Monday, August 2, 2010

What's Your Naughty Nurse Fantasy? Read Chapter 6 of blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"...

Jake Dalmas explores his naughty nurse fantasy in Chapter 6 of provocative and humorous blog novel "Monogamy Sucks" entitled "My Naughty Nurse." Find out what happens. It's erotic, funny and not for the faint of heart, but well worth the read. Ever had a naughty nurse fantasy? Post your own experiences if you like.
Explore your inner Swinger or a fantasy or taboo today:
http://monogamysux.blogspot.com/
http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com/

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Check out Chapter 5 of Blog Novel "Monogamy Sucks" -- "900 Number Datelines -- A Real Financial Hang Up

Jake Dalmas' mid-thirties lust crisis turns into a financial crisis in Chapter 5 of provocative blog fiction novel "Monogamy Sucks" entitled "900 Number Datelines -- A Real Financial Hang Up." Jake meets a phone sex addict named Nellie who nearly gets him in trouble with his boss.

Read more about it here:

http://monogamysux.blogspot.com.../
http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com/

Look for Chapter 6 on July 31

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Do prudes work at Gazette Newspapers in Long Beach, Calif.?

I didn't want to write this post, but I felt I had no choice.

Do prudes work at Gazette Newspapers in Long Beach, California?

I only ask this because for the second time in the past 10 years they have refused to cover one of my book projects because it is erotic in nature. In 2001, they wouldn't review or cover my first book "Letters From Cyberspace" saying it was too erotic for their readers.

In the past week, I had pitched a story about my provocative blog novel "Monogamy Sucks" to the Gazette Newspapers editor Darcy Leigh Richardson. Today I was told by her via e-mail they are swamped with content at the moment and that she thinks my particular topic -- monogamy, sex, infidelity, erotica -- "wouldn't be appropriate for our readership."

Really? Does her readership deal with monogamy, marriage, sex? Have they read "Sex in the City" or "American Psycho?" -- great books with far more provocative content than is contained on my blogs -- http://monogamysux.blogspot.com or http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com.

So far a number of other media outlets have had no problem with my blog's content -- including the Wire Service -- Wireless Flash, radio stations in Australia, Montreal and San Diego.

What's up with Gazette Newspapers?

It is sad, strange and even a little funny when publications censor themselves.

If Gazette Newspapers doesn't think it is an interesting story to cover then that is fine. But turning me down because of my blog's controversial content seems to fly in the face of what a newspaper's mission should be -- to inform, not to judge.

George Pappas
Writer of blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"
gmpwrite@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hook up with DeAnna Lorraine: Blog Talk Radio interview about blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"

Tonight I did an interview with "Hook up! with DeAnna Lorraine" on Blog Talk Radio about my blog novel "Monogamy Sucks." Sexy and intriguing discussion with DeAnna about the issues of monogamy, cheating and why so many people are having trouble with monogamy.

Here's a link to the interview. My interview starts about 43 minutes into the hour show.


Does Monogamy Really Suck? + Wild Secrets from Women

MP3 of Australian Radio Interview about blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"

As promised, I have posted the MP3 of my June 30 interview with the "Overnight with Mike Jeffreys" radio show -- http://www.2ue.com.au -- based in Sydney, Australia about my blog fiction novel "Monogamy Sucks." We covered a lot of intriguing issues about monogamy, infidelity, sexual hypocrisy, what men really think about during sex, and swinging. Very interesting conversation.

You can listen it to below:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Montreal interview about blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"

Tonight I had an interesting 30-minute interview on Montreal radio program "Passion" (CJAD, 800 am http://www.cjad.com/shows/19153) about my blog novel "Monogamy Sucks."

The show, which is one of top rated radio programs in Montreal, is hosted by Dr. Laurie Betito, noted psychologist and sex therapist. Dr. Laurie asked probing and thoughtful questions and I enjoyed our conversation. I will post more details when they are available.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Let Freedom Swing: Check out Chapter 4 of blog fiction novel "Monogamy Sucks"

Let freedom Swing.

Jake Dalmas continues his pursuit of erotic happiness in Chapter 4 of the provocative blog fiction novel "Monogamy Sucks." In this chapter entitled "The Squirter," Jake has an unusual encounter with a much older woman. It also explores a rare female phenomenon that is not talked about much.

Check it out here:

http://monogamysux.blogspot.com

http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com

Look for Chapter 5 on July 17.

Have a happy and free Fourth...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Australian Interview about blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"

This morning had an interesting 15 minute interview with the "Overnight with Mike Jeffreys" radio show -- http://www.2ue.com.au -- based in Sydney, Australia about my blog fiction novel "Monogamy Sucks." We covered a lot of intriguing issues about monogamy, infidelity, sexual hypocrisy, what men really think about during sex, and swinging. Very interesting conversation. Will post link to interview when it becomes available.

