Get Spicy With Me For Only $2

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You read that headline correctly. My offerings for adult audiences are on sale at a steep discount for the next eight days. Today and tomorrow you can purchase both Paramourn: Unfortunate Romances and the Tempting Disaster anthology for just $0.99 each! After that the price will go up by a dollar for two days, then two days later another dollar, and so on. If you have have a hankering for sci-fi, bizarro, fantasy-based, hilarious, or horrific erotica give these Kindle editions a try.

About Paramourn

Why are bad choices so tempting? This short story collection explores the dark side of romance, twisting through bizarro alleyways and diving into the dumpsters of horror, science fiction, and fantasy in search of the answer. Although 23 of the stories within were previously published the remainder were deemed too literary for erotic publications, and too erotic for release elsewhere.

Read a full length sample story free of charge at https://bizarrowriter.wordpress.com/books/collections/paramourn/.

Purchase at http://www.amazon.com/Paramourn-Unfortunate-John-Edward-Lawson-ebook/dp/B00O9C9AIS/.

About Tempting Disaster

This anthology from the fringe examines our culture’s obsession with taboos and the added temptation that forbidden pleasures bring. Warnings of danger and peril only heighten our desire for those things we have been told are bad, wrong and have been warned against doing.

Postmodernists and surrealists come together in these pages with renegade horror and science-fiction authors to re-envision what is “acceptable.” By turns humorous and horrific then shocking and alluring, the authors dissect those very impulses we deny in our everyday lives.

While navigating the minefield of gender relations and plotting explorations into the landscape of the other, this volume is all-inclusive in scope. It allows for every lifestyle and viewpoint, no matter how unlikely or bizarre. This literary experiment on human desire opens up many possibilities including the chance that the ultimate disaster might very well prove to be the most compelling temptation.

Simon Logan’s story “Surgery” received an honorable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2005.

Table of Contents:

Junkyard Fetish • Darren Speegle
Broken By Love • Mark Howard Jones
Painstation • Ronald Damien Malfi
The Wound • Brandi Bell
The Agent • Michael Hemmingson
Andrea Gives Good Head • Wendy Brewer
N is For… • J.M. Heluk
The Doll, or: What the Dead Think About at the Very End of the World • Lance Olsen
Lesbian Whores of Broadway • Craig Snyder
Self Service • Jessica Markowicz
An X-Less Story • Perry McGee
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road • John Edward Lawson
Christina Aguilera Ate My Left Testicle • Clint Venezuela
The Hotel Detective • Alec S. Scott
Eat Me, Drink Me • Alyssa Sturgill
Whisper • Michael Amorel
Shadows • Vincent W. Sakowski
Sam Thompson in Love • J. Scott Malby
Revenge of the Living Masturbation Rag • Kevin L. Donihe
Heaven • Christian Westerlund
Surgery • Simon Logan
Black Wings • Jeffrey Thomas
God on Television • Carlton Mellick III
The Unauthorized Woman • Efrem Emerson

What They’re Saying About Tempting Disaster:

Tempting Disaster is a multi-faceted collection of love, lust, and loathing. If you can’t take the heat of this puppy, than you may as well curl up with a blanket and suck your thumb, cause baby, this is going to leave a mark…. There are plenty of goodies to get you off and repulsed at the same time, so make sure to savor each and every one. Tempting Disaster leaves an impression without making you feel cheap and used. Well, used at least. I highly recommend it.”
Gothic Review

Purchase at http://www.amazon.com/Tempting-Disaster-Simon-Logan-ebook/dp/B00P2S5GX6/.

DogCon Countdown: Lucy Snyder

Author Lucy Snyder
Author Lucy Snyder

Will you be in the western Pennsylvania area this coming weekend, July 25-27? If so come to Confluence, Pittsburgh’s literary conference of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Confluence has been kind enough to host DogCon 3 (the annual gathering of Raw Dog Screaming Press) this year. This will give you a chance to meet author Lucy Snyder!

Here is her schedule at Confluence:

  • Friday 6 pm Happiness in Horror
  • Friday 7 pm The Games We Play
  • Friday 8 pm RDSP Rapid Fire Reading
  • Friday 9 pm SOFT APOCALYPSES launch party
  • Saturday 12 pm SF as Games; Games as SF
  • Saturday 4 pm Collaboration
  • Saturday 10 pm Erotica: Writing, reading in more than 50 shades of grey
  • Sunday 12 pm Writing and the Day Job
  • Sunday 1 pm Truly Creative: Financial realities of the writing life
  • Sunday 2 pm The Amazon’s Right Breast: Women in Combat

About Lucy Snyder

Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Spellbent,Shotgun Sorceress, Switchblade Goddess, and the collections Sparks and Shadows,Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Hellbound Hearts, Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague, Chiaroscuro, GUD, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

Lucy was born in South Carolina but grew up in San Angelo, Texas. She currently lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband and occasional co-author Gary A. Braunbeck.

