A Public Reply to a Letter from Anti-Fan Bill
- Created: Friday, 04 April 2014 02:20
- Last Updated: Friday, 04 April 2014 02:21
- Published: Friday, 04 April 2014 02:20
- Written by Jay Gordon
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A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a new story on Gayauthors.org, called "The Shadow in the Night" by RobsWriting. After reading a couple of paragraphs I was hooked and am waiting on a daily basis to see the new chapter being published.
The story is about a wizard, called Milo Underwood, and his friend Julian (also a wizard). The story opens with Milo being a little annoyed with Julian as his friend brought a trick with him to Milo's cottage and makes so much noise with young Liam (the trick's name), making it impossible for Milo to concentrate on the book he's reading so he uses his magic to speed up the sexual activity between the two men. And from there their future's are taking a turn for the worst.
Milo is being recruited back into the IPI (Institute for Paranormal Investigation) because of several reports concerning Hell Hounds on the lose. Unfortunately, the person delivering the message isn't too fond of either Milo or Julian so when he discovers poor Liam, a non-magical person, he decides to make an example out of the poor boy, forcing Milo to do the only thing he can think of to protect him: to take him on as his apprentice and recruiting him into his team to investigate the Hell Hound attacks. Of course a lot more happens, but that would spoil the story.
Rob is clearly an artist with words. He's able to paint a very clear picture how he thinks magic works and how the magical and non-magical community coexist. His view on both communities is one of respect, although not everyone shares that respect, and reminds us a little of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. However, all similarities end there since Rob's world is most definately an adult one, even though Liam has a lot to learn about magic. As said before, there is some sexual activity in it but it's most definately not pornographic. More a slight erotic feeling, based on innuendo and after-images. There's also a lot of humour in the story but it's the typical British dry humour which is quite logical since Rob is British and lives in London, UK.
For several of the non-European readers this might also be a slight turn-off. Although a short trip to the USA is made the story is very UK-based, which is mostly noticeable because tea seems to be the answers to most, if not all, problems.
As I'm writing this review there is some good and some bad news to tell about this story. The bad news is the story will be completed in 6 more chapters. The good news is Rob's working on a sequal already. The story can be found at: http://www.gayauthors.org/story/robswriting/theshadowinthenight. Enjoy
OH THE EXCITEMENT!
For those of you who have been following patiently, Devil's Gambit IS NOW available in print and via Kindle! In addition to fully revising all of the chapters available on this website for both grammar and story consistency, you'll also get to read the complete book through the Epilogue, with a teaser preview to Book 2! Yes that means you'll be the first to get to read the final 5 chapters! And you'll get them all at once instead of spaced out months apart! I appreciate your conintued support of my efforts!
So the PRINT VOLUME IS NOW AVAILABLE!
CREATESPACE STORE (Pays me more )
And the KINDLE E-BOOK!
Once we have a full launch of the book, who wants to have an online release party? Terry?
Recently, author Brandon Shire invited me to write a guest post on his blog about my favorite book I've worked on. I hope you guys enjoy it:
"My favorite book? Easy answer: The Lord of the Flies. Sometimes. Regularly, The Master and Margarita supplants it. Except of course when I’ve recently read The Human Comedy. Of course, The Divine Comedy is actually my favorite. So long as we’re speaking of literature proper and not my great love, philosophy.
Much harder than this would be to answer the question, “Which of my own works is my favorite?” The answer to this question should be relatively straightforward, as I’ve published only one volume, the first in a series, A Light in the Darkness: Things that Go Bump. But things aren’t quite so simple...." continued at Brandon Shire's blog!
UPDATE: From Jay Gordon
Chapter 31 is out, and it formally concludes Book II.
Just to be an ass... Jay made mention that he may post another chapter of Light Book 2 shortly after the new site went up. Guess what... it's up. So, to you Light/Bump fans, email him or post in the forums and pester him to post it!
That is all,
Terry aka The Resident Asshole
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Just to give an update:
Jay has, once again, fallen victim to the writing bug. I can personally attest that he's been cranking out a LOT of chapters of current, and NEW, stories.
Expect to see "Feels Like Falling" updates very soon. A new chapter of "The Devil's Gambit" will also be posted soon. I've also pre-read several chapters of a new "A Light in the Darkness" spinoff that Jay assures me that he'll be posting in the near term.
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Terry aka The Resident Asshole