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Monogamy Sucks" -- background, press release, contact info

I have posted contact information and the press release for blog fiction novel Monogamy Sucks. on my blog.

Look for the next chapter of my novel -- chapter 4 on July 3...

You can read the first three chapters on my two blogs:

http://monogamysux.blogspot.com

http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com

Here's my contact information for the media or for anyone else interested in finding out more about my book.

George Pappas
gmpwrite@gmail.com
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PRESS RELEASE:

Blog Novel Monogamy Sucks Explores the Limits of Monogamy and One Man’s Journey into the Provocative World of Swinging and Alternative Sex

The Future of Publishing? More than 12 years in the Making, Long Beach, Calif. Author George Pappas Launches his Fiction Novel One Chapter at a Time on His Blogs



Long Beach, Calif., June 30, 2010 – One of the more interesting erotic novels of the summer season, Monogamy Sucks, can’t be found in a bookstore or on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com, but instead is being unveiled on two blogs one chapter at a time.

Long Beach, Calif. author George Pappas’ provocative book project reflects the changing times in the publishing industry and society. More than 12 years in the making, his fiction novel, Monogamy Sucks, is an exploration of a Long Beach man’s mid-thirties lust crisis and his ensuing bizarre, but intriguing journey into the world of swinging and alternative sex.

In May and June 2010, Pappas launched the first three chapters of his novel on his two blogs.

Each month Pappas will introduce a new chapter or two on his blogs --

http://monogamysux.blogspot.com or http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com

-- with the goal of eventually bringing out his entire book in print and digital form.

This novel is especially timely considering the recent spate of public sex scandals, including golfer Tiger Woods, TV personality Jesse James, and too many other celebrities and politicians to mention.

Studies suggest that around 30–40 percent of dating relationships and 18–20 percent of marriages are marked by at least one incident of sexual infidelity, according to the publication “Close encounters: Communication in Relationships.” Some researchers say there's a 50–50 chance today that one partner will have an affair during a marriage. It is estimated that roughly 30 to 60 percent of all married individuals (in the United States) will engage in infidelity at some point during their marriage as referenced on the Truth About Deception Web site.

“It seems like the perfect time to put my book out there,” said Pappas, a long-time Belmont Shore resident and journalism graduate from California State University, Long Beach. “Monogamy is also very much in the news with the details of a new public sex scandal being revealed every week or so these days. I figured a blog would be an effective platform for my novel in that it is easy to access and read, but also it is an interactive experience for the reader as they can experience and comment on the novel as it progresses.”

As with the rest of the entertainment industry, the Internet will completely transform the publishing business in the coming years, Pappas stressed.

“Writers should embrace the immediacy of the Internet as a beneficial means to expose their work and develop their own audiences rather than wait around to be discovered by an agent or publisher,” Pappas said. “That’s the future of publishing – do it yourself -- whether the publishing industry wants to acknowledge it or not. Just look at the explosion of independent filmmaking in recent years. The next best selling writer or literary star more than likely will be found on the Internet and not only in the usual places such as writer workshops or universities.”

Pappas said to think of his work Monogamy Sucks as an edgy male version of Sex in the City written from the point of view of an inept, inexperienced swinger.

“There is one major difference,” Pappas explained. “My novel’s protagonist Jake Dalmas is not interested in finding love like Carrie Bradshaw was, but instead he is obsessed with finding great sex with no strings, no commitments, no relationship stress, and most of all — no monogamy. Call this a ‘Bizarre Sex in the City’ that swings and will give woman intriguing insight into how men – not that many will readily admit it -- really think about sex and relationships. It is frank, funny and above all – painfully honest.”

Pappas said he has been working on his novel off and on since 1998 and has tried to stay true to his experiences in the swing world, and to the stories of others he met along the way, but he emphasizes that this is a work of fiction as opposed to non-fiction, a memoir or an autobiography.

“Any passing resemblance to real life people and encounters has been changed to protect the innocent and the not so innocent,” he said. “A great deal of this book exists in the realm of my imagination with real life incidents only serving as a jumping off point so to speak. Other chapters are pure fiction with no connection to real life experiences. Either way I hope readers will be intrigued, amused, shocked, entertained and maybe even inspired by what they find in my book.”

This is the second novel for Pappas, who also works in the public relations industry as a freelance consultant and is a former daily newspaper reporter. Pappas’ first novel Letters From Cyberspace, featuring the online sexual exploits of a na├»ve twenty something woman from Utah, was self-published in 2001 and is available on Amazon.com.