Lucy has a BS in biology and an MA in journalism and is a graduate of the 1995 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop; her classmates included authors Kelly Link and Nalo Hopkinson.

She has worked as a computer systems specialist, science writer, biology tutor, researcher, software reviewer, radio news editor, and bassoon instructor. In her past life as an editor, she published Dark Planet and selected poetry and software reviews for HMS Beagle. She currently produces a column for Horror World on science and technology for writers and coordinates the writing workshops at the annual Context conference.

If genres were wall-building nations, Lucy’s stories would be forging passports, jumping fences, swimming rivers and dodging bullets. You can learn more about her at www.lucysnyder.com.

About Soft Apocalypses

Lucy A. Snyder proves once again that she is fearless in mapping every corner of the literary landscape. Not content to be confined to any single region, she guides readers through dark realms of fantasy into the churning industry of steampunk, from the dizzying heights of science fiction down to the most desolate depths of horror.

The strength of the tales that make up this quiet cataclysm—for example “Magdala Amygdala,” winner of the 2013 Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction—do not compete. Instead they overlap to create a vista of ethical armageddons at once thorny and hopeful. Snyder’s irresistible prose and stunning eye for detail bind together a collection that defies expectation but delivers deep satisfaction.

 

Reader’s Choice Award

RDSP Reader's Choice Award

We need your help!

We are launching a Reader’s Choice Award for RDSP titles first published in 2013 (excludes reprints) but we need to narrow down the field. Help us by choosing up to 3 books that you think should be consider for the award.

This round of voting will narrow the field down to 8 titles. A team of readers will then evaluate those to get to the final 3. Celebrity judges will pick the winner.

In this initial poll anyone can vote and choose up to three books. You can only vote once. Thanks for your participation!

Please vote at http://rawdogscreaming.com/readers-choice-poll/.

End of the Year Sale!

Purchase a Raw Dog Screaming Press Mystery Mailer!

Get 3 books for $10! We need to make space on our shelves for our coming 2014 releases so now’s your chance to sample several RDSP titles.

You’ll get at least 3 books (maybe 4 if we can fit them). Choose a genre (horror, bizarro, science fiction, literary) or let us surprise you. Many of these titles are recent releases but we just have a few of each. Shipping is $5.

Place your order at http://rawdogscreaming.com/mystery-mailer/.

Only Human by Mike Mehalek

“Dragons do not cry. They control their emotions. That is what all dragons were taught, but I am now the only one alive to remember this lesson.” 
 
 
Cover Art by Allie Raines
Now for sale at Amazon
 

What does it mean to be a human? 

Meet Vincent, a most unusual dragon who has been trying to avoid answering that particular question for thousands of years, ever since his kind banished him and forced him to spend the rest of his life as a human. When a new love arrives unexpectedly, Vincent discovers that the only way to find happiness is to revisit his violent past and to confront his uncertain future. Haunting, heart-felt, and sometimes funny, Vincent discovers that even through tragedy, the things we most often try to avoid are those that make us whole.

What others have said


ONLY HUMAN takes you on a journey through Vincent’s past lives and loves as he navigates his present incarnation and the darkness that follows him throughout the ages.

Heidi Ruby Miller, author of Greenshift




There’s lots to love about ONLY HUMAN: action, mystery, secrets revealed and redemption. Add to that dragons (who doesn’t love dragons?), wicked bad guys and an all-too-human narrator who will win your heart…the strongest element of this book is the love story…This is an epic, timeless story and a small intimate one at the same time. Dip your toe in, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

-Jennifer Barnes, editor at Raw Dog Screaming Press


Purchased and enjoying!!…AND I had a dream I was a flying dragon last night! It was awesome!

-Amazon Reader


Watch the trailer below


 
 
 

For fun


Who would play the characters in the movie version?



About Me


Mike Mehalek writes fast-paced lyrical books that can be enjoyed with one reading but have enough substance for re-reading. He brings stories to life that demand to be told, regardless of the hopes/dreams/fears/desires of his characters-the Story first-always the Story. 


He’d love for you to visit him at his blog, Writing is Tricky

or on Twitter @mikemehalek


If you’d like to join his email list, please email mike.mehalek@gmail.com

with like to join in the subject line.


