Thursday, April 29, 2010

'Cause You Only Get Respect When You're Kickin' Ass

Jeez, is it really possible that there are only two days left in April. Gosh, this month really got away from me. The good news? My last two deadlines are on the chopping block and I'm actually going to be done!! It is almost unfathomable that I've done it. I know most people won't get how freakin' monumental this is for me, but this is my marathon. As I will never run 26.2 miles for any reason, this might be as close as I get.

So, two more little stories and I'm on to bigger and longer things. (Wow, that reads really dirty when you don't know what I'm talking about) To be clear, I'm starting on some longer novella/novel length pieces and I'm really excited about it. I've shied away from it until now, because, well, I don't honestly know why. Fear, I guess. What if I can't sustain a good story for 20k words? What if it is boring dreck? I don't know. But, I'll never know until I do. In the immortal words of Yoda: Do or do not. There is no try.

The picture, you ask? That is my kick-ass niece, getting ready to drop punt an AFL football. She is almost three and completely rocks. Doesn't that look of bold determination just make you want to take on the world? I know it makes me want to try harder. That looks says, "Nothing is going to stop me." And, nothing is going to stop us, my little BW!! Here's to meeting goals and kicking goals. And, to the endless possibilities that lie in front of all of us, be we three or thirty-three.

Oh, one more thing, if you haven't listened to my podcast interview with Dr. Dick yet, well, why the hell not? Go here and check it out!! Just a reminder, Part 2 drops May 3rd.

Monday, April 26, 2010

This Coming and Going is Driving Me Nuts

It's been kind of a mixed bag weekend. All I know is that it was over too damn fast. But, that's okay. Work has been good. My goals are very close to being met and then there will finally be a bit more breathing room around. I'm very much looking forward to that.

Also, I'm very much looking forward to my podcast with Dr. Dick as part of his Erotic Mind series. It is set to drop today, and as soon as I have it, I'll update the link info. *Update* Here is the link, y'all, listen up!!! It is also available on iTunes, which is really cool. I was so excited to be a part of his podcast and we had a great time recording it. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

Back to work. The finish line is near, now if I can get to it without collapsing first. Man Candy, give me strength.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Because There's A Poltergeist In Every Pen

So, my self-imposed deadlines are being met. It is amazing to me that I've been able to do this. My procrastinating tendencies are legendary, but somehow I'm making it work. The motivation is holding, and if I can make it through the next couple of projects, I'll be done. Now, I'm trying to decide what my reward should be for doing the right thing.

There are more good things to report. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Dick for his wonderful podcast, The Erotic Mind. It was an amazing conversation and the first part will be available to listen to on April 26th. Part two will be the following week, on May 3. I'll keep you posted when links become available.

Also, my interview about my story, Long Time Gone, from Please Sir is now up on the Please Sir blog. Take a look and check out the book as well. It looks to be amazing and I can't wait to get my copies.

Now, back to work. Times a'wastin'.

Monday, April 19, 2010

And If All Of Our Days Are Numbered, Then Why Do I Keep Counting?

Numbers are not usually my friends. The math part of my brain has clearly been kept in the dark for a long time, slowly shrinking from lack of use. But, for this post, I've decided to do a bit of a recap using numbers. Sometimes, easier is better, after all.

Recent Events, by the numbers.

51 - Number of original stories sold to date
95 - Margin of victory for Geelong Cats on Sunday afternoon
11 - Goals for Stevie and James
4 - Pounds lost in 8 days
28 - Dreamteam points it took to beat Ed Nichols
3 - Days in the company of my loving family
1 - Beautiful man candy picture
2- Hot men, of course

Oh, and a few more things . . . .

Ultimate Spanking, Please Sir and Dirtyville are all available and totally hot. You should pick them up. Then, let me and the editors know what you think.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Let's Put A New Coat Of Paint On This Lonesome Old Town

Aren't weekends meant for relaxing? I should probably look into that. Instead, I spent my time painting doors, shutters and woodwork. Oh, and I got some work done as well. So, I guess I can't complain too much. I managed to keep most of the paint off my face, which is a big step for me.
Just a reminder that Ultimate Spanking, from Xcite Books, is now available and features my story, Spend or Save. It looks to be a beauty, so check it out.

