Saturday, July 02, 2005

Snap, Crackle, Pop, BOOOM....

Thanks for all the congrats I've received, both public and private. I'm still floating along on that "first sale buzz." I don't even mind Barb's crowing "I told you so" every thirty seconds. I'm actually looking forward to seeing notes for revisions...although I'm told this anticipation is a one-shot deal.

Here's the blurb I promised:

"To Have and Have Not"

Fifty years in the future, the collision between unchecked Global Warming and unforeseen metaphysical conditions has created a tear in the fabric of reality known as the Breach. Now, the inhabitants of the city of Baltimore must live side-by-side with creatures they've never before encountered, except in their nightmares.

Jack Murphy: "sub-human, blood-sucking freak," or just a guy who's had the bad luck to be transformed into a vampire by forces no one understands? Either way, he's not taking the easy way out--no leisurely strolls beneath the noonday sun for him. If he's going down, it will be fighting the brutal regime that's taken over his city, and if he has to go undercover as a "male escort" to do it, then so be it.

Except his lover, Laura, doesn't care for Jack's new career choice. Their bond is strong, and when they hit the sheets, they spark a heatwave to match the one that holds the city in its scorching grip. But the gigolo thing? And the mean streak Jack's developed lately? The combination is enough to shake anyone's trust.

Telling Laura the truth about his job would put her life at risk. Telling her why his job makes him so crazy...that would put Jack's pride at risk.

And blood-sucking freak or not, he's still a man, after all.

As I mentioned,
Phaze is looking at a late 2005 release date. This is the first novella in a planned series of four, all set in the same word. If all goes according to my nefarious scheme, I'll be able to gather them in an anthology at some point.

My website has also been retooled, and I'd would love to hear a frank, objective opinion or two. The link is at the top of the sidebar, to the right. (Warning: although I don't consider the images used in any way vulgar, they are most assuredly NOT RWA Graphical Standards-friendly, and neither is some of the text.)

A happy, safe, and fire-crackery Independence Weekend to all.


Anonymous Barb said...

Told you so.

7/03/2005 5:18 PM  

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