It's been some time now that people have wondering and asking what's next in my publishing line up. What will you get to read next and when?
When is Big's book coming?
What else do you have up your sleeve?
Well, that's a bit skewed at the moment. Why? Because the 2 books I'm writing right now aren't coming out until later this year, early next.
I realize this does sound off in terms of publishing. But I promise there is a method to my madness.
But let's back up a little bit.. shall we?
A few months ago, I was asked to partake in a Biker Anthology called Biker Chicks- it's to help raise money for BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Due to time constraints I was unable to submit a short story for the first book. So I decided to write one for the 2nd Vol instead, which will be out in Fall of 2016.
MC Chronicles Vol 4 was release Feb 29th 2016- Which I had completed in January and then moved on to A Road to Nowhere...
It's the first chapter of a book, which could be read as a standalone short story. It will be submitted into Biker Chicks Vol 2 anthology later this year.
But as I got to writing this short story, the character developed and turned what should have been something cut and dry into a full length novel... That I've titled Nowhere- Which is apart of a new biker series called the Crimson Outlaws.
Now, if you know anything about my writing, you'll have realized that I cross characters over from one series to the next. Which is what I've done yet again.
Nowhere is set in a fictional town in Kentucky called Charlotteton which is mere miles away from Carolina Rose (the city in the Corrupt Chaos series)... Intrigued yet?
In this book you'll meet single mother Gwen, who has a particular taste... I wonder what it is?
As I was developing Nowhere, things started to change, the story took a turn and I ended up smacked in the face with reality. The reality that I couldn't write just one story for Gwen, she'd need two. So that's when Somewhere was brought to life. Yes. Nowhere and Somewhere. Let's just hope I keep it at that... We don't need ourselves an Everywhere... lol..
To keep this post from turning into a book itself...
That's what I'm working on now.
Nowhere and then Somewhere, which I hope to start in two weeks... Let's hope this puppy flows just as smoothly as Nowhere has for me.
After living in eight months of writing less sexy stories... Let's just say that Nowhere basically obliterates every convinced notion you've had about me as an author.
You think MC Chronicles is sexy? Think again.... You have no idea... You think we've seen the Dark Side... Well... You're gonna be introduced to the Ten Ways of Fucked Up Side... I just hope y'all can handle it...
Okay... So now you know what I'm writing now...
I'm sure you're curious about the rest... Am I right?
By the end of June I plan (fingers crossed) to start on..... GUNZ
Yes... You heard right. Gunz's very own book.
And if things flow, I hope to bring it you your kindles no later than October....
Are you excited?
I know I am...
If you've read Vol 4 I'm sure you've got lots of questions swirling in your head....
As for the long awaited Big's book.
Truthfully, I had every intention of writing it sooner.
I wanted to.
Then Beyond Her Words came to me.
Then Beyond Christmas.
Then MC Chronicles couldn't go on without a Volume 4....
Which left me deciding what's next... Do I write a Vol 5? Do I write Big's book? What comes next? Deke's? Mickey's? What?
Thus far my gut tells me Big's book should be the last of the series. The one to tie them all together. To bring us together as a family.
I know some are going to be upset about this.
I know it sucks donkey balls...
But for me... I have to go with what my gut tells me and as of right now... It's to write Gunz's story. To bring him into your lives with his own standalone.
So there ya have it...
To recap... Here's the current line up...
Gunz- Sept/Oct 2016
Nowhere- Dec 2016
Somewhere- Feb/March 2017
TBD- May 2017
Thanks for reading...
This is for those of you who want the Facts in regards to the latest Blogger incident—where I was slanderously attacked. The blogger has recently removed the post that was both libelous and atrocious in regards to my Deadpool Soap post which she regarded as being RACIST, only because she insinuated it was in reference to something it was not ( See original picture here). Instead of reaching out to me she decided to make a nasty post directly on her page not only attacking me but my fictional racism. Which I am not racist nor have I ever been.
Then she begins to state that my “Street Team”, which I don’t have, came to my defense. Which isn’t true. Yes, some of those who commented are my readers but they were completely respectful to her. Which I can’t say the same about her. Plus, there were at least 3 posts before I ever even learned about it that were from her ‘followers’ already stating it was about Deadpool- not the Pope. I wasn’t the first to defend myself nor the last in regards to the post.
