Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Short story news #2!

The Goddess Hel by Johannes Gehrts (1889)
 Woohoo - a second short story sale in a week!

My Viking gods erotic tale, Sweet Hel Below, has been accepted by Rose Caraway for her forthcoming collection The Sexy Librarian's Dirty 30, Vol.2


I am chuffed to bits!

It couldn't be a greater contrast to The Pier by Night announced last week - that was contemporary and naturalistic, this one is mythological with supernatural horror overtones. Hel being, of course, the Norse goddess of the unheroic dead, whose body is half-rotting corpse and half-living. Who does she get off with? Well, I thought, how about Baldur the Golden, most handsome of all the gods, who is sent into her realm when he's murdered?

Hotness and death, sex and horror - Isn't that a fine challenge for an erotica writer?

Well amazingly enough, Samantha MacLeod - completely independently and with no conferring -  had the urge to write about just this myth at pretty much the same time, and you can read about her upcoming take on it, Death and Beauty, including an excerpt, here. It's the zeitgeist, baby! πŸ’ž

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