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Edging Erotica - Support James Hardcourt's erotic writing, focusing on the areas of tease, denial, and erotic edging
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Edging Space Publishing

Edging Space Publishing - what it's all about...

Hi, and welcome to my new SubscribeStar account. 
You are very likely here because you're a fan of my Tumblr -
Somehow a blog that I started up for a bit of fun, in a niche I had no idea many would have been interested in, turned into a Google topping, million-plus visitor monster. A monster that Tumblr have tried to kill a few times but that's a whole other story.
This... SubStar… Let’s shorten it to that ( I mean 'sub' is always good). This SubStar is to support the writing and publishing of short stories, novellas, guides, audiobooks, and who knows what else, all around that theme close to our heart: tease, edging and orgasm denial.
I wrestled with the idea of setting this up at all, because I do feel a little odd charging money for what I have been doing for free on Tumblr and BDSMLR (and will continue to do), but two things swayed me.
Firstly, because when I asked, a whole bunch of you said you’d be interested in doing this (thank you so much for that vote of confidence).
And secondly, because I believe what I'm doing here is something genuinely new. This is about published books, getting orgasm denial focused erotica into the mainstream. Good writing, to be sold on Amazon, or Smashwords, or if it's really kinky, just accessible to you, my horny little SubStars.
And it's not just a pipedream. I've actually gone and done it. I'm on the verge of launching my first FOUR BOOKS. Yeah, read that and weep GRR Martin. I actually finished the bulk of three of them about ten months ago, but you know what I learnt?
There's a WHOLE world of difference between writing a book and publishing one!
The last year has been such a journey. The writing part was actually pretty easy. Learning how to turn that into something good, something pant-wettingly hot, and publishable is the real challenge; to create the right covers for it, format it, market it, publicise, distribute, get it onto Amazon. It's been a learning curve.
This is just the start of that journey, and your chance to travel it with me. I'm excited about the potential for this. Amazingly, so is my wife, who inspired and encouraged me to get off my arse and actually do this. So I'm very keen to turn it into a success. 
Whether it's just wanting to support me a little, and get early and sometimes exclusive access to my short stories, or you're a budding writer too and want to team up with me to get access to all I'm learning and doing while making the transition from writer to author, then this is for you.
My goal is to share this amazing journey with you and get your precious input and encouragement as I strive to make the hottest stories I possibly can. 

Fan Club Tier

I’ve drafted out what I felt was three good tiers. As you can see above (and in the video) the Fan Club tier is for those of you who just want to show a bit of support and get early access to my regular short stories and also captions and edging instructions and similar. 
The fact that is a genuinely pro-NSFW platform also means, if you want me to, I can venture out into some edgier denial stories - what I’m calling my ‘Hard Edge’ series. I’m really going to be led by subscribers on that - but dubcon, consensual non-con, some depraved medical stuff, and who knows what else is the kind of thing that I could try out there. Maybe some fucked up misogynistic stuff that is just so wrong, or I know breast size teasing has been a favourite the few times I featured it on the blog. We’re all adults here and understand that fantasies, and what turns us on, are not what we want, or even hot in reality. Some of those things may not be for you, and that’s okay. Everything will be very clearly tagged. But I want to make this a safe place for all kinds of denial fantasies to be explored, led by you.

Book Club Tier

The Book Club tier is where you start getting more influence. I’ll be putting votes out for what books you want to be prioritised, maybe give options as stories develop to let you decide which way they go. Yes, I’m basically your bitch. A little bit of switching’s good for the soul. More importantly, you’ll have access to my full books as I write them. You’re free to just get off to them but like any book club, your feedback would be awesome. You'll also get proper ebooks of Advanced Reader Copies, delivered via the Bookfunnel service.
What you won’t be getting is copies of my back catalogue. This is because when I put my books up onto Amazon the contract with them is they aren’t available anywhere else. They are pretty merciless at removing accounts who mess around on this, so I won't be. I’ve had quite enough of that with Tumblr.
The point is, for advance reader copies, grab ‘em while they’re hot. They’ll only be there until it’s published on Amazon. So the ‘Advanced’ part is very literal. 
Finally, if you’re formative in an idea for a book you’ll get acknowledged in it, and I thought it might be cute to offer the chance for some to get featured as characters. Your name, or a name you pick, and your general description. Imagine thousands of others getting off imaging all those wicked things being done to you. Hot right?

Writers’ Club Tier (TBA)

Thirdly, there will be the Writers’ Club tier. I’ve been on quite the journey learning the publishing side of writing over the last 12 months. I’d love to share what I’ve learnt and the resources I’ve built up with other aspiring erotica authors. And I’m serious about the author part. This is for people who are wanting to publish and sell their erotica. It’s not just for people wanting cosy feedback on their little stories. 
You get access to an exclusive Discord where I and other authors will be sharing our experiences, struggles, tactics and confidential ideas. I’ve got others helping me with editing and design who’ll also be part of it. If you don’t know if this is for you, please message me first and we can chat it through. Right now this isn't activated - I want to focus on content for the first two tiers, but once it is live places will be limited for obvious reasons. 
As you can see, I’ve made as many of the initial posts public so you can have an idea of the kind of content I’ll be producing. But that is also very much up for discussion. Whatever tier you’re in I’d love to hear what kind of content you would like to see here. 

This is early days, so if you have ideas for tiers, or content within them, message me here or email [email protected]

Ready, steady, write.


Subscription Tiers

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This is a free tier to allow you to follow what's going on here and get basic updates on what I'm doing. But there is minimal access to additional content.

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Fan Club

For the price of a coffee a month you get:

  • Early access to my 'Edging Erotica' short stories and novellas
  • Denial captions too hot for Tumblr
  • Access to my 'Hard Edge' short story series that feature content that's too risque to publish on Amazon
  • SubscribeStar exclusive posts about my writing
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Book Club

Do you want to get involved before a book is finished?

You get Fan Club content plus:

  • Vote on polls to shape my writing
  • Get involved in story and caption ideas
  • Read longer works even as they are written
  • Digital Advanced Reader Copies of every future book
  • Shout out in books you contribute to, and the chance to be featured in stories


  • Early access to James' erotic stories and novels
  • Influence content for this blog, topics of new stories and even feature in them
  • Insight and help with publishing your own erotic works

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New Free Tier

SubscribeStar added the option of including a free tier into the options, so I'm trying that out and we've already got a bunch of people signed up, so thanks for that. 
Do remember if you've signed up for a free tier, (I believe) you can sign up for any of the paid tiers this month and it won't charge you until the 1st October, so you can check out the content risk-free and see if it's for you. (If that's not the case, please let me know. I don't think you can message me on a free tier but just email me at [email protected])
Similiarly, from everyone,  I'd love to know what kind of content you'd like here. Everyone subscribed at the moment are real pioneers with me in this, so whether you're on a paid tier (thank you SO MUCH for your support) or just checking it out on the free tier (you're so welcome here!) get in touch and help me make this something exciting that's really worth being part of.
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