Air

Air

Rolling and raging, invisible but not unseen.

The altar shakes, the cup tumbles, verbal commands are shouted and heard.

The engine of change is at her fingertips.

Construction, or destruction, the choices and consequences are hers to decide.

Exploration of the self or the conquest of others, a decision would be made in moments.

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Going all in.

Hey All,

Thanks for stopping by the mother ship.  It’s pretty crazy around here still and I’m trying to keep my head above water while juggling my personal and professional life.

I still feel confident in saying that I’ll be on schedule in launching my next series as a kindle exclusive and am aiming for an early July release date.  I of course will keep you all posted as the time approaches.

I’d like to thank everyone for the mostly warm reception my pulp novel The Geek has received and would like to also answer the question I get asked the most.

Yes, I am planning a sequel to The Geek…of sorts.  The next book in the series will be called Stillwater and is centered around the character Marion Stillwater who seems to be a fan favorite from The Geek.  Gary will play a prominent role in that story as will the goings on of “the family” but it will most definitely be Marion’s story.

I am fleshing out the details as time permits and will most likely go whole hog into the writing process of that one sometime in August for a January/February 2017 release date.  I know that sounds far off but it’s really not.  Again I will keep everyone posted.

My sci-fi screenplay “Ur Perfekt” has started making the rounds to producers and studios.  As with all things entertainment industry that will either end in triumph (payday) or misery(with still a possible payday)

Now let’s get on with the whoring.

I’ve gone all in with the social media insanity and continue to grow my online presence which evidently is a thing now and even though it’s a lot of work I am enjoying it.

The most recent addition to the mediocre empire that is Jonathan Latt Amalgamated is my Youtube channel  I am slowly beginning to upload videos and there will be a new one tomorrow and Sunday.  So go ahead and check it out if you’re stuck between cat videos and people getting hit in the nuts.  http://bit.ly/1Sf9MXN

There’s a new podcast up and streaming over at podbean and ITunes. Amongst other insanity I regale the audience with my attempt at intergalactic diplomacy by engaging in this thing humans call intercourse with a proud Klingon female. http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

My novel is continuing to trend nicely and if you’re interested in seeing what others have to say stop on by goodreads where you can check out the listopia, ratings and reviews of The Geek before you buy. http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

If you’re not into goodreads you can swing by amazon.com http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6 where I think there are over 20 reviews for it at this point, mostly positive ones.  That may not sound like much but for an indie writer it’s not bad.

If you’re in the UK I’ve got some good reviews on amazon’s UK site as well, and it’s also now available in paperback and ebook.  No reviews yet on Canada’s amazon but it’s also available as paperback in Canada now and I was told this morning that people seem to be ordering it in paperback which is cool.

Or, if you live in the Los Angeles area and just want to take my word on how awesome The Geek is (sucker!) head on over to Skylight books in the Los Feliz area.  It’s a great indie bookstore and those really need to be supported.

And hey why not follow me on twitter, I always follow back unless your a porn bot or trying to sell me twitter or instagram followers http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

And let’s facebook because that’s still a thing http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Well thanks for stopping by, I’m off to do some shooting for Youtube so that should be fun.

I do hope everyone has a great rest of the week and a fun weekend.

See you all next week.

Best,

Jonathan

 

Well if it were easy everybody would be doing it

Hey Everybody,

Thanks for stopping by the old mothership.

I was supposed to have my audio book version of my novel published this week but unfortunately there has been about a two to three week delay.

It was a steep learning curve as I’m doing it myself but the main problem has been all of the construction and work going on around my neighborhood and specifically in front of my building.  I’ve sound proofed as much as I can but when there’s a guy with a jack hammer 30 feet outside your door there’s only so much you can do.

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However, I am changing up my schedule starting next week and will be getting up around 4 in the morning so I can record before the busy bees start buzzin’.  This should give me about 4 to 5 hours in the morning and then hopefully another couple of hours late in the afternoons when things settle down for a bit.

Then it’s a good long cry and off to bed to do it all over again.  I should be able to have it all done and out soonest.

I have a lot on my plate but am putting all of my efforts into making this as professional as possible.

Now for some fun stuff.

The Stuff & Stuff Podcast is back to a weekly show and this week we’re kicking things off with a special guest.  It’s my first Skype in interview, so I apologize for the mix and the stuttering but Skype can be tricky.  However, the guest is just awesome.  I spend a half hour talking with the incredibly talented and oh so friendly writer Squid McFinnigan.

