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Young, Horny & Mormon: An Updated Version of my Provocative First Novel LETTERS FROM CYBERSPACE is now available on Amazon and Smashwords

September 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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Today my novel YOUNG, HORNY & MORMON, an updated version of my provocative first novel LETTERS FROM CYBERSPACE, is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

My first novel, which I put out myself in 2001 when online publishing was still in its infancy, was based in part on my emails and those of a close female friend. It was an experiment to see if I could actually finish a novel, even though I had already started writing my novel MONOGAMY SUCKS in early 1998. This new version with a different title is completely revised, updated and re-edited for a more contemporary erotic audience. However, I kept much of the essence and spirit of the original book and was pleasantly surprised that a lot of the content and writing in the novel still held up.

The novel, which is my sixth book, focuses on the erotic awakening of 23-year-old Christine Jacobsen and is told from her point of view through her email correspondence with her lovers, and in prose that provides further background and describes her naughty encounters.

The novel’s basic synopsis is as follows: Long before it was her new home, Los Angeles was a destination that lived ominously in Christine’s fertile imagination. It was a place that represented a forbidden secular world far from her strict Mormon upbringing and Provo, Utah birthplace.

Little did she know that moving to L.A. several months before with her husband Hank Jefferies, a university student, would change her life in unexpected ways.  The move further West had sparked sexual feelings in her that she didn’t yet understand.

Young, horny and Mormon, but stuck in an unsatisfying marriage, Christine turned to the Internet to reinvent herself as the uninhibited Noelle. After posting a salacious online ad, she embarked on an erotic journey of self-discovery meeting a number of single and married men for hotel trysts. She later meets the love of her life, an actor from Beverly Hills named Robert, and is torn with the implications of their deepening connection.

Graphic artist Dancinee Jennings, who has created the covers for my five previous indie books, delivered another classy and sexy cover. It is a vast improvement over the awful cover iUniverse created for my first book for LETTERS FROM CYBERSPACE.

I also wanted to single out the excellent formatting work of Word-2-Kindle.com. Both proved very helpful in the quick turnaround of this novel and my previous ones.

So enjoy Noelle’s humorous, provocative tales of her naughty education in LaLa Land. It is well worth a look.

I plan on launching two more books this year — my second poetry collection, this one based on my lyrics, and an updated version of my short story SWINGING WITH THE SUPERNATURAL, which I have reshaped into a novella.

As always…more to come…stay tuned.

GP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jake Dalmas is finally back…in Novel “Relationships Suck”, Long-Awaited Sequel to “MONOGAMY SUCKS”

January 14, 2017 Leave a comment

 

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Do relationships suck too?

Just in time for Valentines’ Day, I am returning with the long-awaited sequel to my novel MONOGAMY SUCKS entitled RELATIONSHIPS SUCK which poses this provocative question.

My novel RELATIONSHIPS SUCK, which is available on Amazon and Smashwords, continues MONOGAMY SUCKS’ protagonist Jake Dalmas’ naughty and hilarious swinging and casual sex adventures while also depicting his issues and frustrations with relationships, particularly open relationships.

Jake is not alone. Recent surveys and studies indicate that all is not well with the world of relationships. A recent study presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention found that being single could be more fulfilling, due to greater personal growth and development.

A recent Pew Research Center study about the state of romance in America indicated that “most young singles in America do not describe themselves as actively looking for romantic partners. Even those who are seeking relationships are not dating frequently. About half (49%) had been on no more than one date in the previous three months.”

So many struggle with relationships and yet we keep looking for happiness just as Jake does. Even with an open relationship, Jake encounters the same difficulties. I believe this book is funny and intriguing like my first novel, MONOGAMY SUCKS, and even sexier and naughtier in parts. RELATIONSHIPS SUCK moves Jake’s story forward in cool and sexy ways.

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Juliette, Jake’s sexy Asian artist girlfriend, returns for the sequel, as do a couple of other nefarious characters from the first novel. The sequel introduces a new character named Simone, a beautiful African American art gallery manager and a friend of Juliette.

Jake, Juliette, and Simone explore some scintillating erotic intercolor encounters together that are among the novel’s naughtiest scenes and some of the hottest and sexiest writing I have ever done. I am looking forward to the response from readers.

As Jake finally begins to discover the tantalizing adventures of his wild fantasies – threesomes, orgies, wild couplings with beautiful, uninhibited exotic sexy women of every size, shape, and background – he continues to question whether he should be in a relationship at all.

Can his open love with Juliette survive the temptations of the swinging world?

Will jealousy and possessiveness break their daring bond?

