Michón Neal

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I am the dragon that breathes in the night. My two heads are always in accord. Step to me with a sword that's less than Truth and a simple flick of my tail shall send you flying back into your nothingness. I am everything the current world fears, because knowledge has become damned. I am beyond sex, race, and any other box you'd like to try to trap me in. My wings spread far, and I can fly as high as I need to. My fire scares away those with weak constitutions; but those who know better are warmed by it.

In English: I'm an author. I have several books published. My books read like dreams, and are more multi-faceted than most. I like to write about the issues, ideas, and people that challenge us. My characters have hard, and sometimes fantastical lives, but the underlying theme is growth. There's something unexpected on each page, and usually no way to guess the ending. As far as an actual genre goes, they are primarily sci-fi/fantasy/horror/erotica/philosophical. Yeah, kind of hard to place. Anyway, so my stories are most likely some of the craziest mind-bending trips you'll read. Not that I'm bragging. Read them yourself.

In other news, I'm a 20-something genderqueer, mostly black, intelligent, creative, and crazy individual. I've studied everything from the Dao De Ching to Objectivism, and a sense of humor is the most valuable thing in the universe to me. Speaking of which, I study that, too. I like seeing how big I can grow my mind. I have a blog I will update about my unusual life, my philosophy, and my projects. I hope you enjoy it and that we all can learn something along the way! Whoo!

P.S. If you like The Jamais Vu Papers, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and/or The Nikopol Trilogy then you might like my work as well.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Updated on 7/18/15

Currently, I've prepared all of the books due out this year for publication. I'm writing All That Glitters, a retelling of the fairy tales we all know and love. They are Others who've broken their Promise and now they must atone by fighting the Tauro Minelaus scourge in the Dark Ages. It's quite fun. I'll also likely start working on In the Time of Toba, Ancient Arena, and a few other series.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Hermann Hesse, Robert Heinlein, Douglas Hofstadter, Ayn Rand, Douglas Adams, William Sleator, and Laurel K. Hamilton. Quite an eclectic mix, just like myself.
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Videos

Introduction to The Cuil Effect Project
I introduce myself and give background on my journey and the invention of cuil fiction. I talk about the differences between traditional literature and cuil fiction. http://cuileffect.com https://www.patreon.com/michon http://postmodernwoman.com

Emotional Intelligence (A Cuil Contemplation)
As an aromantic, I explain my dismay and boredom with typically romantic representations in the media. I also discuss the role of emotional intelligence that is severely lacking in the media we consume and how communication in the cuilverse is much different. I talk about writing character-driven stories as opposed to using them as mere plot devices for a pretty world. Check out my sites: http://cuileffect.com http://postmodernwoman.com http://patreon.com/michon

Can't We Do Better?
I talk about the damage that occurs from covering up and denying healthy and diverse sex and sexuality. There are way too many people having incredibly shitty sex, whether it's forced or consensual. I discuss being a rape survivor, how I seized back my life and autonomy for myself, and the damaging behaviors that are encouraged by romantic culture. I propose a challenge to the accepted culture of fear and shame around sexuality. Sex is many things, and one thing it can be is so much better.

A Different Way to Write: Cuilly
What does it mean to write cuil fiction? What makes it different from traditional forms of literature? What happens when the characters and worlds play off of one another instead of jam together? Is it possible to write using only dynamic characters and deliver entertaining content? I certainly think so. Learn a bit about writing differently. Check out my sites: http://cuileffect.com http://postmodernwoman.com http://patreon.com/michon

Channeling Reality Into Fantasy
Today I get a little personal, sharing my experiences of my chronic health issues and how they've affected my writing and my life. I have PCOS, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis and there is no cure for any of them. Still, I took all of that pain, exhaustion, and frustration and channeled it into my writing and my characters. I also mention that I'm going to write about a differently-abled superhero because we definitely need more of those.

Sorting Sexuality by Labels
A bit about who I am in general. I describe and elucidate on several applicable labels and how they play out in the ways that I relate to other people. It might also help you understand why it's easier for me to write about a variety of people in my stories. I am always somewhere fairly odd on all the spectrums but that doesn't have to be complex or intimidating. I'm simply human; all else is secondary.

How Writing Saved My Life
I talk a bit about my painful childhood and how writing was my only means for maintaining my sanity and strength. Check out my sites: http://cuileffect.com http://postmodernwoman.com http://patreon.com/michon

Why Trust Anyone After the Trauma
I share some of my traumatic experiences with men and boys growing up. My survivor tale is an unusual one as far as these go. I never thought the rapes were my fault and my voluntary relationships and encounters were always pleasant and healthy. I knew I deserved better. I simply lived in the wrong place and had no means to defend myself.

