Hunter is up and running!

Not at all hard to do, but I finally have Hunter available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and listed on GoodReads as well as ebooks on Smashwords. I even was able to order and ship a paperback copy to one of my editors via Amazon UK! I feel very intercontinental…

This is the correct paperback cover…

There’s always a buyer for good-looking men, and that is where Hunter comes in.

Hunter

He’ll track them down, capture them, and bring them to you. For a price, of course. And the more difficult the hunt, the more he likes it.

But then he connects with a potential victim named Vermin…

Vermin

...and they join forces to take more men, like this, by special order…

Of course, they have their fun before turning them over to the Network…

…But all is going great, until Hunter becomes the hunted one…

…and has to use every trick at his disposal to save himself…

…or vanish into the network to be used by anyone who wants him…

…never to be seen, again…

Delays due to me being an idiot

Well, I didn’t notice I used the wrong ISBN number when I got my barcode for the back of the book. Hell, I didn’t even notice it till I got my second proof (the first was cut poorly). I’d assigned that ISBN to an ebook at Smashwords so couldn’t change it, and you can’t use the ISBN for two different titles.

After trying to get Ingram to make the changes in their metadata and uploading the corrected book cover twice (only to have tech support changing it so the proof showed the old barcode, both times, the bastards) I had to dump the initial upload of the book and resubmit.

Fortunately, I had a code that let me submit for free, but I’m pissed as hell at myself for being so goddamned stupid. And lazy. If I’d updated my list of ISBNs bought and assigned when I should have, I never would have thought the number was available.

It’s updated now, baby.

I’ll never be a danger to anyone…

I put all my danger and destruction into my books. I read about serial killers like John Wayne Gacy and William Bonin and The Smiley Face Killer (as yet unproven beyond a lot of conspiracy theories), and I get excited by them…but I could never do to a human being what they have done. It just isn’t in me to hurt a young man in that way.

I don’t know what that means, psychologically. That I’ve written several books that have kidnappings, rapes and tortures in them, perpetrated against good-looking young men…always by other good-looking young men. It’s like I’m living my fantasies by proxy. Which is good, in a way, because it means I won’t really do anything.

I learned this long ago, even before I started writing. I’ve had the opportunity, a few times, to take advantage of a guy. First time was during the whole Dean Corll Houston mess, which showed me what my darkest desires were. I picked up a drunk kid in San Antonio, who was stumbling down the road. He was really out of it, and was really cute, and it wouldn’t have been any trouble to take control of him. Hell, he was so far gone, I doubt he’d have even remembered what happened. Instead, I drove him home and saw to it he got inside his parents’ house, okay.

Another time, a guy fell asleep on my couch (really a day bed with cushions as its back), face down and fully dressed. I actually stood in a doorway and watched him for ten minutes wondering if I could tie him up before he woke…but I didn’t. Instead, I put a similar situation in Dair’s Window and had Dair kick away the guy trying to rape him.

There were other times, but I just never could follow through with my inner desire. The thought that I might cause damage to someone else stopped me before I could pass a certain point. I don’t know why this is, but I’ve found my writing is the best therapy I could ever have had. It’s shown me who I really am, in so many ways.

I’m only dangerous on paper…

Hunter is set for sale…

I’ve posted all 4 books of Hunter on Smashwords, for $.99 each, and have a complete version that includes The Sheriff’s Boys (no more) in it, for $3.99, that will become available on November 6th.

I’m also awaiting a second proof from Ingram before making the paperback available. The first had cropping issues with the cover. I just want to make sure it was a one-time thing, so I’m still aiming for the 6th of November. Of course, I’m not sure how long Amazon will take to set it up on their site, for sale; that could take another week. Same for Barnes and Noble.

I’ve set up Book One for free on Prolific Works and am seeing if Kindle will allow me to offer the series through them. They’re “reviewing” Book One now. I’m not sure they’ll go with it, considering my past experience with them…being banned, you know. Tends to make you wary…

I’m starting NaNoWriMo, tomorrow, so want to focus on that, from this point. I’m using this to make me rework the last third of A Place of Safety, Derry ’81. It’s shallow and trite, at the moment, and needs a lot of work. Technically, I’m cheating, but the only prize is finishing the work by the 30th so I’m fine with that. It’s all about having a reason to focus harder on it.

After all, I’m just your usual lazy writer.

Uploaded and checked…

The paperback version of Hunter is now uploaded to Ingram Spark. I’ve seen the PDF proof and have ordered a physical copy. Should have it in about 10 days, so unless it’s really crappy, I’m on schedule to make the November 6th launch.

It’s told in 4 books — each one available through Smashwords, or soon will be, for $.99 each. The paperback will be $14.95 and worth the money; it’s going to have an extra bit included, at the end, showing what happened between books 1 and 2.

Book One — When I go hunting

Book Two — …This is my prey.

Book Three — Each one I capture

Book Four — …He’s all yours…for pay.

Book Three is available from this coming Friday, Book Four beginning on October 30th.

This book is very MM and raw, with lots of non-con, sexual slavery, kidnapping, brutality, bondage (though not really BDSM) and a strong critique of racism, capitalism and our supposed system of justice mixed in.

I may even do a coloring book for it…maybe…if I get enough interest…

I am just so done with this book…

In just about every way you can imagine. I’m finalizing the coda I added to the paperback edition, and it’s proving to be difficult to settle in. It makes the book 306 pages (290 of story text) and 129,000+ words. It’s twice as long as I intended, but I like how it’s turned out. Lots of sex, some drugs, international intrigue, critiques of our so-called system of justice and of capitalism run amok…my usual things.

So far, two of the books are available in e-format via Smashwords, with a 3rd to come out on October 16th (available for preorder, right now) and the last to be on the 30th (available for preorder on the 16th). Then the paperback arrives on November 6th. Links below.

HUNTER Book 1Book 2Book 3

I got a lot out of my system with this book. My next one is going to be kinder and gentler…I think…I hope…

Almost done.

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.

Ya never know until ya know, ya know…

Aw, what the hell…

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.

Thiago Belo…

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…

2nd thoughts…

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…