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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

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Mini-Musings 7/23/15 ~ Wow…just…wow.

I know I should be working on my school work right now but I’m tired of dealing with the idiots.  I don’t want to not speak my opinion but after awhile you realize there’s no point in continuing.  I’m just tired of people stepping on me whenever my opinion doesn’t agree with them.

And right now it’s bumming me out, which pisses me off at the same time because I had a very nice “Me Day.”  Well reasonably nice and now I’m in a mood again.

Is anyone out there?  It seems like no one was on social media today at all.

So here is my latest bookstore report.  I went to Barnes & Noble and was very disturbed to find the fantasy novel section had been basically cut in half to make room for graphic novels (an entire row) and manga.  Of course, as someone commented, they have Fifty Shades on the shelves but won’t put up any yaoi.  Seriously Barnes & Noble?  I really beginning to think I should go back to writing mysteries or maybe switch to romance.  Bodice rippers seem to be making a comeback as there were several on the new shelves.

As for the new fantasy most of it were books I had already purchased or the sequels to those books.  Nothing new at all.  What happened?  It seems that fantasy has taken a sudden an unexpected downturn.

So I go on Amazon and look up:

Books : Science Fiction & Fantasy : Last 30 days : Fantasy : Epic : Paperback : In Stock Only : New

And come up with these.

Maybe I shouldn’t be quite so picky so I went with Last 90 days.

There are some interesting choices there, most of the epic fantasy being self-published.  I wish the biggies would take the hint.  People still read epic fantasy you know!

And is it all right for me to buy something from Amazon?  I mean everyone seems so pissed at them right now although this is another instance where the information is difficult to obtain except for bits and pieces.

I going to stay away from the school site and buy a PC game off Steam I’ve been looking at and spending the rest of the night playing.  Although I guess I should be writing.

Peace~

CJ

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