Showing posts with label Fables of the Reconstruction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fables of the Reconstruction. Show all posts

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:

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.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fables of the Reconstruction - A Whole New Genre

The reviews are coming in and readers are finding Fables of the Reconstruction original and intelligent.

Reviews from Fables of the Reconstruction (Kindle Edition)

5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual, December 30, 2012
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The author has written an unusual story that absorbs the reader and is one of those 'can't put down' books.

Fresh and Unique! December 1, 2012

By Regina Mitchell
I started reading this book as a recommendation from a friend and am so glad I did. Hunter S. Jones takes the erotica genre and mixes it with zombie horror. It's exciting, fresh, and extremely steamy!

I never would have thought of zombies as sexual beings, but in Fables of the Reconstruction all things are possible. I loved how the author combined the idea of voodoo zombies with horror film zombies and created a whole new sexual monster. Back up vampires! Zombies are the new thing!

I highly recommend this book to other lovers of both erotica and horror. The writing is so smooth and the book is filled with non-stop action. You won't want to put this one down for a second! Very well done!

5.0 out of 5 stars A Whole New Genre? October 27, 2012

By Beth H. 
Fables of the Reconstruction is an original and fascinating tale told from several perspectives, taking place during the time of Jack the Ripper. Author Hunter Jones offers an alternate recipe for turning the alive to the undead, in this extremely erotic novella. This is certainly a book intended for adults, but the writing is solid and intelligent, and the story interesting, particularly within the context of Whitechapel and the era represented. I recommend Fables for any fan of zombie fiction, historical romance, erotica, and just plain fun (adult) reading!

Musician Gerg Anidem of UNIR1 Empower Radio says Fables of the Reconstruction is "Erotic, Exotic and Hypnotic!"

It's called "Original"-"Psychedelic"-"Racy"

Buy it now - only on!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Some Girls -Authors- Livia Ellis Joins Hunter S. Jones

Good morning! Today I’m joined in exile - Exile on Peachtree Street - by the lovely and fascinating Livia Ellis, author of Memoirs of a Gigolo. Livia, thanks so much for stopping by today. You must be so busy with the release of Memiors of a Gigolo Volume 3 as well as the upcoming Merry Christmas Oliver! I just can't wait! Nobody does it better than Oliver! It is always a pleasure to see you. Would you care for a cup of tea, a coffee, or how about a glass of champagne? You are my first blog guest, so why don’t we celebrate with a glass of Dom? Dom Perignon.  It only seems appropriate.

Livia: Thanks so much Hunter. A glass of champagne would be lovely!

I am delighted to have Livia Ellis drop by my blog. While I’m pouring the champagne, I will give you a bit of background on Memoirs of a Gigolo. I have personally rated her works 5 star because Livia’s stories are erotica, and true to the art form. Memoirs of a Gigolo is a twelve part serialized book written by Livia Ellis. The twelve volumes will be distributed over a year. The plan is to release one a month, every month, for a year. Volume One was released on October 1, 2012. In addition to the twelve volumes in the main story arc, there will be a minimum of six stand-alone volumes. Each will have a holiday theme and be told from a different POV.

The story is written in the first person POV from the perspective of the main protagonist, Oliver Adair. Memoirs of a Gigolo is written as a heroic journey - from the call to the adventure, to the trials, and finally the reward.

Livia, why don’t you give our guests more insight on the world you created for Oliver Adair?

Livia: Of course Hunter, I’ll be happy to share more about Oliver. Oliver Adair enjoys a life of women (sometimes men), travel, and sex. Unfortunately these things cost money – something he doesnt have a lot of. After a personal scandal lands him on the cover of just about every newsstand tabloid and celebrity magazine the proverbial party of his life comes to an end. Hes lost most of his money, his family has pretty well disowned him, and the woman he loves has returned to her husband. Hes come to the conclusion that the most expeditious way to get his life back is to find a wealthy wife. To this end, he engages the service of a matchmaker. While shes searching for a wife for him, hes working for her as an escort. When hes offered an opportunity to get paid for doing what he loves, he happily signs on to become a male escort. Oliver quickly discovers that in this world of high priced sex, not only is being a man’s man still desirable, but expected. By embracing his masculine sexuality, he makes a name for himself in the world of escorts.

What sparked the idea for your novel?

