Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Taking a break

Just a short one for the Easter weekend - the next story update will probably be Friday next week. I just wanted to let you know in advance.

For Easter, I don't have a specific new tale this year, but I will send you to a past one called Bunnies In Blankets.

I also have the flip side of Year of The Tiger for you, in a tale called Protect and Survive.

Finally, two contributions. From Jim from Michigan, another tale of a Navy Wife called Teacher, Teacher! From the pen of Mordaca, we have the story of Just Another Day...

Enjoy the holiday weekend, and I'll see you all next week.


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Sitting and Thinking

Dottie, aka LeggyGranny and the subject of Desert Dream and Dottie's Dilemma, asked if I woudl write another storey for her. I'm always happy to oblige when asked nicely, so here is the tale of The Collector, with links to some photos she sent along.

Meanwhile, I have a short reflection for you on the subject of Ripping Yarns.

Finally, from Mordaca comes the tale of The Kidnappers That Weren't.

More next week.


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day!!

By way of celebration, let me point your way to a story I wrote last year for the occasion - The Green Team.

You will also see a new section under the Other Writers heading for The New Stories of La Cioccolata. As new stories by myself and/or Doctor George are added to the site, they will go both in the appropriate section and linked in here, to make sure they are available to all who wish to follow Coco's stories.

Now, I have another tale of holiday peril for you, this time set around Chinese New Year, which I call The Year of The Tiger. When you read it, I guarantee you will wonder about certain things - answers will come in the next week or two.

Also, following on from recent tales Office Politics and Replaced, we have the final part of the story as Madame X gives her top enforcer, Dominique, a Mission Possible.

Finally, Mordaca has a tale of regrets in the past in The Confession of The Priest.

More next week.


Monday, 15 March 2010

Couple of quick things

I'm going to be doing a little maintenance on the site - nothing major, just setting up things for one or two upcoming events. If you can't access something, let me know.

It's also coming up to time to foot the bill for the website for the year. I'm not asking for anything - this is a free-to-web site on principle - but I want to assure you we will be around for another year at least, all other things being equal.

Also, I'm delaying the end of George's Journey until April - only because I think a story like that can only end with a chapter called "St George's Day".

Finally, do vote in the poll no the right - it helps me know how things are going.

See you Wednesday,


Thursday, 11 March 2010

Settle down now

and we'll discuss inspiration for today's tales.

For example, many of you know I'm a huge fan of Dark Hiro, the Japanese artist. Take, for instance, this picture.

A dramatic picture, I'm sure you'll agree - and the inspiration behind the latest tale of The Family of Crime, called Hardball.
Then there are suggestions from other people. Last week, tuxedojarod asked on the discussion board if I had ever considered a story around super heroines. Not as such, was my answer, but even then I was working on a story with others dressed as comic book ladies - I call it A League of Their Own.
Finally, there are the contributing authors, such as Mordaca. I've no idea if he was watching LA Confidential recently, for example, or some old Robert Mitchum films, but that's the sort of thing reflected in Intrigue at The Lieutenant's Office.
Next update on Wednesday next week, folks.

Monday, 8 March 2010

And now, the boring bit...

So, how did we do in February on KP Presents? Not bad for a small site in my view, so let's look at the results.

We had 1,585 visits wit 7,751 separate page views by 709 visitors from 36 countries. My thanks to all of you, and especially those who dropped in from Iran, Lebanon, Qatar and Israel. Strange bedfellows...

As always, some very – unusual search terms threw up links to the site. A sample follows...

lilac carers dress handcuffs gag – Avon Calling
"school uniform" tied "behind her back" bag – Occupational Hazards, a Tale of Grace
did melinda hart appear in dinner ladies – Award Night, and no she didn’t
my aunt was now tied tightly and gagged with her knickers – Family Legends

Most popular stories were...

Occupational Hazards by Gillian B
And So To Bed
Triple Assault at the Blackmailer’s Party by Mordaca
Office Politics
The Wrong Girl by Mordaca
The Babysitter Bandit (an oldie but goodie apparently)
Debbie’s Narrow Squeak
Avon Calling
Mirror of The Soul
Reflected in A Cat’s Eye
Family Legends

This does not mean other sections were not visited - just these were the most viewed. Taken as sections, the complete set of La Cioccolata stories were the most viewed in total, for example. Early indications are the Flora MacKenzie stories are just as popular.

So what's coming this month? As far as I can see, more from The Salesman; that very special WABAC machine tale from the 18th Century; What happens when the Gentlemen Robbers knock on the wrong door; and, possibly, the conclusion of George's Journey.

More stories later this week - stay tuned.


Friday, 5 March 2010

Only two stories?

Yup, only two - but I hope you find them worth it.

Firstly, I offer the tale of Replaced - with accompanying pictures, featuring a number of my "Big Bosses" and leading into a very special tale I'm starting work on.

Secondly, for fans of Mordaca I offer possibly his finest work - Target: Helen. It's a big story, and a long one, so savour and enjoy.

See you next week.


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

So, there I was

conversing with the family of Gillian B about the tale I published last week written by myself and Doctor George, when I was asked "Would you like to publish some more Gillian B stories?"

Well, how could I refuse such a generous offer? Folks, joining the complete tales of LA Cioccolata from today you can now read, for the first time since the sad demise of Restrained Tastes, the complete stories of Flora MacKenzie and her associates. The WABAC machine worked full time on this one, so you have them just as they appeared on that site. As always, I thank the family of Gillian B for their kind permission in allowing this to take place.

Please let me know what you think, and join me later this week for more tales.