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

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Guest blogging ...

It's three weeks since the release of Finding King and I feel as though I've travelled the world. Guest blogging is great, isn't it? Today I've been visiting Zach Sweets and tomorrow the Breaker boys are making an appearance with me for Writer's Wednesday with Leta Blake. Writer's Wednesday. Wow. That buzz - of realising 'Hey, I'm a writer' - never gets old. I hope you've all enjoyed the first journey of the Breaker. Ace and Raif are up next, and their story is unfolding a new chapter in the life of the Breaker-One-Niner. Isn't life fun?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Release Day YAY...

Finding King is now available to purchase from Less Than Three Press

All this week I'll be blog hopping with a give away each day.
Day One sees Finding King being pimped over at The Armchair Reader
Then we're off to Dreaming Infinity

After that it's Summer's Point, Babes in Boyland and World of Diversity. There will also be visits in April to new and exciting places.

Follow along for behind the scenes snippets from the Breaker boys and join in the chance to win a free copy of Finding King. 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Exclusive WIP from Alec Vol 4

Just a little something to wet the appetite of hardened Alec fans ;P

... And because I miss him too 


Bradley jumped up from his desk with a Cheshire cat grin when Alec turned the corner. “You’re four o’clock is waiting in your office, Alec.”
“I didn’t know I had a four o’clock. Aren’t we clear until Monday? I thought tomorrow was booked out for review and Wilson was my last today.”
“It was a last minute thing.”
“I don’t have any.”
“Well where did he come from?”
“He said he was given a recommendation. Sorry, I know I should have found out more but…” Bradley shrugged. Fuck. All he needed was another uberclass numpty that thought Alec should be able to create millions from a few lousy grand.
“You will pay for it if I end up looking like a nob. Name? Oh, never mind.” It wasn’t often Brad fucked up. Actually, this was the first time. Alec straightened his tie and jacket, practised his fake smile and opened the door.
Oh, very sweet. Very sweet indeed. Alec took a moment to roll up his tongue and wipe the drool from his chin. A vision in navy glided across the room to meet him, all dark eyes, dark hair and perfect skin that paled, even against the crisp white shirt. There was a hint of something oriental in his build and features. No more than five-nine, narrow but firm looking. Worth the last minute booking, Brad would get a reward later.  
“Alec Caldwell,” the young man said, holding out his hand. “I’m Damien.”
No last name. Fair enough. Alec shook his hand. “Alec, please. I don’t think we’ve met before. What can I do for you?”
“I understand you have a very special kind of business.” Damien placed his manicured hand against Alec’s chest and slipped it up to his shoulder. Oki doki. Not the usual introduction. Alec took a couple of steps back and his calves butted the sofa. Damien followed closely and pushed him, smiling when Alec plopped onto the seat behind. The suit was expensive, he had the look of a successful young urbanite but there was something very raw about him. Raw and just a little dangerous. He sat astride Alec’s lap and caught hold of his suit jacket. “I’m here on business of sorts.”
“Not the sort I’m used to, by the look of it.” Alec tried to reason with himself that this wasn’t a good idea but damn, the guy was hot and literally throwing himself on the altar of Alec’s colossal sex drive. It would be rude to turn him down, he was a client, after all and this was business. He’d said so.
“Oh, I think you’ll like it just fine.” Damien sucked a finger into his mouth and let it slip out, wetting his lips. Alec’s cock swelled enthusiastically. He hadn’t fucked since early this morning; this would be a nice evening appetiser. Damien slipped Alec’s jacket off his shoulders and he shrugged out of it. The delicate hands went straight for Alec’s belt and made short work of Alec’s trousers, wriggling them down and exposing Alec’s traitor cock, bouncing for attention. Damien stepped back and stripped slowly. What a show … and the penny dropped. Alec was being set up for something … by someone … but he was too far gone to care.  
Damien slipped back over Alec’s lap and wrapped the tie he’d taken off around Alec’s neck using it to pull him closer. “Tell me how you like it,” he whispered against Alec’s lips. “I can be your angel or your devil. You just let me know.” Alec swallowed hard. Every word slipped down his spine and massaged his balls.
Damien let go of the tie and slipped a condom over Alec’s cock, followed by a swipe of lube neither of which Alec had even seen appear. He lifted off Alec’s lap and wrapped an arm around Alec’s neck, using the other to line up Tab A to insert B. A slow sensual decent followed. Every inch heaven itself. An angel for sure. Damien rested on Alec’s lap, his grin so cheeky. He wrapped his other arm around Alec’s neck and rocked forward, whispering in Alec’s ear. “Brendan and Dylan would like to say a special thank you for allowing them to play with your boy during your recent holiday. They offer this gift as a means of reparation.”
Damien managed to somehow squeeze and pull Alec’s cock at the same time without even moving. “Oh, god,” Alec gasped. “Where did you learn to do that?”
“I have lots of special tricks for you, Alec. Courtesy of your special friends.”
Alec let go, leaving the direction and the details in Damien’s very capable hands. He whimpered occasionally, revelling in the building pressure, the light touch massaging his balls, the occasional lick over his chin. Damn, he was good. Definitely a professional. Alec groaned particularly loudly, rested his head on the back of the chair and let his eyes fall closed.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

To blog or not to blog ...

