Monday, March 31, 2014

Release and Blog Tour for Clipped

Hey Y'all,

Just wanted to give you another update on Clipped.

First off, here is the new cover for Clipped (Thanks Adrian Nicholas at Wilde City Press):

The book will be released April 9th on Wilde City Press's website. I'm working with Will Parkinson's Pride Promotions to create a blog tour that is scheduled April 21st-May 21st. I'll post the schedule and details once we have all that put together. I'm also hosting a Goodreads giveaway for the book. I'd post the widget, but Blogger has a hard time converting it to Goodreads' RSS feed, so here's the link:

As for future projects, I have two titles contracted, another with Wilde City Press and yet another with Harmony Ink Press. I also just wrapped up my latest project and more details will be coming as I finish revisions for that.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Angels and Butt Sex, Coming April 9th

After weeks of working with my editor at Wilde City Press, we finally have a complete, relatively clean document. It's amazing reflecting on the Clipped that I initially typed up a little more than a year ago. In the early days, I was operating under the simplistic cover that matched the state of the manuscript at the time:

As much as I wanted a more professional cover, I have to say that I get a little nostalgic when I see that. I changed it to this briefly:

This was just before I contracted with Wilde City Press to release the manuscript. At that point, I had a handful of positive reviews...and some wonderfully negative ones, too. Now, here I am, nearing my new release for Clipped, April 9th. Ah, so many questions. Will they like it? Will they hate it? Will I ever write again?  We'll see. Regardless of what happens with the new book, I have nothing but good thoughts about the days of working on the early drafts of that manuscript.

The idea initially came to me while I was on the set of Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I was an extra, working for some spare cash. Since no one's blind enough to let me do porn, I have to find little things here and there. I'm one of the buzzed cut guys in the control room. That blurry guy that you can't really see? That one's me!

I'd borrowed (aka, stolen with little intention of ever returning. Sorry Ashley.) a copy of Mark Twain's Letter's From the Earth. I'd read it between takes. For those who are unfamiliar with the book, Twain flips the roles of God and Satan, depicting God as a jealous, psychotic megalomania and Satan as a fairly reasonably-minded fallen angel.

It was such a little thought at the time that it's hard to believe I ever did anything with it. I wondered, "What if God and Satan were ex-lovers? What if that's what all this was really about?" My imagination toyed around with the idea, crafting the whole situation, revising the apocalypse, before I developed the idea for what is now Clipped. The early drafts were more about gore and blood than sex. It was perverse--to a point where I was disturbed even while I was writing it. It wasn't until the second draft that Clipped found its way leaning more toward something erotic. And once I started down that path, after quite a few stop and go points during more arousing situations, I managed to create what is now the full-length manuscript.

Right now, I'm vigorously working on a variety of projects. Among them, Clipped's sequel, which takes place on Earth and in Hell. Can't wait to wrap it up and add it to the saga. In the meantime, I'm really excited about the upcoming release. I'm also looking forward to working with Wilde City Press on the release of my next paranormal novel, which I will just say is a vampire novel that I'm eager to share.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Words, Words, Words

Been awhile since I last updated, so I felt like I should go ahead and throw up a post.

Here's the scoop:

I just finished the content edits for Clipped, which will be released by Wilde City Press in April. I got a preview of the new cover last night (say goodbye to the old cover featured above), and I'm really excited about it. I'll post updates as we get closer to that.

I also signed another novel with Wilde City Press, completed another, and am nearly finished with another. So for those of you who are scratching your heads and thinking "Where the Hell did he go?" that's where I went. I need to get back to blogging and my social media stuff in general, but between working, editing, and plotting, it's been a lot to juggle. I'm hoping to get better at it as I approach the release of Clipped, but we'll see.

I should mention that none of the aforementioned completed novels are the sequel to Clipped, though I am actively working on that alongside all these other projects.

Ok. Here I go...back to writing. *cracks whip* #selfflagellationishot