Feeding The Hunger-Part 1
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I keep meaning to post this and keep forgetting to do so. I wrote this quite a while back and it's been sitting on my HD for months as I tried to decide what I was going to do with it (free read? publish? post to some fiction site?). Well, in the spirit of the giving season, I'm giving my readers a smutty read. This is a one-shot but posted in two parts due to the length of the piece (19,011 words). One of the mains in this also makes an appearance in The Ugly Incubus and just about begged to have something of his own, even if it is just this one piece.

As far as warnings go... vampire/Incubus, blood, violence, and something that could safely be called a semen enema. Oh, copious amounts of sex, too. Phane (the vamp) is physically seventeen, however, he is nearly 2,000 years old so not underage and so far beyond the minimum legal age its not funny. And now, on to the story!

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Feeding The Hunger-Part 2

Don't buy my books. No, really, don't.
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Yep, you read that right. I'm actually telling you guys not to purchase my books. No, I haven't gone crazy. I've asked for and received my rights back for all my work that was still under contract to Torquere Press. To the best of my knowledge, as of 10:30am EST December 18, 2016, my work is still available on the TQ site as well as with the various distributors (I checked). While I did just receive the RoR in my inbox this morning, with the receipt of the RoR, TQ is no longer legally allowed to sell my work. I am in the process of sending take-down notices to the various distributors and I would expect it to take a few days for those to come into effect. How long things will remain active on the TQ site... I don't know. But if things don't come down within a reasonable timeframe, I'll be sending out a notice to the webmaster to remove my works from there as well.

Why things are still available for purchase on the TQ site when they've announced that they are closing down and haven't paid authors and editors in... well, I personally haven't been paid since May 2016 but others have gone without pay for longer, I can't say. I could state the obvious, which is the desire to wring the last drops of bloodied money from the TQ corpse, but that is only my supposition. The right thing to do would have been to disable the sales/cart function on the TQ site as soon as the decision to close was made (that was announced a week ago, BTW). I'm not a tech genius, but it seems to me that a simple email to the webmaster saying please disable the sales/cart function of the site until further notice would be a no-brainer and dead easy. Unless, of course, you wanted to continue making money you're not entitled to. Then by all means, leave the sales function alone and do not notify any distributors of the intention to close down (as is currently happening).

Yeah, little peeved here.

At any rate, if you were looking for any of my work published through TQ and didn't have the chance to purchase it before today (December 18, 2016), please DON'T buy it from anywhere. Contact me and I'll hook you up. I'm not sure yet how I'll get my work back out there. Another publisher? Self-publish? Go crazy and post things as free reads? *shrugs* I'll keep you guys posted. I also apologize for those that see this post more than once as I'm trying to get the word out there as best as I can so others don't profit off my work without compensating me for it.
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Eye On The Prize (one-shot)
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Here's the next little piece about Naicree, herald to Wu-Tyr, God of the Depths. This is part of my Absolute world of fiction. Naicree is still fairly young here and isn't officially Wu-Tyr's herald yet. I'd say this is rated a very mild PG-13. I'm unsure if I'll write more of just Naicree and Wu-Tyr. The next time you'll see more of him will probably be in the story of Wu-Tyr and Yalaren, tentatively titled Rolling In The Deep.

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Nacre On The Half Shell - One-shot
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I've been busy writing all kinds of stuff. You'd never know it from the cobwebs here though. Unfortunately, a good bit of what I've been writing is Some Velvet Morning for Yaoifix.com and that stuff only gets posted there. I've also been writing things in the Absolute Gods world and while I am close to being done with what I've been pecking away at, they're not done yet.

However....

I do have this offering for you. This is a story set in the Absolute Gods world and it is about Wu-Tyr, God of the Depths, and how he winds up with his servant, Nacre. There will be a story later of how he meets and falls in love with Yalaren, but I've given myself a strict rule that I must finish Saraf and Edenlei's story first (which is nearly done, yea!) before I can write Wu-Tyr/Yalaren (which will be titled Rolling In The Deep). As per my SOP, Saraf and Edenlei's story was supposed to be maybe 10K. It laughed in my face at that moderate size and is currently almost 53.5K *head desk*. When done, I'm thinking of posting it here in a chapter a week format, but that's not a certainty.

Additionally, for those that follow my personal journal, the characters of Wu-Tyr, Nacre, Yalaren, Saraf and Edenlei are also dolls that I own. Currently, Wu-Tyr is just a head (the body will be purchased in the future when I have doll money to spend) and Nacre is in production and will hopefully be home sometime around Xmas *crosses fingers* or into the new year. Yalaren, Edenlei and Saraf are all in-house now *squee*.

At any rate, here's the new story as a little background for more to come. Rated... maybe PG for a little violence and death. 4,253 words. All errors are mine alone as this was only spellchecked.

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I am writing, I swear
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As the title says, I am writing. Quite a bit recently actually. However, it's nothing that I've posted anywhere because I'm not done yet. Aside from the new story, Some Velvet Morning, that has recently started being posted on Yaoifix.com, I've been writing what I'd initially thought was going to be a novelette (10-20K). Yeah. No. That got bumped to novella size (20K-45K) when I hit 20K and still had a good chunk of story to tell. I'm currently a tick over 31K annnnnd.... Yeah. This might be heading into full blown novel (over 45K) territory *head desk*.

