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Houston Voice, No. 1004, January 21, 2000
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Houston Voice, No. 1004, January 21, 2000 - File 021. 2000-01-21. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 14, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1081/show/1072.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 1004, January 21, 2000
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date January 21, 2000
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript 20 OUT ON THE BAYOU JANUARY 21, 2000 • HOUSTON VOICE Lesbian author takes advantage ofe-publishing First-time novelist Sharon Bowers established her audience on the Web before her work hit the shelves by AMANDA KYLE WILLIAMS "Lucifer Rising," the new novel by first-time novelist and native Southerner Sharon Bowers, marks the beginning of a promising career in fiction for Bowers and a fascinating new trend in publishing. The book was first born into print on the Internet. It stayed there for months, establishing itself and its writer in the on-line community. Bowers says she received thousands of e-mails from readers during the months "Lucifer" was a Internet-only published book. Bowers' publisher, Justice House Publishing, is a small house with big ideas about how to tap into the talent available on the Internet, justice House seeks out the books that have made a splash, like "Lucifer," and writers who already have a reader base. "It's a new technology in a way, a new way of approaching publishing," Bowers says. "It's taking writers who are established in a new forum like the web and moving them into a traditional print form." By doing so. Bowers says Justice House is satisfying the needs and demands of a pre-existing audience. "The reader base is saying, 'I'm tired of walking around with a four-inch spiral notebook where I printed out your 400 page novel.'" Justice House rides to the rescue with "on demand" print capability. They claim they can put books on shelves within days. Justice House also maintains a heavy Internet presence (www.justicehouse.com), which showcases new writers and logs about 100,000 hits a month. In Bowers' case, the idea has meant success for both writer and publisher. By the time "Lucifer Rising" was available in print, Bowers' audience was established and faithful. The book debuted in the "Top 100" at Amazon.com. As for the book itself, "Lucifer Rising" is not a life-changing read, but it is a fun romp, a sort of fist-fight from beginning to end. Remember liking the bad guys in "Pulp Fiction"? You may have a similar experience with Bowers' main character, Jude Lucien, who is working a deep cover assignment for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Miami and hoping to soon be free of the dark tangle of drug dealers, killers and duplidtous agents that populate her fictional world. On the first page of "Lucifer," Jude crushes the larynx of one opponent and puts a bullet in the head of another while he begs for mercy. She seems to do this without ever really getting her heart rate up. Beautiful, disturbed and sexually obsessed, jude Lucien, though not yet fully developed by the author, is already a memorable character. And Bowers has carefully peppered her with redeeming qualities. Lucien is capable of great love, passion and even tenderness. The author shows this with Lucien's love interest, a reporter named Liz Gardener. In fact, the book starts out reading like action/adventure and quickly hams into a love story. A point of tension is not in the action scenes where Jude gets banged up and shoots her way out, it's in the dance done by the lovers from their first nearly electric meeting through ups and downs, betrayals and misunderstandings. Bowers teases the reader with Liz and Jude getting closer and closer to actually touching until you find yourself wishing they'd just do it and get it over with. The author is unapologetic. "I knew what I wanted to do," sayd Bowers, who runs a bookstore in Greenville, S.C. "I knew I was working within genre expectations. What I wanted to do was to blend genres, blend the mystery and thriller thing with the romance novel." That she did, and the result leaves lots of room for sexual innuendo and sex. Bowers puts out with "Lucifer," and so do her characters. Like most first-time authors, Bowers tends to tell more than she shows us—scenes that could be emotionally stunning lean instead toward melodrama. The drama-rich backdrop of Miami couldn't be a better setting for a story of sex, drugs and hot women, but the author misses opportunity after opportunity to show us the seedy underbelly of the city, to drop the reader into the scene, the billowing heat, the smells, the traffic. But Bowers has the budding talent and natural instincts to take us there next time. She's working on the sequel to "Lucifer." "Past The Point" is scheduled to be available in the fall of this year. The characters in "Lucifer" are "sleek," dress impeccably, are witty, lethal, do things "expertly," smolder with sexuality and have eyes that are piercing, eyes that glitter, eyes that are colors like jade and indigo. But isn't that really what we want? Sex, murder, beautiful people in great clothes? It's romantic fiction. Sit back, strap yourself in, and enjoy the ride. It's a promising beginning to a potentially powerful series. "What I wanted to do was just write about good looking women in fast cars," Bowers says with a smile. A BIENVENUE THEATRE SPECIAL EVENT The Off-Broadway Bound... Follow-ups to the wildly hilarious "Freshman Year Sucks!"& "Sophomore Slump JTanl#r Bluiei and ^jS^I WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ROB NASH January 20 - 30 Thursdays 8pm $18 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm $20 Sundays 6pm $18 $15 Students All Performances Tickets: 713.426.2626 3722 Washington Avenue between Yale & Waugh/Heights ALL /VtALE CAST SHAKESPEARE'S ADAPTED by |oe Calarco DIRECTED BY ^L/>— Rob Bundy THROUGH FEBRUARY 13 "What could be more dangerous than that first forbidden kiss of literature's most famous lovers? The first forbidden kiss of two schoolboys.' ]oe Calarco Generously underwritten by Schopf & Weiss Daring, Innovative Professional Theatre STAGES ~ REPERTORYTHEATRE Continental Airlines Tickets 713 52 STAGES www.stagestheatre.com 3201 Allen Parkway @ Waugh
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