Pappas said he plans to bring out his next book, which has a provocative celebrity angle, in the same manner he launched Monogamy Sucks -- through a dedicated blog site, a chapter at a time.

He also has started a sequel to Monogamy Sucks, and eventually is looking to turn Jake Dalmas’ erotic adventures into a trilogy of books.

“I see Jake’s journey as one that has gone largely untold in fiction,” Pappas said. “There are a lot of books out there honestly documenting female point of view when it comes to sex and relationships, which I think is a great thing, but there are too few novels portraying the male view on the subject. Furthermore, swinging has not been adequately explored in fiction as it no doubt should be. Contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more interest in swinging among the general public than people might think.”

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wireless Flash News Story about "Monogamy Sucks"

Tuesday morning I was interviewed by Wireless Flash News about my blog novel "Monogamy Sucks." The writer -- senior editor Monica Garske -- did an excellent of capturing the spirit of my book project. I enjoyed our phone interview.

Here's a link to the story:

http://www.flashnews.com/news/wfn05100623fn28109.html

I have posted a copy of the story here:

Most Dudes Think Monogamy Sucks

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:46 GMT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s safe to say that most guys think monogamy sucks – just look at Tiger Woods and Jesse James.

That’s the idea behind George Pappas’ new erotic fiction, Monogamy Sucks, about a man who explores the world of swinging and alternative sex rather than getting stuck in one relationship.

Pappas says the novel – a “male version of Sex And The City” – reveals how guys really feel about sex and romance.

He thinks most men absolutely hate monogamy, which is why celebrity tabloids are filled with cheaters.

Pappas admits he’s not too keen on commitment himself and spent the last 12 years experiencing the flexibility of the swinger world firsthand.

Although the lifestyle is unusual, he says partner-swappers are everywhere and “could be your neighbors, bankers, and co-workers.”

He plans to get people openly talking about swinging by unveiling a new chapter of his book each month on his blogs, monogamysucks.wordpress.com and monogamysux.blogspot.com.

© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc

Look for the next chapter of my novel -- chapter 4 on July 3...

You can read the first three chapters on my two blogs:

http://monogamysux.blogspot.com
http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com

George

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Blog Novel Experiment Continues With Chapter 3 of "Monogamy Sucks" -- "My Sex Date with a Former Hawaiian Beauty Queen"

Ever been on a sex date? Intrigued by the world of swinging and alternative sex?
Bored with monogamy? Got the marriage sex boredom blues?

Check out my blog novel experiment "Monogamy Sucks," which continues today with blog postings of Chapter 3 -- "My Sex Date with a Former Hawaiian Beauty Queen." In this chapter, my novel's protagonist Jake Dalmas continues his journey toward a monogamy-free life when he travels to West Los Angeles to meet Leilani, a former Hawaiian beauty queen, for a sex date. Things don't quite work out as expected as Jake seeks to end his year long sex drought.

Here are the links to Chapters 1, 2, and 3:

http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com/
http://monogamysux.blogspot.com/

Look for Chapter 4 in early July.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Please check out my blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"

One of the more interesting sex books of the summer season could be on a blog, and it will unfold one chapter at a time all summer long.

On May 1, 2010, I finally launched the first chapter of my unpublished fiction novel, “Monogamy Sucks,” an exploration of a Long Beach, California man’s mid-thirties lust crisis and his ensuing bizarre, but intriguing journey into the world of swinging and alternative sex, on my two blogs.

It only took more than 12 years. I first came up with the idea of my novel during a beach walk at Belmont Shore in Long Beach, Calif. My mission was simple and clear -- to put down in words my increasingly bizarre and interesting sex life (with a venture into the swing world) and explore my growing dissatisfaction with monogamy and relationships.

Think of this work as an edgy male version of “Sex in the City” written from the point of view of an inept, inexperienced swinger. Except my novel’s protagonist Jake Dalmas is not interested in finding love, but instead is obsessed with finding great sex with no strings, no commitments, no relationship bullshit, and most of all — no monogamy.

This novel is especially timely considering the recent spate of public sex scandals, including golfer Tiger Woods, TV personality Jesse James, and too many other celebrities and politicians to mention here.

As I wrote previously, I have been working on my novel off and on since the late 1990s and have tried to stay true to my experiences and the experiences of those I met along the way, but remember this is a work of fiction. It’s not non-fiction, a memoir or autobiographical. Any passing resemblance to real life people and encounters have been changed to protect the innocent and the not so innocent. A great deal of this book exists in the realm of my imagination with real life incidents only serving as a jumping off point so to speak. Other chapters are pure fiction with no connection to real life experiences. Either way I hope you’ll be intrigued, amused, shocked, entertained and maybe even inspired by what you find here.

