Friday, September 11, 2015

My Eugenie Danglars story will be in TOTS 12

Tales of The Shadowmen Volume 12


edited by 
J-M. & R. Lofficier

US$22.95/GBP 14.99 - 6x9 tpb, 304 p. - ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-447-8

Jason Scott 
AikenArdan at the Pole starring Doc ArdanThe People of the Pole
BaughThe Lament of the Duke and the King starring Doctor Omega
Adam Mudman 
BezecnyThe Revelation of the Yeti starring Doctor OmegaNoraKi-Gor
BovingThe Evil Among Us starring Dr. WatsonMaigretFather Brown
CabanissHouse of El Hombre Loco starring Count Waldemar DaninskyDr. Génessier
Colin : Of Beasts and Men starring FelifaxDr. Moreau
DennionTurning Point starring Sâr DubnotalWerewolf of Paris
GabbaniA Bond between Gentlemen starring Arsène LupinRaffles
GallagherThe Stake and the Sickle starring Captain VampireVon Bork
GatelyRouletabille on Mysterious Island starring Rouletabille
HiltzThe Case of the Curious Cadaver starring SpiridonVan HelsingDoctor Omega
LaiThe Tomb of the Veiled Prophet starring The Phantom of the Opera,
MalcolmThe Adventure of the Orcival Rain starring LecoqSherlock HolmesGourroull
MouillerBehind the Mask of the Ripper starring Sherlock HolmesHarry Dickson
NigroJustice and the Beast starring JudexDoctor CorneliusProfessor Tornada
RivalThe Inn of the First Voyage starring Long John SilverSurcouf
SchildinerAncient Space Lizards and Other Visitors starring Jean KarivenGussie Fink-Nottle
ShookThe Eldritch Stones starring Sar DubnotalChanduEl Borak
StéphanThe Submarine "Gustave Le Rouge" starring William BoltynDr. Moreau
Unbekannt : Leonox Meets Mephista starring MephistaLeonox
David L. 
VineyardThe White Star of Atlantis starring Arsène LupinTerence O'Rourke
WelchThe Piano Maidens starring Eugenie DanglarsThe Black Coats
Once again I am last by virtue of the Alphabet.

The Piano Maidens is much more like the kinds of stories I generally like to write then my prior two TOTS contributions.  Because I generally like to write female leads/POV characters, and also really like including LGBT representation in my stories.  This story is also a dialogue driven one, no action.

The story stars Eugenia Danglars and Louise d'Armilly from Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte-Cristo.  They are Lesbians who were removed from the oldest English Translation of the Novel as well as most adaptations.  But they are fully restored in the Penguin Classics translation.  And in Matthew Baugh's The Vampire Count of Monte-Cristo.

I am depicting both of these characters as exclusively Monosexually Homosexual.  In my Headcanon for these characters, and actual Canon of any stories I write, neither ever has or ever will be intimate with a man.

Like all TOTS stories it's also a crossover, It features and mentions a lot of both fictional and historical figures.  It's a very Nerdy story.

I include a number of little Easter eggs only fellow PLL will get.

I hope actual Lesbians will be able to enjoy how I write these characters.  So if any LGBT people read this story and has any criticism of it, please feel free to let me know.  I'd really, really appreciate it if by some off chance Heather Hogan did a review of it.

The Book will come out this December, please buy the book, BlackCoatPress does a lot of important work, they deserve more success.

Other works from the same Publisher that should interest those of us who want more Female representation in Genre Fiction include Rick Lai's Shadows of The Opera and Sisters of The Shadows series.  And Nina Cooper's translations of some early female lead detective and spy stories.  And I of course always recommend Paul Feval as translated by Brian Stableford.

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