I got the idea when my then therapist and I began regularly texting each other movie recommendations and had started saving the last 20 minutes of our sessions together to discuss the minds and motivations of movie serial killers, sociopaths, criminals… Now this therapist was a nice guy, real white-bread Anglo, fresh-out-of-school in his late thirties, who knew absolutely zero about sexual kinks but was oddly drawn to anything dark and deviant (in fiction). I sat there thinking to myself that he’d be the type who, if he wasn’t careful, would get taken advantage of by some psycho with nothing better to do but fuck with him. And… that he would love it. Heh.
Originally, it was just going to be a week-by-week therapy session to post on my site for when I needed to get away and just write something completely insane and fun. However, by session three, I was itching to just write the whole thing, so I did. And I’m glad! People seem to really dig it. I’ve got a sequel brewing, but no idea when that’ll happen.
I only released two books in 2016. One was the aforementioned Max and the other is Kestrel’s Talon
Max is the story of a psychologist who falls down the rabbit hole created by his charmingly sinister patient. It’s a psychological thriller and not for the faint of heart but if you like things dark and twisty, it’s a fun book. I loved every minute of writing it. It’s now also available in audiobook format, narrated by Nick J. Russo and it’s whispersynced so if you have the kindle version, the audiobook is hella cheap and I really recommend it, if only for Nick’s Italian accent near the end. I loved it. Info on purchasing it (audiobook, ebook, paperback) and the soundtrack can be found here: http://geni.us/pageMax
A count with a terrible curse, a beautiful slave with a powerful secret, and an ex-soldier with a traumatic past come together in the book. It’s sort of inspired by Gormenghast (Mervyn Peake), Beauty and the Beast (Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, not the Disney version heh), and you know, general quest/good vs evil type of fantasy books that fill my own personal library. It’s a long book and the first in a duology. Oh! And there’s a dog in it too. All the details for buying the ebook or paperback or listening to the soundtrack can be found here:http://geni.us/pageKestrel
What were your top reads for 2016 (or if that’s too difficult, just some of recommendations from any year)? Explain why everyone else should read them.
And the other would be Strength in Numbers (the sequel to Would I Lie to You? by Brad Vance. Great fun and I’m looking forward to the next. -> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29056110-strength-in-numbers
Favourites in 2016 include The Night Manager (I also highly recommend the book!), Peaky Blinders, GoT (of course!), Misfits, Stranger Things, Black Sails, Westworld, The Fall, Mr. Robot, and The Knick. All incredible shows IMO.
Novel (80,000 words)
Themes: age gap, daddy kink
With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. The camera is an extension of himself where he exposes his passion for the intersect of pleasure and pain. However, the lens also acts as a barrier, protecting his subjects from the shameful mistakes of his past, and Greg is left isolated and lonely.
Emyr stands on the cusp of fame, but adulation and abuse are both eroding his confidence, and one night, at the river’s edge, he seeks solace in the rain, hoping to hide his tears.
The photographer and the virgin rock star share an accidental connection on that dark, drizzly night. When Greg invites Emyr back to his hotel room, no strings attached, the young man should have bolted. Instead, an odd sense of trust allows him to follow Greg’s lead.
When the camera comes out, Emyr learns the stage isn’t the only place he loves to perform as Greg touches something inside him that rarely awakens. Faced with a beautiful, talented boy whose soul is as lonely as his own, will Greg be able to face his past and come to terms with it, or will he run from the connection he so desperately desires?
I don’t really, no. The first audiobook I ever listened to was when I got the files back from Nick J. Russo when he narrated Sarge. I can say that he is awesome. He nailed everything I’ve sent him so far.
Ha! Um. Crushes? I don’t really get crushes on celebrities. I do, however, get a little obsessed over acting talent. Mads Mikkelsen, Tom Hardy, Iwan Rheon are currently at the top of that list.
I have no idea. I think I might have been watching Voyager with a friend. I’m lame, but when you live in a place that’s freezing cold in winter, getting stuck waiting two hours for a cab to take you home after a party… not so fun. Besides, time is just a construct. Who says I follow the Gregorian Calendar? 😀