Readers Roost: Roost Recommendations 27 June 2021

Readers Roost: Roost Recommendations 27 June 2021:   Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Sorry to have missed last week's Roost Recommendations. You'll find the explanation in the pre...

I almost forgot, the new Roost Recommendations are here! I've finally finished posting all of the WEP challenge entries. I swear I don't think I've gotten through a single WEP Challenge without a hitch this year. 

I liked my entry when I wrote it but I kind of hate it after re-reading it. This is one that got a lot of criticism (although not a pile-on like that one time) and I don't do well with that.

Anyway, the Roost Recommendations are back!

Double Rainbow: The Sad Cafe + Fukt 2 Start With #8Sunday #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun

 

My friend Walt Cessna (July 24, 1970 – March 15, 2017) is the inspiration for the character Parker who appears in this segment from my WIP, Galaxy Girl.

Today I hope you will indulge me as a share a Double Rainbow: six sentences from the latest segment for my WIP, Galaxy Girl, and six sentences from Walt's book, Fukt 2 Start With. Further details follow the snippets.

Galaxy Girl: The Sad Cafe

June 12, 1988

The café began to feel like Pepper’s only real home. It was a place where she could be anonymous and articulate, letting her stories meander from her mind into the notebook that her theatre geek friend Parker had given her when she told him that she wouldn’t be returning to KU in the fall because she was pregnant.

Parker had designed the notebook cover himself. It was a light grape shimmer honoring Pepper’s love for purple. There was a flourish of light blue lace around the border and a little pouch inside for Pepper to store her writing and drawing implements. When Parker handed the notebook to Pepper, he said that it was imbued with magic to bring the thoughts that transpired in her head out into the world so the magic could be shared with anyone who read them.

Where to get the rest of it:

This piece was submitted to Reedsy on June 22. They have approved all but one of my submissions (sometimes I get a little too real), so it is likely to appear there before June is out, but I make no guarantees. Anything that has been approved by Reedsy is free to read. If you like it, a share is appreciated.

https://bit.ly/CieYouOnReedsy

Don't want to wait around for Reedsy? Want to give me a tip? The piece is available as a PDF on Odysee for 15 LBC (approximately $0.45.) 

https://odysee.com/@naughtynetherworldpress:d/The-Sad-Caf%C3%A9:7?

An LBC is a form of cryptocurrency. If you don't have an Odysee account, you can get one here.

https://bit.ly/OdyseeWithMe

Fukt 2 Start With: Pretty Vacant

Going full force into the forbidden reaches of her own mind had at first seemed like a good idea, but as Veruca fell deeper and deeper into a bottomless K hole, she began to seriously wonder why she spent so much of her free time a fucked up mess. Veruca was willing to try anything at least once. If she liked it, she stuck to it like glue. If she didn't, then it got the boot. At sixteen she was living an utter virtual reality, juxtaposed of conflicting multiple personalities, moods and awkward exaggerations. Her body and her mind had developed early, like at twelve, transforming the former fat and nerdy child into a freaky deaky Russ Meyer super vixen.

Where can I read more?

The buy link is in the dedication portion of the post.

The Necessary Notes + Crazy Creative Ruminations, Acknowledgments, and Blah de Blah

Dedication

This story is dedicated to Walter Cessna (July 24, 1970 – March 15, 2017), a beautiful soul whose life was cut short by AIDS. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to know him and wish that I had been able to know him better.

Walt said that I inspired him to put together his book, Fukt 2 Start With. I am so pleased that I encouraged him in this endeavor. His words live on here. http://bit.ly/Fkt2SW

I encourage everyone to take the chance and get to know a wonderful soul.

You can also read more about Walt in this 2012 interview.

https://www.queerty.com/borne-of-the-nyc-club-kid-scene-writer-photographer-walt-cessna-was-fukt-2-start-with-20120413

There is also a mention of his death in Queerty. The comments are pretty toxic and absolutely undeserved, and I wish an epic infestation of crotch lice plus MRSA of the rectum on those who felt the need to be so entirely hideous.

https://www.queerty.com/visionary-writerphotographer-walter-cessna-died-20170321

This is Walt’s Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/waltcessna

 

I was also inspired by watching the documentary of Howard Ashman, the playwright and lyricist who co-composed the lyrics for several of Disney’s classic movies including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid. He also wrote the screenplay for Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and contributed two of the songs.

