• books,  S. Connolly


    So my newest release was finally announced on my personal Facebook last night and the overwhelming positive feedback (like 30+ people positive) has me all jittery.  Mostly because I know I can’t please everyone and I don’t try, but those feelings of “It’s a lousy book!” do creep in from time to time even when the book probably isn’t half bad. People have asked…

  • Updates

    Opinions Change – Mine Have

    This post was bound to happen sooner or later.  A lot of my views about being an Indie have changed in the past six months since some of my Indie titles have taken off. I went from making a decent supplementary income on my writing (about $1K a month) to making the same salary an engineer might make. Almost overnight.  I…

  • Anne O'Connell

    Surrender: Tales of Submission

    Newly Released! Surrender: Tales of Submission Those of you who don’t have e-readers can now read all Anne O’Connell titles. Should be on B&N soon, too! This paperback contains three Anne O’Connell novellas including Sincerely, Megan, Nice Girls Don’t, and Weekend Captive. Read Excerpts on THIS PAGE then hop on over the Amazon and grab a copy!

  • business of writing,  novels,  Publishing,  the writing life

    Why I Write

    This question came up again this past week. Why do writers always ask each other this question? To me – asking me why I write is akin to asking why I collect swords. Or asking me why I like chocolate. Writing is something I’ve always been attracted to and always enjoyed – just like swords and chocolate.  I honestly can’t…

  • books,  reviews

    Book Review: The Beans of Egypt Maine

    I haven’t done a book review for awhile so I decided this is my Thursday post. No – I’m not going to review an obscure indie, an urban fantasy, a paranormal mystery, or erotica today.  Actually this book has been on my mind a lot lately. It was so potent that I can’t stop thinking about it — and I…

  • excerpts,  S. J. Reisner

    Brilliant Short Story Beginning

    I was going through short story files last night on my computer and pulled out this gem. Read it through to the end.  This is really what’s in the file. I’m not kidding.  Beliar’s Curtain  by S. J. Reisner Pungent black night slipped swift into the long halls and dank corridors. With sword drawn, the smell of fear,  and sweat…

  • life,  S. Connolly,  thoughts

    Ode to the Black Ocean

    This little poem of mine was a piece published in a little book put out by our college poetry writing studio back in the day (i.e. the 90’s). It was a tribute to the feminine Leviathan. An Ode to the Black Ocean Swift rushing black waves pour cold, salty liquid around my ankles. In the darkness of night, I stand and watch you…

  • life,  Magick,  religion,  S. Connolly,  satanism,  thoughts,  Updates

    The Spiritual Me

    I noticed a lot of people visit this site from my author pages on Amazon. More specifically, the S. Connolly author page. Because of this I thought it appropriate to take a moment to briefly discuss this website and my spirituality.  I don’t really go into depth about my personal spirituality on this public blog since fans of my fiction cross the…

  • e-books,  S. Connolly

    Daemonolater’s Guide to Daemonic Magick eBooks

    The Daemonolater’s Guide to Daemonic Magick The Daemonolater’s Guide to Daemonic Magick is a thorough compendium of high and low magick for the practicing Daemonolatry magician. Includes a brief look into the many methods of working with the Daemonic using Daemonolatry magick techniques and explains how to modify other systems to a more respectful Daemonolatry method. Not currently available on…

  • business of writing,  Publishing

    The Decline of Big Publishing

    Every week there seems to be a new article out about how authors are eliminating the middle man and jumping straight into self-publishing.  The latest is an article in the Huffington Post by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. The stigma of self publishing is beginning to decline in a big way. Something those of us who are Indie and small…