Saturday, August 28, 2010

Vestal Virgin--will be released on Kindle

DATING MY VIBRATOR (and other true fiction) is doing well on Kindle, and it's great to have people reading the stories. So I've decided to publish a novel Kindle: Vestal Virgin--dark suspense set in ancient Rome.

Elissa Rubria Honoria, priestess of the sacred flame, passionate and obstinate, is pitted against Nero--the Roman Emperor who believes he's a god. Attempting to save her family from Nero's machinations, Elissa discovers her power, the power of love, and her true identity. Dark suspense, romance, sex, insanity, and a lot of history. I spent about two years researching this book and visited Rome twice. Some of the characters are purely fictional, some are based on true people--including the prophet Paul, who was in Rome at that time preaching the teachings of Jesus.

I'm working on a rewrite now.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Five star review--Dating My Vibrator (and other true fiction)

I'm happy to tell you DMV just received another five star review on Amazon:

That naughty girl!, August 18, 2010
Liz (Eugene, Oregon)
That Suzanne Tyrpak sure can tell a good tale. These stories are very, very good, with bittersweet sights every woman can relate to.

And yesterday, the book showed up in a Google Alert for "dating stories." So all my posting must be paying off--that one came from MobileRead Forums. I've also been posting on Kindle Board and anything else that seems related.

How is it affecting sales: bird by bird and word by word, books are selling! Yesterday I moved from somewhere around 40,000 rank on Kindle to 18,000


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dating My Vibrator--Kindle sales BOOM!

Sounds good doesn't it? Actually, I want to thank the Kindle reading guy I met at the airport today, when I was working a flight. (I work for an airline--at the ticket counter.) He missed his flight (didn't even yell!)and had to wait for a few hours to fly standby on the next flight, and he was totally coo, said, "I'm just fine--I have my Kindle." My co-workers told me to run after him and tell him about, Dating My Vibrator (and other true fictionand, being the shy person I am, I did. And he bought it.

Thank you!

So book by book, they're selling. And best of all people are reading my words. Hooray for Kindle.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kindle Boards -- my new obsession

I just started posting on Kindle Boards yesterday, and I've doubled book sales for DATING MY VIBRATOR in about 12 hours. Okay, so now I've sold a dozen downloads--but now I'm actually selling to strangers! And lots of people have been looking at my thread. So can you, just register at Kindle Boards and go here:,32236.0.html

In any case, Kindle is a grand adventure!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dating Stories on Kindle--write a review!

Publishing DATING MY VIBRATOR and other true fiction on Kindle has been a great experience for me. I'm excited about what e-publishing offers writers. Of course, I will always love books, the feel of the paper, turning real pages, but e-publishing offers writers and reader immediate access to each other--and that is quite amazing.

You don't need to own a Kindle to download books. You can go to Amazon and download a Kindle application for free.

My story collection is selling for $2.99--check it out:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I'm happy to announce that DATING MY VIBRATOR (and other true fiction) is now available on Kindle for just $2.99

Dating My Vibrator and other true fiction is a collection of nine true and almost true short stories all based (unfortunately) on my own dating experience. After nineteen years of marriage I was thrust into a brave new world of dating: online, offline, standing in line, listening to lines. And I have survived to tell these tales. CAUTION: if you’re contemplating divorce, these stories may convince you to consider marriage counseling. If you’re out there dating, chances are you will relate. OMG! Here’s a scary thought: maybe you’ve met some of these guys. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Here's a link to buy the collection:

Please buy it and post a (good) review.

Please don't tell my father about this!