Thursday, May 26, 2011

Heeding the Muses

Most writers will agree that the drive to write goes beyond personal desire. Truly, I think it is fair to agree that most writers write because they must. Stories fight for attention within the writer’s head, while those simmering on the back burner struggle to find their place on the forefront. Never is there a moment when I do not have at least two or three stories competing for my time.

Most recently, one of my back-burner novels, which I had first completed about seven years ago—but was based on a screenplay I wrote over fifteen years ago—found its way to the forefront (despite all of the new stories that also have been fighting for the spot). This novel is in no way an erotic work; it is a sci-fi allegory/satire that I wrote in response to various examples of abuse of religious power. The story is based on the premise that we are not the first world of people to fight over religion, asking the questions: (1) What might religion look like from God’s point of view? (2) What might happen if God came to the people in the form of not one messiah, but several—at once? This takes a far leap from my erotica, but I can assure you that the plot and characters are every bit as twisted as those in my other works.

Although Myths of Gods is not an erotic work, it does contain a moderately graphic rape scene, one that will no doubt generate some controversy. The scene is with great purpose, however, and those who understand the symbolism behind it will appreciate it and all it stands for. This book has been a long time in the making, and it is my hope that my erotica readers might enjoy it just as much as might those from the mainstream sci-fi or literary readership.

Myths of Gods is currently available for Kindle and PC, and will soon be available in trade paperback.

As always, I’d love to know what you think about it, and I thank you for your readership and support!  Stop by on Saturday for guest blogger Berengaria Brown.


  1. Dang, baby, way to go!! I didn't realize you'd finished the rewrites!!! Congrats!

  2. This is such a timely one, too, and I can't stress that enough. It seemed like when we both were writing about vampires during a time when vampires were becoming worn down, this project was simmering on the back burner, waiting to ignite at just the right time. With the "apocolypse" that just passed, the one supposedly happening in 2012, and the ongoing struggle in the separation between church and state, this couldn't have come at a better time. Funny how the muses work, isn't it? ;)

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Dana and Kate!

    Dana, I can't thank you enough for your input. I ended up taking about half of the preface and moving it into an opening dream sequence of Jeza's. It works really well (go to my notes section in Facebook to see an excerpt).

    Kate, I hope that being timely is enough. The literary slant to it makes it a tough sell, but I'm crossing my fingers that the world is ready for it!