I'm a writer. I write m/m erotica. Kind of dark stuff, even though in real life I like rainbows and puppies and kittens. Not all at once though. That would be overwhelming.
She deleted this post, but is continuing to rant on her facebook, and pointed all of her fans/followers toward the reviewer.
The King of Dublin blog tour kicks off on the 24th. Follow me and Heidi around, leave a comment somewhere, and you could win one of each of our backlist titles, and also an Irish-related thingummy. I can't be more specific, as I haven't seen the thungummy. But I'm sure it's very nice.
So far I’ve managed to do this four times. I’ve named characters after her brother, her cousin, her father, and a dog she had when she was a kid. Best part of that? The character I named after her dog is a dog character.
I'm not usually one of those people who writes down the things she has achieved during the year. Mostly because that takes a level of organisation that I just don't have. Also, I can't find a pen. Ever.
But here's how things stand for me at the end of 2013:
Books Published: 2 (All with J.A. Rock)
Also The Naughty Boy, but that was a short.
So let's call it two and a half. And while we're at it, thanks to everyone who made this happen for The Boy Who Belonged:
Oh FML. I just wrote out a whole review and then deleted it by mistake.
I think these were the important points:
You guys, read this book. It's proper horror creepy. Same vibe as Soulless.
I thought I knew was I was getting into -- a smutty piece of fluff with a man who is molested by a tentacle monster but it's okay because he likes it in the end. That is not this book. This book is creepy. I said that, right? It's the word I keep coming back to.
It has the following elements:
1. A monster. See title. Check.
2. An isolated location. An island. Check.
3. Creepy locals. You know those assholes know exactly what's going on, but you don't know whose side they're on. Check.
4. A guy who wanders into the middle of everything and happens to be the next chosen sacrifice. Check.
But that's not all this book has got. It's got a fantastic sense of place -- the descriptions of the landscapes weren't just visual, they were visceral. The island has it's own history, of both its people and its industries. And the atmosphere just gets creepier and creepier, like the rolling fog in a 1940's gothic film. The details here are fantastic. I don't want to give any spoilers, so I'll just say -- the birds! Oh my god, the birds! There are so many layers here, that I will definitely be rereading it, and at a slower pace this time so I don't miss a thing.
Read this book, you guys. It's currently FREE on Smashwords, which must be a terrible mistake, because M. Caspian deserves some cash for this effort. And it's not short either - it's novel length.
Also read this book because I want to talk to someone about how awesome it was.
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"The Coming of Father Christmas" by MANNING, Eliza F.
Today I am over at Brandon Shire's blog, talking about m/m sci-fi, the weird inspirations behind Dark Space, and how the aliens will solve all our problems...or not.
See you there!
I feel ripped off.
I expected shallow smut and plenty of sex.
Well, I got plenty of sex, but there's nothing shallow about this. It's a fun, sweet, and emotionally charged read as Adam and Josh embark on a D/s relationship.
They're college boys. They make mistakes. They miss cues and they say stupid things. And the whole time I was reading I kept saying to my kindle, "Please don't mess it up! Please get your shit together."
Read this. It has more depth than you think.