Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Surprise! We decided to give you a free download of SEPTEMBER ENDS for your Thanksgiving travels. Download it FREE beginning at Midnight Pacific Time on November 19th & again FREE on November 20th.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
HEA vs HEAT
The Magnificent 7
An anonymous former UC Berkeley professor turned Wall Street derivatives guru and current novelist interviews the fabulous novelist Hunter S. Jones:
1) The bursting new genre of femme erotica is evolving by the day. You have asserted that you, the author, are NOT anything LIKE what you write. Most of us who read D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover" felt it was autobiographical. Were we wrong or are female erotica writers coming from a different place than male erotica writers?
That’s a fantastic question. Someone said that male writers of the erotic tend to indulge in their fantasies or use their work to feature their own experiences and expertise. Didn’t D.H. Lawrence admit that Lady Chatterley’s Lover was based on one of his own affairs with a married woman? Some current writers of erotic materials openly say their books are memoirs or based on actual events—male and female. All my characters are fictional. I can’t speak for all writers but I will quote Faulkner who said (not about erotica but about fiction in general), “A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.”
Having an imagination is sexy. Women are finding their voice, so to speak, in the current openness of self-publishing. There’s a wave of female writer’s which have no rules, we create badass bitches that do what they want on their own terms. My character, Liz Snow in September Ends, isn’t like that, but my other female characters definitely are—they make the rules. However Liz does find a way to overcome obstacles and find her way out of the confusion life gives her, she finds her strength through love.
2) So, can we assume that the highly charged and deliciously teasing texting sequence in "September Ends" has no autobiographical content?
Oh, everyone wants to get that little tingle of desire, don’t we? But, that’s the entire message of SEPTEMBER ENDS. When you love right (which is a verbal imperative, in case you didn’t notice.) everything is different. Love takes on a new meaning. Parts of SEPTEMBER ENDS are autographical, but I’m not going to let you know which parts, not yet anyway.
3) You say you never met your September Ends co-author. What, then, was the sequencing between his poems and your text? Which came first?
Thank you for asking this question! It was a really interesting, artistic experience. We are members of an online writers group and discovered we shared a mutual admiration for indie writers. Plus, we both share a love of classic British and American Literature. I needed a creative project to balance an interlude in my personal life so we decided to attempt the novel collaboration which became SEPTEMBER ENDS. We developed the three main characters first.
Next, The Story appeared to us. We developed the synopsis and basic outline of the book. He wrote the poetry for the book, which I used as the ‘spine’ for the prose. He actually did not want to use the two erotic chapters, which I wrote, but I felt strongly that they needed to be included as part of the message of the novel. Our editor, BZ Hercules, agreed that the chapters indeed made the characters much more flawed, which of course makes them much more redeemable in the end.
4) Where is your Cherokee connection?
My father’s family are direct descendants of a man who married into the Cherokee’s Wolf Clan—the female tribal leaders. At the time of the Cherokee Removal, part of the family went to Oklahoma and part of the family stayed in Tennessee. The Cherokees are a matriarchal society. I like to believe I inherited the women’s fierce independence. And, hopefully, a few of their other legendary qualities.
5) Why did you choose to consummate the erotic texters' relationship explicitly, then leave the erotica readers hanging forever after?
The story line of Liz and Pete—their sexual addiction to each other---ran its course in SEPTEMBER ENDS. It came to a screeching halt, like many sexual relationships do. Hence, she vilified him; he romanticized her. It fit into the plotline so well and it is a lot like real life. The entire book could’ve been based on their summer romance, however that was not the story for that particular book. There will be other books.
6) September Ends was so original and, you claim, not autobiographical, so what can your public expect next?
Well, parts of SEPTEMBER ENDS are autographical. There is another book currently in the works based on a couple of the characters, so who knows what direction it will take before those final edits are completed next year?
Plus, there’s a Fables Book 2, but I’m a little scared of it—it’s taken on a life of its own. I’m kinda shocked that I’ve created something so explicit. GULP.
7) What about this idea?
I have a concept for a short story or novelette. Let’s let the readers vote.
Will my next story be:
Happily Ever After - A small town Southern girl who plays guitar visits a tarot card reader to see if the winds of change blowing through her life will return her lost, true love and finally give her life a happily ever after.
HEAT (Hot, Erotic) – A small town Southern girl who visits a tarot card reader, blows him, he decides he’s in love, she denies him any more sex saying it was a one-time-thing which sets him on a deranged killing spree of all her previous lovers in a neo-existential-nihilistic, sex, drug & alcohol parallel universe, only to wake up & find it’s all been a dream & the guitar player-next-door is asleep on her couch, or in her bed & she can’t get him to stop snoring. Who knows? Just some kinda crazee punked-out-FreeBird-Jonesian ending…
Sunday, November 3, 2013
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
NAT'S BOOK NOOK : STOLEN MOMENTS FROM SEPTEMBER ENDS: For the first time in my life, I cannot choose which excerpts to show you. I loved everything in this book so much, that I fear I might end...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
All About Sarah Niles
by Author Shiralyn J Lee
What would you do for fifty thousand pounds?
All About Sarah Niles is set to be the first fully crowd-funded lesbian feature film, created and funded by the people who know and love the genre best.
From the author who brought you, The Submissive Scullery Maid, The Dark Cully's Mistress and many more stories that have reached the top of the best sellers rank on US and UK amazon, delve into Shiralyn J Lee's big screen adaption of Loving the Pink Kiss.
This movie is filled with drama and comedy and to give you an idea on where this movie fits in, you can compare its quirkiness to ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, feel the hidden romance created in GREEN CARD and laugh at the similar comedy of BRIDGETTE JONES DIARY.
Growing up in the UK Shiralyn turned her attention to writing novels after she moved to Canada, where she is now married to her wonderful wife, Janice.
From her kitchen table, she has entertained people all over the world. Included in her work are pieces that are aimed toward the younger generation and this is where All About Sarah Niles fits in.
The film offers an audience the chance to not only watch but also be a fundamental part of its creation. With donations starting from as little as $3 going up to $10,000 (with many steps in between) it really is possible for anyone and everyone to be part of the biggest lesbian film of the decade. From exclusive backstage information to signed copies of the script and even chances to be in the film, there really is something rewarding for everyone.
Fundraising starts on Oct 31st 2013 and will run for 60 days on the dedicated crowd-funding site Indiegogo with all money raised going to fund cast, crew and equipment needed to make this film a possibility. So why not treat yourself, or buy someone a holiday gift that really can't be beaten. You can also help by liking and sharing the indiegogo fundraiser post, together we can get this movie made.
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartbreaking and Beautiful, October 10, 2013
By Helle (Denmark)
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This review is from: September Ends (Kindle Edition)
Wow, how to do this review without spoilers.
This was an amazing book!
It is written as diary, mails, chat and poetry, which makes it different from anything else I have ever read. It played on the heartstrings and even had me shed a tear or two, not to mention the hot erotic scenes.
We follow the story of Elizabeth October Snow, her search for love turns out to be rather heartbreaking.
I highly recommend this book.
My favorite quote:
We are so close to Heaven on the mountain that we can hear the sound of the shooting stars in our hearts as they streak across the dark night sky.
Favorite part of a poem:
Still feeling your purrs deep within my soul.