Jaid Black: The Queen of Steam

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Female Sexuality Under Fire... Again

August 24, 2014

Updated 8/25/14:

(original post has been revised to reflect the most current information available)


As many of our authors are aware, Amazon has been pulling down titles with content that explores the "forced seduction" fantasy and other content they subjectively consider to be too adult. Addi…

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Rumor Control: Advances

August 23, 2014

Ellora's Cave does NOT pay advances to ANY author, be they unknown or famous. We experimented with that once many years ago and ultimately found that our business model was all around more profitable. 



Disclaimer: every proprietary email sent by EC to our authors is invariably leaked …

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The McNopolization of the Book

August 23, 2014

When I got into the publishing business fourteen years ago, readers paid more for novellas than they typically do now for a full-length novel. While the price of everything has steadily increased with inflation over the years, the value of the book— a writer's work of art— has steadily diminished. W…

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Correction to Previous Statement

August 23, 2014

I previously, and apparently erroneously, stated that EC has never paid outside of the contractual time frame. It was brought to my attention this morning that there are a handful of authors we've been paying on a quarterly basis for a long time because otherwise it would cost more to process, print…

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My Latest & Greatest (Or Not?) Updates

August 12, 2014

It's been a hell of a week, to say the least. If the lioness-caught-in-headlights photo I just snapped of myself doesn't speak for itself then keep on reading...


First of all, I arrived at an epiphany roughly 10 days ago. This moment of enlightenment explains why I haven't released a book in eo…

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Busy Bee

May 3, 2014

I've got a lot going on! First of all, Cave Chaos is no more. Well that's kinda sorta inaccurate; what I should say is this: Cave Chaos is evolving. We've changed the name to The Mass Debate Show (get it? Doh!) and are moving to YouTube. That means, of course, you'll be hearing AND seeing your favo…

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2014 - My First Update of the Year

February 3, 2014

I realized this morning I need to update my blog more often; I have a nasty habit of letting too much time go by between posts and then I'm overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to tell!! I guess I'll stick to the basics...


Firstly, STIFF™ has been canceled. I'm going to do this e…

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There WAS no place like home...

November 23, 2013

I've been going through a lot here. So much so that I don't even know where to begin. But I'll do my best... 

Monday afternoon I came home to a burglary in progress. Other than being shoved by the perpetrator, I walked away physically unscathed. Emotionally, however, I'm pretty beaten up for sever…

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Fuck You. Yeah You.

October 24, 2013


I dedicate this song to the brother/sister stalking duo...




Fuck you very much :)


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Updates, FAQs & Shit

July 31, 2013

I need to blog more. I haven't been keeping my readers as up to date as I should and since I don't have time to answer all the inbox mail I get on FB... well... I really need to blog more!


1) My personal and professional lives are both in a period of transition and with that reality comes …

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No, I Didn't Delete You From Facebook

July 13, 2013

Listen up boyz and girlz... I have deleted nobody from my Facebook account! I've received some fairly accusatory & nasty messages as of late from fans who think I've rejected them, but the problem lies with Facebook and not with me. If you were dropped from my friends, just send me another request. …

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You Might Have Gotten A Bad Eyebrow Job If...

March 27, 2013

...The conversation between your mother and your daughter regarding said eyebrows looks like this:





It's ok, baby. Mama will take sad over insane & manly any day (snort!)


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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

February 25, 2013

I dunno either, but I figured it was probably time for another one of my boring exciting updates!

First of all, my therapy has been going really well. I have my ups and downs, but overall I've made a lot of progress since I arrived in Los Angeles back in October. I've fallen in love with the area a…

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Happy Holidays

December 6, 2012
It's been a while since I've blogged so I wanted to take the time to say Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Winter Solstice, (etc., etc.!) as well as give you a few updates. Firstly, my therapy...

Overall, I'm learning a lot of important skills and am very glad I've had the opportunity to be here…

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Leaving for Treatment

October 15, 2012

I ended up having a great time at RomantiCon®  so I'm very happy that I went despite how badly I've been doing lately. It was great to see old friends and make some new ones. The Cavemen's performance this year was off-the-charts wicked thanks to the very talented Georgio and his phenomenal choreo…

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R-Con & Vultures

October 8, 2012

As RomantiCon® 2012 approaches, I am feeling an increasing amount of pressure to attend at least 2 events there: the Cave Chaos panel on Thursday and the part of the Saturday night awards ceremony wherein Angelo's memory will be commemorated. It's not that I don't want to be there for my co-hosts o…

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October 1, 2012

I just talked to Cole— one of Ruben's dearest friends— and he was able to give me a very accurate account of what happened in those final moments. For those who need some sense of closure, keep reading, but I have to warn you that these details (in italics) will be very difficult to endure for anyon…

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R.I.P. Angelo

September 30, 2012

The world knew you as Angelo, the nickname your grandfather gave you because you had the face of an angel. But I knew the real you, Ruben Dario Riguero Brito. To me you were Angelo in public and Ruben in private, just as I was Jaid to you in public and Tina when we were alone. You kept your grandfat…

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A Tale of Orthodox Appliances

September 7, 2012

You really can't find anything better built or more top-of-the-line than Bosch so when I purchased my new home I was thrilled to see that the previous owner had installed all new, never before used, Bosch kitchen appliances. Now here's where it gets funny...

The first time I attempted to use my sta…

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Updates On Moi

August 28, 2012

Forgive me for being so removed as of late. I have been busy, busy, busy (and still am) moving into my new house. (I had forgotten just how much of a pain in the ass the moving process is... OMG!! I hate to admit it, but I'd be up Shit Creek without a paddle was it not for Jose lol)

Anyway, I have…

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