I had one of those weekends where I almost stopped writing for good because I feel like it isn’t leading anywhere. But I think that perhaps Walt wouldn’t want me to do that, so I’m going to give it another chance even though I am feeling very discouraged by life right now.

For anyone who wants to give the old “you’re just a baby beginner, success will come with time” spiel, don’t. I’m not a “baby beginner.” I’m 56 years old and I’ve been writing with the intent of being a published author since I was a teenager. I have several published books.

I don’t think that I’m a bad writer, my style and subject matter simply don’t have popular appeal. I’ve tried to force myself to write popular appeal stuff. It never works. I always go back to writing what I like to write.

I also have a quirky and somewhat abrasive and defensive personality. My self-esteem is shaky at the best of times, I have ADHD (and no, I don’t want to medicate it) and my baseline mood is moderately depressed (I have no desire to medicate that either, particularly since all the medications I tried for it made me manic, psychotic, or both.)

What I do suck at is promotion, but I don’t have the budget to hire someone to do it for me.

At this point, I keep writing because when I try to quit, I also quit everything else. Like cooking, washing the dishes, and housework, such as that is. The one thing I may suck even worse at than I do at promotion is housework.

The story is autobiographical, albeit with a great deal of artistic license taken.

So, there you have it—a fractured story with broken characters written by a shattered spirit and dedicated to a beautifully flawed soul. Enjoy or don’t. I can’t make the decision for you.

Acknowledgments

The Sad Café is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and J. D. Souther about music club the Troubadour in Los Angeles, and all the musicians that would be hanging around there at night, singing together. It was performed by The Eagles, appearing on their 1979 album “The Long Run.”

https://eagles.fandom.com/wiki/The_Sad_Caf%C3%A9

 

Writing Prompts

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

First Line Friday

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/06/18/first-line-friday-june-18-2021/

Wordle

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/06/14/wordle-245/

Putting My Feet in the Dirt

http://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com

Reedsy

https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/

Write a story about somebody reminiscing on an event that happened many summers ago.

Submitted on 22 June 2021.

The Hops





I will be getting back in the swing of things with Roost Recommendations this week!

Charity Sunday + Naughty Netherworld Update 27 June 2021: Tara's Chemotherapy & My Car Needs AC

 


This is my most recent picture of Tara. She's had her first dose of chemotherapy and is kind of in hiding right now. I don't think she feels horrible because she still pushes her way into the bathroom when I go in there (the door doesn't latch properly) but she hasn't been too interested in doing much of her usual activities. Mostly she's a bit lethargic.

The chemo drug itself isn't the biggest cost. Fortunately, it's a pill rather than an infusion. It costs $48 per pill. We're giving her prednisone at home. Having taken prednisone myself, I know it can sometimes make one feel a bit wackadoodle. 

The first time I took prednisone, I felt kind of dizzy and weak. However, I was also recovering from pneumonia and a severe laryngospasm that sent me to the hospital overnight. The second time I took it was to give me some relief from sciatica pain. I begged for more when it started to wear off, but the doctor refused to give it to me.

Anyway, that's ancient history, 2002 to be exact. My paternal grandmother died not long after this incident, on December 24, 2002. I felt like hot garbage when my father, my son, and I flew back to New York for her funeral. Less than 2 years later, my father would have a major hemorrhagic stroke.

I'll try to keep the trips down memory lane to a minimum. 

The biggest costs for Tara's treatment right now are the $165 per week of blood panels and physical exams. The next chemo dose will be given in three weeks. 

There was an unexpected abdominal ultrasound because the oncology doctor wanted to do a recheck and make sure the mast cell tumors hadn't spread to her abdominal organs. This procedure sang the discordant tune of $612 all told. I'm not even figuring in the cost of gas to go to the appointments. We live 60 miles from CSU where she is getting the chemotherapy and 50 miles from her regular vet, who is doing the blood work.