We talk a bit about his great novel Honeysuckle Lane, then move on to his short story collection and what he’s working on for his next novel.  The half hour just flew by and I had an absolute blast.  He’s an incredibly talented writer and great guy so you should do yourself a favor and pick up his book on amazon.

Here’s the link to podbean http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH and it’s also available on ITunes.

And hey here’s a link to Squid’s goodreads page, drop by, say hi, he’s Irish and very friendly http://bit.ly/204aUks

I’ve been very fortunate enough to receive largely good reviews of my little pulp novel The Geek.  David Royce of Horror Cabin gave it a good review and that made my day, let it make yours http://bit.ly/22s8hw0

And hey here’s a fun interview I did with Kelly Smith of Kelly Smith Book reviews http://bit.ly/1VcO5vV

Well I’m off to  try and record a little it’s quite quiet at the moment.

Here are some locally sourced non-gmo links if you’d like.

My Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Twitter: http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

Facebook: http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

My Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you all next week.

Best,

Jonathan

Spring time in winter

Hey All,

I hope everyone is having a great week.  Things with me are well and life keeps chugging along.

It’s near perfect here in Los Angeles, like we’re heading into summer already. Which quite frankly is a bit terrifying since it’s early February and we should be drowning in rain and freezing our collective butts off…well what we consider freezing, but it’s all relative so don’t judge.

I’ll be heading to Las Vegas for a few days next week which honestly I’m a bit nervous about.  I’ve never been to Las Vegas sober and the last time I was there I was still drinking and as usual shit got crazy.

For the first time ever I’ll be staying in a hotel with no casino and far off the strip just to hedge my bets.  I’m going in taking care of business and getting the hell out pronto.

I’m quite happy and secure in my sobriety but why make things harder on myself by visiting old haunts and tempting fate.

Well let’s get on to the fun stuff.

I had the tremendous pleasure of sitting down with Ben and Keith of the Two Gay Geeks podcast recently.  We spent about an hour talking and it felt far less like an interview and more like a conversation you’d have with old friends.

We talked about my pulp novel The Geek and also nerded out on various topics from Dr. Who, to Blake’s 7, comic books and more.  It was a lot of fun and is available here for your listening pleasure http://tggeeks.com/blog/2016/02/08/tg-geeks-webcast-episode-59/

They also took the time to review my novel and quite frankly I’m a bit overwhelmed with how much they enjoyed it.  Many kind words from two very kind gents.  If you haven’t picked up a copy and would like to read their review it’s available here http://tggeeks.com/blog/2016/02/08/the-geek-violence-death-and-geeks-oh-my/

As for my usual shenanigans, there’s a brand new post up on my blog Reluctant Joy.  This week I have written the most incredible, politically correct, love story ever told.  It’s called 42.6 Shades of Tumblr and you can give it a read here http://bit.ly/rljywp

The current episode of Stuff N Stuff is up and available for download or streaming.  You can catch it on iTunes or go straight to the source at podbean.  There will be a new episode next week about things that should be mandatory in relationships, but if you’d like to spend a half-hour listening to two morons complain about toxic food that’s all right here http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

I’m always stopping by goodreads where all the cool book nerds hang out so swing on by, ask a question and browse the virtual stacks http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

My novel The Geek seems to be making readers happy which is great.  We’re just about out of first editions and will be going to a second printing which is very cool.  If you’d like to pick up a first edition paperback you can do so on amazon.  It’s of course also available as an ebook pretty much everywhere.  We’re also going to be expanding and making sure that the book is available as a paperback in both the UK and Canada due to the demand. http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

I have a small collection of short stories that is exclusive to amazon called D’jinn and Other Stories.  It’s only 99 cents, but free with kindle unlimited.  HOWEVER!  The ebook will be free for everyone on Monday February 15th in honor of Presidents Day.  Why Presidents day?  Mainly so I can use the tagline “Hail to the Cheap”.  What?  That’s clever I don’t care what you think.  http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Of course you can follow me on twitter if you’re so inclined http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

And don’t forget the old facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Well thanks for stopping by.  I hope everyone has an excellent rest of the week and a super fun weekend.

See y’all next Wednesday.

Best,

Jonathan

Happy Holidays!

I know some people get mad at that, the all encompassing Happy Holidays thing but well how do I know what religion you are, so this just seems better.

