Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tush's Birthday Fic Prompt

Tush's Birthday Fic Prompt!

Ends 30th March

The end of March brings my birthday, and it looks like my main birthday present will be a new tooth filling root canal (oh goody goody!) :o/

Real-life has been a mega drag lately, so I thought I'd make use of my lovely writerly friends and tap your talent & wizardly fingers to help me escape drab reality!


Pretty please? 

It doesn't have to be a full story; even just a scene would be cool. I promise I will love your effort. Be it funny, serious, fantasy or abstract, I want to see it! 

Preferably M/M, as I like to read about men, please. Doesn't have to have smexin' in it. I'm all for lust-filled looks, crushes, or loving gazes from afar. Drabble length; it's all good!

Below I'm going to list some themes I like, and also put in photo prompts. Feel free to run wild, or use your own ideas.

My birthday is the end of the month (March) and I'll run this contest until Sunday 30th March. Please post a link to your offering in the comments section on this blog post. You can post whenever your fic is ready, and feel free to write as many as you want!
(I'm being hopeful, here!)

And now, without further ado, the inspiration prompts!

Prompt 1: Ancient Egypt, specifically, ANUBIS. Gold-sheened, tan male bodies in short skirts, sandals, and metal jewelery. Mmm.


Prompt 2 Mermen! Slippery wet scales, the sea, long drifting hair, and nubile bodies :3
Or men in water, bathing! Water is good in general. 

 Prompt 3:   Bad boy rockers! Unstable, unhinged, a little beat up and in need of rescue!

 Prompt 4Any rockstar band-fic in general, actually. Whatever you fancy!

Prompt 5: Red-haired men

And those are my prompts!

Thank you!

*waits patiently by computer* 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Crucifox UK Word Glossary

For those who aren't familiar with Brit-speak, I've compiled a handy word glossary while writing the Crucifox series. If there are any other words you were confused by, let me know and I'll include them in the glossary!

Crucifox are from London, England. There are no 'cor blimey, guv'nor's, but there are lots of other words and phrases. Brandon is from Glasgow, Scotland.

Enjoy! (or "knock yourself out", as we'd say.)

Crucifox Word Glossary

Argy bargy – Fight, Drama, a 'to do'
Arsed – Bothered
Awright – Hello
Cabbie – Taxi driver
Chod, Turd, Poo, To 'take a dump' – Shit
Chuffed – Pleased (Not to be confused with 'Chuff' – Vagina)
Flat, Bedsit – Apartment
Gob – Mouth
Greasy Spoon – Café
Handy – Useful
Jo Ho – Jehovah's Witness
Knickers – Female underwear
Leary – Aggressive
Loo, Lav, Bog, Shitter, Bathroom – Toilet
Lift – Elevator
Nancy, Fanny – Wimp
Nick – Steal
Paddy, Strop – Tantrum
Pants, Kecks – Underwear
Pull, Pulling, to 'cop off'  – To score a date
Rolf – Vomit
Row, Barney – Fight, Argument
Sarnie – Sandwich
Scrap, Ruck, Tussle, Shillelagh's law, To 'deck someone' – Fight
Skint – Broke
Spliff, Jazz Fag – Joint, Marajuana
Tory – Conservative Political Party
Trousers, Trewsers, Strides – Legwear
Weed, puff, henry, ninebar – Marajuana
Whinge, Gripe – Complain

Crucifox Phrases

Argy, Eggy, To 'get a cob on' – Bad Mood
A bollocking, to 'tear them a new one' – A telling off, to have a go at someone
Betty swollocks – Sweaty bollocks
Bog Wash – Stick someone's head down a toilet
Do you want a belt in the gob? – Be quiet
Eh up – Hello / Check that out
Flapping – Fussing
Have a paddy / strop on – Throw a tantrum
Have it off / Cop off – A romantic encounter
If you can be arsed – If you wouldn't mind
Tit about – Mess about
Up the duff – Pregnant
You what? – I beg your pardon?

Crucifox Curse Words

Bollocks, Balls, Knackers, Nads, Goolies – Testicles
Bugger, Roger, To 'go in the back door' – Anal Sex
Chuff, Twat, Fanny, Flaps, Minge – Vagina
Dick, Prick, Todger, Tackle – Penis
Dickhead, Plank, Berk, Git, Twat, Tit – Idiot
Fuck, Shag, On The Job, To 'have it off'  – Sex
Wank, Toss – Masturbate
Wanker, Tosser – Masturbator

Brandon's from Glasgow

Aye – Yes
Away wi' ye – Go away / Be quiet
Eejit – Idiot
Eh? – I beg your pardon?
Hauld yer wheecht – Be quiet
Houe you – Hey, you
Nae borra – No bother
Scunnered – Drunk
Stander – Erection
Trewsers – Trousers
Wee – Small

Friday, 1 March 2013

Crucifox #1: The Green-Eyed Monster

Crucifox #1: The Green-Eyed Monster is out now!

Buy the e-book from Storm Moon Press here

(Paperback copy available approx. end of March 2013)

Novel categories: gay, bi sexual, rockstars, humour


Sky Somers is an ex-traveller; the son of a folk musician and a new age hippy. Sky's form of rebellion is electric guitars, and he wants his own band. His desire is to set the world to rights through music. 

Brandon Cruikshank is new to London, recently arrived from Glasgow. Charismatic, charming; a natural born performer. Brandon is openly bisexual, with a penchant for dressing in women's clothes. His desire is to be adored.
From the moment Sky meets Brandon, he knows he has to have him. Brandon, in turn, wants Sky. But that's when it becomes clear they both have very different desires in mind. Brandon wants Sky as a lover, yet Sky only wants Brandon as a singer in his band. 

Misunderstanding set aside—or apparently so—Brandon and Sky become firm friends. To escape equally troubled pasts and families, they change their names. Now, Brandon Fox and Sky St. Clair are ready to take over the world.
As the years roll on, Brandon's desire for Sky still simmers, waiting. Then a chance night sharing a hotel room sparks the desire between them, and this time, Brandon wants it all. Sky has never explored his desires before. Now, the passion and jealousy Brandon has unleashed in him threatens to shake the whole band apart.

© Melanie Tushmore

The Crucifox blog tour:

Fans, Groupies & 'Band Aids' - Babes in Boyland

Rockstars & The Spirit of Rock - Well Read

Band Leaders & Managers - Pants Off

Gigs From Hell! - Bending The Bookshelf

Why Brandon is Scottish - The Armchair Reader

Attraction & Desire - Joyfully Jay

More to come!  

Crucifox is also proudly taking part in the #bandslash blog tour, currently happening every #MusicMonday in March. 

The Crucifox blog post is coming up Monday 18th March, hosted by Z. Allora Allora. 

Do be sure to check out all the #bandslash blog tour posts by each and every band-fic author. 

It's a veritable rockstar slash fest!