Mittwoch, 7. Juli 2010

The Hot Gates.

So Dears,

The 300 vampire story, “The Hot Gates” is in print!

I’ve asked Coral, the editor in chief for an address so I can put it up here, there and everywhere.

This is the splurge I used for the covering letter while I collected my rejections for it:

The film, "300" recently broke the Box Office with its tale of Leonidas and his brave Spartans, who stood against the might of Xerxes and the whole Persian Empire. The name Leonidas is now synonymous with self sacrifice and bravery; whereas Xerxes tends to be seen as a cruel, debauched and somewhat vain tyrant. I thought it would be a novel twist to the tale if the roles of these two leaders were reversed in some way.

In my short story, "The Hot Gates", Xerxes is a hero who has gathered an army to take on the Vampires of Sparta. Using the original characters and taking only a breath of artistic liberty, I drew on the legendary battle as my blueprint to tell the tale of the destruction of Leonidas and his bloodsucking 300.

Well, there you have it, my first go at marketing a story, lol. 10,500 words of Hellenic horror and Persian pluck!

Whatever, when I have the address I’ll put it up here and if you’re interested you can purchase one.

Still heard nothing from the publishers about my manuscript, but we’ve been there before and know that it means nothing…

Right, that’s it for now.

Catch you around.


5 Kommentare:

tee hat gesagt…

Ow did I say I lerve you. Hun I'm soooo trying to catch up with you but things just spiralled out of control. Still thinking of you and your success though.
One day we will get round to meeting face to face I know it!!

... Woweeeeeeeeeeee you're in print !!!!!! fantastic. When you get any links etc let me know and I will blog it. PM is probably best at moment.
xxx Tee xxx

10/07/2010 09:57

R Grayling hat gesagt…

Excellent news - put me down for a copy when you get the link! BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG!


R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

Tee, of course it's all spiralling out of control, but I bet it's a nice feeling, lol.

This week sometime Richard, I promise... who said being on holiday is easy, eh? LOL.

tee hat gesagt…

Hiya babes fantastic new blogsite. Had a lot of trouble trying to discover where to comment though so using another comment from another blog to reply.
Is it finished yet?

R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

That's strange Tee, not sure why that is to be honest. I just had a look and it was like the old one.
Whatever, if you want to comment on here Tee, then do it here babe :-)