I do usually wish people a merry Christmas when I see them but mainly because it’s force of habit and just seems cheery.  I am not religious and do not adhere to a mainstream religion but I do love this time of year.

Out here in Los Angeles lights have been going up and continue to go up around the city.  It’s a holly jolly time of year and always makes me happy.  The constant flow of ham and cookies doesn’t hurt either.

I hope things are looking cheery in your neck of the woods wherever that may be and that you’re in a happy holiday mood.

Okay I probably got a little carried away there but can’t help it, it’s a fun time of year.

Have you gotten all your shopping done?  Is there a sociopath in your life who likes to read in between planning monumental crime sprees?  Well have I got the book for you.  It’s my novel The Geek and it’s filled with sex, violence, revenge, prostitutes, a transvestite anarchist and an entire house filled with unicorns and pornography.  Now if that doesn’t say “Merry Christmas ya Psycho!” I don’t know what does.

Why don’t you head on over to amazon and pick up a copy for the bat shit crazy person in your life http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Are you a book nerd like me?  Do you like hanging with other book nerds?  Well head on over to goodreads and we’ll hang out together http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Over on the podcast my buddy Mike and I are talking about lots of stuff from infrastructure to SJWs, gun rights and more, lot’s of light hearted conversation to get you through the holidays http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

Over on Reluctant Joy there’s a new micro-story up called SUN and continues the theme http://bit.ly/rljywp

Wanna follow me on twitter?  Course ya do http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

Facebook?  I can hook you up http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

And hey, I really want to thank you for stopping by and hope you’re having a great holiday season whatever you celebrate.

I’ll be back Wednesday with new stuff!

Best,

Jonathan

Midweek update

Hey folks,

Thanks for stopping by.  Really crazy around here so this one is going to have to be quick.

There’s a fresh new podcast up on Stuff & Stuff.  My friend Mike stops by for the first time and we actually had a rather intellectual conversation.  I know, I’m shocked too http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

Over on Reluctant Joy there’s a new micro story called WATER as I stick to the esoterica theme of the current posts http://bit.ly/rljywp

Tweets are happening all the time, all around us here http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

And some darn solid facebooking http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Why not check out my amazon page and pick up a copy of my novel or short story collection, plus I’m pretty proud of my bio http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Plus there’s goodreads, it’s like facebook for book nerds and it’s a whole lot of fun http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Okay sorry for making this so quick, but more Monday.  Have a great rest of the week and super awesome weekend.

Best,

Jonathan

Happy Monday, let’s do this!

Hello Again and welcome back to the mother ship.

I’ve been obsessing over some new music this weekend.  Currently I’ve got Adele’s and Cold Play’s new albums on heavy rotation and man I am just a grooving fool.

Annie Lennox will probably always be my favorite vocalist, there’s something about that voice that gives me goose bumps every time I hear it, but Adele is inching up day by day, year by year.  That lady is just really something.  I highly recommend you check that out.

Cold Play gets a lot of shit from people, I don’t know why I think they’re awesome and I don’t care what you think, it’s damn good stuff.

But if you’re in the mood for some indie stuff and you want more unsolicited recommendations from someone you don’t know, with absolutely no qualifications I have two; The Screaming Females and Dengue Fever are both awesome and should be shoved into your Spotify or whatever you use to listen.  I use cds because I’m old and that’s how I roll.

Have you stopped by my amazon page to waste time and possibly pick up a copy of my novel or short story collection yet?  Well why not?  I mean it’s not like you’re not going to end up on amazon eventually for some reason.  You know it’s not just a site to pick up bulk candy bars and sexual lubricants, it’s got books too, lot’s of them and two of them are mine.

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My novel The Geek has even been professionally reviewed and that really insightful person gave it five out of five stars.  No I did not have to perform any sexual favors.  Yes I would have considered it.

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Over on Reluctant Joy I’m continuing my esoteric themed micro story extravaganza today it’s FIRE http://bit.ly/rljywp

Over on the podcast I’m hanging with my buddy Tyler and his pal Josh and we are really getting our nerd on so if you’re into that sort of thing why not head over, it don’t cost nothin’ http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

Tweets?  Of course http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

Facebook? You bet! http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

And why not stop by goodreads and check out my page there, I’m happy to answer any questions you have, even ones about math, but I’m pretty sure my answer’s will be wrong with the math questions http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

I’ve got to skedaddle lots of stuff going on around here but I do want to thank you for stopping by and hope you come back Wednesday for the update.

Take Care,

Jonathan