Okay, so I’m being encouraged to change up the blog a bit and make it more of a regular outpouring of thoughts and ideas. Thing is, I’m not sure ‘out’ is the best place for some of the things that go through my head at times. 

Kinks and fetishes aside (*cough), how much of one’s personality should one exude to an online community? Given that certain displays of characteristics are acceptable, or would be if one was cute, funny or a lil quirky (even dry wit and sarcasm can work for those gifted in the arts), where do you draw the line? What about opinions. On real life subjects. On politics, or poverty, or war … freedom of speech, TV shows, movies. What about all that stuff? Does it have a place in the communication between reader and author, and should an author automatically become a blogger?

I toyed with the idea of starting a sister blog for the ‘thoughts’, but then wondered if having a list of blogs is worse than saying the odd thing on one that not everybody wants to read. Followers could, after all, look at the title and decide not to partake of the unfolding morsel of news. 

I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts whether a reader, a blogger, and author, or a bit of all of the above. What do you like to hear about from your favourite authors?

And please, please, help me out – twitter – I just don’t get it. I like to think of myself as reasonably computer savvy. Back in the day, I spent some time installing new software packages and introducing new working routines for a major company so I do know my way around a pc and I’ve been surfing the net for more years than I care to admit both socially, academically, and for work. So, why, oh, why, does the concept of twitter elude me? 

Maybe it’s the social aspect—I’m not naturally a people person. Are you on twitter, and if so, why does it appeal to you?

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The Next Big Thing...

I’m delighted to be part of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, generously nominated by the amazing Summer Michaels. Summer introduced us to her fabulous short recently released by Less Than Three Press, Substitute Heart, the perfect Winter Warmer for a dull January day.

I’m jazzed to have the opportunity, not only to pimp my upcoming release with LT3 Press, but also to introduce another author as the ‘Next Big Thing’. Read on for details…

1. What is the working title of your book?
Finding King (Breaker #1). It’s the first in a trilogy about the crew of the Breaker-One-Niner, a spacecraft currently operating as a pirate vessel.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

Originally, I wrote the story in answer to an open call for an anthology on pirates. It came out well over the requested word count so I kept working on it until the story that exists today emerged. It’s even longer, fuller, and hopefully smoother than the original story idea it grew from. I remember I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want my pirates in billowy shirts with swords and ponytails, so I hit fast forward and landed somewhere in the 35th century in a different corner of the universe and my little band of space pirates was born. Being set in the future wasn’t enough, I wanted them to blend with a few of the ideas I had for sci-fi and biotech so a new sub-species was born.

3. What is the genre of the book?

Sci-fi. It has a romance element, of course, which takes centre stage for the first book.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie


The two actors I would choose for Merrick and Jessie are probably a bit old now. It would have been Jude Law and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Rhys Meyers just is Jessie from his build to his pout to the incredibly sexy glower. He has such a unique look he’s hard to replace in my mind with a younger guy (open to suggestions – post a comment below). Jude on the other hand, I would happily replace with Kellen Lutz or Chris Hemsworth. Both would paint a very beautiful Merrick by bringing that rough and ready edge to my pirate captain
. As for the rest of the boys...I'll let the readers decide.

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Ged Merrick can't believe his luck when he finds his ex in cryo-stasis on board the spaceship he's just commandeered, but can Jessie put the lost years behind them and start over?

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?

The book will be released by Less Than Three Press in Mar 2013

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

The first draft took just a few days but it was only 12,000 words. It took another few weeks to bring it to the extended version (20k+) and many more weeks of revisions before I felt I’d done justice to the characters and submitted it.

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I haven’t read much M/M Sci-fi so I couldn’t really say. I haven’t come across anything similar, which is one of the reasons I was nervous about submitting it. Not all publishers are prepared to take a chance on different. I’m so pleased LT3 chose to take it on. I know I’m biased but I think it’s a great story and I’m chuffed to share my boys with the world.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

As I said, it began as a response to an open call. I mulled over the idea of pirates for a few weeks and mentioned in one of the groups I belong to that I was considering submitting something. I’d written some cross over fan-fic that had been well received and Aleks Voinov and Xara X Xanakas encouraged me to give it a go. Scratch that, Xara threatened me with very questionable things if I didn’t go for it. I received an invitation to join one of her writers groups and I approached them with a very loose idea something along the lines of ‘I want to write space pirates’. It is because of the support and encouragement from my writing group that King found its feet and after several transformations will finally make its way in the world. For that, I humbly thank them, and Aleks, who took time out of his busy schedule to beta read for me what seems like a lifetime ago, from the bottom of my heart :D. It’s been a long time coming for this particular story and I’m really excited about its release. To the guys in AWA who helped polish King until it gleamed - love ya loads :)

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It has sexual tension, conflict, action, and best of all - a whole cast of gorgeous guys waiting to be discovered.

To keep this blog hopping, here’s an awesome author I think you should check out:
Roger Kean at - Roger Kean

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