While the Gods Slumber series bundle!
The While the Gods Slumber series contains some of the first stories I shared with the world. As I move on to new stories, I wanted to make this series as accessible as possible. So I re-edited and re-formatted the main stories in one 190,000 word bundle for the price of a single book. It will soon be available on both Amazon and Smashwords, but it is currently available on Smashwords pre-sale at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1393490.
Greetings and Happy New Year! This site was down for much of 2022 due to technical issues, and for that, I apologize. I’ve begun to update the site with all of the new content from last year, including a couple of new Free Stories and the final books of the While The Gods Slumber series. Going forward, expect to see new updates and additions more regularly here. I’d like to maintain this website as a reliable source for folks who want to follow my writing, especially given Twitter’s uncertain future.
As to what I am currently writing, I have a Yancy Ball Jarra novel in the works that follows a new character, Whisper. You can meet Whisper in the final While the Gods Slumber story, Convergence, or read Whisper’s first story here.
During the latter part of 2022, I developed an Afrosurrealist short story into a novel, and I am currently finishing that novel before I look for an agent. It is set in the early years of the Harlem Renaissance, has elements of cosmic horror and romance, and is a celebration of the art and culture of the period. This will be a Dominique Marks title (i.e., non-erotica). I’d love to have it out early this year, but since its publishing route is currently unknown, that may not happen. However, look for excerpts and updates about its progress.
Finally, as a another means of keeping folks informed on my writing, 2023 is the year I plan to get my newsletter up and running! If you’ve signed up for the newsletter already, great! Expect to get updates on my stories, excerpts, and my thoughts/recommendations on related pop culture. I’m also excited to plug and recommend other writers you may enjoy. There are amazing stories out there, especially in the fantasy erotica realm, that deserve more attention.
Book Five of While the Gods Slumber is now live! Night of the Forgotten is available on Amazon and Smashwords. What started as a Halloween-themed story details Zhura and Keya’s first adventure together, and Zhura’s attempts to put her affairs in order while she builds trust with her new companion.
I’ve also posted a map of Zhura’s western travels during the series on the Free Stories page.
Convergence, the last novella of the While the Gods Slumber series, is now in the editing stage! I’ll basically be publishing a new book in the series each month. Convergence will be available in October.
In the coming months, I’ll be scheduling free promotions through Bookspry.com on Amazon, and I will post them here on the website.
The first will be for Legacy, on July 18th.
The fourth, fifth and sixth novellas of the While the Gods Slumber series (Descent, Night of the Forgotten, and The Bitter Fruit of Home), in addition to the short romp Sisterhood of the Brass Mask, should all be available on both Amazon and Smashwords by the end of Summer 2021.
I am currently working on the seventh and final novella of the series. That finale, as well as a Dominique Marks novella that follows War Dance, titled Masked, should release this summer or fall. Beyond that, I have plans for short one-off fiction that will be posted on the Free Stories page on this site, as well as another Yancy Ball series.