Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blocked, Bothered and Bewildered

I've been watching too much television (The Dollhouse, Frasier, and even, at the moment, The Nanny), facebooking, checking and rechecking my emails, reading (Warren Ellis, Clare London, Michael Korda, and John Birmingham). Anything to make myself seem too busy to write. I'm spending my writing time avoiding the computer and sulking about a couple of works in progress that have progressed to a halt.

I plan to blame my friend Kim who facebooked about Writers' Block earlier in the week. Her posts and emails were like a stun gun, sucking the words right out of my head. (Or maybe they were an excuse to quit writing for a few days.)

The most recent episodes of The Dollhouse gave me the germ of an idea. Something is turning over in the back of my brain. Maybe The White Python (the novella I've been working on most recently) will be dislodged by Topher Brink (above) and Adele. Topher's Quote of the week: "The human mind is like Van Halen. If you just pull out one piece and keep replacing it, it just degenerates."

I've also been online fighting pirates, which is more exhausting and less exciting than one might think. So if you're reading this, please consider buying your favorite authors' ebooks instead of downloading them for free. (You have to admit, ebooks are pretty inexpensive considering all the great moments they bring us.)

But enough of that. I'm done here.

And next week I'm all over the white python. So to speak . . .

"The Marriage of True Minds" is available in Kindle format.

Just a quick note to the Kindle owners out there that my new novella is available for download in Kindle format from Buy the Kindle Version

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Love in an Elevator - The sexual adventures of a man and his elevator repairman.

In 2011 in the Christian States of America, under the Executive Orders known as the Levitican Code, fucking this man is a capital crime. DAF officers routinely entrap gay men, issue spot extermination orders, and watch as members of the Christian Brotherhood carry out God's Will. Just finished the third in my series of future American Civil War stories. Check out the first two in Special Forces (Cleis Press) and College Boys (coming soon from Cleis Press). Hopefully this one, entitled "The Wages of Sin" will be finding its way to an erotic anthology near you soon . . .

Monday, October 19, 2009

Auntie Jason Steals the Show

Acceptance, my Charity Sip story currently available from Torquere Press, got a positive mention by Lee Benoit on the Torquere Live Journal blog:

Lee says: "I'm struggling through a tougher than average Fall semester, so my pleasure reading time is woefully constrained. Thank all the little gods for this years Charity Sip Blitz -- 21 stories on the theme of Changing Lives, all proceeds benefiting the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and each one a fresh take on life-altering events. I haven't read them all yet, but so far my faves are:"

Then he mentions Acceptance: "Scion of a political family, Max tells the story of ten years of his life bracketed by two life changing accceptances. Auntie Jason all but steals the show in this warm and heartfelt tale."

Way to go Auntie Jason. (My own Aunt John would have been proud.)

Friday, October 9, 2009

"The White Stag" is available from Dreamspinner Press. Happy Solstice and a Merry Christmas.

My Holiday story "The White Stag" is available from Dreampsinner Press. It's $1.29 by itself (starting in December) or can be purchased as part of the Advent Calendar anthology (buy now and save). Happy Holidays!
Synopsis: In the aftermath of September 11, a grief-stricken Joshua finds comfort and solace in the arms of a mysterious man who also lost someone that fateful day. Jude Balder, the son of a U.S. Senator (this time a Democrat! -JF) and a well-known artist in his own right, is everything Joshua has ever wanted, except for the whole"religion thing." Joshua is a Christian, and Jude ... well, Jude is something else entirely, something abstract and scary and indefinable, something that is definitely not Christian. When Joshua receives an invitation to a Solstice/Christmas party thrown by Jude and his Senator mother a couple of years later, he's faced with a quandry: Should he worry about the dangerous allure of the unknown, or will he dare take the chance to bask in Jude's undeinable perfection?
Purchase a copy here: Dreamspinner Press

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Novella - available in e-format from Dreamspinner Press on October 14, 2009.

My novella "The Marriage of True Minds: A Ghost Story" will be available in e-format on October 14. Hopefully it will be well received. It's my first real foray into romance. Fingers crossed. Get a preview of the book (and add it to your wish list) here: Dreamspinner Press