Tuesday, August 11, 2009


from DOGZPLOT contributor and friend, RAY SUCCRE:
I’m sending out a notice announcing the release of my new novel, Amphisbaena, through Cauliay Publishing. While mass-mailouts are fairly annoying, and certainly impersonal, they’re also somewhat necessary. If I’ve sent this to a submission-only address, I apologize. My address book is labeled well, though things can slip through at times. Also, I offer the obligatory apology to anyone who receives this email more than once.

There will only be this one announcement regarding the book.

So, Amphisbaena is out, available in a variety of places, including Amazon and others. It can also be ordered through your local bookstore:

Title: Amphisbaena

Author: Ray Succre

ISBN: 0955899273

From back cover:
“A sober disinterest in relationships causes Bill Sherman, failing calendarist, to abandon dating for many years. When pressured into a speed dating event by his brother, Bill meets Amy and decides to attempt a relationship again. He learns quickly, however, that Amy is two people: The inseparable Amy and Janine. These two women design to date Bill in tandem, both to his confusion and enjoyment. Where Amy holds Bill dear to her heart, Janine is unable to function outside of physical pleasure. Bill soon discovers that this strange predicament is only the beginning of a much larger system of rules and interaction, and the relationship changes more when Bill realizes that the two women happen each to be one half of an ancient, two-headed black snake. Amy is the alpha head and has subjugated her poison in an attempt to understand human notions of beauty. Bill is not allowed to touch her. Janine is the enticer head and may not be in league with Amy where Bill is concerned."

“Can a man love if there is only appetite? Will he care more deeply for the woman he can never touch? What happens when monogamy becomes taboo and a fine-tuned machine of murder learns the human consequence of going against one's nature for a greater meaning?

“Laden with whimsical depiction and a foraging exposition on gender, occupation, and dating in modern society, Amphisbaena is the story of three people trapped somewhere between nature and culture, through a humorous adventure into the biological mess of love and romance.”

Yes, it’s a modern, experimental romance novel about a man dating a sometimes two-headed snake.

A recent review of Amphisbaena:


More Information:



Now, for anyone wanting to read the book without buying a print copy, there is an ebook version, free for anyone and everyone, which includes a large assortment of special features. The download for this is:


I have also created a Reviewer's Edition of the book, to send to various people for the purpose of review. I'll provide this free to anyone interested in reading the book for review purposes. It is identical to the above program, but comes on labeled disc with insert art and a little more information. Let me know with an address and I’ll send one out to you.

If there is anyone who would be willing to do me a great favor, I'd be indebted to anyone willing to mention the book to their local bookstore owner. I'm not asking anyone to do this, but if you find yourself in the bookstore and it comes to mind, an idle mention would be wonderful.

Most importantly, I just want people to read it. We all know how that is.


Ray Succre

1 comment:

pb said...

just bought it.