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Can’t Get Enough Gets Sudden Sales Boost; Erotica Revealed Review to Blame.

That was my attempt at being witty. A mock headline and all. Honestly, though, what did we do before the internet? How did books get promoted? Did writers go door to door like insurance and Encyclopedia salesmen? Did they depend on store displays alone?

I wonder all these things because I somehow managed to write my stories and get them published before I even had personal access to the internet, or even my own computer. Those were the days of yore, when you could do that type stuff at work and get away with it, because you were more computer literate than your boss, and the minimize button was all the rage.

As time passed on, however, and I began to see writing and selling these stories as more of a permanent thing and not just one of my pick up and drop projects, I realized I needed my own equipment, which happened in due time. Even then, though, I don’t think I had internet access yet. We’re talking the age of the 3.5″ floppy disk here.

All that being said, I got myself completely together and since I had grown comfortable publishing my work in other people’s collection, promotion wasn’t high on my list of priorities. Then Can’t Get Enough happened, and promotion was all of a sudden everything. How many times have I used the phrase “make or break” in the last year?

At the beginning stages of the project I was still living in my rural southern hometown where there was one Walmart, two grocery stores and one book store which eventually closed down. There was one library in which you couldn’t even whisper the word erotica, and that was it.

Luckily, nearly a year before Can’t Get Enough was released, the Universe made it so that my family and I relocated to another state and on the outskirts of a major city. I was booked for signings, I did a blog tour, a reading, I connected with local writers and artists.

But that only lasted so long. After the blog tour, after the readings and the signings, how do you keep the momentum going, I wondered. How do you keep people interested in your book without cramming it down their throats every other day through tweets and otherwise?

Well, thankfully, that’s where reviews come in. I’m happy to be holding steady at five stars over at Amazon, but I get particularly happy when people take the tie to review the book on their blog and when Erotica Revealed gives such and amazing and detailed review, well hell, how can the book not sell?

Here is just a snippet:

Given the title, I expected Ms. Brown’s story to be the last in the collection. However, that place belongs to Annabeth Leong’s incredibly perverse “Objects of Desire.” Once again, Ms. Leong articulates sexual complexities that few other authors would even recognize. This tale of shame, need and kitchen utensils is one of the kinkiest – and most insightful – things I’ve read in months. It made me squirm, which I have to believe was the author’s intention.

Please, by all means, read the complete review here. And if you were one of the wonderful ones who have purchased and read the book, please do take a few minutes and tell us what you think about it, be it on your blog, on Facebook or on bookseller’s websites.

I thank you in advance.

I Love When You Love It

This weekend wasn’t the best, and in the immortal words of Mr. Forest Gump, “That’s all I’ve got to say about that.”

But, hey, nothing lifts a girl’s spirits (and maybe her skirt just a little bit) by seeing a nice mention in a book review.

Now, how much do I love Twitter?  Let me count that damn ways.  One because it linked me with a new follower who had recently reviewed Zane’s Z-Rated: Chocolate Flava 3 and had some nice words to say about my story, Choices:

‘Choices‘ by Tenille Brown is another one that stands out. Why?  Because of her short purple dress and mocha colored thighs, that’s why. (Oh yeah… and the orgasmic sex on the Cadillac didn’t hurt either). 

You can read his full review here, he gives a great run down of the entire anthology.

Shout out to Jason for reminding me that Leroy was pimpin’ that big Cadi!

I also stumbled on another review that was posted over on Erotica Revealed for the anthology of Lesbian Erotica, Sapphic Planet edited by Beth Wylde and Kissa Starling that features my story, Taming TIldy.  Here’s what was said by the lovely Lisabet Sarai:

I was delighted to see a story from Tenille Brown, the first (for me at least) in quite a while. Her “Taming Tildy” features a woman’s discovery of how she can make her spoiled brat lover behave.

Lisabet’s full review of the anthology can be read here.

Hey, what can I say?  I’m easy…to please.  If you like my stories, let me know, and I’ll love you long time.