On top of the fun of making these trips, my car does not have a working AC, so we are driving with the windows down and it isn't much relief. Also, this happened.


I took this great picture of my own arm. You can click it to enlarge it. As well as the peeling skin, I also had weeping blisters. For those who may be wondering, the tattoo is permanent, not a temporary one. I got it close to 5 years ago.

Depending on what's going on with the AC, it could run anywhere between $200 and $500 to get it fixed.

I hate like hell to ask for money from people. Most of the time my son and I get by on my disability check ($1340 per month) which pays the bills with a small amount remaining. I make a small amount doing book reviews for the Online Book Club but it isn't by any means a steady income. 

I really appreciated the donations I received from a couple of great people following my post last month. If anyone else can kick in a little something, it would help a great deal. My Paypal is paypal.me/chartley65

I haven't done Tarot readings in a hot minute, but I'll do a reading for anyone who donates at least $10 and lets me know they want one. My offer for a promo post at Readers Roost (http://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com) for a donation of $5 or more still stands. Again, let me know if you want one by replying to this post with your email address.

You can also support me by subscribing to my Patreon. http://bit.ly/NNPPatreon As little as a buck a month helps a lot and gets you free PDF copies of all of the smokin' hot Cloned Heat stories. 

Speaking of Readers Roost, I need to apologize to the last batch of participants in the WEP Challenge. I promise you that I will share your stories on the next Roost Recommendations. My mental health is kind of precarious on my best day, and last weekend the town where I live had an unexpected parade (I wasn't expecting it anyway) and yard sale day. 

I kind of liked watching the parade from my window, but I was unsettled by the people parking in the area in front of my house without asking if it was okay. I didn't want to make a fuss, so I didn't say anything. It was Food Bank Day later that afternoon, and I was very overwhelmed. 

I had a bit of a mental breakdown where I couldn't make myself do much of anything and started feeling like maybe I should just stop writing or interacting with people forever. I decided to take a week off of blogging rather than closing up shop permanently. 

Anyway, this is where things stand with me. Other than this post I may not blog again until it's time for the monthly MFRW Steam Hop on July 13, at which point I will hopefully be ready to get back up and running at full capacity again. It may be sooner, but I'm giving myself the option.

Again, I thank anyone who can help in any way with my cat and car expenses. Sharing helps too if you are unable to donate. I really appreciate it.

And now, since I'm oversharing everything anyway...

Some of you may have wondered why I am so reluctant to share pictures of myself and tend to use illustrations instead. Well, a picture is worth 1000 words, and this picture reveals the awful truth. I really am extremely ugly and have rather severe skin problems (rosacea, and yes, it is being treated). 

I am a large person, and people tend to think it's okay to ridicule and berate people of my size. This is why I don't share pictures of myself and instead usually close my posts with a picture of my alter-ego, Ornery Owl. Admissibly, I'm pretty ornery-looking in my regular form too.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

Crap, I almost forgot. Please be sure to visit the other Charity Sunday posts.



Ornery Owl Has Spoken


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WEP Challenge June 2021: The Great Wave

 

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The Great Wave

I

On the last day of Atlantis, Salgeth Ozell stood at his post in the outer circle surrounding the great city. The young guard enjoyed being assigned to night duty because the sirens often came to keep him company.  The sirens liked Salgeth because he was kind to them and didn’t chase them away as some of the other guards were wont to do.

Salgeth was a slender, handsome youth with wavy, shoulder-length hair the color of brown seaweed washed up on the shore. He had tawny eyes and a fallow complexion. The name Salgeth meant “where the ocean meets the shore.”

Most of the time, the sirens that visited Salgeth were female. The young man had a reputation among the lovely denizens of the deep for being a passionate and compassionate lover. Many young Atlantean women were enchanted by Salgeth’s beauty, but the handsome guard preferred the company of the sea maidens, who had no expectation of monogamy and were happy to share their delightful catch with one another.

