Wednesday, January 30, 2013

R.J. Askew Reviews Fables of the Reconstruction

R.J. Askew's Blog

January 30, 2013

Life being so beautifully tiresome, we read to be free to be the more .. alive. And when to read is not enough we write, o how we write and write and write, because the tyranny of instincts insists we create to reconstruct its universal dream o fwhat it is to be anew within this primacy of primes .. alive.

Hunter S. Jones' Fables of the Reconstruction bit my neck and ate my brains.

I shall be reading it again.

A gone wrong honey badger of a novella, FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION MAKES no apology for not wiping its feet when it dances into your life because - I tweet you not - your life exists for it to be.

Brilliant writing does not mimic life at its best because it is life at its best, being, as it is, at the core of that medium through which life perceives itself to be language.

On the face of it, FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION is about four frotting zombies frotting and feasting their ravenous way through the hirsute fistula that was steampunk London's Whitechapel, circa 1890.

Perhaps life makes zombies of us all with its incessant BDSM demands for more, more, always MORE!

What are we to do? Become aesthetes? Poets? Loggoffs?

No. We obey, drain ourselves in the quest for more, become .. zombies. Take a look at th the 07:38 train from St.Albans into London's St.Pancras station: zombies, planning, craving, pursuing their next feast of whatever, success, sex, success, succsex. I tweet you not.

FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION is an exhaustingly refreshing read. The wording is sweetly seductive, especially in the teasing early graphs, the undead characters live with startling vigour, and the structure, with it varied voices and mischievous ending cap-W-works.

I would have read it all without blinking save my wimpish Kindle swooned at the sheer sexual potency of the Huntress's locked and loaded life force.

This, for this reader, was the ultimate joy in all this: the sense of playing host to a supersexuality at the height of her creative powers, climaxing repeatedly through my synapses with a wink and a smirk.

To quote from another of The Hun's stories the read for me was a 'comustive coupling'. And - I tweet you not - this graph perfectly captures how it felt for me when I was done: 'My legs were still entwined around him as we dreamily returned from that place to which your mind retreats after your body is satisfied.' Metaphysically speaking of course.

More? You want more? Over to the story .. a few of my fave dabs:

'Minzle quite suddenly and beautifully danced into my life. He was really something. Full of life and mischief was he. And gorgeous; he was gorgeous.'

'..a body built for pleasure..'

'The demon tongue wrapped around my *li* .. like two delicate, small, wet fingers.'

'We exchanged this knowingness without saying one word.'

I commend FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION to you. Some will fine it far too alive, stronger minds will be enlivened by it and crave more, amore, amore. *bows*

Richard.Stephenson.Author: AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Hunter S. Jones

Richard.Stephenson.Author: AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Hunter S. Jones: Name: Hunter S. Jones Book:   Fables of the Reconstruction Genre: Paranormal erotica 1.  Tell us about yourself.  Where are you from...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013


PRESS RELEASE - Fables of the Reconstruction January 18, 2013 — Atlanta, GA Book Club Reading List today announced that Fables of the Reconstruction has been added to its expanding list of titles from which book clubs can schedule the author to attend their meetings. Fables of the Reconstruction offers new insight into the zombie story. It has been called “Original” and “A New Genre” “An Allegory”. To read more about the book or learn how to schedule a discussion time with Ms. Jones, please visit her book’s page on Book Club Reading List – Fables of the Reconstruction is the story of a Belgian pimp living in Victorian London with a ‘magic’ powder, claiming to be undead. He believes in Pomba Gira mysticism and follows Creole Voodoo. There is a modern; surprise twist to the book’s ending. Enjoy it now - only on Amazon. Meet Pierre von Minzle and Mary Montague. They are the Adam and Lilith of today’s zombie apocalypse. Fables of the Reconstruction is an explicit sexual adventure. It contains Pomba Gira mysticism, Creole voodoo, and the seeds of the zombie apocalypse set in Victorian London’s notorious Whitechapel District. Sex, magick, zombies. Bondage, F/F, M/F/F, and interracial sex scenes. Mature content warning. About Book Club Reading List Book Club Reading List (BCRL) publishes a quarterly book newsletter that introduces book clubs to authors who have agreed to make themselves available to participate in book club meetings. For more information, please visit ### Company: Book Club Reading List Contact: Steven Pojerova Email:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tales from a New Amsterdam (Britain) - New Release

Is it sorcery and seduction, magic and mayhem or taking a chance for a little romance? Find out when you download my newest vignette, available now - download for free today on Amazon.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Respectable - Diane Major

Today, please join me in welcoming the super talented and creative Diane Major to exile. Diane has published numerous novels and has more upcoming projects. It is so exciting having her join me today, especially since Diane just released a new book today! (It's a children's book, so you will need to connect with her to learn more about the book and how to purchase it. Because, you all know how explicit my works are, so I'm not comfortable promoting children's books. I AM comfortable promoting Diane!)

 How are you Diane? Thank you for joining me today. This is so exciting! Could you please introduce yourself to our readers in fifty words or less.

I was brought up in a coal mining village in the North East of England. Over the years I worked in Community Development, Adult Learning and Youth Work.  Now, I am retired and enjoy, spending time with my family, writing, gardening, walking and fundraising for a local charity.

What books are you currently reading? Who are your favorite authors?

Over the past months, I have read a number of self published books.  The last book that I finished was something given to me as part of a beta reading group.  It was called The Clearing, by Thomas Rydder, which will be published on the 1 March 2013.  What an adventure!
My favorite authors include: Alyson Noel, Charlaine Harris, Dean Koontz, Stephanie Meyer, Jean Plaidy, plus so many more...

What inspires you to create?

