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Letters To My Imaginary Friend Leticia coverAs longtime Beauty Is Imperfection readers might remember, I used to run a serial work on this blog called “Letters to My Imaginary Friend Leticia.” I promised one day that it would turn into a novel, and now it has. I’ve just released it on Amazon as a digital book, and hope to release it in paperback form in the upcoming months. It’s about a frustrated New York trade magazine writer who longs to be a poet and sends letters of his failures to his ideal woman.

The book’s description:

“He’s not a frustrated poet yet, but he’s working hard at it. A writer in 1990s New York suffering from delusions of literary grandeur ends up writing for a concrete and sewage trade publication. His ideals cannot be crushed, however, and they wrap themselves around a wraith-like feminine figure whose imagined perfection he hopes to one day live up to.”

I originally wrote some 26 entries for “Leticia” on this blog. To comply with the exclusivity requirement on Amazon’s KDP Select platform, I have taken down all but two of the original posts. (You can still read the first one here.) For the novel, I have added much to the original story, including a couple of recurring characters.

The cover art is, again, by my friend Corey Brian Sanders.

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I’m introducing a new song from my forthcoming album Bleed. Written, performed and produced by moi.

“Slow Combine”
By Eric Randolph Rasmussen
Copyright 2019

Show the kids you don’t know your place
The kids are having a harvester race
Trying to win the love of the girl next door
One of you is rich and the other one is poor

Put the combines down and press your bets
Check the gas and check your gears
Make sure that the engine is oiled
And that you’ve controlled your fear

You reap what you sow
And live off what you plant
The combines went out of control after that
None one foresaw what would happen next
The poor boy ran over her parents

Foot on the pedal
You drive that combine harvester
Drive that harvester
But don’t hit the buildings
Don’t rip what you sow
Don’t reap what you plant
Don’t run over people like the ants
Like the ants
Like the ants

Don’t knock down a building
Don’t destroy city hall
And don’t drive drunk
When you climb up on your harvester
You might raze a city
You might raze a town
And that would bring
Everybody down

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Zip Monkey Cover 2My novel Zip Monkey is now available as an Amazon e-book and should be available in paperback version in the next few months.

The plot:

Angel Bimini is a former pornographic actress who has reinvented herself as a private detective. She’s hired by a buffoonish client who insists he’s being stalked by a girlfriend. It so happens, this Ralph works at the local medical research university in Secaucus, New Jersey. Not only has the university attracted unwanted attention for its animal testing … but it has a serious cash flow problem. Angel hopes this job will be an easy $1,000. The next thing she knows, somebody is shooting up her office. Even stranger is that a witness swears the job was carried out by an adult male chimpanzee.

Zip Monkey‘s other characters include Christina Brostrom, a failed ballet dancer who has realized that medical research and grant fraud might have been her true calling, and Leila Barents, a primatologist who feels a little bit too possessive about her animals and a little too misanthropic toward the world of humans.

The cover was designed by Corey Brian Sanders.

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In the next few months, I’ll be releasing an album of pop and rock songs entitled Bleed. Although I’ve been focusing mostly on my novels for the past few months, I did manage to get a slate of new songs recorded earlier this year and I hope to get them out once I fine-tune some of them. Here’s one of the instrumentals, “Egg Moon,” which I wrote, produced and performed on electric guitar. Enjoy.

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Detective J CoverMy novel Detective J is now available an Amazon.com as an e-book. I hope to be releasing the paperback version on Amazon in a few months.

From the back cover:

“This is going to be one hell of a detective job. This guy here keeps waking up to a new reality every few minutes. His job: private eye. His assignment: find out what happened to him in the waking world that’s making his dream world so utterly crazy. He’s very soon assigned to follow a woman, and following a woman is always a good place to start.”

You can order the book here. It is one of seven novels that I will be releasing over the next few months on Amazon through its Kindle Select program. Depending on the response, I will either keep the book on Amazon or release it to other platforms in the near future. Look here for announcements of other novels I’ll be releasing over the next few weeks.

The cover art is by my friend Corey Brian Sanders.

 

 

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