June 2014

ZOMG $300 this month to IAVA from “A Little Too Broken”!

June 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

WOW.  I’ve had a great month, thanks mostly to the BookBub at the start of the month for “Given The Circumstances.”  And that rising tide has also lifted the boat for “A Little Too Broken” as well.  That weird bump in ALTB sales the other day?  A glitch in the Matrix.  Or something.  Back to totally normal numbers the next day.  At least I’ve been doing this long enough not to get my hopes up when something like that happens – like Dane in “Apollo’s Curse,” I’m always hoping for the Miracle Day, the day that Anne Rice anoints me Greatest M/M Erotica Writer Ever and makes me rich and famous so that Ellen DeGeneres puts me on her show.  It could happen! I’ll get a final total for the month tomorrow; there may be more sales, who knows?  End of the month there’s usually a tail-off in sales, though.  Unless something goes nuclear in that department today, and it’s more than I can part with now, [MORE]

HOLY CRAP IT WORKED! “A Little Too Broken” selling like hotcakes today!

June 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

I don’t know if it was its selection by the GLBT Romance Buddy Read group on Facebook, or my mass spammin’ of all gayrotic/gayrom groups, but “A Little Too Broken” has had a shitstorm of sales on the ‘zon today!  (OK a shitstorm in Brad Numbers, not exactly E L James numbers, but still!)           This is fantastic! A quick recalc on sales figures mean that as of right now…$225 is going to IAVA for June!  Best numbers since the book came out!  And that brings combined donations to IAVA and Wounded Warrior Project to $750 since the book was published in November.  Here’s the spreadsheet: I switched to WWP entirely for a while because, well, politics are bullshit, and to be honest I didn’t see as much value in IAVA – and the amounts were so small for a while, so I really felt like with WWP, I was performing a direct service for vets. But after the (latest) VA scandal, I’ve seen the light, and I [MORE]

In “Rest Mode” for a Few Days

June 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Because I’m in my ‘transition mode’ to July and F/T writing.  So right now, I’m just gathering my strength and resting up for the Big Push. But, while you wait, here is a relevant pic of a sleeping hottie 🙂  What is he resting up for?  Or from?  Doesn’t he look like a young Michael Biehn from the Terminator/Aliens days?  HAWT! [MORE]

$125 so far this month to IAVA!

June 20, 2014 // 4 Comments

100% of this month’s royalties from “A Little Too Broken” are going to IAVA to help them in their efforts to keep the VA honest (or make it honest, as needs be).  We’re up to $125 so far.  AND, I just submitted ALTB as a BookBub book – which even at .99 will mean I can give a FUCKTON of money to WPP and IAVA for the next couple months…if they take it. YOU CAN HELP by reviewing ALTB on Amazon – one of the parameters for BB acceptance is a lot of good reviews on the ‘zon.  (Though I’m not sure how they filter out the farmed/Fiverr’d bullshit ones…seems to me ten good honest reviews are better than 200 bought and paid for, but what do I know 🙂 [MORE]

Sometimes all you need is a face…

June 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

I don’t have a story for today’s hottie.  I don’t know how tall he is, or what that bod is like under the shirt, or how the equipment measures up.  I just know that sometimes, when you see the look on a guy’s face, you just know, you know?  That he’s been around the block, and memorized the layout.  That he could walk you around that block on a leash on your hands and knees and you’d love it.  That you wouldn’t be disappointed if you said yes to the question in his eyes.  Sometimes that’s all you need to [MORE]

An Ode to the 70s Dude

June 15, 2014 // 3 Comments

I don’t know about you, but for me, when it comes to visual stimulation (e.g., PORN), there’s a big black hole between the 70s and the aughts.  The guys who dominated “the look” in those Falcon Studios days were all, well, so 80s.  I mean, Jeff Stryker?  A sour-pussed little shorty who wore more makeup than my mom?  Really?  Is that all you got? It was the era of the super-inflated, blow dried, big-haired, tattoo-free, shaved-ass mannequin.  B. O. R. I. N. G.  And the sex?  Also, boring.  Brought to us by directors who thought they were auteurs, choreographing an overlit pyramid of multi-fucking sexbots, veal pen residents brought together and stirred to mild consternation. When you look back at the “vintage” porn of the 70s, you don’t see the chiseled bods, the product of steroids and MetRx and speed.  OK, 70s bods were definitely the product of speed.  I know, AIDS as Metaphor and all that as reflected in the porn of the 80s, [MORE]

Not-So-Random Hottie, and a Walk Down Memory Lane…

June 11, 2014 // 7 Comments

This guy popped up as one of the images posted at the G+ M/M Erotica group.  And when I saw him, one word popped into my head: Malone. Have you read it?  If that name alone tells you what book I’m talking about, you get a gold star 🙂  If not, Brad Commands You to go get your copy of Andrew Holleran’s “Dancer From The Dance” *immediately.*  So it has been written!  So let it be done! Back story.  When I was a teenager, my parents used to take me to San Francisco for the weekend.  Now, this was COUGH some time ago COUGH before everyone was terrified of everyone and everything, so they would let me go in the morning to do my thing all day while they did theirs.  Yes, it’s true – a teenage gay boy loose in San Francisco.  They knew I was perfectly safe, and not even because I was a hopelessly chubby nerd 🙂  They knew all the then-current Anita Bryant “recruiting children” shit was beyond bullshit – in fact, we [MORE]

The Hits Keep Comin’! Another great review for “Apollo”!

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

This one from PrismBookAlliance: I loved the concept of a romance writer needing to find romance in his own life. I enjoyed the insight into the mind and processes of being an author. The fact that Dane’s writing journey morphs into a real life journey was artfully developed and creatively executed. Dane’s journey to find his purpose in life takes the reader on a fantastic journey to find the Dane’s mysterious Muse. The suspense grows as Dane’s time runs short. Brad Vance makes writing seem easy (but if you read this, you will see that it is not). Well done Mr. Vance, well done…Overall, Apollo’s Curse by Brad Vance was fantastic. It had humor, emotions, love, and one really blind man who I wanted to smack upside his head and scream “OPEN YOUR EYES!” I loved it. Oh and the chapter titles are great!  It feels goooooood, getting a really good review.  It’s “Writer’s Crack,” basically [MORE]