A couple days ago, I got an email offering me an Amazon story entitled “Daddy’s Baby (Pregnant by Daddy Taboo Book 1)”. Intrigued, I got more information on this story about a daughter being breed by Daddy.
What really pissed me off was that this story, on the market for over 6-months is rated Safe and not Adult?
Unlike my Cheating Glory Hole Wives, which carefully follows Amazon’s rules yet is ranked as Adult.
I write erotica and fight with Amazon on a regular basis when one of my stories is ranked as Adult. When a story is ranked Adult, it means that the story is basically invisible to buyers. For authors, when your story is ranked as Adult, you might as well kiss your sales goodbye. When no one can find your story except if they know the exact title, you can imagine that you can’t sell anything if no one can find it.
One of my latest stories, Cheating Glory Hole Wives, is ranked as Adult and I can find no reason for it. There are over 500 stories at Amazon entitled as Glory Hole. My characters are all adult and the story is HEA yet Amazon thinks it’s Adult.
Keep in mind that erotica is normally marked as Safe as long as it doesn’t include incest, underage, and other more extreme topics. Certainly, Daddy knocking up their daughter is one that’s a no-no.
Now personally I’m not saying that I’m against a daddy-daughter story but that’s not the point when a behemoth like Amazon draws a line in the sand, it should be evenly enforced.
A couple of years ago, Amazon was pushing a story called Tampa, which was about a teacher who seduced her 14-year old student. Not only was this story Safe but Amazon themselves was sending me ads for the story.
I read and liked the story but the bottom line is that it was an erotic story about an underage student being pursued by an adult. WTF?
I wrote Amazon about the daddy knocking up his daughter and got a thank you very much for bringing this to their attention but did they do something, no.