Salgeth was also on good terms with many of the male sirens. His friends Ukveds, Ulmoix, and Vrusae often apprised him of gossip from the underwater realms, and Salgeth reported these findings to King Croncar and Queen Qaangrin.

Salgeth was great friends with Prince Ovril, the presumed heir to the throne of Atlantis. Ovril often joined Salgeth at his post, and together the pair would cavort with the lovely sirens. Salgeth, Ukveds, Ulmoix, and Vrusae noticed that Ovril’s affections for the siren princess Unda had deepened beyond casual enjoyment, and they cautioned their friend against falling in love.

When Ovril failed to heed their warnings, Salgeth took Ovril to the tower of Cronoth, the oldest and wisest sorcerer in the realm of Atlantis. The young guard hoped that even if Ovril would not listen to the advice of his friends, he would hear the wisdom of Cronoth.

“Your desire is working its way into your heart like the thorn of the Gri’ots,” Cronoth warned. “The Sea Princess enjoys your company and lusts for what lies between your loins, but she has no plans for a permanent union with you. Sire, how could she? She is, after all, immortal. Your life will pass by in the blink of an eye, and with the ages, you will be forgotten.”

Ovril, however, was obsessed with the idea of making Unda his bride. Salgeth, Ukveds, Ulmoix, and Vrusae felt that they had no choice but to speak to Unda directly and advise her to reject Ovril before his obsession with her led to tragedy.

 

II

Upon their next meeting with the sirens, Ovril was dismayed to find Unda’s demeanor considerably cooler. She advised the smitten prince that she could never be his bride, for she was the bride of the sea.

“A siren can never be betrothed to a human lover,” Unda explained. “I am immortal, and you are but a breath of ocean mist. I am sorry, Ovril, but what you wish can never be.”

The stricken Ovril watched as Unda walked away from him and dove from the cliff, disappearing in the seafoam. Mad with grief over the loss of his beloved, the prince turned to forbidden magic. At the next full moon, he brewed an elixir of dreaming according to a recipe said to be older than the Earth itself.

Into a flagon of pure water from the Spring of Ozuns, the prince mixed six drops of his own blood, five Qhod berries, four thorns from the Struuvied bush, three bitter drops of Xarrods, two yellow Phasiens gems, and a single drop of Nem’ill, a plant whose leaves could cure or kill. He quaffed the potent potion and fell into a deep slumber.

Ovril found himself on the shores of the lost continent of Lemuria, where he was approached by Draattux, a renegade priest whose wicked ways were said to have brought about the destruction of that once-mighty empire. Draattux advised Ovril to summon the fearsome sea-demon Quyagen, who would wash the world clean of inferior land-dwelling life forms and grant Ovril immortality. Thereafter, Ovril would rule the new ocean world side by side with Unda.

Ovril was charismatic, and his sycophants obeyed him despite his obvious descent into madness. He promised them a place at his side when he became king over the newly cleansed earth. He bade him bring the six priestesses of the Temple of Fuphir to Braalxeoks Cove, where they would become the Brides of Quyagen.

Realizing what was at stake, the denizens of the waters summoned Nodens to prevent the rise of Quyagen and the other Great Old Ones. Ukveds, Ulmoix, and Vrusae then hastened to warn Salgeth of what was about to transpire.

“Nodens will do what he must to prevent the greater devastation of the Earth,” they warned. “If we cannot stop Ovril and his lackeys, then the realm of Atlantis is doomed to fall.”

Salgeth and the sirens bravely battled the mad prince’s forces. But Ovril was by this time convinced that Salgeth was at fault for his abandonment by Unda.

“You wanted her for yourself, Traitor!” Ovril shrilled, setting upon Salgeth with his enchanted blade drawn.

Salgeth hoped that he could convince his friend to stand down, but Ovril’s blade hit home, thrusting upward into the guard’s heart.

 

III

As Salgeth’s blood washed into the water, the ocean began to roil. The minutes became hours as the waters rippled and foamed. Suddenly, a great wave reared up and crashed down, destroying the once-mighty realm of Atlantis.

With her salty tears hidden by the ocean’s spray, Unda carried the still form of Salgeth away under the tumultuous waves.