Each month I will introduce a new chapter or two on my two book blogs with the goal of eventually bringing out my entire book in print and digital form.

Here are the links to my blogs

http://monogamysux.blogspot.com/
http://monogamysucks.wordpress.com/

Look for Chapter three in mid June.

Please enjoy this work in the spirit it has been offered — with an open mind, an adventurous soul and a good sense of humor.

Members of the media and others who are interested in contacting me about my ongoing book project, feel free to reach me at gmpwrite@gmail.com

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My favorite music of the past Decade 2000-09





Music is truly an obsession of mine. It fuels my creative ventures, my life more than I can describe in words.

Lately I've been noticing with a great deal of interest music, lifestyle and mainstream publications, web sites, blogs weighing in with their best records of the past decade.

I thought i would also join in and list in no particular order the CDs that inspired me this past decade and helped me get through one of the worst decades in my life. I won't go into that in this post, except to say that I no longer take life for granted anymore. However, music means more to me than it ever has.

Here are my fave recordings of the 2000s. These are limited to the actual CDs I own and realize there are some I may have left out.

GP

My favorite records of 2000-2009

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost is Born, Wilco, Wilco
Seachange, Beck
In Rainbows, Kid A, Hail to the Thief, Radiohead
Love & Theft, Modern Times, Together Through Life, Bob Dylan
The Rising, Magic, The Pete Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen
White Blood Cells, Elephant, Get Behind Me Satan, White Stripes
I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, Lifted, Bright Eyes
Read English/Speak Spanish, Desaparecidos
All That You Leave Behind, U2
Illinois, Sufjan Stevens
The Greatest, Cat Power
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, The Boxer, The National
Transcendental Blues, Jerusalem, Townes, Steve Earle
The Wind, Warren Zevon
Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Kraus
Fever to Tell, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
Love, The Beatles
Revival, John Fogarty
Children of Men Soundtrack
Entourage Soundtrack
Hustle and Flow Soundtrack
LCD Soundsystem
Gorillaz, Demon Days, Gorillaz
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, War Against the Mystics, Flaming Lips
Yonder is the Clock, Felice Brothers
The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation, Kanye West
Stay Positive, Boys and Girls in America, The Hold Steady
Whatever People Say I am, That's What I am Not, Artic Monkeys
Sing, Sing Death House, the Distillers
Veni Vidi Vicious, The Hives
Rabbit Fur Coat, Jenny Lewis
Black Cadillac, Roseanne Cash
Funeral, Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
Gold, Love is Hell, Part 1 & 2, Easy Tiger, Ryan Adams
Arular, Kala, MIA
Be, Common
Kill the Moonlight, Gimme Fiction, Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon
Taking the Long Way, Dixie Chicks
Dear Science, TV on the Radio
Murray Street, Rather Ripped, Sonic Youth
St. Elsewhere, The Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley
Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins
In Search Of, N.E.R.D
Marshall Mathers Project, 8 Mile, Eminem
Chronic 2001, Dr. Dre
Stankonia, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast
Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2, Billy Bragg and Wilco
Figure 8, From a Basement on a Hill, New Moon, Elliott Smith
Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy
Under Construction, Missy Elliott
American Gangster Soundtrack, Jay Z
Rounds, Four Tet
Original Pirate Material, The Streets
Phrenology, The Roots
Don't Give Up on Me, Solomon Burke
Blood Money, Alice, Tom Waits
A Rush of Blood to the Head, Coldplay
Decoration Day, Dirty South, Brighter Than Creation's Dark, Drive-By Truckers
You Forgot it in People, Broken Social Scene
Welcome Interstate Managers, Fountains of Wayne
Transatlanticism, Plans, Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie
Up the Bracket, The Libertines
Get Rich or Die Trying, 50 Cent
Van Lear Rose, Loretta Lynn
Hobosapiens, John Cale
Franz Ferdinand
Cee-Lo Green...is the Soul Machine
American Idiot, Green Day
Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Modest Mouse
More Adventurous, Rilo Kiley
Z, Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket
Chavez Ravine, Ry Cooder
Toxicity, Mezmerize, Hyptonize, System of a Down
This is Buck 65
Souljacker, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, eels
Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Ever
Conor Oberst
Dig! Lazarus Dig!, Nick Cave
Let's Stay Friends, Les Savy Fav
Vampire Weekend
Real Animal, Alejandro Escovedo
Harps & Angels, Randy Newman
Third, Portishead
Mudcrutch
Sigur Ros
St. Anger, Death Magnetic, Metallica
Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
Highway Companion, Tom Petty
3121, Prince