Monday, November 19, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Tour~!

Well, I've been tagged in a blog tour thing.  :D  Big ups to Cyma for suggesting it, and to Clarissa Clatharn for hostin' it~!

SO, without further adieu heeeeeere we go~!

Straight outta Compton~!

What is the title of your latest book?

The Generalist - Taboo 4: Angle of the Angels.  Technically it's "Generalis Omnibus volume 1," but that's an actual Omnibus not a current story.

OH, wait, I just finished two short stories exclusive to the Omnibus edition.  Taboo X - Interdimensional Villain's Day and Taboo X - Stand Against the Heart of Darkness.

All my short stories for The Generalist is "Taboo X," and always canon.


...and yes, I wrote it as "Generalis."  Lol made-up Latin.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
My muse.  My Muse.  And it sprang forth from these short stories I wrote about this Frank Todd character, who was pretty much a fictional version of me, just a guy with a different name.

I really HAVE scared off a stalker because the reality was freakier than her fantasies about me.  I've also had a conversation with God.

The only difference between the Frank Todd from back then and the Frank Todd of The Generalist is all in backstory, lore, and it expands on certain tropes I myself have undergone throughout my short life.

Yes, I have saved the world once.  It was boring, though, and no one ever wants to hear the story about that.

What genre does your book fall under?

Action-adventure urban fantasy novella serials.  Like everything else about me, very niche, very pretentious.

I  Er, African-American, Interracial, Hindu, Theological Alternative, Multi-Pantheistic, I's just such a melting pot of so much goodness. :3

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

This actually came up recently. :D  Michael Jai White as Dash (with CGI to make him bigger, taller, green...and, well, a troll), and The Rock as Frank Todd.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

The Generalist!  Because you simply cannot read about people getting punched in the face ENOUGH!

Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published.  I actually lack pretentiousness enough to seriously call myself an indie author and publisher, but only because I actually have a shred of self-respect.  That and I still dream of being published.

I mean, it's fun - I worked hard to learn how to format for Kindle, Smashwords, and Createspace on my own the hard way until I mastered it.  I know how to arrange for the cover and everything, and even know some basic and intermediate marketing strategies....but, honestly?

I've wanted to be a published writer ever since I was little, so yeah.  Being published has and always will be a goal of mine.  Like, somehow by virtue of some publisher saying "You're good enough to publish!" is the benchmark of a real writer.

...perhaps as an artist, I dunno.  But it's just a thing of mine, 's all.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

All the episodic taboos take me anywhere from a couple of days to a week to actually write.  The majority of my time is taken up with editing, bothering my beta readers, formatting, and marketing. :3

Taboo 2 (and, eventually, 3) took a month just 'cuz I wrote it too goddamned big, plus I was working a 12-16 hour job at the time.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?


Honestly, I've never read anything like The Generalist.  I'd like to say that it can be likened to a cross between Steven Barnes (Gorgon Child is what really got me revved onto hardcore action literature) and Michael Moorcock (who was horrible at describing backgrounds, but great at creating pandimensional lore and multiple levels of existence vying for control of EVERYTHINGcopyrighttm).

Otherwise, let's just say I'm the first Thomas Duder.  That Bastard himself.  Malice.  JDW his goddamned self.  And every other name I'm known by. :3

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

God, my muse, my Muse, figured it was just time to step up and be a writer after my heavy metal band broke up.  Strangely enough, I started doing trade photo shoots and became a local model (I was SUPPOSED to do it under the name "Malice," but all the models know me as Thomas Duder, so...meh, fuck it)  at the same time I started self-publishing.

A bizarre coincidence, but whatevers. :3

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

People are going to read this not for the sumptuous writing, the sensual aspects, the alternative theological depictions of...well, every deity ever.

People aren't going to read The Generalist because of the alternative history bullshit, or the way I describe the characters, the deep character interactions, backstory, or witty and humorous dialogue.  People aren't even going to read this because of all the tropes this series hits, like how pro-LBGT it is, or how color blind and rainbow'ed out the cast is, with just about every race gettin' a moment in the spotlight or how every gender and all in between get a chance to be badassed.

No, I want people to read The Generalist because it's a freakin' orgy of violence.  I want only the most mismanaged motherfuckers to seek my series out because they are just THAT seriously about the literary violence.  I'm talkin' about some seriously maladjusted metalheads massing by the millions to headbang en masse over the pure liquid anger management issues I've written about.


Read it 'cuz it's the business about pure, raw action to go with a fairly interesting story.  Read it 'cuz you're just THAT into action-adventure stories.

Hell, just read it. :3


Find those modeling pics I spoke of over at Nerf All The Things:

Find Cyma's blogstuffs at:

Find Clarissa's blogstuffs at:

And my usual plethora of FOLLOW ME EVERYWHERE bullshit. :D

The Generalist – Taboo 2: Magic and Mayhem (Part 1 of The Mayhem Arc)
Round 1 -
Round 2 -
Round 3 -
Round 4 -
Final Round -


The Generalist – Taboo 3: Misfits and Mayhem (Part 2 of The Mayhem Arc)

Round 1 -
Round 2 -
Round 3 -
Round 4 -
Final Round -

Wanna hang with me sometime?  I'm spread out as thin as a single-celled organism CAN be spread...and I have more than one cell nonetheless!
The Generalist - Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories is free over here:

And The Generalist - Taboo 1: Where's the Beef? is only a $1.50 at both Smashwords and Amazon:

Smashwords -

Amazon -

Well, reckon it's time for the rest of my length~! Be prepared, I got one for each penis-tentacle. :3

The Pen Is My Sword (my main litblog)

That Bastard On (personal opinions, whinery, my second most popular blog. :3 )

KAOS: Chaos Party Radio (kinda down right now - The Hooligans hasn't put out any new content. :/ )

Sooth(e) Your Freaking Beast (musics I find from the Youtubes)

Man-Flavored Milk (I type like a maniac and post strange videos.  It actually started with an idea at first to be an ARG where it slowly descends into madness, then I kinda went "meh" and just stayed there)

Netflix This! (lists that answer the question "What Should I Watch Tonight On Netflix?" )

The Bellingham Jerk (restaurant reviews from local places 'round here in Bellingham, and what got me started into blogging. :D )

Messed Up and Violent (my blog at Goodreads)

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