Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Newish Release is Up for Pre-order!

What do you do when a bunch of your stories go away due to publisher-related natural disasters? You put up more! This labor of love is a collection of shorts and novellas, both new and old, spanning my entire publishing career so far. Some of them will be familiar to readers — like Heart Murmurs and Spice & Sand — so don't feel pressured to buy Ishq Factors if you already own those two tales! But I'm not going to complain if you DO still buy it. ;)

It's $2.99 for 12 stories of varying lengths, and I'm happy to furnish ARCs to reviewers. The book drops on April 4, 2017! 

From the past to the future, from hotel rooms to hospitals to homes, passion can bloom anywhere. In this collection of previously released and brand-new stories, Suleikha Snyder describes the many permutations of love, of ishq.

You have a thing for your hot boss. You can’t get your ex out of your head. You’re not supposed to be together. You are supposed to be together. He doesn’t remember you. You can’t forget her. She died. You die. Somehow, love and lust still find a way. These are the Ishq Factors.


Pre-order Ishq Factors at:

Amazon  | Barnes & Noble |  Kobo |  iBooks

Also, OMGWTFBBQ, this is a thing that has already happened:


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reversions, Revisions and Reveals, oh my!

As many of you know, Samhain Publishing has closed its doors. This means that my Bollywood Confidential stories — Spice and Smoke, Spice and Secrets and Bollywood and the Beast, are no longer available for purchase in their current incarnations. My plan is to slowly re-release them via self-publishing. I need find new covers, strip all the Samhain-y aspects and probably edit and revise a ton. Here's what you can expect:

Bollywood and the Beast will be back first, sometime in the first half of the year.
Spice and Secrets will be next, likely with some additional text and revisions to make it worth your dollars.
Spice and Smoke is...yeahhhhh. Guys, IDK. It basically needs to be split into two novellas. And it needs a HUGE amount of work. It was my first novella and I've never been quite happy with it. It and its companion novella, Smoke and Ash, will definitely be the last stories to be re-released. I have no idea when that will be. Probably when I've spent all my tears and pulled out all my hair.

Now for some good news! I am putting out a collection of my erotic short stories and novellas, some of which have been published before and some of which are totally new to readers. My target for release is mid-April. It all depends on coding, finding the right distribution platform for me, etc.

Check out the blurb and the cover, which was gorgeously rendered by Romanced by the Cover.




From the past to the future, from hotel rooms to hospitals to homes, passion can bloom anywhere. In this collection of previously released and brand-new stories, Suleikha Snyder describes the many permutations of love, of ishq.

You have a thing for your hot boss. You can’t get your ex out of your head. You’re not supposed to be together. You are supposed to be together. He doesn’t remember you. You can’t forget her. She died. You die. Somehow, love and lust still find a way. 
These are the Ishq Factors.   



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Huffing, Puffing, and Blowing the House Down

I recently found myself in conversation with an earnest film school graduate — the kind of hip, bearded, 20-something who thinks acknowledging his white privilege and his problematic faves is enough to balance out his praise of Quentin Tarantino and explain away why he still watches films by Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. He volunteers with Planned Parenthood, you see, so he’s not like those other white dudes — the ones that get huffy about movies like Get Out, which he’d just come from seeing.

Yeah, there was a lot to unpack in that chat we had. And he’d had at least four beers and three shots, which made him particularly mansplain-y. But one thing that really struck me was his insistence that Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs has one of the most shocking scenes ever put to film. This was a follow-up to my condemnation of Polanski and Allen and my insistence that I don’t have to give them my time or my money. He turned to the responsibility of creatives within the confines of storytelling. Wasn’t depicting problematic things onscreen just as bad as actual abuse? Needless to say, I tried my best to set him straight on that count. (Mystery writers don’t actually kill people, remember?) But I keep coming back to what he said about Straw Dogs.