This next chapter of Jake’s naughty diary promises the frank humor and naughty swinging adventure that characterized the original novel, but also provides a clear-eyed view of swinging lifestyle and relationships and the limits of each for him.

I am very happy with how my sequel to MONOGAMY SUCKS has turned out. I have recaptured Jake’s sardonic, humorous voice from the original novel while also showing how he has grown as a person through his experiences. It has been a long journey as I started this book seven years ago before my former publisher originally launched MONOGAMY SUCKS.

I am thankful for the help I received from fellow author Billierosie, known as @jojojojude on Twitter, who gave my novel one final copy edit.

Many thanks also to book cover artist Dancinee Jennings who worked with me to put together this book’s cover as well. She also helped me previously with the cover for my indie version of MONOGAMY SUCKS.

What’s next for me?

Soon I will be working on a science fiction novella based on a short story I wrote when I was 18, and later this year, I will republish my novel DEAR HEF, which explores online dating and sex and has a provocative celebrity angle, on Amazon and Smashwords.

Until then, I am thrilled to share the return of Jake’s naughty diary and hilarious journey.

Dear reader, I am looking forward to your response as always.

GP

 

 

 

 

The Indie Version of Novel Monogamy Sucks is Here….

August 27, 2016 Leave a comment

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Jake Dalmas’ wild swinging adventures have entered the indie publishing world with the launch of a new version of my novel MONOGAMY SUCKS on Amazon today.  (Look for a Smashwords launch soon as well) As I promised late last year after former publisher Blushing Books gave me back the publishing rights, Jake’s tales would live again in a newly edited version that is much closer to the original novel I began working on in March 1998.

I have restored key scenes to my novel deleted by my original publisher Lazy Day Publishing, including more of Jake’s sexual past and background in the opening chapter, Jake’s additional thoughts about the people he meets and the provocative world he explores, and an entire chapter about internet censorship from a once popular internet service.

Although my novel has been updated I want to assure you, dear reader, that the core of the story, my frank, explicit and honest prose, and most notably  Jake’s sardonic humor as he searches for sexual peace of mind, remains the same. Jake’s stories will make you laugh, may turn you on, but it is also my hope my novel make you think more openly about conventional societal norms such as monogamy, relationships, and marriage,  and still taboo subjects, including swinging, alternative and casual sex, and open relationships. The book is not intended to preach or tell anyone how to live, but to only to honestly present an alternative view in a humorous and entertaining manner.

Much praise goes to my friend and fellow author Scarlett Hartgrove for her excellent editing, advice and formatting expertise in helping me reshape and relaunch MONOGAMY SUCKS. I am very grateful for her help in making my transition into becoming an indie author a much smoother experience than I expected.

Many thanks also to book cover artist Dancinee Jennings who worked with me to put together the book’s new cover. She was recommended to me by fellow author Scarlett Hartgrove as Dancinee had created the cover for her debut novel At That Moment (The Eyes of March) (Volume 1).

I feel so liberated and vindicated with the indie launch of Monogamy Sucks. I knew I couldn’t allow Jake’s wild honest voice to stay silent. He is needed more than ever in this current world state of fear, hatred, intolerance, and divisiveness.

As I prepare to launch RELATIONSHIPS SUCK, the sequel to MONOGAMY SUCKS, early next year, the world of indie publishing seems unlimited to me now and so do my writing dreams. I have many more intriguing books planned. Stay tuned.

But for now, enjoy the return to the literary world of Jake Dalmas and his always funny, shocking and intriguing tales on the dark side of sex, life, and erotica.

GP

 

I am an Indie Author…once again

June 12, 2016 Leave a comment

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Now…I truly am an indie author once again…

I guess I should thank my former publisher Blushing Books for this fortuitous opportunity.

This week they took down from Amazon Kindle the third and final novel INDULGENCE I had published with the former Lazy Day Publishing. I had contributed a story entitled, “Swinging with Supernatural,” to the paranormal erotica anthology exploring the adventures of swinger Willy Roamer and his visit to a sexy Carnival. I will expand Willy’s adventures in a later book, but more on that later.

So the publishing relationship I started with Lazy Day Publishing, which began when they reached out to me through this blog in July 2010, is now officially over. The only book I have currently available is my first novel LETTERS FROM CYBERSPACE I published myself with  iUniverse 15 years ago when Indie publishing was viewed with a lot more derision from readers and the literary world than it is today. Frankly, the book’s cover is awful, but my novel is not and it is still worth a read. Admittedly, I was still finding my writing style at the time, but my debut novel still is sexy and funny in parts even though it lacks the frank boldness of my later books. However, it does provide readers an opportunity to experience my writing about a young female protagonist’s sexual awakening and detailing her intriguing point of view concerning sex, the Internet, etc. At some point, I will revise this novel and bring it out again with a new title and cover.

