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  • Wolf Creek
    Wolf Creek
    by Nikko Lee

    Life as a gay omega werewolf is no fairytale.

  • NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    by Gary Budgen, Julian Darius, Richard Greico Jr, Nikko Lee, K. A. Opperman, Alice Renard, Rose Banks, Paul St. John Mackintosh, Michael Seese

    Contains Instabiable by Nikko Lee

  • Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    by Carol Hightshoe, Cynthia Ward, Terry M. West, Christie Meierz, Dana Bell, Mary E. Lowd, Patrick J. Hurley, Francis W. Alexander, Liam Hogan

    Brainatarian by Nikko Lee

  • Coming Back
    Coming Back
    by James Arthur Anderson, Brian Barnett, Dave Fragments, Shawna Galvin, Vince Darcangelo, Ken Goldman, Michael Lindquist

    Contains A Mother Knows by Nikko Lee (paperback available at Lulu.com)

  • Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    by Jonathan W. Thurston

    Contains Great Mother Wolf by Michelle Knowlton

  • People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    by Frank Larnerd, Tony Peak, Geoff Gander, Shenoa Caroll-Bradd, Robert Hart, Nikko Lee, Kyle Yadlosky, Edward Martin III

    Contains Bouillon de Bebe by Nikko Lee

  • Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    by Nicole Gestalt, Crysta Coburn, J.T Seate, Nikko Lee, V.C., Zak Jane Keir, Blair, Regina Kammer, Jim Lee

    Contains Boson's Mate by Nikko Lee

  • The Big Book of Bizarro
    The Big Book of Bizarro
    by Rich Bottles Jr.

    Contains Honey-Do by Nikko Lee

  • Between Love and Lust
    Between Love and Lust
    by Nikko Lee

    E-book

    Print-on-demand paperback

  • Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    by J. Troy Seate, Patricia McCarthy, Nikke Lee, Andrea Saavedra, James Hartley, Edward McKeown, Mike Graves, J.E. Gurley, Zakk Erikson, David Bernstein C.C. Blake

    Contains Pure Delight by Nikko Lee

Friday
Sep232016

Coming in October: Spar

In a little less than a month (Oct. 14 to be exact), my latest novel will be released by Torquere. Spar is a contemporary romantic erotica about a closeted bisexual who gets more than a new sparring partner when he decides to help an openly gay student struggling to find his place in the dojo.

Anyone interested in reading a reviewing an advanced reader copy?

Sunday
Sep042016

Charity Sunday Snog to benefit Italian earthquake victims

Lisabet Sarai is going a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the recent Italian earthquake. Each comment earns $1 to be donated to the Italian Redcross. Sarai is also a giving away a copy of my novel The Ingredients of Bliss.

Check it out:

http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2016/08/sunday-snog-for-italy-ingredients-of.html

Tuesday
Aug162016

Writing Worry #38: When to submit

This summer has been busy between expecting our second, chasing around a toddler and trying to get together with friends and family before the arrival of #2. It has left little time or energy for writing. As my self-imposed deadline for submission of November is right around the corner, I am faced with the choice of submitting as is or accepting that it will be another year to two before the manuscript is ready.

I wrote the outline for Safe Word nearly 5 years ago, the first draft 3 years ago. I've never worked on a project this long and stuck with it. Either a new idea comes along or I just get frustrated with the state of the manuscript and trunked it.

The current manuscript is okay. I could probably submit it as is, but there are some known problems:

  1. Some fact checking confirmed that scenes with the pathologist character are not true to life. In fact, I need to give her a different job so she can have access to the information she needs to have access to and re-write just about every scene that happens in the morgue because it isn't the way things are done in the Minneapolis medical examiner's office.
  2. I have yet to fact check with the Minneapolis police department to make sure my police proceedure is somewhat rounded in reality versus TV logic.
  3. One of my biggest flaws as an author is having too many unnecessary words. It slows the pace and risks losing the reader.
  4. Second biggest flaw is the absence of scene setting. I'm a minimalist when it comes to setting the scene, but my new writing group has helped me realize that I only needs to add in a few details as a part of the blocking to ground the reader.
  5. The constant need for line edits.

My impulse is to submit this manuscript and let the chips fall where they may. However, the more I think about it the more I realize there are some very concrete things I can do to make a great manuscript out of a good one and maybe even be able to draw the attention of an agent or print-based publication.

I guess I have my answer. Patience and perseverance.

Friday
Jul222016

Interview at The Cosy Dragon

I talked about Wolf Creek, my writing process and upcoming projects at The Cosy Dragon. Check it out!

Thursday
Jul212016

Writing Worry 37: Taking a break means giving up

Between working full-time and a toddler, I've been fortunate enough to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of writing most nights. That time has been split between editing my thriller Safe Word, preparing my contemporary erotic Spar for publication in October, reviewing a manuscript for another author and getting pieces ready for my writing groups. It's been a busy time and progress has been slow but consistent.

In a few months, we will be welcoming another little being into our house. Lil Mr. Peanut expected arrival in November has motivated me to get as much writing done as I can. I know what those first few months after birth are like. The first time around the only time I found to write was editing while pumping at 2AM. This time around, I'll be lucky to get a few minutes of writing time every week.

As my daughter grows, I know there will come a time when she will be able to stay up passed 7PM. Because I work full-time, I value the time I have at home with my family. Given the choice between spending time with them and spending time in front of a computer screen, I'd rather the former even though the later would be better for developing my writing skills.

Heading into a pause in writing, I feel a sense of morning. I often worry that walking away from a story dooms it to the trunk. Although Spar was resurrected from the trunk after several years. I fear that Safe Word will never be ready for submission. In addition to some fact checking errors that will require revising whole scenes and a character, my new writing group has pointed out some deficiencies that are globally present throughout the work. I know there's a lot of work to be done.

Worst of all, I fear that taking a break means I am giving up on my dream of being an author who publishes regularly. I've taken breaks before in college or when my life got too complicated or when I was at a loss as to what to write. Through it all the one thing that keeps me coming back to writing is the need to tell stories. That doesn't go away. But the form that need expresses itself by changes.

So the clock ticks down on this last season of writing before parenthood requires my full attention. If posts on this blog get more sporadic, that is why. In the coming months, I'll also be gearing up for Spar's release October 14. I love this gay romantic erotica set in a martial arts dojo. It was the inspiration for Josh's character from Wolf Creek. I just handed in the cover art request and hope to share an amazing cover soon.