Bailey, the Family Pet free all over the world for a few days


Bailey, the Family Pet, is free tomorrow (Friday, November 27) and for the next few days. This story is my first attempt at erotic fantasy, and I am so pleased with the way it turned out and its initial reception at Amazon.

I hope you like it. If you do, be sure to leave a few words in a review or a rating. The books with reviews tend to do a little better in the market and let’s face it, the market is what it’s all about.

Thank you and happy reading.

The Mentor promotion was a huge success!

The promotion we did for The Mentor was a huge success. It was very satisfying to see those electronic books go flying off the shelves!

We liked it so much, we’re doing it again!

Get ready because Black Friday is going to feature another giveaway weekend at Huck Pilgrim Presents. This time it will be Bailey, the Family Pet to tickle your reader fancy (ahem!) and give you a little enjoyment.

I just added the promotion dates to the Kindle publishing tool. Get ready for black Friday with a good read!

Get The Mentor free at Amazon

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I’m doing a promotion for all you folks like me without an Amazon prime account. The Mentor is going to be FREE, starting this Friday and for a few days after.

So, that’s this Friday, November 20.

The Mentor, by Huck Pilgrim.

It’s free!

I hope you like it. Please consider leaving a review or a rating. Books with reviews do a little better in the market, plus I love to hear what you think.


Bailey, the Family Pet, an erotic fantasy romance is available now


Bailey, the Family Pet is finally ready and I am so happy to present it.

In a world where biotech has given the human race a new hormone that allows people to transitions to pets, a middle aged man walks his young female pet through the park. She is eighteen, lean and nude. She walks at the end of a short leash. She can no longer speak. The hormones have taken that power from her. Her libido is raging on high. She eats kibble from a bowl in the garage. Human pets are the new Viagra. Bailey is one such pet. She is young and beautiful and her many friends from the Brynmoore swim club adore her. Why did she do it? Bailey has a terrible secret. Becoming a human pet is her last good hope for a satisfying life. Bailey the Family Pet is the tale of one woman’s quest to discover herself in a hostile world that’s new and constantly changing.

This book is a dark and gritty, a realistic erotic fantasy romance. It’s for adult readers only. If you like it, don’t forget to give it a review or leave a comment. Books with reviews do a little better in the market place.

The Mentor, a dark erotic thriller, is available now

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The Mentor is ready and I can’t wait for you to finally read it.

Don Manley knows about self-destructive alcoholic behavior. He’s rugged and sharp, and has spent many years fighting his own demons. When gorgeous Denver walks into the AA meeting with her head hung low, he knows what she’s going through, but complicating her problem is her fear of losing her boyfriend. When she reaches out to Don on her darkest night, he knows he has to do something. He must convince Denver she’s worth more than one night stands with a man who only wants to use her. The clock is ticking. Time is running out. Unless someone finds the courage to act, Denver’s criminal boyfriend will put her on the street. Don knows the only thing that will save Denver is tough love, and he is the only man who can do it. He will have to convince her of her self worth whether she likes it or not.

This book is a dark and gritty, a realistic erotic thriller romance that’s for adult readers only. This time I put it in the Amazon Kindle select store, so if you’ve got a prime account, you can read it for free. Enjoy!

And don’t forget to give it a review or leave a comment. Books with reviews do a little better in the market place. I’ve got another story coming out that’s a little bit different. Keep coming back! I’ll post details soon.

A new poem by Huckie boy is live at LitErotica

My poem Boys, Boys, Boys is live on Literotica.

I am doing this thing where I make stuff up for my stories, but I try to make the poetry from real life experiences. But, of course, it has to be a sexual experience or in the realm of sexual experiences, as this one is. I’d love it if you’d give it a read, a like. Maybe even a comment.

Go on now, give it a like!

Where does Huck get his bad ass covers?

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I know this is the question you may be asking yourself. If you’ve been watching my new books you know that I’ve got some awesome bad ass art these days. Where do I get them? How do I do it? Well, it’s an easy answer and I don’t mind telling you my secret.

I get my covers from James at

When it comes to covers, James is the man. He is fast and bad ass, and he isn’t too expensive. Here is how it works. You pick a pre-made cover from his inventory of . . . A LOT of COVERS. When you find the one you want, you Paypal James his fee and then you send him the title and author name you want on your cover. Soon the full size cover you picked appears in your email, but this time it has your name on it and the title of your book.

