Friday, August 31, 2012

Off to vacation!

Well it's time for me to leave for my trip to Memphis. It's a well needed vacation and unfortunately I won't be anywhere near a computer so I won't be writing. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to put up Chapter 13 of Adaptation today but I was pretty busy and what I have written is much too short to be satisfying. When I return I'll put the finishing touches on this chapter and post it. It will be Tuesday or Wednesday...but I'll make it extra long :)

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Adaptation Chapter 12 ~Compromise~

I usually post a chapter on Wednesday and Monday. This weekend I will be going out of town for the labor day weekend and won't be able to post Chapter 13 on Monday. I'm hoping to be able to post Chapter 13 by this Friday but I am truly swamped with trying to get things done for my vacation. So please don't think I stopped writing the story if you don't see a post by Monday. I'm in it to the end.

Adaptation Chapter 12 ~Compromise~

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Life as a White Trash Zombie; book review

Have you read this Diana Rowland story? I just finished it and LOVED it. I do happen to like Zombies even though fantasy characters are not really my cup of tea anymore. And this zombie story goes back to the good old days when zombies craved brains. Remember the movies when it was all about getting more brains? That is probably why I really took to this story, also because I personally have never read a First Person Zombie story. And of course the 'white trash' angle was intriguing.

It is about Angel Crawford who is a 23 year old high school drop-out, druggie, felon. She lives in a trailer with her abusive, alcoholic father and has a boyfriend that is as much of a loser as she is. 

The funny and sad thing is that being turned into a zombie was an improvement...

This story is filled with humor and a pretty good mystery. I laughed, I got teary-eyed and it was hard to put down. Angel is someone that you will root for. And it's very well written. The characters are completely f*cked up and yet you still feel for them because that is just like real life. My Life as a White Trash Zombie gets a definite thumbs up!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Booker T and the MGs

When you listen to this song (Green Onions) what does it make you want to do? Does it make you want to don a pair of roller skates and go gliding along the roller rink? Does it make you want to strut your stuff? If you film yourself 'strutting your stuff' to this song and upload it to YouTube then you can be the winner of 20 classic albums from the Stax catalogue, valued at over $260. 

What? You don't know what Stax is? Well don't worry, I didn't either until I was schooled by Benroe who is a proud resident of Memphis TN. Stax records helped to create that sound that we all know and love called Memphis Soul or Southern Soul; Otis Reading, Wilson Picket, Isaac Hayes recorded there. Bill Cosby and Mom's Mabley even recorded there, not to mention Teena Marie, Lalah Hathaway, Angie Stone and more.

So, if you are listening to Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs and you find yourself strutting, pull out your webcam, film yourself and enter the contest at this link:


Sorry, the contest is limited only to those within the US.

Breathe Me ~ Sia

Friday, August 10, 2012

Blair and the Emoboy; price reduced to $.99

My latest release is Blair and the Emoboy. Now available on and soon to be released at Barnes and Noble. Low price of $.99

I decided to release some of my shorts independently to see how they do. If they sale I'll keep them there, but if not I'll take them off and allow them to just appear in their collections.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Now Available on Barnes & Noble

Baby Girl and The Mean Boss and They Say Love is Blind are both finally available at Barnes & Noble. The price is $1.99. I'm not sure why it takes so long for them to release a title but...viola!

Adaptation Chapter 5

I realized that I neglected to put the chapter titles with each post so I went back and added them. Found a typo or two which I corrected. The next post will be Monday August 13th.

I appreciate the comments and feedback and know its no fun reading a story that stops before you're ready to. But I'm still writing it so I'll try to do 2 posts a week as long as I am able to (meaning unless I get sidetracked by another project). Thanks guys!

Adaptation Chapter 5 ~The Lone Traveler~

Monday, August 6, 2012



*Chapter 5 will be released Wednesday August 8

Baby Girl and the Mean Boss now available for $1.99

Baby Girl and the Mean Boss is available at and will be available soon at Barnes and Noble.

Click the picture to link to the site.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pepper Pace short stories now available.

I'd like to announce that I've decided to publish some of the short stories that had to be removed from when I published them in two collections. Now I intend to release them separately at a super low price. The prices will range from $.99 to $1.99. The first book is already available; Someone to Love. 

     "God, I'm happy she's gone," one of Jill's friends said. "Yeah, looking at her face makes me sick to my stomach." Words like those have followed Raina every since she was a child when half of her face was destroyed by a tragic fire. Once upon a time, she was one of the ‘beautiful ones’ with her hazel eyes, light brown skin and long flowing hair. But now, Raina only watches the world around her. Too ashamed of her looks to actually interact, she finds joy in following Bill with her eyes. With her head down and her hair obscuring her scars she manages to get by.
     Bill doesn’t like anyone and has little patience for Jill’s flirtations. He has been described as looking like Brad Pitt on crack—and it’s not very far from the truth. The only thing that matters is getting through the work day so that he can get high. But one day he literally crashes into Raina and for the first time in either of their lives they allow themselves to actually be ‘seen’.
      This short Pepper Pace romance initially appeared on and then more recently in her collection of short stories entitled Love Intertwined vol. 1. This is one of the stories that helped propel Pepper Pace’s popularity as a writer of interracial/multicultural romance. Word count 8,846. Adult themes include drug use, language, sexual situations.

