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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.



Big News! Two Acceptances & Other Nice Things…

It’s been a great month for this erotic fiction author. If you haven’t seen already I got two acceptances, one from Ai Press and the wonderful Sedonia Guillone. They accepted the revamped version of Rain Play. Here’s the coming soon from the Ai Press site. Hope they don’t mind that I nabbed it!

Rain Play
Author: CJ Black
Genre: M/M; Contemporary
Length: Tryst

Zach Wilder has to content himself with watching Mark Davis from a distance. His sexy co-worker is already involved with someone and Zach is no home-wrecker. Mark spends most of his time in whispered conversations with a man on the other end of his cell. Zach is nothing more than a voyeur until a chance encounter brings the two of them together on a rainy night. One session during the storm leads to many others as skin flushed hot by desire is cooled by the torrent. Zach has promised himself he wouldn’t fall but holds on to the hope that Mark will allow him to be his shelter. He’s ready to take a chance on Mark even though he is on the rebound. Unfortunately for the both of them the past has a nasty way of interfering, leaving Zach to wonder if Mark is truly worth the fight.

And now for the second, earlier today, I learned Cobblestone Press and the fabulous Deanna Lee accepted my M/M/M contemporary short story, Diamond in the Rough. As soon as I get more information, I’ll place it right here. This story is also a reimagining if you will.

So that’s two acceptances in one month! Life is good.
On the 14th, I will have a new guest blogger Ms. Bella Marie. So I hope you’ll stop by.

Going strong on Memory in Shadow and another contemporary paranormal which is yet untitled (sigh) and I am close to finishing. So maybe it will be three this month. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


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