I was on a flight and ended up stuck on the tarmac. As one does, I got to talking to the man sitting next

to me. He was impossibly beautiful. Blond, but spoke with a Spanish accent. I guessed correctly that he was Argentinian, which kicked off a conversation. After a ten hour flight followed by two hours of sitting motionless, I learned that he was an escort. I thought about him for a long time. Then one day I was stuck in an airport (these ideas always come to me in airports or airplanes for some reason) and as I trolled through the magazines and read about scandals and downfalls, Oliver appeared to me. I had my story.

What was the hardest part to write in the book?

Writing from the first person POV of a man. I’m not a man. I had to put myself into the mind of a man. Not easy to do.

What is your favorite part of the book?

Any part that has to do with subtly revealing Olivers character. I like the challenge of slowly showing rather than telling. Im hoping this comes across in the scene with Elon and Oliver. I want the readers to see that they have a very deep connection, that they love each other, but that Elon is in love with
Oliver in a way that Oliver can never reciprocate. Although Oliver engages in M/M sex as an escort, he is heterosexual.

How did you come up with the title?

I was playing around with a few ideas that had to do with autobiographies, biographies, journals, diaries, etc., etc… Then there it was… Memoirs of a Gigolo.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?

Worst: You suck. Best: Style-wise its really excellent. Makes me smile. Its well-written, good pace, good dialogue (which a lot of people cannot do), and I am very interested in it. (I just received that bit of feedback on my Irish Harry Potter – fingers crossed it gets picked up.)

What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?

Writing is a hard job that requires an extraordinary amount of time, mental energy, effort, and dedication. There is a part of me that feels so deeply sorry for these people that just started writing and think they are somehow due success because their mother/aunt/sister/boyfriend think their writing is fantastic. I’ve been at this for years and I’ve devoted hours and hours to dedicated practice. Writing is a craft that has to be learned. Thats not to say there arent people that get lucky and fall into success, but for the rest of us its a lot of heartbreaking work. My advice: If you think you might rather do
something else, then do it. If you know you can only be a writer, then thats what you are.

What project are you working on now?

Memoirs of a Gigolo is going to take up the better part of the next year. I am also about to start releasing another serial: The Secret World of Juniper Grace. I started writing about Juniper when I was in college. My friends that have been reading Juniper all along have been prodding me to publish. Now that I've taken the plunge into self-publishing and found the water both warm and pleasant, I'm going to start putting more work that is lingering on my laptop out there. I am also working on a YA dystopian, a few other erotic stories, and a story I like to call my Irish Harry Potter (Can I call something an Irish Harry Potter? Will J.K. Rowlings cabal of lawyers come after me? I guess we’ll find out!).

Thank you for being my first guest in Exile, Livia. It has been great fun. For those of you reading this, today and tomorrow, November 16 and November 17, you can download Memoirs of a Gigolo: Volume Two for free on 
While you’re there, don’t forget to download my novella, Fables of the Reconstruction.

Did you really think I could do an interview and not mention Fables?

 Following are more links and information on the fab Livia Ellis. Oh, watch this space because Livia and I have a super-secret that will be revealed soon, very soon. Thank you for stopping by today.

Available on youtube About Livia Ellis

Were I to write a personal ad about myself it would read as follows:

Blond. Blue. 5’6”. A lady never discloses her weight, but I’ve never had any complaints. I only run if Im being chased by a gun wielding maniac, but I do love yoga. Bit of a shoe hound. Have had issues passing up handbags. Trying to learn to play the Irish harp. Enjoy both theater and concerts. Love to read fantasy and science fiction. Am not ashamed to admit I adore Star Trek. Have a picture of myself (dressed as a nun) and the late Patrick Swayze (dressed as a medieval warrior) in a frame (Yes – I did cry when he died). Perpetual student with advanced degrees that are mostly useless when seeking job opportunities outside academia. Vivid imagination. Sexually adventurous only on paper. I never know what to say when people end a conversation with ‘god bless’. Occasionally play the lottery – but generally only when I’m feeling really poor. Love to travel. Fluent French speaker. Seeks readers whom enjoy what I write.

Author Links

Livia Ellis Facebook Author page

Livia Ellis Amazon Author page

Livia Ellis on Wordpress

Other Links

Memoirs of a Gigolo Volume One on Amazon

Memoirs of a Gigolo Volume Two on Amazon

Memoirs of a Gigolo Happy Halloween Oliver on Amazon