Category Archives: M/M

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ! CHANGES!

Not too long ago, on my FaceBook page, I left a cryptic message saying I had made the hardest decision of my life. Well here’s the skinny on that. On July 17th, I requested a reversion of rights from Liquid Silver Books for Illusion of Night, Memory in Shadow and Soul Fires. Illusion of Night and Memory in Shadow will revert back to me on August 31st and Soul Fires on December 31st, 2017. So, if you or someone you love – who loves male/male erotic fiction— wants to purchase them they have until those dates to do so.

I know I said I was going to complete the series and I apologize but the fact of the matter is, life has been pretty chaotic. Some of you may know I was recently separated from my 9 to 5 and will be filing suit. I’m not going to get into the particulars. The good thing is the change has kicked my Muse into overdrive and within the space of two months I’ve either written new stories or re-written old ones. So far, I’ve sent out about five and am working on a sixth. These I have sent them using my real name so I’ll be changing everything on my sites and social media to conform in the near future.

And I’m not going to stop writing erotica, I’ll go back to it in the future, however right now, it’s not feasible both time and finance-wise. Many of my fellow erotic authors are having the same issues with sales. They’ll tell you that it’s frustrating and disheartening to create tens, even hundreds of thousands of words only to have little if anything to show for it.

And I’m still working to get into mainstream. I’ve gotten a few full requests to agents for Tinderbox, so I’m waiting to hear on those but I’m also sending it out to publishers. And I want to keep at this momentum. I haven’t been here at a long time.

As stated, this wasn’t an easy choice but I believe it’s time for a change. And things as you may know have been changing quite a bit for me. Ten years at the same nine to five and suddenly I’m handed my walking papers for something I didn’t even do. Maybe this and my new found want to write are some kind of sign from the cosmos.

I’ll still be around though and will keep providing updates, likely on FaceBook and Twitter as those are the best places to find me. I’ll be temporarily closing my site after this, however this blog will remain open and active.

I don’t quite know what will happen in the near future. I tend to concentrate on the now but I know what I am doing is the right thing for me. And always your patience is appreciated.

Peace~

CJ

Soul Fires AVAILABLE NOW!!

Boo-Yah!  Soul Fires is now available for purchase at Liquid Silver Books!  So show some love and stop by the Liquid Silver Books* site and order your copy today!  And stick with me until this weekend and I’ll have a nice contest set up!  It’s been a awhile since I’ve hit the virtual shelves and I am so proud of this work!  I know you will enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!  And as always feel free to drop me an email and tell me what you thought!  Peace~

CJ

 

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PURCHASE HERE!

Author C.J. Black
Series Soul Fires
Book # 1
Genre GLBT, M/M, Paranormal, Contemporary, Demons, Ghosts, Spirits, Hauntings, Incubi
Heat Level 3
Words 34,000
Content Notes Spicy, Anal Play, Anal Intercourse
Publication Date 12/21/2015

 

Re-Release: (Cobblestone Press, Soul Fires, C.J. Black)

A missing journal, a thief in the night, unbridled passion between two men with ethereal powers that sets their souls on fire … C.J. Black is pleased to present Book 1 of her paranormal romance series Soul Fires. Myles Bryce and Demetrius Jordan live in a world where things really do go bump in the night. Together, they’ll have to find a way to stop the evil stalking them. Hot, sexy, and filled with all manner of paranormal beings, you’ll love Soul Fires!

Price: $4.99

 

*And while you’re visiting check out my previous works.  Catch yourself up for the next installment!

 

Soul Fires: Available for Pre-Order NOW!

soulfires

PRE-ORDER HERE!

Series Soul Fires
Book # 1
Genre GLBT, M/M, Paranormal, Contemporary, Demons, Ghosts, Spirits, Hauntings, Incubi
Heat Level 3
Words 34,000
Content Notes Spicy, Anal Play, Anal Intercourse
Publication Date 12/21/2015

Price: $4.99 $1.99!

*Re-Release: (Cobblestone Press, Soul Fires, C.J. Black)

 

A missing journal, a thief in the night, unbridled passion between two men with ethereal powers that sets their souls on fire … C.J. Black is pleased to present Book 1 of her paranormal romance series Soul Fires. Myles Bryce and Demetrius Jordan live in a world where things really do go bump in the night. Together, they’ll have to find a way to stop the evil stalking them. Hot, sexy, and filled with all manner of paranormal beings, you’ll love Soul Fires!


Hello all my wonderful readers and fellow authors!! I am pleased to announce the re-issue of my m/m contemporary paranormal novella, Soul Fires on 12/21/15! Want to be certain you get a copy? Currently it is available for pre-order on the Liquid Silver Books site for $1.99. That’s 20% off of the regular price of $4.99! Boo-Yah!! I’ve done some major tweaking with the work itself, so I know you’ll enjoy it! And for all of my new found friends this is the perfect chance to sample my work! And as may or may not know, I’ll usually hold a giveaway once the work is published. More information on that. And don’t you absolutely love the cover?! Major props to LSB for doing such a fabulous job! For now, rush on over the LSB site and pre-order you copy today, please and thank you!

Peace~

CJ

Interview: Rob Williams – Co-Owner of Guest House Films.

