I do need to put up my last god portrait – the lovely Eros. by @drybeardart (and some variations)
That was one of my favorite scenes in book 2. When Dunn had Cav down in his basement. Our favorite barber taking a little off the top, I mean taking the top for a little ride on his magical twirling barbers pole. I was torn whether I wanted Dunn to plant his mind altering cum in Cavalier’s disciplined ass or not.
Dunn would’ve beaten both Cav and Gambit if not for the last minute aid of another.
I cut a major subplot in #2 because it was reading a little too horror novel about the way Dunn was “converting” guys.
Dunn has his fans, and they’re very vocal. I love the character, so nothing horrible could possibly happen to him…
I don’t think Dunn is the bad guy here. He is just showing them another way or path. He points with his cock instead of his finger. But he’d probably finger you too if you ask nice.
You do erotic horror better than anyone. I’m hoping that sub plot rears it’s purple head and gives us what we crave.
Thinking about his metamorphosis into a true greek god is making my heads throb with anticipation.
I noticed the eyes in the latest art work. They are blank or solid white. Maybe you don’t make eye contact with him? Maybe your focus should be on his cock. It is likely to leave your sight but he’ll pull it back out for a moment.
So you are still teasing us with two new books coming soon. How soon until you have us cuming?
The eyes are the artist’s interpretation – there’s nothing in the book to indicate the eyes whitening.I didn’t/ don’t see Dunn as a “bad” guy either – it’s just that the spirit of that subplot was different than the others in tone and humor. It was a little too dark, so I got rid of it.
I like where Dunn ends up at the end of #3 – given who he is, it’s a very natural journey.
I’ve written the 1st draft of PHOLUS 3 – it’s done. As a matter of fact, I just got reviews/ reports from both my beta readers and I’m very pleased that they’re pleased. It is not as “erotic” as the others, and I was concerned that would disappoint readers. Doesn’t seem so.
Right now I’m writing the 1st draft of my 4th novel, THE IMPLANT, which has NOTHING to do with centaurs – although, because I love a “shared universe,” the narrator mentions having seen the centaur show on Netflix. I’m about 2/3 of the way through the 1st draft, this close to the end of Act 2 and Act 3 is fairly short (It’s kind of a “and the future holds” section). It is without question one of the creepiest things I’ve ever written. Also, a very different writing style than the PHOLUS books – I really think it’s my best book yet.
Back to the plan – when the 1st draft of IMPLANT is done, I’m going to let it rest and write the 2nd draft of PHOLUS 3. I’m happy to say, there’s no major work – it’s almost all details. I should be able to knock it out in under a month.
Then I’ll publish P3.
I’ll do the 2nd draft of IMPLANT then and publish that.
Hoping to do both before the end of the year. If not, certainly before the end of the holiday season.
If he’s the god of sex then his eyes should be rolled back in his head.
Predicting the hottest gift of the 2023 holiday season: PHOLUS REBORN 3: The Centaur’s Journey
The FBI is after them on one world and the gods compete for their power on another! The Central Park Centaurs discover the real reason Dionysus brought them back, and they’re not gonna like it.
I went through quite a few iterations of this before I settled on this design. This is not unlike the image I’d like to use for the actual cover. Traditional centaur on one side/ modern centaur on the other.
My current #WIP – The Implant – crossed 85K this morning and I can see the ending like the glowing coastline of Florida after swimming from Cuba! It’s right there… just keep going… (Like my NYAD reference?)
The Implant explores “edging”, the continued denial of sexual completion. The book itself teases the reader along, almost climaxing again and again, only to push through instead. It’s a mind fuck.
Knowing that, here I am at the ultimate ending, and the final release is more of a relief than anything else. I’m excited about this book – The Implant, coming soon – it’s a lot of fun!
I’m really looking forward to reading The Implant! Do you think it will be ready in time for me to buy it as a Christmas present to myself?
Fingers crossed. If not, a soon-after New Year’s gift. My plan is to put PHOLUS 3 thru a final draft and publish that first, then 2nd draft IMPLANT and publish. I don’t think IMPLANT is going to need much work. I’ve read it a couple times and it feels pretty smooth.
I’m super curious what you’ll think about it @Hypnothrill – I went into it with a BODY SNATCHERS kind of mentality and there’s definitely that angle, but it plays out in a significantly different way.
When I created the Implant used in THE IMPLANT, I priced it out of most people’s budget range, making it a plaything of the uber rich. The guys who collect Rolex watches and compare yacht sizes are more the target buyer. Older rich men do sponsor young men to get the Implant – the young men become Indentured – but in general, it’s less mass induction story and more a socio-economic commentary. (Luckily, it’s set in Palm Springs.)
Which is not to say it doesn’t play all my paranoid, who’s the bad guy buttons. It teases the reader along – in the book, I use the phrase “a series of reveals” – until, like the POV character, we’re in way too deep.
I’m making a quick attempt at hashtags: #spandex #edging #groupmasturbation #roleplay #slave #harem #mindcontrol #musclegrowth #cockgrowth #geneticallyaltered
As fun and sexy as our beloved centaurs have been, it’s refreshing to see you get back to your erotic horror roots, trading the wish fulfillment for the familiar nightmare come true. I think everybody is going to be very, very happy with this offering.
Except people who like happy endings in mind control stories.
The first time, I think it was APOLLYON that folks got upset about – when the antagonist “won”. Of course, I was all “it’s a mind-control story, of course the bad guy comes out on top” but I get it. We’re used to our hero-prevails against all odds formula.
In IMPLANT, I’m even meaner than usual, because I imply there’s a way to beat the bad guy, that there’s the possibility of escape and freedom for our naive hero, THEN I pull the rug out from under him. It’s a technique I call “fucking with the reader”
A quick compare/contrast between PHOLUS 3 and IMPLANT (both of which I completed in the last year). P3 is a sprawling thing, 10 LONG chapters, lots of action/ adventure, easily a dozen characters to track in criss-crossing adventures, multiple sub-plots that converge in a massive battle scene. There are a handful of really hot sex scenes, but it’s not the boink-fest of book one. I would categorize it as a quest story with some gay sexual content.
IMPLANT is much leaner, though almost exactly the same length as P3. Seven characters (plus walk-ons and extras at party scenes) – the five members of the antagonist’s bike team, his best friend from college and the best friend’s husbear.
IMPLANT is told in sections, not chapters (151 to be exact). Small vignettes that average 600-1000, each containing a nugget of information or a piece of the puzzle, and each ending with a small cliff-hanger, to propel the reader forward. (Sort of like what I did in POLLINATION, the Series). I consider it “edging lit”
I think IMPLANT reads faster than P3 because of it. There’s also significantly less going on, plot-wise, though IMPLANT has some steamy scenes. (And scenes in the steam room.)
I like them both, but they’re different books, different voices and flavors. I’m excited to see how they’re received.
1st draft of my latest novel, THE IMPLANT, is finished!
The stats: 88,291 words over 170 days (avg 519 wpd, which is slow, even for me – but I still cranked it out faster than P3!)
4 “Acts” -153 Sections (not chapters) - 577 words per
Anxious to read it from top to bottom!
Waiting on the next novels to drop. One way to pass the time.