You’ll all be thrilled to know that SF appeared on “Teaser Tuesday” at:
Which is a book blog run by this apparently really cute vampire named April.
The verdict you ask? Our prologue is “Creeptastic.”
Normally I might equivocate concerning my feelings about such an ambiguous portmanteau, but in this case I’m happy to report I’ve already worked it into my canned response to the remarkably prevalent question, “What is your book about?”
A brief history:
1) Curious that I was more or less unprepared when first asked the question. My initial response,
“Uh….well…It’s about a lot of things.”
2) Next I went with:
“This is a novel about sex and games.”
But only because when I was surprised yet again, that phrase is written on the jacket of the book, which I happened to be holding.
3) Finally some preparation. I came up with this enchanting phrase:
“Strange Flesh is a sanguinary mystery concerning the dawning age of Neterosexuality.”
Enchanting, but nobody has any idea what it means.
4) Here’s where I am this week:
“Who cares? It costs two bucks and it’s creeptastic! Just buy the fucking thing.”
A writer’s life, so…