Kiki Terrell – Smut-Writer?

make-mine-a-smuttySo ….. as part of my perpetual search for reviewers willing to have a read of ‘Getting Some’ and write about it, I tried to upload the book to Story Cartel.

The Story Cartel concept is novel and appealing: upload your book, agree that it’ll be free for a specific period and Story Cartel members can sign in and download it with the understanding (not the promise) that they’ll review the books they read. Sounds like a win-win, right?

If only I got past the approvals process. Lololol! After a few days of silence after submission, I queried Story Cartel to see whether there was a problem.

Here’s the text of the email I received from the very affable Joe Bunting:

Hi Kiki,
I’ve reviewed your book and while I agree that it’s not pornographic, I think it’s a bit too much for Story Cartel. In our guidelines, we say,”The books on Story Cartel are the books we share with friends and family around our coffee table. If your book wouldn’t be appropriate for our coffee table, then it’s probably not appropriate for Story Cartel.” I realize that’s very subjective, but I’m afraid we’re not comfortable with your book. I’m sure it will do just fine though, and I wish you all the best with it.
Thanks again, Kiki.

Joe Bunting

As Joe says, what’s suitable for coffee table viewing and discussion is a subjective matter. I for one, have ‘Sex’ by Madonna on my coffee table, so maybe I’m inclined to take a liberal approach to the interpretation of what’s coffee-table-ready. However, I’m still disappointed that ‘Getting Some’ didn’t make the grade. Did I write one of the books I used to hide from my parents while reading?

So tell me, guys…… Is ‘Getting Some’ hot enough to make readers uncomfortable?Hmmmn ……. maybe it’s hotter than I thought! Lololol!

Kiki Terrell – Smut-Writer!

Photo credit: Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

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About gettingsomethenovel

Kiki Terrell is a UK-based author, businesswoman and mother of three. When’s she’s not slouched over her desk writing and laughing her head off, she’s busy playing Sudoku, eating Nutella and exploring her latest business venture (often all at the same time).
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2 Responses to Kiki Terrell – Smut-Writer?

  1. Coco is too hot for the coffe table crowd it seems. Sorry it didn’t work out with Story Cartel.

  2. I’m sorry too – I think their site/service is great and I was really looking forward to getting additional reviews through the site. Never mind, I still think it’s a worthwhile stop for indie authors in search of reviews. Maybe I need to work on a site for all the books they reject?

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