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So, about that...

August 4, 2018
Posted at 12:40 pm

As those of you who are checking have noticed, "An Unforgettable Melody" is not yet up on Amazon. My publisher has spoken with them and apparently Amazon is questioning their rights to publish the book. My guess is that this is due to earlier this year when I reported to Amazon that some fine upstanding citizen had stolen it and published it as their work. I'll keep you updated on how this shakes out, but I suspect if I provide my previous correspondence with Amazon, no problems will arise.

Anyone else run into this issue in the past? Feel free to let me know.

Ah, intellectual property theft... the gift that keeps on giving!


Big news to announce!

July 27, 2018
Posted at 8:03 pm

As of Monday, I will officially be a published author! WOO HOO!

My first story, "An Unforgettable Melody," has been submitted to Amazon for ebook publishing via KDP Select. It will be published under an actual pen name, M. H. Barton, so if you see my stories published under that name, do not be alarmed! It is me, nobody has stolen it.

To all who have enjoyed my works and aided my growth as an author with their correspondence, you have my sincere thanks. This has been such an amazing journey thus far, and I can only hope things will continue to grow from here. I'll post the official link to the book here on my blog once it's live, likely on Monday evening, assuming Amazon doesn't drag their feet, of course.

I have also stepped up my social media presence on the advice of my publisher, Booklogix. Their expertise has been very helpful as I navigate the world of ebook publishing. I've listed the various websites I've joined below, and I do hope you'll follow me on those websites, as I'll be making announcements of upcoming stories there as well. Your following me on these websites will also be a great help in reaching new readers as my stories (hopefully) are viewed by a larger audience.

Twitter - @auguy86
Facebook - M.H. Barton - Author of Erotic Literature (Note that there is no space between the M and the H)
Instagram - auguy86
Goodreads - M. H. Barton

Finally, there are some specific people I must thank for their help. First of all was one of my earliest readers, Former Reader of Literotica. Then here on SOL, I got in touch with dlichty, whose insight into my characters and plot has been invaluable. He, in turn, introduced me to my editor, Denny, a.k.a. Pixel the Cat. Anyone who has worked with him knows how through his efforts always are. Finally, I need to thank Timea Tokes of Noveltrove Erotica for being the one to actually convince me to try this ebook publishing thing. If you have not, I'd highly encourage all of you to check out any of the works by these fantastic people. I wouldn't be where I am without their help.

Thanks again for sticking with me through this up and down year. Y'all really are one of the best communities on the web!

-auguy86 (M. H. Barton)

An update - I'm still writing!

July 14, 2018
Posted at 9:27 am

Sorry I haven't been able to update in a while, but I am still hard at work. I am continuing progress on "A Sorcerer in Downtown Atlanta," though I think I'm going to take the advice of my test readers and try and get the story mostly complete before I start posting again. But the story shall be finished!!!

I've also got a couple of short story ideas rattling around this messed up brain of mine; we'll see when I can get to them. Thanks for being so patient with me as I work through this crazy adoption process!


Stolen story...

June 7, 2018
Posted at 9:22 am

It happened again! My story, "A Sorcerer in Downtown Atlanta" has been stolen and published on Amazon by someone called Insane T. He doesn't have my permission to publish it! Please spread the word not to support him. I'm in the process of getting it removed.

Thanks to my eagle eyed readers for finding it!

A little gift for my readers and an update

May 16, 2018
Posted at 5:26 pm

Since it has now been six months since the 2017 Halloween contest ended, Lazeez has informed me that I can now make my story, "The Cat and... the Bat?" public for all! And there was much rejoicing.


So if you missed the story the first time around, or were unable to read it due to its premier status, I encourage you to give it a read. It's quite a fun story set in the Batman universe and one I'm quite proud of.

As far as my other projects, I am still writing and revising and outlining stories daily. Hopefully, I'll be back to posting "Sorcerer in Downtown Atlanta" sometime soon. The other big news is that I am beginning the process of publishing my first story, "An Unforgettable Melody," on Amazon and a few other places. I'll be publishing under an actual pen name, so I'll send out an announcement closer to time so nobody freaks out that someone has stolen my story. (Again!)

And lastly, Amazon has confirmed that the dirty rat that stole my stories for profit has had them removed. A special thanks to G Younger! Your advice was perfect for taking care of this situation.