Forum posts made by nicola

Topic 249,993 Members
Posted 27 Jul 2014 23:50

Well, I paid to get a gold badge, you must be doing something right.

Thank you Hugs

The premium memberships really help.

The old style banner ad model is almost redundant these days.

Topic 249,993 Members
Posted 27 Jul 2014 00:23

I'm truly humbled.

1/4 million people liked the site enough to join up.

A huge thank you to everyone who's made the site what it is today. I hope it's been a positive experience for you.

http://upload.lushstories.com/1709035328-champagne.gif

Topic What is the longest story you have written?
Posted 26 Jul 2014 14:26

This reminds me of the time my publisher returned my first draft for, "The never ending story".

Topic Announcing our "Toy With Me" Story Competition, $400 Adult Store Credits up for grabs
Posted 26 Jul 2014 14:20



Have you got a link for this?

laughing9

Topic Announcing our "Toy With Me" Story Competition, $400 Adult Store Credits up for grabs
Posted 25 Jul 2014 15:10

My question is fairly simple. I like the idea of this competition, but does the item have to be mentioned by name and model type, or can it be a little more vague. I'm happy to showcase ideas, concepts, and actions that could involve a specific toy, and in truth the idea doesn't bother me too much (certainly not enough to make a fuss of any kind), but it seems a little like product placement and I wonder what kind of detail level would be the cutoff for entry. Thanks as always for any info! Usually I just ask a mod, but this one seemed like it would be useful for everyone to hear.

Keeping it vague / non-specific is absolutely fine.

Otherwise we'll end up with things like:

"he gently nudged the Pleasuremaster 3000 MKIV into my sopping pussy, and I could feel my orgasm starting to take hold."

That's a turn on!

Topic Self-Published Authors - Amazon eBook Section Added to Profiles - Promote Your Books
Posted 24 Jul 2014 23:59

A bump for all our new authors who've published on Amazon. book

Topic Posting Guide
Posted 24 Jul 2014 21:17

Please feel free to use this section to promote yourself, your stories, poetry, Amazon bio, Smashwords listing, personal web site / blog, Facebook page, Twitter account etc.

All we ask is not to link to any commercial / pay sites, or "competing" story sites. Those links will be removed on sight, and you may receive a visit from the fun police.

Cheers,

Nicola

Topic Does the latest Lush contest feel a bit forced, or is it just me?
Posted 23 Jul 2014 14:26

You are correct Sancho, it is a Marketing exercise to heighten awareness of our store.

The 4 dedicated servers needed to power this (FREE) web site and keep over 4 million people per month happy, don't come cheap.

It's also a chance for members to win $400 in prizes, using toys as a theme for their stories. It's an erotic story site, and I would assume people here are interested in sex in some way? Maybe I've got this all upside down? happy8

In September, there will be a new competition. You can skip this one if it's not to your taste icon_smile

Topic What's Your Current Mood.
Posted 21 Jul 2014 16:04

Some of you seem deflated.

These guys should help:

http://upload.lushstories.com/2053003753-grapes.jpg

I think this would have probably been better in the today in pics thread... nevermind.

EDIT: oh, "current" (sic) mood, my mistake.

Topic Announcing our "Toy With Me" Story Competition, $400 Adult Store Credits up for grabs
Posted 21 Jul 2014 13:55

Nicola! I’m shocked, shocked at the shameless commercialization at work here. How bourgeois. Don’t you know we’re ARTISTS, for God’s sake? Well, I’m not, obviously, but these other people are. Outrageous.

Um... by the way, can you let me know when Carmen’s Big Booty Stroker Kit hits the clearance rack? It’s not for me; it’s for a friend. Honestly.


I feel so cheap! crybaby (we have business partners to keep happy!)

Carmen's kit is in the post. Enjoy!

Topic Is there career page here ?
Posted 21 Jul 2014 11:38

May be lush lovers can help you , I am also love to work with lush team - I am webdesigner/front-end developer :)

Hi Adrian,

That's lovely of you to offer your services.

This is a free site, run by volunteers. There are no careers as such, although in the future, it's a possibility.

I think we have web design covered for now, one of our moderators knows a thing or two about CSS and design. We'll actually be rolling out a few changes in the coming month.

Thank you!

Nicola

Topic Announcing our "Toy With Me" Story Competition, $400 Adult Store Credits up for grabs
Posted 21 Jul 2014 01:36

MF, you are on the same wavelength as Dave Levine, who owns the logistics company behind our store.

He has tested to make sure your inflatables are safe at high altitudes - certainly higher than the Appalachians.

I think you guys would get on well!

//www.youtube.com/embed/G17RdYm8x2Q

Topic Self-Published Authors - Amazon eBook Section Added to Profiles - Promote Your Books
Posted 20 Jul 2014 22:58

A small reminder, please do not add lines to your story submissions, concerning where to find your books on Amazon. They are either removed by our mods, or programmatically stripped. We don't allow any html code in story submissions, it would represent a site security issue.

Authors - please add your Amazon eBook URL's via this link in your settings: http://www.lushstories.com/membership/Details/your-ebooks.aspx?s=ebooks

If people like your sample story here, they are sure to look over your profile, and see all your published ebooks there.

Thank you.

Topic Announcing our "Toy With Me" Story Competition, $400 Adult Store Credits up for grabs
Posted 20 Jul 2014 21:38

This competition aims to open people's minds as to ways in which they can enhance their love life, by using various toys and other items.

Competition Theme

Have you ever experienced the raw power and intense pleasure a Hitachi Magic Wand brings? Have you been blindfolded, while your partner brings you off with a Fleshlight? Have you masturbated in a hot tub, with a Waterproof Rabbit Vibe? Does being handcuffed, gagged and spanked, get you off? Have you ever been "forced" to wear Ben Wa Balls or a Butt Plug all day while at work, and then had a full sexual workout when you got home? Ever tried a sex swing? Tell us about your experiences and fantasies!

