The masculinity argument in very few words:

Masculinity is, without caveat, an archaic concept. Why – because Roget. Look at the synonyms for Masculine. You’ll find COURAGEOUS, STRONG and UNFEMININE-via the ‘mannish’ breakdown. Without the concept of Masculinity to link these words as synonyms, courage and strength are not traits undesirable in a woman. Sure, you say, but it’s just semantics. YES, THIS IS ENTIRELY ABOUT SEMANTICS. You shouldn’t worry about being masculine or feminine. Be Brave, Be Strong. Learn whatever you can. Be the best you that you can be.

Blood of the Heartstone Now Available!

The Fourth Nate Silver, Vampire, Hunter novel is now available in print for $9.99 and on Kindle for $2.99.

In this tale, many of the things Nate has managed to push off to deal with another day are all coming back to haunt him. After the near-apocalyptic events at the end of Blue of Blood, there are messes to clean up all around Southern California. And a family reunion is forced upon Nate, with the usual questions about wedding plans and procreation pressures.