About a month ago, my writer friends and I were having one of our epic Twitter DM discussions and the words “Radish App” came up.
“Radish? What’s Radish?” I asked.
“It’s a new app for writers and readers,” Mischa Eliot said.
“I just sent in my application, you should, too, O,” Dr. J. added.
I’m usually dubious about such things, but when Mischa Eliot and Dr. J. are excited about something, I pay attention because those gals would never steer me wrong.
So, what is this Radish thing?
Essentially, it’s an app, and it’s free for either Android or IOS. Search your app store for Radish Fiction, install, and start reading – it’s that simple.
What you’ll find when you open the app is a treasure trove of serialized fiction. Easily searchable by genre, author, tag, or title, you’re sure to find something that will make your eyeballs happy.
No matter what type of story you pick, the first three chapters are always free, even if it’s a premium title. Consider it a test drive, or a taste test, if you will. Like what you’ve read? You can purchase coins to unlock the rest. Coin prices vary according to how many you purchase, but they run around 12 cents each. A bargain if you ask me!
Dr. J: “Everyone likes to be on the cutting edge of something. Today, for me that something is Radish Fiction. I am excited to be included as a Radish writer. Because cell phone and tablet app use are so prevalent, it makes perfect sense to steer reading to there. I believe, for writers, the Radish App opens us up to an entirely new audience of readers. Plus, it allows us to introduce our current fans to a ‘new’ reading modality.
As the Radish concept is serialized reading, sometimes I feel like I’m the director of my weekly TV show. I ask myself, how I can get my characters into sexual predicaments that the readers will enjoy? HMMMM. If you stay tuned weekly, then you can see what happens.”
(You can find Dr. J. on Radish here.)
Mischa Eliot: “Three things I love about Radish:
- I enjoy the way things are sorted on the search page. I can search by author name, tag, or a title. It’s a great way to find new stories to read and new authors to fall in love with. I enjoy being able to list titles by alphabetical order, by their popularity, or the latest updates.
- Radish has a habit of featuring different authors, different titles, and rotating them often. So, at any point of the day I can peek in to see if something has changed. It gives me even more of a chance to find something new and exciting.
- As an author utilizing the Radish platform, it’s fun getting emails about features they’re looking for. Being able to ask them to include something I’ve written into one of these featured sections gives me the chance to find more readers.”
(You can find Mischa Eliot on Radish here.)
Some authors are choosing to put entire novels on Radish, while others post shorter works. Here’s what I have to offer, in case you’re interested:
Horatio Slice: Confessions of a Space Pirate – no, this is not my book Horatio Slice: Guitar Slayer of the Universe. These stories fill in the missing pieces of Horatio’s story, namely, what was he doing for the two years after he disappeared? (Hint: sexy, piratey type stuff.)
Quickies: Bite Sized Smut – if you’ve been following my blog, you may recognize some of these titles, like “Ladies Who Lunch”, for example. I promise I’ll be posting new shorts here, as well, so stay tuned.
The Men’s Room – same as Quickies, only these stories are all about the dudes. Looking for “Backyard Glory”? It’s here.
Trick or Treat – probably obvious, but these are Halloween themed stories. “Shift” is here, as well as “Taking Chance”.
What are you waiting for? Get the Radish app now!
Your eyeballs will thank you.