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JD Revene

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I have just finished the beta draft of a rewrite of APPETITES and am sharing it with a few beta-readers (the version posted here is close to a year out of date, but I will post a few chapters of the new version after I've incorporate reader comments). The cover here is by the talented and generous Caroline Batten.

My email is: jdrevene@gmail.com or you contact me via my website, details below.

Profile photography by my lovely wife ~miss panda~ see more of her work on Flickr or the website below:

favourite books

A Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes; One Day by David Nicholls; Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby; Everything I Knew by Peter Goldsworthy; An Equal Music by Vikram Seth; The Bride Stripped Bare by Nikki Gemmell; Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis; Platform by Michel Houellebecq
Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk; The Collector by John Fowles;
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos; and This Charming Man by Marian Keyes.

More generally: for the dialogue anything by Elmore Leonard; for settings integrated in the story anything by Ian Rankin or Michael Connelly; and for crisp writing Ernest Hemminway (I enjoy Cormac McCarthy too).

my websites

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JD Revene

What would you do if your partner wanted you to invite a stranger into your bed?

The problems James and Sally face aren't unusual. The way they deal with them is.

James Harford and his wife Sal search for fulfillment in post-Olympics, pre-GFC, Sydney. Living in a consumption-driven society they have everything and it’s not enough. Then they pick up a charming stranger in a strip club, and one thing leads to the other.

Yes, that other.

Yearnings become all consuming. Sal seeks affirmation from a smorgasbord of men. James becomes close to another woman. Gnawing jealousy eats away at what they share. Mid-life crisis meets free-love and nobody’s satisfied.

Days that are going to change your life should come with a warning attached.

APPETITES is contemporary fiction and complete at 75k. A short synopsis is posted here at tab forty-eight.

[WARNING Contains sexually explicit adults only material]


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Barbara Sea wrote 40 days ago

Dear JD, I just uploaded my literary fiction book, a short story ....

Barbara Sea wrote 53 days ago

I am glad I could help. Personally I found it first very hard to be e....

Barbara Sea wrote 54 days ago

thank you :)! yup, so far I have noticed, it is like FB for authors.....

Barbara Sea wrote 54 days ago

Dear JD, Many thanks for your message! I am not sure how this webs....

Miss Wells wrote 84 days ago

thanks JD. Hope you're well. XX

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I wrote 334 days ago

EJ, Long ago I promised to look at this. I imagine you'd given up expecting a read--and I'm embarassed to note that in the meantime you've made the desk, I don't visit often enough--but here I am. Let's start with the pitches, short and long. On the short I'm afraid I wouldn't have read it. Th... view book

I wrote 826 days ago

From the One to Watch blog, here's what HC had to say: "A few people have been talking about the novel that I've chosen as this week's One to Watch, so if you've not read it yet, it's time to see what the fuss is about: Ramadan Sky by Victoria Hunter Ramadan Sky is a literary novel set in ... view book

I wrote 846 days ago

Victoria, I promised some time ago to take a look at your work. So here I am! Before I begin I should warn I tend to be both verbose and picky. With respect to the latter I advise taking all comments with a pinch of salt, few of us here are professionals after all. I take notes as I read, ofte... view book

I wrote 865 days ago

Dani, Sorry it's taken me a while to respond to your request to take a look at this; I've been tied up with editing (and I don't do many reviews these days). So, first thoughts come at the book page, where I see it's YA comdey fantasy--first thing I have to say is this a genre I don't read, so... view book

I wrote 968 days ago

What a great list of contributors. view book

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