Monday, May 03, 2010

So what's new?


InDescent made the Literary Nymphs Hot List (the top picks of outstanding and recommended reads) for 2009.

Fugly now has its own page at Liquid Silver's "House of SiN" forums.

Mobry's Dick (approximately 67,000 words) is being released in two weeks. It's listed on one of the Coming Soon pages at Loose Id. However, going to that page won't tell you anything, so here's a long blurb:

Late-19th-century illusionist Alain Mobry, a short, homely man with a clubfoot, is known primarily for his elaborate clockwork automata. But his private life is even more complex than his mechanisms.
Mobry is a homosexual and a member of the Green Carnation Club, a secret gathering place for gay men of the theater. He’s also dabbled in "real" magick. There are hints of it in an illusion called the Fountain of Youth—in which a beautiful youth called Puck, never seen in public, emerges from a diorama and disappears back into it—and in a profane automaton Alain has devised specifically to entertain the Green Carnation’s members. He would like his creation to be for one man in particular, a fellow magician with whom he’s infatuated. But he never gets the chance to offer his gift . . .

Over 100 years later, a peculiar item turns up at an outdoor flea market. It looks something like a blunt-nosed artillery shell to Cameron Waters, the young real estate broker who buys the piece out of curiosity. It looks like the legendary automaton known as Mobry’s Dick to Paul Patrillo, a graduate student who’s been researching the history of stage magic. It looks like a blessing as well as a curse when it brings the two men together.

While Cameron inches his way out of the closet and Paul struggles to free himself from a sugar daddy who’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants, the unlikely pair grow closer as they tackle the mystery of Mobry’s Dick – with startling and nearly tragic results.

[Excerpt coming soon. Hey, you need some reason to keep coming back here!]

15 comments:

wren boudreau said...

W00t! for being ^hot^!

Cool! for Fugly's page!

Itching! for Mobry's Dick!

Heh.

K. Z. Snow said...

You're mighty frisky tonight, Wren. Has that husband of yours been working his magic again? Or have you found a new drug?

wren boudreau said...

Wishful thinking, maybe. BH went to bed a couple of hours ago. I'm doing some writing, wandering around the webz, reading. So I guess I'm not so much frisky as I am scattered. :P

Jenre said...

I'm glad you posted the blurb for Mobry's Dick cos I was getting it mixed up with Fugly (I think) and thought it was the one about the strange skin disease. Obviously I was was wrong!

It sounds good though and shall look forward to the excerpt.

Tam said...

Yay you. Looking forward to both.

Word veri: chest. Hmmm. Should you have one on one of your covers? Perhaps.

K. Z. Snow said...

I can see where it's become confusing, Jen, with a batch of releases, impending releases, and TBA releases all sort of glommed together. But they should soon sort themselves out. :-)

Only you, Tam, would get a word veri like that. (I'm surprised it wasn't "underagechest." Heh-heh.)

Chris said...

Congrats on making the Literary Nymphs list!!

LMAO at Wren's comment. :)

Tam said...

Ohhhhh. Low blow. LOL

Lily said...

Mobry's Dick sounds really interesting. Looking forward to it.

Val said...

Congrats! And Mobry's Dick sounds spectacularly weird in the very best way. Looking forward to it!

K. Z. Snow said...

Thanks, Chris.

Hope you're not disappointed, Lily and Val. "Spectacularly weird"--I like that! I'm afraid, though, that you'll end up thinking it's "rather unusual"... and I'll be out the best promo quote I've ever (almost) had. *g*

wren boudreau said...

Okay, give. What was the BEST promo quote you ever had?

K. Z. Snow said...

You mean, up to now? Because if Val reads MD and if she reviews it and if she officially deems it "spectacularly weird," that would be the best. Evah.

Kris said...

I'm loving the background story for Mobry's Dick. Very cool. :)

K. Z. Snow said...

Thanks, Oz-cake. Teh coolness, it has yet to be determined. ;-)