September 30, 2013 § Leave a comment
Check out the handmade book I’m hocking these days and shout out your favorite independent books stores in the comments below so I can get a copy to you. And I promise there is fresh TOJitW material coming in October.
September 3, 2013 § 2 Comments
I’m proud to announce that the first installment of my serial novel Slash is now online. Slash is a metafictional erotic thriller / comedic murder mystery / romantic slasher that has lots of uneasy laughs I’m sure will appeal to anyone familiar with this blog. Episode One is titled “Reality/Show” and is now available for purchase for just $2.99.
You can find it in any ebook format–Kindle, Nook, ipad, pdf, whatever–at my smashwords page.
Or you can get from amazon here.
I hope to have it at B&N.com soon, but as I say above, you can get it in an epub format for your Nook at smashwords. If you absolutely have to get it from Barnes and Noble, I’ll announce it at www.slashserial.com as soon as it is available.
So you know what sort of twisted mess you’re getting yourself into when you click download, here’s a synopsis:
Alexis Bledsoe would die if anyone found out about her secret crush. As star of TV’s #1 family drama, she’s certain coming out of the closet would end her career. Worse still, her one true love is America’s hottest actress, Lissa Blaine, who just happens to play her older and prettier sister each week on Koop’s Kitchen.
So Alex hates Lissa, too: wishes her dead every time she stumbles onto a tabloid cover with a cocktail in hand and some new B-list beefcake on her arm.
Desperate for an outlet each night after filming wraps, Alex closes the shades on her trailer and reads slash fiction on internet fan forums: trashy little tales written by viewers about an imagined romance between her and Lissa’s characters. All unbelievable moans and trite whispers, Alex believes them a secret best taken to her grave–until an anonymous author begins to post violent slash stories that seem to foretell the death of the cast of Koop’s Kitchen.
When real life actors start dying in scenes suspiciously similar to those Alex has been reading, she is forced to search the stories for suspects and clues instead of steamy caresses. And with everyone she knows a potential perverted murderer or future victim, keeping her true self a secret is more a matter or life and death than ever before.
To entice you further, the whole first chapter of Episode One is available for free on the website, www.slashserial.com. Each episode is made up of four such chapters. Surely worth $3, right? If you need to be teased even more, sign up for the mailing list at the bottom of this post and you’ll get a snippet from chapter two, along with free previews of each new episode before they’re available.
This has been the culmination of a lot of work for me, as I’m sure you’ve noticed from the drop off on production at this blog. But now that I have some epublishing know-how and momentum, the busy-work of publishing the remaining six episodes should take less of my writing time. While O’ll still be bothering you about the episodes when they come out, I hope to get back to regular posts about humor in lit in the coming weeks. See you then!