Dear readers, I am sorry about the confusion in recent months involving my books and their vanishing availability. I hope to clarify the status of my current and future works with this post and in the coming months.

As for Blushing Books, I am not providing a link to their site. You can draw your own conclusion about how I feel about them and other publishers.

However, let me stress this: I will never be at the whim of publishers again and all of my work will always be available for purchase online. I worked too hard for too long to have my writing disappear from the Internet overnight.

NO MORE PUBLISHERS FOR ME.

It is a brave new literary world and we no longer need publishers to share our work. Avoid them if you can. I’d rather have MY work out there as opposed to someone else’s revised version of it.

Who knows more about my stories and work than I do?

Toward that end, I am making excellent progress editing a new revised version of my novel MONOGAMY SUCKS. In a couple of weeks, I will have a final draft completed that my friend and fellow author Scarlett Hartgrove will review in preparation for my Indie publishing launch in the fall. I have quite enjoyed adding in scenes, chapters and thoughts of my main character Jake Dalmas that my publisher edited out. I feel this version is closer to my original draft I initially envisioned and completed in the late 1990s.

Once MONOGAMY SUCKS is relaunched, I will work toward bringing out my sequel to MONOGAMY SUCKS entitled RELATIONSHIPS SUCK, which continues Jake Dalmas’ story and explores the limits and issues involving relationships much as the previous book took on monogamy. I believe it is funny and intriguing like the first novel, and actually even sexier and naughtier in parts. It moves Jake’s story forward in cool and sexy ways. I can’t wait to share it with you.

After both novels are out, I plan to tackle many other books including a science fiction novella based on a short story I had written at 18, and a diary novel about hilarious and foolish days of working at a public relations agency. Eventually, I plan on bringing out a new version of my novel DEAR HEF.

Suffice to say, I am not going away. I am more excited about my writing future than ever before. I have a lot more to say and books to write my dear readers and fellow authors.

Stay tuned. The future is now in the publishing world.

GP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Full Circle in my Author’s Journey: Re-exploring the Promise of Self-Publishing

December 13, 2015 Leave a comment

I am feeling quite liberated these days as an author. This past week I received some interesting and promising news.

Blushing Books (that now owns my previous publisher Lazy Day Publishing) took a pass at publishing my sequel to my novel MONOGAMY SUCKS, which I have entitled RELATIONSHIPS SUCK. Now that should seem like it would be crushing news, but it wasn’t. Even better yet, Blushing Books gave me back the rights to my novels MONOGAMY SUCKS and DEAR HEF. Please note that the books have been removed from Amazon and are no longer available for sale.

This has proved a fortuitous turn of events as I was already planning to return to self-publishing with my next book following the launch of RELATIONSHIPS SUCK. It will be a science fiction novella based on a short story I had written when I was 18. More on that later.

Honestly, Blushing Books’ reason for returning to the rights my novels makes sense as my books don’t exactly appeal to their romance/BDSM audience. They kept the rights to the short story I contributed to the INDULGENCE anthology titled, “Swinging with the Supernatural” as it does include some erotic BDSM elements. You should be pick up this anthology, and not only for my funny and sexy story.  By the way, Blushing Books is also planning to re-release INDULGENCE in the next year. I will keep you posted about the release date.

I feel as if I have come full circle as an author as I self-published my first novel LETTERS FROM CYBERSPACE via iUniverse in 2001. Self-publishing has a come a long way since then, and I no longer see the benefits of having a publisher. I am looking forward to being in complete control of all aspects of my writing from content and editing to cover and promotion.

So I plan to bring out a new revised version of MONOGAMY SUCKS in late 2016 incorporating more background and detail about Jake and the swinger world that he explores, which was edited out of the final copy of the novel. Shortly after the re-release of MONOGAMY SUCKS, I will self-publish my sequel, RELATIONSHIPS SUCK. I believe it as funny as the first novel and may be even sexier as it explores the ups and downs of an open relationship.

I have no immediate plans to re-release DEAR HEF, but that could always change. I am generally happy with how the novel came out, but it never caught fire with readers as MONOGAMY SUCKS has.  Still, I would like to see it back out there again, but this time on my terms.

You don’t get many do-overs in life, but I feel grateful for having the opportunity to relaunch MONOGAMY SUCKS with a new and expanded version that still retains the frank humor and eroticism that my readers embraced.

No more publishers for me. I only want to put novels out that truly represent my vision as an author. I am intrigued to embark once again on an adventure into the brave new world of self-publishing. Stay tuned.

GP