The Saga of the Starduster

Skinny dipping on an alien world was probably not their best idea.

When communications from Earth stop, Don soon discovered the reason why.  The ISS, where he and Sergey were the last two astronauts on board, became unwilling guests of the Ularins. Their world changed forever when their doctor learned Don was carrying cancer in his lungs.

An intergalactic spacecraft three times the size of our largest Aircraft carrier was now perched over the ISS.  Watching the stars disappear, Don and Sergey wondered who it was that was hijacking them.  Sergey was worried that they were to become an hors-d’oeuvre for aliens.

Convincing Sergey to leave the gun in the safe, Don was soon a visitor aboard the Starduster.  Convinced to remove his clothing and submit to a routine physical, every anal probing movie he ever watched played through his mind.

The Saga of the Starduster is one of TW’s signature novels.  Starting as Science-fiction, the book takes the reader on a wild ride through the galaxy with twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing until the epilogue.

As TW, like many others, are now sitting at home awaiting the virus to pass, the idea of wasting another moment worrying about it seems futile.

Take a mental vacation from your sequestration and enjoy a ride through the stars while sharing the furtive imagination of TW.

From Science-fiction to fantasy and yes to the racy side of life, TW strives to give the reader their money’s worth.

Follow the link for your mental vacation.  If you enjoy the ride, consider taking a moment to leave a review of my novel on the site you purchased it from.

As always, I will be happy to discuss topics of interest with you on the blog.

-Best

The Girl Nextdoor

Sally Towers had no clue that her life was going to change because she hit the snooze button one too many times. Getting through school as the Valedictorian was her goal.

After her mother’s premature death, she thought that graduating top of her class would make her father happy again. Sally had not realized that her father had moved on with his life, and was dealing with his emotional life, with another woman.

The Pixies intervene, creating the situation that brings her and Carissa McCloud together.
Heading to Scotland to start a new adventure finds the two altering the pathways that neither of them had dreamed of, including the Stardom of Sally, who is discovered in a pub while singing karaoke to amuse her new friend.

Becoming The Girl Next Door, Fame and fortune come with a price when her Anorexia is triggered by an innocent comment from a photographer. Not realizing that she was killing herself, Sally hides her condition until it can no longer be hidden.

Magic and the love of her friends unite to save Sally from herself, all the while bringing those together in this world that were meant to be.

The fight with her demons is real and gut wrenching, allowing those who have no idea how insidious this disease is, a glimpse of it.  “Why don’t you just eat?” Is not an answer, which we learn through the novel.

No sad endings here. This novel will have you laugh, love and cry, not necessarily in that order. In typical TWScott style, there is plenty of love to go around.

This is by far one of my favorite Novels.

Check it out here on Amazon.

Follow the link to download a free sample or do me the honor of reading the whole book.  Many have, and I appreciate it.  Thanks!
Much Love -TW

The Ailani Trilogy

My signature series is the Ailani Trilogy

Tina, a somewhat frustrated Divorcée decides to become a recluse only going to work and out when necessary.  At home with her cat “Mr. Whiskers,” Tina becomes content in her misery.

Taking on the nickname of “SHREW” around the office her loyal friends decide to get her out of the house.

Bud Grayson, son of the capitalist Carl Grayson unexpectedly becomes the sole owner and operator of Grayson Enterprises when Carl and his wife Sara are murdered in Southern Africa.  Embroiled in controversy, Bud receives a written threat warning him to pull out of all deals with the diamond mine, or he will be next.

While Carl and Sara had employees who were secretly hired to keep Bud safe, Bud removes Grayson Enterprises from the deal, focusing more on domestic opportunities.

His housekeeper, covertly trained by the Swiss guard as a bodyguard tires of seeing the young man spending his life working while not enjoying any of the fruits of his labors.  She encourages Bud to go out where He runs into Tina.

Fate plays into the story as the two hit it off over a game of billiards.

Unknown to Tina, her tears contain an aphrodisiac which will only affect those from another time and realm.

The trilogy is an excellent read.  While full of mystery and romance, there is magic and fantasy laced throughout

Many have read the first book in the series asking when the others will be released.

I was in hopes of obtaining an agent to take on this project as this trilogy disserves better than Amazon e-publishing. Not that there is anything wrong with Amazon or any of the e-publishing sites. Agents bring talents and connections to the table which can make a product like this trilogy, even better than it is.

Feedback from you the reader is the next best thing so by all means, tell me what you think.

While I don’t mean to make you the reader seem like second fiddle, as you are not, your vested interests are minute in comparison to that of an agent.  While I write because I want something good to read; you read to sate some desire or yearning which I try and fulfill for you.  I indeed am working for you!

An agent who takes on such a project invest time and money, and they most certainly expect an ROI.  That is why most will hedge their bets.

The artwork, for the most part, is mine.  The last book in the trilogy started out as a picture from another artist friend of mine.  With her permission, I modified it to fit my needs as the cover for the third novel in the series.  Ailani or her representation is my artwork literally out of my head.

I currently enjoy using the electronic medium for art when creating my covers.  Painting with oils and other traditional methods, this medium is so much nicer.

Follow the link to my site and check out The Madam and the Queen!

http://www.authortwscott.com/Ailani.html

Much Love -TW

The Ubiquitous Query Letter

I talk with a lot of writers and want-to-be-authors.

