Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Introducing Nick Santa Rosa

For my first entry to this little blog party I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Nick Santa Rosa and I write stories about adults doing adult things.  That means they use profanity and have sex and other such activities.  They’re also normal folks.  The men aren’t hunks.  The women aren’t super models.  In some cases they’re downright unpleasant.

Actually, I’d love to post an excerpt from my upcoming release (L.A. Dick will be available March 2014) but since we’ve been asked to keep it all clean, and since I can’t think of a significant segment of that particular story that doesn’t have the Dick speculating on his <ahem> particular needs, I’ll content myself with the cover art and a short description … in a little bit.

In the meantime, you might be interested to know a little something about my stories.  Then again, maybe you wouldn’t but I can’t read your mind so you’ll just have to suffer through it:

·         I’ve written something for most of my life.  My original goal was to be a playwright but since I knew nothing about writing plays, and no one ever bothered to teach me how (never mind making the effort to learn it myself), that fell by the wayside.  Instead, I focused on poetry.  That was in high school.  I still have some of those poems.  They’re predictably angst ridden and, frankly, not worth bringing up again.  And then, like a bolt from the writing gods I discovered short stories.  Turns out I’m not bad at them and people seem to like them.

·         My first Rebel Ink Press release was Dead Love (February 2013).  It’s a love story between a guy who’s unsure of himself around woman and a woman who can only have an orgasm by being killed.  People have asked me if she’s a vampire.  The answer is no.  She’s also not a zombie.  In point of fact, I think I MAY have actually created a new kind of creature.

·         All my stories are character based.  Dialogue is very important to me.  I think the characters should tell their own stories (don’t you?).  They aren’t all happy stories, mind you.  Some might say they’re decidedly unhappy (especially that one about the guy considering killing himself (Contemplating) but for me they’re mainly about real life and all the ways it can be handled.

That’s all in the past, though.  I mean, feel free to check out my stories and even buy them (that would be grand!).  I think you’ll like them.  However, I do have some new things coming out.  First up, as noted above, is L.A. Dick.  In an undetermined future (that could never actually exist) the Dick is a private investigator who’s more interested in getting women in bed than actually doing his job.  Good thing he has an assistant willing to put up with his misogynist attitudes.  Yeah.  Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, does it?  Well, it is.  You’ll just have to trust me on this.

You can find all my titles at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  You'll have to search for me at All Romance e-Books as well.

Oh, yeah.  There’s a giveaway going on with all these posts.  You can find the link for that up above or, if you're like me, you could be looking for it at the bottom.  In which case, just click this Rafflecopter instead.

1 comment:

Catherine Lee said...

The premise sounds interesting. I'm a big fan of great, snappy dialogue.