire, sarcasm, humor, and real world complications. And the author didn't try to go for the money shot, she lets you luxuriate in the whole experience. I love how this story is about real people, not porn stars, and what might actually happen if some friends planned a menage a trois. It made the whole thing more authentic, and I felt like I was actually there. It worked beautifully in my opinion, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)