I’m all aquiver. Is that a word? My dictionary say it isn’t, but it should be, so I’m making it into one. Maybe it’s two words. Or should be. Either way, it’s how I feel and what I’m doing. Here’s why:
First off, Susie Bright’s new anthology of erotic gothic stories, “Quiver,” is nearing completion, and is scheduled to be released this month. (ADDENDUM FROM SUSIE: The book is actually scheduled to be out next December…Damn. A year and two more months to wait until we can get our hands on this pretty new book! I’m sure it will be well worth the wait!). I don’t have a cover yet, but I’ll post it as soon as I do. In the meantime, list of authors is as follows:
Ed Falco, http://www.edfalco.us
Sera Gamble, http://www.seragamble.com/
Francesca Lia Block, http://www.francescaliablock.com/
Tsaurah Litzky, http://www.tsaurahlitzky.com/
Julia Talbot, also at: http://thegates.net/juliatalbot/
Anne Tourney, also at: http://www.annetourney.com/
In other news, the recent collection of sci-fi stories,”Triangulation: Taking Flight,” has gotten some good reviews, which always make both authors and publishers happy. One is here, the other is here, with some nice words about my story in particular. And, yes, he totally nailed the story’s major flaw, in my opinion. If I ever have the change to rewrite it and submit it for reprint, I’ll definitely work on fixing that.
“Seeing Stars” by Shanna Germain is a very rare thing: a science fiction story that deals with sex without making the reader want to curl up in a corner and die of excruciating embarrassment. Sadie works for a company that facilitates the extreme sexual preferences of its wealthy clients. Specifically, Sadie is a medic who ensures that no harm comes to those who get their kicks from mixing sex and sadomasochism-perverse (in the non-pejorative sense, of course). My only (slight) criticism of this smart, adult story is that perhaps Sadie makes her leap from rejection, even fear, of her clients’ habits to neophyte explorer of the wild side a little too swiftly for her conversion to be entirely convincing.
Finally, there are a number of books, stories, poems, collections, essays, and other things in the works. Yes, this is a tease. More information to come as things come to light, I promise!
ps. Delightful and spooky image by this artist.