The DiamonD Saga making a Pitch into Hollywood-TV-Land

 

Yes. . .it is official that I finally got off my pretty ass – and I quote Julia Roberts` character Erin Brockovich:  “Since I have one ass instead of two“– and made the Pitch into Hollywood-TV-Land with my entire HUSH Series but generally focusing on The DiamonD Saga, and so far it`s been a journey “Synopsis-wise“.

 

All-in-all, I think it was the stress of fitting 10 books and 1 companion book into the required, or more-less, suggested 3 pages that was quite the challenge but I did it AND that’s with The Pitch, Teaser & additional info included.

 

So now that I`m done with that, it`s on to finishing the 5th volume in HUSH Novelettes and starting the 6th and working toward the ending of The DiamonD:  VEGAS.

 

If you`d like to view my Hollywood Pitch click THIS.  And because a Synopsis – be it in lit, TV & film – require an ending disclosure to whatever is being pitched, I have omitted to avoid spoilers.  Sorry!  But to get a further sneak peek, you can view The DiamonD Saga [ TV Bible Pitch ] HERE to get a general visual if it were to become a TV Series but my better guess would be Cable due to the graphic nature, sex, and tabooed theme scenes as well as the language and everything else in between.

In closing, I will wish myself LUCK , and if you`d like to send some my way, that would be much appreciated!

HUSH: Why Pay Over a $1,000 When You Can Pay $50?

HUSH and its Series have come a long way, and never had I thought my books would be worth anything – according to all the negative reviews the series has garnished over the last five years – until I recently learned that The HUSH Series is currently being sold for over $1,100.

Q:  So, should I now consider this a bragging right?

A:  Hell yeah!

But seriously. . .who would pay a $1,000 for a book?  Not me. . .unless it`s rare and a collectible and I knew I`d make back the money further down the road.  I mean, would Jackie Collin’s first ever print book The World is Full of Married Men with original jacket of Author – to which I own, btw – qualify?

 

So, HUSH fans if you`re interested in buying a print copy of The HUSH Series and don`t care to pay a grand but rather $50 with an Autograph, then you`re more than welcome to contact me @ AboutHUSH@outlook.com. 

“HUSH in The Dark“ volume 1

Aside from writing, I do dabble in poetry – poetry which have been published in over fifty online rag`mags or poetry journals – so it was only natural that I pen poems based on The HUSH Series.

HUSH in The Dark is a 2 book volume of over thirty-five poems based/and or situated around The HUSH Series.HUSH_ In The Dark volume 1

Alike my Diva of Darkness Series, HUSH in The Dark also pushes boundaries but between sex,  incest, prostitution, sexual slavery and dark taboo themed erotica; poetry that is sure to shock as it is unique and thought provoking.

HUSH in The Dark will be available soon! 

 

 

$1.49

 

And still, I don`t know WHY I don`t have a Lit Agent?

 

So, and as of this evening:

HUSH

HUSHED

are at US`s Top #60 of Best Sellers with HUSH at #33

 

HUSH

HUSHED

The DiamonD

HUSH:  Missing Pieces

DiamonD, The Trilogy

DiamonDs

is at UK`s Top #100 of Best Sellers with HUSH at #9 [a few days back it was at #5] sorry, I had to gloat.

 

HUSH

The DiamonD

DiamonDs

HUSH:  Missing Pieces

HUSHED

JANE.

are on AU`s Top #80 of Best Sellers with HUSH at #25.

 

The DiamonD

HUSH

DiamonD, The Trilogy

HUSHED

DiamonDs

are at CA`s Top #70 of Best Sellers with HUSH at #20 and The DiamonD at #6

And still with all this, I don`t know WHY? I don`t have a Lit Agent?

 

Thanks to all the FANS who have made The HUSH Series what it is.

 

 

So, what’s the difference between buying straight from the Author instead of Amazon?

Answer:  There is no difference except for one is an Independent Seller and the other is Commercial.

Please read as a FREEBIE follows.

It has been brought to my attention – based on the emails/chat inquiries received – that enthusiasts of HUSH/DiamonD are not HAPPY about the decision I`ve made not to continue publishing via Amazon and other self-publishing platforms.  Example:  HUSH:  Revised, HUSH Novelettes, The DiamonD: BLOOD (to which I pulled last month), and the recent, The DiamonD:  HOLLYWOOD.

But in my honest opinion, I don`t think it’s the ebook(s) themselves – not being sold commercially online, that is – that have anything to do with the enthusiasts discontents but rather their Skepticism to buying something (i.e., eBooks) from somewhere other than Amazon/Smashwords/Kobo/Google Play/eBay and then being disappointed.

So instead of making this a long and drawn out post/thread about how I can`t stress enough my apologies for the decision – which was a personal choice, btw – I instead decided to let the skepticism speak for itself (unless you are one of those refund-happy-people, then sorry, I can`t help you as all sales are Final). 

Download ANNA:  girl, GONE for *FREE, give it a full read or a browse; if you like what you see then your skepticism has been satisfied.  If you don`t like what you see…Well, there`s always the PDF version.

 

*apply Discount Code:  “PROMO418“ at Checkout, then download eBook to your device.

 

 

“I may not be Amazon“. . .a brief interruption from your regularly scheduled reading

 

So, yes!  I may not be Amazon but your Reviews on the books you purchase via HUSH`s eBook Store are just as important because it gives me insight on what you the Reader/and or you, HUSH`s #1 Fan, think about the books – good or bad.

