March 16, 2016 by Renee
Or, I suppose I could’ve titled this “Coming Soon” but where’s the fun in that? Anyway, I’ve finished the first draft of Fangs and Fur book 3. It’s supposed to be the final, but as I typed the last few pages, I realized I left a few trails that would allow me to write spin-offs for favorite characters. Crafty bitch, I know.
While I let what I’ve done to that poor, poor book marinate, I’m preparing a funny little crime/absurdist thing for publication. Once upon a time, it was called Whackadoodle, but I worried, as did beta readers, that folks might think it’s not offensive (it could be) or that it’s young person friendly. (It’s not.) So, it’s been re-titled, “Mind Fuck” Of course, the u and the c will be symbols of some kind, because people hate the word “Fuck.” Obviously. Already have the cover planned and all that fun stuff. Look at me being prepared!
Thought I’d share the blurb, or the blurb I have so far. So here:
Someone is killing the nutters. Four deaths in as many months isn’t anything new for Detective Milo Smalls, but these corpses have too many similarities. Milo barely scratches the surface of the investigation before his boss, Captain Cunt (Captain Maines in the office) orders Milo to take a break. Get some psychiatric help, she says.
Milo doesn’t think his shit is a problem. So he’s a little neurotic. He likes order and mistrusts anything that isn’t divisible by three. So he writes everything down and what’s so bad about liking things to match? So he chews his food well, (no less than three times) but not too well (nine chews is sufficient). So he doesn’t trust pencils and maybe one time he showered his partner with bleach. Whatever. Asshole had it coming.
Milo’s rickety journey toward sanity soon reveals who’s killing the crazies. Except Milo has no proof, the killer knows he’s getting close, and Milo’s next.
There are other goodies in the works, but I won’t share them just yet. In honor of a friend who passed away recently, I’m going to play around with something we’d discussed from time to time. It’s dark, very dark, but with humor. I think it’s got some teeth, but we’ll see how the outlining goes before I get too excited.
While you’re all waiting (and I can tell you’re so very excited about the shit I’m doing), why not check out my latest book, MUSE, which is 99 cents for just a couple of days.