Category: My books

What is a novel if not a trap for catching a hero?

“You know the problem with heroes and saints, Nikolai?” I asked as I closed the book’s cover and headed for the door. “They always end up dead.” Leigh Bardugo To spread the word about my wonderful, truly sparkling and never-shredding thriller book Sophia von X, I decided to promote it on Chic Lit Cafe – books & reviews What can I add to everything that has already been said about Sophia’s story...

Anita’s Pond

This is going to be quite long post, mostly because of 1,5k short story I’m sharing today. I’m still working with my thriller Sophia von X… I may need one more week before I’ll hit ‘send’ and leave it to proofreading team. Its so many details, heroes… and words 😂 (=60k) – the story is also a bit crazy (read: I’m not so sure anymore about the genre 💣👽). As you...

Hocus-pocus or how to create an awesome book from a crappy unfinished material in 2 weeks…

Hello, February! The one-month-long vacation is over and the reality of “damn, Ray… are you going to edit the book?” is here, slapping my face with a warning of fast-approaching deadlines. In a world of Indie Publishing, jam-packed with frustration, chaos, confusion, anxiety, and laziness, it’s really hard to stay on track 24/7. Things to remember when you need a push: No one cares! It is you against you. Every...

Ink… a Drug (Nabokov’s #quote)

The last post of 2019… What amazes me is that most days feel useless. I don’t seem to accomplish anything – just a few pages, most of which don’t seem very good. Yet, when I put all those wasted days together, I somehow end up with a book of which I’m very proud. Louis Sachar 1. What a crazy year!! 2. Blurb for “SOPHIA von X” is ready!  Genre: religious...

Blurb shot

Sharing my blurb for 42 degrees of Truth, book #2 – Blue Giraffe. I decided to publish it December 9, after Black Friday and Thanksgiving-busy-time 💃☕️☕️📚 Blurb Sharp Witty Sardonic Erotic This is not a book of poetry. This is a New Age Punchline Weapon. This book covers everything from sexual taboos to the boring expectations of Society. 42 Degrees of Truth: Blue Giraffe combines surrealistic humour, dirty dreams, and banal...

Blind Tinder Match. XIX century

Idea: blind tinder match between two neighbours (XIX century) Form: poetry He: Sweet nymph, your grace speaks loudly to men’s heart – who could withstand your virgin writing? I truly cherish all your nods and puffs but still, would love to see… at least your hair. In any place you wish. Please, send my fate immediately! Longing… She: My Matadore! Mr. Wisdom! It happens way too fast. My heart enlarges....

Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 2

Part 2 (read part 1 – here) Mr. BuriedInHerMouth hadn’t written his wife that morning. He made a mental note to send SMS when he got back to his room. There was no use crying over spilled milk – the sun shone through the tropical waters, the fish and plant life were unspeakably beautiful, and hey, look at that finely-sculpted bottom of freshly-build Ms. Winnie… Later on (between ‘Sliding Panties’ and ‘Die...

Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 1

Part 1 HEROES: Mr. Stick BuriedInHerMouth – British man Mrs. CatchAGlimpse – wife of Mr. BuriedInHerMouth Mrs. SlidingPanties – bartender Mrs. OddFart – old sick aunt Ms. Winston Che EuphoricWiggle – lady-guest Mr. PinchingAndGrunting – crime detective The Hotel Manager PLACE: Maldives, island “DeadlyDesire”; hotel 4* “HOT COCOON”    x x x December 23rd Mr. BuriedInHerMouth boarded the plane to the Maldives with butterflies in his stomach and a heavy...