UnCommon Bodies Q&A: Keira Michelle Telford

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For my¬†third UnCommon Bodies interview, I’m talking to Keira Michelle Telford about her dark erotic story, All the Devils. What attracted you to the UnCommon Bodies project? There aren’t many projects that welcome the particular uncommon body I like to write about! When I saw the call for submissions for UnCommon Bodies, I nearly peed myself with excitement. Usually I’m too weird for people. But in UnCommon Bodies, I fit right in! ūüôā Tell us about your lead character, what makes them UnCommon? My lead character is a futa woman, which means she has a fully functioning penis in addition to her vagina. What inspired you to write All the Devils? Futanari fascinates me. I think there’s a lot of potential in the subject matter, and I believe I’m writing it in a unique way. I don’t know of any other authors who are truly incorporating it into lesbian romance and erotica in an authentically lesbian-oriented way, and this is something I’ve always wanted to explore. What are you most proud of about the story? The futanari genre (if one can call it a genre all unto itself) is saturated with bad erotica. Futa women are usually written as a … Read More

“Step right up to the modern freakshow…”

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Something different for this week’s video – here’s the book trailer for the UnCommon Bodies anthology that’s coming out November 24th. Check back tomorrow¬†for the next UnCommon Bodies interview. You can find out more about my upcoming releases, and get four FREE¬†books by signing up for my newsletter¬†here. [“Step right up to the modern freakshow…”¬†by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 11th November¬†2015]

UnCommon Bodies Q&A: Robb Grindstaff

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For the second of my UnCommon Bodies interviews, I’m joined by Robb Grindstaff. His story, Rudy and Deidre, is described as “A shorter than average man admires a taller than average woman from afar.”   What’s your favourite part of being involved in the UnCommon Bodies project? I’ve been able to participate along with some writers I’ve known for quite a while and have a lot of respect for, along with some excellent writers I’d never met before. Writing is, by its nature, such a solitary endeavour, so it’s great on occasion to be a part of something a little bigger. Are there any authors that influenced your story or your writing in general? In general, a lot of writers over many years. To narrow down the main influences to perhaps the top three (and ask me again tomorrow, I might list a different three authors): 1. John Irving 2. F. Scott Fitzgerald 3. Ernest Hemingway 4. Edgar Allan Poe (yeah, that’s four, I know) What music should readers listen to when they read your story? None. Read with no distractions. After reading, listen to some melt-your-heart blues and set-your-hair-on-fire guitar. Think Stevie Ray Vaughan and Samantha Fish. How will … Read More

UnCommon Bodies Q&A: Laxmi Hariharan

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UnCommon Bodies, a new¬†short story anthology edited¬†by Pavarti K Tyler will be released on November 24. My short story, Phantom Pain, is¬†featured in the book alongside some great authors. I’m working my way through the book at the moment and so far, every story has been a winner. It’s been a while since I posted any interviews on the site so I got in touch with the other UnCommon Bodies authors and put together a series of Q&As that all be posting here in the run up to the release of the book. First up is Laxmi Hariharan, whose story,¬†UnTamed, is a coming of age tale with a twist. What attracted you to the UnCommon Bodies project? I actually saw a call for entries from Pavarti Taylor, specifically she was looking for a wolf girl story and something clicked there for me. Tell us about your lead character, what makes them UnCommon? Wolf girl Leana Iyeroy, the first hybrid in her family, only ever wanted to be 100% human. When she inherits her grandmother‚Äôs ancient sword, she decides take it back to Bombay; to the temple where her grandma had touched the sword to the altar and set off a … Read More

Get a Free Copy of UnCommon Bodies

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I’m just dragging myself back to the real world after my trip to the¬†Horror Writers Retreat at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado¬†and I’ll be posting¬†some thoughts tomorrow but in the meantime,¬†I have a few free books to give away. My next story,¬†Phantom Pain, will¬†be appearing¬†in the anthology – UnCommon Bodies¬†and I have a few advance copies¬†of the ebook¬†to give away in return for a review. Here’s the description from the publisher: Step right up to the modern freakshow ‚ÄĒ We have mermaids, monsters, and more. You won’t be disappointed, but you may not get out alive. UnCommon Bodies presents a collection of 21 beautifully irreverent stories which blend the surreal and the mundane. Together, the authors explore the lives of the odd, the unbelievable, and the impossible. Imagine a world where magic exists, where the physical form has the power to heal or repulse, where a deal with the devil means losing so much more than your soul. Includes Phantom Pain by Philip Harris The Zealot by Chris Godsoe Undead Cyborg Girl by Kim Wells Made for This by Sessha Batto Rudy and Deidre by Robb Grindstaff Skin by Brent Meske The Well-Rounded Head by Sally Basmajian Mermaids by Robert … Read More

Amidst the Settling Dust

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It’s been a hectic¬†few weeks since the launch of¬†Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet.¬†My time’s been split between promoting the book, a busy period at my day job, renovations on our new apartment, a birthday (mine), and trying to get back to running after an extended period recovering from a niggling injury I’ve had for years. Time has been hurtling past at an alarming rate. I’m managing to write¬†though –¬†my streak is still going strong (839 days so far) and I’ve got several projects on the go at the moment. The bulk of my time has been spent¬†on my zombie novel and it’s going extremely well. I’ve also been working with a very talented cover designer on¬†a cover. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out and it’s inspiring me to push even harder to make the book the best it can be. I’m aiming to release it early 2016, editors permitting. The edits on my Apocalypse Weird novel, Siren’s Call, came in this week and I’ll be working on those today. Not sure on the release date for that yet. And finally, I have a new short story coming out in a very cool anthology called¬†UnCommon Bodies. My story … Read More