Monday, August 2, 2010
Explore your inner Swinger or a fantasy or taboo today:
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Check out Chapter 5 of Blog Novel "Monogamy Sucks" -- "900 Number Datelines -- A Real Financial Hang Up
Read more about it here:
Look for Chapter 6 on July 31
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
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.
Writer of blog novel "Monogamy Sucks"
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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
You can listen it to below:
Monday, July 5, 2010
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
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:
Look for Chapter 5 on July 17.
Have a happy and free Fourth...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Look for the next chapter of my novel -- chapter 4 on July 3...
You can read the first three chapters on my two blogs:
Here's my contact information for the media or for anyone else interested in finding out more about my book.
Follow on Twitter: gpwriter
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 naïve 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.”
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here's a link to the story:
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:
Saturday, June 19, 2010
My Blog Novel Experiment Continues With Chapter 3 of "Monogamy Sucks" -- "My Sex Date with a Former Hawaiian Beauty Queen"
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:
Look for Chapter 4 in early July.....
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, January 16, 2010
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.
My favorite records of 2000-2009
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost is Born, Wilco, Wilco
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
Hustle and Flow Soundtrack
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
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
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
Dig! Lazarus Dig!, Nick Cave
Let's Stay Friends, Les Savy Fav
Real Animal, Alejandro Escovedo
Harps & Angels, Randy Newman
St. Anger, Death Magnetic, Metallica
Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
Highway Companion, Tom Petty