Capclave Schedule

October 11-13, 2013 • Gaithersburg, MD

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The Raw Dog gang will be at Capclave on panels, doing readings and taking pitches. We will also be launching a Dog Star Books release, Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller! More info can be found at the official Capclave site.

Friday Schedule

Saturday Schedule

Sunday Schedule

Find Me At The Batlimore Book Festival

September 27-29, Mount Vernon Place
Friday & Saturday noon – 8pm

Sunday noon – 7pm

For the full schedule of events, directions and parking details be sure to visit The Baltimore Book Festival site.

Saturday we’ll have authors K. Ceres Wright, Jason Jack Miller and Heidi Ruby Miller joining us!

All books will be offered at a discount and we have some freebies to give away too. Our booth is E26 in the East Park section in front of the Peabody Institute. You’ll find a detailed map here.

Photos from past Baltimore Book Festivals: 2007 and 2008

#DogSquad Weekly #Mission #4

This Week’s Mission

Share one of these quotes from THE KYOTO MAN along with the Amazon link:

“Black holes are the zombies of the cosmos.” Observateur futuriste, THE KYOTO MAN http://buff.ly/10PQnUf

“One is not sufficiently human until one is sufficiently disciplined & punished.” L. Ron Ishmael, THE KYOTO MAN http://buff.ly/10PQnUf

“You can’t just stick a Nazi up the plot’s ass. Otherwise this film’s gonna tank.” Ira Uberstein, THE KYOTO MAN http://buff.ly/10PQnUf

“Nobody is hurt. Everybody is killed.” THE KYOTO MAN http://buff.ly/10PQnUf

Earn points toward merchandise including t-shirts, stickers, books, CDs, and more! Fans of horror, bizarro, science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction take note and join the Dog Squad today at http://www.rawdogscreaming.com/dogsquad.html What is it? The Dog Squad helps readers discover the indie authors they’re looking for. Whether it be in real-time or online, in reading groups, social media, stores and libraries, or deep space, the Dog Squad maintains many ongoing missions with varying point values, and weekly missions worth five points each. The mission this week is just to share the above quotes and links relating to D. Harlan Wilson’s new novel The Kyoto Man. That’s an easy 5 points to redeem on the rewards of your choice. My suggestion, of course, is to build up enough points to get something really substantial. Either way we deeply appreciate your interest and support. Thanks for making the last decade of publishing possible for us!

#DogSquad #Weekly #Mission #3

Your mission this week, should you choose to accept it: share the link to the Goodreads raffle to win MARTYRS AND HOLYMEN by Larry Fondation: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/48747-martyrs-and-holymen

Join the Dog Squad
Join the Dog Squad

Earn points toward merchandise including t-shirts, stickers, books, CDs, and more! Fans of horror, bizarro, science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction take note and join the Dog Squad today at http://www.rawdogscreaming.com/dogsquad.html What is it? The Dog Squad helps readers discover the indie authors they’re looking for. Whether it be in real-time or online, in reading groups, social media, stores and libraries, or deep space, the Dog Squad maintains many ongoing missions with varying point values, and weekly missions worth five points each. The mission this week is just to share the link for the Goodreads giveaway of Larry Fondation’s forthcoming collection Martyrs and Holymen. That’s an easy 5 points to redeem on the rewards of your choice. My suggestion, of course, is to build up enough points to get something really substantial. Either way we deeply appreciate your interest and support. Thanks for making the last decade of publishing possible for us!

#DogSquad #Weekly #Mission #2

Join the Dog Squad
Join the Dog Squad

Your mission this week, should you choose to accept it, is to “Like” these RDSP author pages on Amazon:
D. Harlan Wilson
Jeffrey Thomas
John Edward Lawson

Earn points toward merchandise including t-shirts, stickers, books, CDs, and more! Fans of horror, bizarro, science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction take note and join the Dog Squad today at http://www.rawdogscreaming.com/dogsquad.html What is it? The Dog Squad helps readers discover the indie authors they’re looking for. Whether it be in real-time or online, in reading groups, social media, stores and libraries, or deep space, the Dog Squad maintains many ongoing missions with varying point values, and weekly missions worth five points each. The mission this week is just to visit 4 Amazon pages and click “Like!” That’s an easy 5 points to redeem on the rewards of your choice. My suggestion, of course, is to build up enough points to get something really substantial. Either way we deeply appreciate your interest and support. Thanks for making the last decade of publishing possible for us!