948 Words

Acknowledgements

Unda is a character appearing in H.P. Lovecraft’s 1919 poem, “Unda; or the Bride of the Sea.”

Quyagen is the creation of E.P. Berglund and Crispin Burnham, appearing in their 1974 story, “The Thing in the Library.”

Nodens is a Celtic deity associated with the sea. He initially appears in H.P. Lovecraft’s story, “The Strange High House in the Mist,” first publication Weird Tales, October 1931.

This story was written for the June 2021 WEP Challenge prompt “The Great Wave.”

http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com

The story also utilized the Reedsy weekly story prompts Write a story involving a character who cannot return home and Write about someone who’s desperately trying to change their luck. It was submitted to the “write about someone who’s desperately trying to change their luck” prompt on 15 June 2021.

https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/

Happy 82nd birthday to my mother, who likely will never read this story. She doesn’t particularly care for my writing.

 


 The Icky, Sticky, Nit-Picky Legalese If You Please (Or Don't Please)


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Readers Roost: Roost Recommendations 15 June 2021

Readers Roost: Roost Recommendations 15 June 2021:   Image by Pexels from Pixabay Apologies for the late start this week. I needed to complete my story for the June WEP Challenge. Visit http...

I've kicked off this week's Roost Recommendations and will be adding more books over the course of the week. Find your next great read with Roost Recommendations!

Naughty Netherworld News + Roost Recommendations Update: Ironing out the Details

  

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Hello, Naughties and Roosties, 
This heat has me feeling a bit like my brain has melted. It's tolerable with the fan blowing right on me today. I've been falling asleep in the afternoon for the past few days but am going to try not to do that today because it really jacks up my already jacked-up sleep schedule.

Today (Sunday June 13) is the last day for you to pick up your free-to-own copy of Cloned Heat VI. http://bit.ly/CHVIAZ

All the books in the Cloned Heat series are always free to read from Kindle Unlimited. https://amzn.to/31Lwch2

Tara Update:


The scar where the tumor was removed on her forehead will fade with time. There were two tumors on her face, and both mandibular lymph nodes were removed as well. The facial tumors and the right mandibular lymph node were free of metastatic material. Unfortunately, the left mandibular lymph node contained significant metastatic material.

The vet thinks that her prognosis is good with a round of chemotherapy, so she will be starting chemotherapy treatments on the 21st of this month and receiving them every Monday for the next two months. These treatments will cost $300 apiece, totaling $2400. Plus, I need to get the AC in my car fixed. Driving a 120-mile round trip in 90 plus degree heat with no AC is hard on all of us.

I am very grateful to the folks who already donated. Seriously, anything helps, and if you can't donate but you are willing to share, I appreciate that too. You can send donations to http://paypal.me/chartley65

I'm doing another little tweak to the Roost Recommendations. I will visit and share posts from Rainbow Snippets, Snippet Sunday, and Weekend Writing Warriors between Sunday and Tuesday and add posts from Book Hooks and MFRW Steam on Wednesday/Thursday. 

I'm trying to finish a piece for the June WIP Challenge, but I've been having trouble concentrating. I have it halfway done. Hopefully, the other half will flow in the next couple of days. Plus, I'm still drowning in editing. 

I've been having disaster dreams again. I keep wondering if it ever does get any easier. I guess at least these days I don't have to go to an outside job on top of everything else.

~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~


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Readers Roost: Roost Recommendations 8 June 2021

Readers Roost: Roost Recommendations 8 June 2021:   Image by Dariusz Sankowski from Pixabay Hello, and welcome to another week of Roost Recommendations where readers discover new books from...

Check out this week's exciting Roost Recommendations. More books will be added until next Tuesday and a new post will come out next Wednesday. Bookmark Reader's Roost to find your next great read!

Roost Recommendations Change-Ups + Naughty Netherworld News

  

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Hello Roosties! Yes, I've changed the start date on the weekly Roost Recommendations once again. I tend to do my Weekend Writing Warriors visits on Monday, or, you know, sometimes on Tuesday. So, Weekend Writing Warriors was always getting the shaft.

