Saturday, August 1, 2015

My Demon Episode 7 Published!

Hi everyone!

My Demon Episode 7 is now out on Amazon. Things get rocky for Damien and Sarah in this episode. Things are said and done that cause a rift between the pair. And a revelation is made that could spell the end of their relationship.

I hope everyone is still enjoying this story. Only three more episodes to go!

See you next month!

Thanks,
S.A. Hunter

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Demon Episode 6 Available!

Yay, Episode 6 of My Demon is out! Look at that spiffy new image of Damien.

For those who are curious, I am very happy to announce that My Demon will be 10 episodes long. I wasn't sure how many episodes it would be when I started this project. I left it open-ended, but now a clear ending is in sight. But I do plan to revisit these characters in another story which is in the early planning stages. It even has a title, The Girlfriend Shield. But first we need to finish My Demon.

Only four more episodes to go!

Friday, June 26, 2015

My Demon Episode 1 Free!

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let everyone know that My Demon Episode 1 is free for the next five days. If you haven't had a chance to check out the story, now's your chance! If your friends haven't had a chance to check out the story, now's their chance too. It's free through June 30th. And then July 1st, Episode 6 will be published!

In case you were wondering, I now know that the serial will be 10 parts. It will finish up in November of this year.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My Review of Mrs. Caliban

Mrs. CalibanMrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This review contains spoilers...

A close friend gave me a copy of this book and told me how much she adored it. (I also had to solemnly promise to give her back the book once I was done.) She thought that since I like fantasy and sci-fi that this would be up my alley, but now that I've read it, I think that I'm actually the wrong sort because I wanted to know more about Larry, I was willing to accept his existence. I was ready for an adventure, not to wonder at the end if Larry was real and be depressed.

Dorothy, the main character, is so sad. She's a housewife, who has lost two children. She and her husband merely share an address, nothing more. Larry, the frog-like man, who hides out at her house, gives her some relief. He brightens her day. He engages with her, does stuff with her, cares about her. He is the ideal lover. Things sort of float along like that for a bit until it all crashes spectacularly for Dorothy.

I don't get the point of this story. Dorothy just seems so pathetic. She's unhappy and does nothing to improve herself. Unless imagining a monster to come play house with her is her solution. The climax seems like an anticlimax that leaves Dorothy completely alone. I mean completely alone. It was such a bummer of a story. It isn't bittersweet. There doesn't appear to be a ray of hope for Dorothy at the end. I'm left wondering what was the point.

I see a great many people did enjoy this story. And I think it's because they were on board with taking Larry as a figment of Dorothy's imagination and reading things more metaphorically and allegorically. While me with my love of fantasy, wanted to believe in Larry and have him be real. I'll be interested to hear what my friend thinks of this story. It obviously resonated with her a great deal.


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Beta Readers Needed!

Hi Everyone,

As you can see from the title of this post, I need your help. I need beta readers for an odd project. Amazon has this program called Kindle Worlds that allows writers to create stories set in various television shows or book series. I was intrigued by the idea of playing in someone else’s sandbox. I’ve had a long familiarity with fanfiction. You can even read some stuff I wrote a very long time ago here. So the idea of writing something and potentially selling it and whatnot sounded interesting. I looked at the list of properties available to play with and settled on Ravenswood. My reasoning was simple. It looked like something that was in my wheelhouse: A paranormal show centered on a bunch of high school students. And bonus, it was only one season long. Easy to watch all of it and get up to speed. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. What I wrote is not a side story or an off shoot, I decided to write a continuation that tied up the central story of the show. I couldn’t have chosen a bigger challenge.

This has become a labor of love because I know not many will know the show or be interested, but if you did watch it and would like to help me out, send me an email indicating this. If you’ve never seen the show, but would be willing to read and give me feedback, I’d appreciate your help as well.

The novella is 38K words right now and has multiple POVs. I’ll need help making sure the POVs are consistent and that the plot makes sense. Ravenswood had a large central story/mystery that I’m trying to resolve. I need to know if my resolution makes sense.

You can send your emails here: sahunter@sahunter.net

Thanks!