I have spoken a lot about Sarah Martinez and her amazing book, Sex and Death in the American Novel. Today through Thursday, it is free on Amazon! Download it now to see what all the hype is about! As an extra perk, here’s a puppy reading a book:
Last week, Sarah Martinez and I brought to you a peek behind the editing/revising curtain of Sex and Death in the American Novel. Here’s a final compilation of all the posts, from Sarah’s first draft to what made it into the book.
Two more books that I’ve edited with Booktrope are now available on Amazon!
The Chosen by Shay West
Astra. Kromin. Volgon. Earth. To each of the four planets are sent four Guardians, with one mission: to protect and serve the Chosen, those unwitting champions of prophecy who alone can save the galaxy from the terrifying Mekans. But the signs of prophecy have not yet appeared, and the decision to send the Guardians early could doom all in the galaxy to death.
Sex and Death in the American Novel by Sarah Martinez
Vivianna Post is the family anomaly. Daughter of a Pulitzer Prize winner and an academic, she has never quite fit her parents’ expectations as a free-spirited erotica writer. When Vivianna encounters the award-winning author Jasper Caldwell at a nightclub, all she wants is to blame him for blowing off her brother at a writers’ conference the year before and possibly causing his suicide. But as the night—and then the weeks—wear on, Vivianna finds herself drawn to Jasper in ways she cannot understand. When their differences—literary and sexual—threaten to pull Vivianna and Jasper apart, Jasper rediscovers Alejandro, an old friend who just might have the power to complete them both in every way. Using quotes and references to classic erotic and literary icons, Sex and Death in the American Novel is on one level an unconventional romance and on another a discussion of the merits of erotic literature.
Here is a video of my friend and author, Sarah Martinez, giving a talk in Seattle. It’s an excerpt from her longer presentation, and includes a reading of an essay. Her book, Sex and Death in the American Novel, is coming out Very Soon!