Friday, June 29, 2012

Contagion of the Gods -- Next Epic to Release in July

Cas and Weston have finished their edits; only two proofreaders left. I whacked this from about 145K to 125K words and went through ten drafts. I pushed the R rating as far as I could to stretch myself as a writer. It's almost ready. Renee did a great job on the cover.

Sex, violence, and Greek gods. If Pythias reads the future in the sun one more time, he could go blind. Instead he uses detective skills to solve the problems of Golden Age Athens. An epic fantasy in the vein of Gene Wolfe or Tim Powers.

The contagion of the gods is loose again. Two charming but ruthless princes engage in a titanic battle to become the next incarnation of Dionysus. A member of a secret society known as the Sons of Prometheus, Pythias must find a way to stop them. A witch and a horse-legged silenus guide them through the secrets behind the Greek legends in an odyssey that travels to the fabled island of the Gorgons and beyond.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Grand Canyon Trip

We just drove 4800 miles through the American southwest in 9 days. This is one evening.
I got a lot of good ideas for the trip down the rapids in one story and the trek across the desert in another.