Okay, here’s the cover of the paperback for Hunter, with crop area and some bleed. I’m submitting today along with the text, and if all goes well, the book will be available on November 6th. It’s 127,668 words and 306 pages long, 289 of which are text…the rest is just bullshit stuff you need to make it look professional. Format is 6×9″ and the price will be $14.95.
It’s taking that long to give me time to get a printed proof. I learned the hard way sometimes a PDF proof just don’t have the ability to show mistakes or that it’s been set up improperly.
Book One is available in ebook, and Book Two will be available on October 2nd. Books Three and Dour will be available on October 16th and 30th, respectively. All four books and a bonus section will be in the paperback.
I never intended this book to be this long…but when the story takes over and the characters are willing to lead you through it, you’d be a fool not to jump in. I just hope people have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.
I’m going back over Hunter and its four parts break nicely into connected novellas, so I’m back on the 4 e-books train. Book one is as follows:
BOOK ONE: WHEN I GO HUNTING…
Hunter is a businessman who’s found his niche — men. Good-looking men to be provided to a network that will then offer them to a very wealthy, very exclusive clientele. That these men are usually straight and unwilling is beside the point.
He takes great joy in fulfilling orders that come his way. However, his greatest pleasure comes from handling special orders, where he has to track down and capture a man who has been specifically chosen, no matter what the cost.
Book One begins with him on his latest job — providing a young, well-known Brazilian model to a regular client. But things aren’t going exactly as planned, for a change, and during a lull Hunter reflects on how he first got into the business, wonders if he’s been at it for too long, and begins to suspect someone is out to get him.
All because he’s so good at his chosen profession…maybe too good…
I’m wondering if releasing Hunter in 4 parts as ebooks is such a good idea. It almost seems greedy. Am I being avaricious, here? Or is it just my lazy nature taking over? I’d have to work up four slightly different covers then one for the paperback. Use 5 ISBNs, since Smashwords will require one for each upload. And connect everything to my website, in some way…which sounds like a lot of work.
I haven’t done any other of my books in this manner, so maybe I’m just trepidatious about it. I’d like to think that would build up interest in the book, and I’m adding a special addendum that won’t be available in e-book…unless I do an e-book that has all the parts in it to go along with the paperback…which sounds really…I dunno…cheesy.
Besides, I might also have to do separate synopses for each offering. I just wanna do this one…
…though I do need to remove Taboo Booxxx’s logo from it., since that fell apart.
Okay…I think I’ve talked myself out of doing a four separate ebooks…
Okay…the deal with Taboo BooxXx came apart because they were hit hard by Covid-19, so I’m back to self-publishing. To be honest, I’m not sorry. I’d have had the first stage of the book out and available, by now.
Supposedly I’m getting their notes, but considering how long it took them to get around to informing me of their issues, I’m not waiting. This weekend, I’ll dive back into the book, do another pass on it then start the process for issuing the first section.
My goal is to have the four parts done and the paperback available by Thanksgiving. It’s a dark book…what’s now referred to as Literotica…so I don’t expect huge sales. I’ll pop it onto the same website page as Underground Guy and The Beast in the Nothing Room. We can run from there.
I’m close to a second draft of Dair’s Window, which is a lot more mainstream than most of my books. If I can make it happen, I’ll have this out before Christmas…but I don’t want to rush it. This second draft is proving to be the one that finally solidifies the characters so I can go back through and mix and match the structure, better. It’s on the complicated side.
I’ve also started up a new Facebook page just for my books — facebook.com/michel.sullivan.54 — because Facebook decided this GIF was porn so slammed me into jail on my main FB page.
You see more on a fucking beach, let alone in postings of naked asses all over Facebook. But I know I’ve got people out to snap at me for my politics, so they may have something to do with it. Not that I’m being paranoid…
Hunter is completed and heading into feedback and development with Taboo BooxXx, It will come out as 4 ebooks and then a paperback, according to my contract. I’m not crazy about the length of time it may take to go through the whole process, but I can start onto Dair’s Window, now, and get that moving, again.
Hunter is 483 typed, double-spaced pages and 108,500 words. My MC does some pretty rotten things in it, but I think the story stands up and is way more than a simple erotic work. That’s not to say there’s no sex in it, or the sex is minimal…it’s pretty intense, at times, especially at the end…but it’s not all there is to the story. It’s also a commentary on Capitalism and isolation and guilt and regret…my usual shit.
Dair’s Window…I’m still not sure what that book is about. Maybe now that I can focus on it, Dair and Adam will lead me to the truth of it. Lead me to its meaning. I went to the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning NY, to get a better idea of the story’s capabilities. Spent the day there. Laid out $275 on books, a video and such. Enjoyed the hell out of it. And I think I only saw half of what they had available. So…I may make another trip. It’s about 3 hours, each way.
Oh, and I found out Blown Away 2 has been shot but is not ready for release yet. Here’s a link to Blown Away 1…
This is what I’m aiming for on the cover of my next book, “Hunter”.
Well, as the man said, If you offer what they want, there will always be a market for it…
Hunter is a businessman who’s found his niche. When he’s given an order for the merchandise he offers, he fills it, just like any businessman would. Thing is, his specialty is tracking and capturing men. Attractive men for his very exclusive roster of clients. At a very exclusive price, of course.
As for what happens to them after he delivers…well, that’s none of his business. So long as the client is happy, he’s done his job. But then he connects with a young man who was meant to be one of his prospects, and they become partners…only things spiral out of control…
And Hunter begins to wonder if he’s the one being hunted.