When 50 Shades broke 50 reviews, I took it as a sign that I was definitely doing something right.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) November 17, 2012
In the last two months, erotica author Lexi Maxxwell has released two bundles of short stories, both of which have made their way into Amazon's Top 100 Best Reviewed Erotica Titles List.
The first bundle released, "50 Shades of Lexi Maxxwell," intelligently piggy-backed off this year's runaway erotica success, E.L. James' "50 Shades of Grey." At the time, most of Ms. Maxxwell's writing was exclusive to the short stories that made her such a reader pleasing favorite, with an average review of 4.9 stars out of 5 across all her titles.
In late September, Maxxwell bundled 50 of these stories together and published them under the title "50 Shades of Lexi Maxxwell." The book was an instant hit with readers.
"I couldn't believe it!" Maxxwell said. "I knew they were great little stories – as naughty as they were – and that readers enjoyed reading them, but it's difficult for erotica writers to get reviews, especially when they're first starting out. When 50 Shades broke 50 reviews, I took it as a sign that I was definitely doing something right."
"50 Shades of Lexi Maxxwell" is currently sitting at #11 on Amazon's Top 100 Best Reviewed Erotica Titles, with 63 reviews (58 of these are 5-Star, and 5 are 4-Star).
Maxxwell can't keep her eyes off the charts. "It's hard to get any work done because I'm watching the titles like a hawk. I'm not sure what I want to happen more, finally cracking into the Top 10, or getting that 69th review! I guess if I get one, it will probably lead right to the other – like kissing before sex!"
After the critical success of "50 Shades," Lexi decided to launch a second bundle – "42 Filthy *** Stories." Because this title is newer it hasn't yet had the chance to climb the charts as high as "50 Shades," yet even after only a couple of weeks it currently has 19 review (18 5-Star and 1 4-Star) and has just cracked the bottom of Amazon's 100 Best Reviewed Erotica Titles.
Maxxwell said, "I'm happy enough to dance on top of a table! My short stories are all doing exactly what I wanted them to do, now it's time to focus on writing something more substantial."
Ms. Maxxwell isn't resting. "More substantial" includes her first full length novel, debuting on Friday, November 30th, a pair of serialized fiction titles immediately after that, and plenty more of the short stories that is quickly making this erotica writer famous.
"I can't wait for 2013. This work was all about doing the hard work and building the fan base. Next year is about over-delivering to the Lexi Maxxwell audience and giving them the reading experience they've come to expect."
If the success of "50 Shades of Lexi Maxxwell" and "42 Filthy *** Stories" is any indication, Ms. Maxxwell has every reason to be excited.
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