Wow, this week hit the ground running and didn’t stop. LOL
Monday was the Siren-BookStrand release of Monkey’s Uncle (Drunk Monkeys 2) but later that day, Monkey Business (Drunk Monkeys 1) went live on Kindle. (Yes, I know the other third-party sites are slower than my ass before a cuppa in the morning, but my publisher uploads them all at the same time, Kindle just has their crap together, what can I say.)
Also, in addition to the audiobook version of Trouble Comes in Threes (Triple Trouble 1) Siren has now released kitten’s tale on audiobook. Woot! Even better, Audrey Lusk is the narrator for that one, and she’s the one doing the narration for Bleacke’s Geek for me. (Happy dance!) (Yes, Geek Chic is still in edits. #perfectionistwriterselfpubsslowlywithoutpublishermandateddeadlines)
And then, Thursday, Monkey Wrench (Drunk Monkeys 3) went on pre-order at Siren-BookStrand. LOL
Book 4, Grease Monkey, will be released on 8/29. I’m in the process of finishing and submitting books 5 and 6, so stay tuned for those. 🙂 The other four books in the series will also be released in quick order. I can’t help that the whole series laid itself out in front of me when I got the idea. I figure it’s better to write it out of my brain and shut the characters up so I can focus on other series again, like Triple Trouble, Suncoast Society (oh, book 9, A Roll of the Dice, releases 9/12), Good Will Ghost Hunting, Brimstone Vampires, and my other series that have been patiently waiting on me.
I need to clone myself. LOL
I’ve been posting some unedited sneak peeks of the different Drunk Monkey books over in my Facebook group, Tymber’s Trybe. Feel free to stop by there if you’d like. (It says “closed group” because that means people not in the group can’t see the posts. In other words, when we talk about naughty stuff, other people on your feed can’t see it. LOL Also, it helps to keep spammers out.)
Yes, the 50 Shades of Grey trailer is out. Here’s my standard answer: remember that the books (and movie) are FICTION. They are in no way a realistic depiction of real-life BDSM practices. So people who try to use the books and/or movie to bash healthy, consensual BDSM? You’re intellectually lazy and ridiculously uninformed.
To everyone else, if you enjoy the books/movie, more power to you. They’re fiction, fiction is meant to entertain. I will never bash someone’s reading or viewing preferences because everyone’s different. So enjoy, if that’s your thing, and don’t let anyone try to make you feel bad for what you enjoy.
I personally write my contemporary BDSM fiction true-to-life when it comes to the BDSM aspects, since I LIVE the lifestyle. Will my fiction reflect everyone’s way of practicing BDSM? No, but it is, at least, accurate for my life, my friends, people I’ve watched play, etc. As a real-life practitioner of BDSM, I get really pissed off when people try to use fiction, or obscenely unrepresentative cases (like horrific crimes) as “examples” of why BDSM is “bad.” No, people are “bad.” BDSM, when practiced in a healthy, consensual way, is simply another way people express their relationship dynamics. Like religion, just because it’s not YOUR preferred flavor doesn’t mean it’s “wrong.” Live and let live.
My friend and fellow writer Tara Rose posted a great blog about the differences between BDSM and abuse.
So I think that recaps the week. Now pardon me while I dive back into the #amwriting cave for a while. Happy Saturday, peeps!