Thursday, January 31, 2013

Award winning fiction

Adventuresses won in the SFR Galaxy Awards:

Most Eclectic Collection of Lesbian Speculative Stories – Adventuresses by Angelia Sparrow

Adventuresses offers an eclectic mix of ten stories, all of which were written by the author. Each story features lesbian protagonists—because sometimes you just want sci-fi romance with women headlining the show. The heat level is erotic, but varies in intensity across the stories. Two standouts for me include the steampunk airship pirate in "Adventuress" because she’s just so darn cool, and "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch," a Western steampunk romance with action-adventure, a heartfelt romance, and zombies. (Indie release)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thoughts on Homophobia

There is a certain type of Righteous Man(tm) that seems almost obsessed with homosexuality. They want to keep it out, out OUT of every institution, out of society if possible.

Common wisdom says the average homophobe is hiding his own gayness, trying to make society hold the closet door shut for him.

I have a different notion.

These Righteous Men(tm) know they are sinners. They know they are coveters and adulterers (if not actively then in their hearts or by marrying divorced women), they know they are murderers (if only by virtue of hating).

But they are not gay.

Gays are the one group they can truly feel morally superior to. And like every privileged group, they want to retain what little sense of moral superiority they have.

As the Gay Rights movement gains steam, and society says there is no need to consider the QUILTBAG less moral than others, they will shout all the louder, trying to retain that one area where they feel superior.

Monday, January 28, 2013

First Review

The first review for Spellbound Desire is in. And it's a 4 star. Very pleased.

Coffee Time Romance reviewed it.

"The characters are not young and beautiful, but more compelling than any young and beautiful couple. They are both pretty dysfunctional but strong willed and intelligent. Their explosive chemistry and very different backgrounds and lifestyles make for a fascinating roller coaster ride of a romance."


Friday, January 25, 2013

First Peek!

We have a cover for Barbarossa's Bitch!

I'm terribly excited because all I had was Dylan's bare ass, framed in chaps, with the title carved into the skin.


Coming in February from Storm Moon Press

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Need a little help from my friends

Okay, guys, I try not to do this.

 I'm about to troll for reviews. I have a very nervous co-author who has just sent his firstborn novel into the world...and nobody is saying anything about it. 

So, here's what I'm offering: drop me a message with your e-mail and I'll send you a .pdf of HARD REBOOT for you to read and review. Need you to post your review at Amazon and Goodreads both.
This is heterosexual cyberpunk, with kink. And it's not realistic kink, but fantasy kink. Gor, not Leathermen's Handbook. Let me know, please?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weekly Round Up

40201 on Event Horizons (co-written)
2628 on the synopsis (alone, not counting co-author's writing)
Total for the month/year: 42,829

Editing: none
Flying: none

Reading: Started Dark Faith 2: Invocations. Will follow this with Ender's Game and Belinda McBride's When I fall

Crafting: knitted most of a practice sock. Began crocheting a lacy sock.

Media: The Witches of Oz.

Business: balanced books, got all sales recorded to date for 2012.

Job hunt: Interview tomorrow!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Guest Blogging

I'm guest blogging at Pants Off Reviews.
"A Sit-Down Apocalypse for Seven Billion."

Go comment. You'll be entered to win a free ebook every month all year long.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Next Big Thing

Many thanks to Tammy Jo Ekhart for tapping me to do this.

What is the title of my current work in progress?

Blackhall's Transtemporal Medicine Show

Where did the idea come from for the book?

A friend and I were goofing around, dong some roleplaying and I asked “What would happen if a bunch of my characters ended up on a cooking show judged by your characters?” So, we pulled a bunch of my more popular characters from a variety of books and dumped them into an episode of “Chopped.” We played with the concept and made it something other multi-universe Chopped fanfiction.

What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary fantasy

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

There are a lot, so I'll just hit some high points.

Phineas Featherstone, our medicine show man turned mayoral candidate is Jason Carter, especially after meeting the man at ConTraception.

Kathleen Gallagher, our fire mage, is Allyson Hannigan.

Eliza Masterson, poisoner extraordinaire and mayoral opponent, is Thandie Newton

Donal Gilroy, who was Phineas' boy and is now working for Eliza, is Aaron Stanford

And Mark Strong is Drael, aka Mr. Blackhall, the god of blood, pain and fertility, who has sent this motley crew (and their cohorts, including Tommy Flanagan as a post-apocalyptic Scottish priest and Ron Howard (ca 1972) as his boy) to stop a human supremacist movement.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

Atlantean god assembles cross-time team to fight human supremacists and save the aliens who have lived alongside humans since dawn of time.

Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

Neither. It will be small press published, without an agent. We're submitting it to Storm Moon Press as a serial.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

We've been at it since September and still aren't done. Of course, I took a break in the middle to finish a short story and write a space bounty hunter novel.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is the most common one. There are elements of The Dirty Dozen, and of Robert Lynn Asprin's Myth Conceptions. Except with more Gay Scottish Priest Wing-sex.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Cat Emerson, my co-author.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Gay Scottish Priest Wing-sex wasn't enough?

We have a dozen people with deeply different life experiences and conflicting goals stuck together for several years to take on one of the biggest, most brutal organizations on the planet. A teacher, a terrorist, a flim-flam man and his assistant, a pair of priests, two escaped slaves, a mercenary, a wheel-chair bound hacker, and a redneck mechanic against a secret society of rogue Vatican agents, and getting help from aliens and gods.

To see what some of my writer friends are doing, I’m going to tag.

Gabriel Belthir, Elizabeth Donald, Stephen Zimmer and Sara Harvey

All of these folks are up to something exciting. Smetime around next Wednesday, I'll put a link to their tales.