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2017: My Year of Indie Publishing Liberation

December 31, 2017 Leave a comment


This past year I have never felt more liberated as an author and writer.  In 2017, I not only regained my passion for writing, but I discovered the liberating potential and possibilities of indie publishing.

Since late 2016, I have launched a total of seven books including novels MONOGAMY SUCKS, the sequel RELATIONSHIPS SUCK, DEAR HEF, YOUNG, HORNY & MORMON, SWINGING WITH THE SUPERNATURAL, and poetry collections BACKYARD POETRY and THE HOLLYWOOD HOMELESS. 


I completely updated and revised versions of my previously published novels MONOGAMY SUCKS and DEAR HEF, launched the long-awaited MONOGAMY SUCKS sequel, RELATIONSHIPS SUCK, reshaped my first novel LETTERS FROM CYBERSPACE into new version titled YOUNG, HORNY & MORMON, expanded previously published short story SWINGING WITH THE SUPERNATURAL into a novella, finally put out my first poetry collection BACKYARD POETRY, based on poems I had written going back to the late 1990’s, and revised my lyrics into poems in THE HOLLYWOOD HOMELESS, a collection that also dates back to the late 1990s.


However, my indie publishing inspiration didn’t stop there.  I also completed five drafts of my Science Fiction novella based on a short story I had written in my youth in the early 1980s.  I am currently working on the sixth and final draft with plans to launch the book in early 2018.

Additionally, I created the first draft of my short story collection, also based on stories created in my youth. I am working the second draft with plans to bring it out in 2019. Also, I am working on another poetry collection focusing on poems about relationships, sex, and love, and yet another poetry book based on my lyrics I am looking to bring out in 2018 as well.


I also recently updated my upcoming books list and have 23 potential works I plan on bringing out in the next six years and maybe more if time permits.

The sky seems the limit now for my writing dreams and pursuits. The best thing about indie publishing is that it is my vision out there as a writer, not some editor’s or publisher’s revision of my work.

Fear or more to the point, fear of rejection, is no longer a factor or an enemy in my writing life.

Only time is the real enemy of achieving my writing dreams as I now realize all the years I wasted in fear of sharing my work.

I will also be creating a new blog soon to showcase my science fiction and non-erotica literary writing.

Happy New Year everyone, especially you writers.  Remember your writing dreams are waiting…don’t waste any more time dreaming.  Everything starts with getting the words down…and sticking with it through the doubts, struggles, haters, and constant pursuit for inspiration.

Stay tuned as always for more intriguing news about me and my books in 2018 and beyond.


















Update about Relationships Suck, the long-awaited sequel to Monogamy Sucks

December 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Dear readers,

I recently completed the final edit of my novel RELATIONSHIPS SUCK, the long-awaited sequel to my novel MONOGAMY SUCKS. I must admit I am very happy with how the sequel came out. See my new cover for the novel below created by Dancinee Jennings, who also created the cover for my first novel.

Book Cover2 Relationships Suck (002)

RELATIONSHIPS SUCK continues Jake Dalmas’ story and explores the limits and issues involving relationships, open relationships in particular,  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.

I also introduce a sexy African American character named Simone in this novel. She is an art gallery manager and a friend of  Juliette, Jake’s girlfriend (for those who haven’t read my original novel).  Juliette and Jake have some naughty adventures with Simone that are some of the hottest erotic writing I have ever done.

Also, much credit goes to fellow author Billierosie , known as @jojojojude on Twitter, for stepping up and helping give my novel one final copy edit after our friend and fellow author Scarlett Hartgrove, @cristolklear on Twitter, suffered a stroke recently. Scarlett, who is doing well and currently recovering, did an excellent job in editing and formatting my indie version of MONOGAMY SUCKS. We will work together again on my future novels.

I am still planning to launch RELATIONSHIPS SUCK in late January or early February 2017 just in time for Valentines’ Day. I have been working on the sequel to MONOGAMY SUCKS before my original novel was actually published in December 2010. I finished the first draft of the MONOGAMY SUCKS sequel in December 2012, but I have foolishly sat on it too long. My apologies for that as I lost sight of my writing dreams and real purpose on this earth due to focusing too much on working bad public relations jobs for meaningless paychecks. We all lose our way from time to time.

I promise it won’t be too much longer before Jake Dalmas’ wild swinging adventures return. As always, stay tuned.