Monday, June 30, 2008

A great review for Apocalypse Woman from Dark Diva Reviews!

My first review of the new release cycle is in and they really like it!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Apocalypse Woman available again!

The last time I posted in this blog was six months ago. Ay yai yai! A lot has happened since then. My former publisher, Aphrodite's Apples, closed and my debut novel Apocalypse Woman was left without a home. With no product to sell and no means of selling it, I kept a low profile. And by low I mean non-existant.

But I am pleased to announce that a new publisher, Dark Roast Press, has picked up my novel and it is available for download again. Just follow the link below and you'll be on your way to reading what I believe is the best piece of dark fantasy erotica you'll ever see. Then again, I might be biased.

Thursday, January 31, 2008


I was tagged by Kayleigh Jamison to list sixteen random facts about me. As Kayleigh is the goddess who selected Apocalypse Woman for publication, the least I can do is comply. Then I must tag ten other people, but since she only tagged five herself, I think I can get away with a similar number.

16) The first novel I ever wrote was inspired not by any novel or film, but by two rock operas: Pink Floyd's The Wall and Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime. I am still trying to get that manuscript published.

15) I am a guitarist and collect B.C. Rich warlock model guitars. My collection currently stands at one neon-green six string, one blue-stained finish six string, and one black five-string bass.

14) For several years as a child while walking around the house I would turn right in a two-hundred seventy degree arc in order to turn left rather than just turning left.

13) I enjoy alcohol, but as of this writing I have never been completely drunk.

12) As a child I had a severe phobia of loud noises, stemming from a jet fly-over at a parade about which no one warned me. Now the louder stuff is the better I like it.

11) I am obsessed with Carnivale-style masks and have a few decorating my walls.

10) I used to be an avid miniatures wargamer, but gave it up because it was too expensive and the painting too time-consuming.

9) I am the only person I have ever heard of who hated Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

8) I used to work in a haunted building and had several encounters with the ghost.

7) I completely missed the point of Legos as a kid. I would build things and then refuse to take them apart, fearing I would never figure out how to rebuild them.

6) I find most philosophers to be bloviated and pedantic, but have a soft spot for the works of Kierkegaard and Nietzche.

5) I have a bachelor's degree in theatre. No one I went to high school with was surprised.

4) I am a history buff. I get it from my dad.

3) I am an avid gamer and for the first half of my internet life, my online handle was that of the bard I had played in Dungeons & Dragons for years and years. If you do not want to have sex with me, I understand.

2) I am a religious syncretist and a henotheist.

1) I used to be afraid of horror movies, heavy metal music, and sexuallity. What the hell happened?

I have no one on blogspot to tag. If you see this, take it and do it yourself!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Year's Resolution: 24 novels in one year: book 4

I'm one sixth of the way there, and I got there on a bicycle. Unfortunately some of my molecules permanently merged with the bicycle's and vice versa.

This and other dilemmas are topics of The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien.

I hate to be a lemming or a sheeple or whatever, but like many readers of this book I read it because the producers of the TV series Lost told me to. And boy am I glad they did.

A nameless narrator who has devoted his life to the study of an eccentric philosopher named de Selby dreams of one day publishing the definitive guide to the master's works. To raise money for this grand publication, he allows his roommate to talk him into murdering the local miser. But when our protagonist goes to retrieve the rich man's loot his reality suddenly shifts into a jolly nightmare world populated by nightmarishly jolly policemen who care only for bicycles.

The Third Policeman is an amazing novel which, like its time and space defying setting, manages to be multiple things at once: it is absurdist while being brutally realistic, surreal while being plain and coherent, ridiculously funny while being scary. O'Brien himself emerges as a gestalt of Irish authors from Swift, to Joyce, to Beckett while being nothing like any of them.

The Third Policeman has been quietly leaving the mark on the literary landscape for fifty years. I'm glad to see it finally getting the recognition it deserves. Sadly, it wasn't published in O'Brien's lifetime. After being rejected by publishers both in Ireland and America he pretended the manuscript had been lost, confiding in only one friend that he couldn't stand to tell people he had been rejected by publishers on two continents. Now that it's making its mark, I'd say it has a broad appeal. If you enjoy mindfucks like Lost and Mark Danieliewski's House of Leaves that openly draw inspiration from it, you'll enjoy The Third Policeman. If you enjoy Monty Python and Terry Gilliam, you'll enjoy The Third Policeman. So get out there and start enjoying already!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Quote I had to share.

This was the quote on my desktop calendar today:

"I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning."

-Peter De Vries (1910-93)

Peter De Vries was an American novelist, not the Mentat of House Harkonnen.

Friday, January 25, 2008


I think I am finally getting into the hang of writing every single day. I'm very fortunate to have a job that lets me get writing done during the day. After a year of working a ten hour a day job where writing was impossible I am very, very appreciative.

AW-to-AI-gap-bridging-short story is growing by leaps and bounds. I vowed to keep it a short story, but if it winds up a novella I really don't care. I'm having too much fun with it. I am still sticking to a greater economy of language then I've used in the past so the result is a lot more fast-paced and easy to read, I think. Unfortunately, for the life of me I can't think of a title. So it's still Rose's Thorn even though that title doesn't have anything much to do with the story at this point.

Thanks to a twelve hour day in the middle of the week and the boss being out of the office all week I've been able to get a lot of writing on it done. Also, Aphrodite's Apples has announced the next installment of their fantasy GLBT anthology series and I'm going to try and get a piece done for that. I have a short F/F piece I wrote about a year ago and never did anything with that I'm thinking about dusting off.

Now that this update has thoroughly thrilled you all, back to writing.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Fishing for reviews!

Aphrodite's Apples now has a feature where you can write reviews for their titles. If you've read Apocalypse Woman and would like to recommend it to others, or just have thoughts on it in general then I encourage you to take advantage of this feature.

You'll find a link for creating a review on the righthand side of the page. To any who participate, thanks in advance!