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August 7th, 2014 (11:27 am)
location: United Kingdom,

I wouldn't be surprised if there's no one still reading this, but if you are - HELLO!

I meant to keep a depression diary, but I miscalculated because depression (thank your stars if you've never had it) tends to make you not want to do anything at all, particularly the kind of thing that's done regularly.

I meant to. That will probably go on my tombstone.

anyway - hate the first post in a couple of years to be a promo, but there you go.

Guess who's got a new book out?




It's called "I Knew Him" and is published by LETHE PRESS by the amazing Steve Berman. The cover is by the amazing Ben Baldwin

Harry George Alexander Bircham: Not necessarily an infamous name in the annals of gay fictional characters…yet. But readers of Erastes’ newest historical novel should prepare themselves for many pages of suspenseful intrigue as the miscreant Bircham, a man of Wildean excesses and humours, will do anything it takes to bend Fate to his will. And that sinister will is to keep the affections and attentions of another young English lad. If accidents, if murder, are necessary, then Bircham is just the villain. Or anti-hero, as he is quite the early twentieth century charmer.

If there can be such a thing as too much fun, this is probably it. It’s Hamlet in white tie and flapper dresses, relocated to the country-house circuit between the wars; but nobody quite acts out the roles laid down for them. This is just too good to miss.” —Chaz Brenchley, winner of the August Derleth Award and author of Blood Waters

Erastes's newest novel is a coup de maître, a masterful gay thriller set in the 1920s with plenty of black humor."--Steve Berman, author, editor and Shirley Jackson Award finalist


Posted by: Anderyn Gabriel (anderyn)
Posted at: August 7th, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)

Woo hoo! Glad to see you --- don't stay a stranger. And congrats on the new book. Will be reading it soon.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 10:54 am (UTC)

Thank you my dear - I really hope you enjoy it! Just don't skip to the last page!


Posted by: Mairi Nathaira (테라-찬 / テラちゃん) (aigooism)
Posted at: August 7th, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
Cranky Me

Good to see you, Erastes! And congratulations on the release of your new book! This is great news! <3

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 10:55 am (UTC)

Thank you my dear - so good to see you too. :D

Posted by: kcwarwick (kcwarwick)
Posted at: August 7th, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)

Good to hear from you and congrats on the new book. I know just what you mean about the depression - nothing seems to matter at all, even the things you were once passionate about.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC)

Thank you - and yes, exactly, when I think of the work I put into reviewing etc it seems utterly impossible!


Posted by: Plutonian #2 (moreteadk)
Posted at: August 7th, 2014 04:03 pm (UTC)

Hello! Congratulations on the new book. :)

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC)


Thank you my dear


Posted by: L.A. Fields (la_fields)
Posted at: August 7th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)

I got to read the ARC for blurb purposes, cannot appreciate the level of knowledge and research enough.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 10:57 am (UTC)

Thank you! It's something I work stupidly hard at, sometimes getting distracted for a whole day over something pathetically small!

Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)

Huzzy huzzay huzzay!

Posted by: sandra_lindsey (sandra_lindsey)
Posted at: August 10th, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)

Great to see you, awesome to hear I Knew Him is done & out :-D

Posted by: Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll)
Posted at: August 21st, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
Books Not Read Yet

Gosh, it's finally a book. I must get my hands on it.

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