Sunday, September 30, 2012

Coming October 2nd: Drain Me Dry

This is an exciting story, and I'll tell you why.  Back in 2005 I began writing a YA serial novel online, Dead End Streets.   It was a long, rambling piece about 6 teenagers--two humans, two werewolves, a vampire and a succubus.  It ran for over a year and I got to tell a great story.  Since then I've made several attempts to turn it into a proper novel, but it was written in more of a TV show format and it's been a difficult project.  I have a 4th draft 1/2 edited that's been sitting untouched for the last year.

The thing about this story that is so great is the universe.  In 1960, at the beginning of the civil rights movement, one werewolf began picketing the whitehouse for werewolf rights, looking for a cure.  A succubus read about him and decided she was tired of being labeled a slut.  The werewolves and the demons and the vampires all come out of the closet and chaos ensues.  History is dramatically altered.  The demons are rounded up and put in internment camps for much of the 60's.  Dark Shadows never goes off the air.  Grocery stores begin selling animal blood in the cooler cases.  Joss Whedon never writes Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  (He pens an equally successful show called I Was a Teenage Vampire.)  I had not read the Sookie Stackhouse books, but I have since.  It's a pretty different universe even tho the concept is the same.  

"Drain Me Dry" is the first story I've written in that universe since I stopped updating Dead End Streets.  It is about how two of the minor characters in the story, a respected vampire businessman and his obsessed barely-legal gay lover, meet.  Jamie-boy is a depressed 19 year old with thoughts of suicide.  Because he is not brave enough to slit his own wrists he decides to find a vampire to finish him off instead.  Damian sees Jamie-boy and falls into instant lust.  He's not going to kill the teen, and he'll try really hard not to fall in love with him.

"Drain Me Dry" is a m/m BDSM short story.  It does have some elements of abuse, but not too heavy.  It will be released either the 2nd or the 3rd.  It will be free for 24 hours on smashwords and then will sell for the usual $0.99.  It's a longer piece than others I've posted.  Around 7,500 words.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Erotica, Romance, and Fantasy (ramblings)

Sometimes I wonder about the genre I write in.  I love writing about sex, but oftentimes it is just a small part of a bigger story, not the focus of it.  My favorite part of writing is creating characters and watching them react to the situation I put them in.  "Brian is Gay (and so am I)" is not really erotica.  Yes, there is a sex scene in it, but the story is simply about a man fighting with accepting his own sexuality.  I feel like I'm lying a little bit to even label it as erotica, but it does feature graphic sex, and it is kinda hot.  "Cherry Bomb" is clearly romance with graphic sex.  Over all it is very basic, Harlequin-esque.  "Shoes" is straight up erotica, and so is "In the Dark" and "When Life is Interesting." They are very short stories.  The main focus is on the sex and they are framed by enough plot to make you interested in the characters, but it doesn't tell a full story and the entire point is for the characters to have sex.

I don't actually write a lot of stories that are just about the sex.  I always want more.  Yet I hate to label myself as a romance writer.  I understand that it is an unfair stigma, but the truth of the matter is that there are very few authors who write romance that I actually like.  I find romances formulaic, dorky, and many are badly written (to be fair, I have a very low tolerance for bad writing).  At the same time when reading other genres I crave romance.  (In real-life I am very practical and not at all romantic.)  I also crave sex, and if I'm lucky enough to get one, I rarely get both.  I probably read more fanfic than anything else because it gives me the romance and sex within the excellent stories that I love.  Also everything is at least 20% gayer, which is also fun.

I love fantasy and science fiction and mysteries, but they all need more sex and more romance.  So I write fairy tales with sex in them (you can expect some of those in November) and lots of paranormal romance.  I don't write a lot of high fantasy, but I am working on a few steam-punk projects with sex and romance and gay characters.  Mysteries are a big challenge for me.  I'm not very good at them.  But maybe one day.

What's your favorite genre?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Upcoming Stories

Next month will be an exciting time.

I plan to release a BDSM novella, Freedom in Chains, sometime mid-month.  It will be around 30,000 words and feature sex in almost every chapter.  The story revolves around a television actress, Miranda Noble, whose career is on the line after some nude (and kinky) pictures are leaked onto the internet.  Her body guard and friend Connor sees the pictures and discovers that she's just like him.  He stages a fake kidnapping to pull her out of her unhappy situation to offer her a life of pleasure and pain.  Miranda is a safe-word away from going back to Hollywood and her career, but does she want to?

Also, just in time for Halloween, I'm planning on a short story called Drain Me Dry, about a young gay man's attempt at suicide by vampire, which fails horribly when he falls for his would-be murderer instead.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I think there is a chance that someone might actually read a post on here for once, which is awesome.  The sales have been trickling in, not as fast as I'd like, but they are happening.  Lots of lurv to the people who have reviewed In the Dark on Smashwords.  Biggest complaint--not long enough.  Hell, I'll take it.

I am working on a longer piece.  It's going to be in the 35,000 word range and it is pure erotic BDSM content through and through.  It has so many sex scenes I've not only lost count, but I'm getting exhausted with writing them.  Like my other stories, there is a plot, and there are interesting, likable characters and plenty of romance.  It is definitely not vanilla, and can't be mistaken for any genre other than what it is--porn.

I think you'll like it.  I'm hoping for a beginning of October release date.  It's actually only about 2 chapters away from being done, but then my copy editor needs to be coaxed into editing with blow jobs.

Anyway, those who are reading this, feel free to drop me a line, leave a message, re-post and re-tweet and all that jazz.  Hearing from the readers is what makes this job awesome.

Monday, September 10, 2012

New: Brian is Gay (and so am I)

Part of the Great Hard-drive Dump of 2012. (All of the stories released independently in the last few weeks are things that having been sitting on my hard-drive, probably because I missed the submission deadline for whatever anthology I was trying for.)

I really like this story. It's not so much porn, though there is sex in it, as it is a story about a middle-aged man finally coming to terms with his sexuality when his son brings his very gay college roommate home for Thanksgiving. His proclivity for young hot men kicks in, and while Brian is up for it, he has a few choice words to say to him afterwards.

I'm offering this story for free for one week on Smashwords. Unfortunately Amazon won't let me offer it free without committing to a 90-days-only contract with them, so if you go there you will have to pay a buck.

Once I have a decent collection of stories I'm going to bundle them up into one work and sell it for 3 bucks, which will be massively cheaper for the reader, but the problem is I write all over the board. One minute its gay, the next straight. From fetish to vanilla and back again.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012