Friday, March 27, 2015

Where The Harpies Gather

I've been following The Passive Voice since PG set up shop. It is one of my "Go To" sources of information on the State of the Publishing Industry, both trade and indie.

There's a huge scandal in the Erotic Romance community right now, and part of it is taking place on The Passive Voice. And while I've followed it for a few days, I have to admit I'm getting bored with watching the harpies gather. They are like a flock of crazed seagulls, shrieking, dive-bombing, clawing and shredding anything in beak-reach.

However, what I want to talk about isn't this scandal, it's a trend I've seen in a lot of places. You can call it Karma, or gravity, but however you label it: what goes up, must come down.

It happens to bloggers (Dear Author, Smart Bitches), publishers, authors, actors (Bill Cosby), news organizations (Fox News), the auto industry (GM), politicians (Eric Cantor), and most everyone else.

It seems the higher you fly, and the more shit you sling while you are on top, the uglier the events that bring you back down.

And let that be a lesson to all of us.

Monday, March 23, 2015

News At Last - Skin Deep

I know I haven't posted to this blog in forever. It's been a long, cold, difficult, winter and I'm really, really glad it's over!

Onward to Icy Road News - I've been working on some short stories and thanks to my friend Karlin, there's been progress! I sent her a dozen short stories that needed corrections. She revised them, sent them back and they are 'On Deck' to be published as soon as I finish up 'Tales From The Leeward Lounge Volume 2'.

I finally found a stock photo site I can afford, so I'm updating covers just as fast as I can.

The newsletter is coming out very soon, end of the month, with the titles of all the new stories and when they will be available on Amazon - and as freebies. If you sign up for the Icy Road Publishing  newsletter you'll get the links and the dates the stories will be free.

Here is the newest short story:

Born beautiful, Dulcie Weeks face made the world her playground. Just before her seventeenth birthday she's kicked by a horse, her looks marred forever. They say that beauty is only skin deep, so what is she going to do now?