Alienating My Audience, or Why MSI?
I like all kinds of music but MSI takes the cake. And one day I hope to use all of their songs in my soundtracks. Check out my sites: http://cuileffect.com http://postmodernwoman.com http://patreon.com/michon

Emotional Wave
My thoughts on unhealthy expressions of emotions and possible ways we can better learn to own our shit. I also get really excited about my hair because it's awesome! Check out my sites: http://cuileffect.com http://postmodernwoman.com http://patreon.com/michon

Lowest Common Denominator
People would rather have entertainment rather than experience. They settle for the lowest of humanity instead of asking for the best. Our media is our reflection of what we are capable of. So far our literature and movies thrive on drama, and not the healthy kind, because people believe that's the only way to create interesting plots and conflict. When they believe that heaven is boring how can they ever expect or demand better? Hear my thoughts on the phenomenon.

Amatonormativity: The One True Love Complex
Amatonormativity: what the fuck is it and what does it have to do with the "one true love" complex, the most commonly-discussed issues in the non-monogamous community, and friendship? Check out my sites: http://cuileffect.com http://postmodernwoman.com http://patreon.com/michon

Character and Song: Queen Aeryn
Queen Aeryn, the baddest of the bad since Lilith roamed the Earth. She's the queen of all vampires, a vindictive bitch, and will do whatever it takes to save the Others (as in people and beings who are anything other than human). Of course, there's also that bit about her bringing about the apocalypse, too. Oh, joy!

Publisher of



Arion and Beyond
Series: The Cuil Effect · Mark's Chronicles. Pre-release—available November 14, 2015. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published by Michón Neal. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
The Karia plague has been released and is rapidly decimating entire worlds and Mark’s planet is next on the list. Between the creepy elf that wants him to return to his infected planet and the enigmatic Author who’s driving him insane, Mark has a lot on his plate. He gains more control of his powers as he prepares to face off with the Great Karia.
Voltrozi: Planet of En-Suckers
Series: The Cuil Effect · Mark's Chronicles. Pre-release—available October 14, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published by Michón Neal. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Mark Blue has suffered under the brutal physical (and at times sexual) tyranny of his family, The Colors, from the second he was born. One day, he meets a young vampire who promises to take him far, far away. Of course, in the cuilverse, there may be no happy endings. Barring all of that, he can at least try to control his insatiable sex drive.
Desired and Proper
Series: The Representative · The Cuil Effect. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2015 by Michón Neal. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Elessana is inducted into the Samson family and set up with a task. Meanwhile, Craig and Greg deal with their conflicted feelings about the family and what it means to be a part of it. They lead Elessana deeper into the family’s secrets and introduce her to some very familiar faces from Allison Dutch’s world.
The Cuil Spread - Open Up
Series: The Cuil Effect · The Cuil Spread. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015 by Michón Neal. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Twenty tales and teasers intended to entice, delight, and spark you off. They all take place in the cuilverse and have been lifted out for your reading pleasure. They span gay, straight, couple, and ménage. Nearly all of them involve beings other than human and run the gamut: rich, redhead, alien, African American, kinky, and so much more!
Unloved and Untamed
Series: The Cuil Effect · The Representative. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,880. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2015 by Michón Neal. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A young woman with an undeveloped gift of premonition hates her life and seeks something different. Luckily a young rich boy comes into her life and helps her learn to love herself. Another boy throws a wrench in her burgeoning joy when he forces himself on her. While recovering, she meets the rich boy’s cousin, who slowly seduces her over the course of the next few weeks.