The story is tentatively called The Fire and takes place in my Absolute word (the same world that has Fei-Lau, Khale, Sleet, Rhas-Khan and Eilian). The mains in this are Saraf, God of Primal Flame and Lord of Chromatic Dragons and Edenlei, a Geomancer of Saraf. Currently, the story is entirely from Edenlei's POV, which is a little unusual for me as I usually do a shifting POV. And I was humming along quite happily with just Edenlei's POV. Only.... Now it seems that Saraf wants to have his POV represented, too *looks to heaven for patience*. And not only as an addition to the story from where it is now, he's insisting that I go back to the beginning and shoehorn his POV in there *gives character an annoyed look*. Adding that stuff in will definitely turn this into a novel, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, really.

Fine, that will flesh out the story a lot more and I think the readers will enjoy seeing the events from Saraf's POV, which will certainly have a VERY different flavour than Edenlei's POV, and will explain Saraf's actions and where his head is at with regards to Edenlei. I've really been enjoying these two and I hope that when I finish the story, my readers will enjoy it, too. I'm not sure yet how I'm going to get this to my readers (free read or published), but obviously if you stay tuned to this journal, you'll know where to find it when it is done.
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Happy publishing anniversary to me
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Today marks 6 years that Blind Desire has been out there available for purchase. I'm amazed that it's still selling decently for something that's been out there so long (and pirated multiple times *GRRRRRRR*). I'm really happy that people are still discovering the story and (I assume) enjoying it.

In honour of this anniversary, the first 6 people to comment here get a free copy of it (or your choice of a different ebook of mine if you already have Blind Desire).

And I'd also like to thank my readers for supporting me. It's because of you guys that I'm able to have a 6th anniversary as a published author.
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News you can use
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Rather late to the party on this one, but there's still time....

From Torquere Press, a coupon code for a discount on all books bought through the TQ site

Because we love all of the Moms out there that might need a good read!
Use code: MOM2015 for 45% off from now until May 11th at 11:59 pm GMT

Additionally, for any people attending AnimeNorth in just a tick under 2 weeks (May 22-24), I will be be there and if you have my latest novel, ZA: And The Dead Shall Rise(available in dead tree format), I will most certainly sign your copy. I will once again be with Cafe Nocturne doing shows Saturday from 5-11 and Sunday from 1-3. Additionally, there'll be a photo op on Saturday from 3-4. The event is located in the Radisson Hotel on the 2nd floor directly across from the elevators (there will be a sign).

Unfortunately, the Cafe is sold out for shows so if you didn't snag your ticket, you're SOL. However, we have a 30 minute break between shows (from the top of the hour to 1/2 past) to reset the room so if you show up then it's not a problem. The con is also sold out for Saturday but there are still tickets for Friday and Sunday, but I expect they'll be going fast. If you wanted to be sure to catch me to sign or even to just chat, please feel free to email me and we can set something up.

The new story I'm writing for Yaoifix.com, Some Velvet Morning is going to be going live soon. For those of you subscribing to the site, I hope you enjoy this new adventure with more of my Awh'anise boys. This time we'll be following Makis, Mered (they're Moswen's broodmates and identical twins and you meet them in Balancing Karma) and Kushaiah (he has a short background story here called End Of A Clan) as they find what they need from each other. And yes, this is a triad relationship.

I've been writing something new lately and I'm already 10K into it and the mains haven't even bumped uglies yet *laughs*. I don't think it'll be very long. Or at least this part of the story won't be very long. Not sure what I'll do with it once it's done (free read or publish) but it is another Absolute story with completely new characters that were called into being because of dolls. The one character is actually on his way to me right now and the other is a future purchase (need to save up for him) but I will be picking up his special arm at AN *grins*.
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Writer weekend was productive
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I had quite the productive weekend writing. I finished the next chapter of Velvet and it was a beast in size. 12K. ope, not even kidding about that. A lot of stuff happens in that chapter and I needed it to happen from a certain POV so... yeah, monster chapter. I am quite pleased with how it's going, too.

Now that I've got a good buffer going on Velvet (I wanted at least 6 months worth and the chapter I just finished was 7), I was finally able to turn my attention back to other stories I'd been working on. The Ugly Incubus was what I went back to and I ended up writing 3500 words on Sunday. Pretty pleased with myself over that considering that I also had to run around doing groceries, played a little Neverwinter and watched The Walking Dead as well as a few other shows.

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Discount Code!
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Want to buy my latest book but are a little tight on cash? How does 40% off the price sound to you? pretty darn good, right?

For today and today only enter the code Lucky2015 at Torquere Press and you'll get 40% off at check out on whatever books you buy.

Go use the code and get reading!

Beauty's Beholder
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Happy Valentines day everybody. Got a little smut for you. This is a one-shot that is in the Dreaming Of The Void story line. This takes place a few years after Dreaming ends and you don't have to have read Dreaming to know what's going on here.

This is rated R and NOT worksafe by any stretch of the imagination. There is also mentions of torture so consider yourself warned.

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