Stories must feature an item sold in our adult store . It can be any item whatsoever, not necessarily a toy.

Adult toys often bring quicker orgasms. With this in mind, we have removed the usual story minimum word limit, so quickie stories are accepted in any category.

http://upload.lushstories.com/470720824-LELO-Hula-Beads-Rose.jpg

Full Details Here >>



Topic How long will it take for my story to be verified? It's been 24 hours and I'm still waiting.
Posted 20 Jul 2014 21:30

I always just assume it's going to be rejected so that way if it gets published it's like an early Christmas present.

laughing9

You scrub up well!

We try to clear the queue daily, however we've had a lot of stories submitted over the last few months, and it can be 24-72 hours before you see your story published.

Our nearest "competitor" takes between 2-3 weeks, so I'm proud of the team.

Topic CONGRATULATIONS TO LADY MYSTERIA27 ON HER OMNIUM AWARD!
Posted 20 Jul 2014 14:32

That is a massive achievement, and not one many have attained.

Well done Lady Mysteria! =d>

Topic Simplified Acceptable Content Guide
Posted 18 Jul 2014 23:18

We have a few very simple core rules, which are outlined in our terms and conditions (who reads those? Read it).

If you stick to these, there's every chance your story will be accepted:

I agree not to post stories which feature minors (under 16 years old). I also agree not to submit stories which include content pertaining to rape, graphic violence, incest (close blood relatives), totally unwilling participants, drugging, dangerous sexual acts, snuff, or bestiality.

Please use your common sense. If you think your submission may cause gross offence, it's probably not a good fit for this site!

Thank you.

Nicola

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLA!
Posted 14 Jul 2014 23:30

Thank you for all the lovely birthday posts and private messages.

You really are a wonderful bunch of people. 2407_group_hug 3601

Topic Do people really fall in love on lush?
Posted 14 Jul 2014 00:06

Absolutely. After nearly 2 years, we met recently and it was the most amazing two weeks of my life.

I feel very humble right now, and so glad you guys got it together.

I hope it all works out love3

Topic London Grammar - Lana Del Rey fans, a heads up if you've not heard of them
Posted 03 Jul 2014 16:03

//www.youtube.com/embed/v-cmmT3YoF0

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Supernatural / Sci-Fi" Stories Competition
Posted 30 Jun 2014 20:44

This competition really sparked the imagination, and we had some wonderfully creative stories entered.

Without further ado, here are the winners:

Winner ($150): The Curious Tale of Kitty Meowenstein , by Liz
Second place ($100): The Inheritance , by BillyBroadband
Third place: ($50): London's Burning , by Lupus

Honourable mentions go to the following stories, which made up the remainder of the Top 10:

Flat Out Dirty_D
Box Alexandra_A
The Naughty Adventures of Alice Willyc2licu
If We Break Before the Dawn Sprite
Spiritual Equinox Milik_Redman
The Last Human AbigailThornton
Freeing Samir Jayne33

A huge thank you to all those who took part, I really enjoyed reading the entries for this one.

Cheers,

Nicola

Topic Announcing our "Supernatural / Sci-Fi Sex Stories" Competition, $150 First Prize.
Posted 30 Jun 2014 02:38




NOW! NOW! TELL US NOW!

xx Steph

Your entry was good, but it didn't win I'm afraid.

Consolidatory hug Hugs

(stop groping me, it's always the "extras" that ruins the moment with you)

Topic Is something wrong?
Posted 30 Jun 2014 01:33

Locked for now.

I've had 4 complaints about this thread.

I don't usually get involved with the petty bickering, but that many complaints means (*sigh*) I have to.

After I've sorted out the competition results, I'll look at this.

Why I have to be involved in this kind of thing, is both disappointing, and irritating.

Topic Announcing our "Supernatural / Sci-Fi Sex Stories" Competition, $150 First Prize.
Posted 29 Jun 2014 23:12

30th June US time, makes it first thing in the morning, my time. So, another day minus a few hours, from this message, pretty much book

I'm awaiting one more judge's ranking, and we're all good.

Topic Who'd like an OFFICE SEX category?
Posted 27 Jun 2014 15:16

This is now live.

If you have any stories you think that will suit this category better, please switch them over to help populate the new category.

We've gone with "Office Sex" as the category naming, with the blurb explaining it's more workplace related. That's purely for search engine reasons.

Topic Who'd like an OFFICE SEX category?
Posted 25 Jun 2014 21:13

What's up with this idea?

Good question.

Thanks for the reminder Embarassed

It will be added soon.

Topic Our Android APP is now available on Amazon
Posted 22 Jun 2014 02:42

We'll, crap. Those are only for androids.

Does anyone know of one for the Ipad?

Apple doesn't allow any adult apps at all, of any kind.

Topic Pricing for self-pub? (want feedback from erotica readers who purchase ebooks)
Posted 14 Jun 2014 01:36

To put things in perspective, I've bought novels by world renowned authors, for $8. This for example.

Why would I pay even half that, for a book from someone I've never heard of?

That's why it's critical to build up a following and get yourself known. Really known.

Topic Pricing for self-pub? (want feedback from erotica readers who purchase ebooks)
Posted 13 Jun 2014 18:15

I went through a large number of Selena's ebooks, and this was an approx breakdown:

< 10K words = $0.99

10K-15K words = $1.99

16K – 29K words = $2.99

30K - 39K words = $3.99

40K+ words = $4.99

That's from a publishing perspective.

Hopefully you get some good feedback from readers.