January 2014

$60 to WWP and IAVA this month!

January 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sales on “A Little Too Broken” are low this month, with royalties at about $105.  I’d feel like a cheap bastard making $52.50 in donations, though, so $60 it is. As I said before, I’d love to keep giving 100% of the royalties to Wounded Warrior Project and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, as I was able to do for a while, but all I can do for the time being is keep my 50% commitment: For The Tax Man Cometh, and I Doth Not Haveth [MORE]

A Longish Post on my New “Strategery”

January 30, 2014 // 4 Comments

Well, I’ve had a serious Great Awakening lately!  “The Worst Best Luck” is out, and it’s doing okay.  “Given the Circumstances,” however, is still outselling it 2:1, and that one feels like a perennial that will keep on sellin’ for a long time.  It’s had a slow burn picking up, mostly because I have been so busy with writing and dayjobbin’ that I never flogged it as unmercifully as I should have, marketing-wise.  Also, to be honest, I find it pretty exhausting, begging people to notice me and love me, and I know my “rejection issues” are in play there as well – I know, in the modern selfpubbing marketplace, that means I’m so fucked! 🙂 What I’ve noticed, to be honest, is that GTC is still getting really good reviews, and I think it’s getting good word of mouth.  So at this point in time, when its sales should be sputtering out, it’s still holding up pretty well.  And I know damn [MORE]

It’s LIVE! “Phoenix Caged” now available everywhere! REVIEW LOVE NEEDED!

January 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Second of the Chronicles of Rob the Daemon is UP LIVE!  I’ve trimmed a number of loose ends that were left hanging as I serialized the story, and made a few mods to set up #3.  Still “in processing” at BN.com, but you can get it now here at Amazon, as well as at: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-phoenixcaged-1405475-351.html https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401955 Submitted to Apple and Kobo but that could take forever 🙂 I’ve been taking some time to go back and revisit a lot of my old content, pretty up the front matter, do some copy edits, etc.  (Damn all if I didn’t get the # of monks who died at Iona wrong in “Colum’s Viking Captivity”!  All that research and I screwed up a critical fact in my mad-dashin’ to publication.)  Maybe this wasn’t the greatest idea in “Colum’s” case, since Colum 1 has been stuck in processing for 48 hours at Amazon – guess I should have deleted [MORE]

Episode 9 – THE CONCLUSION! The final battle concludes, and Hot Daemon Sexin!

January 22, 2014 // 4 Comments

IT’S DONE!  Wow, that didn’t take long!  This puppy will GO TO PRINT this weekend.  WHOOO!   They came for us at 1 a.m.  Jeff started to wave his hands and mutter something over Celia.  “Cover your ears,” Phoenix said. I knew it was the Speech of Sodom, and the less I heard of that the better.  I got my bound hands up under my chin to where I could manage my fingertips into my ears.  After Jeff finished raising Celia from her magically-induced coma, I watched her eyes fly open as she looked around, stunned and disoriented. “Where…” “Hello, my queen,” Phil grinned at her.  “Time for you to die.” Even doped on magic, Celia wasn’t dumb.  She saw me and Phoenix, chained, looked at her own bindings, and realized that Phil had betrayed her. “You fucker,” she hissed. He laughed.  “Hell hath no fury, eh?” She lunged at him, but he was too smart for that – he’d stayed just past the end of her chain. “Get up,” Jeff said.  Then our [MORE]

Episode 8 – The Final Battle Begins…

January 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

Still on track to finish this week!  On publication of this one, I’ll be dropping the price of Rob #1 to .99 in the hope of stimulating some sales.  Amazingly enough, I’m just plain ENJOYING writing this one, even though it may not sell any more copies than Rob #1 did this month (Which was, um, five so far!).  Well, if I was writing to please the market, I’d be doing shifters instead of daemons.  You gotta follow your muse, I say.  Who knows, maybe I’ll make daemons the next big thing and then I won’t be sorry I didn’t follow the trends :0   I went through my books to see what I could find to get some traction over Ga’ap aka Phil.  When I read his entry in the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, my heart sank.  As I already knew, “ ‘He appears in the form of a doctor when he takes on a human form. He is the most excellent doctor of women, and he makes them burn with love for men.’ ” “Oh brother,” Gary said, looking up at my screen. [MORE]

