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GOOD SEX, GREAT PRAYERS Triple-Post: Release Party, Book Club, and a NEW Review!

GSGP DigBostonShit’s getting a little bit crazy right about now. First off, Good Sex, Great Prayers had its third review published over at DigBoston today courtesy of Mr. Tony McMillen (author of Nefarious Twit…which you should definitely check out). Here’s a little excerpt:

“This is Brandon Tietz’s second novel but with its confident, mostly unadorned voice, you could think it’s his fourth or fifth. Because this is knockout storytelling. It knows when to dazzle but it knows when to relent as well. When to relax and invite you back in and ultimately, it knows how to lean in for a kiss before tearing your face clean off. It’s the one of the most enjoyable and effortlessly seductive books I’ve read in quite some time.”

You can read the full review by clicking HERE.

Next, the thread for book club went live over at LitReactor. For those of you not familiar with how book club works, it’s basically like a regular book club only you have the advantage of having the author on hand to field questions. All you need to do is start a LitReactor account (which is free) and a copy of Good Sex, Great Prayers. Discussion will officially begin in May. Any topic is fair game.

Visit the official book club thread HERE.

Finally, the release party for the book is happening soon–April 11th, to be exact. Here are the details of the event:

Part 1: Signing at Tannin Wine Bar (1526 Walnut St.) from 5-8pm

I’ll be selling signed editions for $20. Supplies are limited, so it’s better to show up close to 5:00 to ensure you get one. Another reason to get there early is because Tannin’s happy hour special will end at 6:00; up until then you can get half off apps and 25% off beers and wines by the glass. FYI: this is the only part of the night I’ll be signing/selling books. After this, any remaining stock will be put away.

Part 2: Happy Hour at Pizza Bar in the Power & Light District from 8-11pm

There will be specials on wells, beers, and apps. There will NOT be specials on shots, but shots I shall have.

Part 3: End Game at Aura (3832 Main) from 11pm-3am

I’ll be hosting with my very good friend, Mr. Rob Marrs. We’re going to get white girl wasted.

RSVP on Facebook by going HERE.

BUY THE BOOK!!

 

2014 Resolutions (in no particular order)

xmas books1.) Read more books: Yeah, I know, I know. Everyone’s saying this, but last year I only managed to knock out a couple books over the year because most of it was spent writing the 517-page monster that is GOOD SEX, GREAT PRAYERS. The time just simply wasn’t there, however, I’m currently in the middle of Dora: a Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch and Nefarious Twit by Tony McMillen and loving both of them. Santa was good to me in the book-giving department.

2.) Read less horseshit: Richie Incognito, Trayvon Martin, the lesbian tip scandal…I’m sorry to admit that these stories along with many others ate up a ton of my time. This isn’t to say that these aren’t important issues in their own respective ways. The problem is I fell for the fucking click-bait on the latest development of the Anthony Weiner scandal or whatever else was hot that week, and I was no better off for it. No one was. News, I’m finding out, is more about inspiring outrage than giving information…and there was a lot of outrage this year. Having said that, it’s okay to have an opinion, but I found it interesting how when George Zimmerman got the “not guilty” verdict, every motherfucker on Facebook suddenly had a law degree.

3.) Write less: I can’t do another year like last year. No way. Anyone who’s every written a 500+ page novel in under a year can attest to the degree of difficulty. 2014 is going to be about promotion–not just for GOOD SEX, GREAT PRAYERS–but for the Chuck Palahniuk anthology as well as a few other things I have in the pipe. Expect more readings, interviews, and book club stuff. I’m still going to be writing, but in a less demanding sense…mostly short stories and columns.

4.) Obtain better trolls: THIS isn’t going to cut it anymore, but I do appreciate the fact that at 5:37a.m. Christmas Eve I was the first thing on your mind.

5.) Keep widening my readership: I’m hesitant to use the term “fan base” as it seems a little presumptuous, but I do happen to be in the unique situation that from time to time a total stranger will contact me through Facebook or Twitter saying how much they liked something I wrote. I like that…never gets old, and I’m hoping with these next couple projects coming out in 2014 I can build upon what’s already there.