This morning saw the acceptance of a sixth story during the month of July, with an erotic / crime story Pandora’s Box being picked up by Solstice Publishing.
If you’ve been stopping in here, you know by now that TJ Adams is only a pen name and came about when a very accidental erotic short An Innocent Act found a home.
Several of the small crime publishers that I’ve been working with have folded over the past few months, which gave me a sizable handful of my submissions back.
In my head, I had been roughing out a crime story where a young woman loses a friend to the streets and takes a job at a small town strip club in search of answers.
I had previously submitted a short zombie-apocalypse piece under the title Pandora’s Box. When the publisher went ass-up, I was free to use the title for something else and working with a publisher that would read erotica…I let the story go where it naturally wanted to go without holding back.
Pandora was the perfect (stage / street) name for the young woman circling back through the dark alleys of my mind and the new novella Pandora’s Box was born.
At 25k, this one should be long enough to sink your teeth in vs An Innocent Act at only 7100 words, which has a much sweeter feel to it.
Think crime here as Pandora’s Box is a dark, gritty story that takes place on streets most of us will never visit.
An Innocent Act the erotic short will be out July 29th and I would imagine the longer short Cinnamon Girl will follow 2-3 weeks behind?
A Murder of Crows the short psychological thriller will be included in a horror anthology due out just before Halloween and the two 1930’s crime novellas Meet Me in Tulsa and Going Back to Dallas are starting to move forward with the Meet Me in Tulsa receiving its first read through at the present time.
If the past is any indicator, I would expect to see the short novella Pandora’s Box hitting the street late August or early September?
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