Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Printed Editions of Thraxas

Here's the next volume, containing books three and four: Thraxas at the Races, and Thraxas and the Elvish Isles. That means books one, two, three, four, and nine are now available in printed editions. Next to come will be book ten, Thraxas and the Oracle, which has previously only been available as an ebook. All the Thraxas books will soon be available again in print editions. (Meanwhile, the whole series is available as ebooks.)

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Writing Kink Me Honey

My main purpose in writing Kink Me Honey was to write an entertaining book, but I did also have something else in mind. I wanted to avoid two very common cliches, or tropes, that often appear in writings about fetish. One of these being angst, the other coercion.

For annoying kink-related angst and misery, Fifty Shades of Grey is a fine example. What a ridiculous film that was. (I haven't read the book. Maybe that's better.) I was particularly irritated by the two bumbling idiots trying to work out whether they were actually going to indulge in some sort of kinky behaviour or not, as if it were a world-shattering decision no humans could possibly cope with.

Eventually I felt like shouting at the screen. "Look, if you want to do this just do it. If you don't, then do something else. No one is forcing you and no one cares. There are hundreds of nightclubs full of people all cheerfully indulging their fetish interests and they'd laugh at you acting like it's some massive problem no one's ever encountered before. Just fucking get on with it or go and do something else." That would have been quite a lot to shout at the screen, admittedly.

So in Kink Me Honey, there is no angst and misery. Fetish enthusiasts get on with their fetish enthusiasms in between getting on with the rest of their lives, which is what people do.

The second cliche of fetish writing I wanted to avoid was any sort of coercion. 'Oh dear - I've been kidnapped and now something bad will happen.' Actually, I do see why that's fairly common in fetish stories as it does form part of some people's fantasies, though not their real lives. But it's something I completely avoided. In my book nothing happens against anyone's will. No one is kidnapped, imprisoned or otherwise coerced. The characters are all normal people who happen to have kinky sex lives. They meet through their fetish websites, have friendly socials, go clubbing, and get on cheerfully with their kinky activities. That's what Kink Me Honey is about. It has a lot of BDSM in it. Industrial amounts, in fact. Also, it's funny and entertaining. I recommend it. Although as the author, I would say that.

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cover of Kink Me Honey

Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Thraxas Paperback - Book 9

Thraxas and the Ice Dragon, book nine in the series, is now available as a paperback. This is the first print edition; previously it had only been available as an ebook.

'Thraxas and Makri drift ashore in the distant land of Samsarina, in the company of Lisutaris, Head of the Sorcerers Guild. After a miserable voyage on a leaky fishing boat, Thraxas just wants to drink beer, but there are other matters to attend to. Turai has fallen to the enemy and the armies of the West are gathering. Before war breaks out there's the great sword-fighting tournament, which gives Thraxas the chance of almost unlimited gambling, if only he can persuade Makri to enter. Makri is surprised to find herself looking after a baby dragon, and even more surprised to discover that Thraxas has a romantic past, one which leads them into a murder investigation in an unfamiliar land, where hostile forces oppose them at every turn.'






Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thraxas Back in Print

My Thraxas books back are coming back into print. These are all available as ebooks at the moment, but I've started producing paperback versions as well. The first of these, books 1 & 2, is now at Amazon.

http://amzn.to/2kBZlTW (UK) - and  - http://amzn.to/2kC7Wpw  (US)

Books 9 & 10, which have so far only been published as ebooks, will appear in print next, and then the rest of the series. (Meanwhile, Thraxas book eleven is still on the way.)


Friday, November 25, 2016

Reading at Club

On the 29th November I'll be reading at In Yer Ear, a club in central London, upstairs in the King and Queen pub. There will be other people reading too, eight performers I think. I'll be reading for about 20 minutes. Parts from my new book, Kink Me Honey, and probably something else as well.

29 November
20:15 to 22:45
King And Queen
1 Foley Street,
London
W1W 6DL

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thraxas Book Eleven

I haven't been able to devote as much time as I'd have liked to Thraxas this year, as I've been busy with other things. However, I'm now now applying myself to the next book in the series, which will be number eleven. I hope it will be ready for publication early next year. It's time for Thraxas and Makri to get back to Turai, which they will, although it's uncertain what they'll find there.

