New Releases & Housekeeping & Stuff

I, um, I’m an idiot but I kind of forgot to do this for Liberty but, well, Liberty came out January. Woo hoo, yay, etc. These are a set of additional stories set in the Prosperityverse that weave in and out of the main Prosperity narrative. Shackles and Squamous with a Chance of Rain are sort of … origin stories for Ruben and Milord and Miss Grey respectively. Cloudy Climes and Starless Skies is about Byron Kae and ...

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i’m reviewing the situation

I didn’t really want to go into 2015 with my last post being my last word on 2014.

Although it’s kind of fitting, in a way, because I haven’t been a big fan of 2014. It feels like a lot of bad things have happened to people, a few of them to me and my partner, which I won’t go into now because … whingy and tedious and just, y’know, life being life.

My main personal beef with 2014 is that it’s ...

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the facts are these

A consensus is developing on Twitter and in the blogosphere that KJ Charles incited Julio Alexi Genao to attack Dear Author regular Sunita because she wrote a negative review of one of KJ’s books.

I’m going to state this plainly and baldly.

This narrative is false. Anyone who asserts it, or anything like it, is either lying or mistaken.

The facts are these:

  • On 17th November, Willaful posted a positive review of KJ Charles’s Think of England on Dear Author. In the ...
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10 Reasons You Should Read There Will Be Phlogiston

  1. ThereWillBePhlogiston_500x750(1)It’s free. Okay, admittedly, that it’s more a reason you should obtain it, rather a reason you should read it. But if you like my writing, here’s more of it for nothing. If you don’t like my writing, then you can check to see if you still don’t like my writing and it won’t cost you a penny. If you sometimes like my writing, and sometimes don’t, this is a perfect investment ...
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I feel much cleaner after it rains

WinterRain-500x750Winter Rain, being the second RAINN anthology after Summer Rain, as masterminded by Audra North, is now available to buy.

Here are all the links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PPC8F8M
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PPC8F8M
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id941882008
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winter-rain-delp…/1120788608
kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/winter-rain-1

I, um, I hope you will buy it. Really, if you buy anything, you should buy this. First ...

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singular pleasures

I … I am back on the Euro Truck Simulator 2.

I always say the full thing, including the number. I like to be fully aware of the reality of what I am doing with mean.

Every now again a sim game will pop up on Steam, faintly hilarious in its sincerity and banality: Wood Chopping Simulator 9, Road Sweeper Simulator 6. Try and actually play game – and I’m a sufficiently ironic motherfucker dick to occasionally do that sort ...

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Preferences, sexual and otherwise

I’ve just read this post by Heidi Cullinan on the subject of writing about socially marginalised communities. As ever, there are things here I agree with, but there are also a number that I disagree with quite strongly. I should probably say from the outset this isn’t really about Cullinan and I respect the fact that she pays attention to these issues, and feels they’re worth talking about. But, having read her post, I feel that we’re coming ...

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Sand and Ruin and Released

SandRuinGold_200x300So, Sand and Ruin and Gold – my cyberpunk fairytale of love and alienation – got released today. Yay!

If that’s the sort of thing you’re into … I hope you’ll consider checking it out.

It’s available on Riptide’s site as per usual, and also on various Amazon type entities.

There’s also a blog tour (full details here), which is running from 22nd September to the 26th.

I tried to do something a ...

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The rest is drag

As usual I’m going to start by linking to someone else’s post and saying I mostly agree with it before going off on a random and largely unrelated tangent. The post in question is this one by E.E. Ottoman. It touches on a lot of complex issues so it’s quite difficult to summarise but broadly it’s about the difficulties inherent in the assumption that the primary audience for LGBTQ romance is heterosexual, cis-gendered women.

I do, as I observed ...

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BLANK For You

I was chatting to a friend on Twitter this morning about Gay For You / Out For You, which is something I’ve been meaning to blog about since I saw this post on Romance Novels for Feminists. Sorry, it’s really old, but it’s a good summary of the key issues.

As with anything, I can absolutely see why GFY (both the term and the trope) bothers some people, and I can absolutely see why others are okay with it. ...

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