Today, I worked with a very talented artist. He is helping me put together a banner with a lovely male on it. I thought if I had a delicious looking guy to look at I'd have to come... eh, LOL visit more often.
Z's Updates on Works In Progress:
I am currently being plagued by plot bunnies named Bobby Kelly and Grant (still working out the spelling of his last name... which means I just too lazy to go find it...). Bobby Kelly is a 27 yr old man who owes a Pagan shop called Enlightedment in New Hope PA. He is believes in Tantric sex, is a practicing witch and an aspiring writer of Yaoi. Grant's almost 30 and has been burned once too often by a pretty face. He thinks it's just easily to bypass the whole relationship thing so he lives through writing his books. The story follows these two for five years where they meet up every six months at Yaoi Con and a writer's convention. Hopefully, Grant can stop projecting his past mistakes onto Bobby.
My dewy beta and another lovely beta whom I almost met at the GRL is ripping apart Angel & Dare's Yaoi Con adventure. It is belongs in between The Dark Angels: With Wings and The Dark Angels: Tied Together.
The Dark Angels: Happy Hanukkah is currently coming out of the first round of line edits. Projected release date is Dec 2012.
Club Zombie: Stiff Rain has contracted for Club Zombie: Zombies Ahead. Stiff Rain is a relatively new publishing house that is not afraid to play with taboos and has a more erotic bent to their works. Since I keep saying "Plot is the words between sex scenes"... I am hoping to fit right in!
Made In China: MLR Press has first right of refusal since the series would connect back to The Dark Angels. My wonderful editor Kris Jacen has promised an answer by Thanksgiving if they want the Chinese-based rock band. It is a bit harsher and less Yaoi than my other hot rocker boys. I used my experience of living in China for 6 yrs to give it a sense of reality (though at times the readers will be confused at how things are done there... trust me I was confucktogated most of the time). ((Confucktogated: a non word that means to be fucked up and confused.))
The Lady Boy Chronicles: Illusions & Dreams is being reviewed and beta-ed by the lovely Ms. Eden Winters. She is truly helping me become a better writer through her loving coaching. This story is about two men visiting Bangkok on vacation and falling for two lady boys. One of the lady boys has transitioned fully and the other has no plans for the full surgery but is none the less a woman. I want to be extremely careful in my handling of this book... Lady boys in Thailand have a very different energy then transgender people of the West.
It was simply amazing. A lot has been said on this retreat but unless you go you can't truly understand the level of love and acceptance that spilled out from absolutely everyone. To quote Eden Winters yet again "It is like returning to your tribe." There was an instant connection between all of us that I have never expected or experienced in my life. Next year Oct 16-20 I'll be in Atlanta GA at GRL #3!!!