Thraxas has been doing well since I continued the series and released them all as ebooks, I'm pleased with how it's gone.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

A brief extract from Kink Me Honey

Here is a brief extract from my new novel, Kink Me Honey.

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Kink Me Honey

Sex Orbit Personal blogs
Title: Spoiling a relationship
Posted by (user profile deleted)

Olivia’s hair had been dark in her profile picture on Sex Orbit, but by the time we met she’d dyed it bright blonde. She kept it like that for a long time. It suited her. She was pretty, and a good artist. She was a music fan to the point of obsession. The first time she visited me at home we both knew I was going to punish her. We’d exchanged messages on the Sex Orbit forum for a few weeks. Though we’d first encountered each other online we soon discovered we had some mutual acquaintances. She was friends with people who ran a small recording studio in Camden and I knew people who were in a band that used the studio and we all encountered each other in the pub sometimes. It’s possible we’d been in the same pub at the same time before meeting online, though I can’t remember ever seeing her there. Anyway, we arranged to meet.
   I had a small room in a shared flat. The other person was out when Olivia visited. I knelt on the small bed in my small room and asked Olivia to pull her trousers down and lie over my knees. Then I pulled her kickers down and spanked her. After a while I undressed her completely and spanked her more. Olivia was aroused by being spanked, but I did soon learn that she wasn’t very confident about her body. She could feel uncomfortable being naked with the lights on. She had a nice body. I don’t know why she was uncomfortable about it, but some people just are.
   Soon after this I moved into a flat on my own and Olivia used to visit me a lot and I spanked her a lot. We got on well. We went out places together, went to gigs, went to clubs, and sat in the pub, talking about music mainly. She sent me nice little notes with drawings in them and kisses at the end, in blue crayon.
   Olivia also liked being tied up. I was not that experienced at the time and didn’t attempt anything elaborate, but I tied her wrists behind her back and her ankles together. She liked being like that while she was spanked, and also while we were fucking. She found it easier to have an orgasm if her legs were together. That was a little unusual but not really a problem; she could kneel over the bed with her hands tied behind her back and her legs tied together and I could fuck her from behind. Sometimes I’d fuck her normally, but really she preferred if I fucked her up her arse. She could have orgasms like that, which I suppose isn’t that common. I tried gagging her, but she didn’t like that so I didn’t do it again. After we’d been going out with each other for about two months, I was visiting her own small flat and she asked me to whip her. Not being very experienced, I wasn’t sure about this. I didn’t have a whip, for one thing, but she told me there was a leather dog leash in the kitchen I could use. So I used the leash to whip her bottom. She liked that, though I didn’t do it all that hard. Later in life I’d have done it harder.
   After this visit she gave me a little note, saying she’d liked being whipped and she’d like to suck my beautiful cock and lick my beautiful arse. There were a lot of blue crayon kisses at the end. I might still have that note somewhere though this was many years ago. We went out for about a year and a half. We got on really well. I liked her a lot and we had a great sex life. We should have carried on for longer, but I spoiled the relationship by chasing after another woman. I won’t describe that, it was really quite stupid of me.
   That was some years ago, but we’re still vaguely in touch. She’s married with two children now, and doing well, as far as I know. I regret ruining that relationship.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kink Me Honey - More

First copies of my new book, Kink Me Honey, contained some annoying typos. That was careless of me. These are fixed now. (Maybe your copy with typos will become valuable one day.) So, new, corrected version of Kink Me Honey now on sale. With less typos. Probably some still slipped through, the damned things are almost impossible to eradicate.

Kink Me Honey, my cheerfully obscene new book, paperback and ebook both available at Amazon and iBooks now. From bookshops in a few weeks. ISBN 978-1535009898.

You can read the first few pages of the ebook at Amazon, or download a sample at the Apple iBooks store.

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Ebook - Amazon US - Amazon UK - iBooks