Sunday, 26 October 2014

Alec MkII and the Autumn Schedule.

 The Seduction of Alec Caldwell - Casey K. Cox - Fiction
The summer has come and gone with very little in the way of writing. I did take part in the Goodreads M/M Romance Love Landscape with a short story Guarding Dizzy available for free to download. 

The summer also saw final edits to the second instalment for Alec Caldwell. The Seduction of Alec Caldwell: Erotic Adventures of a Young Businessman will be available in print and eBook early November from Bruno Gmunder and various outlets including iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Last month I found myself caught up in a bit of a fanfiction appreciation and had the urge to join the ranks of Archive of Our Own. There are currently eight different story arcs going on over there if you’d like some light reading. I’m registered as Casey_K. 

My sights for the next few months are set on edits for Alec MkIII and The Breaker PT2 – Uncovering Raif with the third and final instalment following shortly after. 

I’d also like to send special thanks to Alec’s editor Roger Kean. Don’t forget he has an amazing catalogue of his own work available for your perusal.

So, enjoy the longer nights with a mug of hot chocolate, a fluffy blanket, and a new book or twenty :P

X Casey K X

Sunday, 6 July 2014

And the Beat Goes On...

Wow, time goes fast.

It's already three months since the release of 'Alec' in print and Volume Two is on the editing board. I'm so chuffed with the results, and Volume Two will include some new scenes to round out Alec's adventures.

In other news, I have contributed to the Goodreads Love's Landscapes this year with a free short entitled Guarding Dizzy. It's a sweet coming of age tale about two university students who find themselves in interesting waters. It should be released late July/early August. Check Goodreads for details.

Writing has been slow due to an unexpected house move and an addition to the family. The muse is getting angsty waiting for a time when I can sit, unhindered once again, and reel off some good chapters. I look forward to it, and I hope you do too.

In the meatime, keep reading :)

x Casey K x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

When sometimes, as authors, we just can’t win…and it's okay.

I walked into the pub the other day (I know it sounds like this is going to be a joke of some kind, but bear with me) and caught the tail end of a conversation between two women sat near the bar that made me realise, once and for all, why we should detach ourselves from reviews of our work. 

NB: The conversation is paraphrased and not verbatim—a little creative license, please ;)

Woman 1: “That just wouldn’t happen in real life. I mean, come on, why would anyone write that?”
Woman 2: “I know. I was so angry. I don’t know if I can read the next one.”
Woman 1: “I’ll persevere (with this one), but everyone knows male werewolves don’t go into heat, it’s ridiculous. Next it’ll be sparkling vampires, you wait and see.”
Chorus of giggles. 


I’m wondering whether I need to say more. Perhaps I’m the only one who sees the faulty logic here, but whether I am, or you share my ‘huh?’ moment, the interlude served the purpose of reinforcing the concept that we cannot please everyone. So I am content to carry on breaking the rules and writing the stories the characters want to tell, and the muse relays. Even if only one of those stories finds an appreciative mind in the shape of a reader who rides the same train (of super fantastic) as me then my job is done :D

As authors, let’s celebrate our individual quirks and qualities—that granted, may drive some readers crazy (I'm still deciding whether I'm sorry about that)—and recognize our place in literary history with every word that escapes into the universe from our delectably twisted unique minds.

Oh, and I almost forgot. I will be attending the UK GLBT Fiction Meet in Bristol. If you're going, please come over and say hello so I'm not sat in the corner on my own, twiddling my thumbs. 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Alec has landed!!

Now available from Gmunder and Amazon
Join me at The Novel Approach for some juicy 'Alec' gossip and the chance to enter a free give away of the new print edition on 29th March.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Drum roll please....

It's just a few short weeks until The Rise of Alec Caldwell is available in print for the first time. It's been such a mammoth journey and I am so grateful to all of you who have participated in this great adventure, from the first tentative chapters in my writing group, to the blog going live, to the new volumes, the ongoing interest and emails, and on down to Leen bringing about the German print version and Roger and Olli supporting the English version. So here it is
Order your advance copy here from Bruno Gmünder Long may the adventures contiune ;)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

More Alec news ...*faints

I have GREAT news and sad news...

Firstly, I'd like to thank all the hardened Alec fans out there who've supported his adventures (and my sanity) since Alec went public. It's been amazing and scarey, and supercool.

Those of you who have been following Alec's news will know I signed a publishing deal for German rights to Alec's adventures with a view to a big splashy release at the Leipzig book fair next year (soooo exciting).

Latest news, just off the press, I have a publisher interested in English rights for print with a tentative release date of next Spring. Holy moly, how exciting is that? That's the GREAT news.

The sad news is, an English publishing deal means the end of Alec as a free read. I'll let that settle in for a moment ...

As from today, Alec is only available as first chapter excerpts for each volume.

I can't thank you all enough for your support and encouragement and I hope you'll all follow Alec on his lastest adventure splashed across the printed page in all his naked glory.

With my humblest regards
Casey K

Thursday, 25 July 2013

It's official - Alec is going to print!

I admit it, I’m excited. Thanks to Leen (big squeezing hugs to you :P), I have just signed a contract for print and ebook rights with CCV to distribute Alec to the German speaking world. Amazing.

Tentative release date, summer 2014. In celebration, I am posting a prologue to Vol 4 written specially for the occasion (and of course to keep you guessing).

I will warn you however, there will be a wait before Vol 4 kicks off in earnest. But the better news is, plans for Alec are changing, and in light of the new publishing deal, Alec will almost certainly be staying on for a Vol 5.

I hope you are all as stoked as I am - really, words fall short at this particular moment.

In other news, part two of the Breaker is coming along nicely. It's longer, more involved, and really peels away at the heart of our Breaker boys and their motives.

So I will leave you to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, the new Alec titbit :D

Casey K

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