Hello my fellow readers and writer, I have a special treat for you! I have the pleasure of an interview with award winning director, writer and producer of films geared towards the LGBT market, Rob Williams! Mr. Williams is also the co-owner of his production company Guest House Films where his works have their home. You can also get to know him on FaceBook and on Twitter.  I’ve enjoyed his movies immensely and am eager to introduce him to my blog-goers so they may take the opportunity to get to know this talented artist.
If you’ll recall the question I asked on Facebook about requesting interviews, Mr. Williams is one of the people I’ve wanted to ask. I have to admit, I was nervous but I was eager to have him as a guest at Black Satin. Of course I’m glad I did. I want to thank Mr. Williams for taking the time to visit today. I look forward to his next work.

Here’s a sampling of his movies and my personal favorites:

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And now may, I present Mr. Rob Williams!

• Who is Rob Williams?

I am a filmmaker – writer, director, producer – focusing on films for the LGBT market. I have made five films to date – “Long-Term Relationship,” “Back Soon,” “3-Day Weekend,” “Make The Yuletide Gay” and “Role/Play.”

• When did you first decide you wanted to be a filmmaker and why?

I started writing first – it’s a cliche, but everyone in Los Angeles really does have a screenplay! – and I went to an amazing screenwriting group that taught me so much about structure and dialogue. One of my earliest scripts was a gay romantic comedy called “Long-Term Relationship” that went on to be the first film we produced and that I directed. But it was really my love of gay cinema and my awareness of the need for more gay films in the marketplace that made me want to become a filmmaker and make films for the gay market.

• Are there any particular writers/producers/directors that inspire you?

My greatest inspiration is Woody Allen. He has been making films for decades, usually one film a year, and he has the freedom to explore different subject matter and genres, and to tell the stories he wants to tell. He has made some of my favorite films of all time (such as “Manhattan” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors”), as well as my favorite film of this year, “Midnight In Paris.”

• Can you describe a typical day of creative work?
I wish it sounded more interesting, but I usually spend most days on the computer – writing, corresponding with distributors/actors/fans, promoting our work, doing research for new films, etc. That’s broken up by trips to the post office to mail “Role/Play” DVDs, and lots of games on Facebook!

• What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your movies?

I’m always surprised when someone takes the time to write me and tell me that they enjoyed one of my movies. Even though we work tremendously hard to make good films and to get them out to the world, it’s always such a joy to hear from someone who liked a film enough to find my email address or track down my Facebook page and let me know. “Make The Yuletide Gay” generated a lot of emails from teens who came out to their parents after seeing the movie (or in some cases, watching the movie with their parents), and it’s incredible that something I did encouraged these kids to come out and be honest with their families. That was surprising and very, very humbling for me.

• Do you believe the industry will ever be fully accepting of LGBT filmmaking? Or do you believe they already are? Why?

On one hand, the industry is completely accepting of LGBT filmmaking and especially of LGBT filmmakers – look at the success of “Brokeback Mountain” and “Milk.” But on the other hand, the industry (and more specifically, the mainstream audiences) aren’t always ready for films with real gay content, such as gay sex scenes, male nudity or even same-sex kisses. I can’t wait for the day when a major Hollywood studio makes a film about realistic gay characters and the issues they face, and have those films get national distribution and have mainstream audiences go to see them.

• Do you have any quirky or unusual stories concerning your work?

The weirdest things I’ve had to do for our films always involve buying wardrobe or props. When we were getting ready to make “Role/Play,” I spent a couple of hours buying swimsuits for star Matthew Montgomery. The smallest swimsuits we could find. He’d try them on, and I’d have to decide which tiny little bikini looked best on him. Tough job. And for “3-Day Weekend,” I took actor Derek Long shopping for a leather harness for one scene – again, making him try on different ones to see what looked best. That’s the part of indie filmmaking that makes people with office jobs really jealous!

• What is the best and/or worst filmmaking advice you’ve ever received?

The best filmmaking advice I ever got was, “Feed your cast and crew well!” Many low-budget films order pizza for lunch every day, and that does not go over well with a crew that has been working really hard, so we always find a good caterer, offer good food, and it makes a big difference. 🙂

• Do you have anything specific that you want to say to other aspiring filmmakers or in general about the industry?

Follow your dream. Make your film. Love what you do.

• Tell us about your current and future projects. What is on the horizon?
Guest House Films, the company I own and run with my partner Rodney Johnson, just announced its move into distribution, so our next project will be a series of gay-themed short-film compilations, starting with a group of darker-themed films titled “Black Briefs.” On the production side, we have two projects in development – “The Mystic Chord,” which is my dream project, an adaptation of the Jim Tushinski novel “Van Allen’s Ecstasy” about a gay man struggling to regain his memories after a mental breakdown; and “Make The Yuletide Gay 2,” a sequel to our award-winning Christmas comedy. And we are continuing to sell our last film, “Role/Play,” in more international territories, including a September release in Australia.

I want to thanks Mr. Williams for taking the time to visit me at Black Satin today and provide this wonderful interview. It’s greatly appreciated!

Peace!
CJ

New Interview!

I’ve been interviewed by Tammy at Fallen Angel Reviews! I really enjoyed doing it and it was a lot of fun. Hop on over and have a look! Thanks, Tammy!

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