Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Super-secret BOGO sale just for my blog readers

I have a gift for you. From now through the end of May, you can buy any one of my books through either Amazon or Smashwords and get a second book free - and you can keep on doing it until you have my whole catalog.

Here's how it works. Buy any book you like and then email me. Tell me which book you bought and what day you bought it; then tell me which book you'd like for free and what format you'd like it in (.epub or .mobi). I'll email it back to you as soon as I've verified the sale.

NOTE:  I can check my sales on Amazon or Smashwords any time I like, but the sites do not give me any information about my buyers. All they tell me is that someone bought a copy of, for instance, "Union, Reunion" on May 20. So please don't worry about me finding out any personal information about you. I couldn't do that even if I wanted to, and I don't want to. I am a huge supporter of online freedom and privacy. When you tell me what you bought and when you bought it, I'm only going to make sure a copy of that book really was sold on that day. It's all I can do, and all I want to do.

There's no limit to how many times you can BOGO ("buy one get one free") through May 31.

I'm not putting any requirements attached to these sales, but I will ask you nicely to leave a review beneath the books you read - and you can also recommend my work to a friend by passing along one of the books you bought.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Janelle and Tessa love each other - and vaginas in general

 Every new video by Janelle Monae makes me love her more than the last one. This video, "Pynk," comes from her just-released album Dirty Computer. The snippet up above is just a taste of what you'll see if you watch the whole video.

Oh, and if you're wondering where you've seen the lovely, long-haired lass between her legs, that's actress Tessa Thompson, most recently seen in Annihilation and Thor: Ragnarok. There's a lot of online debate about whether they're a couple in real life or just close friends, but they keep tap-dancing around the issue in interviews. I think they get a kick out of teasing us. I don't know the truth any more than you do, but I hope one day we'll see them come out to an event as a couple, dressed to the nines and both looking fabulous.

Until then, at least we have this video - and whole string of other videos costarring Tessa, all from Janelle's new album. You can watch them individually on YouTube ("Django Jane" is my personal favorite, second only this one), or you can watch them all tied together in an "Emotion Picture" with an accompanying storyline about a dystopia where people who don't conform are mind-wiped into placid drones. Janelle plays a woman fighting to resist the brainwashing process; and Tessa plays her already-mind-wiped lover who's now trying to soothe her into allowing it to happen - even as Janelle tries to restore her lover's memories. And if that isn't the perfect setup for an EMC film, then I don't know what is.

I'll link you to the individual video "Pynk" just below this paragraph; and then below "Pynk" I'll embed the entire Emotion Picture (called "Dirty Computer," just like the album). If you do watch the "Dirty Computer" video - and you probably will, whether you meant to or not - be sure to stick around through the credits.

One last thing. I'd warn you that neither of these videos is safe for work, but if you're reading this blog on the job, then you obviously don't care about NSFW tags. ;-)