To cut to the chase I Do have a clubhouse on Facebook. It is NOT a street team. Street Team definition is this- A street team is a term used in marketing to describe a group of people who 'hit the streets' promoting an event or a product.-- I have no one in my group that I ask to promote me. If they choose to do so that is fine and is their own choice. But my Clubhouse is a place for women to share about their lives and is rarely about me as a whole or as an author. It’s about them and US as a community—a Family. I never wanted a ‘Street Team’ because that isn’t the kind of author I wanted/want to be. I want to be someone who socializes with my readers and make friends—to gain a sisterhood. I guess no one can really understand that unless you’re a Sacred Sister yourself. But they’re not there to promote me. I hire someone to do that or use some pretty amazing bloggers as well.
For those who aren’t aware this isn’t my first experience with this particular blogger and her slanderous attacks- (and this in no way is connected with other bloggers I associate with. Everyone else has been supportive and fantastic.)
My 1st book in 2014 MC Chronicles Vol 1- I had sent out mass blogger messages about this book coming out. It was and always has been deemed as FICTION with aspects based in truth. When this book was sent as ARC’s to readers – HER being one who signed up for it… I was then emailed from a certain MC about their MC name that I had used in the book. It was a rookie mistake on my part when I hadn’t researched the name enough to make sure it wasn’t a legitimate one. Instead of her contacting me about this mishaps so I could correct it, said blogger contacted the MC themselves. I spoke with 2 of the clubs members one being the Prez and both were very understanding on the situation and thanked me for being ‘a class act’ since I rectified my mistake. Which I have clearly already taken responsibility for and changed the MC name to the Sacred Sinners instead. (There has been a post about this on my website for years.)
As this was all happening in 2014 I received multiple messages from my promotional company about this bloggers nasty emails claiming that I’m ‘plagiarizing’ and ‘coping other author’s stories’- (I saw the screen shots)- Which I’ve never done in any way. And my promotional company went to bat for me. They stood by me through it all. I couldn’t have made it without them. I truly mean that. It was my first book I’d published. I was new and they were so awesome through the major stress. Which is why I love them so damn much!
So you think that’s the end of it, right?...Wrong…
The blogger also decided to write a slanderous 1 star review not only about the Book but ME, too. How I was plagiarizing and all sorts of other malicious things. Well that review has actually been ‘modified’ at least twice since that time because she chose to remove parts and make it more about how awful the book is- and took out some of the defamation of character sections.
She did try to add one of the nastier versions her Vol 1 review to Amazon and it was removed within hours. Amazon’s policy clearly states they don’t allow those kinds of reviews. And even if you bring bad reviews to Amazon’s attention- doesn’t mean they will take them down. They don’t work that way. But in this case, they did—it violated their policy.
At one point, I made one attempt to respectfully contact this blogger myself in the form of a Goodreads message- it was left unanswered and her review then changed the day after about how I’d tried to ‘contact her’ and some more rude things about that.
That’s the end… right?
Nope… Not by a long shot.
Yes- I’ve blocked her from my regular Facebook page because I was contacted by someone in regards to her and others associated with her stalking me and my pages, and having people take screen shots to show her after she was blocked. I haven’t seen these shots or know anything more than that- but I took precautions to keep someone away from me who has done nothing but talk crap and slander me all over the place from day one.
She has also sought out my bad reviews on Amazon to make detailed comments on them, (on books she’s never read, nor has any intention of reading-I’m sure.)
It’s been over a year and it’s been a never-ending thing with this blogger. A blogger I have never spoken with (aside from respectfully standing up for myself on her page today). Never exchanged words with. Talked to. Or did anything to her, in any way shape or form. I let it go all go. I decided she wanted to stalk my pages. Fine. She wants to make even more nasty comments on my Amazon reviews. Fine. I refused to stoop to that level. To pointlessly argue with her or cause more drama with someone who doesn’t know me, has never spoken to me, or anything. I guess some people are the way they are and I can’t change that.
But then today happened… today when I had one of my loyal sister’s email me about this post the blogger made about my ‘racism’ which was a Deadpool post. One that made no sense and frankly seemed like a perfect way for her to attack me like she’s done multiple times already. Perhaps I was the next on the list of her authors to hate on. I’m not the first author she’s done this to and I won’t be the last. And she seems to hide behind the blanket ‘statement’ of her just being honest or Standing up for what’s right. When in reality- IMO- it’s just another excuse to cause drama to get more people to view her page or get their blood pumping. Some people get off on that kind of disrespectful behavior. I’m just not one of them.
As authors we’ve all had bad reviews. It comes with the territory. We have people talk shit. That’s what haters do- they hate. But this person has been at this on and off for over a year. I am not judging her. She is who she is. I don’t know her as a person, since we’ve never had a single conversation. I am just stating FACTS as to what has happened to me, because of her childish and ignorant actions. None of which I did anything to warrant. But there you have it… the TRUTH. The FACTS. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not perfect. I’ll be the first to admit I have faults. But I also have Respect and Decency. I just wish I could say the same about others in the world. Sadly, I can’t.