I decided that it makes more sense to start the week with Weekend Writing Warriors on Monday. MFRW Steam happens on the second Tuesday of each month, which happens to be this Tuesday, so I will probably post their links on Wednesday.

MFRW Book Hooks happens every Wednesday. This week, I will probably post participant links on Thursday. 

I will post participant links from Rainbow Snippets on Saturday night or Sunday morning and participant links from Snippet Sunday on Sunday night or Monday morning. There is a lot of crossover between Weekend Writing Warriors participants and Snippet Sunday participants, so I think that this will end up being a fairer way of doing things.

I have to go to a podiatry appointment before I can continue doing my thing here. Waah! I don't want to! I live in the middle of nowhere, so I have to drive for two hours to get to the office, and my car doesn't have working AC. 

At least it's a bit overcast today, so not completely hot and shitty, although at this time of year, there's always a good chance of a pissy front moving in. 

Ornery Owl Has Spoken


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Peregrine's Peril is FREE from June 9 to June 13 #MFRWAuthor #MFRWHooks #MFRWSteam #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun #8Sunday

 


Genre:
M/M erotica, sci-fi

Length:
3000 words (approximate)

Mature Content Advisory:
This post contains no explicit erotic content. The book that it is excerpted from contains explicit descriptions of erotic activity between consenting adults and is intended for mature readers only.

Blurb:
After escaping from the clutches of submissive mad scientist General Darden Uffe Bissette and his dangerously seductive amphibious pleasure clone Finn Storm, renegade military officer Colonel Zaccheus Ionescu and runaway roughneck Iker Macauley brought their captivated comrades to the mysterious monks at Temple Bratuns. 
Ohannes was swiftly swayed from his obsession with Finn by the tender touch of the handsome young Brother Vishal Mohammad Beumers. Peregrine Varga, however, remains deeply in Finn’s thrall. Can the monks work their lusty magic on the mesmerized roughneck, or is Iker fated to lose his best friend with benefits to the merman’s infectious kiss?

Short Snippet:

As the sedative wore off, Peregrine Varga’s mind was filled with the insatiable need to find Finn Storm, the amphibious mutant pleasure clone designed by the unscrupulous General Darden Uffe Bissette. The serum in Finn’s saliva had Peregrine mesmerized. He was fighting to regain control of his thoughts but was unable to escape the memory of Finn’s salty kiss and the bliss of floating beneath the waves with the beautiful merman.

“Finn!” Peregrine moaned, straining against his restraints. “You can’t keep me here! I must return to him! I order you to release me at once!”

Notes 

Regular readers on this hellsite are saying, "just what are you trying to pull, Cie? You've already shared this bit!"

Yes, but this time I'm sharing the entire first chapter for those interested in reading more because Cloned Heat VI is LIVE on Amazon! As if that wasn't enough reason to call in sick to work and break out your best bum wine, the story is FREE from June 9 through June 13!

Yes, I know, Naughty Netherworld Press books are always free from Kindle Unlimited, but this way you have a chance to own a savory, spicy slice of great man-to-man action spliced together by an at least somewhat coherent story. What could be cooler (or hotter) if that sort of thing really is your bag, Baby?

Buy links follow the rest of the snippet.

Now I need to start working on Cloned Heat VII so I can get back on track after Amazon busted my groove back in April. I'm still salty about that.

Extended Snippet

As the sedative wore off, Peregrine Varga’s mind was filled with the insatiable need to find Finn Storm, the amphibious mutant pleasure clone designed by the unscrupulous General Darden Uffe Bissette. The serum in Finn’s saliva had Peregrine mesmerized. He was fighting to regain control of his thoughts but was unable to escape the memory of Finn’s salty kiss and the bliss of floating beneath the waves with the beautiful merman.

“Finn!” Peregrine moaned, straining against his restraints. “You can’t keep me here! I must return to him! I order you to release me at once!”

A stout, swarthy, muscular middle-aged monk passed his hand over Peregrine’s eyes and the agitated roughneck relaxed momentarily.

