|JCP News • Issue 19 • July 2009
Beautiful, Mysterious and Bizarre: M/M Horror & Urban Fantasy by Jordan Castillo Price
One of the current cats is nice enough to him, but doesn't comprehend his desire to cuddle. The other one is slowly hissing less and less at him.
He's still snorffly. We just finished a series of antibiotic shots this morning. I tell ya, it's not easy giving a shot to a poor, fluffly little creature who makes high-pitched peeping noises when you hurt him.
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From Zero Hour
Dirty. Ernest understood the idiom now, viscerally. It pleased him.
Hi hi hi!
I'm super-psyched 'cos I have so many things coming out in July, in particular my vampire thriller Hemovore which was lots of years and lots of versions in the making. But because it won't be out til the end of the month, I'm going to hold off on spoilers and such until the August newsletter.
There's a lot more cutting room floor material from Hemovore than I usually end up with nowadays. I think that over the years my sense of structure and pacing has become more automatic, so I write less unusable stuff to begin with. That's good. I write so slowly as it is, it's discouraging to need to toss parts of it, even if it means fodder for the newsletter!
I put some existing short stories out in new formats (see the "What's New" section.) It would help me out immensely of some of you left reviews for them on Smashwords and/or Amazon. The excitement of my readers is my very best marketing.
I'm also incubating a few new projects. They're so unformed I'm not sure what to say about them other than I'm making lots of notes and continually changing my mind.
Well, wish me luck on that. Since I'm writing notes longhand, I suspect the writing taps parts of my brain that make the result extra weird...
Val from Obsidian Bookshelf says, "I really like the different way the vampires are portrayed in this series from her to Jim Harmon in Snare with his geeky 1930s expressions to the whiny kids in Rebirth who can't even get it together enough to share basic household chores but who have the power to tear humans' heads off.
"The contrast between the vampiric powers and the sharply observed details of the mundane personalities is striking. It really holds those of us readers who are hopelessly bored with the usual vampire-as-eighteenth-century nobleman."
Ann from Uniquely Pleasurable says, "[Wild Bill] has the ability to live as he wants, get what money he needs by fair means or foul, and the time to develop his talents as he wishes – but he spends his days in doss houses and grotty vans with the increasingly creepy and single-minded Michael..."
Find Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion ebooks at Changeling Press
Look for Channeling Morpheus 1-5 in paperback and Sweet Oblivion 4 in ebook next month!
I'm So Excited!
Take a fiercely private Hungarian artist and a snippy assistant with OCD-level cleaning habits, add some scary-assed vampire villains, a contagious disease, a safe sex support group and a series of abandoned subway tunnels, and you've got Hemovore.
The novel-length ebook is scheduled for release 7/28, and the print book will be out in spring 2010. If you're on my "quick link" mailing list, I'll send you a buy link when Hemovore comes out!
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Read the first chapter at Samhain Publishing
New Formats, New Venues
I've gathered up several of my short stories and made them available through Amazon for Kindle, and also through Smashwords / Stanza for iPhone/iPod Touch, Palm, Sony Reader and more.
For those of you who read m/f as well as m/m, The Serpent in the Garden is an exciting addition to the list, since before you could only get it in the print anthology Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra.
Shirina has been studying an arcane scroll scrawled with tinctures and potions, and she’s well on her way to becoming a master poisoner.
Too bad her brother Dharmesh won’t accompany her to the marketplace so she can obtain the final ingredients. He says there’s a rapist prowling the village, and he won’t tempt fate by parading his young unmarried sister around town. So he goes himself—and leaves her behind. Alone. At the mercy of anyone who just might happen to drop by.
Check out Serpent and several more short JCP stories at Smashwords.
Zero Hour - Chapter 19
Will’s tongue eased into Ernest’s mouth, and it tasted different, not exactly like Will. Like the protein bar, then. And it wasn’t bad. Just strange. Before Ernest had a chance to sort that strangeness into like or dislike, Will’s hand trailed down his body and dropped to his thigh, feeling, stroking.
Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion Stories:
Email me at jordan (at) psycop (dot) com
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