16 September 2015 - 5:51 pm

An erotic experiment

Cover by the wonderful Willsin Rowe

Cover by the wonderful Willsin Rowe

(Tip: the title might suggest a more lascivious experiment than actually happened. Adult material ahead!)

It’s a common thing for writers, particularly those of us who have not been traditionally published, to both despair and take heart from the trash that sells really well. Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, etc: they’re not great books or good writing, but they are very good sellers.

When I came across comedy erotica books (for example, those by the inimitable Chuck Tingle), I had another such moment. Chuck Tingle writes erotic shorts around 5,000-7,000 words, involving sex between (human) men and dinosaurs, unicorns, and ghosts (and combinations thereof), and with inspiring titles like: Space Raptor Butt Invasion.

I wish I was making this up.

They’re hilarious. They’re crappy. They sell for around $3-$4 each, and they sell well.

So I decided: fuck it, I’m going to have a go. I want to know if I can write satirical erotica and sell it to people.

Thus, The Adventures of the Detachable Penis was born.

Once I had the title, I knew I had to write it. It’s ridiculous, and fun, and features the silliest protagonist who is constantly bewildered by the predicaments he finds himself in. First he shoots his own penis off, then he gets himself into debt to replace it. After that, he manages to get himself into more hot water and winds up chained to a wall, and that’s when he discovers that his cybernetic prosthetic can detach and wander off on its own.

(There may be a reference to an 80s robot movie in there, too. Bonus points to the first person who picks it up.)

Thanks to Willsin Rowe, who does glorious romance/erotica covers, I now have a cover with an expression that perfectly matches poor Jake Asunder, the ‘owner’ of the wayward detachable penis.

I thought long and hard (he he) about whether to do this under my own name, and decided that it probably wasn’t a good idea. Those who read the erotica are probably going to be bewildered by my other works, so best to keep them separate. This led to the birth of a new pseudonym: Slip Rhee.

This led me to a curious predicament. How do I promote it if I am not writing as ‘me’? How do I make this thing work? Why is it so hard?

So I’ve decided to be shameless, admit that this is me, and go all out. Obviously, those readers who pick up my other work can take or leave this particular piece; it is ever your choice. It’s silly, it’s filthy, and it’s definitely NSFW (not safe for work, or small children, or those who don’t want to read smut). I completely understand that it’s not everyone’s thing.

The Adventures of the Detachable Penis: Part 1: Penis Free is complete and now available to buy! So go get a copy and enjoy (if you’re tempted, that is). Tell all your friends! Share links like candy! Let’s see if we can make the detachable penis a phenomenon. Everyone will want one!

Handy links to the ebooks, so you can pick up the copy you prefer:

Watch this space for more news as the adventures swell and grow bigger and better.

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  1. Alexander Leaking Pen Hollins says:

    Does Slip make cheese? Would be a great cobranding opportunity, home made cheese supplies. Then I could buy Slip Rhree rennett.

    Bought, will read this weekend!

    September 29th, 2015 at 3:15 pm

  2. Mel says:

    Hmm, interesting idea. The story is pretty cheesy: does that work for you? 😉

    Enjoy the story! 😀

    September 29th, 2015 at 3:31 pm

  3. alexander leaking pen hollins says:

    So, I’ve started reading it and the narration style threw me a little. I then started reading it in my head in the voice Jim Cummings uses for pooh beat as a narrator. Look up Jim Cummings reads star wars for an example. This was especially funny in my head with the boob Armor line.

    October 1st, 2015 at 4:27 am

  4. Mel says:

    Hee! That’s excellent. 😀 I love Jim Cummings, and his name is perfect when talking about narrating erotica.

    New goal: hire Jim Cummings to do the audiobook versions. 😀

    October 1st, 2015 at 9:43 am

  5. Alexander Leaking Pen Hollins says:

    I asked on twitter if he does audio books for indies. heh.

    First review is live on amazon. 😛

    October 2nd, 2015 at 1:03 pm

  6. Mel says:

    Yay! Thank you so much! 😀

    Comments noted and I shall attempt to address them in the next part.

    October 2nd, 2015 at 4:52 pm