Revamping Sweetest Mistress

It’s a really good thing I didn’t have to bet on which books of my books would be the most popular. By large margins, it has been the dark books (Keep Me Safe and Trust in Me) while the softer, more romantic ones (Below the Belt, Sweetest Mistress) didn’t do as well. Actually, Beauty Touched the Beast broke trend by being both romantic and popular, so what I’m trying to say is: I have no idea what’s going on. I heard someone say that publishing isn’t a business, it’s a casino.

In particular, I thought Sweetest Mistress deserved a bit more love than it got. To be fair, I never really did any promo for it, I suppose since it’s a short novella (16,000 words). But it’s not just that. Beauty only has 5,500 words and it sells more at the $0.99 price than Sweetest Mistress. It’s just one of those things.

Since I self-publish, I’ve been able to tweak the sales pages and covers all along. However, it’s not something I do often. A lot of thought goes into the cover and blurbs before I post them, so if I change them, I run the risk of making things worse. But for Sweetest Mistress I decided to take a chance.

I have a brand new cover and a brand new blurb. Here they are:

Old Cover
New Cover

Old Blurb:
Wyle knows he’s in over his head with gorgeous Melissa. But when he finally divulges his deepest fantasy, to be dominated by a woman, he just might get everything he’s ever wanted. A hot spanking, one scorching phone sex call, and a humiliating anal play session later, he’s sure of it.

SWEETEST MISTRESS is a 15K-word erotic novella of light femdom, featuring explicit sex, pain, and graphic language. Not for anyone under the age of 18 or who is uncomfortable with the subject matter.

New Blurb:
Wyle is resigned to a life of quiet sexual repression. Women want to be dominated, and though he is a far cry from an alpha male, Wyle’s tired of being alone. He knows Melissa is too beautiful for him, and too young. But she doesn’t seem to mind that he’s a boring financial professional past his prime. Instead she invites him in for a cup of coffee that turns into more.

In a weak moment of honesty, Wyle divulges that he wants to be ordered around. He doesn’t want to possess Melissa, he wants to worship her. Together they explore his fantasies, with a hot spanking, a scorching phone sex call, and a humiliating anal play session, but the true test of his limits comes in a form neither of them expect.

Sweetest Mistress is a 15K-word erotic novella featuring explicit sex, light femdom, and graphic language. Not for anyone under the age of 18 or who is uncomfortable with the subject matter

I also have it enrolled in KDP Select so that curious parties can download it. That means it’s only available for sale at Amazon:

Have you read Sweetest Mistress? Do you have an prediction on which one will sell more? I will be sure to follow up in a month or so and give you guys the actual sales data.