Too many of them think that writing a book is their ticket to financial security.

Not so fast….

“But ELJames wrote that book and is famous!”

“Eljames was the first to break the rules, push your comfort zone, and bring BDSM into your living room, so to speak.”

When there is a new “sensation,” I look at it very analytically.  I try to determine why?  What is it about this “thing” that has people willing to spend real money? What is causing all of the excitement?

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The Kiss a story of love and Passion

After 50 shades, like many out there, as an experiment; I wrote a rather naughty tale about two college roommates.  These girls are from a little farming community in Iowa.  When Denise discovers that she has “feelings” for Trisha it disturbs her.  Fleeing small-town Iowa for a larger city leaves Trisha to deal with the loss of her mother, small-town BS and of course, her best friend being hundreds of miles away.

The Kiss is an introduction to these two characters that if you read the novel as many have, you will no doubt fall in love with them.

After years of trying to make a go of it in Iowa Trisha decides to take her meager savings and visit with Denise in Phoenix.  Denise is making ends meet on her own.  Trisha wants to know-how.

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This is my first slightly naughty novel, top downloaded book thus far.

http://www.authortwscott.com/Denise.html

Denise and Trisha’s Adventure pushes the limits of morality much as ELJames did in her novel.  Instead of a disturbed man dominating some innocent young lady, I put some new twist on it.

Trisha discovers that her friend has been making money by modeling nude on camera for anyone willing to pay for it.  Along with the modeling, she allows them to give her directions as to what to do or what actions to take for them.  Some of these instructions are right up there with extreme deviant behavior, but who is judging? Certainly not me!

When the Consortium discovers the two playing on camera, they hatch a plan to market these two ladies to their wealthy clients who happen to be somewhat depraved.  Utilizing the web and all of its remote control glory, they invent this machine that is a remotely controllable DOM, complete with endoscopic cameras in strange places.

I believe in happy endings, so it all ends well but there are many twists and turns on the road to the Epilogue, and I promise you will be entertained.

Too many to count have been entertained thus far.  This novel gets over 2500 hits a day!  The Kiss, a free download, is my number one download on Smashwords alone.

The experiment was to see if people would be as enamored with this, as they were with 50 shades.

The Query letters that I wrote trying to “sell” it to agents were a brutal process.

Firstly one must research which agency is looking for material that is LGBT friendly and has some BDSM in it.  Who wants to read about two girls spanking one another for someone on the internet who watches them from anywhere in the world?  Can they sell it?

It is selling well, so maybe.

Receiving many rejection letters after countless months of waiting, I stopped trying.  Self-publishing the manuscript on Smashwords and then Amazon has told me the tale.  I don’t even market that book.  It was an experiment to see what people wanted to read.  That book still tops the charts for downloads and page hits.

  • Writing a query letter takes four hours if you do it right.
  • Who is interested in your work?
  • What are they looking for, exactly
  • What must the synopsis sound like to them?
  • How many pages or chapters do they want?
  • How do they want it?
  • What must the pitch look like?
  • What unique things is this agent seeking?
  • What things will get your query tossed?
  • I just learned that self-publishing might disqualify you.
  • Is published in magazines a disqualifier?
  • Is self-marketing a disqualifier?

And my favorite, “if you never hear from us, consider it a pass!”  FFS! are you kidding me?  I spend four hours of my life trying to get past your intern to have someone with a brain look at my work, and this is the best you got?

I don’t query agents like that.  It is their loss!

I think two weeks is a fair amount of time to at least send a boilerplate “, no thank you best of luck yadda yadda.”

Frankly, I am a little more confused than ever from a recent discourse with an agent.

Them “I don’t take work from authors who have already published it.”

Me “No, this novel that I am pitching is not yet published anywhere.”

Them “I am confused I read on your query that you are published.”

Me “I have work published that sells all over the world, this novel, however, is not yet published.”

Them “So, you are published, I don’t accept published works… Have a great day..”

Sorry, I am at a loss.  Does this mean that if I ever self-market any of my own work that you as an agent will never be interested in anything that I ever write because I am already selling stuff, have brand recognition, and followers?

I didn’t send that last question as my forehead was beginning to become flattened against my palm.   Is it just me or does this text seem nonsensical to anyone else?

I don’t know about you as an author, but I am rather picky.  I want an agent with little more on the ball than some intern who could be their twelve-year-old looking to make a few bucks from mum!

I look for agents who have a history of placing the kinds of material that I am writing. I go so far as to read the nature of things that they publish and who that they have published.  I will then know if I am in the ballpark.  I don’t want my time wasted; nor do I wish to waste theirs.

This blog is about allowing you to get to know me and my brand.  One of my author friends suggested it.  Truthfully she was right, I would much rather create realms with dragons or even vampires! Spending my precious time trying to get some agent to look at my stuff for more than 1.5 milliseconds through some meticulously crafted Query letters seems like a waste of time.

Follow me, tell your friends, your mum, your cousins, and even your enemies!  LOL

Seriously, I think that a network of authors is a good thing.  Let’s connect here, or on my website or twitter!

If you are an agent with a proven track record please contact me!  If you don’t see what you are looking for on my website tell me what kinds of things you are looking for. Currently, I write to please myself.  Pick a topic and give me a month.  I will accept the challenge.

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Much Love -TW