P.S. Oh and I am fully aware she will probably start something after this post has been made. But after a year of this, I decided to speak out. People talk about bad author behavior all the time. And I’ll be the first to admit I’ve seen it before. But there is Bad Blogger behavior as well and Blogger bullying. I’m not going to play victim because I’m not one. I’m just stating facts about what is happening in this Indie/Blogger community. Why can’t people spread the love and be positive? I don’t know. But there you have it… The Facts. Not blanketed by some crap ‘statement’ about what’s right and honest. No. It’s about Facts. Take it or leave it. But now you have it.
(provided below is picture of her pinned Facebook post that remained up for quite some time.)
She offered to remove it sooner in her comments- if I obliged her and note on my page that my Deadpool post had nothing to do with the POPE- But I refused and told her I wouldn't ask her to remove the post and I would not allow her to dictate what I would or wouldn't fix on my page. A few hours later and the post was removed.
- On another note I do have pictures and documentation based on the other Facts I stated above. But I did not post those pictures below.
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3: 24 A.M.
Laying on my side in bed, seized by pain, my hand cups my rock-hard belly. Another damn contraction… It’s time…
At forty-one weeks and counting I knew I was going to give birth any day now. My midwife had threatened two days ago that if I hadn’t walked, jumped, or fucked this baby outta me in the next seven days I was gonna be induced without question. With a softened cervix and four centimeters of dilation, she said it was a good sign. But my Braxton Hicks have been inconsistent, yet, overbearingly painful for the past two and a half weeks.
Last night, my sister Jo and her mother Mandy cooked up a delicious homemade meal here at our house. Where Daddy, Jizz, Gunz, Beth, Jonesy, Big, and I all gathered ‘round our formal dining table to break bread. Or in this case to devour a hardy helping of lasagna, salad, and garlic bread on our stoneware plates.
The severe spams started right as dessert was served. Even though the pecan pie looked yummy, fresh from the oven, I couldn’t eat any. The pain robbed me of my appetite.
“I think I should lay down,” I said scooting my chair out from under the table as Jo plated slices of pie and topped them with canned whipped cream—my favorite.
Seated next to me, Big immediately slid his out, too and stood beside me, offering me his hands. Which I gratefully accepted and allowed him to pull me to stand.
Curling me to his side he kissed my damp forehead. “Another contraction, Babe?” he soothed, lightly rubbing the side of my tight belly.
Turning into him I buried my face in his chest as my hands curled around Harley. Then, I nodded, while biting my bottom lip to suppress a groan of growing discomfort.
Engulfing me in his embrace, Big’s lips pressed into my hair. “Sugar Tit’s, it’s a bad one ain’t it?”
I couldn’t respond. My teeth gritted as a streak of pain shot through my back and into my stomach. I tried to breathe through it. I truly did. But it was hard. In through the nose and out through the mouth, my practiced breaths bathed Big’s t-shirt in hot air as I fought through the contraction, wishing it would go the hell away.
After the intensity had subsided we said our goodnights to everyone and Big escorted me to bed. Where he helped undress me and tucked me in, before removing his own clothes, sliding in beside me, and laying me so my head was snuggled on his chest, my leg strewn over his hip. That was merely hours ago.
Turning over, I peer at the alarm clock, it’s 3:24 in the morning. My eyes shift to Big who’s laying on his back fast asleep, with the blankets kicked down to his ankles, leaving me a gorgeous view of his prone body wearing only a pair of black skull boxers. Even in the darkness I find him sexy. How did I ever get so lucky?
It’s time, I can feel it, today is the day we are going to have our daughter. I just hope he can handle what’s about to come. Hell, I hope I can, too.
As quietly as possible I slide off the bed and tiptoe to the bathroom, trying not to wake Big. Easing the door shut, I hold my breath as the ‘click’ snaps in place, then head to the tub. Tossing back the curtain I turn on the water. Before pulling the lever I run my fingers under the tap until it’s hot. As steam fills the room I carefully remove my panties and toss them into the hamper on the opposite side of the bathroom, trying not to topple over in the process. This big belly shit, is no joke. I’m a beached whale. Don’t laugh, it’s true.
Finally ready, I release a low grown and place my hand on the shower wall to use as leverage to help me inside. Agonizingly slow, I lower myself into sit tub, stretching my legs out straight as the water mollifies my tense frame...........
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