THIRTEEN LESSONS ABOUT CAM GIRLS – A SHORT MEMOIR

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IT’S FINALLY PUBLISHED!

AMBER LOVE 03-SEPT-2014 I’m pleased to announce that my first book is available on Kindle.THIRTEEN LESSONS ABOUT CAM GIRLS – A SHORT MEMOIR, is exactly that; it’s a short memoir which is told entirely from my perspective about the glances I had at the web cam portion of the adult entertainment industry through attempting to create my own account on a popular cam website to dating a woman who was much more successful at it. THIRTEEN LESSONS is currently available in English only and through Kindle only at this time.

TRIGGER WARNING

This memoir comes with a TRIGGER WARNING. I openly discuss creepy behavior and the vile rape culture that has propagated the world.

MEMO: THIS IS SOLELY MY POINT OF VIEW

Though I’m sure it’s easy to for anyone who has been a fan of my writing, podcasting or cosplay to figure out who my ex-girlfriend is, I beg you with all seriousness, to please respect that I changed her name in the memoir. The details about our relationship are from only my point of view and with that, I am fully aware that every relationship has more than one side. Any emotional distance between us and the subject matter we disagree on, specifically BDSM subculture, are things I have voiced from my position as a vanilla outsider. I already gave her the book and know that she disagrees with how things are portrayed, but I want to respect her privacy and want all the readers to as well, which is why the name was changed for this book.

This is some of the most personal parts of my life that I’ve ever penned. It was easy to draft but painful to publish knowing that someone could be hurt by my words.

There’s an important life lesson in here for everyone: it is possible to love someone very much but not love them they way they need.

THE WRITING

I also do not want to be compared to E.L. James author of Fifty Shades of Grey who is ridiculed for her complete misguided notions of the BDSM community and their relationships. First of all, this is nonfiction and I hope my grammar is superior even littered with profanities. As a former paramour, I believe I have better perspective than James. The bottom line is I recognize that pornographic photography, modeling and webcam entertainment are a type of kink which I welcome, but I am personally not interested in the fetish and BDSM lifestyles. Any mistakes in terminology are things I take responsibility for and welcome further insight. I listen to kink podcasts in order to educate myself so that I can remove some of the stigmas within my own mind. I’m not out to necessarily spread the knowledge since I’m not a professional sex educator. I recommend podcasts like PolyWeekly and Sex Nerd Sandra.

20140902_me amberTHIRTEEN LESSONS ABOUT CAM GIRLS went through many drafts over a one year period and the title changed numerous times. I was going to use the word “dating” in the title but since only a portion of the book is about dating a cam girl, I broadened the title to hopefully reflect that more ground is covered. There’s a lot of suggestions about how to behave in a chatroom and when you meet an adult performer in person. It became less and less about dating as I wrote more.

It’s a short memoir and therefore I have it priced at a mere $1.99 USD. It is self published because I don’t believe any agent or publisher would be interested in a memoir of roughly 25,500 words. Nonetheless, I felt strongly enough in my experience that it deserved a different medium than blog posts.

I am available for podcasts and interviews if anyone is so inclined. You can email me directly at amberlovescomics at gmail.com.

6 Comments on Now available on Kindle: THIRTEEN LESSONS ABOUT CAM GIRLS – A SHORT MEMOIR by @elizabethamber

    • Thanks! I’ll try to write more. I thought I’d have a lot more short stories done by now but I only have a few; that’s why the other book hasn’t come out yet.

  1. I bought your book the other day, and read it in one sitting. Your memoir is very compelling, and gave me an insight into a world I know very little about. It’s a reminder of how easy it is to objectify people, especially women. What stands out at the moment is the personal element, especially some of the pain you’ve endured in your personal life. You like your writing style, so I hope you do publish more!

      • Wow, that was some bad proof reading on my part. “I like your writing style…”

        I’ve never published anything, especially a memoir. I would think people who read it will see the sincerity of it and respond positively.

      • I’m terrible at proofing my own words too and it’s bad because I don’t type well. But thanks again. As you can probably tell, I haven’t really promoted it because it’s easier to promote other people’s projects that I know I like.

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