Given how long it’s taken the scientific community, Mech included, to cotton on to the truth of wolves, I’m not about to blame fantasy writers for having failed to know better, sooner. I will, however, fault them for using the alpha-beta system as an excuse to craft shapeshifter societies where female shifters are rare and special for no good reason; where women are expected to both love and excuse the aggressive behaviour of men; where punitive hierarchies are aggressively enforced; and where controlling, coercive, stalkerish actions are pardoned because It’s What Women Really Want.
Hungry Ghost Super Soon Tour Dates
I’m on the road starting this weekend! Find me and my books at:
Monday, April 15 - Los Angeles (Echo Park) - Stories
Thursday, April 18 - Atlanta, Charis Books [reading]
Friday, April 19 - Atlanta, Charis Books [workshop]
April ?? - Durham, NC (stay tuned!)
May 23 - Cleveland - Gay & Lesbian Center
May ?? - Chicago
May ?? - Minneapolis
Sorry for all the ??????!!!! Details are coming, I just need to get things solid. IN THE MEANTIME, come out to these events! They’re all free, except the workshop, which has a suggested donation because I’m a broke, traveling artist. Buy books and shirts and keep me chugging across the country!
If you’re in or near one of these cities and want me to come and read for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work some shit out.
Hungry Ghost Releases PLUS Werewolf Shirt Giveaway
Hungry Ghost, book 2 of the Tales of the Pack series officially releases today! You may have your copy flying to you already because you preordered or backed my Kickstarter, but if not, you can order your copy now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or through my web store. You can also order it at your favorite bookstore.
AND I’m giving away two t-shirts! (Check out the styles) To enter, buy Hungry Ghost as an ebook or paperback from any retailer and forward me the receipt. I’ll choose TWO lucky winners to get shirts:
1) Buy Hungry Ghost (ISBN 978-0-9838309-3-1) from any online store or a brick and mortar.
2) Email the receipt or a photo of your receipt to email@example.com
3) Remove any billing info that I shouldn’t see.
4) Make sure your address is included so I can send you your shirt.
5) You MUST buy Hungry Ghost by midnight on April 12th to enter the giveaway (that’s Friday!).
And meanwhile, stay tuned for midwest and east coast tour dates!
Hungry Ghost gets a cover! The ever-fabulous Julianna Parr has designed another gorgeous cover for the second installment of Tales of the Pack. Thanks to all the Kickstarter supporters who helped fund the design!
Hungry Ghost releases on April 9th, and you can preorder a signed copy now!
The inimitable Susie Bright partially modeling a “This is What a Feminist Werewolf Looks Like” t-shirt, which you can get at the $50 level when you back the Kickstarter for Hungry Ghost. Only 3 damn days left to back it!
Fun fact: Susie kissed me after I gave this to her. Right on the lips. She has an amazing mouth; I shall say no more about it.
Buck Angel & Elayne Angel semi-modeling the 1st edition Eat, Fuck, Howl t-shirts. Get the 2nd generation of this shirt (discharge ink on black, see the ever-sexy Jiz Lee modeling it below) when you back my Kickstarter at the $50 level or more! Only 4 days left!!!
6 Days left to back Hungry Ghost!
The Rare, now fixed on Rory, took a steady step in his direction. His jaw hung open, his tongue lolling out the front between two meathook canine teeth. He looked irritated at the distraction, but then his eyes fixed on Lexie, and narrowed.
The Rare walked, then trotted, then burst into running strides. Rory held his ground for one, then two huge gains by the wolf. Then he turned and ran.
The wolf closed the gap between them in seconds. His next step was part leap, claws ready to fell.
A sharp crack shattered the siren’s song.
- From Hungry Ghost, Book 2 of the Tales of the Pack series by Allison Moon
6 DAYS LEFT to back Hungry Ghost on Kickstarter. Get yourself a This is What a Feminist Werewolf Looks Like t-shirt, hard copies of the book, and more!
She wanted to growl, to howl, to shout and rage. She wanted to curse Blythe’s arrogance, to curse her ego and her death and the tailspin it caused in everyone. Lexie wanted to curse her own passion, her blindness, her willful ignorance of the obvious missteps and treacherous descent. But she saw herself from the outside and felt foolish. She bit her tongue until she tasted blood and then stopped.
She thought this would be different, college.
From Hungry Ghost by Allison Moon.
Kickstarting Hungry Ghost, Book #2 of the Tales of the Pack Series. Preorder now & get book 1, Lunatic Fringe, delivered by Christmas.
Excerpt from Hungry Ghost (Book 2 of the Tales of the Pack Series)
“You like this cage?” Randy asked. “I know the guy who makes them down in Cali. Kinky mother fucker. Does great work, yeah?”
“It’s the real deal,” Lexie said. “I don’t think I could break this apart with a chainsaw.”
“I suppose that’s kind of the point.”
“What do you mean?”
“Well, all this play is psychological, though some of it comes with physical sensation. If you got locked in a chintzy dog crate, you’d probably be more rapt with figuring out how to break it rather than surrendering to the experience. Most of this whole thing,” Randy said, gesturing to the room, “is upholding the illusion so you can give yourself over to the experience.”
“That you’re powerless,” Randy said, gesturing to the black-haired girl in the sling. “Or, that you’re all powerful,” nodding to the person with the goatee. “Both are lies, but here, you can let yourself believe they’re true. And that’s where the magic happens.”
And I’m still Kickstarting it. Preorder now and get the Lunatic Fringe ebook delivered to you. You can also get Book #1 delivered by Xmas.