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Restraint Release

Restraint was released on April 25th on Amazon for the Kindle. The price $2.99 or free for Amazon Prime members. Borrow/Lend is also available. Look in the near future for promotional pricing.

I am super excited, nervous, and thrilled to have my work published. I’m currently writing the continuation and conclusion of the Katya Waters story that began in Restraint.

I would love any feedback from those who have received a copy from me, won a copy, or purchased one. Any feedback, whether Like-Love-Loathe-Indifferent is welcome. Please rate &/or review, not only for my own feedback, but for readers to decide to read/not to read my work. I would appreciate just a few minutes of your time by leaving your thoughts on Amazon & GoodReads. Also, if you are a member of GoodReads and you are interested in this book please mark it as to-read. This will help spread word on Restraint.

I would like to share a few of the reviews that Restraint has received in the last 36 hours since it’s release.

As an erotica writer and fan I like to think that I am open to just about any sort of story. Most dark erotica comes across to me as serious and intense and dangerous. There’s plenty of that in Restraint, but there’s also a humor and snark that makes the characters very believable and shows their personalities outside of the sexual context. Katya and the Boss are exciting to read, their interactions are at time shocking, at times sweet but always most intense. The other characters are much more than filler- their personalities, needs and desires are also exposed and you’ll find that they are just as interesting and deep as Katya and the Boss.
Shelves: 2012
I cant wait to read the next book! Katya is a very interesting heroin with a dark background. She exudes confidence but with just the right touch of insecurity/self loathing in a main character to make her someone I can relate to & get behind. this book has great plot twists and OMG revelations that keep you from putting it down! Definitely worth the read!!! not to mention a plethora of interesting hot male characters! 🙂 reminiscent of good old Anita Blake to me…i’m a fan!
Shelves: kindle
What can I say? I loved this book. I’m so glad I got the chance to read it. I can’t wait for the next installment comes out! I don’t do re reads, But I will re read this book. I LOLed so much and smiles til my cheeks hurt. I couldn’t put it down. Thank gosh I wasn’t driving to work or from work that day!

Updated Blog tabs

As I wait for Amazon and B&N to publish Restraint I decided the blog needed a new coat of paint. While the main blog has not changed in appearance I have added new tabs.

Book list is information about works in progress and their publication release dates, as well as the genre the titles fall in.

Restraint: Cover photo, Prologue and first chapter, as well as a teaser. As soon as Amazon and B&N publish this work I will post links. <– In progress! 🙂

Untitled Book 2 Katya Waters is the first chapter of the continuation and conclusion of the story from Restraint.

Contact Erica Chilson is self explanatory.  Feel free to check out my other pages and my review blog, or drop me an email.

Imagination-land is not a new tab, it’s just a little look inside my imagination.

So please, go explore, and let me know if you like the changes.


Restraint Teaser #3- Hunting Katya

Feet slapping the ground, breaking twigs in their path. Breath sawing out, exhale clouding the air across my face as I run- run for my life. Another tree in my path slowing me down as I find a way around it. Four bodies charge me from different sides- herding me, running me to ground as a pack.
I’ve walked this path since I was a child. I know every dip, curve, and incline. Up until just moments ago this was where I went to clear my mind. Now I run for my life hoping my knowledge will pull me through to the other side- safety.
They run in perfect synchronization, breathing in harmony with the next, legs moving with the same gracefulness. If it weren’t me or them I may have found it breathtakingly beautiful.
I speed up on the descent down the ravine. They are trying to pull me off my course. It’s working. I am no longer on the trail. I am beside it going at an angle. The one in charge is maneuvering me to his destination and I am powerless to stop it.
The primal, animal side of my brain already recognizes it’s capture. My body floods with adrenaline. A quaking rocks my entire body slowing my pace. I shiver in the cold even as my body erupts with sweat.
My logical brain will not give up. Never give up. I will fight to my very death. My mind spins escape routes and defense plans as I am led, pushed, and driven by the unit. My only escape is the water. If I can just get to the water I could swim to safety. Like the trail, I know everything about the water as well.
The leader comes into focus just off to my right. I stumble when I see the fierce look on his face, the look of triumph as he gains on his prize. “It won’t be long, boys,” his smug voice sounds like broken glass to my sensitive ears.
He is in easy reach now. I veer to the left, away from his grasp, and miscalculate the trajectory of the other hunters. Arms enclose me from the side. I close my eyes in defeat.
“I’m so sorry,” he whispers against my hair.

Beta Readers Wanted

I am almost finished with my Novella, Restraint. I am looking for people interested in Beta Reading my work. I need readers who will be critical and are apt in spelling and grammar. Basically, I need to find the mistakes that I overlook; which is easy to do when you have to story imprinted in your mind, and your eye grazes over the mistakes.

The reader must be over 18 since this is an erotic novella. Also, it is important that you have read books in this genre or the content my disturb you. This is a Dark Erotica novella- explicit situations and graphic scenes. I am looking for someone who is experienced in this genre- meaning they will understand the psychological aspects of the story as well as requirements within the erotica genre.

I’m don’t want anyone who is just looking for a free read. This will not be a lot of work for the reader; just read the story, and point out any errors that you noticed along the way. I, however, want to have dialogue with the reader. I expect constructive criticism. You don’t have to be mean, just know that my feelings will not be hurt by your suggestions. The criticism is so I can make my story the best that it can be. Sometimes as a writer you become tunnel visioned, you only see the story one way, and need a fresh perspective. Ask questions, such as, “why did the character do that?” Or point out scenes that do not effect the overall storyline. I wish no filler in my work, all scenes must have meaning to the overall premise. I want my characters to be within “character”. I wish for the scenes to flow smoothly. These are the things that I want my Beta Readers to point out for me.

I expect to finish within the next two weeks, then give my Betas two weeks to read over the story before my final edits.

If you are interested, and you are knowledgeable in the Dark Erotica genre please contact me at:

Thank You,

Erica Chilson