And Good or Bad, I want to read them as they inspire me to either improve the story line or push forward into something bigger and better.

So, when you get the chance – and if it`s not too much trouble – come back and leave a Review which you can do HERE!

Thank You! And now back to your regularly scheduled reading!

 

breaking from DiamonD: VEGAS to view such a disappointment

 

As a huge fan of Roseanne, I was gravely disappointed.  I was expecting the re-boot to have shed some light on what has happened over the years, not start off as if the show was in its 2nd or 3rd season.  I mean, there were some issues that I felt were addressed to soon when it should have been a gradual progress thus leaving the audience – a.k.a me – wishing to see more instead of debating whether I should tune in next week or the week after that.

 

I felt the brother’s David & Mark’s absence not a great move considering that they made Roseanne entertaining and thought provoking.

 

I didn’t like that the creator(s) made Dan & Roseanne look like a couple of pill-popping-geriatric-co-dependents.  And c’mon!  They`re not that fucking old!

 

Now Becky wanting to be a surrogate mother. . .seriously?  And what was with Sarah Chalke`s character wanting to eat Becky’s placenta?  Is that really what the audience wants to hear?  And another thing, what happened to her pregnancy with Mark?  Also, how did Mark supposedly die?  God, I hope the creator(s) put a spin on that one. . .Say like an Eddie & The Cruisers type of twist.  But that is probably wishful thinking!

 

So, what became of Jackie`s baby boy Andy?  And where did Jerry Garcia Conner end up other than on some boat?  I`m sure there will be some answers.

 

Now onto Darlene and her two kids. . .What`s with the amazon looking daughter and non-gender disclosed son?  That just got under my skin.  I mean, I can understand a bit of slapstick comedy but seriously, putting a 9 year-old boy in a skirt (or was it a kilt?) or in wardrobe that no 9 year-old realistic kid would be caught dead in?  There has to be some boundaries. And I understand that as parents we want to encourage our kids to freely express themselves but how far should that freedom of expression go?  I honestly don’t know about the LGBT community, but I’m sure they even have boundaries for their kids and their adoptive kids – to me it was just a slap in the face.

 

Now as far as Darlene is concerned. . .I do like her.  But damn!  She needs to get out of all that darkness and be a little upbeat especially as a parent.  But unfortunately, Darlene as a parent just doesn’t suit her or Becky.  I thought Jackie being a parent was obnoxious but Darlene and Becky both take the cake.  But back to Darlene. . .her son is named “Mark“ so I will assume that she did end up with Mark (Becky`s Mark; read bottom asterisk).  Also, there was reference made about Darlene`s “partner“ with Darlene denying that she is gay.  Now there`s a bit of drama.  I could very well hear Gary Marshall`s famous words:  At last!  Drama! which is, btw, taken from the movie Soapdish with Robert Downey Jr.

 

As for DJ, he should have gotten a little more exposure, remained single and dated.  He`s another that just doesn’t fit the “parent“ criteria.  I mean, the last I saw of DJ he was quite dark in his sense of humor and he had a sort of bad boy image going on which I [personally] thought suited him well.

 

So, what happened to The Lanford Lunch Box? *(or was that also fictitious?)

What happened to Roseanne & Jackie`s quirky mother, Bev?

What happened to Fred. . .Jackie`s ex-hubby and Andy`s father? *(or was that fictitious, too?)

 

*Honestly, I still get confused over Roseanne’s last episode, and for those who had never seen the last episode. . .spoiler alert:  The Conner’s never won the lottery.  Becky was actually dating David and not Mark.  Darlene was actually dating Mark and not David – fucking confusing, I know!  Jackie turned out to be a lesbian.  Bev was actually a heterosexual feminist.  Dan never had the affair with his mother`s nurse he instead ended up dying from a heart attack.  Leon & his husband weren`t actually a couple as they had just met in Roseanne`s “real life“.  And Nancy, I forgot if she was real or not?  And lastly, Roseanne did write a book about her family.

 

All in all, I just felt like the back-to-back episodes were all over the place – kind of like the way one of my unhappy readers said about HUSHED – and I can only hope that they find some order before the show faces getting canned.

 

In closing, I did enjoy the new sitcom Splitting Up Together and Black-ish`s Easter episode.  At least they made up for the disappointment.

 

~Devlin

 

 

Author`s note:  This review was just my opinion in about a few million, so I don`t expect for anyone to agree or like.  And just like my Reviewers, I am entitled to my opinion, right?  Fucking right. I am!

 

some HUSH angst commentary from an Indie Author

SykesHow do I begin my Sunday morning without sounding like Martin Scorcese and blowing myself up like a blowfish?

The analogy is quite simple:  I don`t know why some readers continue to read the books in The HUSH Series if they`re not content or open-minded to the direction of where HUSH is heading Did they not read my previous post to why I`ve taken HUSH in it`s current direction?

I don`t know what it is exactly that these readers are hoping to find or what they`re trying to accomplish in their search when the outcome is pretty obvious.  So with that said, I wish they would just stop reading the series altogether and move onto something else that is all sunshine, fairy-tale and roses; prim, proper and grammatically perfect.  In other words, I don`t need their negativity fucking up my positive world!

Though it is easier commanded than achieved, the only thing, or the only conclusion my mind can fathom to why I can`t seem to shake these negative readers off my books, is that the entire series must be like some head rolling down the street – you can`t help but to stop and look!