This week should be another busy one, with many good things in store. I'll keep you posted!! Until then, enjoy the Candy. I know I will. Man, now I want a lollipop. Badly.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

All the Young Dudes, Carry the News

As promised, more good news. The lovely and wonderful Sommer Marsden is releasing two hot collections instead of just one. Dirtyville and Kinkyville look to be incredible and I'm super excited my story, Today's Special is included within Dirtyville's electronic pages. Check out the lineups.


The Dentist's Wife by Scarlett Greyson
Bulldozers and Communion by P.S. Haven
Grip by City Different
Population 32 by Alison Tyler
Only On Sundays by Emma Hillman
Red Light, Green Light by Cora Zane
Bosier Green by Angela Caperton
The Water-Cooler Routine by Jeremy Edwards
Not Of This Place by Willsin Rowe
The Good Wife by T. Harrison
The Sweetshop Owner's Daughter by Vida Bailey
Today's Special by Heidi Champa
The Girl Next Door by Sommer Marsden


Crazed by Charlotte Stein
Weather Man by Shanna Germain
Daddy's Bad Girl by Parker Ford
Let Them Eat Crow by Alison Tyler
You Suck by Benjamin Eliot
Desert by Lux Zakari
Punishment Befitting The Crime by D.L. King
Barber's Pole by J.D. Waters
Saturday Night by Angell Brooks
The Goth Girl by Rita Winchester
Strawberry Social by Scarlett Greyson
Little Loan by May Deva
Music Lessons by Sommer Marsden

In addition, my contributor copies of College Boys, edited by Shane Allison arrived yesterday. It is smoking hot and my story, Right Way, Wrong Way, is in tremendously good company. Now, if only it wouldn't be so hot.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I See You Walking Real Slow And You're Smiling At Everyone

Somehow, it totally escaped me that it was Monday yesterday. Funny how that happens. Things just got away from me, and I forgot my usually Monday posting ritual. So, it's now Tuesday, and I think I have things back on track. The holiday weekend was a blast and it was another late night watching the Cats win. But, the work must continue if I'm going to keep up with my new, self-appointed deadlines.

On the good news front, which I've also been lazy in sharing, there are some good things on the horizon. I found on the other day that I will be a part of Rachel Kramer Bussel's upcoming collection Orgasmic: Erotica for Women. It comes out in August and I'm sure my story, Rise and Shine, is going to be in amazing company. Also, my story, The Eighth, will be appearing in the collection Men at Noon, Monsters at Midnight, from Starbooks Press. It is my first foray into the "fantasy" genre and I think it went pretty well. It hits shelves June 8th. Both are available for pre-order right now. Just look to that pretty slide show on the right side of my page and follow the links.

There are a few more things coming up, so I'll keep you posted. So, a rare Tuesday Man Candy for you. I'll try and be more prompt next week. In honor of baseball season, it's a very hot and very wet Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. Let's play two!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Your Boots Will Have a Meeting, And Your Boots Will Take Control

19 years ago, I approached my mother and told her I wanted a pair of Doc Marten boots. At first she seemed receptive, until I told her how much they cost. She then informed me that, if I wanted them, I'd have to work and save the money for them myself. There was no way she was paying that much for boots for a 14 year old. I stuck my chin out and said fine, I would work for the money.

I worked for the family business, so technically, my family would be giving me the money for the boots I wanted, it was just going to cost me hours and hours of my life handing out smelly bowling shoes and taking sass from customers. But, I did it, and I made the pilgrimage to South Street in Philadelphia and bought myself a beautiful pair of black, suede, 8 eyelet Doc Martens. As many pairs of Doc Martens as I have today (7-ish?) I also still have those same black boots. They don't look like suede anymore, the toes are nearly worn through, and while I wear a size 9.5 now, they are 8.5, but they are so stretched out they still fit.

Despite it all, they are still awesome. Sure, they're not water-tight anymore, I learned that the hard way during this year's blizzards. I could never think of parting with them, no matter how tattered they appear.

Why am I going on and on about these ratty boots? Because Doc Martens turn 50 today, and I felt like celebrating. Ideally, I'd love to run out and buy a new pair, but that is just not in the cards right now. So, instead, I'll bust out my old pair and use them to stroll around town. Happy Birthday, Doc. I don't know what I'd do without you. And, here is a musical tribute, courtesy of the Young Ones.