Well, I’m glad you asked, here’s a little rundown of what I’ve been working on in an easy, digestible format. Click on past year(s) to see older news updates.
21 Apr — Hello! One of my games is featured in the book Videogames for Humans: Twine Authors in Conversation. It’s a neat collection, skillfully edited by merritt kopas. You can grab it here.
5 May — I have a story called “Rival Pens” in Circlet Press’s The Flesh Made Word: Erotic Tales about Writing edited by Bernie Mojzes. I’ve been so excited about this anthology coming out, because I really love the hell out of this story. Pick it up, yo! Buy it direct from Circlet, or from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords,
2 Apr — I haven’t updated this all year. That’s crazy. What’s crazier is that there isn’t much to add. Everything that I have in the publishing queue is still a ways off, but keep your eyes on this space for updates in the soon-time.
10 Jun — I’ve got a flash fiction collection coming out from Go Deeper Press on June 30th called Boy Stories. You can read a little bit about it here.
17 Jun — Check out my story, “The Painted King” in Written on Skin: An Anthology of the Erotics of Body Modification, published by Burning Book Press.
9 Jul — Boy Stories is out and here’s a nice review of it.
30 Sept — I’ve been working really hard to get God(s) finished and out the door. I have a release date and everything, but I’m going to keep that under my hat until I get all the promotional stuff together for it. It already has more sex scenes that Fuck That Guy, it’s got way more interactivity, it plays better on mobile formats, and has some pretty cool art. I’m very proud of it and hopefully you’ll love it when it comes out in October.
29 Nov — God(s) is finished and available. You can also find my writing in Darker Edge of Desire: Gothic Tales of Romance. My story was panned by Publisher’s Weekly, so if that doesn’t make you want to read it I don’t know what will.
6 Jan — Four months and one day after acceptance at Queer Young Cowboys, Candid is finally coming out this Tuesday with a promotional blitz that will explode your face! Also, contracts have been signed and The Amnesiaphiliac is (pretty much) officially in Circlet Press’s Wired Hard 5. More information on that release when there’s more information.
15 Jan — Chevalier Book 5: The Gilded Knife dropped on Sunday (1/13). My novella, Candid, is also available now.
17 Feb — Sorry for dropping the ball on the February updates. Here are some things: my story The Flavor Triptych is on sale via Gumroad. It’s my first self-made ebook so be gentle with me? I’ve also got a story at Afroerotik.com called Anger Management. Expect more updates soon.
25 Feb — Chevalier Book 6: The Wanted Men is now available at JMS Books. Here’s a nice review of Book 5 from Brief Encounters.
16 Apr — The penultimate chapter of the Chevalier series, Book 7: The Queen’s Whim is available everywhere. Here’s a kind review of Book 6: The Wanted Men from Top 2 Bottom Reviews. The final chapter has also been written and will be out on April 28th from JMS Books. In other news, I’ve started work on the Twine project scheduled for the end of the month. It’s called Sunset City and I think it’ll be pretty neat. Also very orange. More on that later.
23 May — Yikes, it’s been over a month since my last update. My bad. First, some housekeeping: I’ve updated the Stories By Category page so that it includes work from March-Today. Sorry I’ve been so lax there. Also of note, my Chevalier serial is now complete with Book 8: The Dragon Gambit. On May 31, the print compilation of all eight stories, titled Chevalier: The Mercenary Archives, will be available! I’m also still working (slowly) on the twine game, Sunset City, but in the meanwhile I made a short project called This Ain’t Love.
Jun 8 — Chevalier: The Mercenary Archives is now available. It collects all eight stories at considerably less than if you’d have bought them separately. I’m also working on a flash fiction collection that is currently nameless for Go Deeper Press. I’m writing a pitch for a pretty exciting game for a company that publishes pretty exciting games. In short: I’m doing my best to put out quality shit, and isn’t that all any of us can do?
Jul 8 — Finally finished the flash fiction collection. There’s a ton of work left to do before you see it (it still doesn’t even have a name yet, but whatever.) I’ll have a short story up on Circlet.com on August 23rd, so I’ll remind you all about that when it gets closer. Otherwise, now that I’ve got this collection done I’ll have more time to work on other projects, so hopefully you’ll see more from me in this space. 🙂
Aug 17 — Quite a few updates and reminders, so let’s jump right in, shall we? I have a story called “Free Run” in Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers (Vol 1: Boy’s Varsity) from Go Deeper Press. It’s a neat little collection with five quite different stories put out by an upcoming publisher. It’s just $.99 for the moment, so grab it quick! Then there’s Wired Hard 5: Yet More Erotica for a Gay Universe (available through Circlet.com on August 20th, but already available at Amazon, Smashwords, and AllRomance) which features my story “The Amnesiaphiliac”. Also, my story “The Battle of Cypress Gulf” will be featured on Circlet.com on August 23rd. So yeah, lots of stuff happening, boys, girls and others!
Dec 29 — How about an end of year recap? I published two books Candid (eBook or Paperback) and Chevalier: The Mercenary Archives. I was in three anthology: Wired Hard 5, Huddle, Dirty Little Numbers. I also put out a few pieces of interactive fiction, including Fuck That Guy, which was ended up on Freeindiegam.es Best of 2013: Sex list. It was a busy, rewarding twelve months. Let’s hope that the next twelve months are just as overstuffed with awesome.
9 Sept — Heard from awesome micro-publisher/erotica writer Johnny Murdoc that he’s interested in putting out my novella Candid. Who wouldn’t be stoked by that news?!
15 Sept — Chevalier Book 1: The Weeping Spear came out via JMS Books. Super exciting! Sexy mercenaries and magical “spears” what’s not to love?
17 Sept — Finished draft 1.5 of a short story called The Amnesiaphiliac. Crossing my fingers for publication in an upcoming anthology. Also, updated Tumblr blog.
3 Oct — Chevalier Book 2: The Salt Rose comes out this sunday, October 7th, as always with JMS it’ll be 20% off for one week so would you kindly pick it up early?
6 Oct — Chevalier Book 2 is out early so you can grab it today (the link is in the post right above this one). There’s now an information center over at the “Interactive Fiction” page with detailed info on my latest project, so feel free to check that out here. I’ve also included a “Buy” page with a handy list of all my retail stories, that’s right here. Also, I’m about half finished with the next Leaving the League chapter so that’ll be up sooner rather than later. Shiny!
3 Nov — It’s been almost a month since my last update. Wow. I’ve been doing a lot of work in the background, sending out tons of stories and working on existing projects. Chevalier Book 3: The Selfish Eye is available today at 20% off until next week. More to come soon (I hope!)
4 Nov — My latest text adventure will be called Noblesse Oblige: A Thief’s Tale and I’m aiming to have it done by March 1, 2013 at the absolute latest. You can see the teaser image for it and read more about it here.
16 Nov — You can now find me on Goodreads if that’s a thing you do: goodreads.com/benjibright
3 Dec — The next installment of Chevalier was released this weekend, Chevalier Book 4: The Chaste Ring and it’s a fat 30% off for the rest of the month. Excelsior!
Dec 29 — Dudes, and ladiez, and peepz who don’t conform to any standard understanding of gender (I salute you!): you’ve only got a few more days to pick up Chevalier at a deep discount from JMS Books. Any format you like: .epub, .pdf, the kindle one that I always forget, etc. Get it while it’s hot…well, it’ll always be hot, but it won’t always be cheap.