Monthly Archives: November 2014

Deju Vu Available for Pre-Order

I have another short story now available at Amazon for pre-order. I really like this one. It is of my newer shorts, and is more clever than some of the stories I wrote years ago. Still, it is a short, so don’t expect a ton of character development of an extensive plot arc. But it is some of clever. And a great cover designed by Kenny Wright. Best of all, only $0.99!

Bill and Jessie are celebrating their tenth anniversary when they run into Bill’s college roommate. Chad is so handsome and charming that Jessie knows she needs to have him. Saying no should be easy for Bill, but he and Chad have a long and twisted past and this is not the first time Bill has had to deal with Chad’s intoxicating effect on even the most sober-minded of women.

Available at Amazon:

Ben Boswell Update

Working away on various projects. I don’t think I’ll tease any of the longer projects quite yet since I not sure which will be finished first, but definitely have some good stuff in the works.

I will be putting out another short in a few weeks, more on that soon when I have a cover to show off.

I’ve gotten some nice feedback from people about my last book, The Surrogate Master. Reviewer Max Lemberger, writes:

The Surrogate Master is an incredible book worthy of the highest praise. I’d even go so far to say it is an important book. While the content is erotica with light BDSM, the context is about infidelity and the havoc it wreaks in a relationship.

That is the sort praise that gives me the motivation to keep writing and writing.

That said, my dreams of a 50 Shades of Grey style breakthrough seems to have wait for the next novel. Surrogate Master is selling fine, but not as well as Honeymoon Hazards, which is, you know, just a silly romp.

Maybe some readers are turned off by the handcuffs on the cover? Maybe the whole BDSM genre (of which Surrogate Master is really just barely a part of) is saturated? I have no idea. Not that it really matters. I write, as I think I’ve mentioned before, what I want to read rather than what I think will sell, but even still, curious.

Favorite Charts of the Day

From the much maligned FiveThirtyEight:

Here is a graph of the age of men women find most attractive:

As women get older, the age of the men they find most attractive increases as well. And for men:

Men always find 20 year olds most attractive.

You could extend that back down to 13 year olds and up to 80 year olds and find the same thing, I suspect. Not sure what that says about men, women, societal definitions of beauty or what. But nice to see quasi-empirical confirmation of what I’ve always suspected.