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I’ve been busy

Since it’s been months since I’ve posted anything, I just wanted to resurface to verify that I am not dead, not at all.

I’m working on the Jesse stories, and I did think I’d have them done months ago, but I’ve been prioritizing a lot of other projects instead. See, I had this idea I’d write something a bit more commercially viable than the GQ books, but I’m beginning to think that’s just not something I can do. Everything I touch turns to weird.

I’ve written at least 500K of various projects since putting out ACAT/AFC, so I’ve kept busy. Whether it’ll amount to anything is unclear, but at least I’m working.

Anyway, if you’ve been waiting for Jesse stories, I won’t promise anything, but springtime doesn’t seem like an unreasonable goal.

Pricing for AMF, AVC, AFC (Martin stories)

A Master’s Fidelity (GQ 2.5), A Vital Chemistry (GQ 3.5), and A Free Choice (GQ 4.5) are now $0.99 from ebook retailers. A Superior Slave (GQ 0.5) is still free from those same retailers. All four stories are still available to read/download for free on AO3.

What that $0.99 buys a reader is a pretty cover, pretty chapter headings, and everything formatted the way I want it to look.

Happy New Year :)

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(giphy)

I used these same fireworks in a post last year about NYE in 1900, and I’m using them again because they’re pretty :)

Have a safe and wonderful New Year. I hope those of you who opted in on the Charles/Simon story enjoyed it, and I look forward to offering you more of Henry, Martin and their friends in coming years. I have a lot of new characters in new universes coming, as well, and I sincerely hope you’ll give them a chance too.

xxoo

Darrah

names in the GQ universe

I call everyone Darling because I can't remember their names - Zsa Zsa Gabor
(this is not why Reggie calls people darling!)

I had a very pleasant exchange with a reader awhile back about whether the characters’ names had any particular meaning for me, and I thought other readers might be interested in knowing this too. If you’re not into vague authorial introspection, you can skip this post :D

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newsletter and Charles/Simon story

The newsletter, as such, with a link to A Rich Man’s Privilege, went out to the mailing list on 12/24. If you got it, I hope you enjoyed it.

I believe I’ve got things set up now so new subscribers get sent a link to the story upon confirming their subscription. If this isn’t the case, please let me know.

If you subscribed but didn’t get my “Happy Holidays” email, please check your spam folder. If it’s not there, let me know and I’ll get the story to you. In retrospect, I probably should have titled the email something more like “Here’s That Story You Wanted” so it would be less spam-like. I’ll keep that in mind for next time I send something out :D

newsletter GQ bonus story

I decided awhile back I should do a newsletter, but I didn’t have anything specific in mind because I am TOTAL SHIT at marketing, and I didn’t realize I was supposed to have special stuff waiting for my subscribers the minute they got on board. I really did just think people would sign up whenever, and eventually I’d send them something, and we’d all be okay with that. Which is in fact how it’s going down, but I just want you to know that I realize now that my methods are artless and utterly without added value.

However, since it’s almost Xmas, I’m thinking I’ll send newsletter people a present: a preliminary version of the Charles/Simon story I’ve mentioned in the past. This story will eventually go into a book I’ll be asking people to pay for, possibly in altered form, but I’m pretty happy with it as it is, so I doubt it will change terribly much. It’s about 12K words and depicts an auction day completely different than Henry and Martin’s.

So this is me giving you advance warning that a thing you might want could be yours if you add yourself to my mailing list in the next few days. Since I have had a theoretical newsletter for months now without sending out a single missive, rest assured I won’t be spamming you with DG news.

The newsletter sign-up is over in the right-hand column if you’re on a computer, down below the blog posts if you’re on mobile.

importance of the martin stories

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, when I wrote A Superior Slave (GQ 0.5), it was a sort of last-minute idea that I thought might help generate interest in the main books. I had all this backstory worked out for Martin and the other slaves that really wouldn’t fit into Henry’s books, and it suddenly occurred to me other people might actually be interested. Originally, there was just going to be this single story offered from Martin’s point of view and then the four main books from Henry’s. The Martin story wasn’t meant to be 100% required reading, though obviously I did (and still do) feel that it adds to the experience of reading A Most Personal Property (GQ 1).

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a scene from London Spy (BBC) NSFW

Images after the cut include butts and simulated m/m sex. London Spy is a 5-episode series from BBC. I only know that the show exists because someone (I believe it originated with gayxxgifs, which is definitely a porn tumblr!) posted this gif set, and after seeing the images, I had to see the entire show. Which I am loving, though it probably won’t contain any more scenes like this one. I just finished the third episode and hate that I have to wait another week for more.

So here are Ben Whishaw’s and Edward Holcroft’s butts: Continue reading a scene from London Spy (BBC) NSFW