Episode 7 – Jeff the Sorcerer’s Daemonic Ally is Revealed

January 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

And the hits keep on comin’!  This puppy will be DONE by next weekend, barring any major disasters!   Lawrence shook his head.  “Again?  I don’t know, man.  I’m just looking out for your best interests here, you know?  I mean, I know you’re up to some weird shit, and I know that you’re not taking this and going to a rave to dance your ass off, or locking yourself in your room and tripping on some Magic Eye book or something.  But, you gotta respect psilocybin, man.  Take enough of it and it can alter you.  Take you to strange places and leave you there.” Don’t I know it, I thought.  “Thanks, I know you’re looking out for me.”  We’d come to the point where my lying or dissembling to Lawrence didn’t serve any purpose, and to be honest, it was a relief.  I’d never been in the closet, had always been gay and never hid it.  But lately, it was as if I’d had a taste of what that was like – to have a secret, to live a double life, to make [MORE]

Episode 6 – Sol and Lucy do Battle with Jeff the Sorcerer

January 15, 2014 // 2 Comments

It was Labor Day Weekend in the Hamptons, and cars clogged the roads, full of people getting in their one last summer weekend, but that was no problem for me since I was flying over the… “Oh shit!  I’m flying!” “So to speak,” Lucy said.  She was perched on my back, her perfect kitty balance keeping her from falling off as I veered wildly.  “Calm down.” “Am I a bird again?” She sighed heavily.  “Would a bird have a cat on its back?” “If the cat was eating it, yeah.” She snorted.  “Touché.  No, you’re not a bird.  You’re just suddenly much better at astral projection.  Either that, or you got a much better mushroom this time.” We sailed over estate after estate, their mansions bigger than most hotels, acres of green grass separating each from the next.  Then we zoomed in on one in particular, and for a moment I thought I was dreaming, because I must be in France, right?  Because this was the Palace of Versailles beneath me, only it was on [MORE]

Episode 5 – Celia Signs Something, and Sol, Uh, Takes Something…

January 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here’s today’s sorcerous offering!  Enjoy!   INTERLUDE – IN WHICH CELIA, WHO, BEING AN ATTORNEY, SHOULD KNOW BETTER, SIGNS A PIECE OF PAPER   Celia gasped.  Phil’s mouth was…everywhere at once, it felt like.  She was having yet another full body orgasm, her toes curling up so far under her feet, they may as well have been bound like an old-time Chinese girl’s.  Sex with Phil was an electrical storm that caused every hair on her body to rise to meet the lightning. Phil was so deep inside her, so impossibly huge and filling.  And when she stared into the deep wells of his cool blue eyes, it was as if she was seeing all the way down, through his body, and out the head of his shaft and into herself, as if together they were that proverbial snake who swallowed his own tail. She was neglecting her work.  Neglecting her friendship with Sol.  A twinge there, of guilt, at how she’d snapped at him.  Why hadn’t she wanted to tell him all about Phil!  [MORE]

Episode 4 – In Which Hot Daemon Sexin’ is Recalled by Rob with the Help of Lucy the Cat…

January 12, 2014 // 2 Comments

My my, I’m having fun with this.  I do hope these take off sales-wise, because I could definitely write a lot more of ’em…   CHAPTER THREE – IN WHICH SOL’S OWN DROUGHT BRINGS OUT THE WORST IN HIM, A PLEASANT MEMORY IS RELIVED, AND THE DIAMOND MINE IS OPENED   It was early June now, and visiting Rob was getting easier even as it got harder, if you know what I mean.  No?  That’s because I’m not thinking clearly because I haven’t been laid in so long.  What I mean is, it was easier to get up the trail to Rob’s, um, resting place; the snow was melted off and the days were warming up nicely.  Even in the shaded parts of the path, I could wear a thin jacket over my t-shirt and not feel the cold. But it was getting harder to go without his touch, to feel, to know, that he was right there, a few feet away, when I sat on the boulder for our visits.  Gary discreetly wandered off to do various dog stuff in the woods while I had my special time with [MORE]

Superblocking the rest of Phoenix this a.m…and a new direction for “Angelina”

January 11, 2014 // 3 Comments

WOW so I have all the rest of “Phoenix Caged” fully outlined now, so this should be a breeze to finish BEFORE the end of the month. And, I had a brainstorm the other day – as some of you know, my “sister” Angelina was going to write a heteromcom…well, that got off to a promising start but puttered out after 20k words when I realized, hell, I’m not doing half of what I’m supposed to be doing for “Brad” in terms of promotion, marketing, etc…and to start all over and do all of that for “Angelina”?  Well, fuck me, that wasn’t gonna happen. So…I’m please to report that, in a major Fringe Event, Brad and Angelina have gone into the Iso Tank together and emerged…Brangelina!  We Are One!  So yeah, that means “Curse of the Tenth Muse” will happen, only with the gayness now 🙂 In fact…I’ve even got a cover to show you!  And since this one is so far underway [MORE]