“The brethren of Bratuns generally do not hold our visitors against their will, Senhor, but you are not in command of your own mind. Your obsession with the sea satyr is causing you to work against your best interests. We can free you from this enchantment, but you must agree to our assistance.”

“Are you mad, you fool?” Peregrine demanded. “Never would I wish to be free of Finn’s spell. If ever you tasted the briny sweetness of his delicious mouth, you would gladly become his slaves.”

“Oh, for fuck’s sake, Perry, you sound like a freshclone infatuated with his controller or a rich-bitch exec swooning over his favorite pleasure slave,” Iker scolded. “Before you go handing control of your life over to that alkaline abomination, why don’t you let these first-class friars massage your body and mind and see if they can’t alleviate his allure? Come on, Buddy, if not for yourself, then do it for me. You can’t give in without a fight.”

“Ike, you’re naked,” Peregrine observed.

“You bet your sweet ass I am. I was about to get some good sexual healing at the hands of Brother Imre here when I was rudely interrupted by your fawning over Finn. C’mon, Perry, put yourself in the capable hands of the monks. Say that you’ll at least give it a try.”

“All right, Ike, I’ll do it for you,” Peregrine agreed, smiling sedately.

Peregrine wanted to comply with his friend’s request, but the moment that the monks freed him from his restraints he attempted to bolt. It took the combined efforts of six strong brothers to restrain him and lead him to a grotto beneath the monastery.

“He will require our most powerful efforts to free him from this curse,” the high priest declared. “Fortunately, or unfortunately, we have no previous experience combating the compelling powers of a sea satyr. We believed their kind to be extinct, so we only studied them briefly as a curiosity.”

“They may have been extinct, but General Bissette went and lifted the lid on the Pandora’s box of history,” Iker observed. “Since I’m unlikely to be getting laid, I may as well get dressed.”

Buy Links

Always free from Kindle Unlimited.

Free to own from 9 June - 13 June.

Regular price 99 cents.

http://bit.ly/CHVIAZ

This story is also available as a PDF for my patrons at any level, starting at just a buck a month.  https://www.patreon.com/posts/51984050

You can purchase the first five hot Cloned Heat Cliffhangers for your erotica collection, or read them free with Kindle Unlimited. 


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Hopefully, the Roost Recommendations posts will generate interest in the works of my fellow authors as well as making up for the fact that I am sometimes a bit crap when it comes to commenting. Instead of just a dumb quip (or crickets) from me, you now know that your work is being shared regularly on Twitter. I think this is a win-win solution and I hope it helps generate some interest for all of you.

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Beyond Romance: The ultimate taboo – #MM #LGBTQ #PrideMonth @Reade...

Beyond Romance: The ultimate taboo – #MM #LGBTQ #PrideMonth @Reade...:   By Lil DeVille (Guest Blogger) As the Very Naughty face of Naughty Netherworld Press, Lil DeVille has this to say about writing her spicy...

Check out Lil's fun guest post at Beyond Romance to learn how a nondescript gal got involved with writing erotica. It's so much nicer being able to self-publish than submitting to magazines. Writing a serial for magazines would have been close to impossible.

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Insecure Writers Support Group 2 June 2021: How Long Do I Ferment My Stories?

 


June 2 question - For how long do you shelve your first draft, before reading it and re-drafting? Is this dependent on your writing experience and the number of stories/books under your belt?

Well, what do ya know? I actually published the post on time this month! Will wonders never cease?

The answer is, it depends. The Cloned Heat series of m/m erotic sci-fi shorts get written, edited, and published in the space of a month unless Amazon decides to dick me around, which is always a distinct and unsavory possibility.

You can check out the Cloned Heat series here if you like short stories that are dude-intensive, heavy on the heat, and a little bit tongue in cheek. These stories are always free to read with Kindle Unlimited or $0.99 apiece to purchase.

https://amzn.to/31Lwch2

If you prefer not to feed Amazon (I feel like I'm selling my soul a little bit every time I do) you can download the PDF for each story by subscribing to my Patreon for just a buck a month. 

http://bit.ly/NNPPatreon

And now I have a little riddle for you.

What's the favorite beverage in the Cloned Heat Universe?