Mm... An idea pops into my head and I immediately write an outline.  From that point everything just develops.  I have to say my outlines look absolutely nothing like the final stories.  As soon as I ‘put pen to paper’ the outline seems to take on its own identity and I let my imagination lead the way. (I smile)

Why did you become an author?

I decided to write, as through my chosen career, I became aware that people sometimes need an escape, particularly when they find themselves facing difficulties, or problems. I hope my writing can help people to take a step back from reality, even if it is only for the time it takes them to read one of my books.

What lead to the creation of the book we're discussing today? Is this book part of a series?

I had originally wanted to write a book based on some historical event.  I began to do research and everything that I was interested in had been written about and published many times. My books up to this point had been fantasy adventure, I therefore decided to broaden this genre to sci fi. That was when Enmitus, The Transformation became an idea.  I did an outline and then the story of Princess Corinna’s journey emerged. This books if the first book about Enmitus and I have completed the follow up, Enmitus – The Children.  If the books take off, I do have an idea for the third, as well as a title.

Can you share an excerpt with us?

From Chapter 7

Alee now silently slips through the gates, then disappears. I now turn to retrace my path when I see Omar and the woman heading to the out building with a lantern in their hand. Once they are far enough across the courtyard I make a dash for the rear door, on reaching it I turn to check whether I have been spotted. It seems Omar is too busy observing that woman who is in the process of opening the outbuilding door; they both appear to be totally oblivious to my presence. I slip through the rear door as I hear the woman howl, I do not look back, but dash to the safety of my room.

The following morning comes quickly and I go to the dining hall where there seems to be some commotion. Omar is dashing around demanding to know whether anyone has seen his servant, a boy named Alee, the one with the wavy hair. No one says they have seen the boy and then I feel a tap on my shoulder which surprises me, I turn.

“Princess Corinna,” the awful woman who is always with my future husband is standing looking into my face; her twisted lips make her look like she is sneering at me, “Have you seen a boy with mousey wavy hair on your travels?”

I instantly feel sick and think she must know that I have interfered.

I look back at her feigning confidence and reply, “I really have no idea who you are talking about.”

The woman looks me up and down before she walks away, as my heart pounds and a shiver ripples through my whole body in an instant. I am hoping Alee is now in a safe place as far away from the tower as possible. While I am out and about the following day it seems the issue around Alee’s disappearance has gone quiet and the servant is never mentioned again.

How can we purchase your book?

My books are available through Amazon and most major on-line book stores.  They are available in e-book, Kindle and paperback.

You can find my books at:

Do you have any other books planned?

Due to requests from readers I am publishing the sequel to Enmitus – The Transformation in the very near future. It is called Enmitus – The Children.

Cover preview:

Connect with Diane at these links:

Like Hell Itself 
I Am Nine
Children of Fury
Twitter @dianemajor1

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fall In Love With Me

For a unknown indie author, I have many friends and colleagues to thank for a tremendous 2012. My debut novella, Fables of the Reconstruction, has been recognized by so many. Reviewers have called the book "A whole new genre." "Original"  "Hypnotic" "An allegory" and said "Move over vampires, zombies are the next big thing."

In December, Fables of the Reconstruction, moved into the Top 50 internationally on the Horror/Occult charts on Sales remain steady and yes, I have so many of you to thank. Following are a few of the awards/nominations my little monsters garnered:

Goodreads Rankings & Awards:  
#1   Best Unknown but must be Known
#1   Not Your Normal Zombie Book
#1   Help Me Pick My Next Read
#1   Good Books and Good Book Covers
#1   Best Indie Books of 2012

Goodreads Nominee: 
Indie Books - Paranormal Fiction (Top 5)
Kindle Book Reviews Best Indie Books of 2012 (Top 10)
Best Female Writers of Zombie Fiction (Top 10)
Best Books of 2012 (Top 50)
Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

Not only did Fables of the Reconstruction exceed all expectations, my first short story The Legend, the first in a series of experimental vignettes called Tales from a New Amsterdam traveled to #15 internationally on Amazon.

Expats Post ( Dean Walker and MZ, also gave me free rein over a music blog beginning in December 2012. The blog has allowed me to work with up and coming musical talent such as Dax Lion, Kismet Ryding and Celly Black. I have also been fortunate enough to connect with Athens GA legends, the powerhouse supergroup Supercluster featuring the legendary alternative rock icon Vanessa Briscoe Hay,  the English Chanteuse Barb Jungr and Nashville's Americana rocker Donna Frost and blog on their very well respected careers.Look for exciting future blogs on more amazing musical artists in the next few months.

My personal blog, Exile on Peachtree Street, has been a revelation to me. Not only do I release a few personal insights but I have hosted such exciting new authors as Miranda StorkLivia Ellis, Elodie Parkes, Laura DeLuca, Jonathan DunneSteve Christie, Nic Taylor, ER Pierce, Kenneth Weene and GL Giles. Sommer Marsden and Lucy Felthouse, two powerhouses in the world of erotica have joined me in exile. There again, many talented authors and poets are scheduled to join me in upcoming blogs throughout 2013, so watch this space.

This year is shaping itself to bring more literary exposure. Looks for another release in Tales from a New Amsterdam soon. On March 1, no less than Oxford American Literary ( will host the cover reveal for book 2 in the Fables series: Reconstruction of the Fables. Then, on March 21, 2013, look for the highly anticipated anthology from Moon Rose Publishing, A Celtic Tapestry, which will include my short story, Magic in Memphis.

So, I leave you today with many thanks to you all and many positive vibes for 2013. And, instead of a Stones song, I leave you an Iggy Pop song. Fall in Love with Me. Why not? Everyone else has.