Below is one of my future covers for a new title I have coming out for the fall. One day this cover is going to read, “The Mentor” by Huck Pilgrim.


Once your cover art goes out, James takes the cover down from his site, so no one else has the same cover as you do. So for example, pretty soon the cover above is going to disappear from James site. When that happens, no one else will have this combination of art, design and fonts. Just me.

And if you want some little tweak done to the pre-made cover, you can get that done for an extra few dollars ($15 USD, the last time I did it). I did that by asking for a special font for the cover of Ain’t No Shame in Bein’ a Ho. Or if you have something specific in mind, you can get him to work with you on a custom cover. I’ve never done this, but if I were to do it, I would do it with James, because I like his work and he’s fast and smart. But most of all, I would do it because he doesn’t fuck around.

He’s is an animal about getting new covers on his site. If you sign up for his newsletter, he sends you a note each month to say that he’s uploaded a hundred or more new covers. I’ll be honest with you, I sometimes scan the covers just to see what he did that’s new. Also because he has a great sense of humor and the mock titles and author names are often a hoot.

Here are a few of my favorites to show you what I mean:




More numbers that some of you may find interesting

Two years ago I did a post that offered a look at the royalties I earned and the number of units people were downloading. I want to do the same thing again. I intended to do this every year, but I didn’t get around to it for a number of reasons. But now I have all my data in a nice new MySQL server database and it’s looking spiffy. I have always admired writers who are straightforward about the numbers, so that’s why I’m doing this. I always wonder what other writers are making and what sort of numbers they’re realizing and I imagine plenty of others do, too.

Well, this the real data.

Here are my royalties by year, broken out by distributor.

I started at Amazon in July of 2011. I folded in Smashwords soon after. I use Smashwords to distribute to B&N, Apple and a few others. Last year I started distributing with Selena at eXcessica. It’s been a great partnership for me. I started with one book and this year I gave Selena access to my entire backlog. She has her store (eXcessica) and a few others she distributes too. This data set goes to July 2015, but the royalty numbers for 2015 are skewed low, because it takes two full quarters to get all the stores to report.


Here are the same numbers by quarter for 2011 – 2014:


So that was royalties by year.

Now let’s talk units out.

These are all units downloaded, including free sales. The actual numbers are higher because not all bookstores give you numbers for free sales. Amazon does. Apple and Barnes and Noble do. Smashwords does not.

Here are units out by year, by distributor:


Now lets talk titles.

Here are royalty numbers again for the same time period (2011 – 2015), but this time broken out by title:


Now here are the units out numbers by title:


It’s no surprise that the titles that have been around the longest have sold the best. They’ve had longer time on the shelf. It’s also no surprise that I made the most money in the same year that I published the most new titles (2013).

Here is my release chart:

These are the dates these titles made their first sale.


Some titles seem to do good year after year. Here are some of my big sellers by year.

First, American Girl


Here is Dirty Business.

Notice how Dirty Business hasn’t had all that many units out? It’s one of my first titles to sell for 2.99 price point. It’s been at 2.99 almost all the way. Most of the others started at .99 cents. Now most of my books are at 2.99. I could go on and on about prices, but I’ll do that in another post. Erotica is a type of specialty books that can sustain a 2.99 price point, even for a short story. (Edit – Yes, I got this little gem about erotica and specialty books from Selena, lest you think I came up with it on my own. I am not that clever!) I like to have a few different price points, so I keep some titles at 99 cents and others free.


And here is Summer Shorts.


I hope you find this useful. It’s been a lot of fun wearing my publishing hat. As you can see, the numbers are falling off. I attribute this partly to a fall off in sales because of greater competition. Everyone is publishing, but that’s okay, because there’s more than enough room for new writers that want to work hard! It’s also because I haven’t been publishing as much. That’s okay too. I need to find a sustainable pace. I’m going to experiment with higher price points and longer books. I’m also investing more in covers this year. I’m working with a guy who is a real pro. I’ll write more about covers in another post. Meanwhile, if you see anything interesting in these numbers, I’d love it if you’d leave me a note and share your insights.

Have fun writing, have fun publishing! We’re all in this together.

Huck Pilgrim