A timeless classic. That one never gets old!

I self-publish most of my own work, but I occasionally submit pieces for rejection in other places. One such piece was the recently published (as in just published yesterday) Dark Matters, which is the first book in the Satellite Blues series. 

Dark Matters was rejected for inclusion in the IWSG Dark Matters anthology, which I expected it to be because I have a track record of being an acquired taste that the IWSG team has not acquired. It was fermenting in its folder since September of 2020. I broke it out yesterday, made a few minor alterations, and published the sucker. 

Dark Matters is available to read free from Kindle Unlimited, or you can own a copy for just $1.99.


On the other hand, I am still working on formatting my third poetry volume, December Mood, because FML. I have not even started editing The Wizard's Key, which is the second book in the Tales from the Dreamlands series. The first draft was finished on April 15 of this year. 

So, as you can see, other than the monthly erotica serial, I don't have a set amount of time that I leave between completing and editing my work. I feel like I'm really behind schedule with most of my editing projects.

That's about that for this month!

~Thus Spake Ornery Owl~



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For His Own Good #MFRWHooks #8Sunday #SnipSun #RainbowSnippets

  


Genre:
M/M erotica, sci-fi

Length:
3000 words (approximate)

Mature Content Advisory:
This post contains no explicit erotic content. The book that it is excerpted from contains explicit descriptions of erotic activity between consenting adults and is intended for mature readers only.

Blurb:
After escaping from the clutches of submissive mad scientist General Darden Uffe Bissette and his dangerously seductive amphibious pleasure clone Finn Storm, renegade military officer Colonel Zaccheus Ionescu and runaway roughneck Iker Macauley brought their captivated comrades to the mysterious monks at Temple Bratuns. 
Ohannes was swiftly swayed from his obsession with Finn by the tender touch of the handsome young Brother Vishal Mohammad Beumers. Peregrine Varga, however, remains deeply in Finn’s thrall. Can the monks work their lusty magic on the mesmerized roughneck, or is Iker fated to lose his best friend with benefits to the merman’s infectious kiss?

Snippet:

A stout, swarthy, muscular middle-aged monk passed his hand over Peregrine’s eyes and the agitated roughneck relaxed momentarily.

“The brethren of Bratuns generally do not hold our visitors against their will, Senhor, but you are not in command of your own will. Your obsession with the sea satyr is causing you to work against your best interests. We can free you from this enchantment, but you must agree to our assistance.”

“Are you mad, you fool?” Peregrine demanded. “Never would I wish to be free of Finn’s spell. If ever you tasted the briny sweetness of his delicious mouth, you would gladly become his slaves.”

Buy Links

This story is currently available as an early access PDF for my patrons at any level, starting at just a buck a month.  https://www.patreon.com/posts/51984050

It is due for release on Amazon to coincide with the MFRW Steam hop and MFRW Author Retweet Day. 

In the meantime, you can purchase the first five hot Cloned Heat Cliffhangers for your erotica collection, or read them free with Kindle Unlimited. 


Announcements
I am pleased to announce the new Roost Recommendations feature on the Readers Roost blog. Visit http://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com to find your next great read from the best indie and small press authors.

The weekly Roost Recommendations post provides links to the posts of authors from the four blog hops that I participate in regularly, plus buy links where applicable. I share the Roost Recommendation post with readers on Twitter. 

Hopefully, the Roost Recommendations posts will generate interest in the works of my fellow authors as well as making up for the fact that I am sometimes a bit crap when it comes to commenting. Instead of just a dumb quip (or crickets) from me, you now know that your work is being shared regularly on Twitter. I think this is a win-win solution and I hope it helps generate some interest for all of you.

Don't forget to sign up for Naughty Netherworld News and be among the first to know what's happening in the Naughty Netherworld.

Please, if you can spare a little something, my juvenile Skeksis...er...cat, Tara, needs chemotherapy. 

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A Playful Swat (Saturday Spankings)

Genre: M/M erotica, sci-fi Length: 3000 words (approximate) Mature Content Advisory: This post is on a bone-cation in Pound Town. In other w...