     Nicole wasn’t sure why she had gotten the nick name Baby Girl when she was not-by far-the youngest employee of The Down Home Calabash. Her much younger co-worker complained, gossiped or talked about how attractive their boss was. But Nicole didn’t have the luxury of a fantasy existence. She was on a mission to make money and to get her degree and her plans most definitely did not include Marty. Besides he was mean and he yelled at her!
     But once she experiences a tragic accident, Nicole sees a different side of her sexy, boss. But each has their own secrets and if they can’t express their heartfelt emotions their relationship might be doomed even before it begins.
    This short Pepper Pace romance initially appeared on and then more recently in her collection of short stories entitled Love Intertwined vol. 1. This is one of the stories that helped propel Pepper Pace’s popularity as a writer of interracial/multicultural romance. Word count 29,

Saturday, August 4, 2012

They Say Love is Blind in the top 10 of Amazon sales; African American

I am stunned.

I checked Amazon for the status on sales and comments and saw that They Say Love is Blind has broken the top 10 in the genre African American top 100, and actually was ranked number 6 there.
I am speechless. It's taken me like 10 minutes just to write this much because my mouth is open in a big O and my eyes are huge! They Say Love is Blind is also listed by Amazon as one of the 'Hottest New Releases'. so...WOW. Until I can form words I will just stop for now. Haha. They Say Love is Blind is ranked at number 48 in Erotic sales so it appears on two charts. I think I'm going to go write another book...

Friday, August 3, 2012

What is it like to write erotica?

My name is Kim Chambers. I'm a single mom of two teens and I live in the Cincinnati area. I'm often times insecure about such things as my weight, my writing ability, my future...but one thing I've never been is ashamed of my stories.I write under the pen name Pepper Pace but it's not because I'm afraid to write romantic erotica under my real name.

When I first began to share my stories it was in an online forum. No, not Literotica but a place called IMVU. In IMVU you can create avatars and interact socially with people from all over. My avatar's name was Pepper Pace and I continued writing under that name when I joined/began several IMVU online writing groups.

Role-playing is one of the best things that I could ever do as a shy introvert. It brought me out of my shell and though I didn't really share the stories that I had penned in private I was able to express myself and to feel comfortable about being blunt, raw, sweet, innocent, etc. I have been many 'characters' online from a High Priestess to a witch with a shikigami demon to call.

Unfortunately, anonymity is important because some can't separate fantasy from reality. When I created the name Pepper Pace it was to make sure that no one could trace me in the course of role-playing. It followed me on my other online endeavors and when I finally decided to publish, I didn't mind giving 'Pepper Pace' the credit. 

Now that you understand where the name comes from, let me explain a bit about why I've written so much erotica. No, I'm not any more preoccupied with sex than any other person (smile). In my time I've written stories about coming of age and being accepted. I've written horror stories and sometimes I've written some mind-blowing sex scenes in some of my romance stories. One day I said to myself; 

I want to be a writer. Now what do I have to do to make this happen?

The answer was; I have to practice and then share my work without being afraid. No...not with family and friends; they will just politely smile and say 'Oh that's nice.' I knew I had to share it with people who will tell me if I'm hitting or missing.

So first came practicing. I sat down and pulled out a pad of paper and wrote some experimental stories that I didn't intend to necessarily share, but which would help me to free myself of all of the things that scared me. Could I write a story that used curse words, that had sex, that talked about taboos? What would people think if I wrote from the heart about things that cut deep?

I thought the hardest thing that I could write is erotica. I said to myself that if I could write erotica then I can write anything. 

Understand that at that time I was a woman that had barely used a curse word. I was sweet, shy and dependable. Damn I still blush when someone pays me a compliment and drop my eyes if someone meets my gaze. I smile when someone smiles at me and I would never dream of hurting anyone intentionally. 

I do not fit the image of that sultry erotic writer that so many might picture. 

But it was never my intent to be known as an author of erotica. I just wrote these experimental stories to challenge myself. On one day the challenge might be to write the raunchiest story that I could. Another challenge might be to write something sexy but sweet. I discovered freedom in writing like this; not worrying about what others would think, but what interested me and where I saw the story going instead of based on others 'moral' fiber. When I wrote Urban Vampire, by the normal standards, Kim would only have 1 lover. But I don't have to write like others. My characters will do what they do regardless of what the 'writing industry' claims the readers want. I AM THE READER and I know what I want, right? If I followed that theory then it's perfectly cool to have a love story between a white boy with cerebral palsy and an anxiety ridden black girl, or between a burn victim and drug addict. 

In freeing myself by writing hardcore emotions I discovered something. I wasn't writing erotica. I was writing about being honest, about what it feels to be hurt or alone, about how good sex can feel when it's right and with the right person; I was just writing from the heart without worrying about who would read it or holding back out of shame. 

After filling up 5 notebooks with stories such as Babygirl and the Mean Boss, They Say Love is Blind, Miscegenist Sabishii, and My Special Friend--as well as others, a member of one of my online IMVU groups told me about Literotica. She knew that I loved interracial stories but had a hard time finding them and said there were hundreds upon hundreds of stories in that genre at 

I remember feeling so excited that I would have so many free IR stories to read, and I tore through them never intending to share. At this time, 2 years had passed since I'd last written in my notebook and I had given up my dream of being a writer for a while. Then one day I decided I would share one story just to see what people thought. I think it was UV but it may have been Juicy. The feedback was more than I ever expected. And before I knew it, I hard garnered a following.

What is it like to write erotica? Well the answer to that is this; if you write from the heart, without holding back, then it's liberating. It's beautiful, and there is no shame in that.

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