Why, yes, thank you for noticing. The site does have a new look and feel. It’s been well over the last update, so it was time for a refresh. But the changes are more than cosmetic. I’ve unleashed my geek and completely replaced the ‘engine’ that runs the site. Out went WordPress and in came a new framework called October. Now, I’ve got nothing against WordPress, but c’mon, everybody uses it, and I’ve never been fond of doing what everyone else does.
My recent read and review of Slave in Training got me thinking about a number of things - and that’s one of the big reasons I liked it. One of the aspects I liked about the book was the consensual nature of the protagonist’s enslavement. He chooses life as a slave and is given several opportunities throughout the story to give up the path he has chosen. What struck me most about this was just how rare this is in most M/M Master/slave books coming out these days.
My latest book, Worlds Apart, is finally published, or in the process of being published through all the major online book stores. It’s already available for Kindle readers and apps from Amazon, in Mobi (Kindle) and ePub formats from All Romance Ebooks, and in all formats from Smashwords. It will take around another two weeks or so to get into some of the specialty stores like iTunes and B&N. For those that haven’t seen it, here is the book blurb:
I’m quite pleased to announce that all three books of the David & Gun series are now available as a bundle, at a discounted price, of course. The bundle is only available for direct sale from Ganxy, where you can pay by all major credit cards or Paypal. Both Mobi (Kindle) and ePub versions are available. See the box below for links. “David & Gun Series” by Michael Joseph on Ganxy!
It’s approaching the season of giving, so I’ve decided to give everyone the perfect gift: my books. Okay, so I’m cheap and self-serving doing this, but you know you want to read them. It’s better than dealing with hoards of shoppers or your in-laws, I guarantee. What’s on offer is the entire David & Gun Series, and where you can get it is at All Romance eBooks. The 100% off sale runs from today (7 December) until the 11th of December 2012.
I’ve got a couple of new, well, new-ish, things to tell you about: The Naga’s Treasure First, the really new thing, because I just finished it, is a new edition of one of my earliest books, The Naga’s Treasure. I’ve been a little surprised at how well this book continues to do. This was one of those books (and there have been more since) that just took root in my head and emerged in long sessions at the keyboard over the course of a few weeks.
Cover - Letting Go I’ve just published the latest - and last for now - book about David & Gun: Letting Go. In this latest book about the two lovers, we follow the couple and the two young men they brought into their lives in Five At Table, Tom and Chang. “Letting Go” weaves together a series of stories in which David and Gun help the two young men discover the paths that will take them out into the world.
I’m pleased to announce the availability of a new ‘omnibus’ edition of the Journeys series. The new book combines all three of the Journeys books - Journey to Angkor, Journey to Rai-Lay and Journey’s End - into a single ebook file. If you haven’t yet read the series, this is a great way to pick up all three books at a reduced price. You can purchase it from Amazonor directly from me in ePub or Kindle formats for US$6.
Okay, this isn’t really from America. I’ve already returned home to Bangkok from one of my infrequent trips there to visit my family. There was something a little different about this trip, a feeling of melancholy in some ways. Of course, a big part of that is the increasingly undeniable fact of my mother’s mortality. At 88 years old, she has survived adult-onset diabetes, breast cancer, and four marriages, but it’s become clear that she’s on borrowed time.
You’ve probably seen the spate of recent releases in the last month or so, with both Journey’s End and Five At Table now available in all formats. Having two books ready to go at once was something of an accident, the result of setting work on Journey’s End aside, because I wasn’t quite happy with the way one bit was going. I went back to it after I packed Five At Table off to my beta readers, and managed to get past the sticky bits much better.