Books

All That Glitters
Series: The Cuil Effect · All That Glitters. Pre-release—available May 31, 2016. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Several legendary people and others who have had myths or fairy tales created based on them have all broken their Promise. The Vampire Council holds them accountable and draws them all together to defeat Taura Minelaus. Tauro is single-handedly responsible for the plague sweeping over Earth in the 1300s and it is up to them to execute him and to wipe out as many of the zombies as they can.
Mikassa's Fall
Series: Aftermath · The Cuil Effect. Pre-release—available September 14, 2015. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,040. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Wow, not even two years have gone by and Mikassa meets his downfall (at least that anyone knows of). This book details why and how. It can’t have been easy. What will the BTS crew do now? The group begins to split up and go on their own separate journeys, but can they even recognize themselves anymore when all is said and done?
Mikassa's Reign
Series: The Cuil Effect · Aftermath. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,340. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
That bastard Mikassa has divided up the male and female survivors of the BTS crew and makes their lives a living hell. The survivors struggle to find some joy and await the day when John and his gang will show up and kick Mikassa’s ass.
The Realms
Series: The Colds · The Cuil Effect. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the second installment of The Colds series, Aniella encounters a group of vampires who forever alter the course of her life. As the Hunters and the Soulless recruit more to their side and commit heinous acts across the world, Aniella and her friends must gather together and build in strength.
Not Like Them
Series: Twisted Jinx · The Cuil Effect. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,100. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Adult
The characters return with a few more of the BTS crew to assist their Author once again as she struggles with suicidal ideation and her burgeoning bisexuality. They have warned her away from one of them in particular because something has gone wrong. One of them isn’t who he says he is and they all struggle to figure out his origins before it’s too late.
You Don't Belong Here...
Series: The Cuil Effect · Twisted Jinx. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A few characters from the Black Tree series cross into the real world to console their Author in her time of distress. Life at home is tough and she's just recently started writing stories to escape, to heal, and to work out her ideas about life. Can they manage to actually help her or will they simply drive her insane with their constant bickering and humongous appetites?
The Colds
Series: The Cuil Effect · The Colds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,760. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Aniella Brewster wants nothing more than to draw, spend time with her family, and maybe take over her mother's tech company to create interactive, immersive comics. Instead she ends up as a cold, basically a slave for the ghost that lives in her home. That is, until the vampire uprising irrevocably alters life for everyone on Earth.
The Black Tree Volume Eight Book Fourteen: The Black Tree Second
Series: The Cuil Effect · The Black Tree. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,080. Language: American English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Nearly half the gang has been sent back in time to before the mistake was made. Marduk has been sealed away but not before he had a chance to impregnate one of the crew. Now the gang hunts for his progeny, deciding to enlist the help of those who had gone. The ship becomes rather crowded. Some old friends of John’s show up to help just when Damon of all people starts acting weird.
Final Revelation
Series: The Cuil Effect · The Black Tree, Book Thirteen. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,320. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Book Thirteen: Final Revelation More of Mark’s family shows up, supposedly to help. Mikassa has managed to escape Marduk’s grasp and joins in the search for the remaining talismans. It slowly dawns on various crew members that their life sucks way worse than it should. They suspect that one or a few of them may have royally f'ed up somewhere along the way.
Come Collecting
Series: The Black Tree, Book Twelve · The Cuil Effect. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 42,400. Language: American English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The gang searches for a way to seal Marduk back into his personal hell. Stuart starts behaving really strangely and can’t seem to stay away from Ariel. She learns she’s also an Evanalca and is rightly pissed. Meanwhile, the gang realizes that because there were talismans to open the prison that there must be others that can close it again.
Caught in the Crossfire and The Three Talismans
Series: The Black Tree, Book Ten, Book Eleven · The Cuil Effect. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 45,900. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Caught in the Crossfire-Saje has decided to be put to sleep in order to save the life of the person who was murdered. The two strangers who changed everyone’s lives continue to run amok and the strange animals they brought with them suddenly turn renegade and attack the gang. Meanwhile, Mikassa sneaks around and collects three very special necklaces.
The Next Generation
Series: The Black Tree, Book Nine · The Cuil Effect. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Follow the lives of the children of the Black Tree crew. They navigate growing up on an isolated world with a war raging just outside of their solar system. They fall in love, experiment with their sexuality, and do their damnedest to uncover information of their parents’ pasts. They’ve all been warned that the homeless Mikassa is a danger, but is he really?
Slowing Down and Taking Over
Series: The Black Tree, Book Eight · The Cuil Effect. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Everyone heads back to Xemorf to settle down. But the alternates have found them and during the fight they come across two very strange people. These two people will forever change their view of themselves and what they are. The gang falls in love and builds homes, all while dreaming each other’s pasts thanks to some enigmatic force beneath the planet’s surface.
Sweet Revenge and Razi's Odd Planet
Series: The Black Tree, Book Six, Book Seven · The Cuil Effect. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sweet Revenge The gang has travelled from Saturn after battling Katoni several times. They are invited to Jupiter, Stuart's planet, but must flee when Saje's dancing drives the vampires wild. The youngsters then find a planet to call home: Xemorf. Each night, they dream up a memory of one of the crew members.
The Black Tree
Series: The Black Tree, Book One, Book Three · The Cuil Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,240. Language: American English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » General
In a wood in a small town, there exists an unusual tree. Its trunk is black and its leaves are gold on one side and silver on the other. The animals all gather around it during the night. For some reason, perhaps because of the tree itself, the inhabitants of the town are unable to fight fires. The tree has been there longer than anyone can remember. One day, someone braves up enough to touch it.
The Legacy of Allison Dutch: Special Edition
Series: Allison Dutch, Book 3 · The Cuil Effect. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,410. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Finish school, grow up, get married, have a kid. That's the typical life, isn't it? Allison Dutch has done just that yet the universe proves that there is no such thing as normal. Queen Aeryn takes on her role as the head of the vampire nation in the midst of war. Recovering slowly from the stress of the burdens she bears she seeks comfort in those she loves, but is it at a price?
The Life of Allison Dutch
Series: Allison Dutch, Book 2 · The Cuil Effect. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,730. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Allison Dutch mourns the departure of Jeffery, seeking solace in the vampire scene. She learns more about her past and a dark secret about Mark. As her teen years give way to adulthood, she struggles to keep her relationship with Sam hidden. Joey has sworn to try even harder for her heart and Allison quickly finds herself with a husband and child she never asked for.
The Changing of Allison Dutch
Series: Allison Dutch, Book 1 · The Cuil Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This book is about Allison Dutch, a young girl who stumbles into the vampire world. She finds out many secrets, both about herself and the people around her. View her journey to adulthood and vampirehood in the first of a three-part series. Read the exciting beginning of whirlwhind romances, growing up, and learning to make peace with the devil inside.

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