shrew (n) :
1. "small mammal," O.E. screawa "shrew-mouse."
2. "peevish, malignant, clamorous, spiteful, vexatious, turbulent woman" [Johnson] c.1386, from earlier sense of "spiteful person" (male or female), c.1250, traditionally said to derive from some supposed malignant influence of the animal, which was once believed to have a venomous bite and was held in superstitious dread.
Synonyms: amazon, battle-ax, bitch, calumniator, carper, dragon, fire-eater, fishwife, fury, harpy, harridan, hell cat, hellion, hussy, madcap, muckraker, nag, ogress, scold, she-wolf, siren, spitfire, termagant, tigress, virago, vixen, wench
This blog features reviews of LGBT science fiction and fantasy, tales of the life of a freelance writer, the occasional meme, and pictures of cats. If any of this offends you, please press Ctrl+W.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
In short, I'm dead broke, and I have to be out of my farmhouse attic apartment by the first. The money is simply not there. I am desperate and afraid I'll have to store all of my things to come back for later. That's how bad it is.
Help me. I am your friend, and PayPal is my friend. $1, $5, $20, whatever. Anything. Please.
Once I'm settled, there will be goodies in the mail for anyone who has sent me anything. Post cards, jewelry, small pretty things, some token of my affection and gratitude. Just help me get myself and my bed and my desk back to home.
Also, I get that people are broke. The economy sucks right now, and we're all feeling it. I'm just reaching out because I don't have other options. I also appreciate all the moral support and soul-love that has been coming my way. Thanks to everybody who has expressed concern and sympathy. I love you guys too.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Everybody, meet Mr. Ethan Forrest, hipster druggie gyspy mage...
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I have been working on revisions to my novel and writing to pay the bills. Haven't had much time for blogging.
In the coming months, however, things will be picking up!
In the meantime, check out my friend's debut novel: Broken Gods by Jason Vey! Congrats, Jason!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I haven't been posting here lately because I've been too busy with my freelance writing.
Does this count as a tale of the life of a freelance writer? Ironically? I would ponder this, but that means I would have to type some more. And I've been doing that all day.
In other news, I finished The Fall of The Kings by Ellen Kushner, the third in her fantasy series that begins with Swordspoint. I skipped The Privilege of the Sword because I am an idiot, even though I hear it is a great book. I might go back and read it. These books are amazing, and I can't recommend them enough. If you enjoy historical novels and city novels, you will enjoy Kushner's books. And of course, they have boys who love boys in them. Which makes it better. And that's all the "review" I have in me now. Terrible, I know.
Regular reviews will return when morale improves.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Melt in Your Mouth: Chocolate, Boys and Bed
Editor: CB Potts
Publisher: Lethe Press, Summer 2011
Deadline: March 30, 2011
Payment: 2 cents/word and a copy of the book on publication
Melt in Your Mouth: Chocolate, Boys, and Bed
Sweet, sticky, decadent…is anything better than chocolate? Yes, there is – especially when the tempting mouthful is presented by a candy artistan who looks good enough to eat…
Lethe Press is seeking well-written, inventive gay male erotic stories that feature chocolatiers, confectioners, bakers, and candy men of every persuasion – including the one that got caught with his hand in the bon-bon box! Particularly attention paid to stories that are fun, upbeat, and a step or two off the beaten path…give us your best gourmet treats!
Click HERE for more details.